Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Another landscape but in watercolor this time. I still have to fix the two mushy spots but it only took about an hour so it's not too bad. I haven't painted with watercolor in a long time too. It was fun. The colors are better in real life.
This is the first oil landscape painting I've done in at least a year...probably two or more I don't really remember. Actually it was the first oil painting period that I've done in I don't know how long. It turned out okay. I did it in about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. I think the clouds turned out okay. I'm trying to paint things to sell to the tourists. heh heh.
My brother wrote a poem entitled "Garbageheapatorium" and we decided to try to get it published as a children's book so we're sending out some stuff to our first publisher this week. This is the sketch of the family and the room that we're including in the packet. I don't quite have the room finished but I'll probably have that done today and I'll post it later. We're trying Dial publishers first. They take unsolicited submissions from unknowns so that's our first try. I've been collecting rejection letters lately and I hope to have a respectable pile of them soon.
Here's what I have so far Josh. I'm working on it in my spare time. I wanted to finish it for Illustration Friday but I keep getting sidetracked with trying to make money. I think I need to try to get an agent or something. I'm terrible at this whole freelance job finding thing. I think this guy is going to be a vampire fighter or something. I'm not sure. I was thinking of dead body silhouettes at his feet or maybe just faint gravestones in the mist? I was thinking some sort of religious clergy warrior guy like the Knights Templar or something. We'll see how it turns out.