Or maybe I should call this "Welcome to my moleskine".
I've been reading about these things, how every artist and writer who wants to make the grade has a collection of these little notebooks, the websites dedicated to them, the gushing moleskine love...I had to try it myself. So I went down to McNally Robinson on Monday afternoon and bought one, and then spent the next two days in an inking frenzy.
Well, so far so good. They like a .35 rapidograph and FW ink, sure enough. Now for the watercolor test.
A while back I did this piece for a show at Roq la Rue and I've had a few requests for a dog version. I'm thinking of doing one for the 2007 FBDCA National Specialty auction in the fall, so I thought I'd start getting some ideas down for it. Of course, this is MY idea of Heaven, where it's always Halloween, and there's lots of spooky going on. For the masses, of course, it's got to be more flowers and mainstream, cuz the point in a fundraiser is to raise as much money as you can. And that means go pretty.
Alright, for all you folks who keep coming here via a googled "dog+flowers" search, this is probably what you're looking for. Darn cute, aren't they? I hadn't planned on using this type of dog or flower in my story, but it may just have to happen that way.
This is a sketch for a story idea I had years ago; I'm finally starting to work on it for real. I was always hung up on the writing part, and then suddenly the light dawned and I thought, I'll do it as a [mostly] wordless comic. Get the story together and some illustrations worked out, worry about words later. Then I can start sending it to publishers and collecting rejection letters (which I save, cuz I like to paint on them).