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.

9 Comments:

Blogger Mark Behm said...

I really like the quality of light in this piece.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

I agree with Mark.....love 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 tlc illustration said...

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

Missed seeing you online.

12:17 AM  
Blogger daydream graphics 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 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,
cheers.

1:57 AM  

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