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Fantasy Clip Inks by William McAusland:: Outland Arts
« on: March 02, 2018, 05:21:57 PM »
Greetings from the Studio of William McAusland. I'm an illustrator with over 20 years experience in the field of freelance art, producing work for Goodman Games, Wizards of the Coast, Scholastic Books Canada, Fantasy Flight Games and dozens of other companies.

Outland Arts is my own home-based business. As a writer, artist and game designer, I produce a wide range of books and imagery. Besides The Mutant Epoch RPG, which is my baby, another of my main ventures is producing Fantasy Clip Inks.
 
These hand-drawn images are sold in sets containing an assortment of 300dpi tiff files. While designed for print production, they can easily be converted to JPEGs for use on your website or inserted into the body of an eBook.  Each set has a PDF demo where you can see everything included before you buy.

Currently, I have 20 sets, with each set selling for $12.00 and a massive 25% off bundle deal available which contains 543 press-ready images!  Paypal and credit cards accepted via our gumroad.com secure sales portal  Visit:  http://www.outlandarts.com/fantasyclipinks.htm to have a look.


These images can be used in many ways. Here are some popular examples:

Print Publication: Perfect for use in your 'print on demand' fiction or role-playing game books. These are press quality 300dpi tiff files and ready to place within your page layout program such as InDesign.

Ebook interior art and graphics: Convert copies of desired FCI art to 300 dpi jpegs (Use GIMP if you don't have Photoshop or other image manipulation software). Save JPEGs at moderately low or medium resolution and no more than 800 pixels wide). Insert into the manuscript as illustration, page ornaments and chapter headers/scene breaks, etc..

Website ornaments: convert the files to 72dpi, medium quality jpegs for use on your site, blog and elsewhere where you need imagery to go along with your text. You can add your own text to the chapter headers or along with the images however you like

As cover images: Used alone or grouped, these images can be flipped, colorized, faded and overlapped to craft unique book covers and interior art. Or, feel free to print them out on colored paper stock and then apply watercolor washes, collage techniques, and other treatments. Scan or photograph the final art, apply your type and them to create your own covers.

Business cards, bookmarks, and your own logo design: While not for resale to coloring book makers, nor to apply as 'stand lone art' on T-shirts, posters, and mugs, etc. You can add your own text elements along with these images for your promotional materials.

Want to use them for something else? Not sure if the license agreement allows for it? Just ask me at info@outlandarts.com

Here is a look at the current collection:


William McAusland:: Outland Arts... Bring your Fiction and Adventures to life! Professional-quality stock art at affordable prices: $12 per pack, 300 dpi tiffs.
http://www.outlandarts.com/fantasyclipinks.htm

Author and Illustrator     Creator of The Mutant Epoch RPG     www.mutantepoch.com


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Placing interior images inside your kindle book
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 03:58:45 PM »
Hi again,

Placing any image into a kindle book is pretty simple, and while the Mutant Epoch Book series isn't out yet, and wont be for another year, we will be placing chapter header ornaments and scene break indicator graphics in every edition.  Also, as seen in so many fantasy novels, a map or two usually grace the first few pages of a book.

The notion that adding larger illustrations can reduce the commission percentage has me a bit concerned, but, after reading the following article by David Kudler, titled Preparing your images for ebooks ( link: https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2015/10/preparing-images-for-your-e-book/ ) as well as this great resource by Amazon's Publishing on Kindle: Guidelines for Publishers. See section 9.4.2 Image Size and Quality Standards in their link here: https://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/AmazonKindlePublishingGuidelines.pdf

If you know of other resources on the best way to get interior images in Kindle books, especially ways to keep the file size low, please let me know.
Regards
Will McAusland
William McAusland:: Outland Arts... Bring your Fiction and Adventures to life! Professional-quality stock art at affordable prices: $12 per pack, 300 dpi tiffs.
http://www.outlandarts.com/fantasyclipinks.htm

Author and Illustrator     Creator of The Mutant Epoch RPG     www.mutantepoch.com