Comic-Con is almost here! I’ll have a large, never-before-seen batch of fantasy art with me for sale. I’ve included one of my favorites (“Fall”) with this Journal posting. I have a new model that I’m nuts about. We plan to collaborate on a number of works in a very new direction for me. What I call my “fairy tale” or “Dulac/Rackham” work is beginning to take on a deeper and sometimes darker aspect. I also plan to do a series of extreme figure drawings with the same model.
I’ve been feeling complacent lately, and that was really beginning to worry me. I don’t trust what comes too easily to me. It makes me fear that I might be getting artistically lazy or in an artistic rut. I have a need to break new ground within my work: always learning, always pushing that creative envelope.
My fairy tale stuff was getting too facile. I enjoyed doing it, but was concerned by the ease with which I was able to produce pieces in that style. So, I decided to re-examine what I’ve been doing, delve deeper and challenge myself more. I hope you will like the results of this new experimentation and direction.