Want to say thank you to all friends, watchers, and visitors for hitting the 100,000 page view milestone. I'm very grateful for all of you. Heaps of those views are due in large part to the various artists I've collaborated with throughout 9 (!) years here on Special thanks to:
-I've had a lot of fun adding my little touches to your already great ideas, and learned a lot in the process.
-and also thanks to everyone who has egged me on in my personal projects with encouragement and excellent insights. All the late nights are for you guys.
Of course, I'd rather be celebrating with a new upload -as was the plan, but I've been drowning in freelance work lately. Not complaining, since it's a great problem to have, just little mojo leftover for more digital art time at the end of the day. My eyeballs are practically melting right now.
My other poor excuse for the draught is that I've been investing a lot of time into learning martial arts. Recently passed the test for a 2nd degree blue belt at my Shaolin Kempo Karate school, (pretty much intermediate) which was a good deal of ass busting to earn. Still trailing behind my 8 year old son, with his green belt, who inspired me to get this far.
Having heard recently about a 35 year old father of three, who died in the middle of a gaming live stream, I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay active -for fellow artists and gamers especially! Bad habits when you're young just make things that much tougher when you hurdle another decade.
To be fully honest, the rather perfect failure of my patreon campaign www.patreon.com/user?u=2646508 definitely took the wind out of my sails for a while, but it hasn't diminished my desire to continue chipping away at the WWII mech project, just predictably slowed it down.
There are works in progress waiting go, folks. Hope you keep watching while I look forward to some kind of slowdown in the pace of freelance so I can finish 'em off.