What a year it's been. When January 2009 first loomed on the horizon, I decided I wanted a fresh start with my art. New portfolio, all digital. Easy enough, since I've revamped my portfolio a number of times over the years. 2-3 months, and I'd be golden. Riiight.
Well, it turned out that creating digital art is in many ways completely different from traditional mediums, and I quickly learned I would literally be starting over from scratch. Not only with a new portfolio, but with a new paint medium, of which I knew barely anything about. I also realized this wasn't going to happen in a couple of months. I gave myself a tight deadline. By year's end I needed to learn enough about digital painting to produce decent art, and a finished portfolio.
Throughout the whole process, I joined a few forums, where I encountered alot of great and generous people who shared much of their experience and insight as to not only technique, but the industry of illustration as a whole. The folks over at Conceptart.org are amazing, and artists like Daarken, Dave Rapoza, Bobby Chiu, Todd Lockwood...all very generous with their time. Jon Schindehette over at Art Order...who I think should be nominated for saint hood. Great people, and I owe them all big time...even if they don't know it.
Anyways...I ramble. The website's up...all new, all digital. Link's over to the right.
It's been a journey...but what a journey it's been.