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Monday, March 31, 2008

Private Sketchbook

With Permission Only...

Last night I was looking through old files of previous versions of my website and I found a private sketchbook webpage that was password protected when it was on my website. I had shared this password with just one other friend but I had never intended this information to be exclusive. Most of the drawing in this sketchbook were done in my teens or early 20s. The material in it is of a mature nature, some of it is a little out there.

I am an artist and I do want to display my work but I have no desire to offend or overtly put things in the face of people who don't want to see it. I also don't want to be liable for material that some people should not be exposed to. There is nothing wrong about free expression through art but I do not want to be careless in anyway that might draw negative attention or impose unintended consequences. I do not want to attract the wrong attention to myself so this is the only place I am letting this information be known and I will not be reposting this again.

I have loaded these files onto my website at an unlinked password protected location. For this information, first, subscribe to this art blog (this sketchbook is not part of this blog but if I'm going to share it, I want it to be with friends of my "art"), and then please email me at the email address shown on my website, with the subject line: Private Sketchbook. In the body of this email please let me know your name and verify that you are of a mature age. If you do not know me, do not give me any private information or contact information that could compromise yourself. State that you are not offended by images of this nature, and that you will not distribute these images, draw unwelcome attention to them, or share the web location or password. Tell me anything else that would suggest why I should share this information with you.

If I have any doubt about the nature of the person contacting me, I simply won't reply. Don't take this personally, but this is, after all, a private sketchbook.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spider-Man - The Crime-Master's Mask Pt. 2: Peter Parker Page

This is the first of the character pages for my Spider-Man portfolio. It's will also probably be the most challenging page for me. When there's lots of action it's easy to make a scene look interesting but when the story slows down it's a challenge to keep the story flowing. There are a lot of nuances here that will probably be unnoticed (more noticeable without them though). This sort of page is never going to be the sort that people remember. It's not the one that will jump off the page at people. But it's very important as a part of the whole and it is very intentionally part of this portfolio to show my ability to stage such a scene.

Obviously the image has not been colored yet. I may get to that eventually but I think it's more important to get the other pages done first. I haven't added the word balloons yet either, and while they're important in the story, hopefully the images give you enough so that you get the gist of it.