At the end, I'll be uploading scans of the drawings to my Facebook page where people can vote on the concepts they liked the most and I'll redraw them in a more serious illustration. You can follow my Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/ariellejayart…
Hope everyone else is doing well!
- Listening to: The A.C. in the background
Let me know what you think!
- Listening to: Reaper "Altum Silentium"
I was going through some old stuff from 2010 and found drawings of a nightmarish creature that was my take on an old friend's original design (that was already pretty cool) and instead of getting those bitter 'this is why I hate that asshat' feelings, I just kind of smiled. And for once my first memories cropping up about that particular friendship were good ones. I'm not sure if I've matured enough to want to try being friends with that person again and it's been over 3 years, they've probably completely forgot me. But I don't know. That's the only person who I once had a friendship with that terribly fell apart that I don't internally narrow my eyes at and feel extremely embittered about, even if they did call me a bitch.
In the same vein, today, I casually just blocked that one ****ing ***** that should have just respectfully unfollowed me since CLEARLY this friendship is way over.
Some things haven't changed, to say the least.
- Listening to: Reaper "Altum Silentium"
For those of you still following me, I encourage you to go check out my art page on Facebook. Right now I've only got a few works from 2009 and earlier up, however I will be bringing in more. For all the art I have so far posted, I have made little tweaks/edits from the original versions that you can find here in DA. So feel free to check them all out.
My page can be found at: ArielleJayArt
See you all there!
- Listening to: Rich Oddie "Driftwood"
- Drinking: A screwdriver
After three months of struggling, I won in my court appeal over my unemployment insurance so the same week I got a job, I got a bunch of unemployment insurance money that proved to be really helpful and much needed. I'm still catching up with my financial obligations but at least I'm not sitting at the house making $0 a day every day.
Hoping things get better for me in 2016.
I'm still currently jobless but even if i had a job getting me $100k a year, I probably wouldn't pay $50 for a year of DA's membership. I've really hated how money-greedy DA has gotten and I'm not going to feed into it any longer. So the perks were fun while they lasted, but when they jack the price up nearly double for the same features, fuck that shit. I already spent $60 yearly since I had two accounts. I'm not going to spend $100.
I've been carrying around one 50-page 5.5x8.5in sketchbook for THREE years and it's got 3 pages left in it now so I don't want to draw in it anymore. So I bought a 100 page one of the same size (which at the rate of it's predecessor will take six years to fill LOL;.
My Adela was the very first image in the sketchbook so every time I opened it up, it was to a really well-drawn sketch that shows my skill really crystal clear.
SO NOW I'm wondering what should go on the first page for this new book? Suggest some things please?
One of these days I'll have something good to repot, I'm hoping. I feel like I've just always got bad news. :') But yeah, I just didn't like seeing the last journal entry so new one!
I've moved to Florida, had to in literally a week after my mom passed away so now I'm living in Florida. Just trying to get my life started going again, I guess.
My mom died Wednesday night last week. The past week I've spent going in a mad scramble to sort through and pack what I could into 7 boxes. 26 years of my life were lived in one house and I had to go through it all in 3 days. Probably 95% of my belongings were abandoned. I'm now living in Florida with my aunt to get up on my own two feet. It'll take me a long time, I'm sure, but at least I'm not under a bridge starving. It's just be very difficult, I had to leave a lot of things behind. And I don't know when I'll be settled into a new place of my own, probably not for another 6 months or so. I first have to learn to drive and get a job.
I'm really sad about my mom's death. It was extremely sudden, even though she'd been sick for 2 years. I'm going through a lot of emotions right now so it's easier for me to just sleep than to process things. And I'm very tired. I've been pushed to the edge of my capabilities this past week and it's been emotionally and physically draining for me. I'm very, very tired. So I probably won't be online much until I get my bearings on things.
My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. We knew it had to be pretty bad since she was losing a ton of weight. Unfortunately, I'm very short on money and we're going to need every cent we can get in the coming weeks so please visit my gofundme page here: www.gofundme.com/momscancerfun… and please share this link where you can, to whomever you can. All the details of our struggles are written out in that link. Please take a moment of your time to read it and another moment to share the link if you can't donate. Anything helps at this point.
