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Monday, June 23, 2008

Art from A Chance Meeting

A Chance Meeting Art

Good Morning! Nice to blog to you, nice to be here, Wonderful to drink my morning coffee. The weather in my neck of the woods has been gorgeous for the last few days. The new blogging software Mark found has proven extremely useful. It appears that I'm going to be doing a lot more blogging. If I can keep up this piece I may even add another blog. ^^

Ah, my head is in the clouds again. Time to come back to earth and finish this blog listing.

Here's a piece of art that I did for the episode of Mark's Mysteries called 'A Chance Meeting.' The subject matter is unusual for me and that's what made it fun. I may look for more excuses to draw people with wrinkles, simply because they are so interesting to do.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Origins and Anthrocon Scheudle

Hi people. I wanted remind all that I will be at Origins this year but I will only be there on Thursday. If you're interested in chatting or having a DS or Magic card signed--or, for that matter, purchasing a print and having it signed--please come see me on the first day of the show. I can accept commissions on Thursday but I won't be able to finish anything at the show; if you want a commission come see me and we can make arrangements for for me to ship it to you after the show.

After Thursday I will be at Anthrocon. Mark will be driving me to Pittsburg, then coming back; Columbus and Pittsburgh are relatively close to each other so he won't be gone long.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Art

To reward folks for their patience I've decided to post extra art in the next week. Here's the next in this series. Doug Hildebrandt commissioned a picture of his new clan dragon character. I love the detail in this piece; Patterns on clothing is one of my favorite subjects.

New Clanborn

Etsy Issues

Etsy is having some problems. It appears that these are minor problems that have to do with counters (the numbers that track how many hits a particular image receives). Counters are resetting at random so images may show numbers that do not reflect how popular they are; other than that, the site seems to be working correctly. If anyone has other issues with Etsy please let me know. The company says they are trying to correct this and will have it fixed as soon as they can. I have seen sites have difficulties like this before and they generally come out just fine. It's likely caused by a small bug hidden deep in an obscure line of code.

Speaking of online selling, I plan to add more sell sites this fall. Right now I am selling on Etsy and Ebay, both good sites. I want to sell through more sites to gain a wider audience. Adding a site involves a fair amount of effort; we need to study a site, learn its system, post our images, write descriptions, ect, ect, ect. Did I say we? I should say he; Mark does the lion's share of all this work and does it well.

With this in mind, I'd like to ask a favor; if anyone knows of good sell sites, please let me know. I am aware of Craigs List, Yessy and Piccasso Net, but I know there are a lot more out there. I'm particularly interested in sites that are easy to use, artist friendly and with good reputations. I'd welcome any recommendations.

Monday, June 16, 2008

She's Back.....

Terri and K

I checked the date of my last post and all I can say is oh my! It has been way too long since I've put something up here. Sorry about that folks. I've been busy with shows but I am always busy with something so that won't serve as an excuse. Mark has introduced me to a new software program that I hope will help me improve my posting frequency. Stay tuned to this channel to see if it works....

This post my image is a commission from Doug Hildebrant of his character Terri and his friend's character K. They are calming down after a battle---Terri is a werewolf who takes some soothing to settle down after a fight. I like the mood of this piece. It's one of a series that Doug and his friends commissioned around the time of Novi Comic Con. Watch this space to see more of these pieces--hopefully soon!