Happy New Year!
I walk away for a few days only to come back on New Years! Happy 2012, everyone!
I'm kicking off the new years with commissions, as you can see in the progress queue below. Commissions with a red bullet mean that I am currently working on them.
Did anyone have an enjoyable (and safe) New Years celebration, or did you simply go to bed early like I did? I didn't even stay up to watch the fireworks in New Zealand, I was dead tired but I'm sure they were spectacular (as well as elsewhere)! I guess I'm starting 2012 wonderfully refreshed and that's perfectly A-OK with me!
I personally don't have any resolutions for the new year, I just want my amazing friends and family to stay safe, continue to be in excellent health, and to continue enjoying life and the little things. 2011 was an absolutely amazing year for me, I met a few very amazing people whom I now count amongst my closest friends (aka family) as well as took what I personally consider the biggest step in the right direction of my life. I am profoundly proud and excited for the accomplishments of my friends and family in just the past year, it reminds me of just how incredible people can truly be, especially when they've been striving to achieve something of great difficulty -- And I've learned so much from them in just the past year. I worked, and will continue to work, so very hard towards the betterment of my body and mind, and it is definitely paying off.
Art-wise I know I've matured a great deal in no small part due to these very simple words of wisdom by Carlo Arellano (Thank you, Allison, for sharing this):"You can never control the actions of other people just those of yourself. Getting upset or engaging someone at all is a waste of time. Shelly Wan emulates Jon Foster so hard it's embarrassing but he just goes on doing his thing. The best thing to do is to not be complacent, experiment and push your art style beyond it's previous boundaries."
Don't let small and irrelevant things bother you.
Make. Create. Expand. Improve. Learn. Have Fun.
Oh, and don't go to bed angry. c;
Cheers to the New Year,
Current PrioritiesCommissions Currently In-Progress:--- Full Illustrations:
- Painting - 25% Complete--- Flat Colored Reference Sheets:
(2) 2.~vtforpedro--- Flat Colored Refined Sketch:
1. redrosid - Rough Sketched - Awaiting Approval
- Rough Sketching
- Approved - Refining
- Rough Sketching--- Cel-Shaded Refined Sketch:
3.=HaanPere--- Soft-Shaded Refined Sketch:
1. fluffy31 (2 Char) 2.~H3LLSTAR
(2 Char) 3.~Lindserton--- Speed Paints:
1. doraneirok 2.~LunaticMoth--- Create-A-Design:
1. velleh - Soft-Shaded Sketch
- Cell-Shaded Refined Sketch*An asterisk (*) at the end of a commission signifies that the item is on the reserve list and has been paid for.