Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yet More Artwork

I was going to update my world-building series on Friday, but as I'm sure everyone knows, Blogger was down.  Truthfully, I don't think I'd have managed a blog post then anyway.  I have some life stuff (good life stuff!) going on and at the end of last week it made it super hard to concentrate on anything. I've also been working on starting Rising Book 2, the sequel to the novel I just finished.  I know, excuses, excuses. ;)  I will get back to my world-building series this week. Right now I feel so terribly behind on everything blogging/twitter/networking related.

In the meantime, I'm here to post more of my friend Holly's art.  In April, I shared a picture she drew of two of my characters from Rising Book 1. This is Lachlan and Brenna, who are two other characters from the same book. They were secondary characters, but they're being bumped up to main characters in the sequel. And this picture is beautiful and inspiring and I'm so, so grateful to have such stunning art of my characters that I can stare at when I'm writing them.


Art © Holly Robbins
Lachlan & Brenna © Laura Josephsen


  1. Gosh, I wish I could draw :( So neat to see an artistic rendition of your characters. I'm stuck with blurry, dream-like mental images.

  2. that IS awesome to have a picture to look at. and so vivid!

  3. You are lucky to have a friend who can draw like that! Wow. How could you not help but be inspired?

  4. Ooh, I like her tattoos! Are they supposed to look like they're gazing adoringly at one another?! He he, wish I had a friend to draw art for me...

  5. Barbara-I know! I have no drawing talent--stick figures is all I can do.

    Tara-I know, I love it! I'm so, so grateful to have such beautiful art of my characters.

    Ruth-She is SUPER talented and such an awesome friend.

    Rachel-I love her tattoos, too! They're such an important part of her character because of WHY she has them. And hahaha, no, they're not gazing adoringly at each other. According to the artist, who has read the book because she's one of my beta readers, he was going to quietly check on her and she's all "any closer and I'll throw you over the edge." LOL. They have a very tangled history/relationship. He's the character that wants to talk and make things better and be helpful, and she's the one who...doesn't. :p

  6. Wow, I'm so jealous. Really, really jealous. I look at a screensaver of a solar flare for inspiration when revising my WIP but honestly, to have an artist who is a friend do this for you is just flat out awesome!

  7. Hi! I'm new to your blog and I love it already. The pictures are fantastic and your information is so easy to understand.
    Glad to be here!

    S.B. Poscente

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  8. Lindsay-I'm sooooo thankful to her and for her. She is my favorite artist and her talent and details and everything constantly amaze me. She's an awesome, wonderful person.

    S.B.-Hi! Welcome! I'm so glad you're liking my blog. ^_^ And thank you so much for the award! :D

  9. Great picture. I love the use of color. and what a great memento for you to keep. I'm glad you've been busy with happy stuff!


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