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 out...it 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!
Wishing you all a very happy and wonderful week! Cheers!