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I logged on yesterday morning to a small flood of new watchers, kind comments, and encouraging notes. I didn't know where all of this came from until somebody directed me to the post on Escher Girls eschergirls.tumblr.com/ (a fantastically funny tumblr). I was a bit worried for a moment when I saw that the site was dedicated to the crazy anatomy and costume choices we often see in cover work, but I was delighted when I saw that they felt I had done something right. So I just wanted to take a moment out of my obsessive studying and recently hectic work schedule to say thank you. I know I'm not the best about updating here on DA (or anywhere for that matter...), and my notes can sometimes go unanswered for weeks or months when I get caught up in studying or working, but I appreciate every single bit of it.

Even as an artist who was "raised" online, it never ceases to amaze me how supportive and encouraging people can be in online communities. I didn't go to a traditional four year university (not for art, at least), so much of my education and exposure to the art community has come from forums, online tutorials, downloadable training videos, etc. It can be a little overwhelming at times, like you're submitting your work into a void of art director inboxes and just hoping that eventually something comes back. And slowly but surely, it does. It might take years, in fact it's almost guaranteed to take at least a few of them, but in the end you start finding things bounced back to you. So never stop beating your fists against those industry doors. If you do it long enough, they have to open eventually.

I'm working full-time at Cryptic Studios these days, doing concept art for the upcoming Neverwinter MMO. I have to say, after all the positive press we've gotten from PAX East and E3, I am even more excited for the game to launch later this year. Hopefully I'll be able to share the small mountain of work I've been doing there once December rolls around. Until then, I'll try to scrape together some more of my recently released freelance work as well as some of my studies. It would be nice to get reconnected with all of you lovely people here on DA. <3

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AnnaArson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Aisukurimkeki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love your works! They're so amazing and they left me breathless!
Keep up the excellent work, I look forward to see more of your art you amazing person you :DD
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BastianBalthazarBux Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
So here you are! I've been trying to follow your work as closely as possible ever since I saw your interview that Lauren Panepinto told about :)
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muck1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Your gallery is wonderful. Keep up the excellent work! :)
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JuneJenssen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Fantastic work! So inspirational:) 
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Jack-o-Springs Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Awesome Artwork!
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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mjeniffer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This is such a wonderful and fun post.
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BlouBell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're my new hero. :iconflyingheartsplz:
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SteveDelamare Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely work :)
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