Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fan Art

Ever since the holidays, I've been also obsessed with the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. HBO is adapting it for the little screen in the upcoming Game of Thrones television series. I am pumped!!!! Many others have said it better, but this series is incredibly immersive and incredibly addictive. I am waiting with bated breath For the TV series, and am clawing my eyes out waiting for the 5th novel in the series, A Dance with Dragons which is supposed to come out this summer.

So I drew/painted a couple of little fan art pieces, both depicting scenes with trees. The first one is one of the first scenes of the first book (A Game of Thrones) where Eddard sharpend his family sword, Ice, under the Heart Tree of Winterfell's Godswood. The second one is linked below and is way too spoilerific to describe, but it includes events that occur at the end of the 4th book (A Feast for Crows).

You can see the other spoiler-ridden one here.

While I'm posting fan art, I also wanted to post this drawing I did of David King's character, Lemon Styles.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


 My main problem as an artist is that I am easily distracted and excitable by new kinds of projects. Rather than try to avoid these impulses, I've made it my philosophy to embrace them, and see where they take me. One of my latest obsessions has been painting digitally. My career roots are in oil painting, and I gave it up due to fumes and constraints on studio space. It's nice to revisit the same concepts but on the computer. I see it as a step away from traditional gallery art which feels less and less relevant to me every day and into the print/web publishing art space. I still love original art objects, but I love other things too.

Anyway, here are a couple of examples. I still feel like I'm in my baby steps, but there you are.