July 25th, 2017
All aboard the creation train!
I've slowly gotten my art motivation back after managing to snag a Sunnycon Artist table back in July for their next convention in June 2018 which means I've got a lot of art prep to do over this next year to be prepared!
I've launched 2 GoFundMe campaigns to raise money to upgrade my drawing tablet and to purchase a Badge making machine, it would be amazing if you could share them around and possibly donate, I did add some rewards to them to thank you for donating but it will be a while before you receive them due to not having the equipment to produce them.
Other than the art front starting take off for an eventful year, I'm also at the point when i can give birth to my baby boy at any point now, its crazy how fast these 9 months have flown by and I'm excited and scared to start that new chapter of the single parent life!
Where Did I Go?
Its been a long time since I've done an update or posted anything to my art page and unfortunately I don't think it'll be for another few months until i'm ready to jump back into the deep end of creating art and updating my business.
Reason for my long absence is a mixture of a few depressing situations...
First is I had a huge depressive spell after my previous convention I sold at, while yes it was small I expected to do fairly well than I had done that day and I'll definitely say I'm not doing that convention again.
Second I was pregnant with my first child in July 2016 however I lost them at 11 weeks in August and was absolutely devasted and I still am in a way, I still loved the short time i got to spend with my child even if it wasn't a happy time in my relationship.
I cut nearly all social activities out of my life for almost the whole time until last month (march 2017) I probably worried my friends alot, ruined my health (physically/mentally), lost many months of sleep and absolutely no motivation to create any art at all.
Aside from dwelling on the negative situations in my miserable life, I do have Joyful times too.
My Second Pregnancy is my favourite moment so far, my baby is healthy, they're starting to kick and roll quite frequently so thats going to be a fun adventure for the next few months until they're born.
I'm going to find out the gender soon and I really would love to do a Gender/Name Reveal but I'm not sure how I'd make it special and unique enough for them.
I'm starting to get back into drawing again but its very slow because my back pain is getting intense after an hour of sitting in one place and my wrist is so out of practice that I get alot of stiffness and tension with my bones.
I'm hoping to attend Sunnycon as an Attendee but I might not be able to because I'll be heavily pregnant at that point and I know my movement is going to be limited. Sigh.
All in All, I hope that starting next year I can dive back into my art business and get back into the convention scene as I miss it so much.
I hope everyone has been well, I'm sorry its taken so long for an update but I really hope I can post again once I've recovered fully from all the drama.
Taking a break!
Due to some unforseen circumstances I have decided to take a break from Facebook and the rest of the internet until I feel like I can return with a positive outlook.
My shop will remain open for people to still purchase art however please note shipping might be a little longer than originally stated.
Hello friends of the internet,
This is not to offend everyone, as a creator we must follow rules to ensure our creation do not get stolen or re-used in anyway without written consent.
I would like to announce that no one is allowed to order commissions from other artists with my characters that includes art, kitchenware, apparel, figures/models, Cosplays etc. I'm also throwing in Free Art into this mix.
if you wish to do so you have to give me prior information of who you're commissioning, what you're commissioning and how much it is and based on this I will decide if I give you permission to go ahead with your plan by
contacting the artist to do a deal and ask them to agree to some terms and conditions, if they cannot reason with me then I cannot allow the commission to take place.
Thank you for reading,
Limited Edition Square Print
Hello my lovelies, its been a while since i've posted an update.
I'm still currently recovering from a nasty cold i had 2 weeks ago and its slowly subsiding which means i have energy to get some prints done!
This Artwork is going to be printed on a 5x5 Matte Crystal Archive paper and will be for sale on my store and at Sunnycon 5.
Prepping for Convention Season
Hello my Lovlies, it's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post but fear not I have been working hard getting some new art made for Sunnycon and possibly a minor con in October.
Not only have i been busy making art, i've also started to make my very first cosplay which is another group cosplay for Sunnycon 2016.
Here's a sneak peek at the Headpiece which is almost finished, you will probably think what the character is but in a couple weeks I'll be posting another cosplay update with another hint.
This coming Saturday (7thMay) I'll be tabling at Diddycon in Chester-Le-Street with MissMoogle'sArt I'll have all my usual stock and some new Original art.
If there's anything Themed art you want to see in the future, please leave your suggestions here or over on Facebook.
(please note, this will be for my own original ideas only, Fanart is only for A6 Original artcards.)
FREE LINEART COLORING PRACTICE
Nothing really interesting has happened today apart from procrastinating with convention prep and hiding away from the super hot sunshine we had today (my face feels sunburnt :< )
So Sophira-lou uploaded her new YT video today about fineliners vs watercolor think you should give it a watch... aaaaanyway she released Free lineart for everyone to color and I had a go at doing one under pressure. a 10 minute pressure. my god is it challenging to color something in fast.
Be sure to credit her when posting your colored version online.
Sunnycon Table layout revealed!!
I will be at table 61 with Lulumoon at table 62 (it's gonna be great being table neighbours again)
Those who are stopping by the event please check us out we will love you for it!
I'm going to be bringing brand new prints and super limited free prints for the first 10 purchases over £5.
I hope to see you all there!
Here's a sneak peek of my guest art piece for the 2016 carousel artbook by Sophira-lou! The theme is space/constellations and I chose Pegasus as my constellation piece.
This piece was a challenge as I don't draw centaurs very often let alone feathered wings, Nevertheless I had great fun with it and had some decent feedback from the fellow artists that have also contributed to this amazing project.
I want to say a HUGE Congrats to Sophie, who has been amazing at creating another stunning idea for her artbook, I'm glad I got to be apart of this project again as it's been fun to create another Carousel character with a purpose.
All the artists involved have worked really hard and I cannot wait for this book to be finished.
The book is scheduled for a July release so please keep an eye on Sophie's page for updates.
Maël and Xander
"The Fiery Prince and the Dark elven hunter."
Working on new prints for Sunnycon and this one is probably going to be my favourite.
This is going to be in a set of 6 prints revolving around both characters and their powers.