Random Friday

Sorta kinda Art Friday. Last weekend I did a 3hours+ pencil portrait, and it shows in the results. Usually it takes me 2hrs or 2 and a half, this is 3h15 (the longest it took me was 4hours, but the shirt was much more complicated). Here’s another 3hours drawing that is still pinned as my favorite on DA even though it’s 2 years old (and it’s on my wall, albeit a different wall from the latest).

And then while prepping for the novel challenge next month, I realized that the “novella” I planned to expand is actually almost a short novel already and since I’m not supposed to have more than 50% already written and I have no idea how long part 2 would be, I decided to postpone that project to later in the year and to pick something else.

So I’m going to write something based on a very loose outline+a screenplay that was another version of that published novella and make it an original novel. Plus I’ll write the novel of one of the S.K.Y.B.A.N.D. characters that was already on the to-write list and I realized that… oh-oh.

My graphic novel doesn’t have a printed version I can follow, since the balloons are digitally added to wordless comic book pages. So I’ll have to study a way to print it out beyond Omnibus 2 (I had printed copies of the first 2 Omnibus, made through DriveThruComics, but I have retired them since) – either just an Omnibus 3 for myself, maybe on Lulu and B&W, or I can start trying to do that Createspace edition in a different format.

working on SKYBAND during the Holidays

So next weekend I’ll be busy with PODs again. This weekend I only have to upload an ebook, since I have other commitments that will take me away from both the laptop and the drawing tray… For those of you who are new, I have a drawing tray (it’s supposedly a reading tray) and I draw on my bed – see this old pic.

I was even working on the graphic novel! Just picture color pencils like above on the table below, and it will be pretty accurate. You can see the borders of the tray even on the images above.

Oh, and that was before I became, blonde, of course, but then, I had been coloring my hair for a few years already anyway… started at 35, planned to stop at 50, haven’t really yet, but eventually…

Have a great weekend! 🙂


Random Friday

Busy weekend, so only one Pencil Portrait because I was mostly out of the house seeing people and socializing (which left introvert-me exhausted, so I didn’t even start on the second). And since there’s also this video out last week, I had already done a vignette about this, but for now I’ll just say – the longest 2:33mins of video! 😦 Why do 4:52 minutes fly when he dances and I get bored after 30 seconds like this? I guess I’m not really interested in his abs after all! 😉

Anyhow, added balloons to the chibis for that thing (please note that the chibis were already posted on DA before the video came out – I added the ballons later just because if felt a good opportunity! 😉 I know, I’m bad…):

defeatdefeatsmallNow I better stop toying with the chibis and get back to serious writing… maybe! 😉 Have a great weekend!

Random Friday

And it’s Art Friday! Since last Saturday was Hrithik’s birthday, he got his pencil portrait as usual. First of the year, took me less than two hours… It might be his year – or the year he becomes Muse #1 – although when he reaches 15million fans on Facebook I’ll probably bow out.

And John Wick is coming out next week in Italy (if I manage to find it in original version, since I hate dubbing, otherwise I’ll have to get the DVD on Amazon a couple of weeks later). And there are two more movies coming out for him and none for Hrithik, since his next epic will release in 2016, so… I’ll probably keep both muses for another year – even if I turn half a century in approximately 8 months. What? 😉 Only men can have Peter Pan syndrome? 😉

Barb & Da Muses

Barb & Da Muses

I also did a drawing of Kay-low at twenty, when he attempts to become a music star. I had fun with the tattoos and it helped me visualize them. So now I need to re-read and insert more description in his story! 😀 I might use this drawing in a cover – second half of the year. I’m thinking of doing a double feature of two Star Minds Next Generation novellas with similar themes at a lower price…

Busy with the final draft of SMNG before I send it to Mighty Editor, so no time for watching movies… Have a great weekend! 🙂



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