Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snareser - Just a Few of My Favorites...

What was one type of pic project with snareser morphed into something a little different...still comic-character related.  These tight little color portraits represent just a few of my favorite characters.  The original character line-up was a little different and slightly more theme-oriented, but this group won out for the final set of pics this time.  Enjoy 'em - and check out the books!

Zanfadar - Another Hot Little Poodle-Girl!

Wow....this one turned out so well...very, very cute.  Zanfadar really knows his stuff in producing some tight work very quickly and efficiently!  Don't need to say too much more here...this is just a classy piece that speaks (or barks) for itself ;p

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dumb question(?)

Ok...as I anticipate getting in a number completed commissions in the near future...some of which will require considerably more user feedback than previously - is it possible that a primary reason for the lack of comments is that viewers aren't registered or have google email addresses - and are therefore unable to leave comments even if they are so inclined?  Or do you guys just not care about giving me feedback that can improve the quality of projects displayed here?

Considering the former reason, I have - for the time being - changed the settings to allow anyone to post comments here.  Obviously if things go south - as is always possible, I will modify the settings again - but I hope that this will encourage detailed feedback.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Guardian-Draca - Foolish Human! Exercise Does Not Work That Way!

Ok, that title was a fairly weak take on Morbo from Futurama....it sounded funnier in my head ;p 

Anyhoooo, it's way past time that I got another WG sequence up here, and it couldn't come from a better source.  The ever-classy Guardian-Draca has got a beautiful sequence for you.  No real story in mind here, just an interesting progression of growth.  In the future, I'll need to start developing these sequences as much as I do with the TFs, etc - but for the moment, I think it turned out beautifully (check out the variations in perspective!) - just one more thing to be thankful for this year ;p

New Additions to the Collection....AND a New Poll! - final edit :(

It's been pretty slow the last few weeks - holiday period and all.  I hope all the American viewers out there have had a great Thanksgiving this weekend.  Mine hasn't been too bad all things considered.  For all the non-US folks out there - no Thanksgiving, but things are starting to wind down for the year in most places.  I imagine all the students are prepping for exams, final papers, etc.

At any rate, a few new additions tonight.  First up, there's a new piece of gift art from Zanfadar.  One of my favorite subjects as usual ;p - I think we can expect a good number of commissions from this fine artist in the near future.

Next is a color piece by Snareser of a great comic character - "I am the Law!"....that's right - Judge Dredd.  We'll probably see more of him in the future as well.

Clearly - there was some mistake with my first version of this post...namely, I forgot the actual poll.

By the time you read this, there should be a poll posted to the *left* of the page.  I am interested in seeing what people are most interested in seeing in future commissions - which type of process is most lacking.  I'm listing the primary ones that interest me.  The one with the most votes by New Years Day 2011 will be used in my first featured commission of 2011 (not necessarily the first one posted depending on size and artist).

If you don't see anything listed that interests you or you would like to clarify regarding your vote - feel free to post a comment with more details - I read everything you guys post.  Again, I realize that some of those topics are pretty broad, so if there are specific things you're interested in seeing in a sequence, let me know here - keeping in mind of course my "general" preferences regarding copyrighted characters, etc (see also my art contest rules...although I'm flexible when discussion is involved).


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Taste of Things To Come

Just a quick post to show you that things are progressing.  As you may have noticed, the pending commissions section is growing even if there hasn't been as much to post lately. 

So, to wet your appetite, a brief set of "work in progress" pics.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Interim Update - Check This Stuff Out!

Apologize again for the lack of recent updates.  As you can see from the "Pending Commission" tab, the number of projects in progress is increasing, however it will be a little while yet before some of these come to fruition.

In the meantime, I highly recommend checking out some of the side projects by artists featured on this site.

First up - Cluedog - has put out a beautiful collection of the first 3 issues (nearly 100 pages) of his incredible original comic series "Opey the Warhead" - featuring the world's only living nuclear warhead and his post-apocalyptic adventures.  I've mentioned it at least once before on this site - but I cannot recommend this comic highly enough.  Very funny, very touching, with more of Cluedog's incredibly expressive art than you can shake a stick at - more than worth the price (very good quality printing).  The series is temporarily on hiatus while the man works on his new series "Miss Doomsday" - but I don't think there's any question that we'll be seeing more of Opey in the future.  There are just too many unanswered questions.

Next up is a tight sketch book being put out by Snareser this holiday season - details here.  52 pages of full-color art, and the price includes shipping.  If you've only checked out Snareser's tg commissioned art here and elsewhere, you're doing yourself a disservice - especially if you're a comic book fan.  This guy has got some real talent and it shows.  I've only posted a couple comic character commissions from him so far, but I've got more in the works and you can see a massive variety of characters on his DA page any time.  The best part of this offer is that your book will come with a unique black and white bust/head-shot on the back cover of any character you choose.

Lastly, one of the most interesting webcomics out there - certainly the most dense ongoing one I've ever come across - I gotta recommend "Among The Chosen" by master visionary Solios.  For new readers, it's pretty much imperative to start with the second book - The Dualist - this is one massive work in progress, but trust me, once it picks up, it really gets going.  A great combination of intelligent writing and excellent art, it's an excellent yarn.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A New Project - Part 1

If you check around the different pages, you may notice some new updates on the "Donation Art" page.

I'm trying something new.  I don't know how well this will work, but I'd like to give it a shot - please humor me.  I enjoy commissioning art, almost as much as I enjoy supporting talented artists.

Featuring some new pieces by Engineskye,


and Snareser - please check it out.