Heh. Okay, utter humiliation time! After a few back-and-forths in which I dumped a lot of artwork on poor Nicole, she asked me to be a featured artist. Wahoo! Joy! Wee! Of course, I didn't have a lot of colored work, and for these issues, the featured artist got two color plates. This was one of mine. I wish, as with the other plate (below), that I could blame poor copying on how awful they looked, but really, I didn't know contrast from a hole in the wall, and my control of the media was horrid. The anatomy is weird (in both), and it's... just not the hottest work ever done. Still, I felt pretty good about myself! My work held up pretty well next to the other artists in the issues I'd seen. Until I got the issue *before* I was to be the featured artist. That feature artist was Stephanie Law, and her work was *gorgeous* and reproduced well and made me want to smash my paints. I didn't, but I looked at the issue following (where I was featured) and felt a little small and weak. I was also fairly motivated to work more on the glaring errors I saw in everything... Acrylic on board.
Yes, this is the other color plate. Ugh. Acrylic in my sketchbook. I didn't know better.
One of the ink pieces for my featured issue.
Another, but the original was in pencil.
I don't know if you can read that little title, but it's "In Pursuit of the Mandantory Mysterious Maiden." Not part of 'my' issue, but little filler art elsewhere.
I started this piece for a color plate - figured a poem would go in that blank area, but the color was too expensive to maintain, and MM went b&w only shortly after. I also wasn't quite happy with it. Hence the not finished-ness of it. Prismacolors.
I'm old and don't remember if this was a MM illustration or one of the other, much smaller presses I did work for.
I don't know if this was ever printed in MM or not - I'm pretty sure I did it for them. Water damage at the bottom there. :(
I sent in dozens of these border and filler art type things. You can see, I hope, that I've worked on refining my inking skills...
1994 will probably take the rest of the week. I haven't even finished scanning it. :P