the cast, updated to include two characters I had forgotten and a more recent one..
Yes, the art is odd on this one, for a few reason.
Earlier today I have uploaded the piece named 'selling out'
where I kinda ranted a bit about the system here and where I feel where I stand there and whatnot. The good thing is that I got a wonderful response, which I tried to respond to but dA was being slow and ate my message.
Instead of trying to remember what I said, consider this piece a reply with some elaboration.
It is true that most hyper popular dA folks seem to dwell in the art of Fan-Art. I mean, sure, that's swell, more power to them, except it's frustrating for someone who tries to make original works. I'm always excited to chip off a new piece of this improvised semi-continuity, even if I may be one of three or four who may actually care. It's just that, well, the analyst in me cannot help but look at numbers, and get frustrated.
There's not much I can do, and I'm aware my barrier of entry is difficult. My art is too cartoony for the serious art-people here, and it's not cartoony/manga-y enough for the folks who go to dA for those things. Adding the fact that I'm a big fan of non-polish-ness - to willingy not polish my works entirely to add to the flavour, the effect - and you get work who, I guess I must admit, may be somewhat easy to dismiss.
Knowledge doesn't make it any less frustrating but... yeah.
At least the comment to my prior rant gave me some hope, to know someone who's art I find simply delicious took roughly four years to garner serious attention.
I'm still going to trudge foward on my own path though. Win or loose. My legion may be small, at least we'll be at the same wavelength.
Oh yeah, there's an image up there. At first I wanted to do something semi-anime like in 'selling out', since I needed to redo my cast page anyway. Thing is, after I did the linework and booted up Photoshop.... I think I forgot I was supposed to imitate serious production values and just kinda flailed about in my usual manner. Hence the usual overbearing texture and odd random touches of colours..
Wow, I sure wrote a lot.