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Now that my message center has calmed down a bit, I want to convey my sincere gratitude to karemelancholia and cosmosue for the DD yesterday.  Thank you so much, you two!  

And many thanks to everyone who visited my gallery and left comments, faved something, or stuck me on their watch list.  I normally do make an effort to thank people for favs and watching and such, but erm... in this case, I hope you can forgive me if I chicken out and run for the hills.  I'm not used to so much traffic and so many messages.  I'm very sorry, but I don't think I'll get to most of them.  ^^;

Okay, onto other things.... I don't want to sound like a broken record, but my annual Rurouni Kenshin contest deadline is coming up soon.  Friday, August 15th, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.  For those who've been planning to participate, I do hope you can finish your entries.  I'm looking forward to seeing some lovely art from you!  And for those who weren't aware of it, the contest site/info is here:  hakubaikou.com/contests/2008/f…

To give this journal some substance, a survey for anyone who's bored:

When in search of ideas for your art...
1.  Are there any visually inspiring movie(s) that you watch?
2.  Any particular songs that help?
3.  Books or magazines?  (Including comics and manga.)
4.  Any foods/drinks that help?
5.  When/where do you get most of your ideas?

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My artwork is not stock imagery, so please don't treat it as such. ^_^

In a nutshell:
1. Don't alter/edit/mutilate my art.
2. Don't claim it as your own.

The following are fine as long as you don't alter my images. No need to contact me for permission:
  • Downloading my art for your personal viewing pleasure.
  • Using my artwork as your desktop image.
  • Printing out my art for your personal use (like putting it up on the wall of your room.)
  • Displaying my artwork UNALTERED as part of a picture gallery on your site. (It'd be nice if you gave credit.)


I would ask that you please do NOT do the following:
  • Other than re-sizing, please do NOT alter/edit my art. Do not crop it. Do not change the colors. Do not draw on top of it. Do not remove my signature. Do not add text over it.
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dancingelf's avatar
dancingelf|Professional Photographer
Just saw it, congratulations!! :clap:
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calger459|Professional Filmographer
Hey there, so...I really really wanted to enter, I actually have my entry about half finished, but this last month has been a bit crazy and now I have a friend from out of town visiting for the weekend so...mou :( It looks like I won't finish by the deadline, but I do plan to finish and post it sometime next week. Gomen ne!
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hakubaikou's avatar
Aww, no worries! :) I can totally understand busy, busy months.

Have fun with your friend though! And I'll look forward to seeing the artwork.
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ArtLover25's avatar
Wow, congratulations!
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hakubaikou's avatar
Thank you! ^_^
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Kamiruchan015|Professional Filmographer
1- inspiring movies? hmm not one that i can place
but LOTR and other 'epic' movies put me in the mood to draw something..epic! heh

2- Songs... anyhing that I'm really feeling. Like, if im really down ill listen to something rather depressing...or if i happen to be feeling spazzy and happy and goofy, ill listen to some upbeat stuff...and, when i find a song or a mood that 'works' i draw :D usually songs with meaning and not *just* about little petty things do the job well

3-books: as far as books go, if they have a lot of imagery and visual references, it gets me in the mood for fanart! :D
magazines: not so much, i dont read them often O.o

4- chocolate milk is a favorite of mine, but as far as actually helping the drawing process in any way, it doesnt really do much other than make me not thirsty, heh

5- i get most of my ideas from observing people and thinking of compositions whenever i can. My room is a place where i feel really relaxed and can allow me to draw a lot of different things at once. When out and about, i might find something really cool that i just *have* to draw, but i dont draw more than one or two pieces usually.

wow. i wrote a lot.

O.O
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hakubaikou's avatar
Ooh, I haven't had chocolate milk in ages.... Rrr! Now I want chocolate milk too. Bad enough another commenter made me want ziti! Heh.
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Kamiruchan015|Professional Filmographer
lol yay for choco milk! it IS awesome, after all
:D

and ty for reading all that lol :P
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"When in search of ideas for your art...
1. Are there any visually inspiring movie(s) that you watch?
2. Any particular songs that help?
3. Books or magazines? (Including comics and manga.)
4. Any foods/drinks that help?
5. When/where do you get most of your ideas? "


Well generally, I try not to search for inspiration because then I'm afraid my piece will look more like a fanart than something original. Y'know, that'd I'd be TOO inspired so whatever inspired me would seep through my piece. If that makes sense. But generally:

1. Any fantasy or fantasy-esque, like not necessarily witches and dragons but something with a lot of imagination and creativity. Liiike: Labrynth, The Dark Crystal, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (I"m a sucker for a romance, shut up!) Hell Boy 1/2, Pan's Labrynth

2. Songs really depend on my mood. When writing I usually tend to listen to scores or instrumentals otherwise I start singing the words to whatever song I'm listening to rather than write XD I like emotionally pieces. But what defines it as emotional is odd for me. It's just blam, if I feel soemthing then yea. Like Pirates of the Caribbean 2, the Kraken song, totally awesome.

3. Oddly enough I can't think of any. I read books/mangas more to escape than to seek inspiration. When I read I get COMPLETELY sucked in, to the point when I look up I expect to see whatever it is I was just reading.

