Journal Entry: Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:07 AM
2012 has been a year with loads of ups and downs, I haven't had much time to paint & post personal art on DeviantArt for a long time, too many projects that have eaten up my time, sadly it's not all been paid work.
I did run a successful kickstarter project that will be picked up in the beginning of 2013, creating a huge amount of fantasy artwork for use with physical and digital games.
The biggest *up* this year was working with Iron Crown Enterprises, creating both their new logo and covers for several of their rpg books, something I've both dreamed and wished for, for many many years. I can't wait to have the printed books in my hands and say "I did it".
The biggest *down* has been working with several smaller digital games projects, none which have been finished yet. Lack of time, software problems (read shitty beta buggy SDKs) and more. If you're thinking of creating games, think twice, the process of working alongside other people that doesn't share your goals and ideas 100% is taxing on your energy. Be sure that you really want to do it before you dive head in. At least I can say it's been a huge learning experience.
I want to do a personal art piece again, design everything based on my own imagination, but I'm too worn out right now. Hoping to regain some energy, being away from photoshop and the animation softwares for 7-8 days this Christmas, just relaxing and doing fun things with friends and relatives.
That said, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Listening to: Two steps from hell
Reading: Rocky by Kellerman
Watching: Homeland & Arrow