I’m pleased to announce that an international jury has selected 3 of my images from over 4500 entries by over 800 artists from around the world to be in their new 2013 200 Best Digital Artists annual.
The images are all self-promotion illustrations, not commissioned work, based around a book idea I’ve had for a while. The storyline is about a world where the dinosaurs didn’t die, but rather as the earth cooled they moved to warmer climates. The story takes place in the American southwest and is about the First Nation people who when they migrate to the southwest discover the existence of the dinosaurs. At this point, I don’t know if I’ll ever complete this project (it would be nice if someone was interested in backing this project), but for now, I’ll periodically produce more images—in between paid projects and other samples.
The story begins as families gather around the Ancient Storyteller in mountain valley with a large waterfall off in the distance. This is the opening scene in a story that is narrated by the Ancient Storyteller.
The second image is some dinosaur action where a T-Rex traps herd of Parasaurolophus in a southwestern canyon.
The third image that was selected is called “Dawn of the Battle” where various tribes come together with dinosaurs to fight off an enemy that has been raiding encampments, enslave some people, brutalize and kill many dinosaurs and cause many tribes to live in fear.
If you’re not familiar with Lürzer’s Int’l Archive, in Vienna, Austria, here is a link to the Lürzer’s site. The annual will be distributed internationally around April/May.
I’m pleased the jury selected these three images. It’s always good to get feedback on your work. I’m also glad to be recognized by Lürzer’s Int’l Archive as one of this year’s 200 Best Digital Artists.