These two just have me head over heels so I just had to share.
Sarah Jones holds all the voices in her head
Jamila Lyiscott is articlulate.
love them. both very very much.
Okay, back to work.
(and here's a sneak peak at what that looks like:)
|swimming with fiery fish|
"About half way through the the Drink & Draw I had a really authentic conversation with one of the better artists at the event…and guess what he was worried about - folks looking at his sketches and judging him for it. That suddenly put my entire life in perspective. I realized that it didn’t matter how good I got, how secure I was in the knowledge of my skills - I would always look at artists that I admire and compare myself to them....
There is nothing wrong with wanting to do better things - to be a better person, but it is an issue when we are comparing our insides with someone else’s outsides." ~read more
|day 1 crit session. Iain McCaig, Rebecca Guay, Scott Fischer, Mike Mignola, Greg Manchess, and Irene Gallo|
|my station, before the paint was poured|
|Greg Ruth demo's mad sumi ink skills|
|James Gurney captures Allen Williams in action|
|Donato Giancola being brilliant|
|Mike Mignola breaks down storyboarding|
|Scott Fischer explains his analog photoshop process|
|Rebecca Guay demo (watercolor and gold leaf ink)|
|wherein I transfer my drawing and begin splashing stuff on it.|
|"blood faerie"... finished. Watercolor, pencil, ink, and acrylic paint.|
|Rebecca Guay, Julie Bell, Irene Gallo, Zoe Robinson, Lauren Panepinto, and I. WDF roudntable|
"...it feels timely, and personally fitting, that this would be the summer Lightspeed dedicates an entire issue to the enormously talented and fantastically imaginative women working in the field of speculative fiction. The opportunity for me to invite other artists to be a part of the project was nothing short of breathtaking. Li Grabensetter with her beautiful handling of inks and watercolors, Elizabeth Leggett with her brilliant digital renderings, Christine Mitzuk’s rich painterly style, and Hillary Pearlman’s fantastical tinkering bring the fiction in this issue depth and texture. It was a pleasure to work with these gifted and passionate artists who are deeply involved in the speculative fiction community. My favorite part of working on this issue was sitting back and watching their amazing art come in. My second favorite part was getting to know these fantastic creators just a little bit better. I hope you enjoy this spotlight on why each of them does what they do. Which, apparently, is to destroy Science Fiction." ~read moreAnd here, a sampling of what they did for this issue of Lightspeed:
|illustration for Good Ghoul Gone Bad|
|chk chk ~ PEW PEW PEW!|