Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weekend Sketch


This feature will likely become more frequent as I work on the current WIP. My MC (above) is an artist, thus he'll demand I go all method and draw stuff. It's funny, I tend to stay away from making my characters artists, probably because I feel like people will think I'm "writing myself." But, well, here we are. Trent's an artist, and it works. So there.

I decided to draw him at work, since his sketchbook is practically sewn to his arm. It's his way of understanding the world, to draw it and the people who inhabit it.

*sigh* I kind of love him.

23 comments:

  1. He looks like the kind of guy my daughter would fall for :)

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  2. Dude, I kind of love him too.

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  3. I'm still trying to figure out how to make a character a cyclist without it seeming weird. At least being an artist seems normal.

    Is he drawing a liger? ;)

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  4. Ben, actually, I just read a book that featured cycling! It's called Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt:) I loved it.

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  5. Yay, Trent! :) Great pic! I'm still trying to figure out what he's drawing, though :)

    *tilts head at screen*

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  6. Hurray! Weekend sketches! I used to sketch characters from my stories, but my lack of drawing talent overwhelmed me. Now I only draw sketchy maps.

    *also tilts head at screen*

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  7. *melts* I think I fell in love with a picture ;)
    So, what's he drawing? A picture of a girl drawing a picture of a boy drawing a picture of a girl drawing a picture of a boy...?
    It actually looks like he's drawing a satyr...or a werewolf howling at the moon.
    *joins in head tilt*

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  8. Well now I'm even more excited to get to know Trent. ;)

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  9. For those curious about what he's drawing, I have no clue! I just scribbled so the page wasn't empty. Interpret at will:)

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  10. Ooh, he's adorable! And a left-handed artist! But the binding rings on the left side looks uncomfortable, especially if he's drawing all the time. How come he doesn't flip the sketchbook so the rings are on the other side?

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  11. A writer AND a south paw? Awesome.

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  12. Linda, binding rings aren't so bad because you're not always drawing at the edge of paper. I've never had a problem with them, at least (yeah, I'm a lefty, too). What always annoyed we was 3-ring binders. Now those things were a pain, trying to write around the rings.

    I've never flipped my notebooks. The "backwardness" annoys me more than the rings, heh.

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  13. very intense looking young man - I am wanting to know more, read his story after just looking at this picture! You are indeed a versatile and talented woman :D

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  14. Love how intense his expression is. And he's left-handed! Love how pictures can tell you these things :D

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  15. How wonderful that you're able to use one of your talents to inspire the other - thanks for sharing.

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  16. I can see why you love him. Beautiful art! And congratulations on getting a book deal. Can't wait to hear more about Transparent.

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  17. Oh wow! He's so good!! btw - just saw the TRANSPARENT announcement in the Publisher's Marketplace Delux email blast and it was SO EXCITING to see your name and book there!! I comb through them everyday to see what's selling and of course, I never "know" anybody and it was just so, so, so exciting to see a name/book that I "knew"!! And honestly, I'm couldn't be happier for you!! I'm sure everyone on there works hard and everything, but it was just so amazing to see success for someone who's shared their journey with us and to KNOW how hard and long you've worked!! So wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

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  18. He's preeeeeeetty. :) And an artist! Teen me swooneth.

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