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Comic 2402 - Ep. 31, Page 34

10th May 2017, 9:31 PM in Episode 31 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 10th May 2017, 9:31 PM edit delete
smbhax
Wednesday original art archive sale! This week it's the very last big 11" x 17" ink piece that I'm going to feature, and I specifically saved this one for last because it's a special, vertically oriented illustration that's spent most of its time since I made it one weekend in 2012 in a big frame, shuttling between various art shows in which we've displayed it here in Seattle. But now you, fabulous you, can pick it up, unframed, starting at a very low price (okay at $19.99, slightly more than my usual, but certain trusted associates of mine refused to let me risk selling it for less) for the next week on eBay.

The auction listing there has hi-res pics but here are some tiny previews; it is called "Solstice":

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Aside from being a pretty far-out A* illustration, this was two specific things: a test of the spangly new 150 lb Canson Illustration Paper I had just acquired (I considered the test successful, and went on to use that paper for all the rest of the A* ink pages, starting midway through episode 15; in particular, the treated surface of the paper gave a neat sort of cosmically rippled texture to some of the background "outer space" ink wash areas), and an entry in a ComicFury art challenge: the theme was "seasons," so here you have a tightly clad Selenis as some sort of planet-shrouding embodiment of Winter (it was Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 when I posted it, so if I did it over the weekend as I said in that blog entry, I guess I did it on Saturday, December 31st 2011 or Sunday, January 1st 2012—anyway, winter was evidently firmly on my mind ; D).

Again, this is the last of the big ink pieces I'm going to put up, and hm I think also the last of the non-A*-comic-page illustrations I have left to feature from the archive, too, unless I suppose I come across a cache of some somewhere that I've forgotten about (there's one smaller sketchbook ink piece in particular I'm now sort of wondering if I still have somewhere, I guess). Anyway I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it finds a home with one of you. : )

Comments:

cattservant 10th May 2017, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
The scenic route.
smbhax 11th May 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
If you can find her an uglier route, she might take it! : D