Sunday, October 28, 2012

Art Contest #6 - "Luck Be A Lady"

Alright….time for the sixth Art Contest…the biggest ever.  I really hope to see considerably more entries this time - probably need to do a better job advertising myself, but I appreciate any help you viewers can provide too.

The new deadline is midnight 15 February 2013!  This will work partially for a 3rd Anniversary Celebration for the site - albeit a little premature - and some other key dates to be mentioned later.

The primary theme here falls under a somewhat tighter subject, but should allow plenty of space for interpretation by the artist. 

Now this phrase can certainly be interpreted in more ways than one - including looking back at the original song and its associated setting - the musical "Guys and Dolls".  While the title might imply a TG transformation, that's not necessarily a necessity given other potential changes.  The key is that there should be some sort of gambling involved - it could be at the races (dog races included), any casino games, slots, poker night in the basement, big wagers - almost anything goes!

Could even be some high stakes action..but probably not fight night.

Again, any kind of transformation or process is permitted - always on the lookout for cool, original ideas that provide a little more variety from my normal commissions.

Now for process here, this one will be very open to interpretation again.  The idea here only requires a minimum of 3 pictures – although more are always encouraged.  Much as I love straight captions - there needs to be some process actually shown in the transition from beginning to end. 

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 similar subject matter – is welcome to compete, but the submission must be a new piece.

On 16 Feb, I’ll announce three winners – First prize $200, second prize $150, third prize $100 – cash prize from me to you via paypal.  From our previous contests...if we have enough entries, there will also be a Viewers Choice Poll with a prize of $50 - that's $500 in total prizes!

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 3 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 should 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: – subject line should contain the artist’s name and that it is intended as a submission for the Art Contest.

Additional Guidance:
a. Upper body nudity is permitted but should not be excessive. Lower body nudity will be frowned upon. 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. Extra consideration will be given for judicious, original and innovative use of fur, clothing, BE or other additional tf styles (ie. WG – within svelte, sexy limits ;p), hair growth, etc.  Backgrounds or scenarios are optional but also encouraged.

Have at it!

Morning Routine - Sunday

Our last special promo for Cluedog's "Common Courtesy" - which should be available this week (Sandy pending ;p).

Our final piece is by old favorite artist Snareser - seriously - everyone needs a day off now and then ;p

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Morning Routine - Saturday

Our promo for Cluedog's "Common Courtesy" continues:
Naturally there's no point getting up super early on a Saturday.  And besides, as Mr-DNA shows us again, it's always worth treating yourself every now and then.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Morning Routine - Friday

Still chugging along on our promo for Cluedog's "Common Courtesy" - which should be available around the beginning of the month.

Today's sequence is again brought to you by blackshirtboy - sometimes you just need a little something extra with your morning joe.  TGIF!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Morning Routine - Thursday

Our promo for Cluedog's "Common Courtesy" continues:

 Today's rendition is by Darkoshen again - looks like Arianna is amping up the caffeine to positive effect.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Morning Routine - Wednesday

We now return you to your regularly scheduled update in preparation for the release of Cluedog's "Common Courtesy."

Today blackshirtboy asks us if it's really better to forgo coffee completely if decaf is the only option available?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Morning Routine - Tuesday

Again, apologies for the delayed post.

Continuing our promo for "Common Courtesy" by Cluedog.

Tuesday is by Darkoshen - this is why I stay away from decaf.


Apologies for the delay, but I suffered an unforeseen lack of internet access this morning.  I will post Tuesday's pics as soon as possible and should have no issues with the rest of the week.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Morning Routine - Monday

I'm really looking forward to the next donation project by Cluedog.  So much so that I've got not only a beautiful promo piece - see below - but also a complete week's worth of daily pieces by some really great artists.

Classy and retro-looking IMO - very cool.  And yes, Mistress Arianna is the protagonist.

 Monday's piece is after the break - by none other than Mr-DNA!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Illustrating the "Classics"

Fast responders may have noticed a new page on the bar at the top of the site - "Illustrated Stories".

Basically, this is a concept I've been thinking about off and on over the past year - commissioning some of the best artists out there to illustrate some of my favorite stories from around the interwebs...and I've finally got it ready.

Oppaiman's rendition of "An American in Hell" serves as a pretty good example of what my intentions are.  Simply put, I'm looking at a flat commission of $100 (possibly to increase) in return for 3 to 5 pictures illustrating any of the stories on the list - even ones that have already been illustrated by another artist (although I'd prefer to see all the other stories get hit at least once prior to something like that) - and eventually getting to a point where these stories - and any others that I add to the list, wind up being virtually fully illustrated.

The illustrations can either be set throughout the story (as demonstrated by Oppaiman) or focus on a single transformation (granted in some cases the entire story consists of a single transformation sequence).

Unfortunately I can't shell out large amounts of money at random for this - even if you're willing, I may not have the resources directly at hand depending on the timeframe (I'll probably add a little availability notification window to the widgets on the page).

For prospective artists, I would like to see a link to your work (unless I've already worked with you) and a simple write up of the story you plan on illustrating and which shots you intend to portray.

As in the case of my art contests (I will be announcing another one very soon!) - my contact email is thrandrall(at)

Thanks for the interest!

Oppaiman illustrates "An American in Hell"

For those of you who see this update first and immediately follow it, there will be an additional explanatory post following.

That said, I am happy to present an old favorite of mine (came across it years ago):

An American in Hell by Hugh G. Breastman

It seems as though it will require a significant amount of time to actually format a story to look reasonable on the blogger template.  Copying and pasting from word or even the website doesn't seem to retain any formatting.

That said, however, why deprive you of Oppaiman's excellent art?  Here are his first illustrations for the story. 

Note: I do not take any credit for the story - just the presentation here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly Update

Slow going lately - projects still chugging along...finances a little tighter since I've got a move coming up and also looking at a replacement laptop this month - but should still see some new pieces soon.

A few notes - first off, got a few more sample pics of the next big project by Cluedog - this one will be going by the title "Common Courtesy".  These samples may give an idea of what to expect - but since it's a slow weekend - let's run down the list (in no particular order) - multiple TGs (as always), age progression, pregnancy, weight gain, shrinking, adult baby, clothing changes, race changes - may have missed a few but I think that covers most bases (and plenty more Mistress Arianna).

Next, wanted to throw out a recommendation for Okayokayokok's recent work.  He's got a number of recent comics worth checking out for a small purchase each.  Details below.