We reach the end of week 9, and so too the end of an episode in the Silver Jill production. In order to better control my time and keep track of my progress, I decided in January to work only on the larger spreads and full pages for Silver Jill, getting the bulk of then … Continue reading Week 09 – Inking Complete
With January and February gone, now is a good time to explain the long-term plan for Caimwind, ‘cos wow, it’s a long-term project. During 2019, as I work on completing and releasing Silver Jill, I will conceptualise the world of Caimwind in daily artworks and stories. At the end of the year, these will be … Continue reading Caimwind – What’s It All About
After so many neglectful weeks away from regular posts, perhaps a recap of events is in order. Though progress is presently slow, I am gradually plodding my way through the many Silver Jill pages, and I’m mostly happy with the work done so far. The odd one or two spreads may see some elements replaced, … Continue reading Weekly Review – 08
Bonjour all! After many months, I finally return! The Here Be Dragons Kickstarter in April and May ate far more voraciously into my time than I ever thought it would, and I've struggle to catch up since. Fern fox plushies, many commissioned watercolour pieces and The Rescue Chickens Save Christmas were my main priorities, but … Continue reading I Return!
This week, I did something a little new: I tracked my time usage. It’s not overly riveting, but it is helpful to see how effective or ineffective I am throughout the day. I simply write when I start a task, and what the task is, and make notes of relevant interruptions. Working freelance and from … Continue reading Week 29: Time Keeping
Many artists and creators talk of doing monthly challenges, or of aiming for a total number of hours, drawings or written words in a set amount of time. After two Inktobers and a Smaugust, I felt confident enough to embark upon a personal project for the entirety of 2018, and that is Daily Dragons. You … Continue reading 6 Months of Daily Dragons
As is the nature of things, as The Naiad Chronicles comes to an end, a new story takes flight. At the controls of this new adventure sits Letitia Hopsworth-Jubilee (Lettice, for short); aviatrix, botanist, entomologist... hare. Lettice recounts her airborne adventures in illustrated journals. The book will be lushly illustrated with over one hundred and … Continue reading Introducing Silver Jill