I am very excited to share with you that the re-branding of the studio is now complete and I have just drawn-up a business plan for my expansion of services to include:
Personalized Original Fine Art Prints for Home and Office
Personalized Original Fine Art Design For:
Gifts, Home Décor, Motivational Posters, Marketing Materials, Product Photo Mock-Ups, Visualization & Labeling, Book & Magazine Covers, Custom Tattoo Designs, Digital Marketing, Customized Fine Art for Business, Corporate and Nonprofit Spaces.
So – Please Stay Tuned! In the coming weeks I will be releasing more information about new product offerings.
Welcome to all the new folks who have joined my journey this year! I hope I will create images that inspire and delight you.
What’s New –
The web site is going through a major overhaul with a simpler new look and feel.
I have decided to handle all sales directly rather than use online shopping platforms and have ceased all online marketing. The reasoning behind these decisions was simple – they did not work.
Besides this website I will continue to share all new work on Facebook for friends and colleagues.
What’s on the agenda for 2018?
A Legacy of Forgotten Names – Documentary Film in production
Illuminated Animals – Pen & Ink Drawing Collection – ongoing
More making-of videos – ongoing
Re-Issuing Print Publication of my Children’s Book, WillowMouse
Several other ideas that are a bit too nebulous to mention at this time.
As always – I am grateful to have you join me on this adventure!
Until next time …
From The Illustrated Fantastical Compendium of Imaginary People, Places & Things. circa 1800 – The International Society for the Preservation of Paracosms employed the services of a mysterious explorer, known simply as ‘The Traveler’, to expedite their efforts in locating and securing paracosmic portals.
I can neither confirm nor deny that such a secret organization exists or has ever existed … but if they did, perhaps their invitations would look like this.
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!
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 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.