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splendorking asked: Hoi. Good luck with the Kickstarter. I'm really rooting for it.

Thanks so much! I hope it gets funded too.

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Analytics!

—because I find this stuff fascinating as hell.  As my agreement, i’m aiming to be crystal clear about this project. So these are the statistics from day one of my kickstarter.  Maybe this’ll help people interested to see which websites do respond and where people come from when they’d like to run a project.  

Day 1: 1,384 Pledged - 35 backers - 19% funded (this is amazing!) 

Amount Pledged VIA kickstarter: $72  - 5%

Amount from External Referrers: 1,312 - 95%

Average Pledge Amount: $39.54 (this has been hovering from around 38-42) 

Furaffinity: 18 pledges - $890

Deviantart: 5 pledges - $106

Direct Traffic (no referrer information): 3 - $150

Tumblr: 3 pledges - $55

Facebook: 3 pledges - $31

Twitter: 1 - $80

Watched project via launch (?) Kickstarter - $67

and sidebar from kickstarter: $5.

Couple things of note - I’m surprised about Deviantart personally. It’s not that DA is a bad site, it’s that most people, and myself included, feel the age demographic is fairly low. Aka,  you tend to have more of a younger crowd that isn’t interested in this sort of thing. 

I’ve got an ad set to run on DA’s frontpage tomorrow sometime, so that’ll really showcase that against many people’s opinion, there is a viable market there. I do unfortunately know that many o’ my artist compadres don’t bother with dA anymore- as a member of that site since…forever, that’s sad to hear.

Kickstarter! I’m actually surprised about this one!  I love to randomly browse about the site, and I guess i assumed others did too. They do mention more than a few times in your prep paperwork that Kickstarter alone more often than not will not be enough to fund a project.  I hope this picks up in the coming days, as they seem like a spry crowd i’d like to interact with more. 

Furaffinity: I’m not surprised about this one. I’ll take this to my deathbed that these folks are some of the nicest out there. Especially that this isn’t an anthro-type book, I’m happy that so many have taken an interest off the bat. FA is the only place I haven’t really posted the younger version of this novel, and the interest alone has mostly been through artwork and concepts posted there.  DA is actually hosted Caelum sky since it’s inception back in 2007. 

I got this question earlier: Yes, Kickstarter lets you know every single time someone backs or comments. 

These statistics are from 11:59 (my time) of April 19th. Let me know if you guys like this sort of thing! I think statistics are the bomb-diggity. 

Filed under analyticastic!

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alradeck:

Another random CS warmup sketch thing to get me ready….to do taxes! HOORAY. TAXES! YEAH! 
Here we’ve got Raziel letting someone else do his job for him. I dunno what I was thinking, honestly, lol.  It’s fun screwing around with the dynamics or location. I wanna do one where they’re just in space for no reason. Why? Because space, that’s why. 

I guess i’ll reblog on the CS tumblr, haha.  This is sorta a marriage of the Zendikar angels with their super-swick halo-visors. 

alradeck:

Another random CS warmup sketch thing to get me ready….to do taxes! HOORAY. TAXES! YEAH! 

Here we’ve got Raziel letting someone else do his job for him. I dunno what I was thinking, honestly, lol.  It’s fun screwing around with the dynamics or location. I wanna do one where they’re just in space for no reason. Why? Because space, that’s why. 

I guess i’ll reblog on the CS tumblr, haha.  This is sorta a marriage of the Zendikar angels with their super-swick halo-visors. 

Filed under raziel art illustration warmup caelum sky artwork

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Anonymous asked: Isn't much of an Ask! But I just wanted to say, I love your art! And your story....holy cows, I'm totally hooked o.o I been reading it all day!

Awesome! I’m glad you like it! Thanks so much for the sweet praise :D

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alradeck:

An update on the cover!  Here we’ve got our tentative spine/ graphic elements going on. Gonna detail a bit farther , but for the most part, it’s pretty much done. 

*excitement intensifies*

alradeck:

An update on the cover!  Here we’ve got our tentative spine/ graphic elements going on. Gonna detail a bit farther , but for the most part, it’s pretty much done. 

*excitement intensifies*

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Anonymous asked: If they can't talk to each other, can't she get a pencil or something and write to him? If she really tried to do it?(holding physical stuff)

They do, actually!  They get a little whiteboard at a point but it’s a pain to use.  If there’s something she’s really got to say to him, she’ll use it, but it’s difficult to be legible regardless.