My computer, being the impish monstrosity of technology it is, froze. I lost about three hours of work. Good work, too, damnit. (Apparently it doesn’t like running Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, and Realflow all at the same time. I’d rather it find a less destructive form of protest.) So, I was a bit grumpy. But then the mail came. Allen Williams “Personal Demons 2014” with a limited edition print and original sketch. It will go very nicely with my other two from Allen. Today is a pretty damn good day.
For anyone not familiar with Allen’s work, you’re missing out on a creative genius that has few, if any, true rivals. The man can effortlessly coax a pencil to open a portal to other worlds. The mysterious denizens and enigmatic settings beg for their silent stories to be told. The awe of Allen’s wonderous creations are matched only by his unfathomable draftsmanship. Seriously, I can’t figure out how he does this stuff. Even after being lucky enough to watch a few times.