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Geomancy Commissions: 


Geomancy title by Kraden



Geomancy ~ Definition

1. The art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously.
2. Divination from the configuration of a handful of earth or random dots.


I'm opening slots for a series of these through the month of January. Get some Voynich in to start the new year!
You'll be able to order one through the whole month, or come see me at Confurgence this weekend (Jan 7-10) :D (Big Grin)



Options:


1). Choose from a colour pallet 
GeoMancy Colour Backing by Kraden

2). Decide on your 'otherside' (Skeleton, Clockwork etc.)
Elements such as Armor may incur an extra fee due to detail

3). Decide if you'd like me to organise a high quality print and postage.
Framing can also be organised, but is expensive to ship internationally


Contact:

Please sent me a note here; or
An email to keyframe@keyframecreations.com; or
Contact me via my facebook page

Cost:

Base cost is $120
This may change based upon reference, complexity, printing, shipping etc.
We can discuss in PM.
Payments made via Paypal prefered, but direct transfer can be organised if you don't have Paypal.
IMPORTANT!
If you don't see your commission listed here please contact me via note here, or on facebook
www.facebook.com/KeyframeCreat…

This Week\Fortnight:
  Ibby - Vector - TBC
  Kiri - Flats - TBC
  Xavier - Ink - TBC
  Changes - 3x Digital - TBC
For those of you waiting on commission here is the current list organised by type & order of completion.

In Progress:


Sabre  - Sketch - DRAFT SENT
Stephanie (Dino Direwolf)  - Ink   - DRAFT SENT
Michael's (Dire-phoenix gryphon) - Cell - DRAFT SENT

Cipheroo  - Shaded - DRAFT SENT
Matthew    - Cell  - DRAFT SENT
Sauda  - Flat - DRAFT SENT
Snow Pawz   - Ink - No Response. Anyone know Snowpawz?
Woundsalt   - Flat  - Waiting on Feedback

Upcoming:


Pokeshadow  - Traditional - TBC
Fragnarok  - Flat - TBC
Fragnarok  - Shaded - TBC
Jasper  - Shaded - TBC
Keirookami  - Cell - TBC
Dragonerax  - Cell  - TBC
Neox  - Cell  - TBC
Procene  - Ink - TBC

Trak   - Cell  - TBC
Tanrowolf  - Shaded - TBC
Tsuutina  - Flat - TBC

Brock  - Flat - TBC
StarryFlame   - Shaded + BG - TBC
Cooper   - Shaded + BG - TBC
Ibby  - Vector - TBC

Other:


Xavier   - Traditional  - IN TRANSIT


Recent Completions:



Avatar - Linx by Kraden

Mature Content

Skywind by Kraden


Mature Content

Arcane Blast by Kraden


Mature Content

Flying Fancy by Kraden

Commission Status-es-es-es (I should really make a web page for this)

For those of you waiting on commission here is the current list organised by type & order of completion.
I'll be getting them done in a mixture of Order & Simplest.

Done

Marley / Paul

Mature Content

War never changes by Kraden


Omega
Paladin by Kraden

Agent Bookfort
Cutie Mark Cave Crusaders Yay? by Kraden

Able
Glitch In The System by Kraden

Lliz
SpaceIsAwesome web by Kraden

David
Campfire Tales by Kraden




Complex:

Michael     - Bust + Avatar - TBC

Sketches:

Sabre       - Sketch     - TBC

Pencils \ Inks:

Stephanie (Her's)  - Ink   - TBC

Xavier        - Traditional  - TBC
Pokeshadow  - Traditional - TBC

Other\Digital:

Snow Pawz     - Ink   - [Sketch]
Fragnarok       - Flat   - TBC
Fragnarok       - Shaded - TBC
Jasper           - Shaded - TBC
Cipheroo         - Shaded - TBC
Woundsalt          - Flat    - TBC
Stephanie (Michael's) - Cell - TBC
Keirookami       - Cell   - TBC
Matthew        - Cell    - TBC
Dragonerax     - Cell    - TBC
Neox             - Cell    - TBC
Procene           - ???   - TBC
Sauda             - Flat   - TBC
Trak           - Cell    - TBC
Tanrowolf         - Shaded - TBC
Tsuutina           - Flat   - TBC
Brock             - Flat   - TBC
StarryFlame          - Shaded + BG - TBC
Cooper              - Shaded + BG - TBC
Ibby               - Vector     - TBC
You know how people say
"Oh man, I'd love that as a tattoo"
and you're all like
"Heck, go for it"

And then they do.

