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2013 Art Summary by SonPan 2013 Art Summary by SonPan
I really love doing these art summaries every year! :D

Sooo, interesting thing, if you compare to last year, is that I basically abandoned all the comic-style stuff and fully dived into the children's book thing. Now, I suppose there might be some watchers who are disappointed by that and... I apologize for that. Unfortunately, it's not at all possible to find any publishers willing to work with a comic style, at least not in Germany. I gotta make a living, you know. :/

2013 was a good year, over all. The first half of the year I worked on a school book, which was a lot of fun and also covered my bills for most of the year. The second half had mostly smaller commissions and quite a lot of free time, but that's part of this job, especially while you're starting out. Which I still am.

Anyway, I don't want to bore you with too much chat, so here are the links to all available images I selected for each month:

January + February: Unavailable, this is from the previously mentioned school book and I won't upload anything from that until it's published.
March: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Unde…
April: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Tadp…
May: From the school book also.
June: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Cat-…
July: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Drag…
August: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/An-u…
September: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Tedd…
October: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Hang…
Nobemver: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Danc… (actually the partner piece, which you can find on my blog)
December... is blank, because the only stuff I did is stuff I can't show. ;)

2011 Summary: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/2011…
2012 Summary: sonpan.deviantart.com/art/Year…
Blank Summary: dustbunnythumper.deviantart.co…
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mesai Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good year! Let's hope that this year is a prosperous and creative one <3
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SonPan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional
Yeah! Same to you! :D
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the illustrations...it's so lovely!
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SonPan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you! :hug:
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Monisawa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
It's amazing how quick you shifted from what you have been doing for YEARS into something different while being successful at expressing yourself that way! I loved your work before and love it even more (since it relates to what I do.) Do you find it hard to keep yourself driven/inspired even though you would probably prefer comics?
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SonPan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional
Thank you! :hug:

Actually, I ended up quite burned out from drawing comics for... what was it, 5 years? It was just SO much work and I got so little (financially) out of it. Sure it was fun for a while, but the projects were always about a year long, so I had that constant, nagging thought in my mind that I should be working at any moment or else I wouldn't make the deadline. No vacations (not without feeling guilty), most weekends working, too. It was exhausting.

So I was quite happy to leave that behind me and go into a different direction! I realized somewhere along the way that even though I do love comics, I have always been more of an illustrations person. I missed my watercolors so much, and I never had time to get them out. For now I can't say that I miss drawing comics one bit. I wouldn't mind doing short comics every now and then, especially if a client asks me to, but at least for now I have no desire at all to go back to drawing "long-term"-comics.

As a result, at the moment inspiration for drawing comics would be hard to come by, while inspiration for fun little illustrations comes a lot easier. :D
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