HINAUCHI- Customer review do not commission herSo I thought I would let you all know that back in march of 2011 I had commissioned HinaUchi for a piece of art that I had originally planned to give to :iconcrazy-voodoo-lady: for her birthday. Which is in july.
Time went, july came and pasted, I never saw my art that i paid for. Now in late August I had to ask for a refund from HIna because I lost my camera that was my birthday present from my mom and I needed to replace it before my mom found out. For those of you that don't know my family be thankful. My mom can scare the crazy neighbor who has the gun.
Hina Had spent my money in the time and thus couldn't afford to give me my refund. instead she made a journal for me asking others to commission me. While helpfull not that helpfull >.>
I then waited a YEAR, with questions here and there about my art. before I finally got it and she put little effort into it.http://hinauchi.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=silvernightphoenix#/d4ve8mp she even states herself that she does not like it. I spe
SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCEDFINAL UPDATE 10/3/2012 - This will be my LAST update on this update-ridden journal. (Hooray!) I'm here to say that THE RESULTS ARE IN! See the winners right here!!SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Connie signing out! - END FINAL UPDATE
UPDATE 10/2/2012 - Heigh ho, friends! Contraltissimo back from the dead here. Oy my gosh school.
*ahem* I'm here to let you all know that I HAVE COMPLETED JUDGING the entries, but that I will not be posting the results tonight, because it's über-late, and morning comes early, and I would rather put together something a bit more formal than I have time for right now. Expect results tomorrow.
To preemptively make up for the pins and needles this waiting may elicit, I have prepared
2013 - 52 Week Dragon Project - THEME LIST:iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz::iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz:2013 - 52 Week Dragon Project - THEME LIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T H E L I S T
The goal is to complete the list, but 52 is a lot. So do as many as you can.
You DO NOT have to do the list in order. Please feel free to skip around.
Please submit your project entries to the 52 Week Project Folder.
I know time is an issue for most people, as it is for me.
These entries do NOT have to be epic masterpieces; sketches are acceptable though finished work is always proffered.
You may NOT change a theme from the list and submit it to the project folder.
Anything submitted to the project folder needs to be labeled in some way to indicate its part of the project.
it could be as simple as numbering the piece or saying "Pr
Responses to my last article (pt.1)So after reading comments on that latest article http://fav.me/d6q4snq about 'humanizing wolves' I noticed a lot of people argued or debated quite a few points. Points I felt I should try to cover in a sort of Q&A section here.Responses to my last article (pt.1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND PLEASE: In some parts of this there is personal opinions but I have included facts which can be backed up by research and by searching the internet as well. I've tried to cite sources as much as I could and give sound evidence when possible. I cannot be held completely liable if some information is outdated and I'm unaware but I would be glad to learn the updated information IF you have it accessible.
Now, let's begin!
1. Wolves can be tamed! My 'so-and-so' owned a wolf and it was the best pet I've ever seen! You're wrong if you think wolves can't be tamed!
(This goes along with wolfdogs as well for the most part)
Answer: Yeah, just because y
Perspective in photoshop tutorial available now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv1rJFH2mMPerspective in photoshop tutorial available now!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Improvement ChallengeI was reading AbelPhee's Journal entry about challenging and improving ones art and its really got me thinking iv been painting drawing the same stuff for years and its becoming stagnant and repetitive i'm going to challenge my art skills and get out of my comfort zone and try this 30 day challenge and hopefully broaden my skills.Improvement Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wont be able to Art every day because of work and socialing but i will make the effort for this, i'll mainly be posting my day to day works on my Tumblr Site http://teggyart.tumblr.com/ but i might clump them all on a page at the very end and post them on here.
ANYONES welcome to join me in this its a fantastic idea thank you so much to the lovely AbelPhee for thinking it up.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these day
Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.Being a miserable artist = being a bad artist.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.
Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.
You make your OWN workday miserable when:
If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.
How to create good compositions!Here is this week's video! Talking about composition and colorsHow to create good compositions!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you check out the first part also if you haven't already!
