Monday, 20 June 2011

Tattoo Work

It has been a while since I last posted. A while ago I tweeted that I finally watched my friend get the tattoo I designed for her. It was a very surreal experience. Firstly it was the first time I watched one get done. Secondly she is going to have that on her forever. I still can't wrap my head around it. Here is the finished piece a day or so after it was done (fantastic tattooist too)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Caution artist at work

My writing has been left to go into hibernation for the time being as sad as I am to admit. However the artist in me has sensed the spring air and is ready and raring to get out and about.
As such in the matter of a few weeks I have got three different art projects on the go. Funnily enough all came out of luck and coincidence.

The first project is for Sawyer Perry (read his blog here I emailed a while ago when I felt the artists itch (well that sounds disgusting) and asked if he was still looking for someone to draw his characters for his book (I have read several chapters and loving it) He accepted and we have been emailing back and forth ever since.

The second is a tattoo I'm designing to order for a work friend. I was actually drawing Sawyers pieces in the office when she grabbed my sketch book. Long story short after my stuff being passed around much to my embarrassment she asked if I will design her tattoo. I'm nearly done on this, it is quite large and elaborate and obviously I want to get this perfect. In a few weeks she will be getting it done and I have been invited to watch.

The third is for another book but I won't go into much detail yet as it is still very new.

I am really excited to be doing this again. I was put off by art for a while after my A level teacher almost crushed my imagination because it didn't follow certain artists style. Look out for more posts soon while I dig out my scanner!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Plot & Structure

I suppose you could call it a News Years resolution of sorts, although I am not keen on them and have never up held them. So perhaps this isn't one, just a personal resolution.
For too long I have been telling myself 'I would love to be a writer', 'I wish there was a book like this' etc. I imagine a fair few people have thoughts like this. Something has held me back and this is a little thing called confidence. I have read so many fantastic books and feel I can't ever reach the same levels of creative genius. I probably won't, I can distinguish between fantasy and reality and not going to live on false hope. However I should not let this stop me writing. I'm not going to go anywhere if I don't actually write.
If you are reading this you are probably thinking 'well duh Hymera of course you aren't going to achieve anything if you don't actually do stuff' I agree with you wholeheartedly. But confidence is a fickle thing.
So to get over this I have made small steps to writing the book in my head thats waiting to burst out. The writeanon forum is also a fantastic friendly place I frequent, so get yourselves there as soon as! Along side this I'm reading several books on writing, usually I loathe doing this as I find them fairly boring. However I found a great set of books, Write Great Fiction. The first I'm reading is Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. It truely is a great book (someone should tell him I'm advertising this book) Its an easy read, straight to the point. Reading his background was really inspirational, he started off going to college doing something completely unrelated to writing novels but gave it a shot. It has made me realise that there is hope for this cynical sociologist yet