It's been a while, hasn't it?
The past 14 months have been a whirlwind. I got a job, a dog, and my first contract for an illustration job... among other things. Right now I am really busy. Too busy to put in the time into this site that I used to be able to. That's not a "good" thing or a "bad" thing, it just... is.
Finding work as a professional artist is hard. Finding work when your body of work doesn't fit neatly into a predetermined category is even harder. For me it has been almost impossible. There is a saying that success in the industry isn't necessarily about how good you are, but how many people you know. I had to learn the hard way that the world is a lot bigger than the deviantArt community. It has been a very humbling experience, but one I am very fortunate to have as it has put my frame of mind into proper context.
I had the honor and privilege of assisting Mark Wheatley at his booth at San Diego Comic Con this past summer, and will be doing so again at Spectrum Live this upcoming May. I am forever grateful to him for the opportunities he has provided me, including a chance to have my own table at Baltimore Comic Con this past September.
I've also had the opportunity to show my work to a number of my favorite artists over the past several months. I always get the "butterflies" whenever I talk to someone whose work I admire, no matter how many times I do it, and I am always grateful for whatever feedback they provide to me. I realize this sounds like the "fanboy" in me coming out, but it simply is the start of a dream being realized. Those of you who have been following me here since 2006 know how much this means to me.
So yeah, that's about it. I'll still be here, albeit in a different capacity than before.
Stay classy, folks. (Timeless signatures are timeless.)