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My First DD!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 11, 2018, 8:00 AM





My first Daily Deviation!



I'm so excited, honoured and happy to announce- I got my very first Daily Deviation feature!!
For years I've scrolled through the DD page admiring the amazing artists and pieces featured, hoping someday to be between them. And now I am there, with my Ajani - Blind Eternities piece!!

MTG - Ajani - Blind Eternities by Lilith-the-5th

This piece itself means so much to me. Blind Eternities was originally painted for a Tribute to Magic: the Gathering exhibition from Light Grey Art Lab: when I submitted my portfolio for the selections I was so nervous- and you can imagine the emotion when I was selected to participate! Working someday for Magic: the Gathering is one of my dreams and goals for the future, and first being accepted for the exhibition, and then receiving a DD on this piece, is such a huge encouragement to keep pursuing my dream! :star:

Thank you so much everyone for your support, thank you Light Grey Art Lab for having me, and a huge thank you to PixlPhantasy for featuring me! I'm not exaggerating while saying this made my entire month, or my entire year :) I'll keep working hard, and even harder than before! :heart:


always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2018 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


Health and projects updates + friend's art raffle

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 23, 2018, 2:57 AM


Hello everyone! This is a quick update about me, life, art, projects and health. This update also includes an amazing raffle signal boost, so I highly recommend to take a look and join in the raffle at the very least ;D




Commission status

Raffle!



My very talented friend dragonpigeons is hosting an Art Raffle on her account!:la: Her art is gorgeous, full of energy and life, and I highly recommend to go take a look at her gallery ^_^ And of course, join in!



Updates!



Ok, talking about the updates. You may have noticed a lack of updates here and on my other social medias, and this is because I've been suffering of aching in neck, arms and hands for now over a month. I've been told the cervical pain- which has always been a recurring issue of mine, and this time only got worse- was probably caused by a bad posture, stress, bad sleeping (old bed), and the cold, and probably other reasons. This cervical pain basically got me into having tendinitis issues and I've spent a lot of time taking meds, sleeping, and doing therapy and other tests.

I'm getting better but the recovery is slow. I've had to basically stop my drawing activities for a long time and I'm slowly, step by step, getting back at the pc for 1-2 hours a day, and not everyday, but I'll do my best to recover fully and get back at drawing! :aww:

As side updates, I'm going to get my first glasses today, as I've developed some eyesight problems in looking at far objects. Way to go ahah :facepalm:

In these days I'll resume my posting and sharing art I finished/worked on last year, so you'll soon see more from me! I'll also work in restoring all the links to the illustrations shared in the Sky Tales journal updates, as they somehow got broken :o In the ongoing projects, you can expect a promo art of The Seeker of Shooting Stars (which I shared on facebook and tumblr already!), and a fresh, fresh preview of a Harry Potter Fanzine I participated in (and the preorders will be open soon too!).

I can't wait to be fully back to draw and get in touch. How have you all been? Any good new? :)


This is all for now! :)

always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2018 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


The Sky Tales- October Updates!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 22, 2017, 9:03 AM


Hello everyone!!:wave: Life was busy between October and November, but here I am with October's update. Read on to know more!:la:

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October Update!

About the Seeker's name




Like the other characters that accompany her in her story, the Seeker has no name.

She probably has one, in her own world. But I refrained from thinking of one and writing it down for the readers, so for us she'll always be nameless.


About the colour scheme and design of the Seeker




This is a very quick sketch/ref done last year, where her design and colour scheme was almost definitive!

I kept the fringeless hairdo, the cape and the scarf from the first concepts, while the lenght of the hair and cape themselves, along with other details, changed with time.
I paid some special care to the hair: I wanted them to appear somewhat heavy, but also flowy and silky.




This is all for October! Friendly reminder that I post sort of weekly updates on Facebook so if you want to be updated in real time, follow me or the Sky Tales page on top of the journal. Otherwise, we'll see again with a new journal in December!:la:



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.



Commissions info- under construction

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 23, 2017, 6:22 AM


Hello everyone, this is Laura, aka Lilith-the-5th/ Lilith5th.
I am a Fantasy Illustrator and Tabletop Games Artist; and I work both for personal and commercial projects.

I'm currently CLOSED for private commissions, and this journal is still under construction. The digital info has been updated; full info will be out in the near future!
To read all my Terms of Service, please visit the journal: Full Commission Instructions and ToS.
If you just want a print of my work, please check this journal: Journal under construction!.




Commission status


Commissions Closed by Milly-Alexander
Commissions are CLOSED for private works. If interested in working on a commercial project, please contact me in private.


I take commissions both in cash and dApoints. Prices are for Personal use only.

:bulletpurple:Cash commissions are paid in Euros (or equivalent in USD or GBP) through Paypal.
:bulletpurple:dApoints commissions are paid with the Commission Widget. Please ask me for my dApoints quote.


:bulletpurple:Commission Slots:
  • Closed!
  • Ongoing commissions:
  1. Terrainia Illustrations- ongoing work
  2. Scene illustrations for the Last Paladins


:bulletpurple:Reservation Slots:

  • Currently closed.



Take advantage of the special offers!


PLEASE NOTE: these offers are for Personal use only.

  • 15% discount from the second picture in a single order.
  • 1 free chibi/ page doll every 4 paid chibis/ page dolls.
  • Free shipping for 90+ Euros orders. (traditional commissions only)
  • Free single bust sketch in B&W for 150+ Euros orders.



Commission Prices and Examples
PLEASE NOTE: All the prices also are available in dApoints, USD and GBP.


New Commission Infod by Lilith-the-5th


Traditional Commissions



Coming soon!


Short Instruction and ToS

Work process



PLEASE NOTE: to read the full work process, check my journal: Full Commission Instructions and ToS.
  • Send me a note with the info for your commission:
  • Type of commission (sketch, speedpaint, panting, full colour or B&W, etc.);
  • Size of the file (if you don't state it, I will go for the standard size in the sheet);
  • Idea for the commission (pose, bg, etc.);
  • Character refs (preferabliy visual, described only may require an additional fee);
  • Eventual refs for bg or other elements;
  • Usage of the finished work.
  • I will make a quote and draw a preliminary sketch.
  • Upon approval of the sketch, I will ask half or full amount of the payment.
  • The illustration will be shaded, coloured and refined. Will show you step-by-step previews.
  • Illustration is finished! Upon approval, I will ask for the remaining half of the payment if needed.
  • You will receive your final work in full resolution!
!!!IMPORTANT!!!: If you exceed the number of revisions I provide, and/ or ask for major changes from the sketch approval onwards, I will ask for additional fees for 20Euros/hr.


