I’m always returning to this photo, this woman with her handkerchief that I took a couple of years ago, adjusting its contrast and sharpness and just admiring the subject matter. I adore the expression on her face. I find it to tough to capture people, though. It’s like I want to know about them, but I feel like I’m intruding in their privacy (which I am by snapping away). The goal is saving the moment in my camera (no easy task), in hopes their thoughts and feelings leak back out and translate on photo paper and to be frozen in time.
It has been an adventurous year of illustrating a new body of work. So the time has finally come to mail promo cards out to publishing houses and see if I get any feed back. Here’s a pile to start off, tough to research more companies that could potentially be interested in my style. We’ll see what happens. Here’s to new beginnings!
We had our first snow fall during this fall season, unusual for this time of year. It was quite beautiful and peaceful in the beginning of the day, but the snow was heavy and wet, and bent and even broke some thick tree limbs. Check out more of my photos here.
So this is about this poor scarecrow that is falling apart in every possible way. His arm is torn, he’s cold, lonely, and his spirit is nearly broken. He’s in such bad shape, yet, he welcomes any visitor with a smile and hospitality. It’s not his nature to be rude or have a horrible disposition. He hangs out in the rough elements, alone, and he still finds some strength to survive, knowing tomorrow will be the same. But who knows, perhaps this day will bring along a visitor, a friend.
You can also find this piece in etsy to order.
A lot of people say my work is kind of sweet, but kind of dark. I guess you can categorized my work in the “halloween” section. When I initially started illustrating again my work transitioned itself from romantic realism to morbidly sad, dark, and yet sweet with a twist of humor and surreal style…. I will take that. It’s more fun and interesting for me to have an open window of endless dream-like/tim burton-esk subject matter. It’s only fitting to showcase this illustration again for the Spooky Holiday, since it had a lot of responses to how “dark” it is.
Halloween Blank Cards
Finished some illustration for the holidays.
I am in the process of working on the full color version of this illustration. I would’ve liked to have finished this earlier, but I was heavily focusing on my holiday/promotional card that will be mailed to publishing houses this December. Wish me luck!
The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, thanks to your generous support, made it to the $16,500 goal. Find out more.