Anyway...I'm feeling sky high happy today, which is such a great feeling to have again. I think I said some time back that I would have some news in November? Riiighhhtt?? And if you've been with me on Face book during the summer, I kinda blabbed early, but I was so excited! I'd like to announce now that one of my paper dolls, Toko has been featured in Art Doll Quarterly!!! I'm still excitedly waiting for the issue to arrive in my mail slot, but I just couldn't wait to share!!
And here's the little lady:
And the gorgeous front cover this the winter issue:
I'm just so super happy to be part of this issue, with all the marvelous doll artists that are are always in there and to share a page with them is such and honour and treat that I could ever hope for!
So, in my uber excitement, I'm going to create some new paper dolls this weekend. I have one here that is actually part of the book I'm working on:
Her name is Fable and I'll have a better photo shot of her up a little later on. She's fully articulated, her wrists, ankles, head, torso, knees, elbows and shoulders all move. My first time making a larger paper doll. I have another one waiting, for the past two months actually, to be inked and coloured, then put together.
My gosh, I still cannot go on about how happy I am. I've spend the last four years really pushing at the direction I really want to go in. Submitting things and submitting things and feeling like I've been getting no where. No even getting rejection letters....just a void of silence. But with this, I strongly feel a change in that, I see a light at that dark tunnel's end. Seeing that email in the summer, that joyful acceptance letter....someone saying "yes" and thinking that it fits in with their publication, has given me the courage and strength to keep fighting for longer now. You guys have given me that too! So thank you all and Art Doll Quarterly! The future looks bright again!
Ooh! Before I go, I'll share a little sketch:
I originally posted this on Face book. This is "Juliet" from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Just a simple pencil sketch while watching a movie. I always liked Clare Danes outfit from the 1996 film version and I wanted to draw something like it.
Well, that's all for today. ^_^ Wishing you a wonderful, happy and creative week! Cheers my friends!