I am coming close to finishing up the first draft of a novel titled “Forts” that I’ve been writing for the better part of the year, and because of that I decided to sketch up a little something with the characters.
white black book boy rough gray cover magic first sword scale novel characters forts draft
Great sketch, Steven. Look forward to the book. I worked in a school library for a long time, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading books written for young people. Agnes xx
Thanks Agnes! The first draft of the book is almost completed and for the most part I’m pleased. There’s still a lot of things that need to be reworked, but that’s why it’s called a first draft, no? ;)
A great drawing Steven, so well composed and full of contrast from strength to vulnerabillity.
Thanks Brian, I appreciate that. I sort of rushed through certain parts of this one, but overall it’s not bad. I tried leaving a good deal of open space in case I want to work in text down the line.
You are a bit of a robot yourself my friend … how long does a drawing like this take?
This one took about three days. The only thing that took any real time was the damn armor on the bad guy. PAIN IN THE REAR!! ;)
That looks great Steven- I LOVE the detail on the armour x
Thanks! Ya, the armor was a pain in the patoot, but I think it came out looking pretty good. Hey…patoot is a fun word to type. ;)
OMG .. I just really LOVE LOVE LOVE your work Steven !!!! Your characters are so personable and vivatious …….. Will you do me the honor of letting me purchase one of the books when finished with an autograph maybe ????
Thanks Naylor! Means a lot. As for purchasing a copy…NO NEVER!! HOW DARE YOU ASK SUCH A THING!!?? The nerve…the unmitigated nerve… Obviously I am kidding. ;)
Awesome Steven! : ) I’m a little worried about how he’s going to get out of this fix! ..Is he trying the dreaded Crane move from the Karate kid? lol Wen x
Thanks Wen! The kid has some tricks up his sleeve, even if they are short. ;)
Love this Steven… Cant wait to see the other in this series…
Thanks Rosemaree! Not sure if there will be any others in the series. The book is a novel. I’m debating whether or not I want to do any illustrations inside, but I think I’ll work on finding a publisher first. ;)
Cool work! Great to hear there’s a novel involved!
Thanks Damian! I’m pretty pleased with the way the novel is shaping up thus far. There’s still work to be done, but for the most part it’s not too shabby. ;)
Super duper cool! ;)
Steven I hope the young guy knows a bit of kung foo, his opponent looks a bit ferocious.
No kung fu, but he’s a smart cookie. Plus, you know the old saying, “the bigger they are, the smaller the brain” ;)
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