Sunday, August 30, 2009
I hope to be able to work faster as I refine my process, but I'm encouraged by what I'm getting so far. I've had a very rough week on the day job. I believe FIRMLY on sticking it out, don't quit it until you can safely break free, especially if you have a family. But some times the stress can be so great that your health my be in danger. Be wise, get a check up, and if it gets too bad get a new day job. Or go part time if you can. At any rate, work smart! I'll be posting an interview with David Petersen soon so be sure to check back later this week!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Penny Webber just gave me a scribbler! thanks Penny.http://pennyweber.blogspot.com/
Here's the rules for the award- Each Superior Scribbler must, in turn, pass the Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy buds.Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, andlink to this post, which explains The Award.Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the
Mr. Linky Listat the Scholastic-Scribe's blog. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor!Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
How do we become storytellers and why?
It all begins with being a little listener. When we were
young, we would hang on every word that followed,
"Once upon a time..." We loved the story so much
that we would make it our own, and tell it to any who
would listen, and many who wouldn't. You keep doing
that long enough, and Poof!
you become a story teller. The secret is...
Never grow up! Never let go of the felling of wonder. Let
yourself be carried away to a Himalayan mountain top where
the Yeti cries. Fly with a caped crusader as he vanquishes the
forces of evil. Take a dare and walk the ridge of a roof top.
From a galaxy far, far away... To seek out new life
and new civilizations... where ever the story goes, you go.
Then write it all down and share it with the world.
Can you imagine a world with out stories?
A world where the wonder has gone?
Shudder to think of it.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
After the Con I'm so fired up that I just cant stand it! There isn't enough time during the day, nor patience in my psyche to bare the things that keep me from my craft. Yet, duty calls.
I've penciled eight pages, finished two and inked one and a half this past week. How fast you work depends on many things I guess, but no matter how much I accomplish it just doesn't seem like it's ever enough. My impatience is showing again, but with the help of my critique group I'm learning to organize what I accomplish much more effectively. I will completely finnish inking OUWANGALAYMAH! before I start painting it. This is almost sure to alleviate the problems plaguing GREW. If anyone has any other suggestions or experience in accomplishing the most with the least amount of time please share.