Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Prodigal Son
Well, good news, the book that I finished last September is now out and in print- The Parable of the Prodigal Son. This is of course one of Jesus' well known parables from the New Testament in the Bible. This version is written in a rhyming style by Erik Rottman and it's an Arch Book published by Concordia Publishing house. Above are desplayed a few images from this book that I thought turned out alright!
This was the first book I painted all digitally (Photoshop). I really didn't know much about digital painting when I first started, but I learned a lot from friends along the way. Thanks, Maryn and Manelle. Thanks to the blood, sweat and tears of this book, I am now much faster and more wise in the ways of digitalness.
For the last couple of weeks I have been taking a small break from illustrating after a long stretch of non-stop illustration work (which I was very grateful for). Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working hard on getting our condo ready to sell- painting, floors, countertops etc. I have discovered I have been feeling very stressed, and somehow it's a bad kind of stress that I don't like. With illustration I get stressed, but somehow it's a good kind of stress- because I'm doing what I love. I'll keep going at it since our little family is really ready for a house!