Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Woah! Good News + I was Featured?!

Good news all around lately! Gosh, life has been handing me flowers, and feeding me sweet desserts :D

Okay, so first off, I've met some pretty amazing artists and people lately. I started dropping by Tom Scholes livestream during the evenings, to watch him do his magic, and through that I've had the chance to talk to some great people. One of those people being an artist named Nonie who has been supporting me and helping me towards an old goal, just newly revived! Dropping lots of tips and advice, and just being all around nice, its so awesome, and I thank you dearly for all your help!!
You can find her website here: Winona Nelson aka Nonie
Also, thanks Scott  for your help and advice too! You two are seriously too nice, lol.
Scotts site: Scott Altmann

So, I decided to take some of that advice and started my new portfolio for cover work and illustration. Jumped in on the Story Tellers Challenge over on CG Hub extremely late, haha. Had 3 days to make something look good, but I managed to finish in time.
Detail Shot:

If thats not cool enough, somehow I managed to get an Editors Pick for it :O Thanks so much guys! I'm blown away, and really grateful :) This is a sign. And the sign is saying "Don't slack! Go at this harder! Push and improve!!" And I shall listen to that sign ;)

In other news. Got a chance to call up and talk to an artist named Mike Butkus, last week. Super SUPER nice guy who's been working in the industry for over 20 years. He has a wealth of information, and was nice enough to shine some light on my situation. Really started helping me out of a dark spot. Its so nice to know that i'm not alone. I mean, i'm a total stranger to him, and yet he had the kindness to take time out of his busy (BUSY) schedule to talk to me, drop me some advice and listen to my problems? Theres really some good people in this world.

Super off topic. I was on TV the other day for like 15 seconds (I know, i'm amazing) I was in the season finale of a show called Pure Pwnage. As an extra, by accident! I wasn't even supposed to be there, and somehow I got into a shot with the main character closer to the end of the show, yeeaaah!

Anyways, thats all for now!! I have a bunch of sketches to drop, but i'll save that for another post! I hope you lovely people have a great week :)


  1. omg dude, that are some awesome news!!! i really wish u much luck :D. btw what site do u think is the best to get some good advice on digital painting etc..?

  2. Thanks man, im really happy, haha.

    About getting advice, hmmm... Conceptart.org helped me quite a bit in the past. I have a pretty regularly updated sketchbook, and they lay crits on me, so thats nice. And CGHub is the same. Although outside of the challenges, its a little more quiet. I've learned that it was more about exploring and trying things myself that I got better. That and I emailed artist that I love and got a chance to talk to them and get cool tips that way.

    Basically, once you learn the basic functions of the program you are using to paint, you start to treat it the same as if you were traditional painting, then branch out.

    Hope I helped in the least :)

  3. Sup dude, congratz man! so happy for you :DDD keep up the awesome work.