Checking In…

Sometimes I feel like not having a real job is too much work.

The reason for my absence from the blog is, not surprisingly, my work on both Flight 4 and Amulet. I spent nearly a week painting version after version of the cover for Flight 4, and I’m about to go back and do another one. Hopefully, it’ll be the last. On top of that, the amount of work that needs to get done on Amulet is paralyzing when I think about it. Best not to, I suppose.

On the other hand, I had a great time last weekend when my friends visited from Portland and the Bay Area, and we all hung out with illustration master Tadahiro Uesugi, who is so nice it hurt us to see him go back to Japan. Here he is with the great Enrico Casarosa.

The night of the show brought out some of the nicest and most talented people you’re bound to ever see in one place. It was a wonderful experience to chat and hang out with everybody.

The workshop demo was pretty eye-opening and inspiring. What everyone in the room learned was that Tadahiro Uesugi is just simply damn good. He uses some very basic photoshop techniques, and draws with a calm, assured hand.

The 3 Trees and 3 Flowers exhibit is currently showing at Nucleus, and the work by all of the artists is stunning. Be sure to check it out when you have a chance.

Okay, it’s back to work for me. I’ll try to post as often as I can…