(Author's note: I'm returning to my "default" journal entry, as I don't plan on updating my dA journal often at all.)
This is the little corner of the Universe I've staked out for my illustrations of peahopeless
' writings. They began as a hobby to give myself something to do when Real Life(tm)
isn't eating up my time, but they grew into something much more substantial.
For anyone interested in such things, I work primarily with pastel pencils on charcoal paper, occasionally with No. 2 pencil on sketch paper, and when I'm feeling especially masochistic I delve into ink using the most ghetto-fabulous method at hand to remind myself why I don't work with ink. I touch up and add lighting effects to my work in Photoshop, and the day dA offers "Traditional Drawing: Mixed Media" as a Deviation Category, I shall celebrate.
I appreciate comments, although I will readily admit that my communication habits are less than ideal. My time is often monopolized by work or other pursuits, so if I don't respond, please accept my apologies. It's not personal and I truly appreciate it when someone takes the time to comment.
A note about my gallery:
Almost all of my work comes directly from or is inspired by a specific story, and in some cases won't make complete sense if viewed without that context. As such, it's a good idea to read the Artist's Comments section. (Of course, if you're the type of person who enjoys a mystery, more power to you.
) Also, if you like a particular illustration, I very highly recommend reading the story associated with it. The image wouldn't exist at all if it weren't for the inspiration.
And now, on with the motley...