quick update

I meant to have something for you in terms of koi fish and breeding or body temperature maps and emotions but the plain fact of the matter is I’ve been selling my soul to finish some prints in time for Metrocon 2015. As it is, I’ll just remind you that despite working hard remember to take a breather and nourish yourself so you can keep going. In the mean time, enjoy some updated, pretty art!

As always, click the images to be linked to a larger version.

Gladiolus: Peace Offering

Amaterasu and Issun

Dance With The Stars [commission]

Pilot

 


Live Streams are Back!

Hey guys and gals! I had to take a break from streaming for a while while the laptop underwent repairs and silliness but we should be good to start up a few livestreams a month again. I’ll be streaming today, in fact!

Now, I usually have lower commission prices for livestream, but today’s stream will have a rarer low price for commissions! These special discount streams happen randomly about once a month and are only to place your order during the stream. All payment is due at the time of commission and you receive a high res file of your completed work. You can come by to chat, watch, make friends, and commission me! You do not have to be a member or log in to LS in order to do any of these. For more information, feel free to ask me questions.

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[click the image for more info and to go to the stream]

Stream starts at 12pm EST. It’ll go for a few hours so feel free to pop by when you’re available. I usually try to announce a few days ahead of time on dA, Twitter, and Facebook that there will be a stream. Keep an eye out for more streams on those sites – I’ll see you there, or I’ll catch you later!

Not much else to report this week for you, other than if I’m counting these correctly I have about 26 comic strips penciled. That’s 26 weeks of comics prepared! They of course need adjusting and reorganizing to figure out the order but I’m well on my way to having them ready to upload in July/August.

Until next time, keep exploring~


quick art update

I had a different post planned for you today guys and gals, but I want to develop it more before I load it for you. Instead of doing both of us a disservice by releaseing a half-baked completed piece, here’s some updated art and what I’ve been working on lately. The plan is to have the post, involving koi fish, up next week.

I hope you are having a stellar week and are doing something to celebrate you and, if applicable, your mother/children for Mother’s Day.


On Silence

My usual commute process for the past few years has included constantly playing music. Recently I’ve made the transitions from obsessively playing mostly dance music, to only instrumental music, to playing any music – to recently playing no music at all over the past three to four months.

The quiet was really loud.

Let me clarify: sometimes music helps me focus, sometimes it boosts my creative process and personal energy, but it seems that recently it’s just been noise that fills my head and leaves very little room for me to process as I usually do to balance. At first it was uncomfortable being washed over with everything I was putting off sorting through but as I made my way through the mess and resorted what I can only describe as endless boxes of content in my mind the silence turned from bombarding to calming.

I forced myself to keep the music silenced on my commute for about a month and I’ve noticed that, a little after welcoming a balancing and meditative silence, I’ve started humming several ‘older’ scores that have not come up on my playlist for a long time. Sometimes they were dance songs, sometimes they were instrumental pieces, sometimes they were cycles of my favorite songs. One thing was similar about them though: whatever I was humming at the moment coincided with whatever inspiration I was working my way through at that moment.

My suggestion to you for the next week is this: try going a whole day without listening to your regular music. What do you hear? What do you find yourself suddenly humming as you work, walk, read, sleep, etc?

What are your thoughts on the sound in your life?


plans, action and execution

Commissions are getting completed – I’m so excited for more!

Portrait Commission

Portrait Commission

Click on the picture above for more information on commissions like this, or go to the 2015 Themed Discounts post to check out updated commission information.

Also, here’s a sneak peak at comic designs!

comic and print plans

comic and print plans

It’ll be a slice of life comic with things that happen both in my life and in my head with the occasional game activities comic (follow this link to see what I mean). Any idea on a title?

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I look forward to hearing about your adventures!


Plan of Action

commission WIP

I got my art computer back this week so we are back in business my loves!

First thing is first, I’ll be completing the commissions I still owe and then I’ll be focusing on preparing additional prints for Metrocon 2015! Before the end of this year I plan to have Green Book 1 properly titled and ready for my primary editor (hopefully we can actually get it to beta readers before the end of the year). I’m looking into an art fair in Brevard for August and some last minute conventions at the end of the year. If I make it to the Tampa Bay Comic Con it’ll be an organizational miracle but I can always cross my fingers and keep charging on.

I know many have been asking if I publish a regular comic. I’ve just recently started playing more with strips and, while they are random outtakes, I would definitely like to post something more sequential on a regular basis. It will probably be a slice-of-life and fantasy hybrid. How real is this possibility? Real enough that I’ve already penciled out a couple complete strips. Look forward to it, ey!

On that note, I think for any goal, big or small, it’s good to have at least a general plan of action – however I advise you to always leave elbow room for flexibility and unforeseen events.

Take a look at the latest WIP on my deviantArt account – or check out new and old art you may have missed:

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Remember you can get more frequent updates from me on Facebook:

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It’s about time for a Ratified Research post, wouldn’t you say? I think so to. Look forward to one of those next week!

Remember, I take commissions! This month’s special discounts applies to any water creatures!


quick update

Hey guys and gals,

I’ve been trying to take it a little easy this past week and a half. My wrists have been hurting very badly (a side effect of bad hand angle when typing a lot) and I want to give them a chance to heal before I do too much and damage them in such a way that stops me from doing any art or writing completely. Therefore, this post is just to let you know that with all the ideas I’ve been getting I might start putting out a comic once every two weeks on a regular basis (it will increase based on time and other priorities). I have an idea for non gaming comic strips too so it would not be strictly a game comic. Here, have a comic (click the image to be taken to more comics):

Gaming Shenanigans: Wherever You Go


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