I just gotta say this..(a maybe good read?) I don't know how many of you read my journals.. Or how many of you have talked to me personally but typically the first thing out of my mouth is something about ethics. I have a morality code for how I treat people on here. The people who are close to me know it too because they have to abide by it too or I get furious. Cause its on me.. not them.
I am here to have fun but I take myself, my page, my business, and my relationships on here very seriously. I try to never post rants or negative content. Those of you who are on my page a lot know if you post a comment 99% of the time your gonna get a reply. If you have a question I will go out of my way to answer it for you. If you need advice I am here. I have posted journals before about my open policy.
Use my art, my contracts, my documents, my layouts, my species do whatever you need to become successful. I am here to support you. I am here so that you can become a better artist. I am not here for myself. I don'
More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONEOk I have talked and read some people's TOS and frankly they freak me out.... So I thought I needed a GENERAL talk about documents and how to set them up.More contract talk...HOW TO MAKE ONE5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Terms of Service:
This document is where you lay out YOUR rights and the PATRONS rights to the product you are delivering. This is Mine. Mine only applies to custom adoptions. If you are doing commissions you need a different one because you often don't own the characters. So here is what you ROUGHLY need to address in a TOS
1. At what point does the work become theirs?
Why? I have this so up till the moment I upload it. I own it.
2.What the patron do/not do with the design?
Why? so they don't do something with it you don't like
3.COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE USE
you have to do this. no exceptions. who owns what.
4. Anything else you want to talk about? Other section
Okay, Serious Money/Terms TalkIt is time we had a serious talk about money watchers. If you sell PLEASE take a moment to read this so you don't get colossally fucked over.Okay, Serious Money/Terms Talk5 months ago in Personal More Like This
YOU NEED A CONTRACT IF YOU SELL.
YOU NEED TERMS AND SERVICE AGREEMENTS.
YOU NEED TO KEEP EVERYTHING.
If you sell and you do not keep your notes organized, do not have contracts, do not have agreements. You are going to get fucked over (unless your incredibly experienced and can smell fraud from a mile away). I say this over and over and over and people tell me they don't want to be too "serious" or they don't know what to say. It is your responsibility as a business owner to keep track of everything. Not just because it is good business but so when someone tries to rip you off after work is delivered by asking for a refund from their financial institution you can go. "no I have paperwork,their real name, and their signature" and send them a nice
To all artists sellingIn the last few months I have been really successful with my customs. I have loved every second of doing commissions and am by no means burned out but its because I have set my prices, time, work, and paperwork for it to be that way. So, to all people selling their work/customs/adopts...w/e I would like to invite all of you to use and abuse all of my contacts/terms of service/ pricing forums. I am updating the format soon so be on the look out ....but I have spent a lot of time on DA. I have done a lot of commissions, my friends have done a lot. I see people struggle every day and I can only help so many because typing all this can take over 12 hours.... xDTo all artists selling6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So USE AND ABUSE mine and others!
Mine are on my profile
selling advice (BUT IT WONT SELL!) (please read)"They barely sell as it is, I am afraid if I raise prices anymore they won't sell at all"selling advice (BUT IT WONT SELL!) (please read)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
"My art isn't worth it"
"People won't pay what I want"
"Insert a million excuses here"
This is you! Or rather I should start off by saying this is all of us because I don't believe in playing the victim, we are equals here. We have all said it at some point in regards to sales. I personally have said it plenty of times. You, the reader are probably no exception.
Pricing is difficult, I offer my service and advice to who I can but at the end of the day I can't reach everyone to give you this talk. So I am writing this general journal about why your art ACTUALLY does not sell. I am going to try to be possitive but this journal may be harder to digest then most of the other informational journals simply because of the nature of the reason under pricing occurs. Which is because the seller has no self confidence, no experience, and is making business about their worth as
Helpfull Selling Mindset (another plz rd)I got a note this morning from someone asking for my assistance and advice about sales. They are having a reselling issue and were inquiring about TOS/contracts. But from what they wrote I could tell that information wouldn't help them with the core issue. I have left out their initial note and kept them anonymous but I thought some of you might get something from my reply regardless.Helpfull Selling Mindset (another plz rd)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is really lovely to hear that you have had such a wonderful experience selling up till now! Do not let this recent change discourage you. This is not a personal situation/attack that you are going through so do not let it impact you on a personal and emotional level. I know it is painful. I have had it happen and it really does hurt. It is very easy to flip a switch your mind and say "never again" after it happens. It is easy to respond to it by throwing rules and regulations at your work or respond by making co
General Statment about my Open Policy (plz read)I feel like I need to clear some stuff up. These are just my opinions and my personal policies..they only apply to me and my page.General Statment about my Open Policy (plz read)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a open policy.
I have stated this before in journals that I have a open policy. I have also stated my species is open.
"Use my art, my contracts, my documents, my layouts, my species do whatever you need to become successful. I am here to support you. I am here so that you can become a better artist. I am not here for myself. I don't know if you guys realize this but I gain nothing of value if those are my goals. I want to build relationships. I go out of my way every single day not because I have to but because I want to be there for the people who want to learn. Every day when I log on I know everything I write,post, or say could have me criticized. Or better influence someone younger than me. I know every day I log on I am a role model and I love it." -Sin
"I do not abide by the idea of a closed
Random Selling InfoI like to keep you guys in the loop with stuff when I find out about it. In regards to selling and making contracts. So I remember a while back when we had that scam scare and everyone and their mother was making T.O.S's. Which was great but I saw the "You automatically agree to this terms of service when you make a purchase" and even then I was like....lol...what? No way that would ever hold up.Random Selling Info4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was right. It doesn't. There has been some scandals lately that are calling into question the terms of service agreements of certain companies. I am sure you all heard about the nude pics via apple. There is some dispute as to apple's liability and what it inevitably comes down to is. Does the CHECK BOX that you have to check to gain service actually count as you agreeing? Lets be honest. No one reads those. The discussion I was listening to enlisted a lawyer for a more clear answer and apparently the answer is SORT OF? Depends on the court ? But most agree those agreements are bullshit
New Contract and TERMS OF SERVICEEdit: owners of my stuff. Your current contract is still the one in effect.New Contract and TERMS OF SERVICE4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I updated/ refined/ and organized my contract and terms of service into one document. I am posting because as usual this is free to use. It is very thorough. It is professional, it is binding and can easily be altered with just a few words to work for closed or open or w/e you are doing.
I hope this helps people. No you don't need to ask my permission to use it just USE IT and please take my real name and user name off xD
I will possibly be uploading this to a electronic signature site soon. We will see. Enjoy!
Grumpy Ramblingedit: aa everyones responses is makin me feel p good! glad to see your side of the issues too!Grumpy Rambling1 month ago in Personal More Like This
btw if any one of u get someone spewing out "high price" bs, tell me and i will fight them for u
holy shit I want to fight somebody, somebody fight me because it hasnt even been a good three months until I see some child walk into someone's commission prices thinking that they're entitled to their art like its a luxury made specifically for their own pleasure. Like woah its unbelievable how much fervor a fucking child can put into their comments on a journal post reinforcing their opinion about "too high a price" over and over and over again. Just grinds my gears.
Like.. artists need to make a living? You have no say in how much they can price their work? You need to understand that art takes a while and it's worth whatever the artist thinks it's worth? And that clients who buy their work deem it worth their money?
Ive seen arguments about popularity being the "SAD REASON" of why prices are s
Important update about widgets.From today I will no longer be using devaintARTs commission widgets, why? Because they will assume you are cashing out without you even doing so. Their system does not care about the truth, if you pay people with points, and they pay you later through a commission widget this will happen.Important update about widgets.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have been in talk with helpdesk about this since they thought I was cashing out points (giving others points for free so they can give them back to me through a widget to get money for it)
And all I got was The system is designed to automatically flag suspicious transactions transferring points in this manner is not allowed. It is one of the many reasons we do recommend that all commissions be made through the use of the widget and not simply at a personal level. I had evidence if needed and they did not even care.
They also refund the points used if this happens to you ( even if they told me they would I have not gotten any taken that I know of yet) Which means, i
CHRISTMASTIME FAVE-TO-ENTER DESIGN TICKET RAFFLE!Okay so I did this once and people really liked it, I've gotten requests to do it again so here goes!! This one will be announced on Christmas day. C:CHRISTMASTIME FAVE-TO-ENTER DESIGN TICKET RAFFLE!4 days ago in Personal More Like This
All you've got to do is favorite this journal and you'll have a number given to you!
I will use http://www.random.org to choose one winner on Dec. 25, who will receive:
Allows an auto-claim for any open adoptables I may post, unless specified otherwise.
