Yeah, I think that is entirely worthy of large red letters.
I've been looking back at all of the posts on this blog lately and I think it's safe to say I've come a long way since that first post back in March of 2010. Let's have a look at some really cool and irrelevant statistics for this blog:
- It has existed for 1539 days in its current incarnation
- There is a new post every 6.15 days
- Nearly 82,000 words have been written on it, that's about an average book length.
- I gain a new follower, on average, every 55 days (must do something about that)
- 319 individual pieces of artwork have been shown
That is why, once my current stack of commissioned work is completed, most of which will be at the end of this month, I am going to change my working system. It is my intention to take on less commissions and to raise my fee to a more competitive rate.
This will enable me to strike for the next level of professional freelance illustration and will mean that I can concentrate on attracting clients looking for colour work which I will be able to provide examples of through the development of my colour portfolio.
Because colour is where the real art is and that's where I want to be and what I want to be doing more than black & white. But I will lay all of this out in a post in the future. This is just a quick heads-up.
Anyway, here's a belated little landscape sketch for yesterday's 30-Day Drawing Challenge. I actually completed it on the day, but didn't get a chance to scan and post it until now: