So it turns out I'm quite lucky. I mean it's been a month or so since I completed my military service, and I was sure I'd have to find one those ordinary student-like jobs. I gave a chance to art anyway, as I had nothing to lose, and sent some work samples to one of the biggest book publications here. After two weeks of no real answer I was beginning to lose hope, and that's when they finally called up and found me a nice project to do for them. So it's a little start, just one book cover, but it's a good one, ne? :] And... two of my paintings will be up in a show in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy conference next week.