A somewhat long-winded description of my eye problems and solutions, which boils down to washing your eyes twice a day and using Genteal gel.
I didn’t design the box, I just did the painting seen in the far right photo. c: This photoset is for my vanity!! XD And to advertise that Destined Legends can now be preordered through its online store! The kickstarter is all done and great, these photos are from a test copy sent by the manufacturer before they go ahead with assembling the other 1000+ copies of the game.
Another exciting thing is that I bought a good handful of copies of this game and I’ll be selling them at Otakon! (You can also buy the game at Anime Expo and at San Diego Comic Con, Destined Legends will be set up at both of those cons!)
I am pretty damn excited for this game. I guess to me it’s kind of the first time I’ll see someone else actually be proud of the work I created for them and they’ll go out and sell it. IT IS ACTUALLY A THING THAT IS NICE, HERE LOOK AT IT. After so many years of being turned down for everything, because of watercolor painting, because of commission rates, because I live in the US and I can’t afford to charge 5$ for a giant painting … here is an example of my work when I’m actually paid fairly to do something. Not like paid HUGELY, just paid fairly. And then I turned around and reinvested all of that money in the game by purchasing wholesale copies for myself to sell at shows. XD
Lately I’ve just felt so sick of everything. Sick of fighting with people over the rates I charge to commission. Sick of drawing comics that don’t update enough and that aren’t cared for much when they DO update…
WELL HERE IS A THING THAT’S DONE AND NICE LOOKING, THANK GOD.
This is such a beautiful game! Lovely paintings from Blix-it everywhere.
The Rose Throne is out today! Go buy it: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Throne-Mette-Ivie-Harrison/dp/1606843656
If you have the opportunity to go to one of Mette’s signings promoting this book, she might even have some of these cards to give away. ^^
Aww thanks! I had two webcomics you can read online: The Locked Maze and Rotsterarsil. But EtS takes up most of my life now, because I am slow and obsessive in the drawing. My personal website with lots of back art is http://mleiv.com/
Fan Sketch Friday: The Rose Throne
This is a great book by my sister, Mette Harrison. It comes out May 14. You can preorder it here: http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Throne-Mette-Ivie-Harrison/dp/1606843656 .
Ailsbet is the princess of Rurik, the richer of the two islands, where things are hard and violent. She just wants to be a musician, but she is key to her father’s ambitions and must serve his whims. Marissa is princess of Weirland, the weaker island. She loves her home, but needs to make an alliance with Rurik to keep her people safe. She loves poetry and gardening. I thought they worked perfectly together as a Queen card design. And I got to draw lots of fun patterns. ^^
This is a book for younger audiences, but I found the story fascinating: dark and sad, revolving around the destructive nature of strict gender roles and the power/powerlessness of being a princess. I liked that the ending was not about man vs woman so much as women fighting for each other, using their own strengths. And there was plenty of room for a sequel.
Of course, in the sequel I’ve written in MY head, Ailsbet and Marissa give Kellin the finger and run off together. <3
I am not depressed any longer, though I was for several years and still watch myself to see if I am showing signs. I tend to be pretty cautious about stressing myself out too much, not getting enough sleep, saying yes to too many things, because I want to make sure that I don’t dig myself into a…
The Rose Throne book trailer is now here!
A bit of color and now we are steampunking with power.
hey america, do you remember that time when you wondered if there would ever be a high-quality, high-res, professionally shot, non-play-listed version of the now-legendary 2009 san diego comic con middleman cast reunion and table read of the lost episode “the doomsday armageddon apocalypse?” yeah…me too!