Book covers are one of my favourite jobs. You get all the juicy artistic decision-making squashed into one compact morsel. Not too long and not too short. You can walk away when it’s done ready for some fresh new challenge, but you also get to spend long enough on it to really get a satisfying result.
It’s also a great privilege (and sometimes a bit nerve-wracking) to be trusted to take an entire book – someone’s hours of toil – and come up with a single visual representation of the entire thing! Generally this only makes it more satisfying.
If you’re in the market for a cover illustration (particularly if it’s fantasy, science fiction or steampunk) then I want to hear from you!