|Because I put a lot of fucking work into this sheet and I want someone to admire it.|
So... Yeah... I've mysteriously dropped off the face of the earth for nearing a year now. I'm really sorry if I scared anyone. But hey, I'm back now, hopefully not about to leave again anytime soon! I must say it actually feels pretty nice to be back. :3
Anyway, I have some business to attend to. First, I'll explain why I was gone. *Ahem*
Waaaaay back in August, I was starting to feel like it might be good for my art to take a short break from DA. And with my last band camp approaching (I graduated high school the beginning of this month. I'm so old. LOL), I decided to take my unannounced break then. But after a few days, I realized that I had left in the middle of some important events, such as an adoption at . I was so ashamed of myself that I simply couldn't bear to show my idiotic face here again. That, coupled with my extreme procrastination problem, led to my break going from the originally intended week or two, to a month, to several months, to my entire senior year. :/ So like I said, I apologize sincerely to anyone I might have scared into thinking I had died and also to the members and fellow admins of for so irresponsibly shirking my duties and embarassing myself and the group yet again.
But something else I have to confess is that that break did not help me recover my muse at all. In fact, it did quite the opposite. I finished hardly any art at all over this past year. I also seem to have lost a good bit of my proficiency for digital art. I can't even draw properly on a tablet anymore... TT^TT And just a few months before I go off to college to study art, when I should be at my best, too. But I'm really hoping that returning to DA will help me regain what I lost. And I also really hope I'll be able to finish up all those prizes and trades that I owe you guys... *Hangs head in shame*
However, on a more positive note: I was honestly kinda surprised when I logged on today. 13,000+ messages. Of course, most all of it was journals and deviations, but still. I did have over 60 new watchers, and I have 196 comments to clean through, so I am happy to see that I wasn't completely forgotten during my absence. (Thank you so much to everyone who wished me happy birthday! I feel bad that I missed it, and I'm pretty sure I've missed all of my friends' birthdays, too... I'm sorry. :c) I must say I'm angry at myself for (among other things previously mentioned) pretty much wasting my subscription. :/ That's thirty bucks down the drain. Oh well.
Back to the subject of art. I actually have quite a bit of money saved up and can't wait to see what I get student discounts on art-wise (all art students, no matter what college, get student discounts on artsy things, right...? Right? :'D I really hope I am.). Maybe I'll get Adobe PhotoShop CS(whatever) or a nice, big, shiny Cintiq this year! Maybe on the Cintiq I'll be able to draw digitally again, since I can still draw traditionally. XD
Alright, so that's all I can think of to say for now. Here's to hopefully staying quite awhile longer!
ATTENTION! ALL THREE SLOTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THANK YOU TO ALL INTERESTED IN THE TRADES. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IF I DECIDE TO DO THIS AGAIN!
I recently decided that design trades seemed like they would be interesting to do, so here ya go. LOL
My Personal Rules~
Don't just half-ass your design and expect to get one of my best designs in return. I will not create your character until you create one for me, and I will then give you a design I deem to be of equal value.
I will specify species and general color scheme, and possibly a gender and personality/background of some sort to help get something I want out of this. LOL You are, of course, allowed to specify whatever you want (well, to a certain degree).
The first rule also applies to lines. When giving me your final design, do not use linearts/bases unless you want me to use linearts/bases. If you draw the character yourself, I will do the same.
You do not have to give me several designs to choose from, but if you do, I will do the same. I'm all about fairness here. LOL
Once you give your design to me, you give all rights to me, and vice versa. Once the trade is done, I am allowed to do whatever I please to your design, and you to mine as well. I will try not to, however, make MAJOR changes that make it look like a completely different character, out of respect for your design. I will expect you to do the same, but I can't stop you if you choose to do so.
Following the above rule, you can trade/donate/breed/give away my design once I give it to you, but you may NOT sell it for any kind of profit, real or fake (including points).
I think that about covers it. LOL Slots are first-come, first-serve, so get 'em while they're (not so) hot!
Their Design For Me-
Colors-Tricolor Black, Brown, and White
My Design For Them
Species-Feathered, Hornless Dragon
Colors-White With Possible Light Accents
Their Design For Me
Colors-Black/A Dark Color With White And A Brighter Color Of Choice
My Design For Them
Colors-Neon Colors Of My Own Choice
Their Design For Me
Species-Peryton (Bird Parts Are A Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia)
Colors-Golds Or Grays
My Design For Them
Species-Dryad or Naiad (Dryad's Tree Is Either Sweetgum Or Slippery Elm)
Colors-Colors That Coordinate With Associated Tree/Water Source
So I've finally managed to judge my challenge. This was a fail, so I don't think I'll be doing anything like this again soon, but anyway, here are the winners~~~>
1st place goes to with :thumb175646207:! She wins three pictures of OCs with her choices being chibi bodies, chibi headshots, or normal headshots.
She wants me to surprise her since she can't think of what she wants. XD
2nd place goes to with :thumb177410359:! She wins two pictures with the same options as above.
2nd Prize~ Chibi Body of Rosie
3rd place goes to with :thumb173130438:! She wins one picture with the same choices as above.
Prize~ Nashi Being Cute (Chibi Body?)
And I'd feel bad about leaving (:thumb172081498:) as the only one without a prize, so she wins a chibi headshot of an OC.
Prize~ Chibi Headshot of Alex Mercer
Please tell me your choices ASAP. <3
I got more than five people interested, so I increased to ten slots, but those all got filled except for two pending slots. I'll let you guys know if they reopen!
So I'm in a bit of an art block I guess and I need something to draw, so I'm opening up five trade slots, but the number may change.
I'm going to accept any number of characters (within reason) in the pic, but just remember that you have to do the same number. If you ask for three characters, you have to draw three for me as well. Also, no yaoi, yuri, hentai, vehicles, mechas, or excessively complicated buildings. They'll all be inked and you get to choose between painting-esque shading, cel-style shading, and flat color. Background can be full, simple, or transparent. Please specify these things or I'll do what I want.
Remember that I'll be working hard on my half, so I expect you to do the same. If I end up getting a picture that looks like two minutes were spent on it, I will keep requesting pictures from you until I get one I like.
They're first-come, first-serve, so hurry and get 'em while they're hot! XD
2. ~DONE !
3. ~Her Shinlai, Methuselah
5. ~Spottedpath, Eagleyes, Russetfur, Dawnstorm, Bluefire and Stormtail in a snowy forest/a rock ledge with Northern Lights
8. ~A remake of her ID
10. ~Her character, Makori, running through snow