Phew! By the skin of my teeth. For juliedillon's Catalog of Merfolk art challenge! Gee, it only took me ‘til what.. the last day?
This young fishie here was inspired by the dragon wrasse. She would be a young fish, probably in her teenage years, as a dragon wrasse is the common name for an ADULT rockmover wrasse. The aging stages look so different that they tend to go by different names - dragon wrasse for juveniles, and rockmover wrasse for the fully grown fish. All her spines will disappear by the time she reaches adulthood! (Look it up, it’s pretty crazy.) We’ll just call it teenage rebellion.
This was REALLY fun to do, I only wish art block hadn’t hit me right at the outset of February and then deepened further and further. I had so many ideas! Please pardon the lazy background and um, anything else you’d care to pardon. Pardon, pardon, pardon.
I know it’s the very last day for the Catalog of Merfolk art jam?
But I still want to try and do something before it’s over. I was originally going to do a leafy seadragon or a manatee, but those have already been covered, so I’m trying to decide between a dragon wrasse:
and a common dolphin:
I am open to opinions, and/or I will see how I feel once I’m ready to start it. I hope we have until midnight! Stupid art block. I hate you, art block.
Hello, out there! As you probably already know, I started a Patreon account about a month ago, and so far it’s been awesome. In fact, it has been so awesome, that I feel I really need to ramp up my efforts.
Starting TOMORROW, I will be posting donator-only content on my Patreon activity stream. This means the good, the bad, and the ugly of how I go about my process from script to thumbnail to inks and finally to color. All it takes is a buck, and then on a weekly basis I’ll be sharing outlines, scripts, thumbnails, inks - the whole process, both sloppy and streamlined. You can literally share my pain, and if that isn’t an authentic comic-making experience, I don’t know what is. Well I mean, THAT, and you’ll be a week ahead of everyone else on knowing what’s happening on the next page… maybe even MORE than that if we get into a good scripting discussion.
So if you’d like to check it out, please have a peek at my page:
Sephiramy’s Patreon (for The Muse Mentor and other future projects)
Feel free to check out the Patreon FAQ’s!
For donators, specifically, check the Patron FAQ’s! (That “e” is an important difference.)
Also be sure to check The Webcomic Patreon Megalist, as curated by Rosa! Reblogs and pass-abouts are always appreciated. I promise this is the last post about this that I’ll bug you with for a while!
I did an art trade with a 4 year old, yesterday.
In preparation for convention circuit, you know? He drew me Hawkeye, and I drew him Batman.
Hawkeye is going on my fridge.
He really nailed his hair!
And, by the way,
I am slowly chewing through those Wardrobe Meme requests.
But I am planning to color them, too? So just, you know. Slow and steady. Right now it’s just good for me to have something I’m consistently working on, after a couple weeks of having nothing I was pleased with.
The reason I am not a musician
is because literally every song I make would sample the “DAAAAAHdah dah-dah, DAAAAAHdah dah-DAH” from Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al.
I want everyone to know that I save you many, many eye-rolls by having a side account. Like, I really do. I think about you, okay?