Monday, August 24, 2009

Version 3

Ok, one last shot at some introduction of color... staying away from such a cold bluegreenblue. Getting rid of the complimentary colors, this should let the drawing speak while letting some part of color ad to the story as an accent instead of an interruption.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Poison Ivy Gray

Ok, so sometimes the simple way out is the best way out. I was looking for validation from one of my trusted inside critics... and got a "hmmmm" about the color piece. When I showed the halftoned version, that individual felt that the color was not adding anything to the story. In fact it was detracting. I have trouble, because I love black and white illustration. There is a drama, a raw drawing construction that I never get tired of. But I was fearing that my bias was taking over. With a second vote to confirm, I will stay with the black and white version. I feel better now... don't you?

poison ivy

Poison Ivy: for Drawergeeks. Should be a good week for submissions. It will always be good to see how everybody solves the same challenge so differently and creatively.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Illuxcon. The second annual convention for, about, and dedicated entirely to illustration of the fantastic. Whether it be Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Sculptural, Concept Art, The Creators are here. Here to talk, here to learn, here to get together with one another. And I am going to be in the thick of it for the entire time. Thank you Lee Ann!!!

The link to the site is available when you click on the title of this post. There you can find guest list, photos and news clips from last year's show, links to the Artist/Guests websites, convention directions, dates, prices, and other information about the convention. I have been looking forward to this all year.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Flying Monkeys

Ok, I finally figured out howto update the blog with images right now... I still have updated the blog by posting the illustration via the website. This was supposed to be for Drawergeeks, Monkeys. But it just took to long to complete. Sheesh what a job this was. Click on the title of this posting and it will take you to the illustration that I am writing about.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Hokey Smokes!!! After 2 weeks of watching tutorials in the evenings and weekends, and 2 more week evenings of fighting with dreamweaver... the first site is done and live. Go take a peek, please. No, it isn't fancy shmancy. But, it will get better with time... as I get more adept at knowing what does what... and more importantly what does NOT.
I have learned a ton on what not to do, and still am shutting my virtual fingers in the door.

click on the title of this post is the title of my site, and the post title is a hot link to my site. Just click on the title to get there.