Klaire de Lys

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Bought myself a new notebook on Sunday since I’d finished my last notebook for writing #outsider2 . The black line is so I can see how much I’ve filled in so far

Bought myself a new notebook on Sunday since I’d finished my last notebook for writing #outsider2 . The black line is so I can see how much I’ve filled in so far

Painting time

Painting time

Currently filming a Art tutorial all about how to transfer wax paper sketches

Currently filming a Art tutorial all about how to transfer wax paper sketches

One of the biggest books in my collection

One of the biggest books in my collection

Going through notebooks fast! Filled the blue one already and I only got it 4 weeks ago! #outsider2 #notes #ideas #ImprovementNotes

Going through notebooks fast! Filled the blue one already and I only got it 4 weeks ago! #outsider2 #notes #ideas #ImprovementNotes

Review of Outsider by Klaire de Lys | Grauwelt | Young Adult

grauwelt:

In this video, Grauwelt editor Leigh Anne Cassell gives us her review of Outsider by Klaire de Lys.

Outsider is de Lys’s debut novel telling the tale of Astrid, a girl who, as a child, witnesses the murder of her parents. Years later she joins a group of dwarves on a journey of their own across a fantastical land: Ammasteinn.

In Leigh Anne’s review of Outsider by Klaire de Lys, she covers:

  • Her favorite aspects of the book: the characters, setting, and writing style.
  • Her least favorite aspects of the book: the protagonist’s love interest and Knud’s foot.
  • How she can’t wait for future installments!

Outsider is available for sale on Amazon.com. Also be sure to visit Klaire de Lys’s website for more information, plus loads of other bonuses including artwork of the characters in the novel!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns for Leigh Anne, email her at leigh.anne.cassell@understonegroup.com.

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One of the looks I might do for Halloween

One of the looks I might do for Halloween

Fan-freaking-tastic!! That was my favourite jar tutorial too! 😡

Fan-freaking-tastic!! That was my favourite jar tutorial too! 😡

Newest additions to the sketchbook #outsider

Newest additions to the sketchbook #outsider

A bit of doodling today #outsider2

This whole book was a massive learning curve. Writing it, re-writing it, publishing it. The initial biggie was doing the cover, I was so nervous about doing it! But I knew I would not be happy if I let someone else make the cover.

For the second book there are a lot of things I’ll be doing differently, but for the first try I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!

One thing I was a little gutted about was that the blue and red tint on the text for the cover didn’t work, and we had to ditch it. I’m already pretty sure how the cover for the second book will look, so hopefully I can avoid repeating the same mistakes (or just make a whole bunch of new ones!). Either way, here is my vlog showing the whole process.

I hope you like the video! :D

(Source: youtube.com)

Editing

Finished #Knud #outsider

Finished #Knud #outsider

Knud so far. #outsider #tutorial

Knud so far. #outsider #tutorial