FAQHow did you get started?
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures to but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sho
Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!Alright guys here you go! I finally made a video of me making one of my dragons. The video is pretty long, about an hour, so watch it when you have some time to veg and watch some sculpting. I was going to just make it a time-lapse, but ended up narrating the whole thing, so instead you get to listen to me babble on about sculpting for an hour while I'm making the dragon. It was actually pretty fun to make, so I think I'll make a pony one in the near future as well!Dragon Sculpting Tutorial on YouTube!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw
And yes, I know I make silly faces while I sculpt. Shut it.
Are still closed! I'm booked solid through June, but will re-open them again in late June, to start filling up July. I am more than happy to give estimates for future purchases through NOTE. Comments get buried insanely fast, so you may not hear back on them for many weeks!
My Etsy shop is still open, and any made-to-order items there are always available.
ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.co
Pricing InfoI no longer take commissions (custom pieces) or requests, but this pricing guide can be used as a rough idea of what to expect from my pieces when they go up for sale in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_shopPricing Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basic Dragon, roughly 2-2.5 inches: $55 - $70
Small cute wings, simple pose. Often one prop included (gem, dice, necklace, etc.) Price goes up with details like rainbow colors, extra paint jobs, pose, and bigger wings.
Black Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
Small dragon, around 1.5-2 inches: $35- $55
The images show the progression in detail and price.
Little Green Luck Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Pink Valentine Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Ruby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Licking Candycane by DragonsAndBeasties A pile of rainbow babies! by DragonsAndBeasties
Deluxe dragon, 3-4 inches max: $70 - $200
These dragons may have extensive paint jobs, more complex poses, and greater detail. Some exa
Voice Actor Spotlight: Travis WillinghamThere are lots of really cool Voice Actors and Voice Actresses that are talented and super nice, Vic probably knows them all by now too. lolVoice Actor Spotlight: Travis Willingham2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So once in a while we will Feature Another Voice Actor/Voice Actress for you guys to learn/read about. The Anime/Video Game business is just FILLED with awesome people!
Voice Actor Spotlights So Far:
Voice Actor Spotlight: Johnny Yong Bosch
Travis Willingham is a well known Actor that's worked on Stage, TV, Film and is a great Voice Actor whose captured the eyes of Anime Fans everywhere with his charming personality and love for his work.
He had found Dragon Ball Z in College one day while hanging out with friends and channel surfing, he realized, “THIS IS AWESOME!!” and was shocked to find out that his friend Laura Bailey (You might know Laura as the Voice Actress who p
Alcon 2012What an amazing con. It topped last year's Alcon (hence the chant buzzing around the con "Best Alcon Ever") and I was just so happy to be a part of that and meet so many amazing people that my Facebook literally exploded after the con ended. EXPLODED WITH MANLY RELISH THAT IS. I was going to wait until I had all the photos from the con before typing out this journal but meh, I've got time now and I've got energy SO LET'S CONQUER THIS SLIDE!!!Alcon 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Myself, VandorWolf and Valdrein got into London Saturday morning and after going through the obstacle course that is the International Visitors way through Gatwick airport we were greeted by a sleepy KellyJane who had woken up at 5am or something crazy like that to come get us at the airport (weloveyou). We spent the day with Parle in stinky plane clothes and with about 3 hours of sleep each which just made everything far more magical (except for the magic show we watched in Oxford Circus which was crap... I mean what kind of magici
The Updated ListBack again for the first time in years. Starting to sweep away some dust. I'll add some new plz accounts as time permits. Thank you to all who donated! The PLZ-Database will be ad free for the next year!The Updated List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started this database when I first started dA over two years ago. I kept seeing these amazing emotes, but I could never remember their names when I wanted them. After putting together a very tiny list, I realized what an epic effort it would take to gather a really difinitive list. And I found out that there were plenty of other accounts that had better lists up already.
I gave up on collecting them, and nearly forgot about this account... Until I started having trouble finding some of the amazing new plz accounts on any of the listings. So I decided to update this site. :iconexcitedplz:
I hope it helps! :iconbummiesplz:
Anyone taking point commissions?I want to go on a shopping spree! uvu!Anyone taking point commissions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
feel free to comment with your prices and examples, or link to a journal with your commission info so i can take a look! :3 thanks!!!
I encourage others to browse through all the comments as well and maybe commission a few artists!
so yeah BASICALLY AN ADVERTISING JOURNAL
[I'll note you if i decide to com you btw]
Crafty Dragons: A Journal FeatureIt probably comes as no surprise that, as a dragon sculptor, I love seeing what other dragon artisans are up to.Crafty Dragons: A Journal Feature8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a collection of some of my favorite hand-crafted dragons from around dA.
