So I have been ramping up for the Origins Game Fair for the last month.

Origins was where I received my initial motivation to create 3D artwork, so it’s a special show for me.  In this year’s ramp-up, I’ve been building up my digital library for something new: commissioned work.

Last year, at the end of GenCon, a good friend in the artist community suggested that I start taking commissions.  He said that a lot of the artists pay for their booths with on-site commissions and, because of the nature of the work I do, I am able to pull off a realistically rendered look for characters in a relatively short period of time.  While it may not be the stylized look that some people look for in their artwork, the fact that I can produce full color commissions will likely get me some business if I ever decide to take commissions at the shows.

So I spent the last year building up my DAZ Library, and I took my first commission at the end of BashCon this year.  I’ve been pretty happy with the results, and I am excited about the opportunity to deliver more value to my customers.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

In addition, I actually have two pieces in the program this year. The first piece, posted above, was used for the film room.  The second was one that I posted last March for the seminar room.


It turns out that they were able to use the image after all for the Educator’s Hall Pass.  I’m really happy about that, as it helped me pay for the booth.

NOTE: I am ratcheting back on the blog for the summer art shows.  I will still be writing my entries in notepad, but I am not going to have time to work on the images until after the shows are done.  So don’t be surprised when you see a massive deluge some time in the future, and even then, for the remainder of the year, there will only be one entry per week.