Posted on December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!

On behalf of Jessica, Ian and Jason I want to wish you all a happy and healthy 2014!

Thanks so much to everyone who took the plunge and become Members this year and to everyone who renewed. Your support helped me to create nearly 40 new renders this year!

I would have liked for it to be a round 40 but the new version of Vue hasn’t been cooperating lately 🙁

If all goes according to plan 2014 should be memorable one for DB.

Jan 17 – 19 Jessica and I will be attending our very first SFF convention in Seattle. I will be the Artist Guest of Honor and will be leading my first ever panels on digital art. I hope to show off a few of my tricks with my trusty mobile workhorse Asfaloth.

What else? One way or another I will have an iOS app before the end of the year. The groundwork has been laid now I just need to get it finished. That same groundwork may also result in upgrades to the DB site and the Android app, along with a number of 3rd party apps being compatible with my gallery.

There is also a possible corporate “partnership” that I have been working on for the past year. I am really crossing my fingers that it works out in 2014.

I have been working with the new version of Vue d’Esprit and the new “Plant Factory” over the past few weeks. I am learning that these programs can produce spectacular results, but I have to figure out how to optimize my scenes so that don’t take a week to render.

TL;DR — Enjoy “Campfires” as the newest free wallpaper and have a wonderful New Year!!