Week 2

Life has been somewhat disrupted by fires in Sonoma County.  Fortunately, my home was safe.  I was able to continue this year’s Inktober project, though most other activities were interrupted.

The fires are still burning, even as we try to get back to normal.

Seeking Shelter

Seeking Shelter

In Times of Need

In Times of Need

Good Arrivals

Good Arrivals

We Are What's Left

We Are What’s Left

We'll Go Up

We’ll Go Up

What A Sight It's Been

What A Sight It’s Been

Close to the Truth

Close to the Truth

There's Water In Everything

There’s Water In Everything

Inktober – Week One

After running convention tables nearly every weekend in September, the idea of staying and resting a bit this October sounds wonderful.  Of course, October is also the month of Inktober, a drawing challenge I have enjoyed the past two years.  I suppose getting into the studio extra early to finish new ink drawings each day could be considered restful…  Some things we just have to learn the hard way.

Here are my daily drawings from the first week of October:

I Like To Know You're There

I Like To Know You’re There

Fine On My Own

Fine On My Own

I Wrote You A Letter

I Wrote You A Letter

Dress for the Occasion

Dress for the Occasion

You Know the Way

You Know the Way

Just What Friends Are For

Just What Friends Are For

A Duty Fulfilled

A Duty Fulfilled

Consider It Well

Consider It Well

There will likely be more, next week.

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