Hi guys. Sorry for being silent for so long. Not really a journal writing person, me.
Just thought I'd update this a bit, tell you some things about what has been happening here lately.
As some of you might already know, I got a full-time job now, since November actually. It's eating quite a lot of my time, so that's why there are fewer submissions and even fewer words from me.
It's a bit sad to not have as much time for drawing as I used to, but I'm trying to make the best of it and try improving my skills more in the time that I have. For example, I started with some classes on Skillshare. It's fun, and a (comparatively) cheap way to learn new and interesting things! I'm really enjoying it, although (obviously) my project process is very slow.
My webcomic Behind the Obsidian Mirror on smackjeeves is still running, after a month long hiatus that I took over the end of the year to adjust to my new situation and just get some energy back. I don't intend to stop doing it.
I'm sorry for making the winners of the contest wait, the commission for 2nd place is still in the works - I'm sorry, I've already put it at the top of my To-Do-list right behind the weekly BTOM page and am currently working on it at the highest possible speed!
The increased income thanks to my job has given me the opportunity to purchase a PC (only had a laptop before) with two very nice screens, so that I can now work more efficiently - more space for drawing program and references etc - honestly, once you've tried working with two screens you never want to miss it again! (I feel decadent)
New year resolutions... mmh. Let's see.
I think I want to get better at drawing in general, that's a life-time goal; I want to travel to Ireland and do hiking (in the planning); I'd like to start some new projects, maybe another webcomic, or an illustration project, or refocus on something old and work on it more seriously (I have a lot of stories in the back of my (metaphorical) drawers).
Tomorrow (I think) the book which I worked on illustrating for the greater part of 2013 will be published - in print and as e-book! It's called "Last Days of P-Ship" and is written by Gordon Stainforth. It features 30 illustrations by me - the biggest illustration project I've worked on so far. It was an amazingly interesting experience, and I learned a lot thanks to the collaboration with Mr Stainforth. If you're interested in Sci-Fi and liked books like "A Clockwork Orange" and "Brave New World", please check it out!
I think that's all atm. Have a nice day/week! back to work on the new BTOM page and commissions!