4. Coffee. Always coffee. Soda if I've already had like, three cups of coffee. Anything that tastes sweet, I'm a munchier. But it doesn't really help me think or anything, it's just easier to eat a little snack or candy while painting than to knock back a whole plate of ziti or something.

5. When? When I'm NOT thinking about it. I can sit for HOURS brainstorming and come up with absolute shit, step away to play some videogames or make some food or use the bathroom even, and bit by bit it starts coming to me. Probably when I relax I'd say, 'cuz I don't stress it so my mind goes down different tangents. Where? On the toilet LOL, or in bed. When I lay back and just get comfy to go to sleep that's when it starts pouring in. And I'm like, "damn why didn't I think of that before?" Or more often, "dammit how am I going to remember this tomorrow?" I think I get some of my best ideas when I'm doing something positively mundane, 'cuz my mind really honestly wanders. Fatnasy is my reality, I'm there more than I'm here. Daydreaming is my constant stream of thought, so more often than not I'm going to come up with something.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Ooh, I love the Dark Crystal!

Argh, now I'm craving ziti. :( It's weird, but drawing's one of the few times in which I never think about eating. In fact, I often forget to eat if I'm in the middle of drawing something fun. I do like to have a cup of tea nearby though.
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Neobakeneko's avatar
Same here usually. It's when I get up to take a break from staring at the screen or when I can smell someone cooking that I realize I haven't eaten in a few hours XD
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hakubaikou's avatar
I went and got ziti for dinner. LOL.

Yeah, the worst is when I start getting shaky. I hate it when it goes that far.
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eikomakimachi|Professional General Artist
When in search of ideas for your art...
1. Are there any visually inspiring movie(s) that you watch?

I would say Spirited Away.

2. Any particular songs that help?

It varies a lot.

3. Books or magazines? (Including comics and manga.)

CLAMP's work, The Art of Spirited Away, fashion magazines and landscape photography magazines.

4. Any foods/drinks that help?

Coffee and tea.

5. When/where do you get most of your ideas?

Usually from music and magazines.
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hakubaikou's avatar
Cool, thanks for answering. ^_^

Spirited Away was so gorgeous!
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ShadCarlos|Professional Digital Artist
Woow
Congrats for the DD! =)
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hakubaikou's avatar
Thank you! ^_^
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Tanqexe|Hobbyist General Artist
Omg congrats on your DD! You deserve it after all :)
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hakubaikou's avatar
:-D Thanks so much! :hug:
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TheGreatandMightyOz|Hobbyist General Artist
Yay congrats on the DD!! :hug:
1. Are there any visually inspiring movie(s) that you watch?
Hm, Lord of the Rings? And The Black Stallion if I wanna do horses.
2. Any particular songs that help?
Depends on what I'm drawing, the mood of the song often effects that of the art... If I'm doing anime fanart then I listen to the theme songs of the anime or songs that were in AMV's of that anime and it helps a lot. Some songs, like anything by Josh Groban, always help because they're usually sad and I always seem to draw better if I'm sad or happy, not just my usual mood, "bored."
3. Books or magazines? (Including comics and manga.)
Not really...
4. Any foods/drinks that help?
None in particular but I usually snack a little while I draw on paper, but not while doing digital art cause my mom is paranoid I'll get crumbs in the keyboard. D:
5. When/where do you get most of your ideas?
I don't know if I even get ideas...most of the time I just sorta feel like doodling and get out paper or photoshop and just draw, and if it starts to look good then I add a background and details and color.
Not very professional, but it works. =P
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hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks! :)

Hey, sometimes the best pics are the ones you don't plan out and just do spontaneously. ^_^
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SamPuchlerz|Hobbyist General Artist
It's too bad- I was looking forward to participating, but I'm not going to be able to make the deadline. Ah well. I'll get it next time!

When in search of ideas for your art...
1. Are there any visually inspiring movie(s) that you watch?
Yes. Things like "Underworld" and it's sequels, "The Mummy " and it's sequels, "the Last Samurai", "Memoirs of a Geisha" "The House of Flying Daggers" "Tomb Raider" etc, etc.

2. Any particular songs that help?

Oh yes. Dark songs that bring out the idealisms in the world to a subjectice light. Think Metallica, Tarot, Kataklysm, Children of Bodom...many many others, too.

3. Books or magazines? (Including comics and manga.)

Kenshin, Vampire Knight, Hellsing, Peacemaker Kurogane...plenty of them.

4. Any foods/drinks that help?

coffee, tea, and chocolate. It's a proven fact that the brain releases more of it's energy when stimulated by sugars or caffeine, thus letting the creative juices flow more purely!

5. When/where do you get most of your ideas?

That's hard to say. Sometimes they come from dreams, other times music, art, news, people, events...everywhere at anytime, I guess.
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hakubaikou's avatar
No worries! ^_^ I figure art contests are generally pretty low on priority lists.

Mmm, chocolate! Chocolate helps just about anything, ha!
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SamPuchlerz's avatar
SamPuchlerz|Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, this one was mid-priority. Just didn't end up working out. *sighs*

How true. I was a little upset with my sister earlier today, but I ate a Hershey's Cookies and Creme bar and felt like hugging the world...well. That's a little exaggerated, but you know what I mean.
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