Yeah, I meant to write a journal - nearly a year ago - but life kind of happened and so I'm writing this journal today. 2018 was an interesting year, full of ups and downs. Fortunately much, much more ups than downs. If I were to draw a curve of the last 5 years of my life, it would absolutely be a continual curve upwards and I'm looking forward to next year which will hopefully bring even more positive vibes my way. I've got a lot of stuff planned and I'm busy winding down and prepping art for next year. I'm planning to go to a few conventions in germany, so that'll keep me occupied and working on my craft.
My plan for next year is to be more active on social media, mostly on instagram - my account is www.instagram.com/i.bressel/
by the way, so if you'd like to follow, please do. I'm always happy to connect to other instagrammers. Is that what you call them? I'm so out of touch with todays lingo, lol. I'm also on Facebook, but I mostly use that to keep in touch with german speaking people and friends, so your best bet to reach me is here at Deviantart or Instagram.
Yeah, I accept commissions. BUT! and if you're interested in commissioning me in the future, I invite you to keep on reading:
I've come to accept that I'm not a Jack-of-all-trades. I've always thought, it doesn't matter what clients commission me for, but now I realize that it does. I want to be hired for themes and styles that I WANT to draw, not being treated as someone who can draw and is available at the time. I don't know why and how, but I've had a lot of folks contact me about fetish paintings for example and as you can see from my gallery: I don't paint fetish themes. I'm not interested in fetish drawings, porn or anything related to that and I don't see myself as a fetish-artist. It's not the direction I want to go.. well, you get the idea. My work suffers a lot when I don't feel a connection to what I'm drawing and I can't keep on inviting that kind of negativity into my life. Which means: If you really want to commission me, make sure it is something I draw or have drawn in the past. Like fantasy themes, knights in shining armor, elves, dragons, Warcraft... you get the idea.
So, hope to see you soon, if not in 2018, then in 2019. Have a great time!