Food in Regency times

I constantly use this blog as one of my sources in my research, and surprisingly this particular blog post. You’d be shocked how often I have to look up the kind of food that folks in Regency times ate. Back in my Weebly days I’d promised to share some of my research. Regency times and … Continue reading Food in Regency times

A snippet shared

my.w.tt/iaMO2QEyv6 It’s been a while since I shared parts of “The Path Once Chosen” universe. This snippet I probably won’t include in the final product. It’s set more in book two (Working Title, The Red String of Fate) or book three (Working Title, Beyond the Broken Boundary Walls) so don’t get a shock with Asadel … Continue reading A snippet shared

Happy accident

So I’ve never been that happy with my portraits of Tegwin. Classically beautiful is surprisingly hard to draw. I always liked to draw interesting faces, with wrinkles or freckles. Tegwin is an interesting character, but seemingly tiny and delicate and of course a flawless complexion (don’t worry kids, she’s no Mary Sue.) This is one … Continue reading Happy accident

Progress report

So I posted the basic outline for this sketch a while ago. This is the same sketch with a few more details. I used my body kun dolls for reference, as well as previous sketches of the two characters. Also Asadel’s outfit is referenced from an actual regency outfit. Tegwin’s upper half is referenced from … Continue reading Progress report

Today’s sketch

So I always wanted a wanted poster for my main character, Asadel. Today I sketched the face I wanted on the poster. In my head, Asadel’s pacing around scratching his head, saying, “it doesn’t even look like me.” That’s the point, darling. He’s pouting at me now. I’ve been ignoring him for weeks, and I’ve … Continue reading Today’s sketch

Not quite finished but sharing anyway.

So I feel like I’m improving, and starting to grasp this digital art thing. I’m still not doing my best art yet, it still feels a bit amateur time at the moment. Maybe I remember wrong, but I used to be capable of some amazing pieces. I’m still not in a place where I can … Continue reading Not quite finished but sharing anyway.

The Art of the Critique

So, if you follow me at all, you would know I’m writing a book series called ‘The Path Once Chosen’. I describe it as an epic regency romantasy, but it’s well truly camped in the fantasy genre. It has been surprisingly hard to get good feedback while writing the first book ‘A Whisper of Destiny.’ … Continue reading The Art of the Critique

The harrowing journey of my fourth draft

A Whisper of Destiny is now complete. All the scenes are written. I got to type ‘the end’ finally. Now the real work of editing starts. *whimpers* I thought I’d take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt so far. 1. Don’t just do a back up in Scrivener. Compile and back up a … Continue reading The harrowing journey of my fourth draft