Saturday, January 26, 2013

Update 2013

Sorry once again for the delay since my last post - belated Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish readers, belated Happy Christmas and belated Happy New Year to everyone else! It's also been a while since I gave an update on how all our different projects are progressing so here goes:

Another Format change!

It wasn't long ago when I mentioned that we were changing our picture format from portrait to landscape - well we have changed it again! This time to suit widescreen power-points. The first story to get the widescreen treatment is Joseph. I know what you're going to say..."I thought you were illustrating Acts!" I was, but I've been moved onto a completely new project that begins in February. I got up to Acts 19 so I still have a few blogs to publish on Acts. I won't be finishing Joseph either before the new project starts as there are roughly 50 widescreen pictures needed for this story. This is one of the new Joseph pictures below.

Camp Project

The camp project is going on really well. I saw the main building for the first time in October and it's really stunning! I'm hoping to be going down again next month so I expect they'll be even more to see then. It should be opening soon so I'll be blogging about that when it does. Here's a picture I took in October.

New Website

I believe that we are to expect a new website soon - this will mean that all of the most recent picture sets, that are not as yet on line, will be! Including all the sets on Acts. We are long overdue a new website but there's been so much going on in other areas. I'll let you know as soon as I hear more.

Wacom Cintiq

I'm about to change the way I work - in fact, the way I've always worked. I'm about to go completely digital! Although I've coloured digitally for a long time now I still ink my line work in brush and ink. That's about to change as I'm awaiting delivery of a Wacom Cintiq 24HD (above). I know that a few artists that read this blog already use the Cintiq so I would appreciate your thoughts on reproducing brush lines with one. I'm a little apprehensive about the change. I'll let you know how I get on. (Maybe you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!)

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day (in the UK). We usually mention this on the blog as a number of are readers are Jewish Bible artists some of whom have lost relatives in the Holocaust. Please visit the HMD website here. Our good friend Nahum HaLevi lost relatives in the Holocaust - he has a new website here that's definitely worth a visit.