Long Overdue Update!

I posted this journal on all my art pages, so I thought I’d make the info available here too.  Even though you guys have been seeing more updates than DA, FA, and Weasyl.  It’s been a long time since I’ve made any update of significance anyway. So, where the heck have I been? I’ve been working on a children’s book with fellow artist Nordeva, which should be coming out fairly soon. I will make a new journal when I have more news on that! It has been pretty time consuming, but I have managed to do some other work at the same time. Much of what I have been making I cannot yet upload, so that’s why there have been very few uploads from me.

100 Deeds
The next page is sketched, I am waiting for a gap in my schedule to be able to complete it! There are not too many pages left in this chapter, and I have something special planned to make up for how poor I have been at keeping with a regular upload schedule. I appreciate how patient you Irving fans have been with me on this chapter. :heart:

Current Commissions
I have been able to do small amounts of work on my current queue while working on the book, but nothing like what my productivity was like before. I am eager to get back to a more regular work schedule, and increase how much of those I finish per month!

Future Commissions
For the time being, I have decided to take commissions on an on-demand basis via Livestream. I am doing this to avoid adding to the lengthening queue, while still being able to have an income. I will announce pre-planned stream session dates and times, so they won’t be a surprise, and post details on exactly how those will work so folks are prepared all around.

Patreon for TeaFeathers?
I am planning on opening a Patreon page at some point, I’m currently hammering out the details! It will be be set up in a way that will NOT interfere with existing commissions, while also offering patrons something unique. I’d like to set it up around my head world, TeaFeathers, and the character’s within like Nym and The Harp. Patrons would be helping to support my dream, which is to flesh out the world of TeaFeathers entirely and make a creative playground for others to participate in, as well as make stories about the main characters (either as comics or as books). So right now I’m hashing out ideas for pledge tiers and milestones, and hope to have my Patreon page up and running soon!

That’s it for now, I can’t wait to be able to post some of this art I have been making! =)

A heavy spring snow threatened the tree flowers that have been budding a couple days ago, and I brought in this small bunch of that had fallen on the ground.  My cat, Loaf, insisted on inspecting the new material thoroughly.  After a thorough sniffing, she seemed to deem them worthy to exist in her space.  Thanks Loaf!
Loaf is my studio assistant, in charge of distractions and tuna acquisition, so occasionally she will appear on my tumblr, though rarely!

A heavy spring snow threatened the tree flowers that have been budding a couple days ago, and I brought in this small bunch of that had fallen on the ground.  My cat, Loaf, insisted on inspecting the new material thoroughly.  After a thorough sniffing, she seemed to deem them worthy to exist in her space.  Thanks Loaf!

Loaf is my studio assistant, in charge of distractions and tuna acquisition, so occasionally she will appear on my tumblr, though rarely!

kashidom replied to your post “kashidom replied to your post “aura218 replied to your photo “Hello…”

"You may choose to either unwatch me if it bothers you so much, or…" is what I’m referring to; the suck-it-or-leave attitude — it’s coarse and very unpleasant to get this kind of reply. Voicing your thought isn’t the issue here, only the method used.

And here I will have to disagree.  It IS the person’s choice to unwatch me if it bothers them, as I am not going to change my methods for them.  Letting them know they have that choice is not meant to be abrasive, only informative.  I am sorry you didn’t like what I said, but I am not sorry to have said it.  I’m not going to put any more time into this beyond this reply, as there really isn’t anything left to say.  Please respect that, and let’s drop the topic.  =)

kashidom replied to your post “aura218 replied to your photo “Hello again Monday, time for work! …”

..I find that kind of a response more offensive than a dumb question like this. It’s the type of reply I get for asking pretty much anything, including mandatory services — not saying that a new stream image is mandatory, just noting the response.

I am not sure what there is to find offensive.  I explained my position, and gave options for the person.  I didn’t call them down for their question, or insult them.  If explaining my reasoning and giving options in response is offensive, then I don’t think any response would have been correct. 

aura218 replied to your photo “Hello again Monday, time for work!  Today I’ll be sketching some more…”

can you PLEASE change your livestreaming image? it’s REALLY tiresome to see the same one all the time.

