Hello friends. I hope you all are well. Above are pictures of the 3rd and final "Deadly Dolz", Suzi Lorraine. Suzi and I have been friends for 3 years now. She has been featured and stared in almost 50 movies now. She writes a couple of columns for horror magazines including Gorezone. She is also a model and recently has become a movie producer. Her credits and accomplishments are impressive as it gets, and on top of all that she is one of my best friends. I can't say enough about her, or all of the Deadly Dolz. Fate has brought the 4 of use together and we're going to do some awesome things for horror fans. The 3 ladies, Suzi, Miss Gory Rae, and Spooky have bonded and become like sisters.
At the moment I am working on their Logo and a oil painting. Making a living as an artist is getting harder and the terrible economy is not helping. But Madison and I get by, and I have been rethinking my career and have decided, which you already know, we are starting our own publishing company. The Deadly Dolz and "Book of Rose" will be published by us. Plus Madison is writing some special things and I will illustrate them from front to back. Kind of like the "Darc Karnivale" book I did the artwork for. Of course this want happen over night. It will probably take a couple of years to really get the ball a rolling on this, but I have so many things I want to do that I know the fans will love, but I don't want to see someone else get rich off of my idea's.
The search for an agent is going very well. I have gotten nothing but positive letters back from them and one has agreed to take me on in August, and he is without a doubt one of the best out there. The talent he handles is amazing. Having him represent me is the other piece of the puzzle, and now that it is in place, I can see wonderful things for the future. In about a year, I am going to start looking for a gallery to show my work and hopefully sell some originals Paintings.
Something funny that happened a couple of months ago is that I got a "I hate you" letter, and the person was saying that if you put a pencil or brush in my hand I wouldn't know what to do. You know, I'm use to hate mail, but if your gonna give me hell, please know your facts. When I trained under a master, Daniel Horne, everything I did was traditional art. I started doing digital art about 2 years ago so I could stay competitive in my pricing and getting work. These days I do both Traditional and Digital. I personally believe that if your going to make it as an Illustrator, you have to be able to do both. You have to keep up with whats new, and embrace most of it. For me, painting digitally is much faster and it much more easier to correct mistakes or make changes an Art Director may want. It makes my job working in publishing much easier and faster. But on the other hand, I just love drawing in pencil and painting in oils. It's terrible romantic to me. There is nothing like it. It makes my heart and soul sing.
Next time I see you, I will have some art for you to check out. Until then, "May the Darkness comfort you"