It's something I've known about for many years and have taken some thought about, but in recent days, one of my online buddies has started developing adoptables and now I kinda want to do that too. So when I have a bit of time and creative energy, I'm going to try cranking out some designs I'm willing to "adopt" out.
I'm also open for links that you bookmarked. no one commented on my previous journal so please do! Send me your bookmarks!!
I've put my creative resources on pause much of this year but now I'm working on it once again and am more determined than ever to make it an impressive repository of resourceful links for creatives of all natures. But, I don't pretend to know everything so here's where I'm asking for your help!
Most everyone has the tendency to bookmark/fave a page or website that they want to go back to at some point. So I'm asking you to comb through your bookmarks and send me the ones that are relevant to creative pursuits. That can include singular articles, free downloadable programs, stock, a tutorial or multiple tutorials, a page detailing information that you needed to look up for one character or one project you're working on, something for cosplay, a page you found inspiring. Anything goes! You can also send me deviantart deviations that you have favorited as well or if you follow any blogs elsewhere, you can send me those blogs too.
You can post your links here as a comment or keep them hidden from the public eye by sending them in a note. I'd appreciate any and all feedback!
How long have you been on DeviantArt? Since 2007.
What does your username mean? It's the name of one of my biggest story projects, Anomalies, of which I plan to write 13 large books.
Describe yourself in three words. Lazy, Pessimistic, Sad.
Are you left or right handed? Right handed though I can -sort of- write and draw with my left hand.
What is your favourite type of art to create? Probably digital since I can play with colors and change things easily.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Sculpting.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Drawings.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? GENZOMAN
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? GENZOMAN!
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Can't really say.
What are your preferred tools to create art? Pencil and paper for traditional works, wacom intous 4 tablet and photoshop cs5 for digital works.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? No comment, I have an art block right now.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? April Fool's day with the fascist cats, that was the best.
I realize now that I am nothing. I have accomplished nothing of true significance. I'm 26 years old and all I've done was I graduated high school and college with no financial debts. Yet I still struggle to survive. All my hopes and dreams that getting through college would open up doors for me to get myself somewhere great and truly magnificent have been obliterated as I work a demeaning part-time job with a wage almost at minimum. I owe a lot of money thanks to trying to keep a running car to sustain myself and so my mom can sustain us, I don't have a decent computer, still do not own any decent photographing equipment, and I have no drive to create. Even when I did have a drive to create, it was just junk, just sketches, dumb jokes, odd-ball concepts, and nothing I made really mattered to anyone that I can tell. All I have is this accumulation of valueless shit. I have all these ideas and I want to make them a reality but I'm sure now that even if I did create them, they'd be as worthless as all the other shit I've made. I've done nothing. I could die tomorrow and all I will be is just a blip of an existence, a waste of air, space, and energy. My life sucks and I feel like there's nothing I can do to make it better. Everything I've been told is a fucking lie.
That kind of makes me sad.
Well, Fry's turned me down. It's probably because I don't have any credit score yet. But I went to my bank and got approved for a bank credit card so once that arrives, I'll be getting myself a new computer.
In my spare time, I've been setting up my display case full of things that I adore, mostly my dolls as I've got a bunch of them now!!! I've also comandeered my friend's dSLR camera and have been taking photos of more frames so soon I will be assembling another stock pack of frames. I plan to re-shoot some photos of the frames in my current pack but I'm going to try getting different lighting angles. It'll be a challenge for some of the bigger frames so we'll see how that goes. But I have a ton more frames I can include in the new pack that aren't in the old one as I have a toooon of frames.
I've also got an Instagram account now (since April 28) where I post my phone photos and sometimes a little bit of my videos. You can check them out here: instagram.com/ariellejay7/
Other than that, nothing new much with me. I'm still working two jobs. One of my work colleagues at the zoo job is leaving so now I'm working a fourth day of each week in her departure. It's good in the sense that I'll make about $90 more in my bi-weekly paychecks but it sucks because that job can be really boring, lonely, stressful, or tiring both physically and mentally for me. The perks are what keeps me there, haha. I like being able to go to the zoo whenever I want.