Exciting news! Information is starting to be released about Phoenix: Dawn Command, the card-based RPG that I’ve been working on art for along with Rich Ellis. You can read about it here on creator Keith Baker‘s blog and I’m sure I’ll have some sample art to post in the next few months!
Also, I’ve continued to expand my Etsy store to include most of my convention wares, plus some exclusives like original sketch cards! Below are some of the new items. I’m currently running a Valentine’s Day sale, so you can use coupon code ROMANCEOPTION15 to get 15% off until February 8th!
Tabletop Terror Charms
Polyhedral Dice Wrapping Paper
LoZ Song Button Kits
I have several new art pieces to share as well, but I’ll keep all but one for another post. Here’s a bit of fanart for the Legend of Korra to commemorate its excellent conclusion!
In honor of Cyber Monday, you can use code ATTACKOFTHECYBERMEN on my Etsy store for 25% off all items! Includes buttons, prints, and this original Sailor Moon marker piece.
Moon Prism Power Make Up!!
Secondly, the fourth issue of WANDER came out! You can read it here for just 99 cents, which is a bargain for this particular issue. There is humor! Drama! Partial nudity! A big fight!! Below is one of my favorite panels.
In other news, last month I got engaged to the wonderful Rich Ellis! Here are our sweet matching rings.
They’re walnut with an inlay of Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
And finally, I’m wrapping up my fundraiser for the Cat Adoption Team. For kicking just a few dollars my way to help cats and kittens find homes for the holidays, I’ll send you a personalized postcard! I also did several commissions for it, though they are unfortunately sold out now. Check back here later in the month if you’re interested in holiday commissions!
ASMR is something I’ve experienced all my life and only just discovered early this year. I was relieved to know it was normal and thrilled to discover all the ways to trigger it! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries; check out the comic!
In other news, I’ve revamped and stocked my Etsy store! The store is called Grey Alice, and I have special packaging materials that include a logo I designed:
I’ve got buttons, postcards, and charms up for sale now, as well as my limited edition metallic Mass Effect print and, possibly most exciting, a preorder for my next limited print! I just finished the illustration for it, and it’s a homage to one of my favorite games of all time…
I recently participated in a Pokemon fanart jam to provide art for a fan-created Pokemon RPG! My piece had the theme, “a Trainer carrying his/her Pokemon to safety.” I ended up drawing an Ace Trainer running from some ghost types in what appears to be one of Giovanni’s abandoned summer homes? I don’t know.
I’ll have prints of this available at Rose City Comicon on September 20-21, as well as other prints, buttons, and more!
One thing I’ll be doing less of, however, is original commissions at the show. It keeps me from being able to pay attention to people who stop by, so I’m only taking a few over the duration of the show. This doesn’t include pre-orders, though, so if you’d like your very own illutration from me, email me at the.grace.allison (at) gmail.com. Please include the subject matter and what size and level of finish you’d like.
Here are examples, details, and pricing:
I work in two sizes and with three levels of finish: tight pencils, ink and greyscale marker, and ink and full color marker. Includes one 3/4 body character with minor background. Please ask about additional characters or more detailed background!
$15 Pencil – $30 Greyscale – $50 Color
$25 Pencil – $50 Greyscale – $75 Color
I briefly opened for commissions in May and received some very fun requests! Here’s what I’ve been drawing for the past two or so weeks. Look for more news soon, I have some fun projects on the horizon.
I’ve had some requests to make prints or shirts with my art available for purchase, and so created a Society 6 store! Check it out through this link and you can even get free shipping until May 11th. I’ve posted images of some of the items for sale below. Feel free to drop me a line if there’s something you’d like to see added to my store.
Also, I wanted to post some of my recent artworks. This one is fanart for one of my best friend’s webcomic, Aether: Earth and Sun, a delightfully cerebral fantasy story with a female protagonist. Well worth checking out!
And then, I have a comic and a drawing from my long-running D&D campaign, because I am a nerd. Enjoy!
Holidays last year were hectic, but I made it into the new year with some new job offers and a wonderful showing for my shelter cat fundraiser! I did thirteen commissions and raised $400 for my favorite cause. I had a lot of support from my friends and colleagues, and plenty of interest in making it an annual event, which is exciting!
And so, here are a few of my favorite pieces from the fundraiser:
Now my focus is on finishing up the back end of the Periscope Studio Kickstarter, Wander #4, and planning for a big year of conventions. I’ve updated my Contact pages to reflect the shows I’m confirmed to table at. If you’d like to request my presence at a certain show, or want to pre-order a commission, feel free to drop me a line!
Also, for those who’ve seen my Pokevalentines from last year, they’re now available as beautiful glossy 4×6″ cards! I have just 8 sets available on Etsy, and I fear their number has already dwindled drastically, so if you’re interested, jump on ‘em soon! You can use the coupon code IHEARTGARRUS to get free shipping until February 10th.
It’s my personal Christmas tradition to make a donation to help shelter cats find homes. Since I don’t have a lot of expendable income this year, so I’m asking the Internet for some help! More specifically, this face is asking you for some help:
My cat Cleo thinks having trees and presents to chew on is a basic feline right.
Here is my fundraising page! You can donate as little as $5, and the page has a breakdown of exactly where the money will go. If you can afford a bit more, however, I’m offering some sketch and cel shaded color commissions that will be ready in time for Christmas! I’m happy to draw your friend, your dog, your D&D character, etc. An original commission would make a great gift, especially accompanied with the story that it was paid for by helping adorable kitties.
Here are some examples of the commissions I’m offering, and how much you’d need to donate to get them!
Please do check out the page, where you can read more about my goals and why this is so important to me. I’d also appreciate help getting the word out, so please share! Thank you, and happy holidays.
We’re looking to fund a series of gorgeous, full-color art books for several of our members. Becoming a backer can net you these books and several specialized rewards from the artists themselves! A lot of hard work went into this, and the finished product is going to be stunning, so please take a look!
Now that Rose City Comicon has passed, I’m able to share the piece I did for their exclusive calendar, which was illustrated by the members of Periscope Studio. I got to be Miss September 2014!
The theme was Portland, so I did a homage to one of my favorite local places, Guardian Games. They have recently moved to a location that makes them the biggest game store in the country, and in my opinion, they are also the best! They’ve got a huge stock, a friendly and comfortable gaming environment, and fun events on a regular basis. They even have a 21+ area for those who like to have a drink while they game! If you’re in the area, I would highly recommend heading over there for their anniversary party on October 5th.
And that’s about all I can share for now! Lots of commercial work means lots of NDAs. I am getting work done on Wander #4, though, and here are a few panels of pencils from it…
Olive wakes up about as happily as I do, apparently.