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Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :icontoontwins: I would give them the recipe for dango.  You all can use the recipe to your liking as well=D

Here it is...

You require the following ingredients:

1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour.  Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour.  Any wheat grinder would work well.  Just use the electronic one.  I did it by hand and it hurts><U)
3/4 cup warm water

For Sauce:

2/3 cup water (I start out with cold water--it doesn't matter.  It's going to be boiled anyway.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsps soy sauce (Any soy sause will do.  Just don't make the same mistake I did when accedently using stake sauseXDD)
1 1/2 tbsp katakuriko (dogtooth violet starch)/cornstarch
1 1/2tbsp water (i'd use this amount to help grind up the cornstarch.  Cornstarch is a solid, so you might as well use a liquid to help grind it up into a fluid before puting it in.)
*Bamboo skewers (Or, as we use, metal clothes hangers that have been cut into skewersXDD  Metal works relly well, just watch out it they get too hot>>)

Making the rice dumplings:

Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)

Making the sweet sause:

Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup and set aside. When the sauce boils, add the starch mixture and mix quickly.

And then...

Slightly grill the skewered dumplings and brush the sauce over them (using a small steak brush (whatever it's called) will do).

*Makes 4 servings.

And because I feel as generous as I usually do, I'll throw in a pocky recipe as well8D

Definition:

Pocky Sticks are long, skinny wheat crackers dipped in various flavored toppings, including chocolate (a stick is pictured below), strawberry, milk/tea swirl, cinnamon, almond crunch, and others, including such exotic varieties as melon.

Recipe for sesame tart pastry:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 cup sesame
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup soy bean jam (Or you can find a substitute.  I think we used pumkin butter for ours.)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup water

Steps for making it:

1. Mix flour, sesame, and salt
2. Cut in butter
3. Mix jam, yolk, and water, slowly add to flour mixture
4. Roll out and freeze for one hour
5. Fit dough into mold (I am still hunting down the perfect mold, but haven't found much luck.  You may have to do it by hand.)
6. Bake, 400F 10 min

(Or, if you are lazy or are in a rush, just buy some sesame sticks or think pretzel stick and dip them in chocolate (leave about a range of an inch to a half inch so your hands don't get sticky).)

Flavors to dip it in:

MANGO:

1. Slice mangos and layer on top of baked shells, brush on honey
2. Layer on top of baked shell
3. Bake 400F 10 min

ORANGE:

1. Squeeze 1/2 cup worth of orange juice
2. Add 1/2 tbs of gelatin and let stand 10 min
3. Boil, cool to egg white consistency, and pour over mangos
4. Cool pie -oh, I mean, tart - in the frige overnight.
Serve tart with fresh mint.

Chocolate...Well, just melt that oneXD

I hope I helped any, :icontoontwins:!  And good luck on making it if you do!:dance:
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I am gathering list of people for commissions for 2015 Year - I need to farm A LOT OF money for my possibly new car :'D
So List is open untill I will see It's enough.

Here's the Link of prices and what I can do:
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I can start to work on new commissions once I finalize the bottom list. Cheers!

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Currently working on (PRIORITY)

I will contact following people once I am done with first-to-be-served commissioners!

1. Akasuna-kage - (Yaoi comisssion) - working :bulletblue:
2. Jane Lau - 2 characters - Finished :bulletgreen:
3. Alex -  1 character - Finished :bulletgreen:
4. Adrienne - 2 characters - Finished :bulletgreen:
5. Purishira -1 character - Finished :bulletgreen:
6. owlfinch - 1 character - queue :bulletred:
7. Xaessya - 1 character - Finished :bulletgreen:
8. techmess - 2 characters - working :bulletblue:
9.  Houkou-Ichiro - 1 character - queue :bulletred:
10. Ariade - tbd - queue :bulletred:
11. dizzysoccergurl - tbd - queue :bulletred:
12.
Hallowrook - 1 character - queue :bulletred:
13.
Eily - 2 characters - queue :bulletred:
14. ev1ct - 2 characters - DONE :bulletgreen:
15. KerriganBuwan - tbd - working :bulletblue:
16.
Kuro-Torii - 1 character - queue :bulletred:
17. Pikakus - 2 characters - working :bulletblue:
18.
BabyBokChoyJr - 1 character - queue :bulletred:
19.
Zoltair - 1 character- queue :bulletred:
20.
Noire-Ighaan - 1 character - working :bulletblue:
21.
caldorian - 2 characters - queue :bulletred:
 
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Commission Information

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2008, 11:33 PM
I wish u all best. All successful will come to you :smooch:, you are wonderful and so kind for giving me your sweet and very lovely supporting :happycry:.


