Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR996Copied from Tikall's journal, I've been passing this around on tumblr. As many of you know, I am a member of the herp community and own several snakes. Believe me when I say these bans are serious. The HSUS is nothing more than a watered down version of PETA - in the end they don't want you to be able to keep any animal, exotic or domestic. Please read the text below, read the links, read up on the situation and then (hopefully) kick off a letter to your congressmen. Every little bit counts.Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR9969 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a big deal, guys. This bill can ban everything from betta fish to chinchillas. All of my pets would be on this list, and they're harmless!
CLICK HERE to email your congressmen: http://herpalliance.rallycongress.com/9645/no-on-hr-996-invasive-fish-wildlife-prevention-act/
The text below is pasted to give you a better idea of the nature of this bill:
Send a letter to your congressmen with this form to stand against HR996!
A peeve of mine... [vent/rant :P]I have this thing about people who gloat/boast about having a bunch of stuff like iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, multiple laptops, huge TVs, four cars, etc...A peeve of mine... [vent/rant :P]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now...I'm all for being proud of the achievements that allowed you to have all that stuff but honestly, there's no need to come about boasting saying 'I just got another ______'. For some reason it bothers me, maybe I'm just weird.
I just don't think it's necessary to boast =/ It really wouldn't be an issue if it didn't seem as though most people who do do that are looking to amp up their worth with 'things'.
It's kind of like "Look at me, I have a crappy personality but I have 4 iPhones and a bunch of stuff! Aren't I awesome?"
Look, if a car doesn't have an engine you can paint it as pretty as can be, but that doesn't make it a good car.
Maybe it's because I don't have a lot of stuff or because I was taught that your worth and merit wasn't measured by material things, but it bothers me to no end
Wanderer art book available~Wanderer art book available~6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Due to some requests, I have ordered another reprint of the "Wanderer" art book, and it is now available online at Storenvy.
The books should arrive to me in 1~3 days, at which time I will be packing and sending them off. <:
For Torontonians, I will have the book available at the following upcoming events:
Toronto Indie Arts Market : Saturday, September 14th, at the Gladstone Hotel. 1214 Queen Street West. Admissions are $5, but free before 11am!
IT'S WISP'S BIRFFFDAYIT'S MY BEST BUDDY IN THE WORLD *WildernessSpirits 'S BIRTHDAY!! WISH HER LOVE RIGHT FUCKING NOW OR BE DAMNED TO HELL !! lol jks BUT GIVE HER LOVE !!!IT'S WISP'S BIRFFFDAY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SIAWC Auction suggestions?Edit: Alright, thanks everyone :>. I think I know what needs to be done now and I'll try my best to do it well.SIAWC Auction suggestions?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As you probably noticed I am currently trying to auction off a series of six anthro fighter sheep, the SIAWC: http://lhuneart.deviantart.com/?rnrd=5627#/d5j18oh .
I noticed there doesn't seem to be too much enthusiasm yet for this particular auction (of course, the auction isn't nearly over but still), do you guys have any suggestions for what I could do to make it more appealing? :> Is something bothering you about the character, about the winner's rights or the options that come with the prices, or do you reckon it's simply a matter of taste?
I'm asking because I'm going to do five more of these and of course I'd love to see it grow into something people would love to be a part of. If successful enough, I may come up with a similar team (perhaps an opposing one?) somewhere in the future as well.
So yeah, let me know! I'd love to hear your opinions :>.
detail from page 34 of the VeligentI am posting Chapter 2 of the Veligent here:http://windstoneeditions.com/veligent-chapter-twodetail from page 34 of the Veligent1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I spelled "the Veligent" wrong on the table of contents and the two halves of this double spread page don't line up with each other. Yay me. Having proof readers is a HUGE help!!
As much as I adore real media ink pages, this chapter is almost all digital drawings, and scanned pencil drawings.
this is a detail of page 34
This is a link to the two-page image stuck together. You can't read it at this resolution, but you can see what it looks like. http://windstoneeditions.com/page-33-and-34-together
I figure these pages are like comic book "pencils", since I do plan to ink everything in REAL ink...someday...
