30 January, 2012

Cover art: Chalice and Knives

I have absolutely no graphic design training; what little I know about designing covers has been picked up along the way, mostly by trial and error. And I will never claim that I'm actually any good at it.

That said, here's what four six hours in the GIMP and fifteen bucks' worth of stock art will get you:

So, as evident, this is the cover for my next short story, Chalice and Knives, which I'll be publishing in the next couple of days.


  1. Not bad at all, Ben. Your skill set continues to expand, bud.

    One thought, if you're going to use a direct reference to the title in the form of the knife, you WILL be asked "where's the chalice"?

    Just sayin'... ;-)

  2. Fair enough, but I didn't want to make it *too* literal. ;-)