I have had the pleasure to create cover art for some of my
own books, and a few for other authors. I'm completely self-taught, but I do
enjoy it, and I've developed my own method and work flow as I'm constantly
learning. Here's some information on what software I use, etc.
Adobe Photoshop CS 6
Daz Studio 4.5
Useful web sites:
I can't draw freehand, not very good anyway, but digital illustration leaves you a ton of different options. That said, you still have to have an eye for the picture you're trying to create. So this is my new page for book cover related stuff.
Enjoy - and do drop me a line if you feel like giving me some feedback!