Tag Archives: digital art

#kitsunekon, #artour, character creation, & other suspects

hi, y’all, it’s been forever and ever and ever, but it has not all be for naught!  because i’ve been doing things like restructuring my patreon, formalizing my commissions, preparing for cons, and doing the writing thing (with potential ‘zines in the offing) bc i WILL have a completed a glittering venery novel-thing at some point, i swear.

(if you’re interested in reading some of what i’ve already written with deeply questionable editing, check the writing & books menu, or y’all could just click here.)

so–FIRST THING THE FIRST!

kitsune kon is this weekend in green bay, and i will be there, my intrepid cephalopods.  so, if you’re gonna be there, come by and see me!

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drive–by: animinneapolis, digital/sketch-a-days, and 9 years of blogging

so, first things the first.

ANIMINNEAPOLIS IS THIS WEEKEND!

*FIREWORKS*

so, yeah, i’m going to be heading out shortly so that i can set-up tonight.  i’ve got loads of things, but mostly, i have a bunch of new 1″ buttons because i’m a weirdo.

(i particularly fond of the “twee as fuck” and the “gender terrorist” ones.)

but, yeah, come and see me and maybe buy some things.

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the never-endingness of cons, i.e., plattecon is tomorrow

first thing the first:  the featured image doesn’t really have anything to do with this post–okay, that’s not entirely true because i’ll have prints of this illustration of the glorious gilmore casting disintegrate available at plattecon this weekend.

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#AMKE is a week away, or i multi-classed in panicking

so, yeah, anime milwaukee is literally seven days away, and i am in an epic panic because, ya know, i’m a panicky little squid.

(some of this might be because matt mercer, marisha ray, laura bailey, and travis willingham from critical role are guesting at AMKE?  so, i might get to meet them?)

*INKS*

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welcome to a new year at tentacle-made studios!

for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.

which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.

at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.

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new year, POP! Comic, Manga, Grafitti exhibit at the ARTgarage (Green Bay), and new projects

or–more of the same.  who knows.

BUT!  happy new year (day 2), y’all.  we made it, which is something i wasn’t sure was going to happen.

*cues mountain goats*

(nb:  that video is way creepier than i was expecting.)

the POP! Comic, Manga, Grafitti exhibit goes up on Tuesday, January 6th, and the opening reception is January 9th from 5-8pm.  me and my art shall be in attendance.  (go here if you’d like a preview.)

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lootcrate, gallery nite, pretty deadly, and wicdiv

so–i’ve been busy again, especially since i just picked up reviewing several comic series for The Rainbow Hub:  Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnickThe Wicked + The Divine by Kieron GillenSex Criminals by Matt Fraction (who wrote Hawkeye), and Saga by Brain K. Vaughn (who wrote Runaways).

my Sex Criminals and Saga recap reviews come out later this week, but DECONNICK AND GILLEN BOTH REBLOGGED MY REVIEWS ON TUMBLR.

is this real life?!?!

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I HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY BUSY; I’M SO SORRY.

i’m not even kidding.  between moving out of my studio at the ARTgarage, The Hub shenanigans (including a podcast–WE DID OUR FIRST PODCAST!), a really important commission (more below), and my own projects like projecTransparency and the sketch-a-day project–ears, y’all, up to my pointed little ears.

it’s kind of a nice change of pace.

now, if i could only manage to do things like go to the grocer or, ya know, other adulting-type things.

I AM ADULT DEFICIENT.

so–commission.  i just sent off the variety of sizes of the file this morning after wonder why did i become so adept at photoshop?  (protip:  i’m not.  i just like to pretend that i am.)  but, it’s for geonn cannon’s the rise and fall of radiation canary, and the novel is amazing.

and, i think my design is pretty amazing too.

Radiation Canary - Rainmakers for Wizards Summer Tour '06

 

and, it’s available as a shirt–and other goods–over here on redbubble.

y’all should buy shirts.  i’ve already been paid, so i say this as someone who just REALLY WANTS ONE FOR THEMSELVES.

…i didn’t think to put I GET A FREAKIN’ SHIRT in the contract.  oh, well.  live and learn.

i’ve also been sketch-a-day-ing it up with cecaelia and–my little pony.

