AEDM2017, Day 10: An Experiment That Might Lead Somewhere...


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



This was another experiment. While I like the trees this way, they might be better suited to something else. I'm going to see where these characters take me and I have a feeling that they'd be more comfortable in a scene done m ore along the lines of what I did on Day 7.




Comments

  1. I can't decide which I like best: the trees or the story. Awesome! both! (and where can we see the rest of the story?)

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    1. Thanks! I just started this story today, or rather it started without me and I had to catch up to it in progress. I will post more as things develop.

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  2. I think it's a very sad story. I know this is life and nature, but I would like to see everyone live.

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    1. Oh I don't know about that...it might seem sad, but then what hero ever had a story worth telling that didn't involve exploring some unknown space or confronting some element of danger? Life is more than killing and eating. I have faith in Rabbitchild, despite the nasally whine. Maybe Foxmeier Rottine has a little bit to learn himself, like honesty or compassion...or maybe he's just doing his job...and might begin to question why he does what he does. then there's wise old Grinda. Sure she is hungry, harpies almost always are hungry...but she isn't plunging down upon their necks just yet. She's patient. There's more going on here that I'm curious about exploring...so maybe it doesn't have to be sad. The dark isn't the scary place, it's a place where some scary things lurk. The really scary things stride about freely in the light and wear faces just like ours and live among us all like good neighbors and friends...until the truth is revealed...

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  3. Totally with you on the light/dark comment :-) I like how FR might get a chance to learn something valuable exactly by going through a scary situation. That's how life works, if you ask me, difficult or scary stuff comes up as a challenge to step out of our comfort zone where we think we know and control it all, into that place where we know nothing and subsequently are forced to open ourselves up to learn something new. This principle is one of the building blocks of the narrative of Tolkien. No good story without it ;-) Looking forward to how it will unfold itself to you!

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    1. I managed to write a bit more of this story today, so it is still alive and kicking...

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  4. PS on Robin Hobb: if you want to dive into her universe, you should start with the Farseer Trilogy. The writing of Hobb is all about character development, I have never ever read a series with such an in-depth real-life character elaboration. To me these are the kind of books that create a before-and-after-effect, I wasn't the same after reading them, if you know what I mean.
    PPS as I love all things vintage, I just loooooved the Vintage Planets, excellent layering work there
    PPPS How's Kubo?

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    1. I will look into Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy. Sounds interesting.

      We just watched Kubo tonight...it was amazing! Thank you for the suggestion. We both loved it!

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    2. Oh, and thanks for the kind words regarding Vintage Planets. That was a lot of fun to put together.

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