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Old 12-20-2012, 12:37 AM   #26
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I didn't think so many other folks did this! What fun! I haven't done art work for every book I've written but all during the writing process and after on Moorehawke I ended up doing lots and lots of drawings I usually put them up in a gallery on Deviant Art
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I'm not a great artist, but I did sketch the heroes of my last novel. From left to right, that's Mr. Astacus, Tyler Calhoun, and Kippyflip the killer chinchilla.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #28
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I didn't think so many other folks did this! What fun! I haven't done art work for every book I've written but all during the writing process and after on Moorehawke I ended up doing lots and lots of drawings I usually put them up in a gallery on Deviant Art
Cool stuff indeed! I didn't event think to include my DA page lol http://melanieshaman.deviantart.com/
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:47 AM   #29
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:51 AM   #30
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Just added both of you to my watch-list. It's great finding AW members over there.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:25 AM   #31
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I added the both of you as well. I can be found on there under the same user name as here.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:35 AM   #32
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I drew a sketch of one of the characters in my WIP today, servant boy to my main character Vlad. Let me introduce, Izsák.



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Old 12-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #33
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For Christmas promos, I opened up my private Photobucket sketchbook for Moro's Price, and added a new digital sketch:

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #34
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I definitely spend a lot of time drawing my characters.

I've added you two Deviantart members, my DevArt's here.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #35
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... sporadically draw cartoons. So it sorta goes with the territory. Really should do something with my latest batch. Been gathering dust for months.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #36
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:07 AM   #37
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:21 AM   #38
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Yep. 'S the reason I learned to draw. Really helps to have your characters glaring at you while you write.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:52 AM   #39
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Yep. 'S the reason I learned to draw. Really helps to have your characters glaring at you while you write.

Like this.
hehe... Ya I haven't put up the pics of my novel characters but i do have this staring at me when I am at my drafting table.
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hehe... Ya I haven't put up the pics of my novel characters but i do have this staring at me when I am at my drafting table.
I expect that does that trick. ^_^
('s beautiful, by the way).

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #41
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I expect that does that trick. ^_^
('s beautiful, by the way).
Ya it's a bit inspiring..and thank you very much!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:18 AM   #42
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You have some nice drawings there, Melanie. Makes me want to draw mine more often, but that spark to draw doesn't come around so often anymore.
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You have some nice drawings there, Melanie. Makes me want to draw mine more often, but that spark to draw doesn't come around so often anymore.
Thank you! ya, it's been few and far between for me lately..most of those are form the 30 characters in 30 days challenge last year (i hit all 30!) this I last about a week and half (depression kicked my ass).
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Melanie Dawn, that's a great collection of character drawings, but could you please reduce the image to about 400 pixels on its longest dimension? Thanks.
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Melanie Dawn, that's a great collection of character drawings, but could you please reduce the image to about 400 pixels on its longest dimension? Thanks.
I just deleted it, i don't know how to do it.
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I just deleted it, i don't know how to do it.
You can't do it on site, as far as I know. You have to use image editing software to slightly shrink the image. Or you can split it in two and post the two halves.

It was a nice image to see, just too big for the site.
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You can't do it on site, as far as I know. You have to use image editing software to slightly shrink the image. Or you can split it in two and post the two halves.

It was a nice image to see, just too big for the site.
eh, not worth the time.
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I've started using scrivener, and you can upload images into the resource files right there while your writing. I really like being able to look at my character inspiration or drawings while writing about them.
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I've started using scrivener, and you can upload images into the resource files right there while your writing. I really like being able to look at my character inspiration or drawings while writing about them.
This. I don't have scrivener, but an open ringbinder or an openoffice document works too.
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I upload my photos to Photobucket and I can change the size of them in there. The old version of Photobucket didn't give you many options for photo size, but the new version lets you change the size by number of pixels. Like what I did with my drawing I posted above. I uploaded the picture, clicked on edit (the paintbrush icon above your uploaded photo), clicked adjustment then resize. For the longest length of the photo I typed in 400, the max size allowed on here, and kept the keep proportions selected. Then save as copy so I can keep the original photo size separate from the shrunken size for this site.
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