My art book “Empathy” is done!

Art, Writing

I’m delighted to announce the release of an art book I created called empathy. I felt driven to put this together in the wake of all the crazy things happening in the world lately.

Empathy Cover by Sheri Roloff

I used spray paint artwork I made a few years ago as the backdrop and designed words over the top under the helpful advisement of my Design Yoda (aka my talented graphic designer friend that always has amazing feedback and ideas!). The message inside is for writers, artists and doers everywhere. Keep going – don’t stop. The world needs your writing, art and actions.

Empathy Spread by Sheri Roloff

I hope you’ll view and download the free PDF here. Or if you’re looking for a shiny new book to add to your shelf (or perhaps a gift for someone who likes shiny things), you can purchase a print copy here.

Please feel free to share this with others. I made it to process thoughts and feelings, and I hope it resonates with you.

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Check out Square Tactics: a FREE, indie, print-and-play card game!

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My best friend and partner in crime (aka, my husband Owen) created a fun, easy-to-play card game. Before he put it out into the world, he needed some original art to replace his google-image placeholders. So, he asked me to draw some of his character ideas.

Working on the artwork for Square Tactics was a great opportunity for me to work on character design. There are four factions (or teams) to choose from when you play – aliens, robots, ninjas and cats. After a few rounds of sketches, we agreed on the character archetypes and styles, and I created the final line art. Owen then designed the cards and placed the artwork.

There are 48 cards total, but here are a few of my favorites. You may recognize Noisy Ninja from my comic strip Noisy Ninja Bounces Back, which I created after I developed the Ninja character for Square Tactics.

Noisy Ninja - Square Tactics Friendly Ninja - Square Tactics Lazy Cat - Square Tactics Spy Cat - Square TacticsFrightened Alien - Square Tactics Pirate Alien - Square Tactics Archer Bot - Square Tactics DJ Bot - Square Tactics

Get the free print-and-play version of Square Tactics here. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!