Since I won't be able to drop everybody a personal thank you (but I'll try anyway), have a huge
I am by all means not the most active artist on this planet on Deviantart but I appreciate it anyway when I see nicknames and people I have been keeping tabs on.
This year is crazy. Like... seriously crazy. I'm in the middle of my third music video production (not MY music video but A video I'm hired for) and currently staring at an unfinished illustration for game number 11 this year (which is amazing since I was sick for 6 weeks... ). Buh. So while I upload nada, I'm doing a lot.
For a lot of things the "can't show till out" rule applies and some I won't show because I simply can't but oh well.
I hope I can be more active in Jan and maybe do a stream or -if I come up with a last minute christmas card- I'll stream when the 30something ilustrations I still have to do are done. O_o
I will be as a normal visitor at the Leipzig bookfair saying hello to some artists when I'm done with the business meetings (this sounds worse than it is...). So if you happen to be there and want to meet or me standing on front of your booth ogling your stuff let me know where I can find you.
What I learned this year is... a lot. I had to change and develop my style to something more "back to traditional" which was nice and felt right and finally breathed life into some work again. I know you can render a piece of art "to death". I did it for a while and I was frustrated with the result. And that's what I've been trying to avoid and find a compromise I can live with. So moving on meant moving backwards, moving sidewards and onwards again but the extra walk was worth the hassle.
I guess I will never be 100%ly satisfied but that's part of the progress.
So if you wanna know what's my current target group check out this video
That's also one of the game plans I love most and one of the games I spend ... way too many hours on but didn't regret a single minute.
A virtual Baumkuchen for everybody (sadly I can't send you a piece though I've just finished baking one for the studio guys) and a huge thank you and I'll be back more often... before I drown in pre-gamefair-season work again.