Well I'm reduced to pretty much this:
I.. will come up with a journal entry. Maybe I'll start making a point to actually post a journal once a week. 8< My life is so boring that I pretty much don't have one. -flails-
[ended] Group stock Kickstarter SIGNAL BOOST!EDIT: Aaaaand FUNDED! We did it, we reached the first stretch goal! 8D
In the chance there are artists following me who would like some super group stock images, last chance to get into the Kickstarter by some well-known (and my personal favs) among stock artists here on devART!
Creators involved - and maybe some of you already follow them:
They all do super stock work on their own.. so... together? It'll be awesome.
I won't lie, I REALLY want to see that underwater shoot, as slim as the odds are of reaching that stretch goal..
Take a look and please signal boost if you can't back it!
Watching: Inside Ou
Watching: Lord of the Rings (Extended): Fellowship OTR
Lots has happened since my last journal! Obviously my scanner has been replaced.. but more importantly, I have a new tablet. I love it. (Anyone looking for a less expensive alternative to a Wacom should check out UGEE - aside from not being able to customize pen buttons as well, I love it. )
I'm back to working on art, and it occurred to me: I COULD stream, if there was any interest in watching it?
And if you're not interested in art alone, and if I don't get myself banned for doing so, I was hoping to stream a movie alongside, since I often watch movies whilst doing artwork. For the reason of not being banned for copyright shiz, I probably wouldn't save the streams either.
I wouldn't be able to pick solid dates - being a casual employee, my shifts and start times are all over the place. So it may be morning, may be night, may be the dead of ni
So-ooo. A quick note.. my scanner is busted. Or it sure seems that way.
Figures, I move my stuff two provinces and after the trouble of taking this beastly printer/scanner combo with me - especially since part of my moving fees were charged by WEIGHT - ... it no longer works. It's kind-of a shame, I actually have a lot of Inktobers to share. If you peruse my Twitter feed, I missed a day or three in October, but more than half of them I took snapshots of and can be found (in gloriously poor lighting) there.
Kind-of an update on things. I really need to get back to creative stuff.. l've been adjusting well to work, but I come home exhausted. Also in the middle of assembling furniture I really need.
Soon... because I've been missing my brain-babies.
I have been volunteering at a parrot sanctuary. Now even when I'm exhausted from work, if I go there.. I find I'm so happy to be around the birds. My
Commissions [OPEN]Mood: Aherpderpherp.
As I mentioned before, I will open a commission slot for those who may be interested! I expect no interest, not in these troubled times, but I figure 'why not'? I am really trying to improve my discipline on art, and a little income would be nice since I'm between-jobs.
So the deal is this:
I will take one commission at a time.
In the unlikely event there's more than one request (ahahahaha oh god why would there be) I will make a wait list. This isn't because I expect to take forever but to ensure the least stress on myself and clients.
Prices are subjective and in CAD.
I will provide estimates on styles. See conversion rates so you know what you're paying if it is not in Canadian dollars. (Examples will come shortly!)
Extra characters may mean increased prices.
What a dusty journal.Mood: mostly trying not to be sad/avoiding thinking sad thoughts.
I guess it's been a while since I did a really personal journal - I've been somewhat just using submissions and mentioning pieces of things.
Plus, Twitter. Tweet tweet, y'all. Hope you aren't sneezing from the layer of dust on this feature.
If personal stuff ain't your thing, move right along. I'm considering opening commissions for a limited time, so ho-ooopefully this gets bumped down soon enough after for those who aren't interested.
In the last year I have felt incredibly stretched. Mostly emotionally. It's been in two parts.
One part has been something I think I mentioned previously but never elaborated on?
*insert brief pause while I look back at the journal from.. ugh..
March NO WAIT NOPEFebruary*
That was about when I realized I think I want to change careers. Don't get me wrong; this shouldn'
REQUESTS [CLOSED]Mood: OMGWTFBBQIAMGONNABESIIIIICK..
I may just be missing it but since now I don't see anymore 'mood' spots on the journals (and since they've been gone from profile spots for years) I'm making my own. 8P STICKING IT TO THE MAN!
