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    I didn't think so many other folks did this! What fun! I haven't done art work for every book I've written but all during the writing process and after on Moorehawke I ended up doing lots and lots of drawings I usually put them up in a gallery on Deviant Art

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArachnePhobia View Post
    I'm not a great artist, but I did sketch the heroes of my last novel. From left to right, that's Mr. Astacus, Tyler Calhoun, and Kippyflip the killer chinchilla.
    These are adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Clarke View Post
    I didn't think so many other folks did this! What fun! I haven't done art work for every book I've written but all during the writing process and after on Moorehawke I ended up doing lots and lots of drawings I usually put them up in a gallery on Deviant Art
    Cool stuff indeed! I didn't event think to include my DA page lol http://melanieshaman.deviantart.com/
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    Just added both of you to my watch-list. It's great finding AW members over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Haut View Post
    Just added both of you to my watch-list. It's great finding AW members over there.
    thanks
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    I added the both of you as well. I can be found on there under the same user name as here.

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    I drew a sketch of one of the characters in my WIP today, servant boy to my main character Vlad. Let me introduce, Izsák.



    Click on the picture to see a larger version on my DA account. Hopefully this image isn't too big.

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    For Christmas promos, I opened up my private Photobucket sketchbook for Moro's Price, and added a new digital sketch:

    http://s1132.photobucket.com/albums/...rtwork%202012/

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    ... sporadically draw cartoons. So it sorta goes with the territory. Really should do something with my latest batch. Been gathering dust for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    For Christmas promos, I opened up my private Photobucket sketchbook for Moro's Price, and added a new digital sketch:

    http://s1132.photobucket.com/albums/...rtwork%202012/
    Your photo illustrations look pretty great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMaree View Post
    added
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    Yep. 'S the reason I learned to draw. Really helps to have your characters glaring at you while you write.

    Like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duppy View Post
    Yep. 'S the reason I learned to draw. Really helps to have your characters glaring at you while you write.

    Like this.
    hehe... Ya I haven't put up the pics of my novel characters but i do have this staring at me when I am at my drafting table.
    Last edited by Melanie Dawn; 12-27-2012 at 09:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Dawn View Post
    hehe... Ya I haven't put up the pics of my novel characters but i do have this staring at me when I am at my drafting table.
    I expect that does that trick. ^_^
    ('s beautiful, by the way).
    Last edited by Duppy; 12-28-2012 at 12:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duppy View Post
    I expect that does that trick. ^_^
    ('s beautiful, by the way).
    Ya it's a bit inspiring..and thank you very much!
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    You have some nice drawings there, Melanie. Makes me want to draw mine more often, but that spark to draw doesn't come around so often anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepelus View Post
    You have some nice drawings there, Melanie. Makes me want to draw mine more often, but that spark to draw doesn't come around so often anymore.
    Thank you! ya, it's been few and far between for me lately..most of those are form the 30 characters in 30 days challenge last year (i hit all 30!) this I last about a week and half (depression kicked my ass).
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    Melanie Dawn, that's a great collection of character drawings, but could you please reduce the image to about 400 pixels on its longest dimension? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley View Post
    Melanie Dawn, that's a great collection of character drawings, but could you please reduce the image to about 400 pixels on its longest dimension? Thanks.
    I just deleted it, i don't know how to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie Dawn View Post
    I just deleted it, i don't know how to do it.
    You can't do it on site, as far as I know. You have to use image editing software to slightly shrink the image. Or you can split it in two and post the two halves.

    It was a nice image to see, just too big for the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley View Post
    You can't do it on site, as far as I know. You have to use image editing software to slightly shrink the image. Or you can split it in two and post the two halves.

    It was a nice image to see, just too big for the site.
    eh, not worth the time.
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    I've started using scrivener, and you can upload images into the resource files right there while your writing. I really like being able to look at my character inspiration or drawings while writing about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Haut View Post
    I've started using scrivener, and you can upload images into the resource files right there while your writing. I really like being able to look at my character inspiration or drawings while writing about them.
    This. I don't have scrivener, but an open ringbinder or an openoffice document works too.

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    I upload my photos to Photobucket and I can change the size of them in there. The old version of Photobucket didn't give you many options for photo size, but the new version lets you change the size by number of pixels. Like what I did with my drawing I posted above. I uploaded the picture, clicked on edit (the paintbrush icon above your uploaded photo), clicked adjustment then resize. For the longest length of the photo I typed in 400, the max size allowed on here, and kept the keep proportions selected. Then save as copy so I can keep the original photo size separate from the shrunken size for this site.

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