February finished!

Hello sweet darlings. ❤ ❤ ❤ I am back from rural adventures with my little zine collective. It was chocker-block out there, but wonderful as always! I searched for decent meals and met so many lovelies and made friends!!! It was so nice to get out for a while, and I return invigorated to do more art! In my current portrait commission I am exploring more methods and styles. I think it’s good to always strive to improve, learn, change. That’s always brought me such joy in art! Thank you to all of you who allow me to explore within my commission pieces, I really cherish the community around me.

And! Onto my February works!

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Balvarax – Character Token

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Andrei – Tonal refined character design

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Gemma – Painting sketch

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Taran – Tonal refined coloured

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Sariel and Valeria – Painted bust

Of course, to read more about the pieces,inquire here for a commission of your own, and!!

Have a good day!

December and January tied up

Hi hey hey gosh!

SO! December and January was a busy busy time of con prep and bustling around!!! I was taking on commissions all the wile, because as much as con prep is all consuming, you can’t keep me from doing me illustrating ahah!!

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February sees me being busy too, with Festival of the Photocopier coming up this very weekend! COME COME COME! My dear my darlings! I’ll be releasing two new zines at the fair! And just be having a fun time meeting y’all and peddling my ziney wares!

I’m lining up my commissions for February and March now, so contact ASAP to lock in a spot on my calendar!

And! Here’s my commissions completed over the last two months!

Sigvald Takeuchi – Tonal refined character design

Virion – Painted full body + detailed/illustrated background

Micah – Tonal refined character design

Faewyn token – Character Token

Faewyn tonal – Tonal refined character design

Ysmerelda – Personal piece

Octopee – Tattoo design

bourne in flame – Personal piece

Selene Painted full body  + flat/abstract background

As always, you can see each piece as they’re released on my Patreon here!

Have a wonderful February!

November Concludes…

Whoops! I had such a bustling late year influx of work and social changes! I really lost track of these monthly updates! But look at this! It’s the first of December and I have a moment!! YEEE let’s show off Novembers work! I am feeling so good about my work lately! Which is just wonderful, having confidence in my work is refreshing and empowering! Onto more art and more stories!

I’m also uploading a comic to my Patreon, which is what I’ve been working on when work is light. It’s modest right now, but I’m excited to delve into the characters and the world I’m creating! It’s up for my $5+ patrons as I’ve become too busy to offer my commission raffle.

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Nyxie tattoo design – Tattoo design commission

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Jamie and Baxter_WEB_RESJamie and Baxter – Pet portrait commission featuring their human ❤

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Enna_WEB_RESEnna – Dungeons and Dragons pinup commission

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As always, you can read more about these pieces by clicking on their titles! Commissions are open for December! 

Zine Trade Party

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Guys! Welcome to November! This month I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating the poster for Sticky Institute’s upcoming Zine Trade Party! These parties are fun little gatherings of enthusiastic creators, a chance for all of us to share our passions, interests and munch some yummy snacks!

The theme for the November event is Animals!!! I’ll be bringing some no longer in print zines of mine! I have much animal content. Much much. Gosh I love animals! Let’s trade!

Come down to Sticky Institute on November 30, from 1 to 3 pm!

June concludes…

My commission waiting list is freshly emptied! I am now looking for more commission work, private and commercial! I am also reworking and rewording my commission FAQ to make it a little easier to follow, so if you have any questions you’d like me to address, be sure to send them my way!

Here’s June’s completed pieces!!!

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Leith – Guild Wars 2 character commission! NIGHTMARE COURT YEAH!

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Entropy Crests – Web graphic illustration! Featuring snakes!

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Cacionai – Guild Wars 2 character painting! Some of my favourite boys!

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Ryaen – Patreon draw prize commission !!! Congrats Ryan!

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Maeva – Dungeons and Dragons character design/token.

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David Kills Goliath – TTRPG cover design

Animal & Humanoid Goliath designs for David Kills Goliath

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Doodle page ~ Viv & Vi – a new commission style I’m now offering!

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Menfin and Ral – Elder Scrolls Online character commission
Thanks everyone, my patrons and community, my friends and family and just, everyone who supports me! I’ve been having a bout of depression, so I’m building back uup my confidence.

