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Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 12:31 PM


 
Hiiii
Open request tonight
 I want to change my mind, between exams Q A Q

idk what I going to do so surprise maybe ...
want to try new thing but idk how to do it ^^"

So if u want just let ur Oc's ref in comment ~~

Good day ~~


For you guys who are just waking up

Wed May 27, 2015, 2:25 AM



Just though you would want to see that
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This is what happens when I'm sleep drunk from drawing all night

Journal Skin by Celvas

! Design Contest !
(will update often rip sorry!!) 

Hello!! I never really been able to host a design contest before, I am hoping with the help of a few friends and you guys can help make this a great time! Since I made some points with the new icons, I would like to sorta give back to the community by holding this contest!
I hope you're excited, because I sure am for some creative ideas to come along my way~!! LEt's get this character under way!
you're free to ask as many questions as you like!

Rules:

- Please try to use as many aspects of what I list of interest, 
but don't feel you're limited to only aesthetics. 
- You may enter as many times as you like
- if your entry doesn't win, I don't mind you selling it!
- Please post a link to your entry below!



Prizes:
1st place: 14,00 points + a piece from me & full body pixel fruitpacks + a fullbody chibi from aclassii
2nd place: 400 points + fullbody pixel fruitpacks + Pixel icon from gorepaws + full body pixel from Big-Egg-Roll 

3rd place: Piece of art from me & full body pixel fruitpacks + Bust from TheEraOfParanoia + full body anthro/feral SymetricallyUnstable
(if you'd like to donate a prize that'd mean a lot rip. thank-you if you do!!)

What i'm looking for:
- I prefer male/non gender characters over female since I'm not so great at doing female characters! BUT please you're able to make them female all you want! Really no limitations to identity!
- For things I like you should look up folk art, Aztec things, Nordic and Western stuff
Characters from here i dig
- I Really love Nature 
- Earth tones
- I prefer anthros but whatever is good!


DEAD LINE
 May 27th - June 30th 
(willing to extend deadline if need be)


Entires will be added here and i WILL not comment on them!
ENTRIES

You may include as many or as minimal of these aspects as you like I want you to feel creative just with maybe a theme or two. I really love unique things and simple characters are good too! Thank-you for reading and if you enter THANK-YOU SO MUCH!

I'd really love if you could promote this journal in anyway! :'~)

Therapy Dog

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 11:53 AM

WHAT IS A THERAPY DOG?


Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
Therapy dogs are not service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability. An example of a service dog is a dog who guides an owner who is blind, or a dog who assists someone who has a physical disability. Service dogs stay with their person and have special access privileges in public places such as on planes, restaurants, etc. Therapy dogs, the dogs who will be earning the TKC Therapy Dog title.

The Therapy Dog test is open to all breeds, including mixes and created breeds.


Service Dog Vs Therapy Dog
Service Dogs are dogs that perform a task for their disabled handler. The handler has public access rights with a Service Dog, and allowed to enter public property with their Service Dog. (Handler must be considered disabled and the dog must perform a task.)

Therapy Dogs are dogs that meet the needs of others (such as visiting people in nursing homes, hospitals, pet therapy work, and reading groups, etc.) Handlers do not have public access rights with Therapy Dog and must have permission from an establishment to enter. 


Basic Requirements

  • Participating dogs must be at least one year old. There is no maximum age.
  • 4 images needed, 1 can be headshots but the rest should be fullbody.
  • The dog must be with a bandana or vest presented below and a leash.
               Jade00012-e1362419617503 by Soyala-Silveryst Therapy Dog Vest Heart And Paw by Soyala-Silveryst 
Benefits
You will receive a certificate of achievement and a Tang.
This achievement will reward your dog the title THD and 25xp.
Therapy Dog certificate by Soyala-Silveryst Therapy Dog Tang by Soyala-Silveryst


Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Tests Bullet; Green Bullet; Green 


Bullet; Green Therapy Dog Novice (THDN): Interaction with strangers
The dog must remaining calm throughout the visit, not showing any aggressive behavior while being caressed by 
stranger.
The dog should be properly equipped to this test.


Bullet; Green Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA): Conduct
The dog must remain sitting or lying politely anywhere that is said to stay in the presence or absence of his handler.
The dog should be properly equipped to this test.

