Pricing InfoI no longer take commissions (custom pieces) or requests, but this pricing guide can be used as a rough idea of what to expect from my pieces when they go up for sale in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_shopPricing Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basic Dragon, roughly 2-2.5 inches: $55 - $70
Small cute wings, simple pose. Often one prop included (gem, dice, necklace, etc.) Price goes up with details like rainbow colors, extra paint jobs, pose, and bigger wings.
Black Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
Small dragon, around 1.5-2 inches: $35- $55
The images show the progression in detail and price.
Little Green Luck Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Pink Valentine Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Ruby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Licking Candycane by DragonsAndBeasties A pile of rainbow babies! by DragonsAndBeasties
Deluxe dragon, 3-4 inches max: $70 - $200
These dragons may have extensive paint jobs, more complex poses, and greater detail. Some exa
October's Artisan Craft Daily DeviationsHere are all the DD's I featured during the month of October.October's Artisan Craft Daily Deviations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't forget to check out maytel's DD roundup here! maytel's term is ending on the 27th of November (*uglysobbing*), so if you'd like to suggest an Artisan Craft DD to her get in quick before her schedule is completely filled! Be sure to read her DD Guidelines so you know what kind of crafts to suggest.
In defense of headdresses.Alright. I've seen (and responded to) the recent rant by :iconCabinetCuriosities: regarding headdresses (among other things, most of which I agreed with, some of which I didn't, but none of which struck me as disrespectful), and I saw the harassment that another user got over her rare pelt that she was going to headdress, and I've seen other people snark about headdresses for various reasons. And I'd like to make a few points.In defense of headdresses.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, it's none of anyone's business what a person does with a hide they have, whether that's make it into a headdress or a soft mount or a blanket or a wall hanger or something for their cat to sleep on. Traditional taxidermy is not inherently more respectful to the animal than headdressing. They can be respectful for different reasons, but ultimately it comes down to the individual person and their approach. And since not a single one of you is sitting here in my living room, watching my work, and none of you are in my head any further than my writing l
Pokemon Button GiveawayGIVEAWAY OVERPokemon Button Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an appreciation to my watchers, I'm giving away some buttons!
This is a four button set of the original starter Pokemon. There will be 4 winners and each will receive all four of these buttons!
How do I enter?
Fav this journal entry!
You don't have to be a watcher to enter but it'd be nice! Plus, I'll be doing future giveaways so a watch will keep you updated!
Limit one entry per person
Winners will be announced December 31, 2012
You must be ok with giving me your address since I will have to ship the buttons. Buttons will be shipped free of charge!
Winners will be selected randomly using random.org from the fav list on this journal entry. I will contact all 4 winners via notes and update this journal entry.
Good luck and thanks for all of your support!
See my Pokemon related artwork!
deviantART and Offsite Proper EtiquetteKnowing Your Laws!deviantART and Offsite Proper Etiquette2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of the taxidermy/pelt collectors know, there’s been a recent influx in people becoming interested in collecting wildlife parts. It’s great to see people becoming interested in taxidermy and such as it’s not an art that is well known. But lately some of the taxidermy community on here has notice way too many people are selling items here and off site that are illegal in general or illegal in their state. Collecting animal parts is not like collecting baseball cards or coins, there are LAWS to them. A lot of members on deviantART don’t seem to get how serious it is if you are caught illegally selling animal parts. We’re talking about $1,000+ fines and even jail time. The federal officers don’t care if you didn’t know the laws or if you’re a kid, your still breaking the law and they will punish you. I always tell new people
Just a note.Dear Fellow Artists,Just a note.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will always be people who are, on some levels, whether technical or aesthetic or sheer artistic talent, may be considered "better" than you are. Maybe they've had more time to practice. Maybe they have the money for expensive supplies. Or maybe they're one of those people who can seemingly just glance at their medium and make gold. Or maybe it's some combination thereof.
