Posts Tagged ‘nanowrimo’

I won, yay!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

So, this happened on Monday, and then I forgot to tell you about it:


I’m still writing (60K+ now, and I still have today’s words to go), but I wanted to celebrate with you guys, who have been very patient with my forays away from art and into writing. And to encourage all of you who are also doing NaNoWriMo this year.

Keep writing, it’s not over ’til it’s over!

Categories: Words Words Words

NaNoWriMo and Things

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Fairy Flower, inks by Amy Crook

Fairy Flower, inks by Amy Crook

I’ve been sadly neglecting the blog during November, but I’m doing wonderfully at NaNoWriMo, and that’s where all my words are going. I’ve started the sequel to The Courtship of Julian St. Albans, and I’m writing Julian’s book to follow up Alex’s.

In the first book, Alex gives Julian some magical plants, among them something I made up called fairy flowers, which attract butterfly fairies. They show up again in The Apprenticeship of Julian St. Albans, and so I decided to draw them. Assuming the coloring goes well, I’ll use them on the cover like I did with Horace.

I still need to color the image, but I thought you’d like to know where I’d wandered off to. So, at 47K+ words and 9 days to go, here’s a little something to tide you over.

And yes, I’m getting (some) art done for the Floating Gallery, too.

Categories: Words Words Words


Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Toby by Amy Crook

Toby by Amy Crook

Back before I ever did a NaNoWriMo, I briefly considered doing a webcomic — the intensive schedule forces one to really develop a style and refine it quickly, which sounded more appealing than slogging through years more of feeling like an incompetent. In the long run, though, I decided that I just didn’t have the motivation to keep up a comic schedule, shelved the idea and turned it into my very first NaNoWriMo win.

This is Toby, one of the two main characters from Makeshift. It’s one of the first things I ever did using Copic markers, which then languished on my shelf for a long time before I picked them back up and got busy learning the long, hard way to suck less.

Toby, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic markers on sketchbook paper, not for sale.

Categories: Daily Art, Nudes and Other Sexy Things, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books
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Alex Benedict

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Alex Benedict by Amy Crook

Alex Benedict by Amy Crook

A few of you might be aware that I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year — it’s my 6th year & 5th win (I passed 50K on the 25th). I haven’t titled this year’s novel yet, but in the inevitability of being an artist writing about the same thing every day, I decided to do a sketch of my main character, Alexander Benedict.

Since I was drawing him as procrastination for actual writing, he’s in the client meeting notebook I use, which is a proper sketchbook that got wet at some point in its life and has warped pages — perfect for taking notes in, not so great for art I want to scan and/or keep later. Oops.

Alex Benedict, 4″x7″ pencil on sketchbook paper, not for sale.

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