"There I was," spoke Grehal in quiet growl, his orange fur bristling higher with every word, "back against the bottomless gorge with nowhere to run to and nowhere to hide. I could hear the beast panting in the distance, and the grating "click" "clack" of its claws on the rocky floor."
Grehal took a deep, steadying breath and flattened his ears, looking as if the memories of the beast tormented him still. This, of course, was a lie. No beast could haunt this burly mammal's dreams, because no beast had ever beaten Grehal. However, he, being the seasoned storyteller that he was, did know that nothing complemented a yarn better than a long, dramatic pause. Besides, he wasn't telling it for just anyone, but for his biggest fan and friend, Zoshua.
"So? What happened? Were you hurt? Is it still out there?" Screamed Zoshua, hopping up and down uncontrollably. Clearly today was not the day for dramatic pauses (no matter how masterfully done).
"All right, all right," chuckled Grehal, jumping straight to the conclusion to calm his nervous little friend, "yours truly faced the beast, lured it edge of the gorge, and kicked it in. No dashing heroes were hurt, no terrifying creature on the loose, and everybody lived happily ever after. The end!"
"Oh, thank goodness," Zoshua sighed, slumping down onto the grassy floor with his hand on his chest, calm at last. "Now, tell me another one . . ."
I need to practice my writing and storytelling, so I figure it may be a fun exercise to start adding short stories/backgrounds/descriptions along with my drawings. I do apologize for the length of this one, it was only supposed to be a paragraph long but it somehow took on a life of its own
Anywho, this is my half of an art trade with my friend who wanted a picture of Grehal (the large, orange fella) and Zoshua (the cute, tan kiddo) (refs seen here: Orange and Yellow ) in any scenario of my choosing.
(A quick side note for Almy-Nol: I had some trouble implying Grehal's height, so I tried to add a tree in for comparison. Not so sure if that helped, and to make matters worse I think I made Zoshua too large I hope you like it anyhow.)
Here's a quick, animated step-by-step:
Grehal and Zoshua ©
Zoshua looks downright adorable, too adorable for his own good. I can see how engaged he is with the story Gre's telling him. This is very well written and very well drawn!
Yeah, sorry about the confusion on Grehal's size. His size has always been a bit inconsistent and that was just one of the many character features I neglected due to the story being incomplete.
I'm working on your piece at the moment. Sorry I haven't been responding to anything, I've been at job training this past week and only really had the time to glance and fave.
No worries! I'm pretty certain, no matter the inconsistencies, that my Grehal is undersized, and li'l Zoshua has had a growth spurt I'm just happy that you don't mind it.
Haza! I can't wait And it's fine. I figured life was keeping you busy, so there is no need to worry
I had to scramble to get started on your part of the trade and spent a chunk of time working on it last night. Hopefully it should be done within the next few days, because I plan to get it finished before I go back to work.
Hahaha! "In a pair of imaginary suspenders". Drigulch you are too much, I tells ya'! Thanks to you, I think I this orange fella will forever be a good 'ole farm boy stretching his overalls in my head from here on out. Funny thing is, I think it actually suits him lol
Then go do it, kiddo! There are multiple free art programs out there, or, if you're willing to save, you can get free adobe programs (ex: photoshop elements) through wacom products which are offered with every purchased bamboo tablet (check the description just to make sure). I find Amazon is a great place to start
As for the free programs, all of the wacom bamboo tablets I've ever purchased came with free downloadable programs (usually a photoshop elements, painters corel, and one more). To access them you just need(ed) to either enter the pass codes that are taped on the back of the art program disk folder/container, or, as with some newer tablets, you need(ed) to find the sheet of paper that has the pass codes to download the programs straight from the online sites.
If you still have the tablet's box you could possibly find the pass code sheet or disk (if you didn't throw them away). If not, there's not too much I can do, sorry It's always possibly the newer and fancier tablets, like yours, don't have the codes, but I highly doubt it.
I can't wait to start! I want my stylus NOW! It's so sad that my first stylus got chewed up by my cousin's dog. I was NOOOOOOOOOO!
Lol I know your pain, my aunt's French Bulldog mauled my tablet pen a month ago. She's lucky her dog was so cute, or I would have happily chucked him out a window.
I've deliberately changed and entire pose if the hands get too frustrating for me to draw
I know right?! What is so great about fingers? And don't even get me started on opposable thumbs! I think people, and handy animals, would look so much nicer with a pair of tongs on each arm. They'd be both manageable, functional, and easy to draw. Seriously, we need to speak to whatever force designed this planet and give it some pointers!