Six months till our lease is up, I'm getting back into job hunting and keenly aware of needing to start figuring out possible big changes in living situation and while I'm trying to be positive about it I'm also terrified and anxious....

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So I've been reviewing designs I want to use for merch or just to have new, updated versions of in general, I NEED YOUR INPUT, of all these older designs which one do you all want to see an updated version of first? (will link images in listed poll order in thread below):

(From left to right, top to bottom) Tigris Phantasmaflora, Cyborg Unicorn, Upgraded Inference, Faraday.

Also yes I know some of you have both a Twitter and a Mastodon and can totally vote twice, I don't consider this cheating but a clever use of resources to skew things in your favor.

So I've been reviewing designs I want to use for merch or just to have new, updated versions of in general, I NEED YOUR INPUT, of all these older designs which one do you all want to see an updated version of first? (will link images in listed poll order in thread below):

Off-the-wall question for you people that are somewhat familiar with my work or have been following me for some time: I'm getting a Redbubble set up, and while I fully intend on making new designs, I also want to submit things using lots of stuff I've already made. What are some designs or pieces you REALLY want to see on STUFF?

It's that time of year again when I need to re-up my pens, ink refills, pencils, etc. Not open for commissions yet but I'd love if you can spare some change, reminder that I have a Ko-Fi, ALL I get from it will be going towards art supplies I need:

ko-fi.com/sparkyopteryx

I still get these vague pangs of "design and reference sheets aren't "real" art what are you doing, you should be doing studies and illustrations and merch design instead" but I also so rarely get the phase where I'm really into making refs, I always gotta ride this momentum if I ever get any leeway with personal design refs.

Just finished another character reference (because I've been hardcore into doing them lately?! Which is astounding because normally I despise it). Most of my asura are very "off model" compared to their in-game models because I think of concepts and stories for them that drastically alter their appearances like this.

Public Patreon post too with some more info! patreon.com/posts/captain-dakt

I can't believe I'm being personally victimized by math (knotwork design woes).

"Oh no Comet you got in -another- fight?"

Ink portrait piece done for swirlyChroma @ birdsite! Another battle damage piece of one of his Shadowrun characters, always fun. Thought it looked better with a sort of comic panel treatment.

Me being a dork while rolling up this character:

Imma put this 9 into Charisma. I'm going to be the worst Warlock.
Worstlock.

First time in years that I'm finally getting the chance to play D&D again, got a great concept going for a pirate dude that's either going to be a coastal druid or a feypact warlock. My image of him is a quirky but very unsettling and dark fellow that may or may not have some aesthetic and conceptual parallels with Davy Jones and John Silver from Treasure Planet.

Commission project done for XplicitAl on birdsite! I had such a blast working on this and learned a ton, all of this was very much My Jam.

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7x10, Copics, Posca, ink and colored pencil on mixed media paper. Process pics and close-ups will be posted to my Patreon!

I was going to add more to the rant but maybe later because there were a LOT of talking points that made it so my currently salinity is still roughly comparable to Mono Lake.

PRIMO rant incoming re: Being told "how to make it as an artist" by people who have only been exposed to a single subset of the fandom. 

PRIMO rant incoming re: Being told "how to make it as an artist" by people who have only been exposed to a single subset of the fandom. 

It's interesting that feeling when you 100% finally adjust to that paradigm shift that took so long when you had to reevaluate your relationship to someone that you used to devote most of your time and energy to, both consciously and subconsciously.

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