The Storyteller's Night Pt. 2The Storyteller's Night Pt. 2 by blood-dodo
The barbarian stirred, grunting his approval for the turn events had taken. Deh, visibly distressed, sat in silence for a while before looking up. “So what happened to the girl?”
“The girl?” I answered with a question. “It’s unfortunately a common enough fate – she got sold as a slave. Long story short she changed owners often, her price dropping as the number of scars increased. She was fourteen when a wealthy merchant sought her for more than cooking and cleaning, and two days later she found herself in prison for murder.”
“A slave killing their master? That’s death by execution at the first convenience of someone with an ax, as far as I know…” It was obvious he hadn’t spent much time in the less civilized parts of our continent.
“Executions aren’t all that common when there’s an Arena full of people throwing their money away for the next spectacle. Much more lucrative that way, and it ke
How To Draw v1.3Part 1: What is Drawing?How To Draw v1.3 by spoonbard
This is how I've come to understand the act of drawing. Its best to first set the semantics (the specific meaning of the words) straight, so there are no crossed purposes.
By 'drawing' I mean loosely the act of making visually representative marks on a surface.
Anyone can draw. Anyone can attempt to recreate what they see in front of them - or a scene they imagine - by making marks on a piece of paper. If you hear someone say "I can't draw", slap them for me. As long as they have a moving part to which a pencil can be taped, they can draw.
However, "attempt" is the operative word here... because that's all anyone can ever do. They can come indefinitely close to recreating what they see or imagine, but no matter what they produce, it can always be improved upon. Bear this in mind, Ill come back to it in a moment.
Part 2: Good and Bad
This section is very subjective, so just be aware that what I'm giving you is my opinion on how t