Hope you all are doing well and conituning to create art whatever it may be
So Last week I was at MCMl London vendoring and for a first time in the London event it was not that bad I got to get to know my friend Limelight Press so much better, and meet a lot of cool talkative people there.
Anyway long story short the con season for me is over until Ponycon UK and maybe MCM Birmingham and London near the end of the year. I have already started planning for Ponycon UK what with the movie coming out around that time
Now the big stuff.
I essentially have broken my Freelance career in to Three different identities for three different areas of the creative industry I wish to work in.
I know some of you will not care about this, but i am doing this for those who will support my work regardless of it being fan stuff or not.
JW Sketches - Commercial
starting from January I set up a new business JW Sketches, This is Business will specialise in commercial illustration of icons and Idyllic scenes of Birmingham (the city i live in) and locations beyond the UK, there are so many fascinating towns and places in this world I want to discover, and this is a way to achieve this personal goal of mine,
So far I have done two craft fairs to see the publics reaction. I currently am in the process of applying for multiple craft fairs in the city to try and promote JWsketches and make it a big success,
Theres an Etsy store if any of you wish to look at the work we are selling www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JWSketche…
Since University 6-7 years ago I have had the desire to create art for children. J R Whitehouse is going to be the name I use to represent myself in the children's industry. to kick start this part of my career I am excited to announce With encouragement / advice from friends and members of the SCBWI society I have a picture book in the works that I hope to get published this year called My Princess Would NOT. Whats it about? well your have to wait and see ; ) But I can tell you I am hyped to get this project launched.
This one will be obvious to a lot of you who have known me since the early days but this is the continuing persona for fan art, conventions, and personal projects.
Jowybean has been going for a long time , since 2006 I think. And its only been the last 3 years that I have found a direction and identity with the name outside MLP. I plan to use this side of me to make more geek art. have no fear MLP will still be around but to be honest I want to expand in to other fandoms I enjoy. I also desire to explore the crazy worlds and characters of my vast imagination known as the jowyverse (yeah I know thats not ego driven in the slightest XD.)
humanizationdotcom has been my ongoing ambitious traditionally drawn comic about the internet 1000 years in the future . We finished issue two last year and just competed the third issue for MCM. those of you eager to continue the story feel free to message me and we can get it to you ASAP. remember its not Artificial its just Intelligence.
We have a website for the comic that needs updating but please take a look if your new to this adventure. humanizationcomic.com.
issue 4 coming soon...
I have a Jowybean Etsy store which is being updated with all my con prints and comics. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JowyStudi…?
Now there is one or two commissioned jobs/ projects I have not mentioned in the update to respect my clients confidentiality . But I hope that by the end of the year I can share something about these new exciting endeavours.
I am most active on Instagram and Deviant art, Instagram is for more of my original art and sketches. Deviant art is the place to go for MLP and other fan art.
My Instagram is jowybeanstudios
At this moment my twitter and tumblr are dead to me and I have no real idea what to do with them or what to post. sorry i just have no interest in those platforms right now
I know some of you have asked why I have no Patreon yet and thats because, again I honestly have no concrete idea what to make it about.I really do not want it to be just MLP focused :stop:. I was an artist before Friendship is Magic was a thing you know.
Right well hope that brought some of you up to speed with the really big stuff currently happening in my life.
I hope my art continues to put a simile on your face or inspire you to create whatever it is that brings you happiness..
until next update Laters.