|Hope ya had a Happy Valentine's Day, love.|
|Fly high with books.|
Had a big break thru this week: I was able to print some black and white ink work onto watercolor paper for coloring purposes. Many artists these days produce work digitally and I'm not knocking it one bit. Do what you do. But when it comes to digitally coloring my work I find it to be tedious, painstaking and extremely time consuming. It's probably due to my outdated techniques and hardware, yet despite my prolific output I'm still a hold out to drop down the money to update to some decent hardware plus deal with the learning curve of said hardware. So, perhaps digital coloring could be a lot funner. Lotta my friends tell me so, but, here we are. Analog coloring, on the other hand, comes natural to me. I AM a painter, after all. And it's way less time consuming, which is why it was such a big win that I was able to run these pages off in such a fashion. Here's that concept page, now with a splash of color.
|Color concepts. Not quite done but you get the idea, and that's the idea.|
Gearing up for my 40 day "coughee" fast. Those that know me know what I'm talking about, and may no I used to do it almost every year, but have slacked off in the last few years. But alas, it's time to clear out the cobwebs; get my motor skills back up to snuff, as well as my equilibrium. Become the clear-headed, fast-talking leaping gnome ya'll no me to be. I've also decided to give up coffee, so we'll see how that goes. You might be thinking "Why the hell would you do that to yourself? You're not even religious." Just trying to be a master of my dominion, and to prove to myself that I indeed can quit any time.
I'll keep ya posted on how that goes. 😵