I turned 38 today. Not sure how I feel about that. Creeping ever closer to 40, but trying not to think about it much.
Spent much of the day working on a sample piece for one the projects I'm considering in the wake of MIRROR'S EDGE. Turned out better than I had planned, which is always nice.
I'm trying to use more photo reference in my work these days. Not sure if it makes that big of a difference, but I like the results better.
Whenever I can, I like to use photos as a kind of "skeleton" for the figures in a piece. Makes the proportions a little more realistic and helps guide the shadows and lighting. It's a trick I picked up from my old studio-mate Tommy Lee Edwards, who does it much better than I ever could.
The project is top secret, so I can't show the finished product, but here's a little taste that won't give anything away.