Minty Toes the baby dragon by BittyBiteyOnes
Cynder, HD (in comparison to Mini-Cynder) by klumtimea
Garnet Dradon by UrsulaOTDragon Plush by MowenDesigns
Rainbow Eastern Dragon Pendant by omfgitsbutter
Fav and win points contest! (plz fav this journal)Okay, the rules are:Fav and win points contest! (plz fav this journal)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to fav only ONE of this deviations!
When you fav you have to link the deviation in a comment here and say "faved"
If you read the rules type at the start of your comment "i want chocolate"
for an extra chance of winning you can spread the contest in a journal with the next text:
"Deakka Is holding a contest! It´s very easy to enter and have a chance of winning!
More info: ( Link this journal here )"
This will act like a raffle, because when you fav i will be adding you into a list with a number. If you spread the word you will have another number (chance of winning)!
Prize: 80 this time!
I will hide your comment if you:
Don´t read the rules. I will know that via your comments. I will ask you to read rules and comment again.
If you comment twice faving different deviations.
If you put more than one link in your
Crafting CONTEST: And the winners are..... 21-05Sorry it took a while guys but this was possibly the hardest choice i've had to make as a judge EVER! (and kinda wrote an announcement before but DA ate it -_-')Crafting CONTEST: And the winners are..... 21-057 months ago in Personal More Like This
Making a selection, and then narrowing the top 5 entries down to three really pulled at my heartstrings and my co-judge and friend wolfie1998 felt exactly the same about it. Each participant sent in an amazing entry that a lot of time and effort has been put into so in order to even make a selection we had to be very strict and look at every little detail. (I hate being a nitpicking critique lol). We judged each person on the followin qualities:
Does it fit the theme Animals/creatures
The winning crafts have to be related to the theme somehow. Sound logical enough, right?
If there's anything I love about being creative , it's the endless possibilities and different styles that one can create. Not one entry will look the same. I've given the contestants of this contes
watcher giveaway! C: WINNERS!EDIT 2- i chose the winners!watcher giveaway! C: WINNERS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. the 100 goes to..........VlKlNGEN!
2. the journal doll goes to............winterberries!
3. the drawing goes to...............IceteaFox!
4. the 25 goes to...........TawneyLuv
thank you all for joining, i might hold another giveaway later! ; v ;
EDIT- I WILL NOW BEGIN choosing the winners! C: i'm going to use random.org to be fair.
The Great Valentine Exchange!The Great Valentine Exchange!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Love is in the air!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we're big on love here at deviantART! Whether it's the love of someone's gallery, the glomping of that friend who's always there for you, or the devotion you share with that special someone, February 14th is the perfect day to remind those around you how much they bring to your life. One of the great Valentine's Day traditions is giving and receiving heartfelt messages between friends, family, lovers, or even secret admirers. This year, we wanted to add digital deviance to the tradition by introducing the Great Valentine Exchange!
How does it work?
We've created a gallery just for the Great Valentine Exchan
The Team-Up Art ContestCheck out my other contest, the Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay ContestThe Team-Up Art Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is over. It has been since the end of summer. Any groups that list this contest as ending in January 2013 have listed this incorrectly. The cosplay contest, link above, ends in January 2013
The Star of Destiny Team-Up Art Contest
What Is It
A contest where contestants draw a Star of Destiny character and a character of their choosing (Based on the limitations given below) and swap their outfits.
How To Enter
To enter, contestants must choose a character from Star of Destiny (all characters, including those who are not introduced yet but have artwork for them, may be used), then they must choose a character from any other popular source that is in some way similar to the character they chose from Star of Destiny (Keep in mind, the similarity or connection i
My Little Pony: All the VideosAll the episodesMy Little Pony: All the Videos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All the episodes from both Season 1 and 2 and Shed.Mov, Dress.Mov and Apple.Mov: http://mlp-fim.com
All the episodes in one video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4dtU_mdRdA
Season 1 Blooper Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b5ZjGdjz1k
Nicole Oliver (voice actress for Princess Celestia and Cheerilee), Michelle Creber (voice actress for Apple Bloom and singing voice of Sweetie Belle) and Tara Strong (the voice of Twilight Sparkle) have confirmed that the third season is in production, will have at least 13 episodes.
Edit: A lot of the links were removed due to a copyright claim by Hasbro. So just use the "All the episodes" link for now.
