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Adventure Animal Art Party Today – March 17th

Hello! Today I’m drawing cartoon animal adventurers live for you to watch. I’ll be attempting this for eight hours (which means I’m aiming to go until 11 pm! OH BOY! πŸ˜€ ), and since this is a work shift, that means I’ll be taking occasional breaks. My helpful and wonderful husband might sit in to draw while I’m not at the table… we’ll see how it goes!

I’m going to be rolling random D&D stats and alignments and such, and pairing those up with different mammal species to design fun characters for my Burlwood setting. This means extant mammals and some other interesting critters. The species I’m going to be drawing will be randomly determined. While I would love to be able to draw everyone’s favorite animal, I’m not taking species requests this time around, sorry!

Tomorrow, I’ll take the art to the Foundry to scan it, and I’ll post it for everyone to see, along with an entry form for a chance to win one of the pictures.

A couple things about the stream itself:

Sound will be off, at least for the start. My brother’s asleep and I’ll need to get the microphone from him when he’s awake. I’ll let folks know in the chat if and when I’ve got a mic or music on.

The stream cuts off automatically every two hours or so. Sometimes I need to stop the stream and restart the recording. If the stream cuts out, try refreshing the page.

I’ll be hanging out in the text chat. Please keep your commentary and links SFW, and please no political discussion.

This day of live art is brought to you by the folks supporting me on Patreon. You can check that out here – http://www.patreon.com/djinni

AND HERE’S THE STREAM!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/icon-day

Hope to see you there! πŸ˜€

The Story Dragon – At the Foundry

Here, a bit belatedly, is our first puppet update! Opal the dragon visits the Foundry via his mystic portal.

This was an amazing learning experience. I feel like I have a better handle on the software and the process, and am already dreaming up what to do next.

The art stream will be Thursday, March 17th, and will likely begin around noon PST. I’ll make a post to announce when we’re going live and where to go see the art happen. Until then, I hope you enjoy watching the video! πŸ˜€

Patreon Dates and Art Walk this Week in Bellingham

First of all, I posted a small update with some dates for my Patreon, and didn’t manage to get it posted here, too. Oh no! Here you go: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4753890

Secondly…

http://downtownbellingham.com/bham-blog/2016/2/25/march-art-walk

Local folks! Come visit the Foundry Makerspace this Friday for PUPPETS! A local puppeteer I know and didn’t even -know- was a puppeteer is going to be doing an amazing shadow-puppet show with music, and in between shows, Owen and I are going to be interacting with folks with our puppet characters. You can try out puppets yourself! Also, there will be free cheese and crackers. Hope to see you there!

Patreon Art Update #0

Hello everyone! In order to make my first weekly art update, I needed to pick a day for it – so watch this spot every Saturday for the latest cute critters and assorted ramblings.

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It’s almost March! That means we’re about to start our first monthly batch of art and awesomeness! So, if you haven’t already, make sure that you fill out the form posted earlier with your art preferences. And, of course, I’ll be making art! I’m pretty glad that it’s almost spring, and I’m finding lots of inspiration in my yard, learning about all the plants that grow here. The chickens are glad for the extra time with me around out there, so they can beg me for treats the entire time.

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This was a busy week! I’ve got several pieces that are nooooot quite ready to appear, including some fun full-scene commissions. Here’s a set of emotive gila monsters I’m making, along with other pictures I’ve made this February! I want to show you some more, so I better get to work on that, huh?

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This brings me to: MY FIRST MONTHLY PROJECT! I will announce it on Leap Day (because that gives me two days to finish deciding!) I’ll also announce the date for the Art Party (you’re invited!) and any other looming matters before March begins. Opal’s video update will take the place of one regular update this month, and I’ll plan a date for that, too. Opal needs to be kept filled in on his schedule, after all!

TigerLemonadeYou can visit my Patreon page here!

Icon and Sticker Set Commissions, Free Red Panda Stickers and Patreon Grand Opening

Tod here! I’ve been very busy and have some awesome things to share with you! First of all, I’ve made a sticker set for the chat program Telegram. Do you love red pandas as much as we do? Then this is for you! https://telegram.me/addstickers/redpandaswatercolor

Don’t have Telegram? These images are free to download to use as userpics or whatever not-for-profit use you’d like to use them for.Β  Credit me with a link to this website if you’d like. Enjoy!


