Doodle Of The Day

(You know what i mean)

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Playing around with ideas for a new rag doll. Since that’s such a productive use of my time…

The Orlando shooting happened yesterday, and I bought my first newspaper.

Two, actually.

Obviously, I am deeply saddened by this horrific event, but I am also discouraged by the reports that the gunman aligned himself with Muslim beliefs.

With the coming election, this tragedy will be paraded out at every opportunity as evidence of each candidate’s opinions. I imagine this may prove to be the most grotesque part of the attack.

Please. If you truly wish to honor the memory of all the beautiful souls we lost, please remember the only lesson that can be found in this devastating event.

Please, do not hate.

Don’t waste your time and energy hating. It is understandable to be angry with a singular person who has caused harm, but please don’t hate a group.

No matter how you choose to segregate society, there will be members of each group that cause harm. Equally true, however, is that the vast majority is made up of wonderful, kind, and prismatic individuals. They love freely. They believe truly.

And they do not hate.

Doing More Doodling!

Think I can do a doodle a day?

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Yeah, neither do I.

Well, I could probably draw one thing a day, but I doubt I would post them.  I’m pretty bad at this whole “blogging” thing, so I decided to challenge myself to post more. The hardest part will be overcoming my ego. The main reason I don’t post more of my work is because I don’t think most of it is good enough. There is this intense pressure to deliver awe-inspiring work as constantly as possible. However, this is probably an unachievable goal. So for now, I’ll try to post AT LEAST ONE new doodle a week.

Hope you all enjoy :3

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A Night With Imaginese

Spent the evening with Shivering Snivels’ partners,

Imaginese!

So I’ve been developing Shivering Snivels in many ways, one of which was through workshops hosted by the philanthropic production company, Imaginese.  While most members pay dues, I worked out an arrangement with them for a membership in exchange for event photography! These amazing and inspiring artists devote their time to teaching and mentoring public school students in the Los Angles, when they are not developing their own impressive productions.

This week they hosted a filmmaker’s Expo where they previewed their writers humorous and poignant work for industry artists. A night filled with laughter and great constructive critiques!

And it was my pleasure to photograph the fun-filled event.

Happy MOM’S Day!

Shout out to all the great Moms out there!

Whether your children are human, puppy, or lost space alien, this day is for you!

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To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme: The Writing Process

A sneak peek into the “glamorous” work of a writer.

I know, as a young author, I need to be blogging as much as possible. However, I struggle to know what’s worth blogging about in the first place. Perhaps it’s my visual arts background that makes me feel that if there’s nothing worth looking at, there’s nothing worth reading. The process of writing a children’s book, while challenging, is not very visually stimulating.

However, until we have new art, I thought I’d give you a peek at the writing process.

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One thing I wish more authors did was show us there crumpled up piles of rewrites. It’s easy to assume that the amazing book you just read was written in just one sitting. As if god was speaking directly to the author who only had to transcribe each perfectly placed word.

In reality, for most of us at least, writing is a long and grueling process. Similar to chiseling away at a sculpture, and wondering if you’re even using the proper hammer.

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The biggest challenge for any children’s book writer is deciding whether or not to rhyme.

Yes, if you can manage to craft the perfect meter and rhyme, your book will be beloved, at least by relieved parents. However, a clumsy attempt can ruin your otherwise delightful tale.
So for the last few weeks I tried my hand at a completely rhyming draft of Shivering Snivels & His Shadow. It was not far off in the first place, since I found many of my lines were already beginning to rhyme.

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Since I majored in Filmmaking, not writing, my first step was to study rhyme and meter. Then I broke down my manuscript (as is) into all of its respective parts.

How many words are in each line? How many syllables? Is there a pattern?

(Because there should be)

Then came the crafting. Taking the lines that didn’t fit the pattern and rewriting them, over and over again, until they fit with the rest.

Now I have to ask myself, “Is it good enough?”
Is it close enough that a little editing will bring it home?

Or should I go back to an earlier draft?

I’ll let you know the answers when I have them!

There’s something that could save the whole world, and I bet it’s in your kitchen.

I decided to try my hand at info graphs.

Still working within my ocean science theme, this series extols the health and environmental benefits of fish and aqua-culture. 

Enjoy :} 

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Addition to my Ocean Science Series

In an effort to expand my documentary/educational portfolio I’ve been working on some great slides to be used by the Aquarium of The Pacific, or any educational center.

Hope you enjoy these “fun facts”

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Welcome to JessPrince.com!

What an amazing website, don’t you all think?! I know I couldn’t be happier.

To use the words of the great Penny Lane,

“It’s all happening!”

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So many wonderful things are in the works! I’ll be releasing The Shivering Snivels Trailer in a week, as well as GRADUATING from ArtCenter College of Design’s Film department.

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I was just offered a paid position producing, and being the Production Manager on, the beautiful indy film “Night Train,” written and directed by my dear (and talented) friend Jeanne Marie Spicuzza.

 

 

 

AND I’m working on a lovely Ocean Science Series to sell to The Aquarium of The Pacific. I plan on this becoming an ongoing collaboration with this wonderful educational center!

 

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Hope you all enjoy the new site! Beyond the blog, check out Light and Pigment for my ever developing portfolio.