A bit of happiness-sharing! Portrait drawing…

On the way back from holidaying in Dublin I was sketching away when other travellers, some of them featured here, took a bit of interest in my drawing. So I decided to draw my captive audience instead! They seem pleased, and each of their drawings is contained in copies of Bakuman which they got to take home with them.

You’ll also see a kind donation from one of my drawees, a fine-tasting chocolate bar, next to my current project, ‘All Things Considered’. You’ll hear more of that soon…!

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NEW INSTRUMENTAL – Stratagem

Being an endorser of the imaginative power of video games myself, I can highly encourage this! Spread the love 🙂

James Revels Composer

One of my goals is to get my music into a video game so I’ve created “Stratagem” practice for that. It’s a battle theme with brass, electric guitar and light synths. Check it out and tell me what you think

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Tips & Tricks: Keeping pets safe during a heatwave by PDSA

As a frequent illustrator of cats, keeping them safe is a pretty high priority!

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Please find some important tips from the vets over at the PDSA team for the current heatwave. (At least we have one here in the UK :o)

Pets can’t tell us when they’re too hot or uncomfortable in their fur coats, so it’s important for us to ensure they remain happy and healthy in the heat.  PDSA Vet Vicki Larkham has put together ten top tips for pet owners:

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  1. Never leave pets in cars, conservatories or caravans. Not even for just a few minutes. Even on a cloudy day the temperature can rise very quickly, and you may end up being away for longer than you anticipated. Heatstroke can be fatal and every year we hear sad stories of pets that have died. For more information see the national campaign Dogs Die in Hot Cars.
  2. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Pets need constant access to this, so…

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CONCEPT: WRITING STYLE

I can very much echo Grady here in saying that my Creative Writing tutors have done a serious amount for my writing. Whether graphic novels or prose, I’ve always set out to challenge myself – challenging subjects, unexplored characters – and that used to lead me down complex paths which lacked clarity and coherence. Now, mastering the economy of words and the power of imagery, I feel much more confident in writing about such things and going deeper than before – describing a lot in a little is not to be underestimated! Though not everyone can have someone mentoring their writing, I’ll certainly try to share some lessons in the future… or if anyone ever wants something looking over, feel free to message me! Thanks for the post, Grady, very thoughtful 🙂

Grady P Brown - Author

Every writer has their own unique writing style in order to portray their story to their readers. Some focus on the emotions of their characters, others illustrate the scenery of their setting, and others elaborate on the sounds that can be heard on every corner. Over the years, my writing style has been largely self-taught and later refined by my mentor, Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg. At first, my writing style focuses on details surrounding the emotions, scenery, and sounds in order to give my readers a vivid picture of what is happening in my story. Also, I discovered how to structure paragraphs and dialogue all on my own. Later, after learning from Dr. Meinberg throughout high school, my writing style evolved to the point in which I could describe what needed to be described without using too many sentences. Most recently, as a result of my screenwriting class, I also…

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