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Weekly Update - Middle of Training and Commissions

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 1:33 PM
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twilightsaint.deviantart.com/a…


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Plan of the Week - 25JAN-08FEB
-Final instrument flight exam this week & upcoming flights
-Current commission queue & wait times
-Upcoming openings & YCH auction
-Calendars & prints
-Final thoughts

~~~

-Final instrument flight exam this week & upcoming flights

Well, this phase of training has been intense, to say the least.  I knew it would be.  I had heard the horror stories, and heeded them, as I've come to expect.  The horror stories are always true, and instrument flying is a beast.  It's less the flying, it's more so the...flight planning.  Hours...and hours of staring at charts, you guys, you have no idea...

Luckily, I have my final exam this week, so a bit less book-work, more flight planning and preparing for mission briefing.  That latter part will happen next-next week.  But by the time I get to that point, flight planning will be a bit more streamlined, (it's not difficult, it just takes forever,) and I'll have so much information packed into my skull, that leading the briefs will come a bit easier, if not naturally.

This all said, there will likely be little to no artwork done this week due to preparing for the exam.  This is going to be the norm until this phase of training is over, i.e; artwork restricted to the weekends.  The good news is that I'm about halfway through with this phase!  Once this is over, the next couple phases of training are a lot less demanding.  Visual navigation and formation flight is what the next ones are, for my fellow pilot folk.

I have another solid month, however, until I'm clear of this instrument phase.  How quickly I can complete the scheduled flights is weather-dependent.  You'd think that cloudy days would be perfect for IFR flights, but the wing is finicky about letting us out when there's a chance of fog.  It's a training command, so we don't neeeed to fly in terrible weather, if you catch my drift.

So until this phase is all said and done, commissions will be slow-ish.  I may actually delay my next batch opening until after this, we'll see.  Depends on how quick I can finish my current queue, which brings me to...

~~~

-Current commission queue & wait times

My current queue and wait times!  Same drill as before, wait time for 90% of my pieces is 1-2 months, the other 10% being icons, sketches, and badges.  Why is the wait time for these pieces shorter?  They're smaller pieces and I can complete them quicker, so when I have a small chunk of time in my schedule, I try and finish them, rather than getting halfway done with a larger piece.  It's just what works best with my hectic schedule right now.

As always, if anything major comes up, (which, eh, nothing should, but this is flight training, you never know,) I will make a journal announcement outlining what has come up and how it will impact communication and commissions, giving a rough estimate for delays in responses and if any extra time will be tacked onto commission wait times.

In regards to communication, it is perfectly normal for a couple to a few days to pass between responses from me!  This said, if a week or more goes by and you still haven't heard back from me, feel free to note me again, I encourage it!  This likely means that I have lost the note in my inbox, or thought I had responded to it but actually didn't.  (Which might sound silly, but training for 16 hours a day straight leaves me kind of fried at the end of the day, so bear with me, this isn't easy.)

~~~

-Upcoming openings & YCH auction

Like I said, as far as upcoming batch openings go, I may delay the next one for a few more weeks.  This all just depends on how quickly I can finish my current queue, which depends on my training, of course.  I currently have about 14 pieces in my queue, six of them being icons.  This gives me a solid few weeks of work to keep me busy.

Still, in between batch openings, if you're interested in a piece, feel free to note me!  With the exception of large pieces, (Ultimate Ref Sheets or other detailed pieces without a visual ref, multi-character scenes, and detailed backgrounds,) I'm just about able to get most other pieces in my queue.  If you have an idea, let me know, and I'll be able to give you a solid answer whether I can take it on now or not.

In the meantime, however, I am currently holding a Your Character Here auction!  You can check it out here:
www.furaffinity.net/view/15572…

I really do enjoy these, and am planning on holding them more often, (maybe one or two a month?) to open for something commission-wise between batches.  I'm also hoping to do more varied ones, i.e; anthro, different species, etc.  If anyone has any suggestions or would like to see something specific, please let me know!  I'm thinking gryphs, Eastern dragons, Sergals, and Angel Dragons, for my next upcoming ones.

~~~

-Calendars & prints

Thanks to all who have ordered calendars!  It is likely that I'll delay ordering them until this upcoming weekend, as several came to me and cannot pay until this week.  I guess I caught y'all off guard?  Haha.  But that's the news there.

