Hey, guys! I'm scarce around here as ever, but I thought I'd share some exciting recent developments.
Firstly, as of Friday evening last, I'm living in San Diego. For the first time in my life, I am not living with either of my parents. It's still a trip to realize that. Major live steps, yo. I'm renting an apartment with three other TAD students, and we're all deep in the heart of things here in University Heights. The San Diego pod is going to be up and running soon, headed by Ron Lemen, who, if you don't know, is like the Greek ideal of what an art instructor should be. It'll be an exciting time! Now my other roommates need to hurry up and get here, so I'm not lonely. The San Diego pod hasn't been officially announced yet--heck, I don't think it's even been officially drywalled yet!--so don't tell them I told you about it.
(By the way, if any of you are in San Diego, drop me a note! It'd be great to meet some more of my online art network in person.)
Secondly, I think I'm finally on the cusp of making a full living from illustration. I'm poised to get close to $1500 from freelance commissions next month, which is more than I'm used to! I'm going to keep pushing and hopefully get leads on good clients from my new roommates. I recently finished a series of seven full illustrations that will be covers for some PDF releases, as well as three more Shadow Fey [link]
characters, for Open Design (the company that publishes Kobold Quarterly). In addition to that, I've been doing some illustrations for several months now for another client publishing a Christian-themed role playing game. I'm agnostic, but the work is fun and the money is decent! And recently, I got contacted (through this very site, of all places) by Moon Design Publications [link]
, and am now doing a quite fun series of illustrations for them as well! Things are looking up, and I'm excited about the future!
I...think that's it! See you guys around.