Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Conceptual Stuff

this could be just about any of the countless companies getting government money these days
this is my take on the economy....I'm the guy riding the arrow on the left
rebuilding the 401(k)...isn't it on everyone's mind?
this one hits a little too close to home for me...I hope all of you employed folks appreciate what you've got.
...and of course another take on time is money....

I know this might not be what you expect when ya come by to see my stuff, but this is about all I've been doing lately.  I just sent off another 20 of these concept pieces.  These are a few of the ones I finished last week. enjoy?....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

finially some progress.

well, it took a while, but I finially have some progress to report.

Firstly, and probably most important, I finailly got my first freelance job...well, first in the last couple of months since I've become a full-time freelancer.

Secondly, I've got a little website up and going...www.laelhenderson.com...so I can show work to people out there.

And Lastly, I've got a massive emailer ready to go out in a couple of days. I've deceided to market both styles and see if I get any work from either...I'm sure one style or the other will eventually take over, but for now, I'm going to be marketing both. Wish me luck

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Didn't I say I wasn't going to post more of this stuff? Well, I guess I lied. I feel like I've found a groove with these little concept pieces, so I keep pumping them out...not sure when I'll move on, but I'm almost at 50 now, so maybe I'll give this look a rest pretty soon. This is one I did today and I kind of like the "patterny" look that it has. I could title this "an artist in the sea of programers". I thought about makin the artist dark...then I could have called it Mel in Utah!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Time for a facelift!

I've been thinking a lot this week about the direction I want to go with illustration. I'm in the process of making a website and at the moment it is all over the place style-wise. I'm continueing to crank out the little business guy concept pieces, but that is not my focus, so I probably won't post those anymore. I hope that from now on, I'll post things that will fit together stylistically and hopefully improve my portfolio in a new "fun" direction.

For now, here is an older piece that I hope I can load into a blog header...not too good with that kind of thing...we'll see.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

they keep commin

I've painted about 40 of these little "stock concept pieces" this month. That is about double my goal, so I'm pretty happy about that. I hope among other things I can paint about 40 more this month. This week was a little less productive because I spent 2 days skiing. Hard to pass up free midweek skiing at Park City. Here is what I did this last week, I know these aren't too exciting to look at, but hey, it is what it is!