November, the crazed month of the Thanksgiving holiday and the herald of the Christmas shopping season. And for me the season where there is no time off allowed. This has been a crazy month for me as well. Literally half of this month was spent cleaning and prepping for hosting the family Thanksgiving dinner. But it did go off without a hitch!
General: The Vineyard Church in Castleton, Indy invited me to an arts fair event promoting the arts in the Church and donating half or more of individual proceeds to the Pour House here in Indy. It was a great event! I unfortunately couldn't post the event fast enough to invite people because the approval was literally the night before.
The Torah project was also shown at the Vineyard fair event to generate interest and awareness which turned out quite well.
I am now being approved for the Indy Arts Guide database, hopefully everything goes well there.
Torah Project: Unfortunately the Torah Project has been put off again this month due to life in general. But there is hope! I will be soon looking into am app I can download onto my iPad and use with a stylus as a portable digital drawing device I can work on images with!! We'll see if it works like I think it will.
Fine Art: Fine Art is bustling! Proposals have been sent for the Strange World group show pieces. But if gallerists in Indy aren't interested I will have to expand my search...
The Yom Hashoah show is trucking on but happening. Instagram is the place to see in process work for that show. But here's a preview of the main piece that everyone likes:
Ok guys I'm trying this newsletter thing again....I have decided to be determined to keep it up this time. In this and upcoming newsletters there will be updates on the work I have been doing that month from fine art to digital and even mentioning some outside consignments if they happen to come around. These newsletters can be emailed to you if you sign up for my email list via my website About page. They will also be posted on the News section of the website as well as on Tumblr and by private Facebook message if you "like" my Facebook artist page.
The Strange World show is done! Finally. The show that got me out of my "artist's block" slum. I'm still proposing galleries so we shall see.
My faithful social media followers already know but my Yom Hashoah show has already started and is in progress right now! Expecting to finish the show by the end of February 2016 and shown somewhere by Yom Hashoah in May. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook to see business daily in-progress photos and updates. Check out my website for all other projected 2016 shows.
Hello, I'm back. I had unfortunately put a hold on art for the past month due to holidays and new year craziness, but I'm coming back in the game. The Torah project will unfortunately be slowed down for now due to needing to put together a different body of work for fine art and places like Wizards of the Coast, EA Games, Bioware and Lucas Arts.
We are also running into another problem with translation. Every modern translation is copy written. So that means unless we get permission or pay about $10,000 to a publishing company there is no way we can publish this as intended; a fully illustrated torah for adults. But despite these walls we are still getting ready to publish the first story as a web comic type scrolling format. This will all be free to view on my website once finished.
If anyone knows anyone in bible publishing please let me know. Because I am finding out the difficulties of contacting an organization and being ignored.
This is a matte painting done today of the mist that went up out of the garden of eden to water the ground. I wanted to show that the entire world wasn't made up of all tropical plants. And as I've promised people.......more hidden dinosaurs :)
Ok so I know the serpent of Genesis has been done over and over again. But after cross referencing Revelation I decided to do it a little differently. So the color comp for this image is actually based off of a real kind of snake with those neon colors.
This week has been a crack down on work that needed to get done, some killer all nighters. But yet another painting has been completed. This one was put together as a matte painting. Photographs composited together and painted over to give a seamless image for you to look at, this one is a little more obvious than others.
The Dome painting is finally completed! Took 12 hours (not all at once) but it was worth it. I am excited to post the finished image.