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January 2015 Roundup

Have you missed some of my creative updates over the last month? I'm doing monthly roundups to try to keep some sense in the chaos!


Artwork

I did 6 pieces for Sketch Fest: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestartist.php?id=9&date=59
Muse Fusion ran the same weekend, and I overlapped many of the prompts.




Hermit for the Sketch Tarot project!

Temperance got inked and posted, also: http://hotlink.ellenmilliongraphics.com/ellen/19temperance.jpg

Because one of my goals is to get better with color, I broke out my Copic markers and added color to a few existing ACEO inked pieces I had:

I promptly ordered a whole passel of new colors, and have been playing with them ever since.

New artwork at Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/artpageview.php?id=411
A Geographic Sciencecard.


Writing

Thimbleful Thursday story, Mad as a Hatter: http://ellenmillion.livejournal.com/1494476.html

New article at Torn World: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=309
The Unguild is a secret, underground organization that provides support for the disabled and gathers information.

New article at Torn World, Geographic Sciencecards: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=308
Collectible, educational cards usually sent by Empire Post.

New article - Cities of the Empire: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=229
Learn about naming conventions, layouts, ownership, and infrastructure of Empire cities.

New story: Finding the Harmony - http://www.tornworld.net/storypageview.php?id=602
Orimala and her friends indulge in risky music... (previously posted in my blog!)

New story for supporters, Following the Melody: http://www.tornworld.net/storypageview.php?id=603
Calinum sees her hated rivals sneaking away to a practice room...

New article, Tipcards and Tipping in the Empire: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=164
It is common to 'tip' for good service and to show appreciation, but tips aren't always in money!

New bit article, Surfstub: http://www.tornworld.net/settingpageview.php?id=311
Surfstub is a flat, branching seaweed that clings to rocks in tidal areas.


Characters released for adoption:

Effa is a big, friendly woman who owns the Beads of Necessity, a high-end bead and jewelry supply store on Montage Promenade. She reads voraciously and is deeply prejudiced against cripples and other misfits. http://www.tornworld.net/members/cisdisplay.php?id=359

Rassun is an undercover agent for the Empire's Propaganda School, taking on new personas frequently to steer public opinion and report on questionable activities. http://tornworld.net/members/cisdisplay.php?id=363

Calinam is a soprano student with the Musicians Guild, and is a devious, spoiled girl with low self-esteem. http://www.tornworld.net/members/cisdisplay.php?id=362

Jila: http://www.tornworld.net/members/cisdisplay.php?id=360
Jila is a very diminutive crafter who specializes in making paper and doing fancy binding.

Kireg: http://www.tornworld.net/members/cisdisplay.php?id=361
Kireg is a ranger of Itrelir who is passionate about sky-watching and can be chatty when nervous.


Other:

I made new goals for 2015: http://ellenmillion.livejournal.com/1492405.html

I did a retrospective of the artwork I did in 2014: http://ellenmillion.livejournal.com/1491258.html

I seriously rock and rolled on the upgrades to Portrait Adoption: http://portraitadoption.com
It's hard to really get across how much of an upgrade it has undergone. There are a ton of fixes and new features, and I had to go back and update EVERY SINGLE portrait. It was grueling, and I'm super proud of myself.

I blogged about our December vacation to Costa Rica.

I updated my Etsy store with three new digi stamps: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ellenmillion

This was my favorite photo of the month:
(But it was really, REALLY hard to pick just one.)

ETA: Patreon perk for January was a pdf coloring page of Evervale and Halfmoon - four small images laid out together. (Evervale portrait, Halfmoon, Shaper's Nightmare, and Evervale Shaping.)

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pixiewildflower
Feb. 8th, 2015 11:50 am (UTC)
I love this round-up idea!
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