So! I took an unintentional break from pretty much all of my social media, so here's me trying to catch up on messages here. I've gotten through MOST of the comments, but not the notes, and - goodness - not my deviantWatch. Hoping to do that soon, but damn. Why there so many good artists on here?
Here's a bit of what's been going on, art-wise:
Catching up on commissions bit by bit. I wrote out an actual schedule now, so that is helping a LOT. Next up is the cover for the lovely (and luckily, my friend)
's second book - "Free Falling: The Zoey Jane Files." The first book leaves her characters off in VERY interesting, dramatic places, so I hope you guys will take a look when its out! Here's the cover for the first one again, with a link to SmashWords where its for sale in ereader format.
Its a spy romance book series with two very interesting, spiritual main characters and many fun supporting characters too, not to mention the excitement and drama of spy work itself! Please take a look if you're interested!
Also working on gifts, as it is the season, including one for my wife's birthday tomorrow
That one factors into "Tock the Gnome" rachelillustrates.deviantart.c…
but its kinda personal, so I don't know if I'll get to share it here.... On that note, though, I have been brainstorming a lot for the project's Patreon www.patreon.com/rachelillustra…
, trying to make things interesting and post more there even though I won't be devoting any more time (than usual) to page creation until I'm caught up on my paid work.
If you have any suggestions on that note, please let me know! Below are a couple promos for previous updates there, in case you're curious.
Back to commissions - up next after the next Zoey Jane piece will be an engagement portrait for some friends of mine, with some Harley and Joker flavor! And after that, I'm not sure. I'll try to make note of the upcoming ones as I go, and I will surely message the appropriate waiting (patiently, saintly) parties.
That's all for now. I hope anyone who's celebrating Thanksgiving this week will have a joyous feast and hearts full of gratitude! And on that note, 5 things I'm grateful for, right now:
That I enjoy the Holiday season, finally.
That I am able now to take responsibility for my art work.
That art exists at all!
That I have food and shelter and family to share times like this with.
For all of YOU, who've stuck with me so long!
Keep being wonderful, everyone. Thank you