Sometimes you hit a bump in the road. If you’re lucky, it’s just a bump and will soon pass. That’s what I’m expecting. I have cancer. I have had 2 major operations already. I’m about to have another – a big one. But it could very well cure my cancer – or at the very least, buy me a decade or three. I’m otherwise healthy and strong and living life full-tilt, and the doctors are all positive. I’m confident that I’ll be back at the drawing board and in great health very soon!
So, how has all this work on my health affected my life in art? Well, I’ve drawn only with my daughter for a few months, posting nothing. I look at art and illustration online and been to a few shows. At first, I felt guilty I wasn’t posting art. But, well, when you face the possibilty of death, all you think about is your family and getting better. And that’s okay. Health and love are top priorities… art will have to come third.
Oh, the picture? I just like it. Funny, you do a Google image search for Dorothy and Alice and it comes up first (the theater group that used my image asked permission).
Anyway… here’s a few links of interest for all you artists and art-appreciators.
Pete Emslie on the joy of doodling.
If you’re interested in using Flash to create comics, Gabe of Big Pants Mouse has a great process tutorial.
Mad Magazine cartoonist and caricature artist, Tom Richmond, has a great blog. Check out his tutorials!
“Rad” is a storyboard artist at Dreamworks and he has a great “how-to” blog.
Check out josefskrhola’s photostream on Flickr for some absolutely gorgeous Czech illustrations!
Okay, sorry about the rambling post. Just wanted to catch up a bit. Have a great everything, my friends!