Also, prints!  If you haven't caught my previous journal about all the print options I have to offer, check it out here! www.furaffinity.net/journal/64…
I'll be making a much more streamlined and organized journal with pretty much all of that information here soon.  Likely this week or next weekend.  Stay tuned!

~~~

-Final thoughts

In other news, I've been really tickled with the direction my art is heading.  My last year's resolution was to 'kick things up a notch,' and I think I did just that. :D  I'm still very much hoping to work more on lineless work, and might open up some 'experimental commissions' with that style in my next journal batch.

For those of you who have followed it, I also recently got back in contact with my fursuit maker!  This is a huge relief, and I'm very happy to have heard back from them after so long.  It's still unknown if they can complete it or not, and I was hoping to know for sure last week...  Fingers crossed I know for sure asap.  I'm still kind of on-edge, but eh.  I just want my Spirit fursuit completed. ;-;

I also got a new critter!  I may wait and debut him this upcoming Fursuit Friday...  If you're interested in following some of my fursuit shenanigans, (including GIFS, yes, I have harnessed the powah!) you can check out my Tumblr here: twilightsaint.tumblr.com/

Speaking of fursuits, a local bro and I are planning on having a nice photoshoot done sometime, hopefully sooner than later!  We're planning on taking pics along a pier, and maybe the beach and some local forts/batteries, and with my nice camera, hehe.  I'll be posting pics to here and Tumblr.  I'm really excited to do this!  I'm dying to get some nice pictures of my suits, many of which are limited to candid convention moments, which are great, but I really want to show off the beautiful artwork of these creations with some great lighting and beautiful backgrounds. <3

And I hope everyone had a great weekend! ^^  Thanks for reading!

Questions, comments, concerns?  Comment here or note me!

Two block, FOXTROT!
:icontwilightsaint:
~~~

Want to learn more about Muzafr?

Check out her reference sheet here! twilightsaint.deviantart.com/a…
  • Listening to: Skyrim Soundtrack
  • Reading: Flight Planning
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: Flight Rising
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Milk
I'm holding a YCH, (Your Character Here,) auction over on FurAffinity!
82%
23 deviants said Muzafr option: Personal - Leading the Pack by TwilightSaint
7%
2 deviants said It features a feral, (Western morphology,) dragon.
7%
2 deviants said Thanks for checking it out!
4%
1 deviant said You can find it here: www.furaffinity.net/view/15572…
Badge Comish - Vext by TwilightSaint
Badge Comish - Vext
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Flat-coloured badge commission for SmellyGoats of FurAffinity featuring his fursona, Vext!

Vext is a rad character, I had so much fun on this badge!  To be specific, he's a Baphomet, and is currently conjuring up some chaotic spell to ruin somebody's day...
Vext and I actually know each other irl, and he's a blast to hang out with!  He also makes and refurbs fursuits, you should check him out!

Thanks, Vee!  Hope you like!
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Ref Sheet Comish - Shelli by TwilightSaint
Ref Sheet Comish - Shelli
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Flat-coloured Build-Your-Own reference sheet commission done for Shelli_IceDragonDemon of FurAffinity, featuring her pretty dragoness, Shelli!

I really enjoyed working on this piece. ^^  Shelli is quite the pretty gal, and the whole ref sheet just feels sort of...Zen, y'know.  She just has this cool, calm aura about her.

And yes, she does indeed have three wings!  The angel wing is implanted, and it was fun to work with that anatomy.  I gave her a bit buffer chest and flight muscles to support the extra weight, as well as a thin row of scapular feathers, (you can only see the first few tufts here.)  Ideally, the angel wing shoulder muscles would extend on the left side of her spine and be integrated into the shoulder muscles of the left dragon wing, and the extra angel chest muscles would wrap around the right side of her body, overtop of the right dragon wing chest muscles.  (The angel wing chest muscles couldn't go beneath the dragon wing muscles, since it's been implanted on top.)  How she flies, however, would warrant a whole other paragraph about how she'd rotate the wing in relation to her dragon wings, and some fun aerodynamics, haha.

SCIENCE.

Thanks, Shelli!  Hope you like it!
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Comish - What's Above the Clouds by TwilightSaint
Comish - What's Above the Clouds
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...Is for her and I to know, and you to find out!  *insert terrible VFR above ceiling pilot joke here*

Soft-cell shaded commission for :icongoddess-marissa: of the beautiful dragoness, Katlyn!

Ah, this gal is sooo pretty, I really enjoyed working on her!  Her colours are so light, I wanted to give her a peaceful look and really play on her slim, dainty features.  And glowing bug friends because glowing bug friends, come on.

Lots of play on shading and some texture here.  I love how it turned out. ^^

Thanks, Marissa!  Hope you like!
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Weekly Update - Middle of Training and Commissions

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 25, 2015, 1:33 PM
Information
  • Links to my other accounts

Commissions
twilightsaint.deviantart.com/a…


~~~

Plan of the Week - 25JAN-08FEB
-Final instrument flight exam this week & upcoming flights
-Current commission queue & wait times
-Upcoming openings & YCH auction
-Calendars & prints
-Final thoughts

~~~

-Final instrument flight exam this week & upcoming flights

Well, this phase of training has been intense, to say the least.  I knew it would be.  I had heard the horror stories, and heeded them, as I've come to expect.  The horror stories are always true, and instrument flying is a beast.  It's less the flying, it's more so the...flight planning.  Hours...and hours of staring at charts, you guys, you have no idea...

Luckily, I have my final exam this week, so a bit less book-work, more flight planning and preparing for mission briefing.  That latter part will happen next-next week.  But by the time I get to that point, flight planning will be a bit more streamlined, (it's not difficult, it just takes forever,) and I'll have so much information packed into my skull, that leading the briefs will come a bit easier, if not naturally.

This all said, there will likely be little to no artwork done this week due to preparing for the exam.  This is going to be the norm until this phase of training is over, i.e; artwork restricted to the weekends.  The good news is that I'm about halfway through with this phase!  Once this is over, the next couple phases of training are a lot less demanding.  Visual navigation and formation flight is what the next ones are, for my fellow pilot folk.

I have another solid month, however, until I'm clear of this instrument phase.  How quickly I can complete the scheduled flights is weather-dependent.  You'd think that cloudy days would be perfect for IFR flights, but the wing is finicky about letting us out when there's a chance of fog.  It's a training command, so we don't neeeed to fly in terrible weather, if you catch my drift.

So until this phase is all said and done, commissions will be slow-ish.  I may actually delay my next batch opening until after this, we'll see.  Depends on how quick I can finish my current queue, which brings me to...

~~~

-Current commission queue & wait times

My current queue and wait times!  Same drill as before, wait time for 90% of my pieces is 1-2 months, the other 10% being icons, sketches, and badges.  Why is the wait time for these pieces shorter?  They're smaller pieces and I can complete them quicker, so when I have a small chunk of time in my schedule, I try and finish them, rather than getting halfway done with a larger piece.  It's just what works best with my hectic schedule right now.

As always, if anything major comes up, (which, eh, nothing should, but this is flight training, you never know,) I will make a journal announcement outlining what has come up and how it will impact communication and commissions, giving a rough estimate for delays in responses and if any extra time will be tacked onto commission wait times.

In regards to communication, it is perfectly normal for a couple to a few days to pass between responses from me!  This said, if a week or more goes by and you still haven't heard back from me, feel free to note me again, I encourage it!  This likely means that I have lost the note in my inbox, or thought I had responded to it but actually didn't.  (Which might sound silly, but training for 16 hours a day straight leaves me kind of fried at the end of the day, so bear with me, this isn't easy.)

~~~

-Upcoming openings & YCH auction

Like I said, as far as upcoming batch openings go, I may delay the next one for a few more weeks.  This all just depends on how quickly I can finish my current queue, which depends on my training, of course.  I currently have about 14 pieces in my queue, six of them being icons.  This gives me a solid few weeks of work to keep me busy.

Still, in between batch openings, if you're interested in a piece, feel free to note me!  With the exception of large pieces, (Ultimate Ref Sheets or other detailed pieces without a visual ref, multi-character scenes, and detailed backgrounds,) I'm just about able to get most other pieces in my queue.  If you have an idea, let me know, and I'll be able to give you a solid answer whether I can take it on now or not.

