Freddy Vs Jason (Kinda) Fan Art

My business partner and good pal Nicholas Day (author of Grind Your Bones To Dust) suggested that maybe I should try out some horror fan art. I’d been talking about getting back to more painting since a lot of my work tends to involve graphic design or composites, and I’ve had an itch to return back to the basics to sharpen some skills.

So he sends me a sketch of Freddy Krueger (Nick is also quite the artist himself) and now here we are.

The version on the right was the original finished copy but I couldn’t stop dicking with it. And since this wasn’t for a commercial project, I mean why not dick with it?

I still can’t decide which one I like better. But still, I couldn’t stop myself from doing a minimal color palette.

So we moved onto Jason Voorhees.

As you can see on the right, I have a sort of love affair with black, red, and white. Looking through our catalog of premade covers, you’ll probably see quite a few of them near that color scheme. I have to consciously stop myself and change direction on nearly everything I do because I love that aesthetic. I really, really like it. I like it a lot.

Minimalist pieces, duo-tones, and monochrome really speaks to me, that’s my jam, my bread and butter, but that’s exactly why I wanted to get back into painting, to try and break that habit and expand things a bit.

At the moment, I’m pretty pleased as to how they turned out and we’ve had some requests for prints but we’ll have to discuss that. For now, enjoy the fan art and feel free to contact us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com if you’d like something custom, be it for a book cover or any old thing you might want to hang in your house. Also, check out our Design Services HERE and scroll through to see how we can help with your projects. There are quite a few premades available right now, and we are always open to commissions.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter and instagram. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

 

New Covers!

Two new pieces constructed over last night and this morning. Horror first to get the blood flowing and then a change of pace with something in the sci-fi realm.

All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

MY BFF SATAN: Commission Complete

Kyle Rader has been a blast to work with, not only because I have a thing for the satanic panic era but just because of the approach of the book itself – a heart warming comedy from what I understand. Plus, he’s just easy to get along with and the project went smooth as hell. We ended up doing a minimalist approach for the cover, and when he brought up the idea of a doing a book trailer, I knew I had to try to match the cover to the animation. It made the project even more fun.

Ok, less talky more showy. Check out the trailer! And I do believe the book will out around January?


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Pre-Made Books Covers!

Some of the recent works of the last week or so. All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Book Covers Available!

Some of the recent works of the last week or so. All pre-made covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

A New Pre-made Cover

Been a busy couples weeks of commissions but this morning, I figured I’d try to squeeze in a pre-made before the weekend swallows me up. Enjoy!

Pre-made pieces are $100 for ebook standalone covers, and can be expanded into print jackets for a $25 charge. For more info on our design services and prices, click HERE.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Commission Complete: Garret Schuelke’s GODAN

I met Garret online first and eventually in person while camping out with Michael Allen Rose and Sauda Namir for Chicago’s Printer Row, a huge book festival that shuts down a few city blocks.

So, I was more than happy to help when he asked me to help flush out an interpenetration of his character GODAN. He sent me some reference material and after a quick chat, I made a sketch to get my placement set and then, some hours later, came up with this:

If you’d like to know more about Godan click HERE.

And let’s take a look at the rough sketch and line work to see just how far things progressed from pencil to the end result:

I tend to go fairly rough and fast when it comes to pencil work that I know will end up digitally painted. So as I soon as I was finished, I could see that proportion would need to be corrected once I got to the coloring phase.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and as soon as the current docket lets up, I definitely want to play more with this approach.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Four New Cover Art Pieces

Last week was marked by some type of cold/flu that wouldn’t quit, so Friday night, not being able to sleep and with a bottle of Nyquil at my side, I distracted myself by making some pre-made covers. I wanted to try some different approaches with these, all but one (The Fury) are new takes. I try to keep things fresh each week by introducing different variations, partly for fun, partly to keep from exhausting one particular out.

Each piece is $100 and can be expanded to a print jacket for $25 extra. If you’d like to know more about services, navigate to the site menu to Design Services or click HERE.


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Horror Pre-made Covers!

At the end of the day, usually around three in the morning, I set aside commission work to knock out some original pre-made covers. I love expanding and tinkering with new styles to keep growing my skill set, and while earlier in life I trained myself in pencil work for comics, I ended up falling in love with digital painting and composite work. There is something enjoyable about taking several normal images and subverting them into a mosaic of horror with layers of texture and color, mutating the mundane, and blending photography, illustration, and digital coloring together in the hopes of creating something enjoyable. It’s like a puzzle, and you do not always know exactly where the image will end up. It keeps me fresh. Keeps me sharp.

If you’d like to know more about our design services or see our catalog of pre-mades, click HERE or navigate to our Design Services tab in the site menu.
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Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Four New Pre-Made Covers

Four new covers added to our stock art collection this week. Each are part of the new Premium package (learn more about that here).


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com