Back when I was attending Central (Ellensburg, WA 1996-1999) I began to have some serious hand problems. Prior to CWU I was doing construction and did a lot of repetitive work. Sadly my wrists and hands were not built for heavy duty use. My hands reached a point where I could hardly lift a pencil to draw without being in pain. I quite literally took a year off and did nothing. No hand use at all – at least as much as that was possible. Instead, I sat with a tape recorder and dictated a variety of story ideas which had been rolling around in my head for some time. A goal since that time has been to illustrate these stories – graphic novels.
Dino Rider (18″x24″) was done in watercolor while that medium was still of great interest to me.