Aug 30, 2010

Pickin' and Grinnin'

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." 
~Louis Nizer

The Great Website Project is complete!  You may have noticed a new link under "Check it Out" on the right side of the blog that says "My Website" -- you'll find that it leads to a new and improved home for my artwork, complete with sketchings, t-shirts and finished illustrations.  Huzzah!

In other news, my little household will be relocating in the next few weeks to a relatively nearby house in our same neighborhood (yay!).  If I don't update Sketches & Draws for a bit, you'll know it's 'cuz I'm sittin' around, pickin' and grinnin' [haha, it is to laugh].

"Swamp Song", done for the Dueling Banjo Pigs blog -- just for grins.

Some faces I sketched in pencil...

An alligator WIP.  Btw, does anyone have any experience with selling clip art?  Good idea/waste of time..??

This week's Shirt.Woot entry: "Goat-Sucker"

Aug 17, 2010

The Best-laid Dreams

"A dream without a plan is just a dream. A dream with a plan may become a reality."
~Hap Hagood, sculptor

Since returning from a very enjoyable weekend in Washington, DC, life hasn't slowed down.  Work has continued on the Great Website Project (in conjunction with the Great Portfolio Project), housing issues have again arisen, lightning has struck (not 20 feet from our house), computer systems are down due to lightning, travel plans have changed.  Throughout, the art continues, and I'm feelin' pretty good about it.  
Recent encouragement from friends and entrepreneurs leaves me feeling that yes, my art is marketable and must be marketed -- feeling upbeat is so much better than succumbing to the "I sit and draw and have little to show for it" mentality.  The plan is this: armed (soon) with Website and Portfolio, I shall sally forth and seek my fortune.  Allons-y!

"Velociraptors of the Apocalypse", for Shirt.Woot's "End of the World" contest.

Unfinished sketch for "banjo pig" concept.

Study of a llama, from 1980 Nat. Geo. World cover; original photo by David Falconer.