Journal style by shatteredplastic with patya scroll bar help & winnietehpoohie firefox help. Thanks ^3^




:bulletred: Status: Closed:bulletred:


- If you want to commission me, please send me note after you read & agree with my commission terms.

- In the note, please send with this form so I can arrange your note easier. Thank you so much for your co-operation :hug:. If you don't use DA, please send me email to hellobaby.isnt@gmail.com (but I check DA note more offend than email):



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:bulletblack: Note form :bulletblack:
Title: Commission for (your account name here)
                                                                         In the note:
Commission type: (your commission's type here please). Example: 1 b/w with background, 2 colors, 1 colors with background, etc

Character information: References of your character, if you don't have references, then just description your character but please keep it as short as possible. Thank you so much,


Your email: abcdksj19237@whatevermail.com
Or if you don't have a character and want me to create for you (that is what I usually do too,), then just tell me basic info such as: I want my character is a girl, long black hair, blue eyes, wearing white dress, etc or even simpler such as - I want you create for me an OC angle, etc - and I will do the rest for you. Don't worry ^^
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  After you send me note, please wait for my replying note. If I agree to do your commission, then please send me money to my paypal account and note me back. I will add you to commission list (commission list is only for people who already pay me, sorry but no waiting list since it is hard for me to handle it, my apologize ;___; )

  Please don't send me any money for commission while you didn't get my confirm note or after you send payment and want to cancel the commission.

 I don't want to get some money in sudden and get the note: "return back my money, I send it in sudden or I don't want to commission anymore". I am sorry but it's quite disturbing. It happened before and when I return money, I lost my own money because I have to pay for the paypal fee too,
 Yes, please commission me when you do want it.

And now we back to main thing ^^, before you want to commission me, please make sure you are agree with me terms of commission. Once you send me note, I will take that you agree with my commission terms dear. So I am really appreciate if you take time to read my commission terms before decide to commission me dear friends:


:bulletblack: Commission terms :bulletblack:



- I don't draw porn, hentai, sexual, etc
- Payment: Paypal, Western Union
- I will send you large file 300pdi which can print out as big as large poster (don't worry about quality)
- I won't send you original file. But I wont use your art any where, don't worry about it.
   If you want original art, I still can send it for you but price will be different and very high for it (if you want original works, please note me , so I can send you information for original art dear).

- You can use your commission work for whatever you want such as: use it for yourself (as tattoo, etc), print for yourself, use it for your website layout, banner, signature, colors it, post it on DA or any website such as facebook, tumbrl, etc (but credit me like it's my commission work from hellobaby, etc so peoples will know you have permission from it dear), etc but just don't use it for commercial purpose. Thank you:hug:.

- If you want to have commercial purpose commission, please tell me so I can send you information of commercial purpose dear.


- You can color, submit it on any sites you want (event on DA) but if there is any peoples who ask you to edit & resubmit on any site (with your permission). I am sorry, please don't allow it cause this work I work only for you and I don't want any peoples do it, even they have your permission dear. It happened to me before, there were 2 peoples who take lots of my commissions works and they had permissions from commissioners but posting lot of my works on DA site are kind of unfair for me and for you dear. I hope you don't think it's selfish but I think it's best for me and for my customer (you). If you want to post your commission work on any site or DA, I am totally happy for that because it belongs to you only dear:huggle:. (Except 1 case is your commission is ordered for someone as gift & you told me at very first when you commission me dear, then that person can use it for whatever she/he wants too). Thanks for understanding :meow:

- Also I will try to finish in 1-1.5 weeks from the day I start to draw it (but will try to finish it as quick as I can & usually you will get it before the due time). And your drawing will be start after I finish other commissions which coming first (u can check the commission list to see ^^ and it means it's not 1 week after you send me payment dear, it means from the day I start). Please understand me, I don't want to rush cause I want to work carefully on every work I get so it will take time :heart:. Another reason is I work at morning so I only can draw at night when I back home. Please be patience ;___;. If you can not wait, honestly I will suggest you some other artists on DA who may work faster than me, I don't mind it dear :rose:.
- I usually post commission work on DA so if you don't want I post your commission on DA, please tell me first. Thank you:hug:


