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!
Took me a little bit. Was working on this one at the same time that I was duoing our entry for the Magic Knight contest. Anyways, I hope she turned out okay!
This is an original Character commissioned from a friend of mine’s up and coming Comic. XP His original character’s name is Betty, and she has Ice powers! I wasn’t told much else about her, but I was given a picture of her. Her outfit was quite a bit different from what you are seeing here. It was a little more casual and conservative. XP So I decided to play around and have some fun pushing her outfit’s design!
So yeah! Had a lot of fun with this one. If you like this and want the same awesomeness for your own OC, know that right now we JUST opened our commissions back up and are running a special right now. With each Fully rendered Original Character commission that you order, you get a free complex BG to go with it! Were trying to do more original/high art for our portfolio. So yeah check out our new commission infos…
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.
In honor of the new release of some really cute Harpie Cards, I decided to have some fun and do an edit of my old Harpie queen, and Just like all of my revisions go, they usually involve almost completely altering the entire thing. XD Nonetheless, this piece was a fun, therapeutic, guilty pleasure for me. Honestly, I really needed this. Faerie’s Dice hasn’t been doing well lately, the last three cons have been flops, and frankly, people have just been mean! But doing this piece reminded me of why I create. Because I love it. Not because I need to survive, but because I love to create. My life is a medium for the message that I wish to send, not the other way around.
I hope you enjoy her! I think she turned out really cute! She kinda has that “Can you please get off me?” look on her face~ <3 But on a more serious note Harpies are a special creature for me. The idea of mixing a feminine creature with such feral traits, really helps bring vigor, power, and dominance to an ideal, female energy, that is normally viewed as passive and submissive by many at first glance.
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.
Lately Antigone and I have been going full throttle on our commissions and really working hard. Our style has slowly been changing to a more painterly and Illustrative style, so each piece takes a bit more time to complete than when we first began Faerie’s Dice. The first piece up top is my own progress on a commission of Cyber End Dragon. Yes, do not worry, there is an armored version with a non rounded belly. With this one I really felt the urge to explore a conceptual and artsy design. I understand for many the depth I’m trying to convey will be lost, but either way I have enjoyed it’s creation so far.
The second piece is a commission of Elemental Hero Escuridao, being worked on by Antigone. I love the approach she is taking so far with the shape of the figure, as well as the armored bits. I can’t wait to see the facial expression, as well as the color pallet that she chooses.