Thanks Spyro! Zine and other news
Hello! It's been a while since my last update here, but that's not to say there's nothing happening! 2019 started off on a bit of a crappy note in terms of health but I've bounced back.
This year looks set to be a busy one as far as work goes. Last year my main drive was to go travelling again with my husband and two close friends. It was amazing albeit expensive, and disposable income is something I'll be in short supply of in the coming months while I save for a permanent place to live.
To be honest, the thought of home ownership scares me a little. While I know in the long run it's the right choice, it's such a huge financial commitment and Manchester & its surrounding areas is still a place I'm not that familiar with. Often homesickness creeps in and I miss family & friends terribly, but I've learned to deal with that by calling home more often or making a visit. After all, a 3-4 hour drive isn't that bad.
I'm really motivated to make this year an arty one. So many ideas, 25 days of annual leave to take and while I'm stashing money into my savings I can focus on bringing these ideas to life. One personal project (which is entirely original), the Brotherhood of Steel comic (I'll need to fit in the Brotherhood somehow!) and a Zine contribution as a thank you to the creators of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which I'm absolutely in LOVE with and is a beautiful homage to the series I adored as a child.
More information about the Zine can be found here: https://twitter.com/ZineSpyro
Myself along with 73 other artists will be illustrating a dragon from the original game. The artists at Toys for Bob have done an amazing job giving each dragon its own personality and look based on their homeworlds. If you know me, you'll know how much the original Spyro trilogy means to me. I grew up with them, playing them with family and they were a huge factor in choosing to take a path in Art & Design. To be part of this Zine honestly means the world, and proceeds from its sales will go to a homeless charity. It's a wonderful project.
In terms of this site I will continue to update it, and I'll be a bit more proactive on this blog. I'm excited to see where my art takes me this year and how far I can push myself to improve. I'm already seeing a huge improvement from last year, learning new techniques and meeting other artists has really helped me grow as a creative person.
I hope you all have a wonderful 2019.