Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fan Art

One day, I'm going to publish my books. Sure, I have a lot of hurdles to jump over. Sure, I've heard how I won't make a living at writing, and that I have to keep my 'second' job, a hundred-thousand times. And sure, I know that the odds of it making the bestseller list are slim. But... I have to do this. I've never wanted anything more in my life.

And you know, when it happens, there will be people who hate it, spit on it, hate me for writing it. But if I can convey the way that I feel about my stories, and my characters through my writing, there will also be someone out there who loves it.

And that's all that really matters.

I'm an artist, and I spend a lot of time looking at other people's artwork. One of the things that makes me the happiest is when I see awesome fan artwork, for a game/book/show that I know and love--it can be fun, quirky, inspiring, dark, beautiful... and when I see it from several different people on the same subject, it shows me how different our experiences, even in the same story, can be.

But until I get a story published, I'm not going to see any of that about my characters... or... maybe I can. :)

My friend Barbara drew this for me in an art trade. <3

-Tsira

2 comments:

  1. Aww, I completely understand! I had a friend make some pictures for my books and I looove them. There's something so nice about seeing on paper what you see in your head :)

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    1. I see the most amazing fan art on dA every time I check up on things there. If one day, when Tsirash is published, I saw even one gorgeous reference to my characters on there, it would make my month.

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