The Whispering Wind

whispering_wind_wip_1b
A Detail of the Whispering Wind
2013
ink on paper
© Richard A. Kirk 2013

Here is a look at the work I’ve managed to do on The Whispering Wind. I am using a very small brush on this drawing – literally one brush – so progress is slow but steady.That’s fine, there is no deadline on this piece other than the one I set for myself. My productivity in the summer can be correlated to the level of rainfall. If the weather is nice, the garden usually trumps the drawing table. So far, it’s been a wet summer.

I am continuing to edit, revise my novel Necessary Monsters, finding ways to make it tighter, improve the flow, incise text that is good, but extraneous (the hardest part). I’m setting aside these latter bits for future use. As a result, I think NM is becoming a stronger narrative. Let me know if you know a decent literary agent.

I really enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane this past week. The story and the imagery were fantastic. Perhaps one day, one of the small press publishers that I work with will do a nice illustrated edition and hire me to make the pictures. So, if you haven’t had a chance, give this a read.

Now to work. Oh look, it’s raining.

Richard

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