Monday, October 26, 2009


Autumn is my new favorite season. 
- Colors!
- Crisp air
- Crunching leaves
- Football games
- Back to school (this is the same reason why it used to be my least favorite season)
- Fresh vegetables and fruit
- Apple Cider Donuts
- Holidays
The only part I don't like is how short-lived it all is.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have a bunch of half-finished images waiting for the day when I'll finally turn my attention back to them.  Today I had a little time at work while waiting for feedback on something, so this was what I did.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Also, something worth sharing

I'm working on a tribute-to-fall picture, and this is why.  We took these pictures on recent drives up nearby canyons.  My wife posted more here if you're interested.

Paint demo from class

I wanted to spend more time on this before posting it, but I'm getting that antsy "been too long since I posted" feeling.  So you get a glimpse of what something looks like when I've spent about an hour on it.  Lines by Joe Olson (link in my sidebar).

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Thinking Artist

Just a sneak preview at some of the stuff I'm working on for the book I (eventually) plan on releasing.  People taking my class will get to see the rest and the explanations that go with it.

I want my book to be about how aspiring concept artists and digital painters can cognitively increase their "talent" level.  Some people are probably born with great talent---but not most of us, including me.  Luckily, I had good opportunities and the audacity to think that nothing could stop me from doing what I saw my peers do.  And with a lot of effort, I learned how to do things I saw other people doing naturally.  Now I want to share what I've learned.

The only problem is I want it to be a masterwork, but I'm nowhere near capable of that.  Because I keep recognizing areas where I need to improve, I keep putting off my work on it.  So I hope people waiting for the book are okay with a release date of 2069, when I've finally mastered everything.
Either that or you can convince me that an amateur publication is good enough for now.