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L. Shelby - Artwork - Sketches

A Writer's Sketchbook - Sketches and Doodles

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Talla of the Long Dark Hair

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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Spring Garden

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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Dancing Lessons

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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Girl with Go Board

Marcus Crabb

More Than I Trust Myself
Quote from Velvet Lies
 
'You mean the man's own servants won't say who killed him because it wouldn't be polite?'
 
-- The Most Astute Zelli tos Renpli
 
 
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