Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WIP poem/song

I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing with this, but I wanted to try to try writing a poem that actually rhymes and isn't a sonnet for once. The chances of turning it into a song are pretty slim, unless I decide to throw it at one of my song writer friends who are more talented with music than I am. (I sing, but while I learned six different instruments in the past, I mastered none.)

Also, little telling of my personality that my first attempt a lyrics put to paper are a song of love lost.

Can’t help but think of this
The warm texture of your lips
Your rich and rough timbre
And how it made me quiver
That gentle glide of your hand
The way the bitter end began

And it’s a new moon tonight
No heaven’s beacon down this way
Just hopeless whispers to pray
In this fading city light

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Book Dummy and finished illustrations

So, here's the full, sad tale of O'Yoné, including the finished colored pages I did for the class. I know I have type errors from copy and pasting the wrong manuscript, and there is actually a better book dummy image for one of the spreads, but I have to rescan it. I plan on creating a website with the full colored book and more picture book illustrations of adult fairytales. If all goes well, I'm going to publish it full color (sans O'Yoné, though, because it's under the HitRECord contract).

In other news, I have a wedding invite commission that I'm working on, so I'm going to see about permission to post stuff with that after they're sent out to the guests.

I'm also finally really getting to really work on my vampire novel, Children Out of Eden. I wrote two bits of it as stageplays for my creative writing class this past semester and they were really well received. I might add in sequentially illustrated interludes (read: comic pages) into the book after I finish with the prose. It already has interludes in it of the narrator, Joel, talking to his therapist about everything that happens with his best friend Annabel Lee (the vampire) and how he feels about it. If I get it published and we make an audio book, those interludes are getting voice acted, and it will be fun as hell. So yeah, look forward to some character sketches for that. It's going to be a challenge, 'cause I'm a dork with high ambitions for this to get published and end up with a movie deal, so I was already dream casting in my head. I don't want to end up drawing the characters exactly like my dream casting. But we'll see.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Goodness, I could have sworn I actually posted here since midterms. Must have been on Tumblr. Damn social networks are all blurring together.

I was going to post some more art today, but I'm going to actually work on more art instead, I think. That and watch Aladdin. Unless SOPA would give me shit for mentioning Aladdin on my blog.

In which case I will draw all the Aladdin fanarts and SOPA can suck it.

But yeah, I'll be putting up more of O'Yoné up at midnight and give more updates on what I'm doing, including some personal news.

EDIT: Or I could end up with an upset stomach. They will be up this week, though.