Posts Tagged With: Artwork

The Making of a Cover

What else makes writing novels fun? … doing the artwork for said novel!

Here is the cover artwork I did for my latest book.  I drew it back before NANO started, just to give myself some inspiration on what I want my characters to look like.

This—as you can see—is the start.  Here we have the main character and his trusty horse.  (Well, their heads anyway…)

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This fellow here, well, he’s a main c. too, but not the title character.

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He is the little brother—if you will.  Ready and waiting is he, with his bow (not seen) and quiver full of arrows.  Hopefully he’ll never run out…

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And now, everyone is all drawn out.

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And almost all coloured…

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And done!

From left to right: Bernard, Farerick, Parish, Broderick, Deyorn, and Eryn.

(As for where Bernard’s quiver is, I do not know…Mistakes will happen!)

So anyway, for this picture, I used mostly watercolours, with some pen—Pitt Pens, that is—and a little bit of coloured pencil.

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25 Days and Counting!

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Is anyone out there as excited as I am for NANOWRIMO to start? Well, if you are writing up ideas, re-writing up better ones, playing out scenes in your head as you’re trying to sleep, spending all your spare time writing down more ideas—alright I almost have my whole book written down—HUH!—then yeah, you’re about as excited…

I cannot help it—it just excites me! The thought of all that writing, who knows how many people across the world spending November writing down their own personal stories.  But when I am through thinking of all that part, I think of my own story.

Last year was my first year participating.  I reached my word-count goal, which was about 40,000—(I even went over it a bit).  Anyway, just for fun, I tested out theWord-Count Goal Calculator to see what it said my word count could be…it said 171,360… Not really what I had in mind, but whatever.  (Not that I wouldn’t love to write a novel with 171,360 words, but I just don’t see it working out very well.)

So anyway, if you are a novel-writing lover like myself, feel free to leave comments on your experiences! Do any of you know yet what your novel shall be about, or do to just wing it when November 1st hits?

(drawing above is of the main character for my novel: artwork by me)

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