Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So in the midst of all this flailing around looking for new promotional venues, several people mentioned deviantART as an option. Without further ado, then, here's my brand-spanking-new deviantART page.

Tip of the hat to all who suggested it. Let's hope this is a positive step.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Question.

So, a question for those who are making money off their art - and even those who aren't - how and where should I be promoting mine? I've already got a blog, a Twitter account, a Flickr account, two online stores, etc. Sold a decent amount of stuff over the past few months, but sales have pretty much petered out, and most of the sales were to family and close friends. Where should I be pushing this stuff? What (ideally cheap or free) venues am I missing out on?

(Just for clarification, I'm primarily looking for ways to drive traffic to my existing online stores, as well as to this blog.)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More on the Automotive Front.

Lots of automotive art coming from me these days. I'm havin' so much fun it's ridiculous - I keep flashing back to the cars I used to draw in junior highschool (except now I've got 30 more years' experience under my belt, of course). And I've got many, many ideas to choose from, but you can never have too many.

Anything you folks would like to see?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jesus Built My Hot Rod.

Well, I think the next book's off to a fine start. The last few days have been extremely productive:

All I did today was be creative. It's a pretty good feeling. (All of these are just the preliminary stages, of course. Stay tuned to see where I go with them from here.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I've Been Interviewed.

Hey folks, I've been interviewed by Jaye Frisina over at Thirteenth Story:

JAYE: In the past, you have committed yourself to drawing every single day. What has this practice led to, in terms of creative development? Are there days when you are just not inspired, and how do you deal with those days? Is drawing every day something you would recommend to other artists, and do you have any advice for those who dare?

BRET: I'd recommend the practice - or something similar - for any creative person. The biggest benefit from it is just training your brain to think creatively all the time. When I was painting every day in 2008, the ideas just wouldn't stop. And this year I'm doing it again, though it can be either drawing or painting, just to mix it up a little. Plus, a year of being focused almost solely on painting tends to make my drawing skills rusty. And discipline is its own reward.

You can check read the rest of the interview right here.

Also, Jaye's site is here. Well worth checking out; her art is amazing.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Next Book.

So I dunno if you heard, but I published a book in December.

What am I saying? Of course you heard; all the cool kids know.

And now what am I doing with my spare time, you ask? Well, I've started another book - this one will be all cars. I'll be pulling some old stuff from the archives, but mostly it'll be new material. Here's the first one:

Still lots to be done yet - more engine details to be drawn, etc. Plus I'll eventually be eliminating that black linework altogether.

Wish me luck?