WHAT THE TITLE SAYS! Without going into gritty detail, due to a big life change and the need to stay distracted via art/creative projects, I'm opening up free requests.
There is no guarantee which will get done and when, but I've GOT to start drawing on a daily basis.. and if I can't make myself draw my own crap, doing stuff for others may help. Or it may backfire.
GONNA TRY, THO.
Request here in the journal; please provide picture references or written refs. It's not required, but info that may help add to the character(s) is welcome if it suits you. There's no requirement if you are a watcher or not, although if you want to
Captive Prince.. so, if you missed the comic proclaiming my love for it, I'll say it again: the trilogy (of which the first book shares the same name) is fantastic!
(Comic in question, btw.. )
Having just finished the last book (and it took a lot of willpower not to read all three books as fast as humanly possible).. once more, an intense, emotional and complex plot and characters. For anyone who likes gripping stories, this fits the bill. It also well-covers a slow-building relationship between two very different characters with no reason to like one another. Definitely not for younger readers due to explicit content (violence/language/sexual content all around).. but worth the read. I know it's something I'll be compelled to re-read every so often. Those who are for some reason put-off by same-sex couples (of which there are plenty in the story, as there are reasons in the story's cultures which make it quite understandable) may not
Things I didn't want to admit....but they're things I'm saying anyway.
This isn't the sort of journal entry I expected to be making - I'd hoped to draw it out as a comic, but it's so sensitive a subject that I lose heart when I get my tablet/pencil in-hand. Right now, the written word still dominates my creative process. It's always been how I express myself most clearly (which is somewhat why I think those I meet online get a better/quicker idea of who I am than those who meet me in-person first).
And I can't make it funny or cute.
I had the realization that despite trying to be a strong person in the face of an emotionally devastating period over the last six months or so, I am not such a person. Not being honest with myself I'm not. Bear in mind this level and type of stress has only happened twice in my adult life, and only when I'm left with too many unknowns to wonder about. I never forget ... which drives me to the point of wishing I could surgically remove the parts of my brain that hold the memories w
[early] Merry christmas!It's just about that time again and I'm headed off to work shortly. The hospitals don't shut down over Christmas - or even slow down. Last couple of years here.. it's done the opposite, actually.
Maybe I'll have some 'tales from the lab' to share, as I work for the next week.
I am going to be thankful for what I have, which is my bare necessities, my cats, and enough stability to be able to live around the holidays. What I observe over the last few years shows it really isn't a happy holiday for some.. it actually gets dark sometimes around christmas, really. Not that it's reason to be gloomy, but enough incentive to treat the days around the holidays with some respect.
That aside, merry christmas! Or happy holidays!
Y'know, whatever saying floats your boat
PANDROID Creativity CONTEST (16K+ Points) OPEN
Welcome to my second, but much bigger art contest!
If you love to design or create art - here are the good news! One year ago I started collected over 16,500 points and 30+ art prizes. Also features, llamas, favs and more goodies that can be won! Mini Prizes for any art skill are ready to be catched, too! x3
And what about a raffle? Yeah, why not? Everyone loves them, so let´s add it as extra!
You want your own PANDROID for free? Join the current MYO Event! (PANDROID - Free MYO Event (OPEN))
Didn´t I promise you this will be BIG? XD
This is a Pandroid-Battlefield related contest
Which month could be better than June - the month of Junicorn art challenge - to start a PANDROID conte
Baldi Basic Animatic Storyboard PreviewNew Animatic of Baldi Basic, Soon! And With colors!
The Characters in there are my OCS Henry and Ellie of my Series called "Send From Above"
I added them because... they are Childs duuuh
Well, i hope you like it
My Opinion On My YouTube/DeviantART FanbaseYeah, uh..it's not that bad, first of all. Sure, most of my YT fans are actually nice to me.
But when it comes to character redesigns, title changes, and name changes?? Hohohoho, some of them can even leave me.
Does it piss me off? No. Does it sadden me? No. Does it make me happy? Yes. They can do what they want, I don't really give a shit.