:bulletblack: Price :bulletblack:


:bulletwhite: Black & white: :bulletwhite:

- 1 character: 40$ and 35$ for every added character (in same drawing, up to 4 characters). Separate character on separate drawings will be charge as new commissions.
Ex: 2 characters in same drawing will be 40$ + 35$ = 75$
- Background doesn't included.
- If you want background, please add more 35$.
Examples: Non background: Cat girl by Hellobaby
Background added: Moonlight Sonata by Hellobaby (for this work, since there are not much space for background so I draw extra details on clothes - so you will have idea how I work - ).

More examples of b/w commissions: hellobaby.deviantart.com/galle…

:bulletwhite: Colors: :bulletwhite:

- 1 character: 60$ and 55$ for every added character (in same drawing, up to 4 characters). Separate character on separate drawings will be charge as new commissions.
Ex: 2 characters in same drawing will be 60$ + 55$ = 115$ (sorry colors take a lot of time :smooch:)
- If you want background, please add more 60$
Ex: None background: Fighting girls by Hellobaby
 Background added: Day and Night by Hellobaby

More examples of colors commissions: hellobaby.deviantart.com/galle…

- There is no different between full body or knee up because I draw them full page so if knee up, your file which you get will be larger in details. Depends on different character, I give them different pose/expression & my feeling for him/her dear. I would really appreciate if you give me free drawing on it because usually, when I have free imagination on it, I will have more inspiring on it :XD: (but you don't have to if you don't want dear).

- If you want I create a character for you, please add extra 30$ (same as color & b/w). And the character I create for you, you can use it for any purposes as your character of course (but not commercial purposes).
- Please give me the pictures/reference pictures of your characters. If you don't have it and just give me information, I will charge it like new character creation.

Hope you understand it cause it will save more time for me. Thank you,

- Please pay paypal fee for me if you can dear. It's not much but it helps me to buy tools. Thank you so much:heart:.


- All price is marked under USD.

My paypal is hellobabymusic@gmail.com

-I only start draw after I get your payment dear:heart:
Btw, if you reply my notes, please don't delete old notes which we were discussing cause I only keep newest notes.

- After you get my confirm note, please send the payment within 2 weeks, or not I will cancel your commission dear.
 Not because I don't want but because if you reply me too late, I may not have free time after too long, then I may not able to draw your commission. Please understanding ;____;

Truly sorry for long information ;A;

Have a nice day dear & thanks a lot again for amazing supporting:hug:.

Take care,:sun:



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Syrazel: done 
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Fashion 101: Working with Models

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:52 PM
Welcome to the first edition of Fashion 101, a series of articles revolving around the art, business, and nuances of fashion photography brought to you by Fashion-Show. While some topics may be relevant only to the fashion industry, many of these articles can apply to multiple genres and art mediums, such as today's topic. As is customary with most of my articles, there will be a giveaway and discussion at the end!

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What is a Model?

Simply put, a model is a person employed for the purpose of posing for an artist. This can be for a painter, sculptor, animator, photographer, etc. For the sake of this article, we will be looking at models for photography. We will also be further defining a model as someone who has agreed to pose or act for your photography project, versus a brief subject such as a person on the street.

Why Work With a Model?

A model brings a lot to the table for a photographer, particularly when it comes to bringing a photographer's artistic vision to life. While friends and family can certainly be wonderful subjects for photography, working with a model with at least some experience can completely change the end result. There is a common misconception that all a model does is look pretty for the camera, and while that is the truth for many, a model brings so much more to the table. A good model can bring a sense of character and personality that may have otherwise been lacking, their own artistic direction and ideas, as well as pose in flattering and creative ways that the photographer may not have thought to suggest.

The model-photographer relationship is one of collaboration, which together can lead to a much better product.

