It's been a while since I updated that thing. For once, I have something interesting and important to say. Yesterday was my last day of work at the office, as a graphic designer. For three years, I did the 9 to 5 thing, endured the packed subway during rush hours and could only work on my stuff at night and on the weekends, between chores and everyday life obligations. As I emerged out of a long, depressing art block that lasted almost a year, I began to take on more and more projects on the side, and at one point, the side became too short to do anything at a reasonable pace. I decided to take the big plunge and burn through my savings, to finally concentrat on what makes me the happiest: drawing.
My latest deviation is a bunch of sketches for a serious web comic idea that I'm totally attached to. For the longest time, comics frightened me because there is so much challenges involved; but I did the research, bought the books, practiced and now, I'm in love with the medium.
Aside from the web comic, I've been working on a pitch with an author and if it does get published, everything will change. I gained so much confidence in my skills in the last year that it became obvious that I had to find more time to put everything in practice. Thus, goodbye secure job, hello adventures! For the first time in many years, I'll get the chance to enjoy summer, even though I have no intention of slacking off. I have tons and tons of work to do and nothing makes me happier. It's also a chance to test myself, as I'm an eternal procrastinator; if I manage to keep a good pace and stay motivated, I'll draw more in the upcoming months then in the last year combined. Needless to say, I'm extremely excited!
So the next couple of weeks will be aimed at making art for the Montreal Comicon in september, finish a short comic with *boum
that earned us 4th place in a comic contest organised by Glenat Québec, do some serious panelling for my web comic and FINALLY finish this pitch that has been dragging on for more then a year.
Tumblr has become the place I'm most active now, because I'm in a research and sketching phase. I'll compile the best of for Deviantart but it's gonna be more sporadic.
So yes, things are great now; I have no idea if this break will last, this will depend on the sad truth that I will need income at one point. But for now, I'm gonna enjoy this opportunity to the fullest.