Travels of my first booth part 1: The mess of things

So, I went ahead and did it. I signed up for my first ever booth at a major art convention, in this case the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live show in Kansas City in May, 2012.

What the hell was I thinking?

Now, before we get any further, let me just say that I’m very much looking forward to the convention, and the folks that run the show have been great to work with. But this is my very first “huge” convention to have a booth at, and to say I’m nervous is the understatement of the decade.… Read the rest

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My New eBook: Life As An Artist In Repose

Over the course of the last two years, from January 2010 to present, I’ve been writing monthly articles for the Apex Book Company. I’ve now compiled those two years of articles into an ebook collection, called Life As An Artist In Repose, now available for purchase on Amazon here.

 

The idea behind my articles for Apex has always been the “life as an artist” style articles. What I see as an artist in the publication industry, how I myself am treated as an artist, and overall what it’s like to live as I do.… Read the rest

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New Ink Art: The Pale Man

Today has been an experiment in not only a larger format for an ink work, but also in the idea of not letting a problem in the art end the day.

When I started doing art today, I just grabbed my 12″ x 18″ watercolor stock and went to work. I had a decent idea for a larger piece, but one that was still consistent with the other cards that I have been doing. I even took some measurements, and decided it might be time to base an image on more specific requirements than just “where I want it”.… Read the rest

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So I went to Yellowstone…

While we were in Yellowstone, the Tetons and Montana for vacation I snapped a few pics.  Here are a few selections below for your enjoyment.

The first one here is an abandoned attraction near Casper, Wyoming, that I visited as a kid.  Hell’s Half Acre was always a cool stop (the “planet” in Starship Troopers was filmed on location there).  A little sad, and I ran a few Photoshop techniques on it.  They gave it a look like a “model” almost.

Hell's Half Acre

This next one I just used Photoshop’s Black and White adjustment on, which I thought turned out nice.… Read the rest

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