It's been a blue moon since I've written a new journal, so here's my two cents on recent events. If you're interested in hearing how the Detroit FanFare convention went, head on over to my Blogspot site and read the review, there. [link]
Well, let's see, for starters I've moved my art studio space into a larger room. About time, too, because I couldn't make myself work anymore inside that closet. In all seriousness, it was about the size of a closet, and that's what it will eventually be turned into. It's been eating away at me for a long time, now, not having a real place to call my "office," "studio," or what have you. I've got that sort of mentality that requires a work space to do real work. And trying to work out of a closet or in the living room doesn't cut it. Period. So while it's still very cluttered, I feel much less aggravated and can try getting my act together.
In other news, it seems like the commission work has started coming in from different directions. When it rains it pours, so it seems. There are a couple of potential commissions that I'm anticipating in particular. I'll be sure to elaborate more on them when it's a sure thing. But I will say this: one might include drawing the line art for a comic anthology's short story. Really interested in the premise, and at the moment I'm waiting on the script. I'm very optimistic about this.
Didn't sell the sketch cards at Detroit FanFare, which I'll admit was a bit discouraging. But as my father told me, you've just got to keep producing, and to that end he's right. I've enjoyed drawing the sketch cards that I've made so far, and I'll see if I can't keep at it. I mean, they're small, can be done within a day, and I have some ideas for where to go with them when I've made enough. On that note, I'm adding sketch cards to my repertoire of commission offers. All are done in Faber-Castell artist markers and Micron pen, but the prices will vary, some. For those interested, here's what I have in mind:
Grayscale markers, single figure (head to waist) -- $15 USD
Grayscale markers, single figure (full figure) -- $20 USD
Color markers, single figure (head to waist) -- $20 USD
Color markers, single figure (full figure) -- $25 USD
Sketch cards with multiple figures, we'll negotiate on price.
Sketch cards are mailed in standard envelopes, so include an additional $1 USD for mailing costs. More, if it's international. And all cards automatically come in a plastic protector.
Like I mentioned before, I've currently got a bit on my plate, but sketch cards are easy enough for me to fit in. (And having some extra pocket money for the holidays wouldn't hurt, either.) So to test the waters, I'm currently offering only five slots. First come, first served. Grayscale and color are both fair game.
So that's about the jist of it, here on the home front. Keep vigilant, as more will inevitably come.
--------------------$20 CHARACTER PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS
O.C. Bai'chea ($10 commish, price remains the same)
examples: [link] [link] [link]
--------------------S.D. CONTEST ART PRIZES [link]
O.C. Bai'chea portrait
fantasy portrait, for a friend's mother
the Holy Family portrait, for a local lady
pastel drawing, for a friend [link]
--------------------10 FREE SKETCHES [link]
--------------------ART TRADES [link]
Art trades are currently closed for the time being.
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In the spirit of community, I decided to feature a different, fellow dA'er fairly regularly. To the artists: please don't feel obligated to do the same, this is just something that I wanted to do. I enjoy your work and I want others to as well.EDIT: This is a repeat feature.
This journal's featured artist is... (drum roll, please)...
As the winner of our Salad Days
contest's Summer category, she gets a special feature in my journal for this month. She went above and beyond the call of duty by submitting not one but four
entries into our little contest, one for each season. Thank you very much, WhiteTigaw! So take some time to look over my personal picks from WhiteTigaw's gallery, and of course I encourage you to browse through her gallery yourselves.
Here are some examples of her work:WWP Summer VacationSDPP - Lumin DomunWWP Students - WW styleWWP Students - WW style 3WWP Students - WW style 4
And to that end, I salute you!
Keep up the good work!
Past Featured Artists: