Archive for August, 2010

I recently repurchased “The Lion King” dvd for my niece and it brought back my days about 10 years ago when Disney was interested in recruiting me . . . this was my way of seeing if I still had it. Here’s my watercolor painting of Mufasa.

Mufasa From "The Lion King"

       First off let me just say that this fight isn’t between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen . . . it’s between Anderson Silva and Dana White. Silva and “Uncle Dana” have been at odds lately and here’s why. Silva feels he’s WAY too good for the middleweight divsion but he’s kicking and screaming about moving up or down in weight class. Plus he’s pissed at Dana for not finding him better talent to make history with. So in that sense Silva is kind of his own worst enemy, he wants better competition but doesn’t want to change weight to find it and feels its Dana’s responsibility. (more…)

Here is some of my newest art created specifically for licensing and merchandising for the Nashville tourism market. In case you haven’t noticed by some of my previous work I like painting skylines.

       Lately in my regular reading I’ve been coming across the age old, reoccuring theme of “good versus evil” namely in particular stories . . . stories that are factual and have a place in history. None has had me more intrigued recently than the “Billy The Kid” drama of the 1860’s. Now I’ve never been that interested in the wild west or the culture as a whole. I’m only SOMEWHAT familiar with it because of Hollywood which isn’t that familiar to begin with seeing that most of it is fiction. But what got me interested in “The Kid”s story was it being on the front page of Yahoo News (click here for the story) that he’s up for a posthumous pardon. (more…)

In this next installment of making it as an artist I’m going to cover what I did in respects to my direct mail campaign. Direct mail is VERY important in soliciting your services to publishers/magazines etc. Some companies want an inquiry letter first, some want samples on disc, others want tearsheets . . . but most will look at a simple postcard that represents your art and message. Art directors don’t have a lot of time to be going through a million samples anyways so they want to see something that fits their immediate need, at the same time seeing that you’re a professional. Here’s my most successful postcard to date: (more…)