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Sal Valia
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Why hello there! I draw a little comic, and some things related to that comic and also things not related to that comic. I post all that stuff here, but you can also read the comic at www.valsalia.com

Support me on Patreon www.patreon.com/valsalia for as little as $1 to get more pages posted each month, plus access to cool sketches n' goodies!

Help an Artdude out!

Help an Artdude out!

Heya folks! This isn't something I do very often, but boy is there a good reason to bring attention to a thing here today. A talented artbuddy of mine,  NateDay , responsible for such goodstuffs as http://www.furaffinity.net/view/26747803/ , has been having a lotta the same hand/arm/nerve issues as me, but on an unfortunately greater scale. Despite working his ass off, at the moment he's caught in a vicious loop of Need to pay for medical stuff and bills and food - need to take on more commissions for money - crunch out so many commissions in a day that it makes the hand/arm problem worse. He does however have a Patreon up and running, and

Health, Comic dub casting call, and an auction!

Health, Comic dub casting call, and an auction!

Okay, got some updates for alla yas! HEALTHFirst off, the tendonitis that kept me from drawing entirely healed up quickly earlier this month, after giving it a ton of rest and rehab attention. The longer-term issue is that I've got a major artery/nerve branch on either side where they pass from the shoulders into the arms; that's why I was getting cold hands (bloodflow getting pinched and stopped, not enough reaching the hands), and the awful-feeling numbness in my forearms and the backs of my hands (as the nerve branch running down my arms was also getting pinched and inflamed). It's called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; here's a handy medical

So! I've been a little slow lately, what's up?

So! I've been a little slow lately, what's up?

Hey! Probably should've made an announcement about this before, but I was hoping to get something taken care of before it became an actual issue worth writing about. Well it's definitely an issue, so time to share what's up! I've been dealing with some cubital tunnel syndrome for a couple months or so (numbness/tingling/etc in the pinky side of the hand and arm), which was annoying, but was still something I could work with, as long as I adopted better drawing posture and such. WELL I DIDN'T DO IT RIGHT. I'd been holding my arm at a 90 degree angle above the table/drawing tablet, which did take the pressure off the cubital tunnel nerve are
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Hey love your stuff can't wait for more OoPs

Also do you happen to have a link to the discord or is it patreon only?
KajmHobbyist Writer
You are probably THE best world-builder I have found yet.

I am Learning from you.

Thanks!
ValsaliaHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! There's definitely more experienced and accomplished worldbuilders out there, but I do try and put all these years of interest in anthropology, biology, cultural development and such to use when detailing this setting. Glad it comes through in the story at least enough to be felt!

Val is there going to be a Oop fan film at tf festival or something else

StarWars888Hobbyist General Artist

In case you didn't know, you and me appear to be in the field of Creative Commons (free use of characters as long as credit is given). I personally prefer this over copyright.

ValsaliaHobbyist Digital Artist
I can definitely see certain reasons or situations where copyright would be a better choice, but yeah; I'm all about letting these ideas and species and whatever else spread freely. It not only helps more people see the original comics, but also I get to see all the fun stuff that other people come up with on their own!
StarWars888Hobbyist General Artist

Yeah. Also, I came to know about another beast race in TES, anthropomorphic and bipedal just like the others. It's the Akaviri snake people race, The Tsaesci: https://the-bestiary.fandom.com/wiki/Tsaesci

I wanted to pass this one in case you wanted to use them for another, ahem, "cursed character."