Sketches, illustrations, quotes, doodles, and comics from my fantasy novel, "Forest", the first book in the Forest Stories series that I am going to self-publish. It will be available this late spring/early summer. Search this blog for "synopsis" to read the book summary.
Ask anything about myself, my art, writing, or the book series/characters. I'll post your questions and answer them!
©2004-2014 characters, places, and other fictional content, including artwork. I encourage reblogging as long as you leave the copyright symbol/any info I include with the post =) Thank you.
STEP 1: THE SKETCH
plain pencil sketch with mechanical pencil in 4x5.5 inch sketchpad
STEP 2: INK AND COLOR GARY
inked drawing with prisma fine liners and then colored with marker, touched up with colored pencil.
STEP 3: BACKGROUND AND TOUCH-UPS
Sketch in background, then outline, then color with marker. Do touch-ups on entire drawing with colored pencil.
© 2014 Silverwatermist/Krystal Johnson
On October 17th, 2004, on a whim with a barely formed idea, I drew the first picture that related to the world of Forest. I never imagined, and never would have dreamed, that 9 years later these simple ideas would have grown into an entire world; that I would be working every day to perfect the 500+ page novel that was never meant to be more than a short story; that it would be one of the most important things in my life.
Here’s the drawing that sparked everything (10/17/04):
Nine Years later, here’s what’s changed. And yet a lot has stayed the same (drawn 9/13/12):
I’m currently on page 549 out of 567 as far as editing goes. Wish me luck!
full blog post here: http://silverwatermist.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/9-years-of-forest/
Tobias Wolff (via writingquotes)
Gail Sher (via amandaonwriting)