This is fanart for a series of old, educational videos from the 90s; dubbed the Assistant Professor: Trip to the Inner/Outer Planets. I recently rediscovered these through a listing on eBay, which was the old VHS of the outer Planets episode.
From a comment of a friend, I actually found that the original company was around, and I reached out to them about the show. A guy wrote back stating his daughter voiced the Nina character, and the head animator of the show voiced the computer. It was an interesting exchange, never thinking I’d even talk to the people behind it.
I did this little fanart as appreciation in my response back. I never heard back from them, so I hope you guys enjoy the effort of this partial lost show. I’ve linked an Amazon link here of the listing to help you track it down if you like.
This was a commission I did for u/TheKingTortoise, of him and his brother’s DnD characters (half-elf barbarian, dwarf fighter). They have a group of goblins that go around with him, sort of like kids to my understanding. This was real fun to do, and glad to have made a Christmas gift for someone’s holiday.
Feel free to reach out to me for a commission if you fancy something like this yourself!
I put this together this week. I’ve been wanting to show how my Notikan race functions in a more normal environment, rather than “just standing up and being popey”, to quote an online buddy. This was a result of that, showing one greeting a pilot to his vehicle, having the role of a technician or sorts.
For 2020’s NanoWrimo reboot, I decided to reboot my old Vigilance series, which is the first story I had ever made the 50K requirement for. I wanted a nice thumb to convey what I was going for when someone visited the page, so I accomplished that, at least!
Here you have the protagonist’s two love interests, along with a shot of the aerial battleship the story revolves around. And since this takes place in the Bermuda Triangle, beach and ocean was appropriate.
If and when I do publish, it’ll have a more professionally done cover. Just something to give a visual representation as I work on it in the meantime.
For NaNoWriMo this year, I’m rebooting my Vigilance setting, which was the first story I got my 50K word award in 2008. I’m not sure if I’ll reach the goal this year, but I have a pretty cool idea where to take it, and have a couple outlines done. I put this together from a sketch a week back, as an event that might happen in-universe! I think I need to actually do some proper art 12 years later on the setting, especially now that I at least use a tablet.
And while I was drawing this, did have this on loop for a few times. It certainly helped with the mood, and probably had an effect on the final product.
Had an early start today, and had the urge to put this out later on. Admittedly this was partially because of a Reddit post I had seen a few days ago, but I honestly have been in a sort of post-season funk with some of my projects. And considering I haven’t done a fully-illustrated piece since my birthday, it was time to change that.
I drew a lot of inspiration from this song, which I had looped on repeat for a few hours. I was in a full debate to make this a Halo-esque warzone or the rain, but I think the latter fit in with the tone I was going for.
This was something I was working on since June, but had let it sit for several months. Partially pandemic inspired, too.
More or less my Janus Fairytale characters getting put in a lower island layer on their world, finding lots of strange fungal and plant growth. Old, eerie ruins loom in the back, hinting of a greater presence in the past. Small spore wisps sprout out of the grass, glowing with a soft orange light.
I listened to this for a bit while working on this, so I think it helped carry the tone I was aiming for.
A personal piece I did this evening, was sort of in a mood after hearing some people carry on about. One thing I will not understand about people from East Tennessee, is their inherent dislike of flying. Not just “I’m scared of flying”, but “I DON’T like flying.”
This piece specifically came about when one person I knew declared they would rather drive 15-17 hours someplace, and not fly a few hours to cover the distance. They were getting into a relationship with a friend of mine, and said friend sees not flying anywhere as an inconvenience. They complain how they want to go cross country, but can’t fly because their partner “doesn’t want to fly”, and eventually don’t go anywhere because it’s too far to drive.
An art piece I did for my DnD friend Karomaz, who’s paladin character had their son kidnapped. I jokingly told them that my Kashri and Notikan characters would be glad to lend a hand in this matter, and this was the result. Sci-fi meets DnD 5th edition.
You have a few things going on in the back, mostly some Supreme Commander units, a Mechassault laser tank, a Halo Wars 2 Cyclops, and an original design trooper carrier based on those old sci-fi book covers. The antler lady in the back is their campaign’s villain, the Lady of the Woods.
He got a big kick out of it, which made me happy. So mission accomplished!