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@pattissecretartblog - Fang Chloe

My lis ot3 dump. More like it was suppose to be only Chloe dump but now its story time with the ot3 characters dump.
This dump could have been a lot better but with the time constrain; is okay for now. Sigh. But enjoy the somewhat effort I put on this.

For now you are unparalleled,
a marvel yet uneclipsed
by whatever darkness
threatens to consume you
from somewhere deep inside of me,
for I have never known happiness
and know not what to do with it.
—  Brittany RubioLittle Red.

6 Books on Books
A Shelfie from Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager

Hi! I’m Greg, the digital publications manager at Getty Publications, and I’m sorta into books…

1. “The Black Book” by Jean Keller (Lulu, 2013).
Digital printing ink is quite expensive, but the typical self-service print-on-demand pricing model is based not on ink coverage, but on page count, with a discount for more pages. Here, artist Jean Keller maximizes the value for the reader by printing the maximum number of pages, 740, with the maximum amount of ink, solid black on every page.

2. “The Painful Birth of the Art Book” by Francis Haskell (Thames and Hudson, 1987).
Because yes, it really can be, but my do we love it anyway.

3. “Book Business: Publishing Past, Present and Future” by Jason Epstein (Norton, 2001).
Epstein is a publisher’s publisher who among many other things, pretty much invented an entire book format in the 1950s, with what are now known as trade paperbacks. He also created my favorite-ever definition of what it is I do for a living:

“publishing is by nature a cottage industry, decentralized, improvisational, personal; best performed by small groups of like-minded people, devoted to their craft, jealous of their autonomy, sensitive to the needs of writers and to the diverse interests of readers.”

4. “Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha” (MIT Press, 2013).
LA-based artist Ed Ruscha is one of the godparents of the modern artist book movement, and this book proves it, showcasing dozens of clever Ruscha homages from other artists, a mini publishing industry unto themselves.

5. “The Book” by Stéphane Mallarmé and Klaus Scherübel (Printed Matter, 2004).
In the 19th century, French poet Stéphane Mallarmé conceptualized a book that could reveal “all existing relations between everything.” A hundred-some years later, Klaus Scherübel cheekily produced a book cover for it. The inside is a styrofoam block. The inside of Mallarmé’s imagined book? I think it’s called the internet.

6. “Books: A Living History” by Martyn Lyons (Getty Publications, 2011). 
The history of books is fascinating! From papyrus to the e-book, this overview of the history of the book provides a charming look at one of the best technologies ever invented. Many of the great titles are discussed as well as the range of book types such as serial and dime novels to paperbacks, children’s books, and Japanese manga.

Splatoon Update coming August 6th

A massive Splatoon Update will soon be released and will contain the following content

Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles

Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for uneven teams if desired

New level caps - Up to level 50 in Regular Battle and new S & S+ rankings in Ranked Battle

“Bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type.”

“More than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon.”

For the final part of my pony style speed improvement study, I picked Derpy as a subject and followed the following steps, timing each of them:

- Drew the basic skeleton, a rough sketch meant to serve as a basic guide to the pose and body structure.

- Inked over that skeleton using my usual maximum effort/detail inking style.

- Inked over the skeleton, but this time using an inking technique that is looser and user thicker, bolder strokes, and omits a few flourishes and secondary anatomical details, such as the visible limb joints.

- To make sure that the speed improvement was not solely due to repetition of the same drawing, I then repeated the inking using the maximum detail inking.

- I picked the best of the two maximum detail drawings, and colored it with my current fast hard shading style, including ambient occlusion airbrushing for added depth.

I found that the loose, bold inking style really does help me improve my execution time, at what I hope is a low cost to impact of the piece to the viewer. The bolder strokes allow me to be less obsessive about the precision of each line, resulting in many less undo operations, and a look that is still faithful to my style, which I like to believe is pretty recognizable among the output of the legion of pony artists out there. I’m still not happy with the overall time, but this may be the way to achieve a consistent improvement while not sacrificing that which makes my work appealing to my regular watchers.

Tomorrow, I will attempt to do something similar with an anthro character or two


This is my updated commission info. I added ink drawings to the list this time. :)

Pretty much the same as before though:

  • The prices listed above are for one character. Every additional character is 50% of that price extra. 
  • The maximum size of ink drawings will be A5. If you would like me to send the original to you, the shipping costs will be added to the price.
  • I work with paypal and I recently discovered there are some ways to get in trouble with that site, so here’s some info to easily prevent that. Please pay up front.
  • I’ll be able to calculate and include the PayPal fee (3,4% + €0,35) after I have all the commission details.
  • You can ask for characters from any fandom, or even OC’s if you like. Please be as specific as possible about what you want me to draw, so if possible, send me references and/or a detailed description.
  • At the moment I prefer not to do commissions for comics, animations and clay busts (maybe I will in the future, but not now). I will do nsfw commissions within my comfort zone. :)

If you have questions, please feel free to send me a message here or via email (, which is also my paypal).

Thank you for your interest! :D

(Reblogs are very much appreciated <3)