Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Art Help Wanted (lettering)

OK, this is bad for me to do as an artist, but I am looking for free art (I may be able to pay a small amount), I am planning to do a book of my Japanese print style art and would like to have the title done in lettering that LOOKs Japanese/Kanji but is really English. I am terrible at that sort of thing so if anyone wants a small challenge I would like to get "From the East" done as the title and maybe "by Tristan Alexander" . Anyone who might be interested in helping me with this please let me know and we can discuss payment etc. Thanks!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Balticon Postmortem

Well it was a good Balticon for me, I think it was my second highest earning Balticon ever, so I am very pleased. That all was in the art show, my Artist Alley table was NOT good for sales, but hey, it gave me a place to be. I was disappointed that we didn't have more artists in the Art show, I keep trying to get more to at least send art, but it has not helped.
In 2016 the Guest of Honor will be George RR Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, so I expect it to be HUGE attendance wise. If artists don't come and try and sell in the art show it will be their loss!
This years artist GoH was Halo, the tattoo artist who was 4th runner up on Ink Master, he had some cool stuff and was a really nice guy!
So overall a good con.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Before Balticon

I was able to finish this before Balticon, the color of the photo is off and I can not seem to get it right with adjustments. The "blue" in the bottom area is much more dark purple and the "pink" in the upper part is again, less pink in real life. "Kraken Rising", (not a great title but all I could come up with) 12 1/2 x 12 1/2, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD. Prints available. Picture 23.

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Picture Old Theme

OK, I just did a picture that is similar to one of my very first Japanese print style pictures. I am fairly happy with how it came out but not with my title for it. If anyone has a better idea for a name for this, let me know. "Gryphon Over Waves 2", 7 1/2 x 19, Acrylic, Micron marker and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD. Prints available. Picture 22.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Help With Art

OK, I like parts of this a lot and I am not sure about other parts. I have no idea what to do with his hair and the background is also not clear in my mind. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Small Kitsune

Yet another Japanese print style picture. I am doing these in hopes of sales at the upcoming Balticon at the end of May. This is "Kitsune Revealed", 5 x 10 1/2, Acrylic, Micron marker, ProWhite and a tiny bit of Prisma Color on Canson board. Original SOLD. Prints available. Picture 21.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

More Fantasy Fauna from the Far East

Another Sunday, another small Japanese print style picture. I really like how this came out, he is cute and stylish. "Long Tailed Bluebird Gryphon", 4 x 10, Acrylic and Micron marker on Canson board. Original SOLD. Prints available. Picture 20.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Not What I Expected

OK, here is my newest picture, I had an idea and thought I could make it come out close to what I wanted. But no matter how I tried is did not come out as I wanted. It is not a bad picture, but it does not capture the look and feel I was after. "Ten Kara Kojun" (Descending from the Heavens), there should be an accent mark over the o in Kojun but I don't know how to do that. This is 11 1/2 x 24, Acrylic, Micron marker and ProWhite on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 19.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Steampunk with a dash of Lovecraft

I found a nice oval frame and wanted to do another small Steampunk picture. As I was finishing it the idea to throw in a bit of Lovecraft came to me, so here is "Above the Mountains of Madness", 6 x 8 Acrylic with a small amount of Micron marker and ProWhite on Canson board.  Original SOLD. Prints available. Picture 18.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Bunny

Another small Japanese print style picture, this one has some flaws but I still like it. "Haru no hana to Usagi" (Bunny with Spring blossoms), 4 1/2 x 10 1/2, Acrylic, ProWhite, Watercolor colored pencil and Micron marker on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 17.