Slowly but surely things are falling into place since I completed the freelance gig I’ve been working on the last few months. I can now feel free to focus on, well, all the other stuff I’ve been putting on hold while I worked on it. I’m going to list out my plans for future art related projects, mostly for me but also as a sort of way of keeping myself accountable… and because I like lists )
~ I’ve already begun the painting for Ch.2 of PoA. I transferred the drawing onto my board last night and soon I’ll begin painting! I’m reducing the number of vignette drawings I do for each chapter, but I am still doing them. I have a few more to draw out for Ch.2 of PoA but they are in progress and I’ll shared them and the painting together.
~ I’ve been waiting to (finally) make up slightly revised slip cases for the first 2 books PS & CoS which are all finished otherwise. I have to get one final material, then I will make them.
~ Once the slip cases are done, I’ll be able to record the video I mentioned eons ago. The video will be on my website explaining the Potter-Project and showing off the finished product. I’ll also use the video on an all new petition asking permission to sell copies of my illustrations on a case by case basis.
~ I have a surprise side-Potter-project that I already began working on some time ago. It’s not on the top of my to-do-list, but I’ll be working on it in between everything else.
~ I have the vignette drawing and the painting for Ch.7 of Wizard of Oz plotted out. After finishing the above mentioned Potter painting, this will be the next thing I do.
** OZ is going to be a prime focus for me for a while. Since the story is in public domain, I don’t need to get permission to sell it, so I’d like to finish the first book and see how well it sells.
~ I’ve been dieting for a number of reasons. Once I’ve lost enough and feel comfortable again, I’m going to do a self-portrait to use in a number of places.
~ It’s going slowly, but the first book in the series I’ve been writing is almost done being edited. I already did one cover illustration, but I know I can do better, so it’s getting reworked.
~ Percy Jackson – I enjoyed doing Ch.1 of Book 1, so I’ll keep going with it.
~ Jurassic Park – A long time ago (well before Potter) I had planned to make a graphic novel out of the book. Well, I won’t be going that far, but I think I’m going to do a few illustrations.
~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – I’ve been wanting to illustrate this book for a while now, it’s time to start.
~ I was recently pouring myself through some of my favorite artist’s (Drew Struzan) work. He's most commonly known for his movie poster artwork and it inspired me to do some of my own. Besides the cover of my book having that kind of look, I’m re-doing the Star Wars poster series I began some time ago. My hubby helped me design them.
~ My site has been sitting rather stagnant for a while. I think it’s time to freshen it up some with a new look and revised logo.
I think that’s probably enough to keep me busy for a while!