Commission Sale

I’m currently reworking my commission pricing and have got 3 slots open for 50USD! Here are examples of the styles on offer in this sale!

So! Prices for all my pieces are going to be changing within the next week or so, so anyone looking for a commission should lock in a spot now for my current prices, for they will be changing!

Some prices will raise! But there will also be more cheaper options! Because It is important to me to keep character art accessible!

Contact me here for commission inquiries! 

I’m reworking and rewording the styles and prices I’m offering for commission! I’m aiming to keep the range vast, with cheaper, more affordable styles and more experimental stuff more accessible, with simplified terms and clarity of the various processes I use for each piece. I’m working to moderate that whilst also taking into account the time/labor spent on my end! And properly charging for my more detail oriented pieces.

I have had a recent bout of poor self esteem, which has rather impacted my pricing and therefore my financial security is waning. So this rework is sorely needed to keep myself paying myself properly as a freelance artist. So It’s time for a personal shakeup, and a time for me to begin taking myself seriously again as an artist.

May Concludes…

Hooboy! Let’s find balance again! I feel as if I’ve not done as much work this May, and I can’t have that! I’ve had an awful dip in self esteem and have been doubting every piece I complete! Which is the enemy of us freelancers! It’s damaging to start undervaluing your work, and I’m feeling the side effects of that very thing! I hope to work on that with June now here. I’m hopeful I can find balance again!

On with the show! Here’s the pieces I completed in May! You can see these illustrations (and a bunch of behind the scenes content) as their completed on my Patreon!

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Lumina and Zaith – Dungeons and Dragons Commission

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Edward – Patreon draw prize commission

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Sigvald – Guild Wars 2 character commission

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Rhudgok the Deranged –  Patreon draw prize commission

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Miran – Fantasy fiction character design commission

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Voyage on Sorrow part 2 – A personal piece of Guild Wars 2 fanart

Love and energy for June,

Helen

April Concludes…

Oh my gosh with the computer savings and convention all that I’ve had a hectic April! I’ve been getting thoughts together for WHIM, a little comic I’m writing and drawing about a bunch of awkward twenty-something witches! You can follow the development on my Patreon if you’re interested! I’ll start this blog post off with 16 of the 17 traditional commissions I painted at Conquest!

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Llyre and Iorros – Guild Wars 2 character commission

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Adela – Dungeons and Dragons character commission

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Joanna – Dungeons and Dragons character commission

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Raleren – Elder Scrolls Online character commission

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Rythe – Elder Scrolls Online character commission

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Lumina – Dungeons and Dragons character commission

March Concludes…

Oh my gosh! March was a big month! I sat fares in Wagga Wagga and in the NGV! It was a fun, tiring month, which to me means a good month! My existing PC died and with all the support of my sweet fans and patrons, I managed to raise the funds for a new pc! I am so thankful to everyone who came to me for a sale commission and for filling the slots so damn fast!

Anyway, let’s see what we’ve got here!

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Chaos Held Guild Wars 2 character birthday present

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Attended the Halfway Print Fest in Wagga Wagga!

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Vakama – Elder Scrolls Online painting commission

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Viper’s Knight – Guild Wars 2 birthday present

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My stall at the NGV zine section and the NGV art book fair

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Kitty and Lockheed – Xmen fanart commission

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Norman – Dungeons and Dragons Patreon draw prize

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Thaementhal – Elder Scrolls Online painting commission

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Lisin – World of Warcraft character commission

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Menfin – Elder Scrolls Online character commission

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The Hadrians – fantasy character concept

Thanks all for a wonderful March!! See you in April!

February Concludes…

A little late on my monthly wrap up! February ended and I was flung straight into more work and social stuff! I haven’t had a chance to sit down, but here we go!

Loopmottin Nickel Nackel Fnipper. Dungeons and Dragons character commission.

Gahera. Fantasy prose character design commission.

Festival of the Photocopier! It was a delight this year!

 

Opossum! Animal illustration commission.

Sofi Nemo. Dungeons and Dragons character commission.

Eri’s All Love! Dungeons and Dragons character commission.

Conquest 2020 poster and promotional graphic.

Ciaran Nouveau #1 Guild Wars 2 commission

Pleo. Dungeons and Dragons character. Patreon draw prize.

I want to get more original work done this month! Ahhh!

Love,

Your Helen ❤