Friday, December 28, 2012

Cover for SAM

I'm still writing a novel. It may have gone on hiatus for a while, but I think that helped it, overall.

When I first started writing it, the story had a real identity crisis: was this a funny story, or a serious one with some humorous situations? It certainly started as something that was no where near serious. Once I made the decision to write a drama, all the pieces fell together.

Whether you like it or not is another thing, but I believe it is more successful now, and I'm ready to start throwing it at a larger group of people. If you want to read the first chapter, follow this link. I won't make any promises, but I'd like to update chapter by chapter with little illustrations like this one on a somewhat regular basis. Enjoy!
I love the look of screen prints. Also, I may have been looking at Tomer Hanuka just a little too often lately. Regardless, Here's a quick paint-up plus type:
Do you ever get that itch? The one that tells you that you've seen an image before, even though you just painted it? That's where I'm at now. I can't shake the idea that I just aped someone's style really hard, but I can't find the culprit. Something about the type and the chroma and the flat image keeps the voice in my head screaming plagarism. I hate that. Well, if I did, it was entirely unintentional, and if I didn't, I wish my brain would just shut up.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Future

Over the course of this next month I will have many exciting things to share about my art career. It has to do with impressing those I work with, and climbing another rung on this big rickety ladder called success.

Beyond that, I can say with certainty that six months from now, my life will be vastly different. I may still be poor, but I will be in a whole different part of the country, I will have at least one more fine art show under my belt, and I will have more than four more published pieces. Expect lengthy and hopefully humorous write-ups of it all.

For the first time since college, four years ago, and for the first time in my life, the future is both bright and starkly different. My adult life is beginning! See you soon!