Saturday, October 21, 2006

If you see this guy riding toward you run! Or better yet stop. Maybe you are about to do something really dumb.

Finally a little free time... just a little. I have weeks of yard work to catch up on and the leaves just keep piling higher. Next year I am going to cut the trees down. It will be a lot less work. : )

I just finished off 60 illustrations (most of them double page spreads) and it nearly killed me. It was one of the few times in my career that I actually blew a lot of the deadlines set by the art director. I did manage to finish up the entire project within the set date, but I blew just about every other deadline in between. Luckily they were very understanding and in the end we were all happy. I just hope it never happens again. Feeling like you are constantly behind is too stressful!

I have been sitting on some good news. This coming March I am have a one man show at the Bluebottle Art Gallery in Seatle. If you are in the area please come by and say hello. My wife and I are both planning on attending. I plan on eating a lot of seafood and soaking in the cool factor.

Oh, and if you have any ideas for paintings send them along!


Anonymous said...

This one is terrific. Love the mood, and the characters.

tngregory said...

ideas for paintings? certainly! i've finally got a proper job so do another series of devils drinking coffee and heck i might even be able to afford one this time!

or perhaps a series of your take on 80's pop stars! id love to see a chris lensch take on the pet shop boys.

hope all is well!

Chrissie A said...

Beautiful stuff on your blog, Chris! I really love your unique style--very inspiring.

--Greetings from down here in Lansing to you up there in TC :)

Jon McNally said...

Who knew the Reaper could be so fun and so fearsome? Splendid.

Your recent job sounds harrowing but I do congratulate you on its completion.

Keep us posted on the BB show in March. I've long wanted to see your paintings in person and Portland's only a few hours away from Seattle, you know.

-C said...

Chris, just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I loved the illustrations you did for the books on manners. I kept telling my editor that they were spectacular. You really made the kids look hip and cool.

-Carrie Finn

Greg said...

I love the style of your characters. They're a lot of fun!


black fryday said...

hi dude! nice illustration u have there ^_^