Haircut

Happy Monday!  If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen this already, but now it’s looking extra fancy in the gallery!  I really like how this one turned out (many thanks to the barista whose haircut I stole), so aside from sticking it on my insanely-overpriced Society6 print store, …

Commission #3 by Annalise Jensen

As many of you know, I started commissioning drawings of Adrien last year, and it is way too much fun to stop.  My third and latest commission comes from the wonderful Annalise Jensen (tumblr’s may12324)! His hair! <3 <3 Be still my heart! I came across Annalise’s art on tumblr …

The Case of the Captured Caches

The Neen are an underwater people created as part of an ongoing, collaborative worldbuilding project.  Their stories pepper the blog and until I organize them properly, you can use the Neen tag to find more.  The following introduces a mystery surrounding some lost treasure! ** ** ** Chieftain Läupa was …

Art & Audience

I’ve talked before about being terrified of taking commissions – I’m too slow and I’m not at all sure of my ability to capture other people’s characters – but recent projects have me thinking that it might actually be a possibility… I have always drawn for myself – that is, …

Flagnete

I made this!  Pretty proud of my second animation, even if it’s only a few frames long.  This is the flag of Baädaka; had to be shiny, of course.  The three circles represent the moon, the egg and the pearl, all of which are very important to the Neen.

On Author Responsibility

Note: today’s post is more “discussion” than “essay”, but I haven’t found a place for good discussion yet, so I’m here blabbing instead.  Months ago now, a reasonably successful fantasy author was accused of (and apologised for) some instances of abuse/manipulation/other bad behaviour.  As a result, he lost readers/followers, sales and …