Returning to the old ways.

Ages ago, when it came to my art prints, I would make giclee prints. They were pretty popular. When I switched to buying small runs of larger posters, I had some complaints but at the time I thought it was better; more professional.

Fuck that. I’m going back to making giclee prints. They’re more interesting to do. I like the control, and the sheer fun of it. As a result, I’ve spent the past few days immersed in playing with my printer and digging up all my artwork including some that has never seen the light of day.

Like this piece:

I want to show you the image, but my blog suddenly isn’t letting me upload media. Sigh. Suffice it to say, that part of going back to giclee printing is returning to using etsy – even though I’d probably die of shock if anyone shared the piece much less bought a print. It’s not like I’m some big named superstar that has a PR team to share things for pay or anything. Those are the only things people want to hit the share button for…. Right?

Anyway. Is it 4 in the morning already. I didn’t mean to stay up this long. Anyhoo, this particular image started out as a book/CD cover commission but was rejected. I’d offered it to someone else, but life stepped up and said, “Newp!” Many moons later I’m saying fuck it. I’m taking it out of the closet and now you can see it. Weeeee.

I’m going to bed.


Computer maintenance – that important and semi-annual thing that keeps me and my small business going. I’ve been working on getting the computer back into shape for a couple of weeks now, being as I had another outage. I’m getting good at catching these things ahead of time, though, and am trying to take to stocking up parts for emergencies. Right now I’m using a main hard drive that has some questionable spots on it, but every time I start over I lose things so I’m hanging in there as long as I can. And it’s one thing at a time.

When I go through this process, I tend to make 3D artwork for artwork’s sake. So here I am to show off the latest piece:

Star Taur by spearcarrier on DeviantArt

I’m rendering another one as I type, because the objects I used needed tweaking. This last piece above had a better reaction than most of my things, which makes me glad. And I like making centaurs. I’d say that I’m going to do a series of them, but everytime I make plans like that something happens. So. I like making centaurs. I’m rendering a second one as I work on the 3D parts it takes. And. Neigh.

I don’t want to turn this blog into strictly an art blog because… no. But people have requested my prints. So I’m going to add a feature here for people to have the option. When I do a cover reveal (a practice I hope to begin soon with the next up and coming book we’re working on producing), if the artwork is open I can do that then. Same goes for other things I’ve made. In this way perhaps I can garner some more funds to support the visual novel project and The Heavenly Bride among other things.

To buy this print in poster form for $25: [nicepaypallite name=”Star Taur” amount=”25.00″]