I will have a story, "A Queen of Ice and Snow", appearing in next year's Sword and Sorceress 34. This will be the last volume of the series, and it was by invitation only.
I WON!!! Well, SortaBack at the beginning of the year, I submitted a story, "Inseparable", to the Writers of the Future contest for the 3rd quarter of 2018.
Just this week I learned that my story received an Honorable Mention.
Far from a consolation prize, this means that my story was in at least the top one-percentile of winners for that quarter. In other words, it was in the top 100 best stories submitted to the contest.
RIP: My MotherMy mother passed away last night; she was 81. She had COPD, so it wasn't unexpected, but she went downhill quickly over the past week. She wants to be cremated and have her ashes scattered over some peaceful idyllic country spot.
She is survived by myself, my sister and her husband, her granddaughter, and her grandson and his wife. She just missed seeing the birth of her great-grandchild.
Sword and Sorceress Now AvailableHey Peeps!
It's Nov 2, and you all know what that means! Yepper, it's Sword and Sorceress Day!!!
S&S 32 is now available for purchase in paperback!
Meanwhile, those of you who preordered the ebook version, whether for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or iBook, should be getting your copy today!
And for those of you who haven't yet ordered an ebook, you can get them here:
Kindle -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074L4MMTB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1501976310&sr=1-1&keywords=sword+and+sorceress+32&linkCode=sl1&tag=elisawater-20&linkId=662e1e788c6b967cbded11e87054270a
Nook -- https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sword-and-sorceress-32-elisabeth-waters/1126973930?ean=2940158848186
Kobo -- https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sword-and-sorceress-32
iBook -- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sword-and-sorceress-32/id127294864
NaNoWriMo a-Go-GoWe are starting this year's NaNoWriMo tomorrow. Our novel will be "Feathered Companion", and it will star Differel Van Helsing, with us and Medb hErenn as special guest stars.
Anyone who wants to track our daily progress can do so here:
Team Dream Girl eBook PublishedAs a companion volume to Sword and Sorceress 32, we've published a collection of our Dreamlands stories!
Kindle -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Z1XV8Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509313733&sr=1-1&keywords=Team+Dream+Girl
Smashwords (ePub, PDF, etc.) -- https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/756218
S-S 32 Now Available for Pre-Order!Hey, peeps!
Sword & Sorceress 32 is now available for pre-order on Kindle! Just follow this link:
The paperback edition will be out on Nov 2.
We're In a New Story!Sunny: Another of our adventures has been published!
Eile: Kevin actually sold it last year, but it's finally appeared.
S: It was published in March, but he only just found out about it today.
E: He got top billing on the cover, though the artwork's for a different story.
S: It's "The Adventure of Team Girl and the Manticore", and you can find it in Warriors & Wizards #3.
E: Which you can get in print for $15 or ebook format for $3.00.
S: You can get it at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1261089?__r=659783
E: And if you buy the print magazine, you can get the ebook for free.
S: We hope you like it!
E: And stay tuned for more news about Sword & Sorceress.
We Made It!!!!!We're finally going to be in Sword & Sorceress!
Our story will be "The Adventure of the Shaman's Quest", with guest stars Thundar the barbarian pussycat adventurer, and Aeul the Wendol shaman. With special guest star Nyarlathotep himself!
It won't be published until early November, but we'll keep you informed of its progress!
Kudos to us!!!
Design approvalWhen you have finished doing your design, or have received it from someone, you post it here for approval. An admin will then go through your design to see if everything is alright with it!
Main design admins:
GryAdventures - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
Peurankasvo - Design approval & Corrections - Wednesday & Sunday
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ShadowMagpie - Design approval & Corrections - Tuesday & Friday
lilwyverngirl - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
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Eraili - Design Corrections - No set work time.
Secondary design admins:
KebabPekoniRulla - Design corrections
DESIGN APPROVAL LINKS
Stylised Mediocre Melodies ShowcaseThey are still a wip but I'll update this journal when i finish all the gang
I'm doing this cuz i want to know your opinion/thoughts on this
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with endo
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with Endo
Criticism is REALLY appreaciated
You can comment any idea or something to improve on the models
Fanart Feature Friday!I didnt get a chance to do fanart feature friday yesterday QwQ sooo just ignore that this is being updated on saturday haaa
Lovely demon wife by :iconimnotcrazyiminsane11:
A good demon woman hue hue I really need to draw her more XD she look's so judgmental it's perfect.
