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Last week has been pretty rough for me. Despite offer for commissions beyond what I am oft used to, I've found myself facing on of my biggest art block of the year, if not ever since I began to take on art commissions full time. I'd rather not get too much at length into it as I'd rather focus on getting back into my seat. All I can say is that last week possibly saw a bad combination of RL and failling job search stress combined with the one month milestone of a recent event which, though I am now roughly able to ignore or shrug off, still left a lingering wound which periodically hurt me again at times in a way that feels like it crushes all of my creativity. I'd rather not have people inquire however so please don't ask about it. I'll be fine.

This said, I managed to run some "Stress-tests" of a new streaming software, in the hopes of getting around the stress of technical issues I was getting with Procaster that was making it nearly impossible to draw efficiently when streaming.

Sadly, rather than find a true alternative to Procaster, these tests probably only served into proving that the issues that forces me to reboot twice or thrice during a art stream does not come from memory or cpu usage of a streaming software but rather from a drivers conflict between my tablet and streaming processes(something that caused a "Blue Screen of Death", the error message of with being the biggest hint this might be the reason). So I'll probably have to contact monoprice support to inform them of this and try to find if there may be a fix for it or new drivers coming up.
This bug me as when I'm not streaming, the tablet has thus far proven a superior tool to my old Wacom Intuos which would make it very hard to return to my Intuos only for streaming art.

This said, I will try to stream again this week, even if on a "reduced" schedule for now to further try out how the new software will handle streaming in better conditions with less background process running(as opposed to the "stress test" of this weekend). As such I will be streaming tomorrow and possibly wednesday and friday if it seems the tablet can handle it. Possibly on afternoon schedules still however. Monday and thursday will instead be kept for offline commissions, something I still need to make progress on a couple though I nonetheless managed to nearly complete one of my biggest last week, which I only need to hear the commissioner's feedback on.

In the meanwhile, raffles rewards have not been forgotten and will still be worked upon. My apologies for the delays to everyone involved.


Ludovic Mercier
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I am an artist from Quebec, Canada. I always seek to improve my art, specifically since I have begun to take on commissions, for which I am always open.

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Lucern7 Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem man I'm surprised I hadn't found your stuff before, your works are the most artistic I've ever seen
LudoMercier Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comments. This kind of stuff truly means a lot :)
Lucern7 Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey Ludo, I just gotta say you're my favorite artist just your sketches and how you plan out your compositions is the best I've ever seen. I'm going to enjoy seeing your art in my inbox, and I hope someday to be at your level.

This isn't a hollow complement expecting a gift either, the inspiration from your work is more than enough but perhaps in the future,if my budget allows, I will give thanks in the form of a commission as well.
LudoMercier Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I probably should indeed ^^;
zabo23 Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This isn't a commission, but an idea for when you'll need inspiration.
Your little Onyx buddy is soon to grow bigger, and if you'd like your figurine to grow accordingly, you should at least sketch his bigger state :P
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