Saturday, 20 April 2019

Sketching: Morozko and Vasya from Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy

 
 
This is a sketch of Morozko and Vasya from Katherine Arden's amazing Winternight trilogy.
I devoured all three books earlier this month and am now completely in love with Morozko!

I worked on this piece for 7 hours, using charcoal pencils and graphite pencils (5B, 3B, 2B, B, H).
 
I did find an image to use as a rough basis for their poses, but mostly I had to make up hair, clothing etc. This took me out of my comfort zone, as I generally copy exactly from an existing image. Therefore it was good practice for me to branch out and try something different, and overall I am 65% happy with this artwork. It's not perfect and the detailed shading isn't there, but it captures the characters, I think. 

Author Interview3: Abigail de Niverville

Today I welcome Abigail de Niverville to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Weekend Blog Hops - 19 April 2019

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book-blogger hopping.
http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html

 
Do you check how many views your posts have received?
Occasionally I glance at stats, but it's never something I check religiously or stress over.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Book Review: Slayer by Kiersten White (YA Paranormal)

Title: Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Australia

Publication Date: February 2019
Pages:
416
Format:
Paperback
Genre:
YA Paranormal

Source:
Won in a Giveaway