March 31st, 2011

Are You Sure?

Sketch Fest thoughts...

I'm catching up on Sketch Fest things, sending out notifications of sales... and poking around at ideas for improvement. I have no lack of ideas, just... a few hesitations about implementation.

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One of the things I like - a lot - about this idea is that it gives artists a credit pool that they can use to micro-tip other artists - and the writers and artists at Torn World and EMG-Zine. One of the things I hate about crowdfunding is that the little direct tips really just add up to a whole lot of business for Paypal - sometimes you'd like to be able to put just a dollar or two - or even just some cents! - into someone's tip bucket, but you know that it's worthless to everyone but the money transaction company. This would be a way around that - and artists/authors could withdraw the funds when it was worth it to them.

So... yeah, that's what's going on in my head right now. I'd love your thoughts.

More daily updates, art and photos when I get back from the gym...
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I gymed today, and ow, my muscles. Still, considering I haven't been to the gym in a month (*hangs head*), it was not as bad as I expected it to be!

I don't know what anthology selection looks like to other people, but this is what it looks like to me:



I'm waiting to hear back from Valerie's son about using some of her work now, and then I think we're about there.

I did 7 pieces for Sketch Fest this month, and shockingly, four of them were in color. The last, Willow Mother, I could literally not put down afterwards, and I spent the rest of my Saturday finishing it. I am also particularly pleased with Playing With Fire... I want to do more color sketching like this.



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And, I got the final okay on my last commission!

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I have two pieces in 'paid progress' right now. These are pieces that you may toss some dollars at to see them progress further:

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