about 3 and a half weeks ago i was asked on my facebook page, if i actually worked at mcdonalds. Yes, I do. Full time, kitchen crew. I go to work, come home and paint, sleep for 3-4 hours and do this every day during the week. When asked why I worked there, I said I have to start paying for my diabetic supplies myself, because as of february 22 i am 21, and therefore no longer covered under my parents insurance. As of right now, its about 500 a month. I still live with my parents. O_O about an hour later i get a pm from wes burt, asking me if i had ever gotten comissions, and if not, if was interested in some. Ive been trading emails with him for about 3 weeks now. I told him what i was interested in doing. Work for wizards of the coast. He said i had a good portfolio, the only thing missing was some strong narrative/ thought out illustrations. he gave me two mock card briefs to do and here is one of them....
Just looked at your portfolio from beginning to end - You've gone from a pretty good artist to a bloomin KICK ASS artist! really inspiration looking through your portfolio!
good luck with the commision - what are the briefs that you have been given?
Looks great man. That last lady figure up top looks really nice. Sure, her proportions might be a bit elongated, but I think you've captured the mood and pose of the figure well. The illustration looks really cool too. Maybe a bit too dark overall for a card illustration, but it could be a monitor thing. Good luck with your situation man!
Good luck with WotC, man. You definitely deserve a shot, and Wes will tune you up real quick. Of all the MB guys, I felt like he was the best at breaking things down in a way that really clicked. Now, if you feel like you're getting pretty good, hit up Coro and he'll beat you into a pulp of realistic expectations ;]
That gryphon pic just sucks you in, very large amount of potential. The dark one with the gargoyle is hard to read, but with a bit more to see, could also be really good. All in all, i think you have a voice of your own that should be heard, so i really hope you can get a shot at something better than flippin' burgers. Good luck, you deserve it.