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eBay Baby Panda!

Thu Jun 2, 2011, 9:40 PM


Whats Available for Auction Adoption This Week? :?



HAND MADE Poseable Baby Panda! by Wood-Splitter-Lee Ebay user  Stamp by SNKGFX:iconcheckmarkplz:
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Hand Made Poseable Weighted Fantasy Baby Unicorn! by Wood-Splitter-LeeEbay user  Stamp by SNKGFX
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:happybounce::squee::happybounce:





Year of the Guardian! by Wood-Splitter-Lee  Ebay user  Stamp by SNKGFX  (SOLD OUT temporarily)
My Published Novel! --> www.ebay.com/itm/131189890751?… 
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Facebook Stamp by Heineken79    See more fun creatures on FaceBook! :la:  www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-Sp…


:iconyoutubeplz: YouTube VIDEOS! See the Creatures
COME TO
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I was
arrested  and interrogated in Hong Kong!

:faint:

(Flying to New Zealand out of Korea for a
 "Weta Workshop" show I was apart of,)

  I was gifted a beautiful bow by the Charmin of Korea
and I had just the bow (no string and no arrows)

as a
carry on.  It went through the Korea
customs just
fine and it wasn't until I flew into Hong

Kong and went through their
transfers
A stern looking
Asian lady with short chopped hair

grabbed the
case the bow was in and demands 

 

"What is this!?"

 

 I reply "Oh, this was just a gift, a
bow without arrows or string." 

 

She calls over some other people
and they talk amongst themselves
in their own
language

 

"We've called the police.  They will
be here shortly."  They escort me
aside and sat me down. 

When the first
policemen arrives
he is a stern looking Asian
man and
non of them
speak

English well at all.    I try to explain
to him that it was a
gift and I didn't
know bows were not

allowed in Hong Kong and that if it

was any
trouble at all, I would be ok to leave it there

behind with them.  I say very calmly
and as sweetly as I can.   He angrily shushes me and

starts to take pictures of the bow and writing
things down. 

(Apparently they
thought I was going
to pull out a
rubberband and some pencils

from my
purse and go "Katniss" on everyone.) 
 He then comes over to me

and says something stern.  I didn't
understand
a word he was saying his Asian accent

was too heavy.  I tried to explain I couldn't
understand his accent.  This angers him

and he begins yelling right up into my
face
like you see on those intense interrogation

films. (Like I was going to
understand better
now that he was yelling) 

Asking what was my
occupation

 

I said calmly "I'm an artist."

 

  "An ARCHER!?" He yells.

 

 I sweetly replay "No I work with clay" 
I then write down "Clay and Artist" So he could

understand what I was saying.  He seemed satisfied
with the
answer.   

 

  He then starts explaining (all interrogative like
and still yelling) something else and

he had to
repeat himself over and over so he got
angrier and angrier.  "Bows are illegal

here, only two things will
happen to you now. 
You will ether be
arrested and taken to

Hong Kong
prison.   Or you will be arrested
and taken to Hong Kong
prison held on trail

and be
fined a lot of money!  Ether way you
are not
leaving Hong Kong!"   

(He says all this right up yelling in my
face
I stayed completely calm and
absolutely

sweet and the picture of innocents the entire time. 
If I was going to jai, I had might as well go with
grace and dignity.
  (While also
praying hard that I'd stay that way)  

Now that I had the
basic idea of the point he was
trying to say in English, everything else

he said that I didn't
understand at all, I just
politely nodded and said an occasional

"Ok,--- ah, I
understand, --oh I'm sorry I
didn't know, it was just a
gift."   Then gradually he

started to calm down.  If I were to get upset too,
or showed any sign that I was even slightly

afraid or
nervous.  It would have escalated the
situation.  People mirror your emotions I noticed

that while
giving tours and speeches.  If you are
upset, they are upset, If you are calm happy,

they are calm and
happy.  

