Month: September 2013

Informal Update II

Well, guys and gals, just a quick update on things I’m working on at the moment.

Art: My latest commission is finished! The only dilemma now is getting it to print properly with as many colors alive in it on gloss paper as I see on screen. This is a common problem with print artists who must rely on printers they cannot change the settings for and can be caused by a number of reasons. The most prominent problem is that when working on a computer monitor your light source is a backlight versus when the image you are working on is printed, whether it be digital art or a photographic work, the light is from an external source. Another possibility is that the printer in question may be color correcting. If you’re suffering the same problem I recommend an internet search, and try to speak with the people at the place where you are doing your printing at. If you have your own printer and are still having this issue start playing with the settings.¬†According to my research and situation I have applied several different screen layers in Photoshop and I am hoping one of them will print out correctly. This is a technique I discovered on another blog site. I will make another attempt at printing the commission and let you know how it turns out.

Kaleidoscope: The entire series so far is available on my Smashwords store. The first story, Ointment, is available to read for free and I am currently working on the fifth installment, Walls of the Keep. You can also interact with the characters and storyline on the tumblr blog I have set up: Ask Kaleidoscope. Please feel free to ask the characters questions! For each character you ask I will submit a quick sketch of them with a reply. Maybe you’ll get luck and I’ll post a short comic strip of them. Go find out! Would you like to know more about the series from me? Directions your questions to me on that site!

Horses: my next lesson is this Thursday but I am learning a lot by being around horse-people and reading as much equine literature as I can. I do have an equine-based story in development where I am attempting to implement equine behavior, riding tips, and training hints throughout. Currently this work is a background piece. Back on the topic of horses: you will find that the more you place yourself in the presence of the things you like to do, the people you like spending time with, new avenues open up and you’ll discover possibilities that will enable you to keep doing this. What’s the best that can happen? You’ll find something worth fighting for – for yourself – and that will enable you to draw light to yourself. What about the worst thing? Well, you’ll find what you that was amazing is not something worth fighting for – but do not despair too quickly. That just means there is something else out there you may be willing to metaphorically punch back for.

Glory Kiri Odie

Next week I promise you an equine-related blog. How’s that? Enough of this indoors-y stuff, ey?

Happy exploring~


Artistic Pieces in Progress

First of all I would like to extend a thank you to the regular followers of this blog, as well as a belated welcome to new followers of this blog! If you found me via my business card from Metrocon it’s nice to be able to connect with you again! I am not currently signed up for more conventions at the moment but the minute I am I will post it to every site I am linked to to keep you in the loop! If you found me just from browsing the web or any of my other sites I’m glad to have you here~

There comes a time when every creator just has to put his or her head down and charge through work, whether it is one complex piece or several different works. During that time the creator may be unreachable and may also withdraw socially for a period of time. Please keep in mind we are trying to make something out of nothing and even for those with talent it is harder than it sounds, so welcome us back and understand that we do not aim our absence at you, we only march as best as we can to the beat of a drum pounding away in our minds. When we march well that is what produces the works you admire in our galleries and hopefully on your walls, in your music players, etc. That said, this is why I have been busy for the past few weeks:

works in progress
works in progress
animal trainer wip

Click on the images to be linked to a larger version.

Some of these are commission pieces, some are just original works I am finally getting to work on. I am also editing the next Kaleidoscope short story: Walls of the Keep. This piece is about Jaeda and Ark: they meet for the first time and you see if Ark is ready to come out of the shell he built around himself after the incident with Kendra. I have not currently designed the cover for it – who would you like to see this time?

You should also check out the Tumblr site I set up for Kaleidoscope! There you can see art of the characters and ask questions about the world and story. If you have a character you’d like to see more involved in the stories you can express so there – for example, who would like to know more about Raylan’s cousin, Chloe? Want to give your input on future cover designs? Send me a message on the Kaleidoscope Tumblr site! You can even send questions to the characters and they will respond to you on the site, isn’t that cool? Check out Ask Kaleidoscope now!

Remember, if you’re interested in any prints or commissioning me please feel free to contact me! I am still currently working on setting up an online store as well as a price range chart (I am rearranging the format to make it easy to interpret). If you are interested please contact me via email: For any other inquiries feel free to leave a message here or on my art site. All links are available on my “About” page.

Until next time, go have an adventure! Then come back and tell me about it, ey?