Hey howdy. It has been awhile since I last updated, my apologies. Things have been kinda crazy around here lately…by crazy I mean my normal work schedule. Actually no, so far this year freelance has been pretty slow, which means I can work on more personal stuff. Three weeks ago I launched my first purchasable video tutorial and it has been doing fairly well I suppose. I really feel like I missed the mark a little bit with my debut tutorial because it wasn’t as in depth and “cool” as I would have liked. To remedy that I have been working on a new tutorial. It has multiple figures, it has a background (kinda), it has horses (well only 1), it has armor, and it has fiery magical goodness. I plan on finishing the illustration soon…by the end of this weekend would be ideal. I am still battling with finding the right settings and location for recording the audio, but maybe I am being too picky about the background noise. In any case, the audio should be better this time around.
In other news I am also working on an iPhone art book app with Bobby Chiu (am I allowed to talk about it?). I will say yes, and if not, I blame Dave Rapoza because he mentioned he was doing one before his came out :). I think I am doing around 12 or so brand new illustrations designed specifically for the app. I am not sure when I will be finished with all of the illustrations since I have to squeeze them in between my full-time job at Mythic and my freelance work for WotC, Blizzard, and Fantasy Flight Games. Soon I hope, soon.
I also just spent the last two days remastering the audio on my YouTube tutorials and I put them up on my store for purchase. They are in HD and come bundled with the custom brush that I made in the custom brush tutorial and the psd file for the Nibru painting. Oh, and they are all bundled together (six video tutorials) for the price of $5. They are also still available for free on my YouTube site, but if you want something in HD and with better audio then please consider picking them up. I am also in the process of remastering the audio for the Liche Priest video, which will be available for free.
Oh, some other exciting news…I am planning on making a limited run art book. If everything goes according to plan, I will have them available at the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix in May at the Dulles Expo Center. Right now I am still in the planning stage, but I think I will only print 50-100 books (maybe 200). The book will feature work from Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, and some new personal paintings that I haven’t shown yet.
(Dave Rapoza is also interviewing me on March 16th at 6:00pm EST and no, I am not nervous at all…)