Improving as an Artist…

Today is the first anniversary of my little company and me working as a full-time freelance-artist.

First things first: cheers!

Especially the he first months weren't an easy ride and sometimes the pressure was very high, but I guess it's the same story for all selfemployed artists. Now I have found my routine, now I have found a perspective for the future and right now I wouldn't want to do anything else.

The funny thing is, that already in my early teenage years, I wanted to work like that and now I am doing it (I imagined myself as a comic book artist and that's also part of my work). Back then though the prospect of working at home from the computer and sending the artworks to clients all over the world was more or less science-fiction...

Still I want to become a better artist and I'd like to create more illustrations for boardgames, books and so on with monsters, spaceships and so on. But I guess it's with everything else: you just have to do it...

I want to thank all my clients, with whom I have a great collaboration. I want to thank all the artists, who have inspired me or even gave me advise to become better with my art. I want to thank my family and all my friends, who supported and believed in me (or at least said once in a while that I am doing cool stuff).

I hope this journey goes on for many more years and that I will always find what I like, when I am putting a pen into my hand and start to draw (or write)...

Picture above: three character artworks in comparison over the years. I could show worse stuff from the early days, but I don't want to embarrass myself too much...^^