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Showing posts from March, 2022

Update and Massive Art Theft

I've been a bit quiet lately trying to handle a bit of an art business crisis. Every month I have a process where I search for my artworks across platforms to see if anyone is uploading art images stolen from my social media pages or worse, from the stores my artwork is sold on. And every month I have a handful - usually between 5 and 10. Sadly, that's the nature of the business. On February 28th, I found 52 of my artworks taken from Teepublic (I format specifically for that store, so they were easy to identify) and loaded onto Redbubble stores. On March 1st, I found 11 more. On March 5th, 13 more. On March 9th, 32 more. This time with artwork I had only uploaded in the last 2 days. Every few days I find between 10-20 more. I notified Teepublic that it looked like their site had been scraped (bots ripping images from the site - images that had no watermark but still had signatures still intact.) I told them whatever the exposure was, it was still exposed two days previously.

Embrace Your Fandoms

  Celebrating my love for Fannibals, Screaming Firehawks, Garashir shippers, Babylon 5 lovers, Trekkies (and Trekkers), and all the other glorious fandoms that keep us going when things get stressed. Just remember: Keep calm, and your ship is valid. For more videos, visit my Vimeo profile:

New Patreon Tier Alert - VIP Level

  New Patreon Tier Alert! VIP Level has both physical and digital media gifts! Orionlodubyal's Patreon Page The new $10 (US) / Month Tier has all of this! Monthly Video Digital Download 1: An animation of one of my artworks (your choice), customized for you. This will be a video and not .gif unless you specifically want a .gif format. And it will have sound. This will be available for you to download and share if you choose to. Monthly Digital Download 2: Choose from art not found anywhere else from the secret gallery. High quality digital download. Suggestion Box - suggest characters or fandoms. Polls - Help me choose between rough drafts, which shows/movies to explore. Monthly Digest of the Mail Bag - questions from patrons. Everything included in the $1 and $7 Stickers of the Month Club tiers.

Experiments in Animation The Expanse Bobbie Draper vs Protomolecule Monster

 My new project this year is learning animations and video concept art. Some of these will be for commissions, some for patrons of my Patreon  VIP Tier, and some will be for direct sale as digital wall papers and the like. It's a huge amount of fun - so much so that I actually have to set a timer! I blew almost an entire afternoon working on videos when I technically should have been doing my taxes. 😆 Here's an example of one I'm proud of. It's Bobbie Draper's first look at the Protomolecule Hybrid Monster on Ganymede, in The Expanse tv series. This has several elements I tried to recreate from the episode: Glowing eyes in the protomolecule monster, reflected in her helmet Blood snowflakes floating around her the unfocus and refocus as Bobbie tries to see what's around her music that sounds similar to The Expanse soundtrack. I'm going to keep working on these, and on ways to customize them for patrons. I'd love to hear your feedback! What do you think o