I was fortunate to have steady work throughout the year. As you can see from the thumbs above, the subjects ranged from robots to Greasers to Frankenstein's monster–and a joint of ham. The variety kept me on my toes and certainly kept things interesting. Looking over these images, I realize I've made progress this year with:
- Working with tight deadlines
- Developing a suitable BW technique
- Conveying a wider range of emotions
- Refining my digital painting (only 2 illustrations above are traditional media)
And I feel like I'm getting closer to developing my own "style" of illustration. As I learned to work more quickly and efficiently, I found my work becoming more spontaneous and less labored. I'm learning I can trust my instincts.
I'm kicking off the new year with a book about elves and a short comic-book story about zombies.
Happy New Year, everyone!