Designing An Artbook, Ep 16

This episode features painting number 7 of the 48 primary paintings, #7 ‘Taking Flight’ that are included in the in-progress design of my second ArtStory book.

Also included in this Episode is another ’fictitious Letter’. A fictitious letter from a fictitious person with a fictitious question.

The ‘Fictitious Letters’ chronicle my history of becoming an artist.

The introduction of the ‘fictitious Letter’ aspect into the videos will also give me a chance to integrate my artistic history/autobiography into the episodes. 

Ep. 16 Highlights age 17

Ep. 15 Highlights age 14 to 16

Ep. 14 Highlights age 8 to 13.

Ep. 13’s Fictitious Letter highlighted my beginnings at age 7.

Overall view of  the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including learning InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the conversion of the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images, and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

YouTube video: 

Published: 3-22-21



Musical guest for Episode 16 ‘End of Video Credits’ background music:

Bob Pyle, Banjo

“Mississippi Sawyer”©

Used with permission

Musical guests for past Episodes:

Episode 15: Vanessa Peters (BMI)

“Just Down”©

Episode 14: Lee Steelwright (longtime friend)

First attempts on his newly acquired Bongos

“Habanera Beginnings”©

Used with permission

Episdoe 13: Jen Pruitt & Shannon Cassidy

“Ukazoo!!” ©

Used with permission

Episode 12: Charles Roe

“16 Kittens 12 Monkies”©

Episode 11: Ryan Simmons

“Why Not Now”©

Designing an Artbook, Episode 4

Now playing on YouTube, Episode 4 of my series of ‘Designing an Artbook’. A 10 minute Episode highlighting the ‘Contents & Preface’ parts of my second ArtStory book . Please view, subscribe to help make this a successful YouTube video art project and subsequently the successful self-publishing of the “24 Album Covers” art book. This art/story book will be a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 page book with 48 full color images and 24 short stories.

“24 Album Covers” 3rd Episode

ok folks, the 3rd episode of Creating an ArtStory book is now available on YouTube. This episode looks at the design work for the half title and title page of my ‘to be’ self-published “24 Album Covers” book plus an example of one of the 48 full color images within the pages.

The Creation of an Art/Story book from conception to a self published book. Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, computer applications, art images, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the book project to printed form. This episode focuses on the Frontmatter part of the Art book with the design work of the 1/2 title and full title page.

Please click on the Link below or at YouTube, search Craig L Haupt

The third in a series of designing an Artbook from conception to a printed 48 full color image/story book.