Computer maintenance – that important and semi-annual thing that keeps me and my small business going. I’ve been working on getting the computer back into shape for a couple of weeks now, being as I had another outage. I’m getting good at catching these things ahead of time, though, and am trying to take to stocking up parts for emergencies. Right now I’m using a main hard drive that has some questionable spots on it, but every time I start over I lose things so I’m hanging in there as long as I can. And it’s one thing at a time.

When I go through this process, I tend to make 3D artwork for artwork’s sake. So here I am to show off the latest piece:

Star Taur by spearcarrier on DeviantArt

I’m rendering another one as I type, because the objects I used needed tweaking. This last piece above had a better reaction than most of my things, which makes me glad. And I like making centaurs. I’d say that I’m going to do a series of them, but everytime I make plans like that something happens. So. I like making centaurs. I’m rendering a second one as I work on the 3D parts it takes. And. Neigh.

I don’t want to turn this blog into strictly an art blog because… no. But people have requested my prints. So I’m going to add a feature here for people to have the option. When I do a cover reveal (a practice I hope to begin soon with the next up and coming book we’re working on producing), if the artwork is open I can do that then. Same goes for other things I’ve made. In this way perhaps I can garner some more funds to support the visual novel project and The Heavenly Bride among other things.

To buy this print in poster form for $25: [nicepaypallite name=”Star Taur” amount=”25.00″]

OMG… a con

The time of year has finally rolled around: OMGcon has opened their submissions for June’s convention. Of course I was one of the first to submit my application. There’s no guarantee I’ll get in just because I was there last year, but I hope I do. Quite a few people at the convention had asked me what new art I was planning as they were expecting I’d make it back. Then there was the one gentleman who remembered me from way way before. And just… yes. I need to go back.

With that settled and out of the way, I’m trying to keep myself on track. I got sick again, ending up in the emergency room again, and once again am behind on my daily things. But I try dammit.

Last night I took a me moment and I made the following:

Aye Sir by spearcarrier on DeviantArt

Why yes. Yes I do watch Fairy Tail. And even though I like Fairy Tail a whole heap, you’ll note that my art repertoire still has less than 50% fan art. I can’t help it. I just like doing my own thing.

I want to tell you more, but the truth is I should go back to work. Well I will stop a moment and tell you that I’m planning a rerelease of The Page of Cups.  With the publishing venture in full swing, it’s only natural to do so. Once it’s out, I’ll be going back to worrying about writing The Demonkeeper’s Daughter and handling a few other things.