Category: Blog

Difficult Times to Brighter Skies

Crystaolomic ACEO for Crystalomic on deviantART by Lantiis

I really need to remember this journal exists. HAHA!

Times have been good for the most part at the beginning of the year. Lots of art, commissions, and other fun stuff happening. I just kinda was doing my own thing and rolling on like everything would be nice forever…

And then the shoe dropped. Two friends of mine passed in the same week, and that hit me pretty hard. The love of my friends and family tho has kept me going thru it all. I have basically stopped all art and fun until 3/30 while I process everything and grieve. I am okay – no danger – just having to take some me-time to process it all.

Once 3/30 passes, I plan to step it up a notch on my Patreon. In April, all patrons will get a free sketch, and commissions will be open to patrons only for an undetermined time! Also I am stopping my photography for a short time – existing clients are welcome to tag me for a session, but I am not taking any new clients.

Happy 2019!

It has been a whole year since I made a commission graphic like this! WOW! Working with the new branding was a huge pleasure! Some random non-price updates to the Hire Lantiis page have happened on the 15th of Jan. I also tweaked what I pass on over on the welcome page to the site. Some new art has been added to the galleries as well – mostly the traditional gallery. HAHA It seems I have developed quite the love for traditional art recently!

If you haven’t yet, come SUPPORT ME ON PATREON! I keep shouting fron the treetops about my Patreon because that is where you will get the latest news, updates, art, and more from me PLUS deep discounts!

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Is it really the end of 2018 already?!

It really seems time for a lil'update!

It has been quite a ride this year! I started the year doing next to NO art and ended the year having so much art surplus to choose from that the Art Summary wheel for 2018 ended up being rather difficult to do! It is hard to choose your favorites!
I learned a lot in 2018 and my art ability and overall style transformed quite a bit (along with my digital footprint in a new logo and branding). Anatomy improved (but still needs improvement, yes), I really delved deep into traditional art and found a passion for it I didn’t know existed, and I really tried to do more art for OTHER people (as well as commission / buy from other people more – artists supporting artists is truly very important!). Looking back on 2018 gives me some level of pride I didn’t know I had in myself and in my art.
2019 will be the year of discovery for me! NSFW, here I come! If you want to walk this deplorably fun and naughty path with me, please come and join me on Patreon! Right now, any tier level will be able to see my NSFW trial-and-errors via Discord rewards until I am confident enough to create a $5 tier JUST FOR NSFW CONTENT. I will be finishing up my ‘Month of Giving’ in January, and starting the HUGE ordeal of getting all my OCs new references… LORT HELP ME. I also plan to continue offering commissions (prices updated now for 2019), working with my Closed Species (Ambrivans and Wonderlings), and despairing over DnD-related content that I will give away freely on dA! As far as WIPs, processes, etc goes, those will be PATREON EXCLUSIVES ONLY. Again, please join me on Patreon for exclusive content.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year everyone! <3