Sunday, July 12, 2009
I decided recently that my portfolio needs more monsters. Here's one you might recognize. I originally named this post Frankenstein, but my sister-in-law set me straight. In the original Mary Shelley novel, the big guy is referred to as "monster," "fiend" and my favorite, "wretched devil," but NOT Frankenstein--that's the name of his creator. I won't make that mistake again!
Friday, July 3, 2009
100th Post, New Website & New Look
You're reading my 100th post! This milestone coincides with the launch of my new and improved website - check it out here. The blog has also been given a modest makeover to compliment the new site.
This blog started March 2, 2007 with an awkward post entitled "My First Blog Entry". Early on, I half expected I might loose interest in blogging. But as the months and years passed, the posts began to accumulate and the blog took on a life of its own. These 100 posts chronicle my evolution as an artist.
Example: when the blog started, I worked almost exclusively in acrylic. Today, I mostly work digitally; the blog documents my shift from traditional to digital illustration.
Looking through these 100 posts was fun. A couple stood out as particularly amusing...
Here's a photo of a window I painted for Halloween when I was a kid.
Here I revisit a drawing from grade school. This post was inspired by the Illustration Friday topic "Then and Now"
Here I explore the theory that birds are really dinosaurs.
Here are a couple photos of my wife and me with a T. Rex. The photos were taken approximately 20 years apart!
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