13.10.06

Who's That?


It's been a while since I've drawn anything seriously, but yesterday I was suddenly struck by the desire to draw something for my NaNoWriMo story. It's not finished yet - I'm probably going to change the hair and the coat, and it needs to be shaded, and the bird needs another foot, but I thought I'd scan it before I accidentally ruined it somehow.

Who is it? Well, it's Cubi from my Story about a Mechanical Egg. That story is little more than 'plotless, phantasmagoric nonsense', and I did enjoy coming up with a whole world and then casually discarding it at the end of the story, but it does seem a shame to let the setting go to waste, so I will be using Cubi's world (slightly modified) for NaNoWriMo.

I have a little black book that I have been filling with notes on Cubi's world, starting with a little map. I've been trying to flesh out the different characters and cultures and come up with a feel for the story. I've also tried to come up with as many mysterious plot elements as I can so that I can claim suitable foreshadowing for any crazy plot twists or revelations that may necessitate themselves.

And who's the bird? Well, you'll have to read the story to find out. I'm not sure I know myself yet.

2 comments:

tinker said...

I've really got to get my reading back up to speed. I've stayed up way longer than I intended to finish every last word of that story!

Somehow I pictured the bird being larger...and having at least two feet. I do find that locale pretty darn interesting! I rather liked the two main characters as well (though the ones with the widgets gave me the willies :)

(Nice drawing, by the way)

Pacian said...

Whoops! I forgot about that bird. Yes, the Greater Blue Prancing Bird is much, much larger. The bird on Cubi's shoulder is going to be appearing in my NaNoWriMo story, and is a different bird.

:-)