20
Oct
Oh my god.

Eyecager got my Hatoful Boyfriend for my birthday.

And Sica is bringing her shibe over.

*vibrates*

20
Oct

Just a quick preview of what I’ve been working on - also the reason why I haven’t posted art in like, a month. Because I’ve been putting together Genomancer book (previously known as “Mondigan” and “Wrath and Pardon”) that collects all my art and writing together from the past five years.  Reading it doesn’t make total sense since it’s all out of order, but it’s still pretty monumental for me!

Will be on Kickstarter later this week after I get quotes from my printer! *o*

10/20/14 at 12:44AM
#kickstarter    #genomancer    #art book    #writing   
14
Oct

satyress13 replied to your post: Hey, guys!  If you’re near Anahei…

i wish I was in that country ^*^

Actually, if you are interested in purchasing a print but aren’t in the US (or are looking to buy old work I no longer bring to conventions), I have a brand new INPRNT shop. :)  

I was going to save the announcement for a free shipping weekend, but why the hell not now? Haha.

10/14/14 at 12:53AM
#satyress13    #inprnt    #prints    #conventions    #art show   
11
Oct
Does anyone have suggestions for good Visual Novel/Otome/Dating games?

Or generally games with interesting uses and combinations of mechanics and narrative.

i want to do some inspiration research for a far future project idea I’m kicking around.  English language, please.

Okay, so far got:

  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Dangan Ronpa
  • 999
  • Persona
  • Ace Attorney
  • Long Live the Queen
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • The Banner Saga
  • Bastion
  • Transistor
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Child of Light
  • Trine
  • Braid
  • Machinarium
  • Cinders
  • Analogue: A Hate Story
  • The Stanley Parable
10/11/14 at 4:24PM
#visual novel    #otome game    #dating sim    #dating game    #video games   
08
Oct

#Nikolai WIP from #lbardugo #grisha .

10/08/14 at 8:10AM
#grisha    #nikolai    #lbardugo   
07
Oct

clzwart:

It’s the weekend and I’ve got the fanart bug and I am trying to come up with some titles for these like “Any Excuse to Draw Gold Braid and Epaulettes” or “I Finally Drew Nikolai, fictograph" or "Cassie Promised Her Coworker She’d Practice Backgrounds and This Is What She Drew"

teeheeheeheeheehee *o*

*rolls around being gross*

10/07/14 at 10:52AM
#others art    #not my art    #HUUHUUHUU   
01
Oct

Hey, guys!  

The dog I used to babysit has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, canine arthritis, and 2 torn ACLs.  He’s named after Appa, the sky bison from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

He’s a real big (literally) sweetheart, and his owners would like to get him a doggie wheelchair (surgery is still too expensive :( ).  If you’d like to help out, please click here or signal boost!

http://www.gofundme.com/f1mb38

One person who re-blogs or donates from this post will win a free 11”x17” print of your choice from me (there will be more designs soon, I’m still in the process of uploading).

Thanks! :)

10/01/14 at 1:44PM
#signal boost    #appa    #avatar    #a:tla    #dog   
29
Sep

Love Meera and Jojen Reed fromGame of Thrones.  My poor babies.

This was just a sketch, and then it got way, way, out of hand.  Pen, marker, and white pencil on toned paper (as usual).

09/29/14 at 4:52PM
#game of thrones    #asoiaf    #meera reed    #jojen reed    #a song of ice and fire    #art    #fanart   
25
Sep

tamorapierce liked your photoset “Fanart Friday! My two favorite ladies from childhood: Alanna of…”

I’m just going to go and die in a corner now.

09/25/14 at 10:07AM
#tamorapierce    #omg    #my childhood   
23
Sep

A Little Known Shop asked me to record my inventory for my Solo Art Show in October (please come check it out!).

I figured I’d post it here since it’s a great real-life example to a question I get all the time: How many prints do I take to a convention?

