What's Happen'in Everybody?!
Yea...its been a long time since I have done a proper, formal update in the form of a journal (minus those random live stream posts.) I apologize and figured I take the time to sit down and write up a new journal telling you whats been going on in life, upcoming artwork and some background on newer pieces, and whats to come. (Peep the sexy new journal header and footer)FIRST OFF, I want to take this moment to thank new followers/watchers on my page. Really appreciate that you guys took the time to watch my page, enjoy all the work I have to share in my gallery and hope you stick around for whats to come! The same goes for existing watchers, I'm truly grateful for your support on a daily basis!
So lets get to it; "Where have you been Dante?" "Why have'nt you uploaded more drawings here frequently?" "Hows life going?" "What's the deal with Airline Food?"
In the last few months, I have basically been enjoying the summer. I went to Puerto Rico to get a change of scenery and chill with family. Also been focusing on freelance work and my day job in arts management to save up for a new place, upgrade my PC, and just get an upgrade in life in general. The good news is that I've been working with a new business partner on his original series and we'll have a lot of work to show you in the near future. Over the summer, I HAD MY WORK FEATURED IN AN ART SHOW IN LAS VEGAS! I covered it on my instagram page if you guy's haven't seen that exciting update www.instagram.com/p/BHVep9gBNW…
;. Such an honor to be displayed in an art gallery and have my work go mainstream.
In terms of artwork in general, the main thing I'm sure a lot of you noticed was the abundance of artwork revolving around my main mascot character Omarr. That's because 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of when Omarr was created back in 2016.
I wanted to call this series "2o"
and make special prints showcasing my character as he appeares in different series/universes while showing how much he has evolved throughout the years. Lets take a moment to revisit all of the drawings in the series so far:
As you can see, I'm having a hell of a good time making these with teh production value that goes into them. It' makes me so happy to see how far my character has come alongside how much I have improved as an artist. There's gonna be plenty of more artwork in the 2o Series (possibly into mid 2017) and there's gonna be special guest appearences of OCs created by artists who are both good friends and inspirations to my work throughout the years.
In other news in terms of artwork, I do of course plan on making holiday specials for both Halloween and Christmas as usual. I plan on sharing new characters for existing series or just drawings showcasing some long time characters. There is something new I want to work on in 2017, so I'll be sure to make a teaser for that. In terms of freelance work that I can share publicly on this page, I'l be sure to double check on whats okay to share since I'd love to keep you guys informed of all the cool stuff I'm working on. All my success wouldn't be possible without your support, so it's the least I can do.
Keep in mind, the artwork I post here is not the only artwork I do or share in general. My TWITTER, TUMBLR, and INSTAGRAM is always updated on a daily basis of whats going on in life, previews/WIP posts of what I'm drawing, updates of upcoming projects, and more. You can get a sneak peak at those posts on my main page here on DA thanks to the feed widget on the right, but please be sure to follow. Greatly appreciated and willing to chat and interact with you guys more.
Also been doing a lot of gaming and live streams on Twitch (mostly Overwatch). Please be sure to follow my channel along with my Picarto channel for future art live streams. Just updated my layout for my art streams, so I'll try to make a consistent schedule to host drawing live streams.
So that's pretty much all I have to share with you guys. Life has been pretty chill, artwork on both the freelance and personal front has been productive, and I'm looking forward in making more cool stuff to share with you guys in the near future.