A starting point…

DebE —  December 22, 2011 — Leave a comment

This is my first drawing on my tablet PC. I think it is an improvement on the original, but I still have work to do.

I did Llew’s eyes a little manga-like before deciding to go a more normal size for Jonas (thanks Ian Somerhalder for being a fab eye/eyebrow-model). I now need to work on Jonas’ -tattoo (it is important to the story) and, of course, his knife- I have less experience drawing inanimate objects, particularly shiny ones…  As for the horses, however… (I spent my entire childhood drawing horses)

J & L

Anyway, I work best with visual cues, so am in the process of setting myself up a highly visual version of my story in LibreOffice. Not that I don’t still love yWriter, but I need stuff just to be there in front of me , so I think a doc making high use of text boxes & pictures will be the ticket for me.

For those wanting the technical details, I drew this in GIMP 2.6 on an Asus Eee slate. The original image was composed in DAZ 3D, just so I could set up the pose for myself (I haven’t done enough people-drawing to be able to draw from my head well).

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Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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