Today is the fourth of July. Independence Day in the states. Rain decided to sweep through the area. It’s cooled things off considerably–thank goodness. I know it’s only a short reprieve from the heat, but I’ll take it. 🙂 We don’t have any plans, since it’s normally too hot to go anywhere to watch fireworks. Luckily, you can see a few fireworks’ displays from our house. Makes it very convenient.
Finished reading ‘Once Burned’ by Jeaniene Frost and ‘Duncan’ by D.B. Reynolds. Loved them both!!! I cannot wait for the follow up in both series. Now they’ve got me craving more gritty vampire romances. (The reason I love these two particular authors is because they write with an urban fantasy bent. Their heroes aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and they don’t baby the heroines. Oh, they might try for a second, but it’s quickly put aside. Death is common because in their world (and in the real world) there are dangerous people. Things and relationships are complicated. They don’t just meet their future mate and everything runs smoothly. You know, kind of like real life.) D.B. Reynolds’ next book doesn’t release until October and Jeaniene’s next book in this series doesn’t come out until March. So long to wait. Sniffle. Hence the reason I need to find another gritty vampire romance/urban fantasy to tide me over. Any suggestions?
I’m writing another scene for Phantom Warriors: Riot today. Got to get my word count in, even if it’s a holiday. I’ve also decided to post more of my Manga drawings. I still cannot get the hang of drawing hair. Much work needed in that area…among others. The first time my niece saw my artwork she said that she could do so much better. Did I mention that she was twelve at the time? *ggg Funny thing is, I have no doubt that she’s telling the truth. I never claimed to be an artist. Quite the opposite actually, but I am enjoying the process of learning how to draw. So without further ado…
Complete side view. The book gives you a ‘facial template’ (i.e. the circle for the head) and you have to draw the features and the dreaded hair. *ggg
This one reminds me of an alien, even though that wasn’t what I was going for. It was to show a character looking down. Well, at least I got that part right. LOL!
First time that I tried to draw a male figure.
Really sucking with the hair, but the point was to draw a character who was looking up. Don’t quite have it right yet, but it’s getting closer.
This final one is supposed to be a semi-side view. It turned out okay, but like in the others, I REALLY hate the hair.