Thursday, January 28, 2010

:forward into the past 4:

Some people tried to get me into Dungeons & Dragons when I was younger, it never took hold - I couldn't get past that we were just rolling DICE. But I was certainly interested in the many creatures that populated it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

:forward into the past 3:

I would usually draw on whatever paper I could get my hands on, not much of it is terribly archival, especially crappy note paper from school.

I have no idea what it means either, but it was noticed by the math teacher when I was drawing it instead of learning algebra. Thankfully he didn't make an example of me or anything like that.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

:forward into the past 2:

For whatever reason, I was really into Pegasus when I was young (even pretended my bike was able to turn into him), and so drew him quite a bit. I think I tend to add wings to many things that I draw as a result.

This was a linoleum block print.

Monday, January 25, 2010

:forward into the past:

Since I seem to be stuck in the present, I thought I'd look into my past artwork and see if that doesn't guide me somewhere.

I've definitely been drawing my entire life, and it was definitely encouraged. I taught myself how to hold a pencil, unfortunately it isn't the correct way and I tended to get the whole side of my hand covered in graphite.

Animals and strange creatures were the main focus of my early years, often drawing them along with other kids in class. We often shared and altered each other's creations. I couldn't tell you now if this is completely an original of mine or how much of it is somebody else's.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Okay, my first photography book is "officially" out of print now. I sold a whopping 6 copies. Lessons learned from this:

- will probably not work with again. Their bases prices are too high in my opinion, and to make any profit, you have to add on to that amount. I know they're not going to print for free, but my book was only 30 pages long. There should be a range of prices based on page length. They are also very strict about orders, if you make a mistake, like enter a discount code wrong, tough shit, they won't cancel ANY orders.

- maybe ask models if they want to use a psuedonym to possibly avoid some of the problems I had in publishing this time.

But all this just means I'll have to make better photos now to make a better book to make up for all this. It's a new year, and I'm not usually one to write down resolutions, the first of every month is a chance to change for me. But goals for this year are of course to finally get that place where I can finally do my artwork in peace, and hopefully enough room for indoor photography. I will also need to perfect my photography skills, and learn Adobe CS3 and my drawing tablet. So the proper place is essential for this. It WILL happen.