Tuesday, December 09, 2008
This last year I did a number of animating illustrations for an Xbox 360 video game to be released about the same time as the movie The Tale of Despereaux. This is one of the images. I am going to post more on my web site in the next week or so.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Finally my new book is off the press. I am pretty happy about how it looks and hope that everyone that gets a copy will find something useful between the front and back cover. I have a very few copies on hand and will be signing and selling them to anyone that is interested. Should you want a signed copy just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Seems like I don't have lots of energy for much beside sketching. Actually, I love the sketching as much or more than anything. It is the only art that I really am able to do just because I love to do it and I am not limited to subject matter. The three sketches here are of quite different subjects.
I continue to mend though it is really slow. I am still very dizzy and can't hear a thing on my right side. The best way to describe the dizzy is it feels like I am working a laptop while I ride a roller coaster. I really don't feel too bad most the time but I get tired easily. By the evening I am really tired and go to bed much earlier than I usually do. I think it is just the effort of trying to stay upright is tiring.
Anyway, hope you like the sketches.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It has been a most interesting few weeks. Several Saturdays ago I was heading to the mountains for a morning of fly fishing with my son. All was well at the bottom of the canyon. Seven miles later when we arrived at the chosen fishing hole my right ear was feeling like I was not able to equalize the pressure it it. If you have ever gone high in the mountains or on an airplane then you know what I am talking about. By the time I parked the truck I was feeling pretty dizzy. By the time I walked around the truck once I told my son that he had better take me down to a hospital I was so dizzy. Well, after Technicolor yawning all the way down the canyon while slipping in and out of consciousness....my son called an ambulance and I was taken to the hospital. Something haywire has happened to my inner ear. I am deaf on the right side, I have a bit of palsy in my face, and I feel like I have stepped off an amusement ride 24/7. Dizzy is not fun. While the symptoms hopefully will pass my art has taken on a new twist....namely, I can't draw straight any more. Things seem to gradually be getting better. I would not wish this on anyone.
So, my wife the other day called my attention to a news post about a girl born with two faces. She looked a lot more strange than I feel. Since everything has been a bit strange I decided to draw her a few years down the road. This is the sketch.
Here is a link to the the new Ballistic Publishing digital painting book. I am lucky to be one of the featured artists. There is some great work by some fantastic artists in this book. I am proud to be included with the other three. The book will ship mid-July. Cool.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
It has been a rather long time since I posted anything. Winter was a very busy time and I got caught up in work without much time to keep on top of the blog. So, what was I doing? I was busy with the every day work but also was in the middle of co-authoring and authoring two books. Not only did I have to do the writing but I had to do the illustrations. It was a lot of work considering that I am lucky to write an understandable e-mail. Does that make any sense? See what I mean. Anyway, here are the book images that occupied most of my time. Both books will be coming out in the next few months. Cheers!