Just when I think life is getting on track and I can start getting back into an "art-groove", something happens and the next thing I know, it's been months since I've done any new art. Well, I'm sick of it. And I've been slowly but sure working on making some changes in my life and schedule to make art more of a priority again. It hasn't been going perfectly, but I'm at least headed in the right direction. To give you an idea of how bad things have gotten, The new artwork I’m sharing here is a piece of art I just finished as a gift for my hubby... for Christmas... of 2016!!! But the point is - I'm making the time and doing it. In the in between times, I've been designing my next set of illustrations. Here is the plan for the next pieces of art.1. The peice I’m sharing here is the gift I did for my hubby. It’s a scen from the musical “Into the Woods” done as an animated cell. I used the costume designed from the production he and I produced. This is a silly little project I’ve been wanting...
So I started this little “Side-Potter-Project” as a part of my regular Potter-Project some time ago, and FINALLY finished it.
If you didn't know, J.K. Rowling wrote an 800-word Potter prequel for charity at auction. The handwritten short story, featuring the fictional wizard's father James and his friend Sirius Black in their younger years, fills both sides of a piece of A5 card and is signed by her. Since J.K. wrote it, to me, that makes it canon, and felt it deserved a place in the Potter-Project. At first I was just going to do a single painting for it but then I noticed how little art was being produced based on the story. I’m not going to say that I haven’t seen any other fan art of it, but it’s been surprisingly space. So I decided to have a little fun with it and adapted it into a mini comic book. The painting became the cover, then I drew the interiors in pencil like I do the vignette drawings. I tried to be as faithful to what J.K. wrote as I could be. I hope I didn’t...
Today I finally made the video for the Harry Potter page of this website. I don’t know why I waited so long to do it - I think I wanted to lose some weight first… but since that wasn’t happening, it just felt like time. Also, I was home alone today which left me free to make a fool of myself filming it. The video was just an eseir way for me to explain the project and show off the finished product than it was to write it all out. If this works out, maybe I’ll do the same for other pages of the site - but for now this will do.
I’ve never made a video before, so hopefully those who watch it will be kind. I’m sure it could be better, and down the line I’ll re-make it, but (again) for now it’ll have to do.
Taks a look - I hope you enjoy it.
... 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.
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