Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sal Valia - Isher in Repose
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.
Guard duty's really not the best time to be daydreaming. Ya never know what those sneaky yinglets will get up to behind your back.