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Tips on: storytelling in art

The Parable of the Taoist Farmer

There are two tips here.  The first I will get to quickly: illustrators can illustrate stories

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Sleep on it

Nighttime is a much busier time than you may think.  It is a time when ideas

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The character of magic

When we imagine magical characters, we want to go out beyond their fingertips, out beyond even

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Drawing sounds?

Yes!  Sounds can be drawn in a variety of ways, and the look of a sound

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Symmetry between worlds

We created artwork for a Writing tip (Looking-Into-A-New-Year) and artwork can, of course, tell more than

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Decisions one by one

Zobelia and I wanted to make a Writing tip about the fact that creating a story

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The muses

In ancient Greece, it was believed that a muse was a personification of inspiration and the

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Creating with a single crayon

The elves have only one copy of a human book called Harold and the Purple Crayon. 

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Secret worlds and scale

Magical worlds often occur inside of everyday things. You may be aware that the small elves

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An elven Thanksgiving

In the Fall, elves celebrate a holiday.  We celebrate by taking stock of all of the

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