Monday, March 7, 2011

Unbent, Unbound, Unbroken

I'm back from GDC now and my mind is still trying to straighten itself out. I feel a little empty from having the deadline for such a significant goal pass, and I dearly miss the three days I spent hanging out with professionals. They flew by so fast, and I can't help but feel like I didn't make the most out of the experience. That said, even though 6 weeks was not enough to accomplish my dream, GDC was the best place to spend my birthday week. The questions that have built up over the weeks finally got answered, I met tons of badasses and got a lot of feedback on my portfolio (which you will find below); and most importantly, I know exactly what I need to do to get to where I want to be.

I've been keeping a diary of the things I learned over the last 6 weeks, and I think once I actually accomplish my goal, I will post a very extensive "how to." In the meantime, I'm gonna regroup, clean my room, my mind and my "to do" list, and prepare for the next round.

In addition to the emptiness, I feel a lot more freedom. I'm free from the time and money pressure. Now that daily duels is in hiatus, I have the time to polish my new work. Additionally, a lot of things broke last month, so I had to be very frugal to have enough money to get by. This month I'm swimming in birthday cash.

And without further ado, the best of the last 6 weeks:


  1. Hey Anton,
    Thanks for the kind words! Your work is very impressive, I can't believe you got this all done in 6 weeks. If you keep this up I've no doubt you'll accomplish your goal.


  2. Wow totally with Tom on this one, didn't realize that portfolio was 6 weeks worth of work that's really impressive. Still think the undead looking archer is a really strong piece in here and wish you the best of luck.


  3. Oil studies, character and environment and key illustrations? Crazy man! haha Really really awesome stuff Anton! I've been excited to see what you accomplished for GDC and you definitely went above and beyond. You should be proud. I really like the top two illustrations. Way to tackle multiple figures with creature and vehicles in them to boot :) You are well on your way towards your goal. good luck with the polish oh and Happy birthday man!

  4. Thanks for all the kind words, fellas! Definitely looking to get back into that work zone and continue chasing that dream!