a-girl-named-stu asked: Hi there! I unfortunately missed you at ECCC so I was wondering if you'd be at sakuracon next weekend? I'll be bringing jello and fig newtons!

Unfortunately no! I… have not had really any luck in selling at Sakuracon. I did years ago when you could still apply for an AA table and it didn’t sell out in 30 seconds, and again the year before last when someone was gracious enough to share a table with me.

I will be trying to get to Sakuracon from here on out though. I’d prefer to have one of their small press booths, but I need about 60-80% original content (I think that’s what their guidelines say).

Anyway, that’s a longer answer than what was really necessary! XD

16 April 2014 ·

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My to do list for this week. In case anyone was waiting on something from me? I dunno. This is mostly for me.

  • Finish commission 
  • Finish that other commission
  • Email back everyone that inquired about a commission
  • Set up a Patreon
  • Email people interested in assisting on the Beyond the Breach fanbook
  • Cry many tears from stress
  • Go to a burlesque show on Saturday and buy drinks with quarters (so many quarters)

I’ll delete this later.

16 April 2014 ·

Unused character designs for the iOS game, Nitro. Loved doing these, even if they weren’t used. :)

16 April 2014 ·

monoclejack:

For some reason my art is looking pretty hella tonight. alienfirst, I’ll go ahead and color this tomorrow!

Mah lady! She’s looking great! :3

monoclejack:

For some reason my art is looking pretty hella tonight. alienfirst, I’ll go ahead and color this tomorrow!

Mah lady! She’s looking great! :3

16 April 2014 ·

xenopraetor's xenomorph, Rico! Colors are a crapshoot on this one unfortunately.

16 April 2014 ·

Concepts for a “game camp” kind of thing. Basically doing quick art to accompany a pitch.

15 April 2014 ·

thatbugboy:

skidoooooooosh.

Okay no. Being this cute is NOT ALLOWED. Little Wing givin’ nose bumps and licks. :3
Wehhhhh I got distracted with Hermann and Archimedes lately and forgot how adorable these two are togetherrrrrr.

thatbugboy:

skidoooooooosh.

Okay no. Being this cute is NOT ALLOWED. Little Wing givin’ nose bumps and licks. :3

Wehhhhh I got distracted with Hermann and Archimedes lately and forgot how adorable these two are togetherrrrrr.

15 April 2014 ·

A baby Grace!

Young Grace is fairly clumsy. Due to both their lack of experience with their own echolocation, and due to their rapid increase in size (it takes Grace a mere month to go from the approximate size of a labrador retriever to a draft horse, they slow in growth after that somewhat). Size aside, Grace is incredibly good natured and greets anyone who approaches with exuberance. Tendo has a bit of job in instructing the kaiju on NOT hopping up and licking anyone in front of them.

14 April 2014 ·

Well, the quality isn’t great, but I’m messing around with trying to record some videos.

Here’s that Newmann sketch from a bit ago.

14 April 2014 ·

alienfirst:

Oops, surprise. I like Homestuck. In a passive way. So this is dumb.
Newt as a jade blood (with horns that just could never figure out how they wanted to grow) and Hermann as a burgundy blood (with horns shaped in the golden spiral/golden ratio). Because I thought it was funny. Newt being a jade blood that would later become a rainbow drinker (whatever if they’re all female, forget you) because then he could hold his own rave party. Hermann just seemed like he’d be at the bottom of the hemospectrum.
Sorry but not sorry.

I have nothing for 4/13, so I’ll just reblog the last Homestuck art I did which was… wow, Pacific Rim. Go figure. Does Amanda have a whole thing with Newt dying by Otachi and coming back as a rainbow drinker to basically kick Hannibal in the balls for a kaiju brain? Yeah, yeah she does.

alienfirst:

Oops, surprise. I like Homestuck. In a passive way. So this is dumb.

Newt as a jade blood (with horns that just could never figure out how they wanted to grow) and Hermann as a burgundy blood (with horns shaped in the golden spiral/golden ratio). Because I thought it was funny. Newt being a jade blood that would later become a rainbow drinker (whatever if they’re all female, forget you) because then he could hold his own rave party. Hermann just seemed like he’d be at the bottom of the hemospectrum.

Sorry but not sorry.

I have nothing for 4/13, so I’ll just reblog the last Homestuck art I did which was… wow, Pacific Rim. Go figure. Does Amanda have a whole thing with Newt dying by Otachi and coming back as a rainbow drinker to basically kick Hannibal in the balls for a kaiju brain? Yeah, yeah she does.

13 April 2014 ·

I was plunked down in a coffee shop for a good bit today, so went back to draw Hermann owl related things because Athene Noctua by pickle-plum is still the cutest damn fanfic (for those late to the party, it’s an adorable Pacific Rim AU in which Hermann has owl wings, and yes, they do make somewhat logical sense). Camera pictures ‘cause I’m too lazy to scan. (Bottom left is just the mask drawing before I drew the mask. Thought it was a decent sketch.)

I figured maybe way WAY down the line, Newt convinces Hermann to let his wings hide in plain sight during Halloween or some sort of costume party. Newt waits for YEARS probably because he’s been sneaky and has been saving all of Hermann’s lost feathers and has painstakingly crafted something he thinks might align itself with Hermann’s tastes. Using the feathers to create a proper coat tail and to adorn the sleeves. With other stylized feather patterns on the coat lapels, the vest, and the boots. Then a mask of course.

*snort* And I had the silly idea that maybe as Hermann gets older, instead of greying, his hair becomes mottled white and brown (like the actual little owl). So maybe some of that shows up, making the feathers of the mask flow seamlessly into his hair.

13 April 2014 ·

alienfirst:

WeLoveFine’s Homestuck design competition is open for voting! There’s lots of pieces you can vote on, but I’d be much obliged if you could give mine a vote! You’ll need a WeLoveFine account to participate.

Go here to see and vote on my design! (If it doesn’t come up, make sure you are logged in to the WeLoveFine site FIRST before clicking the link.)

3 days left to vote!

12 April 2014 ·

Drawing a Hermann AND trying to design an owl mask on the same page in my sketchbook. GEE, I WONDER WHAT THAT COULD BE IN REFERENCE TO????

(Designing for a large piece I want to ink by hand later.)

11 April 2014 ·

Decoration assets I made for Z2 and their iOS game, Shadowslayer.

I think these were tweaked slightly before they were put in game.

11 April 2014 ·

Weapon assets I made for Z2 and their iOS game, Shadowslayer.

These were so much fun to do. Dragon ax is my favorite.

11 April 2014 ·

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