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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The art of art


I've had people say to me: I can't believe you wrote a book. It hurts my head just thinking about it. Which I totally get. On one hand, if you know me at all, I'm not that great of a story teller. Mostly because when I'm around people who aren't my immediate family I clam up and stammer over every word. It's embarrassing so I just don't do it. But the whole thing about their head hurting-I get.

If you've read previous posts you know my sister painted the cover of Akasha. In fact one of her pencil sketches started this whole writing thing for me. She is a very talented artist. And when I really look at the things she's painted (or sketched), it hurts my head thinking of how she does it. I watched her do a charcoal sketch one time. Her hand was moving all over the place, not really finishing anything the first time around. After a few minutes I kept thinking, how is she going to make this into anything?

Then she went back over different features. The hair, eyes, then maybe the lips again, back to the eyes, until before you knew it, the picture was complete. I was seriously amazed.

So this post is to you Hollie!
If you'd like to see more of her work here is her website. Just to warn you though, she's not all serious witches and orphans. ;)

6 comments:

The Thomsons said...

Ahh, shucks. Thanks :)

Heather said...

Ya, I only wrote that cuz I couldn't think of what else to blog about. ;)

Jules said...

Was the charcoal drawing a vampire version of someone? hee hee

Jules said...

Either way it reminded me of that picture and so I put it up on facebook. :)

cherie said...

Wow, your sister is talented!

BTW, I'm like you. I'm not as comfortable telling people in person that I'm a writer.

Nice blog. I'll come back and check the rest of your stuff. =)

Stacy said...

It's still amazing to me that a picture of a girl brought on the whole story of Akasha. You make my head hurt (but in a good way).