I'm treating the wings as ghostly attachments. I like the idea of having some ambiguity to suggest something magical or otherworldly. No extra back muscles or extra appendages. That way the wings don't screw up a fairy's good hair day!
I used to be a comic book artist in another life. Sometimes I do drawings of comic book characters I drew during that period to warm up, experiment with a different technique, or whatever. The trick to devoting the time to experimenting like this is the hope of being able to sell some of these. Not for any great sum, but it's nice to have that reinforcement that some folks will value the work (or any of my work) enough that they would actually purchase the work.
Art is an actual business of course. I have a book keeper, Lima, and an accountant, Max. I have an overhead. Supplies, rent, reference, education, etc. all add up. Some I write off, and some I value enough to just eat the expense since trying to convince the government about it would be more trouble than it's worth. I always appreciate that the people and businesses that buy my work or the rights to use it. It's also a stamp of approval in the best way possible. After all, it's pretty easy to say something than expend the physical energy to do something.
I might have this one in Anghouleme, France for this upcoming festival along with the fairies.
I still have a lot of friends in the comic book and fantasy art world. So when I want to do some warm-up drawings I do various characters in that line of thinking. Here is one.
Not much going on in December. Just hunkering down for the winter and enjoying my friends and family. Hope you are as well!
Please look over the Prints page and get them all.
Have a good Easter/Passover or month.
Now is a good time to commission a portrait or purchase some physical art for the winter!
If you'd like to commission me for a painting... Portraits with my surreal aesthetic only. The face you have and my paint brushes! Estimated turnaround 3 months. Shorter will cost more. Contact me now.
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