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A sketch for the upcoming book "The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves"

Beyondaries!

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Recently a writing website was launched, called Beyondaries.  This e-zine (electronic magazine) site features authors and artists, giving tips and advice in each quarterly issue.  I am the head Illustration columnist for the site, and I wrote an article on my illustration process for Port Yonder Press‘ upcoming book, The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves.  The article will also appear in the book, along with all the other short stories and illustrations.

A sketch for the upcoming book "The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves"

Keep an eye out each quarter of the year for a new article from me and many other worthy writers, sharing our expertise to you and the world.

Please give it a read and drop me a line if you have any questions!

"Domonique" - graphite pencil sketch of Tiara Brown

Custom Drawings for Free (OFFER EXPIRED)

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[EDIT: The offer for free drawings was made a long time ago. That offer has, understandably, expired. Thank you!]

Recently I have been creating custom drawings for friends on Facebook for free, and it’s been a wonderful experience!  People are happy to see fun, creative artwork being created almost daily and it gives me tons of practice.

The first person I created artwork for was Tiara Brown, since she’s been on me for a few months to create a drawing of her.  Here is the final artwork, made with Staedtler drawing pencils.

"Domonique" - graphite pencil sketch of Tiara Brown

“Domonique” – graphite pencil sketch of Tiara Brown

And here is a comparison of the final portrait piece alongside the photo of Tiara I grabbed from her Facebook albums.

Comparison of final "Domonique" pencil portrait artwork to the original photo of Tiara Brown

Comparison of final portrait sketch to the original reference photo

As a special offer to those who read my blog, I’m extending this free, custom artwork offer to you.  Just leave a comment on this post with your request and I will add it to my “free artwork for friends” queue.

I will be updating this blog more faithfully, bringing you more news and artwork than before.  It’s time to turn over a new leaf.  It is a new year, after all.  So be expecting awesomeness in the days to follow.

Have a wonderful New Year and may 2012 give you joy and success, bring prosperity to the heart and mind of all people, and not let the world be destroyed this year.  Darn you, ancient Mayans!

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