With More to Come
It’s almost the end of 2018 (I know, I can’t believe it either) and that means it’s time to start updating the site’s policy, information, and other pages for 2019. I don’t think I’ll be needing to take the site down to do this and the process will hopefully be so seamless you won’t even notice. What you may notice or have already noticed is that I added Google ads to this site. This was necessary because I’m no longer seem to be selling enough prints to even afford to keep this site going (I just had to renew hosting and thank goodness NameCheap was willing to work with me after being a loyal customer since 2012 or I might have had to shutter this site!) Hopefully the new ads won’t negatively impact your viewing experience by too much. If you notice any invasive ads (such as ads that take up the whole screen or redirect your browser, etc.) please let me know and I’ll do my best to eliminate those types of ads. There shouldn’t be any such ads but I just want to make sure and let you know you can contact me to let me know so I can fix things.
Want to help me out while getting some awesome art for yourself or an acquaintance? Please consider buying some artwork prints from this very site! Here is a coupon good for 20% off any order here at Dream 9 Studios. The code is: HOLIDAY18 and it expires December 31, 2018. Just enter the code at checkout for your discount. If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be happy to help you through it.
I would also like to take a minute to speak about my Patreon. First off, thank you so much to Dereck for becoming my first patron! I am eternally grateful to you and you already know how this means the world to me but I’m saying it again! 😀 If anyone else would like to join Dereck and become a patron of my artworks, please visit my Patreon page and consider joining. Tiers start at just $1 and higher tiers have a variety of artwork prints rewards. If you have suggestions for more rewards I could add, just let me know and I’ll consider your suggestions.
I have some new 3D content for Poser and DS also in the pipeline. My Rickard 3 character is almost ready for his grand debut. I’m just waiting for my friend Anglu to finish the DS mats then I’ll be submitting him to the Renderosity store. Rickard 3 will include both the regular character and an elder version with various facial and body hair options.
I also plan on updating my Miria character for Victoria 4 for use in both Poser and DS. (Miria is the character featured in the above new artwork “Butterfleye”.) I’ve only just begun by creating updated SSS materials but I plan to do much more with this character before I’m ready to submit her for sale.
I purchased a new dynamic dress the other day called Intrigue Dress for V4 by Kaleya at Renderosity (which is also available for DS and G8). I love the dress so much that I was today inspired to create some textures for it. If I manage to come up with even more textures, I’ll create a commercial add-on set which I’ll also release at Renderosity. If I can only come up with a couple new textures, I’ll release it as a freebie or maybe a Patreon gift. We shall see!
In case you hadn’t noticed or heard, I closed down the Shelby Bly Project website and mostly likely the project itself as well. I didn’t have the support I needed to continue the project both financial support and just people seeming to give a damn (there were a handful of loyal fans and my thanks to you but… most didn’t seem to care). I couldn’t afford to renew the domain name so it’s no longer active. I also just have no motivation to continue writing or producing the project at this time. I may pick back up with it one day but not today. Sorry to those who were following my progress with interest.
That’s all for now but know that I’ve got a lot more new stuff in store for you all before the year’s end with even more planned for the new year. Please stay tuned to this website and blog to see what’s new and coming soon. To make it easy, you can subscribe for new posts via the form on the sidebar to the right where it says “Subscribe to Blog via Email”. Please also consider supporting my Patreon or purchasing something from my Renderosity storefront so that I may continue to create artworks for you all to enjoy. Thank you.