Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It has been a most interesting few weeks. Several Saturdays ago I was heading to the mountains for a morning of fly fishing with my son. All was well at the bottom of the canyon. Seven miles later when we arrived at the chosen fishing hole my right ear was feeling like I was not able to equalize the pressure it it. If you have ever gone high in the mountains or on an airplane then you know what I am talking about. By the time I parked the truck I was feeling pretty dizzy. By the time I walked around the truck once I told my son that he had better take me down to a hospital I was so dizzy. Well, after Technicolor yawning all the way down the canyon while slipping in and out of consciousness....my son called an ambulance and I was taken to the hospital. Something haywire has happened to my inner ear. I am deaf on the right side, I have a bit of palsy in my face, and I feel like I have stepped off an amusement ride 24/7. Dizzy is not fun. While the symptoms hopefully will pass my art has taken on a new twist....namely, I can't draw straight any more. Things seem to gradually be getting better. I would not wish this on anyone.
So, my wife the other day called my attention to a news post about a girl born with two faces. She looked a lot more strange than I feel. Since everything has been a bit strange I decided to draw her a few years down the road. This is the sketch.
Here is a link to the the new Ballistic Publishing digital painting book. I am lucky to be one of the featured artists. There is some great work by some fantastic artists in this book. I am proud to be included with the other three. The book will ship mid-July. Cool.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
It has been a rather long time since I posted anything. Winter was a very busy time and I got caught up in work without much time to keep on top of the blog. So, what was I doing? I was busy with the every day work but also was in the middle of co-authoring and authoring two books. Not only did I have to do the writing but I had to do the illustrations. It was a lot of work considering that I am lucky to write an understandable e-mail. Does that make any sense? See what I mean. Anyway, here are the book images that occupied most of my time. Both books will be coming out in the next few months. Cheers!