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Writers' Cafe / Re: $500 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: December 04, 2018, 05:34:04 pm »
New cover for "Unlucky Dead" series! yeee

I'm currently working on the 2nd cover but I hope to show it to you as soon as possible! :P

Here's a preview! (for a better res, go to the first page pf this post) ;)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $500 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:44:39 pm »
Here we are, again! Hope all of you'll enjoy one of my last covers.
More will come in the next days! ;)

Anyway, here is a preview:

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $500 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:53:16 am »
Now it's been over a year since I joined kboards and I wanted to thank you all for the support and for the great work we've done!
I hope this second year is even better! Thanks again to everyone!

(Sorry if I do not thank you individually but you are really too many and I'm not very good with long-winded speeches.)

Finally, here are a couple of covers that can come out! :D




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Writers' Cafe / Re: $400 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:28:10 am »
It's been a long time since I updated this page.  :)

For now, here are two new covers: (others will arrive in the coming days)


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Writers' Cafe / Re: $400 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:00:12 am »
Great looking art. I am definitely going to keep you in mind for some upcoming books.

Thank you! ;)

(if you'll need it: [email protected])

I already commented that my experience with Alberto went well, but I should also add that the cover on the far right (which is mine) was on my collection that recently hit the USA Today bestseller list. So not only did he do a great job, but it also sold books, which is, you know, fairly important.  ;)

Oh, and I've created a paperback, which printed great, along with free bookmarks/postcards (I don't sell them; I'm not sure if the licensing agreement covers that - if you're going to create store merch, ask) from the art that I give to fans (which they enjoy). The illustrations look really sharp in print. The illustration he sent is 7490 x 4682 and 300 DPI, so that's not a surprise, but if anyone was planning on printing items, they all look great and the illustration should print cleanly without loss of fidelity.

Anyway, my high recommendation obviously stands. Just thought I'd mention those points!

Nick

Thanks for your kind words! I'm happy to hear that the sale of the book series went well and that the prints work!  :D

I just had to pop in here and let everyone who needs an illustrator know that Alberto is AMAZING to work with! You see those two covers above, in the middle? They're my partner's, and they're beautiful online and in print.

But don't take me too seriously, because my partner still needs him, ok? ;)

ahah Thank you again, Colleen! There is no greater satisfaction than to receive such praise from my clients.  8)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $400 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:51:43 pm »
Added four new covers!

A little preview:

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $400 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:17:13 pm »
Added a new cover!

Here's a preview:

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $400 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: December 27, 2017, 04:23:20 am »
Your work continues to amaze! Beautiful!

Thank you so much!  :-*

Beautiful work!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thank you, Andie!  :D

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: December 22, 2017, 03:35:53 am »
Beautiful work. But beyond a newbie's budget.

Thanks for you compliments! :)

In fact, this "budget" is a little bit far from what I usually request, right now.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: December 21, 2017, 05:29:52 pm »
Added a new illustration! :)

Exactly this:

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:05:46 am »
I'm also bookmarking this thread! Excellent work! I hope to start revising my covers in the coming year and I'll definitely keep your information available!

Thanks for your compliments! Whenever you want to revise your covers, contact me by email at: [email protected]

Excellent work Alberto

I think I can probably find you some additional work as a concept artist in the realm of film production. I'll track you down on facebook and message you there, as all in contacts in that business are on that social media rather than here.

Thanks again, Lance! (and see you soon!) :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:29:56 am »
Added a new Sci-fi environment!  ;)

(to be more precise, this is the new one:)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: September 22, 2017, 09:44:41 am »
Alberto did a wonderful job on an illustrated urban fantasy cover - great communication, followed all instructions, and came up with something unique and eye-catching that still captured the genre. Highly recommended.

Nick

Thank you so much for your kind words, Nick. :)

Hi :)

Alberto is great to work with, he has a unique vision of how things work together. Also, he can handle a nitpicky client (me!). ;)
Recommended a thousand times, will work with him again on the next cover of the series. :)

Thank you too, Nathalie! :D (I can't wait to get back to doing other covers for you. eheh)

Beautiful work.

