Sunday, December 23, 2007

That Winning Smile


Kate is new to live modeling, but she exudes a refreshing effervescence that most others lack or have lost long ago through cynicism and ennui.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Little Match Seller


A piece for this month's Gum or Mints Blog.
This is based on a poem written in 1846 by Hans Cristian Andersen called the "The Little Match Seller." Here's a link to the original poem. For some reason, later versions have been shortened and secularized. I like this translation.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Two Year Blog-iversary


Well it has been two years today since I started blogging. I have often asked myself why I do this at all. To say it's from a relentless desire to create or as some sort of existential cathartic release would be dishonest....or at least incomplete.

Unlike many, I knew what I wanted to do since the first grade. My earliest memory of being praised for something was when I painted a flamingo and even managed somehow to mix a proper pink with my little palette of tempura paint. I suppose that if I had been made a fuss over for building a skyscraper on my Erector Set, I would be an architect today.

Thanks to all of you who have visited.

Blessings,
Jim

Sunday, December 2, 2007



Just an older character stylization exercise for work.