I will be showing new (and not so new) works at the Nautilus Gallery in Georgetown (Seattle) in September. The opening is Sep. 10 and runs from 4 until midnight.
The Nautilus Studio
5913 B Airport Way S.
Apocrypha: The Art of Jason Soles now available!My new art book, printed in association with Strix Publishing, is finally back from the printers and available on my Etsy site. Interested parties can find it here:
Kickstarter Update 7: The Call of Cthulhu D20 coveOne of the best parts about writing an art book is getting the chance to explain old stories about the creation process of various pieces. In the seventh update for my art book Kickstarter we share insight into the development of the old Call of Cthulhu D20 cover created by A.S. Koi and myself back in 2002.
Anyone interested can follow the link:
Kickstarter UpdateWith just over two weeks of my art book Kickstarter remaining, we have announced new reward levels and upcoming events. If you have not checked out the campaign, please conisder doing so.
Art Book KickstarterI have been working on an art book for nearly three years and we just launched the Kickstarter this morning. I partnered up with Strix Publishing for the book and have been focused on sculpting rewards for it since the first of the year. The book itself is a solid retrospective of my work over the past eighteen years. It has been an amazing project!
If you have the time, please have a look:
New FacebookI just set up a new Facebook page dedicated to promotions ofr my art. If you are interested, please check out:
WARMACHINE: Tactics KickstarterSo... Full disclosure... I am the lead developer for Privateer Press' WARMACHINE and HORDES games. Today we launched the Kickstarter for our upcoming turn-based tactical combat video game in partnership with Whitemoon Dreams. Things are off to an incredible start!
Interested parties can check out the link below:
Thanks to everyone who supports this project!
Thanks all!I just got home to discover I had received a Daily Deviation for my bronze Carnivean mask! Thanks everyone who commented! I am running out the door to get dinner after a long day of work, so replying will have to wait. Just wanted to say thanks!
Daily Deviation!!!Thanks everyone for all the kind words. A little while ago Vektar text to tell me I had gotten one and I just got home to see for myself.
Watcher is one of my favorite pieces and I was very happy for the opportunity to cast it in bronze. Of course now I want a second for some added symmetry, but there you go.
Unhallowed Metropolis Revised pre ordersFor nearly five years my writing partner Nicole Vega and I have been working Unhallowed Metropolis, the gas mask chic role-playing game of Neo-Victorian horror. After the initial print run of the core book sold out back in 2009 (it was released in 2008), it is finally coming back into print from Atomic Overmind Press and is due for a worldwide release this September.
From our publisher:
"Set two-hundred years after the advent of the zombie Plague, Unhallowed Metropolis, Revised is an apocalyptic Neo-Victorian dystopia written by Jason Soles and Nicole Vega. Inspired by the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Louis Stevenson, and painstakingly researched by the authors, Unhallowed Metropolis provides a rich role-playing experience steeped in alchemy, mad science, and undeath."
The game features truly amazing art, including a full-color cover by photo-sculptor George Higham with int
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
Drugs And Mental Disorders (Small Rant)The thing I REALLY hate about people these days is how they still see drugs and mental disorders as some joke or punchline.
It's so fucking disrespectful to people who had parents who did drugs or had some sort of mental disorder and they don't even realize how goddamn serious these things are.
My dad used to drink alcohol and he chucked me across my living room floor when I was only around 8-9 years old.
My mom still smokes cigarettes. My dad has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention Defict Hyperactivity Disorder.
My mom has Depression and Anxiety and when she doesn't take her anti-depressants, she says that she would be sad all the fucking time.
I got my ADHD and OCD genetics from my dad and it really sucks. Why are people still like this, I don't fucking understand.
It fills my entire body with rage and hate it just brings me back to when my dad would yell at me and my 2 older sisters and even slap us across the face just to tell us how much of a bratty attitude we would have.
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo