Haven't done a full overhaul yet, as I'm still new to this html thing, but one of my very good friends showed me how to update my portfolio, so I did.
Site has been flushed of some oldies, so just the newbies remain. I went ahead and streamlined it with a dash of lightbox too. Link to an extensive costume illo site, for all of you who wanted to see my work from the films I've been on.
More will be done, and more pieces added, hopefully before Spectrum publishes, but at the least its a site with work that isn't three years old.
Have a visit and enjoy.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
So I've been working on samples for potential clients here and there, and whilst on this quest for green pieces of paper with which to buy food, I decided to "re-work" some pieces into a different color format.
I added a few adjustment layers to make them look antiqued, like they may have been shot with a polaroid. Now granted-this effect would have more impact on more realistic paintings, but I do kind of like the final color schemes. More new stuff, and maybe a new website soon--I hope.
--Oh, and the piece that got into the upcoming Spectrum is my "Shadow Over Innsmouth" (the drowning man) piece-the original from a couple posts ago, not the color altered one here. Hope it turns out proper, I have a habit of being disappointed in the printed results of my work, even when properly calibrated. Fingers crossed I guess!
Posted by bval at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Just checked the Spectrum "in" list. All the regulars were on it...William Stout, Gregory Manchess, Jeremy Geddes, and ...hokey smokes Bullwinkle, me!
Had know idea I would qualify to be in such a great publication with such talented artists. I'm really humbled to be mixed in with this wonderful group. A big thank you to all the Spectrum judges and staff, if you happen to mosey this way.
Not sure which one or ones got in, as I recently found out, that any publishers I've worked for in the past year, could have sent in work I did for them. I'll let you know when I know, if I can let you know.
Guess that means I'd better get my rear in gear on practicing, samples, and updated websites!
In the meantime here are some ape gestures from our visit to the zoo last week. The mandrills were grooming and the bonobos were lounging and doing back-flips, awesome.
Posted by bval at 5:43 PM
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Fingers crossed, I sent my menacing mouse pawn image as well as these two Lovecraft-themed images to Spectrum for review. The drowning man is "The Shadow over Innsmouth", and the shadowy seated figure is "The Music of Erich Zann". Wasn't sure how I felt about these when I was working on them..I like them now that I'm coming back to them with a fresh eye. I probably just had artist's rage before as I did a re-paint for each of these. Both are mixed media: pencil, ink, watercolor, oil, and digital(like the Pawn)
These are two stories I love, so I'm sure there will be many variations on these through the years, as well as others. Hopefully becoming even more bizarre and unsettling as my mind truly drifts off into...
Posted by bval at 10:48 AM