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I have a very clear image in mind of what I want, something that does a much better job of showing something of what the story's about than what I've got.

And frankly, sales have totally died off for the last couple of months, so a change would maybe do some good.

As I described it to an artist whose style would be perfect for it, but who, alas, declined:

"It would be a very simple graphic. The main female character is from a very tall, extremely slender species with fine, short brown fur. I'm imagining a shot from behind, from below the shoulderblades to mid thigh. Her hands are in handcuffs behind her back, but her forearms are horizontal because the chain on the handcuffs is captured under a metal belt that is snug around her waist. She has only a stub of a tail, just enough to protect her modesty from this shot. (It had been cut off in her past.) It wouldn't need any background, just very simple solid colors."

Heck, it could be bold line art and I could color it.

The only thing is, I can't really justify spending money on a cover for a novelette that has generated a whopping $13 for me so far this year.

Any ideas?

Update: I have art for a new cover, and I'll make a big announcement about it when the new edition is ready.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Watching: Reno Air Races
  • Drinking: Coke


Master of TL;DR
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If you've ever wondered where the image I use as my icon on other systems comes from, here it is. My Official Team Photo from BattleBots Season 5.0 in 2002. This is "Team Mauser" and version 2 of the Superheavyweight "Strike Terror". My foot is right there on the weak spot that cost me the first fight against Pro-Am. Other than another 10 lbs and more gray in the beard, I still look pretty much the same.

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Panda-Jam Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama ^^ .
heat968 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
thx for llamas ;)
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been Hugged! 

Spread the DA love around

(you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey!  No chain letters that don't involve actual chains! *grin*
weegeelord717 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Thanks for the llama badge. :)
BalkanPredator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lama, friend ! I appreciate it :)
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's my standard thank you for a fav or a watch. I think it avoids cluttering up the comments.
BalkanPredator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, man. Indeed :D
FitzOblong Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thanks for :+devwatch: watching me. :woohoo:
martawanda Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Passing by, I wanted to wish you a good day :) (Smile)Hi!
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well thank you. Have a llama. They're fresh. *grin*

Keep up with the art deco/art nouveau stuff.
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama~! *^_^* :iconrainbowllamaplz:
Trystl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for LLama. :)
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, the llama was a thanks for the fav or watch.  No need for a thanks to me.
Trystl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Sounds reasonable... :)

Although I wouldn't have made your work a favorite unless I appreciated that you've produced it. And that is worthy of thanks too. But I'll stop while I'm ahead. lol. Keep up the great work.

Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now for the nice comment, I will certainly give thanks!
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And a thank you to all my birthday well-wishers.  While the whole world is busily celebrating something less important than the anniversary of my birth, you few remembered (albeit with DA's prompting, more than likely) so you shall be spared.
tommerch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Belated Birthday!

(Namely, this is the birthday you'd have if you came out late....)

Thos. Merchant
ThePhoenixKing Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Happy birthday, and have a wonderful 2014!
rubbervixen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Happy Birthday to the planet's future benevolent ruler!
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
More like negligent, but I'll take it.
nebulaman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks for LLama
MichaelKeye Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Thanks for the badge :D  Your chair is the coolest toy I could ever imagine sitting in, or providing the pleasure of it to another.
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.  There are only eight examples in the world, 7 at large, one half-finished in the basement (eventually it will be mine).  I have ideas for a new design, but I need to build a CNC router first, which given my lack of free time may take quite a while.

And I've rather appreciated some of your photography.  You put that Bolero jacket to excellent use.
Thorondraco Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
since that stream of comments was deleted at nomad's, i think i post my two cents here.
while the lord guy was being a bit pushy with the concepts and whatever, seemed less like he was trying to push his own idea onto nomad and more just...... not sure what he was diong. read a bit where he said his own dragons would fry the bear's chips and did nto shape shift, but that is all to that. maybe he was analyzing or something? dunno.

you, however, were being a total jackass. a total, entire, complete jackass. i mean really, you are gonna complain about grammar in the comments section? one thing to complain about it in the story, but in the comments? then go on this rant of how he is being pathetic and shit? hell from the responses he gave he seemed to be trying to explain what he was intending to do. worse he said was that you were being a hypocrite. did not see him going on a tirade of how you did not matter or anything like that. i wouldn't blame him if he did.

not sure what your deal is dude, but obviously you got a stick up your ass about something. if he was trying to influence nomad's idea, at least he was being more subtle about it....... you were just being a blithering jackass who was trying to insult and put another guy down for reasons beyond my comprehension. its the fucking internet dude. there is enough blithering jackasses, so why are you trying to contribute to them?
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