I’m still behind on posts, and I expect it to stay that way for a while. It’s good to always have fuel for a post when I actually have the time to sit down and craft one. In current Toby events, after I finished up working on the subject of this post, not only did I return to more regular IPMDT panels, but also (are you ready for this?) returned to working on 10 Things! I know! I’ve been saying that forever, but I did! I actually dusted off that file and started pushing pixels around again on that project. As of this writing, I finished the page I had unceremoniously left in an unfinished state (it took quite a while to figure out what I had been doing, also how I had been doing it. My techniques and skills have changed quite a bit since the last time I had opened that PSD), as well as the one after it. I’m currently working on the last page, which is actually a two page spread. It’s quite a challenge, so much going on. I just finished the rough “pencils” today, and started pasting in some elements from other pages that don’t need to be redrawn. After this insane page, all I have left is a cover (front and back) and that write up I want to include about the history of the “song” and my connection to it. Beyond that, there’s probably going to be some visual tweaks for consistency (mostly color related) and some formating considerations, then I’ll figure out how I’m going to get it out to the masses. I’m pretty excited to be so close to the end of this one. Unfortunately, I’m going to lose most of my studio time next week to jury duty (I actually got selected to be an alternate), but I honestly think I can get this wrapped up and ready for print before summer.
Moving right along, about that post title up there…I’ve actually finished up a commissioned book cover that isn’t part of The Witch Series, or for L.S. Gagnon! I know! Crazy! More than one person out there likes my work enough to want to be associated with it! The book isn’t published quite yet (to the best of my knowledge), but you can find other works by the author, Maryellen Worrell, over on Amazon. This project ended up posing some challenges for me, but it was a lot of fun.