Honestly? Three months since I put anything up? Appears I have a bit of catching up to do.
Since Poor ol’ Punkinhead made his appearance around Halloween, I’ve finished up a few sculptures. The Chameleon came out very satisfying, was in a show and sold the first night! Go lil’ lizard! Here he is.
There’s a couple new sculpts that were fun to do — visual puns of sorts.
Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Tortoise and Hare
Also managed to do a few illustrations, one of which I kinda like. This was for a story, “Bookends” by Michael Wehunt, which appeared in The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Unlikely Story, Issue 10.
Poor ol’ Punkinhead was out trick or treating last night but managed to scare most doors to close too quickly to get much in the way of treats. Poor ol’ Punkinhead still wishes everyone had a Happy Halloween.
So, I decided to make up some t-shirts over on Zazzle with the different dragon illustrations. The shirts also have the listing of contributing authors on the back. If you click on the link below the pictures, it will take you right to the shirts in my Zazzle store. Two shirts are shown below, but there are seven in total for the Dragon’s Lure illustrations.
Support your local starving artist! Buy dragon shirts!
Here are the illustrations for the other book I worked on, which were finished right before I started Dragon’s Lure. This is the third in the Bad-Ass Faeries series: Bad-Ass Faeries 3: In All Their Glory. For book and launch info, go here: http://www.sidhenadaire.com/promoBAF3.htm
All the illustrations are posted on my Flickr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/thereallinda/sets/72157623765082107/
And here’s a sample…
The editor of Dragon’s Lure anthology has given me permission to post the illustrations I did for the book. The book will launch on Sunday, May 30th at Balticon. Here’s a link to the site for the book: http://www.sidhenadaire.com/books/DL.htm
All the illustrations can be found on my Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thereallinda/sets/72157623889189888/
And a few samples…
If anyone is curious to see the illustrations for The Halfling’s Court by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, I put them up on my Flickr page. Here’s the link to the set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thereallinda/sets/72157622653614694/
and here’s a small sample of the Faerie King, Dair.
Despite the fact that I’ve always considered myself a “fine artist.” I find this revelation something of … well … a revelation! Not that I’ve anything against illustrators, far from it. I adore illustration. I’ve just never thought I could ever the take words and thoughts of another person and form a reasonable visual depiction.
apparently, i can.
Now, the only real “illustration” I’ve done is for my husband’s book, The Evil Gazebo. Of course, I can barely count this as real since I did the illustrations for my husband. But others have seen otherwise. I am now illustrating a story for a friend. She liked what I did for Brni and asked if I’d do the illustrations for her upcoming novella.
I am a fish drowning in water! I do not know how to swim and breath at the same time. Now, I’ve done other “illustrations” for various jobs I’ve held, but they were part of the job. Well, part of the job as in, “You know how to draw? So, will you do our seasonal brochures and our monthly displays and while you’re at it, our graphics department dropped the ball and we need a poster and flyers by the end of the day,” which to my mind is not the job of a real illustrator.
I’m doing another book. I’m getting pennies for the work, but it’s interesting and it keeps me drawing and I can finally say, I’m drawing with a purpose rather than wasting time.
Noto bene: I never thought I was wasting time drawing, but my father made sure to let me know that I was.
all the illustrations for brni’s book are done and ready for the printer.
been working non-stop for weeks–9 illustrations, 4 designs for “creature” greeting cards, the evil gazebo bookmark for giveaways, business cards for both brni and me.
and in the midsts of it all, after i’d finished the last design for brni’s book/faeriecon stuff, my yoga teacher needed a brochure and web update. argh! but i did that too.
now, to finish the already started website for brni and if i have time, one for me too.
i am more exhausted now than i’ve been in a very long time.
but i kinda feel good abt it all too. oh, here’s the business card i made for me…
so, with all the illustrating and making of books, i thought i’d take a look at what’s going on in the world of typography. yeah, yeah, really gripping stuff, i know.
but, i came across this little gem…enjoy.
After reading brni‘s story about the street faeries, I thought try to work up what urban faeries might look like. I know they don’t look at all like what brni described in his story…those guys will take a lot more thinking, but I kinda like these two little dudes.
as always, for a larger version, click on the picture and go to my flickr account.