12 Books in 12 Months

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28 Drawings Later – Days 25, 26 and 27

I have been editing away over the weekend to the extent I’ve pulled my shoulder a bit, but I don’t think my book is ready for that competition yet.  The quality of writing is OK but I have reservations about the plot.  It needs a bit more time to sit, essentially.

In other news, 28 Drawings Later is nearly finished!  Drawings for the last few days are quite quick wee things due to all the novelling, but here they are anyway.

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28 Drawings Later – Day 10

One of the main characters in East of the Sun and West of the Moon (a fairytale which is my chosen theme for this month’s 28 Drawings Later challenge, new people) is The White Bear.  So I thought I would draw him.  In doing this I came across lots of adorable pictures of baby polar bears and nearly died of a cuteness overload.  And then my friend posted a picture of her newborn baby on facebook and I literally did die of a cuteness overload.  If you take the word ‘literally’ to mean ‘not literally’, which I understand is the way the kidz use it these days.  Curse you, society. I’m now feeling quite broody, and plan to go out and obtain myself a baby human and a baby polar bear, not necessarily in that order.  Still, I figure they’ll look out for one another rather than fighting if we introduce them to each other early enough.

Anyway, here’s my drawing of a bear.

Day 10 - The White Bear

28 Drawings Later

As discussed, this month I am going to do the 28 Days Later Drawing Challenge.  I am posting the pictures here too because there is a literary theme – I am doing a series of images as research for a new theatre company called Inglenook, who are debuting a kids show called East of the Sun and West of the Moon at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Image the first is an inglenook, or old fashioned fireplace – because they’re going to need a logo at some point.  I thought drawing this might help me think of an idea for one, but no joy so far.  I mainly just feel the need for some better pencils.  And shame that I haven’t drawn without the aid of a graphic tablet in months.

Anyway, if you want to see what other people are doing this month, or even join in, you should ‘like’ the Facebook page.  I would highly recommend you do as well, there are already loads of brilliant pictures on there.

Day One - Inglenook



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