And what a year it was! It had it's ups and downs but luckily the ups won with a landslide. The birth of our son and him doing well after 5 months are certainly something that was very important to me and the wife.
Also on the art side things are getting back on track and I am devoting more time in experimenting with new techniques.
With the tablet I am currently working more and more and I how to continue to do that in the future. I still have a long road to go as seen in the Scouttrooper Promo image I made for a joint project with
Which will see more and more use of the tablet in combination with 3d rendered images. I also want to thank
for granting me the use of the tablet for his latest commissions. It certainly helps me get better and more confident with the tablet and at the moment I am quite pleased with the latest image I posted using the tablet.
That being said there is still a lot of improvement and looking at various techniques I am quite impressed with the use of 3d objects been drawn over. My experience with 3d is a bit rusty but I once worked with 3dsmax and maya and I want to use one of those programs (or another program) to use for future technical drawings and perspectives. That does not mean I will completely stop using the line drawing I made, as seen with the recent Battletech and jetfighter drawings. But looking at the livestreams and the work of
, which I can highly recommend to people to watch and get inspired, 3d can certainly be of great help. Traditional sketching will always be part of how I work to get an idea across to someone, and for that I want to point people's attention to
who are great artists who use a combination of traditional sketching and using the tablet. They also all make their own comics which are fun to check out
Lastly I want to thank
for their advice and know how in their respective fields. It is always fun and a learning experience to check out their work Adam being a 3d man with 2d tablet work and Colourbrand being the person who makes 2d concept and scenery art with a story attached to them. In some cases even making a continuing story arc. They also made me consider working on other universes like Star Wars and Battletech.
Okay that is my rant for now