So it's been a long time since I've updated this blog, and the reason has been plain old writer's block. I kept running into walls trying to come up with a new idea; I really wanted to do a couple of illustrations for this Cormac McCarthy book, Blood Meridian. It's a great book, full of these mythic, biblical passages about this group of Indian scalpers back in the Old West, but I've forgotten large parts of it, and I can't remember a lot of the more interesting details. While I've been rereading it, I've been doing a lot of sketching and trying to absorb ideas for compositions and environments and characters. Here's some of my sketches and some ideas I've been playing around with for future pieces.