Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Art Contest Poll


In addition to the new Caption Challenge post, I have just stuck up a new poll regarding future art contests.  I enjoy the concept a lot, but with a few exceptions, I've been disappointed by the overall number of contestants or entries, even with what I consider to be fairly large cash prizes (and a generally good chance at winning all things considered).

Not sure if I'm not getting the visibility I'm aiming for even with posting and updating on multiple sites, or if it's a matter of my choice of subject matter in each case.

Feedback is appreciated - via comments on this post.  The main target of course are the actual artists who would or would not be interested in participating or who have participated in the past.

Thanks.

Caption Contest 2 - Halloween Costumes



Ok.  Time for a new Caption Challenge.  And just in time for a solid, themed one.

The deadline is midnight 30 Oct 2014!  Just in time to post final entries for Halloween.

This time around, the caption contest is a lot more open - you've got a pretty open selection of images to choose from - and there's no real limits on the themes either - whether TG, TF, mental changes, hair growth, AR/AP, etc.

The concept here is Halloween costumes (or the effects derived by wearing them - although in some cases the costumes may have changed a little too) - through interactions with Mistress Arianna - my original character and/or her establishment - the La De Baucherie Magique boutique - consistent with the previous contest - and it fits the theme quite well. 

[Once again] Fairly similar to Spells 'r Us - she's an ageless/timeless character who shows up wherever/whenever she wants to - hence the variety of pics here.  Not everyone who shops at her store is transformed - there are plenty of normal products to go with the special offers - but it seems to affect a significant number of customers.  Additionally, she's fairly easy going most of the time, but if you get on her bad side...things could happen too.  

I don't want to limit myself to any particular pics in this case - I'm providing a stack of links - I'd prefer to stick to "catalog" or "reference" costume images (or modified versions thereof), rather than any pics of "normal" folks wearing them in other contexts.

A few examples (copy and paste this time around):

http://www.electriqueboutique.com/halloween-costumes.asp

http://www.babygirlboutique.com/sexy-halloween-costumes.html

http://www.sexyshoes.com/c-41-costumes.aspx

http://www.milanoo.com/ttp://www.milanoo.com/gs/sexy-halloween-costumes

And....let's just say...most of the ones here are pretty much right up my alley:  

 http://www.jvalentinecatalog.com/costume-2013/ 
 (you can get alternate pics of these costumes from Electrique Boutique and other sites - but it's a quick reference ;p)

And...I'll count these for costume purposes this time around: 

http://themaidstore.com/

I do NOT own any of these pics - they're just ones I've picked up across the web.

I'm opening this up to multiple categories for the prizes too.  A few variations from the previous contest - due to the general nature of the pics.

- Best single caption - Any single caption using a one-character pic. ($25)

- Best caption sequence - Any set of two or more captions following a sequence/storyline (can use single or multiple character pics) ($45) - For this option...keep in mind the various versions of costumes for the same "character".

- Best original design and caption - A little different - this category is looking for the really weird/unique/far-out concepts - to include photo-editing/morphing.  Must still conform to all other contest rules. ($35)

I fully encourage you to share this challenge with other friends and artists you may know who don’t regularly read this site.  Any artist I have previously commissioned from – even the same subject matter – is welcome to compete, but the submission must be a new piece.

On 31 Oct, I’ll announce the winners in each category.  Prizes - via paypal.

Now the hard and fast rules:

1.  All work must be the original work of the person submitting it.  No exceptions.

2.  Single captions - obviously one pic.  Sequences may comprise as many pics as desired.  Any captioner can submit as many entries as they desire.

3.  Captions need to be submitted already formatted and attached to the image - I don't have the time or energy to handle the extra work at the moment due to my work schedule.

4.  Limited sexual references will be allowed, but nothing explicit, and no profanity.

5.  All submissions should include the following information (which will also be posted with the picture): captioner's name and site (for linking purposes - if available), intended caption title (for posting purposes - I'd rather not have to make up a title from scratch if you wrote out the caption).

6.  Unlimited revisions are allowed during the submission period.

7.  By entering a submission, you are automatically giving permission for me to post it on the site clearly labeled and identified as an caption contest entry – and although I would prefer to avoid it, if the captioner wishes to remain anonymous, I am amenable to posting their entries in that fashion.

