So last October (yeah, in 2011) I started trying to cartoon a new left hand for Dicky. I'd done this one but wanted to "tilt" the hand up to give it more expression. So finally, after 9 months, this baby is done. Compare it to the October version. Doesn't it look better with his hand up? Yeah, pretty much the same but I like it better. Click the image to see a larger version.
All I have left now is to draw a bent right arm with a right hand holding a sort of half-crumpled keepah (the little black skullcap he's holding in Chapter 20 when he hears the little voice, not his own, and turns his head like this ^)^ I do so like that I have actually drawn the instant in that scene! So kewel to finally get one image out of my head. Only took me 51 years (haha) Okay, I drew my first picture (not counting writing my name 100 times on the wall in multiple colors of crayon at age 3) around at age 4 or 5 so probably only 40 some odd years to get here but still.... wow.
Edited: I've gotten started on the right arm and am using a photo of me holding a winter hat as a "mockup model" for sketching the keepah. I promise it will turn into a proper Black Coat keepah ^)^ Also cleaned up the left elbow (location was too high) and added some nice "action lines" for that "moving hair" and the tassels. It's starting to come together!
Coming Home (Dicky's Story). At that point, when I relaunch, the price is going up to $5.99 so get it now while the getting's good.
For now, and the entire month of July, it is FREE at Smashwords, as part of the annual site-wide Summer/Winter blowout sale. I hope you'll get a copy either free or for pay. It's a fun, fun story of a Jewish faith walk. Not your usual "Inspirational Romance."