i will make digital versions later

Separation Anxiety Doujin Update (Important, please read)

Yes, we’re getting tired of this. I’m getting tired of this. Someone transport me back to November and save me from this capitalist nightmare.

*cries*

Dramatics aside, I realize that if I were my buyer, I would be pretty annoyed at not knowing what’s going on, so here’s the sitch.

Remember how my printer backed out? And I had to settle for a more expensive one? In order to make up for those new costs, (which I did not plan for in my naive belief that the first printer would work out), I sent out an email that asked for about $15 to make up for the shipping cost per person. It seemed like a good way to fix up the issue and I promised to refund anyone who didn’t wanna pay the costs.

Unfortunately, the printer I am working with has bulk discounts.

What that means is that I save more money by ordering more books, because each book costs less to produce. When I sent out that email, I did a calculation that took into account what would happen if 30-40% of my customers refunded, and it seemed to check out, if only just barely. Wanting to avoid charging more than $40 (which I realize is already pretty expensive, even with shipping included), I decided to take the risk of ignoring a higher refund rate. Aaand this weekend it backfired. What that means is that I’m now losing the bulk discount, so the books are 30% more expensive than they were before. Granted, there are less of them to order, but the cost is actually higher.

I refuse to charge anyone more money than they’ve already paid. I already hated asking for the price difference, as I believe that no one should have to pay for a mistake I made. This leaves me with a few options.

First, I will probably have to pay the difference myself. I am opening art and writing commissions this week for emergency funding. I am also going to offer digital copies of the book, for $25 each, to try to make up that difference. Each digital copy will have the whole first half, edited, but will only include three of the five exclusive stories that are in the physical version as a countermeasure against reposters. Those copies will be sent out on August 20th, later than (I hope) to have the physical orders sent out, to make up for the fact that physical copies were ordered first and for a higher price. If you paid for a physical copy, I will personally sign and add in a couple of extra things that the digital copy will not have, as an incentive.

Second, I am going to try to sell those physical copies that make up the difference for the bulk discount. The reader base for SepAnx is huge, and honestly if even a tiny fraction of those readers bought a copy, everything would be set. Please, if you want copies to ship asap, help me spread the word on social media. I am not making a profit from this book, I just want to make good on giving people what they asked for. All the money is purely being invested in costs and shipping, not my own pocket. Every reblog and comment, especially in Yuri on Ice circles on other platforms like facebook, is a huge help. Novel doujin isn’t that different from comic doujin, and takes a lot of time and work to design and write and edit.

Lastly, I ask and thank you for your patience. I am working as fast and hard as I can to make this book a reality, and I apologize for all this trouble that came from my own mistakes. If for whatever reason I have to postpone the shipping further, I will offer anyone who bought a physical copy a discount for Volume 2, which I will release later in the year. I hope in the end that the book will be enjoyable and that it will have been worth the wait. I have endeavored to make it so.

Thank you for everything, and keep an eye out for further announcements and links!

Love,

Kairi

My take on Care (the NLM version in particular) from the new webseries Petscop, which I’ve been obsessed with. Poor girl, I hope her story has a happy ending because right now it’s not looking to positive :( Looked at her sprite later and realized her shirt looks nothing like this. Erm, whoops. (It’s really hard to see but she is, in fact, missing eyebrows! The shading makes it look like she still has some, though…)

(That subtle leaf stamp brush used here is from Obsidian Dawn! Check them out they have great stuff)

The moment I saw @shinyzango picture showing 2D Bendy’s different forms I immediately thought: “That looks like a Pokemon evolution chart”. Then after a while of thinking I came up with my own Bendy evolution chart based on some of my favorite Bendy AU’s.

This is a branch evolution that starts off with:

@ask-sillyvision Bitty Bendy being it’s Baby Form which when you give him a “Cartoon Bow Tie” evolves into @squigglydigglydoo Toon Henry AU version of Bendy, but then if you max out Bendy’s friendship he will turn into @shinyzango 2D Bendy’s Ink Monster form or if you just level it up to Level 30 it will turn into @squigglydigglydoo monster form of Bendy? She did not really have a name for this form so I just called it “Insane Bendy” since the way she draws him makes him look pretty insane to me. 

