Monday, May 30, 2011

Balticon Post Mortem

Well, the con started off bad with me arriving at 8:08 Friday morning to find the Artist Alley tables (which I was in charge of) set up more or less upside down and backwards! Then seeing that all but 4 out of 14 tables that were supposed to be 6 foot tables where 8 foot tables... I had to have some rearranging done and finally got something workable set up. Then, we had the 5 people who had asked for and paid for tables all set and had  lots of empty tables. So when I was asked if two could be used for fan tables promoting other Cons and two for Movie people, I said sure. Not long after that we had walk ins, people who wanted tables but did not pre reg for them. Considering how messed up and unorganized the information was to get tables, I said yes to all the walk ins. In the end we filled all but maybe one table and so had about 10 people on Artist Alley. Next year there WILL be a link and clear information and people WILL pre reg or not get a table! I will also do my best to get all 16 tables that fit in the space to be ONLY for Artists Alley and nothing else!

Then, for the art show and my sales I was not happy Friday with one sale, Saturday was also very slow, but Sunday things really picked up. I sold several things at my table as well as the Originals for "Bast in Repose", "Fox Maiden" and "Iris Lantern" the last 2 actually going to auction! Over all with some sales of stuff that did not sell last year, art show sales, print sales and table sales, I did well!

I am amazed, with the economy and so many out of work and a low attendance at the con, I really expected to not do well at all. I really appreciate all those who bought my art!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sick of Penguins

More failed logo designs. The client wanted a penguin, but not one you could tell was a penguin but was still clearly a penguin....gaaaahhh

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More from the Orient

I do love doing Japanese print style work and this is another picture inspired by them. "Iris Lantern", 6 x 12, Acrylic, Micron pen and Pro White on Bristol. Original SOLD,  prints for sale. Picture 28.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New Pic Bad Scan

OK, I am not sure exactly why my scanner is having issues with the colors in this picture, but they are all off! But this is the best I can get right now. "Fox Maiden", 7 x 17, Micron pen and Acrylic on Bristol. Original SOLD,  prints for sale. Picture 27.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust

Here is another design for a logo/add that was rejected. This is a very poor quality digital colored version...but hey, its junk now, so who cares!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rejected Art

OK, since these ideas were rejected by clients, I feel I can post them.
The first is a skeleton fish...this is the first version, I have now done 3 or 4. I like this one best but the client did not!

The second is for a men's shaving product, I LOVED how it looked..but they want something else.
And here was the second attempt at STUFF logo;

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Art Delayed

Well...I am not sure when I will be able to post the new art I have been doing. I have a new "job" working with the stepdaughter of an old friend designing logos! It could be really great if we get enough business. BUT, it means I can't post any of those designs until we A) know we didn't sell it to the client or B) We sell the logo and the client says we can show it! Also, the centaur picture, since it is a "cover" can't be shown finished until the client says it is ok to do so.

So, I am doing LOTS of work and can't show any yet!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Still Horseing not

It is far from done, but to have something to post and to show some of how I work I decided to post this stage of the Centaur commission. Like I say, still allot to do, but here is where it is at now.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tull Mood Music

Stormwatch is a great CD and this is a great final song!
Inspirational Music


From early days of infancy, through trembling years of youth,
long murky middle-age and final hourslong in the tooth,
he is the hundred names of terror ---creature you love the least.
Picture his name before you and exorcise the beast.
He roved up and down through history --- spectre with tales to tell.
In the darkness when the campfire's dead --- to each his private hell.
If you look behind your shoulder as you feel his eyes to feast,
you can witness now the everchanging nature of the beast.


If you wear a warmer sporran, you can keep the foe at bay.
You can pop those pills and visit some psychiatrist who'll say ---
There's nothing I can do for you, everywhere's a danger zone.
I'd love to help get rid of it, but I've got one of my own.


There's a beast upon my shoulder and a fiend upon my back.
Feel his burning breath a heaving, smoke oozing from his stack.
And he moves beneath the covers or he lies below the bed.
He's the beast upon your shoulder. He's the price upon your head.
He's the lonely fear of dying, and for some, of living too.
He's your private nightmare pricking. He'd just love to turn the screw.
So stand as one defiant ---yes, and let your voices swell.
Stare that beastie in the face and really give him hell.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Not Horsing Around

OK, I have a commission for a "cover" for a story and I am doing two centaur characters. After all my commissions for one person lately, I am now used to scanning the art at different stages and getting the person I am doing the art for's opinion before going further. I think I am making the person who wants this picture crazy with questions! LOL Ah well, I will see how it all works out. Anyway, here is the Prince and the bodyguard stage 2. The two tone look is due to a scanner that seems to have is all the same color realy.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Found these and thought I would share!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Clasic Cupid

Not my art, but found on a fine art site! Other than the strategically placed branch, I love this. He is so cute and very "real boy" looking!  William Adolphe Bouguereau, Amour voltigeant sur les eaux (Cupid Flying over Water), 1900. Oh well, posting this cause I have nothing of mine to post right now. Hope you like him.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fin-ished Merman

Here is the final version of the merman picture that I posted the study for yesterday. I could have kept working on it but, you have to know when to stop sometimes. Simple but I like it. "Towards the Surface",  6 x 16, Acrylic on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 26.