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Not first come first serve! Everyone has a chance, and winners are random! :'D This will probably end in a few days, you have time to request!

ONLY CANINE CHARACTERS


If you win, I´ll make you a drawing for free! They will only be flatcolored, since I don´t have the time to do larger pieces these days, but I'm in the mood for practicing like this! :') (They´ll look something like this, but with one character and no shadows.)

How to get a request:


1. You must favorite this journal.
2. You must favorite this drawing:
A Reason To Be Brave by Lithroxid
3. Comment below with a reference sheet of the character you want me to draw if you win. :D


RULES:

-ONLY canine characters! If you request a character of another species, I will most likely not do it, or draw it as a canine. :'D
-The winners will be random, and there will be 4 of them. Please don´t complain if you don´t win! Not everyone can get something, unfortunately. ;-;
-Once you comment, you will receive a number by me. When I close this journal, I´m going to use a randomizer generator to pick the winners.
-If your number is picked, I'm going to check if you have favorited both this journal and the drawing. If you haven't, I won´t make you anything, and choose a new winner. ;u;
-If your number is picked and your character is too difficult to draw, I might choose another winner. I´m sorry, but please be realistic and you will have better chances. :)
-You don´t have to be a watcher! This is open for anyone, because I need YOUR help to get out there in the world of art! But if you like animal and mostly canine-art, feel free to give a watch. I´m going to do my best. :3
-Stay optimistic!~


Please consider requesting, I encourage you! If you don´t want anything by yourself, feel free to request a friend's character. It´s always amazing to light someone´s day with a surprise. :'D
Good luck! :heart:

600 points GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 5:27 PM


:star: revamp To celebrate the opening of my Online Shop :star: revamp 


To enter

  1. You have to be a watcher to enter ;
  2. Add this journal to your favorites ;
  3. Additional chance to win if you comment ;
  4. Additional chance to win if you post a journal with a link to this giveaway ;
  5. Additional chance to win if you give me a llama (and tell me in comment that you gave it to me for the giveaway).

So this means you can have up to 4 chances to win !

Prices

  1. One 300Points winner ; 
  2. One 150:points: winner ;
  3. Two 75Points winners.
-Winners will be selected with a random number generator.

Majestic Freakazoid by TrollcreaK

Giveaway ends October 31st



Halloween - Give away

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 1:44 PM


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~Your Oc here giveaway~

The winner will get a bat pony version of their Oc.
Using this base (I made) below.
Of course I can add horns, lashes and change gender etc, to your liking.
If your Oc already is a bat pony that's not a problem.

......

~Ends: 15 November~
                
            Halloween - Pixel Giveaway by Neko951
How to enter:

Skull white by Xiahism Favorite this journal.
Skull white by Xiahism Write a journal about this giveaway,
add a link to this journal.
Skull white by Xiahism Watch me.

......

How I pick the winner:

When favoring this journal, you automatically get a number. So it's important that you do!
When the giveaway ends I will use a random number generator to pick a winner.
I will check if the person linked to the drawn number did all the other requirements.
if not I will generate a new number.

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If you have any questions feel free to ask~<3
Happy Halloween!

Divider - Pumpkins by r0se-designs


Skin by Pinipy
Art by Neko951

Art Trade Fraud

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 4:33 PM
:iconipandacakes:
iPandacakes
Pony Artist






CSS Skin


At first, I gave this user the chance to prove she wasn't being fraudulent. 

AT: Ashley *Subject for Deletion by iPandacakes <-- my half *Which will soon be deleted

She asked me for an art trade, I accepted, I did my part, she loved it.. she never did her half.

Now at first, she said it was due to being busy at school, which is perfectly understandable.
I'm in College, I'm busy, I get it. So I waited.

A few days later, I recieved a note, who shall remain anonymous, stating this: Evidence 2 by iPandacakes

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So after recieving the 1st note, I commented to her informing her of my suspicion and that I would be keeping an eye on her.
If she refused to comply with her half or resond with a reasonable excuse, than I would inform her to you, my watchers, as an Art Trade fraud.

