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[Com] Amelia Goddess by Voleno [Com] Amelia Goddess :iconvoleno:Voleno 72 12 [Com] Sky Valkyrie by Voleno [Com] Sky Valkyrie :iconvoleno:Voleno 94 18 [Com] Fox Nephryst by Voleno [Com] Fox Nephryst :iconvoleno:Voleno 271 66 [Com] Lilliana by Voleno [Com] Lilliana :iconvoleno:Voleno 104 6 [Com] Cecillia - Outfits by Voleno [Com] Cecillia - Outfits :iconvoleno:Voleno 64 8 [Com] Divided Characters by Voleno [Com] Divided Characters :iconvoleno:Voleno 79 14 [Com] Gardenia by Voleno [Com] Gardenia :iconvoleno:Voleno 80 20 [Com] Lyli by Voleno [Com] Lyli :iconvoleno:Voleno 187 52 [Com] Nindo and Eri by Voleno [Com] Nindo and Eri :iconvoleno:Voleno 86 6 [Com] Marron and Kamilah by Voleno [Com] Marron and Kamilah :iconvoleno:Voleno 152 27 [Collab] Avaline (Korukitty Lineart) by Voleno [Collab] Avaline (Korukitty Lineart) :iconvoleno:Voleno 180 30 [3D] Smug Neph (2014 Model) by Voleno [3D] Smug Neph (2014 Model) :iconvoleno:Voleno 52 23 [Collab] Menat by Voleno [Collab] Menat :iconvoleno:Voleno 204 48 [Collab] Katsumi Redesign by Voleno [Collab] Katsumi Redesign :iconvoleno:Voleno 107 41 [Gift] Rutie (Game Demo in Description) by Voleno [Gift] Rutie (Game Demo in Description) :iconvoleno:Voleno 176 38 [Trade] Ilytheia by Voleno [Trade] Ilytheia :iconvoleno:Voleno 77 22

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Lovely Surprise by 2kaze Lovely Surprise :icon2kaze:2kaze 17 3 Julesta in Action! by Ignatz20xx Julesta in Action! :iconignatz20xx:Ignatz20xx 10 5 Julesta @Voleno by MitsuTsumi Julesta @Voleno :iconmitsutsumi:MitsuTsumi 11 2 Ranna  (update) by Abetwabe Ranna (update) :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 19 0 Ranna Sketch by Abetwabe Ranna Sketch :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 10 0 0c from voleno : shastir by GetAddict 0c from voleno : shastir :icongetaddict:GetAddict 20 3 Julesta Nfin by Abetwabe Julesta Nfin :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 32 15 Cassanna Comm by Abetwabe Cassanna Comm :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 19 3 Julesta LINES by Abetwabe Julesta LINES :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 13 0 Julesta Thumbs by Abetwabe Julesta Thumbs :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 11 0 Cassanna FIN by Abetwabe Cassanna FIN :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 9 5 Art Trade- Julesta by Jar3d-Washington Art Trade- Julesta :iconjar3d-washington:Jar3d-Washington 14 2 Patreon Raffle #1 : Ophelia by Shugoii Patreon Raffle #1 : Ophelia :iconshugoii:Shugoii 15 0 Birthday Gift : Nephryst from Voleno~ by GetAddict Birthday Gift : Nephryst from Voleno~ :icongetaddict:GetAddict 39 20 Commission: Birthday Bribe by kaiyuan Commission: Birthday Bribe :iconkaiyuan:kaiyuan 59 27 Nephryst by borockman Nephryst :iconborockman:borockman 21 8

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CM : Voleno by FluffyQueenz CM : Voleno :iconfluffyqueenz:FluffyQueenz 12 2 Tiny sassy fox girl by TacoEating Tiny sassy fox girl :icontacoeating:TacoEating 15 9 Shastir by MiceMeem Shastir :iconmicemeem:MiceMeem 7 2 Belated Birthday: Voleno by dogman0 Belated Birthday: Voleno :icondogman0:dogman0 3 4 OlenciaFIN by Abetwabe OlenciaFIN :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 7 14 Olencia Sketch by Abetwabe Olencia Sketch :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 13 9 Neph by xKtarlx Neph :iconxktarlx:xKtarlx 21 1 EiyanLINES by Abetwabe EiyanLINES :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 6 6 Eiyan Sketch by Abetwabe Eiyan Sketch :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 8 3 Julesta LINES Commission by Abetwabe Julesta LINES Commission :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 10 2 Julesta Sketch by Abetwabe Julesta Sketch :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 5 2 Limera LINES Commission by Abetwabe Limera LINES Commission :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 11 8 LimeraFULL by Abetwabe LimeraFULL :iconabetwabe:Abetwabe 6 4

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Commission Status (Late August)[Slots Full]

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 1, 2018, 9:19 AM

[Updated: August 25th (6:15 PM EST)]

Slots have been filled. Thanks everybody! Some new faces this time as well.

