I got a pretty nice job, something to hold me over until I get hired on at a game company, I hope! I feel like since I’m no longer located in the midwest I’ll have a better chance at being hired over here on the west coast. That great of a move with little to no promise of things working out will hopefully show that I am dedicated to my game industry dream, and am willing to do what it takes to obtain my goals. I eventually would like to migrate to the San Francisco area, even though I’m falling in love with Portland a little more every day. It will be hard to leave when the time comes, but I’m set on chasing my dream career, and someday it will be worth it.
The new site design is finished, completed by Mark Carter, and it looks great. He set up my editing controls a lot differently, so now everything is super user friendly, which is awesome for me!
I’ve been doing a lot of work for the project I mentioned before, Londontown, and I hope that maybe I can include some of the final pieces into my portfolio. I hope to do a couple of character models, complete with normal maps, in addition to the concept art I’ve already created for them. I’m learning a lot about teamwork while on this project; I’ve had to rework a couple of my images a number of times, in order to please everyone, but I think the finished product really shows my hard work.
I’ve also been doing some casual little paintings on the side, just to loosen up my painting hand, haha. I did a small caricature of myself for an art site I’m a member of, and completed all of my commissions! I’m going to hold off doing anymore commissions for a while, I really want to focus on the Londontown project and do some other things on the side as well..
Things are really looking up.