Sketch – Tomb of Kochun

so it has been so long since I started on self publishing the module Tomb of Kochun, I am no longer happy with the cover. So my buddy Grant Cooley talked me into redoing it as a piece that I can submit to Spectrum Art Book. This is the second stage sketch, after choosing from a thumbnail, I am now starting to lay in the final line work. I would love to hear peoples opinions on this.

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New Video

So I am revamping my art site and basically integrating everything into my wordpress blog. That way it is all on one place for everyone to check out.

I just finished my multimedia page, which is what the other art gallery pages will mimic.

I also uploaded a new(ish) video. I finished this one in 2009, but this is its debut on the web.

Click the image to watch.

no one will teach you how to defend against their logos

New Sculpts

Here are some sculpture / costume commissions I am working on.

First is a WIP skull mask. It is meant to be a pauldron for some armor, but it will also be available as a latex or hard plastic mask.

Second is a WIP duck bill prosthetic. This is for a costuming group for Draogn Con 2011. I know it will work in latex, we will see if it also works as hard plastic.

Feelings about selling artwork

So I have a strange problem being an artist. I have a hard time selling my work. And not in the way most artists I know have, it is not that I don’t want to let go of the piece, I just never feel it is good enough to sell. ip information . I get really excited about the work while I am doing it, but once it is done I often get bored with it. When people ask me what my favorite piece is, I always say my next one. And this is because I see the issues with the last piece and know how I am going to tackle those problems on the next painting.

It is also not that I feel that I have not put in the effort on a piece; I just see all my mistakes and often feel like under selling myself. Put this in with my inability to be a salesman and close a sale, and my art sales have never been strong.

For example my friend Daniel bought one of my originals this month. I was honored that he wanted it and gave him a good price on it, but still when it came down to receiving the money, I started to feel like I needed to knock some more off the price. I realize this is a silly thing to feel, but I still feel this way.

I guess I am wondering if other artists have or have had this same feeling??