 

  I then catch the last part he's saying,
"I will now
decide which of the options I will

send you on."   I reply sweetly with a nod, "Ok." 
More policemen showed up around 8

of them now.  They then talked amongst
themselves for a long time in their own language.  

They all first looked at the bow, all sternly.
  Then when they turned to look at the culprit,

deadly criminal, sitting there all innocently.
  Some of their stern expressions broke and

some even smiled!  They talked some more
and one of the Hong Kong airport custom

workers who was a young Asian man about
my age and was also filling out my papers

of "being legal."   He leans over to me and says
"Don't be nervous, it's going to be alright."  

 

 The first policeman who was first interrogating
me approaches me again and says. 

"You know what?  I am not legally supposed
to do this, but  I've decided I want to
let you go on you way.  You can even have


your bow but it wont make it any farther
then here.  If you still would like it, you have

two weeks to come back to Hong Kong and
mail it to yourself in a package.  

Have a nice day."  I stood up and bowed the
traditional Asian way in thanks and got to my
next flight just in the nick of time!

 



The Wandering Woods Book! by Wood-Splitter-Lee

 Announcing The Wandering Woods Book! by Wood-Splitter-Lee The Wandering Woods Book! by Wood-Splitter-Lee



"The Wandering Woods!"

Is my next fantasy sculpture
based
illustration book
project I have been working on with
collaborator Johnny Fraser-Allen at
"Weta Workshop".

Here is the new Facebook page for
"The Wandering Woods"
with some exciting sneak peaks
of what we are up to! Get on board

to follow our show in Korea where
we will be producing all sorts
of
merchandise and helping raise
money for the young victims
of the
Korean Ferry tragedy.
www.facebook.com/thewanderingw… 


My Korea Travles! by Wood-Splitter-Lee

Korea! by Wood-Splitter-Lee


COMMISSIONS CLOSED!

Indefinitely due to daily mass demand,
available only through weekly eBay
Auction Adoptions
as one of a kind
originals.

 

There are thousands upon thousands of wonderful 
messages from all of you that I have been reading
through daily!  I am humbled and greatly appreciate
your kind wonderful comments and
support.  I'm so
happy you enjoy the creatures and take the time to post
on my page!  Unfortunately I cannot possibly
answer
so many responses but want to thank all of you for
all of the kind
words.  Just know that I try to read
every
single one of them. To see so many of you
that enjoy my
work makes my heart soar! :tighthug:



-SOLD- HAND MADE LIFE SIZED Poseable Wolf Pup! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
SOLD HAND MADE Poseable Baby Fox! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
Snow.... The Endless Clay! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
--SOLD-- Poseable Siberian Arctic Wolf! by Wood-Splitter-Lee

-SOLD-Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Black Berry Wolf! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
SOLD HAND MADE Life Sized Golden Cheetah Cub! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
Hand Made Fantasy Zelda Belt Pack by Wood-Splitter-Lee
Sculpting Process by Wood-Splitter-Lee

-SOLD-Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Dragon Guardian! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
SOLD--Hand Made Posable Baby Sherbet Unicorn! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
-SOLD- Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Baby Llama! by Wood-Splitter-Lee

Sculpted Octopus by Wood-Splitter-Lee


SOLD Posable Snow leopard Dragon by Wood-Splitter-Lee
-SOLD- Hand Made Poseable Realistic Otter! by Wood-Splitter-Lee





CSS credit goes to:
Stock: Dragoroth-stock, little-spacey, mimose-stock, Dralliance-Stock, Dracoart-Stock, gaiastock, CAStock
Brushes: MouritsaDA-Stock
Coding & graphics: kuschelirmel-stock

WARNING - Please read

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:08 AM

If you take commissions or make adopts please do not let the users Pixlett or ToxicMutagen buy from you. They will pay after a few days, BUT they will issue a credit card chargeback on the purchase. (They "share" a Paypal name/email, so I am suspicious that it is just the same person who moved accounts)




