Category: writing

  • Two Planets – Off the leash

    Two Planets – Off the leash

    A couple weeks ago I posted some concept drawings for an alien species I have in my novel-in-progress. I thought I would share a little bit more of that universe tonight. I wrote a series of short character sketches where I threw the characters together in various situations. It helped me sketch out their history…

  • Sunday Sketches – Concept drawings

    Sunday Sketches – Concept drawings

    I’ve been building a universe to support a sketchy plot I have. The main star is a human, but the co-star is an alien and when I started profiling him, I found I needed a much clearer picture in my head as to what he might look like. So I got out my sketchbook and…

  • Inspiration point – Gumnut’s gum trees

    Inspiration point – Gumnut’s gum trees

    Eucalypt bark is rather unique. Some species (and there are hundreds of them) have bark of many colours. The Snow Gum that lives on the very top of our higher mountains literally has bark in a rainbow of colours, subtle but distinct in its own way. Another, the Lemon-scented Gum, has pink bark that almost…

  • Of the Forest

    Of the Forest

    I’ve mentioned a few times along the way that I used to write. Most of the writing I did was purely recreational, but some was aimed towards developing the four universes stored in my brain into something productive. So I thought I would share some of my snippets from time to time as my writing…

  • Inspiration Point – Winter rains

    Inspiration Point – Winter rains

    I think when you are free of constraints and out travelling, you see the world from a different perspective. Too much of our time is spent rushing there, dashing here, closetting ourselves at whatever workstation gives us money, and we don’t have the time to stop and look, really look at the world around us.

  • Inspiration point – I want to write music

    Inspiration point – I want to write music

    I’ve known for a long time that I don’t see the world quite the same way as most people. I’ve been known to be weird, odd, out of step, Aquarian, or just plain strange. I’m good at getting the wrong end of the stick in a conversation, and in group learning, my answers are always…

  • Creative Tuesday – Curtains

    Creative Tuesday‘s challenge this week was ‘curtains’. And the first curtains that came to my mind were these: Blue Curtains, graphite and watercolour pencil on cartridge paper, approx. 250 x 200 mm. I am really happy with this piece. It is simple, but I think it does communicate what I wanted it to communicate. It…