So I don't know how many of you know I am a writer as well as an artist. I have been working on a collection of short stories to release on ebook and the time is coming near! I am hoping to release my book by the end of the year and in the meantime, I have started to create illustrations for the project, one illustration per story for a least six stories.
Here is the first illustration:
To read the story, stay tuned and get the book when it comes out. It will be 99 cents, which is a smokin' deal, considering that I write really good stories. Seriously.
Anyway, this illustration was created with acrylic, ink and Painter 12.
Ever wonder how Andy Warhol came up with his famous idea. I don't mean the story we all have heard, how he stole the idea from someone else. I just have this image in my head, of Warhol eating soup, in his pajamas and suddenly . . . a vision.
Meet the torctopus. He is a friendly, if swim-challenged, denizen of the deep. Due to his laziness, he prefers to use his personal underwater scooter to get from lagoon to open ocean. And who can blame him?
So I originally intended this blog to be a daily sketch blog, even when I first created it back in 2007. And I was pretty good for a while, and then it became a journal blog and then a rant blog and then it was just sad. So I deleted it. Everything. Finally, a few weeks ago, I felt ready to unearth SomethingLikeArt and start up a daily sketch blog again. BUT! I am sketching all the time in my sketchbook and I don't have time to sketch on the iPad right now. (Because I want to do all the daily sketch blog sketches digitally.) SO! This is going to be rebooted as my illustration blog. I will post a gallery, my contact information and begin having regular posts about my adventures in illustration. Now, for those who know me, it may seem excessive and a little redundant, because I have about a thousand blogs: Treading Words, Lee On Life, and DawgArt are the only ones semi-regularly updated. And eventually, I'll stop posting on Lee On Life because it's a school blog and someday I'll be finished with school. So then it will only be three... ish.