Things Learned from Editing The Wolves We Are

Editing Highlighters, AWAY!

I use the word ‘snapped’ as my default angry speech verb.

I need to work on making sure dialog is tagged correctly in multi-person scenes.

Smartass comments about shotguns not fitting in the trunk of compact cars might possibly be taken seriously by someone and should probably be edited to indicate their snarkiness.

I have pacing issues… I think? (more…)

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Unnamed Custom Order

Custom Order

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred Mare (G1)
Color: Metallic Green-Blue-Purple
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 655 Metallic Aquamarine)
Status: Painted June 2013 and SOLD (Custom Order)

This little gal was the other half of the custom order with Subterfuge and I consider her an honorary sibling to the Pimped Rides Live donation piece! 🙂 (more…)

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Icons and Covers and Doodling, oh my!

The Wolves We Are Sketch

Part of the push to create an eBook of The Wolves We Are is to create actual cover art that’s not just a simple photo-manip. (To be honest, I probably need to redo every story icon I have, but I’m starting small.)

I’m an artist, of sorts, but I’m not a designer– as you can tell from the simplicity of the Saturday Story Prompt collections covers. Unfortunately I can’t afford to hire a real one, especially for a free eBook, so for now I’m going to have to make do.

And that means keeping the art as basic as possible.

After a boatload of sketches I ended up deciding to use a stained glass motif of the Baron and his sevens sons as the main Baron’verse icon. It’s a pattern that should shrink well and 90% of the use will be as an icon instead of a bookcover. (more…)

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