Monday, January 2, 2017

Fan Art and Commissions #4

Well, I'm a bit behind on that big surprise I promised you guys.  If you follow me on social media you'll probably have some inkling about what that is.  If you don't follow me on social media, hey, now's as good a time to start as any.  That's also why I've been kind of radio silent and haven't been posting as much as I should have.  So, I've got a little something for you today to help hold you over. That's right, we're going to be doing another installment of the Fan Art and Commissions series.

First up we have a piece created by an artist by the name of SophiaBlackwoodArt.  It features Percy Jackson as the Red Might Morphin Power Ranger and Edward Elric as the Blue Turbo Ranger.

As you probably guess by now, this was yet another result of my never truly realized fanfic Adventures of the Silver Bullets.  The part these pic were inspired by dealt with the city of New Avalon being threatened by the Psycho Rangers.  The Silver Bullets get a visit from Tsukune Aono, who has been studying under Tommy Oliver himself.  Tsukune has a brief case full of morphers, and he's come to lend them to the Silver Bullets.  You can see what Percy and Ed got to be.  Anyway, let's move on.

Here we have another great piece from Sophia.  This time with Annabeth Chase and Kurumu Korono dressed as each other.  There maybe have been a back story here, but it escapes me at the moment.  It could even be as simple as "well, why not?"  Then again, there's not too much Percy Jackson/Rosario+Vampire crossover art, so always nice to add more.  In fact, I think I've single handedly made that a thing.  Plus it kind of fun how their outfit contrast with their personalities somewhat.

Now we return to our old friend LadyLoriel for another commission that I call Safari So Good.  Backstory here was that it was a slow day and the Bullets needed some entertainment.  So Percy took it upon himself to breakout some board games.  Unfortunately, he happened to grab the game Jumanji, and completely ignored all the of obvious warnings to not touch it.  Annabeth and Kurumu were arguing because they both really like Percy, so the game suck them in to teach them to get along.  Reyna and Mizore, who were standing close by, got dragged along for the ride.  So the four of them were transported to the jungle world of Jumanji, and they'll have to finish the game to get back home.

I didn't actually commission this one, but I would have if Bruce Monroe hadn't made it on his own.  It's a map of the world of Le Morte D'Arthur.  It's based on a series of short stories Harry Turtledove wrote that are based in the 22nd Century.  The United States and Soviet Union have fallen from power, but many other nations have risen to power.  Western Europe has become United Europe; Eastern Europe opted to become a separate nation.  Siberia has revived the Russian monarchy, Japan is kicking ass once again, Israel was crushed by a federated Arab League, and there are space colonies throughout the solar system.  It's not exactly alternate history, though it's retroactively become so, but still lot's of fun. 

Here's another fun one, even if I didn't pay for it.  It's called Progress Comes to Valhalla.  Basically, it's what the world would be if Norse Mythology was true.  Despite this, as the name suggests, there's quite a bit of technological progress.  You really should read Bruce's write-up that goes with this one.  It's fun to see the way's the Norse gods and modern technology combine to make one great scenario.  It's also interesting to see the ways the Christian and Muslim nations reached to learning that they're living in a Norse mythological world.  Fun times all around.  So, moving on to things I did commission.

So here we have another commission from Shinoharaa.  This time Holo from Spice and Wolf as Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena.  There isn't really too much more to add here, so let's keep moving on with the list.

For this one we have Mizore Shirayuki as Kirara from Samurai 7.  This one was especially good because she looks kind of like a character from a story I'm working on.  Good for helping me better visualize characters.  Now you're probably working about what that story is.  For now I'm keeping that under wraps, but you'll probably find out soon enough.

We'll finish out the list with Kaname Chidori from Full Metal Panic! as Eris from Cat Planet Cuties.  Shinoharaa has recently stopped taking commissions, though he has started a Patreon.  That means this will probably be my last batch of commissions to include something from Shinoharaa from the conceivable future.  But don't be sad, there's going to be plenty of other great commissions in the future.

Well, that's a wrap for this edition of Fan Art and Commissions.  I hope you've all had a great time.  There's going to be even more fun in the future, so I hope you'll join me next time.  Hmm...I really should add a bit more here.  Uh...hope you're days are going well?  Yeah, I wish all of you a good day.