Original
The Swarm! by Kraden

Tattoo
Queen Chrysalis And Swarm Tattoo by denton13

Commission Status-es-es-es (I should really make a web page for this)

For those of you waiting on commission here is the current list organised by type & order of completion.
I'll be getting them done in a mixture of Order & Simplest.


Complex:


Marley / Paul  - Mega Scene     - [Colouring]
Michael        - Bust + Avatar  - TBC

Sketches:


Sabre           - Sketch        - TBC

Pencils \ Inks:


Stephanie (Her's)   - Ink      - TBC
Omega        - Traditional  - TBC
Xavier            - Traditional  - TBC
Pokeshadow   - Traditional  - TBC

Other\Digital:


Snow Pawz        - Ink     - [Sketch]
Agent Bookfort    - Shaded - [Drafting]
Fragnarok           - Flat     - TBC
Fragnarok          - Shaded - TBC
Jasper                - Shaded - TBC
Cipheroo             - Shaded - TBC
Woundsalt              - Flat      - TBC
David                   - Flat    - TBC
Stephanie (Michael's) - Cell  - TBC
Keirookami           - Cell    - TBC
Able                 - Cell     - TBC
Matthew               - Cell     - TBC
Dragonerax       - Cell     - TBC
Lliz                      - Cell     - TBC
Neox                   - Cell       - TBC
Procene                 - ???     - TBC
Sauda                    - Flat     - TBC
Trak                - Cell       - TBC
Tanrowolf             - Shaded  - TBC
Tsuutina                 - Flat     - TBC
Brock                   - Flat     - TBC
StarryFlame              - Shaded + BG  - TBC
Cooper                     - Shaded + BG  - TBC
Ibby                       - Vector        - TBC

carnival and I are going to be attending Animaga in a few weeks.

I was wondering if anyone else was going as well?
e'll be at table 46 if you want to come and say hi!
High fives are encouraged too :D

Carnival and Kraden table map for animaga 2015
So I found out tonight that e-mails from my computer haven't been sending for.....quite a while. I would have thought that outlook would have done more to mark that error than a tiny blip in the bottom right corner.

So if you've ordered a commission from me at FurDu that would be why neither you, nor I, have received any correspondence on that.

I've contacted my Hosting company to try and fix it so I'll let you know as it progresses.
carnival is running a little competition, so if you're a fan of her stuff and have always wanted to get a colourful cartoon critter pop on over and give it a like\report\comment to enter :)

(b00m) HEADSHOT Give Away! by carnival

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So before this whole mlp bandwagon hitches up its reins (and it will have a marked dropoff once the source content finishes) I'm wanting to be a part of it (you may have noticed a marked increase in my gallery (thanks captain Obvious)).

Getting back into the animation scene I'm going to be doing design and technique commentary, as well as fandom commentary on teh YouTuubz.

A lot of commenters keep to the show style, but I'm wanting to make a marked middle ground between 'still-swapping' and actual animation. Because actual animation takes foreeeeeveeeerrrrr.

The plan with all this is that I'll be producing original content that doesn't violate and copyrites, make a bit of side income from it and hopefully be able to move towards doing art, animation and commissions as my main job.

So here's a screenshot of my rig for Keyframe. It's still WIP and I'm trying to fix an issue with KeyframeCaddy which will make the whole process a lot easier. So I'll have an animated example along sometime either before or after the convention.

For those of you attending PonyconAU I'll be offering a special deal in the conbook. A free upgrade or sketch with any digital commission (because I'm good at those and they're my favourite :3)

Honestly, I'd never heard about ArtFlipping till I read this article about artist Adam Huges having his final pieces sold on e=bay for way more than originally asked. As a result he turned to simply selling his works on e-bay completely, instead of at conventions.

I've seen commission people had bought from artists sold on e-bay in the past, but they've usually had them for a few years and are moving etc.

As an artist I feel somewhat put-off by this practice, but as a realist I can completely see why people do it. In the end the artists is getting shived, sure, but not out of spite or misconduct, just simple economics.

So my question to people today. Have you ever bough, sold or seen an ArtFlip on e-bay or elsewhere? (A commissioned piece being re-sold).

Commission Information


Thank you for visiting my commission page! Here you can find the load-out on information and current works.
I wanted to create a hub-page here so you can all see the progress of your particular piece. Thank you for your patience and I look forward to making something awesome.

