Thursday, May 21, 2009

Carbonite.com


I've been really terrible about having a backup for my own work. I decided to try a service that archives your files behind the scene while you work. Carbonite.com free 15 day trial. I admit it takes time for it to backup on their servers. I have 16 gigs I'm trying to backup. The nice thing is that even in the event of theft, natural disasters your backup will still be there.

Painter II


Tried Painter 11 and it works great. I downloaded the free 30 day demo from their site. Here's an example using a sketch I scanned and painted in Painter. I've realized I don't know that I'll get the exact same look as my traditional work. I think it has potential to become a new style of work that I can add.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Google Doodle


There are so many talented young students who created ideas for their version of the Google logo. Vote for your favorite!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweet Dreams Collection of Bedtime Poems


I've been working hard on this latest book. It's from my previous blog post. I've enjoyed reading the beautiful poems that were selected. Thank you to all the writers that were selected. Miriam Hees the publisher of BTP mentions it on her blog A Publisher's Life.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fast and Furious Illustration

I'm working as fast as I can complete 10 illustrations in the next 3 weeks. This is a very fast pace for me. Normally I'd complete that in 2-3 months comfortably. Hope I can do it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Adobe CS4




Finally upgraded to Adobe CS4. Loving it!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art is...

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp.

Twyla Tharp was Dancer and choreographer (one who develops and directs dances) Twyla Tharp is known for developing a unique style that merged ballet and modern dance

Class Act


I watched an amazing movie about why arts in education is important and relevant. Also one man's, Jay Jensen's commitment, to the fine arts.It's on hulu.com for free to watch.Click to watch Class Act.