I wish to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has stuck around for all these years, and for all the years to come. You’ve helped shape this FC into what it is today. Over the years, I have seen so many of us work together to make this a better place for everyone. But I understand, that it can be difficult, or challenging to stick around for so long. Sometimes, we don’t all get along. And that is okay. We are all a great big family, and not all family members love each other, or enjoy the company of certain individuals. Many of us have seen bonds of love form, and break apart. Best friends come together, and dissolve away. Despite everything, we have all stuck together. All of us have endured the FC’s long summers, and cold winters. For that, I thank you.
Now for the surprise! During this past summer, starting in June, I commissioned a few artists to help create some art for all of us GNovA’s to enjoy. It took months for the artists to create each piece of work, with a total cost of 580$! I wanted something “epic”, but such a thing comes with a hefty price tag. I also wanted to involve as many GNovA’s as I possibly could, within my budget. So I opted to have 2 pieces of work done, each showcast 14 characters. Each character chosen for the art, was primarily based off of total time spent in the FC (generally 2-3 years), activity levels, rank within the FC, and their main class. Some of you fulfilled each requirement, but just weren’t online this summer, or I simply ran out of space. Next year, I plan to have another artpiece done, featuring all new characters, who couldn’t make it into this years. (For example, Tiera, Cross, Uh Oh & Ioku will definitely be in next years, if they are still around).
A few of you who knew about this, have expressed interest in helping pay for this little project of mine. Here’s your chance:
As for the art… here it is…enjoy! ^_^
More color variations of each piece of work are located in this album: http://imgur.com/a/7k3Lz
I must commend the artists with whom I worked very closesly with, through hundreds of emails, to get every detail right: http://rincsart.com & http://shinaa.deviantart.com/ Thier fair price, skill level, and attention to detail is amazing. I highly recommend both of them (Rincs will probably be joining our FC very soon! She and her husband both have characters on Leviathan.)
If you are still reading this, color me surprised! I can’t even get Kurage to read this much! >.<; Annyyyyways! Someone might wonder, why all the expensive artwork?! Besides the celebration, I plan to actually use this stuff for future FC related projects! Starting with…this years fanfest! Here are t-shirts that will be arriving at fanfest this year:
I hope you all enjoyed this, and look forward to next years art!
….Oh, and for those of you are NOT attending Fanfest this year, you will have the opportunity to purchase your own t-shirt, along with other merchandise (wall-scrolls, mouse pads, etc..). This will happen once the GNovA Shop opens up on our website (And once I make more $ to pay for all that stuff lol). I hope you all look forward to it!