Friday, October 24, 2008

Ok, so this is the piece I've been promising for ages.

Ashley, who was my family dog of (almost!) 16 years, passed away in August and this is my tribute to her. Take it as you will - perhaps she is gently being whisked away into the sky... or is she just arriving to the place she most wants to be?

Coincidentally, a signed 10 x 20 print of this will be auctioned at the Purr-casso Art Auction in Berkeley on Nov 9th to raise money for shelter animals. Ashley would have wanted it that way <3

I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I've sort of hit a rut and a fork in the road with my artwork and I feel that what I'm creating just doesn't communicate how I see myself now, if that makes any sense. I've been feeling an urge for change and exploration for some time now, so who knows what the next update will be like to this blog. All I know is that it's time for some new direction and ideas... that don't involve shiny sparkly things with big eyes. Let's face it - you can only draw stuff geared towards 3 year olds for so long before you snap. ;)

Oops - forgot to mention, this was done in Illustrator and Photoshop!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

I'm here! What'd I miss?

For reals, sorry about the art absence. Life got a little tangled and plenty busy, the latter is because I have been contracting for a casual games studio. The commute doesn't leave much time for personal art, but I do have September's very special Steph of the Month just about ready to go. Should post that this week.

Which brings me to the project I am working on for the studio! All of the visuals were conceived and executed in less than a week (phew!) If you're on myspace, check out Dog World and add it to your profile! Not only are a ton of new accessories and costumes in the works for the virtual puppies (you can send you friends POOP IN THIS GAME, PEOPLE!) but the app raises real, tangible money for the ASPCA as you play it. It's win/win, folks.

Here are some samples of the art (I draw'ed everything and Sarah Dungan animated the pups!)

Not much else in the immediate pipelines, but lots of big plans for the future underway - possible international travel, some gallery shows and a longer-term personal project. :D

Thanks for putting up with me guys. <3