Saturday, June 30, 2012

I should be more careful what I say to the Press

I was part of a nice article on Art hanging in restaurants in Joplin for Joplin Metro Magazine (June 2012 Issue 2 Vol. 3) Though I was misquoted. It said my work was for "display only". What I actually said was that not everyone can afford a Giant Cheshire Cat in there house so I have smaller prints available. Not that I have prints available because no one wants the Giant Cheshire Cat painting. They took some nice photographs though, and any exposure is good right? 

Hot Set on ScyFy Channel

 Since I finished this project months ago, I have watched the show "Hot Set" on ScyFy. Nothing from these concept drawings or any of the set design I saw were used. The check was fat and cleared so it doesn't bother me!

Scy Fy project

 The note for this one said "Mushroom with a doorknob" I assumed there was to be a door so this is what I came up with. Couple minor changes and they went with the very first sketch.
 "Spaceship captains chair" Pretty straight forward. That actually was the major note back, the chair should be facing straight ahead.
 "Robot with exposed gears in his chest" One note said "like I-Robot but not close enough for copy right infringement." This one I did a lot of photoshoping.
 Easiest one "Moonscape with lunar module" Sketch then photoshop.
This one took the most drafts. The original note said "Hell scene with torture victim" The chains and wall were to be the 3D highlighted element. Then add a Demon. Then the Demon should be in the foreground, then the horns and pitch fork should be the 3D element. Everyone was happy in the end, including many drafts for this one, I got to charge for a 7th sketch. Sweet!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here's the first sketch for the Scy Fy Show. The original line I got was "An Evil juggling clown with a girl on a knife throwing wheel in the back ground. Then notes came back that He needed to be juggling pins not balls, the clown needed more Tim Burton feel, then less Tim Burton Art and more like his movie characters. Also  I am not sure how this will happen or why, part of the design will have a 3D element.  The juggling pins and the Clown nose will be a computer graphic so those needed emphasis. My final note from producers was "Nailed it!" That seemed like a good start.

Finding Need more time to Paint

Haven't updated in a while. Been doing Art Walk on Third Thursdays. It is getting easier to do, though it still makes me very nervous. I started last month bringing a painting to work on, it helped having something to do instead of sit there like it was a flea market. I've gotten most of my paintings now in Prints. Not everyone can have a giant Cheshire Cat in their house but a nice reasonably priced small one...

Also had a great gig for the Scy Fy Channel doing some concept Art sketches. It's for the development stage of a reality show they are working on. My stuff will only be seen by the designers and executives to help everyone have the same vision. I'll post the sketches and describe them in my next post.

I also started a FaceBook fan page...
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