The main takeaway I received at GenCon as far as editorial notes and criticisms was that the work I had on offer was too graphic, too unpolished, too linear. The criticisms were very constructive and from now on I will pursue a more painterly hand. Were I working in traditional media, I would have no option but to express a strong mark-making sensibility. In a strict digital environment, this has proven more difficult; not because of the implement, but rather the boundless potential it and the accompanying software provides. Fussing over this image, I tell myself, as I have numerous times in the past: "I will simplify". I will "return to my roots", to that of indirect painting. I think finally, having encountered sobering, unified, and wholly detached notes, I am ready to do so.