Like Telegram stickers, user icons or sets of lots of tiny pictures? I’m now offering three options for icon commissions.

090Option 1: 1.5″ x 1.5″ icon with border and optional background color. This is my standard icon style, and works best with a head-and-shoulders shot for humanoid characters, but I can also draw a small creature shown full-body.

weirdOption 2: Sticker-style headshot. Head only, with optional speech balloon, small props, sound effects, etc. White border around the art, and a transparent background.

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Option 3: Sticker-style critter. A big-headed, small-proportioned animal character, with a white border and transparent background. They can have small props, and I can add costumes for an additional cost.

Cost: Icons are $10 each, or 24 for $100. I request payment upon approval of the sketches.

You’ll get a small 100 x 100 pixel version and a 512 x 512 version of each picture.


Like looking at tiny pictures, but not in the market for some of your own right now? This page contains most of the thousands of icons I’ve done for my 29 Icon Day batches. So many pictures! http://www.thestorydragon.com/iconday


And finally, like looking at my art, and want to support my making more of it in the future? I’ve started a Patreon campaign for The Story Dragon. You can check it out here!

Patreon is a site that lets creative folks receive and reward funding for their ongoing projects. It’s a little like a PBS membership drive and a little like Icon Day. Fans make a monthly pledge, and receive backer rewards, unlock group rewards by reaching funding goals, and get updates from the creator with all the cool stuff they’re making.

You can make a pledge of any amount to my Patreon campaign and receive art updates from me in your email, as well as pick up a fun monthly reward for yourself – art in the mail, for you!

I’ll be making weekly art updates to share what I create, here on this site, and on my Patreon page. We’ve already hit our first two funding goals, which is very exciting! First, each month, one of my weekly updates will be hosted by our dragon puppet, Prince Opal. Second, each month one of my work days will be a pizza party art stream. It’s going to be good times!

I am so exited to make and share art with all of you! Thank you for your continued support and interest in my art. I hope you have a wonderful day πŸ˜€

Lucky Penny’s Winter Adventure – A Holiday Coloring Book Download!

Tod here! I’ve been hard at work on a full, 20 page coloring book full of art, puzzles and cut-out crafts! It’s available to purchase as a pdf download.

Need a good stocking stuffer or last minute gift for the kids in your life? Go to your local copy shop, get a nice copy printed out on card stock, and pick up some crayons to go with it! You can also print out multiple copies of your favorite pages, so you canΒ make as many chicken-themed ornaments as you want!

Check out the link to learn more – http://thestorydragon.com/product/lucky-pennys-winter-adventure-holiday-coloring-book-download/

 

Zazzle Store infos

I realized that I need to put an updated link to my Zazzle store up on this site. I am in the process of shifting my newest products from my old store to a handful of more organized new stores. So, here’s what I’ve got so far:

www.zazzle.com/ninjahijinx* – my current main Zazzle store, featuring tons of my art on cards, stickers, apparel, mugs, and fun stuff like the giant dragon poster that hangs on the door of my shop.

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Dragon’s Hoard 2 Poster by ninjahijinx
Look for more office art at zazzle.com

www.zazzle.com/myfavoriteanimal* – this is a new store of mine, where I’ll be stocking art featuring animals alive and extinct.

www.zazzle.com/brownbaggames* – this store has products featuring artwork from my board game collaborations with Brown Bag Games

Zazzle is an awesome site that prints artwork on all manner of products. You can upload your own art or photos, either to purchase yourself, or to offer for sale. Or, you can shop literally millions of designs in the marketplace. You can customize many marketplace items with your own text or photos. It’s pretty cool, and you should check it out!

The * at the end of zazzle urls, by the way, makes the address into an affiliate link, and then the creator gets an additional percentage of your purchase at no additional cost to you. If you are buying products from any artist on Zazzle, I recommend typing in their store url with the * before your purchase – it will make their day! πŸ˜€

Art Show at the Black Drop In November

Come down to the Black Drop Coffee House here in Bellingham, from today on through the 30th of November, to see a selection of my art on the walls and windowsills. One last Halloween treat! You can take home one of my painted pumpkins who are sadly still without a home after their big day. Check out the art, and take one of these pumpkins either for free, or stop by Hohl’s Feed and Seed on Railroad Ave. and make a donation to Whatcom Voice of the Animals, the cat rescue where we adopted Herbie and Gremlin.