Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ask "Stretch"! August

Every once in awhile, it feels good to take a break from drawing and developing. For a change of pace at the end of each month starting today, I'll address some of the questions that come my way from those that watch my blog. For privacy concerns, people that ask these questions will remain anonymous. My hope is to connect better with my audience, have fun and help others understand what goes on here on my blog and in my creative process in general. I hope everyone will enjoy!

Question: Hey, Stretch........why are you calling yourself "Stretch"?

Answer: "Stretch" is an endearing nickname that I've heard now and again over the course of my life as I've always been on the tall side. When I was 12, I was already 5 foot 4 in. and by the end of high school I reached 6 feet and that's the height I have stayed at. Recently, I was waiting to get my haircut at a local salon and an elder gentleman came through the door. He said "hello" to everyone and to me, he said, "Hey, Stretch." I couldn't help but smile and giggle as it had been a long time since somebody said that to me. In fact, it made me smile so much, I thought I would take the name and use it for myself and now it's being used here for answering questions. There's even a plan for a web comic using my "Stretch" persona and now I just need to find time for it.

If any of you out there in the audience have a tasteful, appropriate question you would like to ask about the creative process, feel free leave a comment to this post and I'll answer based on the order they are received. Also, please let me know if any of you like this idea or would rather just keep watching the art work get posted : )

Friday, August 16, 2013

Vacation time!!!

Going out of time for a week or so; see everybody soon and I'll have new stuff to post when I return :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Forest upshot in watercolor

Been itching to use my rough forest upshot for a watercolor experiment! Finally got to it and made it a sunrise pic.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Glow fairy

This is just a sketch I had a few minutes to ponder about and get down on paper.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Moose lunch acrylic

Awhile ago, I made a sketch called "Moose Lunch" that had a little moose character munching on some grasses that had a butterfly on the end. I took a piece of that scene and made a 2 part acrylic set.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

And his name is Isaac

Isaac is a character from one of the stories I'm developing. He represents a certain 3D CG software that often drives its users up the wall. He acts similar to a stereotypical aristocrat; thinking very highly of himself. He has, literally, all of the answers to using a certain 3D program but will never be direct in being helpful. He's also no stranger to afternoon tea and enjoys many cups throughout the day.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Reginold in watercolor

Who doesn't love a puppy? Reginold here is Conner's dog from "Project Lake" that I started designing awhile back.