PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE MY COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE IN YOUR BOOKS. You may write this in as "Cover design by Nichole W. at Rainy Day Artwork © 2022". This is a requirement stated in my TOS.
In most cases, I am licensing (paying money to use) the stock photos used on these book covers. Authors can't own full exclusive rights to my artwork because we don't have exclusive rights to those photos. They're used by anyone who has a subscription to that same stock site.
My copyright protects from anyone blatantly copying, editing, or stealing my work.
Do not change or alter my artwork in any way without asking me. This includes animation or writing on top of it to show me something. I may ask for this but don't assume, please. No one likes to see someone changing our hard work.
My cover art may NOT be resold in any fashion by an author who purchased it. The sale will always be through me. I hold the license.
All sales are final.
During this stage I want to know everything you’re absolutely adamant about being on your cover. I want to know all about your story. What colors you like for the cover. What colors you DON’T like. Try to be as detailed and picky as you can be in THIS STAGE. This is the stage where you can do that, and it will not upset me. So please let it all hang out lol.
Next, I’ll begin my search for stock photos that I think will work. It is particularly important that you let me pick the stock photos or at least collaborate with me when you do so. I know best what I can work with. I know how I’m ordering the 6x9 scene with the other elements on the cover. I’m the cover artist here. Let me take care of it. I will give you several options to pick from. If you like none of those, I’ll give you several more. And so on until you’re happy.
This is the stage where I bend the most. I want to work with you. I want this cover to be perfect for your story. In this stage, it’s whatever you want. And I haven’t yet told someone “I can’t make that idea”.
In this stage I go quiet. I generally work very quickly. Searching for stock while I wait for the idea to form takes the longest. Once I’m in photoshop, things will progress fairly quickly. If you have confirmation from me that I’m in photoshop working on the cover you’ll have your cover within 3-4 days barring any emergencies.
I will present a “First or Final Draft” for your consideration. The invoice must be paid after viewing and before any revisions will be worked on.
ONE LIST of revisions that do not include model or background changes is included in the price. Please take time to look at the first draft and think carefully about what changes you'd like before letting me begin work. Revisions cause me to rewind a lot of overpainting that is not easily redone over and over.
If after viewing the second draft, if further changes are required, please view the pricing menu to see the additional cost.