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We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!



We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!























We Love Artists' Alley










We're back at Comic-Con!


Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-Con again.
















Six deviant scholarships


We increased our number of scholarships from two to six this year, and have chosen our talented recipients. These six amazing deviants submitted their Portfolios to the Comic-Con group and have been chosen by DeevElliott to showcase their work in Artists' Alley. Each scholarship recipient will be able to display their work in the Alley and receive critique from top industry professionals.



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Five Kick Ass Panels










DeviantART is hosting five panels, discussing important art-related topics with extraordinary guest panelists. We'll even be giving away deviantART swag!


Comic-Con Panel by ~GreenifyME





Supercharge your deviantART profile like the masters.


AdamWarren, DeevElliott, Zubby, alohalilo, diablo2003, and yuumei are among the superstar deviants on this panel, moderated by our very own spyed. They'll be sharing how to optimize your deviantART profile like a pro. (Saturday, July 14th from noon - 1 PM)




:iconadamwarren:, :icondeevelliott:, :iconzubby:, :iconalohalilo:, :icondiablo2003: :iconyuumei:





How to examine fan art under the law: a counter-cultural disconnect?


Featuring our very own makepictures, this presentation discusses the legalities surrounding fan art and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre and the confessions of a fan art fanatic. (Friday, July 13th from noon - 1 PM)





Living and creating in the deviantART world.


yuumei is here to show you how easy it is to get started sharing your art, finding inspiration, making new discoveries, and establishing yourself in the world of deviantART. (Thursday, July 12th from 3 - 4 PM)





How to better understand the sociology behind cosplay.


Join veteran cosplayer, Yaya Han, aka yayacosplay, for a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay. Yaya will answer a number of questions, including: Why do we cosplay? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10 years and what are the positive and negative aspects? (Thursday, July 12th from noon - 1 PM)





Don't break in, break out!


DeviantART offers the world different publishing perspectives for content creators. Deviants DeevElliott, MrBabyTattoo and yuumei discuss the future for creators and publishers with techgnotic. (Thursday, July 12th from 4 - 5 PM)










Cosplay Forever




We're hosting a cosplay art show that takes place from Thursday - Saturday, upstairs near the autograph area. This collection of the best and the brightest of cosplay comes from over 15,000 submissions to deviantART. The prints will be available through a silent auction with bids starting at $10. All proceeds will go to the Schreiner Burn Hospital, which uses cosplayers to cheer up patients in the hospital.


We are also having a cosplay group photo. Every cosplayer at Comic-Con is welcomed to join our epic display of cosplay at its finest. Join us on Friday, July 13th at 4PM on the Convention Center roof. If you want to be a part of this, be sure to follow our deviantART Twitter to get the latest updates.











We'll be hosting a deviantART Benefit Art Show featuring cosplay photography and donating the proceeds.


Myoubi's eyes by ~Karim-sama










Follow Us During Comic-Con!



If you're already planning to attend Comic-Con, join us in Artists' Alley! Show your support for these artists by visiting the tables that line Artists' Alley. DeviantART will have various staff hanging out in Artists' Alley all day, so be sure to come by, say hi, and introduce yourself! We'll even have some special, limited edition deviantART swag to distribute.


DeviantART will be situated directly in Artists' Alley, which is located on the far left of the Convention Center. If you plan to attend Comic-Con, let us know in the comments below!


Deviants who are unable to join us in person can be kept up-to-date by following the journals we will post to the Comic-Con group. Join this group for updates from the convention floor, including interviews with high-profile artists. We'll also be updating our Twitter and Facebook pages while at the convention, so check back often for updates!













Attending Staff





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About Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. With panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, along with art shows, portfolio review sessions, and the various exhibits, attendees walk away with cheer in their hearts, bags of swag in their arms, and some tired, well-exercised feet. For more information, check out the Comic-Con website here.




Comics are art.















Every year, San Diego Comic-Con hosts a gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley. For the second year in a row, it's with great honor that we can announce deviantART is sponsoring the Alley! We're also paying the way for six emerging artists to attend, hosting five interactive panels, and hosting a cosplay photography silent auction. Read on for all the exciting details.
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Nature.... oh boy nature.  How the hell do we draw nature?  It's just so complex and so random.  Its impossible to draw something that's so random, right?  You just draw it randomly and hope for the best.... Tutorial over.

.... Just kidding!  Thats not how we roll here.  Believe it or not things in nature are not random, they are very ordered, patterned, and deliberate.  Nature is not perfect, but it tries to be and we can use that to our advantage when drawing.

Before we start, it's vital that you spend some time looking at whatever natural thing you want to draw.  Everything has its on unique traits.  Proportions, patterns, size, these are all things that vary, and depending on the variation will make the difference between a house cat and leopard.  And an oak tree from a birch tree.  This tutorial is going to focus on helping you identify the patterns that occur in nature.

Lets start with a tree:


Trees, by and large, grow in a repeating pattern.  Things influence the pattern such as sunlight (as all trees grow towards the sun), storms, disease, and what other creatures might do to it in it's life time.  But it TRIES to grow in the same  repeating pattern.

Above i have a particular patterned shape.  lets see how many times it repeats....



As you can see that fork shape repeats consistently throughout the tree,  and it looks like it continues to the smallest twigs. (i didn't highlight all of them as i didn't want the image to become a clusterfluff of colored lines.)  But do you see how that fork shape repeats at the end of nearly every branch?

Lets look at another tree example....



This one is a little tough because the silhouette is messing with my depth perception and you can't see the ground so I'm not sure how many trees I'm actually looking at here.  But you can still see the pattern:



That forking "Y" shape repeats over and over and over and over and over again. Smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller until you reach the tiniest twigs.

Drawing trees doesn't seem so hard now does it?

Lets look at something a little tougher, like animals.

Most large animals are built nearly the same way: Head, body. 4 limsbs. Feet and/or hands.  Looking at pictures of these animals I know you can work out the specifics... but what about animals that have stripes, or spots?  Do we just draw random dots and lines on them?  Nope!  Just like the tree there is a specific pattern to them.

Lets look at a Zebra:



Until I actually looked at this picture, I thought a Zebra's Stripes were just vertically up and down across the whole body..... then i looked closely at this picture and noticed the pattern.  Do you see it?



Half way in the Zebra's body, the stripes switch from being vertical to being horizontal.  It blew my mind.  But that's what I'm talking about.  Identifying the patterns you see in nature will help you draw them on your page.

Lets look at an animal with a bit more of complex pattern on their coat.... A Jaguar.



This one might blow your mind.  How the crap are you going to figure out the pattern to these spots?  They just look like they're random all over the body, right?... well no, not really

Look carefully they're actually arranged VERY orderly....



Well look at what we have here... Could it be the spots are arranged in a near perfect grid?  The grid stretches around the body almost like a wire frame you'd see in a CG model. In each one of those squares is a Jaguar Spot.  Now much like the tree, it isn't PERFECT, one square has two spots in it. Another spot lays right on a line.  But Its VERY close.  Close enough so that you can use it the next time you have to draw such an animal.

I could go on and on forever.  Just like past tutorials, we're just going to scratch the surface here, and let you dive in deeper.  But this technique can be found in EVERYTHING you see in nature,  Not just living things either. Rocks, landscapes, clouds, Everything from the smallest atom, to the largest galaxy is organized and ordered in a specific pattern.   If you want to draw it, you just need to identify the pattern and reproduce it.

I hope this helps!

If there is something you'd like me to do a tutorial on, I'd be happy to!  You just have to tell me what you'd like to see!  Leave me a comment here, or email me and I'll  get it up on my blog schedule!

Until then Catch me around the web:

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And if you love my artwork don't forget to pick up my comics!

And remember: Make Comics! Not Excuses!

 
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Voting
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th. :)

To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:

1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)

Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.

EDIT:02.03.2012:
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow. :)


EDIT:28.02.2012:
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.

For those of you who intend to submit, there's still time. You can submit until it is no longer the first of March 2012 anywhere in the world. (It doesn't matter if your submission isn't accepted by me before the time limit, it just have to be submitted.) :)
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Hello everyone. The contest has begun. :)
It will run from today, Dec 9th, until March 1st.

Theme
Based on your votes, the theme for this contest is:
:bulletgreen: Choose a song and turn it into a visual Art Nouveau work.

Requirements for submissions

:bulletgreen: The deviation must be original and submitted to deviantART after the 9th of December 2011.
:bulletgreen: The deviation must be submitted to artnouveau´s Contest folder before the 1st of March 2012.
:bulletgreen: Deviations based closely on already existing visual artworks will not be accepted.
:bulletgreen: The copyright owner of all textures and stock used in the deviation must be mentioned and links provided directly to the resource in the deviation description. If textures are your own please make sure it is mentioned in the description.
:bulletgreen: Any media except literature is welcome.
:bulletgreen: It must be stated in the deviation description that it is made for this contest and what song (by which artist) has been chosen.
:bulletgreen: It must be explained in the deviation description how the deviation reflects the song. <- Important: This can end up being that little extra you need to win.
:bulletgreen: Only one entry per contestant.

Prizes

1st place:
:bulletgreen: Small ink and color drawing by Blue-Moon-Rabbit.
:bulletgreen: Three-month premium subscription (or 600 points) from Bit-sinna.
:bulletgreen: Custom Wallpaper from KCarey.
:bulletgreen: Cutout by GAGBAGCHEN
:bulletgreen: Feature and interview on Genuineindividual.com from bassgeisha
:bulletgreen: One-month journal feature from Bit-sinna.
:bulletgreen: One-week journal feature from AHussein.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from KCarey.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from TouchedVenus.

