Guest Post and Giveaway The Sanguinarian Id

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Creating artwork to go with my novel is a lengthy process, but it’s ultimately rewarding. By doing this, I can immerse my readers in my world to a whole new level, since it all comes out of my head directly to the paper. I’ve studied anatomy and physiology for years, practiced drawing out of medical books, and took classes in figure drawing, so I can make my monsters and characters to how I want. The process starts with the gesture drawing, in order to get the feel and movement of the scene. Since its in print, the majority of images must be in black and white, but I create them in color. After I make them, I convert it to grayscale, but I have a color and black and white version. I use pencil and paper to draw. I go over it in ink, until I get the contrast I want. I upload my work to the computer, and layer my pieces on top each other to create more depth. I calibrate the images in Photoshop to CMYK and the highest dpi at 1200 dpi. I place everything after in InDesign to format it to the demensions my publisher wants. When it’s done, I convert it to PDF format. When I create my images, I research drawings from different eras, manuscripts from different cultures, and other items to see the feel and texture of paper and ink strokes. Overall, the whole process is 30 percent research, 40 percent production, 20 percent do overs, and 10 percent formatting. I don’t settle on a illustration, until I feel its what captures the pinnacle emotion and excitement of the chapter. I love it all.


About the Book

Title: The Sanguinarian Id
Author: L.M. Labat
Artist: L.M. Labat
Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Occult, Gothic Horror
Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books
She’s been beaten, stabbed, poisoned, and shot, but Hael refuses to die. In her pursuit for vengeance and her origin, the Dhampir Hael hunts down the madman responsible for her fateful transformation. As this half-vampire juggernauts her way through a world at war, Hael battles hordes of Nazi soldiers as she struggles to maintain her sanity. However, while Hael gathers knowledge on how to trap and kill her target, her adversary’s network is expanding at an exponential rate, as his sick obsession with Hael grows deeper. Will she have her revenge? Will she find her origin? Or, will she crumble beneath her own insidious bloodlust?

Author Bio

Born in 1993, L. M. Labat stems from New Orleans, Louisiana. From the struggles of a broken family and surviving life-threatening events, Labat found refuge within the arts while delving into the fields of medicine, psychology, and the occult. While combining illustration and literature, L. M. Labat was able to cope with endless nightmares as well as hone in on artistic techniques. From confronting the past to facing new shadows, this author gladly invites audiences into the horror of The Sanguinarian Id.


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