Those who follow me on Twitter
have already seen the news about that I travelled to the Netherlands to see two of my friends, EZwolf and Shay, who I feel honoured to have in my tiny team to realise this huge graphic novel project!
Both belong to the most creative and talented people I have ever worked with. Whilst EZ is an ultra skilled and experienced film maker and photographer, Shay finds himself with the art of writing and telling.
Early this week I took a plane to visit both to realise a short inspiring film for the graphic novel Myre!
Since the beginning of this year I have been working tirelessly on writing and drawing out the story and the characters, resulting in a big collection of stories, scripts and tons of paintings/sketches and drawings.
Over the past years I have collected many paintings of characters of the storyline, including Myre and her dragon mount Varug. Despite all the planning, there were many things coming inbetween and dragging me away from this very big and heartfelt dream of mine. The dream of sharing a world with you which had been captured in my head for so long.
This year, nothing else will come inbetween and my art engines are enlivened, my pencils are ready and the paper fills up quicker than I ever expected!
The plan is, and there will be a lot more about this project very soon, a kickstarter that will help me to sustain this project and to keep it flowy and running from its start to the very end. Of course it will benefit everyone, who decides to be a part of the kickstarter project! There will be many interesting and awesome perks to claim which will give you direct insight, wonderful and exclusive art wrapped in books or as prints, and even make you become a real part of the whole story!
Now before I reveal too much about everything that is yet to come, a few words about the experiences that I made whilst being in Holland.
First of all, I want to express my deepest gratitude to EZ and Shay for taking their time to dedicate to this project to help me make Myre truly come alive!
Due to an indigestion I felt really sick a day before the journey to Holland began. The plane took off very early in the morning, so there was almost no time to recover fully before that. I really took every chance and minute of time to recover and regain my vitality. Luckily, in Amsterdam, another friend of mine took himself time before work and picked me up from the airport to have a great chat, a refreshing drink and some good laughs. This all helped me recover so quickly and made me ready for the train ride.
Holland is such a cute and pretty country somehow. The architecture and the Dutch language kept me awake in curiosity to pick up every detail I could get a glimpse of.
After my arrival at EZ's vastly unique and otherworldly place, Shay, him and I had tea and then headed out to see the locations for the film shoot.
EZ knows where to find tranquil and beautiful places which carry one's mind far to a world that is home to an artist's inspiration. Every piece of stone or root he would twist for a picture or a frame of a film creates a composition of unique and seldom seen quality.
Shay constantly comes up with wonderful ideas and words to describe them. He also introduced me to some voice acting, which is something I would have never managed without him.
Filming was amazing and stretching over two days since the weather played a big role on the first day. The setting for the shoot is extremely beautiful! I loved it there so much that I had difficulties to leave. Also the great company, inspiring talks and food was something I enjoyed more than anything else.
Recovery from my little stomach issue was complete within hours after arrival and now I can't wait to share this little journey with you.
Stay tuned for more updates and art about Myre!
It is a very large project which I take all my free time for to work on to keep the stone rolling.
As a tiiiny sneak peak, take a look at a photo I made of a couple of character designs. ;Ddl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94…
Thank you for your support and for reading. <3
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