2nd place:
:bulletgreen: Small ink and color drawing by Blue-Moon-Rabbit.
:bulletgreen: 350 points.
:bulletgreen: Cutout by GAGBAGCHEN
:bulletgreen: Custom Wallpaper from KCarey.
:bulletgreen: One-month journal feature from Bit-sinna.
:bulletgreen: One-week journal feature from AHussein.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from KCarey.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from TouchedVenus.

3rd place:
:bulletgreen: Small ink and color drawing by Blue-Moon-Rabbit.
:bulletgreen: Ink Sketch Drawing by ErinKerr.
:bulletgreen: 150 points.
:bulletgreen: One-month journal feature from Bit-sinna.
:bulletgreen: One-week journal feature from AHussein.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from KCarey.
:bulletgreen: Journal feature from TouchedVenus.

Entries
You dance by my side, children sublime… by adanteria.
-Remember-The Promise You Made by Italia-Ruotolo-Art
Gloomy sunday  by lilittu
Summonings by dune3001
Tea-House Moon by Jien-chan
If I Die Young by JoLuffiroSauce
My Friend by GAGBAGCHEN
I Am a Good Girl by SayuriEyes
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by yamirenamon
Seven Devils by Adm-James
decretum by Nenril-Tf
Pourtant.... by KittyaNeCo
I Stood Under the Waterfall by GracelingSDG
Here comes the sun by mulcimber
Wolf and I by JenniferWeiler
And although I was burning - You're the only Light by InkyRose
The Promise by Yo-Illuminator
Dreams in Digital by Leaf-nin
I Have Nothing by FadlyRomdhani
Boats and Birds by Feienin
Ra Ra by TheJabberwokk
pills by aynawiseone
dans les yeux d' une fille by fullcolour-canvas

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If you want to give a journal feature or a subscription as a prize, comment below and I’ll add you to the list.
If you want to donate points, you can do so here: bit-sinna.deviantart.com/ (Just scroll down beneath the journal and deviantID and you’ll find the donation pool.) Even one point is great. :)
And if you have any questions about the contest, just ask here.

Thank you for your time, and have a great day.
Now go create and be merry. :)
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+500 Watchers Party and Raffle!! WINNERS

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 18, 2013, 8:21 AM


- I have now rolled a dice, and the 2 first numbers have been chosen!



The winner of the halfbody drawing is~
Number 19!
:iconklumzynyan:

&


The winner of the chibi is~
Number 30!
:iconlullimei:

Congrats to the winners and
thank you to all who joined!

Winners: Please reply to my note.
If you don't answer to my note within 2 days I will pick a new winner -

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Hello all of you lovely people! Woo! :love:

Do you know what time it is? It's party time!
Bring the cupcakes! ♥

:iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz::iconcupcake1plz:

So, I somehow reached the 500 watchers in less than 3 days, and like I promised, there's a big surprise for all of you!


I am holding a +500 watchers raffle!

:star:PRIZES:

:bulletblue:What can you win?

-There will be 2 winners!

The first one will get a halfbody drawing:
(example)
Purple tones by MichibanCupcakes

& the second one will get a chibi drawing:
(example)

Himeka Bunny by MichibanCupcakes

:star: RULES:

:bulletblue: To enter, you'll have to read and follow the rules. Anyone who didn't follow the rules won't have a chance to win.

:star:How to enter:

-Favourite this journal.

- Write a poll/journal about this raffle.

-Comment here with your poll/journal!


♥I will pick the winners with a random number generator on the 2.10.13!

:star:Something else you should know:

:bulletblue:Things I WILL draw:
Girls (kid, teenager, adult)
Boys (only small and cute)
OCs
Kemonomimi
Soft ecchi

:bulletpurple:Things I will NOT draw:
Old people
Masculine/older than 12y.o boys
(depending on how masculine they look)
Furries
Animals
Fanart
Nudity/hentai/hardcore ecchi
Complicated backgrounds


That's about it! I wish good luck to all of you,
and have an awesome day! :iconsweethugplz:



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SpongeBob SquarePants in 15 steps ! : muddycolors.blogspot.fr/2013/0…
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:star:PAYPAL COMMISSION INFORMATION :star:
:star:POINT COMMISSION INFORMATION :star:


:star: Status and 2014 commissions :star:
:star: Visual pricelist :star:
:star: ADULT Visual pricelist :star:
:star: Finished commissions :star:
:star: Adoptables gallery :star:

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:damphyr: COMMISSION WIDGET IS ON MY PROFILE PAGE


If you are interested in a different commission type that is not shown in this widget (for example: Pokemon drawing, waist up, knees up, sketch, etc) send me a note please and I will set it!

