Thank you for continuing to boost the signal. I’m getting closer to one thousand!
As I lean harder into the YouTube platform, I’m planning out content for the next several weeks. Here’s a glimpse at some videos I’m doing this summer. If there’s anything you think would make a good subject, leave a comment or hmu at dreadpennies [@] gmail.
Iwo Jima (Memorial Day episode)
The Wright Brothers
Last of the Breed (L’Amour, fiction)
1776, Illustrated edition (Independence Day Episode)
Hey gang, thanks for the signal boost over on the YouTube channel. We’re 82% of the way to the goal of 1,000 subscribers. I owe it all to a single video that I didn’t ever really intend to take off (and I’m glad it did.)
It’s not much, but the title text is set up, and I like how it came out. Might do some final tweaks before the cover art hits the world. Still drafting the latter half of the chapter list (7 in total) but they’ll hit the airwaves soon.
Last spring I told my oldest son that if he cleaned up his penmanship, I’d let him write a picture book with me. He came up with the concept and the characters, I helped with the dialog, and now I’m working on the art.
His penmanship is still “elementary school” level so that’s in progress, but as I carve out the designs for his characters I hope it helps him get more excited to work.
Anyway, I’m keeping the details of the story and characters under wraps, here’s what I’ve got so far. The mammoth was pretty easy, but I had to keep scratching at that stupid dragon until I got something that didn’t look like garbage. It was the head. I must have drawn so many styles of head for it until it clicked. Just gotta keep swinging.
Now that that’s done, I can practice different facial expressions. After that, digitizing will be quick and crisp.