What's Happen'in Everybody?!
Sorry it took a while to make a new journal to welcome the new year, but I managed to make it before the end of the month. I hope you all had a great holiday season with friends and loved ones along with starting off the new year right ready to move forward positively/productively. I took some time off to travel and hang out with family I haven't seen in a while.
In terms of what I plan to do this year, I would like to continue focusing on my artwork and my overall career as not only as a creator but also as an arts management figure. I'm sure most of you are interested on what I will be creating next, so I'll take this chance to give you an idea.
Last year, I mainly focused on artwork centered around my main character Omarr to celebrate his 20th Anniversary. It was a great time to fully embrace my original character's legacy while pushing him forward in this continuous evolution of my art style/original series. Since it was so much fun to work on and was well received by followers and newcomers alike, I will continue that trend...BUT MORE. Not only will Omar's evolution continue, but I'm making it a goal in 2017 to introduce a lot of major new characters in respective original series to help flesh out my universe and the stories that brings these hundreds of characters together all the eway to the endgame. I've already laid out the foundation of these series with major prints/promo drawings, but now's the best time to expand with character designs, comics, and prints.
For those of you that follow me on other sites such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, you may have been treated to a preview of these new characters. Let's take a look below:
Quite the presentation. This warm up concept sketch just gives you a taste of the new faces I plan to formally introduce across different original series. Some are heroes, some a villains, and others are still finding their place in this multi-verse. I really hope there's a character you all will find appealing and a strong connection to. Many of my characters may not have a strong pressence, but each of them are equally significant in the grand scheme of things.
Speaking of "multi-verse", Omarr will discover that he shares a similar destiny with two other characters. They are all part of something i dubbed the "Heroe's Fire Stories".
These three heroes have supernatural abilities that revolve around fire and their worlds share similar themes with threats that encourages them to step up and face their destiny head on as legendary heroes.
You also may be wondering who is the new character at the bottom? That's Brodie. He's the new hero debuting in my new series "Inner Spark". More will be revealed about this series soon.
That's all I have to give you guys a taste of whats to come art wise. Also, I want to let you guys know that I hope to do more live streams this year on my new art Twitch channel. Been doing some test streams recently and they have had some decent turnouts. I hope to do as many as I can (at least once a week/two weeks) to add that extra layer of interactivity with followers. It hopefully will give you guys a good idea on how I create my artwork and some techniques you can pick up yourself.
Also, be sure to follow me on my other social media pages linked on my page info. I'm constantly posting updates and interacting with fellow artists and all my followers (yes, I do read all my messages.)
Until next time folks! Thanks so much for following and hope you stick around for more artwork and projects. Your support is greatly appreciated.