... sorry, can't think of a title. Those birds - the ancestors of modern chickens - are awesome though. This random journal-decorating griffon was vaguely inspired by them.
Anyway, thanks everyone for Happy Birthday wishes, and even a couple of gifts! Unfortunately my internet has been slow as balls lately, so it will take a while to reply to many messages. I really appreciate your support though.
I've still got loads of projects quietly going on; that enormous fantasy comic (graphic novel?), Chicken Quest (really), possibly a little isometric equestrian game... plus working on several projects with others, like colouring books, sprites for games, charity things etc.
Have been learning 3D modelling/animation, Flash animation, a bit of programming, and composing music, particularly 8-bit style. Self-teaching is hard, but so very satisfying when successful, and it's wonderful to have a sense of independence. There's no limit to one's creative ambition.
"I want to make an epic fantasy/sci-fi RPG about magical chickens?"
... well yes, I damn well can!
No dev-team can stop me, haha.
Maybe won't work entirely alone - will need some programming and engine help - but I will strive to create all assets myself. 2D and 3D graphics, soundtrack, battle system calculations... it's liberating and exciting.(will definitely upload and share some examples of all these things, when ready. At the moment it's all either (private) commissions for others, my own crappy practice, or early concept-stuff for Chicken Quest etc.)
Health situation is improving since surgery. Not perfect - many days I'm still in some pain - but it's far more tolerable. Back to volunteering and odd-jobs, and really looking forward to getting more art-work done. ^^
Uhmm, yeah. Some people have suggested this, though I'm not very familiar with it. Sounds like a decent idea?
Just $1 per month, from a handful of supporters, would be helpful and very encouraging. But the idea of getting donations for nothing (just drawing normally) seems awkward.
I understand there is a "reward" system, in which artists draw extra things for their supporters. Of course I would love to offer some nice rewards to make donations worth it! But what sort of things would you value...?
- Linearts/shaded bases (including pixel style, or animated)
- Pages of many sketches/poses you could take ideas from
- Free designs, supporters get first choices
- Tutorials (how to draw chickens, animation, CSS etc)
- Journal CSS templates (add your own graphics)
- Voxel creature models you can edit
- One free commission every month, for a random supporter
See this folder
or the rest of my gallery, for examples of what I can do.
Any thoughts, feel free to toss them at me. ^^
Anyway, hope everyone is having a good day. Bye for now.