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Monday, August 25, 2008

Take That Warp Chicken!

Hi folks! We are back from Gencon and we have rested up. While filing images from my phone camera I came across this pic. It shows Mark subduing a warp chicken with blighted bulk somewhere in Indiana. What was going on at Gencon that warp chickens were showing up this far north of Indianapolis...


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gencon Art Show Location

Hey folks! I am here in Indy on Wednesday night and I have an update. The art show has a new location and a new layout and, incidentally, a different location for my booth. I have posted maps below to help you find my new place. I am not sure of the number--it was blurry on the page--but I think the pics give a good idea of where to find me.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Male Phoenix Character

Here's a gent I illustrated for the upcoming Dragon Storm phoenix character release. He provides a good example of my evolving digital art style. This piece has fine color, composition and a cute guy; it's got everything I like. I find this style less painterly and more anime, which is just the opposite of the direction that I'm going on my whimsical cat pieces. If it seems a little strange that I am headed for a more realistic look for my cute kittens and a more anime look for my fantasy elves, let me explain that I love experimenting with styles. I also enjoy feedback from you folks on what you think of the results. If you have a style preference I'd love to hear it.

Male Phoenix Character

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dress up Two

Last year I did a piece called Dress Up, showing a kitten being adorned by fairies who made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in fashion sense. This year I've followed up on that theme with Dress Up 2. This time the 'dresser' is a young dragon. I played with new digital painting techniques to come up with this one and I like the results. As usual, it's character interaction that makes whimiscal images like this one work. Kitty is a bit uncertain about her new look, while her young draconic friend thinks these decorations make her look maaavalhas!

I introduced Dress Up Two at San Diego Comic con, where it did very well. I will have it at both Storm Con and Gencon. In late August I plan to add this image to my Etsy and Ebay stores.

Dress up two

San Diego Photos

Hi folks. I'm home from San Diego comic con which was a terrific show, both for business and pleasure. I shared a booth with my friends Diana Stein and April Lee who were great company. Thank you to all the returning customers and new buyers who helped make the show a success for me. I got in a little bit of tourist time in San Diego this year and my new phone camera allowed me to document both my trolley tour and my show time really nicely. Here are some Flckr photos I took this year.