Can also be used to claim custom slots if I post them as part of an adoptable batch.
Once again this is open until the 25th!!
Sunday round 1 COMMISSION CLOSEDOMG SO TIME IS HERE. I am so exited to try this out! And this might be easier for people to keep track on when I start new ones!Sunday round 1 COMMISSION CLOSED5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am going to start trying to do weekly commissions, were I open $500 worth on sundays and finish them during the week that comes after. Then repeat the process!
I will keep commissions open during that week aswell if they do not fill up on sundays! Then when the next sunday comes and I am done with my list I will update this journal!
There is a widget for designs on my page if you have points instead of paypal! that is always open
Sunday 3rd - Sunday 10th
Do not claim a spot if you cannot pay right away
you can buy as many slots as you want
I will take as many as I need to fill $500
PLEASE include your deviantART name in the paypal!
I am __% similarSomeone a long time ago asked me to make a new one of these xD so I guess here you go. ~I am __% similar1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. I have over 20 plants in my room 
2. I clean dust of my plants 
3. Im unable to take care of cactus's 
4. I have more than 5 pets that I owe 
5. I find geology super intresting 
6. I love watching documentaries 
7. I watch mlp fim and love the show 
8. I own a green carpet 
9. I love insects 
10. I sleep forever :C 
So far =
11. I bring my sketchbook werever I go 
12. I cannot go many days without drawing 
13. I usually wear loose clothing 
14. I rewember most of my dreams 
15. I love watching musicals 
16. Blood and gore in movies do not affect me 
17. No movie scares me 
18. I have watched mama mia the movie more than 5 times 
19. I find fish to be one of the most intresting pets 
20. I can listen to the same song for hours 
So far =
21. I eat my fingers bloody (not nails) :C 
22. I LOVE mushrooms on my pizza 
23. I do not like cake or cookies
IS it an open species?!?TO CLARIFY BEFORE ANYONE READS since some people have a tendency to twist my words into their own meaning, if you are uncertain about something, ASK before assuming.IS it an open species?!?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This does not support theft of anything! I am just stating my opinion on the matter. Thank you and might this read give you some insight on some matters.
IS it an open species?!?
This question. Every. single. time. I. design. something.
nononoononononoooooooooooooooooo xD sTAHP witht he whole SPEICIES thing. I have stopped making species, I make cartoony made up fantasy animal/creature designs, they might look like species, but I do not claim them as such. Fantasy digital creature is a good name for it. This whole species fad going about is crazy.
When you buy my designs however you can make it into whatever you want xD if you are into speices and all that. If I make species with lots of species information, I tend to make them open. (mothlems being me trying to do a closed species again and I just nope
dA journal memeIve gotten so many mentions about these were people have listed me and oh my god :'D im glad to inspire so many <3dA journal meme7 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO I GUESS ILL DO IT TO
1. How did you join dA?
I found the link to this site on someones profile on Team artail oekaki back in 2005. I THINK xD and made an account, werent very active on here though.
2. What does your username have to do with you?
Back in that day I added the word "snuff" to everything, I recently found my old dairy and can confirm that I said "snuff" or "dill" on almost every page xD, so I guess it was natural when I loved gryphons around that time that they merged.
3. What is your current avatar of?
My character Penelope (pen) I was going to change it but dA Is a real butt when it comes to changing avatars for me, it takes over a day no matter what I try xD so annoying...
4. How many watchers do you have, and how many do you watch?
You can go see that on my page :3 I watch 191 peoples
5. Do you have more
AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!http://store.steampowered.com/app/250620/AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
you can also buy it here
8D Game I have had the privilege working on for the last couple of years, is finally out and able to buy! Doing concepts and textures!
Is now out on steam! be sure to check it out if you are planning to buy it 8D
HAve some concepts!
Backers from the kickstarter be sure to check your spamfolder incase an update came there!
CONTEST!!! (Ended)Hello Sunshines,CONTEST!!! (Ended)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first time I have had access to my computer in 2.5 days...it was tragic.
But yes, the contest has ended! You will see the results by the end of sunday june 29 and winners will begin receiving notes soon after ^^
Thank you all for participating!!!!
To answer the questions
UPDATE: Due date extended to the 24th (that's when my semester ends) and I up-ed the prizes a little ^^
UPDATE 5/27/14 : Hey guys! Just wanted to send a quick update! There are 2.5 weeks left for the contest. 5 people have entered their lovely submissions and 35 people expressed interest. This is fantastic ^^ . Thanks for the support!!!
