Not dead. Broke my drawing arm.

Hey guys! Just updating to let you know I’m not dead. I broke my elbow three weeks ago and I have not been able to draw because my right arm is on a 90 degree splint. It’s not a terrible break… but since it’s my radial head I likely will never be able to hyper extend my elbow again (I used to be able to :’( )  I didn’t need surgery but I had to immobilize my arm for several weeks so the bones could heal properly.

I go back to the hospital Wednesday and hopefully can take it off! Expect a flood of Devil Survivor fanart afterwards

edit: for those of you wondering why it’s because I fell while riding a bike and tried to brace my fall by sticking my palm out. Elbow gave way.

Thank you for donating, Kels! This is his postcard illustration. He asked for his cat, Junpei.

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daichibook:

UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK UNTIL AUGUST 4TH 2014

I’ve changed plans to sell this collaboration book alongside a Shin Megami Tensei event that will take place at Comic City Spark 9. This is the final decision on the sale date and the deadline will not be extended again. So, artists, mark your planners and get your work in by the August 4th 2014. I will be checking in at the end of the month by e-mail to see how everyone is doing. 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

1) Does this change the sale date of the book?
Indeed it does. The book is going to be sold in October (the 12th of, specifically) but online international orders will go up as early as September.

2) I am an artist. Can I submit my work early?
YES!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially if you are doing comics, I would love to have your work early. Since this is a bi-lingual comic (English and Japanese) I need time to translate your pages and to layout the translated text somewhere on your comic pages. The earlier you get it in the easier that makes it for me. (Note: Please don’t post your comic online until after the physical sale date).

3) I missed the original submission deadline, can I still contribute?
If you have an interesting comic proposal, email us. We won’t be accepting any more illustrations or 4komas.

4) Has anything else changed?
Nope! It’s still being sold in Tokyo, just at a different time. Remember to keep your comics right to left (Japanese style) and draw at 300 DPI at an A4 canvas size. Well be going through and updating any outdated information accordingly.

For other questions, send them to daichiantho(@)gmail.com

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reminder that I have a non-art blog and sometimes I post photography there —> 8bitbadblogs

Go here to donate.

I’m almost at my donation goal!!! Thank you so much to all of you. This is going to mean a lot to my mom and hopefully provide a brief getaway from the medical nightmare she’s been dealing with. I’m sorry these examples aren’t great, but I threw them together quickly after I realized I couldn’t offer digital through gofundme. Your finished piece will be a lot more detailed and be on a sheet of A4 (or slightly larger) bristol board. And if you order the $50 option I will utilize a lot more color than just two markers. Prices include shipping.

8bitbadguy:

Go here to donate.

Yeah… I’m doing one of those fundraiser things. Sorry.  I currently live and work in Japan teaching English as a conversational subject. My mother was recently diagnosed with a progressive form of MS (m
ultiple sclerosis). My contract doesn’t end until August 2015, and financial reasons do not permit me to void my work contact. So, unfortunately I can’t live close to her during this difficult time. I would like to pay her a visit this summer. My parents were originally going to take care of the plane ticket but I some things came up and I think the medical bills have been a bit overwhelming (my brother broke his wrist at around the same time). I want to see if I can surprise her and make it a special visit for her. I’m offering commissions to help with the fundraising… Sorry the prices are high but it takes me a very long time to draw.;;;

Reward levels have changed because GoFundMe’s partner WePay apparently doesn’t allow sale of digital media. All reward levels are now traditional media that is mailed to you. I’m going to update the information and examples accordingly but it will take a little bit of time. Really big thanks to everyone who has donated already. My mom is in a really difficult place with anxiety and depression due to health complications. I think this trip will mean a lot for her.

Anonymous: AHH HOW DO YOU DRAW SO WELL DO YOU LIKE DRAW EVERYDAY??

?!?!?! 

I try to draw every day but sometimes I don’t have the time. But I am going to seek work as an illustrator next year so hopefully that will change. Btw there’s a lot of bad and unfinished doodles that I never post here. Drawing as much as possible is definitely the key to becoming a better artist. I find I get a lot out of looking at other’s art and studying form from real life and photographs.

Go here to donate.

Yeah… I’m doing one of those fundraiser things. Sorry.  I currently live and work in Japan teaching English as a conversational subject. My mother was recently diagnosed with a progressive form of MS (m
ultiple sclerosis). My contract doesn’t end until August 2015, and financial reasons do not permit me to void my work contact. So, unfortunately I can’t live close to her during this difficult time. I would like to pay her a visit this summer. My parents were originally going to take care of the plane ticket but I some things came up and I think the medical bills have been a bit overwhelming (my brother broke his wrist at around the same time). I want to see if I can surprise her and make it a special visit for her. I’m offering commissions to help with the fundraising… Sorry the prices are high but it takes me a very long time to draw.;;;