Bullet; Green Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX): Walking on a leash in public places.
The dog should always walk calmly beside the handler,not pulling on the leash or distracted with anything that do change direction.
The dog should be properly equipped to this test.

Bullet; Green Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD): Interaction with other therapy animals
The dog must not show territorial attitude, he should know divide your place (ex: a hospital) with dogs, cats or other animals and can be kept close to them without problem even with the absence of the handler.
The dog should be properly equipped to this test.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Comment below when you have completed 4 tests.
Make sure to state which test is which in the comment or description.


Dog's Call Name:
Dog's ref:
Dog´s breed:

Test 1 (Link Form, please.):
Test 2 (Link Form, please.):
Test 3 (Link Form, please.):
Test 4 (Link form, plese):

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Disqualifications
  • If the dog snaps, growls or excessively barks during the test.
  • If the dog relieves itself during any of the tests but Separation.
  • If the appropriate collars, leashes and equipment is not ready or worn.
  • If the dog does not pass any of the tests.



Code by Soyala-Silveryst, art by Kique7
i know firsthand how special mark is. he's helped me through many tough times, and i've even gone as far to say he saved my life.

as someone who suffers from moderate depression (and has been since this time last year, but i'm getting it under control now with help), i want you guys to know that if you are depressed, it's okay to watch youtubers and stuff, but don't substitute them for professional help. when watching them, you may feel better and happier, but watching someone do their job and make people happy on camera isn't compensation for lets say-- therapy or medication that would actually help in the long run. it also puts a big weight on mark and other youtuber's shoulders, because they have people professing undying love for them, saying that they saved their lives- so yeah. they have major responsibilities, because now millions upon millions of people are watching every single thing that they do.

and while that's flattering enough, i know for a fact that mark has some crazies dogging his every move and looking to call him out whenever he does something even moderately questionable. i've been a watcher since early 2013, and i know that back then, mark was able to just film videos and have fun, and didn't have to worry about what he said or did. it was all in good fun, and everyone was cool with it. somewhere around the time when he hit 2 million subscribers, that changed. people are steady looking to bust him out in any way, shape or form possible, especially now that his fanbase is larger.

i guess what i'm trying to say is that i know we laugh with mark. we cry with mark, we act crazy with mark, and all these other youtubers- jacksepticeye, the grumps, pewdiepie, cryaotic-- whoever!
but they're only human too, and if you're depressed or suffering any other medical issue, i can say from firsthand proof that they don't magically cure it with their videos. they can ease the pain, but you don't become magically happy. you'll get sad again, be it the next day or the next month. you really should get help.

and the reason i started talking about his fanbase is because-- i've watched it grow, too. fans of mark and these youtubers need to also watch and police their own actions- be careful what you do and say on social media platforms. a good majority of mark's fanbase are thirsty teenagers, and they say stuff like this;



and yes, those are my friends telling them to chill the fuck out. they honestly need to.
this is why mark has to keep everything off camera possibly closely guarded. this is why his fanbase is being called the next broarmy, because pewdie's fandom from 2011-13-- was fucking crazy. i stopped watching him for a long time one point and i still don't watch him on a daily basis because of-- just-- woah. it was overwhelming. it's the same with mark now. these fans treat mark like their lord and savior, and someone says something about him that they don't agree with-- like, ay- voice your opinion??? and i've seen them- they will start-- they start breathing really heavy and-- and typing really fast. they will fuck you up, man. and i avoid tumblr now because a majority of the blogs i follow are mark fans and i- i see some crazy shit. mark's fandom makes me really sad. especially the chaste system thing. and that's what needs to change. mark's fandom should be one in unity, and we shouldn't be at constant odds with eachother. people who draw shouldn't be regarded as higher than people who can't, because they have other talents. they can write, sing, program, or even make videos themselves-- who knows, there's so much out there. and there shouldn't be closed cliques. like-- artists shouldn't limit who they talk to to only people who can draw or-- or whatever. we should all be friends and be accepting and welcoming to everyone! even if they aren't a fan of mark.

