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So I've been pretty darn busy lately. I apologize in advance for my poor journal writing skills but I feel obligated to update this thing every century or two. So here's a disclaimer, this could get a bit boring. XD BUT for those of you who are interested here's what I've been up to and what I'll be doing as far as I know for the summer.

Lots of exciting things have been happening recently. I had 5 of my pieces hanging up in the Rivet Gallery in Columbus, and my "The Black Dragon" piece made it into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship show. Unfortunately I don't have the funds to make it out to New York to actually see the gallery. It would have been cool to meet some of the fellow deviants that got in. Oh well, can't go to everything I suppose.

I've been working a ton lately and boy has the year flown by because of it. 3 work study jobs, a full time load of classes, and several big freelancing jobs.

Which brings me to my biggest announcement. I've some how managed to land a job as a concept artist for Emerald City Games. There are so many awesome artists on the team, many of them fellow deviants, and I'm really excited to see our current project through to the finish. Rest assured I will have plenty of work to upload when all is said and done.

Also the movie Stellar is still on the trail to production, and I'll being doing more work for that during the summer.

Speaking of summer...

I've been getting a fair amount of notes regarding potential commissions. Due to the previously stated workload I can't really do any at this time, but come summer I'll be ready and willing to take in some commissions. That is assuming I don't have a fulltime job somewhere. Which would be awesome, but we'll just have to wait and see. If you are really serious about having me do work for you you can go ahead and e-mail me or send me a note and I'll put your name on my waiting list and notify you as soon as I am available for hire.

Stay Cool,

-Wes
nicholaskole.blogspot.com/2011…

Also I'm going to try to keep up with my blog more often so if any of you guys are bloggers you can follow me here. westalbott.blogspot.com/
  • Mood: Noble
  • Watching: Walking Dead

STELLAR

Tue Aug 9, 2011, 3:23 PM
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I've been working on a project for the past several weeks and have not been able to upload anything yet, but now Stellar has been made public.

Stellar is a feature length live action film about a high school superhero. I am the one and only concept artist working on it as well as promotional artist. It is still very much in the early stages of development but you can expect to see some more Stellar artwork as I get the ok to release it. For more information visit the official Stellar Facebook fan page.

www.facebook.com/pages/Stellar…

  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Pendulum- Propane Nightmares
  • Reading: Fables
  • Watching: Stargate Atlantis

Commissions Closed

Sat Jul 23, 2011, 6:54 AM
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Due to some extra work that has come up I will be unable to accept commissions until further notice. Thanks so much to everyone who supported me!

  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Flight of the Conchords
  • Reading: Fables
  • Watching: Stargate Atlantis

Commissions now OPEN!

Wed Jun 1, 2011, 10:56 AM
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This summer I decided I would try earning a living by doing full time freelance. Up until now I've been pretty well occupied with some bigger private projects but the time has come to finally open up public commissions on here. So if you have ever wanted to commission me but I've been closed then now is your chance! I'm going to start off with 3 open slots. So if you want a commission note or e-mail me your request and I will put you down for a slot.

Slot1: :iconvvolfsburg:

Slot2: :iconscottvisnjic:

Slot3: EMPTY

Here are the main things I offer but I'll will consider any sort of project.

NOTE: I will NOT do anything above a PG rating.

Character Illustrations:

* Waist up lines___________________________$25
Examples:fav.me/d37644j fav.me/d2wqdnx

* Full body lines__________________________$60
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$25
Examples:fav.me/d3fyqv2 fav.me/d3hs518 fav.me/d374f4p

* Full body colored_______________________$100
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$75
Examples:fav.me/d31mqro fav.me/d2w86vj fav.me/d2qviyh

* Full body w/ background colored_________$200
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$75
Examples: fav.me/d3ehlf9 fav.me/d374852 fav.me/d2ls9x5

* Digital Environment Paintings___________ $200
Examples:fav.me/d32q2f5 fav.me/d2qaurm

*Concept Boards

$60 for each turn plus an additional $10 per call out.
Examples:fav.me/d3ggae6

I will do lots of other types of commissions, so if you want something that is not on this list send me a note to ask for a price.