She simply answered it, "?????" and then hid my comment. 

That was when I got the 2nd note. 

Well after that, I went back to research a bit and then saw this: Evidence 1 by iPandacakes

Seems yet ANOTHER person is asking if her half has been finished. 

When I confronted her again, she responded to my comment with the one I highlighted in the black box.

"Who the fuck are you?"

Well now, young missy: I would expect someone who was serious about completeing an art trade would remember exactly who they were.
Now not only did you "forget" me, but this goes to show you really do not care about who we are and simply only want art from us, and that in itself is absolutely immature.

I gave you a fair warning I would do this, and I am a woman of my word. 

Do not accept an art trade from 7uprulez

You will not get your half and it will be a waste of time. 
Maybe someday she will smarten up and live up to her words, but for now she is unreliable.

Thank you for reading my lovely watchers :heart:

Sincerely, Panda
 


Sincerely, Panda

HERO AND VILLVIAN COMIC CONTEST

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 5:54 AM
since it got alot of "yes" votes when i made a poll asking if you guys would like a contest like this I decided to open it already! 

DEADLINE: 19/11
(might be exctended, depends)
You can see all entries here: 
becarefulpaint.deviantart.com/…

Alright, so what is this contest about? 

Well what I want you to do is take a pannel from one of y hero and villian contest and finish the panel/draw it in your style! 

These are the 3 comics I have so far : 
Hero and Villian end - part 1 *spoiler* by BeCarefulPaintThe first meeting -Hero and Villian part 1 by BeCarefulPaintThe first one- part 1 by BeCarefulPaint
refs for the cats! ~

Asher by BeCarefulPaintThe villian by BeCarefulPaintHero by BeCarefulPaintSister by BeCarefulPaint
the villians world: Pure by BeCarefulPaint

*You can add some dialouge if you think it fis/fix my grammar
*You can draw them as fullbody since I draw alot of close ups 
*You can draw a full page f you feel like it 
*you can draw the same pannel as someone else
*you can change the pannels sligthly, add your own style to it and so on. 
*You can animate your entry if you wan to, you can make a video if you like to


if anything on a pannel is unclear just ask! Or if you just have questions about the contest! 

Prizes! 

1st
detailed chibi
hey mr. Cannibal! by BeCarefulPaint
sketchy full drawing 
There is no show by BeCarefulPaint
sketchy drawing

Guess who's BACK? by BeCarefulPaint

2nd 

Sketchy full drawing!
There is no show by BeCarefulPaint
Headshot!
shadys back tell a friend by BeCarefulPaint
shaded stikky
I can float ! by BeCarefulPaint

3rd 

Headshot!

shadys back tell a friend by BeCarefulPaint

stikky!
He had it comming by BeCarefulPaint
(Might add more if I school calmns down! )

Have fun !! ~ 

Journal Skin By: Swift-The-Kitty
I'm gonna go ahead and delete the last species tips journal I made, I thought about it a lot and figured out how to word the most important things of species making (to me) better. I think the last journal just contributes to stressing people out more when it comes to making a species others will find 'original' or not, which wasn't my intention, so I'm replacing it with this.

Above all else, you need to be enjoying yourself. You don't want to be doing something that's going to cause stress or even drama, when it's not even something you're having fun doing, what would be the point of it then?

I'll explain a thing. When it comes to original species, the most appeal (for me at least, and I know I'm not alone) comes from how much of the creators have been put into the design. YOU are unique: the way you think, the things you like, the way you were raised, your inspirations, your fears, your values, and THAT is what makes a species 'original', it's you. So with this in mind, when you make a species focusing purely on what everyone else wants can drain that you-ness out of the design, they feel so hallow. They can sometimes be saved through developing them more, putting more of yourself into them. However, sometimes that process is too stressful and takes the fun out of things, and some people will just give up completely. It's a sad situation that can be avoided. 

