Thursday, November 14, 2013

Please welcome the marvelous and stunning model, Gezzilyn Leon!

Greetings all!

I am so excited to have model extraordinaire, Gezzilyn Leon, here at my blog!  I absolutely adore using her images from PeriodImages.com on the covers I create!  She shows powerful emotions in all of her poses and that's what separates her from the crowd. 

Me: Welcome to EDHGraphics, Gezzilyn! I am so happy to have you. Let me start off by asking the question I am sure everyone wants to know and that is, how did you get started in the modeling profession?

Gezzilyn:  Thank you so much for having me, I'm also very exited to be here. Well I'll give you an answer you might be curious about; I fell into it on accident. I am an actor originally, since I was five in theater, so at 19 I felt the need for head shots and started a modeling profile to get a photographer to do it TFP (trade for prints). Once I posted the shots to entice other head shot photographers to shoot them for me, I instantly got modeling offers for other things. I was sort of shocked because I had never thought of myself as the type to be a "model" but now I realize what it takes and it's not just to look like a clothes pin on laundry day walking a runway.

Me: Why did you want to become a model?

Gezzilyn: Since I found that I enjoyed taking stills, I started to get creative and book shoots that would pay and give me images I have always wanted to see of myself. I got thrifty with my shoots. I built a great book and started working with photographers that I have looked up to for 5 to 7 years such as ALVARADO the Pin Up Artist on my own concepts. Jessica Rabbit and The Little Mermaid are my two favorites.

Me: You have portrayed many different types of heroines.  Is there a persona you haven’t done yet that you would like to and if you have done them all, then which persona is your favorite?

Gezzilyn:  I'm in the works of making my own Super Hero Calendar as a matter of fact. I'll release those details later when I'm almost finished. So far Jessica Rabbit, Aphrodite and The Little Mermaid have been my favorite personas but I am going to be doing every red headed cosplay I can. My next is Peter Pan and Merida from BRAVE.

Me: What is your favorite all-time image of yourself?

Gezzilyn: You're going to make me pick just ONE? Oh boy... That's hard. I have so many from so many GREAT photographers! This one is most popular, how about that. It's one of my faves for sure. It's even on my business card. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30867241


Me:  Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? What are your ultimate goals?

Gezzilyn:  I see myself making feature films and modeling for big novels and magazines. I want to entertain the masses. Travel around the world filming, shooting and working on my other projects outside the entertainment industry. I hope to help start new long term projects and help fund our clean energy and recycling plants around the world. With the audience I build, I believe I will shift our focus to loving the planet we live on. She needs a little TLC.

Me:  Do you find physical good looks to be more an asset or a hindrance? In what ways? How important is beauty? Is your eye for it standard or do you have your own definition?

Gezzilyn:  Beauty to me, is radiance from within. Period.

Me:  What is the most rewarding thing about modeling? What advice would you give to up-and-coming models?

Gezzilyn:  The most rewarding thing is enjoying what you are doing and making memories captured in frames. Making people smile for any reason. Inspiring others to live their dreams and never let anyone tell them they can't. Receiving messages from those who find motivation and inspiration through my passion in my work feels like ten thousand sun beams bursting out of my heart.

And now for something silly! :-D

Me:  So, what is your favorite...? And why?

I hate to pick favorites because I enjoy so many things but I'll try...

Dessert? Home made Strawberry/Berry Shortcake Yum! 

Place to be? So far... In the ocean in my mermaid tail.... Preferably the Hawaiian beaches. You own a mermaid tail?  That is so cool :-)

Book? James Patterson's 'First To Die' It was so good I spent 3 days and nights reading it cover to cover, barely putting it down. Wow, that's on my TBR list now!

Movie? The Little Mermaid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetle Juice.  Love those! 

Holiday/Time of Year? Halloween, even though every day is Halloween for me I love to live in a world of fantasy when everyone participates. I don't like all the attention ALL the time... LOL Halloween is fantastic!

Me: What is your perfect date?

Gezzilyn:  Anything that is unconventional... Get creative guys... Girls deserve a little spontaneity. Especially girls like me, not the dinner and a movie type.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us, Gezzilyn! She is so sweet!  If you would like to learn more of Gezzilyn Leon and to see her portfolio, please visit the following sites:
 
AMIClubwear.com LookBook www.modelmayhem.com
 
Keep in mind, readers, some of the pictures are racy :-)
 
Below are a few of my favorite covers that I have used Gezzilyn on!
 
 
 
 And now for the special Gezzilyn-centric bundle!  The bundle includes Facebook banner, e-book cover, and 3D cover for just $50.00!!  Only one available, so act fast!!!



Next week, the sexy Max Aria will be featured!  Don't miss this bad boy! :-D  Thank you for stopping by!




