Friday, April 22, 2011

News On B&N ebook Publishing

Some quick updates on my experience on Barnes and Unfortunately due to my workload right now I have to make this a quick update and so I didn't compile the great information you guys have been sending in to me on publishing sites and software. If you're new to reading and watching my videos on ebooks please check out the great comments below and below other posts - that contain some of this hard to find information.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Portfolio Piece - YA Cover

Here's another piece for my portfolio - I love creating a piece out of nothing. I started with photo reference of lizards and went from there.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Part 2 - ebooks Formatting etc.

This is a continuation of our discussion here on ebooks. Since this is such a new industry the only way we can get good information is to share what we learn with eachother. I'm putting together what I've learned in video form and answering questions as best I can with what I've learned. If you have any information that would benefit authors and illustrators I'd love to hear from you.

In this video you'll see what my back office looks like on the "Pubit" Barnes and Noble site.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Part1 - ebooks - Are they worth making?

Last week I got an email from Illustrator Laura Zarrin asking if I thought publishing my own children's ebooks is financially worth the time. I've published 3 of my own ebooks in the last 4 months and have learned so much in doing so. There was too much information to type out in an email so I thought I would just make a video and answer her question here. I hope this helps anyone contemplating this decision. If anyone has an more questions just leave a comment and I'll try to answer it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Portfolio Work

I gave my Illustration 1 class this assignment:

Setting: Castle
content: One human figure
Concept: "Something's coming"

I was sketching at the in-laws and started working on it - liked it - decided to render it for my portfolio. I don't get young adult cover work so I thought I'd try to expand my portfolio to possibly attract some.

I was inspired by one of my students concepts - I hope he takes this as a compliment.