Don't worry about if other people are going to like it, don't worry if people will want to buy, don't worry if the design is original or unique enough. Think about the things that you enjoy, that you like drawing, that MEAN something important to you. Use them to create a species for yourself, and others will most likely be interested. Even if they don't end up liking the species, who cares? As long as you like them, it shouldn't matter if anyone else does. I'd say having a species that you enjoy is better then making a species that you don't like and no one else likes either. 

So, strive for a species that you can enjoy yourself, that is the most important tip for species creation I can give. 

Here are some of my favorite art blogs that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.  :) (Smile) 



Muddy Colors
Muddy Colors
A fantasy art collective that brings together an all-star line-up of illustrators and designers with daily insights into the thinking behind the art of contemporary fantastic art. Great insights from spectacular artists, such as beyond creative and inspiring DanLuVisiArt
Website - muddycolors.blogspot.com.
Here is a cool video - painting demo by Rebecca Guay on their youtube channel

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Gurney Journey
Gurney Journey
 A daily weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You'll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums. He wrote also a must-read art book Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter.
Websitegurneyjourney.blogspot.com.
Here is a lovely video of his latest en-plein-air sketch on his youtube channel. 

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Lines and Colors

Lines and Colors is a blog about drawing, sketching, painting, comics, cartoons, webcomics, illustration, digital art, concept art, gallery art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics etc. Inspiring and diverse art with great thoughts about the works. Hosted by webcomics artist, cartoonist, illustrator, web site designer and web animator - Charley Parker. 
Website - linesandcolors.com
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The ArtOrder

The Art Order

Insightful articles by creative/art director Jon Schindehette, also Stuart DeViva and Marc Scheff. It's also a community of artists dedicated to the education and mentoring of the art community. 
Website - theartorder.com.
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Empty Easel 

Empty Easel, the online art magazine with practical advice, tips, and tutorials for creating and selling art. Lots of interesting posts about color and art tips. Author had said that - " it’s a place where I hope to help everyone who visits here understand art better. Whether you’re a new artist, just interested in art, or even an established art professional, my goal is for you to make EmptyEasel.com your daily resource for art information.”
Website: emptyeasel.com.

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Nathan Fowkes Art

Nathan Fowkes Art

Nathan Fowkes is a concept artist for animation and entertainment projects. Teacher of drawing, painting, color and design. Notable clients include DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Disney. Beyond skillfull use of color and his charcoal drawings are just marvelous. 
Website: nathanfowkes.blogspot.com
Here is a video of his drawn portrait process on youtube channel. :) 




So, how about you - what are your favorite art blogs? 

This week I found some lovely resources - 101 Projects for Artists and Illustrators by Dani Jones, No Time To Waste - a website that calculates how many weeks of your life you have spent and shows how that looks in perspective in 100 years, useful tips about working at home in order not to procrastinate, great video series for figure sketching, and a cute comic under the video link by MooseCleenex.
For this weeks video, click here -www.dailymotion.com/video/xx5d… - couldn't find a decent quality video anywhere else - a short & one of my all time favorite animation.



P.S. I quite frequently post some sketches and artworks in my art tumblr - snowmarite.tumblr.com/. and I have a weekly Music Sunday post on aerismade.blogspot.cm/  and weekly 8 songs playlist.
and a youtube art channel:) (Smile) 

(and I make livestreams on my younow channel) 
and I have a society6 store , nuvango store and etsy store too :) (Smile)

Have a wonderful week!

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein

[Halloween Event] Draw my mascot in Halloween!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 9:52 AM

Love dA Lit: Issue 184

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 19, 2014, 4:22 PM
IrrevocableFate's Lit treasure chest!
Issue 184



Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-fourth issue of Love dA Lit! F2U: Jack O Lantern  Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.








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