Particular Visitor Put up by Suzanne M. Wolfe, Writer of The Course of All Treasons: An Elizabethan Spy Thriller

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The Elizabethan courtroom is beset by traitors at house and overseas as spies, rogues, and would-be usurpers of the throne vie for energy.

I grew up in Didsbury, Manchester. My mom was a single mum who labored as a physiotherapist at a hospital in the course of the day and at evening took on personal sufferers simply to make ends meet. My brother was, naturally, concerned in his personal life.

So, in my loneliness, I turned to historic fiction for companionship—Joan Aiken, Henry Treece, Geoffrey Trease, Cynthia Harnett, and lots of others have been amongst my favourite authors. One thing about the best way they introduced forgotten—or at the very least distant—voices to my internal ear touched me deeply. As somebody who usually felt and not using a voice, I beloved the best way authors of historic fiction enabled us to listen to those that in any other case have been unvoiced, rendered mute by a world which both ignored or misunderstood them.

Solely just lately did I come to appreciate that my love of historic fiction was rooted in a want to hear for the voices of the previous and the tales they may inform—whether or not it was the murmured dialog of courtiers ready for a royal viewers, bureaucratic lackeys whispering within the Queen’s ear, spies, playwrights, or poets—every of them saying, “I as soon as lived as you now reside.”

That is the explanation why I really like combining historic truth with fiction as a result of fiction can increase the useless to life once more way more vividly than historic textbooks. 

It was Elizabeth’s voice that impressed me to put in writing my Elizabethan spy thriller sequence. So it felt solely proper to offer her the opening line within the first novel, A Homicide by Any Title (Crooked Lane Books, 2018). 

“God’s bollocks, woman. I’m freezing my tits off!”

The voice is imperious, irreverent, earthy—a far cry from the sentimentalized Hollywood portrayals of the Virgin Queen. My Queen Elizabeth would make a sailor blush. 

Elizabeth’s voice got here to me absolutely articulated once I began penning this sequence, a voice singular sufficient to echo down the centuries via quite a few paperwork and modern accounts. It reveals a lady who was witty, irreverent, scathing, useless, variety to her buddies and ruthless to her enemies. It’s the voice of Gloriana Regina, the final of the Tudor line.

Since childhood I’ve all the time been impressed by visits to historic websites. Final yr I visited Hardwick Corridor in Derbyshire and will see the indomitable Bess, a lot married and an in depth confidante of Queen Elizabeth, sweeping down the extensive stone staircase barking orders, or presiding on the lengthy oak eating desk in the primary corridor calling for extra wine. 

Touring the cavernous stone kitchens I may hear the nice clamor of pots chinking, cooks yelling, the sizzle of meat and flare of flame throughout a banquet, see the boys turning the spits earlier than the big fireplaces, sweat dripping down their faces, the liveried servers carrying large platters of swan, grouse, venison, and fish up the again stairs to the nice corridor. 

I may think about Mary, Queen of Scots,—a confined “visitor” at Hardwick Corridor—sitting at her bed room window staring out on the formal gardens, questioning how totally different her life would have been if solely she had not married Lord Darnley or the equally disreputable Earl of Bothwell.

The sixteenth century is an age teeming with life and boisterous with a cacophony of voices. It’s a savage age of political and non secular turmoil the place traitors have been beheaded on Tower Hill and Jesuit clergymen have been hung, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Chock filled with treachery, paranoia, and superstition, the period supplies loads of grist for a historic novelist’s mill. Certainly, our modern expertise of Covid-19 makes the recurrent outbreaks of plague in that interval ominously relatable.

My protagonist, Nick Holt, the youthful brother of the Earl of Blackwell, is from a outstanding recusant Catholic household. That signifies that, though his household has sworn allegiance to a Protestant Queen, they’re in fixed hazard of being accused of treasonous contact with Continental Catholicism and of secretly working towards their religion. 

