It's not been a slow realization that I haven't truly sat down to do my own work in well over half a year and it's honestly been of great detriment to my life in general. I hope it's all behind me and that you and I will see many more timely updates in the future. Not that I have anything to complain about really.
I'm also doing what I can to be a bit less of a perfectionist, though you wouldn't know it from my sloppy paintings it's a problem that has plagued me from the beginning I suppose. I think even on this painting I agonized over the same square inch of digital canvas for well over an hour just now in an area you will probably never notice. Better to move on to a new painting as I'll forget what it was that bothered me about this one in a day or two.
In the less dramatic and actually rather joyous department:
Unused art from an unannounced cancelled project. Though at this point years old, much affinity still remains, even as difficult as it is to look back at one's previous work without some disregard. Some wonderful years spent with wonderful people on a once wonderful project.
I'm honored and excited to take part in FuturePoly's upcoming Online Digital Painting Masterclass. My lecture, demonstration and individual critiques will focus on the unique tools and benefits of digital art that help make creation and design easier and more efficient than ever.
It's online so it's available to everyone and I'll personally do my best to make sure it's more than worth the already reasonable price.
This is an eight-week online class meeting once a week. Each session will alternate between eight master instructors and feature a unique lecture and painting demonstration. At the end of each lecture, the instructor will announce an assignment that pertains to their demo that week. Students can post their assignments in our forums, receive critiques, interact with classmates, and of course ask questions.
Master Instructors for this course will be:
Daniel Dociu, Chief Art Director, NCsoft North America
Kekai Kotaki, Concept Art Lead, ArenaNet
Richard Anderson, Cinematic Concept Artist, ArenaNet