i know this is touching on many topics at once, but long post very short; we are the face of mark on these websites, and we need to behave ourselves. i've gotten in trouble for saying that age is a part of it by people who are presumably young themselves- screaming at me "AGE IS NOT A PART OF IT!!!!!111!!11" and let me tell you- yes it is. there's a good chance that only a 12 year old or 13 year old would say some of the stupid shit i see in the comments and on tumblr and on twitter-- or some mentally challenged adults, i just-- you never know. this post seems to be going in circles now, so i'll wrap it up;

we represent mark. first impressions matter. this fanbase needs to behave.

i just had to get that off my chest, and i know some people wont agree- it's just how i feel and how i've been feeling for a while. and i feel better now that i've said something. : D
another one stolen from tumblr aaa
THIS IS SO CUTE I SQUEALED THROUGH MOST OF THE ANSWERS

  • Who’s the first to wake up in the morning: It depends
  • Who’s the one to make breakfast: Offender; Carm can't cook for shit
  • Who’s the one to serve the other breakfast in bed: Offender
  • Who would suggest a quickie in the morning before work: BOTH
  • Who suggests they both ditch work to lay around all day: Both
  • Who chooses the movies: Offender
  • Who initiates kissing during the moving, thus distracting the other from the movie all together: Carmine
  • Who orders lunch: Offender
  • Who steals food from the other’s plate without asking: Carmine
  • Who curls up next to the other and falls asleep due to a full tummy: Carmine
  • Who distracts the other from trying to work at home: Offender
  • Who asks to go get ice cream like a five year old: Offender pff
  • Who takes pictures of their partner eating ice cream: neither?
  • Who makes a sexual joke about the dripping ice cream on their partner’s face: Offender
  • Who cooks dinner: Offender
  • Who cleans up the kitchen afterwards: Both
  • Who stays up until 2 reading: LOL NEITHER
  • Who stares at their partner while their sleeping: bOTH
  • Who kisses their partner while they sleep: Offender

steal if you want aye
  • Mood: Sweet
  • Listening to: Steampianist
  • Watching: Nostalgia Critic
  • Drinking: Juice

Anyone interested in buying a cintiq 21ux?

Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2015, 2:30 PM
I am considering selling my Cintiq 21UX
I personally find it a bit too big, so I keep using my intuos.

I would love to go for a smaller model or a companion instead, this one is just too big for my personal tastes ;n;

It comes with pen , holder, box, etc. It's completely in mint condition and never had issues.
anyone interested in buying one? If so for how much? ( not sure what the sending costs are either)

I payed around 1000 euros for it

this is the model:
Wacom-cintiq-21ux by VelkssWacom-2 by Velkss

(and pretty much subsequently pricing others art)



BEFORE i begin, let me say this, i know most of us don't have a lot of money. i know some of you are going through foodstamps and cutbacks and ive been through that and i know it feels awful, i know it can sometimes be embarrassing, and i know that just because you don't have a lot of money it isn't any easier to tell yourself "no" when you want something. i know what it's like to be unemployed, or depressed so you're not working or attending school, i get it. your struggles are real and serious and i appreciate them for what they are. but that is not a reason to underpay an artist. (more on this as a P.S. please read)

THIS IS ABOUT ASKING FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE, AND THEREFOR ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.
I know that some people let themselves be underpaid because they are generous or they really, really enjoy doing art for people here and that's totally fine, but that's almost never apparent to the people who see your prices, and if it's not apparent, it's being sort of counterproductive to the issue i'm addressing here. what i would ask of the people who are asking less because they're just nice and love doing this, is that you let people know that. let them know you're being generous because you ARE being generous. there are people who do software developing, like my father, who love their jobs. they enjoy working on things every day when they show up for work. they still get paid for their work, sometimes handsomely. just because they don't hate their jobs doesn't mean they don't get paid.

ok so


for a little (more) background than anyone is looking for, i went to an arts-based high school for four years (dropped out, but was there four full years). because of that, i have a lot of friends graduating or attending college or art school for degrees in art. my boyfriend, who i met through an art project he was doing online, also went to school for art. all of my friends i've made through him are also going to school or have graduated with an art degree. that being said, it is wildly important to me to not underpay artists.

out of all of the people i know actively still trying to do something with their art, only maybe three of them are making decent money, and it's still just slipping by. if there's one thing i've learned about the rest of the world's interactions with the art world it's that, unless you hit it big and become famous (in which case you're probably a cis white dude and sometimes a cis white woman), the world is going to be trying to underpay the shit out of you.

