Friday, December 23, 2011

*Update* - Growing Up Gecko - Snareser

As long as I’m posting updates, I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of new character pics Snareser has done for me on the “Growing Up Gecko” page.  Of course one pic is just another gorgeous pic of Mac and Meg – classy as always!  The other pic however, is something that’s taken me far too long to get to – a series of reference character pics for other supporting characters in their universe – who will play a significantly larger part in the eventual story as I piece it together

I’m very happy to present the first images of Dr. Margaret Athena aka “Momma” and the Rt Rev Ignatius Loyola Bismarck – “Father Iggy”.  Their general looks should remain much the same initially, but the ages will change throughout the course of the story.  Not much background to put out at this time – but noting the sign behind them – the story takes place mostly in the vicinity of the planet of New Halicarnassus in the Doric system – specifically around the Halicarnassus Institute of Scientific Development and Learning (HISDL) where Dr. Athena conducts research and teaches.

Please check 'em out and leave some feedback!

Synthean - Separating the Sheep from the Goats - Part 2

I am also very happy to present at this time – the remainder of Synthean’s gorgeous sequence partially posted earlier this month.  A beautifully painted sequence that reminds us that what’s on the surface doesn’t always match what’s underneath – although in a slightly weirder way than normal ;p

All pics below the break!

Engineskye - Payback's a Something (or other)

Now,  Engineskye has been working on another long commission for me (among other things) – and although the entire piece has been completed, I think it would be a terrible waste to post all 15 pictures at one time – I’d rather split them up for greater effect.

So as far as background goes – I think it’s time MistressArianna picked up a few more supporting characters.  Donators may remember her pets acquired last year – but now she’s looking for an assistant to help around La De BaucherieMagique.  Let’s see who or what she decides to come up with…

Art Contest Update

Next, before I forget, we need a brief update on the art contest.  Just as a clarification from my previous post – the species portrayed doesn’t necessarily need to be a “real” one per se - don't rack your brains if you can't match anything up exactly…there are plenty of interesting “fake” species out there.  Just off the top of my head:  The Big-Titted Terrier, the Long-Haired Russian Whorehound, the Strawberry-Blonde Labrador, and the always-popular Bimbo Spaniel for example.

One recent favorite story as more inspiration.

Solios - Perfectly Blended

A veritable slew of updates today in keeping with my current posting schedule.  Some nice treats just in time for the holidays – albeit not necessarily the ones I had in mind at the time of commissioning ;p

First up is a beautiful single pic featuring my chimera-girl Lyssa by Solios – previously featured in a sequence.  This is one of an upcoming series of advertisements that she’ll be appearing in on the site.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Art Contest #5 - Best in Show 2012

Art Contest #5: 

A new art contest for the (upcoming) new year.  Been a while since the last one, but I think this sort of thing supports my posting schedule a little better than some other ideas.

The theme here is “Best in Show”.  That is to say, I’d like to see before and after pics of dog-women (at least 2 pics).  I know I’ve enjoyed (and will continue to enjoy) commissioning poodle-girls, but let’s see some other breeds of dog-girl (not saying poodle-girls won’t be accepted).  Try and work some thematic elements either similarities between the woman’s outfit/hairstyle and the breed she becomes or swapping with her pet, or something similar.  Also looking at options for boss switching “positions” with secretary, etc.  Sequences longer than 2 pics are definitely accepted.  The woman should wind up at least 25% dog by the end (ie. ears, paws, tail, fur, etc) – but anything beyond that is acceptable as long as at least the face is mostly human.

You don’t necessarily need 2 characters in the pics if it works thematically, but you don’t normally allow pets outside (out of the yard) by themselves, so let’s keep it “realistic”.

The best design/look will win the blue ribbon for “Best in Show 2012”.

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.

All entries must be submitted by midnight 14 February (or thereabouts – subject to change – depending on internet access – I will hopefully have dates tighter before then).  As soon as possible after the deadline, I’ll announce three winners – First prize $100, second prize $75, third prize $50 – cash prize from me to you via paypal.  We’ll have an audience vote after this contest too, but no monetary prize this time. 
Now the hard and fast rules (no real changes here):

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

2. Sequences must be at least 2 pictures long.  There is no upper limit to the number of pictures and additional consideration will extended for additional effort.

3. Any medium is accepted – pencils, ink, paint, digital art, CGI renders, photomorphs, etc – or any combination of mediums.

4. All submissions include the following information (which will also be posted with the picture): artist name, medium(s), scenario (if applicable), sequence title (optional) – and any other additional information you think is relevant.

5. Subjects must be adults – at least 18 – NO exceptions!

6. Any artist may submit as many sequences as they wish.

7. Unlimited revisions are allowed during the submission period.

8. No copyrighted characters are permitted (unless they're your own characters). This means no anime, videogame, movie, comic/manga characters, etc. 

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

10.  Submissions should be addressed to me: thrandrall[at] – subject line should contain the artist’s name and that it is intended as a submission for the Art Contest.  Also, if you have another gallery or site you would like me to link to, please include it as it significantly improves my artist tracking ;p

Additional Guidance:
a. Upper body nudity is permitted but should not be excessive. Lower body nudity should be conservative (no fluids and most definitely NO FUTA).  Sexual activity is right out. (This is a great opportunity to try out some new poses or stances).

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.  As always, references to other Transformation Repository characters, locations, etc – are welcome ;p

Have at it!

Synthean - Separating the Sheep from the Goats - Part 1

Just so you guys know I'm not totally down and out.  I do have new projects being worked - unfortunately they don't all coincide with the periods during which I have good access and the ability to update this site.

Check the Pending Commissions section for upcoming projects - definitely more in the works.  I think you'll enjoy them.  And please keep donating too if you appreciate the artwork - I know the artists appreciate the support as well.

Right now, we have the first part of a new commission by master artist Synthean - truly an artist with an eye for the fine details.  This sequence provides a demonstration of a new product line by TransRepo Industries - this pharmaceutical item brings out the true colors of that special someone - are they just pretending to be someone they're not?  Or are they the real deal.  Let's separate the sheep from the goats.