Whew! I am finally at the end of my previous journey and beginning a new one. Starting in January, I begin classes at the Art Institute – and I am SO HAPPY!

I have been waiting for this day since before I graduated High School. I never thought I would make it or be able to afford it and I never thought I would be where I am now, in my own place, creating illustrations for hire and living out my childhood dream.

I can’t say I know where I’ll be going in life, but here, in this moment, I am a young artist that is so EAGER to get started and to hit the ground running, as they say.

To kick off the week I “warmed up” with a sketch that is turning into an illustration for my head story “Chronicles of Arlithion” . I won’t say much about it now, except that it’s got dragons and flying elves and crazy looking monsters (which, of course, I love to draw)

Aline, Defending the Three Kings’ Towers of Twa’ali

I’ve never really been one for inking things digitally, so I might just print this image off and do some traditional lines with my long-forgotten fountain pens. We’ll see!

Here’s a larger preview of the main character of this image, Aline.

‘Defenders of Three Kings’ Towers – Aline closeup

Other than that?

Well, I’m glad you asked, dear reader. ;)

Tomorrow, Zombie Studio will be kicking off December with a month long challenge! I’m so excited because already we’ve got people ready and revving to go! The theme is‘Design 30 characters based on inanimate objects’ and I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Wanna join in? Perfect! Create a daily sketch based on the theme every day and tag it with#zombiestudioz to share with the rest of the art community!

We are also on Skype and Facebook, so don’t be shy!

That’s it for today folks, I’m off to finish some homework. Thanks for reading!

Signing off,