And remember, if you sign up for my Patreon, you can get a discount on commissions!--> www.patreon.com/BlakerOats
ah crapi think i threw my back out again. we'll have to see what happens tomorrow. please let this just be a strained muscle and not a full sprained or pulled back
yeah, hithe manic depression hit me again, sorry for the shut down. I'm gonna try to get over it and resume being an actual human being instead of the usual pile of garbage, sorry for the lack of content recently
Late to the party but. . .https://blakeroatsnsfw.tumblr.com/
I know a lot of folks like tumblr for some reason, so here's a tumblr art blog that will have my stuff on it.
Quickly! While I'm feeling okay!Hey all, just felt i should put this out there while i'm on an upturn of my manic-depressive mood swings that i'm doing okay. Summer is halfway over, I'll be starting my teacher certification classes in the fall, and for the time being I'm not receiving commissions. Sorry to those I had marked on the list, but this is why I don't have people pay right away. I have finished all the paid ones, which frees me up to do some me art again which I'm really looking forward to. Anyway, may you all have a pleasant weekend and that you're surviving whatever terrible weather you're dealing with.
Quick little updateLet me start off by saying thank you so much to everyone who pitched in at the beginning of the year! It helped so much, and after a little break I'm resuming commission work again. I already have several lined up, and still more to post, so there will be new content here soon. I've also started work on getting a teacher's certification as an alternative if the engineering continues to not pan out. Things have been busy down here to say the least >.>
I hope you all are doing well and are taking care of yourselves as best you can.
Commissions status so I don't loose track~
Casey- paid, finished
Syraia- paid, finished
CBthewolffox- paid, finished
Phlaz- paid, started
George- pending, started- pending, started- pending, started
Syraia- paid, finished
Harek- pending, pending
Ak- pending, pending
Krowley- pending, pending
Okay, the low down. . .Won't even sugar coat it, I had some -really- bad seasonal depression this year. I went to some dark places and contemplated giving up on my art and everyone I know online.
Now, I'm feeling better and that depression has been replaced with a feeling of general frustration at my family. This morning starting my car took 5 minutes as the engine struggled to turn over, not to mention my car's rear-end is still smashed from when my stepdad backed into a wall. I should point out he promised to pay for repairs but oh no, he can't afford it. He can afford 5 new 75 dollar hats, but he can't afford 300 dollar car repairs. Meanwhile my mother keeps chewing me out for not having a job yet and deliberately making me feel like a burden on our house.
UPDATE: Sketch compilations will continue to be offered, however they will now be at their regular price of $45.
SO what I am doing to do is this: I am offering "sketch compilation" commissions at a reduced price. What's a sketch compilation you may ask
So Hi. . .I know it's been a while, but I'm going to try -really- hard to work up the gumption over the next week to start drawing, posting, and being more regularly around here. Try to bare with me.
YOU KIDDING MEUPDATE: My stepdad borrowed my car, and his dumbass backed into a goddamn wall and busted up my car's rear end. I don't know if I should be pissed at myself for letting him borrow it, or pissed at him for busting up my car again. EITHER WAY, commissions are on sale since I need to raise some goddamn money. Everything is half off, if you just want to pitch in a couple bucks cause you're too nice to me, my paypal info is firstname.lastname@example.org
Roughly a week ago my stepdad suffered a heart attack and had to be taken to the hospital. After spending the weekend there, he returned home last Monday with no serious complications and I was looking after him. He's still recovering but he's able to get around and do things with no hindrance or issues which is good. So if you've been wondering where I've been all week and why I haven't uploaded or posted anything, that's why.
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo
Stream OnlineI'm ready for some commissions! I will only be accepting mlp or Sonic art as I got burned out on humans and anthros for a little bit XD
IF YOU WANT A COMMISSION-
-Please come into the stream and say so.
-You will be added to the queue.
-I will only work on a commission if you are present in the stream.
-Payment is expected when work for your commission begins.
-Don't be afraid to speak up if a detail is wrong or not quite right.
-Please do not note me on DA for a commission.
-I will ask for your details in person in the stream.
-Linking to references is only allowed for people getting commissions done so they can send me the needed information.
Prices Have Gone Up
I need to make economic use of my time streaming and my prices before were not even to a minimum wage standard. Thank You for understanding.
$6 for a bust
$13 for a full body
$12 for a two characte
Late Summer Commissions! (5 slots open)Hey everyone, decided to open up commissions again, so if you're interested in either some giant monsters or chubby gals feel free to send me a note!
And remember, if you sign up for my Patreon, you can get a discount on commissions!--> https://www.patreon.com/BlakerOats