A little transparency: Where some of the money is going

  • Posted on: 14 August 2008
  • By: MeiLin

I've been blessed with two large donations in the last few days that will allow me to do something I've wanted to do for a while: Commission some artwork. The artist I chose has also done work for Sarah Suleski, and I was so impressed with her portfolio and her web comic that I immediately hired her for an initial character study.

She is, of course, Alice Fox, and the first study she's doing for us is of the Teacher. Temmin is next. I'll be putting up a poll to see which character should be after that. And I may be setting up a special sponsorship challenge for people who want studies of more of the characters sooner than later. We'll see.

Update: I got the first proof back of Teacher's portrait, and it's going to knock your socks off.

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Nye's picture

Supplicant

very interesting. I think that would be a lot of fun for you as well as us.

as an aside, I wonder if you're familiar with Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (http://www.shadowscapes.com/). From the style of your icon, I think you'd like her work as well.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

My favorite comic artist of all time is P. Craig Russell, whose art nouveau-inspired aesthetic affects me to this day and led me to so, so much more. He is one of those people I hope never to meet, because inside I am still the young girl I was when I picked up issue #28 of Amazing Adventures, struck absolutely dumb by his amazing art.

If I have dreams for my work, they are to have a charity series of BPALs, a blurb from any author whose work I admire, and a group portrait of my characters by Russell. Those are the pinnacles of my ambition, perhaps odd pinnacles, but they're mine.

Yeti's picture

Devotee

Two Rooks is excellent, I'm very excited to see the portraits!

Arath's picture

I love Alice's work so much. So glad that you picked her Biggrin

MeiLin's picture

Most High

And she's great to work with. I recommend her very highly if anyone needs graphic work done. Except not until I'm through with her. }:)

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