The official kick-off for this blog!
At the top left is the Green Book: Reference in which I write my plot ideas, character and culture development, kingdom and empire history, etc. for The Green Book, pictured above as the obvious green cover. The Green Book, a placeholder title, is a novel I started in high school when urged by several good friends. I will not be giving any further information on it excepting select pieces of artwork and perhaps short experimental excerpts.
In the middle is Drawing Words & Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. I’m intending to use this book in an independent study where I can improve on a skill of interpreting words into pictures, both for my own stories and comics, as well as potential work for others.
At the top right is She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch A Woman’s Soul by Mary D. Midkiff. I was gifted this book years ago but never finished it. As it turns out this book is rather insightful in the world of women and horses and, as a horse nerd, I should have read it several times over. As it is I only recently dug it out from the bottom of my collection. Now I am determined to get through it. Here we shall say it represents all the other horse nerd books I own but have yet to finish. May it serve as further motivation to get me back up in the saddle!
Finally there is a Canson Universal Sketch sketch book. I had to take a break with my art, both on a online site and in my every day life. I bought this book earlier this year and I’ve started working on my anatomy and style again.
I’m not expecting to speed through these projects and they are only a few of my goals for the year, including impending self publications for Kindle via Amazon. As to the timeline for these and other projects, I’ll keep you posted.