Well, it would be an understatement to say it’s been a busy year.
It seems each project is barely done when the next is clamouring to be undertaken. Everyone involved in the Hobbit worked very long hours to get it finished. There is still another one to go, and that will be it for the extended wanderings in Middle-Earth. After that, it will be back to more illustrative pursuits – in an ideal world, I hope to lock myself away in the studio and just write and paint.
Apologies as well for not being more present on the site forum over the last year. Special thanks, as always, to Dom for troubleshooting, and to Graeme for moderating. Months seemed to speed by at an unprecedented cadence, and long days at Weta Digital left little time to contribute and participate. (Most evenings, my brain had turned to mush anyway.) As well, I’ve been writing a good deal, and preparing projects for next year. That, plus a freelance commission here and there, have contributed to making a very busy 2013. (You may have noticed there has been precious little added to the portfolio as well, but I’ll do my best to update it seriously in the coming year.) As well, I’ve been involved in a little documentary shoot, which effectively consumed much of what I had initially counted on as time off. Of that, more to come later this year.
The coming year promises to be of a similar rhythm, with a few exciting things in store, and of course, a good deal of Hobbiting until we are finally Back Again.
So, taking advantage of this brief pause, I’d like to wish you all much happiness and success in 2014.
See you very soon,
PS: Oh, and I will try to get newsletters going again on a regular basis. Promise.