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Newsdump, Summer 2015
Posted on 16 Jul 2015
Snow White, 11x17" oil, acrylic, and watercolor on paper
As usual, the more blogworthy stuff I have going on, the less time I have for writing blog posts. As such, much of what I've been up to over the past few months has failed to be immortalized. It's okay, though, because I keep seeing headlines like "BLOGGING IS DEAD!" insisting that social media is the wave of the future/present. I do tend to keep things (relatively) current on Facebook and Instagram, in case you like your updates shorter and louder.
In my absence, I've been:• Attending SFAL!
It was my second year exhibiting; this time around I shared a booth with fellow artist Sam Guay
and got to room with also-fellow-artists Rovina Cai
and Matt Lewis.
In an insane twist, I also somehow picked up the Rising Star award! I'm now the proud owner of this awesome trophy sculpted by Kristine
& Colin Poole
. It's even more gorgeous in person!• Appearing on the One Fantastic Week podcast!
I got to chat with Pete Mohrbacher and Sam Flegal about my current project, the Wicked Kingdom
illustrated playing card series.• Setting up a shop!
During my 1FW appearance, Sam and Pete talked me into launching prints for the series as I go, rather than waiting for the final Kickstarter campaign - I'll be putting together a formal shop announcement in coming days, but in the meantime, check out the available prints (and originals!) at www.wickedkingdomdeck.com/wkshop
.• Painting! (Obviously.)
I have the good fortune of having a piece in the Mazza Museum's Enchanted Brush exhibition - a covet (accepted collective noun) of awesome fantasy artists creating their own interpretations of popular fairytales. Check out the rundown HERE
, and if you're in Ohio, stop by the Mazza Museum to check out the work in person! My contribution to the show was Snow White (final image at the top of the post.)
The open theme left me free to try something a little more fine art/a little less illustrative in both process and content than my usual work. While I normally work over a print of my pencil art, this time around I painted directly over the pencil drawing - with some interesting results. You'll definitely be seeing more experiments along these lines in the future...
I've got a few other projects that I've been wrapping up over the past month (not the least being more work for Wicked Kingdom) - I'll try to get the site updated with some of the highlights as time permits.
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