**Instagram IS NOT selling anything ** Alright... well, as with almost all these shock and awe stories about copyright infringement it appears this latest one is a false alarm as well...**Instagram IS NOT selling anything2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Galidor's Artist ManifestoI leave you my manifesto , feel free to comment on your opinion or share any experiences C;Galidor's Artist Manifesto10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There is a Creator that has given us the ability to imagine and co-create with Him
We have this excellent gift to create things and show them as they are in our minds, we can make people travel to the worlds inside our imagination, get them to see new things or usual things from a new perspective.
This is the most important thing for me, to use my God-given gift of creativity and exploit it in as many ways as I possibly can, from drawing, to sculpture, singing and writing.
Everything can be used as inspiration for creating art, even if it is negative or positive
Any experience, thought, circumstance, idea, or action, can give valuable input to create. Going on a nature hike, walking down the stre
I am getting really fucking tired...This is a rant. Don't like it, click 'back' and move on.I am getting really fucking tired...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm getting so fucking tired of repeating myself and people not getting it through their goddamn skulls.
It's getting increasingly harder to be patient with these little kids and disrespectful immature adults who steal shit, flat out copy a design (EVERYTHING, not just part of it, EVER. FUCKING. THING. ABOUT IT) and then play the victim when caught.
I often sit and wonder what the ever loving fuck I did to deserve all this fucking shit I deal with. The stealing, the dArama, the stalkers, the fucking ridiculous copycats, and the utter disregard for how the hell it makes someone feel to deal with this shit day in and day out.
Sometimes I can just shrug and laugh it off but after a while it's like these people WORK to make sure they can get under my skin. They plague, nag, push, shove, and pester until I finally just get so irritated because it just doesn't stop.
I get it, there's these kinds of people
ShinXChange: Everything You'd Need to Know, EverSo you're interested in the ShinXChange? That's good to hear! This blog entry is a compilation of (hopefully) everything you'll need to know in order to participate in the exchange and other activities of this group! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask so that this blog entry can be updated to reflect the appropriate information.ShinXChange: Everything You'd Need to Know, Ever2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is an Exchange?
An art exchange is essentially like a Secret Santa except it is monthly recurring. Each month, Shinerai will open Roll Call. At this time, ShinXChange members will have four (4) days to submit references of their own personal characters that they would like to have drawn. Each participant is given a random (and secret) artist to draw for and one month to complete the artwork. Once you finish your piece, you will get to surprise your secret person with wonderful art of their character, and some other secret person will get to surprise you too. Any art drawn for the exchange will, of course, be subm
my current philosophy...if i wanna draw something , i draw it.. if it creatively itches, i scratch immediately....my current philosophy...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
try it , its fun XD
Bullshit myths about feminism.I know, I know. Going all ideological on you guys is a little a-typical for me, and perhaps (I hope) I'm preaching to the choir. But I've been noticing a lot of negativeness around the word and (more importantly) the ideology of feminism, and a lot of that seems to be based on misinformation or misunderstanding. This might not be the best place to fix any of that, but I felt like chipping in anyway. It beats doing nothing, right?Bullshit myths about feminism.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, here's some of my "favorite" bullshit myths:
Bullshit Myth: Feminists think girls are better than guys.
Feminism isn't Misandry! Feminists don't hate guys, or think women are better than guys. In fact, that idea is the other opposite of what it's really about : equality.
When extreme feminism turns into Misandry it stops being feminism, as they are fighting against the very thing feminism hopes to accomplish. (I believe these people a tiny minority but I won't deny it exists; there's nutcases on every team after all).
Guys are just
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
COMMISSION INFOI accept commissions such as:COMMISSION INFO4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For Colored Artwork
A. Headshot ( $35+)
(An additional fee for effects and backgrounds)
B. Waist ( $45+)
(An additional fee for effects and backgrounds)
C. Full Body ( $60+ )
(An additional fee for effects and backgrounds)
Additional fee for effects and backgrounds may vary on difficulty of designs, see samples here: http://larizsantos.deviantart.com/gallery/46214095
For Black & White Artworks
Copyright paranoia and self-limitingRight now I have a pretty strong urge to share my recent thoughts and conclusions on copyright and paranoia that I, as well as a lot of other people, experience(d). Bear with me as I try to put it in words as best as I can.Copyright paranoia and self-limiting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before my plans to start getting official copyright done on my main races, and eventually the books, my gallery used to be more diverse as far as my headworld races and animals go. Not to mention all the rich sketchdumps. Then in 2010...I don't remember how it came about...perhaps my misconception about what the term 'published' meant in the copyright world. In 2010 I have taken down/stored pretty much anything related to my story, leaving my gallery rather empty. Aside of commissions and some random artworks.
