Friday, October 24, 2014

October the Twenty-Fourth

"'Where am I, and what is the time?' he said aloud to the ceiling. 
'In the house of Elrond, and it is ten o'clock in the morning,' said a voice. 'It is the morning of October the twenty-fourth if you want to know.'"

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 
The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 1

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

From the Prayer Room Week 12

So this is the piece for this week.  I've decided to try and color it digitally, as you can see below.  I'm using Wylie Beckert's process that I head about in ImagineFX.  



We'll see how it goes.  I'm a little discouraged at this point, but, I'm gonna try and push through.

From the Prayer Room Week 10

From the Prayer Room Week 6

I'm catching up, slowly but surely.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tomie dePaola Award Submission

It's done.  Now I am going to sleep before tackling Heart of Worship Camp prep tomorrow.  Oi.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sea Gypsy Value Sketch

Here's the value comp for the Sea Gypsy piece I'm doing for the SCBWI scholarship contest.  Any thoughts?  Speak now or forever hold your peace!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

An Update

Hello everyone!  Sorry I've been so bad about updating - I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, I promise!

For starters, I don't think I'm going to be able to post the sketch from the prayer room today (shocker, I know), and for the next two or three weeks thinks might be kind of quiet.  Heart of Worship camp starts the 17th and I have lots of stuff to prepare. So, if you want to find out what's going on, you can check out my Instagram.  

For those interested, prints of the Heart of worship artwork will be going on sale next Monday (hopefully)!  If you're interested and you're in Houston, shoot me an email and we can work out a delivery so you won't have to pay shipping.  If you're out of state, you can order in the store and your print will ship out to you in 1-3 days.  

Also, be sure to keep checking back in to see the progress on my first ever sequential piece!  I'm entering the SCBWI Tomie DePaola contest to try and get a trip to the January conference in New York - we'll see!  Either way, I'm excited to try this new format and maybe even a new medium!

If you're on Instagram, you know that this is my sea gypsy character that I wasn't going to feature for a while.  But when this contest came to my attention on Monday (thanks, Jen Betton! :p) I said i already have a full plate, what the heck? I already had an idea for the story - just took some tweaking to fit the parameters of the prompt, so there you go.  It's due June 15th (eesh) so that's why things will be a little hectic around here. 

Coming Storm is on hold until after HoW, so check back in a couple of weeks to see where that is.  

ALSO, I still need to post on Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3!  I've been sitting on the post - but with everything being so busy, I haven't had time to really edit everything and make it coherent.  

Anyway, lots of stuff in the works, I'll try and post something to let you see a little of what's going on, but no promises!