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  Eject toward A* art: this week's special saleDec 21, 2017 10:51 PM PST | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Okay it's Thursday not Wednesday, but better late than never, let's actually do a Wednesday(-ish) A* original art archive auction this week! This is where I pick an A* page that I think turned out particularly nifty, and put the original art behind it up for sale in a special featured auction. This week's page, then, is the 16" x 6.75" watercolor illustration I painted for episode 32, page 41, in which Selenis floats calmly at the apex of her ejection and escape from a big explosion way down in the Falquarium parking lot far below; we also see a close-up of part of the Falquarium's big 3D marquee. This page originally went on sale, when it first came out, for $18.99, but prices have gone down to a more popular level now, and so we see it here in this featured weekly auction starting out at just $16.99. : ) The auction will run for 1 week, through next Thursday, and you can get in on it—and check out high-res images of the artwork—right here on eBay.
 
Here are some low-res previews to get you started:
 
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I thought the way the multiple thin-ish layers of watercolor settled in Selenis' costume worked out particularly well here, where I went for a very subtle gradient from blue to more purple toward the toes. In fact the way I somehow painted her whole face and figure just all kinda worked out better than I generally manage—maybe that sort of Zen moment in the midst of ultraviolence sort of inspired me. I was also rather pleased at how my more or less first attempt at large 3D sign lettering in dramatic perspective—and in a cursive font, at that!—came out, where you see a section of the giant rooftop "Falquarium" sign on the left.
 
Explosion! Jet thrust! Vast parking lot! Aquatically themed nightclub facade! Selenis contemplating existence! It's an A* original art archive sale! Thanks for checking it out. : )
 
 
 
 
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