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Hey guys and happy New Year 2015!

Here's the time-lapse version of the latest lesson I did for - 

You can check out the full lesson on how to get started with digital art here for the full length version with commentary, brushes, exercises and much more!…


Added the Intro for the full lesson so you know what its all about ;)

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This short animation is so witty, charming and adorable.
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Win 1200 Points

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 12, 2015, 3:53 AM
>Hello folks! :)

Here you can win 1200 Points!!!
Just watch me and favorite this journal!

It's my first lottery so please forgive me all mistakes of writing!
I use to pick up the winner in the end.

Ah, yes the ending:
It's April, 15th - my birthday! :)

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I finally have a video of a drawing beginning to end - it condenses 19 hours down to 3 minutes so it goes pretty fast.  Thank you to Cody Groom - an amazing videographer and photographer who produced and edited it for me.  Visit my website to view the video - also on youtube

I would love to hear your thoughts!
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Welcome to my current commission information (parts of the layout have been happily borrowed from Exileden 's info section with permission :D).

I ask that all my commissioners read this and agree with my terms before commissioning me.

:star: PRICING :star:

These are the starting prices with examples of each different type of commission.  If your commission is larger and more complex, it will cost more; likewise, if it is very small and considerably simpler than the examples I show here I will work with you to price it lower than the stated price.

To have a background added or have your art done on special patterned paper costs extra.  Please let me know if you need either of these things done and I will arrange it with you.

Pencil Sketch, one character: $20, each additional character in the same picture, only $7 - Examples:

Summer Arctic Fox Sketch by WildSpiritWolf  Flying Pegasus Sketch Commission by WildSpiritWolf  Tiger And Wolf Sketch by WildSpiritWolf

Lineart, one character: $45, each additional character in the same picture, only $20 - Examples:

Resting Wolf In Moon Lineart by WildSpiritWolf  Dragon And Tiger Lineart by WildSpiritWolf  Playful Winged Fox Lineart by WildSpiritWolf

Ink & Colored Pencil, one character: $110, each additional character in the same picture, only $35 - Examples:

Scarecrow Song Wolf Commission by WildSpiritWolf  Ragnarok Wolves - Hati + Skoll by WildSpiritWolf  Butterflies and Wolf Commish by WildSpiritWolf

Copic Marker (please inquire and I will see if I have the right colors for your character), one character: $105, each additional character in the same picture, only $35 - Examples:

Flower Fox Copic by WildSpiritWolf  Copic Wolf Cub Logo by WildSpiritWolf  Commission Blue Tiger Copic by WildSpiritWolf

Watercolor or Acrylic, one character: $105, each additional character in the same picture, only $35 - Examples:

The Full Monty by WildSpiritWolf  Journey OfThe Descending Night by WildSpiritWolf  Tahlin And Bunny by WildSpiritWolf

B&W Design/Logo (added color costs extra), one character: $95, each additional character in the same picture, only $20 - Examples:

Heraldic Howling Wolf Logo by WildSpiritWolf  Seated Tribal Lion Tattoo by WildSpiritWolf  Horse And Wolf Tribal Tattoo by WildSpiritWolf  Color Tribal Okami Tattoo by WildSpiritWolf

Sculpture & Cake Toppers, 3-4 inch unpainted character: $105, add $35 for a painted piece, accessories: i.e. wings, collars, earrings, etc are extra - Examples:

Remo German Shepherd Sculpture by WildSpiritWolf  Yellow Lab Sculpture - Blossom by WildSpiritWolf  Running Latchme Wolf Sculpture by WildSpiritWolf  Wolf And Cat Wedding Topper by WildSpiritWolf  Celtic Tiger And Wolf Wedding Topper by WildSpiritWolf


Q. How do I order a commission?

A. If you are a member of DeviantART, just send me a note through this website with a description of what you'd like to order and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience with the exact price.

Q. Do you have any stock designs that I could buy instead of paying for a custom design?

A. Yes, I do have a growing selection of art available for license in my "Available Designs" gallery.  Please click here:… to see them.

Q. I don't know how to pay for a commission. How can I pay?

A. I accept online payments through  However, if you do not have an account with Paypal, I also accept Money Orders sent through the mail.

