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Cover Design, Design Process, Journal, Publishing

Hiring a Book Cover Illustrator – Like Me! – for your novel.

By Rachel George · 27th April 2019

8 helpful points and a breakdown of my cover design/illustration process! In this post I’ll be talking about some tips for hiring an illustrator like me, and the process and steps/stages of the cover illustration and design for the YA Novel cover ‘The Land of Unlived Dreams’ by I Q Malcolm – who was an […]

Art, Design Process, Illustration

Making Youtube a habit (Or trying to)

By Rachel George · 29th July 2019

I’m trying to use it as a place to upload my process videos, WIPS and some sketches so clients and potential clients have somewhere to SEE how I do things.

Art, Illustration, Process

Cold Magnolia Process

By Rachel George · 14th June 2019

A very short blog post showing the process, or some snapshots throughout my time developing the ‘Cold Magnolia’ piece. This particular personal work started way back in 2016, prior to when I started properly recording my process. (When I rememeber to, I’ll admit I’m still not perfect at that yet) Thanks for reading!

Art, Concept Art, Self Improvement

Revisiting/Polishing Old Art

By Rachel George · 11th January 2019

I keep seeing artists revisiting old artwork and seeing how they’ve improved over the years, I’ve been wanting to do the same thing for a while but had never really had a piece that I really wanted to ‘revamp’, until recently.

Art, Illustration, Journal

Personal Projects and Why They’re Necessary

By Rachel George · 20th March 2017

Personal Projects & Why They’re Necessary I remember the entire reason I started pursuing Illustration/Art/Design as a career. I spent countless hours in my own bubble either drawing, or gluing stuff together, or just ‘making’ something. And I enjoyed it. It was fun. Now I’m actually making a career out of illustration, things are a bit […]

Illustration, Journal, Uncategorised

I Self Analyzed My Illustration Portfolio

By Rachel George · 18th May 2016

And How It Helped Me Sounds pretty boring right? And why would I need to do that? I already know what’s in my portfolio, it’s my portfolio after all. But honestly, it was quite informative, even if it was literally just my own input. Actually looking at the work I’d done, taking note of the […]

Cover Design, Design Process, Fantasy, Illustration, Publishing, Uncategorised

Cover Design & Illustration Process Darwin Solution

By Rachel George · 23rd April 2016

An Insight to Rachel’s Cover Design & Illustration Process Once a client asks me to design/illustrate their cover, we’ll discuss their desires for the overall appearance of their cover, what they want to portray if they have any particular scene/important prop that should be featured on the cover, not all authors have a solid idea […]