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:damphyr: MOST IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT POINT COMMISSIONS:


:pointr: Point coms can only be bought through the COMMISSION WIDGET!. Please do not send me points through 'donate'- follow the widget's instructions.
:pointr: Interested in an other commission type than the ones on my page/s commission widget? or multiple characters, background, additional details like wings and other, things that cost more? Comment/ note me, and I will add such commission option :3
:pointr: If you have questions- ask :3
:pointr: Please be patient, I work as fast as I can, but I also have other art to work on.

:star: Any support is greatly appreciated! :heart:

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GENERAL POINT COMMISSION RULES


:heart:

1. Accepted Payment Methods


Love Points Stamp by Drake1
-DA POINTS :points:; paid through the commission widget. do not send me points through 'donate' please.
Refunds are not available, please keep this in mind. Please be sure about commissioning me.

2. Copyright Stuff


-Commissions are only for your personal use. That means you can use them in your own websites, logos, avatars, print them out and put on your wall and so on. But you can't say that it was done by you, you can't sell them in any way (prints and other) and you are not able to submit them into your gallery without credits to my DA page and link to my original work! if you put credits, it's ok.
-All commissions done by me belong to me and the credit for doing it still belongs to me, even if it's your character, the character belongs to you, but the drawing itself belongs to me.
-All commissions have two watermarks: one in a corner with link to my DA page, and another one on the character with my name/da link only. Arts with transparent background have only one watermark- on the character. Do not remove my watermarks please.
-I as the creator have the right to upload a commission on art sites I am a member of: DeviantArt, Anipan, SheezyArt, FurAffinity, SoFurry and/or HentaiFoundry with writing your name in my comments under the submission. I don't do private commissions, and I want them to be shown in my galleries, please respect that.

3. How does it work?


-To commission me, you need to be sure I am open for point commissions at that time and have open slots. If yes, then go to my main page, find the 'commission widget', check the offer you are interested in, and click 'request commission'. You will need to fill a small form, either there in the widget, or through a note to me (notes are prefferred, you can only post character name in widget) where you need to put your commission details, the more you add the better. I need to know the chara's name, short description, details, colors, 1-5 references (the more the better, pose references, and any other additional thoughts:) simply a detailed description of what you want me to draw for you. You can of course tell me only half of this, and leave the rest for me to decide (for example pose, expression, clothes etc).
-Payment is in advance The widget will take the point amount from you automatically when I agree to your commission request. So if you're not able to pay me, don't ask to commission me please. You will be able to see sketch of course, and if you don't like it I will redraw it once (change pose/clothes ect what you wish) and then show you both and you will be able to choose the one you like more:) and if there will be only small changes, like bangs/expression/ details etc, I will change it on that sketch. please understand this and think before commissioning me.
-Seeing sketch is optional. But I prefer to show you, because you will be able to confirm or tell me to change something, if you wish.
-I don't have a time limit to do the comission. It may take from a few days to about 1-2 months I think. But when school or something/someone else kills me, it may take longer, or if it's more complicated, many details or many characters, or a dress up, it WILL take longer. So please understand and don't rush me. I have my own live too :) I'll just try to make it as soon as possible;) If you want/ need it very fast, it's available too, I can put you on top of my to do list. But for doing for doing it within a certain (short) amount of time, you'll have to pay more.
-Remember that I can say NO to your commission. I am the artist and I decide what I want and not want to draw. Just respect this.

4. Receiving your commission


-All my commissions may be submitted to my accounts on art sites I'm a member of and that I think fit the site themes, These sites are so far: DeviantArt, SheezyArt, FurAffinity, SoFurry, Anipan and/or HentaiFoundry. I don't do private commissions, and I want them to be shown in my galleries, please respect that.
-I can send you original size through e-mail. Keep in mind, that the size is usually the same, because I work on such small sizes, and it still WILL have my watermark on.

5.Acceptable and non-acceptable themes


Keep in mind that my style is manga/ anime related. just look at my gallery to see how I work. you can ask for examples of a specific theme too, of course (if I have such an example I'll show).
A. I will draw
-sexy and cute humanoid girls (humans, kemonomimis, angels, elves etc)
-anthro females
-fanarts
-normal/ simple looking males
-female nudity, yuri
-some fetishes, like light bondage, light hentai, tentacle fun (ask)
-animals and fantasy creatures (wolves, horses, dragons etc)
-semi-detailed backgrounds (examples will be shown below) (must contact me earlier becasue the prize will change)
-multiple characters (must contact me earlier becasue the prize will change)

B. I will not draw
-difficult (action etc) poses- unless reference given
-some animals (ask)
-porn, some bondage, some fetishes, hard yuri, (ask)
-yaoi, blood, violence
-full completed, very detailed, hard backgrounds
-mechas
-in different style than mine


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GENERAL POINT COMMISSION PRICES


These prices are for the said number of character only. If you want more characters on a commission, you need to pay 75% of the first character base price for each next character. I added two character prices for only some offers but of course each offer can have multiple characters.
Small additional characters- prize to discuss, info below.


