I am planning another book set Underhill. I’ve even written the opening scenes for it, and have a title, The East Witch. I will start working on it once I wrap Tanager’s Fledglings up. I’m also doing something a bit different for it. The main characters will not be Lom and Bella, but one of her Alaskan cousins (albeit a distant one) and a central plot point will be her travels Underhill. For those that have read my series, you know that I created the idea of transport bubbles. So as I’m thinking through the cover for this book, I’ve been creating bubbles in Apophysis which will later be elements on that cover. You’re likely to see them very small, and half-hidden.

Here they are, all big and beautiful. I’ve really been having fun with this program, and I’m beginning to look forward to writing the book when I can use the mental images this art comes from.


This one has a lot of tiny elements inside it. Which won’t show well at a small size, but I like the layers of bubbles. cracked bubble-1

And this one has a lovely opalescent color, and it looks like it’s cracking open, revealing something in the center.

cubic bubble

This one has some of the oily iridescence I associate with soap bubbles.

electric bubble-1

I probably won’t use this one on the cover. It’s got a lot going on. Although it would make a cool eye.


8 responses to “Bubbles”

  1. Beth Donovan Avatar
    Beth Donovan

    Oh, those bubbles are kind of mesmerizing!

    1. They are! A lot of fun to play with them, I have to remember I’ve got other things to work on.

  2. Reality Observer Avatar
    Reality Observer

    Goody! Another free one to play with. As though I really need it, with cover #2 to get started on.

    Yes, that would make a VERY cool eye…

    1. Yes, I think I included it in my list of resources at MGC this past weekend. It’s got a bit of a learning curve, but there are tutorials.

      1. Reality Observer Avatar
        Reality Observer

        I seem to recall it there, yes. But you didn’t have pictures, I don’t think.

        Now I’m trying to figure out a story that I can use for. Hmm. Christmas story will be coming up before I know it…

  3. Reality Observer Avatar
    Reality Observer

    I keep forgetting. Please check out your blog description in my blog roll – any corrections, amendments, additions – I’ll happily make them.

    https://writingobserver.wordpress.com (For some reason your provider calls me “spam” when I try to fill in the website field… Cheeky thing.)

    1. Wow, thank you!

  4. La Vaughn Vanderburg Kemnow Avatar
    La Vaughn Vanderburg Kemnow

    I can’t wait to see who the distant cousin heroine is!