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The Way is Closed
Linnéa Holmström Ljung
Alice Den Hollander
Advice on Publishing, Part 4: Cover Art
More for authors going into self-publishing, I do think this is a good run-through of the considerations and skills that go into designing a good book cover. Artists aiming to be cover artists can benefit, and at the least, you can stick a link to this up on your website so your author friends start considering your work. I personally feel painted art makes a real impact and is a bit more sophisticated than stock photography, but I am, of course, biased.
Sad that this has to be found on a joke site, but it does give good drawing advice.
How to Draw Boobies (Warning: has boobies.)
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