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Eulogy is here!

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 11:17 AM

Those of you who have been following me know I have been working on illustrations for my daughter's first novel, Eulogy.  Well, it has finally been officially published and is available on Amazon in a paperback print edition (with my illustrations) for $16 and a Kindle edition (without the illustrations) for $5.  It's a very exciting achievement for her!  (for anyone, actually). 

It's an adventure/romance that takes place in a setting reminiscent of medieval France, about an orphaned girl who becomes trained as a mercenary.  The main character is a lesbian, and in addition to her adventures as a trained spy and warrior, the story deals with the emotional struggles she faces as an unconventional young woman.

You should buy it, read it, and review it!  There's also a face book page for it...go ahead and like it, and we would be grateful and consider you an extremely cool and progressive person :)

Here are the illustrations that are part of the book.



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Glenn Mayer
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a software engineer who, after 30 years of focusing on marriage, kids, career, and other pursuits, has decided to try and resurrect the drawing skills that have languished since college. I started with digital art, but found that I spent too much time in front of the computer. So after much experimenting, I have returned to my favorite medium, traditional pen and ink.…



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NudeTaylor Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
outsidelogic Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!  If you like my look and ever need reference photos, I would be honored to give some to you from my private collection.  I have thousands that are not posted on dA (that also fully show my face) - everything from classic nudes to highly erotic.  Please let me know your thoughts and keep up the great work! 

Djake Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there Glenn,

I just dropped in to say: welcome to :iconblackartsociety: ! I really love your style!  It's delightfully classical, but your passion shows through and prevents it from being stodgy.  We're looking forward to seeing more of you.

outsidelogic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the welcome!  And I'm glad my work doesn't come across as stodgy..."classical" pen and ink (not graphic novel-type stuff) can tend to be a bit boring, but I love the style. The challenge is to inject some life into it.

And BTW, it's always nice to meet another Firefly fan :)  ...still my favorite TV show ever.
Djake Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe.  What gave me away as a Firefly fan?  I don't recall mentioning it.
As for your artistic flow: I've say you succeeded at giving it a realistic dynamism.  I know you mentioned Loomis as one of your inspirations, but it also reminds me (in a good way) of Burne Hogarth's non-comic book work - such as his "Dynamic" art tutorials - except yours has less over-dramatized diagonals for their own sake, and more Hellenistic attention to movement.
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's a nice compliment. Hogarth is great, but I've never really considered him as one of my big influences. To me, Dore' is huge, and then Franklin Booth, Joseph Clement Coll, Charles Dana Gibson, etc.

Your profile lists Firefly as one of your favorite TV shows. I like checking out that part of people's turns up some interesting stuff.  maybe I'm just nosy... :)
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tarmalesh Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
wonderfull daws! You are relly nice!
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brickarter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too. Drawing in architecture school, then marriage, kids, job,, etc., were more urgent, but now there's time. I tried digital also, but like to feel the pencil, pen, brush in my hand. I want to eventually get back to water colors, but am dealing with pencil for starters. You're way ahead of me in getting back to artwork.
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