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A audience with the king (WIP)

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I’m am trying with dear life to conquer my ADD and make some finished art for my portfolio. Since I enjoy fantasy, I though I would do a story painting. The interaction between the mage and the king regarding the drake trophy above the kings head is the most important  part of the story. I will leave it to you to interpret what they are talking about. This will be a completed painting, color and all. two and a half hours so far

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2 thoughts on “A audience with the king (WIP)”

  1. I’ve just spent an hour visiting your sites. An amazing amount of work and talent. I don’t have much exposure to cartooning in general except for these real life things:
    – at age 21, my mother was one of the first women Marines, when that branch of the service first recruited women, during WWII. She worked in an office with Arthur Babbitt, a Disney cartoonist who functioned as a map drawer for the Marine Corp at that time. Babbitt created the Disney character Goofy. He drew many cartoons of my mother’s foibles in the service. My mother and Babbitt remained friends into their 80s. There is a BBC program about Babbitt if you are interested. At the very least, if you have a minute, read about Arthur Babbitt on his wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Babbitt
    Pay special attention to his relationship with Walt Disney and you’ll see Disney in a new light I’m sure.
    – my son, who was born in 1986, learned to read (at age 3) through a Calvin and Hobbes book that he found at my parent’s house, a gift given to my father (a general surgeon) by a patient. My son remained a loyal fan of C&H and as a young boy was devastated when the heartbreaking news came out that Bill Watterson was retiring the comic.
    These positive examples of cartooning in my life keep me curious, though I’ve never been a reader of comic strips myself – the exception being when my son would ask me to read to him “what’s that boy saying?” or “what’s the tiger saying?” He learned to read by memorizing what I’d read to him. Later he’d sit quietly re”reading” the comic pages. To this day he can recite a whole strip with a tiny prompt!
    Keep up the good and valuable work you are doing. You can’t imagine to what end it will result!
    Mary McAvoy

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