Dim Stars: Fire | Helikon Gallery, CO

Dim Stars: From The Core (Fire) | 15" x 15.5" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: From The Core (Fire) | 15" x 15.5" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Opening November 3rd at the Helikon Gallery in Denver Colorado is the Muses of Mount Helikon IV group show! My series, Dim Stars: Fire will be exhibited in its entirety at the show.

I actually started these drawings about 2 years ago. The original versions were just the characters doing what they're doing on a blank field. I finished those versions a long while ago and they sat in the flat file for at least a year before I thought about them again.

I took them out and realized I could convey so much more about the world they live in and the stories I want to tell. In between client work, I spent a good part of 2016 drawing in the environments.

I don't normally do rendered graphite like this but I have been finding myself incorporating some sort of visible pencil work it into my client work. I thought I would go full-on with these pieces which was incredibly therapeutic and fun. Doing these pieces reminded me of Elementary and Junior High school where I tested myself on how well I could render.

Sometimes, all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

As I continue to develop the Dim Stars projects, you can visit the dedicated website dimstars.com and subscribe for new information as it becomes available. The site is a work in progress as well as how I am going to further develop the process. If you subscribe, you'll get a free limited edition sticker pack sent to anywhere in the world!

Dim Stars: Defense (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Defense (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Escape (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Escape (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Solemn (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Solemn (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Joy (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Joy (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Basking (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Basking (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Sly (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper

Dim Stars: Sly (Fire) | 8.5" x 11" | Graphite on Vintage Paper