I'm back...kind of

Well, I've finished up a recent freelance job that would've been a blast had I not come down with vertigo in the last week before deadline. Still, it was a fun project for a local publisher. As soon as it goes live I'll tell you all about it but for now I have to keep it under wraps.

It's been a little over a week since the vertigo started and I've managed to workout a decent method for dealing with the dizziness while working but I'm down to about half speed on almost everything I'm doing. I have some doctor prescribed exercises that seem to be helping with addition of motion sickness meds. Hopefully I'll kick this thing soon.

Tonight I'll be meeting with an award winning playwright to discuss a new collaborative project that I think everyone will love. I can't wait to talk about it and show some of the new work. Alas, this is yet another project that I should keep quiet about for the time being.

So, to give you something new:


The third in a series of squildings that have inspired me to write a new story. I'm working on a first draft of a children's book that I'll hopefully be illustrating very soon.

I am also in the final stages of finishing up all of the "A Book of Dwarves" orders and starting in on the extra bits of art for some of the donors.

That's all the news I can share for now.



A short break

So, I'm dealing with some more health problems right now and it's slowing down my work schedule. I recently developed benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Essentially it means when I turn my head in certain directions I get very very dizzy. The rooms goes spinning and it takes me a few minutes to regain my balance. It's very difficult to draw and paint since I often am bent over a drawing table looking down.

I'm investigating some of the ways to get rid of this via simple exercises to help restore the balance of things in the inner ear but I also need to figure out a new position for my drawing table so I can continue to work without making myself sick.

If I owe you a book or some artwork, please be patient a little longer. I'm doing as much as I can right now and will continue to get things into the mail as fast as I can.

I've got a lot of cool projects coming up! It's just a matter of time before I can beat this vertigo and get back on track.



So many projects

Sometimes you can create a piece on accident that leads you to something greater. 

In my last post I painted the Squale image for fun. I was just exercising my creative muscles, which I don't do as often as I should. Painting that picture led me to doing another and while painting the next one I came up with a story to go with the images. As I started writing down my ideas I came up with some more new ideas that will now lead me into my next book project. 

I don't want to say anymore than that. I'll post images from the project as I progress while not giving too much away. The less you know the more fun it will be for me when I finish the thing. 

Here is the 2nd in a trilogy of squid-y paintings.

I have two children's books formulated in my head and mostly written on paper. I also have a couple of Young Adult books kicking around in the back of brain that I'm hoping to start working on this year as well, freelance permitting.

I'm wrapping up a freelance job for a local publisher that I can, hopefully, tell you about soon. I'm also wrapping up all of the commissions for my "A Book of Dwarves" project.

More news to come!