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Making Connections – Lily Blaze

Making connections with art and wiriting, my way. All under the pen name Lily Blaze. Art > Fiction > Screenwriting. Updates and excitement.

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Rewards | Lily Updates

Rewards and updates for Lily art and writing. Includes updates about screenwriting, the Aurora Award nomination, and new current photos.

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2019 Lily Author | Vagabond

How many projects can Lily work on in 2019? New novel WIP, the wild world of screenwriting, and getting paid for art.

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Cover Art | Cottonseeds Graphic Novel Series

I love designing covers. The creative challenge is gratifying. At the same time, trying to choose a concept for cover art is hard work.

Cottonseeds KEC #3 Cover Art

Thanks to everyone who voted! We all seem to be in agreement for the next Cottonseeds cover art. [...]

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Panel | Episode 9 | Independent Art Series

Panel size and text flow getting you down? Read Episode 9 of the Independent Art Series for useful tips and designs. All about panel design.

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Support | Episode 8 | Independent Art Series

Support Cottonseeds! In Episode 8 of the Independent Art Series, you can find out all the ways to support Cottonseeds, graphic novel.

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Transition | Episode 7 | Independent Art Series

Watch as I defy the basic laws of physics! Actully, I'm just showing a transition page in episode 7 of the independent art series.

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Horror Art | Episode 6 | Independent Art Series

What's your fav horror art? Paintings movies, TV shows, anything. Leave a comment or send a message. Episode 6 of the Independent Art Series.

Influences | Episode 5 | Independent Art Series

We interrupt the Independent Art Series to talk about influences from art and music during an unbearable heatwave. Several artists named.

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Mistake | Episode 4 | Independent Art Series

How I grow and improve as a visual artist. Admit your mistake and learn how to fix it the digital way. Episode 4, Independent Art Series.

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Texture | Episode 3 | Independent Art Series | Lily Blaze| Neon Vagabond

Indepenent Series, episode 3, all about how I choose and design texture in the art. A step by step illustrated example using Photoshop only.

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Layout | Episode 2 | Independent Art Blog Series

Layouts are a confusing and there are too many possibilities. Learn how I choose the best layout for myindependent art project.

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So You Want to be an Independent Artist? Episode 1

Do you have your coffee/tea/fav alcohol/whatever nearby? Good. You're ready for the 1st episode in the Independent Art series.

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How I Started Writing | From Artist to Author

I had a bad week. No, wait, let me start at the beginning. A very dark beginning. It was 2002. I was working two jobs, and started writing...

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Cottonseeds Countdown | Page 16 | Clothing & Subtitles

Next episode in the Cottonseeds Countdown, Page 16! Useful tricks and necessary evils I've found while creating the issue.

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Cottonseeds Countdown | Page 8

All about how I overcame depth perception in order to finalize an art page full of sudden changes in the depth perception despite disability.

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Cottonseeds #2 Countdown | Page 5

The Cottonseeds Countdown continues with my big adventure with a detailed fight scene. Lights, camera.... action? I got it.

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Cottonseeds #2 Countdown | Comic or Graphic Novel? | Page 4

Graphic novel. Read a series of funny commentaries about the comic or graphic novel creative process. Idea, art, and more.

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The Inking Process: Tattoo, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Art

Lessons learned along the journey for tattoo, graphic novel, and comic art. Includes a description of the creative process and what not to do