So, my studios first big game is gonna be hitting Steam for sale on Friday. This is such a big deal for all of us at the studio and I am so excited to see the response. If you want to check it out, this is the link to our steam page: The Sun At Night
VERY excited about this! :D I worked on this game for almost 3 years with a very small team and seeing it arrive on Steam is a huge accomplishment! We had two animators plus one artist drawing background assets. I did a couple of the background assets, but my job was mostly managing the team. My husband was the lead programmer and he and his team did awesome work too. And lets not forget the designers, writers, and producers (who could all be counted on one hand XD). Labor of love from a small team. I hope you guys will check it out this Friday!
You’ll want to click to expand the above image. There’s a bunch of detail that didn’t really show up great at smaller size.
This is just some doodles I did to explore some dragon body language. I’m trying to explore the idea that dragons, having different bodies, don’t use the same gestures and body language that humanoids do. This set is me exploring some gestures with their wings using a sitting green dragon and laying silver dragon as examples.
Dragons take up a lot of space and flexing their wings allows them to occupy even MORE space. To me, a dragon pulling its wings close to its body is a way of indicating that it is willing to let another dragon or creature/humanoid approach it and enter its personal space. The two gestures on the left mean “You may approach me.”
It takes but a second for a dragon to expand and mark out its personal bubble of space. A flexing out of the wings is a way for a dragon to say “Hey, please stay away. Give me my space.” Laying it across the ground when reclining or extending it out to the side when sitting is what’s depicted above. There are other things a dragon can signal by flaring out its wings, but this is just a basic example.
I’m going to try to do a whole set of these when I have the time. They were a lot of fun and I feel like there’s a lot more body language to explore! This is just a touch of world building for my Wanderlust Tales project I’m working on with my husband. It’s mostly about dragons :D DRAGONS!
I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!
DRAGONS! This is a bunch of dragon faces I banged out to make stickers out of. I saw that Moo.com was having a sale and I thought…well, what the heck! I love stickers and I love dragons and it was time to put the two together. In actuality, I’d like to eventually make a Patreon and I might be testing out things to send patrons >__>
Be sure to click on the pics to see them larger and more detailed. I’m super rusty on my digital coloring, so this is also practice. I’m slowly getting better. I kind of wish I could have found better background colors, but color picking isn’t my strongest suit. The range of tone and contrast will be good for this test run, though. You never know how they’ll end up looking when printed.
Anyways, enjoy dragons! I might eventually sell sticker sets if people are interested. Until then these will decorate my sketchbooks and be tossed at friends as gifts :3
Second batch of $5 smalls commissions!
These are for idrawgood , tethysk , thefrecklebum , dfordistressed , tusked-mutt!
What a great and varied batch of characters, thanks everyone!
Eeeee! Baz arts! :D Tortle drew my green dragon Basilyan and I LOVE IT TO BITS!!! Lookit those tiny feeties! I can’t handle how much I love this!! THANK YOU!
Warm-up: A brass dragon design from my good friend Meesh. From their digital sketchbooks: Chromatic dragons & Metallic dragons.
I’m not sure if they corrode, but I always liked the idea.
HOMG NEO DREW ONE OF MY DRAGON DESIGNS!!! AAAAAH! :D The brass dragon was one of my favorites to design cuz I love big chunky heads :3 This is so perfect! I love all the thick, layered scales on this cutie. And I’m all about metallic dragons corroding! I feel like the older they get, the less likely they are to polish their scales (by rolling around in sand or whatnot). And maybe some dragons just like the mix of colors :D Dragons do what they want.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DRAWING THIS GUY, NEO!!! Oh gosh, your colors are just a joy to look at <3 This is inspiring me all over again! AAAAH! DRAGONS!
Just a quick tumblr post to say that the game I worked on, The Sun At Night, just got GREENLIT ON STEAM! AAAAAH! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! THIS IS AMAZING NEWS! We’ve been trying for a year to get here and we finally did it! So I hope you guys who have a Steam account will be interested in picking it up once it’s ready to roll :D
Big congrats to all the team here at Minicore Studios! WE DID IT!!!
Hello, everyone! I had so much fun at Anime Expo last weekend in the artist alley and broke 100 sales on Etsy so I wanted to thank all of you by giving back with this art giveaway!
How to enter
- You must be following my tumblr since this is for my followers.
- Reblog this post (multiple reblogs do not count but are appreciated)
- Two people will be chosen at random. The two winners can choose from the three prints above. I will also be throwing in some extras in their package!
- Winners will be chosen at the end of the month on July 31st
If you want to see other prints/ paintings/ etc that I have for sale feel free to check out my Storenvy here http://squidbrains.storenvy.com/
Good luck!! :D <3 <3 <3
CONGRATULATIONS!!! That dragon print looks wonderful! Gosh I love those colors <3
Talkin’ about Patreon- I have a Patreon!
» patreon.com/sfemonster «
For $1 a month you get early access to Eth’s Skin pages, plus you get to a behind-the-scenes look at every step I’m making on two comics: Eldritch Northsea, and The Wolf That Only You Can See. For $2 you get access to all my work-in-progress posts and new ideas- comics, stories, illustrations, etc. And for $5 you can subscribe to my monthly sketchbook- a digital PDF that’s full of drawings, doodles, designs, and commentary. The fifth issue (wow!) of my sketchbook just came out the other day, so now’s a great time to jump in on that if you’re interested.
Patreon has been a game-changer for me. I put pretty much all my finished comics etc. online for free, so Patreon is the absolute best way to support me if you like my work and the things I do.
Thank you so much for your support and allowing me to do the work I do. It means the world to me.
Sfe’s Patreon is one of my absolute favorites! I get way more than my money’s worth for $5 a month! SO MUCH ART! Early comics! SKETCHBOOKS! Plus constant inspiration all the time. If you haven’t signed up to support an artist on Patreon yet, Sfe’s Patreon is a great one to start with! Already supporting artists on Patreon? Well you should consider adding this one to your list! Seriously, Sfe works hard and fills my inbox with so much incredible art every week! Check it out! Support a rad as hell artist :D
Hey, everyone! I just made a Patreon to help fund the progress of the illustrated endangered animals book I’m working on! If you’re strapped for cash but want to help out there is a minimum $2 a month option—-every small thing helps out! In the end when I publish this book 10% of all proceeds will go to the WWF to help save endangered animals! If you can’t help out money wise helping out by spreading the word is still awesome! Thank you so much for all of your support. <3
Oh look! Another great Patreon to throw money at :D This one’s full of adorable animals and gorgeous art <3