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.

On to November’s gallery of completed works!! Kaleb_WEB_RESKaleb – Dungeons and Dragons character commissionNyxie_WEB_RES

Nyxie tattoo design – Tattoo design commission

Macy_WEB_RESPortrait of Macy Gray – Pet portrait commission

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

Elysse_WEB_RESElysse – Writers character concept commission

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 ❤

 

Festival of the Photocopier 2019

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I have a table at the Festival of the Photocopier this year! I’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday, debuting two new zines: Suburban Menagerie and New Year. New Moon. Pig. Find my spot in section B! 12 PM to 5 Pm both the 9th and the 10th!

Check out the Sticky stall for my new perzine, Typewriterror! All proceeds from the purchase of Typewriterror will go towards the upkeep of the typewriters at Sticky Institute!

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January Concludes…

Hoo boy! January, following the trend of busy months, I was run flat out! I was spending each week helping the Arcanacon committee, furiously drawing and creating little bits to help the convention come together!

I also had the wonderful to work with people’s characters with commissions, which is a blessing! Gosh, character work warms my soul like you wouldn’t believe! I also had two separate instances of setting up shop at events! I was honored to participate in both the Midsumma Queer ZineFEST, and Arcanacon!

A huge thanks to my patrons and clients for the support, y’all helped see me through a big start of the year!

Most of these pieces are up on my Patreon, which you can follow to stay up to date with my latest pieces and a bunch of bonus content for pledges.

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Arcanacon 2019 poster and promotional graphic.

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Jesse’s Pen. Dungeons and Dragons character commission.

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Ashakuarius. Elder Scrolls Online character commission.

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Sistine. Elder Scrolls Online character commission and Patreon draw prize!

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Amari. Elder Scrolls Online character commission.

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Amari token. Elder Scrolls Online character commission.

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Lilian. Fantasy prose character design commission.

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Nikkeah. Fantasy prose character design commission.

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My space at the Midsumma queer zineFEST!

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Design work from Arcanacon and the on the spot illustrations I completed at the convention!

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And a final sign off from my little self pottering away at my convention table! Thank you to everyone who popped by! And thank y’all for sharing this journey with me!