2015: That number seems so unusually weird to be a year, it’s so high, I remember when you said the year as “Nineteen…” something, and felt like it would be that way forever. I fellow deviants have a lot planned this year, so even though I don’t have many watchers I give an update and know I won’t write another journal entry for months anyway. So here is what’s planned for ‘Twenty Fifteen’:
I finally have a proper printer. Not just some desk top bubble jet that prints cheap computer paper either- but a proper large format printer! It’s HUGE and it sits in my livingroom taking up quite a lot of space. I can now print my 11x17 works on art paper and frame them for hanging, which is something I’ve wanted to do for ages. Since it will sit mostly idle once I get done, I can offer it for prints if anyone wants them. More on that later.
Job searching and work hours- I am really tired of the company I work for, and sick of the 50+mile daily commute, it sucks up huge amounts of my own time and that’s why I’ve had trouble keeping up with drawing. I need to draw in daylight, and since November that hasn’t been happening because I don’t get home until after dark. I gave up my volunteer thing in summer, and since then slowly caught up on some old projects, so that now I can start new ones and work on them for the next several months. Actually I start new drawings all the time and hardly ever finish them. What I have now is lots of character drawings that need color- so you’ll see many more pictures of Janet being pretty as usual; the princess in blue shawl and the lovely Frances (who is black) and she pops up now in various architectural works I have. Some of my older characters will also make a reappearance. The next thing planned is some new ideas on perspective- something people have asked me about before, which is bird’s eye and worm’s eye views- which I’ve only rarely done. I also have some broken plane or curved plane ideas- such as a person on a swingset or on an airplane- that I want to do this year. I might make a lot more progress getting things done and uploaded once I land a new job- which I’m aiming for first quarter.
Prints and Artwork Commissions Open
All prices are TBD based on projects- all work on commissioned drawings printed free of charge up to a quantity. I have opened commissions for deviantart and also in-person, flickr, and yahoo; if you have a request please send me a note. My specialty is graphite and color pencil architectural renderings- you may be better served elsewhere if your request isn’t in that category.
I recommend using a bing or google search to find out what going rates tend to be for the types of drawing, in the category above. My drawings can be professional quality- so use the highest margin there. This gets rid of any confusion- I am not trying to make a killing so be assured I won’t charge unfairly above a typical rate. The best way to find an artist to do what you want is to look at their gallery- most recent works. You can clearly see what they’re good at and what not. For instance, you wouldn’t come to me to ask for Legend of Zelda fanart, would you? Probably a person who does Legend of Zelda fanart would not be able to give you a perspective drawing of a large housing complex. I don’t expect to find much business here- but the door is open so if you are curious, just ask!