Thursday, December 31, 2009


I'll be honest:  I am not likely to finish the book I resolved to write.  At least not anytime soon.  However, after watching Marcelo Vignali's inspiring interview, I decided that I shouldn't wait for that opportune time to share what I'm learning.  So I'm going to revive an old feature of this blog and post the discoveries I make as I evolve as an artist.

I still plan to write a book once I've got some of the gaps filled in my own knowledge, but hopefully this will do until then.

My other resolution is to start working on more personal art, specifically art that I can use to illustrate points in the book.  This image is part of a series of birds I'll use in the character design section of the book.

Thanks everyone for reading and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The real reason why toys are getting worse

The Avalanche topic was elves, so I started this by wondering, since there's no real description of Santa's elves anywhere (that I've seen), why do we assume they're all these cute, cheery-eyed fellows with curly hair?

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays!