E M P Y B I R B D I A R Y I I
Since my last entry in September, I've got my Internet connection back, so I'm slowly trying to get everything together and cleaned up. I fell waaaaay behind my update schedule for posting journal entries, but hey! It happens, and best you can do is get up, catch up, and keep going.
I haven't been too artistically productive as usual lately, aside from working on commissions and art trades, but I've been sketching some creature designs here and there and thought that they might make for some interesting character adoptables to sell. I may post those up this month for all of you to see, and maybe I might even do some Halloween-themed monster adoptables too!
You guys love Halloween, right?!
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So... I've been thinking of taking up "Pay What You Want"
commissions (abbreviated as PWYW
) after I finish up my current commission queue. I mentioned it over a week ago on Twitter.
It's something that I know a lot of artists around here have doing and I've considered giving it a try.
have trouble pricing my commissions, mainly because I'm very nervous and tend to think that no one would want to pay a high price for my work. As a result, I always undercharge my time and effort into private commissions and wind up being frustrated with myself.
Images of small dimensions or minimal details can take me about 1-3 hours to complete from sketch to final shading, whereas larger illustrations of can take me 12+ hours. I really want to develop speed and promptness with my art, so maybe taking on commissions of this nature will be a more stress-free than doing flat-rate work. Maybe for the rest of year? I want to see how fast I can work and how much quality I can fit into a single piece per hour.
I would really appreciate feedback on this. Flight Rising Dragon Portrait Commissions - Progress Queue List
Luunai - Marduk (Complete) Luunai - Diotima (Complete)
- Krin - Kune and Spinel (Sketching)
- Krin - Keenan and Sentinel (Thumbnailing)
- ErianaMoon - Ultandin and Fae (Thumbnailing)
- - - - -F L I G H T R I S I N G
As some of you may know, I play a game called Flight Rising,
where you raise a clan of dragons! If you've been wanting to join FR
for a long time, good news! The doors will be open for a registration window, starting on Monday, October 13th at 5:30 Server Time until Tuesday, October 14th at 5:30 Server Time! You can read more about this announcement here
As a reward incentive, if you decide to refer me (Empyrisan) when you register, I'll give you a hatchling from this pair of dragons, Cerebii and Kardio!
Or whatever it is that you want! Join FR and add me as a friend if you'd like!
- - - - -K I C K S T A R T E R S
Poor me is unable to toss money at all of these neat projects I keep stumbling upon and collect some backer rewards, but as always, you can help out creative people by spreading the word of their little labor of love! These projects have yet to meet their funding goal, so check them out!
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Here are a few favorite pieces I've found last month! I was in the mood for browsing through realistic fantasy paintings...
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That's about it for now. I hope you all are doing alright!