Finally decompressed after an amazing 5 days in Indianapolis attending the Gen Con gaming convention with the game company Mindtwister. I sold a lot of prints, signed a ton of Mindtwister games my art is on, made some great contacts for possible future work and had an amazing time enjoying what Indy had to offer. Here are some highlights of my trip.
Been too busy to post lately...which is a good thing eh? Here's a sneak peek at a closeup for a magazine double spread I am doing on NC college football mascots. Super fun!!!! Originally it the art was going to be done in my digital airbrush style with a more polished look but the art director loved the sketch so much he wanted to keep the expressive line work so we decided to marry the airbrush style with my line work style and it is coming out awesome!!!!
Lemme know what you think....thanx!
I was Interviewed in a podcast this past weekend for the ZaPows Art galleries series "Illustration and a Beer" Episode 30 "Spaghetti-O eyebrows". It was a fun interview. I can't believe I brought up my Spaghetti-O eyebrows incident. This fun interview covers my illustration career, why we moved to Asheville NC from Miami, Florida, my work in the ZaPow gallery and of course Spaghetti-O Eyebrows and more. Check it out here http://www.zapow.com/podcasts.html
Hindsight is 20/20...i should have taken a pic of the interview.
The Perils Of Keeping It Real. I finished the line work and was tearing it off the Arches watercolor 30 page pad when it ripped due to the adhesive on the pad being way too adhesive. Thank goodness I wasn't happy with the illustration and redid another one. Sometimes when creating art the old school way, unforeseen mishaps may happen, like a tear in the paper or an ink blob from the pen. Whatever form it may manifest as, you have to overcome the overwhelming urge to hurl and move on to fix the problem or as in this case start over. Working analog is not as forgiving as working digital...no command Z. Will post the finished art after I apply the watercolors to it. This illustration will be available as a giclee print soon...stay tuned.
Saturday night was a big success with the ZaPow galleries reception for the show Bytes and Bits. The gallery had a night of record sales and I sold some of my prints. The big framed print "Head Games" sold and is no longer in the show...sweeeet!!! What made it even more special was my friends coming out to support me...we had a blast...that was so awesome!!! Afterwards some of us went to the Lex 18 Moonshine bar to celebrate with some good ole Asheville moonshine. My only regret is that I wish I would have taken more pics from around the gallery and my piece "Head Games" on the wall before it sold. That was my first gallery reception opening so I know better now for the next time. Click on the pics below to go through each one...thanx!