Saturday, September 22, 2007

Art for LoS

“Legends of Steel” is about done.
I’m having a hell of a time getting art for it though.
My buddy, Jeff Hebert is the only confirmed artist I have on the project so far. Last week I sent out over a dozen or so inquiries and received TWO responses. I’m not sure what the problem is, I have a budget (it’s small, but it’s something) for this so I’m not asking for free stuff. Either the project is too small or there’s a lot of work out there for artists. From all the whining I see on the comic art forums I don’t think it’s the latter. I’m even considering using some stock art for interior illustrations, stuff like ruins, sword, vistas etc. but I really want to get some nice ½ or ¼ page black and white line art. I can’t for the life of me find anyone local so I’m forced to go through the net. We have plenty of artists here in Sacramento but not the style I’m looking for.In doing my research it turns out all the cool artists I want are in the Philippines.
Here’s what I need.

I don't expect to be able to afford a Frank Brunner or a Darren Goodacre but if I can just find a couple of artists that at least draw in that style I'd be happy. Right now I'm just a bit frustrated.
If any of you know of anyone that draws in this style please drop me a line.