Hello frosted, frippery, flings!
I've been quietly lurking for this past year, without a lot of action. Why? I was very, very fortunate to land my dream job right out of grad school! I have never felt so satisfied and at peace. When you finally start making a living doing what you love, you enter into another realm of being, a more complete state of happiness. I've been busy!
Having been working for some months now, my ability to draw more freely is starting to come back. As I have been putting pencil to paper, what ends up being produced is not surprising, but certainly different.
I've been transitioning out of anime for a while now. I feel that nearly every anime-styled piece that I've tried in the last year has turned out poorly. Wonky and "off". Despite so many years of slavish devotion, my artwork continues to pull me into different directions. So, at last, I'm letting it take me where it wants. I think my last illustration of Tarkin from "Star Wars" is a good representation of where I'm heading.
Despite saying goodbye to childhood, I'm excited and ready for the future, with all the dandies it might bring.