Valentines stuff!I'll be listing the valentine critters in my etsy shop tomorrow night (Monday) about 6pm California time. I'll add a few more pics to the gallery tomorrow that will also be available.
I can only guarantee these by Valentine's day in the states at this point. Sorry I didn't get more made sooner. I just got so involved with plushie experimentation
It's nice to be back to sculpting. I know some people were concerned I'd just dropped it entirely and moved to plushies, so don't worry about that. Sculpting will always be my greatest artistic passion! It's just good to try something new now and then. I've even started messing with colored pencils and acrylic painting as well. I actually signed up for a couple art classes. They're not exactly expert level classes, just community ones, but I'm surprised at how much I'm actually learning, or rather re-learning what I have long forgotten from college. I'll be sitting there thinking, "Yeah I know that. And that. Aaaand that....whoa wait what?
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
FAQHow did you get started?FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures too but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sh
Wow I got a DD!I only just realized I got a Daily Deviation on my sculpture Tokenekie:Wow I got a DD!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How awesome is that? Thanks so much for all the congrats guys!
Sculptober Items on EbayThanks everyone! The etsy sale went crazy fast! I mean they always do, but I always think they won't for some reason. I get all worked up and antsy O_oSculptober Items on Ebay1 month ago in Personal More Like This
The last 5 sculpts from Sculptober are now on Ebay. Here are the links for those interested:
Sea Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482376007?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Baby Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482373044?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Bee Dragon: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482380572?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Best Friend Cookie Mice: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482386087?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2649
Hellhound Pup: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121482390999?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid3984.m1555.l2
I survived Sculptober!And Inktober on top of it! Oh man...I need to go sleep for a month to recover nowI survived Sculptober!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously though, I am so glad this challenge is done. I really loved what it did for me creatively, but my mind and body were both starting to rebel against this insane schedule. I pretty much put every second of free time into it, and some not so free time like when I really should have been sleeping! I also realized today that I've lost 5 lbs this month... probably not the healthiest way to lose weight! I'm not sure we'll do a daily sculpting challenge again...maybe an every other day challenge instead? I think that may be more practical.
I'm not sure when I'll have my sculptober sale. It will be soon but I don't know if I have the energy to do it this weekend. Packing and shipping all this stuff....oooo boy. Yeah. I need a little break first
I know a lot of you have loved seeing a sculpt from me everyday, but I'll probably be working on the co
Halloween critters everywhere!I'm listing tons of Halloween critters in the shop today http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsAndBeasties?ref=si_ . There will me dragons, rats, cats, and ponies, so keep an eye out if you are interested!Halloween critters everywhere!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
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Why artists get so pissed off --"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"Why artists get so pissed off --5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"You should take it as a Compliment --"
A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first.
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image.
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking.
"What about realism artists?! They copy from photographs all the time, no originality there but you don't yell at them for copying photos! What makes
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon2 days ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution