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The final stage of illustrations has begun. All of my concept sketches have been uploaded and sorted into their book files. I’m working my way through them cleaning them up and refining the sketches into something print worthy.
With my editor scheduled and waiting, IronBlood is on the front burner. I’m hoping to have both books (Nightvision Illustrated Edition, and IronBlood,) ready to roll out by Nov for the convention in Las Vegas I’m attending as a signing author. The the final day is a book sale open to the public and it sounds like there will be some major players there if you are all in the area and want to come check it out!
Care H Knyght
Magic is what you create
So excited to finally have something to show for myself this year. This spring has been chucking the curve balls, but one at a time I’m trying to catch them without dropping anything vital. The World Builder is in the finals stage and will be here very soon.
Sketchy illustration of Abekka Capra from Dawn’s Sacrifice.
make for a great excuse to stay inside and read. It’s been raining here for three days now. Which we needed, but it’s squishy and cold outside. The heroic steeds are dumb and choosing to stand out in the shower instead of going into the open barn. I’m thinking about adding a rolling gate to the run-in so I can lock them in on days like this. Any of your furballs like the rain more than they should?
Working on more sketches of Nightvision. Only a few more chapters of Dawn’s Sacrifice to get laid out and then I need to see about polishing them up for print. Some are pretty sketchy and I haven’t decided if I’m going to leave them or clean them up yet. What stage of art do you like? Raw or polished?
I have some Nightvision sketches to display while I’m inching through the other wips. Progress is being made, big projects take time and I have like five ongoing. Hahaha. ;) I’ll be good, and keep it short, and go back to writing.
What’s your favorite elemental?
Here’s some reads to check out.
Howl to welcome the werewolves of the Wyld!
Buy it HERE
That’s it. That’s the whole post.
Right, so a bunch of people in the know are asking for an eligibility reading list for F&SF 2020 published works.
Here’s what I published this year. Not too shabby considering.
CLOCKWORK DRAGONS: A Fantasypunk Anthology https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1925985059
‘Humanity’s Descent’ in
AND MAN GREW PROUD: Eight Dystopian Novelettes https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0858J91BQ
‘Dawn’s Sacrifice’ Book Three of the Nightvision Trilogy
Non-Fiction as INKmagine and Create
Character Development Workbook: Pocket Edition: Characters on the Go https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08NRZGB6Z
Unicorns and Dragons: Plus Their Cousins (INKmagine and Create Coloring) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08P8SJBBN
‘To Prey’ through Wyldblood
Other pieces in the works, but currently unconfirmed.
Are you ready? I am!
The totally new and improved covers have been uploaded! They make me happy. I’m so proud of them.
That’s it. That’s the whole post. ;) Keeping it simple today! Go check them out and tell me what you think!
So, in my recent newsletter, I promised to share some illustrations here, rather than overloading inboxes. They need some work yet, these are mostly just me getting the idea down on paper. I haven't settled on how rendered I'm going to get for the final edition yet. I have a thing for raw sketches, but I'm not sure they are finished enough to be worthy of the published book, but time issues too...I'm waffling.
There's a sneak peek at the new covers too! I'm so proud of these covers, I am having a hard time sitting on them.
Any guesses at who and what the illustrations are?
Guess what snuck out over the weekend?
A ravenous world-eater. A powerless prince. A battle of magic and elementals. Now isn’t the time for love or fear.
The editions don't appear to have combined yet so here's links to them both.
C. H. Knyght. author of fantasy and paranormal tales. Magic is creation.