I'm currently spending a couple of days in Dillon, Colorado before heading to New York for the SCWBI winter conference. The plan is to snowboard a bit but also hopefully get some nice reference shots of wintery scenes/atmospherics- the sort of thing you don't get in sunny Kingscliff, and good for the sort of medieval fantasy etc that I sometimes turn out.
The trip over was slightly hellish, and I think the flight was cheap was because it was staffed by a very motley and misshapen bunch of air hostesses- however this was trumped by a wild haired gorgon on the domestic flight to Denver- talk about scary- it would be terrible if the plane crashed and that was the last thing you saw.
While waiting for the various flights my friend Cameron and I had a bunch of ideas for games,-so it wasn't all wasted time. I had planned to fill my sketchbook more but there really wasn't much time between flights- and not too much to draw in view. I've also done a bit of thinking about the remaining characters for the book series I'm working on-and I'm thinking I need to try and tie in the incidental characters in a given book that are actually main characters in a subsequent one.
Fortunately snowboarding was a bit like riding a bike,- I did remember how.
Amazing though how much dirt is on the roads/on the cars/exposed on the hills. I had no idea Denver airport was so huge- and it sort of looked like a moonbase with the terrain it was on.
I'm trying to pay attention to the details though and remember what I'm seeing.
We're staying currently at Cam's friend Dave's condo at the moment and he's inundated us with food and hospitality.
A bit tetchy about not working/drawing enough and looking forward to New York in a few days.
Might take a photo of my sketchbook and post it- its not brilliant but I was more taking down ideas for later.