Friday, December 26, 2008

Sketchbook Friday and The Award goes to...

I bought a new sketchbook. That may not mean much to anyone other than a person who has ever filled one. It's kind of exciting to open to the first page and start drawing. And so I am working on an idea for a New Year/full year of posting celebratory image. The sketches above reflect some of the ideas I am playing with. I have one particular idea for the background but haven't decided on the foreground. I've got 5 days to get it together. Clock is ticking.

Tooting My Own Horn Section!

I received an email at 4:08am est from Michael Rankins. In addition to posting a comment or dozen here on my blog, more importantly Michael has his own blog. Michael covers a wide range of topics as well as showcasing artwork he has collected and/or commissioned. The email I received from him this morning was to inform me that I have been selected as Comic Art Friday Artist Of The Year For 2008! An amazing honor for me. Especially when you look at all the incredible art Michael has posted this year from some great artists. This was an incredibly cool surprise. Check out Michael's blog, Swanshadow Thinks Out Loud, for the whole announcement. Me? I just going to sit here and enjoy the moment. :) Thanks Michael!

6 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

Good blogging and merry after Christmas!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thank you Mr. Ballmer! I'm happy you stopped by. Visit again anytime. Best wishes to you and yours for the New Year!

Royce Thrower said...

Congrats on the award Gene. Couldn't go to a more deserving guy!! Glad to see you are getting well deserved recognition for your amazing streak!

Love the sketches posted today. I always love to see the roughs. I like the two on the upper row on either end, but especially the rightmost one. Good luck picking a theme for the celebratory sketch!

Craig Zablo said...

Congrats!

Alex said...

Congrats on the award! You've earned it from what I've seen. I'll be seeing you next year.

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks guys! Been giving some serious thought about 2009 postings. More on that later. :)