This week I have finished up my work on Talons Tails and Tusks, my creature journal! YAY!
It started out as a little idea I had about drawing animals and making a long term project from that. Then I was a received the Albert P. Weisman Award to work on a personal project. Well It has all come full circle and I am proud to say that my book and some highlighted work from it will be showing at the Weisman Exhibit in September! My display is a little unconventional including a mounted faux-skull of one of my creatures, the Sniy, and some adventure essentials all around my five prints and book! Here is a sneak peek:
From what I have seen so far all the work at this show is pretty amazing! It includes video, photography, illustration and comics. I have to admit it is nice to see that all existing together in one space. This has been my first time printing, framing and prepping my work for a gallery show and it has been a huge learning experience! It makes me even more excited to be showing at ArtPrize this fall as well!
I launched my Kickstarter campaign today and WOW the response has been amazing! I have an amazing network of friends and family helping to get the word out and my project is already over 80% funded in less than 24 hours! Talk about crazy! You can check it out HERE!
It has been an amazing day and wanted to share!
I will leave you with a creature sketch from earlier:
It has been awhile since I last posted. No excuses, but I have been very busy working on Talons, Tails and Tusks; my creature book. I am getting ready to launch a Kickstarter in the next few days to help fund it. Tons of work has been poured into it getting me a grant to partially fund it this past spring!
It has been an invigorating process to see my creations turn into this full fledged project…BOOK! Whaaaat!? It is a bit surreal still, but I will be showing work from it not only at the Weisman Exhibit in September for the grant winners but also at ArtPrize in my hometown of Grand Rapids! Big things are happening and it has been a wild ride but so exciting!!!
That’s all for now. I will write again soon to announce the Kickstarter launch in case anyone is interested, but I’ll leave you with a creature from Talons, Tails and Tusks:
And a quicky from tonight’s sunset!!!
As always, thanks for viewing!
This past semester I took a workshop with artist Julia Kuo on infographics. It was a great two weekends and the whole class made some amazing art! I wanted to apply what I had learned in the workshop to something new. So I made a birthday card for my sister(in-law-ish)’s 50th birthday! 50 cakes for 50 years!
I have to say I am really happy with how it turned out! It doesn’t shout 50 but it is clearly for a birthday!
A large part of my time was actually spent researching 50 different cakes! All I wanted to do during this project was bake 🙂
I will definitely try my hand at more infographics and more greeting cards! Also, special thanks to my friend Esvan for helping me out with the printing! Thanks for checking it out as always!
Starting off summer with a little forest getaway!
I have so many plans for the next 3 to 4 months including: my creature book(due out in August!!!), some silly comics, painting with watercolors, life drawing animals at the zoo, CAKE, and more ART. Two more days…I can’t wait to get started!!!
I have turned my mini comic Another Sleepless Night into a comic strip for the Columbia Chronicle paper. My first strip was printed today! It feels good. Only three weeks left with a new strip printed each week so I am already developing more for the fall semester.
thanks for checking it out!
Power and …errrr… beauty
Recent painting! Hope you like!
Another painting from this week. Still exploring texture and color!
Hope you like 🙂