A hearty thank you to my readers, supporters, and fellow artists: we reached 300 fans on my Facebook Fan Page! This is an awesome feat. You see, I turned 30 years old on the 30th of this last October, and now there are 300 fans. All these threes and zeros would make my head spin, but I just think its awesome. To celebrate, I’m putting a painting on Ebay for $1 sometime in the next few weeks. Yep, an original painting for ONE DOLLAR!!! So, if you are the ONE person who bids on it before the bidding closes, you will get a painting for one buck. Or, a few people bid and you get an original for $3! You get the idea. In this way I reward the readers and frequenters on the blog-o-sphere. I will let you know when that happens….hold on to your garters because it will be soon.
Finally, after months, I finished this piece I titled “Ascension”.
This is for an art exchange with Pablo Ramos, a fantastic artist. I have one of his original pieces in exchange for one of mine! However, he had to wait a lot longer for his (Sorry Pablo!)
I’ve decide to use this piece for my marketing postcards when I go to the SCBWI conference in a few weeks. I am so excited about possibly meeting some publishers or agents!
One of my personal favorites, the Ki’rin. A Japanese version of the originally Chinese mythological beast of peace, wisdom, and smiting down the wicked. It is loosely called the “Japanese unicorn”, and is famous for being so gentle, when it walks it doesn’t bend a blade of grass. Unless, of course, its smiting you. Then its a fire breathing bad-ass with the wrath of the heavens, and you deserved it because they are all knowing.
I could not paint this weekend. This makes me feel better tho, AND it has a panda!
So, my first attempt today at the coloring book page for kids was weak compared to what I had envisioned. I am posting it here anyway. Below it though, is the preferred page, finished, and with a fat baby Phoenix which is way cuter. SO, again, first image is the “no good but still sharing it because it has some merit of its own”, below it is the “real” image that I encourage those with kids to print out to color and test it on their little ones. Let me know what they think!