Q. What if I can't pay the full amount in one payment?  Do you have payment plans?

A. If your order is large, let me know if you need to set up a payment plan and we can make arrangements.

Q. I don't live in the United States. Can I still order a commission?

A. Of course! I have successfully completed and shipped out multiple commission orders to all over the world.  :earth:

Q. How long will it take for you to finish my commission?

A. The current wait time for commission work to be completed is around 12 weeks though it could take longer due to the high volume of work I have going. Commissions are done in the order that payment is received.  If it is important to have your art done by a specific time, please let me know.  I offer expedited services for an additional fee.

Q. Is there anything I can do to make the commission process easier?

A. Yes, if you could include with your payment (either by Money Order or Paypal) a short description of the commission you ordered and include your DevART name as well, that would help a lot.

Q. What if I don't like the finished art?

A. If requested, I offer WIP preview sketches of your art so that you can see your art before it is complete.  The first scan is free of charge.  If you would like something changed, each additional revision and scan is $5.  Note: This is not available for sketch commissions.

Q. Do you ship out the original artwork once it's completed?

A. All artwork is mailed out to the commissioners unless they don't want to pay for shipping and would rather have the digital image emailed to them. And for international customers, I do ship worldwide.

Q. I haven't received my commission yet. Where is it?

A. Once packages are mailed out I am not responsible for what happens to them in transit. I do offer insurance for mailed artwork for anyone who's interested, so it would be shipping costs plus the amount for insurance.

Insurance for US mail: add $5 to shipping cost
Insurance for International mail: add $35 to shipping cost

Q. I don't want the commission I ordered anymore. Can I get a refund?

A. No, I am sorry, but I do not do refunds so please be certain that you want to place an order before doing so. I do however, offer switch-outs where you can change your commission to something different as long as it is the same (or similar) price to your original commission order.

Q. Do you do commissions in exchange for DevART Points?

A. No, I do not and have no plans to do so at any time in the future.

Q. Why won't you do a picture/tattoo/etc. for me for free? It's silly that I have to pay to have you make something for me.

A. Please try to see this from another person's point of view. I'm sorry but I do not work for free and have no plans to change that. Commissions are my full time job so if I did art for free, I would have no money.  The money that my commissions bring in pays my bills, feeds me, and clothes me.  I no longer have the time to sit around doing free art for people.

:star: TERMS & CONDITIONS :star:

:bulletred: I reserve the right to make and sell prints of the commissions I create.  

The copyright title for each piece of work I create remains with me unless we agree to something different.  Upon your request, I will not offer prints of your commissioned art for an extra fee.  Constantly creating originals takes a lot of time and energy, I need to be able to make money from my art that doesn't require me to sit down for several hours every time.

:bulletred: You may not use commissioned art from me to make money.

This means you may not sell prints of the art, nor can you print, burn, or etch it on t-shirts/plaques/glass or anything that you intend to sell.  If you would like to commission art for this purpose, please discuss it with me and we can make arrangements.  Note: This does not apply if you ever decide to sell the original piece of art.

:bulletred: You are not allowed to claim that you or someone other than myself made it.

I reserve the rights and the credit to the art that I have created.

:bulletgreen: You ARE allowed to use your commissioned art as a personal tattoo design for yourself.

If you are the person who commissioned the art from me, you may legally use the design as a personal tattoo design for yourself.  However, if you did not order and purchase the art from me, you do not have my permission to reuse or alter the designs in my gallery and have them tattooed.

:bulletgreen: You ARE allowed to use your commissioned art for your website, forums, team logos etc.

If you are the person who commissioned the art from me, feel free to use it anywhere online that you like, just keep in mind that any art posted without a protective watermark is a lot more vulnerable to art thieves and might show up somewhere you don't want it to or get used by an unauthorized party.