:pointr: A. SKETCH
Sketch examples- need your opinions! comment plz by izka197
Waist-up single character: 200 :points:
Knees-up single character: 250 :points:
Fullbody single character: 300 :points:


:pointr: B. LINEART
Crystal Lines by izka197Mahina Lineart by izka197
(Traditional or Digital)
Waist-up single character: 400 :points:
Knees-up single character: 500 :points:
Fullbody single character: 600 :points:


:pointr: C. FLAT COLORS
[CLOSED] Fantasy Adoptable: Demon Lady by izka197[CLOSED] Adoptable Burlesque Lady by izka197
[CLOSED] FREE ADOPTABLE GIVEAWAY Shooting Star by izka197[CLOSED] Colorful Kitty Adoptable Auction by izka197
Fullbody single character: 850 :points:
Lil Mini Chibi single character: 200 :points:



:pointr: D. CELL SHADING
Anya by izka197.Yui. by izka197Tenma by izka197Lopunny Keiko :c: by izka197
[C] Ariel and Flounder by izka197[OC] Devil Twins by izka197Lucario x Espeon girls yuri :c: by izka197[C] Poison Ivy x Batgirl yuri by izka197
Headshot single character: 400 :points:
Waist-up single character: 600 :points:
Knees-up single character: 1000 :points:
Knees-up two characters: 1750 :points:
Fullbody single character: 1200 :points:
Fullbody two characters: 2100 :points:



:pointr: E. SOFT SHADING
Sailor Mercury by izka197Akira Takeda- Demoness Akki by izka197..:: Kimono Eevee ::... by izka197Mew Zakuro :c: by izka197
[Commission] Angels: Razia and Sara by izka197[Commission] Kitty x Pandora by izka197[Commission] Naughty Lacey by izka197John with Eevee :c: by izka197
(detailed coloring)
Headshot single character: 500 :points:
Waist-up single character: 800 :points:
Knees-up single character: 1200 :points:
Knees-up two characters: 2100 :points:
Fullbody single character: 1500 :points:
Fullbody two characters: 2620 :points:



:pointr: F. CHIBI:
STYLE 1 (single character), Fullbody: 500 :points:
Chibi Kimono Ami by izka197Chibi Misty Blink by izka197
(1:1 body to head size) (soft and cell shading mixed)

STYLE 2 (single character), Fullbody: 500 :points:
Gijinka Poke Chibi Pikachu by izka197Vocaloid Chibi: Miku by izka197
(2:1 body to head size) (cell shading)

STYLE 3 (single character), Fullbody: 600 :points:
..:: Chibi Mei ::.. by izka197.: Chibi Madoka and Kyubey :. by izka197
(1:1 body to head size) (soft shading)



:pointr: G. MINI- CHIBI:
Mini-chibi Izka by izka197Mini- chibi Empress Kake by izka197
(cell shading) single character
Fullbody: 400 :points:


:pointr: H. TRADITIONAL
KIMONO: Mei by izka197:.: 21 stars :.: by izka197Sugar Paradise: Angel Mei by izka197Ice Queen by izka197
(colored pencils, black ink pen)
a6 size single character: 105×148 mm
waist-up: 700 :points:
knees-up: 900 :points:
a5 size single character: 148×210 mm
waist-up: 900 :points:
knees-up: 1100 :points:
fullbody: 1400 :points:
a4 size single character: 210×297 mm
fullbody: 1700 :points:


:pointr: I: DRESS-UP GAME
Currently not available in points. Check Paypal commissions for info about Dress up game Commissions.


:pointr: J: POKEMON DIGITAL DRAWING
Raichu by izka197Ebony the Shinx :c: by izka197Tsutaja by izka197
(cell shading, soft shading with or without lineart- depends on Pokemon, to be discussed, single character)
500- 1400 :points:



:pointr: K: ANIMAL/ FANTASY CREATURE
Akki the wolf :3 by izka197Shira:3 by izka197
Digital (soft or cell shading) single character
Headshot: 400-500 :points:
Fullbody: 1000-1400 :points:
Traditional single character:
a5 fullbody: 800-1100 :points:
a4 fullbody: 1200-1600 :points:



:pointr: L: BACKGROUNDS
Nekkid Mei by izka197Sailor Mercury by izka197..:: Kimono Eevee ::... by izka197
simple or transparent background (my choice): free
:.: 21 stars :.: by izka197..:: Queen Mei ::.. by izka197KIMONO: Mei by izka197Underwater Dream by izka197
detailed background (digital or traditional): + 200-500 :points: (depending on details!)



