Hello everyone! As you know, Echo's Rift just hit 100 pages! Wooooooo! In order to celebrate, and give back to YOU, the super awesome and supportive audience that has been coming along on this journey with me, I'm giving away some art! Yay! *\(^o^)/*
About the artwork
The artwork (pictured above) features our mysterious shape-shifting friend (will we EVER learn its name?*) just hanging out on E. Connery's journal, you know, mid-shift between rabbit and squirrel...like ya do. The artwork is limited to an edition of just 10 prints, created specifically for this event! Each print is 5x7 (art area is 4x6), printed with archival quality pigments on 100% cotton rag paper, and will be hand signed and numbered. I will mail the prints anywhere in the world!
How to get your hands on a print
It's easy, all you have to do is comment! Recipients will be selected from the comments section of pages 100, 101, 102, and 103. On March 1st, one person from each of the aforementioned pages will be randomly selected from the comments. Commenting on all of the pages will increase your chances of being selected, but only one comment per page is eligible. (It probably goes without saying, but comments must be PG.)
Recipients will be re-selected if 1. they were already selected from a previous comments section (no duplicates) or 2. they do not come forward to claim their print within 7 days.
But Jennifer (you may be saying) that's only 4 prints and you said there were 10! To which I will say, look at you paying attention! Good job! Well, I'm going to do the same thing over on Tapastic! So feel free to comment over there (same pages) if you want to increase your chances! Aaaaaand I'll give another print away on Twitter and one on Instagram, so follow me there if you haven't already!
There you have it! Ten limited edition prints! Good luck and thanks so much for supporting Echo's Rift! :D
Happy Halloween! Here's a short story I drew this month. It's a creepy fairy tale, inspired by Grimm stories. Between this and Echo's Rift, basically all I did in October was draw (well, I made it to a few movies), and I'm still kind of surprised I made my personal deadline of Halloween, tbh! But I'm so glad I did, aaaand I'm super glad it's done. It will be very nice to have a bit of free time!
Eventually I'll need a good home for it, but I'm not exactly sure where, so for now, it's here. If enough people like it, I'll try to do more stuff like this. I've got a handful of story ideas at the ready.
Oh, and apologies for the handwriting. I'm no letterer. XD
Wooo. Chapter 1 done! As promised, here's a celebratory treat. I made a bunch of custom brushes so that I could produce all the recent forest scenes quickly, and now I'm sharing them with you, for FREE!
You guys have been super awesome! The fact that you have been following this comic early on, when it's virtually unknown, means the world to me, and I wanted to find a way to say THANK YOU! So I put together a set of 17 brushes and made a demo video so you can see how I use them. Even if you don't use Photoshop, or even work digitally, the demo might give you some ideas for incorporating trees in your own work.
Well, I've been publishing Echo's Rift for a whole month! Fifteen pages! We're only about halfway through the first chapter, so the fun's just beginning.
So far, I think it's been a really good first month. I started as a complete unknown, but I've been getting some art out there in social media land, and the response has been really encouraging. People are starting to read this fledgling comic, and some have even been kind enough to comment, which I really appreciate! Building a little community is an important part of keeping momentum, so I couldn't be happier with the show of support!