If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to ask!  :)
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Journal Entry: Wed Jul 17, 2013, 5:04 AM

Not sure if you guys are even interested in these, but I've drawn on eggs again:
-Hey, have you heard what Eggbert did?- by nocturnalMoTH
This is something I used to do a lot back when I was more active on my old nocturnalMoTH account. I've kinda missed doing this.. But, yeah, if you wanna see more of these little fellows, head over to my nocturnalMoTH gallery :3 there's a gallery folder there called  "eggs and pills" with more of this madness... :p

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Poetic Terms and Techniques

Tue Nov 19, 2013, 1:00 AM

Poetic terms and techniques

This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies.  Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.

If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.

These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience.  Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.

Alliteration (see also Sibilance)

Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.

the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle

 - - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’.

 Here, the short, harsh consonant sounds emulate the noise of the guns.



Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds.  Long vowel sounds can give a slow or gentle effect while short vowel sounds are abrupt and dramatic.

The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep 

Moans round with many voices

 - - Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘Ulysses’.

The repetition of the long ‘o’ sounds gives a mournful effect.


Anacoluthon is a sentence that has no grammatical sequence.  Sometimes this involves some kind of grammatical interruption, and sometimes the structure of the sentence changes abruptly part way through.  It is characteristic of informal speech, and can therefore give a natural feel to a poem or piece of prose.

Had ye been there--for what could that have done? 
 - - John Milton, ‘Lycidas’.


Anacrusis is where the first line of a verse of poetry opens with an unstressed syllable before the metre of the poem kicks in.  This term is used both in music and poetry.

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

 - - Francis Scott Key, ‘The Defence of Fort McHenry’.

In this example, the anapestic metre (see Metre) of the poem does not begin until ‘can’, the unstressed syllable.


Anaphora is the repetition of a word or phrase at the start of the lines of a poem.  The term is also used, in prose, to refer to the repetition of words at the start of a clause.  Ephipher refers to the same technique applied to the end of a line.
What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp.
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?  
 - - William Blake, ‘The Tyger’.



A ballad is a narrative poem often dealing with folklore or popular legend.  The plot is usually the central element, although ballads are rhymed and can be sung.  Ballad metre is alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimester.  The last words of the second and last lines of the stanza are rhymed.  Ballad stanzas usually have four lines (a quatrain).

Keats’ La Belle Dame sans Merci is one example of a poem in ballad form.



Bathos is an anticlimax.  Writing is bathetic when it apparently strives to be serious but achieves a comic effect because of this anticlimax.


Your eyes spit fire, your cheeks grow red as beef 

 - - Henry Fielding, ‘Tom Thumb the Great’.



This is a pause in the middle of a verse line, or a break in metrical rhythm. Examples are to be found in Old English poetry, among others.  Also used to describe any break or pause in a larger narrative.

The proper study

of mankind is man 

 - - Alexander Pope, ‘An Essay on Man’.


Two parallel phrases where the order is inverted the second time around:


Pleasure’s a sin and sometimes sin’s a pleasure 

 - - Byron.



This effectively means in essence that one, that is to say the writer, is employed in being either excessively verbose or evasive, so to speak, by talking as it were basically 'round' the subject.  Often, this takes the form of the substitution of a descriptive passage in place of a name.  This technique creates a kind of weakened, euphemistic effect.


...Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open
To his unmast'red importunity

 - - Shakespeare, ‘Hamlet’.

In this passage, the whole is an extended metaphor for the loss of virginity.




A pair of rhymed lines.  A couplet meant to stand on its own as a poem is called a distich.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
 - - Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Account of a visit from St. Nicholas’.


Leaving out a letter or syllable to shorten a word, usually to achieve a uniform metrical pattern or improve the flow.  Mostly these omissions are marked with an apostrophe.  Types of elision include Apheresis, where a letter or syllable is omitted at the beginning of a word (e.g. ’twas), Apocope, where a letter or syllable is omitted at the end of a word (e.g. morn’), Syncope, where a word is contracted by removing one or more syllables or letters from the middle (e.g. ne’er), Syneresis is where two vowels together which are normally pronounced separately are pronounced as one syllable, e.g. in seest, and Synalepha, where a vowel at the end of one word is merged with the start of the next word (e.g. Th’ embattled plain).


This is the omission of words whose presence is inherently understood but not necessary. For instance, the 23rd [of] February.  It is often indicated by '…'  and is very possibly the single most overused form of punctuation in poetry on deviantArt.


