Since I still keep receiving emails asking for this image from the Dragon Heroes Artbook (which really surprises me, several years after its publication, but makes me happy) as a wallpaper, I thought of posting it here where people can download it without having to email me and having to login to DA (yeah, you all, who have deleted your DA account and now keep sending me emails instead of commenting here! You have no idea how that complicates my life! But thanks for your support anyway and forgive me if I haven't replied to you yet
) Just save the picture and when setting it as a wallpaper, select "center". It should fit both 4:3 and widescreen monitors.
I'm glad that this picture is one of the most favorites from the artbook, though it is about 4 years old! I painted it during several cold winter nights at the boarding house where it was too cold to sleep so I kept my laptop busy to heat the room at least a bit
This old picture saved me this autumn when I worked on a commercial comic and we didn't have almost any time for the last few chapters. In one scene of a destroyed city I used this background and thanks to that managed to finish the chapter in time.
Last week I met a younger artist who knew the Dragon Heroes and Asheron comic. I was kind of startled because I'm one of those people who don't like to be recognized. It was a nice talk, though. It made me think about the DH comic, as there are many of you still waiting for its continuation. I guess it's time to make a resolution.
The years of making Dragon Heroes were very precious to me, and you, the readers, were just as precious and your support made me very happy. However, time has moved on and the season of making webcomics (just as my season of writing novels) has gone and now belongs to my childhood past. I have grown up from it and there is no reason to force something flawed by my childish impatience to make something real as quickly as possible to continue. I have now a different view on things, improved and learned a bunch of things about storytelling and art that if I were to make a comic someday, it would be something really different. But now I want to continue studying, which requires funds, thus I have to devote my free time to commissions. Though I will miss Dragon Heroes, that period of my life is gone and my focus has shifted to other things. For the past few years I have been commissioned to drawing many things I really love and which have a wider and more general audience than a webcomic, such as promotion comics, concept art, mascot and 3D character designs, coloring books, magazine illustrations and covers, etc., which make best use of my best skills, give me important experience and also help me fund my studies.
I also realized that my introvert and naive character was a big disadvantage for a webcomic artist leading to situations I don't want to experience again. A year ago I was invited to join a big studio which unites illustrators and mediates commissions. The people there are very kind and take care of all the dealing so now I don't have to worry about being taken advantage of and just draw all kind of different things the clients ask for. This kind of life I have now is very precious to me and by no means I want to lose it. So I won't waste my time on things that belong to my childhood, no matter how much I loved them. Dragon Heroes were an important experience for me, but now I have different things I want to focus on. I know many DH readers will be disappointed by this, but I believe you will understand once you too arrive at a point in life where things get different and you change your heart with focus on new things.
But still, I humbly thank all readers who supported me!