Terms of Service



PLEASE NOTE: to read all my Terms of Service, please visit the journal: Full Commission Instructions and ToS.
  • My prices are for personal use only. For commercial uses, an additional fee is required.
  • All my prices are negotiable. Let me know what you need for an accurate quote!
  • I ask for half or full payment upfront, no exceptions.
  • If you cancel the order, I offer refunds from 0% to 50% depending on how much I've already worked on the picture.
  • I reserve myself the rights to cancel an order in case of poor or offensive communication from the client. In that case refund is accordingly to how much I've worked, from 0% to 50%.
  • Wips limits are from 1 (sketches), to 3 (speedpaints) to about 5-6 (refined paintings). Additional revisions and major changes require additional fees of 20Euros/hr.
  • I have the rights to post and sell non-commercial commissions, unless otherwise requested.
  • If you repost my work, you have to ask, and credit me.
  • I have the right to refuse any commission request if I can't handle the commission, or if I'm not comfortable with the theme, or in case of poor or offensive communication from the client.


This is all. Thank you very much for reading and for any question/ inquiry please ask!

The Sky Tales- September Updates!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 3, 2017, 12:08 PM


Hello everyone!!:wave: I'm back with the updates from September. Read on to know more!:la:

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September Update!

About the ending



Taking my love through the stars by Lilith-the-5th

I tend to dream about my work a lot. At a certain point, I eventually dreamt the ending of The Seeker of Shooting Stars.

It was not the one I had planned; it was different and completely the opposite of what I had thought.

I will not state if I changed my mind before or after creating this illustration (not yet at least ;) ) so I don't spoil everyone, but I have a canon ending and a discarded one now, and the canon ending itself is open to interpretation.


From Novel to Illustrated book (part 1)




As I kept adding sentences and names of places to my notebooks, I finally found myself in a crossroad.

I had this mystic creature, the Guardian of the Woods of the White Branches, and its brief description was in a writing style not fitting to a novel. Too cryptic, too poetic.

Rewriting it changed the whole feeling of the creature itself. So, what to do?


From Novel to Illustrated book (part 2)




One day, I was suggested to illustrate my story. And this is where that suggestion took the project-

An illustrated book gave me the chance to show, in actual drawings and paintings, how this world, its Guardians, its Eyes and characters look- while keeping a poetic language, working with sounds and colours both.

The Seeker of Shooting Stars, from being a novel project, became an illustrated book.


Who is the Seeker?




The Seeker is the main character of The Seeker of Shooting Stars.

Although being a precise character with precise features, you can actually picture her in whatever way you want.

The secret is, the Seeker is a dreamer- any dreamer, may it be the reader or the creator of the book.



This is all for September! Friendly reminder that I post sort of weekly updates on Facebook so if you want to be updated in real time, follow me or the Sky Tales page on top of the journal. Otherwise, we'll see again with a new journal in October!:la:

Question time!


Did you ever dream your own work? Did you dream it as is, or did you dream something different from what you were doing?
Please feel free to share your experience and feelings here in a comment! :D



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


The Sky Tales- August Updates!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 4, 2017, 12:08 PM


Hello everyone!!:wave: I'm back with the updates from August. There have been less updates because of the heat, vacations, and therefore limited time spent at the pc, but I did have a couple of updates. Read on to know more!:la:

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August Update!

First concept of the Seeker




A girl, a traveler, holding a star in her hands.

This was just a random drawing made before a DnD session on a scrap of paper- supposed to be in the night skies series.

This girl took life of her own in the course of around 3-4 years becoming first the "Hunter", then the "Seeker" of Shooting Stars.


About the birth of the story





After drawing the first concept of The Seeker, I got the idea of writing down the story in a novel. I gathered as many inspiring and interesting random names for places I had come up with, and selected a few to use.

I had the stairway to the moon as final destination and goal, but what about the shooting stars?
That's when it came to me- the sky was sending shooting stars with hidden messages within them.

Above, another sketch made before a DnD session of some years ago- sketching ideas for a hypothetical cover art for the novel.


Studying the language of the stars.






About the birth of the project (part 4)



The way through the stars by Lilith-the-5th

Another pic from 3 years ago- a dream about a younger self writing me to believe in myself and my dreams. This idea fused with the ones I already had about the story, to create this illustration, becoming the main focus of the whole story.

Being so taken with other works, I couldn't manage to do anything more than a few pictures here and there. Nonetheless, sentences and concepts started forming in my mind.




This is all for August! Friendly reminder that I post sort of weekly updates on Facebook so if you want to be updated in real time, follow me or the Sky Tales page on top of the journal. Otherwise, we'll see again with a new journal in October!:la:

Question time!


Did you ever invent a custom language? If so, when and what was its appearance?
Please feel free to share your experience and feelings here in a comment! :D



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


The Sky Tales- illustrated book Announcement!!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 2, 2017, 12:19 PM


Hello everyone!!:wave: As anticipated in my Activity, this is an announcement about my Illustrated Book series, and the very first book called The Seeker of Shooting Stars! Read in to know more about my personal project!

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July Update!

Silenty (or not-so-silently?) I've worked through more than one year to finally announce my book- The Seeker of Shooting Stars! :D
I'm currently painting pages of the book- which hopefully will be finished this year or early 2018. I'm posting several updates about it on facebook, here, on Instagram and Tumblr- Facebook being the first site updated, and deviantArt the second one!

Working on this illustrated book is not only a chance for me to work on a personal project and to release it to the public, but also involves the dream and intent to welcome all the viewers and readers in my worlds, in my fantasy creations, and try to speak to their souls with the story of my characters. I hope you're with me in this adventure! :love:


What is the Sky Tales?



The Sky Tales is a series of illustrated books: a collection of stories accompanied by page-wide drawings or paintings, all written and illustrated by me, Laura Galli, aka Lilith-the-5th/ Lilith5th. Although this series is a creation of mine, it also features various little helps and encouragements from other artists and friends, which will be credited and mentioned, book after book.

Each of the Tales features different characters and different worlds. Although they all belong to the same universe, the stories won’t compose a single storyline, but can be read separately, and in different orders as well. I will take the liberty to place items and cameos from the other stories in each of the books though- so have fun imagining and finding out which of them are actually cameos from other worlds!

All the stories share a common element: in every Tale, the character/s is/are starting a journey and will get in touch with an ancient myth about their world. This is the reason behind the title of the series- as all the characters will look up to the skies and unfold those legends.



What is The Seeker of Shooting Stars?





The Seeker of Shooting Stars is the first volume of the series The Sky Tales.

It's an illustrated book, an adult fairy tale, a romantic- or naive, if you will- story about the Seeker, mysterious and nameless character looking for the legendary stairway through the stars.

Legends said that those who walked the stairway would be granted eternal life- she never believed it existed.
Until one day, she started looking at the skies...

Why did she suddenly start wishing for those legends to be true? Will she find the stairway? And what trials will she face in her research?



