Well... I guess you might be wondering what happened to me. As I am sure you can imagine, as the Conventions Director of CPSA, I was extremely busy with the convention planning. I have to say, CPSA pulled off another great convention but I am glad to get back to my art.
I just got some extremely good news. I got an email notifying me that one of my pieces of artwork was accepted in the "Strokes of Genius 4, Best of Drawing" contest. The really great thing about this news is that the winning contestants will have their artwork published in one of the Northlight books called "Stokes of Genius, Best of Drawing". They had 1650 entries and only accepted 112 artists. I have no idea which drawing they accepted but I'm supposed hear the details by August 6th.
The two artworks I entered are posted here to the left. They are "Rest Stop" and "Gulliver".
As of right now, there are 2 Stokes of Genius books publish and one on pre-order. Stokes of Genius 3 will be published and available in November so I'm thinking the Stokes of Genius 4 (which is the one my artwork will be in) won't be available for at least a year or so. None the less... this is a very exciting milestone for me as a colored pencil artist. I am definitely doing the happy dance!
Here is the link for the accepted artists: http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/drawing/strokes-of-genius-4-winners-announced. I want to congratulate the rest of the Colored Pencil artists who made the cut. I see several names I recognize and am very proud to be included with those colored pencil artists I admire.
I am back to work on the Ostrich and should have an update very soon. I am also starting the planning of a Lion I am doing for a commission. As soon as I finish the Ostrich I will start the Lion and will post that work in progress.
Don't forget..... Keep Scribbling!!!