Saturday, May 30, 2009


Adapting to new situations isn’t always easy. In the story, the little girl is reflecting upon the words of someone close to her heart. I can’t say more than that or I’ll give away too much.

I’m still adapting to digital painting. So far I really like the line and hope to come up with a color wash technique that complements the pencil without the rest of the image falling flat.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Not cracking up yet.

I’m still working out the bugs with digital painting. This is just a zoom in from the “Many Voices” poster. I like some of the qualities of the image, but it needs a bit more polishing. The original sketch is scanned, but most of the digital color is too loose. Currently I’m evaluating whether or not I should draw directly into the computer and am still learning all I can about Corel Painter. Eventually, I do see myself working digitally, but this transition phase feels like it’s putting my back at the beginning. Though, the feeling may not last long.

I would love to get comments from other artists or blog sites about artists who have made this transition or perhaps still prefer to scan sketches but finish a piece digitally.

Hope you all out there had a safe Memorial day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Although the manuscript for this story needs more work, I think the text for the little girl’s thoughts works well for this week's theme.

“I think the Emperor is smart already.
There is nothing in his cup, and that’s alright by him.”

In the story, the Emperor gains confidence through the help of his little daughter.
Perhaps hierarchy has more to do with the way we perceive ourselves than the position we hold.