First of all, practice makes better, if not perfect. Over time you may be able to see your work getting better; your best bet is to compare yourself to yourself, not other artists. I can look back through my archives here and in various hard drives and see where I've improved over the years, and no doubt I'll continue getting better. While I consider myself a professional in some media, it doesn't mean that I don't have plenty of room for growth and improvement--I'd hate to think there was nothing more to do after any point other than death!
Second, in the words of Henry Van Dyke, "Use what t
Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!Contest Closed!Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These little guys are examples of our barbary whelp.
We will NOT be commenting on submissions: don't want to show any favoritism! Also, if you don't post your signal-boost link for your second, third, fourth etc. entry, it will NOT be counted.
The immature version of a barbary drake (adults coming soon), they're so named for their barbarous nature (mind your fingers). Barbaries are voracious eaters, and when full grown quite capable of tackling prey larger than itself (mind you there isn't too much larger than a full grown barbary). Hatchlings display a wide variety of colour patterns, often in outrageous combinations. These bright, distinctive pelts are thought to advertise the immature drake's venomous nature to any would-be predators. Although somewhat unpredictable in captivity, whelps imprinted at hatching can be domesticated with some measure of success.
Each whelp comes ful
PendantsPendants are not only one of the most common forms of jewellery seen around the community, they're also one of the most common crafts period. There are so many skilled deviants from many different mediums who craft gorgeous, wearable works. Here's a few choice crafts.Pendants1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Grumpy Brown Owl by StephaniePride
Little Butterfly Pendate by LenaHandmadeJewelry Paws 4. MADE TO ORDER by BDSart
Purple Dragon Head Pendant by AstridMakosla Portal Dragon Air by EnchantedTokenArt
Madoka Magica Charm Set by GrandmaThunderpants Golden tiger eye - stone painting by AlviaAlcedo
Other People's PeltsIn light of the "snow leopard drama" on here recently, I have been noting an increase in people who seem to feel entitled to tell others what they can and cannot do with their own pelts.Other People's Pelts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
News flash: When I posted both my leopard AND my jaguar, saying that I would attempt to turn them into headdresses, NOT A SINGLE PERSON balked at the idea or tried to advise me to the contrary. In fact, some of the people who sent me words of encouragement in my endeavor are apparently with the same crowd who tried to tell someone else that she couldn't do the same with her pelt.
I happen to know the deviant in question personally. She is not just jumping on the pelt bandwagon because headdresses are suddenly "popular" now; she expresses a deep personal connection to her pelts and if she wishes to use them for spiritual purposes as a headdress, you literally have zero right to try and dissuade her from doing so.
In fact, it's shameful that some of you even tried.
Yes, it's a rare pelt. But it's NOT YOU
PLUSHIE IRON ARTIST CLOSEDPLUSHIE IRON ARTIST CLOSED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
one of my customers needed a refund due to an emergency situation and since i hadnt started on the plushies yet i can do this ; w;! so 4 IA slots are open, first come first serve, no holds!
BEFORE YOU COMMISSION ME PLEASE READ MY TOS:
Im going to take 100 plushie commissions
PLUSHIES WILL STILL BE RAISED PRICE WISE BASED ON COMPLEXITY
also if i do not have the fabric color needed for your character then you will need to pay 7.50 for a half yard of minky for each major color needed * i will let you know if this is the situation*
if you're interested leave a comment or note me please V wV:
1. Greyclaw - JackaIo
Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: nastya-iv83Wire working and handmade jewellery is an incredibly popular medium on deviantART. It's arguably our most popular sub-gallery in Artisan Crafts. There's a lot of artists to love, but Anastasiya is one that never fails to catch my eye. I'm a relatively new deviant so it's a rare moment when I can recall a deviant's first moments among our Artisan Crafts family, but hers is one I fondly remember. From the moment I saw her seahorse pendant I was smitten, and haven't stopped since.Putting the 'Art' in Artisan :: nastya-iv837 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's not just the clean and precise wire working in nastya-iv83's work that catches the eye, but the unique design each of them encompass. The flowing lines and delicate shapes give life and form to many a creature, and a refined elegance to everything she touches.