The birth of the project- (part 1)



Stairway by Lilith-the-5th

In 2011 I had started the 100 themes challenge. I remember reading the themes to my fiancé, and talking about the "Moonlight" one.

We challenged each other to paint a stairway to the moon, and this was the result I came up with. A man walking a stair suspended between the stars and reaching the sky...

Ever since I painted this illustration, I've been obsessed with night skies and the concept of this way to the stars- this became, as matter of fact, the first concept for The Seeker of Shooting Stars.



The birth of the project- (part 2)



shooting star by Lilith-the-5th

So obsessed with the concept of the man walking the stairway to the moon, I eventually started painting nocturnal views and scenes. This is another one from 2011.

The night sky had always fascinated me, and as August and the Leonid meteor shower passed by, I found myself thinking about shooting stars more and more.

How many of us look at the stars waiting for their chance to make their wish? That feeling of wonder and wait- this is what inspired me and kept me going on this theme.



The birth of the project- (part 3)- Deciding the title



Months or a couple of years passed since my first illustrations- I'm not sure at which point this happened exactly, but the idea of a person looking for Shooting Stars kept lingering in my mind.

Its first title- a title of nothing yet really, but just a title with a nice sound- was "La Cacciatrice di Stelle Cadenti" (The Hunter of Shooting Stars).

Being "hunter" a strong word with a different sound as wanted in English, I changed "Cacciatrice" (hunter) with "Cercatrice" (seeker), which not only sounded better in Italian, but also and especially in English.



This is all for July! Starting from Friday/ Saturday, I'll start posting new updates on Facebook again so if you want to be updated in real time, follow me or the Sky Tales page on top of the journal. Otherwise, we'll see again with a new journal in September!:la:

Question time!


Do you look for shooting stars? And have you ever wished upon a star?
If you did, please feel free to share your experience and feelings here in a comment! :D



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


Stuff On Sale and Prints shop!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 22, 2017, 5:45 AM


Hello everyone!:wave:
Please check this journal to see the info and pricing for prints of my work (a6 and a5 available now), and don't hesitate asking for any info! :aww:





Currently ON SALE!



Night Bookmarks- DISCOUNTED! by Lilith-the-5th
  • Each bookmark is 10Euros +shipping
  • The whole set of bookmarks is 35Euros +shipping

Shipping is NOT included. If you want the drawing to be shipped the quote will be discussed according to the postal prices+ handling. Shipping is FREE for 50+ Euros orders. (not available this time)




Prints Shop



EVERY 4 PRINTS, YOU GET 1 FREE PRINT!

Fantasy and character Arts



Speedpaint- Raznelia by Lilith-the-5th Razer- 2016 by Lilith-the-5th Speedpaint OC- Jawknore by Lilith-the-5th Stairway by Lilith-the-5th Fenrir- Feyward Floh'l Olath by Lilith-the-5th Digital Sketch- Frank 'Chain' Weiss by Lilith-the-5th Fenrir's Chimera by Lilith-the-5th
Burning Within by Lilith-the-5th Contest Entry- Me as a Lavabender by Lilith-the-5th The Fifth General by Lilith-the-5th CE- Naga Princess Card by Lilith-the-5th Taking my love through the stars by Lilith-the-5th Costellarium Avatar by Lilith-the-5th When can I see you again? by Lilith-the-5th

Zodiac Arts (A6 only)



ON SALE: Pisces MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Sagittarius MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Scorpio MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Taurus MUG by Lilith-the-5th
ON SALE: Virgo MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Aquarius MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Cancer MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Capricorn MUG by Lilith-the-5th
ON SALE: Gemini MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Leo MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Libra MUG by Lilith-the-5th ON SALE: Aries MUG by Lilith-the-5th

Single print: A6size 1.50Euros--- A5size 3Euros  (+shipping)
Pack of 4 (+1FREE) different prints: A6size 5Euros --- A5size 10Euros (+shipping)

Prints are paid in cash (Paypal, in Euros, USD and GBP).

I can sign and write a dedication on the front or back. ;) Just ask!
Shipping is NOT included. The quote will be discussed according to the postal prices+ handling. FREE shipping and FREE ACEO sketch (hand-drawn) for 50+ Euros orders.

About the free print



The free prints are chosen between all those above, and additionally these (which I don't sell because they're fanarts or done for no-profit projects).
Bertholdt- Colossal Titan by Lilith-the-5th Attack on Titan- Levi by Lilith-the-5th FF9 Tribute- Freya by Lilith-the-5th Tribute- Legend of Dragoon- the Black Monster by Lilith-the-5th
Thank you for being... by Lilith-the-5th Houndoom uses Dark Pulse! by Lilith-the-5th Chibi Doll Messenger by Lilith-the-5th
Cloyster used Aurora Beam! by Lilith-the-5th Ninetails used Fire Blitz! by Lilith-the-5th Fanart- Toshinori Yagi by Lilith-the-5th




Thank you very much for looking! I hope to hear from you! :)



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2017 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


London/Manchester Trip Journal

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 20, 2017, 8:41 AM


I'm late but some day "better late than never" :) This is the journal about my and Fenrir--the-2nd's adventure in the U.K.!







LONDON- from May 20th to May 25th



I like it that 4 years ago, after my Trip to Toronto, I wrote "Next time, London!". Sounds like I did it for real ahah

This time, me and my fiancé were more organized for the trip. :) For one, we didn't bring the pc and the luggage was smaller, so the trip was actually more comfortable- also the journey by plane was only 2 hours long instead of a total of about 9 hours! We took our bus from Turin, we took our Plane, and arrived in London.

THEM DRIVING IN THE OPPOSITE LANE WAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL SCHOCK. SORRY. IT TOOK ME A WEEK TO GET USED TO IT EVEN THOUGH I KNEW. I risked to be hit by cars a couple of times, I won't lie:lmao:

Directly Saturday evening when we arrived, we took a look around our area. We went to a hostel right near King's Cross so as first stop we HAD to go visit the 9 3/4 Platform Shop :D

On Sunday 21th we walked to the British Museum where we spent about half a day- surprised by a couple of random and quick showers, we then went eating in Oxford Street, and had some shopping at Primark- and as very pleasing break, a wonderful dessert + bubble tea in one of the streets nearby. :heart: Damn the dessert was amazing
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MONDAY 22TH. WARNER BROS STUDIOS- HARRY POTTER. BUTTERBEER. PHOTOS WITH MY SLYTHERIN SCARF. I'VE SAID IT ALL.
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As Tuesday 23th started we got to know of what had happened in Manchester the previous night...fear and pain hit us, indeed. We took the day to think about it and what to do- we were definitely going to Manchester, but were we really willing to stay there for the whole time we had previously planned?
On Tuesday we took it not-that-easy and walked to Regent's Park and pretty much walked across the whole park- we then went to Bakery Street and took a picture with Mr. Holmes and then to Hyde Park. We also made a new friend. In the end we returned back at the hostel still pretty much clueless and anxious.
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On Wednesday the 24th we started the worst crazied walk of all the trip. We walked from King's Cross to London Bridge, crossed it, reached the Tower Bridge, walked near the Tower of London and walked all the Thames side to reach the Big Ben and Westminster Bridge. We then went in front of Buckingham Palace and returned back at the hostel after a quick frappuccino. YES ALL BY FEET.
You know I'm used to get a fever in long trips but no- this time I caught it when I got home. This time it was my fiancé--- he got a HEATSTROKE. IN LONDON. AT 26DEG. :laughing:
In this day, we eventually decided that we would just have our holiday as we had planned it. If something is to happen, it may really happen everywhere. It's not like we were completely at ease with the situation, but some sort of fatalistic mood settled in so we just went on with it.
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On the 25th I had planned to chill out before taking the train to Manchester, but since my fiancé wasn't REALLY OK we just waited at the train station.




