I haven't posted in a long time. There are reasons for this, which I doubt any of you want to hear. Some of you know what happened.
I will no longer be an artist. I will no longer draw, paint, or anything for the foreseeable future.
I have completely lost the drive. I have soul searched and determined that for me emotions and hormones really drove my art forward. The older I get, the more my hormones are subsiding and from that perspective I cannot become "inspired" to do anything. The current political climate is so amazingly caustic that I can feel the nation dividing. I have done some finished work, but it isn't anything that remot
Yes...another year has slipped on by. DA has gotten so big I doubt many people even see my art anymore. They get fewer and fewer views. Hell, there's still work from last year no one even bothered to comment on or download. Either I am forgotten or suck pretty hard now a days.
Whatever the reason, I will continue to upload my work here for anyone who wants to enjoy it. I don't do Tumbler or Reddit. I have a Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/WhiteAppleMultimedia?ty=h if anyone is interested. I will be uploading videos of how to do certain traditional techniques, inking, and some dip pen talk.
I was quite pleased with this years
OK, so I may have gotten two or three requests in my note bin regarding commissions. I have been hesitant to pursue them because they were not very cut and dry. Meaning, people wanted me to illustrate for the long term, or join them in their project (without pay); things like that. I apologize if anyone has sent me a request and I have appeared to ignore it. Maybe read my description of what I am prepared to offer and see if it matches your request. If it does, I apologize, maybe I misunderstood and you should re-send it.
The only thing I have time for, or feel the audience could really afford, are character pinups. Things like, "Draw this
I have succeeded in posting all the associated art that I created this summer for the Animefest convention. I really want to create more art over the course of the year, but sadly I see that slipping away each day I don't draw. I have other side projects and then there's trying to make money. I just need the time and time is something I am rarely given.
Some things to look forward to, I have been writing a book regarding my 10 year research on vintage dip pens. I have written the bulk of the chapters and taken numerous macro photos of the pens. Now I just need to piece it all together and edit it. I have also been blogging about the pens. I
AnimeFest 2014 has come and gone. It was an extremely trying con for me. I was in desperate need to make money and fell short of the goal. I thought that if I had increased the quality and detail of the work, and made more fan art, that I would be successful. It seems fate had other ideas.
I consider this years series of art to be some of the best work I have ever done. I broke through boundaries I didn't even know where there. I experimented, I used every technique I knew, and I grew a little as an artist. Where I failed to monetize my art, I succeeded in growing artistically.
Over the course of the next few days I will post the 20+