Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mercury In Powder

I finished reading Bleak House by Charles Dickens a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the last 300 pages, or so. I thought that Dickens humor and use of words in describing situations and a person's character to be most appealing. I loved how he would refer to a footman as a 'Mercury in Powder' and I couldn't help but visualize them frantically running around with winged ankles and powdered wigs trying to catch that carriage or front door. Thus, a sketch.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

LOTR Arts Article

Recently, I was asked to right up an article about my experiences drawing on the Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II sketch card set put out by Topps some time ago. The sight, which is called LOTR Arts is dedicated to all things Lord of the Rings art wise, from a collectors and an artists point of view. 

So, I was also encouraged to write about my career, as well, which was good, since I don't think that I had enough to maintain anything interesting with just the LOTR sketch cards, so I did up a brief summary of my career so far, trying to hit on all the areas that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. I'm not sure it's all that interesting, but if you are so inclined you can see it here. It's the first article. And be sure to check out the other articles by collectors and artists, as well as the other areas of the site. 

The above sketch card is the only card that I ever kept for myself, being that it was from the first set that I ever worked on. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dr. Who/Bowie/WickerMan/MyFavoriteMartian Artist Proof Sketch Cards

Here are this week's Artist Proof sketch card listings. They are what's left from the Dr. Who, The Man Who fell To Earth, The Wicker Man and My Favorite Martian sets put out by Unstoppable Cards. Some show Strictly Ink, as this was right before the name change. The listings are below: