New blog entry up at my site. In which I describe my adventures in bumping into things, time management, and egalitarian vibes.
- Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale
- Reading: Rocket Raccoon
- Playing: Half-Life
Fenris Designs 4.0 + Furry FiestaAfter much planning and trial and error, I'm pleased to report that Fenris Designs has undergone rebranding. I now have a new, completely overhauled website, and exciting new things are coming close behind. Apart from that, I've given Fen-Fen a new Facebook page and his own Tumblr, and soon, a new look. While he may take a little prodding, expect him to have a lot of mileage from them.
Click here for the NEW official Fenris Designs
And for Twitter!
In other news...
For the first time ever, I shall be attending a convention. From February 20 to 22, I will be in Dallas for Texas Furry Fiesta. I'm excited because right now, my entire convention experience consists of a
Anyone want to buy a tablet?I got a new Cintiq today. While it was a bit of a pain setting it up, especially for a southpaw like myself, it was worth it, now sitting proudly before my monitor.
In short, I now have an large Intuous4 that needs selling.
Four years old, it's in perfect working condition. While it does have a couple of score marks on its surface, they don't affect the tablet's performance.
It comes with all its original packaging and accessories, including drivers and activation code, cable, pen, mouse, and interchangeable nibs.
If you're interested, note me and we can work out something.
UPDATE 8/12/2014: The Wacom is sold.
Twelve years and a name changeOLD! Hadn't celebrated this in awhile, but no complaints about the whole twelve years of deviantART. I'm actually thrilled that it was able to last so long, let alone retain its influence in the art community. I've been a member for over eight of those years. I got my start as an artist there, through high school, college, and now my current job search and freelance efforts. No regrets.
Why the name change? Admittedly, it's a marketing gimmick. I registered on dA as a sophomore in high school. Two years later my website went live and I've been using that to "sell" my art to the world. I figure now that I'm not a student anymore, things should look more like they were made with business in mind. Fenris is still here, and he still pretends to be a red wolf when no one's looking, but he's taking things a little more seriously now.
Also, completely overhauling the website at the moment, so it doesn't look like it was designed four ye
NEW SEASON OF FEN RANTS! Also, ActFur Season 4.Previously on ActFur On Air...
"You'll never get away with this! I'll never reveal the recipe to bacon salt!" "Oh mein freund, I haff vays of making you tok!" "...is that a penguin?"
"Overblown defamation of character!" "Sudden unrelated revelation!" *stomp stomp stomp SLAM!* "Stunned silence."
"Okay, no problem. Just look for strands of blue and yellow fur, and fix whatever they're attached to. That'll shut down the nuclear reactor."
"Kell Bengal? Is that really you? After all these years?!" "BEEP BOOP BEEP BOOP. I AM THE TIGER YOU SPEAK OF." "It IS you!"
"In all my years, I've never seen a staircase claim so many dragons." "Won't somebody think of the children?!" *SLAP*
[SCENE EDITED BY STANDARDS AND PRACTICES]
"The tests are back, and...Mushi is the father." "Gasp!"
And now, Season 4 of ActFur On Air.
Yes, it's back! And this season comes with a new website and two new resident segments! Tune in!
Job search timeSo, now that I've gone through that whole Master's Degree thing, the next step would be putting all that work to good use. I'm looking for work at the moment, preferably as along the lines of designing for an ad agency or a marketing firm. Illustration is also on the table, very much along the lines of the stuff in my gallery. Graphics, logos, layouts, comics, websites, not too incredibly picky at the moment.
If you or someone you know might need a helping hand, send a note or an email. If need be, feel free to show off my portfolio if it'll help.
Even if you don't need someone fulltime, I do take illustration commissions. Details available on my profile at Fur Affinity.
A Week's Worth of MilestonesSo, apart from the usual silence, there's been an unusually high amount of activity this week.
Birthday: I'm 24 now as of December 13th. Kinda a rainy day, so I celebrated with an okay movie.
Graduation: I attended a graduation ceremony this afternoon, receiving my MA in graphic design. That also explains where the heck I've been the past few months (though not the past couple years.) For my master's project, I basically wrote a 100-page book detailing a fictional advertising campaign. Once the library gets the thing printed, I'll most likely post a few samples.
My take on the ceremony itself? Well, pretty much the same as the last: wearing a silly-looking hat, pretending you're important, and motivational speakers that think they're even more important.
Twitter: Broke 1,000 tweets today by riffing on the aforementioned ceremony. Why's that important? Because
Fen's Computer Wars 4: Now with RaccoonsI've been kinda holding the news for a month and a half, just to be sure that there were no major issues. Thankfully there aren't, so yea, happy to say I retired the old computer and got a new one. When my old Celeron of five years decided it didn't want to interact with my printer anymore, I figured it was time to switch it out for a a slightly more competent Pavilion Elite. As I have yet to run into a major crap-up, I'd say this computer has well and truly met my low expectations.
Well, except for one particularly odd occurrence. Shortly after unboxing, it proceeded to seek out 97-pound weaklings and, well...
On an unrelated note, a family of raccoons decided the middle of September was a great time to move into my attic again and hold what I assume are rave parties at 3 in the morning. An exterminator managed to extract a four-month-old from inside the walls before it could die and stink up the house for prob
Actfur On Air, Season 3So, when I first heard the news, I was like, "Derp?"
Then I was like, "Omigawdomigawdomigawd!" Much flailing ensued.
Then I grabbed a Sharpie and some Bristol board, wrote down the news, and dashed into the streets while screaming it at the top of my lungs. Reception was weak at first, but it slowly built momentum, onlookers got excited, and soon we had a citywide, statewide, nationwide phenomenon. This got some of the greatest academic minds thinking, political leaders and captains of industry collaborated, and soon we had cured most of the world's ills. No disease, no war, no famine, no Justin Bieber. And all was bliss.
Then I woke up and found myself clinging to a telephone pole, covered in what I hope was orange marmalade. The crowd below me was casting understandably odd looks.
Nonetheless, the news is still incredible: Actfur On Air is back! And with this season comes a shiny new website, a new game, and your favorite old segments and silliness.
List of Things That Broke This Week, Part VSome week in mid-July, 2006
Light fixture on entrance
All in one week. Is there some summer-related curse or something?
The week of August 13-20, 2006:
Water pipe in roof
The week of December 21-28, 2006:
Joe Barbera, Gerald Ford, and James Brown (coincidence?)
The week of November 22-29, 2009:
Hard disk drive
Car power window
Car oxygen sensor
Car automatic transmission
The week of January 19-26, 2011 (give or take a couple weeks)
Car turn signals
Commissions 2019 CLOSEDRules:
- you may only buy up to 3 com's at a time
- i will start on the commission once money or points are received
- i will take my time on this commission, please do not rush me unless its been awhile and i may of forgot.
-i have rights to deny you (mainly if i cannot draw the character or not comfortable drawing it)
- digital references only
-you can ask about other types of commissions if i missed any
- some commissions have options (if you want a sketchy commission the price is lowered)
Sketchy lines + detailed shading
Fully liked + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
Lined + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
Genos: 1AR clearout 7/16Updates:
Clear out some of these older Genos, 1AR price drop for some uncommon marks and rare tails.
Items currently for sale:
Blacksmith's hammer x3
10CP / FREE if you buy a Geno with $
Holy's Heirloom x1
Warrior's Embrace x2
Large Box of Crafts X2
$15 / 40CP
Green Anji X1
Striped Anji X1
Kicuan Secretary X1
Sembo Betta X1
Genos currently for sale:
BOLD - Uncommon | BOLD ITALIC - Rare | BOLD UNDERLINE - Ultra Rare
Genos up for open offers:
2) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
T: Long Ears, Whip Tail, Feline Eyes
P: Oriental Freckled Coin
1) (Male - Vayron - Puller - Health
DRAW-MY-SONA contest 2 [$200 prize - CLOSED]edit:
I have to put this out there for only extending it twice I guess but^
I previously did a draw-my-sona/draw-my-oc contest with $200 in prizes .. aND GUESS WHAT I'm doin it again this spring
current ending date (MOST LIKELY will be subject to change/extension later on): February 28, 2019 now MAY 31, 2019
1. draw them correctly, it's not hard if you put a lil effort into it
2. no begging or guilt-tripping for the win
3. no copying other artists nor tracing. don't copy/heavily reference other things for this
4. you will be allowing me to use the art even if you don't win/place. please know this!! any art of my sonas are going in their toyhouses no matter what.
5. no entries after the final end date
6. have fun with it <3
Closed for now
requests are closed until I finish drawing the characters I picked,
I'm opening a tiny request journal in order to celebrate New Year!
I'll be most likely drawing a headshot linearts like this one! But it also can be a different type of drawing, such as an ink or pencil sketch, or an animated illustration as it will be a surprise.
I will be taking a look at this journal from time to time !
I won't be drawing all requests, just few of these, but I'll tell you if I'll accept your request and feature your comment then.
Don't ask me if I accepted your request, just check if your comment is featured. If it is, then you'll receive a drawing from me at some point.
My version of DeviantART EclipseFor the past two days I've been trying to come up with an idea about how the site's layout update should be.
Suggestions regarding the Core members' benefits:
Core members should have the ability to customize their background image or colors.
The number of Custom boxes should be 20 instead of 10 for Core Members.
Access to all of the widgets that already existed in this site.
Core members being able to change their username every 3 months.
Suggestions regarding the NON-Core members' benefits:
Commissions [closed]closed indefinitely!
was last open on: Sep 2018
1. Bust | waist | thigh-up : $24/2400 | $32/3200 | US$36/3600 (+$2-4 for intricate designs/ large wings)
|| more examples here ||
2. Full body (comes with simple BG): $48/4800 points (+$4-10 for intricate designs; +$2-4 for weapons/ large wings)
**you can ask for simple stuff to be added (like floating flower petals or leaves)
3a. Cheeb pixels: US$15/1500 points
(static, fully shaded, varied poses) +$2/200pts for complicated designs/ large weapons/ large wings
THIS IS CLOSED
I made the first contest journal with Eclipse, wanting to test it out. But all of the sudden I can't edit the entry anymore - so I am rewriting it in an old journal entry ,, hopefully it will work better now.
What you have to do is simple Draw one of my characters !
You can find them all here : but if you find another character that belongs to me in my gallery, you can draw them too.
✦ Upload your drawing here on deviantart (not somwhere else, other wise I can't add it to the collection of all entries) and mention me in the description or/and send me a link. I will add it to the collection and leave a comment, that way you can be sure you entered the contest.
✦ You can enter as many times as you like
✦ You can draw them in any way you want : digital or traditional, all is fi
OH ME GUSTASETTLE IN CHILDREN IT'S TIME TO FEATURE SOME KICKASS FANART
NO APOLOGIES BECAUSE I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PIECE AND I GOTTA SHOW EM TO YOU LIKE A FERRET WITH HER BABIES
(In all seriousness, I have a ton of fanart piled up in my inbox notifications, and the sheer volume gives me so much anxiety it's kinda overwhelming to attempt to comment on every piece (there's hundreds!) Please, PLEASE just know from the bottom of my heart, if you've ever drawn or written something for me (or even just shown support), I'm grateful beyond words. Thank you~)
(<----FUCKING YOOOOO LOOK AT THAT PERSPECTIVE)
(<-Irie/Joe fan babies!-->) (GLORIOUS--->)
Contest - Super Upgrade (open)Hi everyone!
I promised to make a contest in June - here we go!
Imagine... A young mage (or a witch, or a wizard, or... well... anyone) gets their first magic staff. As you can see, it's pretty plain and boring, but time passes and the staff (as well as its owner) changes... Perhaps its owner turned to dark magic and the staff now looks rather intimidating. Perhaps they are a druid and the staff is covered in flowers and leaves. Or perhaps now it contains one of elements. Or it's a weapon of Heavens. Or a deadly tool of a necromancer. It's up to you to decide!
So the task of this contest is to upgrade this staff.
paint the staff any colour you want
add details, ornaments, sparkles, etc. (as many as you want!)
submit only 1 entry (you can draw several variants but then you'll have to choose which one you'll submit as your entry)
(optionally) write a few