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Updates #1

I thought that I would share some updates with you! I’ve been more quite lately and I can finally tell everyone what I’ve been up to. Most importantly for the last few weeks I’ve been designing and hand crafting anniversary cards for my wife and daughter. (Yes! Our daughter has participated in every anniversary since she was born!) photos and videos of the cards to follow in a different post.

Grotesque Moi!

  • Illustration number seven is still in process. I plan to continue it to completion. There are another six illustrations lined up to make the first set of thirteen.
    • I had to rework parts of the background and struggled a bit with the main figure.
    • It’s still on the schedule for completion.
  • Commissions are still open for Fantasy Creature/Monster Portraits!
  • Future Plans:
    • A calendar of the first thirteen creatures is to be designed and offered either in the XT Illos Store or through an on demand print site.
    • Three more waves of thirteen creatures to be created.
    • A new calendar is to be created at the end of each set of thirteen creatures.
    • Eventually there will be four calendar options.
    • Fifty two creatures to be combined in a card set to be offered on a crowd funding site.

XT Illos

  • Grotesque Moi! to continue production.
  • Ba’anta world building development to pick back up.
    • Some of the creatures developed in the Grotesque Moi! project will be representative of the races in Ba’anta.
  • Visual novel with Creative Idiot E to begin development.
  • Patreon promotions to be ramped up.
    • Exclusive content from Grotesque Moi! is already available.
    • Free original content reference videos are already available.
  • Art Markets/Cons Vending results year one.
    • Art markets have had very little flow of people attuned to my style of work and no revenue for my illustrations.
    • Cons have had a good flow of people interested in my work and the revenue was barely better than the art markets.
    • Increase con vending over the next year and try bigger cons.
  • Overall production to slow down.
    • Revenue is currently to low to support projects.
    • Part time schedule to resume to allow hours for non-art work.
    • look for more art revenue options for current XT Illos lines.
  • Test other optional lines.
    • Special occasion cards test market.
    • Offer special occasion cards in XT Illos Store.
    • Grotesque Moi! stickers test.
  • Video Production
    • Twenty minutes or less videos to start production on this site and Patreon.
      • Process Videos
      • DemoVideos
      • Promotional Videos
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Grotesque Moi! #15 Project Update

The latest creature entry for Grotesque Moi! is a frog person. The race is Anuran and can be found in murky bog marshes or subterranean grottoes. The color illustration is in the works and should be completed soon!

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Grotesque Moi!

When I started seriously drawing, I would find myself drawing creatures. My mom would ask jokingly, “Why are you drawing them uglies?”. I would tell her because it’s what’s in my head and they’re not really ugly. It is just their appearance. Creating creatures has been a part of my art since the beginning. Dragons have always been my favorite but I like to create lots of other mythical creatures, too.

Frequently I’m asked if I can do portrait work. Usually this is while I’m showing examples of my creatures. I decided, “Why not do something that is mutually beneficial? “. Combining the portraits with my creatures! We can each have a part in creating a unique portrait! Grotesque Moi! was born (or more accurately, hatched)!

Grotesque is a French name for the statuary adorning the tops of Gothic architecture. Grotesque is also a description for that which is not what is sometimes considered as normal. The things that found to be odd, disturbing, abhorrent or unnatural. All are somewhat a description of what Grotesque Moi! is about. Taking what is natural and hybridizing it into a fantastically new beautiful creation! Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.

Details:


This is an Illustration project with you the fan and collector in mind. Inside you will find yourself transformed into your favorite fantasy creature! As your guide and illustrator, I will help you find the best hybridized image of yourself as your fantasy creature. When completed you will receive your illustration digitally printed on a 16″ x 20″ canvas ready for you to frame. Each completed purchase of a tier will set aside a block of my time to create your fantasy creature illustration. Below is a breakdown of each tier. There are five levels to choose from. Four are illustration levels and the fifth is for prints when they become available. Please look for details of these tiers represented by the icons below in my store for more information about how to purchase.

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Uila – 3

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Puddle Sprite E – 3

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Ying The Bohol Sea Queen – 3

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Ying the Bohol Sea Queen – 2

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Puddle Sprite E – 1

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! Promotion II – Ying The Bohol Sea Queen – 1

On my website at www.xtillos.com Grotesque Moi! has completed it’s first quarter. The ladies have the honor of occupying that honor. April starts the first set of the guys! Please commission and purchase the newly released prints through my website shop! Also, for anyone wanting to support Grotesque Moi! please check my Patreon at www.patreon.com/xtillos. Please like, share, follow and support where you can! Thank you for your support!

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Grotesque Moi! #13 Project Update

Here with your latest project update! I decided to do things a little different this time. It’s time to bring the guys in. I’m starting with one that I’ve been excited to create the finished illustration ever since I created the pencil sketch! ”This is a Lupinenaga:

To learn more about these powerful creatures check out my Patreon and support at one of the tier levels. Each released creature has details and a back story there along with downloads of some of the original sketches for my patrons.