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L. Shelby - Artwork - Sketches

A Writer's Sketchbook - Sketches and Doodles

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Girl with Go Board

Whenever I've a pencil and paper in hand I seem to end up drawing something. My school notebooks were always full of doodles. I had pictures drawn on the backs of the pages of my story notebooks. I come home from doctors offices and my kids school events with scrap paper full fragmentary images. And usually the pictures have something to do with one of my stories. Even when they don't, they might end up jumpstarting a story of thier own.

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Demetri Pharos

I read a famous comic artist claiming once that every comic artist started out by wanting to draw like a favorite artist. I didn't. Most of the young artist I know wanted to draw fan art of their favorite characters or whatever. I didn't. Imitation was never my goal - it was my own worlds, my own images, my own creations I wanted to capture.

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Riddle, Rhyme and Masquerade

I took a lot of art classes when I was in school. I never thought I was all that good, but I didn't really care. I just wanted to see what I could make.

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Georgio Pharos

Talla of the Long Dark Hair
Quote from Talking With Winds
'Asolde spent nine days in a high fever. Goddesses are likely the least of what she saw.'
-- Prince Asond
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