Well, it's been a little while, hasn't it? I swear I'm not dead.
The last year has been good to me -- after working at Legendary for a little while, I was lucky enough to get invited into the Local 800 Art Director's guild as a senior illustrator. Basically this opens up a lot of doors and lets me take jobs on all of the big film productions as a concept artist. I am extremely flattered and humbled to be considered eligible to work among some of the most talented artists in the entire world.
I would like to extend a big thanks especially to Tim Flattery for recommending me and my production designer Tom Meyer for making this all happen. It would not have been possible without them and my life has changed tremendously for the better because of it.
The year has definitely had its share of ups and downs. Transferring from my cushy studio job to the lifestyle of a full-time freelancer has been scary to say the least, but I think I'm definitely better for it... I think I've worked the hardest this year since leaving school. I've made a lot of new friends, burned a bridge or two, and generally had some of the worst and best days of my career this year.
The future looks to be both intensely scary and amazingly exciting. I'm hopeful and confident that the best is yet to come.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by.