Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Sketching - Furukawa Yuta as Der Tod

To celebrate Furukawa Yuta being cast as Der Tod in the Toho Stage 20th Anniversary production of the musical Elisabeth in 2020, I did this sketch of him in the role from the promo images from this year's production.
I really wish I could see him perform the role live, but since that's impossible, I will have to hope they film the show next year so I can buy the DVD.

Drawn over 5.5 hours with pencils 7B, 5B, 3B, 2B, & H
Due to my scanner's contrast-killing tendencies, I tweaked the brightness and contrast a little in PS. Otherwise, it is as drawn.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Writer Update - December 2019

Release Day - A Stitch in Time by Asta Idonea (MM Seasonal Contemporary Short Story)

It's finally time to share with you my holiday short story release! 

A Stitch in Time
Asta Idonea
Dreamspinner Press
1 December 2019
6822 words/ 24 pages

SoundCloud Excerpt / YouTube Excerpt

When Connor’s friend signs him up for a crochet course, the last thing he expects is to find love. However, at the community center, he meets hunky Finn. There’s only one problem: Finn assumes Connor’s there for the boxing class, and Connor lets him believe it, worried Finn will ditch him if he knows Connor prefers crafting to upper cuts. Can they salvage the situation when the truth comes out?

Dreamspinner Press / B&N / Kobo / Amazon / Amazon UK