Here is a glimpse of her stunning work:
Apparel Collection: SoundwavesIt feels really good to be surrounded on all sides by music, feeling it pump through you like an electric pulse! This design would be the perfect complement to a carefree night of dancing with friends under the stars or boogying down alone in front of a mirror using the build-in headphones.Apparel Collection: Soundwaves2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This illustration was inspired by my love for music and science together. Sound waves are pretty amazing in the way they move ever forward, undulating up and down outwardly from their source. I love the way scientific textbooks illustrate natural phenomenon, because, of course, my artistic mind wants to SEE everything, even things that can’t be seen by the naked eye without special tools. Scientific subject matters are a fun challenge to many artists as they dive into the shapes of nature and physics and apply to them their own styles and techniques.
Like many pieces of art, it can sometimes take the simplest concept to inspire a whole thought process to be expressed on a canvas.
Artisan Crafts Week MacrameTHE PERFECTLY UNPECUNIARY PECULIARArtisan Crafts Week Macrame1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
POCKET PACKET PROMOTING PIZZO
(The Pocket Guide To Macrame)
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.... (C B Demille)
"With new crafts, like all skills, remember!: We all, ...usually, start with fairly "rough-looking" pieces..."
(your talent may make you an exception to this rule...
...in which case you'll probably end up having to work far harder than the rest of us...), (PTK)
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it will become a butterfly..." (Buckminster Fuller)
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO MACRAME
MACRAME DIVERSITY CONTEST
THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF MACRAME
TOOLS AND WORKING
TYPES OF MACRAME
BASIC MACRAME TECHNIQUES
AFTERWORD: WHAT NEXT...
PART TWO: APPENDICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
APPENDIX 1: SELLING
APPENDIX 2: RECOMMENDED READING
APPENDIX 3: FUR
2,050 Point Contest ON HOLDOk my frostbite contest is comeing to an end so now i will OPEN a new contest with a larger prize2,050 Point Contest ON HOLD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE June 3rd 2013
HOW TO ENTER
You don't need to ask just turn in your entry before the deadline
Can you make a journal or poll to help get the word out
Just draw Markus
Full Body Commission
Everyone Who Enters A Picture
[Bullet; Purple] Headshot Commission
[Bullet; Blue] Entries [Bullet; Blue]
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Green] Please Join This Pokemon Role Play Group http://pokemon-mdrp.deviantart.com/ [Bullet; Green][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Red]
Two Part Contest for 100 Deeds! (Caption Contest)Hey everyone, Toucat here! A two-part contest has been decided for 100 Deeds. Some of you may already be familiar with this concept of Caption Contests, where you fill in the speech bubbles for a pre-drawn image. Well, we're going to do two contests where the first half is to create the image and the second half is to come up with the text.Two Part Contest for 100 Deeds! (Caption Contest)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
PART ONE: Draw a scene where Irving is interacting with someone else. It can be a character from the comic or a random animal. The scene MUST include a minimum of two speech bubbles, one from Irving and one from the character he is talking to. You can include as many characters as you want, as many speech bubbles as you want, color it however you want, etc. You are allowed to submit as many entries as you want.
Submit your entries to this group and I'll put them in the folder called "Caption Contest."
(minimum of two characters interacting with empty speech bubbles)
Deadline for Part One is June 14th @ 10pm EST
9 Reasons to LOVE YOUR INK!1. - Ink can be used for drawing, writing or painting, anything you chose! You can use it with a brush, cartridge pens or drawing nibs, even a goose-quill will do!9 Reasons to LOVE YOUR INK!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. - Ink can be water-soluble or, unlike watercolor, waterproof. Once dried out, it stays where you left it, it doesn't run away from you!
3. - Ink can be watered down and used as washes, just like watercolor, but it can be used at full strength, achieving more consistent results!
4. - Ink, when dried on paper, results in a very appealing velvety surface.
