A Sketch of Blys

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Still experimenting with some different techniques to find the right balance between old (hand drawn sketch) and new (using Photoshop add shading, textures, highlights, etc.) This sketch of Blys gets closer to what I want to do for my next project. The sketch is actually a modest-sized (~ 6 x 9″) pencil drawing on rough paper (to give it some […]

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Mad Scientist

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If you’ve been following the blog, you know I’ve been doing a lot of drawing experimentation — using different papers, tools, old techniques, new techniques, sketching on the computer, sketching by hand, combining the two, etc. Here’s a practice project I just did using a combination of techniques that I’m starting to really enjoy. Using a pencil on rough paper, […]

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Something New…

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Innovation and improvement are empowering aspects of life. When one thinks of their routine when they were in school — the constant challenge to learn and internalize new content and skills — it’s a sad fact that many adults cease challenging themselves with the same energy or expectations once they leave school. I’m trying to swim against that tide and […]

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Visualizing Scenes

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There are times any writer hits a wall and has difficulty pushing forward. Whenever I get stuck, I’ll spend some time drawing the scene I’m trying to write. This has several benefits — it keeps me engaged in The Tapestry’s world, allows me to use different creative “muscles”, and permits me to work on the story without necessarily spinning my […]

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Henry Answers Reader Questions

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Today, I answered a few questions that readers submitted via Facebook. SPOILER ALERT: I mention events that occur in The Maelstrom. If you have not yet read the book, please keep that in mind.

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A Sketch of Ember, Mina’s charge

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Given Mina’s powerful (and mysterious) nature, readers are naturally curious about her and her charge, Ember — a golden dragon that washes up on Rowan’s shores at the conclusion of The Maelstrom. Here’s a sketch of her powerful charge. We’ll be learning a lot more about each of them in The Red Winter…

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Live from New York!

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In the spirit of expanding my repertoire, I decided to record a digital sketch of Mina from The Tapestry. I’m still new at this and didn’t add any commentary for the video, but you can still get a sense of how I approach visualizing a character and getting it down on “paper”. Hope you enjoy it.

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New Year, New Aspirations

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is always interesting. It’s a time to reflect, plan, eye one’s holiday paunch, and join a gym(!) 2013 promises to be an interesting year for yours truly as I conclude The Tapestry and move on to new projects. As I write The Red Winter, it’s a bittersweet feeling. I’m both excited […]

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