Friday, August 31, 2007

Thank you, Sony!


Well, today is my last day here at Sony. It's been close to a 7 year run and I believe in my heart that my season is over. I've been contemplating on starting a painting career for a long time and it seems that I am ready to embark on that endeavor. My role at Sony has been a concept artist and so I was responsible for designing environments, characters, vehicles and props for video games. My console experience dates all the way back to the first PlayStation. It was definitely a fun job. However, I must also say that while I was doing my job, painting for galleries was constantly on my mind. I did paint at nights for my current gallery for the last 3 years but that gets exhausting.

The decision had to be made that if I were to ultimately pursue a career in painting, I needed more time to paint. So I resigned. I plan to continue to do concept art on a freelance basis while I try to add more galleries to do paintings for. Thanks to my good buddy Cecil Kim, who originally got me in the video game door way back in 1999. Thanks, Cecil!

Well, I better start painting!

8 comments:

greg said...

Best of luck! Great working with you.

God bless
-GC

PleinEric said...

You're going to bless many with your paintings Donald!

Can't wait to see what you focus on...

God bless

Scott said...

Hey Donald,
This is great news!
Best of luck to you and I will be looing forward to your future works.
Regarding your question about more tank paintings, I think that more will be on the way.I'll keep you posted.
Good luck!

sho katayama said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog before. it was for Gary Meyer's quick portrait i did. Good Luck on your new endeavor.

Cholesky said...

Oh wow! That's so cool. Good luck Donald... Hopefully you'll post some paintings to you blog.

-Evan

Terry Miura said...

wow! taking the plunge! that's awesome, donald! Best of luck to you. With your talent, I think you'll do just great!

by the way, I used to work for Sony too. although my job was installing speakers into TV sets on the assembly line - not nearly as sexy as your job was!

Donald Yatomi said...

Thanks, guys! I really appreciate the support...

CECIL B DEMENTED said...

Donald,

Time flies and I respect your decision going into Painting career-I
will follow your footstep and you inspire me so we are even now.

Peace be with you!

Cecil