A picture is worth a thousand words. Literally.

It’s always been a frustration to me that I can’t draw.

Jared and I have debated this a few times during my forays to Paris. Nightfall had the advantage of having DavA, Chippy and Stuart. Lucky bastards.

I need artists for WotW, I need an artist to help me with the imagery for Viride and I think we could do with a concept genius for Status: Refugee. The vision thing is easy but translating that vision into the brain of another who has not been there for the inception is very difficult.

My friend Paul, a graphic designer and branding specialist of some note, suggests I:

start hanging out in the art college.. without looking too pervy..lol

Hm, that’s not going to work.

He also says:

is it better to write around images or should images come from story?.. better to team up with a artist and work together.

That’s the problem. I don’t know many artists. And without hanging out at the Art College with a bag of sweeties, I’m not likely to find any. There’s certainly none in TTN that I can see.

Back to the scribing board for me, I guess.

About matt

Gamer. Writer. Dad. Serial Ex-husband. Creator of The 23rd Letter, SpaceNinjaCyberCrisis XDO, ZOMBI, Testament, Creed. Slightly megalomaniac
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5 Responses to A picture is worth a thousand words. Literally.

  1. Mark says:

    I’ve the same problem. I don’t know any artists. I can draw myself but not well enough. Writing comes first. My big RPG project is just begging for an arist!

  2. matt says:

    Spill…. go on, you know you want to!

  3. Aidan says:

    I can draw well enough to suit myself. The problem is I can’t do it fluently – it takes me a long time to get things right. This is frustrating when you see the ease with which someone (like Paul or Stuart) can just sketch out things that look fantastic.

    You could try stalking artists on deviantart.com?

  4. matt says:

    I can draw….stuff I’ve dismembered. Consequence of many years as a biologist. But I’m thinking of stuff not for “me” but for publishing.

  5. Mark says:

    Spill…. go on, you know you want to!

    Well, I have “reboot” in the process of being published as a PDF via GreyGhost. That’s kind of turning into a monster. However I also pitched to them my “big RPG project” and they like the sound of it, but want to see “reboot” finished. So I’m keeping quiet on it till then.

    I do have a third project, but I’m not sure I’m going to publish it… yet. It’s not even play-tested yet.

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