I saw this in someone's favourites. I can see why - its stunning. Very nice work! I love the textures on the belly, and the thought that's gone into making this a feasible creature - a lot of the features make sense. I.e. It's a good thing its eyes are on stalks away from all the sharp bits.
Well, welcome back to the arting world! Things at 38 are going very well! Arting full time: it does not suck. We just had a field trip of RISD kids come visit, which was awesome. I get to pretend to be the grizzled veteran and all It's good to see that you're making work again...just needed some time to recover from RISD?
Ah man, I would've had a lot of fun with that. ''Yes, I get quite a lot work done in the back of the company limosine. They have scanners and printers in place of the bar.''
As for RISD...Yeah, that's one way to put it X3. I was pretty burnt out after the madness of our senior show and finals getting crammed together in such a short period of time, so I took a few months off to travel, see the sights. Getting ready to move to Puerto Rico fulltime and set up a studio there for freelance fun time...I'm super excited about it.
It's great to hear you're doing so well! One day your grizzled veteran self is going to have to give me some tips and pointers if/when I get a jerb with a videogame production company, so I can namedrop shamelessly.
Welllll.............if you DIDN'T go to Puerto Rico... IF you wanted to be put in contact with some people in the Industry I might be of a mind to help. How do you feel about Environment art? Or Character art, but in Baltimore? Just random thoughts, but in all seriousness, let me know. That would be by way of my "grizzled veteran bit" of course that would have to go more like: "Kid. You've got chops. I'm not promising anything, but I may know a guy..." >scratches unshaven neck, lights stogie<
And they don't have printers in the back of the company limosine. Who prints things anymore? srsly.
Baltimore- You talking about Bethesda Softworks? I did a bit of concept work for one of the guys on their publishing team sophomore year. Was neat.
Of course, any contacts I can get is super appreciated (and usually repaid by the oh-so-awesome gift of chibi pictures, because I'm a raging professional.) Don't know if you ever took a class with Lars Grant-West, but he was super helpful referring me to a few industry blogs for D&D/WotC stuff. Was gonna focus on the freelancing thing because it seemed like the easiest way to ease into the industry for the time being- but hey, e-mail addresses where I can accost people with portfolio picks deserve to go in the Rolodex. X3
Bethesda? No no! 38 Studios, the company I work for, bought out Big Huge Games, and now has an office down there developing a fantasy RPG project, need character artists, and suits your style pretty well