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lil-tachyon · 10 hours ago
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Protector of the Master Emerald
Guardian of Angel Island
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lil-tachyon · a day ago
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"It turned toward the light, whatever it was, and seemed to open as a flower might, growing tall more swiftly, almost, than the eye could follow it, thinning until it had become a creature of glowing gauze, hot yet somehow reptilian..."
The Salamander from Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe. Drawn for the Book of Fuligin, the awesome New Sun fanzine being put together by@Ramonkey_art
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lil-tachyon · 4 days ago
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Steal the look!
-Algernon Melgar "Crystal Collection" Poncho (S/S 2821)
-Jang-Mi Solutions Type-4 Anti-Armor Beam Cannon
-AllPlanet Recreation "Rustrunner" Trail Sneakers (A/W 2823)
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lil-tachyon · 5 days ago
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Dealer in the flesh trade
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lil-tachyon · 6 days ago
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A temper hotter than a two-dollar pistol
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lil-tachyon · 6 days ago
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Strange times, these: when men of the cloth must take up arms
Commission
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lil-tachyon · 7 days ago
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Sawbones
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lil-tachyon · 7 days ago
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Newt (Cewt!)
More funny animal pics on Patreon
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lil-tachyon · 8 days ago
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Seekers of the Light
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lil-tachyon · 9 days ago
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Security Checkpoint
Just a preview. See the full piece on Patreon along with all the other behind-the-scenes stuff I'm working on
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lil-tachyon · 10 days ago
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MEGAFAUXNA
The moaning, squelching beefscape of “Thousand Ribs” is one not popular among tourists, perhaps due to the crawling landscape or the humid climate. Like many unnatural wonders found across the stars, the seeds of this medium-rare biosphere were planted by the sterile, androgynous hands of the Eno Master Builders and Computrix. Nothing at all like their clean-cut and geometric descendants on Eno proper, these biological formations live similar lives to the exhumans of cancerfolk, vatborn, or tubemen. One could be pessimistic and focus on the revolting nature of these tumorsaurids, or be thankful the geography tastes so wonderful with some seasoning.
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lil-tachyon · 11 days ago
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Hey everybody! I officially have a website up and running at https://tachyonart.neocities.org/index.html. This is now the best place to get a good overview of my art or to contact me. I'm also creating a monthly newsletter that will give roundup of all my art each month as I will probably only update the site occasionally to reflect big projects I've completed or to showcase pieces I'm especially proud of. There's a signup form on the site or you can follow this link: https://tinyletter.com/tachyonart
Long-term (like, years down the line) I will likely try to remove myself from social media partially or entirely. While it's useful to me for the time being and I've met a lot of cool people through social media sites, I generally have a negative opinion of them and the effect they have on users and the public at large. So if you want to see what I'm doing years into the future or want to get off social media yourself, maybe take a minute to bookmark the site or sign up for the newsletter.
Thanks for sticking around and I hope you'll stick with me going forward!
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lil-tachyon · 13 days ago
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The mind is a door; vapors the key.
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lil-tachyon · 16 days ago
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Where money is not enough, the precise application of a charming smile and a sharpened blade are often more than sufficient
Another commission for the Electrum Archive by Emiel Boven
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lil-tachyon · 18 days ago
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Another year- and a big one at that. Surprisingly, I actually feel like I met most of my art goals from last year. Coelum got released after several years of work. Burzok's got done too, and I should finally have my grimy fingers on a print copy in the next couple weeks. Biggest of all, I quit my engineering job to do art for a living (which has pretty much been my goal since my first week of having a job). Big stuff.
Goals for 2022:
-Come up with a framework for making money. The cruel reality I must face. Not actually that bad, everybody's got to do something for a living. Right now I have ample commission work and I actually quite enjoy doing it, but per hour it really doesn't pay that much. I will probably be revising pricing soon once I catch up on the commissions I owe people. Will also be trying to cultivate alternative revenue streams (hey did you know I have a Patreon where I post sketches and previews and unreleased art?). This is going to involve experimentation. I think the best thing, long term, will be to release more books. Not all of them will be successful but ultimately for financial independence, having something I can sell is probably the way to go. Plus I love doing books.
-Get a website and a mailing list up and running. I don't want to be dependent on social media to get my stuff out there. I'd like to have more control over how my drawings are presented. Very long term, (years down the line) I'd like to get off social media entirely. I don't want to be a father with children and still be checking twitter, that's embarrassing. Plus it'd be helpful to direct people to a gallery instead of typing in my stupid username on instagram whenever people ask to see my stuff. I think I can get a basic website up by end of January, that's the goal at least
-Experiment more! The upside of doing so much client work this year is it helped me cultivate a reproducible, recognizable style that I'm proud of. The downside is I haven't been able to mess around with different media, tools, workflows, etc. What is real art if not experimentation? I am glad that I'm finally working towards consistently painting stuff I'm proud of, but I only finished 3 paintings in 2021. Unacceptable! However, already since I've been doing this full time I've been messing around with new stuff daily, so I hope to see the fruits of that by the end of 2022.
-3D. I'm not really into 3D art super much but I've recently found some artists I really like and want to emulate, plus talking with some professionals they recommended I pick it up as a skill. On that note, I've been teaching myself Blender for the last couple weeks. This one's slow going and I probably won't be able to lean into it for a few months, so don't expect renders from me any time soon.
-Burzok's sequel. Not necessarily a direct sequel to Burzok's Mercenary Handbook, but myself and the rest of the Burzok's editorial team are already in early talks to do another book together. Don't expect news until at least spring, though.
-Not art related, but I barely got to play music in 2021. More time spent playing guitar and banjo is a must for 2022.
That's about it. I should note that none of this would be possible without my wife working insanely hard to support us and I love her for that and so should you. Peace out, Happy New Year you dweebs. Thanks for sticking around.
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lil-tachyon · 18 days ago
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Graphic design is my passion
(finally putting together a webbed site, stay tuned)
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lil-tachyon · 19 days ago
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Slayer of Monsters
Commission for the Electrum Archive by Emiel Boven
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