Artists Worth Noticing
This is an art site so I feel the need to recognize other artists of various mediums. Please take a moment to check out their sites and see why I think they deserve recognition.
JaysDesign was started several years ago by my brother, Jay T Lyons. He draws and paints and makes jewelry. Many of his jewelry designs include sterling silver, Swarovski™ crystals, pearls, and semi-precious stones. He also likes to work with copper, making chainmaille inspired necklaces and other jewelry. You can see albums of some of his work on his facebook page. Sometimes he lists a few pieces for sale on Etsy.
He also has a Zazzle store, from which prints (framed and unframed) of his paintings and sketches can be purchased. Some have been added to T-shirts, postcards, key chains, and other items as well.
Browse other personalized gifts from Zazzle.
Gayla Renee - Sculpture
Gayla is the best sculptor I've ever seen. OK, so I don't really know any other sculptors and have never seen Gayla's art in real life. In my admittedly limited experience, she is extremely talented and I would love to own one of her pieces. She's also super friendly. ☺
Her website is at: Clay Perceptions
or find her on facebook: Gayla Renee - Sculpture
Other Cover Designers
There are so many talented cover designers out there and some are better at certain covers than others. If what you see in my galleries isn't what you're looking for or you need an erotica cover (which I don't do), then click HERE for the list I've compiled of other designers.
Michele's Paint Shop
One of my favorite Paint Shop resources is Michele's Paint Shop Newbie 101. It's a site of tutorials, all aimed at Corel Paint Shop users. Michele also has various patterns, textures, brushes, backgrounds, tubes, and any number of cool things to practice with. Commercial use of these graphics have certain requirements, all explained on the site.
I love the Paint Shop brushes offered by Gothika Brush. The creator offers brushes for free personal and commercial use and all for nothing more than a link back. I encourage everyone to check out the Gothika Brush DeviantART page.
I've literally spent hours perusing the offerings at www.obsidiandawn.com. Such a fabulous collection of brushes, vectors, and patterns for Photoshop and GIMP users. There are tons of tutorials, too.