A slightly off-topic post – but I thought I would mention this to any other desk-bound artists out there. Sitting for long periods of time does horrible things to your body (just google it; it’s shocking). Over the past few years I’ve had problems with my back, wrists, knees, and butt…making working painful and difficult. I’ve tried a lot of ergonomic solutions and gadgets over the years, but I finally had enough and after a lot of research, bought a height-adjustable desk. I opted for the humanscale float table, and after a few months of waiting it finally arrived. And wow, it makes a HUGE difference to your comfort while working, I really can’t recommend it enough. It’s a nice feeling to actually be able to work for long stretches without being distracted by pain or numbness, and one that I’ve missed. Anyways, I know many of my artist friends suffer from prolonged sitting, and I’m sure many others out there do as well….so if you’re at your wits end like I was – give a product like this some thought. It could literally save your ass.
I’m not directly involved in this, but I’ve become very familiar with this little project over the last little bit. It’s the brainchild of my good friend Chris Bourassa, and is shaping up into a great little game. I encourage everyone to go check it out.
You never know where the freelance waters will take you, and last year I had the privilege to help out Zynga with some concept pieces for Farmville 2. The subject matter was out of my comfort zone, and it all had to match their house style, right down to the brushes used in Photoshop. It ended up being a lot of fun, and I felt I learned a few things working in this cutesy style.