Well, my friends, it's now the beginning of March! Here's a few updates for you all so you know what's been going on at the Emporium over the past two months!
I've been doing the split stream schedule for a bit now, and it's working out fairly well - even if it's a bit rough on me. However I've noticed that I have better attendance in the mornings compared to evenings. I'll give it until the end of March to make a final decision as to whether or not I'll keep up with the split schedule or if I'll go back to simply streaming morning streams.
New Artbook Plans! I've been sort of plotting out what I want to do for another artbook. Ladies of the Emporium was a lot of fun (even if I injured myself by drawing too much), and I'd very much like to work on another book - Denizens of the Emporium. This one will contain both males and females and possible creatures. I'm hoping to also maybe include a bit more scenery in these new illustrations, and hopefully provide a bit more story to some of the characters. It's going to be a long process, but I think it's going to be a whole lot of fun!
Comics! I've been getting poked and prodded quite a bit from friends and viewers who really enjoy my character designs and stories for characters that I created originally for comics. Comics that I never ended up working on and just put on the back burner for an indefinite amount of time. I've recently started going through and redrawing and re-designing some of these characters. The most notable of these redraws of old comic characters comes from a comic idea I had back in the early 2000's. I had started doing comic panels and pages, I had a general story idea for it. I had a friend help me write out some of the story, but in the end it was just too large of a project for me to undertake at that time. I still have merch regarding that comic. It was the closest thing to an actual comic that I had. It had a website, there were pages at one point, but it is long since gone. However, the old character art remains! Here's a comparison of art from around the time I was working on the comic versus how I'd draw that same character now, using one of the main cast members: Jasper.
Jasper, 2002 vs 2018
That's pretty much all the major updates for the time being. As always, if you want to keep up with the regular goings on of the Emporium you should join the Emporium Discord channel, and follow the Emporium on Twitter!