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For those who don't know, a lot has happened in the many months I've been gone.
First and foremost, I graduated high school and moved out this year. I live with my boyfriend of two years but I most definitely save up enough money for moving out. Which was a major mistake on my end, but no one gave me any advice; I was excited and ready to "adult".. or so I thought. 

Anyways, I have a full time job and was actually just promoted. I'm also a tattoo apprentice, hopefully soon I will be tattooing by the beginning of next year... I just want to be at a place where I can be making art for a living, or for a good chunk of it. 

Financially, I've been VERY stressed and I'm looking for ways to making art and money again. My question is what are some of the best ways that you fellow deviants/artists/adults have been making much needed money either online or in the real world? I have a few different paths started that could help me out but I was curious if anyone can share their experiences, tricks, tips etc.? 

Any and all help is much appreciated

After maybe a year or so of a hiatus, I'm somewhat back? 
I want to be drawing more than dogs and I have been outside of DA, go to my Instagram (@ desert_moose) or Facebook (Ellie Kosto) if ya wanna see some of that. 
I may even post some because why not?? 

Anyways, commissions will open up again soon, I'd be happy to draw some OC's then. Give me some time to get back into this website and I'll be back into the swing of things. 

 
im becoming more active on instagram 
follow me if you want to see my art shit >     @ desert_moose 

thanks 
im becoming more active on instagram 
follow me if you want to see my art shit desert_moose 

thanks 

the new and improved alaskass

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 20, 2015, 6:27 PM
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For those who haven't gotten the memo yet; I'm focused on working towards a portfolio- meaning I want to show the best of my artistic capabilities, and call me lame but drawing furries only can get me so far.

I want to become a tattoo artist, and before I get myself settled into that career I want to explore and play with as many art mediums, styles etc.
Not only does this look nice in my portfolio, it's fucking fun.

SO before you guys start spamming me with questions asking why I haven't done commissions, well it's because my computer I used to work on no longer works for that purpose. My computer now is completely for school work, yay. 
I still would really like to find a way to work on your commissions, I just don't know how to at the moment 
SO if someone really wants a refund, let me know please, I'm sorry I wont have them done any time soon but I really do want to get them done when I have the chance to. 


smoke cigarettes till the day you die

take them, first come first serve- set pricing, don't argue or ask for lower. 

ALL BUT JOHN IS BEING SOLD. 

not all art is on their toyhouse, you might have to do digging in my favorites or my gallery, sorry
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Flaw : toyhou.se/102588.flaw - $15 - SOLD TO FOXXIES

DB : toyhou.se/102634.db - $10

Ophelia : toyhou.se/102631.ophelia- - $7

BB : orig02.deviantart.net/9f3f/f/2… - $7

importantish? updates and junk

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 19, 2015, 9:16 PM
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I'm sorry for the inactivity - this summer was really eventful for me, and school starts this Friday.
I promise to finish up my to-do list this week so I don't blow it off till my next break, in fact I sketched most of them so they should all be done soon.

After I finish up my to-do list, I think I'm going to actually take a break from drawing furries. I honestly feel that I could be spending my time working on art that can benefit me, the only beneficial thing with drawing dogs is internet furry fame + money, and I'm not looking for that right now?
It's really hard to explain what's going on in my mind, being on deviantart stresses me out in a way? It's over run with copycat 13 year olds and whiny "I get what I want" adults; and I don't enjoy the atmosphere?

Sure of course, I'm going to be drawing dogs here and there, but I really need to focus on school because that is way more beneficial/important.
I'm not gone for good either, there will just be more art that I actually enjoy making here instead- and if that is a problem I'm honestly not sorry. 

 


smoke cigarettes till the day you die

COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT SLOTS ARE OPEN 

(see below)

100 :points: = $1 USD 
CURRENT SALES / SLOTS OPEN :


pixel dolls and headshot sale - 5 slots each             quick commissions                        gore commission slots OPEN  
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________


TRADITIONAL : Adding soon!

 

I want to make a few example of badges, paintings, drawings and more before I offer them as a commission! 

These WILL be able to ship, currently I think I am only able to do U.S. shipping due to pricing- but shipping will be figured out soon! 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________


DIGITAL :

I am working on putting better examples up showing more of what I am capable of!


  • PIXELS 
    • Icons:  Sera  by alaskass Dego by alaskass Purgatory by alaskass Orion Yo by alaskass Elizaicon by alaskass Dbicon by alaskass 1 by alaskass 2 by alaskass 3 by alaskass

      • 700:points: / $7 each, animation can be added additional price may vary 
    • Page Dolls: Ophelia by alaskass  my sweet winter is gone by alaskass I'll laugh at your misfortunes by alaskass

      • Price Ranges from $10- $20/1000-2000:points:(unless there is a sale) - Desired animation will increase the price.

