These past couple of weeks I have been working on a number of illustrations for a fantastic small-budget online fantasy web series called Ren: The Girl With the Mark
. It's from the producer of the equally fantastic Lord of the Rings prequel called Born of Hop
e, which some Deviants may be aware of. You can watch each of the six 10-min Ren episodes by following the link. I was introduced to Ren by a work colleague who is connected with the project and he has commissioned me to produce artwork based on the characters and scenes in the series. This was rather easy because of the beautiful camera-work and cinematography that belies its small budget. This is actually my first ever paid illustration work and whilst I'm only going to be making a small (I mean, tiny) sum from the work, the fact that I am being paid anything to do what I love doing is immensely gratifying! Almost howl at the sky good. It's been a long time coming and I implore any amateur Deviant who wants to be a professional illustrator to try and reach this point, which should be the first step on your journey to making a career out of drawing.
I'll be uploading my Ren artwork to my page in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for that.