Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

🗓 26 Mar 2020
Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

Since the commission of Marcus and Jessica went so well, I did another commission with the artist Reiesu. This character choice was none other than Princess Nefertiti Magayak of Magaya. I commissioned a portrait of her plus a colored background (flames!). This commission process was fundamentally different than with Marcus and Jessica’s commission because I had actually drawn Nefertiti a few times in the recent and long ago past…very few times. But I had more of an idea of what...

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Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

🗓 12 Mar 2020
Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

So I finally decided to cross this bridge. As in, commissioning artwork by someone who can actually…do art. Not at all like my amateur attempts. My search for willing and able artists took me to Tumblr. I used searches such as ‘commissions open’ to find artists who were available and with styles that I thought could fit the world. I narrowed down the list and eventually reached out to Reiesu. Reiesu’s style was very distinct and I think captures the...

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Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

🗓 25 Feb 2020
Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

So as I think I alluded to in previous posts here and on Patreon, I have an Apple Pencil as of late last year. I’ve been using it to draw on the free Sketchbook app. It’s been quite amazing so far. I’m still learning all of the features and brushes, but the results have been solid so far. I posted some them in the 2019 in Art post, but here they are to date (minus intense spoilers/Patreon icons): Balon -...

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Merch Store Opened!

🗓 23 Feb 2020

After acquiring stock of merch in the form of Cyclone stickers and King Magnets, I’ve decided to open up a little Square Online Store. I believe I’ve set it up OK for this super…light-weight usage. I will need to change things if I get a ton of orders/weird ones, but this is just to start. Feedback much appreciated. Here’s the link to it (also in the top nav).

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Great/Important Angel Pronunciations

🗓 20 Jan 2020
Great/Important Angel Pronunciations

Important Angel character name pronunciations. I need to draw the other Archangels…

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Sticker Mule Magnetic Milestone: King Fla'neiel

🗓 14 Jan 2020
Sticker Mule Magnetic Milestone: King Fla'neiel

This is the third part in my Sticker Mule adventure. The third act twist comes as the latest products I have ordered are not stickers, but…magnets. Magnets of How to Stop Wildfire’s first character, the first introduced character ever in the series: King Fla’neiel! The artwork I did of King that was to be made as magnets was of his helmet in a sea of black with dual lightning bolts as the sides. More abstract than the stickers of Spellbinder...

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Pronunciations of the Races of Tyra Kolaq'blegae

🗓 05 Jan 2020

Finally! A video of me saying all of the race names of Tyra Kolaq’blegae (sans Humans) outloud. Fravier is a really weird one, yes, I know. As for the others, the inflection may change depending on context/my feelings.

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2019 in Art

🗓 02 Jan 2020

Starting the year off with my usual attempt at compiling my non-spoiler, relevant artwork done in 2019. 2019 was pretty back-heavy due to my late-year Apple Pencil purchase and a few months are light/missing due to the artwork being Containment Collapse spoilers. This also doesn’t include the pieces of art that went to the custom stickers of Cyclone and Spellbinder. January None. February None. March None. April None. May None. June Few missing due to spoilers for CC. Vale'roh'gah, rando...

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Containment Collapse Afterword: Expectations Versus Reality

🗓 30 Dec 2019

This afterword is about the expectations I had when writing Containment Collapse, the reality that came to be, and what lies ahead. I’ve decided to post this on the anniversary of The Madness of Light’s release as the stories that went into the writing of both are similar and it feels apt to do so. Read the afterword for TMOL here.

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Sticker Mule Shock and Awe: Spellbinder

🗓 15 Dec 2019
Sticker Mule Shock and Awe: Spellbinder

As explained in my first Sticker Mule post, I’ve been dabbling with Sticker Mule. The first batch were die cut stickers of Cyclone. I was impressed with the results. And before I had even received them, I had ordered rectangular sticker sheets of Spellbinder stickers to see the difference between the sticker types. I chose Spellbinder for the rectangular sticker sheets as her form and dimensions seemed to best fit the format. But did the format/product fit her…? Well, I...

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Sticker Mule Shock and Awe: Cyclone

🗓 08 Dec 2019
Sticker Mule Shock and Awe: Cyclone

Okay, so after setting up Patreon, I was thinking about the idea of Special Offers and then I saw that one of the Special Offers template was for Custom Stickers…and I sort of lost it from there. Stickers! STICKERS! STICKERS! I couldn’t resist getting any if only for my own gratification. To see my characters in sticker form? How could I not want that? The website/sticker maker that I found that perked my interest and eventually sold me on their...

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2018 in Art

🗓 04 Sep 2019

This is so late. I got my stuff together to finally compile this.. The art I did in 2018, minus spoilers and such, organized by month: January None February Chag Xesh Tosh Mason Zfnoc King's Helmet in Darkness March None April None May TCOD Artwork And: Farrco chilling Spellbinder waving June None July Khapiela's Palace Zfnoc Meditation room Chatzu'kuan's ship August None September None October Containment Collapse raw art November None December Hequera with her wings Cyclone, arms crossed Spellbinder...

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The Corruption of Dark Afterword (+ Recording)

🗓 05 Aug 2019

This afterword is a retrospective on characters and change. A character's change and the retaining of identity.

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Random Character Pronunciations

🗓 22 May 2019

Recordings of me pronouncing random character names.

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Binding My Own Book (Of Fractured Edges)

🗓 24 Dec 2018
Binding My Own Book (Of Fractured Edges)

Of Fractured Edges...the last of the first four books. The finale. The start of more. Blah, blah, blah, this is about the physical copy. Each of the previous three I've made custom hand-bound copies for, so Of Fractured Edges was next. OFE's artwork came from a photo I took of tree bark, complete with moss and everything. Then I ran the image through a bunch of color filters to give it that intense black/green hue. All that makes the cover...

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