UPDATE: Hey guys! Thank you so much for all the support so far! I've decided to extend the deadline until June 13, 2014! I hope that helps give a bit more time.
I have also added a second raffle prize. (check it out at the bottom of this journal).
All entries will be placed in this folder -
[CLOSED] BRONZE ARTIST/FORCE FOR CHANGEI AM OPENING 50 SLOTS FOR ICONS AT $10/1000 EACH (normally $12/1200) (pls read the rest of the journal for more info)[CLOSED] BRONZE ARTIST/FORCE FOR CHANGE7 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys have probably already noticed I reeeeally like Star Wars
Yesterday J.J. Abrams announced a fundraising campaign to help raise funds for UNICEF. Donate $10 and you get an entry to a draw, whose grand prize is to star in the upcoming Star Wars movie (a tiny role, but egh, it's still awesome). I know, it's crazy, and yes my chances are low, but I want to enter for reals >.> It would make my life :'D I'm actually trying really hard to contain my excitement lmao
You can read more info about the campaign here: http://go.omaze.com/h14L
I want to hopefully go into the $500-tier for 50 entries and some delicious concept art as a bonus
GOD KNOWS I WANT THAT LIGHTSABER HILT BUT THERE'S NO WAY I CAN DROP $5K ON THIS LOL
$500 is already a lot but like hell I want this so bad ;A; Even if it's just a small chance. I can't deny my geekness /grabby ha
Design Contest!CLOSED Hello my lovelies!Design Contest!CLOSED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Design Me a Critter!
Think, Summer Fun
This month I would like to host a contest.
I would like someone to design me something fantastic!
I want a creative, cute, fun, colorful, interesting creature.
It can be a combination of animals but
can not be a colorful cat, or a sparkly duck.
The design can be anything that works within the below rules.
So here are some RULES to get you started.
1) Colorful. Few drab colors, but I'm not too fond of rainbow
colorations either. Be creative with your pallet. You can use grays and blacks but be sure to have something bright in there too.
2) Fun. I want something whimsical and fun. Be creative, think outside the box and go a little crazy.
3) Cute. I want it to be sort of cute and adorable.
What is c
Screams endlesslysauceryLOOK AT THESE CUTE ICONS IVE GOTTEN RECENTLY OH MY GOD :iconcraiplz:Screams endlesslysaucery8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I cant I just cant omg I love icons so m uch and gosh you all <3
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
WATCHER RAFFLE!!! CLOSED - WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!! THE WINNER IS....WATCHER RAFFLE!!! CLOSED - WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE NOTE ME WHICH OF THE PRIZES YOU WOULD LIKE!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING! I WILL BE PULLING THE NUMBER LATER WITH RANDOM.ORG <333
Hit 1200 watchers <3! Thanks a ton guys //sobs I'm so happy that you all enjoy my messy non bg work |'D ~
Special thanks to :iconsparksofdiscord: for being my 1200th <3 if you end up entering you will get an extra number!
ABOUT THIS RAFFLE :
You will be receiving your choice of ONE of the following!
- Custom of one of my species
- Custom design
HOW TO ENTER :
- Be a watcher! New watchers are welcome, WARNING : PLEASE DO NOT WATCH ME JUST FOR THE RAFFLE! I WILL BE VERY UPSET IF YOU UNWATCH ME AFTERWARDS!
- Favorite this journal
- Comment on this journal saying the password " Japan! " so i know that you read the rules
FAB CONTEST - CLOSED4 days to go ~~FAB CONTEST - CLOSED2 months ago in Personal More Like This
if someone needs more time then please say so
edit Im gonna have some pretty busy weeks at my school and will be fully free at 18th of december , thats why im extending the date
its a little handier for me
If someone needs more time , just say so ^^
(oh and also I updated the rules a little bit , you're now also allowed to draw just Herman , the dog)
YAAS Another contest ! Because I have points plenty , and i love giving them away ~ (and motivating people to draw )
you're probably thinking 'Loo , whats a fab contest'
SIMPLE MY FRIEND
For this contest you have to draw the fabness himself ;
So what you gotta do exactly
Draw the dude above , Iconicflash
Not that good in drawing horse dudes ? His genderbend Idol flare is also allowed