:pointr: M: ADDITIONAL DETAILS
.. :: SAYURI :: .. by izka197.. :: P U Z Z L E :: .. by izka197AT: Purpose by izka197.. :: CELESTE :: .. by izka197
single small items (examples: glass, handbag, fan, baloon etc): free
big, detailed items/ clothes (examples: wings, very detailed clothes, hard/ big weapons/ accessories, dolls, tiny animals, extremely long and detailed hair): + 100-500 :points: (depending on details!)
-simple animation would cost somewhere between +100-500 :points:. Though the price depends on the picture size, animation details and difficulty. Ask me to know more!
examples:
Next Generation: Sailor Flora blink by izka197Chibi Kake Blink :c: by izka197

Example of bg + details:
[C] Chibiusa by izka197



:pointr: N: ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS
+75% of base price for an additional big human/ anthro/ animal/ creature
for small characters- price to discuss



:pointr: O: SHIPPING ORIGINAL TO YOU
(traditional, sketch)
a6 or a5 size: +300 :points:
a4 size: +400 :points:



:pointr: P: LIPS OR NO LIPS
You can choose which face style do you prefer.
Luli Headshot :c: by izka197Shisha :c: by izka197
style 1: without lips
style 2: with colored lips



:pointr: R: PRE-POSE COMMISSIONS :new:

Cell shading: 1000 :points: single character
Soft Shading: 1100 :points: single character

Cell shading: 1800 :points: two characters
Soft Shading: 2300 :points: two characters


:star: RULES :star:
-they work and have rules as normal commissions , the only difference is that I proveded some pose ideas and you can choose to see your character in any of these poses and THEY ARE CHEAPER!! :meow:
-FEMALES only as you can see x3 mature content or no
-expressions can be chosen, boobie size can be changed, ears tails etc can be added, can be anthro or human.
-items like scythe/ broom etc can be replaced by other single items or removed, these are only ideas.
-details like wings or things or background of choice and other things might cost more according to my commission rules
-send me a note or comment if interested, please don't pay until I confirm!!
Examples:
Pre- Pose Commissions CLOSED- TAKEN by izka197Pre- Pose Commissions2 CLOSED- TAKEN by izka197Pre- Pose Commissions4: CLOSED by izka197
Eamples of finished pre- pose commissions:
[Commission] Sexy Pandora by izka197[Commission] Kurumi Momose by izka197[Commission] Neko Natalia by izka197
more izka197.deviantart.com/gallery…

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:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - Mandrakes

Welcome to issue #54 of my fantasy features!
These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project.  If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.

I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!  



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This week's creature feature is: Mandrakes


Note:  The legends and lore involving Mandrakes, or Mandragora, vary according to source.  This feature describes the "screaming plant", as well as the scientific one, as the former is directly derived from the latter.  This is really just to appreciate the artwork, not so much to educate.
Also, to keep this article from having to be listed as mature, several aspects of the creature have been omitted.  So please don't point out what I have left out in the comments!


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandrago… :

 
Mandrake is the common name for members of the plant genus Mandragora, particularly the species Mandragora officinarum, belonging to the nightshades family.  The roots sometimes contain bifurcations causing them to resemble human figures.
[They are a] parasympathetic depressant, hallucinogen, and hypnotic. Most hypnotics produce low alphoid and spindle alpha brain-wave activity, similar to that found in REM sleep, or the dreaming state. This rhythm does not allow deep sleep to occur although it does lower brain patterns. Mandrake root causes delirium and hallucinations. In high doses, it can even send the user into a coma.
According to the legend, when the root is dug up it screams and kills all who hear it. Literature includes complex directions for harvesting a mandrake root in relative safety.
For example Josephus (c. AD 37 Jerusalem – c. 100) gives the following directions for pulling it up:
"A furrow must be dug around the root until its lower part is exposed, then a dog is tied to it, after which the person tying the dog must get away. The dog then endeavours to follow him, and so easily pulls up the root, but dies suddenly instead of his master. After this the root can be handled without fear."

Shakespeare refers four times to mandrake and twice under the name of mandragora.
"...Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday."
Shakespeare: Othello III.iii

"Give me to drink mandragora...
That I might sleep out this great gap of time
My Antony is away."
Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra I.v

"Shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth."
Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet IV.iii

