Right, so... I guess I haven't done a proper journal since I got out of the snack-cake factory, huh? Wild.
Well, as you can tell I haven't been uploading much. I've gotten into this strange place over the last few years where I really love to sketch (I do so nearly every day, in every place, especially where and when I'm not supposed to) but almost never complete final, polished drawings. It's something I should work on.
On that subject, though, I mentioned $5 sketches on my last journal. Since almost no-one was interested / had money to spend on commissions I've decided not to offer this. Balancing more art in with my school schedule and personal life just isn't worth the maximum 5-10 dollars I'd get out of it... sorry. Thanks to those who expressed interest, though, I appreciate it!
In more positive news, I've been informed that my name will be appearing in the credits of the downloadable PS3 game "Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD"! The game released in September but has a first patch & European release coming out that'll add a Special Thanks section to the credits (among other improvements). The development team recently contacted me to let me know that I'll be featured there, apparently for enthusiasm, creative suggestions, and efforts to support the game online. The original Carnivores series was a huge part of my childhood and one of my main inspirations (where do ya think the DH moniker came from?), so hearing that I'd be involved with it, even in such a little way, was a tremendous honor. I await the update with baited breath- maybe in the future I can find a way to contribute something more. Man that'd be cool!
On the subject of video games, if my recent teaser didn't make it clear: I WILL be bringing back my "War of the Monsters 2" fan project. A second interview hinting at the possibility of a real WOTM sequel has appeared (this time with Mike Giam, on the WOTM wiki), so I think now would be a good time to revive my own ideas. I've decided to condense the project by making it just two deviations- one featuring all the returning monsters and their skins, and one featuring all the new ones and theirs. The roster of new beasts has changed a little, with one character having been cut and three new ones added. Progress is slower than I'd like since HW comes first, but I'm hoping to have it all done by early 2014. Maybe if the WOTM wiki still has contact with Mr. Giam I could send him my concepts and see what he thinks.
Also on the horizon will be a new Godzilla series by me. If WOTM2 hadn't popped up that probably would have been started by now- oh well! I won't tease at it too much since it won't be happening soon (and you probably don't care anyway!), but I will say that it's not going to be your typical redesign series. I'm really looking forward to doing it.
Savage Destiny is still stuck in the background. Lots of ideas, but not enough time or talent to realize them. It's REALLY been bothering me how little of it is on DA, though, so perhaps I'll still do random updates in-between things.
Monster College is also on my mind, pretty much daily. I suspect I'll be doing some sort of revamp whenever I get to it. If I get to it, heh.
I think that's all the art-related stuff I can think of for now, and I'll continue to keep everything else to myself like a crabby internet hermit soooo... until next time, guys?