Friday, 18 December 2009

A dotcom: boom!

I'm pleased to announce that is now live.

There shouldn't be too many bugs left, mainly I still have more artwork to upload. I'm going back and forth on the lead image, above. Should it have the text, or not?

After registering my domain with GoDaddy and deciding on deviantArt's new portfolio for my site template, the rest was fairly simple. There are not a lot of customizable choices on dA's portfolios, but I like the clean look.

What is it for? Well, time and again, I've read that art editors and directors prefer not to wade through the irrelevant-to-their-needs-stuff that makes a blog a blog, or deviantART, deviantArt. I wanted clean and simple, and something that aesthetically fits with both the blog and with my print shop. I've been blogging on The Flying Trilobite since March 2007, and it has been wonderful so far - no plans to stop!

2009 has been a busy year. I've had a number of commissions, art & interviews published in traditional print 7 times, any number of links & blog citations, a podcast interview and a reproduction is currently hanging in a Spanish museum. I'd love to eventually be busy enough to work on art & illustration as a source of income part-time (or full-time, dare to dream). I am hoping having a simple, glendonmellowdotcom will make this year even busier.

Let me know what you think of the dotcom!

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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow
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traumador said...

psst psst... i think you forgot to mention your involvement in ART Evolved. otherwise it looks good yo.

Glendon Mellow said...

Yeah, I noticed that too...I'll see what I can do. My one complaint that it was impossible to see before signing up with dA is that there are really tiny chracter amounts for each text "box". I had a heck of a time fitting in what I have there.

Maybe one solution is to mention Art Evolved in my bio, and then do like a "recent news" blog post once a month and link it off to the side, where I could mention things like the museum and Geology in Art.

Glendon Mellow said...

Squeezed in some room. "Thank you!"

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