MANCHESTER- from May 25th to May 30th



So there were like 24-25deg. And even though Lore, my fiancé, had that heatstroke, he went and made us walk from the city centre to our hotel- a walk of 50 minutes under the sun with our luggage. I'd have killed him when we had arrived because he was burning from the fever and I pretty much put him to bed and fed him medicines and water for the next day and a half.

On the 27th we met with an Italian friend who's working there- we visited Affleck's with him and put down the idea of making an artbook together! So yeah. We'll likely be at Next Year's Thought Bubble Fest in Leeds :D
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On the 28th we met dragonpigeons! :heart::heart: This is still one of the first times I've met an internet friend and I'm just so so happy we spent the day together ;o; We visited the Art Gallery together (and witnessed some creepy child in a painting who was staring at us and the mighty Ham-man), ate Koran food for lunch, and had a walk in one of the biggest Art Shops I've ever seen in my life! Then of course some coffee/ cappuccino was in order and AS ITALIAN LADY LET ME TELL YOU THAT CAFFE NERO IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD FOR OUR ITALIAN STANDARDS OK.
Before proceeding on the next day I want to write a personal message to Amy-san because I want to say once again just how much fun we had ;__; we've talked for about one year and a half now and you're so precious, I definitely look forward to come meet you again! I love you so much dear. Thank you so much for meeting us, for the fun, the snacks and the beautiful drawing you made for me!:huggle:
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Then on the 29th we took the morning to sleep and relax- and a couple of hours in the early afternoon to visit the Natural History Museum! DINOSAURS OK. Then in the late-ish afternoon we met again with both our friends and went to Whitworth park (where there's a super cool tag as reminded that a Meteor fell there!) to draw together 8D
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The 30th arrived at last and so came the fever. Yep. Again I had scheduled to spend half a day in the city centre to relax before the departure but NO. BECAUSE I WAS ILL WE WAITED FOR OUR FLIGHT. FROM 11AM TO 6PM IN THE AIRPORT. And an airport can be big, but you grow tired of it if you have to spend more than a couple of hours there. Especially if you're sick >_> I had plenty of food and drink and hot chocolate because I as always when I'm ill, I was so exhausted and hungry.

We returned back in Italy at 10pm (local time), and ran to get our bus to Milano, where our relatives picked us. And, as soon as we hit the road, WE FELT WE WERE DRIVING IN THE WRONG LANE BECAUSE WE'RE NOW USED TO THE DRIVING OF THE UK. I risked to be hit by a car a couple of times here, I won't lie. I still look right first.



This is all for this trip. As I said I'll likely return there next year for a 3-4 days stay for the Leeds thing. Our next travel is yet to decide, but in general with work we'll likely go for short trips until we have some long holidays again. Between our next destination we have Copenhagen, for sure.
Next time, Norway! ...maybe. I want to see the Northen Lights :XD:




always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



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Find me on... (contacts and other social medias!)

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 13, 2017, 8:45 AM


Hello everyone!:wave:
I guess it's time to make an official post about WHERE to find me. Check this out if you want to follow me elsewhere- especially since I post different things on different sites :)





Find me on...



First of all, for any work inquiry you're welcomed to send me a note here, or an email at: lilith-the-5th@hotmail.com :aww: This is my work email- if you want to ask me something through email, please put "commission" or your dA nickname in the object.

I'm registered to different sites and although I check dA more constantly, I post different stuff elsewhere. I'd love to have you following me there, too!:la:

Deviantart (you are here!)


  • Deviantart is where I post all my commissions. Here look for jobs, put up my special deals for commissions and host kiribans or giveaways.
  • This is where I seem an actual serious person (and then ruin this reputation with crazy memes).
  • I will post weekly journal updates about the Sky Tales with snippets from facebook posts here.



  • Instagram is where I post some of my commission work, and various pencil sketches or wip of my digital works. I host occasional giveaways when reaching certain amounts of followers. I post various sketch exclusives here, especially from challenges and similar series.
  • I post only art here. So I really look like a very serious person. :giggle:
  • I will post a weekly sketch about the Sky Tales here.



  • Most of my Facebook posts are basically visible globally, so you can just follow me there instead of sending friend requests. I only accept friend requests from people I know quite from some time and deeply.
  • I post most of my exclusive Instagram sketches, some random statuses about my day or crazy things that happened/ I've seen from the depths of the web here. I rant. And post inspiring stuff as well as videogame or anime stuff here. YEAH IT'S MY FACEBOOK IN ALL ITS STRENGHT. But I still hold myself back xD
  • I will repost weekly updates/ two updates a week about the Sky Tales here.




  • This page is only for updates about The Sky Tales/ The Seeker of Shooting Stars and upcoming books project.
  • I will post sketches, snippets about the world I'm creating and how I got to certain choices. All of these will be shared here on weekly dA journals- but on fb I will also share photos or songs that inspired me!
  • The frequency will be at least once a week, probably more frequently.




  • Tumblr is where I go crazy. Like really REALLY crazy. I fangirl at full strenght and post of random stuff I like. Space stuff, fanarts, sweet stuff, stupid gifs and dogs and cats. I occasionally open free requests or accept questions through the ask button.
  • I post exclusive random sketches or wips of fanarts I do, mostly as warm-ups before working or during my breaks, as well as wips of fan-art paintings. I occasionally drop some finished art too!
  • I will post updates about the Sky Tales, possibly weekly or every other week.



  • Paigeeworld is art only. I mainly post my finished work, and occasionally some event related works from the paigeeworld site!
  • I will occasionally post some updates about the Sky Tales there.



  • I am most serious on Artstation, too. I post only portfolio / published pieces there! I will occasionally post stuff from the Sky Tales, in my projects folder. If I did some card design/ rpg book design/ similar work for you, it's probably in there as well!


