Inktober Drawings Delayed

Studio Quotes

I’m a few days behind in my Inktober drawings but rest assured I will be catching-up soon.  Keep Calm and Ink On!

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Letting My Imagination Run Wild

Secret Society of Pen and Ink Illustrators

Tonight I was thinking – what if there were Secret Societies for Artists much like the Illuminati, who passed down their knowledge and closely guarded secrets from one generation to the next? What would their seal look like? What would their secrets be? How would one become a member? Just imagine having the inner working knowledge of illustrators from the Golden Age (1880’s to 1920’s) or even before that! How they mixed their inks and fashioned their pens. What was their work ethic? How did they define aesthetic arrest?

Anyway – I had so much fun doing this – I just looked-up at the clock and it’s nearly 4:00AM!

 

Sneak-Peek Work in Progress

Picture 59

The owl is slowing coming together. I’ve had some issues with the camera that I am using for the filming of it but thus far I have been able to make adjustments and improve the process.

Every new project is a learning adventure and that is what keeps things interesting and exciting for me. I look forward to going to the drawing table every day.

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a good one!

The Power of “What If”

Bartender

My latest fun project is a web comic entitled: “The Adventures of Atomic Betty in the Virtual World”

I’ve wanted to do a comic book project for many, many years but just never had the time to experiment and create a process pipeline for images. Now that I am retired and working full time in the studio I have that luxury.

The premise for Atomic Betty came to me one night while exploring in the virtual world of Second Life. I wondered – what do our avatars do after we log out? What if they have a whole other life we know nothing about?  What if their existence is filled with adventure and intrigue? What if our avatars become sentient beings when we are not around?

While still in the experimental stage – I am very happy so far with the results of building this process pipeline. I’m using a combination of ‘windlight’ settings in Second Life and post processing in Photoshop to achieve this color halftone printed look.

I’m having a blast working on this. It’s a nice break from the drawing table.

 

I am now a Proud Member of the Lake County Arts Council

Become an Artist

I had a wonderful visit to Lakeport, CA yesterday where I visited the Lake County Arts Council and Gallery, became a member and made some new friends!

I am looking forward to producing work to be shown and sold through local galleries here in Northern California.

Both my children’s books and selected engraved glass works will be sold in their gift shop.  This is a very exciting prospect.

http://www.lakearts.org/gallery/gallery.htm