|My Daughter Krystal at our Artists Alley Booth at Rose City Comic Con 2013 in Portland, Oregon|
|I work with "traditional" media. That means when I create art there is a physical canvas, sculpture or piece of paper with me all over it.|
In answer to a number of recent inquiries here is my business pitch.
My idea of a "request" is a commission to create art for money (in US Dollars). Please do not ask me to draw something unless you are willing to pay for it up front.
My standard comic convention rates are as follows:
$10.00 monochrome sketch card
$15.00 color sketch card
$20.00 for 8.5 X 11 sketch
$35.00 for a "simple" 8.5 X 11 1 character color work
(all plus postage)
More ellaborate commissions are negotiated on a per case basis.
double @ price if you want "mature" content i.e. nudity
I do not do hard core or kinky stuff.
My DA galleries should give you a good idea of what my product looks like.
As I haven't yet set up PayPal account yet, I will take a cashier's check or money order. I begin the work when I see the money.
I actually saw "Frozen" on the first weekend of release. My reason was that too much was being spoiled in the avalanche of advertising that is hitting the airwaves.
I will not be the first to point out that the premise of this film violates the laws of thermodynamics. It does and it bothers me a bit. I could rattle on about the three degree Kelvin CBR etc. , but I will restrain myself. Kids will neither know nor care.
The litmus test that I apply to a musical is whether I can hum at least one of the tunes from it as I am walking out of the theater. In this case "Frozen" is a failure. In fact, the snowman's song is completely extraneous to the plot. The entire sequence could be cut and not affect the film one wit. All this aside, "Frozen" is a good movie.
This IS a Disney PRINCESS movie so it is essentially a chick flick. Plot wise it breaks several of Disney's own conventions and is as deconstructionist as "Enchanted". "Frozen" should be applauded for this. Oddly this movie could also stand as an X-Men origin story. Elsa IS of course a mutant with super powers. As Disney owns both properties the Snow Queen could be paired with Iceman in their own movie. Too bad Jack Frost of "The Rise of the Guardians" belongs to DreamWorks. Now THAT would be a perfect pairing.
The film is visually stunning. It is beautiful to look at and the two sister princesses are very engaging and sympathetic characters.
See this film in 3-D in the theater as most of the visuals rely on this process for their impact. Likewise, the Mickey Mouse short subject that precedes this feature MUST be seen in 3-D in order to take full effect.