I finally decided the easiest way to get my grubby paws on the second volume of the AllSpark Almanac was to order it through the Barnes & Noble across the street. They told me it should be in before week's end, so hopefully I'll be getting a notification email either later today or tomorrow let me know that I can go pick it up. This way I wouldn't have to pay for shipping, I'd know for sure it would be there for purchase and that B&N is only a five minute drive away. So, that problem mostly solved.
I signed up for a Pixiv account a little while back so I could keep track of all the talented Japanese artists doing fan art for the series I like. Mostly Transformers in its various incarnations, but also some Gundam, Slayers, Trigun, Code Geass, Mega Man, etc. The first week or so I had the account, I think I dropped about ten or so hours just digging around, playing with tag links and hopping pages. For some people, Youtube is a massive time killer. For me, it's Pixiv. I'm debating uploading a few of my better pieces over there just so my own account isn't standing empty and pathetic looking. Especially now that I have a translation script running to make site navigation easier.
I need to decide what I'm going to do about the Oklahoma State Fair this year. I think I'll be entering a couple of the better photos I took while in Portland, Oregon to the photo contest. But I have no clue yet as to what I'll enter, art-wise. I'll probably just have to sit down at some point and spill sketches all over blank paper to see if anything useful comes up.
Commissions. Still thinking about doing them here and if I do, I could start the call for them as soon as the weekend after next. I'm cranking away on colors right now for a trade, so I don't want to take anything new until that's done.
And on commissions being offered by someone else...
is having a tough time of things right now financially and is making an open call for digitally drawn and colored commissions. These are not expensive pieces he's offering, so if you have some spare cash and a PayPal account, you'd be wise to check his latest blog entry to see what he's offering. The guy does some great work, so click his icon there and see what's up.