Thank you! ^^

Beautiful work, Alberto.

Thank you, Kat. :)


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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:42:50 pm »
Very impressive stuff. I like!

As an aside, would these kind of illustrated covers work well only in certain genres? I am thinking they would be best for fantasy, sci-fi, etc.  Or could an illustrated cover like this work well in other genres?

First of all, thanks! :D

About your question: I think that a good illustration, with a great aesthetic, usually works fine with virtually anything.
Certainly, it is of crucial importance to understand which style is the best for a particular work, based on its literary genre and the type of audience that will buy it. :)
For example, I really would like to illustrate a historical book, perhaps on ancient Greece! For this reason, obviously, I would tend to a "classic" style rather than a modern style.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover Reveal + Big shout out to our amazing illustrator!
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:15:55 am »
Thank you too, Colleen! I really enjoyed to work on this project!   :D

That's some fantastic work. Each piece is great. I concur that Alberto is not only talented, but great to work with.

Thanks, Shawn!   :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:08:31 am »
Added two new covers! :D

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: July 18, 2017, 05:45:48 am »
Nice work! You're a little pricier than my current artist. And I'm committed to give her all my fantasy series for continuity's sake, but I've bookmarked this for some of my other projects. (If I ever get around to finishing them!)

Thanks, Martyns! :)

For any information, feel free to contact me by email: [email protected]

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: July 18, 2017, 12:54:51 am »
Added a new cover! :D

(Title: Sorcerer's Oath, by Samuel E. Green)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 28, 2017, 05:21:10 am »
How far in advance are you booked and what is your turnaround time?

For now, I'm full of work until june 14th.
About my timework is around 2/3 weeks. (depend from the complexity of the cover)

Excellent work! I am also very glad you listed pricing. A lot of artists will visit and are reluctant to state even a base price (some say they think it is a bit gauche). Yet I know authors will often over estimate the base price based on quality (ETA and thus never inquire because they think they cannot afford the artist). Those are excellent starting prices and it is great that you also offer the typography services.

Thanks Dana. I think the price of an author is influenced by several factors. (experience, quality, artist's name, etc.)
What I always do is to make a correct price for me and the needs of the clients. For my experience, everything has its price. :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 27, 2017, 02:07:18 am »
Belated greetings, A.Besi! You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe!

Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: https://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

In your thread here, we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar: you may have this one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time. New threads about the service will be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again when you want to post. You may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days. If someone responds (as I'm doing with this post), you may reply to them, but otherwise you must wait seven days. Please note that very short or (one- or two-word) posts with no meaningful information are discouraged and may be deleted at the moderators' discretion. Lastly, your posts and images will need to meet our "forum decorum" guidelines, which is the case for every member.

Note that members are allowed to provide civil and honest feedback about your service to this thread. This feedback may include criticisms as well as kudos. You may respond in a civil manner. Members may also ask questions -- about how the service works, for example, or what they will get for their money, or whether your service adheres to Amazon's terms of service.

Disputes between you and clients should be handled off-site.

Thanks,
Becca
KBoards Moderator

(Note that this welcome does not constitute an endorsement or vetting of a service by KBoards. Members should do due diligence when considering using a service.)

Hi Becca!

Thank you very much for the informations you gave me. I'll take care of using your tips in the best way and be respectful of the KBoards regulation, of course.
(as soon as possible, I'll configure the Yellow Page)

Thanks again,

Alberto

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:08:48 pm »
Wonderful artwork.


Question: Do you ever subcontract out your illustrations? I'm a designer and sometimes I'm in need of a specific illustration - always on the lookout for fresh talent.


Larry

Normally not. But depends on what illustration you'll need. : )

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 26, 2017, 03:16:26 am »
I like it! Finally someone who can do a little MG illustration.  :D

Thank you! :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 26, 2017, 02:16:14 am »
Added a new sci-fi illustration. ;)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: $350 Cover Book Illustration by Alberto Besi
« on: May 01, 2017, 04:43:19 pm »
I added an illustration I made for a board game, as a sci-fi reference. :)

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