Holiday Art Sale Part II: Store’s Open!

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All right, there are only four little paintings up for now. Three are 8″ x 10″ and one’s about a millimeter shy of 9″ x 12″ because I had a brain fart while prepping the paper and trimmed it to the wrong dimensions (9″ x 12″ is the dimensions of a comic page, in case you’re curious), then failed to notice until it was already inked. Oh well! Bonus. That’s the Calterra one.

The comic is always my priority number one, but when I have spare time in the future more things will appear in the shop. Keep an eye on my Twitter, Tumblr, and/or Facebook and you might get to see progress shots of some future offerings before I finish them. :) I might experiment with some different media in the future, too. Not just watercolors. We’ll see how things go!

For now, check it out. =D

Holiday Art Sale

I’ve never done this before, but since I’ve got most of a week left in my vacation from my day job (I just took some time off to de-stress at home) I thought hey, my To Do list is swiftly getting whittled down. I have the time. It’s a good time of year. Why not get brave and offer some art for sale?

So I’m thinking I’ll do just that! Let’s see how this goes.

I’m not the sort of artist who’s mastered doing commissions and staying sane, yet – I’ve tried a few times and I rapidly turn into a nervous wreck who can’t even draw stick figures when I realize that another human being might be depending on me for something – but I’ve come up with an alternative that still lets me offer you guys something. With any luck, this might build my confidence a bit, too.

The plan, so far, is to do up a few 8″x10″ watercolor pieces featuring one or two of the characters from Prophecy of the Circle. Since they’re quickies (kind of like an extra super big comic panel; only a couple of hours worth of work each) I’m setting them at $30 USD a piece, with $7 shipping on top of that, and they’ll be first come, first served, for one of a kind original pieces. I’m thinking I can get between 3 and 5 done by the weekend, and I’ll keep making more in my spare time as time allows. I get crazy nervous about making things that people would pay actual money for and shipping them out into the wider world, but ’tis the season, so…. I’ll give this a shot. :) If you ever wanted to own something I made a pretty artistic mess on (or better yet, gift it to a fellow fan!), now’s your chance.

My goal is to post the first couple of these on Saturday. I’ll have more news closer to then (gotta make a few of these things, after all!), so keep an eye on this spot.

If you’re interested in the possibility of a specific character, let me know in the comments. =P No guarantees, especially for the first test batch, but it’ll help me figure out how to prioritize who I draw.

Update: I’ll be going through Storenvy to sell these, and so accepted payments’ll be through Paypal. :) I’ve done some sorting and shipping prices are set at $5 within Canada, $7 for the states and $10 for everywhere else.

Update 2: Sneak peek slightly fuzzy (my hands shake; it’s a delight) iPad photo of what I’ve completed so far. :)
Photo 2014-11-21, 6 09 07 PM

Still Alive! There’s New Fanart, Too.

And with my usual terrible ability to ever think of anything to say in my news post section, it appears that a few months have passed without much of a word from me. Sorry about that, guys. I just have a habit of working in silence and not realizing that I’m doing it.

I’ve had a busy summer and autumn and its kept me hopping, but unfortunately not much of that has been on the website stuff I’ve planned. Such is the trial of being an adult: there’s always something that needs attention and not much of it is fun, necessarily. Maintenance and work and paying bills and the like. You all know how it goes. =P

But winter’s approaching, and as a matter of fact, it even snowed today, just so it could prove that point to me. With the colder weather comes a bit of a slow-down in the amount of stuff I have to keep on top of in my everyday life, so maybe we’ll see some progress on a few of those half-finished projects I keep babbling about without actually saying anything (I’m so delightful that way).

I do want to pop in here and tell you guys one thing, though, and that’s that you are all a delight. I mean that. It’s been especially apparent with the chatter going on in the comments section over the past few months, but its always been rather true. All of you bring such a smile to my face, and you’re just so genuinely enthusiastic that I couldn’t ask for more or better. It would be a shame if that went without acknowledgement. I love telling stories to you guys because you’re the best audience I could hope for. It’s been on my mind for a bit now that I need to say that. You make this worthwhile.

And on a final note, there’s been another bit of fanart submitted, this one by Tim Matthews, also known as that fellow who cosplays my characters with such skill.

No seriously, I never dreamed that there’d be fanart even, let alone cosplay; this is an amazing place to be in my creative career. And here I need a gallery to showcase both. You guys are fantastic!

But yes. You should go check it out. =D 

And until next time! I’ll try to not let quite so much time pass between babblings  here. :)

New Extras Section: Cosplay!

I was recently reminded that I have a whole new section of reader creativity to showcase, so I went and added a new section to the Extras (edit: renamed it Fanworks & Extras!) page! It’s really awesome seeing what you guys come up with.

On that note, if anyone has sent me fanart in the past and I’ve forgotten to post it and you want to see it up there in the gallery, please, send it my way again. In the past few months I had a lot going on and I know a few pieces got lost in the void, but I want to get anything I can up there for all to see. :)

Edit: Added two more pieces of fanart that I’d previously missed. If there are any more out there, send them in and up they’ll go. :)

The Comic Shouldn’t Be Up Yet…

… but I suppose it is anyway. Whoops. O_o The time looks like it’s set correctly on my site now, and I thought I fixed it last night, but I guess for the most recent comic post it was still confused and posted it six hours earlier than usual.

Oh well. Bonus for you guys! I suppose it makes up for the site being offline for most of yesterday.