What's cooking, D?

I'm close to finishing my illustrations for the kid's anthology book.  Here is another sneak peek:

I'll have more information as a release date is determined.  Then you will buy it because it is full of awesome stories and fantastic artwork!  It has been fun to work on, but it was more time consuming than I expected.  I've been told that when you start a project, you should double the amount of time you estimate it will take.   That seems about right.

I'm excited for the upcoming months.  I have four projects that I want to focus on for the rest of 2010.

  1. Finish writing and illustrating my story named "Stacks".  I have a simpler line style for these illustrations that I think will work really well with the story.
  2.  Focus on concept art, character designs , and storylines for "Morgan Monster Hunter and the Crypto Kid".    This will be an ongoing story,  I want to get some Morgan stuff out in 2011.
  3. I need to get more comfortable with Photoshop and Illustrator so I will work on 2 or 3 portfolio pieces in each program.  
  4. Rework a bunch of canvases. I want some actual physical pieces to display and sell.  I have a pretty cool theme in mind, which could turn into the illustrations for a story that I am still developing.  Must...get ...more..use...out  of each...piece.
And of course, I must stay focused on finding clients and marketing myself.  Not easy, my friends.

 Last but not least, I have a NEW WEBSITE in the works!  It will be waaaaaaaay cooler than my current portfolio site.  Hopefully, I'll have it up within the next week or so.  Stay tooned!


sam said...

Aw HOT DOG MR D!!! I've got one word for this, Sweeeet!, no, two, Sweetly Awesome!!! er, maybe three, Sweetly, Awesomely, Bombular!!!! I am so proud to be a part of this project. Everything about your story totally Rocks Dude! (You gota talk that way when your living in California.) The most sincerest of praise my friend!!! And I hope you accomplish everything you set out to do. Can't wait to hold this book in my paws!

Denver Wagner said...

Thanks Sam! Always good to hear from you. I can't wait for the book to be finished. Hopefully it's only the first of many anthologies. It is pretty sweet to be involved with such a talented and creative group! Take care.