Pricing InfoI no longer take commissions (custom pieces) or requests, but this pricing guide can be used as a rough idea of what to expect from my pieces when they go up for sale in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_shopPricing Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basic Dragon, roughly 2-2.5 inches: $55 - $70
Small cute wings, simple pose. Often one prop included (gem, dice, necklace, etc.) Price goes up with details like rainbow colors, extra paint jobs, pose, and bigger wings.
Black Rainbow Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties
Small dragon, around 1.5-2 inches: $35- $55
The images show the progression in detail and price.
Little Green Luck Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Pink Valentine Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Ruby Dice Dragon by DragonsAndBeasties Dragon Licking Candycane by DragonsAndBeasties A pile of rainbow babies! by DragonsAndBeasties
Deluxe dragon, 3-4 inches max: $70 - $200
These dragons may have extensive paint jobs, more complex poses, and greater detail. Some exa
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.
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
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!
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
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 Pelts3 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
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-iv838 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:
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
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.
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
ARTIST'S FEAR - How to Overcome it!Hey guys!ARTIST'S FEAR - How to Overcome it!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I just updated my blog with some great advice on how to overcome fear/negativity when you're trying to grow as an artist. YOU CAN READ IT HERE!
Otherwise, I'll post a brief overview of some of the tips I've given in the blog post:
1. HAVE FAITH IN THE PROCESS!
This is so freakin’ important! Having faith in the process means truly believing that if you give it your all, you will achieve something great. Even when it doesn’t feel true, you have to continually tell yourself “If I work hard, I will be great.” A lot of artists start out with heaps of motivation, but when that begins to fade they give up. By the time their motivation picks up again, they find that they are rusty and have to start relearning everything (it’s happened to me)! So, even when you’re discouraged, you cannot give up!
2. BE OBJECTIVE!
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)9 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
More funny Nordics(+ some otheres) gifs and pics.By a popular demand I made this.More funny Nordics(+ some otheres) gifs and pics.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can say I enjoed~ ;D
Was I the only one who tough about America's 'China, I chosse you' reference?
XDD,I did that when I was litte!
:iconyoudontsayplz::iconsaysplz: Really Mathias? 8D You're genius!
I ask myself the same question on some days.
ICELAND! I'm........not that suprised...
That's one hell of a ride then.
.............how did you get into that situation in the first place? D8
Really Mathias? Was it?
Awww look at them trying to be sexy and all XD
How much for a birthday party~? ;D
You sexy~ XDD
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
ART HISTORY PROJECT: THE ART OF KNOTTING: 3Art History WeekART HISTORY PROJECT: THE ART OF KNOTTING: 34 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
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
''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''Two of the best pieces of advice I ever got considering art and drawings came from the very same person: A graphic designer who often stopped by at the comicshop. We spent a lot of time chatting about techniques and most of my knowledge about fibonacci and golden ratio I have because of him.''DON'T SCRAP THAT!''7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As for the points of advice:
One was that I should just take my time with my drawings and paintings. If I don't have a deadline, there is no need to finish it within a fixed timeframe. And I can work on it as long as I want, till it's finished. Or till I get bored with it. And never finish it and start something new. It's not like I'm bound in any way, right?
The second tip was to never shy back from starting from scratch. Whatever the reason might be. Just because I have just spent hours on that one detailed bit does not mean that the final image will look great if I build it around my initial hours of work. It can. But it does not have to.
So, I often I scrap drafts, paint over a painting or s
BESTIARY: Kemono/Anthro Illustration AnthologyHi there! We would like to present our Illustration Anthology "BESTIARY"!! This anthology is a token of appreciation to non-human or beast characters!BESTIARY: Kemono/Anthro Illustration Anthology1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The book will be sold for AFA Singapore and Comic Fiesta Malaysia 2013 events! For all of you who are interested, please read the information below:
BESTIARY: ANTHRO / KEMONO ILLUSTRATION ANTHOLOGY
Participating Artists: (according to illustration's order)
About the Anthology:
- 32 Pages FULL COLOR (including covers)
- A4 Size, Perfect Bound
- Price: 20USD (For international shipment) / 180.000IDR (For shipping inside Indonesia) / 25SGD (Price applies on AFASG)
ORDER YOURS HERE: http://seiryuuden.storenvy.com/products/3595165-bestiary-antho-kemono-illustra
CONTEST 500 points n art! WINNERS ANNOUNCEDAfter very hard deliberation, I've come to a winner and an extremely close second place! All these entries were gorgeous and I thank you all for entering! Just a reminder, your piece was judged on:CONTEST 500 points n art! WINNERS ANNOUNCED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Accuracy to the animal's anatomy (ie a fox looks like a fox. Slit pupils, larger ears, etc)
Accuracy on markings (like if you forgot Taylor's eyebrow spots)
Correlation of the character's personality (ie Don't draw Gretta as a superbadass because she's not haha)
Correlation to the song chosen (like drawing a song about death ad having them running through a field of flowers)
SECOND PLACE, winning themselves a flatcolor commission like this:
is :iconbatpanties: with "Storytime" I feel like you really understood the characters and put forth a lot of effort! Thank you so much for entering ^ ^
AND IN FIRST PLACE, winning six free designs, a free commission, and 500 points
:icondemonicsubstance: with "Carry You Home"
This piece rea
this cartoon makes me feel better...about the difficulty I am having with drawing a comic.this cartoon makes me feel better1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Future of Our Past Bloopers Contest!!The votes are in, and the popular vote was a TFOOP Bloopers Contest! So here it goes!The Future of Our Past Bloopers Contest!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take a scene, or moment, from The Future of Our Past Comics, Mohatu's Reign or Uru's Reign, and create a silly blooper. Bloopers are funny mistakes that happen when live actors are trying to act, when they make a mistake and so on. This would probably be done best in a comic strip. So take a scene, serious or light hearted, and show the characters making funny mistakes. I will pick the top 10 funniest entries, then put them in a poll and let you decide upon the top three!
Examples of Bloopers In Animation:
- no bases
- no line art from other artists
- no colored screen shots or screen shots altered in any way
- no photography
- digital and traditional entries accepted
- traditional entries must be scanned in or photographed with quality