where I get my fursuit making crap(my tummy hurts and I cannot sleep so here, have a helpful journal)
These are all the places I go, and they all have great customer service that makes me feel like a welcome customer every time I come back.
LEDs pre-rigged for use for eyes http://www.herestohaunting.ecrater.com/
hair for manes and such ("braiding hair" is the most tangle free they sell) http://www.ikickshins.net/bulk.php
claws, hooves and paw pads http://www.dreamvisioncreations.com/apps/webstore/
extra long fur http://www.nftech.com/products.html
other fur http://mendels.com/Fake-Fur-c-3/
realistic eye blanks http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23376
clay for horns and teeth (light weight, shatterproof, seal with acrylic to water proof) http://www.paperclay.com/product.htm
foam (I use the HD36-R) http://www.thefoamfactory.com/opencellfoam/opencellfoam.html
BONUS - glue gun type I rely on since it is so great for fine detail and generally not making a globby mess of everything http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ad
PayPal users ATTENTIONThis is important, especially if you're underage, registered underage or if you have any issues with PayPalPayPal users ATTENTION1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I recently ran into a problem concerning my PayPal account and it was something I had no idea of and I’m quite sure a lot of people aren’t aware that it is a thing and on the top of that a serious one. I though I’d spread the knowledge before someone has to go through the same stress as I did.
(A detailed explanation of my issue and how I resolved it. What to do if any problem occurs explained later in the post.)
When you create your account you are supposed to read and agree to the terms of agreement. A lot of you probably just skip through it if that but hear me out when I say that PayPal does take the terms of agreement very seriously. The site is about finances after all so naturally they would like to pay attention to the security of the site and its users.
You probably all agree that all kinds of scamming etc. obvious violations are wrong and you
Commission InfoMost Commissions are kinda temporary closedCommission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I need to update my info
BUT you can look on my main page I may have some open pixel commissions in my commission widget.
I accept PayPal and deviantART Points
15$/h (or 1500/h) Commission
I will draw about anything
(sketch, line, style of your choice, background, items, map, etc)
If you are not sure, you can show me a drawing
from my gallery and ask how much it would cost to
get a similar picture of your character, or show me
any other kind of picture/style you would like.
I will calculate the amount of time the picture
will take and the price will depend on it.
I will start working after receiving the payment.
Feel free to ask if you have any kind of
questions about my hourly commissions.
Featuring some really great artists ROUND 2Going through my follow list, I felt like there were just too many under-appreciated artists I miss. So please check these guys out too! : )Featuring some really great artists ROUND 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I actually find it sickening at how little pageviews this guy has, LOL. Absolutely amazing atmosphere drawings, amazing lighting, backgrounds, perspective, and over-all rendering. Plus lots of dogs! : D
Fresh moe style, wonderful backgrounds.
Soft moe art! Seriously so soft. I don't even see lines, I just see soffffftttt. ////
Probably my favorite pony artist ever. The cging method is so traditional pastel styled, it's just eyecandy to look at. They also do really cute Pokemon art.
:thumb350863710: your destiny by suikuzu :thumb353902448: :thumb354190
Basic Art Elements: LineHerro people! I've been giving this much thought and have decided to include along with our "Common Misconceptions" series a series based in the basic art elements followed by the principals of design. There are seven basic art elements as follows:Basic Art Elements: Line2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The purpose of knowing this list and understanding each element is to help you make good decisions compositionally as well as help you with formal analysis. Formal analysis is an identification of the basic art elements in a work of art which is useful in critique and also understanding the artist's choices in composition. Ideally, a piece that we would call "successful" would have each of the seven elements here present in some way, as well as the principles of design. A lot of our choices in art making can be either arbitrary or intuitive. Neither are inherently bad, but making choices that have a sound base in these elements will help you with some of the compositional conundrums we artists fa
Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZYI really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you guys...
You guys, THIS ONE.
This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...
It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.
So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:
She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly
Commissions Policy - CLOSEDCommissions are now closed. I will post the full list of commissions and contact everyone in the first batch tomorrow night (AEST). Thanks guys!Commissions Policy - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions are now CLOSED
Commission Terms and Conditions:
Commissioning me or purchasing a plush from me means you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.