Types


Sketch            -            $15
Ink                   -          $40    :bulletgreen: 'Fastest Turn-around'
Digital - Inked    -           $40    :bulletgreen: 'Fastest Turn-around'
Digital - Shaded        -    $50
Digital - Flat Colour         $80
Digital - Shaded Colour    $100
Digital - Painting             By Quote ($200+)

Timeframe


Since I work a day job and a night job I can guarantee a set timeframe for commissions. I have a bad habit in the past of doing so, and then not meeting it, and then delaying more because I want the picture to be worth the wait. As such I estimate an over-reaching timeframe of...
Sketch\Ink          -    1 - 2 weeks (depending on workload)
Complex pieces    -    4 - 8 weeks (depending on workload)
Digital Paintings   -    8 -10 weeks (depending on workload)

Current Commissions



  Blue Bar-25%done by L3Moon-Studios        FoxTailedCritter    :bulletorange:    Digital Painting
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios     Omega    
Blue Bar-25%done by L3Moon-Studios         Patrick    :bulletorange:    Digital Paintings
Blue bar-50%done by L3Moon-Studios         Jacob      :bulletorange:    Digital Colour 
Blue bar-50%done by L3Moon-Studios         Leo        :bulletorange:    Animation

Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     Flying Gypsy   :bulletpurple:  Mailing...
Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     ArtistBunny    :bulletpurple:  Mailing...
Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     P Pie             :bulletpurple:  Mailing...
Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     Grumpy          :bulletpurple:  Mailing...
Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     Xavier            :bulletpurple:  Mailing...
Blue bar-done by L3Moon-Studios     Yokel             :bulletpurple:  Mailing...


Blue bar-50%done by L3Moon-Studios       Bush

Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Cole B
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Daelyn
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    DameElizabeth
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Esplionarge
Blue Bar-25%done by L3Moon-Studios        Falar
Blue Bar-25%done by L3Moon-Studios        FlameDrake
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    J Ayre
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Kayden
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Kaze Okami
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Manahan
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    M Foss
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Michael
Blue Bar-25%done by L3Moon-Studios        Mr. Shadow
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    N Powell
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Ramirus
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Sasha
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Shadowfire
Blue bar-50%done by L3Moon-Studios        Shadowfox
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Sheppy
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Sienna
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Snowpawz
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Triggy
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Triptych
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Urban Candy
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Veluriel
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Wundurra
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Xavier
Blue Bar-starting by L3Moon-Studios    Zxssics

Openings?


I'll be opening for commissions in
Mid-June
Once the current set is completed


Examples



Sketch


Pegasus in flight by Kraden   For the Empress by Kraden   Caption that bear by Kraden   AdvTime Epic Brohoof by Kraden  Whut?! Decaf?!? by Kraden

Ink


Com - Queen Fluttershy by Kraden   Caption that bear by Kraden 

Digital Flat\Simple


The glorious Kaz by Kraden   Badge - Max Fuchs Coyote by Kraden   Commission - Fruit by Kraden  SLart - Amiee Kronfeld by Kraden  Otter Heart Fish by Kraden

Digital Colour


Com - SnowChaser by Kraden Ginger Step -  Magic Is Awesome by Kraden  DragonzGurl thru the tulips by Kraden 

Mature Content

All Laced Up by Kraden


Digital Painting


Incoming! by Kraden   Don't mess with Triggy's Pants by Kraden   Keep Calm and Furry On by Kraden  My Little Scarecrow by Kraden  Triptych - In the archives by Kraden
I'm currently hammering through my first proper commercial animation job. It's nothing ongoing like a cartoon etc, but a product explanation video.
I'm doing it completely solo so it's been an interesting learning curve on what not to do.

So for any of you out there wanting to animate here are some huuuge tips I learnt over the past 6 weeks of this.

Pipeline:
Get your Script and Voice work done before you even start your animatic. If the client doesn't know what they want in the scene, get them to work that out. Not doing this for video means re-organising a shoot and puts a team of people out. Not doing this for animation can be the same, except it can put the animator\team out by days of waiting and work.
In getting your VO work done beforehand, you can actually use your animatic to aid in timing.
Instead of basically starting from scratch when you come to the final production.

Assets:
The more you make, the more you'll have.
If you're planning on doing a web series or something don't be afraid of re-using your assets.
Also Illustrator works really well in conjunction with flash these days.

Cut the right corners:
For example - If you're animating a conversation. Animate it from the waist up.
That way if you need to change it to a walking scene you don't have to worry about the legs. And if you do have to worry about the legs you can just mask the conversation\legs separately and pop them both in during composite.

Get the hard stuff out of the way first:
Do your walk cycles and expression sheets.
Actually, if you're doing a series, do 2 walk cycles (slow & normal) and a run cycle.

Set your pivot points correctly:
If you don't do this first, and do it later. You'll have to go back in and fix every single character animation that had that asset in it.

