Thursday, January 22, 2015

I've been working...

on a lot of stuff. First, I am working on adding stories directly to my website. This means, I'm learning how to make my own pages, so I can update them myself. Here's a screenshot of the page setup so far. I am using a layout inspired by webcomic layouts that I like.
Remember, this is a first "draft", and, as you can see, I've got a lot more work to do on the page setup (centering everything comes to mind!). The story itself is completely done, so once the webpage is set up and working, all I have to do is add the rest of the pages!

And, I am also working on the next story, which will be much longer. Here's a detail of one of the picture's for this story.
Last, I have also been "just" writing. I picked up a story I started several years ago, started writing, and am going to see where it takes me, or more accurately, where the story takes the charaters. That means, sitting at my upstairs desk and writing in a notebook (not on the computer).

I have to thank the book, "On Writing", by Stephen King, for getting me back to that! "Read and write, read and write, read and write"! I highly recommend the book too. It was entertaining, informative, sad, very funny at times, and totally interesting!

My only complaint, too bad Mr. King does not illustrate also. (Maybe he does, but doesn't publish it??!! - I have no idea!)

I have modified his advice to make my own motto:

"Read, write, draw, read, write, draw, read, write, draw".

In that spirit, here's a digital picture I did that goes with the resurrected idea I've been working on this week. No, I couldn't completely leave drawing alone. I do not know how to do that.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year!

It is the start of a new year, and I'm trying to remember what I was working on before the holidays arrived. As I am not sure, I have been playing with my new toys; a new computer and drawing tablet!

Here are a few things I've done so far. Yesterday the full moon at 6:00am looked pretty great, but my camera is still broken. I drew a digital sketch of it, over the hill in our back yard. I did add a few things... or at the very least one "thing"...
Here he is, under the full moon.
I also worked on a perspective sketch,
and this is the first sketch I did on my new computer!
Now it's time to get back to work.
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