Tuesday, July 17, 2012

All done with this guy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hey guys, here's something I just finished up, finding small improvements one piece at a time, but still not where I need to be just yet.

So, I just want to take a quick second to thank all of you who have ever supported me in my goal of being an illustrator. I really really mean it. There are times where I just want to walk away and settle for some 9 to 5 job some place and not have to tread water all the time. It gets tough, the ups and downs that come with learning how to start out in this biz are nauseating. But its really helpful knowing I have an awesome and  supportive bunch of people who have my back throughout this beast of a journey.

I've met a lot of friends, both online and in real life throughout the last year of doing this. Most of them are trying to do exactly what I'm trying to do; survive off of the art they create. So just talking to them and sharing the journey with them really helps me feel like I'm not totally alone in the dark with this.

After leaving my job at Spielo in July of 2011, I made a goal for myself. It was to try and get some work from Wizards of The Coast by the time my birthday came around in 2012. Roughly a year to work on my chops and try and make a portfolio decent enough to capture their eye. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. My birthday was on the 7th of July and I still haven't gotten any work from WoTC.

I don't think its a failed run by any means.

I came into this thinking I already had what it took to land some decent work. What I didn't know at the time is I was thinking with my ego. The months that followed were me basically learning the hard way that I'm not hot shit and that I should sit down and get to work. It was similar to being the best artist at your home town high school, then going to a college in a big city some place, and realizing you aint nothin but a scrub in a world of scrubs. But its important to feel this. And I think ill still always be put in my place, especially as I continue to learn. You cant improve if you don't think you need to. The Ego blinds people. So feeling like shit after realizing your shit, is the first sign of growth as an artist. 

So, with that said, by the 7th of July 2013, my goal is to have gotten some work from Wizards of The Coast.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

dem arts

heres a few sketches ive been nibblin on.