At anyrate, when I am not in a side-effect-induced coma, I have managed to get a couple things done.
Most recently, the mock-up for the new Detective Docherty and the Demon's Tears cover art:
While I am still a fan of my original cover art (bottom), I enjoy the simplicity of the new version (top). I think it also opens up the story for adult audiences. The first cover really seemed to draw in youths (which is totally great!), but it also seemed to cause adults to assume the book was YA. While Detective Docherty can be read by most ages, I would not say it is a young adult novel. Instead I would say it's an adult novel that can be enjoyed by youths :D Boo-ya.
If anyone reading this (is there anyone reading this?) would like to give me some feed back on the two covers, I'd be happy to receive it! Assuming of course you're not swearing at me or otherwise putting me down, k thanx.
In addition, I've been working on the new Detective Docherty website: http://dectivedocherty.wordpress.com
I wanted to have a site that focused solely on that series and its characters. While it is up, it's far from finished. I'd love to eventually have the full Detective Docherty domain and include TONS of information about the world and samples from the books as they are published.
I'm debating on whether I want to do character profiles as I don't want to give too much. The best part about the story is that you don't know where it's going and who's in it, hah.
In the mean time, here are some of the profiles I have published on the website:
Some of you may recognize them if you've cruised through this blog previously. I think my otherkin are much happier in their new home though. I'm doing my best to have the new site give off more of a "Detective" feel, rather than a "WaterRaven" feel :P
Here are some of the new candidates for upcoming species profiles. I drew several last night while complaining to my roommate about how shitty I feel:
Like the images above them, I'll have them cleaned up and picture-ready for a profile in no time.
Otherwise, I have managed to finish one commissioned painting in a month in a half. My productivity has dropped 90% and I've been struggling to keep hope. I grip it like it will be stolen from me in the night. Hopefully* the side effects will pass and I can keep pressing for these dreams to come true.