Seeing the Gray

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Local freelance artist endures challenges, sees success

  • Sulphur Springs digital artist Steph “Finn Swan” Gray works in her sketchpad in the Sulphur Springs Public Library. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
    Sulphur Springs digital artist Steph “Finn Swan” Gray works in her sketchpad in the Sulphur Springs Public Library. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
  • Steph Gray works on finishing a page of Star Wars figures in her sketchbook. Gray has illustrated the children’s book The Dragon Princess and looks forward to her next big project, Final Break. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
    Steph Gray works on finishing a page of Star Wars figures in her sketchbook. Gray has illustrated the children’s book The Dragon Princess and looks forward to her next big project, Final Break. Staff photo by Todd Kleiboer
  • Stephanie Gray uses this image above as her mascot online. Courtesy/Steph Gray
    Stephanie Gray uses this image above as her mascot online. Courtesy/Steph Gray
With her drawing stylus in hand and touchscreen monitor before her, Steph Gray carefully pencils out a character posing in a panel, the last one of the short comic she’s making. With a few last strokes, the deed is done, and Gray leans back. “Penciling is the biggest chunk of the process,” she said. GROWING UP Gray is a freelance digital artist who lives in Sulphur Springs, and she has pushed…

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