October with lots of updates/daroz on facebookHello!October with lots of updates/daroz on facebook1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's not really often when I write journals or some kind of longer notes but I would like to share with you some informations that need to be said, I guess!
Firstly, I decided to make "Deviantart" as my private site and portfolio in one place since now- I am really into this page and people who're watching me! I had some troubles with my private website-server was defective and broke down few times in a month-really made me mad ! so I thought it would be better if I put it aside and make Deviantart as my online portfolio. I hadn't time to fix previous gallery and keep it fresh with updating pictures/solving server problems and so on. This place has some kind of value to me. So please expect frequent updates with new stuff
Secondly, I have bunch of new pictures, as you can see since couple of months almost every picture in my gallery is made for Card Games. This time I will have something special, some big projects I've been working for last weeks, Updates are coming this
The Ysbryd Family!This journal is dedicated to the Ysbryd family, as a means to get to know each other, to find each other's works and as a collection of any and all art related to the Ysbryd or their world.The Ysbryd Family!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Ysbryd ---------------------------------------
Family Members ------------------------------------
:iconregebeast: :iconXanthriane: :iconKit-Ryu: :iconLookin4therightart: :iconprojectoblivion: :iconSilvolf:
:iconMaxrunn: :iconNeverfilledVoid: :iconZenxaii: :iconVenerit: :iconmalikaa: :iconRainbow-Marbles:
:iconSakkari-Star: :iconpixpixypixelface: :iconKirana-chan: :iconZhenious: :iconValthecon: :iconcookiehana:
tea. Kyoteka SUMii Treats
In Washington - offering double sketchpagesRainfurrest is this weekend and that should be awesome. In the interim a family member of my boyfriend is getting surgery so tomorrow will be hang out in the hospital time... and the day after too. So kind thoughts directed this way would be much appreciated.In Washington - offering double sketchpages1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also I will be in a hospital.
Anyone interested in some character sketches? $30 for two pages of sketches, similar to what I did here http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8174203/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8174207/ .
If so E-mail me Art[at]LauraGarabedian.com with a ref and whether you want it shipped ($7 in the US $14 outside of it) I will send you an invoice. They may be on white or on tan or grey paper (will depend on what I have with me)
Commissions & Journal layout!As the title says, pretty much!Commissions & Journal layout!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really need a new journal layout so that I can organise my commission stuff better.
Does anyone here have a decent enough knowledge of CSS that would be willing to design
a very simplistic journal layout for me, in exchange for payment and/or a drawing?
Examples of previous journal designs you did would be great :>. I'm not too sure what I
want, just that I want it to be simplistic, clean and professional looking. Possibly something
with tabs/buttons at the top so people can easily navigate through commission info, FAQ/ToS
and so on.
Also, I'm planning to re-open my commissions in about two weeks.
I'm really curious about the interest in commissions right now, if you're planning on commissioning
me I'd be happy to know about it! :>
Adoptable account now live!Hey folks!Adoptable account now live!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My adoptable account is now live! It may feature character and creature designs that won't be featured in my main gallery, so even if you're not intending to buy any, if you want to make sure you don't miss out on any of my work, watch me there as wel !
It's in a "testing phase" of sorts, trying to figure out what works best, whether or not to let people join and so on! Suggestions are welcome .
A little bit broken. Again.Sigh. Can I just tell you guys how annoyed I am with this whole wrist thing? I picked up a pillow (a frikkin PILLOW) yesterday and felt like my wrist had broken in half. It's been feeling great for weeks now so this just came out of the blue. I haven't really done much sculpting, taking it easy on the wrist and all, so I really wasn't expecting such an intense relapse! Needless to say I am really bummed out and super frustrated. Of course this would happen right after I've just taken a month's worth of commissions. At least the topper I was working on was nearly finished when I broke myself. I was able to carefully finish that up at least before I took the day off.A little bit broken. Again.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's not quite as bad today but I'll be taking it really slowly and carefully with sculpting for a while, so some commissions might take longer to get to now. I'm also going out of town for the week of August 19-26, which somehow I totally spaced, so that is also going to push commissions back a bit. Existing ones near the e
Change is coming, get jewelry while it lasts!!Hi everyone!Change is coming, get jewelry while it lasts!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like the title says, I have some changes coming to my etsy shop.
