Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cover Renewal: The Last Lesson by J.S. Ramirez

It was time.

Here's the new cover:

Did it in Krita, on a Huion tablet. Eventually going to update the print cover as well, but hey, one thing at a time. :)

Damiana of Troy: A Mythic Short - Now available!


So I've been writing and publishing a whole lotta stuff. And building a website. It's time, y'know? It's time to crank it out.

Here's what I've been doing.

Have you ever read the Iliad, or heard the story? This long short story (over 10,000 words) is set in Sparta, more than a decade after the end of the Trojan War, in the house of Menelaus, King of Sparta. 

It's a good one. And man, I love that cover portrait. I hired Vyacheslav Prytula to paint it for me, and then did the rest of the cover design myself.

Check it out! It's available on Amazon as an ebook. I'm working on a print version as well, because even though it's a short story, I just like the feel of paper books.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sheltering Wings

I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly.” 

― Madeleine L'Engle

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Inktober 2019, 2nd

Aaaaand another hasty entry. Too much to do today.

The prompt was 'mindless'. And I was like... welp, not sure what happened here, only that we're in some kind of cave with three archways and a large opening, and there is a little tree, and a sun, and none of those things have minds, so I guess it counts.

Mostly just doodling while I listened to some audio. I think in the future I will shy away from landscapes unless I have more than a few minutes to render it.

Inktober 1st

Welp, it's that time of year again. And today I didn't get to it until about 11:34. My day was so full and so busy that the only reason I even remembered to do it was because my dear sister sent me her Inktober drawing and asked me if I was doing it.


So this is a drawing that took me something like 8 minutes and change. The prompt was 'Ring'.

Got it done and sent it back to her at 11:57. Posting it a little late tonight, but I'm still counting it.