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 too 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 sh
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!3 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 Info3 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
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 20123 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
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 Willingham3 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
Anyone taking point commissions?I want to go on a shopping spree! uvu!Anyone taking point commissions?3 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]
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 List5 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:
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 Feature2 years 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
Giveaway Time! CLOSEDImportant Update:Giveaway Time! CLOSED10 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO many people are entering this giveaway! Telling the truth I never expected more than 40, absolutely not over 130 and counting! O___O This of course make me super happy! I really cant tell you how much it mean. Thank you all who have watched me, faved, spread the word and more!
And because of this I feel that 1 winner isnt enough. I must totally give more people a chance to win, therefore instead of 1 winner, there will now be 3! 3 people now have the chance to be the lucky winners of one Wolf Masked each!
And of course I will pay the shipping cost for all of them!
I really wish I could give a prize to all of you, you deserve it like nothing else! But that would leave me making Wolf Masked for one year to come. XD I hope you still understand how friggin amazing you are! THANK YOU!!!
I just checked my stats and realized Ive got over 2500 watchers
Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!As a member of the Artisan Craft community here at DeviantART, I looove to browse around the AC galleries and see what other deviants are up to, what things are trending, and look for up and coming artists to feature in the future. But sadly there's one trend I've been noticing that is very, very bad.Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Undercharging your work!
Let's start off with the most important thing. Now I know some cheap buyers love these low prices, but let's be honest cheap buyers-- you're not long term supporters. People who want your work for super cheap are people who will haggle or snag a deal and run. There is nothing wrong with having sales, getting rid of old charms for cheap, or even doing discounts for special occasions but you can't cater to the cheapskates! xD You want people who appreciate handmade items for what they are. And that's a unique, quality piece.
If someone wants to buy all your hard work for just $5, perhaps you could redirect them to Forever21 to get some mass produced jewelry i
The Team-Up Art ContestCheck out my other contest, the Star of Destiny/Snow Cosplay ContestThe Team-Up Art Contest4 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
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..... 21-052 years 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
My Minecraft Testificate InfestationIn Minecraft there are these squidward like villagers called Testificates. In a recent update they were given new abilities such as having babies to repopulating a town based on the number of houses there are. Since the requirement for a "house" is simply a room with a roof and a door, I decided to spend my time building a massive city for the Testificates to populate, using a generated village as a starting point.My Minecraft Testificate Infestation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After building a number of houses, I began noticing the little children running wild and there becoming quite a LOT of villagers. I undertook a huge task of building a BIG open area underground with a couple doors and lights. Because the area was so big, the Testificates began to... um... OVER populate.
These little buggers reproduced the village so fast that I couldn't keep up and soon they were overflowing out of buildings. Mob attacks couldn't keep up with the rate they were repopulating, and the iron golems that kept spawning (for every 15 villager a new one spawns) made
Commission PricesTHIS IS OUTDATED, new pricelist HERE: http://capukat.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Pricelist-337614257Commission Prices3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Refer to art status on my page for availability
All commissions will be available in USD via Paypal and Points only. I always charge %20 less by Paypal.
Icons: $3/300 points
Animated icons: $5/500 points
FREE Pikachu icon! by Capukat
Linked animated icons: $8/800 points
Linked icon commission by Capukat
Linked unanimated icons: $5/500 points
*no examples as of now*
Chibi: $10/1000 points
Slushey ID entry by Capukat
Baby: $5/500 points
Infant commissions by Capukat
Infant: $3/300 points
Infant commission by Capukat
Create a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTESTCreate a character - Contest on FANTASY CREATORSCreate a (CROSSOVER) Character! - CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SECOND CREATE-A-CHARACTER-CONTEST[Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Red]
This is a contest of FantasyCreators and not of Realm-of-Fantasy. :devRealm-of-fantasy is helping us with this promotion!
You DON'T need to be a member of FantasyCreators it is enough if you are a member of our affiliated groups, for example:
Thank you Realm-of-Fantasy-Staff for this service!
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
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Brought to you by Insol (art doesn't belong to me, originally found it at tumblr)
Have a bunch of Homestuck icons
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!~4 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"
Info Updates and 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 and Mustache Cupcakes3 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