Recently a friend told me that she’d had a dream that she was reading a book that I’d written. On the back was a photo of me holding a cat. I thought about author photos and couldn’t remember any that had anything but a professional-looking head and shoulders, so just out of interest I asked some fellow writers on an online writers’ group what they thought of the idea. Most thought it should just be head and shoulders, though some thought for a children’s writer, it might be okay.
One person, however, suggested that being a fantasy author, I should probably be holding a dragon. That got my creative juices flowing and I've just spent a pleasant afternoon messing around in Photoshop. Dynamo had been doing some practice with a camera last weekend and this was just one of the shots he took.
In my myriad files on the computer I had this rather rough dragon.
Put them together, tweak a few things here and there and...this is the result.
What do you think. Shall I start a new trend? At the very least I think I could use this when I finally get around to revamping my website. The only problem is - some might be confused as to which is the dragon.