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Rafael Jones is just starting out as a private investigator after working as a detective for police forces in Buffalo and New York, NY, when...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Planning cover art

So, I paint as well as write and am working on an painting to use as cover art.

Finding some reference photos to help with details is an interesting challenge. I love the mood here, it's similar to what I want to convey, but it's taken from above and I need the skyline from below.

There are other great pictures of Manhattan from 1947, though, and this one is what I really needed. 


  1. The skyline will only be part of the art, but I needed a good reference to get the proportions right and what buildings would be there in 1947.