Just a quick update today.
I’ve been a little busy during the past few days, with it being my birthday and all. I did manage to finish a commission, but it’s awaiting approval so I can’t share it just yet.
I did make these guys up on recolor.me though!
They’re just fun little dolls of my OC’s I Zombie and Kizmit. I had to do some post editing on them in photoshop for their markings, but not much – I like doll creation & editing things, they’re fun. I have a Torquemada one in progress!
I’ve been toying with the idea of making my Instagram a character only account.. or getting rid of it completely. Not sure yet, but I think it might inspire me to draw at least one of my OC’s a bit more often.
Commission for an email client.
This one was a lot of fun to work on as there was a lot of back and forth, working out various details and such with the client.
I was really glad for this commission cause it pushed me to draw more adult anatomy on a picture – something that I have done a bit of in the past, but have generally moved away from.
It prompted me to put up a poll on dA to what style people prefer; nipples, vagina & penis details or barbie dolled anatomy, and the results are leaning more towards details at the moment.
So, I might try and do a few more adult images in this style and see how I feel with it.
I mean, if I don’t feel like doing details, I can use underwear & cute/sexy outfits to cover them instead, right?
I made a form for commissioners to fill in, should they be interested in commissioning me.
I’ve never used anything like this before, so I hope it all works!
If you hadn’t noticed I’ve kind of gone a bit on a pin-up style art kick and because there are always people out there that’ll try and take credit for whatever it is you do – I wanted to share what got me back into doing them.
I found this sketch book from when I was studying my Masters; we’re in the middle of moving house so it’s dragged up a whole host of things that I’d forgotten about.
The sketch book was pretty simple really, in fact, a cheapy from The Works, but it fit the purpose of my needs at the time.
I was looking at what sort of animals I saw when looking at different people and drawing them in the same pose next to the picture that inspired them.
It was an interesting idea at the time and something I’d like to do again. I think they’d be good for warm up sketches and practise purposes.
I’m pleased I found them though because they gave me a bit of a reminder of my own art style and the direction I am now heading in, just thought it would be something fun to share with everyone here.
Have any of my readers ever had any ‘revelations’ like this? Reminders of directions they’d once walked in, that have prompted them to ‘get back on track?
I have some pre-poses left over from some commission work.
If anyone would like to ‘claim’ any of them let me know?
Or if anyone has suggestions for any of my OC’s in a particular pose, I’d like that too~
Before the likes of websites such as Furaffinity, Inkbunny and SoFurry, there was an archive called VCL (Vixen controlled library?) It was a website that had very little in the ways of functions – no commenting system, no favouriting – but it allowed users to upload and share their artwork and contact one another via email.
I joined the site in 2003 and have used it as an archive for my anthropomorphic artwork ever since (on and off)
Yesterday, I believe that the site went down – I don’t know if it’s a permanent thing VCL being down, as I think it has vanished before.
I do know that the website is barely maintained and has been gathering dust since its ‘revival’ in 2014 – which sadly came to nothing.
Other than the loss of my own artwork, I am saddened about the site going down for all the treasures that were stored on there!
Artwork that isn’t shared anywhere else from artists that have long since moved on.
Not everything on VCL was good and the uploading rules were dubious at best – if I recall correctly, anything traditional had to have a perfectly white background (At all costs) but it did introduce me to some wonderful artists, most of which I aspire to still.
I ‘met’ some of my best artsy friends via VCL also and was introduced to the site by Sy-Swift who I mentioned in my previous post. So I think that this post for me is somewhat bitter sweet considering what I write about yesterday.
Needless to say, I will be really sad it VCL has stopped working permanently, but we all need to move on sooner or later and I haven’t uploaded to my account since last year. I guess it’s time to find another avenue for sharing furry artwork and ‘getting with the times’ finally.