Old ideas.. Fresh outlook..
Sunday, May 11, 2008

On Thursday night, I decided to be spontaneous and draw something from my imagination.

No reference photos were used in its production. Although, I might have been subconsciously channelling ‘number thirteen’ at one point, while watching the latest episode of House MD. Ahem.. *Clears throat.* Luckily, I managed to get away from that aesthetically pleasing likeness, and stuck to my original concept.

Hang in there.. This is all relevant..

Lately, I’ve been toying with the resurrection of my first ever original story. (All of this short story writing for the sci-fi magazine has resparked old, powerful ideas.) This is something that goes back at least nine years now, when I was still at college. The notion of creating my own universe and cast of characters has never really left me, no matter how much I try to move on..

Back then, I wanted to write a sci-fi drama that was set in the present day. Something with paranormal undertones that hadn't already been done to death. However, the whole thing never got off the ground. The characters that I'd created, however, stuck with me.

I decided to revisit my characters through the medium of art, just to see if I could rekindle that old creative buzz.

This is an old process that I can still remember doing all those years back. But, I feel that the passage of time, and some more life experience will help me look at this in a slightly more focused manner now. Plus, my art has changed a lot since then.

So, on Thursday night, I envisaged my main character, after a long hiatus. I honestly feel more comfortable having another crack at figuring everything out.

There's something deep inside that won't let this go, and I've come to accept that. (A typical writer's mentality, perhaps.)

I've enjoyed rediscovering the appearance of these 'old friends', so to speak.

So, here's the sketch in question. Once again. I used no reference, and it's purely from my imagination. I think that I've finally nailed the likeness that's been floating around in my noggin all of these years. The running joke is that I'd been envisioning Evangeline Lilly long before she came into the public eye. :) This is my main protagonist, called Tasha.

(I hope to sketch the next main character 'Christian' soon.)


Sunday, May 11, 2008 4:38 PM


very good! ditto to what angellemarcs said i'd love to read it also! :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008 4:34 PM


Wow! Great work here! She's quite good. Let me know what the book is titled once published. I'd love to read it.


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