Jo

New Year, new post

Happy new year! I hope 2018 is treating everyone well. I myself am slidin’ into it with a cold…

But snots and sniffles aside, I’ve got some pretty big plans this year. Really it’s just one, but a big one—My book! If all goes well(meaning I don’t succumb to laziness), I’m hoping to finally get my first book, The Vessel’s Blood, finished and released!

I’m working my way through the final edit right now, then it’s just proofreading and preparing it for ebook format. Since it’s my first time publishing anything, I’m not sure how complicated that’ll be, but I’ll see when I get there. I don’t anticipate too much trouble; the biggest hill to climb is just finishing the edit, because I’m still fairly early in and the book is quite long.

I’m getting really excited, I’ve been working(and not working) on the damn thing for ages now, and I’m well ready to have it done and released so I can return to work on the next leg of Vulfrey’s adventure. There’s still a lot more story to tell.

That all aside, I do still have a website makeover to finish, and sometime between here and there I plan to get it done, especially since the most important addition is the page for The Vessel’s Blood for all the art, character bios, and other such fun stuff. It’s gonna be reeal good.

Anyhow, I’m back to work, so I can make this shit happen~

Jo

Been a while…

Sorry ’bout the lack of posts, I had a pretty rough start to the year and ended up slacking off for a while. A pretty long while unfortunately. But I’m still kicking, and trying to get back at it. I figured I’d throw out a few updates on the shit I’m (supposed to be) working on.

First things first, I’ve still not finished the webpage remodel I mentioned last year, but hopefully I can get that in before the end of this year. The only thing holding it up was the art for the front page, and I’ve nearly finished that…But I’m thinking about scrapping it and using something fresh. I do like it, but the base sketch is three years old now. Though I may still use it anyway, but I have a newer sketch that I’m kind of fond of that I want to experiment with before I make up my mind.

As for writing, The Vessel’s Blood is still in its final major edit. It’s been a slow go, but it’s coming out really solid. I’m really excited to get the damn thing finished. As for Fuzz & Whimsy, I’ve not done much with it, and probably won’t for a while while I’m finishing up TVB, but I do plan to re-edit the two stories that are currently up on the site whenever I get the rest of the website junk ready.

I suppose that’s ’bout all, what little art I’ve done I’ll share in another post. And I’ll get back to posting character portraits and what not soon.

Jo

Time for a change

And by that, I mean my website.

Just look. This is when I first launched the dumb thing back in 2012:

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And this here’s the current version(complete with a non functioning TVB button):

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Needless to say, I’ve gotten a great deal of use out of this one picture of Alex. First one I ever did of him. But much as I love it, it’s definitely time for somethin’ fresh. Or sorta fresh. It’s still gonna be Alex. I’m not ready to boot him from his mascot position just yet. That is, after all, the whole reason I created him back before Fuzz & Whimsy was a thing. So Alex and his fuzzy tits are still going to be there. Just new and slightly improved.

And here’s a sneaky peeky at the new and slightly improved:

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Still a work in progress(very early progress…). Set up is going to be same as the site’s always been with the menu on the left. Unless I have a last minute change of plans. But first I have to finish the color job on the pic itself–Which is from this two year old doodle:

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You’ll probably notice I added a septum piercing, which is something that’s going to happen in a lil story with him and Jorge eventually. And eventually probably means a long time from now with all the other shit I’m working on. But it’ll happen. Some day.

Anyway, this pic is a little old, but I’ve been wanting to do a new site layout with it since I drew the damn thing, so I’m finally going to make it happen. And much as it sounds like one, this isn’t going to just be a visual change. I’ve got a couple other substantial upgrades planned. Most notably the button for The Vessel’s Blood is going to be made clickable finally. Meaning I gotta get off my ass and make the website for it. Though it’s definitely going to be a bit on the barebones side at first, but it’ll grow over time, especially as the first book’s release nears. It’ll be nice to finally have a place to stash all my TVB related art though.

There’s also a bunch of junk I’m going to be adding to the Pictoorz gallery and a couple things for the F&W gallery. Things that have been posted here(like the recent marker pics) as well as some older shit that never made it in.

The plan is to get it all done and launched on New Year’s ’cause that’s a nice day for a change. And hopefully I can stick to it. If not it’ll be early next year, but we’ll see…

Jo

Shiny New Scanner

I’ve had a bunch of shit heaping up for a while now that I wanted to scan, but the only thing I’ve had to do it with is a shitty 3-in-1 that I fucking loathe. So after putting it off for a good long while, I finally caved and bought a new one. Specifically the Epson Perfection v600, which was one of the more frequently recommended ones I came across while searching, and I gotta say, it is indeed quite awesome. It’s quick and the scans are way better than the aforementioned 3-in-1. Though I do still need a bit of photoshop to tweak the colors, but it’s far less work for a much more accurate and attractive result.

Anyway, on to some scans:


Freckles and gratuitous nakedness <3 These guys were inked and colored recently, though the drawings themselves were a bit dusty. Neither are characters of note–Or at least weren’t meant to be–But the lad with his cock out I inadvertently colored near the same as a character from one of my stories. Though a story I won’t be working on for a very long time(priorities and stuff). I blame the markers. I’ve never actually drawn the character in question, so I guess this is sort of a concept or somethin’ now. As for the ginger qt, he really is just a random dude, but I do have an overwhelming temptation to promote him and use him for something later on. No idea what. But don’t be surprised if he shows up again sometime in the future.

Last set here is a compilation of random dudes I did seven or eight years ago. Still cute though, so I decided to rescan them while I was going. Again nobody in particular and that’s probably how these poor lads are gonna stay.

Armed as I am now with a decent scanner, there’s going to be a bit more art postin’ going on around here. Including things I’ve been procrastinating on, like the TVB character portraits. Though I am going to string those out a little bit, but the first batch will be coming before the end of the month. As always this blog is primarily focused on my original work, especially story related things, but you can catch more sketches, lineart, and rescans of random junk and fanart on my tumblr.

In the mean time I gotta update all the busted, old marker pics in my galleries with sexy, new scans.