... right here actually.So, my computer took a poop on me. And while most of my art is not done on the computer - scanning and managing it, IS done on the computer. And frankly, with this happening, I've learned just how much I rely on the computer in my preliminary work on paintings. But the thing that held me up the most wasn't all that as much as just dealing with the broken computer and figuring out how I was going to get it fixed. Anyway - I don't want to waste any more time talking about it. It's back... at least for now. And it's time to get back to work.First thing I did, was a quick tweak to the website logo.
18 x 24Gouache paints with coloured pencil on watercolour paper - minor PhotoShopping was done to the black boarder and the red shape to make web/print ready because the scanner picked up too much of the brush strokes.
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the second season of the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” - a show I still consider my favorite of all time. I did a painting to celebrate the first anniversary - completing it JUST a week before the end of that year. Unfortunately I feel really far behind last year. Working on my book took precedence over this (or any other) painting. So I didn't get it done in time for the actual anniversary year. BUT, I plan to jump right into Season 3 now, so I don't encounter the same problems with that one. And hopefully get on a better track for creating art a bit more regularly now.
Totally honest planet: I liked how the 1st season painting turned out better than this one. But that was a result of the design/layout...
For those who don’t know, I wrote a book. I could write a whole blog entry about it here and now, but I’d just be re-writing most of the information that can be found on the Secret War page dedicated to the story - seen in the list at the top of this page. So, if you would like to read more about it, or get the link to buy a copy of the first book, go there. Otherwise you can just join me in my happy dance, because I started this journey almost 10 years ago! It feels pretty good to see it finally coming to light.
... my name is Keith James and this is my website. It's mostly an online portfolio of my artwork, available for all to see, be it friends or family, but especially potential employers! So take a look around, I hope you enjoy what you see.
~ See ya in the funny papers!