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I love it I love the lighting and composition and the somewhat omnious overtone with all other workers in the back ground looking down ...

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Been a long time since I made a journal post, since deleting the last ones I had made, but now is as good a time as any!

I've been far too absent from the art scene this year, due mostly to the fact that I've been way too burnt out from this stupid I.T. course I'd had doing since the beginning of the year - and which is finally finished, thank fuckin god! - but also its been due to sheer laziness really and the I.T. course only goes so far as an excuse, so I've decided that I'm going to stop being lazy and actually do something for a change instead of sitting around on my ass doing nothing half the time.

So what do I have on the books for 2014?

A few things to put it mildly.

Project #1 - Twisted

For a long time I've been wanting to do my own Webcomic series and it wasn't until recently that I finally got an idea for one that I was really excited about doing. So what is Twisted? Well without going into details, Twisted, is a Semi-Serious, most time Comedy story dealing with the supernatural. Currently I've been developing the story primarily with a focus on the concept art being secondary, but I'm going to step up the art side of the project soon.

Project #2 - Vampires!

Ok, yes, they've been done to death and Twilight hasnt helped matters........ but my story isnt like that Twilight, or Diaries or any of that shit; My story is inspired by older vampire stories and such, but at the moment I'm trying to decide whether I wanna do it as an actual novel or a second webcomic series, which if I did could see a cross over with Twisted........ fyi the story isnt called Vampires.......

Project #3 - Paintings

On monday I'm gonna get into my studio, clean up and get my stuff all set up and ready to go. I've got several ideas for stand alone paintings and some ideas for a themed body of work...... which I may or may not promot with a pop up gallery locally..........maybe...... even if I dont run a pop up gallery event I'll still be selling my works thise time. I'll even be doing a new version of The Fury - photo of said work is in my account gallery - that will be for sale.

Project #4 - Commissions

Ok, so technically not a project, but in any case I wanna eventually offer to do some commission work to make a bit of extra money so I can save up and buy a better graphics tablet. Currently I'm running a first generation Bamboo Pen and Touch and frankly it doesnt respond all that well anymore and I would like to upgrade to something better. I have no dellusions about my current skill level which is why when and if I do run a commissions program, my prices will be more than reasonable, like between $5 and $10 a piece, but more on that later.

Project #5 - Project Tarot

I'm deeply interested in and fascinated by the "occult" and tarot cards combine two (three actually) of my loves. The Occult (duh), Art and Story Telling. I recently - like a couple of months ago now - purchased my first tarot deck which was something I had been meaning to do for a long time but you know crap happens and I just kept putting it off. I purchased the Steampunk Deck and the artwork for the cards is simply fantastic and the stories behind the cards the deck creator came up with are brilliant. Then the more and more I researched into Tarot, I learnt of people that made their own personal decks and frankly that never occured to me! Instantly I fell in love with the prospect of creating my own deck. Since then I've been slowly working out the theme of my deck, the "stories" behind each card that will mesh with the tarot meanings and working out some preliminary studies here and there. The theme of the deck is based around one of my stories and the individual cards will be based on the characters and such from said story. So yeah, this will be a big project to undertake but one I'm seriously looking forward to!! 

Additionally I'm thinking of using my tarot deck project as a basis for a second body of paintings that might become a second gallery event depending on the first one goes when and if I manage to get that done!

Project #6 - More Art!!!

Goes without saying that my other project/goal is to produce more art based on my stories, such as cover art for my books

Anyway thats it from me for now!


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm currently twenty five and working to improve my artistic abilities and put together a professional portfolio of work of paintings, drawings, photography and digital art while working on my first novel. At the moment my abilities lean more towards traditional mediums, pencils, paint, clay and photography and a range of other traditional mediums, however I want to broaden my range by including digital artistry and cgi art.

I favour fantasy and sci fi themes and I have a love of gender bender themes which I find both amusing and a great source of untapped drama and characterization.

Primarily I am a writer and I always will be, but I love art and it was something that both my parents and my uncle encouraged me to pursue as I grew up and it has stayed with me.

I would also like to visit Japan one day, and tour the Shinto Shrines, preferably in the Spring when the Sakura trees are in full bloom.

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Hey, what exactly is your icon from?
It looks familiar but I can't quite place it...
Rivvyn Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got no idea, I found a picture of a catgirl and cropped out the body, unfortunately I couldn't keep the ears in frame Y__Y
Ah, I see. I know I'd seen it somewhere before and I was trying to get the sauce
on it.
Thanks anyway. :T
Rivvyn Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it might be something like Tank Police (think that was the name of the show)
Thank you soo much for the fav and the comment! The Twist 
I'm glad you like the picture^^
Rivvyn Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, it was an awesome pic ^_^

The picture is a great visualization aid when I'm writing my Ranchan/Ryoga fic
Thank you! cute blush 
Also thank you for the new fav! Victory Dance
Hehe, I wish you much success! :goodjob: revamp Please let me know when it's finished^^
Rivvyn Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
will do ^_^
Joe-Roberts Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Doctor Who :)
Rivvyn Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem ^__^
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