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24 June 2012 @ 04:32 pm
Mononoke Prints Pre-Order! // Shop Announcement  
Each signed cardstock print is 11x14". I got a sample the other day, the colors are really luminous and exact to the original. All the detail is preserved, which since I rarely do prints, I was a little worried about...overall it looks fantastic!
They will be selling for $12 including shipping. International shipping is $2 extra. 
However, if you pre-order you not only get the signed print, but a few smaller 4x6" prints, and you are automatically entered in a raffle for a full-color commission with a simple background and up to 3 characters, which is typically $30-40 USD depending on how many characters! The image can be G-XXX. For guides to what I will and will not draw please go see my commission page. 
If you're interested please email me at adkstudioss[at]gmail.com with your FA username, and send $12/14 to my Paypal, which has the same address.  The subject should say "mononoke print." Your paypal email should be included in the body if it differs from your other email so I know who you are! Also list if you are interested in being kept up to date on the MLP paper dolls, and when those come out, you can get first dibs on them--I'll email you when they're ready for pre-order.
I am looking to have 15 people pre-order before I send out everything. When this goal is reached, I will email everyone who pre-ordered to let them know their prints are on their way, and will announce the raffle winner!

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This is as good a time as any to make another announcement.
I'm planning to stop taking trades for a while in favor of completing other projects. Any owed work will be completed and then I'm going to buckle down and work on some things for my Etsy, which is changing drastically.  During this time I will still be open for small commissions (badges, sketches, etc), but will not taking on larger commissions or any new trades.
It's getting a new name and look and  will be joining. It will be a mix of crocheted figures, dolls, and clothes, comics and zines, and my own artwork--prints, originals, buttons (looking to order MORE buttons soon!!!), and hopefully shirts and other gear. The comics and zines will be a mix of my own writing and hers. Much of it will relate to the characters in Shadowed Lives, but will not be connected with the storyline. 
We're also working on designing an ongoing series of comics mixing past experiences and ongoing conflicts and developments with another group of characters we have, some of which appear in Shadowed Lives, but live in a different region. Cast will include Merriweather, Carlos, Bailey, Lindsay, Gage, Jazz, and others, including one of my OLDEST furry characters, who is currently being revamped. I'm very excited about this, as well as having the opportunity to self-release some of my writing instead of trying to find suitable zines.
These projects are in part to prepare for the massiveness of working on illustrating Shadowed Lives, but we're also doing them for the joy of having something completed. Since Shadowed Lives is a very extensive, long-term project that's probably over 300 pages in script now and STILL going, we'd like to release some smaller things to A. grow an audience and B. have some smaller finished comics, so we can get into the groove of editing, storyboarding, and most importantly PRINTING, which will be completely new territory. 
I may be looking to collaborate with other artists on these works since I still have a vision of Shadowed Lives as an artistic collaboration, like how Sandman had several different artists working on each chapter, but one may work on one chapter and never work on the series again--touching and changing the art in that part to make it unique from the rest of the series. If anyone would like to collaborate they can email me at adkstudioss[at]gmail.com or note me here on FA. I'd prefer it to be someone at least matching my skill set who can work traditionally, since I'd still like to make Shadowed Lives a traditional collaboration (requiring mailing, I know--I'm willing to pay for that). These smaller works may be digital collaborations, however, if anyone else is interested in joining in.
I also want to get the pony dolls finished! I was going to upload them without the gala dresses finished but then I figured I wanted a finished set and decided to go for it. 
So, I will be taking commissions still since having some extra income to work on these projects would be great, but I may refuse larger works in favor of tiny commissions for a little while. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm guessing at least the rest of the summer. 
Overall if you like cute crocheted things and you like my art then you should keep your eyes peeled for when we re-open, which will hopefully be soon! Thanks for reading.