Indra

I’ve been busy writing for the past several months, so I haven’t drawn much. The other night, my new friend Indra asked me to draw her picture. So I did. It felt so good to draw again.

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Alara

Lately, I’ve been watching a new show called The Orville, a comedy version of Star Trek: the Next Generation. It’s one of my favorite shows now. The other night, I drew a picture of Alara, a character played by Halston Sage.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Under the Electric Sun

I recently drew a new cover design for Under the Electric Sun, the science fiction novel I wrote back in 2012. I was never happy with the earlier cover. Here is a photo of the new version. No, I didn’t put greasy Saran Wrap over the camera lens. I took this picture with my prepaid cellphone, a tedious little device that demands to be recharged twice a day. Sometimes, you just do the best you can.

Under the Electric Sun is available in paperback for $6. The Kindle version is 99 cents. You can click here to order.

I hope you’re enjoying the cool weather — if you happen to live in this part of the world. Have a lovely weekend.

New Facebook page

Happy New Year. Hope you’re doing well. A few weeks ago, I set up a new Facebook art page. The old one was called “Colored Pencil Art by Matthew Curry,” but the name became less and less accurate as time went by. During the last few years, I’ve mostly done black and white drawings in graphite pencil. Every time I posted a black and white drawing on my “colored pencil” page, I felt kind of silly. So I decided to start a brand new page, “Art by Matthew David Curry.”

I also jumpstarted my CafePress store, something I’ve neglected for a long time. I added more framed prints, posters, coffee mugs, a couple of flasks, a wall clock, and a keepsake box.

Have a good day. Talk to you later.

How to Make an Artist Miserable

My new book is on Amazon now. The Kindle version will be free August 1 – 5. This one isn’t fiction. How to Make an Artist Miserable is a journal/essay/tirade about some of my frustrations as an artist — and how I’ve learned to overcome them. Like people assuming I work on a “for hire” basis and requesting giant portraits of their children, for example. Over the last few years, I’ve actually found a way to deal with those people. I no longer draw pictures I don’t want to draw. It’s very liberating.

You can click here to learn more.

Tiffany

I spent most of yesterday cleaning and rearranging my apartment, but I sat down afterward and drew in my new sketchbook for a couple of hours. This is a picture of Tiffany, one of the ladies at the Dollar General in my neighborhood. I drew her earlier this year, but I wasn’t completely happy with the way it turned out. I like this one a little bit better. Hope you’re all having a good week.