In the meantime, however, I am currently holding a Your Character Here auction!  You can check it out here:
www.furaffinity.net/view/15572…

I really do enjoy these, and am planning on holding them more often, (maybe one or two a month?) to open for something commission-wise between batches.  I'm also hoping to do more varied ones, i.e; anthro, different species, etc.  If anyone has any suggestions or would like to see something specific, please let me know!  I'm thinking gryphs, Eastern dragons, Sergals, and Angel Dragons, for my next upcoming ones.

~~~

-Calendars & prints

Thanks to all who have ordered calendars!  It is likely that I'll delay ordering them until this upcoming weekend, as several came to me and cannot pay until this week.  I guess I caught y'all off guard?  Haha.  But that's the news there.

Also, prints!  If you haven't caught my previous journal about all the print options I have to offer, check it out here! www.furaffinity.net/journal/64…
I'll be making a much more streamlined and organized journal with pretty much all of that information here soon.  Likely this week or next weekend.  Stay tuned!

~~~

-Final thoughts

In other news, I've been really tickled with the direction my art is heading.  My last year's resolution was to 'kick things up a notch,' and I think I did just that. :D  I'm still very much hoping to work more on lineless work, and might open up some 'experimental commissions' with that style in my next journal batch.

For those of you who have followed it, I also recently got back in contact with my fursuit maker!  This is a huge relief, and I'm very happy to have heard back from them after so long.  It's still unknown if they can complete it or not, and I was hoping to know for sure last week...  Fingers crossed I know for sure asap.  I'm still kind of on-edge, but eh.  I just want my Spirit fursuit completed. ;-;

I also got a new critter!  I may wait and debut him this upcoming Fursuit Friday...  If you're interested in following some of my fursuit shenanigans, (including GIFS, yes, I have harnessed the powah!) you can check out my Tumblr here: twilightsaint.tumblr.com/

Speaking of fursuits, a local bro and I are planning on having a nice photoshoot done sometime, hopefully sooner than later!  We're planning on taking pics along a pier, and maybe the beach and some local forts/batteries, and with my nice camera, hehe.  I'll be posting pics to here and Tumblr.  I'm really excited to do this!  I'm dying to get some nice pictures of my suits, many of which are limited to candid convention moments, which are great, but I really want to show off the beautiful artwork of these creations with some great lighting and beautiful backgrounds. <3

And I hope everyone had a great weekend! ^^  Thanks for reading!

Questions, comments, concerns?  Comment here or note me!

Two block, FOXTROT!
:icontwilightsaint:
~~~

Want to learn more about Muzafr?

Check out her reference sheet here! twilightsaint.deviantart.com/a…
  • Listening to: Skyrim Soundtrack
  • Reading: Flight Planning
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: Flight Rising
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Milk

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TwilightSaint
Muzafr
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States

!السلام عليكم
Assalam alaikum!
Hey guys, TwilightSaint here! Welcome to my page!
You can call me Twilight, Saint, TwilightSaint,
Muzafr, Muzafrudin, Judean Desert Dragon,
Desert Dragon, or the Chin Dragon!
I am the original Chin Dragon.

A big shout-out here to all Watchers, Commenters, and Favouriters, current and new! All the support and feedback is very appreciated!

I'm am a self-taught artist focusing primarily in digital art.
My preferred genre is fantasy and historical fantasy. I am an avid history buff and student, focusing in the Crusades and Islamic history.
Along with my art and studies, I love traveling, specifically in Outremer, and can speak Arabic. I hope to relocate to and live in Jerusalem in the future.
I am active duty military and am currently in training to become a fighter pilot.

Sites that I'm a member of:
twilightsaint.deviantart.com
www.furaffinity.net/user/twili…
www.weasyl.com/~twilightsaint
twilightsaint.tumblr.com/
flightrising.com/main.php?p=la…
www.youtube.com/user/TwilightS…
www.livestream.com/twilightsai…
PhotoBucket (Private Account - used for sending WIPS to commissioners.)
FurBuy (Private Account - used for browsing)

* Questions, comments, concerns? Please come to me directly to discuss it. *

"Wallah, let me be fast and accurate.
Let my aim be straight and true
And my hand faster
Than those who seek to destroy me.
Grant me victory over my foes
And those that wish to do harm to me and mine.
Let not my last thought be,
'If only I had my gun.'
Wallah, if today is truly
The day that you call me home,
Let me die
In a deep pile of brass."
Interests

I'm holding a YCH, (Your Character Here,) auction over on FurAffinity! 

82%
23 deviants said Muzafr option: Personal - Leading the Pack by TwilightSaint
7%
2 deviants said It features a feral, (Western morphology,) dragon.
7%
2 deviants said Thanks for checking it out!
4%
1 deviant said You can find it here: www.furaffinity.net/view/15572…

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