This should be all 8D If you have accounts there, feel free to follow me or drop your links here or privately:heart:

Discounted sketches CLOSED- next offer Oct21!!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 15, 2016, 2:40 PM


I'll update my journal as I open the next offer! Stay tuned!
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Hello everyone!:wave:
While working on my bigger commissions, finishing and starting new projects, I'll be opening slots for smaller, and discounted commissions.
Thank you so much for voting in my poll! Thanks to your votes, I decided I'll have three different offers- one starting now, one in late October, and one in late November. Please check inside for prices and info! :heart:



Digital Inktober portraits (CLOSED)



Kiriban Prize  Yukio By Lilith The 5th-da8ulke by Lilith-the-5th
  • Price: 20 Euros 15Euros. (A6, digital sketch, portrait, single character)
  • Offer is open from OCT 1ST to OCT 10TH!
  • I offer a single revision once the work is finished. Small changes only!</strike>

Speedpaint Portraits (CLOSED! opens on October 21st)



Amy-bday-deku by Lilith-the-5th
  • Price: 40 Euros 30Euros. (A6, digital speedpaint, portrait, single character, gradient bg)
  • Offer is open from OCT 21th to OCT 31TH!
  • I offer a preliminary sketch revision and another revision once the work is finished. Small changes only!

Chibis (CLOSED! opens on November 20th)



Commission Chibi Doll  Beowulfdoomhammer By Lilith by Lilith-the-5th
  • Price: 20 Euros 15Euros. (800x800px, digital chibi, transparent bg)
  • Price is for Single character; +1 character/bg element in a single pic is +8Euros.
  • Offer is open from NOV 20th to NOV 30TH!
  • I offer a preliminary sketch revision, a lineart+base colours revision and another revision once the work is finished. Small changes only!

Also, just a quick reminder that my Bookmarks are still on sale, and now discounted :)
Night Bookmarks- DISCOUNTED! by Lilith-the-5th
  • Each bookmark is 10Euros +shipping
  • The whole set of bookmarks is 35Euros +shipping
Shipping is NOT included. If you want the drawing to be shipped the quote will be discussed according to the postal prices+ handling.


Thank you very much for looking! I hope to hear from you! :)
If you'd like to commission me or ask me anything, feel free to write me here or through note! :heart: Commission may be private if desired:heart:



tag :)

Journal Entry: Thu May 26, 2016, 1:08 PM


New updates- May 2016. Talking about a tag, check it out!


 



    Thy News



General news? Several issues in real life. No need to ask and worry ;P But yeah, severly slowed down.
I'm finding relief in painting. I'm now catching up with my (long) list of things to do. I'll have more updates soon so stay tuned! :)

Now, onto today's topics:



Tag :3



I've been tagged by mri0903 - the tag would be about Lilith, but I'm also going to compare some of the facts I write about with myself ;P
① post these rules
② post 8 facts about your character.
③ tag 8 other characters.
④ post their names along with their creator’s avatars.


So let's talk about this angry elf :)
Burning Within by Lilith-the-5th
1. Lilith is a neutral good character- which means she tries to be good towards others. Being neutral to laws, she follows them as long as they fit to her beliefs, but if she doesn't agree with something or has to break the rules for the sake of something she cares about, she breaks them. The fact she's neutral also means that she may also do something evil to other people if her beliefs and dear ones are in danger. (I'm quite like that too although I don't go burning my enemies' houses xD)

2. She's a mixed blood. Her mother was a dark elf; his father was mostly human, but had an elven granpa. So Lilith has drow, human and elven blood.

3. At the end of the whole campaign, Lilith has 4 children- 2 males and 2 females, and one adopted girl. Because all her family has names connected to elements of the night and sky, her children are called: Drathir (moon), Elemmiire (star), Sariya (cloud) and Arshes (thunder).

4. Lilith loves music- both playing the music, singing and dancing gave her enough money to live during many years of her life. (I love music and play the piano like her! But she also plays the flute VERY well and uh, I don't really care about dancing xD)

5. She likes studying other people and their behaviour. (Yep, me too!)

6. She doesn't worship a single deity, but believes that the world is formed by the balance, or unbalance, of the evil forces (goddess Shar) and the good ones (Selune).

7. Lilith means "of night". Her mother was called "Raeh'li Isto", which means "Proud Night". She chose this name for her daughter because since she's called "Night", she obviously sees her daughter "the daughter of Night".

8. Lilith has an older sister (also called Lilith, who died right after birth) and an older brother (Drathir, which means "moon").

Anddddd I'm not tagging anyone:iconimhappyplz: Hope you enjoyed reading! ^_^







always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



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Important announcement!

Journal Entry: Wed May 18, 2016, 10:07 AM


Just a short journal to update you.
This is going to be so short you'll actually be surprised-


News


Basically (I'm not even using the css for the journal muh...woah xD) I'm currently working to restyle the main page to prepare it for the arrival and start of updates for my personal project- The Seeker of Shooting Stars, part of the Sky Tales.

In the latest days I've been sort of slowed down and I haven't worked much, but I'm slowly (and steadily) working on several things- such as the commissions for Terrainia (sending you an update soon!) and trades with friends. I've also been invited to participate in two artbooks with deadline happening in this summer, so I'll soon get at work on those as well.

Even more important update.
While updating my page I've accidentally deleted my commissions journal.



I think you can understand what an incredbile loss this is- as I had various correspondence, my old prices, and all the flashy and cool layout I had developed in the last 4 years. Yes, I still have the skin CSS but unfortunately all the format and basic rules I had written in it are lost, so I'll have to rewrite everything from scratch. I guess I'll update everything while updating my prices as well.

Speaking of which, my new prices will possibly be out in a few weeks- but the commissions won't probably reopen immediately as I wish to create new examples for my portfolio apart of the current works I'm painting.

So wish me luck and sorry for deleting the journal :facepalm:


PC news

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 12, 2015, 7:21 AM


Saluting my old pc and welcoming the new one (still have some things to do on the old one before moving to the new, but it's almost time). My thanks for those who supported me:heart:


 





    Latest news about my pc



Remember when my pc broke?



:bulletpurple: I would like to start my journal summing up quickly what happened. In April, my Samsung laptop I've used to work in the last years overheated dramatically, and one of the guides that attach screen to keyboard cracked. It basically became impossible to me to close it.
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Left: pictures sent by me to my fiancé. Right: After returning from the service centre. Ugh.

After a month of wait at the service centre, the horrible news: the only solution was to spend 150+ Euros to fix the part.
Being an almost 3 years old pc which costed 500Euros, it seemed absurd to me and my relatives/ parents to spend such an amount. The centre took away the broken piece and I got to close the pc once again, but I started raising money for a new machine.


