Author Journey March 2019

Any big announcements? For a while now, I’ve been trying to break free from daily blog posts. It sounds easy, right? I just don’t post anything, but then I would look at the past four months of consecutive posts and I’d find myself posting again. It really is addictive!

Well, I did it. I broke free. Admittedly, it was because I went on a family vacation to Florida, spent a lot of time at Disney World, admiring all the families with matching t-shirts and the fathers with the ‘Most Expensive Day’ slogans on theirs. We all had a lot of fun and were thoroughly exhausted when we got back.

Anyhow, as a result, there were eleven days with no posts. I did keep up with my episode reviews of The Promised Neverland because that show was excellent, so there weren’t eleven consecutive days. I do feel surprisingly relieved now that I’ve managed to stop. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find more time for writing and editing my stories which have been shamefully neglected for a while now.

Continue reading “Author Journey March 2019”

Saturday Sketches: Week 10

“If you have any last words, say them now.”

What did you draw this week? The most recent anime in my A to Z Anime Challenge was El Cazador de la Bruja and I absolutely loved it. Everything about the series was incredible. So, I thought why not take a little more time to draw Nadie, the bounty hunter hero of the story and my favourite character.

Yes, I know. It’s another female character, but what can I say, I enjoy strong female characters and there’s nothing wrong with that. Anyhow, if you’ve not seen the series, I would absolutely recommend it. Everything from the animation to the music to the major arc and minor arcs is beautifully done.

This has easily become one of my favourite anime series. So, here’s Nadie.

Continue reading “Saturday Sketches: Week 10”

Saturday Sketches: Week 9

“No matter what I do I will always be forgiven. Why, you ask? It is because I am beautiful!!!”

What did you draw this week? She slipped into my mind without me noticing and now she won’t leave. Also, given how many episodes of One Piece I’ve now seen, it only seemed right that I should draw someone from the series.

Ironically, she’s only recently appeared in the series after more than four hundred episodes and already I think she’s one of my favourites. I did want to draw her looking down on others as that’s kind of a classic pose, however, it probably wouldn’t look as good as the pose I chose.

Instead, I went with the pose of Boa Hancock sitting on her snake throne. So, here it is. Enjoy!

Continue reading “Saturday Sketches: Week 9”

Author Journey February 2019

Any big announcements? I couldn’t do it! I said last month that I was going to not publish a blog post every day, but I just couldn’t do it. That means that it’s now been one-hundred and twenty-three days of consecutive blog posts.

Considering that when I started blogging here, I was posting once a week. Ever since I completed the 30 Day Anime Challenge back in November, I haven’t been able to stop. Hopefully, someone has enjoyed them and it’s all been worth it… hopefully…

How’s the writing going? I have been focused on editing rather than writing, with most of that time going on the Black Death trilogy. That’s coming along nicely and the more I re-read it, the more excited I am to get this published. There’s also the possibility that we will post the entire first book online for a limited period. There are three authors involved and we each have a storyline that’s twenty chapters long. We will each post a chapter a day to our websites. I’ll be sure to make an announcement closer to the time, so keep your eyes open.

Continue reading “Author Journey February 2019”

Saturday Sketches: Week 8

See ya around, Space Cowboy! Bang!

What did you draw this week? For whatever reason, Cowboy Bebop seemed to be on everyone’s minds lately. I have seen multiple posts about it and several comments involving it, so I figured I would throw my hat in with a quick sketch.

I’m almost ashamed to say that I hadn’t seen Cowboy Bebop until the beginning of 2018. How it slipped past my radar is a mystery. I knew of it and was aware of the following, but had never got around to watching it.

Now, I’m considering re-watching it so I can really focus on each episode, breaking down exactly why I think it’s one of the best anime series out there, but that’s for another day. I’ve sketched what I think is one of the most iconic moments in the series. Enjoy.

This is my sketch of Spike Spiegel in his final stand. It’s a moment I loved in the series and thought it was a truly great way to end things. On reflection, I may have let his hair get away from me, but the expression on his face looks good.

It’s also my second male character. That’s two out of seven, which is hopefully enough to hide the fact that I’m mostly drawing good looking girls… Whatever, it’s my pencil, I can do what I want with it.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

Other posts in the series.