Didn't post last week, but I think everyone was too busy with the holidays, anyway, right? :P
I can't believe we're in December already. 2013 is almost over. Crazy!! My goal of finishing this draft of my Untitle-able novel by the year's end means I need to start writing faster, haha. Actually, I do think I'll be able to type THE END by the New Year. But it'll actually be more like THE END? because this draft is a mess. But hey, my first drafts are always messes, so nothing new there :P
As you can probably tell by the various images in this post, I'm still fooling around with my tablet (when I should be working, haha. You can probably tell by the number of sketches I come up with how badly the procrastination is going.) I'm using these new "textured" brushes, which I like because they give a more traditional art feel to digital art, but they do make the results look less realistic. Not that my drawings were ever photo-realistic to begin with... (excuse, particularly, the very wonky mouth on the guy. I couldn't get it right and eventually gave up. ugh)
Seriously, though, drawing is like writing. I start out with an idea of how I want the product to end up...and then somewhere in the middle, the drawing develops a mind of its own and swans off to do its own thing. Kinda like this book I'm writing ;) So I can't really say these pictures are any particular characters, because they no longer really look like how I meant them to look. But it's still nice sketching practice :)
What else has been going on? Went and watched The Book Thief movie (twice). It was different from the book in various ways, but still definitely worth a watch, I think. And I went to my very first "midnight" premier of a movie for Catching Fire. ...though, actually, my friend and I went to an 8pm showing, because I'm an old lady and also I had to get up at 8am the next morning, so an actual midnight showing was not in the cards.
I'm really excited now for Mockingjay Part 1!
I forgot to do a trailer prediction for Catching Fire (If you don't know what I'm talking about, search this blog for the trailer prediction I did for The Hunger Games...there's an original post with my predictions, and a second one where I matched up my predictions with the actual trailer), but I'm definitely going to do one for Mockingjay. Probably next week. So if you want to make predictions, too, start thinking them up :)
Okay, that's about it. Back to trudging through this draft. In which my MC is actually doing a lot of trudging right now, lol.
Random last drawing
How I feel toward my draft of this book right now. (It's a Viking Funeral, in case that isn't clear, haha)