Friday, March 30, 2007

My Web Site

If you're wondering why it's been a while since my last post, here's my answer: my website is finally updated. It needed a complete overhaul, and that included switching from Dreamweaver to Flash to make it. Updating a website takes long enough; having to learn Flash as you do it doesn't make it any easier. Let me know what you think.

The home page probably needs some further decorating, but I'm just not sure what to do with it yet. Writing one of those 'Welcome to my site, look around' messages seems so silly. So if anyone has any ideas, I'm in your debt.

Friday, March 16, 2007

My New Card!

Well, my new business card came in yesterday. What do you think? It was done by PS Print in Oakland, CA. ( This is my third card with them, and I've always been pleased. Thanks to everyone for their help and opinions in designing the card!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Yet Another Dragon

So I spent the good part of today trying to figure out a new design for my business card. The trick is, when you're still a young artist without an identity, anything you come up with for a design can be good today, outdated tomorrow. Sure Frank Frazetta's the barbarian fantasy guy and Peter DeSeve is the NY Times Magazine cover guy and Adam Hughes is the comic book good girl guy, but who the hell is Piya????

So for now, I'm just sticking with a dragon. It's pretty much all I've drawn since oh, high school, so it's as much my identity as I'm going to get right now. Now I didn't want to go a do the biggest, scariest most badass monster I could make, but I just wanted something with sensible character design.

I noticed that the collaborative dragon design I came up with for Joni to paint was pretty well received, but I didn't want to go paint that if she's already doing it, so I just took it, made some changes to it, and here it is! Basically I just made the wings and antlers a bit bigger but it's pretty much the same thing. I usually don't like chubby dragons, but the very voluminousness (yes that's a word) gives the creature such character. The face I made slightly pig like because 2007 is the Chinese year of the pig. It has the body of a European type wyrm, but the face of an Asian dragon because I find they're more expressive. Finally, I gave it classic dragon colors. Hope you like it!
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