A New Etching

The school year is starting up.  New Princeless books will be coming out this Winter.  I editioned a new etching this morning.  So many good things.  Here’s a look at last month’s print:

Troll Mountain

I’ve mentioned it a few times, here and there, but we’re finally ready to share some images from the children’s book I’ve been working on. Troll Mountain is a world created by Dan Schieberl.  The book I did illustrations for is currently called Mike Eats the Cheese, and is the first of several stories Dan has written for the Troll Mountain setting.  This first book is lighthearted fun.  We’re still looking at publication options, but once this first book is out, Dan has loads more amazing stuff planned for the setting.

I will be sure to announce when things move towards the book being available in its entirety.  In the meantime, I will probably post a few more teasers here, so look forward to those.

Here’s Mike the Drag-Rex and a detail of Ragnar the troll:

What I Know

Here’s a new print from earlier this year.  Available, as usual, at my Etsy.

Suite

In January I was more ambitious than usual in terms of the number of prints I wanted to make.  Here is a suite of four, all from January of this year.  They are available over at my etsy shop.  As with all of the prints on this site, if you want one and it isn’t currently listed, contact me and I’ll fix it up for you.

Enjoy:

More Prints – Scales and Feathers

Here are a couple more recent prints.  Both are available now at my Etsy shop.  These are from this year, so we’re getting closer to caught up on recent editions.  Monthly editions are still rolling out.

This first one was inspired by the song, The Jealous Crow by Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley.

This second one was more of a general fantasy imagining, though it certainly owes something to imagery from Elizabeth Haydon’s novel Rhapsody.

Prints

It appears I have a little catching up to do, when it comes to sharing my prints. Times have been busy, what with picking up an extra class to teach, keeping up my work on new issues of Princeless, and working on a new children’s book.  (More on the children’s book soon. Trolls!)  Through everything, new monthly prints have continued to happen.

I’ll be posting more prints soon.  They will also be made available over at the ol’ Etsy shop.  I hope you enjoy these for now:

 

 

A Drawing

Banshee

I just finished reading The Pentagon’s Brain by Annie Jacobsen.  It’s an interesting read, if unsettling.  I wonder how many science fiction authors have been fulfilled and how many have been deeply shaken by seeing their thought experiments realized by DARPA and other agencies.

It’s important to think about where we have been, and where we are going.  Speculation on where new technologies will take us is similarly fascinating.  There is so much potential for good, and for evil.  The history of the development of the technologies of war is fascinating.  The pursuit of new weapons and new defenses makes a great deal of sense in many ways.  A greater understanding of new technologies and how they can be used to disrupt, control, or kill may prove invaluable in protecting people.  I can’t help but wish more of the effort was intended to improve life rather than to gain an advantage in war and conflict.

Do the benefits of better prosthetics, communications, exo-skeletal enhancement, smarter computer assistance, etc. outweigh the fact the purpose behind funding these projects is so often motivated by military concerns?  So much of what we receive as civilians seems to be almost unintended consequences.  Would our world benefit more if the focus was on improving lives rather than defending nations?

Ultimately, I wish there was more reason to have faith in the people who will ultimately decide whether to implement new technologies.

In any case, here’s a banshee.  Uncolored intaglio prints will be available at some point.

We Saw Her Standing There

We Saw Her Standing There

2-19-2017

Ever feel like you have been very, very busy, but you’re not certain what you can show for it?  I can certainly relate, this week.

Part of it, this week at least, is some of what I’ve been working on isn’t ready for sharing yet.  Some of it will be ready soon.  New etchings, new illustrations, all that. The other part of it, this week, may or may not be Fire Emblem related….

Here’s a scan of a recent little piece.

You Know The Place

You Know The Place