A piece of writing or a speech which praises someone, often someone recently deceased (an elegy).  A famous example is Gray’s Elegy written in a country churchyard.


A softer, milder word or phrase substituted for a harsher or more direct way of expressing something. Saying someone has 'passed on' instead of 'died' is a typical example.


Words that sound the same, but have different meanings.

Homophone or Oronym

Words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings.  See Malapropism.


Words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.  (Heteronyms are a type of homograph where the words are spelled the same, have different meanings and sound different).

Many examples of poetry showing the difficulties of homonyms, homophones and homographs can be found on the website of The Spelling Society


A super incredibly exaggerated statement, typically not meant to be taken literally, and sometimes used to convey an ironic tone. 'He's a million times better than you' or 'trying to think of a good example of hyperbole is the most difficult thing in the world', for instance. The opposite of litotes.


Playing around with the relationship of two words within a line or strophe.  One type of hypallage is a transferred epithet, where the adjective is used to modify the 'wrong' noun.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
          - - T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land


The opposite of hyperbole. Understatement for ironic or comic effect.

Not small was his anger, nor few his enemies.

 - - Anglo-Saxon poem.


Named after the character Mrs Malaprop from the play The Rivals (who was in turn named after the French phrase 'mal á propos'). A difficult to pronounce word is substituted with an inappropriate homophone for comic effect. For example, 'He is the very pine-apple of politeness!' (instead of pinnacle - from Sheridan's The Rivals).


A comparison between two objects which describes one thing by comparing it to the other.  It conveys a much closer relationship between the two objects being compare than a simile - the implication is that the two things are not just alike, they are practically the same.

            Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
            Calls back the lovely April of her prime.

 - - Shakespeare, Sonnet 3



A metonym is where a word is substituted for one which represents the thing it is replacing.  In The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, the pen signifies the written word and the sword is a symbol for military power.

Metre (US: Meter)

Metre is the way of describing the rhythm of a poem.  Instead of referring to the number of syllables in a line, metre refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.  Each line is composed of metrical feet, which are the basic units of stressed and unstressed syllables that form the metre of the poem when repeated.  If you want to learn more, please check out Parsat's excellent article on metre this PE week.


A word that sounds like what it describes. 

And murmuring of innumerable bees.

 - - Tennyson, ‘Come Down, O Maid’.


Juxtaposed words with opposite meanings, such as 'bitter-sweet'.  A contradiction in itself.

Pathetic Fallacy

Inanimate objects are imbued with human feelings or emotions.  T
he central character or narrator's emotions might be externalised and represented by the wider world, typically by the weather (stormy weather might reflect turbulence while rain or mist could indicate gloom).   One example of this is in William Wordsworth’s "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"



A poem retracting what was said in a previous poem.



A poem that depicts rural life in a peaceful, idealised way.  The Romantic poets were particularly fond of pastorals, sometimes using them to convey political messages about the effects of industrialisation.


Writing which appeals to the audience's emotions, evoking sympathy.


Where an animal or inanimate object is given human traits.  One example is the four horsemen of the apocalypse where Famine, Pestilence, War and Death are depicted as men and not abstract concepts.



A stanza or group of four lines often rhyming alternately.  Kind of like the four line equivalent of a couplet.


Rhetorical Question

This is a question, typically posed in political or public speech, in which the answer (frequently either 'yes' or 'no') is implied in the question itself. The desired effect of this is to convince the speaker's audience of a fact without seeming to be trying to.


 I thrice presented him a kingly crown, 

Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?

Act 3 Scene II of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'



A type of alliteration in which the ‘s’ sound is repeated:

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

 - - John Keats, ‘To Autumn’.

The sibilants serve to give a sense of softness in this example.


A figurative comparison using either 'like' or 'as' (See metaphor).

e.g. Built like a brick shithouse or Camp as a row of tents.


Part of a poem divided by arranging the lines into groups separated by a space. Usually stanzas have a corresponding number of lines and a recurrent pattern of meter and rhyme.  Stanzas with lines which are all the same length and metre are Isometric stanzas (not to be confused with Isotonic stanzas, which may or may not improve your sports hydration and performance).


