Some of you know I’m
trying doing Inktober this year. These are the inktober drawings I’ve done that relate to this story. They are posted on my tumblr and deviantart.
Lily and her Lonely Son
Rafa and his big brothers
A Little Boy and Pigeons
There was always one boy at the park who would chase and scare the pigeons, a few children who were too scared and cried, and fewer still who were sweet and fed the birds. Elan would not do any of these things. He did not seem overjoyed nor scared, he just stood nearby confident, I thought, with the certain hope that the birds would come to him despite not having food for them. And they would come to him, always.
Elan has all the those tender qualities I no longer have, maybe never really had. So perhaps like those pigeons, in his company, I can have them too.
Diary of Lily Singer (Elan’s mom)
And of course there is a Wednesday Update and New Chapter.
As promised here, I did do fourteen-year-old Rafa with his mohawk! Read the final pages of Chapter 17 to see it.
Rafa and his big sister
Inktober Sketch 1
I’M DOING INKTOBER – that means a simple ink (no paint, no digital tinkering) drawing every day through the month of October. Here is a sketch of 3-4 year old Rafa with his big sister! Be prepared for little sketches of their past, maybe future.
And now the next two page updates! Next week will be three.
Tried out a new technique for shading on this Elan portrait instead of a stump. I like it much better. :)
Excuse the brief artistic interlude, now for the next installment.
Rafa doesn’t like people handling his locks — one of the many reasons he rarely gets a haircut. Yet when Elan braids his hair Rafa sits patiently and savors each slight tug, each brush of fingers on the back of his neck and shoulder.
Elan envies the ease of which Rafa’s straight strands fold neatly into a plait. He braids, unbraids, then braids again.
I do these because things are bleak. The next pages are journal entries (sort of).