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Ever so slight delay

Due to the amount of work during the daytime job, looks like I'll be sending my Water Tribe files a bit later than I thought to the printer. Not by much, but to anyone who generously offered to do gift art, I'm extending the dealine past this upcoming weekend:
the new deadline is


It's good until midnight. After that, I have to start putting all the files in order asap.

Specs are: B&W only (greytones are fine), final size will be 5"X7,5" but you can draw bigger- it will be resized, with a minimum of 300DPI for a nice quality.

Apart from that...erm...nothing much, really. Spent Easter working- didn't mind, kept me busy. It's not as if I have any family around to celebrate any little holidays that come by (and the friends that are close by have their own plans, which I won't crash).

Finally getting around to watch the Battlestar Galactica serie- just went through the first season and am having fun.

Gotta work on new WT covers. I want something simple and more graphic.

EDIT: There's a Tutankhamen exhibit doing the rounds in the US- would love to see it again, but it looks like I'll be missing the Dallas dates. It ends on May 17th!
But maybe I can still make it.
It is also going to San Francisco at the end of June.

I got to plan a weekend trip for this, whichever one I may choose.


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Apr. 14th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I'll try to get the art done, I'm probably gonna do a portriate of my fav character *wink*
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I guess this post answers your previous comment. :)
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah I have nothing to do today (SUCH A LONELY HOUSEWIFE) so You'll get the air rather fast... Can I send you the orginals?
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
You could if you wanted to- but scans will definitely get to me faster.
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Obviously I will be scanning, but can I send the orginals as a keepsake from your legions of fan-zombies.
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
I thought I was a zombie. A Zhaozombie. I guess it will feed my Zhao appetite, ha ha!
(thank you very much for your generous gift)
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Oh crap, I remember I had plot-bunny in which the Gaang fights a bunch of swamp zombies. Or Swamp Zombies controled by my shaman character fights off Fire nation seeking to drain the Foggy swamp.
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched the new Battlestar Galazctica series. Saw a bit of one eppie, and they apparently changed the gender of one major character. That sort of...yeah. ^^ I think I was a bit too fond of the old series.
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Typos aside. ^^;
Apr. 14th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I was also very fond of the original serie, but I was willing to let it go at the same time. I wanted to see how they would update it. And update it they did. I guess it's better to start from the beginning. Plucking out one episode out of the bunch may not work as well.
Apr. 14th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
This is true. Maybe I'll catch it on the rebound.
Apr. 14th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hooray! I'm still working on my piece for you, so it's nice to have a bit of extra safety save time in case it doesn't turn out
Apr. 14th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you're watching BSG! If/when you get to a rough patch, just keep on going. There are one or two bad eps in each of the seasons -- don't be like me and think the whole series suddenly went downhill! Things will get great again. :D
Apr. 14th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
It's the rule of every series: there will always be weak episodes. One can only hope there will always be more bad than good. So far, BSG is holding up quite nicely (to my taste anyway).
Apr. 14th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, happily there's way more good than bad.
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Apr. 15th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Whichever is easiest for you. I'll send you a PM for the email.
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Apr. 16th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Yup, that will need to be converted to grayscale.
Email or a link are both good. I'll pm you my email.
Apr. 16th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Oops, just found out I can't send you a pm over on LJ- Send me a PM on DA then.
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads- up Rufftoon
Apr. 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
For you.

Early, so I'll have time to fix the half a dozen requirement details I've probably failed to meet. ^^;
Apr. 16th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Looking wonderful!
Even that small, Zhao looks like he's on vacation, with sandals and all, ha ha! Expressions are great and you've drawn a lovely FN Nauja.

The only extra requirement needed is for the picture to be bigger. I need more DPI. Picture should be minimum W :1500pixels by H: 2250pixels at 300 DPI to print nicely. Apart from that, wouldn't change a thing.
Hope that won't pose too much trouble!
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
*sigh* I have never understood DPI. I scanned the bloody thing at 200, but the process of coloring it somehow reduced it to 72. Artweaver seems to have the DPI locked to the size of the picture, and at 300 DPI, it's something like 6000 pixels tall and over 11MB.

I've uploaded it to Sendspace, since it clearly won't fit on TinyPic or Photobucket, but I'm almost positive I'm doing this wrong... >.>;
Apr. 17th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Better giant file than tiny file- I can use this new file you sent, thank you! Got it saved on my computer.
Apr. 19th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
I have made some art for you!


I originally did it in colour that you can see here if you are so inclined!

Anyway, I'd love to offer to send you the original painting if you would like it! You can email me some kind of mailing address at travale@gmail.com if you want

Thanks again for all your hard work on Water Tribe and for sharing it!
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Wow! I only just discovered you, your zhao comic, and this contest today! I've frantically made something cool to meet your deadline, hope you like it! (I've only read the first 15 pages so far, so it only has to do with that section of the story sadly.) Can you PM me the way of emailing it to you? Better yet, I'll upload it to my ftp and post a link:


-- sorry, have to run and get a root canal, (and not the fun kind) so I can't spend more time on it. Maybe I'll get a bit more this evening, but I'll prolly be kinda out of it.


Can't wait to see how the books turn out! I'll certainly be buying one from ya!

Ray Friesen
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
You give me art for the book, you GET a copy as payment- it's the least I can do.
Ha ha, the picture is great! After cake, Zhao will be known for socks.

Ouch for the root canal- not fun. Hope all goes well.
I'll credit you with the infos at the base of your message, if it is ok with you.
(P.S.- it's better to read the final version on Deviant Art at the NoSelfControl club- all the updated pages are there:
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! you are filled with awesome, as I'm sure you realize. Cake and Socks, Zhao is living the dream.

Root canal went as well as can be expected considering I now have a new hole in my head. They had a shield up so I couldn't see all the big pokey things they were using, but at one point they had to cauterize something, and a ton of smoke came out of my mouth, a very strange sensation.

They got me on some valium, so it doesn't hurt, but it twinges when I move my eyebrows, something I apparently do more than I realized.

Very glad you liked my drawing and feel like including it, when you've also received so many other wonderful drawings too! that credit in my message is great, name and website are perfect.

I will be reading the No Self Control version now! Thank you for the link! I'm on about page 40 so far, it's very addicting.
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