Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Little Prince

Afternoon all you little wonders out there! The sun is shinning, it's a beautiful day and the crisp fall air is deeply tangible now....ahhh..and, I'm getting very excited for November to roll around. I'm sitting here all giggles and smiles, but I can't tell you yet what it is. But I cannot wait! I feel like an impatient child with a brand new dress, but not allowed to wear it just yet.

So, leaving you with that cryptic message, let me introduce you to another lead character  for my middle grade novel.  Of which I'm just starting to plot feels kind of daunting and scary to plot, but I've got a number of books out to help that path along smoothly.  It'll be awesome to see where it leads to.  Then, I'll move on to the actual writing part....which will be very messy and I'll have to learn to not edit as I go along.

Anyway, this young man right here is Nemo. (Again, I'm going to be mean and not mention his last name...because I love doing word play that incorporates the story) The male lead and is Sandy's closest companion in her strange new world.  He's not actually a prince, he kinda looks like one though in his white and gold finery.  He is twelve years old and has been in this other world for so long that he no longer remembers what his last name is, how he got where he is and only partly remembers where he's from.  (Shh, just between you and me....he's from Cornwall, England. *winks*)  He loves battle games, sweets and stories.  He enjoys being a bit of a joker and playing pranks on certain people that scare easily.  He's headstrong and very independent after needing to fend for himself for such a long time.  But also he's kind and gets great pleasure of helping those in need.  He becomes very protective of Sandy and will stop short of dangerous heroic acts to aide or save her from harm.

All that black hair of his came out slightly more Emo than I thought, *laughs*, so I hope that aspect will somehow work out in his favor, a young man that's already unusually stylish.

I used watercolours pencils from Faber Castel used dry as they give a wonderful air brushed look along with a colourless blender to smooth things over. In all took about three weeks to finish.

Currently I'm working on a drawing for a friend.  He runs a comic called "Reynard City", which is so cute and zany to read.  I'm making for him a decorative writing paper drawing:


Colouring is about halfway through. Yay!

That's all for this week my friends, I'll leave you now with some words that I hope will inspire you all to go for your dreams!  I saw this in a car ad, I believe and it got me so charged up, I cut it out and stuck it in my inspiration journal.

Wishing you all a very happy and wonderful week! Cheers!


  1. your portrait of Nemo is awesome. I clicked to make it large and WOW! the roses are super pretty and the sky and clouds are dreamy. i love his hair and hand, then there is his ruffles, yum.

    congrats on the mystery
    as well as progress on your story. all so wonderful!

  2. Nemo is beautiful! Your work is stunning my friend! I am so honored that you're sharing all of the development of your novel with us. It's a fantastic journey and it all needs to be celebrated. I am wishing you well as you embark on the writing as about my arch-nemesis! :) Can't wait to hear about the November news too..and wow, what a fabulous piece you are currently working on for your friend. I am left with inspiration from that image you shared with us..thank you!!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I think I might know that boy from Cornwall! ;) He likes to watch manga films especially Studio Ghibli ones. Thankyou for your lovely comments on my recent drawings, I really appreciate them.xx

  4. You never cease to amaze me! And I just read your bio for the first time - loved that too! Congrats on continuing on with your passion - you are such a talent on so many levels. Can't wait to hear about the book being published one day :))) xoxo

  5. So excited for you!!! I've no doubt the news is not only amazing but fruition of a dream come true. Nemo is incredible! I love to zoom in and see all the incredible detailing - the ruffles and beads on his shirt, the veins in the leaves, the reflection in his eye!! This is just incredible.

  6. That ad woulda done it for me, too! Great stuff on there!

    Nemo is incredible (as usual)!
    Anything that would take me 3 weeks to complete is usually because I start it one day....put it aside and get busy for 2 weeks and 5 days, then go back and finish it....haha!
    The patience you must have!!


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