Lust and Pride by :iconsketchartist444:
Probably an actual conversation that's happened between them tbh I really like the shading on this XD
Seven Sins/So Hear Me Out by :iconthemeepbox:
Some really fun doodles! I can't wait to see the first one finished it's so cool to see em all together lol. And the second one is pretty accurate I must say
Infinity by :iconbluetashi:
Ah yes some Infinity baby of course X) I love the style and the cute pose! I always love some nice composition hue hue
Kinx by :iconkadala1:
Some fusion fun with Sphinx and the artist's OC ^^ those lashes give me life
Sin Fusions by :iconis-es-tracy:
And some even more fusion fun featuring sins~
Kidnapping Infinity by :iconlidraouo:
Oh dear someone
RAFFLE-open[CORE+art prizes]Hiya! I thought it would be fun to open something like this heheh!
I got enough points to buy CORE but I don't really need it :00
So why not give it to someone else?
There will be 3 winners!
FIRST PLACE GETS-
1 month CORE/400pts!
3 full and 2 halfbody drawings!
SECOND PLACE GETS-
(unlocks when +30 ppl joins)
1 Half Body drawing!
THIRD PLACE GETS-
(unlocks when +50 ppl joins)
1 Bust shot drawing!
HERES SOME EXAMPLES OF MY ART:
click here for more examples!
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER:
COMMISSION INFO OPEN
(click picture for prices and examples)
taking 3 slots again! any type!
my commissions will no longer be first come first serve.
i will choose the characters by their design or inspiration i have for them,
but don't give up if i dont choose your character the first time!
i might choose it for another commissions batch
please expect slow replies, since i want to take my time with collecting and choosing the commissions :>
A quick update on my absenceHello DAers!
My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.
Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!
Mini-Raffle Winners! --Updates..:iconyoukah: :icontori5: :iconnikkisauce: :iconzarahnox: :iconxxnejiten4everxx:
~ Five winners have been chosen for 100 points each!
It's been so long!
I haven't done a journal in ages and I just updated the look of my profile page and it called for a new one of ....these. So! Let me update you.
I have been very busy, and artwork is coming along slowly, as everyone who actively watches me knows. Sorry about that! I promise I'll be better. <3
I also want to give a special thank you to everyone that showed support of me with the recent hullabaloo... I was really overwhelmed and touched. So thank you so much~! It really helped me get through it. c:
Also for anyone that has not noticed some time in the undecided future, I will be starting my own online manga! I'll be posting the pages here in my gallery. It'll be called Lemuria. I have set up a special sub-gallery just for it now, though it only boasts two im
Features of October 2018And here we have October's edition of the feature journals! Come look through some spoopy entries and give them some love
I see some of you guys have really improved since the last feature journal I've done XD
We are Venom. by Mario-19[ Commission ] Hoshiguma Yuugi by CyashaRainInktober Day 25: bunbuns by VanillaTeaCupInktober Day 1 by LulaScarletteStrawberry Elf XD by SukiMisakiMessenger by QbaskaMechanical Heart by Virus-TormentorD.Va by RCSR-artPortrait of My Mum by warrior-princess46As Happy as A Rainbow by LayneonDawn by Iduna-HayaRedraw Challenge by seanymilksunflower by IdleyeBoosette by zivangieKim Possible by MaikelKingHawk - Nanatsu no Taizai (Halloween) by Dingier
Cinematic Composition and FramingI have recently started to dive into cinematic composition & framing to try to add more depth to my images.
I thought it would be kinda cool to explain my thought process with my recent image. "Lily's Favorite Bar"
Step 1) Get the basic idea figured out.
My friend, the commissioner and I agreed on the concept of Ash being the bartender serving an eager Lily and disgusted Willow.
Step 2) Find out who the main focus should be in the shot.
I wanted Ash to be showing off her villainous personality and be in control of the situation but not the main focus. So Ash was used as a framing device for the real stars of the image.
Step 3) Add Subtle clues to help give the audience a better understanding of the characters and where to look.
Making Ash larger helped portray her control over the situation. But not the main focus as she is looking off to the side to help guide your attention to what she is i