  • HEADSHOTS / BUSTS  
    • Prices range from $15 - $20 / 1500-2000:points: (unless there is a sale) - a color background is free of charge
      • PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL CHARACTER WILL ADD $5 TO THE PRICE 

  • FULLBODIES:
      • just for me, the church bells rang by alaskass You left like like a house in a hurricane by alaskass i'm seeing stars by alaskass the crooked king by alaskass

      • Prices can be anywhere from $25 - $35 / 2500- 3500:points:(unless there is a sale) - this includes shading free of charge - depending on the difficulty of the background, it can also be free. 
        • PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL CHARACTER WILL ADD $7 TO THE PRICE

  • PAINTINGS: COMING SOON - I WOULD LIKE TO PRACTICE MORE BEFORE MAKING THIS AVAILABLE 

  • REFERENCE SHEETS :
      •   Classy and Sassy by alaskass watch your shit or get hit by alaskass
        • Price range from $30-$40 / 3000-4000:points: depending on what you want included in the reference sheet.
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 COMMISSION FORM :

If you are interested in commissioning me, please reply to MY comment below with this formed filled out- it will be easier for me to organize commission orders!

Commission : (ex. "a fullbody" or "two icons" etc.)
Character(s) : (link to reference(s))
Payment method: (Points or Paypal - PLEASE check to see if your desired payment is OPEN)
Desired Poses or Expressions: (ex. I want her to be jumping to catch a ball" or "I want her to look pissed" etc.)
Notes for me : (Let me know what NOT to do with your characters, for ex. "she doesn't smile" etc.)
**Animation : (if you are ordering a pixel and want an animation let me know here and state what animation you want "I want the icon to twerk" or "I want the doll the wag her tail" etc.)


Offer to Co-Own Cinnas! Org. Cinna design and MYO!

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 12:15 PM
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I have two wonderful cinna's, which I love so very much, but I don't use them as much as I would like. 
After some time of thinking I'm finally ready to share my babes with some other people. 
I'm going to search through both the offers and people, if you offer a lot but you have a record of being untrustworthy or problematic- I'm not interested. 

I do have some simple rules though:

You CAN:
- use the character
- help build a background/story for the character
- commission art of the character and use it 
- roleplay with the character

You CAN NOT (without permission or discussion)
- sell or trade the character
- alter the design/appearance of the character 
- claim full ownership of the character

Track me down by alaskass Sally by alaskass
If you are interested, I'm mainly looking for money, but I could also use more art!
There is no deadline to offer, I'll give it some time but if I see a good offer from a good person I'm taking ASAP!




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I need a new computer-commission slots still open!

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 11:47 AM
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pixel dolls and headshot sale - 5 slots each
PIXELS:
I normally charge $7-$10 on these but right now they're only $5 each!
*if you want it animated, it'll be an extra $2!
1. @/fennexxfox 
2. @/qeorqia 
3.
4.
5.
HEADSHOTS:
All headshots are going for a price of $8! I normally would ask more depending on the character and pose- but for this sale I'm just going to ask for $8 flat!
*If wanted, I can make it without a background color - or I can actually put in a background, like scenery for example.
1. @/foxxies
2.
3.
4.
5.
closedSLOTS || 
1. @/Malamutts - finished     
2. @/purgatoryqueen - finished 
3. @/umv - finished 
4. @/chromeos
5. NecroticXVII 

I am in need of money - I'm not worried about my car anymore because I can't drive it yet and my parents are making no effort to get me behind the wheel. 
So NOW I'm saving up for a new laptop, this laptop currently is crashing a lot, the battery has a short life and the track pad doesn't work. (It's been like this for awhile but since I can still do stuff on it I never bothered to upgrade.) This computer has given me multiple scares lately, it doesn't run as fast as it used to even after I cleaned everything up. 

My goal is to save about $700-$800, I'm not set on a brand or model, but from looking online most laptops that fit my requirements and needs are in this price range. 
Although I would kill to have a Razor Blade like damn 

Also, I don't think I'm going to buy it ASAP, maybe when Christmas comes around and everyone has insane deals~ 
I'll be opening commissions soon, I just need to clear my to-do list before I overwhelm myself. 


smoke cigarettes till the day you die

pixel dolls and headshot sale - 5 slots each

Journal Entry: Sun May 10, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Ophelia by alaskass babe in blue by alaskass not-so-gentle giant by alaskass

PIXELS:
I normally charge $7-$10 on these but right now they're only $5 each!
*if you want it animated, it'll be an extra $2!
1. @/fennexxfox 
2. @/qeorqia 
3.
4.
5.

HEADSHOTS:
All headshots are going for a price of $8! I normally would ask more depending on the character and pose- but for this sale I'm just going to ask for $8 flat!
*If wanted, I can make it without a background color - or I can actually put in a background, like scenery for example.
1. @/foxxies
2.
3.
4.
5.


smoke cigarettes till the day you die

Ayy everyone, so like I said before in a previous journal, my closest irl friend got a little boxer puppy!
Her name is Frances Bean 
Snapchat--4066280818017586822 by alaskass Snapchat--7405711351176671327 by alaskass Bean by alaskass 20150419 115632 by alaskass 20150419 115812 by alaskass

She loves to sleep and cuddle, she's an overall perfect dog 
Aileen and I are pretty low on cash, we don't need anything immediately but she does need the rest of her shots soon (she's too young right now)- We also really need to find a kennel for her to grow into, we have some money saved but not enough right now for the desired one.

