Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Visit the new Store!
Monday, August 17, 2009
The pictures that were once static images now race across the screen. Not as an image slideshow. Non moving clouds frozen in time now glide across the skies, casting shadows that crawl along my landscapes. I'm not saying I'm some sort of animating genius, far from, but it's satisfying to send the viewer along as the camera flies around, exploring a world once limited tobeing seen from only one side. The animations I am doing will be for a video I will be running at my art display at dragon con over the course of 4 days and well over 30,000 people.
Here's a sample of the work so far:
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Shortly before that, the chesspiecess website will be revamped and updated along with the store. Some images are brand new, while others are an opportunity to update previous concepts.
Overall, 11 pieces- brand new printing for display, will show at dragon*con, along with a video slideshow.
With a new computer full of crunch power and the abilty to network render images it's become a lot easier to work on the more complex chess scenes I envision.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
And This time around it does take a little more paying attention. Going back through the first part of the story, I have to add or correct things that were intially written, and fold in elements that may have become apparent in later chapters, but now need to be referenced or at least kept in mind. The rewrite I find more time consuming than the actual writing aspect.
Once i completed the first draft, I can now attack the whole thing with the overall knowledge of how things acrually turned out, rather than writing based on a basic story outline.
It's alot of fun to now go back and fill in the gaps.
Also what this is helping to generate is notes for the follow up story.
Also As I continue to work on this I am still debating whether to try the traditional publishing route or just go straight to "Self Publish" I've read all the stories about how "gone with the wind and Carrie were rejected a hundred times. Of writers, resubmitting their own award winning published novels, only to be rejected. It seems to me as prestigious as it may be perhaps I don't have to go down that route.
the main appeal for me is I would have 100% control over marketing. which through a publishing house one doesn't always get.
But I don't know really, I'm on the fence about it for now. There a acouple of places I will be sending out to soon, and there are other agents/publishers who will only considered a finished manuscript.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
And Getting Shards published. I chatted with author Patrick Thomas at I-CON for a little bit and it was rather inspring. So time to get back to it.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Revisions continue on Shards of the Glass Slipper. There's a big 3 ring binder with the whole story printed out; I'm making notes and marking changes. Presently, my revisions are up to chapter 10 I will hope to get 3 to 5 more chapters done this week.
In the meantime, I hope to further keep myself motivated with some new Shards related artwork. The Snow White character and the Goldenhair character are personal favorites when it comes to the artwork, so I started there. They are my go-to girls. These latest promos ( there will be more) is my attempt to evoke the fairy tale character in Shards by more of a portrait shots rather than full body, and through tones of color.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I've accomplished my 2008 resolutions. First it was to complete my novel. Done.
and on the last day of 2008 (after some holiday procrastinations) I mailed out my first book proposal ( This was one of my other 2008 resolutions)!!!!!!
My 2009 resoution (one of many) is now to get Shards published in some fashion. I will hit the ground running on Jan 1 as I focus on tightening up and polishing my manuscript etc. I hope to also break ground on the follow up novel.
Happy New Year!
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