Monday Evening Post

Window to the Past

Post PrincessI’ve heard it said before, that if you’re trying to find your dream job or career, just think of the the things you enjoy doing and you might find that the answer to your question, is closer to you than you think. I’ve loved drawing for as long as I can remember, even so, this was a delima for me for years, because, though I love drawing, I had no idea where I fit in or what market I wanted to appeal to…It’s only recently in the past two years that I came to the decision that I want to do splash illustration, and be a concept artist– specializing in character design.

Here’s the interesting part. I decided to dig around in some of my archives, looking back on the drawings I did, going as far back as elementary school…and immediately I noticed something. All I kept finding was character design, and splash-like illustration surrounding those characters. Some of them even included horribly written descriptions about who these characters were.

All these years, I’ve been searching for where I belong in the art world, and only by looking back do I realize I already had the answer…Flash forward, I’m doing exactly what I loved to do when I was little, and even better, I can see where I started, and compare it to where I am now.

This window is a collection of some of my earlier drawings, oldest to newest between my years in elementary school through to high school. Compared to the drawing on the left, I’ve come a long way.

Now about the drawing on the left, it is a rough concept for a character I designed recently, named the Post Apocalyptic Princess, and she’s part of the splash illustration hinted in my banner, that I’ll be sharing with you guys later on in the week, so, there will be more about her and the project she was a part of, between now and the Thursday Evening Post.

All that said, if you were like me, wondering what you want to do for a living, trying to find your niche– maybe a journey to the past, will give you some insight on what you want to do with your future 🙂
As always, Enjoy!