I’m doing a series of images featuring the characters from my comic “My Muse”. So, here’s Reason. He likes to tell me how things really are and even though he’s usually right I don’t listen to him much.
I finally located the combo version of my first entry in the Udon Darkstalkers contest. This is the one that didn’t make it into the tribute book so I can post it for you all to see.
Even though I can’t show you the final version of the image that did make it into the tribute book I can show you a preview of it. In the form of my super rough sketch version that I drew to figure out what I wanted the image to look like. The final version is much cooler than this tiny thing.
I still can’t believe I thought doing a 5 character image with a giant sunflower and background was a good idea right before the deadline. =/
Cough, also there’s this image that I did before I did the Darkstalker stuff that i haven’t had any idea what to do with. My friend Sterling made a joke about this and I sort of ran with it… sorry Sterling. I’m sort of wondering if posting this isn’t sort of like showing up at the end of a party after everyone has already gone home. But what the hell…
With a bunch of buttons that I’ve been selling at cons for a year or two… which are jokes… I swear. REALLY. D= I think I just like to make things difficult for myself.
First a Saiko and Lavender button set! …I need to fix the “Lavender” bit in the store jpg since it’s misspelled by a twitch of my finger. =/
And then a bee button. I like bees in theory… but not so much in real life.
And now my stupid joke buttons.
This is the image that I made that was suppose to be a rough for a painting to match the sleeping cat I made as the header for this website. But I really like it on it’s own sketchy merit. I used bits of this image to make the bottom image of this website theme. It has a very dreaming feel.
In other news:
Wow, this is really cool. The Novel “Demon’s Lexicon” gets an awesome Japanese cover. Heh heh.
Here’s an interview with Phil Folio about going from print comics to webcomics. It’s really interesting. Makes me want to work harder.
I have opened a site store! Woot! Finally. So now you can order prints, buttons, and my comics using Paypal. It should all quick and easy. I’ve been trying to get this thing up for awhile now but I only now got everything on it and tested it. There still some stuff that needs to be added to it but I’m please to announce that it’s functioning! Please take a look around… let me know if anythings broken.
Also here’s a My Muse image of me and the state of my clothing… which right now is sad and terrible.
Ugh I still have to do my taxes. Tomorrow, I’ll do it tomorrow. =/
So, I have a heavy metal 1″ inch button maker that I got as a birthday present last year or the year before and I’ve been making these little buttons of all sorts of things. Some of them really silly.
Recently, I’ve been on an adorable rat kick. I mostly sell these at conventions but I made some sets for selling over the web. Considering the state of my bank account I should maybe have posted these awhile ago. I have two sets, one with no words that has rats just being rats and one with words vaguely based on holidays. =D
I need to make some sets out of all the kitty buttons I have.
Lets not talk about my dancing in real life… =]
I still have no idea what I’m doing with these markers. =<
6? From a Michael’s craft store ad printed April 08.
So many questions arise from this ad… What is that girl carrying? A ballpoint pen? Why is she choking a teddy bear? What kind of outfit is that? I am truly afraid for the guy’s poor arms. Ah, Comic Sans, the only time you show up in this ad is right here. =(
It’s been one of those weeks. I’m covered in work like stinging ants and I’m also trying to get prepared for A-kon in Dallas this weekend. I plan to have a good time this year or there will be blood. Thankfully I’ve stocked up on low expectations and artists that I really want to give money to and maybe hang out with. Along with selling lots of Shawnna’s buttons (gleeee!), low hotel cost, and generally great friends… I’m hoping it will lack the loud music, porn stealing kids, and hotel elevator time sinks that the last few cons have had. Dear convention gods, stop letting other conventions set up tables in artist alley and do nothing but look bored and play music super loud, thank you.
I’m sharing a table in the Komik Market with my friend Shawnna, under Bassanimation. We’re in Section E, table 11… supposing that something doesn’t happen and we don’t get shuffled around in a musical chair type way. Crosses fingers. I’ll have my print book (with new prints even), some badges… or bookmarks (depending on how my laminator decides to function), and a crap load of buttons. Shawnna will have her giant spread of awesomely cute anime button heads… but my small offerings are mostly adorned with cute cats and food p0rn… @_@ I’ll post some after the con.
The food P0rn is not really as bad as it sounds. Really. Swing by and take a look… some of the kitty images are new due to the fact that I keep finding kitties on my hard drives that I finished and then forgot to post anywhere. This image of kitties I made for Valentine’s day is a good example… hell, I even went and made a web preview of the image and then wandered away. Distracted by, I don’t know, a piece of string maybe. Possible an internet argument.
I should post that cute cat comic I made, oh, those many years ago… only this time I should un-crowd the ending a bit. I was trying to cram it into 4 pages and I think it needed a bit more space. Or maybe better pacing. =/
I’m still working on my website store/gallery. It’s shaping up well I just need a little sliver of time to really kick myself into gear. I just didn’t realize how much art I had generated over the years that needs to be moved over in a logical way. Right now I’m not sure how logical a “people” section that’s 98 images big is… when all the other sections are under 20 images. Meh, I’ll figure it out.
I made a rough for an actual painting, which is odd for me. Normally I don’t bother with natural media but this image… it seems to want to be large and painted. It looks rather good even at it’s strange “I’m a scribble in photoshop with lots of cloned and resized bits and bobs” stage that it’s in right now. But it doesn’t want me to refine it, it seems to want to be rough in a way that requires some paint. It’s a companion to the website banner with the sleeping kitty. You can see part of the rough at the bottom of my website design with the yellow fish and the blue kitty. Now if I can just find the time.
In parting, I leave you with a link to Polyvore a site that I think I will be using to figure out outfits for future characters. If I had the time, I’d fiddle all day on this site making outfits and jumping from collection to collection.
I put a few items on Ebay for their 10 cent posting day. I need to start selling more things maybe not on ebay but at least here or on my LJ or something. But this is a start. Epson printer Ink, FMA artbook, CG illust, and a Avril cd…
My ebay page.