I've been home for a couple of weeks now, keeping myself busy with personal projects and tasks. We've now finished all 100+ cards for the Monster Destruction card game that we were hired to do card art for and It'll be going to print in a couple of weeks most likely! (I'll be sure to post the link here when it's out, for sure!)
In addition to that, I've been trying to practice my Digital Painting more, taking simple art trades or cheap commissions for digital pieces with simple water colour style backgrounds, on deviantart. Below are some of the ones I'm more happy with :)
I've only taken commissions for animal characters so far, because I don't feel comfortable charging for commissions involving human characters when I'm not particularly skilled at drawing them yet (I'll probably take free requests for human characters sometime to practice!) I might be pitching Cackle Fruit in October, so I definitely need to practice, although, I'm kind of considering pitching myself as a 3D character animator instead and then working on Revenant with my flatmates Bee and Lokii. I love the Cacklefruit concept a lot though, so it would be a shame to let it go, I'm considering maybe working on it as a webcomic? As I don't really have the rendering/modelling/rigging knowledge to be able to direct it as a 3D project and I have way too much 2D in my showreel as it is, my 3rd year really needs to be spent focusing more on 3D character animation.
Below are some of the better paintings that I did for people.
In addition to that, I did a small amount of editing work in the form of fan scenery videos for the two most recent content releases in Guild Wars 2, which I guess I'll share here! Guild Wars 2 has begun it's second season of the living story, giving us an hour or two's worth of story content every 2 weeks. Along with that, they've been slowly releasing a new area that we've been getting bit by bit throughout the story and it's a breathtakingly beautiful environment!
I'm planning to do one of these fan videos for every episode until the whole zone has been release, because I'm finding it really fun to explore the area looking for good places to take shots of and I've not used my CharGwyl Guild Wars 2 youtube in a while, it's been nice working on some new fan videos for that!
Season 2 Episode 1 Scenery
Season 2 Episode 2 Scenery
But yes, that's all for now! Now that I've had a little bit of a break, I'm going to start compiling some 3D animation tasks that I can work on over the summer :) I'll post about those really soon!