Part of a poem divided by arranging the lines into groups separated by a space.  Like a stanza.  Traditionally strophes comprised of two stanzas of alternating metrical forms.   In contemporary poetry the terms strophe and stanza are used more-or-less interchangeably.


An image which often recurs throughout a piece and suggests a wide range of interpretation.  Colours can be used symbolically, for example red to suggest passion or anger.


Similar to Metonymy, this is a technique where a part of something is used to refer to the whole thing or vice versa.  It is a kind of confusion of scale and is often used in everyday speech ('a sympathetic ear').

...and the Stratocaster guitars slung over
Burgermeister beer guts and the swizzle stick legs
jacknifed over Naugahyde stools
  - -  Tom Waits, 'Putnam County'


Sense confusion.  Colour attributed to sounds, odour to colours etc.

Then, as midnight makes 

Her giant heart of Memory and Tears 

Drink the pale drug of silence...

 - - George Meredith, 'Modern Love I'


Needless repetition, often for emphasis.

There is a Thorn—it looks so old,
In truth, you’d find it hard to say
How it could ever have been young,
It looks so old and grey.
Not higher than a two years' child
It stands erect, this aged Thorn;
No leaves it has, no prickly points;
It is a mass of knotted joints,
A wretched thing forlorn.
It stands erect, and like a stone
With lichens is it overgrown.
 - - William Wordsworth, 'The Thorn'


This is where two nouns are both modified by the same verb or adjective, with the meaning of the verb or adjective subtly modified by its usage. 'She left in tears and a taxi', for instance.


  • How many of these terms did you know before?  Which are new to you?
  • What examples can you think of for these techniques in poetry you have read?  What effect did the use of the technique convey?  (Bonus points if it's a really unusual technique.)
  • Which of these techniques have you used previously in your own poetry?  Which do you think you might use in future?
  • Which terms and techniques did I miss from the list?

%projecteducate and %CRLiterature combine to bring you Poetry Basics Week.  Callooh and, indeed, Callay.
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I have tons of free time and plan on doing A LOT of these. I will have a list up here where you can see how far you are in the line.

All drawings will be digital, by the way.

Send me a note or email me!!


1. :iconzoestanleyarts: - Bibi and Chip- Digital base- in progress- PAID- FINISHED

2. Seth S. - Idelia- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED

3. :iconmagicbunnyart: - Magic Bunny- Digital base- PAID- FINISHED

4. Mike Taylor- Tiki Robot- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED

5. Hannah Ayoubi- Monsters Abroad characters- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED

6. :icondthecadeyra: - Comotos- Digital Shading- PAID- FINISHED

7. Dana L.- Super hero character- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED

8. Brock Baker- Caricature in Rick and Morty style- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED

9. :iconalisadidkovsky:- Lord Yuned'rar- Digital Shading- PAID-FINISHED

10. Maddie Bush- Valentines Day drawing- Digital Base- PAID- FINISHED

11. :iconvirtuallytwisted:- Black and White- PAID- FINISHED

12. Jessica R- What MLP should be- Digital Base- PAID-FINSIHED

13. Bree P- Patrick the Vampire-PAID-FINISHED

14. Spencer- Anything- Digital base- PAID-FINISHED

15. :iconwesleeweevil:- Orion- Digital shading-PAID-FINISHED

16. :iconentoxia:- Gil- Black and white- PAID- FINISHED

17. Eric- Max and Wild Thing- Black and white- PAID

18. Ami- Gender Bent Rick- Digital shading- PAID

19. Danielle- Super hero team- Base- PAID

20. Ben- 3 characters- Shading- PAID

21. Eric- Max and Wild Thing- Ink- PAID










  • Listening to: Hank 3
  • Reading: Pogo by Walt Kelly
  • Watching: Blacula
  • Playing: Rayman on Wii U
  • Eating: Pita burger
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so the book came out today,  

i am currently up to my eyeballs in finishing the next one, should be up in 2 days
and then the last one by years end :)

for those who asked for digital version comixology has it…

don't ask me why it is the same price as printed one... i'm just as baffled by that practice

anyhoo, merry christmass, happy holidays, oh and here are some reviews :)……………
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