Hey everyone! Thanks very much for the birthday wishes! I know I'm not an active DA user these days because of work and other daily distractions that are keeping me from my personal artwork, but I'm not without good news.
1. THE STARRY EXPANSE PROJECT
First: Aside from my continued day job at NEOSCAPE, I'm also now an artist for The Starry Expanse Project! For those not familiar, Starry Expanse is the fan-made 3D remake of the 1997 puzzle game "RIVEN: The Sequel to MYST." Even though the original game has aged quite well despite its 600x400 pre-rendered resolution, we aim to bring RIVEN to life in full immersive 3D using the Unreal 4 engine. The project was started many years ago, but it's only in the past year or two that progress has really started to pick up as more skilled artists and programmers join this labor-of-love. I'm the latest addition, and I hope to help the project reach its goals faster. The MYST series and RIVEN in particular are very important games to me, so it's an honor to be part of such a project. I'll be doing 3D asset creation for the project primarily.
For more information, check out the website at: www.starryexpanse.com/
for reports on current progress and other tidbits.
Lol when don't I have some promise of the oncoming development of Synthesis? Regardless, it's still in the works. Development Hell x Work x Life = Eons. But I still try to do something for it, even if it's a little, every day. The story is still very much in text form right now, going through a lot of massaging to get right. This is largely why I have no new artwork to show you guys for the last year+. Any free time I've had that I normally would've used for drawing, I've been devoting to writing. I think for how many times Nick and myself have scrapped the story in favor of a different approach it's been better every time --- something you've heard me say before, I know, but the more we hash it out the more major elements of the story become sticky -- such as the story being based around a complete bastardization of quantum physics
The world that Synthesis takes place in is really becoming something we both love and want to explore more stories within aside from the one involving Maia. Maia's comes first, of course, but our minds reel with the future possibilities as well.
Thanks for your continued support everyone!