Would it be neat to have a different image every time?  Sure.  Is it my responsibility to make sure you don’t get bored with the image?  No.  I use the same stream alert image because I don’t have to cut into any work time to make a new one every day, and it’s also easily recognizable.  You may choose to either unwatch me if it bothers you so much, or download tumblr savior and omit the tag “livestream” so you don’t have to see it. 

vantid replied to your post “Are really the primary colors for every kind of art (traditional and digital) cyan, magenta and yellow like a recent flowchart by meredithalde on Tumblr says? (I reblogged it recently if you want to read it)”

True primary colours is useful for mixing clean, bright colors, though.

Yes!  But which to use is the question?  RGB or CMYK?  Are you painting traditionally, digitally?  Do you want to make reproductions, and what are the printer specs?  Choosing which primary color palette to use, I feel, depends on what your goals are there.  In some scenarios, CMYK is your best bet for those clean bright colors.  In other, RGB will do you!  =)

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jn-squire asked: Are really the primary colors for every kind of art (traditional and digital) cyan, magenta and yellow like a recent flowchart by meredithalde on Tumblr says? (I reblogged it recently if you want to read it)

I feel like the argument over what the “true” primary colors are is a little needless.  I’ve seen the post you’re talking about, and while I think the points the Meredith makes are 100% valid, attempting to make it out as if it’s the only real way is odd.  CMYK and RGB can both work wonderfully as a primary color set digitally or traditionally.  I feel like it depends on what your goals are with your work, medium, and chosen color scheme.  We should each just follow and expand our color theory knowledge and find what works best for us through practice!  =)

I found an old sketch I started for a werewolf character sheet and decided to correct some of the anatomy mistakes and clean it up a little.  I would like to still paint this fully and make a reference sheet for her.  Flat colors don’t do her coat justice, I’m planning on making her iridescent like a Grackle!  She also has a fun back story, which I will post when/if I get to finish her reference sheet. 
Woo, werewolves!

I found an old sketch I started for a werewolf character sheet and decided to correct some of the anatomy mistakes and clean it up a little.  I would like to still paint this fully and make a reference sheet for her.  Flat colors don’t do her coat justice, I’m planning on making her iridescent like a Grackle!  She also has a fun back story, which I will post when/if I get to finish her reference sheet. 

Woo, werewolves!

tea-feathers:

scaleeth:

Eski colored my sketch of her character, Nym, and I absolutely adore it! Look how pretty, aaaa~ <3

We made a thing!  Thank you again Scaleeth, this was so fun to color!  =D

tea-feathers:

scaleeth:

Eski colored my sketch of her character, Nym, and I absolutely adore it! Look how pretty, aaaa~ <3

We made a thing!  Thank you again Scaleeth, this was so fun to color!  =D

hanmonsterart:

Well, Livestream’s still out of commission, despite having a fair suspicion what my problem is (… updating Flash a couple of days ago), but I did get a little more work done on my private commission today AND try Google hangouts with Pach and Stripetail as a possible (and surprisingly viable) alternative while I’m down for the count! I got a little further on Stripe’s thing, which has a placeholder amp overlay for compositional balance that I need to paint the hell out of eventually, but so far I’ve just been kicking around the underpainting of the body itself.
I am eager to get to the point of doing ridiculous details— as is the style of Visual Kei in a nutshell.

Oh my god, that tail decor!  Brilliant!  =D

hanmonsterart:

Well, Livestream’s still out of commission, despite having a fair suspicion what my problem is (… updating Flash a couple of days ago), but I did get a little more work done on my private commission today AND try Google hangouts with Pach and Stripetail as a possible (and surprisingly viable) alternative while I’m down for the count! I got a little further on Stripe’s thing, which has a placeholder amp overlay for compositional balance that I need to paint the hell out of eventually, but so far I’ve just been kicking around the underpainting of the body itself.

I am eager to get to the point of doing ridiculous details— as is the style of Visual Kei in a nutshell.

Oh my god, that tail decor!  Brilliant!  =D