now, even if you didn't pay thousands and thousands of dollars, which you're probably now in debt for because you had to take out a loan to use, your time and effort are still valuable. ok? yes, you, 13, 14, 25, year old, however many years old you are, your time and effort and talent are valuable. i know a lot of you have grown up being told that you don't hold much value or that you're going to have to start doing something other than art because it's not going to get you anywhere, and i don't give a shit what those people have been telling you. i don't give a shit about what your family, teachers, managers, anyone, has been telling you. they don't know anything about the art world. and if they do, they're probably just resentful that they never found out how to flourish in the art world, or maybe they were expecting to be making a nice living with their art and it turned out they couldn't, so now they're projecting it onto you and trying discourage you (subconsciously or not).

so now that we can completely push out of our minds the idea that anyone who isn't an artist has any right to price your art, let's move onto our peers. especially our peers here on deviantArt.

SO maybe you've noticed, or maybe you haven't because deviantArt is your only community where you can talk about/display your art seriously, but people here on dA are more often than not really underpaying others. except, hilariously, for adoptables, but even then that's only if you've got a lot of watchers. i'm not going to get into adoptables politics right now because that's a whole other thing, and also kind of a waste of my time because i'm not sure anyone is going to care about that. i'm just trying to get at pricing here.

in the real world, you're usually paid for your time and effort, and if you're any kind of artist, writer, sculptor, illustrator, whatever, you're also getting paid for your talent. i know it's really hard to remember when you're on a website where literally almost everyone is making art themselves, but most people don't really make art. or they aren't """good""" enough to be paid for it. that makes your talent valuable from the get-go.

so let's say you take half an hour to draw something. where i was living, in oregon, that would be about $4.65 at a job. THAT'S ALREADY MORE THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR. i know a lot of you art young and it seems like you shouldn't be asking for a fair wage, but that's wrong and ignore anyone who tells you that. but that's not even the end of it, because you have a talent, and you have effort. $4.65 for a half an hour of work is a base price. you go up from there depending on how """good""" you think your art is and how much effort you feel you're putting into something. to some of you, that may seem like a lot! which is crazy! that's absolutely awful that you feel that way because you've had these weird ideas about what people should pay for arrt smashed into your head probably since you were a kid! and it takes time to unlearn that! you're not in the wrong, you've just been let down by a society that pretends to value art. you're better than that society, ok? you're smarter and more socially conscious than your predecessors could imagine, and don't let anyone tell you differently.

SO NOW THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT PRICING YOUR OWN ART,

let's talk about what underselling yourself does to other artists trying to make any income. usd, points, whatever.

people learn by example. that's how children learn, that's how adults learn, that's how we learn accidentally and subconsciously, that's how these ideas and those ideas are slipped into our brains without us even saying "ok, let's recognize that". learning isn't always sitting down and thinking or reading about something.

so when you see ten other people asking $2 for something that takes them an hour, what do you learn? what do you then think you should price your own work at? how does it make you feel about the value of art? how do you then begin to place value on other artists? can you see what i'm getting at?

for every person you see charging tiny prices for something you start undervaluing yourself, and you start undervaluing others. not only is that bad for your wallet, but it's bad for your self esteem, and it's bad for your respect toward other artists. it's cyclical, and it's vicious, and it's everywhere. and i don't blame any of you for not recognizing that, or for not doing anything differently when you have a hunch about it. it's not easy. i know it's scary to ask for what you deserve. it was hell for me to learn to ask for what i need or deserve, and it still is sometimes. especially for those of you who may have been neglected or mistreated or under appreciated, it's really tough to recognize your own value, and, again, i don't blame you for it. i don't blame anyone for ideas that society has nestled into their brains since childhood, you can't blame anyone for that.

what i'm asking of anyone who actually reads this terribly ranty journal, is that you try to place a higher value on yourself. even out your ideas about what your work is worth and what that white cat adoptable someone just bought for $200 is worth. try your hardest to put things in perspective and, for god's sake, give yourself some credit! you deserve it. you deserve to be treated like a human. yes, society does have a really mixed of view of what's valuable and what's not. for example, my father worked for a lawyer when he was out of college who literally sat in his big washington DC office in his big comfy chair, smoking cigars all day like a straight up movie villain. this guy was getting paid incredibly well. but my dad was doing all of the work for him, and getting paid chump change for it. so in a world where things like that happen constantly, every day, all the time, why would you expect anyone whose not involved in the art world to know your value?

