ACEO of the Week – 05/06/17

May 6, 2017
Evening Tree #9

Evening Tree #9
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2011 Dawn Blair
SOLD

Looking up and dreaming about everything that’s out there among the stars.

I’d really hate for this to be the only planet with life on it in our whole universe.

Is it any wonder that I write about other worlds?


Graphic Novel updates

January 2, 2010

I’ve been inking and toning the new page for Weblinks this week as well as relearning Manga Studio – the program I use for drawing the comic. Worse off, I can’t find my copy of Manga Studios for Dummies – don’t laugh! I really need it now.

Last night on Twitter (@morningsky1), I said I’d once read a manga artist lamenting about spending hours on a page that would be read in 30 seconds. I agreed with him then, but now even more so.

Still, I’m excited to get back to Weblinks and Sacred Knight. It’s been so long. I discovered the other day that Weblinks has had over 48,000 page views since I started it. Must be all those Twilight fans! LOL!

As for Sacred Knight, I’ve got the script for the first story arc all drafted out. Until New Year’s Eve, there were only three arcs, but now I’ve discovered a 4th. It keeps getting bigger and bigger. Now I’m working on character sketches and getting the thumbnails done for the second chapter.

If you want to follow along with me and get first-hand looks at the art, character bios, and plot summaries, please feel free to join me on my Facebook fan pages:
Sacred Knight
Weblinks

And don’t forget: if you want to prove yourself to be a true fan, order the single chapter copies as they come out. Right now that includes Sacred Knight: Legend 1 and Weblinks: Bite 1 & 2 (soon to be 3). Inside are special commentaries by me. I’m only doing a few copies of each one because I publish them myself (layout, printing, and assembly all done by me). Once I have enough chapters to assemble into a book, the single chapter books will no longer be printed so these will become collector’s editions. Did I mention how affordable they are? Only $2.00 + $1.00 for shipping per chapter. $3.00 total. For something that will be collectable! Get yours now by clicking on the links below.

Sacred Knight: Legend 1
Weblinks: Bite 1, 2, or preorder 3

Quick note for international readers: I do ship internationally, but please e-mail me with a list of books you’d like so that I can get the shipping costs for you and prepare a special invoice through Paypal.

Again, don’t forget to check out the fan pages. Together, we can make these stories a success.

On a side note, I saw that Manga Studio 4 has the capability of coloring pages. You can do it now in the version I use (MS3), but you have to jump through hoops to get it into Photoshop. I’d love to color the pages – as though I have time with the monstrous stories that come to me to consume my life! I’ve already been working on Sacred Knight for 15 years! My last gasping breath will probably be “Steigan.” But I love coloring (which is probably why I love painting), so I’d enjoy releasing a colored version of Sacred Knight.


At the movies…

December 22, 2008

Hi all.

I took the boys to see Twilight today. I promise no spoilers here, but I do think they rushed the ending way too much after the easy pace of the rest of the movie. I’ve started reading the book, so I can’t be a judge there, but my oldest son has read the book (“Even though it’s a love story.”) and says that it’s better. Of course, he always thinks the book is better.

You know, it’s times like this when I wish I was writing. I keep seeing things that say to “remember your childhood dream.” Well, mine was writing. I was always working on my novels. I still feel like I have stories stuck inside me. I keep wondering how things would’ve worked out if I hadn’t listened to the negative voices in my head that told me my stories were childish and stupid. It seems that a lot of what’s popular today is similar to what I was writing then. To be honest, it’s very hard when I feel like my writing was taken away from me because, well, I guess I feel that I was wasting it, I wasn’t appreciating it enough, I wasn’t pushing it hard enough. Sometimes I wonder if the art will be taken away from me too. I worry that if I get too attached to painting that the desire to do it will be taken away. Yet, even with the painting I feel that it doesn’t have the depth that I want. I can’t convey the same things that I can when I’m writing. And I don’t seem to have the same obsessiveness with painting that I did with writing. Not that I don’t feel a passion for it; it’s just not the same.

Oh, if only I had an answer to this dilemma. If only I had the desire to write, then I’d happily plug away at both. And why have I not found the person that understands what I’m going through right now, that mentor, that teacher to guide the way. I’m ready to be out of this labrynth and continue down the path.

Okay, thanks for listening today. Maybe soon I’ll have an answer.