A little late by....oh a month or something but big news all the same.
I got PAID.
Ehem, yes so after a long period; sent the stuff in around april-ish and after about a month later the money was deposited in my account. According to my friend this is to be expected as organisation within the organisation isn't very organised.
But who cared right, because theyre PAYING ME, PAYING ME TO DRAW!
so yeah, not much hard work, good rates, nice job what can I say? Its too intermittent and not lucrative enough to be a career but as a part time job its pretty nice. You can see one of the pieces in my gallery as Work in Progress, they were a number of pencil illustrations of fantasy model ships to be used in a rulebook, almost like technical drawings. For the most part I had fun doing them although some were laborious.
But yeah as the story which can be pieced together from previous journal entries, friend at uni who does modelmaking like a goddamn pro, works for a guy whos starting a small wargames model company. Friend likes my drawings shows a few, gets him interested. After a while we meet up and BAM, I'm working.
First game is a fantasy naval game, I joined late so just illustrations of the ships, all the source material is covered already. There'll be some explansion down the line I may have input on though I dont know. Should be released this year at some point, will keep people informed.
Later down the line is a scifi game, starting with spaceship fleets with a similar ruleset, then followed by a ground based game. Scifi is where I shine, and a lot of the designs in my portfolio were enjoyed so I can look forward to seeing those made in the future. Hopefully I'll have some input on the backstory and stuff, as it goes it looks like I may have the creative responsibility for one of the races (the human good guys, w00t!) already got a nice logo (its my desktop) and I look forward to expansions.
So yeah, I can now call myself a Paid Illustrator (well, may have to wait for my stuff to be in print) and hopefully soon enough a paid concept designer.
You can check out the website at:www.spartangames.co.uk
Though none of my stuff is on there......YET!