Terms to Know

In the world of modeling, there are a few terms to be aware of.
:bulletpurple: TF: Abbreviation of 'trade for,' which refers to the exchange of modeling services for something, also called bartering. Usually it means the trade of a model's time for photographs, or for magazine work. This is often for portfolio building.
:bulletpurple: Test: A test is a shoot for the purpose of experimenting with new equipment, an idea, a make up artist, hair stylist, model, etc. Tests can be paid or unpaid, but the goal is often for practice or portfolio building.
:bulletpurple: Tear Sheet: A tear sheet, or 'tear,' is a photograph that is published. Typically this refers to a photograph being published in a print magazine, book, brochure, etc. However, with the increased popularity of digital magazines, it can also mean an online publication.
:bulletpurple: Rates: These are the model's fees. These can be done as an hourly rate, a half-day (usually 4 hours), or full-day (usually 8 hours) setup.
:bulletpurple: Creative Team: This is a team of people that take part in a photoshoot. Members of a creative team can include a make up artist, hair stylist, designer, wardrobe stylist, photography assistant, art director, manicurist, props manager, set designer, and others.
:bulletpurple: Casting: This can be used in two different ways. A 'casting call' is when someone is seeking models to fill a particular need, not much different from an audition for actors. To 'cast' someone, is to simply hire them for a specific project.
:bulletpurple: Editorial: An editorial is meant to be a story-telling or cohesive-element photography series. Typically these are either fashion-focused, or cosmetics-focused.
:bulletpurple: Talent: Aside from the common definition, it is another word for a model.
:bulletpurple: Moodboard: This is also known as an 'inspiration board,' and alludes to the use of reference images for a concept or theme. A moodboard may include images showing the style of make up, the types of posing, or even wardrobe. Moodboards are very well-received in the fashion world, as it helps to communicate the photographer's vision to their team.
:bulletpurple: Model Release: This is a legal document that is signed by the model that gives the photographer the right to reproduce their likeness in photographs. Typically these are used for commercial purposes or magazine submissions, but is an absolute must when working with a model that is not agency-represented.

What Should I Look For?

What you're looking for in a model depends on several points. First, is your experience as a photographer of people. Second, is the theme and sub-genre of your project, such as beauty, editorial, swimsuit, fitness, etc. The third point, is the model's own experience with the craft.

Let's start with a photographer's experience. When approaching a model, having a portfolio of portraits will be a strong recommendation. Many models will immediately pan a photographer if they have no applicable images to show. Offer to take photographs of friends, family, or co-workers if you currently do not have portraiture. If this is not an option, then consider paying a model for their time, in order to help with creating those initial images.

Now, to consider the sub-genre of your photography project. If you are looking to do a production of a more gothic theme, then casting an alternative model may be something to consider. Or, if you are looking to cast a model for an editorial that is very high-fashion (think Vogue), then you may not want to cast a fitness model who would be unfamiliar with high-fashion poses. Whenever possible, you want to find models that have prior experience in the sub-genre you're aiming for.

For the final point, a model's experience is definitely something to consider. If a model is inexperienced, they may not know how to flatter themselves for the camera, nor know how to pose depending on the lighting situation, or be particularly personable and easy to work with. A more experienced model will typically bring more to the table, and can therefore make a photographer's job much easier by removing a lot of guesswork for them. More often than not, your experience level should be mirrored by your model, unless you are compensating them in order to approach better talent.

Where To Find Models

With the advent of social media, models are much more accessible than ever before. Below is a breakdown of some common approaches.

Damm by Kendra-Paige
Link: modelmayhem.com
Model Mayhem is a social network for photographers, models, make up artists, designers, stylists, hair stylists, publications, and more. One of the largest networks when it comes to models, this is one that I highly recommend for someone that is new to working with models. There is an approval process for this site, so having existing photographs of people will be a must in order for your profile to be created. With tools that allow you to post casting calls and browse for models that fit certain measurement, aesthetic, or genre-specifications, Model Mayhem makes it relatively simple to find the models you're looking for.

Daomp by Kendra-Paige
Link: onemodelplace.com/
While not as large as Model Mayhem, One Model Place is another social network for photography-related creatives to meet and collaborate. This community offers a lot of the same features as Model Mayhem. While a lot of models will have profiles on both networks, I have found some that only have profiles on One Model Place.

