For the first time in a long time, this is Lunati, making her first post to our lovely Cloud Tiger Productions site.
Professional web development has turned into a hobby for me, but I love creating and designing this lovely site, and putting this out has been a huge adventure for me. Creating this has been something that has been a huge creative journey for me, and being able to finally update my skills and start over from the beginning again has been a wonderful opportunity.
I mostly do work behind the scenes both with work on our fantastic Club Nimbus dream as well on the dragonspeak side of things, as well as our website.
So why is this a big deal? A nice new shiny mobile site, and also a totally new update for everything, including a long overdue update of our Club Nimbus site!
Tacoma now has a massively redone Gallery with more to come around the corner.
I hope everyone who visits enjoys what the past several months of work have yielded, and it brings as much joy as putting it out there did.
Site Construction & Updates
It's been a very busy summer for the two of us. Lunati has been working overtime at her job and, on days off, has been slowly rebuilding this site with greater accessibility and modern features. The gallery looks spectacular so far and I can't wait for the new site to go live. The update is taking longer than expected due to the extra hours Lunati has had to pick up. We'd like to move out and get our own apartment again sometime this year so we're doing whatever we can to speed up the process.
The Club Nimbus site in particular was very long overdue for an upgrade. Even if furcadia is more or less dead, the library is our primary lore bank for the Nimbaterra universe.
Summers have always been particularly rough on me, and this one has been no exception. Although I'm stuck indoors a lot more than I'd like to be due to health issues, I've been taking the opportunity to work out as much as possible. I'm lifting weights and following the instructions my physical therapist gave me last year.
In other news, a friend gave me a beautiful screen tablet earlier in the year and I've finally had the opportunity to learn how to draw with it. All it needed was a replacement stylus, which I ordered back in June. It's been a challenge getting used to it after two decades of using a mouse.
In the meantime, still working on advertising and social media promotion. If you like my art and our stories, please consider donating on Patreon to show your support. No amount is too small, and the support means a lot to me.
Thanks for checking out the site and please watch me on FA for more regular postings and updates!
A Very Big Thank You to my Patrons: Elwood Flickertail. You're awesome, man. Thank you for your love and support all these years.
Lunati and I have been super busy with real life, art promotion and commissions, so this month's update will focus on some of the rewards I've made available for supporters on Patreon.
Every month, I release a new Icon Package featuring nine new windows icons (48x48px) with sprites from Club Nimbus and some of my other personal projects.
So far, I've only added one erotic story to Patreon, but others are in the works and I look forward to sharing more of them in the future.
Supporters at the $50 tier get one digital sketch a month. Here's an example of one I've made for a Patron recently.
Supporters at the highest tier get all of the rewards I've made available on Patreon plus a traditional ink sketch mailed to them each month. The sketches can be of your own character or any of mine, the choice is yours!
Coloring pages are another feature available to everyone at the $5 or higher level. These coloring pages are all in .psd format.
In other news, I've had an influx of commissions lately and will probably be closing in a month or two to focus more on Patreon and a few personal paintings I've had on the back burner for awhile.
Stay tuned, more is on the way!
A Huge Thank You to my Patrons: Kuro, Javan & Elwood Flickertail. You guys rock, thanks for your support!
March has been a hectic month, so updates have been slower than usual. I've been wrapping up commissions and updating Patreon with icon packs and coloring pages plus sketches for my newest patron, Kuro.
Lunati has been helping me with advertising and promotion, which I am wholeheartedly thankful for. On her days off work, she's been helping me get my art up on various galleries I've registered at. We're also working together to make a better navigation system for my site.
For now, I'll post some of the links here to my new galleries. FurAffinity and DeviantArt are the primary ones I'm most active in.
A Huge Thank You to my Patrons: Kuro, Javan & Elwood Flickertail. You're all incredible and I'm so very grateful for your support!
Discord & FurAffinity
Prior to 2018, I withdrew from social media to pursue more personal projects and develop my characters. After some discussion with my wife and our closest friends, I decided to make my art public outside of Furcadia and Discord. I've been working to build a larger audience by adding more coloring pages, icon packs and other goodies to my Patreon, but I've also been posting more art to FurAffinity and similar sites. Rebuilding from the ground up has been difficult and slow, but I feel good about finally getting around to it.
I've also made the decision recently to open up my Discord channel, Tacoma's Sky Sanctuary, to anyone who's been following my art. It's a small server but the few friends we have there are fairly active and share some good stuff. We're a lewd bunch so be warned that it's very NSFW.
In the meantime, I'm still taking small commissions, as well as commissioning other artists for more art of Tacoma and Lunati. We've had a crazy couple of months and receiving art has been a big bright spot in our lives. I'm satisfied with the progress that's been made and people we've met along the way. We hope to build greater stories with our characters and make more friends this year.
A Very Big Thank You to my Patrons: Elwood Flickertail and Javan. Thank you both so much for supporting my work, it means the world to me.
For the past week or two, I've been working to better organize all of the character profiles and stories here. Lunati in particular did a lot of writing and character development in 2018 and it came as a surprise to us both just how much was missing from the site. Each character now has their own page which either includes a story or profile. In the future, I'd like everyone from the Nimbaterra Chronicles to have a separate page with their info and a story detailing some important moment that occured in their lives. In the case of Cenia, her page is a short tale describing the accident that turned her into a Zengre. Cassandra is, so far, the only character who has both a story and detailed info about her personality and relationship to other characters. Both Blacktalon and Cassandra, our main villains, received extensive development in 2018 and, going forward, I think there's still a lot more work to be done.
In the meantime, I'm slowly pulling together my portfolio and opening up more galleries on various sites, which includes advertising and trying to build a larger audience for my work. The main problem I bumped into last year was finding supporters to continue doing what I love. For a few months, even commissions were few and far in between. These are issues I'd like to try and resolve in the new year. Thankfully, I've got a lot of fun things planned for my galleries and Patreon so I'll be updating here as I get through my backlog and post some new stuff soon.