May 11th, 2015

Number 1 Dog Ribbon

April 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! (A little late, for April... I forgot about it!)


I did four sketches for Sketch Fest in anticipation of my sea monster mini coloring book crowdfunded project.

8 pieces at Torn World - 5 critters and 3 portraits:

Nothing new (or even newly colored) for Portrait Adoption. Alas!

One last Patreon custom perk sent.

ETA: I did the pencils and inks for this piece posted at River Twine:


Worked on edits for my anthology space opera story.

*shame* Otherwise, I posted nothing and wrote nothing new.


The first week and a bit was spent out of state at a family reunion. The Chicago Children's Museum is awesome...

Researched preschool for the fall.

I designed a postcard specifically for my coloring books and started getting them out to retailers.

Opened submissions for the next coloring books.

New digistamp at Etsy (of existing artwork):

Finished a complicated painting I can't release until later in the month! Ee!

Sorted Guppy toys and built new organization for her.

Organized the Sea Monster Mini-Coloring Book Project for a May 1 launch!

Favorite Guppy photo
sea monster month

Sea Monster page selections!

I've got five sea monster coloring book pages finished, and 10 promised (so far!), but 8 sketches, so I have to decide which of the rest of these I'm going to finish. Help me pick!

A few notes:

I'm showing them all so you can get an idea of what will be included, and what might be included.

4,10,13,14, and 15 are finished. They are most likely to be included, but if I can, I'd like to replace 13 with a piece that doesn't have to be turned sideways.

1 is nearly finished, and I'm about to start inking 6, so I'm not including them in the poll.

So far, I'm heavy on deathfins and smartarms. I don't think this is a bad thing. :P I do wish I had a dreamskate sketch or two started.

So! Pick your favorites! You may choose up to five, or just your favorite one or two.

Poll #2010793 Pick your monsters!

Which sketches should I finish for including the sea monster coloring book?

2. Sea serpent and koi
3. Dressed-up trapjaw
5. Giant Sea Turtle Surprise
7. Sea Monster Costume Party
8. Tangled!
9. Sea Serpent Riders
11. Master of the Deep
12. Encounter (Smartarm and Deathfin)
Something else... Comment!

Suggest a different page!