Spectrum of the Galaxy! ~8/11/16~


I'm a huge nerd.  Having said that, I'm also extremely excited about this color wheel that I spent way too much time creating last night.  The original is a relatively huge file (as I seldom work on projects to print 40 inches wide) and my computer struggled a bit.  Save times lingered.  But finally, I've got my space-themed color wheel, which goes with my overall space theme for the art classroom this school year.  I'm really pumped about this poster because it demonstrates so many great elements and principles of art: complementary colors (via the adorable little rocket journeys portrayed), how to mix secondary colors (see, for example, how the orange planet has rings of red and yellow), tertiary colors, warm versus cool colors, and even shades and tints (seen in the modeling of the various planets).

I'm inordinately proud of this thing.  I should probably sell repros of it on a teacher website or something.  The above is a smaller version, but if you want the gigantic file to print out for your classroom or whatever, for now just email me and we'll work something out!  D@dcondry.com, with "AWESOME PLANETARY COLOR WHEEL!" in the subject line.  :-)

Impossible Objects and Wrapping Up a Kickstarter ~7/27/16~

 

Here's something I've been working on for a while but never got around to posting.  I call them "impossible objects."  They're drawings done impulsively yet with conviction.  Although depicting something unintelligible, I insist that these images do in fact depict.  I try to exact the details, even shading, of whatever these things are.  Perhaps they speak to the idea that the seemingly impossible does often actually make sense, just not at first glance or from a finite human standpoint.

Some of these drawings will serve as rewards for backers on my Kickstarter campaign (which ends tonight!).  If you'd like a rare original one of these drawings, donate $25 or more here.  Although I've already hit my goal, I thought I'd try and stretch a bit so I can get some new art supplies and become part of theispot.com, an online hub for illustrators looking to connect with potential clients.

The Kickstarter was super fun and will allow me to participate in an upcoming conference with the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.  I'm hoping to make some good contacts there and thus connect my illustration work with the kid's book market.  At very least, I'm going to turn the whole experience into a slew of new artwork, so keep your eyes open for related posts coming up!

A Kickstarter Campaign to Spruce Up the Ol' Portfolio! ~7/15/16~

This is the video I'm using to promote my very first Kickstarter campaign!  In order to more accurately target the children's book market with some new portfolio pieces, my goal is to attend a particular conference that will provide relevant and very helpful insights, feedback, and networking.  I'm raising about $500 to cover thee costs of the conference and some portfolio maintenance.  Click here to visit the project on Kickstarter.  Even if you can't donate, a "share" would be much appreciated!  Thanks so much and take care!

The Book is a Winner! ~11/17/15~

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/mary-mary-quiteI'm going to Miami!  My awesome business partner and co-collaborator Mary Huckstep has been working tirelessly to promote our recent book, Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances).  And her efforts have paid off!  The book has won a number of awards, including one that I'm particularly proud of: the gold illustration award at Reader's Favorite!  They have a page set up for our book here -- check it out!  There's a brilliant review by

Promo Video for Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children ~4/23/15~

Watch this video to get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that Mary Huckstep and I put into our recent book: Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances).  Videography is by Raj Jadav; directing and editing are by me!

Bestseller Sale On My New Book -- 20% Off! ~1/17/15~


Good news!  My newly illustrated book has now been recognized as an Amazon Bestseller in the categories of "Humor" and "Parenting and Family."  To celebrate, we're having a 20% sale on all versions of the book -- from audio book to paperback to deluxe hardcover -- that sell from the author's website, Mary Huckstep.com.  Sale ends on January 31st.  To access that sale, just click on the above image, which is a closer look at the cover illustration of Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances).  

Also, thanks to everyone who helped our book become a runaway hit during the big giveaway event last weekend.  We gave out over 6,000 free copies of the e-book version and have now received more than 20 wonderful reviews on Amazon!  Of course, it's not too late to get a great deal on the e-book -- the Kindle version is less than $6 right now.  Or you can click here and get a deluxe hardcover version of the book from the author's website at 20% off.  Either way, it's a great read, makes a great gift, and is full of great art!

My New Book... Free for Three Days! ~1/10/13~


It's finally here... the three day free book event that will alter your mind with outrageously colorful illustrations and hilariously narrated escapades.  Get your free e-book version (and free e-reader along with it if you don't have a Kindle or anything like that) of this lovingly crafted collection of mini-memoirs on the fun and foibles of family life.  Author Mary Huckstep and I put a lot of joy into this book and you'll get a lot of joy out of it.  Don't hesitate -- get your free copy before it's too late!  It's on me!  :-)