|An object of great beauty...perhaps from the treasure trove of a great king or sorceror...|
It's been a VERY LONG time since I've posted on or visited DA (almost a year and a half). It's been a tough time for me and my family with many changes and financial difficulties. I won't go through it all because there are enough stories of tough times and everyone has challenges in life. It's how we deal with them that's important and my family and I are beginning to see some sunshine through the dark clouds.
I was without a computer that was capable of producing quality artwork for a long time but I've finally got a computer that I feel is up to the task of producing the kind of work you've come to expect from me.
That leads to my main reason for writing this entry and returning to DA. I have come to the realization that I am not just an artist. My true passion is storytelling and I have also realized that my format of choice is Illustrated Fiction. The process of using words and images to tell a story.
This is a new direction for me and you'll be seeing a lot of visual storytelling from me in the future. Check out my gallery in the next few days for examples of what I'm talking about. I would also like to invite you to visit my new Illustrated Fiction blog where I'll be posting articles on creative storytelling and links to websites and other resources of interest to both writers and artists.
This is a very exciting time for me. A new and exciting creative journey. I hope you'll join me. It's going to be one heck of a ride!!
Very Best Regards,