Dainsta by Kendra-Paige
Link: Mobile App Available in the iOS and Droid Marketplace
While this a mobile-based social network that runs purely on photographs, there are a lot of networking opportunities available. Tagging models and members of a creative team are very common practices for fashion photographers, which can make it easy to find local talent in your area. Search for hashtags related to your location and for models, and you may be surprised who you find.

Daface by Kendra-Paige
Link: facebook.com
While the most popular of social networks on this list, Facebook is a bit trickier to discover models on. Like Instagram, finding models is typically comprised of following the right people and paying attention to the people and pages they link to. Search engine inquiries such as 'facebook group for <location> models' may bring up results. The main use for this site is to follow the right people.

Daagency by Kendra-Paige
A modeling agency is a company that represents models for use in promotional, entertainment, commercial, catalog, and fashion work. Some of the larger and more prestigious agencies are Ford, Next, Elite, Wilhelmina, LA Models, Photogenics, MC2, and plenty of others. For someone that is just starting to work with models, finding a smaller boutique agency will be a great start. 'Testing with an agency' refers to having an agreement with a booker /agent at an agency to take photographs of their models in exchange for either images in a portfolio, or compensation.

If you are serious about taking your photography to the next level, working with a modeling agency is a must. A lot of models sign exclusivity contracts, which mean that they can only work with photographers that the agency tells them to. As a result of this, many of the world's most talented models can only be acquired through an agency.

While models can also be found on the street, or even right here at DeviantArt, above are some of the most popular methods.

How to Approach a Model

Once you have found a model you wish to work with, it's time to reach out to them! Everyone has their own way of doing this, but some tips for success are the following:
:bulletpurple: Be respectful. Complimenting a model with words such as 'hot, gorgeous, sexy, etc' might alienate a potential model and appear unprofessional. An industry-friendly way of accomplishing this is by saying a model has 'a great look.'
:bulletpurple: Give the model dates and times. Many models are contacted by a lot of photographers who give them no details. This forces the model and photographer into a time-consuming back-and-forth. Give the model as many details as you can in your introductory message.
:bulletpurple: If you have a theme or concept, share it with your model! Providing them with a moodboard will also go a long way in persuading them to work with you, as well as convey your vision.
:bulletpurple: Set the expectations for the shoot. This will include how many images the model can expect from the shoot, how long it may take, what magazines you may want to submit the photographs to, etc. Hash out your terms early, not later!
:bulletpurple: To try and avoid the model 'flaking' on you (not showing up), be sure to confirm the day before the shoot is due, talk to the model over the phone if possible, and share contact details.

In Conclusion

Working with models can be an extremely rewarding experience, and one that is necessary for many facets of people photography and other people-oriented art forms. If you have any questions about an aspect of this tutorial, please feel free to comment below!

Discussion

:bulletblue: Have you worked with a model before?
:bulletblue: What was your experience?
:bulletblue: Where do you find most of your models?
:bulletblue: Do you have any feedback on this article?

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:bulletpurple: Favorite this journal.
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:bulletpurple: Participate in the discussion or comment on the journal to increase your changes.
:bulletpurple: Winners will be announced on August 30th.

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Hi everyone,

Meiyue has done a very nice interview here : Should You Become a Professional Artist?
She interviewed a few artists and myself about working professionally. The answers are varied as we all have had different experiences, so it's good to see the range of things an artist can go through!

If you are interested in art as a career, it might give you some tips and suggestions. :)
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Page Doll Commissions [CLOSED]

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 12, 2014, 7:14 PM


:star: Commission status: :star:

CLOSED


:new:All slots taken~ Thank you guys so much! ;///w///;
-if you missed, i'll open these again as soon.

See you asap~!

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yup ;v; I opened mini pagedoll chibi commissions again. Price: $5 or 500 Points 
If you want to order one, you can send me a comment or note with a picture of your character...and character information.

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:star: You'll need to filling in the following form: :star:

1. Paypal or Points:
2. Character name:
3. Age/ Personality: How do you define him/her in a simple way?. Not history, just a simple information about your oc.
4. Reference(s): At least 1 full body reference. Must be colored please.
5. Extra info: You can add some short info that you'd like me to notice for the drawing or for your character.

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Page dolls like these:
Sample 1 by CuBurSample 2 by CuBur

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:star: Slots: :star:

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Thank you for your interest~!


