Monday, May 4, 2015

New Perks for Strange Conversation Supporters
 This little guy is cropped from a larger preliminary sketch, which will be part of the upcoming Strange Conversations show about which I've posted before here Strange Conversations Post
The fellow above is a crop from the final painting. Before I came up with it, I needed at least four characters for the piece, and I did a lot of thinking, pacing, and sketching before they really came alive in my mind.

But the real point: Because we've hit our crowd-funding goal, and the sketch-with-book perks of mine have all been pre-sold, I (along with my fellow artists-of-the-project) am offering three signed-prints-with-book perks. And the print... from a preliminary sketch of one of the creatures in my final painting. 
This dapper fellow is 5" x 7", and will be hand-signed by me and ready to frame!
Want one? Here's the link: Strange Conversations  (Once you are at the IndieGoGo site, scroll all the way down to find the perk).

And while you are scrolling, check out all the perks by every wonderful participating artist--there are still some original sketches-with-books available, as well as many new print-perks!
Here's a detail of the "Watcher".
 I drew many thumbnails and sketches, and they--yep, the originals--will be framed up and be part of the show. 
Where did these little figures come from? I've always been fascinated with tiny goblins, elves, and gnome-like creatures. I draw them all the time in my sketchbooks. When I was trying to come up with creatures that fit the phrase "They were always watching, waiting for a change", the vision that rose into my mind was one of creepy, amphibious goblins. So I worked on them until they suited me and my take on that phrase.

We artists are excited to offer this fantastical project, and your support of the arts--and Strange Conversations--is much appreciated.
Thank you!

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