It’s been awhile since I last did one of these, but I’d like to bring back the return of featuring Awesome Artists I’ve Commissioned, starting with richten
Without a doubt, richten has a truly amazing style, able to bring out a stunning level of realistic detail to his work. I love seeing how my OCs look in his style, as I feel it brings them to life in ways my current one simply can’t.
I’ve also known him to be a wealth of suggestions when it comes to revising and altering the designs of my OCs. It’s thanks to him that Mewrah has been re-designed with cargo shorts, a sleeveless jacket and boots and it was his suggestion that lead to Paru getting striped trousers and a tweaked jacket.
If you’re interested in commissioning him, please look at his journal
. On top of the listed options, richten also offers a number of additional ones for his customers when it comes to reworking old pieces in a new way. One such option is to commission a picture as a black and white piece first, then pay the difference to convert it into a coloured one, i.e.
And someone who can’t always afford the full price at once, knowing I can spread the payment across multiple weeks and/or months is extremely helpful. Additionally he’s also happy to revise existing commissions, a service I am very happy to use:
As I mentioned above, he’s willing to make suggestions for tweaks to an OC’s design and knowing he’ll be willing to alter a piece further down the road makes me very keen to see what his suggestions are and how they will look.
Following on from last year, I am once again planning to do the Inktober challenge. Looking back over the work I did in 2016 and where I feel I am now, I'll admit I'm not a big fan of the work I produced, so I'm hopeful this year it will be better. I am aiming to submit one piece a day, unless some kind of real life event prevents me from doing so. On days when I'll be busy - namely most Wednesdays - I will probably upload it via my phone to hit my target, then replace it with a properly scanned and cropped version when I am next on my computer.
I am hoping to use this as a way to draw some simple sketches of either new OCs or ones in newer designs, as well as some topless pieces due to it being the most popular option in this poll
. If you have any preference on who you'd love to see, I'm keen to hear it. I recently "finalised" my roster, so I am hoping to spend some of this time bringing newer concepts to life.
Unlike last year, I may also digitally re-draw and colour any piece I feel could be "expanded" but I will likely do it after Inktober, and possibly re-draw the piece again before hand.
I'm still aiming to work on the aforementioned Paru piece as well, then hope to re-draw it along with the three recent traditional pieces one last time before I attempt the digital version. I've had some great feedback from Project Comment members, especially from EduartBoudewijn
, so I want to rework the pieces based off their advice before I more onto the final stage.
I've also started a new side crossover project, which you may have seen by now. It all started after a recent chat with WALKINGDEADMANN
, when the topic of me drawing Mewrah in the warrior design he once drew for her -
as a possible "picture of my OC request
". However, the more we chatted, the more it grew and eventually I decided to draw a companion picture of his OC Elizabeth in her own -
- but without the top
. My end goal is to combine the two pieces digitally into some kind of "Bad Ass, Bare Breasted Warrior Maidens
" I am a little apprehensive that combining the two pieces digitally won't work as well as I'd like as the few times I've tried something like that, it's not really panned out well but I still want to give it a try anyway. The first piece has been done but as it's a NSFW one, I'm not sure if I can submit it to the normal feedback groups, so I'd be keen to hear people's thoughts.