// ARTSLAM DAY 01
Ahh, my first post for ArtSlam is kind of weak in comparison to what I wanted to do, but that’s okay! A little at a time.
Anyhow, for June, I’m planning on actually putting down solid info for my long standing anthro characters and their universe, which I’ve dubbed Ninety Seven/’97 (as that’s the year I started creating many of them, among other reasons). I’m thinking about doing images of them as they were in high school (that’s when I started creating them and the ages I made them initially) and then images of them now and how they’ve changed/grown. I want to slip in characters that’s they’re entangled with, as well, that were created by friends and such. That’s a maybe, depends on if I can get my initial plan done!
The ‘97 universe is modern day, though there’s been many things tossed into it that make it a little crazier. Paranormal and supernatural things (vampires and werewolves exist, for example), and other things that my friends and I have done because, well, it’s our sandbox. But it’s fun to try to make things make sense and work within that, for me. There’s a lot in the universe that is really cheesy and a lot that has that slight Mary Sue haze - I was 14 when I started making characters. I can be forgiven for that, haha. I think it’s almost more interesting to take those ham-fisted backstories and plots and make them work out in the long run instead of completely revamping a character. I’m too attached to them, good and bad character development decision-wise, to do something like that,
So! This is Gwen. She’s a Cheshire Cat who can’t do her cheshire trick properly (she can go invisible, but she can’t ‘come back’ from it, so to speak). She had a poor upbringing and a mother who really was never there for her. She was raised in California, but moved to NYC when she was in high school, where she met the rest of the group she’s been close with ever since. She has a long-term boyfriend, named Spazz, who’s a snow leopard. She’s friendly and spunky, a former kandi-kid and rave kid, she grew up without much supervision, but turned out alright. She works at a record store in the city.
Just a dumb Allyface with my new haircut that I drew at work the other day.
A wing-it commission from DeviantART that was quite fun to do. I had to do a lot of cleaning with the inks, as it didn’t scan really well, but it wasn’t too bad in the long run.
The lovely riflow did this over on the LJ ArtSlam community for me~!
A $10 bust for a customer on FA of their striped hyena character. This was really fun to draw!
Soooo, I’ve got to pay my water bill, or it’ll be cut off tomorrow morning (blah blah insert both low work hours and me prioritizing other things - rent - over other bills). I was hoping to get an extension, since I get a paycheck on Friday, but as I was unable to go to the utility office Monday (Memorial Day, federal holiday) or over the weekend (they’re closed), they’d already processed my shut off notice to be done on Wednesday. If I can get the money tonight, I can grab a money order and drop it in the night drop (the office is literally a block away from me) buuuuut…I don’t get paid until Friday and am legit, full-fledged broke at the moment.
Honestly, I’m up for just about anything (no porn, no fetishes, nudes are alright if they’re female and tasteful) - art cards, badges, sketches, color stuff, whatever gets me the money I need tonight, basically. Plus, I’d rather work for my money than have to borrow it from someone (not that I couldn’t pay someone back, but, y’know).
So, interested? Leave me a comment or a note or whatever. :V
Spreading this around, hoping I can pick up a few commissions to round this bit of money up because I’m a stupidhead. Signal boosting is much appreciated!! <3<3
Also, you can see my commission prices on my FA account under the ‘Commissions’ tab, or via the link at the top of the journal~