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Sarah Sketch Blog

Art and musings from a storyteller with her head in the clouds. To see more, please visit my main site at sarahsketch.com.
Apr 4 '14
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Jan 23 '14

I was very excited to finish this sketch yesterday. It’s page 13 of my first graphic novel, and although I have some misgivings about posting it now, it its pitiful unevolved form, I’m actually quite excited and unreasonably proud of myself.

Part of the reason I’m so excited is that I find backgrounds to be a challenging pain in the butt. The table settings, floral arrangements and people at the table took almost two hours, and they are tiny, and I’m not even sure how I’m going to color them yet. 

I found this page to be intimidating to draw, but I did it, and it will look even better when I ink it. I am pleased.

All this brings me to the state of this Tumblr. I haven’t had as much time to just sketch as I’d like, due to revving up the engines on my novel. I haven’t entirely decided what to do about it, but I’ll probably be decreasing the number of original art posts, and/or mostly posting about the novel as I work and focus on it.

To those of blessed few of of you who have been following me over the past few months, thank you. I hope you enjoy what’s to come ^_^

Jan 21 '14
So I just learned about “Goblin Week”. I have this old sketch that I now realize that I’ve been a bit shy of showing off (too much of me is in there, even though I’m not a violinist), but since this event is about unfettered creativity, I finally decided to post it. ^_^

So I just learned about “Goblin Week”. I have this old sketch that I now realize that I’ve been a bit shy of showing off (too much of me is in there, even though I’m not a violinist), but since this event is about unfettered creativity, I finally decided to post it. ^_^

Jan 18 '14
Maybe I should color this…

Maybe I should color this…

Jan 16 '14
I did the calligraphy for this by hand and then added the background and color to the text in Photoshop. The author of the poem was John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a spitfire pilot during WW2 who was shot down and killed during that war at the age of 19.
The poem is very well known among pilots, and it’s one of my personal favorites, since it describes not only how flying feels to them, but how creating art and stories feels to me. I put together the calligraphy as a gift to my father, a pilot who turned 59 yesterday.

I did the calligraphy for this by hand and then added the background and color to the text in Photoshop. The author of the poem was John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a spitfire pilot during WW2 who was shot down and killed during that war at the age of 19.

The poem is very well known among pilots, and it’s one of my personal favorites, since it describes not only how flying feels to them, but how creating art and stories feels to me. I put together the calligraphy as a gift to my father, a pilot who turned 59 yesterday.