  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: Emery- Disguising Mistakes With Goodbyes
  • Watching: Merlin
Thanks so much to everyone involved in giving me my first daily deviation. It was really unexpected, and I was blown away by the amount of feedback I got from the lone samurai as well as my other pieces. Thank you especially to everyone that left/is leaving awesome encouraging comments It feels great to be appreciated this much.
  • Mood: Artistic
Ok so I've got about two weeks of school left, which means it's time to start thinking about what personal projects I want to work on over the summer. I've been doing some Zelda related sketches recently but this time I really want to do a full blown illustration. I've actually surprisingly never done an entire Zelda fanart so this should be interesting. I've recently taken a liking to watercolor as you can see in my "Encounter" piece. It's a nice break from the usual mechanical look of my digital stuff, and I'm feeling a Zelda watercolor would be great fun.

So here's where you come in. I need ideas. Yes I could definitley come up with my own idea (it would probably include fierce deity) but as a thank you to everyone who has been favoriting my horribly outdated zelda work XD, I would like to hear the opinions and requests of everyone that has been watching me for a long time or just recently started. So that's it, the field is wide open to anything Zelda. I imagine I will probably start on this mid to late may so any comments I get up till then will be taken into consideration when I design the final composition.

Also I may be opening commissions some time in May as well although slots will be limited so if you've been wanting to commission me the opportunity is coming but you'll have to be quick.
  • Mood: Artistic
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who came to me for commissions this Christmas season, I really appreciate it.

As you can see I am not accepting commissions at this time. If you are interested in commissioning me in the future I will change the journal title when I am open again.

However since I will be in school I will only take one commission at a time so you'll have to act quick each time I open.

Unfortunately the amount of people who came to me was a bit overwhelming to the point where I didn't have much time to work on my portfolio. Since I am still in school and need to work on personal projects to further my career opportunities I am going to have to adjust my prices in an attempt to free up some time, and also make my expenses a bit easier to pay off.

Here are my new prices.

NOTE: I will NOT do anything Higher than PG rated.

Character Commissions:

* Waist up lines___________________________$25

* Full body lines__________________________$55
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$20


* Full body colored_______________________$100
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$50

* Full body w/ background colored_________$200
+ Additional characters/pets______________+$50

Gifts:

Realistic Portraits_______________________$135


The price of anything not listed will vary depending on the subject matter.
  • Mood: Artistic

Commissions!

Tue Jun 1, 2010, 9:15 AM
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Man I haven't held open public commissions in awhile...

Ok so here's the new list of what I offer.

Waist up Lines - $25
fav.me/d22q9eu

Full Body Lines - $45
fav.me/d2qg5n7

Digital Paintings - $85
fav.me/d2qviyh

Digital Paintings w/ Background - $125
fav.me/d2ht6yf

The open slots for each are first come first serve and as follows.

Waist up Lines - 3 slots

Full Body Lines - 1 slot

Digital Paintings - 1 slot

Digital Paintings w/ Background - 1 Slot

*note* I will not do work more mature than a PG rating.


Send me a note if you are interested in taking any of those slots. Also I have no time limit on commissions. However I can usually get them to you in under three months, or in the case of line drawings under a week.

Hope you all are having a good summer! :D

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Fair- Blurry Eyed
  • Playing: The Metroid Prime Echoes
  • Eating: Blueberry Muffin
  • Drinking: Water

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Fri May 21, 2010, 11:48 PM
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I just purchased the Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii and I am quite happy with my purchase. I played the original sidescrolling game a little bit but that's as far into the series I ever got. I just finished the first one tonight awesome back to back boss battles :D

I actually started looking into the metroid games for research in that genre since I am involved in a project with similar scifi aspects. So if any of you have been wondering where I have been, I've been busy working on that. I've also been doing some more serious freelance work. So unfortunately that's alot of work that I can't upload. I'm going to try to at least gather up some of my sketches I've been doing so this dusty account will get some activity. Hope you guys are enjoying your summer vacation as much as I am!

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Queens Club- Dust
  • Playing: The Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: MD Typhoon

Busy as always

Sun Feb 28, 2010, 8:36 PM
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Well it's time to update on what I've been up to. First off school is obvious, if you guys are interested in what exactly I've been doing you can look at some of my schoolwork here.ccad.digication.com/westalbott… not much is on there but I'll be adding more as I finish more. Soon I will be doing my first ever traditional oil painted self portrait, should be interesting.

I just finished some promo art for the band Beautiful Warfare who just released a new song and have 4 more on the way. Check em out. www.myspace.com/beautifulwarfa…

Let's see here I'm still not taking commissions altho I would love to, that probably won't happen until summer. :/ still workin on the comic with Ryan Nichols, and I have an interview with Hatch Tarr scheduled to be recorded on the 19th. I'm doing a promo piece for that depicting a certain Norse Hero (who could it be???) and will continue to do some personal sketches in between classes and such.

