Here again this self published writer dwells into the unknown by trying her hand at photo manipulation. As I love to create fantasy worlds I chose to adapt a tutorial that helped create a fantasy scene using a fairy. I know, I know. One might think that fairies are overused these days. Yet they are also a bit expected in a fantasy & magic world. No harm in creating another right?
Photo credit: Faestock.deviantart.com
Here is the stock photo provided by Faestock at Deviantart as the base. I also used butterfly wings from Jinxmim at the same site as well. The rest of the stock photos are from Pixabay. The model uses her own makeup on her eyes, shoulders, and also on her fingers. Which to be honest was annoying to work with so I ended up painting over those areas. I also removed her floral barrettes to add my own flourish to her hair.
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And here is the finished artwork I wanted to share with you all. To save on mobile users bandwidth I didn't upload the full version but instead a medium-sized one. Of course I can be biased here but I think it's very pretty. I love how the light enhances the wings. What I dislike is how the hair falls a bit too strangely on her arm. I need to work on how to airbrush that more properly. Overall it gives an autumn look and feel. Which is great, it's my favorite season.
Hello everyone, November is shaping up to be an extremely busy month. I imagine it's pretty hectic for you too? Unfortunately, I have to keep working. Writing each day to meet certain goals, photo-shopping various book covers, or re-working old ones to entice new readers. And that's just the side stuff! Props goes to all the people in the world that can juggle a multitude of tasks each day without going crazy. I'm almost at the point of flipping my desk over. Sometimes life can get pretty hard. Thankfully, I do have a ton to keep my mind off the more negative things. For example this month is November. Some of the holiday romance story ideas I have pitched to my editor were the following:
The Official website of Wendy May, Fantasy Author
Hello and welcome,
I'm Wendy May, a Fantasy author. I'm also a storyteller that writes across various genres. Even as a young child I was always conjuring up stories and filling them with colorful characters, sharing them with anyone and everyone who would listen. Since then, I've progressed quite a bit to formulating longer and more complex stories and sharing them with much larger audiences. As a professional storyteller, I’m adept at using my imaginative thinking and creative flair to bring my stories to life in engaging and entertaining ways.
Feel free to explore about my Romance Fantasy website:Excerpts: This is where I put samples of short stories, flash fiction, and snippets from my novels.My Worlds: Various realms exist in my universe. This is where you can learn more about each world.Book Covers: As an author I have to rely on purchasing a professionally made ebook cover. However, I do so love tinkering around in…
Alike yourself I've often wondered what it was exactly that people meant by 'Show don't tell' when it refers to writing stories. In the writing world it's a commonly used phrase but what does it mean? The basic answer is: reader immersion. One of the best ways to immerse your reader into your writing is by creating vivid imagery that will draw them further into your world of imagination.
When a writer sits down to tell their story you want to immerse your reader in it as much as possible. Ask yourself this: "Does my writing show what's happening?" Below are a few writing examples to help you visualize what is meant by this question.
Telling - She was angry.
Note: This is unambiguous, but not at all evocative — she may feel angry, but the reader isn’t likely to. Think about what you can do to create a distinct picture in the reader’s mind about how to evoke the emotion of anger.
Showing - The rage took over. All-overwhelming. She reached ba…