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?
Name: Kiz Sinistral
Nickname(s): Boom Bitch
Public Nickname(s): None
Affiliations: Herself, Rick and his group.
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral with Lawful leanings
Face Claim: Victoria Beckham
Voice: Non descriptive
Singing Voice: Out of tune
Occupation: Special Tactics Operative – Explosive
Apparent Age: Accurate
Date of Birth: March 15th
Gender Pronouns: Her/She
Marital Status: Single, but pursuing Daryl Dixon
Body Type: Slender, curvy. She is physically fit but not muscled
Hair: Cut into a bob just above shoulder length at the front, but shorter at the back. The tips of the front are blond from when she had once dyed her hair but it has half grown out.
Scars: Surprisingly, none.
Jewellery: None. She once wore a set of dog-tags with pride, but they were taken from her during her incarceration.
Clothes (Casual): New outfit pending.
Handedness: Left – the hint is in her surname
Personality: She cold most of the time. She can come across as perpetually angry; but not violent with it. Cynical. She has little time for the overly regimented and cannot stand anyone that reminds her of her former military life. Easily jealous.
Likes: Blowing off Zombies heads,Finding cans of non-rotten food, showers, things that go boom. Tea. Finding rare objects while scavenging.
Dislikes: Zombies, Military, Rotten food, scientists, idiots.
Abilities (Physical): She is adept with a gun and anything that can go boom. She is physically fit and has worked hard to keep herself in good physical condition. She is a perfected wind-up merchant!
Abilities (Magical): N/A
Weapons: Any sort of firearm.
Dexterity – 8
Armor – 1
Intellect – 7
Wisdom – 4
Charisma – 8
I didn’t actually do much with this ‘AU’ version of Kiz, it was a lot of fun while it lasted though!
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.