Unfortunately I drew this a bit too big for the sketch book I have. I was planning to draw Nightmare Bendy as Ink Monster Bendy’s Mega Evolution and @ask-bendy-the-little-demon Ink Overdose Bendy being Insane Bendy’s Mega Evolution. Along with their respective Mega Stones: Monsterite and Insanite. 

I loved working on this and I would love to see other people add onto the chart. I am hoping later to make a digital version of this with the Mega Evolutions included. 

Bellow are their Pokedex Entries

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anonymous asked:

O.O I saw the pencil sketch of your dragon OC on the other Blog but how did you line art and color it on Paint?!! with a TRACKPAD? ._. And how did you erase the sketch? I'm sorry I'm a n00b but could you do a tut in your spare time for us people without fancy technology? PS: I bow before your skills TT^TT

OKAY INSIDE IS A PRETTY IN-DEPTH TUTORIAL, i didn’t leave out any steps or tricks i use. possibly the most useful ones are terminating the sketch, and how to use the eraser tool to color-swap which makes the following processes a lot easier:

  • putting markings on a color while without worrying about getting out of the lines

  • putting down some shading

  • coloring lineart

  • marking behind a drawing

(if you didn’t know about that, i recommend checking it out in step 4)

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Inktober Day 31
Prompt: mask

Night falls
We’re covered over now
We’re covered over now
Daylight
Sometimes it ends too soon
And I don’t want to sleep

@airyairyquitecontrary wrote: Will a digital version be available (I mean to pay for)?  Postage to New Zealand would probably be more than the book is worth but I’d really like to get it in some form.

My hope is that the books will be thin enough that I can send any non-US orders at the letter rate, but if not, I’ll definitely consider making a PDF version available at a later date!

To answer pricing questions as far as print version goes, I’ll have to see what the final costs will be altogether but I imagine it’ll be somewhere in the US$10-12 ballpark.

Don’t Starve fanart!
I want to see more Wes and apparently if you want more of something in a fandom you should make it yourself so here you go friends. More Wes and Wilson trying not to starve together. Cute nerds.
(I’m hoping to make a version with a proper background later but for now I just want this out of my system)

Special thanks to @monsterites and @magpiedragon for helping me figure out human anatomy and bearing my whining about legs.

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Marrying Hip-Hop, the Past and the Future With Artist Manzel Bowman

To see more art from Manzel, check out @artxman on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

Freedom of expression is important to Manzel Bowman (@artxman). Growing up on Long Island, he started in art like most kids, painting stick figures and shapes in kindergarten and exploring his creative side with Lego sets. “I wasn’t one for the instructions. I just liked to make my own stuff,” he says.

Manzel, a self-taught piano player, later enrolled in a pre-med program at Virginia’s Hampton University, but it “didn’t stick,” so he switched to graphic design, which gave him room to express himself. He ended up creating digital illustrations of some of his favorite musicians — Tupac, Jimi Hendrix, Janelle Monáe, Sun Ra, Freddie Gibbs, etc. –– and soon hit his first big break, with a cartoon version of Big Boi, which the rapper saw on Instagram and asked to use for a potential mixtape cover. “This is me being three months out of school, just trying to get my artwork out there,” he says. “Since then, I’ve been constantly creating.”

He does a wide range of work — from illustrations to sci-fi portraits to sketches — but the 25-year-old can’t say what specifically influences his art. “I feel I’m an out of the ordinary person,” he says, laughing. He doesn’t analyze why certain artists’ songs inspire him, either, outside of saying “it gets me going.” He does create his own music, though, under the alias ORAKL. “That is going to be a huge project. I can’t really talk too much about it.” Why not? “You’d have to talk to ORAKL.”

While that might sound cagey, Manzel is upfront about his ambition. “I have a message that I’m slowly pushing. I’m trying to bring a commonality between the past and the future with my artwork, very culturally based,” he says. That’s easily seen in his space-like works that often present black women as Egyptian-like deities in front of psychedelic, starry backgrounds. “Sometimes I’ll see a pattern design in a fence or I’ll be brushing my teeth and an idea just hits me and I go straight to work.”

Manzel’s future sights are set on anime and cartoons, but for now he’s got a few exciting projects in the works, including artwork for rapper David Banner’s new album The God Box, which entails creating pieces for each individual track.

“My artwork is what I do,” says Manzel. “There’s not too much changing me to fit the bill of a project. I like to portray the black individual in its highest regard. I feel free to do that, so I run with it.”

—Instagram @music