I got so busy yammering on about my writing last post that I neglected to share the drawings I’ve done. I did manage to finish Imaginaerum, minus the Song of Myself redo…I’m doing the epics on a different schedule. Here’s Scaretale:
In the end I wasn’t entirely satisfied with this one. When I go back through and touch up all my images, I will probably take a white pen and add some more texture and detail to the black areas.
I did While Your Lips Are Still Red as kind of a break, when Scaretale was giving me trouble.
And then I started Once. So far I’ve done Higher Than Hope, Creek Mary’s Blood, White Night Fantasy, and I’m currently working on Dark Chest of Wonders. I have compositions for Wish I Had an Angel and Nemo finished and ready to go. (And would you believe, for all of that, I’m actually a little behind schedule 😛 )
Higher Than Hope:
Creek Mary’s Blood:
White Night Fantasy:
I also started the marker work on FantasMic, but with all the busy-ness lately, that one’s kind of gone on the back burner.
I’ve established a pattern with my depictions of the dead boy: his hair is naturally pure white, but changes with what is happening in the overall story. The more white there is, the less “corrupted” he is by what’s going on. Black tips in his hair means the world is encroaching on him. Black roots mean his own heart is losing some of its innocence. It will be almost totally black during The Poet and the Pendulum, and at the end of Imaginaerum will be a perfect mix of black and white. (That’s him in White Night Fantasy. You’ll notice I haven’t added any black. I probably won’t until I have every single image done, at which point I will line them all up and decide how the arc is going to play out).