Ah, times are so fast paced. I have been looking at various freelance and permanent positions for my bread and butter money until Tyrlion Design takes off and becomes an entity unto its own. And I see the work many clients want. While such tasks as HTML 5 and CSS are beyond me I do know I can do illustrations and designs. The problem is this – I lack the portfolio to prove it in some cases. As an instance. I look at avatar creation. This seems a simple affair. I know I can do this. However, my portfolio is that of a fantasy illustrator with some classical elements. Alas, no I have to sometime add avatar creation to my portfolio. I see it pop up enough that it must be added. And there are a ton more. Living in Silicon valley has highlighted, no actually shined a great sun-like fire on my work, and what I need to shore up in order to survive and later prosper in this environment.
I am under no illusions. Development of the necessary portfolio enhancements will take long months, if not years. But I do think the elements that I will be striving for will dovetail with what I have found what I am. I am an illustrator, but my creation of worlds as both an illustrator and writer of homebrew roleplaying games and stories shows that I am a concept artist. My portfolio just needs to be fleshed out more to show it.
Looking at other concept artists work, I see a daunting task before me. Daunting, but not impossible. It simply needs to be worked on, night and day. But it will happen, perhaps later than sooner. But it will happen.