Finally I'm back! It seems like it was just yesterday the last time that I was posting a new image. I've been extremely busy during the last few weeks, with many side projects, including the promotion of my online store. But that's a topic for another occasion, let's talk about the new image.
This year's edition of my yearly Xmas image is quite a different one. As you can probably tell, this image fits with the style, mood and feeling of my latest images, where I am experimenting on the "not so cartoony" look, along with semi-surreal backgrounds. For this year's Xmas image, I am featuring the beautiful and multi-talented model Ijsselina. She is one of the models that supported my work from the early years, and I'll always be grateful for that. A dear friend of mine, and a fellow artist, Ijsselina was born in Belgium. She currently resides in France, along with the love of her life, David Enam, a very, very, very talented photographer. Together they do amazing work; in fact, two of the photos that they produced together worked as a reference for this new image. Thank you Ijss for all the support that you have given to my work and me all these years. I am proud to have you as a friend, as an inspiration.
This image, as usual, marks the end of the year for me, projects wise. This month will pretty much go into getting ready for next year, tying loose ends, and also getting together with family. This is the time when I stop, take a deep breath and look back, to see what I've accomplished... and what I didn't. Whatever I didn't finish, it has been pushed to the next year. Speaking of years, I must say that this one was filled with accomplishments. There is still a lot, lot, lot more to do, but I am confident that things will work out. My artwork is getting more and more recognition every day, and at the same time, that's opening more doors. I am excited to roll into the next year, because I have a lot of plans for my artwork and everything related to it. You don't want to miss it, so stay tuned!
A big contributor to the mentioned feeling of accomplishment, comes indeed from the contributions of my patrons. I will never get tired of thanking each one of you for supporting my work. As I've said before, there isn't such a thing as "too small of a help", every single pledge helps me in a great way, most likely more than you can imagine. So, tip of the hat and big thanks for helping me keep doing artwork the way I want. Of course, there are many many people out there that have supported my work as well without necessarily being a monetary patron, be it promoting my stuff, patting my back or simply saying hello. My sincere gratitude goes to all of you.
I hope you enjoy this new image, and as always, all comments/questions are welcome. I do wish you a Merry Xmas... which translates to me wishing you a smooth and happy end of the year, enjoying whatever celebration you celebrate, having a great time with your family, friends, or close ones. Call it holidays, call it family time, call it party hardy... whatever you celebrate, do it with the people that is important in your life... and enjoy it. Those are my sincere wishes. Until next time!