Commissions, Suggestions and Requests

Lately I haven’t been able to do any requests! Unfortunately I don’t see that changing very soon. If you reeaaly want me to draw something for you, ask for a commission and the drawing will be one of my top priorities.

I’ve also been thinking that I’ll have to set up a poll somewhere. There are a lot of cool games and people that I want to draw, but picking who to draw next can leave me stumped for a while! Please feel free to suggest things for me to draw. For now the best ways to tell me will be to either leave them in the comments here on the blog or tweet them at me.

 

This is how I personally define the difference between a suggestion, a request and a commission:

  • Suggestion – You are a fan of something and would like to see me draw that thing.
  • Request – You want me to draw something for yourself personally. This could be a drawing of yourself, your persona, Minecraft character, an original character you came up with yourself… But either you do not want to (or can not) pay.
  • Commission – You would like me to draw something for yourself personally or professionally and want to pay.

 

So suggestions are in, requests are out (for now) and commissions are available. I’ll put up all the details of commissions soon. If you have any questions at all, leave a comment! :D

 

Being sick and busy

I haven’t disappeared! I’ve just been sick and busy. xD

I think I’ve had two separate colds, one right after the other. Unfortunately this has happened right at the end of a Study Period where I had a major assignment due, and also during the due date for the Minecraft t-shirt competition that I wanted to enter.

While managing to complete both the assignment and two t-shirt designs, unfortunately the designs didn’t even make it through to the public voting rounds. Boo! I recorded drawing them though, so I can make a couple videos out of the experience at least. Yay! I’ll post up the drawings soon. If people like them enough maybe I can figure out a way to have them printed anyway for fun, if I’m allowed to.

While doing all of this and trying not to be sick I ended up neglecting the internets a bit. Sorry internets! I’ll be back to posting art and videos and all that good stuff now. Hopefully at a slightly better pace, but I’m not going to jinx myself. *touches wood*

Two things have led me to really want to start designing shirts. Drawing the Minecraft shirts for this competition, and also being asked by KPopp (an awesome YouTuber) to let her print my drawing of her on some shirts. I’m definitely going to work on some designs and put them up on a store. I don’t think I’ll print them myself or anything like that, at least not yet. I’ll just go to one of those stores like spreadshirt or zazzle first to see how people react to my stuff.

If any of you know anything about printing shops akin to spreadshirt or zazzle that let you have your own store and such, let me know. :) I still need to do a bit of research on all that. Maybe I’ll write another post with more information about it all.

Anyway, here’s hoping you’re not as sick as I am. I think it’s summer on the other side of the world right now isn’t it? If you’re in summer right now, here’s hoping you’re not boiling too bad. :P

Elise.

Character Art Update

It’s April! Easter has passed, and I’ve eaten way too much chocolate. Time for an update!

I think I’ll be opening up commissions soon. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, so I’ll set up a page with the details for it soon. I’ll still do some requests, but commissions will just mean you can be really specific in what you want me to draw. :D

Anyway, here is some of the art I’ve been working on lately:

charactersWIP

This art features characters from the hidden object game I was talking about in a previous post. Just lines at the moment, which still need some tweaking, but I’m happy with how they’re turning out so far.

The game is coming along nicely, and you can check out one of the more-close-to-complete art pieces over at Alex’s blog. (Just scroll down towards the end of the post and you’ll see it!) I did the lines and Alex did the colouring in. :P I think the core game stuff is done now, we just need to finish the art and put the puzzles in! That will still take a little while, but yeah, feels like we’re getting somewhere. :D

What else? I completed a few fan art drawings since my last post, which you can check out on the art page (and the video page, I made drawing videos for them too!). Sips and Sjin from the Yogscast, and one of KPopp! KPopp really liked it, which is amazing. We’re talking about putting the art onto a t-shirt. I’ve never had my art on a shirt before! Hurray! I hope it works out!

Leave a comment if you have any thoughts on art commissions and stuff. Would you like to commission me? Why/why not? Or do you have some advice? Let me know. :D

Elise.

Working on something…

So we’ve been working on a little game this month that’s moving along nicely. I don’t know how much I should or shouldn’t say about it yet, but I do want to share a bit of the concept art!

Farm Well

 

I guess I can say it’s a hidden object style game, with puzzles and everything. I’m working on it all the time around my homework and YouTube stuff, and Alex is working on it when he isn’t working on Deathspuds with Josh.

I’ve been playing a lot of hidden object games recently, and I used to think they were boring. After playing a bunch of them I’ve realised that they are very similar to point and click games (which I like). Just, you know, without the item combining and dialogue choices.. and of course with the hidden object bit. So yeah, it seemed like a good idea to make one!

I haven’t done a lot of environment drawing in the past. So it’s challenging to do this project. I do want to improve my drawing beyond just drawing characters though, so this is kind of a really good learning opportunity!

I’ll be sharing more of the art as we progress. :D

Elise.

 

Killing Floor

Ash Harding, Killing Floor

 

Hello, all! It probably doesn’t seem like it, but I do enjoy playing shooters occasionally. I usually prefer it when playing with friends. Lately, my favourite shooter has been Killing Floor! If you don’t know what Killing Floor is about, it is a co-op zombie shooter. The aim is to try and survive with your friends against hordes of zombies! It’s really fun, and I would definitely recommend it.

So I’ve created a drawing of Ash Harding, a character you can play in the game. It could be one of the best ones I’ve done so far, I think! What do you think? If you want, you can see a video of it being drawn in the video section.

Also, I made a gameplay video! It isn’t listed in the video section, at least not at the moment, but it is on my YouTube account, titled “Alone and Scared.” It’s about a funny, scary, thing that happened while we were playing the game. I’ll warn you now that there is a fair amount of screaming involved! I’ll probably make some more videos like that one soon. Feedback is appreciated!

 

Later guys!
Elise.

Starting The Blog, Woo!

New Website Comic

 

My website is finally starting to come together! I’m eager to start blogging about things, so we set it up before the custom theme stuff is ready. I haven’t had a blog in years other than my deviantART journal. I never wanted to talk about things other than my art on there, so this will be an interesting experience in being able to branch out.

A little introduction, perhaps? My name is Elise Le Blanc and I’m from Australia. I’ve studied game development and now I’m continuing my learning with writing (mostly creative, though I’ve studied journalism and some other media writing too). I call myself an artist, and I’m starting to call myself a writer as well.

The plan at the moment is to have this website as sort of a hub for all of my stuff online. I’ll blog about myself and the things that I care about, such as art and games and writing. I’ve been wanting to make more of a “niche” website, but I think it will be easier to do it this way first. If I find myself blogging about one particular topic enough, and it has a good response, I can spin it off into its own thing.

If you have any suggestions for the blog or the website in general, leave a reply and let me know! :D