What are some good long-form blogs to follow?
I’d like to read well-written articles of substance by people who know their subject matter. Any person or topic is ok (but not too keen on lifestyle/productivity/self-empowerment type things). Thanks.
The first fourteen drafts of my story, from initial scribbles to completed scene-by-scene outline. Next step: draw it.
I believe the theme of a story should not be expressed in dialogue, but rather in the choice of action your characters make. Why do they do this instead of that; and what is the result of choosing this action over that one? That is where the theme lies.
I think when you are trying to find the idea for your story, it is best to shut yourself off from the outside world for a few days. Avoid any external influence from other films & books. Lie on a couch with your own thoughts. Eventually what is important to you will surface.
My reference material is a mix of period photographs, and sketches from real life where I imagine what it looked like in the late 1800s.
I think I shall use this micro.blog as a “behind-the-scenes” journal documenting the process. I’ll write it for myself, but other people can follow along if they find it interesting.
I can’t say that somebody hasn’t already made a story in the format I am going to present and distribute this one in, but I can say I haven’t seen anybody else do it this way. I am developing the narrative and business structure side-by-side.
I can’t call my work a “comic” because it’s not exactly funny. It’s not a “graphic novel” because it is a serial. It’s not “sequential art” because that sounds really pretentious. I think I will just tell people it’s a “story” and let them work it out from there.
I have been away for a while because I have been drafting the outline of an illustrated story I want to make. The “spine” is more or less finished, so I know what the ending is and the steps it will take to get there. I estimate it will take about 9 years to completel.
This is an unfinished test. It’s an old house in the Portobello area of Edinburgh. I probably will not finish it.
From last night’s preview of the Tolouse-Lautrec & The Art Of Celebrity exhibition. Starting today at the National Gallery Of Scotland.
The catalogue for the new Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in Edinburgh. The National Gallery Of Scotland publications are all so beautiful, I want them all!
A rough from my sketchbook today: the Scottish National Gallery Building designed by William Playfair in 1859.
I draw with a dipping pen and ink. This week I have been posting things coloured on the computer, but I use paints and crayons too.