October 2013 Artist of the Month - wolfenshire
October 2, 2013 1:07 am
Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... October's AOM is wolfenshire!
Who is 'wolfenshire'?
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a young boy that listened to his grandfather’s bedtime tales and campfire yarns. That boy repeated those tales at youth camping trips, school, and even became a youth toastmaster at fourteen, and in time, as boys do, grew up. He became a volunteer storyteller in a historical re-enactment club, performing at fairs, festivals, and schools for many years. In the fullness of time, that young man went on to become a School Master at a living history 1870’s school house museum, telling stories to countless thousands of visitors at the museum every year. The young man grew older and eventually retired and now weaves his tales quietly at his desk for the enjoyment of whoever will read them.
How long have you been writing?
Not very long, really. I love to draw, and when I discovered Rendorosity, I tried to tell my stories through images. A viewer asked for some short words to explain the story. Well, I have never attempted to write before, but I gave it a try and now I write my stories out to accompany the illustration. The viewers can either read the story or look at the illustration, each stands on its own merits without the benefit of the other. Something for everyone.
What are you currently working on?
I’m writing a book. It is really much harder than it looks. I was always under the impression that pencils were intended to be chewed on. Much to learn.
What do you think your best piece of work is and why?
The novella called The Evacuation, part I-VI. That was a long write, to be sure, and represents a great deal of effort in plotting, scenes, cohesive construction, characters, and continuity. I learned more about the art of writing doing that story than all the others combined.
Who, or what inspires you?
My grandfather to start, but also: Shakespeare, Dickens, Orwell, Tolkien, Bradbury, Hemingway, Lewis, Twain, Carroll, Wells, Poe, Verne, and a few modern authors; Eddings, Feist, Clancy, King, and my absolute favorite of all…Anne McCaffrey.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Everyone has day dreams, it’s just part of the human equation, and whether you admit it or not, your childhood invisible friends never really went away, they are still there in that closet in the back of your mind. Mine get to come to life and walk around for everyone to meet and love... or hate, as the case may be.
Do you have any tips you would be willing to share on the writing process?
Writing is just like any other art, it has to be practiced. Write every day and post your story as often as possible. If it fails or doesn’t get views, so what! Move on and keep going. You are doing this for you... not views, or ratings, or awards. Write for you!
How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
The support in this art community is amazing. I’ve made good friends, and as is the hazard of an online community, some disappear to that place pixels go when you log off and never return.
Do you have any parting comments, or advice for other writers or artists?
Comment…comment…comment. You have to get over your fear of leaving comments. Once you start leaving comments (or reviews, as the writer sites call them), the dialog will begin to open between yourself and others. Until then, you are only walking in the shadows and not receiving the rich benefit this art community has to offer.
We invite you to have a further look at wolfenshire's Gallery!
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Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by mods and admins, and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year.
Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year, and they are recognized during that month.
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