Volume Two ~ Forsaken ~ How The Sketch Was Made
When I was pondering what the sketch for volume two would look like, I imagined Erik traveling through a desolated land and alone on his horse, Molly, who also looked forsaken. I happened to be sitting at Sunset Beach in California when I began putting my rough thoughts on paper.
As my mind wondered, I looked around at the many trees and the fog rolling in off the coast. Then my sight stopped on a dead tree, and another section of the sketch came about. The dead tree in this sketch to the right is that tree. The first picture on the right is a rough draft of my first thoughts. Please keep in mind that I’m a writer—not an artist—so, please, be kind, and don’t laugh too hard at my feeble attempt.
Next, I had a photo shoot session with my grandson, Kasey, and his horse, Mr. D. I took many pictures of them and then picked the one I liked the best. That picture is on the left. The pictures to the right are some of the other pictures. Then I sent my sketch and the picture I chose to my artist, Judy Sava-Coppola, and she created the finished sketch for the second novel.
I hope you enjoyed this small tour of my creative process.
My first thoughts