Then for one of my college papers I chose to do the research on copyright and how it worked exactly. With the help of my teacher I was able to get quite an insight I couldn't exactly get from basic faqs. For example: You can file a copyright claim AFTER your w
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
The biblical way of beating a 7 yr old to deathIt's a miracle, praise Jeeeezus! Nah, it ain't. It's a fucking disgrace to humanity, and in accordance with the bible. Here is the full news article for your consideration - http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/03/mother-stepfather-arrested-beating-death-7-year-ol/The biblical way of beating a 7 yr old to death2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A 7-year-old boy was beaten to death by his parents last week after he failed to read the Bible and do his homework, according to Metro Police.
The horrific allegations of child abuse stand in stark contrast to the couple's Facebook pages, which seemingly show a loving and religious family devoted to Roderick Arrington, nicknamed "RJ." On one Facebook photo — apparently of Arrington and his niece — Markiece Palmer wrote: "My babies they make me happy. GOD bless the children!!!" On another photo of the boy and another child, Dina Palmer wrote: "I love them with heart and soul!!!!" A Facebook post from October 2010 reads: "Lord please guide my steps.... I'm trying 2 do better.... I wanna do better 4 my son, my family, myse
Commission Info + FAQ'sCommission Info + FAQ's2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Use this when NOTING me about comms/prices ^^
Extras? (colours, characters, etc?):
$ USD/ £ GBP : OPEN
Item Trades : ASK. I WILL be picky.
Art Trades : ASK. I WILL be picky.
I usually only accept Paypal.
However I will accept cash via mail if you live in the UK.
(Do at your own risk however, I can't be held responsible if it's stolen or lost in mail.)
I will not start on your commission until I have received my payment, so keep that in mind.
I will set up a commission box just for your commission. Once I receive the points I
COMMISSIONS: Closed (prices are outdated)::Commissions are CLOSED::COMMISSIONS: Closed (prices are outdated)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
150USD for a character.
55USD for a BUST. (Only until shoulders. No visible hands or anything else below the shoulders.)
ONLY ONE CHARACTER.
You get 20% off if you let me work in monochromatic/achromatic instead of in colours. (Please specify this in your note if desired.)
Demon Francis by Digimitsu Arvata: Utahraptor by DigimitsuTay by DigimitsuPortal 2: Wheatley by Digimitsu
80USD for a character, no BG - Full Colour
New Commission InfoHey!New Commission Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, I decided to not only take Pokemon commissions, but to take commissions in general! Here are the different commission-categories (These are only to give you a basic idea of how much I charge. Every commission is different and we will talk about the exact price via notes ):
1. Character without or with simple background:
Price: No bg: 70-130 USD (depending on level of detail/complexity of the character)
Simple bg: 90-140 USD ("")
Additional characters/objects will add to the price!
2. Character with background:
Price: 140-230 USD (depending on level of detail/complexity of the character or background)
Additional characters/objects will add to the price!
3. Traditional commission (I will send you the original via post! Size of the picture: A3):
How to: Request CSS HelpI do get notes and comments of people asking for help quite a lot. While most people do just fine there are some people that forget that they are asking for a favour and aren’t in the position to demand anything.How to: Request CSS Help3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Others are just so vague that you never really know what they really want you to do. And because of that I decided to write down some tips – based on my own experience – to help those who are not sure how to ask for help right. It will make things easier for both sides.
The following things are not universal, they reflect mostly my point of view and how I would like to deal with such request and the process of it. It will not apply for all CSS coders, but it should still give you an idea of what to do and what you should avoid.
Before you ask for help
Make sure that you have tried everything that is within your possibilities. The best way of learning is to spot mistakes on your own.
Sometimes it is easier to quickly ask someone el