Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another Dancer























Pencil; enhancements in Photoshop.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Many Happy Returns To . . .

ME...because today is my birthday, and what better place to announce the anniversary of the day of your own birth than your own blog?

And as if to commemorate the day, I got an award! w00t! Well, okay, I got it yesterday, but close enough!










The talented Brian Gubicza bestowed it upon me (thanks again!) So now I get to pick 5 bloggers who *make my day*, if I'm understanding how this works.

It's a challenge; I have over 250 blogs in Google Reader that I attempt to read on a regular basis. But if I have to pick only five, these are the ones who deserve awards, in my opinion (and Brian's blog would be on there if he hadn't already gotten the award! So in a way, I get to pick six!)

Process Junkie :::: Alberto is a fabulous artist, and a real friend and supporter of artists as well

Daryl Walker :::: Wonderful style, incredibly prolific, and a sweet person to boot

Chris Wahl Art
:::: Totally inspiring, beautiful illustration work

Urban Barbarian :::: Dan's stuff makes me want to cry--so wonderful

Mel Made the Blog :::: Mel keeps on producing the most animated, lively, terrific art

So, congrats to all five of you and thanks for continuing to keep me inspired.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Blog Birthday #2

So—two years of blogging as of today! While I am spending more time on my deviantArt account these days than I am here, I'm hoping to get back to posting more often on the old blog in '08. Interestingly, my site stats tell me that most people who come here are no longer my fellow bloggers, but are finding me because of google searches that tend to include the words 'fat,' 'nude' and 'pencil.' Hmmm. And they don't leave any comments, damn them.

Well, maybe more posts, better art, and leaving more comments on other blogs will change all that! Or not. But as I have to regularly remind myself, it's not about the comments or pageviews, it's about continuing to improve my drawing/painting/arting skills, right? Right.