Concept Art: Trucker Ryan
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Concept Art: Trucker Ryan

It's been quite hot this week (up to 40°C/104°F). So, I spent part of the week watering our garden and getting rid of dry brush. We have a large compost pile, so I stacked parts of the old plant matter there. Compost may not look that interesting, but it's an…

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Back to the Drawing Board

Last Friday was my last day of school and I will not start up again until October. So, what do you do with all this free time? Relax, have fun, and do some things you haven't gotten around to. In my case, I had been very tired, so I started…

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Illustration, Take 5

I am working on my picture book "Somehow Something is Missing!". Part of the challenge is to find a consistent style that works with the characters and story. I have done several attempts. I think this is version 5 at this point. But I am starting to like the direction…

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It’s more fun to share!

I have been working on my books. Experimenting with colored pencils and different collage styles. Feeling encouraged one moment, then feeling incompetent the next. Because I can see my progress, but also just how much I still can't do. It can discourage you. It discouraged me. But then, after a…

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My Writing Process, Step 4-5 (With Text Snippets)

I am writing a new children's story called "Gary's Noodles". I first went from the basic idea to an "outline". Here's what I did next: Step 4: First Draft When you have a rough idea where you are going with your story, you can start actually writing. Some people swear…

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My Writing Process, Steps 1-3

I told you in the last post that I wanted to write a new children's story. And just for fun, I thought I could show my writing process. This is obviously not the only way to write, but it's based on research from writing vlogs, articles and personal experience. Step…

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