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Commissions: CLOSED

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 3, 2013, 2:53 AM


For a limited time during December and the New Year I’m opening my commission slots. Here’s all the info:

:boing:How much is it going to cost me?:boing:

:bulletred:Portrait:bulletred:
(I.e face and shoulders)
Digital Bust : £15
Watercolour Bust: £20
Examples:
February: Esmeralda by Hannah-Alexander Vampire Queen by Hannah-Alexander

:bulletblue:Full Body:bulletblue:
Digital: £25
Watercolour: £30
Examples:
A Moment by Hannah-Alexander Mother Of Dragons by Hannah-Alexander

:bulletpurple:There is an extra charge for adding a background. The price will vary depending on the intricacy of the background but the starting cost is £5. :bulletpurple:

:bulletorange:Small additional features such as flowers and accessories can be free of charge, depending on desired intricacy. Additional characters will be an extra 40% of the cost, minus background charges. E.g, if you wanted a Digital Portrait featuring two people it would be £15 + £6 (40% of £15):bulletorange:

:boing:How do I pay?:boing:
It’s a little different to the normal procedure. Once you’ve decided what you want and we’ve agreed on a price, I’ll create your own personal item listing in my Etsy store which you can purchase using paypal, credit card or Etsy vouchers. I believe Etsy may take Debit cards too. Why Etsy? It’s good for both parties: purchasing on Etsy makes the exchange legally binding, the money goes straight to my accounts and I legally have to give you a product. It also means I can keep track of my orders and you can pay using methods other than paypal. You’ll need to register with Etsy, but it takes a whole three seconds and they don’t ask for anything more than a username and your email. That’s it.

:boing:How will I receive my item?:boing:
If it’s digital I’ll send you the file. If it’s watercolour you’ll receive the original painting via tracked postage. Once you have paid for the item you’ll own full rights of it.

:boing:When will my painting be finished?:boing:
Between 1-6 weeks, depending on whether it’s digital or watercolour. I tend to finish watercolour paintings a lot faster than digital! I’ll work on the paintings on a first come first serve basis. Please keep in mind that I work full time as a vet nurse and my weekends are spent away from home! Of course, I will be dedicating my spare time to completing commissions.

:boing:Can I make any changes to the piece once it’s done?:boing:
No. Once I’ve sketched out the initial idea, before I ink lines/scan it into photoshop, I’ll send you a preview via email. It can be tweaked then. Once it’s finished, I won’t make any changes.

:boing:If I don’t like the finished piece can I get a refund?:boing:
No. I’ll do my upmost to create a piece of art in my style that you’ll love, so I hope very much that you’ll be happy with the end result!

:boing:Is there anything you won’t draw?:boing:
I’m open to most things, but keep in mind what I specialise in. If you ask me to illustrate a spaceship in an industrial landscape don’t be surprised if I fall short of the mark!

:boing:I totally want a piece of the action! What do I do now?:boing:
Note me, bro!

Drop any questions in the comment box below. I’ll announce when my commissions are closed.

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Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. www.apple.com/stevejobs/

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Steven Paul Jobs by theexperientialRetro Apple by javierocasioSteve Jobs in WPAP by setobuje
Apple by TheDeadManWalkingSteve Jobs by C-VKeep Calm Mac User by ron-guyattSteve Jobs quote typography by evatron
Steve Jobs by Stanbosipod by fudexdesignSteve Jobs by florentino101
WBK Steve Jobs by workbyknightsteve jobs by larserart

Rest In Peace. 
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Raffle number one. Since I got new samples AND found some things in my studio cupboards while searching for some things:
Prepare for raffles. Yay!

This week you can get one of these:


What you have to do:
Comment and fav the journal. That way you're "in". ;)

When's the deadline:
26th September

I will announce the winner on the 27th and post the new raffle.
You can participate in EVERY raffle like always.

Double your chances:
www.facebook.com/Chubbanimals
The other puzzle will be given away via Facebook. You can't miss the entry. Both winners will be drafted seperately.

As always and as most people know I will add a little extra to the package. Signing is optional.

All fingers and paws crossed. Good luck!

Anne :sun:
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: some master cuts for a paper video
  • Reading: story briefings
  • Watching: my screen
  • Playing: busybee
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: black tea with safflor
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