More Sketches From Tielman

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Alright, it’s like Christmas morning for me. Tielman has sent twenty-three sketches for Yalu And The Stinky Stink. Which one to post. Which one to post. Oh, I will end up posting them all. I’ll just do them one at a time so you, dear reader, will have a reason to keep coming back.

Enjoy the first of many preliminary Tielman sketches. The job for tomorrow will be to send him back commentaries.

Meanwhile, buy my first e-book and get a first hand look at Tielman’s completed work–the work that he did for Yalu And The Puppy Room must be seen to be believe. Oh, and I wrote a pretty good story too. All you need to do is click here.

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The Backyard of Yalu And The Stinky Stink

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Welcome to Tielman’s preliminary sketch of Yalu’s backyard. I suggested that he reexamine the pictures he did of the backyard and house from the first book to give him a better idea of what drawn. I also noted that the skunk needed to be on the other side of the mesh wired fence.

He’s got a good idea of what the backyard should look like. I asked for a big tree and a deck. I wanted there to be a green mesh wire fence so Yalu could see the skunk. The mesh fence plays a pivotal part of the book. Yalu is a curious dog out in the back all alone and the title of the book is Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

I will leave it to you, dear reader, to imagine what happens next.

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Happiness Is A Chew Bone

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Meet a dog who enjoyed the simple things in life. Yalu loved her chew bones. The best thing about them was chewing and chewing until the chew bone was down to the nub. That was when something magical happened. The chew bone nub would grow legs, sometimes wings, and head out to parts unknown. I personally think chew bone nubs ended up next to the missing laundry socks. Unlike lost laundry socks, a new chew bone would show up to replace the one that went away.

It’s great that something so simple could bring Yalu so many hours of joy.

Let’s see, I need a good transition to promote Yalu And The Puppy Room. While I am thinking about something witty to write, click here.

Peek-A-Woo-Woo-Woo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMt. St. Helens_0023And now, for a Honey-Honey story about Yalu. Honey-Honey, AKA Lori, had many good times with Yalu. One of her favorite games with Princess Puppy was called Peek-A-Woo-Woo-Woo. It’s a very simple and fulfilling game involving a puppy, a people person(s), and a blanket.

How does one play Peek-A-Woo-Woo-Woo? Get one puppy, a cute brown golden retriever is preferred, but most puppies will play along, a people (more than one people can play Peek-A-Woo-Woo-Woo, and a blanket of which you only need one. Cover the blanket over the puppy for a few seconds, pull it back, and say, “Peek-A” and Yalu would always respond “Woo-woo-woo.” Repeat the blanket covering the dog again and again until the puppy’s tail stops waging, which could take a very long time.

How did Lori know that Yalu was having a good time and not just putting up with silly people tricks when playing Peek-A-Woo-Woo-Woo? There was always a happy face when the blanket came off Yalu’s head and huge puppy smile which are the best kinds of smiles.

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An Update From My Artist Tielman

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Tielman has emailed. The pictures are coming along. He liked the fact that Yalu will still be a puppy for the second book.That will make her easier to draw. Everything is still in the sketching phase. Doing that allows him to get a better idea of what the final pictures will look like.

I am in no rush. Tielman has the ideas of what I want for each picture and like artists throughout time, he has the ability to produce amazing art work. Today’s picture from Yalu And The Puppy Room is a perfect example. I asked Tielman if he could draw me a picture of Yalu seeing the house from the car for the first time. He asked if the house was one level or two. I answered two. What color was the house? Red. Did I want some tries and perhaps I garden? Sure. That was all I told him. The above picture was what he produced.

Like artists throughout time, Tielman can reach into someone’s mind, take that idea they have for a picture they want and produced something extraordinary.Thank goodness he uses his powers for good!

There is a great e-book filled with the wonderful artwork Tielman has done for me. When you are ready to be amazed, and yes, you will be amazed, click here.