Chloe shops too much.
Chloe shops too much.
I blog daily to hold myself accountable. I have not attended art school and probably never will (although…never say never)! My primary goal is to exercise creativity in a positive way and in writing my third book I want to try something new. I learned about this from creativebug.com’s Lindsay Stripling’s daily practice lesson. My subscription to creativebug.com is the BEST $8/month I’ve ever spent.
I’m going to keep a conceptual sketchbook and work on it each day, even if I have a super busy day, I’ll make a simple doodle to keep it going.
I’m playing around with new techniques and styles. I really like this artist, Olivier Tallec. I
emulated copied his illustration to see how he managed the shadow on the wolf’s face. I like his color choice and the graphite pencils he used. I don’t have any…I tried pencil and chalk and didn’t like either. Just placed an order for graphite pencils and I’m excited to use them!
I’m excited to use these iridescent inks! I’ve decided that my next project will center around some aquatic animals. It’s fun to do some research and let my imagination take over.
Just playing around.
It’s on Amazon.
People ask me why I don’t market it more and try to maximize sales. At this point, I’m not trying to make profits or “become known.” I’m honing my craft and still learning a lot about art and writing.
My goal right now is to make meaningful work in my own voice and to do better with each project.
I’ve adopted Seth Godin’s philosophy (and James Altucher’s ideology) of “choosing myself” and that’s why I’ve chosen self-publishing.
These are the words I’ve been fighting for: “Print Previewer didn’t find any issues that will prevent you from submitting your book for publication.”
I’ve been working on this intermittently for a week. Trying to learn Adobe Photoshop just to get the cover done. I didn’t have to use Photoshop for “Esther” although I do recall having a challenging time with the cover page. I’m learning the benefits and downfalls of linking layers vs. grouping themin Photoshop. This is much more than I ever thought I needed to know when self-publishing, but it’s interesting and pretty fun.
Just ordered a proof. After I’ve received it and checked it over, it’s publishing time!
I considered using the one below, but it doesn’t fit the character properly.
Publishing date (Target): June 7th, 2019.