I went with Vendess for the elder. He's always been the one with a flair for the dramatic, after all. ;)
This one took me a while. It's a bit of a complex idea, but I like the result as a sketch. I messed with the composition a bit and went a bit rougher with the pencils this time because the effect seemed right on: smokey and spooky.
And that's all of them for this month! I'll open a new post for February tomorrow (I'm actually a bit too tired to be eloquent tonight, but I at least wanted to get this posted before January's end). Curious to see what you guys'll have for drawing ideas for me next month. ;D
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At this tier, I'll also happily dole out discount codes for newly minted merchandise on the likes of Redbubble, offer first dibs at much cheaper prices of new handmade things for Storenvy, and surprise you with occasional digitally crafted gifts like desktop wallpapers.
This is also the tier where I'll occassionally open slots for exclusively priced mini commissions: digital sketches for $25 and custom critter designs for $50 (a significant savings over my usual rates!).
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At this tier you get to see behind-the-scenes materials for Prophecy of the Circle like process sketches, inks, and what the pages look like without all of those word bubbles on them. Some are exclusive and will not appear elsewhere. Some are early access.
You also get doodles: exclusive warm-up sketches that I do before drawing comics or larger projects and the things I scribble onto post-it-notes when I'm bored. Some of these are also exclusive and will not appear elsewhere. Some are early access.
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You get to see into the world building process for all of my various stories. Here is where I post character designs, environment studies, weapons, cultural elements and the like. There might be story drabbles and Meet-The-Character write-ups as I sort things out before and during writing novels, etc.
As always, I'd aim to keep major spoilers out of this but you'd get a pretty good view of story premises and a lot of material to speculate from before anyone else. This is almost guaranteed to be exclusive outside of artbooks (and there's no guarantee that I'll ever be able to afford to publish one of those, so it might be truly exclusive).
At this level there will also be a monthly Suggest-A-Sketch post at the end of every month, where you guys have the opportunity to give me ideas to draw from for both this tier and for the $3 tier for the following month. There's no guarantee that I can sketch all of what's suggested, but I'd sure as heck try. :)
They'll be slow to appear, but after several rounds of editing, my fiction will also periodically appear in this tier. If you want to read things at a more rapid pace, take a look at the $10 tier.
This is where you get to read what I write as I write it, from all of my works, be they short stories or longer novels. It guarantees to be a pretty busy reward tier during NaNoWriMo season! These are all just rough drafts and will definitely go through changes both major and minor before anything is deemed finished and publishable, but it's a good place to be if you like to read early works and offer feedback.