Pushing Sketches Further Along

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Here’s another sketch I’m pushing closer to a ‘finished’ point. You guys saw the undersketch for this weeks or months ago, but, as I said the other day, I’m going through old (some very old) files to finish or discard sketches..

I have this vision of a totally organized, polished file folder of digital paintings living cozily on my desktop.

I can totally do it.

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, passengers are on-boarding the vessel for a big journey.


A Cloud Study

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This is a picture of clouds that I painted because I’m studying up on how to make colors in the sky. Yay Pinterest for useful images to practice from!

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the former military man is holding an experiment with a very special plant.

A Clean-Up Project


So yesterday I started getting through ancient sketches on my laptop and resuscitating or deleting them.

This was a messy doodle that I cleaned up last night.

I figure I’ll either throw out or transform all my icky, boring half-sketches, and then my laptop will be organized and not so haphazard.

I like how this one turned out, anyway!

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the original bodyguard is teaching a large group of people how to protect themselves.

This is my tired brain (urgh)

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Here is a super rough sketch. I’m working on pep talking myself into putting some figure drawing resources together as a more plan-type method, because I need surface anatomy practice.

I think it’s interesting how the nibs on a stylus get worn down over time. My last one got unusable, which was cute because it hadn’t occurred to me before that I’d need replacements. The little plastic bag of replacement nibs are adorable, though.

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel. Mr. Desoro is getting a workup for his physical difficulties.

The Striped Canyon Where the Rock Snakes Live (which are super scary!)

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This is a partial sketch of the black and white rocks in the part of the book where the hunter fetches in some material from the quarry. It’s not finished yet, but yay. I think it looks like a zebra.

In other news . . . wow. Yup, I have nothing more to say about myself at this time.

You’re reading Victor Poole, and in my current novel, the bachelor party has so far produced, um, three wedding proposals among the guests, who are all having a marvelous time.