"Would curses kill, as doth the mandrake's groan"
King Henry VI part II III.ii


Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:

mandrake by magpie-poet fig01 Mandrake Childe by emla Mandrake roots by Alien-Phant HP - Mad Mandrake by AcuteCat Mandrake by Mandragoras
Mandragora by Autumnology Mandrake by Foyaland Green Fingers by parv89 Mandragora by djericho888 Mandragora - retouch - by slut-desingz  
..:Mandrake:.. by Shiritsu Mandragora by SajWillowCrossRoxas Mandrake by Funeral--Of--Hearts mandrake by Aedsu Mandragora Cap by KitsenAnyMury
Alraune by Galah-momo Mandragora by MarikuArt Mandrake by X-x-Magpie-x-X Mandrakes by emily-mary-r Mandrake by DoodleJess
Mandragora officinarum by SIL-entium Mandragora by depaz Mandrake by ShaneGallagher MonsterGirlMonth 07 - Plant Girl by Ekuneshiel Mandrake by FajarKurniawan
Mandrake by neserit NW- Mandragora Offininarum by Suzuki-Hime grass type Fakemon by Meganstaek Midnight Bliss Mandrake by Xenomic manny the mandrake by yang
Mandrake by jengslizer Mandrake Girl 2 by ursulav MLProf - hello Twink by jamew85 .Meeting the Mandrake. by Els-e
Mandragora by ravenscar45 Marvin the Mandrake by ZestyDoesThings The Alraune by ArtsyAlraune Sleeping Spirit 6 by beppodragon Merlin's Rage Mandrake by RockyDavies
HARRY POTTER: MANDRAKE by Jerome-K-Moore mandrake root amigurumi by fayettedream Mandrake by Nakomis192 1:12 Miniature Mandrake Roots by NJD-Miniatures Mandragora by ediciones-babylon
Mandrake - Unversed by DangoMango Mandrake Root by SirenGarg Baby Mandra by demyx100 Bitterness by Fradga Hangmans Hill creature, Arkham MA What is it? by vonmeer
Mandrake by pebblepixie Mandrake by BrucaliffoBijoux Mandrake Family by bandotaku OOAK POLYMER CLAY SCULPTURES MANDRAKES by veronabarrella Animatronic Mandrake by DickWilly
Mandrake Root by egyptianruin Vitruvian Mandrake by Vredewyrd KH:BBS Mandrake by Yuffu The Mother Mandrake by Darey-Dawn Oddish plush commission by pandari
Mandrake by Windy999 Ojijigogomori plushie by kalmita Mature Mandrake by belavrana Why is it Always Me? by BreakTheCircle Mandrake by xympmyx



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next time for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

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~Arah
Founder


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Merfolk: fav.me/d3jixsv
Eastern Dragons: fav.me/d3jiy8p
Kitsune: fav.me/d3jiynw
Alicorn: fav.me/d3jizis
Gnomes: fav.me/d3jizv9
Tanuki: fav.me/d3jj0er
Centaurs: fav.me/d3jj0xw
Orcs: fav.me/d3jj1wd
Dryad: fav.me/d3jj2uo
Halflings: fav.me/d3jj3cu
Elves: fav.me/d3jj3ux
Faeries: fav.me/d3jj6fv
Vampires: fav.me/d3jj6ta
Sphinx: fav.me/d3jj7c2
Griffin: fav.me/d3jj7qi
Phoenix:  fav.me/d3jj8b7
Djinn: fav.me/d3jj988
Werewolves: fav.me/d3jj9nd
Selkie: fav.me/d3jja4c
Gargoyles: fav.me/d3jjanp
Western Dragons: fav.me/d3l1nm9
Drow: fav.me/d3jjbz0
Yeti: fav.me/d3jjcgu
Kirin: fav.me/d3jjcuw
Satyr: fav.me/d3jjhb0
Hippocampus: fav.me/d3jjhjt
Manticore: fav.me/d3jji0u
Leprechauns: fav.me/d3jjn2s
Pegasus: fav.me/d3jjnw6
Lamia: fav.me/d3jjoti
Kelpie: fav.me/d3jjp6f
Water Nymphs: fav.me/d3jjpjf
Kraken: fav.me/d3jjsgw
Recaps! Part 1: fav.me/d49souz
Recaps! Part 2: fav.me/d4adclu
Loch Ness Monster: fav.me/d4b8ola
Harpy: fav.me/d4byeqx
Hippogryph: fav.me/d4crce2
Banshee: fav.me/d4dgfo8
Wyvern: fav.me/d5btikz
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Baku: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Nightmares: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Dullahan:  realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Ents:  realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Chimera: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Winter Fantasy!: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
Atlantis: realmsoffantasy-myth.deviantar…
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Metamorphosis

Journal Entry: Wed May 15, 2013, 4:49 PM





Months back, I wrote a comic about Jane Fitzpatrick's backstory (which is technically completely 'original,' as Jane and her background are totally separated from any Avatar characters or elements) which was accepted to be included in Grayhaven Comics' upcoming project, 'You Are Alone.' The project's Kickstarter was successful, and so this comic that I wrote and DoodleBuggy did a brilliant job bringing to life is supposed to be published later this year. You Are Not Alone will be: "A 200+ page anthology of hope with tales of overcoming bullying, homophobia, racism, depression and abuse." You can find more information about it here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

The comic is finally done! And you can read it here:
Metamorphosis Page 1 by DoodleBuggy Metamorphosis Page 2 by DoodleBuggy Metamorphosis Page 3 by DoodleBuggy Metamorphosis Page 4 by DoodleBuggy
It is a standalone piece written for elementary/high school students, but it also serves a small slice of backstory for Jane's character.