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i also updated the cephalabun and did a funko-inspired yona from snowpiercer sketch, which i kind of adore.

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i’m actually thinking about making my piece for the ARTgarage’s pop culture show in january be a polyptych of  the core group from my little pony:  friendship is magic.  *hands*

i have also set up my patreon completely.  there are perks and milestones, and i’m even remembering to post patron-only content.

sooooooooooooooo, if you’d like to support me and my endeavor, there ya go, and here’s my intro video to it (as well as the other videos i’ve been forgetting to post because i suck):

there might be more?  maybe?  i don’t really know.

i did say that i have been horribly remiss.

okay.  things to do; art to make; lootcrate toys to play with.

courage.

 

It’s Gallery Nite! And, I still need prompts.

So, yeah, I’m demo-ing digital painting/digital art tonight at Gallery Nite–I’ll be at the ARTgarage–and I STILL NEED PROMPTS.

*sighs*

Y’all are really letting me down, right now.  I’ve had two–TWO!–prompts, and they were both jellyfish.

We gotta do better on our communication, y’all.

All the information in the video because I’m mean, and because, two weeks in a row my Community Calendar has still be relevant.

I may get a handle of this yet.

Also, I did a lot of talking about my new series:  Paper Towns (Yes, like the John Green novel.) and Midas’ Touch (working title).

But, yeah, I’m going to do the prompts combined with the reduced palette color meme so–extra difficulty!

Did I mention that there’ll be a monitor so that everyone can watch me flounder?  Fun for the whole family!

And, I’ll have an array of nifty things that y’all can buy from me if that is a thing that you desire.

*pokes at capitalism*

Sketch-a-day is still progressing apace.

projecTransparency 1.13: (re: inspiration) 

a continuation of the inspiration conversation in which i babble about Gallery Nite, ‘Lain, my new series…es, and just general squee.

hush, squee happens on occasion.
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*remember that shirts and things are available over on tentacle-made studios’ redbubble.

*and, that tentacle-made studios has commission page!

tentacle-made studios everywhere:

and, in case y’all are really curious about what i write for The Rainbow Hub, y’all should check out my tag there.

I may have also bought a craptastic video camera that’ll be coming in the mail soon.

*whistles*

Okay, I gotta go do the thing where I post The Rainbow Hub’s social media and get my junk together for Gallery Nite.

See y’all there.

Courage.

*is very excited for The Night Before Our Stars*

I’m wearin’ my Pizza-John shirt and everything.

(Is where a Pizza-John shirt to The Night Before Our Stars like wearing a band’s shirt when you got to see them in concert?  Am I that person?  DO I CARE?!?!)

I have new postcards-prints for my upcoming *handwaves* things.  I’m trying to decide if I want to take them to Gallery Nite on the 19th.

What do y’all think?

Ya know, in addition to the previous set of postcard-prints I had made.

(I wish I had the dosh to get t-shirts made because SHIRTS!)

I have, however, gotten myself a sign; although, awful picture taken by me is awful.

*is punch-pleased*

Idek why the cephalabun is my go-to for everything, but it is.  (It’s probably because the cephalabuns are my nephews favorite.  *hands*)

So, yeah, I’m still having difficulty remembering to post the projecTransparency videos/vlogs over here.  I’ve only done 11; I don’t know what I expect from myself.

(A lot.  Y’all have no clue how much I expect all the time.)

This time I’m talking about where my inspiration comes from and welcoming ‘Lain to the project.  (I’ll have her making vids yet.)

So, yeah, stuff and things and excitement.

I’ve also been converting some of my sketch-a-days into digital paintings for, ya know, shirts and iPhone covers and things that are available on Redbubble, like, this guy:

 

I’ve also taken up the task of social media person for The Rainbow Hub.  I mean, I just schedule posts to happen, but it means that the Boss doesn’t have to worry about it.  Kori worries about to much as it is.

I’m still going on the sketch-a-day, and they keep getting more illustritive and less *blech* so that’s good.

And, because I suck out loud at remembering to do this, here’s last week’s projecTransparency in case y’all didn’t see it.

Courage.