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Coerced into spying for the state by a not so refined risk to arrest Nick’s brother on prices of treason (see first e book within the sequence, A Homicide by Any Title), Nick should tread a nice line between his allegiance to the Crown and loyalty to his household. 

The proprietor of The Black Sheep Tavern in Bankside, the infamous “purple mild” district of London on the southern financial institution of the Thames, Nick’s buddies include an enormous Irish wolfhound referred to as Hector, an exiled Jewish brother and sister who follow drugs, his trustworthy good friend John Stockton, and a number of social misfits together with the younger Will Shakespeare, Kat, the madam of a infamous brothel, and Codpiece, the Queen’s intelligent Idiot. 

Regardless of his insalubrious Bankside neighbors, Nick is equally comfy rubbing shoulders at courtroom. He and the Queen have a deep mutual respect and Elizabeth trusts him to hunt out the reality irrespective of the place it’ll lead or who it’ll implicate, regardless of rank. Maybe Elizabeth sees in Nick a person who has no truck with the fops, toadies, and ladder-climbers who make up the majority of Gloriana’s glittering courtroom. 

Or maybe it’s as a result of, as a recusant Catholic, he’s an outsider to the intrigues and double-dealing of the courtroom. For no matter cause, he’s completely positioned to research crimes each contained in the courtroom and within the realm. 

I hope you’ll take into account becoming a member of Nick and his trustworthy hound, Hector, on their quest to hunt justice—to offer a voice to the unvoiced.

Suzanne M. Wolfe

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In regards to the Writer

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Suzanne M. Wolfe grew up in England and browse English literature at Oxford College. Wolfe is the writer of the novels The Confessions of X, winner of Christianity Right this moment’s 2017 E-book of the Yr Award; Unveiling; and the primary Elizabethan spy thriller, A Homicide by Any Title, and the second within the sequence, The Course of All Treasons (Crooked Lane Books, 2020). She lives within the Pacific Northwest, US. Discover out extra at Suzanne’s web site 

http://suzannemwolfe.com/ and discover her on Fb and Twitter @SuzanneMWolfe
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立中式速繪 動態姿勢繪圖技巧 ポーズが描ければ 動きも描ける たてなか流クイックスケッチ


作者: 立中順平  
出版社:楓書坊 |譯者: 游若琪
出版日期:2020/09/30
ISBN:9789863776314
規格:平裝 / 217頁 / 19 x 25.7 x 1.08 cm / 普通級 / 部份全彩 / 初版
定價:420元|優惠價:79折332元
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●本書特色
  ◎從心態及觀念養成開始,1-5分鐘,新手也能立馬上手的「立中式速繪教學」。
  ◎58部插圖教學影片免費下載,新手可一步步反覆學習,書末更附有作品集供創作者參考。
  ◎3大章節、逾200張速繪圖,講解觀察人物技巧、速繪重點及提升風格的小撇步。
速繪人物的基礎三堂課:
  ➊ 建立正確的心態
  不要想畫「正確」,而是要「輕鬆地多畫一些」,
  所謂的觀察力,只是「知識」和「經驗」的累積,
  熟悉自然就會,真的畫不出來的時候,只觀察也行。
  因為#魅力十足的圖,和技巧或常識毫無關係。#
  藉由觀察獲得的經驗和記憶,會轉換成「現實感」並活在作品中。
  不斷畫速繪,就能培養出短時間內掌握特徵的能力。
 
  ➋ 練習簡單畫全身的速繪技巧▁▁火柴人練習
  ⑴ 將全身分成15個部位,
  用2D畫全身,
  「頭 部、胸部、骨盤」是橢圓形。
  「上臂、下臂、大腿、小腿、手、腳」是線條。
  用D字形畫胸廓、軀幹和髖部,塑造印象,
  部位和部位之間留下空白,
  就能輕鬆畫出姿勢。
 