The hot hot summer



:bulletpurple: In the next months and with the super hot Summer we had, the pc screen was still working, but it became nearly impossible to paint on it properly due to the broken guide and the risk of overheating. The screen wasn't stable, it kept opening and closing on its own and in the end, had to use some support, like a bottle or books, to keep it standing. Slowly but steadily, the funds gathered up.
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Left: Oh make yourself comfortable. Right: The screen is freeeeeeeeeeeee!

In August, the second guide broke and it became impossible to close it anymore, and to have it standing on its own- it became a desktop computer after moving to Turin.


How it ends



:bulletpurple:Finally, in late September I started looking for a new pc, having my Samsung laptop getting slower and slower, sometimes crashing on its own with no reason. After asking for help from my friends, I finally found a new machine- I got an Asus laptop.
All in all, it costed more than wanted and expected: my intial budget was 900 Euros, to get a Lenovo or HP, but due to some reviews I read both online and from friends, I decided to go for other brands.

Sometimes it's true that more money= more quality- my fiancè's pc actually costed 3 times what costed mine, and lasted 3 times what lasted mine.
This is why I decided to use some of my savings to get a more expensive one, that hopefully is well designed, not afflicted by overheating as much as others, and that, crossing my fingers, will live a long life and produce a lot of new works.



Thank you.



:bulletpurple:I couldn't have done it without your help. I've been simply overwhelmed by your love and support and this is so amazing!
I knew you're all wonderful, but I couldn't imagine I meant and mean so much to you. This is so encouraging and inspiring, and I definitely look forward to not let you down- I will do my best to amaze all of you!
I am now closing my commission status- apart of a recurring commission for a site project, I will stay closed and make new examples+ portfolio works+ first pictures of my Illustrated book "The Seeker of Shooting Stars" and adjust the prices. Commissions will probably reopen in late December or in the next year.

Thank you to my Samsung laptop, because it helped me reach new levels in my art and lasted just what I needed to get the funds for the new pc.

Thank you to everyone who commissioned me in these months and helped me reaching my funding goal!:love:
Special thanks to (chronological order): UnboundKing, Miranthia, MetalBeowulf89, Sai-shou, Queen-Soulia, AliceDaRabbit, Rayne430, SnippetsRUs, RolueVasReisa, mri0903, Aurora-Silver, Poetic-Dragon, Chikara-Redwing, Kitsu-Senpai, soulgundam, Sorelliena, and others. (I hope I didn't forget anyone o__o)

And thank you to everyone who helped me decide for the new laptop and supported me with their encouragements! :glomp:

81mOEoDspVL. SL1500  by Lilith-the-5th
Picture (not mine) of the pc I've bought, can't wait to try it!!



I think this is all for now. Now I'm jumping back to my current last commissions and hopefully, we see each other again in my "Let's talk about" journal on the 15th ;)



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



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Moving- and issues with external HDD

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:35 PM


Latest news! :) Good and bad ones. When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade, they say.
Long story short: tomorrow I'm moving out with my fiancé and my external HDD is probably dead. To read more, open the journal xD

 




  My Updates!



Yes, I have a good update and a bad one :O

Starting with the bad one. Today I was using my external HDD when it fell- from a height of 2 cm. It stopped working with clicking sounds:pissedoff: I'm having quite some short patience lately for many reasons, this is just the final blow. First the pc, now this.
If I can't fix it, the only thing I could do is a 500+ euros of recovery of datas which you'll probably understand, I can't afford. I had 8 years of pictures inside. Pictures. Novels. Pictures of my relatives long dead. I'm desperate and hysterical. So yeah.

Onto the good new, I'm moving out with my fiancé tomorrow. I'm going to live with him in Turin, and we're moving in a house with some of his colleagues. I would like to share the new more happily, but it's been a LONG and TIRING day. Hopefully I'll share another update on this same journal when things have been sorted out-- or the final sentence of my HDD has been pronunced. *sour laugh*
I'm really happy of moving with him though. Wish us luck :)



always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



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Update- about my health, work and projects

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 3, 2015, 2:40 PM


A quick update with my latest info. A lot of news in here :)


 




  My Updates!



Hello everyone,

I can't believe so much time passed since my last update! First of all I'd like to thank everyone for sticking with me so far in spite of my lack of updates.

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:After my pc wreck in April (by the way, it's still working but the screen is cracking more and more, I'll post some pictures if you'd like xD), I've done my best to catch up with the commissions. I'm nearly at half of my goal for the new pc, so thank you again everyone! :)

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:Speaking of my health- and the current lack of updates- a massive wave of heat has hit my country lately- Italy. I suffer a lot in summer due to my small heart issue, the low blood pressure and my form of mediterranean anemy (damn, these are a lot of things:XD:) and get severe headaches and get dizzy for entire days when the weather goes so hard on me.
So once again I'd like to thank my clients for their patience and understanding of the situation- I'm currently working on your works and I'll deliver the updates to everyone in some hours, probably in the morning (I'm working at night and in the morning to not be roasted xD).

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:Now, onto brighter matters, I'd like to thank everyone who left a comment about my style on this deviation! :)
the most noticeable thing about my art by Lilith-the-5th
If haven't yet and would like to participate, you're welcomed. I'll shortly answer to everyone who commented.
Overall, it appears my style is recognizable from:
-- the colours/ lights I use;
-- the structure of faces I paint;
-- the intensity of expression/ eyes.
I'm stunned and very enthusiastic of these points!:la: I'm happy you think they're recognizable, and I'll do my best to strenghten these strong points of mine. I want to keep working on my realistic style, and possibly experimenting with painterly style, which I'm recently enjoying very much:love:

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:As for my work in general, I have some interesting news and projects ahead. I'd personally like to work and experiment more in traditional painting/ drawing and I hope I'll show you my result soon enough. I'm struggling to get my style to a higher level, and be even more characteristic.
Very important: I'm also starting a personal project of an Illustrated book. :) The story is almost all drafted, and it'll be a long work, but I really feel I have, and want, to do it.
I will probably move with my fiancé during this month:excited: This will probably make me rethink my whole work and charges- to become more and more indipendent. I think I'll leave a speedpaint option, as well as the digital painting one, working on new examples to improve the quotes, hours of work put in the picture, and therefore, quality.

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:How have you been in the meanwhile? Do you have some positive new? Please share!:heart:




always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



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All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2015 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
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EMERGENCY COMMS- BROKEN PC (Important update)

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 7, 2015, 10:12 AM


EDIT 8 (May 13th) VERY IMPORTANT!!! LAST UPDATE ABOUT OLD PC: ...yes...I've been called today as they tried putting up the new piece to fix my pc. The fact is, it doesn't work as it should and the only thing left is changing all the screen making it an expense of 160Euros.
Which means-- on Monday I'll pick my pc back as is, without fix, and I'll keep going with it until it's still alive and I have all the money I need to get the new one.

I'm settling my goal to 900Euros for this new pc- so right now I'm at 176/900 Euros needed. I will start working again on digital commissions fastly as soon as my old pc is back, and I may keep it for as long as I can and then...bye bye.