As you may have noticed, a lot of my items are based on something, like Harry Potter, or The Hunger Games, or Doctor Who, etc.
As much as I enjoy making these things for fans of all these series, I do not feel satisfied with the work that I am doing. I want to create something wholly of my own imagination that is not based on a series or fandom that already exists.
So, as soon as the expiration for these listings expire, I am not going to be making these items anymore.
I will only continue to craft a few of these items (the few pieces that I do still enjoy crafting).
My heart just lies elsewhere in the world of crafting. I am currently doing a lot of stone and bone carving and I hope to do more like that in the future.
I hope you all understand.
Thank you all so much for your continued support. You have no idea how much it means to me
Dhole AwarenessDhole or Indian Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus)Dhole Awareness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Species: C. alpinus
Range: Dholes live in central and eastern Asia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. They live in a variety of habitats: deciduous and evergreen forests, grassland and scrub forest, thorn forests, and alpine steppe.
Population: Today, the dhole is endangered in the wild as populations have been reduced to less than 2,000 individuals across their native territories.
Diet: They feed on deer, wild pigs, mountain sheep, guar and antelope.
Did you know?
Other names for the species include wild dogs, whistling dogs, chennai, red wolves (not to be confused with Canis [lupus] rufus), red dogs and mountain wolves.
The dhole has some extraordinary vocal calls - it can whistle, scream, mew, and even cluck like a chicken.
Its dental formul
Fan made aka not offical..-l have had so many people commenting about what the names of the non-offical lionking characters is. But people, most of these names are fan made aka not offical aka the lionking crew or story tellers has not named these characters or given them a design.Fan made aka not offical..-7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So if I draw Ziras parents, or Sarabis parents or colour Ahadi and Uru not red and yellow that is up to me. As there is no offical design for them, the disney crew has made some art of Ahadi but they change his design alot in the stories.
Im just clarifing this because its getting bit annoying when people ''correct'' a design or a name thats not really offical.
Most of the names people ''correct'' me with are made by DJ88 not disney. Even if you like her name and design best, its not offical.
If you think its offical and im wrong, give me a link to where you think you got your info about. Not just tell me its wrong.
Have a good weekend!
Holy Ebay, Batman!Holy crap the ebay auction was crazy! I honestly never thought it would go so high! I am of course thrilled, but extremely shocked. I'm constantly told I undervalue my art, it's always been a very hard thing for me. I was actually a bit embarrassed by how high it got, just because I really don't know how to react to it. It's just rather... surreal? I'm honored and flattered and grateful and just...wow. I just don't know what to say!Holy Ebay, Batman!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a few people worry that I will only list things on ebay now, but I want to assure you all that will not be a the case. I will still put a few things on ebay now and then, more elaborate pieces probably, but I still plan to put the majority of my work on etsy.
The next batch of critters will be a bit delayed, as I am working on mama and baby pairs this time around. I may make some single items as well (more rainbow ponies maybe, everyone always wants more of those), but with mother's day coming up soon I'm really loving making the pairs. They
Print Packs SOLD OUT[EDIT] - All sold out, thank you all who ordered!Print Packs SOLD OUT11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I still have eight general audience print packs for sale from my holiday print sale! They are $20 per pack (plus shipping), and come with 5 prints in each. These print designs will never be printed again, so this is the last chance to them. Here's a sample of what they look like.
I can ship anywhere in the world, and I accept paypal. If you are interested, send me an email (no notes) with your shipping address and how many print packs you want!
wolfnymph AT gmail DOT com
FurtherConfusion!Just like always, I will be at FurtherConfusion this weekend! You'll be able to find me in the Dealer's Den in the back, next to Sofawolf Press!FurtherConfusion!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And again, as per usual, I will have lots of stuff for sale: prints of all shapes and sizes from $5 on up, original artwork and sketches, Scratches CDs (Volume 6's, and a limited supply of Volumes 1-5 on one disk, and some stray Vol. 4's and 5's,) Nordguard patches and indoor/outdoor vinyl stickers, and so on!
