My name is David. I'm an artist.
This site is a hub of information about my work. Most of what's here concerns the development of my first book, Dreamside. You'll be able to take a close look at how I work and you'll get to follow along as I make this dream a reality.
If you haven't already, please visit www.dreamsidebook.com for more info about the project.
Dreamside began as a screenplay for an animated feature film, but I had a difficult time collecting the resources for such an ambitious endeavor. Most importantly, I was concerned that I would lose control over my characters. I didn't want that to happen.
I kept Dreamside in my mind while I worked as an artist in video game and animation development. I began imagining the story as a book. It made sense.
I had a lot to learn about books. It took years to refine my artistic skills to meet the high standards I wanted for the project. And now I've gotten just far enough to share some exciting progress. There's still a long way to go, however, and it will take another two years to complete the trilogy.
But don't worry! That doesn't mean you have to wait two years to read the books. I'm trying something new with this project. I'm offering to bring you along for the ride. That means watching the development process happen. You'll see "making-of" videos that show drawings, paintings, and story work. I'll have interviews with people involved with Dreamside's development as well as some friends from the video game and animation worlds. You'll get to take a look into the world of an independent artist pursuing his dreams.
This is quite a project. The future will hold surprises, I'm sure. And I can't wait to share them with you. Maybe it'll encourage you to make a project of your own...
Regardless, I hope you'll be there with me on my journey! It's a lot easier going when you have some friends along for the ride.