Edit 7 (May 12th) VERY IMPORTANT: MY PC WILL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. I've been at the service centre a hour ago and at last, they told me they're mounting the new cover on my pc and it'll be ready in a couple of days. Please know I was on the edge of starting a war today when i stepped in the shop so you can tell I'm highly relieved now.
Thanks to your AWESOME help I've now gathered 176 Euros!!! To pay the expense. In the meanwhile I'm working on the last emergency commissions as well as starting some digital commissions foreseeing to have my pc back soon enough. If you still want to help me out and support me with digital or traditional commissions, I'm still open. Thanks!! :D


Edit 6 (April 30th): I've been at the service centre yesterday and they told me the piece for the fix hadn't arrive yet. I'm waiting for a possible call today or next week (tomorrow is holiday so I'll have to wait some more days eventually). I would like to mention that I've gathered the amazing amount of 136Euros, ot mentioning the digital commissions and reservations I'm currently starting!!:la: Thank you so much everyone! I'm officially starting to save money for my next pc!:la:


Edit 5 (April 23th): Still no news about my pc. I'm assuming it's being repaired, I will send you an update as soon as I know something else! Still gathering money for the expense and the next pc, now reached 91 Euros!! Wow, thank you so much everyone!!!
I've shipped the first orders and now waiting to know the last confirmation about the third. I will post the updates and pictures soon! :aww: If someone else wants to help, please feel free to contact me!!



Edit 4 (April 17th): Thank you again everyone for your support! 73 Euros have been gathered so far!!!
I've had news from the service centre and basically they're waiting for the piece to arrive, and this is good news, but they haven't told me their correct estimate nor the date when I'll have my laptop back yet. They keep repeating the expense will be under 100Euros so I'll have to rely on that!
On a brighter note. the first emergency commissions have been finished and will be posted shortly. If someone is still interested in ordering something I'm definitely available :aww:



EDIT 3 (April 13th): Thank you very much for keeping track! I still have no news from the service centre. I will contact them tomorrow to hear if they know something about it, or at least have a first estimate.
So far I've reached the great amount of 58 Euros for these emergency commissions, and also have a new Digital Commission!! You're really amazing, thank you so much!:love:
I definitely look forward to pay the expense/ a new pc thanks to your help. I will make a new update when I have more news! :)



EDIT 2 (April 9th): I've taken my pc to the service centre. The guy checked that the screen was still working and then also claimed he was scared as I was about closing it- in the last day the crack got bigger and it became impossibile closing it without breaking the whole thing.
I've left it there so they can check how to open and fix and give me an estimate. They told me it should be below 100euros, they will call me as soon as they know. Wish me good luck!


EDIT 1 (April 8th): Thank you everyone for your support! I'm really moved and I don't know what to say. Thank you for your signal boosts and for wanting to commission me. I have some news for you.
I called some service centre in Milano, who told me they have to see the pc themselves. The issue is, if I close the pc I'm probably going to completely break up the guide. Sooo... hopefully I've found a service centre nearer (and not in the messy middle of Milano) where I could bring my pc to be examinated and eventually fixed.

I've already made my mind that if the estimate cost goes higher than 100Euros, I'm going to salute this pc for good, maybe attaching another screen to it to work until I get another new one. This baby has 2 years and a half, and costed me 500Euros so spending 1/5 for a fix doesn't really makes sense.
I may go see this centre today, I will let you know when I have other news.



This is an emergency. I'm writing as my pc's screen is risking to go to pieces and saving my files.
***Basically my pc turned off due to over-heating. I waited for it to get cold, cleaned its fan, and when I opened the screen again it cracked on one side getting out of the guide. I'm risking to lose it and damaging the screen for good.

I'm opening some traditional and sketches commissions as I won't be able to use -my own pc- for a while.
I have another one at home but it's not mine so I can't use it for long time like this. If you can please help out!!!





THANK YOU! my Bday ^^

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 7, 2014, 3:29 PM


My birthday was on the 5th- and I would like to thank again everyone who dropped by here or on facebook to wish me a happy birthday:hug:
Here you will read my small news about what I did in the last days :)



 


Commission currently closed



    Trip to Venice!


That is right...my fiancé Fenrir--the-2nd got me this GORGEOUS birthday present: a two nights/three days stay in Venice!:la:

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:I had never seen the city, if not from photos or videos, and when I found out about this trip, I've felt so curious and excited!:la: As you know, Venice is slowly sinking down, and it has this old, fascinating atmosphere of the medieval age in its bridges and houses, and it channels, and the gondola trips around the city!:love:

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:We left ont he 4th, and returned yesterday (6th) evening. The train took about 5 hours to get there (although I took the wrong train at first...so we lost two hours >_>) and just out of the train station...wow.
The main channel was right there, with water buses and gondolas and a lot of people walking around the bridge, it's so magical and incredible to think they don't use cars or other transport lines inside the city, if not the water bus ones!

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:We had a short sleep and then had a walk at late afternoon- we saw the St. Marcus square (gorgeous by night and by day both!) and ate at the Hard Rock cafe (my first time there:la:). When we got out and passed through the square again, it had floods EVERYWHERE. But it's all normal for the people living there!

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:My bday morning we woke up and looked out of the hotel- the road was all full of water (about 20cm of water)- but the owner reassured us: "don't worry, in 20mins it's all gone". Like, seriously? :XD:
...and after that time, is was gone. xD

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:On the 5th it rained the whole day, but we enjoyed a nice walk nonetheless. We saw St. Marcus again, had a short trip on the water bus (my first time on a ship xD) and went to Murano, and saw so many shops, so many carnival masks and murano glass, it was all shiny and wonderful:la:

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:We had a dinner in a small restaurant, and when we walked to get back at our hotel, we found one road all full of water. Thn the next one also had floods. And the other one too. Considering our hotel was near a channel, it must have gotten through our road so we just...you know...walked in 25-30cms of water for a couple of minutes to get there:laughing: I joked about it, telling Fenrir- "thank you dear, you got me to the seaside on my bday!!"-- and damn, he just did in some way you know?:giggle:
We made a small video and laughed like crazy walking in the cold water to the hotel. When we arrived, we were soaked almost up to our knees, but we had simply so much fun, it was totally worth the next hours trying to dry our clothes:giggle:

:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:On the next morning, our clothes were still humid:XD: But you know when it rains you don't care that much don't you?
We had our last walk in Venice, bought some masks to colour (and I got a pretty cool one myself!) and then got our trin to get back. When I arrived home I finally browsed through all your comments and donations and I've just been overwhelmed by your love and ahhhhhhh:excited:



Thank you to everyone for stopping by and wishing me happy birthday, for having accompanied me until now,
I hope I will do even greater things in the upcoming future!