 
 
 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Please welcome the beautiful and talented model, Jax Turyna!!!!!

Greetings all!

It's finally that time!  The beautiful and talented model Jax Turyna is here!  I am so glad she was able to take time out of her very busy schedule to answer questions and just shoot the breeze :-D  If you don't recognize her name, I'm sure you will recognize her face.  I have used many Jax images on the covers I have created and I'm not the only one.  As a cover artist, I look for expressions, not just a pose.  Jax has romantic expressions that conveys the emotion of an image.  Not only is she beautiful, but because of her professionalism and talent, the true beauty of the image comes out.  She makes the perfect romantic heroine!

Me:  So, Jax, let me start off by asking the question I am sure everyone wants to know and that is, why did you want to become a model?

Jax:  I always wanted to model since I was old enough to remember. I love being able to express myself in so many different ways. Modeling and acting allows me to be someone different with every gig.

Me:  You have portrayed many different types of heroines.  Is there a persona you haven’t done yet that you would like to and if you have done them all, then which persona is your favorite?

Jax:  I have done several different persona's but there are so many more I would love to do.  I started with Historical romance which I love but I think I would also like to continue and portray people of many other eras as well. A lot of choices and situations to portray. I love the challenge of them all.

Me:  Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? What are your ultimate goals?

Jax:  I see myself in 5-10 years  still Modeling and acting. I could never imagine giving up either of them. I do think the characters I play or the parts I portray may change as I grow and mature over time. Ultimately I would like to act in romantic comedies or sitcoms as well. Personally I would eventually like to get married and have a family as well.

Me:  Do you find physical good looks to be more of an asset or a hindrance? In what ways? How important is beauty? Is your eye for it standard or do you have your own definition?

Jax:  Beauty to me is much more than physical although that is part of it. To me it is a persons inner spirit that makes them attractive and their ability to reflect it outwardly which causes other people to take notice. So to me true beauty is a gift and a responsibility to use all of your gifts wisely for the betterment of yourself and those around you.

Me:  What is the most rewarding thing about modeling?

Jax:  The most rewarding thing about modeling is the feeling you get when you have nailed the shot or character perfectly as someone else has imagined it and brought a concept to life.

Me:  What advice would you give to up-and-coming models?

Jax:  Follow your heart. Listen to your inner voice to show you the way and don't let other people distract you from attaining your dreams.

And now for something silly! :-D

Me:  What is your favorite...

Dessert?   Anything with chocolate!  I'm with you on this one! :-D

Place to be?  The BeachLove the beach!

Book?  The SecretI've never read it but now it's on my TBR list! 
Movie?  I have many favorites but one of them is How to Lose a guy in 10 DaysThat is such a cute movie!
Me:  What is your perfect date?

Jax:  When someone takes the time to plan something special just for you. To me it is all about the details and putting forth effort to spend time with me that makes me feel special.

Thank you, Jax!  It was so much fun getting to know you better!  Not only is Jax stunning, but she is very sweet! :-D

To learn more of Jax and to see her full portfolio, visit:
 
In honor of Jax and her work with PeriodImages.com, I have created a special Jax-centric pre-made bundle for only $55.00!!!!  There is only one available, so first come first serve!  Doesn't Jax make the perfect princess?!  Just ask for the JAX SPECIAL!
 
 
Below are a few of my favorite covers that feature Jax!  I simply adore her work!

 
Thank you all for stopping by!  And a great, big thank you to Jax Turyna!!!

 

Friday, November 1, 2013

The "Just Right" Cover Artist

Hi all!

In recent posts I've discussed shopping around for the cover artist that best suits your style.  I cannot stress how important it is to find the right cover artist for you.  Each artist has a unique style, just like you.  If you hire someone because you're in a rush, the price is right, it's your friend, etc., you may not like your cover.  The book you have written is your baby--don't just let anyone dress it!

In order to drive my point home, I recently competed in a fantasy challenge with four other cover artists.  The theme was "Taken".  No more specifics.  The poster we created was whatever we thought or deemed would fit in the theme.  Even I was surprised at how DIFFERENT we interpreted the theme.  There is nothing the same about any of these images.  And bonus, if you visit http://cisyn.blogspot.com/2013/11/fantasy-art-by-erin-dameron-hill.html and comment in that blog, you will have a chance to win the posters created by me and other cover artists!

Below are all the entries.  As you can see, each cover artist has a different perspective.  This is why you should ALWAYS shop around and find the artist who best suits you! 




 
 
See how unbelievably different they all are?  Which is your favorite?  If you visit the blog listed below and comment under your favorite, you will have a chance to win a big poster of it!  The last day of the drawing is the last day of November, 2013.  So, go get it!
 
Now that you've seen the proof, be sure to shop around for the right fit!
 
Thank you!
 
Erin Dameron-Hill