This next piece is a little different - and I'm particularly happy with it and how it turned out as a standalone piece. Honestly....it's not actually my first piece of commissioned fan-art for another artist's OC - but it's pretty close. But this is definitely the first piece of art commissioned specifically in response to an artist I found through Cheasy's podcasts.
Sal Valia was featured on S2E2 of the Changing Times transformation podcast. Through his participation, I found out about his excellent transformation-themed fantasy comic "The Out Of Placers." I gotta say, he's really done an excellent job with world-building here. A number of different, unique races and species - very different from the average fantasy tropes - he goes into some detail on the background on the podcast which I highly recommend. The characters themselves are well formed and grow on you very fast. This became an instant must-read for me after I went through the archives and I look forward to every new post.
Honestly...one of the few webcomics that's ever resonated with me on a really emotional scale - ie. this strip. Talk about sad.
Anyhoo....I love the character of Isher - and she does have some similarities to some of the other characters I've been working on. After seeing this pic of her - I really had to commission something too.
Soooo, work took up so much time yesterday, I never even had a chance to get on my computer or check email or anything. Not cool. Guess we'll just have to post an extra pic tonight and tomorrow to make up for it. Thanks again LordAltros!
Well, slowly inching closer to the 5 year mark (April 9) and the 5 million pageview mark. I'm guessing we'll hit the date first but what the heck. Honestly...I don't have any big plans for celebrating the anniversary at this time (although plenty of additional projects in the works). Any gift art is very graciously appreciated as always. Your donations in support of artists featured here is also greatly appreciated - and ALWAYS goes to fund more art.
That said...I did have one little idea regarding a "celebration" of sorts. The first person to send me a screenshot of 5 million views - or the closest number *over* 5 million ("The price is wrong!") will win a $250 commission of their choice from the artist of their choice - pending artist availability and content approval. So obviously....there's a bit of leeway there on my end, but it is my money.
You take the shot, let me know what you want to see by whom - and we'll see what we can do. Nothing guaranteed.
And what the heck...I'd really like to see a little more viewer participation here in the comments as well. I enjoy reading feedback on DA or FA - but it'd be nice to have the opportunity to respond directly on my site too. Might have to make some future project posting contingent on comments - as I've done previously :)
Still planning on upgrading/moving the site - but it'll probably happen later in the year when I have a little more time.
In reference to my last post - following my participation, I did take the time to go back and download and listen to all the other podcast episodes. I enjoyed them all a great deal - they brought back a lot of good memories of different sites and interactions over the years - even if I don't know all the folks involved. It helps that I have already commissioned work from several of the featured artists - with more on the way!
I highly recommend giving them all a listen. Cheasy has put a LOT of work into their production and has done a great job moderating these for the community. A nice little series of time capsules and snapshots if you will. I gave him a few recommendations of other folks who I'd love to hear on his program in the future - we'll see if any of them show up.
Well, this is one unique piece. I was invited a few months ago to participate in Cheasy-Dino's TF-themed podcast "Changing Times." It was a real honor to participate in this sort of project - my first time ever - and my first real skype session too ;p In retrospect, I should have listened to the rest of the episodes beforehand to get a better feel for things, but I think it turned out really well (but boy...I'm a little long-winded when it comes down to it). Next time I'll try and prep some more specific references rather than droning on and on. I did have some specific artists in mind when I made some of my comments, but I hope they weren't too specific and that nobody takes offense at my personal opinions here. Both Cheasy-Dino and Pheagle were really great folks to talk with and I enjoyed myself immensely!
Well, looks like we managed to recover the next portion of the video with a little less difficulty. Might just be due to the fact that we're getting closer to the end of this roll of film.
Looks like Synthean's been able to do a really good job with the reconstruction this time around - although truth be told, I'm still having a little difficulty placing the exact time and places being referenced here.
Well, as one of Engineskye's last projects on the site - and his second contribution to the Donation Project, I'm happy to present "A Day in the Life" [of Candy specifically]. Honestly, I haven't seen or heard anything from Engineskye for quite a while on any of his galleries - here's hoping he's doing well out there.
I'll be spreading out posting of the sequence over the entire week - let's make it last ;p
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