Reposted so people can see episode 20. I did have a load of individual season 2 links up but I haven't had the time to re-add them all.
"5 Phrases I Think Christians Shouldn't Say.&http://reluctantxtian.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/5-phrases-i-think-christians-shouldnt-say/"5 Phrases I Think Christians Shouldn't Say.&2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Accessed by :iconstrawberryr:
Written by Reluctant Xtian from Wordpress.com
Sometimes I curse. I don’t pepper my language liberally with curse words like people might pepper a house salad, but sometimes I curse.
It surprises people to hear that pastors sometimes curse. But really, that’s all I can do sometimes. When you see terrible tragedy where you have absolutely no response other than sadness and despair, cursing happens…because you can do nothing else.
Likewise, sometimes when I see utter beauty a word will slip through my lips, brought from the very depths of my emotional being where words live only to be used in situations where no word seems appropriate. Usually that’s a curse, too.
Pastors sometimes curse. Christians sometimes curse.
And, really, I hear things slip from Christian mouths with reckless aba
CONTEST: Mythical Forest World (RESULT !)~ * The 3 winners have been chosen depending on creativity, the story and the quality of the work.CONTEST: Mythical Forest World (RESULT !)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to you 3 ! :iconpinklilyplz: :iconpinkballoonplz:
And thank you to all the participants for submitted such great artworks ! ~ *
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: The Black Key: Blue Forest :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Fen Fires :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Last Forest-Entry Coupling :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
* Tell me if you want offer a prize for winners and/or participants of this contest (it can be Llamas, , drawings, manip
Raffle For Points!~Oh,hai!I'm doing a raffle,for 100 points!This raffle ends on the 25.And it is January right now. XD So here are the rules!Raffle For Points!~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#1:You have to be watching my account.
#2:After entering,you must spread the word!*Like put in your journal RainaSparkleFag is having a raffle for points!Here's the link!"link"*
#3:You may not enter twice,or beg me for more points.
#4:No telling people to drop out because you hate me or something.
Prizes in the raffle:
#1: Of course 100 points. XD
Deadline and how i am gonna do the raffle:
#1: Deadline is 1-25-2012
#2:Comment to enter the raffle.
#3:Every person that commented i'll take a piece of paper and write down your username and put it in a magic hat.
#4:There will only be 1 winner.
To have make sure you read this~
#1: If you want to enter,comment saying "Raina likes cheese"
Commission: get a photo editing for FREE. CLOSED._______________________________Commission: get a photo editing for FREE. CLOSED.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners are:
:devval-floritz: and AChan-Adopts
Congrats, guys (:
I came up with this idea when I installed commission widget on my page, in order to get more points for buying more premium memberships to talented deviants...
'cos I love making someone happy (:
2 random people who this journal will get a free photo editing of one of their images.
What is photo editing?
Photo editing is the changing of images. These images can be digital photographs, illustrations, or prints (photographs on film). Some types of editing, such as airbrushing, are done by hand and others are done using photo editing
Amazing character & Animation resourceFor all you animation junkies and Disney crazies I thought I'd share this with youAmazing character & Animation resource3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Living Lines Library -
(Above link) They have pencil tests, character design, background and prop design, interviews with Glen Keane, etc. This is the work of the Gods and of dark wizards. Check it out if you haven't heard of it. You can never have enough concept goodies lol
Site Spoilers :
(Above art is from Secret of Kells)
Glen Keane is some kind of wizard.
NEW PROJECT!!! -Rangers Across The World- /READ~Project closed due to lack of interest.NEW PROJECT!!! -Rangers Across The World- /READ~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just got our first AWESOME antiperspirants so give them gals some love! But we need all you guys and gals to join in if we wanna make this into an AWESOME tribute to the Rangers so don't be shy! ^__^
Plus we'll put it together with music and all that jazz, it'll be really cool to see! ^^</b>
:iconKrazyKat22: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASzkNOZ_HAg
:iconHarwoodCandy: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPxULbECX9U
:iconMaverickAJO: - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5if8eJ57-wM
I've been told by several different Rangers that they wish there was a way to do something for Vic despite being in areas where there are not many conventions. We have these awesome Projects that incorporate Art and Writing, this time we thought we'd do something a little different! A Ranger sparked this idea. ( :iconKeybladeAlchemist: )
Speedy, stop keeping us in suspense and get out with it.
Okie dokie! XD
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Info Updates & Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:Info Updates & Mustache Cupcakes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so