Hey, everyone. Got some news to share.
This whole year has been pretty hectic for me and my bro. Not a bad kind of hectic… but hectic none the less. We both got promotions at our jobs earlier this year. My promotion came with a move halfway across the country… twice.
All the stuff going down is for the best in the long run, but in the short term it has really put a hamper on my free time. Its increasingly more of a challenge to find the time to sit down and communicate with the people I need to – let alone find the time to get commission work done. Between getting a new driver’s license, registering in a new state, moving, unpacking and repacking and getting used to my new job – its been a lot.
In the past – I’ve always prided myself in having a quick turnaround for most of my commissions. I think that is what a lot of you liked about my work, and its probably what kept a few of you coming back for more. I just haven’t been able to stay on top of that this year. Even the easy ones take too long for my tastes from start to finish. Carving out the time to talk specifics, draw and color is just a monster chore right now.
So as of today, I will be closing my commissions for a little while. Not forever, but for a few months at least. I’ve got no date as to when I’ll be back, but I know it will not be November or December. I’m aiming for early next year.
For the 5 of you already on my to do list, fret not. I will get your pictures done before I call it quits. In fact, you should be hearing from me sooner rather than later, to wrap up the final details on the images you want. So keep your eyes on your inbox for that.
This will give me the chance I need to square away my life in my new surroundings – and handle the busy season at work. It will also give me some time to tackle a few more drawings for myself. That’s always nice. Few things I’d like to practice on too.
Don’t worry about old BroDogz though. I’ll still be around if you want to talk. Honestly, looking over the horizon at all the sweet games coming my way, (Pokemon Sun/Moon, Sonic Mania, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn – the Nintendo Switch) it won’t be all too long before my wallet is feeling the crunch and I’ll need to make some extra $$$ by doing commissions again. LOL
I’ll be back to it before you know it. ^^
Ah, this is a pic of Knux I dug out of my sketch book and decided to color in. It was also a good excuse to play with some foreground effects.
Knux heard what your said. He’s coming for you. Angry Knuckles is Angry.
I usually know the drill when it comes to these commissions. Twilight and his OC Zephyr as they are engaged in any number of little incidents. For this occasion, he asked me to mock up something of a minor collision between the two.
Its always a nice chance to flex the artistic muscles with some unique pose work. As with most things, a little bit of planning goes a long way. Knowing that Zep, a stallion, has quite a bit of a size advantage over Twi, it was easy to envision that the smaller pony would be on the losing end of even a minor collision. So our little princess is doing her best to catch herself, but she’s all left hooves at this point and she’s destined for a tumble.
The background is no place in particular. Just a generic MLP castle.
Cool, another commission bites the dust. A big thanks to zephyr093 for ordering up another piece of commission work. Glad you think enough of me to keep coming back. ^^My commissions are currently closed at the moment, so if your looking to buy one from me, you will need to wait a bit. Feel free to check out my price chart in the meantime though.
Ah, this was a quick warm up sketch I did before knocking out a commission. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to draw up my buddy Espio, so I figured why not and just went for it.
I slapped a background on there just for fun. I happened to be listening to pumpkin hill at the time. Trying to get in the mood for Halloween lol.
Nothing special. Just me having a little fun. ^^
Time to post up another commission. ordered up another piece to expand his MLP alternate universe. If this kind of thing interests you, be sure to keep tabs on this universe by keeping an eye on the buyers front page: DarkMalcontent
This pic features King Sombra and one of his chief enforcers Trixie. The posework was engineered to help display the pair’s relationship. Sombra is very powerful with a commanding presence. Trixie has grown to be very attached to him, which is demonstrated in how she wraps herself around him.
This was a pretty easy image to put together. I am proud of the character interaction going on in this picture. That is something that can really add to the overall esthetic if executed properly and I think it does just that here.
Thanks a bunch to DarkMalcontent for ordering another piece. If anyone else would like to order themselves an artwork from me, take a quick look at my commission price chart. I am currently closed at this point in time, so make sure to check if I'm open for business in the future.
You guys have all seen the pictures from the Kirby Café oversea’s right? The restaurant with dedicated menu items styled after the faces and places from the Pink puffballs adventures. Well, my pal decided that Adeleine (A character from Kirby 64), should get in on the action, and who am I to say no.
All the characters in the promotional art for the Café seem to be wearing more of a winter set of garb, so a costume change was in order for Addie. BDK picked out the clothes, my job was just to get the colors to mesh in an eye pleasing manner.
The drawing was simple enough. Kirby characters follow a few basic, simple rules. I updated her look a tiny bit, but I stayed true to the gal where I needed too. He plate is designed after her signature art gimmick. The plate of Lettice and veggies is built to resemble a painters palate and the fork is even a stylized version of her paint brush. Fun stuff.
Thanks again to BlueDragonKaiser for the continued repeat business.
If anyone else out there would like some commission work, my line is closed at the moment. If you want to Check out the price chart and get something in mind for later, I’ll probably be opening them early next year.