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Illustration Job: Steampunk Shoes

Something I illustrated late last year for a job.  It was for an app and one of the props requested was Steampunk Shoes.  I never used to draw any props but over the last 2 years, I started getting hired to design props and backgrounds which is absolutely awesome and it makes me more versatile as an illustrator.  It's good fun and I really enjoy it.

Studio work is going well and I am on target and having a good time with the work.  Looking forward to MOSTLY chilling out this weekend.  I say mostly as I still have freelance and personal paintings to do.  As always, it would be nice to have more robotic attributes and not need food, sleep and never getting tired.

I also managed to do this at training today.....


Pretty happy with that!  Next aim is to be able to hold the stand for longer and reduce the amount of support.  Considering this is my second time trying to do a handstand, am doing pretty well!  I remember being terrified of it and certainly being jealous by some of the kids back in school who could do it.  Now here I am...physically stronger and more fit than I ever was and am 33.  Having a personal trainer is one of the best things I have ever decided to do for myself and having Justin be my trainer has been fantastic.  He knows how to read me and I trust him to make sure I don't break my neck.

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