Something quick I should just mention, and I didn't think it warranted a whole new journal, but recently I realized all the ads on DA are really friggin' annoying. I should get Core membership, methinks. And then I think, why buy it when I can TRADE IT?!
So! I am offering the chance to trade a commission for a membership! There are two types of memberships that are available, a $15, and a $50.
FOR THE $15:
-Will draw a digital picture of one character in flat colors with a simple background
FOR THE $50:
-Will draw 2 pictures of one character with shading and details with a complex and detailed background.
Offers are open for negotiation.
If interested, please shoot me a note! Thanks!
WELLLLLL been a while since I wrote anything, and my entire gallery looks dead even though I am very well not. So I'm going to tell you all about life and future projects and stuff and things that make me look like a functioning adult.
FIRST: LIFE STUFF
Feel free to skip if you don't want boring things
I actually don't know where I left off last journal so I'll be brief. A little less than a year ago I got a pretty ok job as a machinist/assembler/mechanic sort of person at a place that works with robot automation. Sounds cool, right? IT'S SUPER COOL IF YOU THINK PACKAGING CHEESE IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! I have my good days to be sure but definitely some trying days. But such is life, you know.
Moved into a house with Seeker this last May. Sadly we are no longer dating, but we are bestest friends and bestest roommates and the entire basement is devoted to robots. Jack's head sits on a window sill and I close my door every night fearing for my soul. But we got Mango, too, so yay for personal security.
I'm just really quiet on deviantart because sometimes well, I just don't have much to say. Drawing can be hard for me to manage sometimes, free hours are scarce and sometimes I work weekends. I really do want to start making more art, and I'm going to put a lot of effort into drawing more and publishing more!
Which brings us to:
First off, news on Behind the Emerald Curtain. I am still 100% devoted to finishing this darn thing with the most awesome and epic ending possible, and we still have a long way to go but by GOD I will keep on track to posting one page a week (which I have failed at doing several times but HAHA I TRY OK plz don't hate me) With that said, there's a lot to be desired for the first chapter. I cringe when I look at old art, and every artist can relate to that feeling, but by far, chapter 1 of BTEC is the weakest and poorest written.
WHICH IS WHY I'M GOING TO BE REDOING IT.
Not only will I update the horrendous art, I will also flesh it out some more, give a more proper introduction to our main characters, and a proper introduction to Oz. Now, this may not take effect for a few more weeks still, and it will probably be updated one page a week. With that said, my priority will ALWAYS be to post a new page every week. That's right, regardless of whether or not I have the time, I will be sure to get at least one NEW page for you a week. What will probably happen is that I'll start redrawing pages, stockpile them so I have a good number for cushion, that way if I do fall behind, I still have some buffer to readjust. Like I said, may not happen for a bit, but it's in the works!
AND NOW DELPHI THINGS.
I know all of you are anxious to hear the progress. There's been some, but honestly, not nearly as much as I'd like.
Which is why I'm making a resolution. Right here. In front of all of you.
BY DECEMBER 31st, 2015, I, ICHIKOWINDGRYPHON, WILL COMPLETE THE FIRST DRAFT FOR DELPHI HIGH: THE LION AND THE SERPENT. What this means is that by 11:59 PM, I will have a rough draft finished, ready to be edited as needed. The entire story will be done. A final deadline will be decided upon then, by which I will have finished all edits, and ready to publish, or self-publish, as needed. That means that sometime in 2016, DELPHI HIGH will be ready to be released!
Is this a daunting task? Hell yes. Can it be done?! HELL YES!!!!
AND YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME DO IT!!!
You are my motivation!!! You are my commitment! I'm tired of this story stewing in my head, and it's time to bring it on paper!
SO IN THE WORDS OF ACTUAL CANNIBAL SHIA LABOEUF