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Riders on the Storm by Miguel-Santos

Riders on the Storm

by Miguel-Santos

What is the Ryozae Liberation?

This project in its typewritten form is complete, and is in editorial stages. Please feel free to comment and critique any available chapters. I'm a bit slow updating to the Internet, as I have several hard and digital copies, and am busy working to finish it.

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**All characters are "original characters" unless otherwise stated. Likewise all content is (c) Alysa Taladay and is mine, unless otherwise stated, and should not be found on any other page, website, or forum without my permission and credit to me.**


come on
Sat Feb 16, 2013, 4:27 PM
come on i'm talking to you
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 4:53 PM
shout shout let it all out
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 4:52 PM






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Artist | Professional | Varied
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I am a writer and an artist from the Southern U.S.A. By weekday, I'm a colorist for a digital printing company. At any other time I am working on a science fiction epic series under the name of Alysa Taladay, which is usually referred to as The Saurian Liberation Project and often referred to as The Saga. It is about the rise and development of an alien civilization, and the struggle of its people, genetically altered from mere beasts, to survive and be recognized as a sentient race.

My interests/favorite studies include sciences, history, and writing.

I happily possess a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with a double minor in Art History and Graphic Design.

It's been a long goddamn journey, and I've taken a ridiculously long hiatus from dA, working my ass off and doing adult stuff. I've said/done a lot of stupid things in the past that I'm not proud of, and I haven't been the best person. I beg your pardon, and ask that you forgive my foolish bullshit. I've had a lot of problems, and I'm doing my best to manage and hopefully resolve them. (For more information, please read my journal.)

That being said, if you do comment, please be constructive. I won't cry and I won't bite. I'm an adult, and a professional artist. I just want to talk, so please, comment away

**All characters are "original characters" unless otherwise stated. Likewise all content is (c) Alysa Taladay and is mine, unless otherwise stated, and should not be found on any other page, website, forum, or other media without my permission and credit to me.**

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I thought I was a terrible artist, quite honestly.

I mean, I'm not great, but I'm also never really satisfied with what I create, for reasons that I'm always sure are quite obvious. I have a four-year art degree, and I know what it's supposed to look like! That being said . . . it ain't all terrible, if you look at the whole. Usually taking pictures just makes my art look worse, but in this case it forced me to see it from a different perspective: as pictures of progress, showing much more clearly than I suspected where I've been and what I've learned.

I still don't really ever finish my drawings, and most of them are sketches. Most of my finished work is from my unemployment/part-time era (don't move to a tourist town...DON'T. Unless you know people/are really good at networking/don't have mental issues and can get along with the locals and be a functional and necessary member of a team that's likely to retain your employment for more than four months a year/can handle working three or more jobs to pay your bills). Anyway ... the sketches aren't terrible. The longview is more impressive than I had expected. There's a few things here and there that I wish had played with a lot more (a cartoonish style I can't seem to replicate, namely), but I was frustrated, I suppose. I hate it when my art looks immature, and I catch myself using the same lines/techniques over and over again. I suppose I'm impatient as fuck, but I'm 33 and have a four-year degree. ...Dammit, I expect better.

Overall, I've been going over a lot of old work, and finding that there was a time when I had passion. When I got up early to write before work, and took notes while working, and came home and wrote some more. I wrote and sketched in front of the TV and I used my sketchbook to flesh out and play with ideas I came up with while writing. I didn't want to go to work, necessarily, but I didn't mind it either. I had a passion, and when I moved away from tiny-town-USA and found work in the city, formed relationships and developed other obligations ... it slid. I had worked myself in too deep, and had trouble breaking out of it to live my life realistically. It helped my writing, obviously, being part of the real world, but it also damaged it. I chose manufacturing. I chose 40+hrs/wk (about 60-70+ in the months before I left), I chose health benefits and a 401K, and I burned out. Only recently, I've started to remember why I reveled in getting up so damn early; and, faced with getting my energy back, I've started to reabsorb myself into my own universe a bit. It's time to come home.

Doing an "improvement meme" isn't really going to quite cover this artistic journey, so I'm going to do it more "my way" as themed collages. Hopefully, this will be a fun and educational experience for me, and will be fun to look at!
  • Listening to: Mother's Finest, "Mickey's Monkey"
  • Playing: Saurian
  • Eating: better food
  • Drinking: less often :D (no, I don't have a problem!)


I changed my profile a little. "Four-book" saga. Hahahahahahaha oh my that's rich. Try 12ish.....not counting prequels or sequels.
Southern problems: thinking that because the pipes in your new home survived a few nights at 26F that 21F should be no big deal. 😆😆😆😆😆
Coming soon: Replaced CH14 of Alliance for flow reasons and adjusted future commentary accordingly. Art? ... it's been busy lately, but I've not forgotten my unfinished projects and promises. The truth is that most of my art lately has been brief sketches between other tasks. Finishing edits on Alliance has been a priority. I'm working on improving my speed and accuracy when it comes to art, and tackling the things I hate drawing the most. Hopefully it will produce better products for y'all to look at when I get around to doing finished drawings!!
Local burger joint now keeps crayons at the table. I was going actually fill out the "create your own" paper, but I gave in to my favorite burger and instead pinned this little guy up to keep us company and left my URL on the back. I need to post the longview (includes food) on their actual Google and my FB. 😁

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Who wants visual progress charts of where my book series is at? (As an illustrated deviation.)



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YamaLlama1986 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave of the quote. :)
Somatis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch and :+fav:!
AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Professional General Artist
You're quite welcome! You have a lovely style!
Lock-Turn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favourite on 'Harrowhall'
Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Owl King thanks you for the +fav on 'As Her World Falls Down' :)
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