Getting to Carnegie Hall

One of the things I wish I had more time for is practice. I have a 40+ hour a week job. All my art gets done in the time that’s available around the job, chores, socializing and sleep. If I want to learn a new skill or practice one that I’m not using in a current assignment I have to find the time for it.

Currently I’m working on illustrating two books for Chaosium. The first – Basic Roleplaying is done in Photoshop enhanced pencilwork. For the next – Terrors From Beyond, I want the illustrations to have more contrast than I get with just pencils. So I’m putting ink on the places where I want solid blacks. Today’s piece was done earlier this week to see if what I was picturing in my head would work out as well on paper.