Just a quick note, I'll be opening up for 1/2 price commission signups this Saturday, July 17th at 1:00PM EST (-5GMT). Details can be found in my livejournal here. The signup sheet is will go live on the 17th. Please note that the 1/2 price commission deal applies only to private commissions. If you would like to commission me for a commercial project my usual commercial rates apply. I hope everyone's have a great summer!
Long time, no update. I've been busy working on the finishing touches on the next how-to-draw dragons book, due out this August. Once I wrap things up I hope to give some much TLC to the NDA website. There are 5 new pieces of art in the gallery.
Nightmare has put together an art marathon to benefit the Free the Slaves charity this season. If you'd like to participate, here is the information:
Slavery is illegal in every country in the world, but there are still 27 million people enslaved. Slavery today is even worse than it used to be because food shortages have made it easy for traffickers to trick people into slavery by pretending to offer them jobs. This has led to enslaved people being treated as disposable. However, it is easier to end slavery now than ever before. Slaves make up a smaller percentage of the world population than they used to, no industry relies on slavery to continue, and it is generally accepted that slavery is wrong. Now is the time to abolish slavery.
Art Marathon is a 24 hour art-making session to raise awareness about modern slavery and raise money for Free the Slaves, a nonprofit organization that liberates slaves and teaches them jobs skills so that they do not fall back into poverty. The artists will do their marathons at various times between Saturday, December 26 and Friday, January 1. Many of the artists will stream live video of their art as they create it.
Visit art-marathon.org to learn more about modern slavery and Art Marathon or donate to Free the Slaves.
The etsy store has a new section for plastic phone charms, with 9 new charm designs available. Because there is a limited number of each charm design, these items can only be found on the NeonDragonArt.com Etsy Shop. Other NeonDragonArt.com merchandise continues to be available via the NeonDragonArt.com Site Store.
The F.A.Q. has been updated to be more current and to answer a few more frequently asked questions. The Oekaki Rules have been updated to be clearer in their wording. From now until the end of the year, forum users with more than 50 posts to their name can receive a custom forum title via this topic. Happy holidays!
The oekaki graphic has changed and now features a piece by Kanadra. Congrats to Kanadra, and thanks for making such great art for our boards! Don't know what oekaki is? Oekaki boards are online boards where users can create and share digital art, all through their web browsers! NeonDragonArt has some very active and creative oekaki users. Stop on over and create an account to begin drawing today!
I spent the night streaming the creation of one of the spot illustrations from the upcoming DragonArt: Evolution how-to-draw dragons book. The video I've embedded is 1 of the three streams that I recorded tonight. There is also one that is me refining the sketch and one of me laying in some color. In a future stream I'll shade the zombie dragon. Thanks to everyone who showed up for the stream when it was live!
Kanizo has been added to the links section. Kanizo is home to Dannie's artwork, a wonderful collection of fantasy and wildlife art. I cleaned up Artist Links G-L removing dead links. If you notice your link missing, its probably because your website was down at the time that I was pruning. If it's back up, simply e-mail me and I will restore your link!
I've uploaded 20 additional avatars that anyone can use to the forums. You can apply an avatar in your user control panel in the forums. When you get into the avatar control settings, click "display gallery" Enjoy!
I'm recording livestream videos once again. You can see the latest one here. It features me adding shadows and highlights to a red eastern dragon illustration. If the I stop drawing for half a minute, it's because while I was recording it, the chat on livestream was moving and I was typing a reply to something. :-)
The order form on the Store is temporarily down for some updates. If you'd like to place an order for anything in the store, contact us telling us what you'd like and we'll be happy to help you out with your order and send you a personal paypal invoice.
Apologies for the inconvenience. We hope to get the order form back up and running as soon as possible!
For those who were inquiring when the video workshops I participated in would be available on DVD, the answer is now! I received an e-mail from Impact about a month ago regarding these DVD's, and here are the direct links where you can purchase them should you wish to.
Now you can learn to draw a dragon from start to finish! Learn everything from generic shapes, to specific anatony, and even the minute details. Starting with a simple dragon, you'll progess to more detailed dragon heads, horns, wings, and finally a complete dragon.
In this workshop, J "NeonDragon" Peffer reveals some of her favorite digital art secrets using photo imaging software. You'll learn techniques for digital inking, coloring and special effects all in one place! Includes digital files so you can follow along with "NeonDragon" as she demonstrates her techniques, step by step.
The oekaki graphic has changed and now features a piece by sketches. Congrats to Sketches, and thanks for making such great art for our boards! Don't know what oekaki is? Oekaki boards are online boards where users can create and share digital art, all through their web browsers! NeonDragonArt has some very active and creative oekaki users. Stop on over and create an account to begin drawing today!