Wanted to do a quick update, to keep you in the loop.
I'm trying to get better at utilizing social media in all its myriad incarnations and be more proactive in creating engaging content. It's a little difficult, only because I feel like I'm writing the same thing in just four different places, four different ways. I understand that there are resources around that let you sort of 'omnipost' your content in one interface, that gets distributed to all the necessary channels that I may look into.
Also, it's been a while since the last post because relatively little has been going on for me in my art related endeavors until much more recently. That's changed quite a bit, in a very short time. To get some more interaction with like-minded and enthusiastic artists, as well as trying to make sure I'm always trying to push myself, I've enrolled in the Oatley Academy
in their Magic Box course to find ways to enhance my creativity and workflow in PS. If you aren't familiar with it, it's an entirely online (and more importantly, AFFORDABLE) art school directed by former Disney character development artist Chris Oatley, who left Disney to pursue his passion of teaching and mentoring the next generation of artist. Great guy, and can't recommend the course enough.
Secondly, a number of projects are about ready to release. Not just one, but two children's books that I illustrated will be making their way to shelves soon. Also, an as-of-yet undisclosed project for a company with whom you're likely familiar. When that one is ready to be made public, you'll be sure to hear about it.
Third, I'm going to attempt to be more deliberate about my artistic output. Everytime life gets in the way and I put down the pen, I get rusty and have to almost relearn the whole process all over again. That's why the last few deviations I've posted are slightly more experimental than the older stuff. I'm at a point where I'm not sure what I like, so I'm trying to gank a bunch of other artists' workflows and styles to see what I like doing the best. We'll see.
Hope to catch up to you soon.