[Updated: August 23rd (2:15 PM EST)]

I'm finished with the coms from early August and ready to take more commissions again.

Prices are from the journal below.

Like always, send a note if you're interested or contact me on Discord. (Note me for that info, as well.)

Commission PricingUpdates (August 23rd, 2018):
Regular commissions open at prices below.

Commission Slots (On Front Page)
Content Rules
Check the gallery. If you see something there, it's what I like to draw.If you don't see something there, ask me and we'll work it out. Willing to try a lot of things!
Commission Prices
Rough Sketch 
Half Body - $5 | 500:points:
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Colored Sketch

Half Body $15 | 1500:points:
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Daily Practice 2018 [Week 3]

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:11 PM

Daily Practice 2018 - Week 3

Daily practice again for 2018. Bit more like weekly practice and not everything will be uploaded. Going to let it be a bit looser and not only just do the square thing. Maybe that'll help consistency this time around. Things will still be as loose and unfinished as ever, so as I get back into the groove of things, perhaps they'll get more interesting and varied again, if they were in the first place:

Jan 2018
Julesta Sketch WIP 01 by Voleno! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by VolenoNeph Story Outfits WIP 02 by Voleno
! Daily Practice (2018) - 0001 by Voleno ! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by Voleno

Feel free to click each one for comments, etc if you're curious. And if you'd like to pick up the template to do this yourself, here's the .CLIP and PSD along with a preview of the blank template.

And also, just a reminder, anything traced in these studies is purely for practice purposes and not with intent to claim ownership of any other artist's drawing. For the most part, Pixiv artists have been the subjects of study when applicable, but I'd still just like to state it just in case. 

Maybe after being on here for 2 or 3 years, going back to things like tracing might seem odd, but I have always felt like I've had a bit of trouble in terms of determining what shapes and what kind of detail I can show to make my drawings look more interesting. 

I will definitely not be using any of that to try and get credit for other people's work, so I hope that's clear that if I mark something as traced, it won't be part of a published work.

Journal History


Thank you to everybody who started watching recently. And to those who have been watching for awhile. I appreciate that you like my artwork and I hope to keep improving and changing for the better.
[Com] Fox Nephryst by Voleno[Character] Nephryst Miraga by Voleno

The difference between how I actually draw her and what that old reference looks like is becoming painfully clear...

Will be updating that soon on my own time. For now, the next piece I'll be doing is the last commission I have in the batch.

Looking to open up again Sunday or Monday depending on how long the last com takes. I have a rough sketch already and the character's pretty straightforward. 
I know it hasn't resulted in any uploading any time soon, but I've been working on a lot of stuff lately and I'm happy with how it's going.

A lot of character reference-type stuff coming soon. I've been redrawing these two characters:
[Commission] Avaline by Voleno [Commission] Grecia by Voleno
And I even redrew Nephryst with possibly the cutest-looking face I've drawn so far...
Neph Avatar 03 by Voleno
Helped to take a bit more time on it to line things up. I intend to shape this one into an updated character reference, since while the old one is thorough for the clothing, the body type and face style have long-since changed for Neph.
Well never mind. Huge thank you to mb67 for the Core. Happy July, everybody!

Oh and I've still been drawing, but haven't quite figured out what to draw consistently enough that I could post it here. 
I was about to put up a poll when I realized I ran out of Core...

Anybody up for a commission for a Core Membership again?

I forgot that not having it breaks some page features too, so sorry if it looks weird for a bit.
It's only been a year since I've graduated college and already I feel like I've forgotten the concept of summer break. 
Some Design Doll behind the scenes for the most recent piece.
Marron and Kamilah - Behind the Scenes by Voleno Marron Pose by Voleno
[Com] Marron and Kamilah by Voleno
It does help to be able to think of a pose and then set it up to have reference shots of how it would all work. 
No picture for this update, but I've been working with Game Maker Studio 2 again. Last time I used Game Maker was around 13 years ago. Thankfully, it's gotten a lot better since then and I'm enjoying it a lot. 

Rather than launch right into making the big project though, I've been focusing on just making a block breaking game. Working my way up to it and learning different things. After this, I'll probably at least make a platformer, though.
[3D] Neph 0002 by Voleno
The shape's coming together a bit more now. Still a lot of adjusting to do. Arms seem thin and also, I forgot everything about proper edge flow around the shoulders...And neck.

Also forgot if there's a better way to deal with how the legs are on models that will be rigged. Bit more research to do again before I keep going.…

Looks like this folder's about to get a bit more relevant again. I've gotten Maya 2018 for now just to see. Last time I used it was 3 years ago and I was using Maya 2012 for those models. And some Mudbox, a dash of ZBrush 4R6 and some other stuff. 