Click this ---->
HOW TO REQUEST A COMMISSION (when open)
If you would like a spot, send me a note (when commissions are open) including the following:
- What plush you would like (including any pre discussed details
- Reference image/s if it is an OC (written description is not enough)
- What size you would like it to be (small, medium or large) (Ponies come at standard sizes of 17" for mares, 19" for stallions and 11" for fillies and co
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Helpful Links for Budding ArtistsI noticed that whenever I'm surfing around the forum pages (something I NEVER used to do on my old account, even though I've been around for 7/8 years now) I always attack people with links of things that might be helpful to them. Stuff that had been tremendously helpful to me in the past (and now too)! Some are tutorials, some are websites where I find references, some are just for pure inspiration.Helpful Links for Budding Artists4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway I hope these links help you as much as they've helped me!
FIGURE WORK AND ANIMALS
http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php An online gesture drawing tool for both people and animals (and insects!). I think out of every link I have, I use this one the most. xD It's especially convenient during the summer when I can't afford to sign up for a figure drawing class. Best part about this tool is that you can say that you only want clothed figures if you're uncomfortable with nudity.
http://voivodess-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/ One of my favorite mode
Difference between want and needShort rant:Difference between want and need1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All to often I see people approaching artists with ridiculous demands or desires, the biggest one being the 'need' for a certain item.
For example: I NEED a fursuit/art/plush/etc.
No. You need oxygen and nutrition. Things that substain you in life or keep you safe. Those are things needed.
Art pieces and costumery are what are called "luxury items". They are things to make you happy or to show a self expression. You will not die if you don't have a fursuit. If you feel you must have something, work hard or make it! You will appreciate the item much more if your own time and labor went into it rather than if it was just given to you. Keep in mind many of these people that you are contacting are offering their services to put food on the table or keep a roof over their heads. They won't be giving things away for free. Free doesn't pay the bills, no matter how much we wish they did.
/end short rant
Commission InfoLet's keep this someplace more tidy. Here are all the commissions I can do. *If the status on my profile page says commissions are closed, then they are closed, this is just to keep my page a little cleaner.Commission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*If there is something you'd be interested in commissioning me for, but I don't have it listed here, send me a note and ask me about it. If it's something I think I can do, I'll give it a try (and maybe add it to the list below). This can include paintings/drawings, different pixel icons (not trotters), sketches, customs, or whatever else you can think of.
Custom Bottle Icon:
1 Point (cutie mark might be a little more depending on if you have a ref or not)
-There are 3 main colors on the parasprite: Body, wings and eyes. If you want them particular colors, I can do it.
-Aside from choosing your own colors, I can base them off a pony design. Usually, main color of the body of the pony is used for the body o
OLD COMMISSION PRICESPrices:OLD COMMISSION PRICES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Headshot -- 50
Waist/Hips and up -- 75
Fullbody -- 100
Pixel Icons -- 20
+any animation 10-25 depending on complexity
+shading is free
-If you would like anything that is not on the commission list, just ask and I'll set a price
- Please pay before i start the commission
Icon Commissions Info (open) check my front page commission widget to see if its openIcon Commissions Info (open)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bases i use :
THESE WILL BE DONE AS REQUESTS WHEN I OPEN EM
Floating Cloud icon by lekademaclapping icon by lekademaStare icon by lekadema:thumb297811666:
Drunk icon by lekademaConga icon by lekademawalking icon by lekademaFly icon by lekademabutterfly icon by lekademaBouncy Pony icon by lekademaFilly walking icon by lekademaFilly pegasus trot icon by lekademaFlying pegasus filly icon by lekadema
Fast flying icon by lekademaGallop icon by lekademastand left icon by lekademaLooking icon by lekadema
Alicorn Trot icon by lekadema
Hearts and Hooves 25 each
Chem spark blinkie by lekademaStar shade blinkie by lekademaNine lives blinkie by lekademaSteam punk by lekademaneko charm blink by lekademaSkyler blink by lekademaFritz blink by lekadema
if you want one you have to tell me:
CLOSED FOR NOW~Commissions InfoCLOSED FOR NOW~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paying through paypal gets priority over paying with points
Payment must be made before I can post anything
Don't use $USD? Dollar Conversion
Assorted Dance Icons
Price: $2.00 US or 160 points
:iconpikachudancingplz: :iconcharizarddancingplz: :icontotodiledanceplz:
Pokemon/ Fakemon Item Toss Icons
Price: $2.00 US or 160 points for 1,
$3.50 US or 280 points for a pair
Pokemon/ Fakemon Sprite
Price: $3.00 US or 240 points (per character)
Add Shiny version for $1.00 US or 80 points
Pokemon Party Sprite
Price: $1.00 US or 80 points (per character)
The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:The Great Lit Crit Event!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Being that I've been a bit absent (real life, ugh) I've decided to extend BOTH PARTS of this contest.