It's been a pleasure to work on this, and I've also been steadily working on a multi-page comic that will tell some of SRU's last moments, as well.
In general, I've become very excited and interested in working more with the comic/graphic novel format, and hope to continue working with the format. As I work toward finishing SRU and starting Esteemed, I am also cooking up ideas for both a longer and shorter-scale graphic novel by re-tooling ideas I've used for shorter fanfics in the past, transforming them into original ideas. We'll see how that pans out, but in the meantime, please enjoy this comic, and I hope you all who are following the SRU and Esteemed projects continue to like what is made for those.

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: The Black Box (Aivi Tran &amp; surasshu)
  • Playing: Mario &amp; DK: Minis (3DS), Rayman Legends Challe
  • Drinking: Coffee at day, beer at night
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In the Transformation Challenge, we challenged you to create a whole new you! See which 25 transformational artists have moved on toward a chance to win a trip to Honolulu, New York, or Los Angeles to collaborate with a featured artist. Congratulations to our semi-finalists!
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When people hear that I'm a freelancer, they usually say one of two things.

1- That's AWESOME. You get to work whenever you want.

or

2- That must be HORRIBLE keeping yourself motivated.

I never really had a problem with the motivation part until recently, until last week it clicked with me why, and how I had been self-medicating up to that point. So with that in mind, I'm gonna share some ways I find useful of staying focused.

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= POMODORRO=

This is a great way to cut through the crap and distractions and get LOTS done. Essentially, you set a timer and

Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins

Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins

Work 25 mins
Rest 5 mins

Work 25 mins
Rest 30 mins

Enough of a break to pee, get a cuppa or whatever. I use a little program called pomadairo to keep track, but there's downsides to this. The downside being the stopping. I generally plug in and work for about 45 mins to an hour before my brain demands distraction, or longer if there's actual problem solving going on. The pomodorro cycle sometimes wrecks my flow. Useful for boring things though.

=RELEVANT ALBUM=

Music is a great way to keep yourself pumped, and you can use it in multiple ways. I try and shoot for the hour between each break, so I often use albums as milestones. If you're familiar with the album, you subconsciously KNOW how long until the break is coming so you don't keep glancing at the clock and can stay tuned in. It's also a great way to stay in tone for the piece you're working on, with soundtracks being a great choice. Gladiator, Matrix, Lord of the Rings. Battlestar Galactica is one of my favourites for this.

If you're doing the late night deadline super mega crunch, I'd recommend grooveshark's Ambient station. www.grooveshark.com keeps you mellow and constant. I swear by it.

=MOVIES AND TV=

This is a useful one, albeit tricky to find a balance. You need a show with a strong score and narrative. House is dialogue driven and enough characters to follow like a radio show. MOST of the time it doesn't depend on what's on screen (well directed though it is). Breaking Bad is VERY visual, and is a perfect example of what NOT to have on in the background. It's a great show, and deserves your full attention. Not for working to. Long series are better, as it can keep you hooked in like a long album. I use FullMetal Alchemist, Avatar and Battlestar Galactica (trying Doctor Who) for this all the time.
Community would be perfect, except the episodes are too short. Which is a shame, I'm loving that show.

=SELF PROGRAMMING=

I don't wear my headphones unless I'm working. Now when I put my headphones on it acts as a trigger to drown out everything else and stay involved with what I' m working on. Even if there's nothing playing. Incredibly useful tool.

=STARTING EARLY=

I find if I start work after 10am, it's like I'm constantly trying to drag the work out of me. If I begin closer to 8am, not only do I have longer to complete my work but I find I've more energy for it and results are more forthcoming. Better still is when I take the take to visualise what I'm going to do the night before as I go to sleep, that way I can be subconsciously addressing any problems I might have with the job at hand.

=GETTING SLEEP=

I usually get 7 hours sleep a night, at least. This is non-negotiable, barring deadline days themselves. You don't sleep, you don't think, you don't perform. The same goes with getting out of the house, exercising and all that jazz. Energy begets energy. The more pumped you are, the more you can put into your work.

=SET GOALS=

I have a whiteboard behind me with a short term to-do list, and a long term one. Crossing off completed tasks is exceptionally rewarding, particularly off the long term one. Writing lists is the BEST thing you can do. It keeps you organised, it keeps you focused, and its a great way of charting progress.

Hope those help!

-C
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