In the Art Show, I have a bunch of original pieces for sale: Poachers, Egyptian Nights, Contention, the portrait of Nickel for the Nordguard Card Game, a few of the interior il
Would like your opinions on these ideas.Hey folks,Would like your opinions on these ideas.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I've been thinking about making some interesting offers commission-wise. Of course, I could just continue to do commissions as I do them now and I'm enjoying that, but once I finish my current list I would like to do something special for a while, or offer a special as an extra. I could use your help to perfect some basic ideas I've got. If you think they're rubbish don't hesitate to tell me either, heh. Mostly though I'd just like to hear what you think of them and if you think something would make them better or more interesting, please share.
• 25 full-color busts - $75-$100 each.
Pro: Fun portrait and color exercise. Not too big so it doesn't get boring.
Con: Possibly too expensive, but I can't really sink below $75.
• 50 full-body sketches - $25 each.
Pro: Quick, good gesture exercise, doesn't get boring if enough variety in character is offered.
Con: Need to do many for it to be really profitable, could get too much.
Two pretty big milestones coming up!By the end of this year I realized I have two pretty big milestones coming up! I'm only about 7 watchers away from reaching 6000 watchers, and only 1000 pageviews from reaching 300.000 pageviews! Pretty awesome :>.Two pretty big milestones coming up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I always find it a bit... Weird to be drawing something specifically for the person who reaches the number, since it's something everyone contributed to. Instead, I'd like to draw something everyone likes seeing and just create my own take on it :>. In the past year I have been trying to move away from the "dragon artist" stereotype. I would not like to be known as a dragon artist and don't see it as a compliment much. Instead I'd like to be known as a good character artist and/or illustrator in general. I haven't got around to doing any large art pieces for myself for a very long time and this sounds like a nice opportunity to do so. I'm not setting a time limit, I'll just work on it on and off in between things and submit it as a big thank you to everyone who has followed
Having an assistant is pretty awesome.I want to thank everyone that offered advice on hiring an assistant in my last journal http://dragonsandbeasties.deviantart.com/#/d5iitev It really helped me figure out what I needed to do. And now, after a couple trial days of working together this past week, I've decided to hire Dezi :iconxlightangelwolfx: as my assistant. She doesn't have much on her DA page yet, but I am encouraging her to build up her online portfolio. She already enjoys sculpting and has made some really cute little dudes while she's been here in the studio. She's been a huge help this week with getting caught up on emails. She's a rockstar so far and a lot of fun to work with!Having an assistant is pretty awesome.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I don't want anyone to think this makes my emails and messages less personal. I get asked a lot of the same things over and over, so they're easily answered, but just take time. More complicated ones Dezi reads to me, and I tell her what to type in response, so she is basically just taking dictation. It's a huge relief knowing I'
A Contest, a contest!The magnificent Ellygator is hosting a summer contest: My Mask, My True Face http://ellygator.deviantart.com/journal/2012-Summer-Contest-My-Mask-My-True-Face-308103714A Contest, a contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You have until the end of August to submit up to three entries (made especially for the contest), and prizes include DA subscriptions, hand-made lovelies by Elly, herself (no mean reward, as the beauties in my jewelry box prove), and other assorted goodies. I'm also offering print prizes to the winners, and you can add your own swag or offer to judge, as Elly is still looking for more contributors. This is a great theme, especially with Halloween on its way, so I hope that at least a few of you will enter. Elly features every entry, so even if you don't win, it's still a great way to get more exposure.
A few of Elly's own masks to get you going:
About NotesPlease, everyone, from now on if you need to get a hold of me about a commission or any other legitimate business issue, E-MAIL ME!!! I will no longer be relying on PMs/Notes on ANY social media for correspondence. It is simply just too much to deal with with all of the websites I am on. Instead, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure that I see your question or inquiry! Thanks!About Notes7 months ago in Personal More Like This