Winter Warrior – A Warm-Up Sketch

Wanted to draw a warm-up and get this image down. I had to make some custom brushes in Clip Studio Paint to get the hatching effects I wanted.

If you’re interested in downloading these custom brushes, let me know in the comments!

You can see the time-lapse of this piece on my TikTok.

That’s all for now. Thanks for checking in!

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See You in 2022

illustration rendered in markers of an aquaduct circling a massive tree.

I’m taking a social media hiatus, starting today and going until January 1, 2022.

That means…

That said, my webcomics The Legend of Azu-Mi (on The Legend of Jamie Roberts website) and Puzzlespell will still update. Email newsletters will still go out every Friday. And Ko-Fi and Patreon will get regular posts.

But no social media. I’m taking a hiatus from them to reassess, recharge, and plan new projects for next year.

See you in 2022!

Thank you for your support and understanding.

You. Are. Awesome.

What’s Next? November 2021 Edition

Now that Inktober is over, what’s next for November?

There are two parts: Comics, and Kickstarter.

FIRST – COMICS

This sketch is for a new comic I’m writing, tentatively called Vanita and The Demon King. I’m scripting it as part of National Novel Writing Month. It’s a writer’s challenge to write a new story in 30 days. USUALLY, you write 50,000 words on a totally new idea. But I’m being a rebel and thumb-nailing comic pages. Really, my goal is to write for an hour a day and get this idea fully sketched out.

If you read the Inktober comic, know this: the story is NOT over yet! New pages will post on my email newsletter once a week. So if you want to see what’s next for our resident cat witch and crow witch, get on that list, yo.

Meanwhile, The Legend of Azu-Mi will have a new page up tomorrow. Next week, Azu-Mi will update twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday. Once Azu-Mi wraps up, The Legend of Jamie Roberts will resume its weekly Wednesday update schedule.

SECOND – KICKSTARTER

The Legend of Azu-Mi is happening because KickStarter backers unlocked it during the campaign for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1. That campaign’s fulfillment is NEARLY done. Now there are just factors outside of my control to wait on.

Which leads me to…

I want to run a one-week KickStarter to get THIS beauty into print.

All the rewards are things I can print and ship from my in-studio set-up – no outside printer delays required. Right now, I’m planning out add-ons, the budget, and how to make gifting happen. Since we’re so close to the holiday shopping season, I’m considering adding the option for backers to choose if their reward is a gift for someone else…and if they want the rewards directly sent to the giftee.

I’ll be reaching out to my Discord peeps for feedback. If you’re a supporter through Ko-Fi or Patreon, you should already have access to the Tiny Dinos Discord server. Message me on the platform if you do not and you want to get on board.

With any luck, a campaign preview will be up by the end of this week. But email subscribers will be the first to know when it launches.

That’s all I’ve got for now. Thanks for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Inktober 2021, Days 11 to 17

There was a hiccup in this year’s Inktober, between days 11 and 17. I had to be offline for a few days due to a death in the family.

It’s been hard. I’m taking things one step at a time, and taking breaks to be gentle with myself. But drawing has been helping me move forward.

With that all said, let’s continue the adventure of Malaminx and Beatrice…

It’s quite a puzzler, ladies!

(By the way, for folks who backed The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1 on KickStarter… there’s been a snafu. Please check the updates for more info.)

That’s all I have for now. Thank you for checking in.

You. Are. Awesome.