Get a team!:
Especially if you're doing a series.
Background artists are wonderful people and get to do some great artworks.
And a dedicated compositor\sound mixer? Hurmagawd. Saves so much work.

Maybe I should turn these into a tutorial once this project is finished.
Howdy gang.

I'm livestreaming some digital painting. If you want to come along and watch\have a chat\tease me about hamburgers the link is...


See you soon!
A fandom friendly band who I met last season is heading out on tour, and would like some help with their Kickstarter for...MISSION: LAUNCH REGIONAL TOUR!!!


Flameing Daeth Fearies are like a Grunge band drove head first into a Pop-culture convention and their baby was equal parts Badass, Awesome and Hilarious. Fuzzy Love, (their furry song) and 'Can I get a Brohoof' (their Brony song) blew me away and I've been a fan every since (Also check out 'Best Pants'). They're an up-and-coming group of energetic youth with a chance of really making their upcoming tour a success. But they need a little help. Have a listen to the two tracks below and see if they tickle your fancy...

Fuzzy Love <- Their furry song

Can I get a Brohoof <- Their pony song

If you like their above music and want to help out (pick up a digital album etc). Click the link below and pop them some support. It's wonderfully priced and you can get some pretty rocking swag out of it.

Click dar link --> www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… <-- click dar link


In their words

We have a van, we have a light show, we have even purchased hard shell cases for all our gear.  We are booking our shows out of state right now and making friends in high places.  What we didn't expect is that we would have so many awesome people volunteering to dance, roadie, and run our merch to help us get to the next level.

With these additional support people - we need additional seats in our van, by adding a trailer we can make room for our entire team.  It also allows us to bring some larger props, alternative costuming, back up equipment, and more merch... A better show means a better impression on these new markets.

A fandom friendly band who I met last season is heading out on tour, and would like some help with their Kickstarter for...MISSION: LAUNCH REGIONAL TOUR!!!


Flameing Daeth Fearies are like a Grunge band drove head first into a Pop-culture convention and their baby was equal parts Badass, Awesome and Hilarious. Fuzzy Love, (their furry song) and 'Can I get a Brohoof' (their Brony song) blew me away and I've been a fan every since (Also check out 'Best Pants'). They're an up-and-coming group of energetic youth with a chance of really making their upcoming tour a success. But they need a little help. Have a listen to the two tracks below and see if they tickle your fancy...

</span>Soundcloud <- Fuzzy love, their furry song</span>

Soundcloud <- Their pony song</span>

If you like their above music and want to help out (pick up a digital album etc). Click the link below and pop them some support. It's wonderfully priced and you can get some pretty rocking swag out of it.

<a wytiwyg="1" href="www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…">


In their words

We have a van, we have a light show, we have even purchased hard shell cases for all our gear.  We are booking our shows out of state right now and making friends in high places.  What we didn't expect is that we would have so many awesome people volunteering to dance, roadie, and run our merch to help us get to the next level.

With these additional support people - we need additional seats in our van, by adding a trailer we can make room for our entire team.  It also allows us to bring some larger props, alternative costuming, back up equipment, and more merch... A better show means a better impression on these new markets.

Ponyconau 2013 banner
Photo by <a wytiwyg="1" href="www.facebook.com/markturnerima…">Mark Turner Images</a>

My partner in-crime\life carnival and I attend a lot of conventions as artists and traders. Usually this nets us a small windfall for a few weeks of work before the convention, and a weekends worth of frantic labor talking to attendees, promoting our product and selling commissions.

Last weekend we attended a new convention with a new crowd called PonyConAU The rising popularity of Hasbo's new 'My Little Pony' series has seen it sky rocket in a wide variety of demographics, so much so that they're starting to have conventions pop up left, right, and center.

We're used to the geeky pop-culture crowd when it comes to trading, but the PCAU was pleasantly surprising for how well it was run (this being it's first year put together by a group of university students who have never run a convention before), as well as how big the turn-out was.

I created a few physical items for sale (Custom painted headphones and cola bottles) but the response to table commissions was huge, especially for Erika with her unique style and fast turn-over.

Custom Headphones by Kraden

If you've ever thought about attending a convention as a trader I'd highly recommend one of these new Pony conventions. They're friendlier and less frantic than the big events such as Armageddon or Supanova (Or even our local favorite Manifest), and the costs of a table\booth are much lower.

Though you may have to learn a new style of Illustration to fit in, it was an interesting experience to say the least.

Now to get ready for another convention on the GoldCoast, FurDU, in two weeks and clear this commission list.

