1 week ago Inspirations.
These are two pages from Kinkin-sensei’s Dream of Splendor, printed in Japan in 1775 by Koikawa Harumachi. It is considered by many to be the world's oldest modern “comic book”. Visual storytelling using linked sequences of images dates back to ancient times but this was the first time such a sequence was distributed as a book. The Japanese picture books called kibyoshi were inspired by this work, and became very popular during the late 18th century in Japan. #dreamofsplendour#igcomicfamily#comichistory#japanesecomic#comicbook#inspiration#art#koikawaharumachi#mangaart#kibyoshi
3 months ago Unlike the old stories, in life there isn't always an evil character. Nor is there always a good one who comes riding to the rescue on a white horse. Most people fluctuate between selfish and generous, kind and cruel, uncaring and compassionate. And that's about all you can depend on.
Calton Mowbray is known for his violent fluctuations. He's lived by his wits for most of his life. He will tell you himself that he was at a distinct disadvantage to begin with. Sharp wits, like profound wisdom, are the reward for surviving, learning and growing.
Calton is now an old man. Too late he's realised he hasn't passed on enough learning to the younger generation of his family.
So he's taking them on an adventure. He hasn't told any of them yet, but the one who survives best over the coming few months will inherit the vast fortune and estates he has accumulated during his lifetime. And they'll also get the family business... From the very beginning, I imagined Veil of the Gods to be a long running saga with many offshoots and spin offs. Calton Mowbray ( centre ) is a minor character in the early parts of the story. But as the tale progresses his contribution becomes more and more significant. #characterstudy#characterdesign#veilofthegods#graphicnovel#digitalportrait#digitalpainting#daz3d#storytelling#indieauthor#bookseries#scififantasy
3 months ago Veil of the Gods is just about the most challenging project I've ever been presented with. Lucky I love a good challenge. ;) For the first time ever my deadline has passed and I'm not yet finished- though I'm very, very close. I never liked to word deadline anyway. I've been relaxed about getting behind schedule because I just had a feeling everything was happening in it's proper time. It's turned out I was right to be relaxed.
In the last 10 months since I've been working full time on this graphic novel, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds and I've been blessed to be in a position to keep up with the latest developments.
It's now possible to create a larger file across a few different publishing formats. So we've decided to make some massive changes to the layout of Veil of the Gods.
Thank you to all our supporters for your patience. I'm sure this is going to be a beautiful piece of work. The first chapter has been extended from 30 pages to nearly a hundred, rounding off the first part of the story very nicely while introducing some of the main characters and leaving a little mystery to start the next chapter.
Creativity is such a mystery. It all happens in it's own time... For a FREE copy of the first chapter, as soon as it’s hot off the digital press, hit the link in bio 👆🔥💫📔 #creativity#initsowntime#lifeofitsown#creativelife#indieartist#indiebooks#indieauthor#veilofthegods#graphicnovel#scififantasy#storytelling#indieartist#femalecharacter#femaleheroes