5. - Ink is in many cases a lot cheaper than watercolor, even school quality (very cheap) inks bring lovely and very satisfactory results.
6. - Inks are colorful! Forget the black ink, you will be able to buy whole variety of colored inks. Also, you can mix them together to create many more colors & hues!
7. - White ink is a perfect assistant in many other techniques, use it to create highlights and special effects!
8. - Ink
Hetalia J-K PLZ Source of Hetalia PlzHetalia J-K PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria
Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark
Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Finland
Germany, Greece, Holand, Holy Roman Empire, Hong Kong, Hungary
Iceland, India, Italy + Romano
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuan
concurso las estaciones EDITconcurso las estaciones EDIT4 months ago in Personal More Like This
dibujar a mis personajes puestos a continuación en alguna epoca del año, todo esto teniendo en cuenta sus personalidades y vestuario.
da igual si una viste un poco fresca si le pega el invierno ella vestirá así.
la ropa y la personalidad tiene que coincidir con la estación, no se puede cambiar la ropa
-absolutamente prohibido entregar una entrada en sketch, lineart o color base, deberá estar completo.
-que el personaje esté haciendo algo, que tenga algun tipo de significado su pose o los objetos que utiliza, no ponerlo como un maniquí
-se pide porfavot un fondo descriptivo, no es necesario pero gana puntos nada de fondos simples como todo de rosa o todo de cuadraditos
- no hentai, furry,mecha,sonic,pony,hora de aventuras, ecchi,chibis
-solo extenderé el plazo dos veces.
-describir la situacion
-puedes dibujar todos los personajes que quieras en una misma imagen si tiene sentido
IT'S HAPPENING!HOENN CONFIRMED!IT'S HAPPENING!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What? Dramatic NEW World? Does this mean there's going to be a new region instead of/along with Hoenn?
Krita Painting App on Steam!WHAT IS KRITAKrita Painting App on Steam!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Krita is the only digital painting tool I'm using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.
HELP KRITA ON STEAM
Krita is now available for Windows and GNU/Linux on PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone): visit Krita on Steam
WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT KRITA
Krita's page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:
Krita's brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).It doesn't draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adob
500 Points Giveaway! [closed]Yes, I'll do another giveaway!500 Points Giveaway! [closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner will get 500! x3
...fav this journal
...write a journal about the giveaway (with link to this journal, of course)
...comment to show me the entry
...take a look at my gallery ;] (and maybe add me to you watch-list <3)
Deadline is the 13th11th of october. (sorry, I noticed that I'm not at home this weekend x_x)
Have fun and good luck x3
It's over, please don't fav!
SMALL CONTEST8D has some points! Super tiny fast contest time to earn some pointstimesauce!.SMALL CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE is february the 6th
so you dont have much time!
- MAKE me laugh!
- You can sketch! but include colors.
- choose one/some of my animal characters and draw what ever you think will make me laugh.
- Link to animal character folder http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
The entry which makes me laugh the most wins!
There will only be one winner!
1st place winner gets
- One week feature on my page
Entries oh god xD Ilove you people
ART HISTORY PROJECT: THE ART OF KNOTTING: 3Art History WeekART HISTORY PROJECT: THE ART OF KNOTTING: 33 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A: INTRODUCTION TO PART THREE
Welcome to Part Three! (Please note: illustrations may be clicked, to increase size and readability...)
In some ways, this period, from approx 1450 - 1800, was the "Golden Age" of knotting. The two main reasons I call it this is due to:
A: The flowering of all things nautical, which as you can imagine, gave a profound boost to all things "Knottical" and, with the march of progress towards the "Industrial Revolution" and steam-driven ships and land-based coal and oil power also heralded the slow demise in many areas of the use of knots in many professional areas. and:
B: The increase in exploration, discovery and colonisation, which served to increase the types and forms of knots that were invented for various purposes from transport, and military use to fashion and a rapidly developing leisure industry including a new territory for knots: The Theatre. So, without fur