• Goodbye, LNR blog. pt.1

    Goodbye, LNR blog. pt.1

    Dear old blog. How long have you been around? Almost NINE YEARS? What are you even saying, old blog.

    You deserve a proper send off, that's what. 

    This week (and into the next) I'll be highliting one post a year from your glorious history.

    In addtion to that I'll be doing giveaways and special deals off all my shops.

    ALL THIS WEEK, use the coupon code "GOODBYEOLDBLOG" while checking out at my shop to get 15% off your order. Enjoy! 

    Now that's out of the way, let's travel back to the YEAR A.D. 2005.


    Tuesday. September 20th, 2005.

    from The Blue Goblet, by Cory Godbey.

    Scene: The Horrible Goblet Theiving Beast of the Mountain has pilferd the young Queen's favorite Blue Goblet.

    * * *

    "As swift as you might say, the beast was gone and with it Queen Julia's favorite blue goblet. It was not so particular a mug, no it was not; very plain in all respects and appearance but it belonged to Queen Julia and it was hers. It was this fact of belonging that moved her to action.

    In a manner not the least bit removed from her austere regality, Queen Julia took up her traveling hat and cloak in one quick turn of the heel and leaped out the window after the beast."

    Rough color concept watercolors for "the trek."


    I chose this post for a few reasons.

    One. I can see the beginnings of my yearly personal projects here. The Blue Goblet is a three part picturebook that I have written and over the years tinkered with illustrating. My main concern was doing the book right. While it took me until 2008 to get on the track of creating one big personal series a year, one of the big reasons I pushed in that direction was to better myself artistically and increase my "visual vocalbualry" to the point that I felt good about coming back to the world of the Blue Goblet and doing the book I always meant to do.

    Two. It makes me want to do more watercolors.

    Three. Along with these next few drawings from the same year, I feel like it's pretty representive of where I was at, artistically, in 2005. Just out of college. Not knowing what to do with myself, just drawing things.