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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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:iconjack-o-springs:
Awesome Artwork!
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:iconzaigwast:
: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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:iconmjeniffer:
This is such a wonderful and fun post.
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BlouBell Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're my new hero. :iconflyingheartsplz:
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SteveDelamare Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely work :)
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:iconarteche:
Thank you! Right back at you, too. Your gallery is gorgeous.
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Little-gothic-rose Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, I found you. (D: sounds stalkerish..) anyways. I play Neverwinter and I love the visuals, Now that I found one of the artists behind the original concepts I wanted to say thank you :) The artwork and attention to detail is amazing. Such a beautifully visual game.
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DarkDragon247 Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Hope you enjoyed it! :woohoo:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Hoffe, du hast ihn genossen! :woohoo:
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Pitsuca Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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J4B Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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