Hello again, my dear watchers and watcherettes...
Life's been pretty busy lately, so much so that I've been neglecting dA! Unthinkable! Luckily, I've arranged my schedule bit to be able to a least put up a new Journal as well as submitting some artwork to my (rather decomposing) Gallery.
For a brief moment, I'll return to my old method of Journal breakdown, so I don't forget anything and update thoroughly. Here we go, then...WORKFREE MARS
takes up most of my schedule lately; but you won't hear me complaining. The story gets gradually more intrincate as well as visually interesting; I ge to design more vehicles nd dig into the concepts that we'd only seen for a couple of panels. The chracter development also gets deeper, so I find myself dealing with lots of dialogue, which is always a challenge to get accross.
The big news is that everything went extremely well as C2E2; contacts were made, fans were met, sales were inaugurated and beer was drunk. Dave has commented a bit on the website, and there's pictures over at the FB account. The balance was very positive
, despte our being so new to 'The Industry'. I hope to be able to go myself over there next year, lest Dave drinks the beer all by himself again...
In other related news abot the Martian revolution, we're soon to be inaugurating a new section with illustrated fiction called 'The Hannah Valerus Chronicles'
, following the exploits of the title character female bounty-hunter, while we reveal more about the universe of FM.
Also, the Collected Edition of FREE MARS looks appropriately awesome and we'll be opening the online sales right after Adepticon
, the wargames convention where we'll present the Hannah Valerus model, effectively the first miniature of the FM universe. I'm doing lots of work for the event, so check the website here and see if you can visit it: [link]Dan Abnett
is going to be there!
As for other projects, Ive finished several illustrations for a victorian horror fairy tale called Arietta
; you can see glimpses of the artwork here at the official website: [link]
The tale will be fully published very soon, so I'll keep you updated; if you like my B&W work, you'll be delighted with this.
The author of the aforementioned book happens to be the owner of the Primarchs, so now that we've dealt with this brief 'detour', we'll be returning in full force to finish that project too.
As for commissions and other imagery I owe, I've been making some headway. I got my schedule all disorganised with tight deadlines nd backash work; so with the help of my lovely wife, I've been able to get my priorities in order again. If you're waiting on a a commission, it's likely you'll hear news soon. PERSONAL
When I'm not working, I'm joyully watching my little boy grow like he's in fast forward! He's cut his teeth and now eats almos everythig, which makes him heavy to lift, ha! Luckily, he's also giving his first steps, so dad won't have to break his back lifting him in the near future. I will have to keep both my eyes on the little rascal, though. He's a curious fellow, so he's likely to get in trouble exploring the world.
My 29th birthday looms ever closer (this coming Wednesday, the 30th) but I'm not a very party friendly fellow, so I'll surely just enjoy time off work with the family. LEISURE
Leisure? What's that?
Nah, seriously. I haven't been doing much, what with my workload, but I do enjoy some walks in the park with the family to keep my head sane.Movies
Not a lot of cinema for me lately. I do have a sh*tload of movies ready to see in my hard drive, but I don't know when I'll find the time.Television
I'm re-watching old seasons (and some episodes of the latest) of House M.D
with my wife. I always told her she'd get hooked with it (being a Hystologist and all) and she did, so we enjoy it together now, while the lil' one sleeps.Music
I've been listening to a lot of Pulp
lately. Naffing great band!General
I've recently finished reading Abnett's Gaunt's Ghosts
's first Omnibus 'The Founding'
and looking forward to more. You may see some illustrations of the novels if I can set aside a bit of time to work on my own imaginings.
So, that's the full of it, as far as I can remember. If I think of ayting else, I'll certainly try and update the Journal sooner; or maybe not and I'll spare you the bore of reading about my daily life...
See you all soon and thanks for the support as usual!
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