THURSDAY!

The Rake and The Recluse illustrated romance, screenshot, ipad epub version,

All this work and it’s down to two days of cramming in edits and redesigns. CHAOS!! I love working on deadline, that comes fro my blood as a photojournalist, a newspaper photographer. I thrive on dead. So here I am. I wanted to post a few more screenshots of the [working title] but these are … Continue reading

IPAD!!!

the rake and the recluse, page samples, ipad, full color, epub

The EPUB version of my novel on iPad is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my stars I’m excited. Especially after seeing the kindle preview. (sorry about that whiny post) Anywhoo! I am thrilled by the look of the novel on the iPad the color plates are stunningly beautiful, the text flows perfectly, the layout is almost perfect, I … Continue reading

Out take

I have to remember not to ignore the blog over here. It isn’t the easiest thing, unfortunately. I released my favorite image of last year on my photography blog yesterday, which was a big deal because I had vowed never to share it for a myriad of valid reasons, all of which have now been … Continue reading

The end of a long year

The image above was the first picture I ever made for this project and here it comes, the end of the year. Officially, I started illustrating this novel on January 9, 2010. SO for me this year has been momentous. The thing of it is, when I started I had no idea it would go … Continue reading

Valediction

This is it. The home stretch. The grande finale. The whole shebang (not the Ricky Martin version). That’s all folks. Fin. Finito. 10-4. Over and out. Adieu. My own valediction. My personal deadline for finishing the final run through and placing, designing and checking out this book is…Christmas Eve. It’s my Christmas present to myself … Continue reading

The making of a rake

©2010 Jenn LeBlanc, The Rake and the Recluse, an illustrated historical romance novel

I’ve worked with a few models. Most of them get put through their paces in my studio, no doubt about it. The guys I have worked with have been such great sports shooting for this particular project, timing has us shooting in a cold cyc-room with water that isn’t exactly warm, freezing their buns off. … Continue reading

I'm outta here…

“Most of us are too scared to make ourselves stand out.” -Deb Pang Davis a.k.a. Cococello on Twitter earlier tonight (quoting Laura Roeder) My response was “I think terrified is a better descriptor.” I know. I am. So very. Perhaps it is the inherent photojournalist in me, to blend, be an observer, inobtrusive. The problem is … Continue reading

Many images to edit before I’m done

A step-by-step introduction to compositing images from studio work.

Locks, shocks and smoking barrels…

The first studio shoot for my novel was easy. (I’m already laughing at  that…but oh well). The second was just plain fun. The third was a fiasco of epic proportions and the fourth was fan-freaking-tastic. One of the the things about models and studio, no, scratch that. One of the things about female models and … Continue reading

More words, more pictures.

After a chaotic couple weeks of casting and costumes I decided none of the dresses I looked at were worthy of my book. Costume shops are great for many things, one of which being bulk costumes with lots of wear and tear. Most of the Victorian ballgowns were well worn and looking a bit shaggy, … Continue reading