KICKSTARTER LINK: http://kck.st/1fRW8VY
Some of you may recall that earlier this year I was working on a hush-hush commercial project and now I can tell you what it is!
Wee Beasties: Bedtime is a whimsical children’s book featuring classic RPG monsters such as a dragon, owlbear, and cyclops as they get ready for bed.
These Wee Beasties are just that - wee. As a means to introduce children to many of the classic fantasy RPG monsters, Dreamscarred Press' Whimsy Works division has created smaller and more visually appealing - meaning super cute! - characters that are appropriate for toddlers to senior citizens. Under author Andi Smith's direction, I am getting to design these characters and their fantasy environments.
In order for the project to happen, they need to meet their minimum $2,000 goal within 29 more days! If you’d like to help make it a reality, you can back the project here: http://kck.st/1fRW8VY
You can also help just by spreading the word!
Wee Beasties: Bedtime along with all character designs and related media is ©2014 by Whimsy Works, a division of Dreamscarred Press.
Wee Beasties: Bedtime is a book by Andi Smith with artwork by Marina Neira. Reproduction without written permission of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited.
I leave to get the laundry from the dryer and find my cat has established himself over my art supplies.
Why so many writers have cats.
Must train mine up…
Also works if you’re an artist.
(One of my cats must think very highly of my failures because she often brings them back in her mouth…)
My desire to draw humans is intensifying!!!1
This probably seems like nothing to most people but I’m 30 years old, a professional artist and can’t draw humans for $h!t even with 10+ years of experience in the illustration business. Even when I wished I could do it I just could never feel motivated and suddenly it’s HAPPENING.
Was watching TV with my mom and this bit of nonsense came out of my pencil. Probably won’t get to finish it but eh, who knows.
Just downloaded a lot of reference screencaps from All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Black Cauldron, and The Rescuers —showing Anne Marie, Eilonwy and Taran, and Penny —gonna practice drawing them all! /excited
Hey guys! First of all I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my artwork. When you like my stuff enough to heart or reblog it, it makes me super happy. It means a lot. Every time!
That said, something has been happening recently that wasn’t sure how to address at first, and finally decided to make this post about it.
Please know first of all that I have no beef with your blog or anyone’s blog or with what you like to post or reblog, some people like just cute stuff, others like posting porn, others like a mix of the two, and that’s totally ok! I’m not judging your tastes. We all like what we like!
What has been getting to me a bit is that some of my art (one commission in particular —this one) has been getting reblogged over and over to blogs that are either completely full of very very explicit NSFW furry porn, or that are maybe 80-90% full-on furry porn and the remaining 10-20% mildly suggestive to safe stuff.
As someone who is primarily a children’s illustrator it is very jarring to see my innocent art displayed right next to very, very explicit stuff full of giant erect penises and bodily fluids and… err, well, all kinds of things, including “clop” (MLP porn) and all that “fun” stuff. (╯︵╰,)
(I must mention, strawbsblog, I’ve seen some of your clean stuff among this as well —of your oc, I mean.)
Now, Tumblr staff has been amazing, and I mean freaking AMAZING, in particular Matt and Marcus, in removing every reblogged instance so far within hours of me emailing them about it. I did not even expect they would do anything at all, because I don’t believe that these very NSFW blogs are doing anything wrong per se, as disturbing as it may be to me.
If you are one such blog, please know that I’m still grateful that you like my art enough to reblog it. And if you have a “normal” blog that occasionally posts NSFW stuff, please don’t hesitate to reblog! But, if you have what is basically a giant porn collection on your Tumblr and little else, please, please I beg you, please don’t reblog my art there. Please.
I know I can’t stop you and all I can do is continue to report to Tumblr staff for removal. But I assume you like my work since you reblog it so I ask this as a personal favor… Please, please don’t do it.
Thank you everyone for understanding, I don’t consider myself a prude, but this gets to me nonetheless. I always appreciate your support —every one of you. So I hope this doesn’t upset anyone. It’s not meant with ill intent.
Again in the end there is basically little I can do to stop you, it’s up to you what you choose to do, so I am appealing to your good nature and asking you as a personal favor and not demanding it.
It’s Poorly-Drawn-Human night! This time Eilonwy, badly reffed from a random Black Cauldron screencap.