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Glorious color

I’ve been going through my scans, looking for images I can add color to. Mainly because I want to streamline this color process. I’ve resigned myself to a style with slightly messy lines and not a lot of clean up of the understructure pre-scanning. It takes the life out of things and smudges them horribly. But I also want to play with shading and color. And be able to set something out there and call it ‘finished’. No, not polished glory, but glorious nonetheless.

Am also discovering that if I don’t section out the image right away in layers, i will spend more time finnicking and fiddling to correct it than if I’d just gotten my head straight to begin with.


So here’s a test image of Delfi and her honkin’ big head dress. Because every fancy lady needs a feather crown at some point in her life, right?delHeadhressDoneHI



The arts


Shez Studies


Syrus Studies from photo ref


She might get clothes later. Maybe. If I’m not too lazy


Mivi’s a little smug.


Delfi’s eyes are horribad


Base heads to play with hair and headresses-Delfi


Base heads to play with hair and headresses-Jossa


Delfi isn’t s sure about that idea. Nope, not sure at all.

They’ve got me….


I’ve been editing like mad lately, trying to get To the Victor reader for my Dev. Editor before I leave for vacation. VACATION I tell you! Hawaii, for two weeks! I plan to take every scrap of time I can manage to kick out a bunch of the second book. And read. On a beach. Reading! On a BEACH!


In my random spare time, when I’m not nursing my aching hands or peering at all the red scribbles I’ve made on my printed draft, I’ve been playing at art. I’ve been arting people.


Here, have a look 🙂 toobigforthis_done


This is J and D. J is of the opinion that D has been too big for lap cuddles since she was nine. That doesn’t stop her from letting D crawl up there though. (I really need to do one with their roles reversed, because D is actually the one who keeps them sane. Who’d a thunk?)




Different brushes. Ignore her hand. It is bad bad bad. But I like how the rest of the pose came out. Mainly working on speed here…


And that’s it. My right hand is screaming, I have instructional videos to watch, and the dogs are begging for attention. Ta!


Well, of 2016 that is.  First post, first art. Soon to be first book published…whoo!  I have approx. forty pages of the first rough edit to go over before I start going in and rewriting things. The first chapter, which was drafted some six months before the rest of the book, needs to be completely redone.  I need someone to throw a punch further in when he didn’t originally, a minor character needs to go off his rocker to prove a point, and I think I need to dig out my index cards to prove continuity. Oh, and I’m about to get a newsletter going soon. Yay me, right? In the meantime, I decided to migrate up to the desktop and do arts! Syrus is refusing to stand still for the cover image, so Jossa and Delfi got to float in nothingness instead. Don’t ask why Del’s hairline is glowing, I had twenty layers in that file and I couldn’t find the one that would make it stop.  Anyways enjoy your new year all!



Jossa and Delfi

Jossa and Delfi


So I started the first draft of the Darkfic. Whoooo! But that means that my oomph to come up with a real, thoughtful blog post has been diverted into First Draft Land. Plus, typing too much still makes my hands hurt.

So instead, I give you Delfi. I don’t know if the picture is finished, but this is where I’m cutting myself off. Say “Hi!” Delfi 🙂

Say Hi to Delfi (C) R Coots '15

Say Hi to Delfi (C) R Coots ’15

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