As far as gaming goes I've been keeping my eye on the updates for Halo Reach and for a fairly passive gamer especially when it comes to shooters I'm getting a little excited about it.

anyway that ends my quickie update.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Demon Hunter- Driving Nails
  • Reading: Scion: Sanctuary
  • Watching: Legend of the Seeker
  • Playing: lil Halo ODST Firefight here and there
  • Eating: Powerbars
  • Drinking: Gatorade

Scion

Wed Feb 10, 2010, 8:13 PM
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I recently remembered an old comic series I used to borrow from the library on a regular basis, and since I've developed a minor comic collecting kick I decided I would search out and buy the paperbacks.

Has anyone read the Scion Series by Ron Marz, lines by Jim Cheung (mostly) and published by crossgen comics?

I absolutely loved them as a kid. They influenced me in many ways artistically. I've managed to purchase volumes 1,2,3,4,and 6 (the last 2 actually just came out a few years ago.) but alas the 5th evades me, if anyone knows where I could find it let me know! I'm also still on the lookout for Battle Chasers issues 2,6,7,and 8.

I took some pics of some of my work so far this semester (some sculptures even!) but my magic gate broke on me so once i go out and get a new one I'll be able to upload those. Otherwise I'm still pickin away at my comic work, and wishing I had more time to work on other things. Poor zelda has remained uncolored for several months now. :/

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Demon Hunter- Collapsing
  • Reading: Scion: Blood for Blood
  • Watching: The IT Crowd (awesome show)
  • Playing: a lil mario bros wii
  • Eating: pretzels
  • Drinking: hot chocolate

Sonic 4!

Sat Feb 6, 2010, 11:14 AM
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I need to update my journal more often... anyway.

THEY FINALLY DID IT RIGHT! this is prolly a little late as far as newsflashes go, but if you are a sonic fan then you're probably as excited as I am to hear about sonic 4 (which is coming out for basically everything I believe since sega sold themselves to everyone.)

Anyway I'm not a massive fan of sonic but I did play the first 3 when I was a youngin and after that the new sonic games kinda sucked imo. I'm looking forward to downloading it whenever they release it this year.

check out the promo vid!
xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/31…

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Becoming The Archetype- Autopsy
  • Reading: Art History flash cards
  • Watching: The IT Crowd (awesome show)
  • Eating: waffles
  • Drinking: MD Voltage

Back to school, back to school...

Fri Jan 29, 2010, 11:31 AM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The 10th Muse podcast
  • Reading: David K Rubins Anatomy
  • Watching: The Legend of the Seeker
  • Playing: a lil MW2 here and there.
  • Eating: french bread pizza
  • Drinking: Dew
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Well I've actually been back in school for about a week now, but it's just now hit full swing with a full load of homework. Which is exciting. If you are a college aged serious artist and you are not going to an art school then you're missing out.

I'm gonna try to upload some more of my work from last semester as well as keep up to date on stuff I'm doing this semester (which should be easy cus I'm doing more digital now)

Also DJ Shwann's artbook is out! Head over to his page for details.
shwann.deviantart.com/

also I don't think I mentioned my hardware updates in my past journals.

I recently switched over to Mac *gasp* Main reasoning being that I needed something lightweight and the idea of not downloading/ paying for a bunch of firewall crap really helped my decision. Also all my classes that require computer work use macs and it's just alot less confusing if I have one of my own.

I got the new macbook pro 13". Then I got an LG  Flatron 20" to hook it up to on my desk at home. I'm enjoying it quite a bit and am now working on saving my money since this stuff took out a good chunk.

I've been seeing alot of Patch-together vinyl designs around dA and the idea intrigues me, I may have to whip up a design for myself just for fun.

-Wes

Darksiders!

Tue Jan 5, 2010, 11:05 PM
  • Listening to: DARKSIDERS
  • Reading: DARKSIDERS
  • Watching: DARKSIDERS
  • Playing: DARKSIDERS
  • Eating: DARK... Muffins
  • Drinking: Dew (shoulda brought back game fuel for darksiders
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Been playing it for about 5.5 hrs and just now beat Tiamat (for those who know the game)

I'm really happy with it. The fighting reminds me more of DMC than God of War like everyone else is saying, and the Zelda influence is definitely there but thing that makes this game stand are first the visuals. The environment is huge and very detailed and interesting to look at, and everything in general just has an awesome vibe to it that makes me want to just look at everything before I actually do a puzzle or fight enemies. Lookin forward to playin more.

