Hello watchers, and welcome to the weekend!
A Happy 2018 to everyone! It's been a bit of a slow start, but the next art piece is almost ready.... I hope the year's started out reasonably well for you all, and there's plenty of creative thoughts and production going on that help you escape the doldrums of going to work in winter.
In spite of my desire for more uninterrupted time to pick up the pencils to illustrate and story tell, it ended up as a busy drawing year for me with 24+ pieces completed... mostly thanks to a certain big tournament event that happened earlier in the year where I had the opportunity to sketch out many different OCs and write some entertaining ringside commentary.
In between all that, there was time to properly introduce the supporting cast of the Boxing Glove Bakery & Café, an aspiring heel boxing gal from Hawaii, and then there were Halloween and Christmas holiday greetings from some lovely, strong fighting women. After asking you, the watchers, it looks like Tamao vs. Xue OCWT
was your pick for the top piece of the year. That'll be a tough act to follow for 2018!
So what's coming up in this young new year so far?
-- New Year's Visit WIP Teaser
This little WIP is just about ready to help ring the new year in with a quiet, pensive if private little visit.
--An art trade and a kiriban to fulfill
--The introduction of an often mentioned, but yet to be seen referee OC
--The illustration of an often appearing, yet to be seen deadpan ex-champion boxer-turned trainer and part-time colour commentator for major fight events
--Jura and Noemi's story continues, as well as more moments with the Pet Girls
--A stern, strict businesswoman mother long planned appearance
--And more features of the cast from fighting and non-fighting ladies among the cast!
--Possibly something big for just about all the fighting OCs in the cast that would go pretty much through the year! (Because pencils do take time... ^^ )
Likely, there'll be plenty of involvement from the Boxing Glove Trio (Annette/Hikari/Manaka) along with their Boss-Lady as they work their way up the boxing ladder and who knows what else! Looking to have Yukinoshita Aria, Kuroyama Nanami and KANBARU appear a few times, as well
What might you all be looking to see more of this year?? I and the rest of the gals would love to hear from you.
Happy 2018, and here's a toast to bringing all our creative ideas to life and many fun collaborations as well!
In the meantime and in between time, that's it for me!