Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sorry For the Absence

This blog has had some technical difficulties. It's been up, then down, then up . . . well you get the picture -- actually you haven't been getting pictures. Here's a new one. It's a book cover. The title is "Duainfey" and the book is by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

I'll have something interesting to say tomorrow, interesting to me at least.


Blogger Mark Behm said...

I really like the quality of light in this piece.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

I agree with that lighting Tom. Good to have you back!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Marumae said...

It's good to have you back Tom, I agree with Jared, you've been sorely missed.

I'm loving the picture, the lighting is wonderfully realistic.

11:41 AM  
Blogger tlchang said...

Yes, the light is great - looks like 'the golden hour' time of day.

Missed seeing you online.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great job. That was my favorite original of yours at WFC. I spent a lot of time in front of it, admiring it. She's got a definite Natalie Portman vibe...never a bad thing!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Thanks Mark, I haven't seen this time of day often. It's a strange one.

Jared, it's good to be back but I'm shamed by all the work you do -- a painting a day plus a full schedule, pretty amazing. I have so many things half started. My hope is to get quite a few done in the next few months.

Marumae, that made me feel good, to be missed but I'll be trying extra hard to keep this blog fed.

Tara, I love that really early time of day. The "Golden Hour" is what they call it in the movie business but I'm sure you know that. This I imagine to be late in the day, high on a cliff, while the sun is low on the horizon just peeking through some dark clouds for a moment. It can look quite odd, even unreal, when you see it in life.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Sharon Lee said...

It's beautiful! Tom Peters sent us here; Baen hadn't quite told us _Duainfey_ had a cover.

Thank you so much.

Sharon Lee

12:52 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Thanks Sharon. I didn't have the manuscript on this so I look forward to reading the book.

4:23 PM  
Blogger ev said...

I just found your blog after seeing your work in a bookstore in The Illustrated World of
Robert E. Howard print book. This Duanefay piece is stunning. How large was the original? Is there any chance you could tell us a little about the process for this one- what sort of board or canvas/the underpainting... etc.
great work,

1:57 AM  

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