Wednesday, December 21, 2005

My iPod is charging...

And I am killing time while it does. I lost my real life charger so the only way to get power is to charge it at the office.

Here's a very small detail of a cover for a book [that is not to be named yet but will be out October 2006] and I have only just finished the painting this morning.


Things have been nuts around here. There was a bad ice storm that shut down Greenville for a few days. My mom and sister were out of power for 5 days straight. Somehow my roomate and I managed to keep power the entire time. So, I dragged my Mac over to the place and set up shop there. It was like old times.

I had a set up in the basement of my mom's house that was perfect and I've only ever come not really close to capturing it again. You know.... I think I can find a picture of it. Hold on.

This is not it. But it is a picture I found while I was looking for it.

Here it is. The best set up anyone ever wanted to look at.


(circa, junior or senior year of college)

I would sit in the lawnchair thing and watch [mostly listen to] Raiders of the Lost Ark or whatever and just go. Man.

And here's the drawing I was working on in the last picture...


...and what I did later.

11 comments:

Jared Chapman said...

Cory. You're awesome. Love the post... love the art... love it all...

frgodbeyjr said...

What a great story Cory. I see the basement is still unfinished. I had heard you were using the old weight room for your drawing. Have a safe trip to Erin's and you should have your card and something else when you get back. Look forward to seeing the entire book cover. Great work as usual!!!

Gwen said...

i need a Cory or an Erin hug waaaaaaah!

the pictures cheered me up.

quino said...

incredible.....
wish i will be able to do something like that sometime.

feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo

Tan said...

Gorgeous work you have here!
Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.

Courtney said...

you are mucho talented and have great taste in random pics. ;)

Esther said...

I noticed the small cactus in one of the photos.
A long, long time ago, I had a small cactus. Probablly the size of my thumb. Our VBS that summer was desert themed, that is where I got him. I nursed it along, followed the package instructions... And on hot summer days, I even set him out on our sidewalk, so he could soak up those wonderful rays. I remember being very jealous. I would go over to my friends house, who had recived the same cactus' and their would be growing in leaps and bounds, with blooms on them.
One day, (it was a hot, summer day..) He was soaking up the rays, and I was somewhere outside. We had company. I walked back to the house, and to my utter horror and sadness, he had been kicked over, and crushed violently. I was devasted. It took me quite a long time to overcome my despair. He hadn't grown at all, and I had him at least three years.
The summer before last, I took a ride over to our local greenhouse.
We were cashing out, and there, on the counter...was Carl. He came into my life so suddenly, It seemed as if I had no say in the matter...He came home with me and we have been close friends ever since. My sister, Ruth, would mock my attachment to him. So I thought it only suitable, to give her a similar cactus for her graduation present. I took the liberty of naming it "Carlotta", and placing it next to Carl, so that they could be friends. Carlotta has soft spikes. Carl has hard spikes. In short, I am worried about them both. They have not grown at all. I am afraid they will die. The lady at the greenhouse said to give them "cactus soil". So I asked around as to what cactus soil was. Supposedly, it is a more sandy and rocky soil. But I think I gave them soil that is too rocky. So I am worried. Especially during these winter months.

Thanks for the pictures. They really made me think.

crosstraining said...

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kay susan said...

That book cover is awesome. Striking colour, striking expression. I like the small funny illo too.

Rayne said...

I love the expression on the big guy's face.

shoofly said...

your illustrations are fabulous!