Grain of Sand

Grain of Sand by Eric A. Gehlin
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Grain of Sand is a labor of love for me.

In 1978, I decided I wanted to sell my art and stories as high quality prints. I produced a series of posters, had them printed and took them to a few comic book conventions.  Of course, I had delusions of grandeur (who doesn’t when they’re in their twenties) and thought everyone would flock to me and purchase my “masterpieces of creative genius”. I didn’t have the slightest idea of how to market my work and at the time my skills were definitely not professional quality.

I kept writing and drawing but didn’t try to self-publish again.

Over time, my skills improved. I began to sell my artwork and quit writing all together. This turned out to be a good thing because without the skill to create images, I would not have become interested in visual storytelling and wouldn’t have begun writing again

Over the years, I kept remembering the early days when I tried to sell my prints and one of them stood out; a science fiction piece titled Grain of Sand. Of all the pieces I tried to sell, that was my favorite. I was damn proud of it.

Finally, 36 years later I felt I was up to the task of giving Grain of Sand the treatment it deserved.

I’ve put everything into this version– rewritten and updated the text –images created with all the skill and tools at my disposal.

Like the first, I’m damn proud of this version…maybe even more so.

My only regret is that I lost the photo-stat of the original. I really wanted to show a before and after comparison.

Be sure to click on the image for a larger view.

As always, your comments and critiques are encouraged and most welcome.



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