Monday, April 09, 2012

A-Z Challenge I is for Illustrations and Inspiration



You know? Some people have more talent in their little finger than I do in my whole body.


Author Elin Gregory not only loves writing, she loves drawing too. She beta-read my "Hewhay Hall", so she knows it - and look what she painted for it. If that's not a teaser, then I don't know what is!!!


I adore illustrations and I think my favorite illustrator is Norman Rockwell. One of his paintings (The Freedom of Speech) was featured in my first novel "Perfect Score". Elin says her favorite illustrator is J.C. Leyendecker . She also told me that some writers use sketches as a way of setting their scenes or characters in their minds. So I asked her if she had any illustrations that she's used for her own writing. And look what she sent me!!! (They're all works in progress).










Elin's blog's are here: http://elingregory.wordpress.com/

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24 comments:

  1. Hi Susan .. thanks for coming over to my castles - keep an eye open for the K one .. that's nearer Horsham!

    I love illustrations in books - and wish I could draw - it's in the family .. but not me sadly. The illustrations give us an idea of what the author is thinking about ..

    Elin's painting for your Hewhay Hall .. is extremely evocative .. and setting an idea during our read ..

    Great to meet you - cheers Hilary

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  2. Wow she really is talented! I love hearing when people can not only write but draw to. Very inspirational to me!

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  3. What beautiful sketches, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks Deana and Sherry - she does draw well.

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  5. Wow! What amazing sketches! I often wish I could draw better.

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  6. Inspiring sketches indeed! I think I'd get as far as stick figures if I ever attempted to flesh out my characters in drawing. LOL

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  7. Wow! Those are inpsiring and amazing sketches! She does draw really well.

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  8. She does draw well! Thanks Tyrean, Jess and Cherie!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. I am inspired. I'll go check out Elin's blog next. The gentleman with the fancy coat and long curly hair looks a bit like Johnny Depp!

    Play off the Page

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  10. Wow, you're right, some people are so talented. Those drawings are amazing. The birds...wow.

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  11. Thanks, Sue and thanks to commenters for the compliments. Drawing is such fun!

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  12. Those drawings are amazing. Alas, mine are more this style. Love the idea of fish that fly, akin to penguins which are birds that swim.

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    1. LOL Beverly - that's how I draw too!

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  13. excellent images! inspiring is right!

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  14. I would love to be an illustrator. I've never quite had that skill.

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  15. Lovely sketches. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  16. The pictures are just exquisite. What talent! Thank you for sharing these. My father could draw, but I have no talent in that area, except how to appreciate the good stuff like these. :)

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  17. Will check out Elins blog, thanks for sharing I would love to write and illustrate one day!

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  18. Thanks for commenting Tara, Tonja, JBR, Melissa and Amanda!

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  19. Love the illustrations. I have always wished I could draw.

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  20. I can draw, but have never used it for my fiction so far. This gives me ideas.


    Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  21. I love the illustrations. Thank you for sharing them.

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  22. Lovely illustrations especially Cynfal and Gwion. Very dishy. :)

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