Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Here's an idea for an upcoming painting. It's not commissioned art, but a personal piece- something for my portfolio. The thing is at this point I'm not sure if I'll paint it in oils or in Photoshop or Painter. Hmmm... I may opt for going traditional on this since all of the fantasy art I've painted in recent memory has been done digitally. I think it would be nice to have a new traditionally painted fantasy painting. So it's done! I'll paint it in oils.
I had read quite a bit about this book and was following the writer's blog before even reading it, so I had a certain level of expectation going in. I wasn't let down though- far from it! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and became totally immersed in the story. Rothfuss is a very gifted writer who definitely knows how to tell a story (the book is huge, and it's also quite the page turner). The Name of the Wind is hands down one of the best books I've read.
Amazon.com's Best of the Year...So Far Pick for 2007: Harry Potter fans craving a new mind-blowing series should look no further than The Name of the Wind--the first book in a trilogy about an orphan boy who becomes a legend. Full of music, magic, love, and loss, Patrick Rothfuss's vivid and engaging debut fantasy knocked our socks off. --Daphne Durham
Patrick Rothfuss website