It's boring and dumb and it pays the bills.
It's also so mindless that when I get home I still have energy to make my own stuff. So that's cool.
- Listening to: With-a Teeth-a
- Drinking: Coffee
Patreon!Hey DeviantArt friends- I recently put together a Patreon!
It's very basic at the moment, and pretty much a place for me to get more of my thoughts down when creating work. (And hopefully start some conversations, I'd love to get to know more folks!)
The different reward tiers WILL have actual different rewards in the future (outside of patron-exclusive posts), but that will be a few months down the line at least while I get things organized and sorted. But if you would like to support me and my work, and get a more in depth look at my process- take a look!
I still edit photos for a living.And it's still pretty meh.
But after lots of family drama, moving shenanigans, and life being convoluted, I'm finally a good deal more settled and starting to get going on more art. A lot of things in progress, several ideas getting sorted, y'know. ART. Or something. So hopefully I'll be frequenting dA a bit more with all kinds of new things!
Oh.I have 432 messages. My last update was around a year ago now.
That's not very good.
So what's new? I graduated last summer, I've held a few random part time positions, and I've recently decided "hell with it" in order to try getting by on commissions full time. It's kind of working. Kind of. I still have a few things up my sleeve and am not yet calling it quits (and if I was, eesh, two months is a pretty sad run at this). At any rate I can't go back to serving popcorn to people with terrible taste in movies. Not yet.
But if I'm creating freelance work, where's all the new artwork? Well, I've delved back into my high school hobby of customizing model horses. I definitely did not need a degree to continue doing that. However that's a story/rant/complaint/thought process for another time. I'm not quite sure just how to go into explaining the model horse hobby (I swear, this is an actual thing), so I'll just post a few random links for you to either:
[a] point and laugh
Ugghh the Internet??Ok, high school whining aside, updating sites takes a while. dA for whatever reason is lower on my list of things to do...still trying to adjust that. The semester's finally evened out to a cruise in time for break in a couple of weeks which is nice. I'm expecting to create some new movie and tv show posters over break because they're DAMN fun. Moving along though....
Devious Journal EntryQuiet rain day in Columbus and an effort to bring things up to speed here! Just uploaded three new landscape pieces from class this year, with lots more to come soon Will be updating more regularly here as required by a class on marketing yourself online essentially. Plus it's been in the back of my mind to do so. For a while.
Devious Journal EntryWell ok it's been quite a while since I've posted anything here but I can't bring myself to close down anything just yet. Seeing how I'm now writing a journal thing I'm guessing this means I'll be posting some updates here in the near future. We'll see what goes. But with my main stress source eliminated for the rest of this summer and a lot of free time I'm working on a lot of new art and hopefully I can make up in part for my extended absence.
STUFF.This first month of school is making my brain explode- both in homework and personal projects. That's my excuse for a lack of internet updates at any rate- but between tumblr, blogger, and dA it's a bit much to begin with. I'll be attempting to update dA and blogger once a week if I can- I certainly have enough new work each week to throw around.
All in all this is a bit of an apologetic post for my lack of activity here (boring and trite I know) but felt like it was owed.
Been a while.Second week of school- for some reason feel very out of it in classes but that might just have something to do with not having many actual art assignments yet (wtf) and being completely engulfed in a Sherlock obsession (all Rowkey's fault http://rowkey.deviantart.com/). Either way there's a few things in the making- both class related and not- so hopefully I'll be updating here with some worth while material sometime soon.
askdjggahsklfhagForest Lawn is AWESOME. I went once it finished raining here so it was grey and slightly foggy and the mood was incredible. No one was there and I got within 8 feet of a young stag and 10 ft of a red tailed hawk that just got a squirrel! And GUESS WHO DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA. Oh well....next time I guess but definitely going back a couple more times while I'm still in Buffalo to draw more grave markers.
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
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
Plush ListGeneral Price Guide
[Last revised 13/04/2018]
All prices are listed in GBP (Great British Pounds) and do not include postage costs. Please use Google to convert to your currency.
The plushies in this list are all examples from my gallery. I will update with any new commission prices. I am open to making anything new - especially Pokémon or Animal Crossing plush!Prices do not include postage costs. Average postage cost overseas for a small plush is £15 and £20+ for larger plushies.
£60 - £80 (Canon ponies)
£80 - £120 (OC's)
6" across, these ponies are simplified. At this size I wont be able to make complex hairstyles or cutie marks.
£120 - £200 [very complex character]
Measure 8-9" across.
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
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
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
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
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
Stream OnlineGoing to do some art for me just to unwind tonight
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 character bust
$26 for a two character full body
You can now commission me to help you