8.  Submissions should be addressed to me: thrandrall@gmail.com – subject line should contain the artist’s name and that it is intended as a submission for the Caption Contest.  I would prefer to compile all the entries for each captioner in their own post for organizational purposes - so if you intend to potentially submit multiple entries, please let me know up front so I don't jump the gun on posting your pics.

Additional Guidance:
a.  Please proofread your captions in advance for spelling/grammar.  Also please try to choose a font size/color/construction that will make reading easier.  If your caption starts running long, consider submitting it as a sequential piece.  Please try to avoid pics with watermarks too.

b.  Constructive criticism by others is encouraged in the comments section, but *should* be accompanied by suggestions on how issues might be addressed, improved, etc.

c.  I will determine the caption posting schedule as I have time - depending on the size and number, some may be posted sooner than others, but every one that I receive that fits the entry requirements will be posted on the site before the results are posted.

Have at it!

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Pacific Follies #49


"Striking an officer?  I'll see you in the brig sailor." 

"Oh yeah?...I couldn't see your stripes under all that cleavage."

"Alright then - if that's the way you want to play it, there's only one way to settle this."



Story by thrandrall, art by cluedog.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4,000,000 Views

Wow.  Guess I missed the big 4.0!  Not bad for 4 1/2 years or so.  We'll see how much longer I can keep this up.  It's been nice to see more audience participation the last few months.

Might have to start a few more contests in the upcoming months....I'm thinking maybe a caption one next month (themed of course).

Thanks!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

South Pacific Follies #48

"You think that's funny?  I'll give you something to laugh at!"





Story by thrandrall, art by cluedog.

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Pacific Follies #47


"You may have lost 6 inches where it counts, but it looks like you picked up at least 40 inches everywhere else buddy!"





Story by thrandrall, art by cluedog.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brief Note

Just a quick note - seeing an older journal from agawaR - I ran it through google translate to see what I could do to get one of my OC's illustrated (Mac or Meg) - even though I've only commissioned illustrations of them from other folks.

It looks like they are interested in Mac as an option (see #11 - via Solios' excellent stylings).  If you have a chance and are interested, please feel free to leave a vote comment on the journal entry before 27 Sep.

Thanks ;p

The-Rage-Man - Monster-Girl Vignettes


First off, thanks a lot for your patience with the lack of posts this week.  There is more of everything coming...just catching up now.

I came across The-Rage-Man a little while back, and his work has really improved over the short time I've been watching.  After I saw a few of his AB/DL monster-girl concepts...I had to commission some of my own.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cobalt_k, theaubri, stargate525 - Collab Commission 3


And the final special custom commission by  Cobalt_K with theaubri and stargate525.  It doesn't explicitly state it, but for all intents and purposes the main character can be considered an employee of TransRepo Industries.

Apologies in advance for any delays in posting/replying to email over the next few days.  Just moved into a new place and it's taking longer than I expected to get internet access set up.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Cobalt_k, theaubri, stargate525 - Collab Commission 1


Recently Cobalt_K offered a very special type of collaboration commission with theaubri and stargate525.  Naturally I had to give it a shot - different from most others I've done.

Wound up with 3 separate 1 page comics and a short image set of another transformation.  I'll be working to present the comics over the course of the weekend - starting tonight.  (I may or may not have connection issues posting the rest of the pics this weekend as I move in to a new apt...but we'll see). 

Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

South Pacific Follies #46


"Ok, something is definitely wrong here.  This stool used to be a lot shorter.  And when did you gain 6 inches on me Bill?"


Story by thrandrall, art by cluedog.

Monday, September 8, 2014

South Pacific Follies #45


"Fine, so you beat me.  Wouldn't call it fair an' square this time around.  Lemme just get a grip....hold on...who moved the wall?"


Story by thrandrall, art by cluedog.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Halcy0n - Coffee with Sugar AND Cream


Don't you hate it when the barrista gets your order wrong?  I ordered a chai latte with an extra shot - and the guy making it gave me a straight latte with shots - and no sweetener...obviously.  (and of course I'm several blocks away before I try taking a drink and find out it's the wrong drink).  Man, that was frustrating.

Anyhoo, this was a quick support commission from Halcy0n, and since it turned out so well, I think I'm definitely going to have to work with them some more in the future.