It's called having opinions, and I respect that. But don't fucking bash me into animating/drawing something I don't want to draw/animate anymore.
Let me do what I want. I'm not going to do what you want anymore because, honestly? I'm not listening to young triggered children anymore. I'm getting older, and it's time for me to face it.
This entire summer was literally just me going through so many character development phases, and some kids leaving me doesn't bother me at all lmao.
But here is way different. I can express myself more, I can share my opinions on certain things, I can talk to my fans, and I can get less pissed off here.
Updates~First of all, thanks everyone for your help ;w;
Thank you for your donations, thanks for sharing the journal, thanks for caring, and for your kind words too...
Last journal was so rushed and poorly worded oh god it's embarrasing when I look back at it- so I'll write updates over it xD
Fortunately, everything went well with the surgery. We had help from our family too and could pay the hospitalization and surgery in time. My dad is now resting and recovering at my sister's house, while mom is taking care of him. Due to our circumstances I will be working to bring some money and also pay the house... pfft I finally feel like an adult xD it sucks... jkjk
It was an exhausting week at the hospital, but finally "I'm back" kind of? I will use a day every week to answer your messages and maybe leave an update. Right now, they're a lot for me to answer right away. Thanks a lot to my commissioners for being SO patient with little me specially you Beelze idk if you're reading but hgng I'm thankfu
Happy 15th Birthday!In April I wrote a post reflecting on my 15 years at DeviantArt, since the project began in April of 2000 and was launched to the public on August 7th. I went back and re-read what I wrote, and wow, speaking of audacious I'm pretty hardcore in this post. I write from my heart sometimes and then I hit post and that's that. So for our official 15th Birthday I wanted to re-share a link to that post:
And then today, I wrote this reflection for you as a toast & thanks for all the llamas:
Happy 15th Birthday DeviantArt! We are evolving, and soon we will be able to share exactly how you can be a part of our transformation, ensuring that the DeviantArt we all love grows stronger in supporting the visual & written arts for 15 more years to come! You will soon see us release many years of effort, repositioning DeviantArt from all we have learned over our 15 years of managing the worlds largest creator community.
Thank you for all of your support over the
[Winners] Happy Gifts Month!wohoo so many people commented and joined the event
Check here the journal if you missed it: [Closed] Happy Gifts Month!
I'm so happy for seeing many many interesting answers!
So first of all, thank you for joining! ♥ ♥ ♥
Some ideas was really nice, like "everyone be happy somehow", I understand the feeling and this is pretty adorable to wish!
But this as well other topics was the answer of many many people >w<' so I tried to focus in more original answers~
And to be honest, it's beautiful to see how many people care about:
• Everyone respect each other life choices;
• People shouldn't hurt animals/humans/Earth;
• Basic care to everyone - no poverty;
And much more topics that are about human kindness! Warms up my heart to see how much you guys care about others!
pixel art commissionsweh i wanted to try taking pixel art commissions bc i've been really wanting to practice my pixel art style ;o;
so here's an example of what i can do!
i don't know if anyone actually wants these but...i need money HUHHNG
so, i'm going to add the prices here:
static image: $10
animated blink: $15
extra characters: $5 for each character added.
THESE WILL BE UPLOADED TO chinjireta-comm
please don't comment if you're not going to ask for one. they seriously waste my time.
Collective Feature #21UPDATES:
Not much news to share, it's been a quiet week. Tyler is over in California for training or whatever for a couple of months. Fingers crossed they'll grant him leave in July.
The weather is finally acting more like spring, with 60 degree days and sunshine, so hopefully the cold weather is done for.
I am still looking for character sheets for my characters from the story I want to continue. Note me if you know anyone who can
The same "rules" apply as they did last time. Throughout every photography category in my favorites, I will choose 10 entries (usually the first 10 that show up, or I begin where I left off) that'll be featured. With every category, I keep a record of who is featured, that way no name gets repeated twice in one category. Only one entry per category.
If you have any specific photo that fits into one of the categories that you want to be featured (yours or someone else's), pleas