The positive luckily continues to outweigh the negative in life, and things are slowly starting to fit together in a manageable way. Over six posts I intend to highlight some of the progress I've made, show you sneak-peeks, and share useful tips I've picked up along the way.
#3: Book illustrations
#5: Game Design
#6: Random Experiences
#3: Story time.
Once upon a season ago, in the faraway kingdom of Salt Lake, there lived a girl named Rachel who loved a good story more than... well, pretty much anything. This Rachel happened to have some talent in creative arts, and an interest in writing. So she decided to attend a speculative fiction writing group. At this group Rachel met many wonderful people who liked her stories and shared some fantastic tales of their own. They told tales of fairies and dragons, of angels and demons, or of ordinary people living not-so-ordinary lives. She loved it, and ended going back for (almost) every meeting.
One day, another writer brought a beautiful short story about inspiration, believing in yourself, and a little girl who helped others to accomplish great things. Rachel was moved by the delicate simplicity of the writer's prose, and so Rachel sketched the little girl to show the writer what she felt.
This made the writer happy.
Now, the story is being made into a children's book. It's up to me to make the art as good as it can be; I'm about a third of the way there so far. And our little protagonist has come far from that first sketch.
By the way, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. It was good to get away from stress for a few days... but I'm glad to be back. :) Happy New Year. My resolution: finish these illustrations!