Well I finished. Took around two weeks to finish this piece. But I finished it. Honestly, Been depressed lately. Doing beautiful work while carrying these feelings is rough. Simply having the motivation to even try lately… honestly.
Thank you all for being patient and continuing to follow us and support us. I’ll pick up the pace, and jump on to the next one now.
Great beast of the sky, please hear my cry
Transform thyself from orb of light and bring me victory in this fight
Envelop the deserts with your glow and cast your rage upon my foe
Unlock your powers from deep within so that together we may win
Appear in this shadow as I call your name
Winged Dragon of Ra!
Been working like an Egyptian slave lately! Got a few new progress sketches ready to show off here. The first is of a commissioner’s Original character, Betty. From what I know, she is a character in his original comic series that he is working on creating, other than that, she has ice powers! My commissioner seemed like he wanted us to have a lot of creative freedom with this one, so I got carried away playing around with her outfit to better show off that “Faerie’s Dice Flair”… o-o;; But seriously, I hope you don’t mind, and I hope you like the results! I promise the colors of her original outfit will be present within this new design. Also, her jacket sleeve is rolled up on her right arm, and her arm is frozen. Those are ice crystals.
And as for the second image… It’s a WIP of a contest entry that Antigone and I have been collaborating on. The contest entry is to design an Anime styled Magical fighting girl for a Japanese Trading card game. The winner gets cash, their card in the game, the card, as well as some future opportunities. We felt that this contest is seriously within our best interest, and is the change that Faerie’s Dice has been searching for. Win or Loose, this image is going to have our all, and I mean our ALL put into it! Like I said, we are playing to fucking win, but also to remind ourselves of what art truly means for us. The image itself is representative of a person that is very special to me, as well as a place that seems like a distant memory.
So sorry that this one has taken me so long to complete. Cons, car repairs, and other life related things got in the way. Lately I’ve been trying to push that “Painted” feel. I hope it’s coming across okay!
As for the piece itself, I wanted to do something more original and conceptual, something with more artistic merit than a more simple appeal. It’s sorta the direction we wanna take Faerie’s Dice in, artwork that appeals to the higher level of the senses, but still is distinctly “us” and what we enjoy doing. There are two versions of this piece, the top version is the version closer to what my commissioner asked for. The second version, is completely my own deviation, is is meant to be taken in far more of a serious light.
As for the second piece, if I were to give it a name, I would name it “Against Birth”
Again, I will straight up tell you, the second piece was made to be taken in a more serious and artistic light. I understand that many might not be able to fully appreciate it’s essence, and for those of you who feel the second is a bit too difficult to do so with, I hope you at least enjoy the first version.
My long awaited progress sketch of the third and final form of the Mother Goddess, The goddess of beast. The battle faerie was a ginger, the mermaid was Asian, and this image will be more of an African ethnicity.
I’m not sure if it reads properly in the sketch or not, but she is meant to have “Patches” of fur, mixed in with her dark skin. The fur is on the distal parts of her legs and arms, and instead of abruptly stopping, the fur gradually thins out around the elbow and knee areas. There is a patch of fur also where her tail sprouts from. (top of her behind!) . As far as her fur color goes, I’m thinking a cheddar cheese color. Maybe with black spots? I’ll decide!
As for her hair, CURLY! I wanted something wild and untamed… naturally, curls speak that for me. It’s the shape that many people’s hair tends to take on, yet, these days, I see many males and ESPECIALLY FEMALES, straighten their hair as if they are ashamed of the curls… Well, This goddess is proud of her wild locks~!
This will easily prove to be the most challenging of the three forms. I have really gone out on a limb and taken a lot of risk, experimenting in things that I don’t normally do. Either way, my commissioner deserves it. He has been beyond patient with this piece… And I’m going to make sure that I’m going to reward him for his patients and amazing attitude!
I’m sure many of you might be sick of seeing these two by now, but just in case you aren’t! Here is the final version of both mystic Elf and Aqua spirit together! I was commissioned to do this, so I do hope it turned out well! I tried to take elements from each of their backgrounds, and combine them into one scene. I kinda think it turned out okay. =)
This image will be crafted into one of our Yugioh OriCa cards, however! It will be the first completely original card. It’s going to be a special magic card, with a unique effect!
Hey there everyone. Here is some progress on my latest Yu-Gi-Oh Orica Commission. Honestly, I really don’t have much to say about these. I was really excited to do these at first, as these two cards and what they symbolize mean so much to me. But to be honest, lately I have felt just terrible. I’ve been criticized a lot, for just doing what I love doing. I try not to bother anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings with my art, I just do it because I love it. But constantly I get criticized and hated every now and then. It always hurts though when a family member is the one to bring fire. Honestly, it hurt. Badly. I’ve been afraid to do any work or really post anything at all. I love what I do, and I love what I am. I have no doubts about what I am doing, nor any doubts about my moral and spiritual compass. But others do about me. Knowing there is family behind my back, secretly talking about me and that are ashamed and disgusted at who I am, what I am all about, and what I love to do. It makes me uneasy and afraid to do anything. For the past few days, I truly haven’t been living. I’ve just been miserable, frustrated, and afraid. It’s times like these that I need the goddess to help guide me. And even so, It makes me even more afraid to know that I put myself in even more danger just by saying the word “Goddess”. The powerful spirit that I believe in, that I understand, that I learn from, was born from, and that guides me, is so hated…
Hello everyone! Just a small update with my latest Yu-Gi-oh OriCa card commission! I went ahead and did the Line art for both of them! Now that they are nice and clean, I am going to proceed with the base colors, and then the painting process. =)
Also! please excuse any sluggish progress. Currently were preparing for our next Anime convention, UltimaCon!
This convention is all the way out in New Orleans! So it’s going to be quite the drive for us. Around 7 Hours! We have been (yet again) scrambling to make sure that we are well prepared with a large inventory of products/prints to sell at our Artist Table. =) Wish us luck! As it will be quite the experience for both of us! The convention btw, is taking place right in the French Quarter. Pretty sweet!