With the completion of my most recent project achieved, I've decided to use this first journal entry of mine to thank all of my watchers for their appreciation and support of my work, and also to announce what will be coming next.
The first subject of interest is my new profile picture and avatar icon. To be perfectly honest, my old picture had been bugging me for quite some time. The colors, the ink lines, the hair, the lack of any actual likeness to myself, that ridiculous hat, the EYE. There's something very unsettling about that eye... So figuring it was time for a change, I finally convinced myself to paint a new one. Wizard ID 2 took roughly five days to draw and paint, and features my favorite black trench coat (which turned out more blue from the Payne's Gray I used), my Father's old high school ring, my signature Wizardly Paintbrush of Destiny, and, of course, my simmering good looks. Or at least one of them.
Concerning future submissions; I suppose if you have been watching me since before August of last year you may have noticed a drastic change in the content of my art, and may be wondering if the change is permanent. Well, sort of. You see, since the portraits are quite fun to make, are great practice, and are fairly well-received, I see no reason to discontinue them. In fact, I am already planning a new series based on another great movie trilogy.
Which isn't to say I don't have good news for you pony fans. I have, in fact, composed several new FIM inspired watercolor paintings, as well as a few sketches during the eight month period of my Fellowship Portrait Series. I've just been holding them back until the portrait project was finished. So, over the next few months I will be releasing one of them every week.
Also to note; since receiving a 3DS from my generous siblings for Christmas, I have been going through the lessons on Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone, as a means to pass the time between projects, to familiarize myself with all of the program's tools and develop my own techniques for said tools, and to generally amuse myself with the Lessons' not-so-helpful "instruction" and utilize my own, better methods in their place. I will be posting the results of my digital doodling in a side folder for... I dunno, grins and stuff.
I suppose that is all I have to say, at least until such time as there is more to be said.