Ladies and gentlemen we've successfully migrated servers and have the e-mail up and running again!

We've just got to style the new site and we'll be on our way for season 5 of ActFur on air. Thanks for the patience.

In the mean time we have a A funky new splash page. And you can listen to the show on our site through the splash portal, or on our re-skinned Podbean site
No really. It's by the brothers Grimm.
It's like reading a beadtime story from a Gin addled Grandfather who can only fall asleep to the terrified screaming of his decedents night terrors.

Here's a modern version.


Rooster and Hen go for a nice dinner at the nut-shack down the road. While there little hen starts to choke on a nut he rushes to the bar next door to ask for some water because all the nut shack has to drink is more nuts.
But the barman refuses him unless he gets his keys from the "dancer" next door. (You can tell they live in the classy part of town)
So Rooster runs next door and asks the dancer for the keys, but she says she lost her ring in the sink, if he gets it out she'll give him the keys.

So Rooster kicks open the pipe with the impotent rage of a panicked husband, spraying water and grit everywhere, fishes the ring out muck, crams it down the dancers throat and takes the keys for the barman. He runs next door, punches the barman in the face, tosses the keys at him and says if he doesn't get a glass of water he's going to internally combust his spleen. Armed with a glass of water filled with the terrified tears of the barman Rooster runs back to the nut-shack to save his wife.

But it is too late.
She already choked to death


Oh it gets worse

Mourning the death of his beloved hen the Squirrels who work at the nut-shack tear down the walls and build him a pickup truck to take her to the woods to be buried. They feel terrible about serving her a nut that killed her and decide to come along to pay their respects.
So the Squirrels put Hen in the back, tie her in and load up next to her while the shell-shocked Mr. Rooster drives hollowly to the woods.

Along the way he meets mister Fox, who has always liked Mr and Missus Rooster since he's vegetarian but used little Hen's eggs so he didn't die of malnourishment. So Mr. Fox, the Squirrels and the dearly departed little hen all piled in the back.
Along the way they meet the Old Goat, the Boar, Big Bubba Bear, Mr Slinky, the Gopher sisters and all the animals of the town. They all want to pay their respects so they hop in the back of the now very full truck.

But on the way to the forrest they come across a large stream. They cannot drive in else the engine ceases up in the water. Not knowing how to get across Mr. Rooster becomes very sad, but a straw-man from a nearby field comes along and offers his straw to lay across the stream.

The Squirrels, still feeling guilty offer, to pull the truck across the straw-man but in their haste the stream picks them all up and the Squirrels and straw man drown in the foaming waters.

All the animals are left a-gasp having seen such sudden death but a fire monster walking down the road stops and offers to help. His heart is made of heavy coal and can ford the stream. But as his heart touches the water it hisses and goes out, and the elemental dies.

Having seen their struggles to cross the stream a Rock monster rises from the banks and offers to ford the stream, his body is large and strong and the truck can be driven across.

Elated to be able to bury his beloved wife, Rooster starts the truck. But the truck is heavy and the stone is wet and slippery, it is hard to steer with all the animals in the back. He implores them to get out and walk but they are too afraid of slipping and falling and they all stay in the back, not looking at the gobsmacked widdower. Rooster stares at the group of townsfolk, the bodies floating down stream and the black core of the fire beast and decides that he's already kicked out a set of plumping, punched someone until they cried a glass of terrified tears and saw no less than eight strangers die in less than twenty minutes. He just wants to bury his bloody wife.

So he guns the spluttering engine and drives across the stone, nearly reaching the other side with his dear little hen, but the truck is made from nuts and the stone is steep and starts to slips until it tips backwards and all the animals fall into the stream and drown.

Without the weight on the back the truck thumps down and rolls to the other side.

Now the little rooster was all alone with the dead little hen. So he pushed the truck into the river, dug a grave for Hen and laid her inside. Then he made a mound on top, and sat on it, and grieved there so long that he too died.

And then everyone was dead.


. . . .

So read your children Jack and the beanstalk and other morally ambiguous stories, because at least then they can mull over the morals of theft and starvation, instead of the uncaring hand of fate that decimates entire villages with magical fauna and a poorly regulated hospitality industry


Man.
The brothers Grim write like Metal Album that plays instruments of black ink on pages of parchment rent from the skins of boozed up Minotaurs. All while Christopher Lee and Black Sabbath ride dragons above the gaping hell maw and Wall-marts on Black-Friday. All blended up and strained through a care-bear so it's not to terrifying unless you actually think about it.

Here's a link to the original tale.
The Death of the Little Hen
By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
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