Now, the UI seems a bit better, though all the old stuff is still around. I still need to declutter some of the buttons there that aren't used much, but I still like it. 

And I've already started remaking Nephryst from a cube, too:
[3D] Neph 0001 by Voleno

This is before adding any extra edge loops to start shaping the body. I think I'll also take the time to draw a model sheet to keep things on track, which is something I didn't do for either of my other human models, since I didn't draw at the time. 
Sometimes it's not enough for me to just redesign a character if I really like what the result was. Gotta get everybody else on the case too. :>
Katsumi by Shen-fn-Woo
By Shen-fn-Woo. Who is also open for commissions.
[Collab] Katsumi Redesign by Voleno Katsumi, Ninja Thief by Ignatz20xx
Art Collab: Katsumi Redesign (My Side) by Ignatz20xxIn case you're interested in what's next, Ignatz20xx and I have been doing a collab from the journal I posted a while back. We agreed on a redesign of their character Katsumi, and above was their part from my sketch.

Here's the original design:
Katsumi  Character Sheet by Ignatz20xx

Later this week, I'll be putting up the part that I drew for the clothing reference. With a front and back view, 'cause I like going overboard and I need the practice. :>

[Collab] Katsumi - WIP 03 by Voleno
Here's a preview!
Nephryst (Commission!) by CorytheCRanna vs Cassanna!! (Commission!) by CorytheCCOMM: Cassanna by Uvodd-AFCass Commission 2 by Shawn-oblivious[CM] Lia by Gehn94
Bellated OC Request pt. 1 by soul-crafter Cassana by soul-crafter
Sharing more commissions done recently for me. Love them all and thanks again everybody!

Also, I've been doing more practice, it just so happens that it's been for some instances where I can't upload the results. Not due to anything bad, but just a character privacy thing. 

For the next things I'll be doing though, they should be able to go up. I do need to plan more pieces for myself, like always, but I did open that request one, so I'll start things from there. Though the collab priority would be first before then. 
Just sharing a livestream where you might see some familiar characters of mine. :>
Forgot to do that count thing. I'm still drawing and I've drawn some other stuff. I did finish this a collab or two, though they're not ones I'd like to post. 

This is one in progress though:
[Commission] Calypso - WIP02 by Voleno

Thanks again for liking my stuff and watching my page, though. It's cool that you're all still caring when I don't post all that frequently.
Work Practice (1-22) by Voleno
Was at work practicing some more of that bounding box idea that I was doing with the butt pose from the other day.

Julesta Sketch WIP 00 by Voleno
Though the box is zoomed in that case, it's the same thing with trying to mimic a 3D space or canvas roughly instead of just either bringing in an actual grid tool or doing the usual flat, 3/4ths standing character. 

There was also a reference to the butt pose, but the two sketches above were constructed with no reference. Just purely by thinking about and placing the body differently with that cube in mind. 
! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by Voleno Julesta Sketch WIP 01 by Voleno Neph Story Outfits WIP 02 by Voleno

Sketches and practice from the stream today. Learned a bit of technique that I was trying to put in use just with spacing everything inside of a cube and trying to map out where it would be within that. 

(Somehow, that resulted in a butt pose, but I learned a lot doing that, honestly...)

Also, it looks like my line style has changed once again, but I felt a lot more comfortable with this pen where the thin and thicker lines were a lot easier to achieve in terms of getting a more varied look. The Turnip pen style just seems kinda stale to me, now, so we'll see how that looks when coloring it in some way.
Streaming: Online [Mic On?](Apr 27, 2018) by Voleno
(Going to stream after XSplit updates.)
My work schedule is back to normal finally and I've been taking some steps to manage my time about the game I've been wanting to make. 

So far, it's been a whole lot of wanting and not a whole lot of making, so I decided to go the obtuse way and sign myself up for a time clock app that an actual company would use.

I clock in at a certain consistent time of day after work or for at least 8 hours on days off. So far, I've been using that time to do a final brainstorm compiling all of the systems and characters and story bits I've been thinking of with a deadline of the 31st. 

After then, I'll be making an actual design document out of it all and seeking out those who can help me get this thing off the ground. Can't really do much yet other than pay people out of my own pocket, but that's just kinda the way it goes. 

Already after a week of this, it's changed how I view my time and given me an actual routine that seems to lead up to a proper start on this game, so while the rate of art might take a while to start back up, hopefully, there will be some shareable concept pieces of Nephryst and other characters coming in the next few weeks.

For now, here are some sketches:
Neph Story Outfits WIP 01 by VolenoArea Thumbs 01 by Voleno


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