Divine-Misfortune

Here’s something kind of neat that Trog and myself stumbled upon tonight. Trog just finished reading the book “Monster”, by A. Lee Martinez.. When he looked on the back he notice a familiar looking illustration on the ad for Martinez’s next book “Divine Misfortune.” So, I grabbed my hat, and we headed down to the bookstore. Yup! I do believe that’s my fist!

Hand O'Power

As a hobby, I’ve been submitting vector uploads to iStock since June of 2007. This hand illustration I originally did back in July of 2007. It was my eleventh iStock upload and it was based off a sketch I did of my own fist. I later included it into another set of hand gestures in the file below.

Hand Gestures by Thirteen-Fifty

Compare the two!

Close-up

Cover

Hand by Thirteen-Fifty (aka Chudd)

My iStock Upload

I think this is awesome! I rarely get to see what happens to my illustrations after I’ve uploaded them to iStock. I do get to see when they sell, just not to who, or what they’re used for. Trog said he liked Martinez’s “Monster,” and thought it was a good read, so he’s going to give “Divine Misfortune” a try. I think I will to. Hey, as long as they keep using my stock illustrations, I guess I can read Martinez’s books. Maybe next time they could come directly to the source though. I’d love the chance to design a cover for a fantasy or sci-fi novel. Just throwing that out there…

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