I'm now in the negatives in Paypal due to the chargebacks, and sadly Paypal does NOT cover digital goods (including art) so I won't be getting this money back.
They are doing this to other users/my dA friends as well.
Here's just 3 of the chargebacks they sent me to show as proof. (They have spent thousands on my art, their paypal email is jacobredarcanine@gmail.com)
Screenshot (190) by witchpaws


As you can see, I tried to provide evidence for one of them (still have many to go through)



Anyways, as this is a clear breach of my Terms of Service, I'm reclaiming ALL of their Sushi Dogs + an adopt that they purchased made by myself and Kawiku.

So yeah, please be safe guys. Being a digital artist is risky business, and it's sad that people go so low as to do things like this to hardworking people. And it's even more unfortunate that Paypal does not recognize our jobs as eligible for protection /:

UPDATE: I have contacted Paypal customer support over the phone. I have written up a large statement explaining the situation, as well as providing screenshots proving the purchase.
The guy on the other end told me that this was enough information to bring forth the case to Pixlett's credit card company.
He said that showing that I sent the product directly to Pixlett via Notes will hopefully show that they have already received the product, and therefore the Chargeback is invalid.
BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEES -- crossing my fingers!


IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY PIXLETT, PLEASE. CALL. PAYPAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND SHOW THEM EVIDENCE
The more we bring this user to notice, the better our chances of getting our money back!



SimplySilent - Journal

*Ahem* Another giveaway! 800 points!

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 3:00 AM
HELLO, I AM BACK FROM EGYPT WITH A TAN AND CORAL BURNS AND AN OPEN WATER DIVE QUALIFICATION. YEAH!
And also, collectively, 37 bites on my legs... I forgot that flies hide under the sand at night. /cries/
Some people have asked where I've been, I've been in Sharm El Sheik for the past fortnight! I have loads of pictures!

And I'm in an awesome mood, so, it's time for another of
Koi-San's
super awesome amazing
 giveaways!


The draw: 800:points:!

The rules are the same as last time! ~

  • Fave this journal, otherwise you won't get a number!
  • Watch me please! You can be an existing or new watcher!
  • That's it really!! Heart You could make a journal but it's not a rule, so you don't have to!!

I will double the prize draw if 500 people participate ~

First: 400:points:
Second: 200:points:
Third: 100:points:
Fourth: 100:points:

The winners will be selected via a random number generator ~

I'll just copy and paste from the previous giveaway journal to explain how this works:

The reason why I want you to fave this is that if you click on faves [there's that number, for example, Favourites  52  [who?] ] if you click on who a whole bunch of people will come up, and they'll all have numbers next to them! If you fave this, then your name and number will be there!!
Sorry, that doesn't make much sense, I'm terrible at explaining things!!
Oh yeah, don't look for your name and assume that, say, 15 is your number because for some reason they get muddled around... But they'll remain stationary when I do the draw XD

The draw will be held on 11th August 2014!

Good luck! Thanks for participating!

My adopt account: Natoruki :iconnatoruki:
My Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCu5tS…
My PaigeeWorld: www.paigeeworld.com/u/natoruki
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/koikii?ref=hl

My Gallery: koikii.deviantart.com/gallery/

Oh yes, another random piece of random information; I've created two more OCs and about 7 more adopts!


1 month Premium Membership+500points Giveaway

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 9:37 PM
Hello~ :wave:
Its been quite awhile since I upload anything. Due to no Internet connection ><
So here I am. Fine, healthy,.. (like anyone would care :lol:)

So, the title says it all!
My first PM giveaway xp


Prizes:
1st- 1 Month PM 
2nd- 200:points:
3rd- 200:points:
4th- 100:points:


Rules:
:bulletpink: :+fav: this journal
:bulletpink: That's all!

(optional):bulletgreen: watch me/llama me / advertise this journal

Winners will be announced by 10th of August using Random.org

Goodluck and tq  for reading! :heart:


Hello guys!
The expressions tutorial I did for Wysp Learning Engine is finally on run! 

