: I can't speak for Christopher, but I live
by Google Image Search, when it comes to hunting up reference. Well, and stockxpert.com (where I buy all the stock I use for freelance, as well as a chunk of web and video work we do at my day job).
: Thanks for IDing the "The Man Trap" cap! I have now rushed back over to PhotoShop...
: Part of the geek joy of being a fan who also gets to play with licenced properties!
My goal is actually to do book covers someday (currently at my day job I don't get to do much print design, but freelance I'm designing little bits and bobs for DAW for Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye series, and I do both her and Claudia Gray's websites, along with RJ Anderson and the odd eBook cover now and then). I need to build up a better portfolio of work, tho. Graphics-wise, anyway. I co-edited a Doctor Who
essay book called Chicks Dig Time Lords
for a small press that's coming out in March.
Two of my best mates in the UK do work for Doctor Who
and Blake's 7
licences, and one of them had literally my dream project, designing the The Wit and Wisdom of Gene Hunt
books for Bantam's Life on Mars
When people see all my tweets about vector blood spatter, a lot of them assume it's for fun--which it is, just luckily fun I get paid for!