Freelance, Moving and new toys

It’s been a crazy month, I’ve moved out of the city and back to the Scarborough seaside. I needed to see some crashing waves and trees rather than office blocks.   Until this point I was working full-time at Pixel Bomb Games and then taking on freelance work on the side. Slowly working towards building a big enough client base to go it alone.  This has been the first week of being solely a freelancer. It’s very early days but so far I’m feeling good.  I’ve made enough to pay the rent and I’ve also managed to do some personal work.

I also finally bought a Cintiq 24hd. Very exciting. I have been saving for this for a couple of years but never had room in any of the flats I have lived in.

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The final push to get one came last month when I was invited down to the Disney Studio in Brighton to meet the team and have a look around. They were using Cintiq’s and couldn’t say a bad word about them. Before then I hadn’t ever got my hands on one.

I would recommend getting one just for the unboxing experience I don’t know what I was expecting but it was like an epic puzzle from Tombraider getting it out.

Another awesome thing about freelancing is that I’ve made myself a schedule and it actually stops. For the past two years I’ve got up gone to work, come home from work and carried on working till I went to sleep.  I can actually now do other things. I won’t lie though; these other things will still be mostly be art related. But being by the sea I can get back into surfing too.

One thing I love about being a freelance concept artist is that one day I’m designing Tattoos for a single client and the next I’m working for the US Navy. (Americans have no fear; they haven’t asked me for ship designs, YET.) But it is extremely exciting work. Some of my recent private work in progress commissions you can see below.

 

 

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London Workshop

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say that I will be heading down to London for the Industry Workshop event at the end of August. Feel free to say hi if you are there. Early bird tickets have sold but you can sign up for standard tickets on the website.

 http://www.industryworkshops.co.uk/