First off, I want to thank everyone who was kind enough to reblog and/or take interest in me offering commissions after my recent vehicle break-in. It really means a ton to know that there’s people out there you don’t even know who are eager and willing to offer help when things turn sour.
Secondly, to those interested, sorry I didn’t get around to posting this sooner. I’ve been avoiding tumblr since my last post about the break-in because I was a bit embarrassed to air my grievances to everyone, I wasn’t sure what kind of reaction I’d receive so I kinda shyed away for a bit.
So without further ado, here’s a rundown of my cheap ‘Break-In’ special commissions!
To those who expressed interest before I will try and get in touch personally , but please feel free to send me a note or email with your requests and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
Thanks a billion everyone!
Any Interest in Comissions?
So two nights ago while I was with my girlfriend at a show my truck got broken into and the jerks got away with both of our backpacks. They made off with our laptop which is a big hit for us, but they also took a lot more which was of no use to them(and they probably just trashed it once they found no cash), namely my sketchbooks, most of my key art tools including some near irreplaceable antique utensils (I like to draw with old materials, what can i say?), and a few folders with work for clients. Also pilfered was a stack of art books and old comics. Now I know its no smart to keep that stuff in your vehicle but it was well hidden, the twerps just went breaking into every other car on that side of the street and I was next in queue. Without my tools I’ve been knocked down a few rungs and more than a few projects will need to be restarted.
So I’m putting this together to ask if there was any interest in cheap commissions. With the holiday season upon us I don’t have the funds to start rebuilding my arsenal, but with just a couple commissions I could at least get on the right track to getting back to where I was.
Let me know if you’d be interested in helping out and if there’s enough of ya I’ll put together a list of prices and such. I’m thinking $5 lines, $8 tones, +$1 postage to ship it to you if you want to own it, etc.
30 Character Challenge - Day 4 - Wallace ‘Wally’ Kowalski
'Famed aquanaut and undersea explorer Wallace ‘Wally’ Kowalski has seen just about everything the ocean has to offer. He has single-handedly discovered countless shipwrecks and recovered millions of dollars worth of treasures and artifacts. He is also the pioneer in many underwater technologies and techniques we now take for granted, including saturation diving, rebreathing devices, and the three-toed flipper. Through a series of short films and books in the 1960′s he raised public awareness of the wonders of the ocean with the aid of his friend and fellow oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
During one of their last film projects they were exploring a sunken Spanish galleon when Wally noticed the wreck lay near an underwater cliff face with what appeared to be rectangular ‘caves’ carved into it. Thinking it to be a much more interesting find they quickly set off to explore the unusual chambers. Once inside they found the interior to be massive, geometric in structure and gorgeous, covered in intricate mysterious engravings. After taking a few quick notes Wally notices a sparkle in the corner as something catches his torch beam. Once he recovers the object he is astounded to see its a perfectly sealed, air-tight crystalline container holding what looked to be a scroll rolled up inside. Jacques and Wally return to the surface, minds reeling from their astounding discovery. Upon investigation of the artifacts they recovered Wally manages to open the crystal container and unfurls the almost pristine delicate paper scroll, and is amazed to see it covered in a mysterious unknown script and an extremely fine and laboriously rendered map of the face of the earth as it appeared epochs ago. Still visible are the vaguely familiar outlines of the major continents, but peppered throughout are many unknown islands and landmasses, including one gigantic landform in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Believing they have found evidence of the fabled lost continent of Mu, Wally quickly convinces Jacques to provide funding, crew, and equipment for him to make the expedition .
Map in hand, Kowalski sets off a year later with much fanfare and excitement. Keeping in touch along the way via radio, everything was going as planned. When news of their arrival reaches the mainland the public is on the ends of their seats waiting to hear about the fantastic discoveries that are sure to be pouring in soon. But when no more transmissions arrive, days turn into weeks and search teams are quickly sent out. Before long the expedition boat is found floating free in the Atlantic, completely vacant and stripped of any signs of life (no insects even). Food is found still on plates in the galley as if they were in the middle of dinner at that moment, more unsettling is the fact that all the radio equipment was ravaged, chords cut and tubes blown out. It is still a mystery today, theories and conspiracies run rampant in paranormal circles, the biggest of which being the fact that the map was never found on the abandoned rig, throwing the dark veil back over the enigmatic lost continent. ‘
30 Character Challenge - Day 3 - Virginia Creeper
'On certain moonless nights, deep in the thick, pungent Virginia wetland known as the ‘Great Dismal Swamp‘ , you might have the misfortune of stumbling upon the Virginia Creeper. Some believe it to be the spirit of a jilted ex-lover murdered in the swamp bent on revenge , while others explain it as an ancient Native American curse set on the land in a frantic flight from their territory. Whichever theory you think is true, just be wary in the swamp on those damp moonless nights because that old pile of branches and vines you’re resting on may not be what it seems…!’
30 Character Challenge - Day 2 - RoboHobo
'In the future there is still no safety from falling into destitution, even if you’re a robot. Once top of the line units, most have been phased out over the years for newer more efficient models. With new parts no longer being produced, these old robots quickly fall into disrepair and disuse. While most are sent for recycling a few wind up on the streets trying to maintain functions on what little they can come by.'
30 Character Challenge - Day 1 - Gel 7
'Gel-7, One in a series of many Interdimensional Immigration Enforcement Automatons. Created by the Rygal Corporation for use in monitoring and apprehending subspace drifters. Highly durable and extremely task oriented, these units are sent between dimensions in place of delicate ‘soft-tissued’ organic agents who may not survive the stress of interdimensional jumping.’
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