On a slightly related note. I wish Joe Mad had the time to pick out the 25 finalists aswell as the top 3 because I think we would be seeing a rather different top 25 for the darksiders contest. My respect for the dA admins judging ability (what was left of it) has gone down the tubes. No offense to the finalists but there were some vastly more impressive pieces than a good chunk of the chosen 25. I hope El-Grimlock Wins. :p k done being negative.

Now i'm gonna read my Darksiders graphic novel. Shout out to :iconludolullabi:  and :icontonywash: for providing it. :D

2 weeks till I go back to school, and I'm looking forward to seein all these guys again.
:icondicemanart::iconslbertsch::iconlovelessandlost::iconrexy-jade::iconestalio:

  • Listening to: Ensiferum- Stone Cold Metal
  • Reading: WoW Graphic Novel
  • Watching: Legend of the Seeker
  • Playing: LoZ: Spirit Tracks
  • Eating: Biscuits
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
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I am currently in Roanoke, VA visiting my family for Christmas. Got some awesome stuff. Including LOZ: Spirit Tracks, Paul Bonner's awesome artbook, 3 WoW graphic novels with work by :iconludolullabi: and :icontonywash: and soon I'm going to be replacing most of my hardware as a Christmas present to myself. What did you guys get/give?

I've been super busy lately working on a couple commissions. One I will say is a comic book that I'm super excited to be working on but I won't/can't say more about that at the moment.

LOZ series progress: I started the colors on Zelda and have the lines for Ganondorf mostly done but I have been so busy working on commissions I haven't had time to finish either.

Here's another friend of mine from school that is offering commissions over break, go check him out. :icondicemanart:

Thanks for all your support guys! -Wes

P.S. DARKSIDERS IN 10 DAYS!!!

Feature Time!

Mon Nov 30, 2009, 1:33 PM
  • Listening to: The Suit-Walking With Wolves
  • Watching: Legend of the Seeker :D
  • Eating: Ravioli
  • Drinking: mountain dew voltage
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:iconslbertsch: is a friend of mine from school. She has quite alot of skill but hasn't gotten much attention considering she just started an account.

She is also currently offering commissions for slightly cheaper than myself. Since I am currently wrapped up in a large scale commission contract that I can't say much about at the moment If you are thinking about getting a commission done, give her a try and I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

here's some examples of her work (she has loads more just hasn't gotten around to uploading or coloring all of it.)

:thumb144124912: :thumb144125373: :thumb144121599:

Battle Chasers

Tue Nov 10, 2009, 1:33 PM
  • Listening to: Second Thief- Such a waste
  • Reading: NOTHEN dun have time :/
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: NOTHEN dun have time :/
  • Eating: CANDEH
  • Drinking: mountain dew voltage
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I've been a fan of Joe Maduriera ever since I discovered him rather late (around 2006) and even when I was 8 or 10 I liked his work I was just oblivious of it's origin.

Since I was late finding Mad I missed out on his 9 issue comic series, Battle Chasers... or so I thought. Fortunately a friend of mine from school (who really needs to create a dA account cus she does some epic stuff)has the complete collection and is letting me borrow it. It's freakin epic. My point other than the sheer joy of finally being able to read/study the series is that I would like to own the set myself. So if someone happens to know a place where I can find either all 9 comics or the combined paperback for a good price (I'm a poor college student)and in good condition I would much appreciate it. :)

Also I've been reading :iconlelenia:'s web comic and I found it very inspiring. I'm looking into getting with a guy i know and possibly coming up with a story to eventually try my hand at my own comic series. I've always been iffy about it but with the recent training I've been getting at school I'm a little less hesitant to stray from the norm.

Hope you guys liked Fierce Deity, I've started the sketch for Zelda and have also put up the new poll for the next character so lemme know who you want to see or if you have questions/suggestions just comment on this journal.

-Wes

Dalamar789

Sat Oct 31, 2009, 11:10 AM
  • Listening to: Second Thief- Such a waste
  • Reading: NOTHEN dun have time :/
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: NOTHEN dun have time :/
  • Eating: CANDEH
  • Drinking: mountain dew voltage
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Feature time!

Every year a friend of mine :icondalamar789: has a fall festival party. I decided to go as Victor Creed from the Wolverine movie, and he (being an awesome photographer) took some pretty legit photos. He does some great work so stop by and give his stuff a gander if you enjoy good photography. :)

Hope everyone is having a good holiday!

-Wes