i'm sorry if this sounds preachy but art is seriously, seriously important to me. even your drawings of dogs with hair, still important. still valuable. you're doing something in your own way, that takes you time, that someone else wants, and they should be paying you appropriately for it. you're worth something more than a couple hundred intangible coins, ok?

seeya and i hope you all think about the value of others and, especially, yourself.





P.S. about people who don't have a lot of money.
i get it. i promise. i know that just because you're broke or trying to save up for something important doesn't mean it's easy to say "no" to your wants and it doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to treat yourself. but i want you to keep in mind that underpaying an artist because you really, really want their work is disrespectful. i don't have a job right now and my only income is through commissions, which is another reason that this is all really important to me. i don't have money to commission the amazing artists here, or anywhere else. i have money to toss maybe $3 at someone asking way too little for their art, but i'm not going to, because they deserve more. if i commission someone i want to be able to pay them what they're worth, so if i'm commissioning someone to do something for me and they're asking a tiny sum, that usually includes giving them a really good tip. it's tough as fuck being broke. please, please know, i fucking understand. poverty is hell. it's an awful thing to live through. i wouldn't wish poverty on anyone, not even fatcat bankers (they could probably use a day or two in the middle class, though). but being broke doesn't mean underpaying people. yes, someone giving you a cool discount or a freebie is so fucking awesome, and i know it can even be enough to bring you to tears when you're broke, but it doesn't mean you should be expecting that or asking it from artists. artists are underpaid themselves, and as a community we should work toward something better. if someone is offering a cheap commission, i don't blame you for snagging it, i honestly don't, but we can't try to persuade people out of their hard-earned and usually measly income, even if we're dirt broke ourselves. we can't offer 50 points for that adoptable someone spent two hours on. it's not fair and i know fairness is kind of a fucking really abstract concept when the world treats you like shit and you're living off of quesadilla and pb&js, and i get that it's hard to care. i get it. and i don't blame you for it, i would never blame you for it. but i just ask that you think of your community and try to lift it up. it's important, and you're important, and art is important, and people are important, and, begrudgingly, money is important. try your best. i know sometimes your best isnt much different than your regular, but we have to try.




and im already im love with the family

usually in these adventure type of animations the child is usually the one whos like " yaY ADVENTURE "
and the parents are all like " sIT THE FUCK Down"

but its the complete opposite and the poor girl is just here like " guYS NO COME BACK HERE THIS PLACE IS 2SPOOKY "
and the parents are just kinda "lol nah"

Here’s a pro tip for when you’re feeling like shit/hating yourself/whatever - listen to your theme song.

Or, more accurately I guess, a song that could be the theme song for the ideal you, for the you that you want to be, for the you of your dreams.

Find a song that makes you think of cool/epic shit – for me, that means lotsof soundtrack music.  But it could be classical, metal, hip hop, whatever.  If it works for you, if it makes you feel something, preferably something good/positive/empowering, then it’s perfect.  

Put on some headphones and listen to that song as loud as comfortably possible and close your eyes.  Now think of something that you could be doing where that music would be fitting to play in the background.  Maybe you’re kung-fu fighting a bunch of ninjas, or stepping in the club looking fly as shit, or climbing a mountain, it doesn’t matter – it’s your fantasy.  The important thing is that you put yourself there, that you hold that strong image in your mind of yourself being awesome and doing cool shit.  By the time the song’s over, you’ll probably feel a little better about yourself, and best of all, you might want to actually do something, to take action.  Or at least, I always do.

Basically, you’re conditioning yourself to think that you can be awesome.  If you do this enough times, you don’t have to do the closing your eyes bit anymore – you’ll just hear that song come on and automatically start feeling better.  I don’t know whether to call it meditation or image training or what, but it usually helps me out when my self-esteem is tanking (which is often enough).  I decided to make this post in the hope that it might help somebody else out there, too~  Love and peace~

  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: my theme song
  • Drinking: Wild Turkey, neat