It contains of 20 separate panels, each of them are meant to show a process of how to draw faces and expressions; so if you are interested, you can try it out here:)

The learning engine allows you to try practicing on a digital canvas right there on the site, which is really helpful because you're able to see your progress instantly; and hopefully you will find the tutorial I did worth seeing!:aww:

There also are some other tutorials; such as male and female anatomy and dragons tutorials; so Wysp is definitely worth checking out, especially for young learning artists:)

Sorry I am not very active lately, but have a nice day, by the way;)
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So many artists underpricing...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 26, 2014, 6:24 AM


It makes me really sad.

When an artist you want to commission finally open their commissions back and all of their slots are taken in less than a minute.

And I'm sure all the slots would still be taken if the price was increased of x2-x10.

So many artists are still underpricing themselves. People make it a standard for art to sell for so cheap and whenever someone charge more than this standard, which is probably still underpriced, people complain.

By underpricing yourself, you are also contributing to keep the price standard of art low on this site. Charging low can be insulting to other artists, but also to yourself.

Please, don't ever feel like you need to underprice yourself, because of the fear of what other might think or say. You art is worth more than that. There will always be someone complaining, you cannot please everyone. Your time, the efforts, the skills you gained over years of hard work, is worth far way more than a few cents/points.

If you ever open your commissions and all slots are taken in less than 5 minutes or you got more than enough requests by that time, please consider this.

SPECIAL SUSHI DOG EVENT ANNOUCED!

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 6:47 PM

The group :iconsushidogs: has hit 1,000+ members --

So it's time to reveal the special event that we have been hinting at!


The Summer Soosh Draw To Adopt!





Can you guess what they are? Keep an eye out for more news on the DTA within the next few days! c:



SimplySilent - Journal

J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 4:14 PM





It's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_Q

But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th :D You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! www.j-pop.com/2014/

I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year :) I look forward to seeing everyone again!



In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!

Thanks for the support!





Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #1

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:23 AM



 Commission: Mini Derp for Twitter-light by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Windnara by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Ruuchiya by Sarilain

Edit: Extending the time limit to 48 hours!
(This way it's more fair to those who might not get to log into dA until right before the deadline, I don't want anyone to miss out!)




After writing that journal about improvement and such, I thought it'd be a great idea to try hosting a 7 part art challenge to help motivate us!  If this goes well, I'll definitely host more in the future.

The theme this time will be "favourites", it should be simple enough for anyone to join.  I just hope it's not so simple it's boring, ahaha.x3



Part 1: Your favourite animal(s)!


Real or mythological, doesn't matter!




Raffle is CLOSED!



Winning numbers:

#158 :iconkrystalg16:

#5  :icon
hieiskittygirl:

#139 :iconswirlycat147:

#64 :iconkenwhei:




How to Participate:



:bulletpink: Create any kind of artwork according to the prompt using any medium (pencil, digital, clay, photography, etc.)

:bulletpink: No premade linearts, unless it's made by you!  The idea is to challenge ourselves to create and improve!

:bulletpink: Submit your image to your gallery with "Art Challenge" in the title.

:bulletpink: You may join at any time you like, and skip parts if you like, it will affect your eligibility for the raffles however!

:bulletpink: Favourite this journal to enter the free points raffle.  Only those who complete the art prompt are eligible though!

:bulletpink: Linking back to this journal is appreciated, but not required!

:bulletpink: Comment with a thumb code or link to your entry, and I will add all of the participants to one of my favourites folders so everyone can see them.  I will also choose a few of my favourites to feature in the next journal.

:bulletpink: New prompts will be given every 48 hours (approx.).  If you'd like to keep up with the challenge, it might help to watch my journal at least, not required though!

:bulletpink: All skill levels are welcome!  This isn't a competition, so just have fun!




Completed Entries: sarilain.deviantart.com/favour…




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