Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

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Daily Cartooning, the Character as Calligraphy

November 28, 2016

In the wake of the recent elections, I’ve been busy.   I was shocked by the results, needed to remember the world still has good people in it.  I took a simple idea, asked some friends for advice, and then started an event.   At the very least, it helped me.  I met wonderful people, made new friends, reaffirmed friendships with ones I already knew, and felt a part of community again.     This lovely video made by Roger Tran shows the power of what we can do as a community:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwhUGlTTkOk&feature=share  So many people showed up.  Some brought signs, some flowers, all brought themselves.  We came together and became something bigger.  It gave me new strength

In reflection on this, I want to do more to help others express themselves.  I am not a professional artist but I am a competent student and it occurred to me that sharing my notes might help someone else find a means of expressing themselves that they’ve always desired.   To that end:  My notes-to-self on learning to draw economical characters are attached to this image:

characterascalligraphyhttp://obscurestar.deviantart.com/art/CharacterAsCalligraphy-648297695

and a ~1min time-lapse video of the exercise is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMj109VanCs

 

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Fantasy Worlds of Samantha

September 4, 2008

Vist my DeviantArt Gallery

After a long interlude, I’m finally returning to doing some animation. In the interim, I’ve largely been working on still art, writing, and sewing.

One of the many projects I created during this hiatus was the creation of a fantasy blog. Rather than post art and stories with the continual disclaimer of ‘This is just make believe.’, I created a blog where faeries are real and the writer lives in a strange world. The writing still takes the form of short stories but for some reason, the framework of living in a world of fantasy helps me bypass a form of writer’s block that would otherwise impair the work.

So. Hang on! Animation is coming soon and in the meanwhile, how about a story? Please check out my fantasy worlds with The deviant spirit, wanderer of the twilight worlds at http://dvnt-spirit.livejournal.com

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NaNoWriMo

October 20, 2007

November is national novel writing month. What the heck! I’ve done a fair bit of writing in the form of short stories and scripts for my animation. This seems like a fun new venue to try out. In addition, it should generate material that I may be able to use for a podcast I’ve been considering setting up some day soon. (More on that when it develops) In the meanwhile, if you are looking for me in November, you can probably find me over at NaNoWriMo as DV_Girl

Doing NaNoWriMo yourself? I’d love a peer group and support network! Friend me!