It totals to about 106 fan art and 92 original, and 31 uncounted display copies (229 total).  Everything above the yellow is fan art, below is original art.  I only carry 11”x17” posters.  The more popular designs have more, the less popular ones have less.  I make more for a bigger venue, less for a smaller venue, but this is ballpark what I’d have on hand at any given time.  

This format works for me, but not for everyone.  Each venue is different, and each artist is different, with different products and target markets.  Just figured since I made this list and people keep asking, I might as well post it.

20
Sep

Almost done! This one’s for you, #clzwart . #ruinandrising #maloretsev #thegrishatrilogy #shadowandbone

09/20/14 at 8:22PM
15
Sep

Select commissions from NDK!  Thanks for the support, folks!  The con was super fun, and I hope I’ll be back next year.  I can’t believe I did twenty commissions, including one with a complete interior. *o*…

Also, I’ll be at Rose City Comic Con next week if you want to pick something up!  Let me know if you have suggestions for visiting Vancouver, BC or Portland, OR!

09/15/14 at 11:45AM
#commission    #ndk    #ndk 2014    #nan desu kan    #ndk denver    #art    #fanart    #convention   
09
Sep

”..the problem with wanting is that it makes us weak…”

Aleksander Morozova, the Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.  All of Leigh’s characters are great, but I love a sympathetic villain.  

Companion piece to Alina Starkov (which I gave to Leigh at a signing, and that was an awesome night!).

Haha, I hope you didn’t think I was done with this series.

More Grisha Art: http://fictograph.tumblr.com/tagged/grisha

09/09/14 at 11:14AM
#darkling    #the darkling    #aleksander morozova    #the grisha trilogy    #shadow and bone    #art    #fanart    #lbardugo    #grisha   
07
Sep
sketchmocha asked:
Once you get this you must say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send this to 10 of your favourite followers

I don’t really have much nice things to say about myself, so I’ll just stick to interesting ones:

  1. When I was in grade five, I had a pet lab rat whom I named “Tofu” because “everyone else named their pets after candy, so why shouldn’t I name mine after a health food?”
  2. I once did a commission for three rising sixth-graders at a con.  They refused to leave my table until I was done.  An hour later, their mom came over and threw me a $5 tip for “putting up with [her] children.”
  3. The motion capture lab where I worked during college once housed ENIAC, one of the first-ever computers.
  4. When I still worked in animation, I got in the breakfast line behind Guillermo Del Toro.  Then, he turned around and plowed right into me because he is at least a foot taller and straight-up couldn’t see me. Later, he previewed Pacific Rim to the crew and called the trailer, “as subtle as a fart in a spacesuit.”  This is the closest I’ve ever been to a legend.
  5. A few months ago, I told a drunk acquaintance that I worked in the AAA game industry and his reaction was, “Can I have a hug?”

*shrug*

09/07/14 at 7:06PM
#faq    #life    #sketchmocha   
04
Sep
Anonymous asked:
I have a question for you-- how do you store your art? I find myself accumulating a great volume of sketches, drawings, etc. that I don't want to throw away but I don't know what to do with, so I just shove them under my bed. What do you do with all your art?

I keep everything backed up on two portable hard drives and store things I need double copies or frequent access on Google Drive (like my PDF, job application portfolio or my writing) .

Most of my traditional drawings are done in dated sketchbooks, so I just have a shelf on my bookcase with the books in chronological order.  There’ve been about 10 of them since 2008.

I keep my loose or larger work in an 13”x19” Itoya portfolio, which I also keep on the same bookcase.

My oil paintings on canvas board are stacked in my closet.  Since these are usually life studies, I tend to not care, so I throw away the bad, give away the mediocre, and keep only the best.

Doesn’t take up much room at all, really. All things considered, “under the bed” is the same as “on a bookshelf.”

09/04/14 at 9:26PM
#art    #faq    #storage    #sketchbooks    #portfolios    #Anonymous