Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sweet Changes, exciting news and prosperity.

Hello my friends. I've been very busy doing art assignments and other things. Above is my version of a Metallic Dragon, done for Hero Games. It will be in a new book they are publishing called "The Book of Dragons" I did 3 illustrations in all for it. You can find out more about Hero Games at
http://www.herogames.com This is a wonderful company to work for and I am thrilled to be working for them.
I also landed a new gig with a British Publishing company, Dog Horn press. This a class act as well and they publish everything from novels, magazines, art books and Graphic novels. The owner of the company really likes my work and I have a feeling that I will be working with them for a very long time to come.
I decided a year ago that I was going to quit working in publishing, except for commitments I had previously made, and just concentrate on building a new portfolio develop the skills I had been taught by Master Daniel Horne and Todd Lockwood. Well, it was the best decision I've made in a long time concerning my art and now it is paying off.
My second goal that I made last year was that when I came back that I would work on building long term clients. So far, so good. So it seems that when I make decisions for myself, instead of letting others do it for me, I am much better off.
In my last blog I mentioned some big news. Well, it has come to pass and the news is this. I live up north now. I live close to the big time publishers so I can visit them in person now. I lived in my home state of North Carolina for many years, but I felt like I needed a big change, so I made one and I am thrilled. My art is much more received here more than it ever was in the deep south. It's gonna take some time to get use to all the snow, but I love snow. I feel like this is a new chapter in my life and it's going to be a good one.
Well, back to work I go. Peace and Blessings to you.


Geo said...

hey nick im glad you are back blogging. i couldnt read much on your blog as the pink with black back ground is hard for me to focus on for some reason.

take care , George

Shadowfox said...

I'm so excited for you, Nick. I think it was an excellent idea to drop down under the radar and make these monumental changes. Best of continued luck for this year and the future!

Nick Rose said...

Hey George and Shadow! Thanks for stopping by. George, I will see what I can do about the background thing in the morning my friend!
It's always great to hear from both of you.