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I keep pushing the envelope on this series. 159 illustrated posters are now completed in the series. Which is incredible to me. The first one was posted back in October 2014 and since then I've gotten progressively better at them, a lot of which is a combination of technical improvements (new computer, new Wacom tablet, etc.) and personal improvements (practice makes perfect!). When I sit down to start a new one I keep asking myself the same question, how can I make this one even more difficult for myself.
Frankly I'm running out of answers to that question. After the FAX poster and after this one, the last batch on the table right now, I'm starting to feel like moving on to something else. Certainly the enthusiasm level has dropped considerably over the last few months. A large part of that is a result of the cancellation of the collaboration between myself and CCP. That turn of events sucked a huge ball of give-a-shit out of me. I don't want to give the wrong impression, I'm not talking about stopping work on producing Eve based artwork. I'm only talking about the "Art Print" series. It may be time to move on, as I think I've pushed the envelope on that series as far as it can go.
Part of that is community based as well. There are posters in the series with tens of thousands of views. But the more recent entries have only a few hundred. I suspect the enthusiasm amongst the community for these has also wained over time. And considering the huge investment of time and energy that they represent, perhaps I can find something else to do with that valuable time. Like play Eve. Or draw something else.
Or finish the book. Or make more videos.
Like I said, only thinking out loud. I still enjoy drawing spaceships. So that will never change. And who knows, maybe the next series will be even better?