Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2009, 5:02 PM
As most digital artist's know, the books produced by Ballistic Publishing (Expose, Exotique, etc...) are known to be very high quality featuring only the best art of the year. I have submitted my artwork a few times and a number of those images were added to the short list for the final round. In the end they were not selected but this latest time, after getting a short list notice for 2 images, they asked about my process and I told them how my work is always based off of an original photo. That was the last I heard from them and I can only assume that the reason why my work was not selected was because of my process.
They can certainly pick whatever images they want but it seems like the process of how my artwork was created is more important to them than simply its style and beauty.
Oddly enough, one of those images is about to be featured by another (bigger) publication. More on that soon.
...and another big project is in the works so stay tuned!