  ⑵ 注意基本結構,不要注意輪廓和細節
  看全身:那個人在做什麼?你有什麼感覺?
  看部位:位置和傾斜度?有什麼功用?
  簡單大膽地畫,鎖定在動作和使用身體的方式。
 
  ⑶ 立體化
  畫出火柴人的2D表現方式,稱作Shape,
  接下來要把平面添加立體的資訊,
  讓Shape有厚度(深度),
  只要畫出縱向的中心線,以及表示膨度的橫向曲線,
  就能變成有厚度和方向性的立體物。
 
  ⑷ 創造不對稱平衡
  全身的節奏和動線是一種流線感。
  盡量避免線條左右對稱,
  大原則是:弧線的對面必然是直線。
 
  ➌掌握印象,最後的風格和情緒添加
  這個人正在做¬「什麼」(動作)?他有「什麼樣」的感受(感情)?
  動作和感情,就是本書所說的動態。
  習慣用少量線條畫全身的思考方式後,就加入動線(flow)的觀點吧!
  不同的曲線會流暢地引導視線。
  彎度深的曲線會用慢節奏,彎度淺的曲線會用快節奏來引導視線。
  將線條加上粗細,就會產生強弱,成為更有趣味性的圖。
 
  本書從心態建立到步驟教學,
  不到20秒就能完成一幅速繪,
  附上58張速繪插圖影片,
  從空白至完稿,一筆一畫的繪畫過程全呈現,
  供學習者一遍一遍觀看臨摹,
  零基礎也沒問題。
 
  每次畫的速繪都是僅有一次的體驗,
  是當下你所能畫出的線條所構成的,
  請輕鬆享受速繪的樂趣吧!
 
◆作者簡介    
立中順平    
  日本岡山縣人。
  1993年開始在Disney Animation Japan擔任動畫師。
  後來進入Answer Studio,目前是自由工作者。
 
  曾參與《跳跳虎歷險記》(Disney)、《棒球大聯盟》(電視版)、《鑽石王牌》、《YURI !!!on ICE》、《佐賀偶像是傳奇》等作品。
 
  目前以動作作畫導演的身分參與各個作品的製作,是負責運動動畫動作表現的資深動畫師。
▼黑介紹
由曾經在華特迪士尼動畫工作室與日本動畫公司Answer Studio的日本資深動畫師立中順平撰寫的速繪教學書
教學主張「不要只在意正確,而是要畫出具有魅力的人物。」
在正確的觀念下,不斷的練習速繪,來培養出掌握特徵的能力。
本書分3個章節
第一章節:速繪繪畫 P1-73.
1-1:速繪的觀念介紹
1-2:速繪人物的重點
1-3:掌握印象
第二章節:繪畫技巧P75-145.
2-1:速繪的各種技巧
2-2:身體局部與衣服
2-3:邁向下一步,動態的掌握
第三章節:速繪作品集P151-218.
收錄立中老師3年來的速繪作品。
▼黑書評
多數速寫教學書都很吃繪畫基礎,在沒有人物基礎的前提下會很難入門。
本書教學另闢蹊徑在以沒有基礎的前提下,講解如何學習速繪
內文資訊量雖然大,但搭配簡化好上手的範例
對新手來說比較好入門,實際操作也不會太挫折
推薦給想讓人物動態更有魅力的學習者們~
這本很不錯用~~~

Design College students’ Summer season Break

With summer break fast approaching, graphic design students like me are trying to figure out productive ways to spend their time. Work for money? Work for experience? Summer classes?

I’ve spent the past few months doing everything I can to
find an internship this summer. Finding a company that isn’t an MLM and will
actually pay good money for your design work is tough. Luckily, graphic design
is a field that’s in demand, so there are a lot of good options out there.

The other option for getting design experience during the summer
break is freelance work, but that comes with its own slew of issues. There’s
nothing worse than beginning to work with a client and getting excited for a
project just for them to look at you with a face like the Surprised Pikachu Meme
when you start to discuss cost.

With two weeks left in the semester, here’s hoping we figure
something out soon!