Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

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!


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.


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.


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.)
Tags: artwork, guppy, month in review, monthly roundup, photos, portrait adoption, torn world, writing

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