If you'd commission me that would be amazing, I still have commission slots open: quick commissions 

BUT if you can donate that would be amazing too, my paypal is ellieak123@yahoo.com
anyone who donates I will do a little pixel or doodle of my favorite character of yours, if you donate a lot I will do a bigger piece and put more time into it. 

Sorry to bug everyone about this, but this is pretty important to me so deal :peace:
thank you everyone who's helping out ❤❤
SLOTS || 
1. @/Malamutts - finished     
2. @/purgatoryqueen - finished 
3. @/umv - finished 
4. @/chromeos
5. NecroticXVII 
If you are feeling angry, depressed, upset, etc. - and you NEED to talk to someone...
P L E A S E message me. I don't care how or when (I'm always awake and or I'm always on my phone)

I'm on almost every social media site- if you want my number DON"T BE AFRAID TO ASK.

I love you and I care about you. 
Please don't be afraid to reach out for help, advice, or just some to listen/talk to. 

Stay strong. 

PROFILES: 
Skype: dumbellie 
Instagram: dumbellie
Facebook : Ellie Kosto
Tumblr : plants-before-pants
I don't use them, you can have them for a good deal yo


Slant || $3
(old art)<da:thumb id="442862635"/>


Butch || 50:points: just fucking take him 
Travel Sized Bum by alaskass(like no art sorry)

Unsold adopts || $5 each 
Dog boy adopt by corgiass For Sale // Paypal Adopt by corgiass
I really enjoy doing gore? So ye
They'll be $10 for every character- it can me anthro or feral 
Let me know  the character you want and what gorey situation you want them in.
They can include a background if desired- it'd be free depending on what it is.


1. @/meowth - finished 
2. @/Kissing - finished 
3. @/quiwii - finished 
4. @/PaperMutt - sketched 
5. @/Decembrrr -  n/a
6.

Examples include : 

Mature Content

I'll track you like a hound dog - by alaskass

Mature Content

cupid's favorite target by alaskass
your voice makes my ears bleed by alaskass

Mature Content

thick black lines by alaskass

Mature Content

chase the rabbits down their hole by alaskass

Mature Content

I don't need a napkin by alaskass
twisted mind games by alaskass

Selling more characters

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 9:13 PM
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I'm going to continue to add to this journal from now 

Fuss - SOLD TO Viciouxs

lmao.png by alaskass Cruel World by alaskassI fly away from my problems by alaskass
 org design by Fus-ro-damn 


Preston - SOLD TO xChikushodo

Sweetheart I don't use anymore, I hate to see him leave but I want him to be loved- has lots of art 
Cry Your Eyes Out Till' They Beg You To Stop //gif by alaskass .Little Black Submarines. by alaskass .: Tiny Preston :. by kidfigment AT Ezillaa by kidfigment

Butch - offer 300 :points: / $3
Loved him but he was never drawn 

<da:thumb id="443620908"/> Travel Sized Bum by alaskass org. design by corginator 


Slant - offer 500 :points: / $5 
Loved this kitty- sadly never drawn 

  Sl by alaskass Sl1 by alaskass

org. design by Ausiotterpie

Brooke - offer 750 :points: / $7 or more
Suck My Kiss by alaskassBrooke Yo by alaskass


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Nova ||  SOLD TO zoom 


let's tessellate by alaskass Spirits from Within by alaskass Little Blue Birds by alaskass Novaa1 by alaskassNOVA yo by alaskass




Orion || SOLD TO cinnabutt 

Space Lion //Gif by alaskass Orionn1 by alaskassOrion Yo by alaskass


Slant || offer 500 :points: of $5 ||

Slantt1 by alaskass Slantt2 by alaskass

Butch || offer  450 or $4 ||

Butchh1 by alaskass Travel Sized Bum by alaskassButch by alaskass<da:thumb id="443620908"/>


i may add more characters to sell, but this is all for now
From some unknown date in 1999 - 7:08pm August 29th, 2014
John has been in the confusing awkward world and has been in my strange confusing life. 
His age slowly took and disabled the amazing creature I knew and loved. 
I really don't feel like posting some big speech about him on here, not now anyways, maybe not for awhile. 

I know this never get old, but I'm going to be inactive- 
I'm not OK, I'm going to need some time to "recover" and kinda grab the horns of this bull-shit life. 

Also all art of John is going to be printed and pasted on my wall, because I love every piece of art of him... 
Tonight I received the worst news possible in my entire life- 
This following week is John's last week here. 
This is really hard for me and my family- my entire life has shifted under my feet this year and I can't pick myself up anymore. 

For those who do not know who John is, he is my best friend, my anti-depressant, my everything, my other half, my dog. 
He has been in my life ever since I can remember- pictures can prove it. 

ALONG with my inactivity because of school/studying and personal work, I am dedicating this week to my old man.
I'm sorry that I'm never online, I really just can't take time out of my schedule anymore- I just can't.

I've lost too much time online already- I'll be back online soon.
Sorry again guys--