Saturday, October 6, 2018

Inktober 2018!

I realized this Inktober that if I just draw my characters from my head, it helps to draw them quicker than last time. And when in doubt, just move on to another character that needs drawing.

After I completed my Inktober quota this AM, I quickly sketched 6 character headshots. I can point out each person's ethnicity/culture & possible religious affiliation. I've always come up with diverse characters.

After this nap, then I'll work on some more sketches.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday rant about Facebook's dysfunction

So sick of how segregating and silencing many of these FB groups are.

The Sailor Moon Fan group I just left wouldn't allow me to post a Sailor Moon Tumblr post (& I credited it).

This is the same reason I left that Women's Writer, Editor, and Agent group.

They allowed other postings but when I posted articles about Black and Brown women in the publishing industry, the moderator wouldn't allow it.

A comic book and collector's fan group wouldn't allow my posting about the death of a recent legend in comics who happened or be Black.

And the Science Fiction writer's group I left wanted to silence minority voices and tell us politics weren't allowed in scifi. Since when has science fiction NOT been political?

And don't get me started on the amount of Christian and Black History groups I had to leave because of that exclusivity!

Friends and family, if there's a group you believe you should add me to, please PLEASE do me and yourself the favor of checking how INCLUSIVE the FB group is. Because Facebook is such a dysfunctional corporate enterprise, this platform often reflects that. Thank you and enjoy your Sunday.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Originally planned for posting on 2/1/2016

I don't know what took me so long to read my SFBC short story collection by deceased author Zenna Henderson! It's been a while since I read a short story that made me go to bed with a smile!

I wanted to write a blog about Henderson's "People" series. The closest I can think of to her work is Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles". That sort of homespun alien science fiction that often takes place in rural communities and their effects out on the United States countryside.

I had a plan to read many classic SF stuff, as well as to read the new stuff by people of color and women.

More on this wonderful late SF legend on a future post - With photos!

Rearranging... Part 2

Remember my rearrangement post? Well, we purchased a new armoire for the front room, near the kitchen. This one is slimmer and takes up less space. So what happened to the larger one? I replaced my dad's shelf with it as my new art shelves case. It actually holds more of my supplies, artwork, materials, and art references than before. At the bottom also holds books and magazines!

By the way, you can see the pictures of my 'new art armoire' on my Instagram. So, what happened to my dad's old shelf? It's now holding supplies for the house in the utility room. Mom and I just could get rid of it.

Part one - Rearranging 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

INKTOBER is upon us!

Inktober is fast approaching!

I'm getting ready.
I'm planning my butt off.
I have preliminary drafts and thumbnail sketches!
I ordered some new supplies. Will be laying out current supplies this weekend.

Bookmarked the new art prompts from Inktober's official social media.

I'll be posting on my personal Facebook account and on my public Instagram and Twitter accounts with the hashtag #INKTOBER and #INKTOBER2018

Looking forward to participating again and to your viewing and comments!