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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Iphone Practice Pieces

Happy Thanksgiving! Not a lot of time for chat this morning: I'll be leaving soon to visit two family Thanksgiving gatherings. I wanted to post a couple of practice pieces I did on my iphone in preparation for offering commissions. Enjoy!



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My first Iphone Commission

Anyone who has seen me in the last few months may have noticed me fiddling with my new iphone. I bought it for business purposes and it has handled those tasks quite nicely. In the last month I've learned how to draw on my phone, using a painting app and a Pogo stylus. With practice, I became confident enough to take on an iphone color commission. Here it is. Many thanks to Bitwulf, who commissioned this at Midwest Furfest; he and his friends also offered technical advice on transferring the completed image between devices. For now, I send commissions like this one as email attachments. Eventually, I hope to send them directly from my phone to the patron's phone.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Midwest Fur Fest

Hey folks. I'm resting up from Midwest Furfest and I wanted to give you a report. A had a terrific show and a lot of fun. I want to thank everyone who helped to make this happen, including special thanks for Tonya, Alkali and Steele. I had a terrific commission weekend: Here's an example of one of the pieces I finished. it was commissioned by Vesh as an anniversary gift for himself and his wife. Keep an eye on this spot to see the color version which I plan to finish early next year.

g kit n t van

Monday, November 17, 2008

Card Art Project

I"ve been selling proofs with original art on them for some time. Usually I do one image on a proof at a time. In this case, following the lead of artists like Ed Beard--who does wonderful, detailed sketches on the backs of multiple cards--I have tried my hand at a card art painting. The painting below was done in acrylic inks on the back of seven Magic card proofs. I was pleased with the level of detail I achieved, especially given that I was painting on thin card stock. Thanks to MW, who commissioned this piece.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Howl of Rage Final

Hello people. Here's another piece finished; A few posts ago I featured the digital color sketch of this image. I thought that I would show everyone how it turned out. If you want a closer look come see me at Midwest Fur Fest next weekend; I will have the original painting there and I will be selling prints of it.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Custom Card Art Part Two

Good Morning! I'm a little late posting this but here is the promised color version of AT's custom card commission. This piece came out well and there's a lot I like about it--pose, color, setting, characters. I especially enjoyed coming up with this tigrean's expression; thanks to AT's feedback, I think her personality really shows through.