If you have not yet submitted a poem or story to the contest, you have until AUGUST 15TH to send me a note with a thumb or link to your deviation.
If you still need time to leave feedback, you have until AUGUST 31ST to leave your comments or critiques to be entered in the epic prize drawing.
Because Critique is Awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a couple articles about critique in the deviantART community. The response to those articles was generally positive, which was completely awesome. Several people expressed a desire t
Animal Photo Contest/Raffle [CLOSED]CONTEST IS NOW CLOSEDAnimal Photo Contest/Raffle [CLOSED]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's time for my 2nd annual Animal Photo Contest!
HOW TO ENTER
1) Add this journal to your favorites. No need to be a watcher of mine.
2) Choose one photo deviation. The deviation submitted may be a new photograph taken and submitted specifically for this contest or a deviation that you had in your gallery previously. (Entry must be a deviation, not a Stash post or a link to an outside site like Photobucket or flickr. I need to have access to a thumbnail code.)
3) In the deviation description, include a brief (100 words or fewer) vignette of your memory of the time when you took the photo. It can be funny, an explanation of what inspired you to snap the picture, and/or something poignant and important to you about the moment. (Go here for an example.)
4) Submit your photo by includin
Tips: how to enjoy painting long hoursI am not a natural painter. I am a natural sequential artist who is used to doing large amount of images to tell a story.Tips: how to enjoy painting long hours2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to paint the highly detailed paintings I adore looking at, but I tend to want to give up half way before the paintings get anywhere I would say "Wow" to.
I hit a wall for a while, my wall is: I just can't keep myself interested enough to make myself stay on the same piece for a long time!
I couldn't bring myself to spend on a painting that is my own for over 20-30 hours... while others can spend up to 80-100 hours on solid hours. I have no problem doing it for commercial work, or for clients, because the nature of those work hours are short, but when it comes to my own work, I need a break through on my hours of devotion.
Just when I was about to settle on: "Is this a personality trait I can't change? Is this something I have to be born with?"
While I believe that if I have the urge to do it, it's within me. If I adore it, there is a quality in me to d
CommissionsMy commission prices~!Commissions2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
PLEASE NOTE: PRICES WILL INCREASE IF YOU HAVE SUPER DETAILED CHARACTERS!
What I WILL DO:
*My Little Pony
*Pretty much anything but I do have limitations
What I WILL NOT DO:
*Complex backgrounds (still practicing that too)
*~Non-Animated Pixel Icons~*
Price $3 (or 300 points) each
*~Animated Pixel Icons~*
$5 (or 500 points) each
these are fully shaded in pencil, just so you know
Price: $8 (or 800 points) per character
Price: $15 (or 1500 points) per character
*~Full Body Lineless~*
Fully Colored with no (o
Harry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshotsHarry Potter wand progress/tutorialHarry Potter wand tutorial + costume snapshots4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sure if this can really count as a tutorial because I feel I didn't take enough photos, but I thought I'd share how I made my wand for Harry Potter cosplay. It's made with things I had lying around at home. Miguel :iconmerkymerx: helped me out a lot with his suggestions!
I started with these A paintbrush, a hot glue/gluegun stick, some tape, a brown paper bag, and some foil. Paintbrushes are very good bases for wands because of the shape and material. This once I particularly fancied because of the beautiful color and finish of the handle.
The brush was too short by itself, so I had to extend the other end somehow. Feeling very silly, I stuck the hot glue stick into the head of the brush, right in the middle of the bristles, and taped it into place. Sadly I did not get a photo of how it looked then. I tore of a bit of the brown paper bag and wrapped it around the glue stick for added stability, and taped that into place as well. (Yo