I am a terrible artist.
If you've watched the student bloopers movie I posted recently, you saw some drawings done by my daughters. My 10-year-old does a much better job than I could.
But now I need something that's a bit too mature for her, and I'm calling on you for help.
I need someone to draw my muse. I have a specific project planned for her, plus I might like to use her on some promo material. So I'll need an original color drawing, not something that's Photoshopped.
What's in it for you? If you draw my muse and I select your drawing, you get my undying gratitude, a print copy of Buried Bones, an e-copy of Night Shift, and a cameo appearance in the next novel I write. Of course, I'll give you credit for the art when I post it too.
I'll need the art by May 20; a high-quality image file is fine. I'd prefer just my muse against a blank white background. You can hand-draw her or use a computer program, whichever you prefer.
Here's what she looks like:
My muse is middle-aged and plump. She resembles a cross between Cathy Bates and Meryl Streep. She has shoulder-length, iron-gray curls. She wears dominatrix gear and always carries a whip.
If you have any questions, you can comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. That's the address where you'll send the image file as well.