So, what HAVE you been getting up to, D? Rumours are going around that you're not hiding your furry side anymore; do you deny them?
Sh... Shut up.
CURRENT SOCIAL FEEDS
Well, obviously I'm still on G+. There's this blog, also 40ksoulslike which I hope to add to quite a bit this year.
Flikr: Haven't put much up here, as I haven't really made anything!
Instagram: I don't often put WiPs up here, it's mostly for finished stuff/random art.
I'm on Facebook too: linking to it dodgy at best, so yeah, go look me up. It's Dee Power-- and while you're there, I've got two pages too: Lonely Kitbasher for 40K works in progress (which I NEED to update soon) and An Apocalyptican fairytale, which is for my novel. More on that in a bit.
Having taken a rather long break from the hobby (having to make room for everything else!) I've got a rather difficult prospect to come back to: a commission I couldn't quite assemble last year. The heat buildup of the old place... how often have I complained about the heat? Never mind, temperatures are fine here and now the tank is re-glued and just wants some re-enforcing now before painting begins.
Also, while I'm fresh, I decided to at least begin on my biggest personal model to date... One of the Cessknights!
WORK BEGINS ON A WEBCOMIC
Pantheon Standard is a comic, mostly collecting fragments of a story I've had kicking about in my head for donkies ages: I won't deny it's also a good chance for me to draw mai waifu Rhenya Redblade over and over. It's set in a dark fantasy/western world based loosely on that the world of King's Dark Tower series, and (I think I'm allowed to do this) many of the characters use the "calla speak" introduced in Wolves of the Calla. It gets a bit gleefully graphic at times, I'll admit that much.
I've been adding to it really slowly over the last months, and somehow am up to chapter three! I think I'll be putting it up on somewhere like Comicfury as it's not of a high enough quality for many others, but I'll make sure to link it everywhere once it's up. Here's a page just to give you an idea:
AND I'VE FINISHED MY BOOK!!
Welcome Home Book 1 has been an ongoing project since 2012, and I can't believe it's got to this point! A 90,000-word dark fantasy set around the wanderings of Rygnir Wyndfallen, an orphan of dubious origin and the folk he meets on the way to declare his "grandfather"'s death to an unknown noble. It's quite lavishly illustrated for a novel, at least I think so; having grown up with books like The Black Fox of Lorne I remember deciding long ago that I would illustrate the book myself, in pencil. Also, being an artist, I couldn't help it.
The novel is the next step down from dark fantasy: would you call that grimdark? As the subtitle Apocalyptican Fairytale suggests, it's set in a world that is either on its way out or went out long ago. Everything's as screwed over as it can possibly be, even the celestial bodies don't move like they should: yes, there's a lot of inspiration from Oldhammer here. A lot.
Here's what the physical copy looks like so far:
Ayup, there it is. 90,000-odd words and 50-ish illustrations of every sort.
So if you like grimdark fantasy or you want to see this project progress, find the An Apocalyptican Fairytale page on Facebook and give it a like! Again, sorry I can't link Facebook here.
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?
Meh, I don't trust to hope. I wanted to get married this year, but then I wanted that last year too, so...
I want to get my book published! That's an easy resolution! It'll get done this year, honest injun! That's all I'll work towards, then once THAT'S done I'll think about resolutions.
So that's that, I think. Stay tuned, and keep an eye out for the completed novel! Bye bye for now.