And thank you to my fiancé, who has been so wonderful and sweet, and brought me to one of the most romantic cities ever,
for taking me to a place out of the world, sharing the experience wth me, laughing with me,
and for the love and kindness in gifting me with this beautiful trip.




always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2014 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


Contest RESULTS!!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 1:28 PM


Hello everyone!:wave: As you know, me and Fenrir--the-2nd recently hosted a contest- now that a week has passed since its closure, we're finally ready to announce the winners of the raffle and contest!:la:
NOTE: I will contact the donors shortly! Please keep in touch with your winners!
To read about the Contest announcement, please visit the original journal:

CONTEST | 38 ENTRIES! | CLOSED!Hello everyone!:la: My contest and Fenrir--the-2nd's is now CLOSED!!
Thank you very much for all your entries, I'm really pleased and amazed by the great amount of people who joined and the great quality and thoughts you put in each work!:love:
***Winners will be decided in about 5 days and announced in 7 days:love:

    Design an Outfit! Contest

Someone once said there was a huge wardrobe in Fenrir's Tower. Much bigger than any ever imagined, with many different- and sometimes eccentric- clothes for men, women, children. There was no purpose in having all those clothes, if not for satisfying his obsession of collecting things.
This contest is about designing a new outfit for my character, Lilith, and Fenrir--the-2nd's character Fenrir! Read about them in these refs and pull out of that huge wardrobe their new clothes!:love:
:bulletpurple: How to enter? :bull



  Raffle Winners

Yesss we want you participants to wait eagerly to see the results!:la:
First of all I'd like to thank everyone who advertised this contest- being the first contest I've ever hosted I've been scared I'd fail as organizer...but I've pleasantly discovered I was wrong: with the exceptional number of 38 entries and their great quality, I'm more than satisfied of my first contest ever!!:love: And you helped me thanks to your ads!:hug:

Onto the winners of the raffle, I announce the winners of the raffle, chosen randomly through random.org:

Congratulations to:
number 12, Kirby-Tree
number 11, akramkamil
number 15, Thahaseen

You may see the screenshots from random.org here!



You three win 15:points: and a simple small chibi (single character) from me! I'll contact you shortly for your prizes!:aww:




  Contest Grand Prize Winners!

At last, here there are the winners!:la: We've browsed through all your entries, and after days of careful thoughts, we chose these six winners, basing our choices of the tastes of the character, their setting, and their originality and design.



Lilith and Fenrir wandered in the huge wardrobe of the tower walking between dozens and dozens of dresses in rows, looking through them patiently and curiously.
It's
been hard going through all those different clothes, but in the end, they saw a couple of outfits that particularly hit them.
They took those and left the room, knowing they'd soon be back looking for something else of what they've seen.




First Place



Cc by Lilith-the-5th

1st by Lilith-the-5th

Congratulations, Asderuki and Sai-shou :heart:



You win alle the prizes listed in this sta.sh document! I will send a note to the donors- feel free to get in touch!


Second Place




2nd by Lilith-the-5th

Congratulations, Ylyth and Iviss-Beta :heart:



You win alle the prizes listed in this sta.sh document! I will send a note to the donors- feel free to get in touch!


Third Place




3rd by Lilith-the-5th

Congratulations, Yatsukisamada and December012 :heart:



You win alle the prizes listed in this sta.sh document! I will send a note to the donors- feel free to get in touch!


Due to the great amount and quality of the artworks in the contest, we are proud to announce 5 special mentions!:love: We have chosen these winners among the ones who didn't win the grand prizes- congratulations to you all!:clap:

Special mention for the style/ technique


Quetzal Costume Design by fraleaSp1 by Lilith-the-5th


Special mention for the best accessory for Lilith


Lilith - contest entry - by Morrigan22Sp2 by Lilith-the-5th


Special mention for the best accessory for Fenrir


Fenrir the 2nd by Poetic-DragonSp3 by Lilith-the-5th


Special mention: Fenrir's choice for Lilith's outfit


Oc Outfit Contest - Lilith-the-5th by DevilSuzumiyaSp4 by Lilith-the-5th


Special mention: Lilith's choice for Fenrir's outfit


<da:thumb id="470870212"/>Sp5 by Lilith-the-5th

Congratulations everyone!:clap:


You all win, apart of this journal feature:
  • 75:points: and a small sketchy chibi from me,
  • 1 sketch of single character or subject (will be put in a batch with the other mentions) from ameneko98,
  • journal feature from ameneko98.



Once again, I want to underline and compliment myself for the gorgeous, original entries you've all created! I assure it hasn't been easy choosing among your 37 works for only six grand prizes and five mentions.
Each one of your entries had a special something in your design: you have a lot of creativity, and I wish you all to be proud of yourself!

Thank you to all the participants!!

<da:thumb id="460543382"/> Lilith Outfit Design by koolcatloveanimals<da:thumb id="466623670"/><da:thumb id="466623629"/>
Lilith-the-5th Contest entry by JustAnotherFaggot Lilith's outfit by Celesta15 Fenrir's outfit by Celesta15
Fenrir by Lillith-The-Frog Outfit for Lilith by Ilovebats5 Outfit Design Contest: Lilith by Capricornicis Lilith Vaen Sundu by XxanaA
Lillith Clothes by Lillith-The-Frog Lilith by LovelyIcePrincess<da:thumb id="476983953"/> Fenrir (contest entry) by Stop-wasting-time
<da:thumb id="479302258"/> Lilith- by Iviss-Beta<da:thumb id="481591047"/> Design an outfit contest entry by Manga-Dreamz1117
Contest: Fenrir - Outfit Design by Discarbia [contest entry] by MonochromaticART Lilith the 5th by Poetic-Dragon<da:thumb id="485428044"/>
Fenrir--Costume Design contest by klapumpkin<da:thumb id="485648132"/> Fenrir-ArmorDesign by Aurialudzic


You all will receive, apart from this journal feature:
  • 1 llama from ameneko98 (or 1:points: if they already received one from her),
  • journal feature from ameneko98.


Thank you everyone for making this contest so special and wonderful!



So what's next?
Me and Fenrir will now get in touch with donors and winners and start working on our prizes, and after this, we will probably sketch out more of your outfits!:la: This great experience will probably convince us to repeat this event next year, so, stay tuned for more!:hug:

This is all, and now, we bow to you and celebrate the closure of the contest:heart:




always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...



!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright © 2008 - 2014 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


Full Commission Intructions and Terms of Service

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 4:19 AM


Greetings, this is Laura, aka Lilith-the-5th.
This is my journal with full info and guidelines on my commission process and Terms- you are advised to read this journal when you commission me. If you have any question or suggestion please don't hesitate asking me. :)



  About my Commissions


To view my prices and slots, past clients and commissions gallery, please check out my info below:






       Full work process

After receiving your note, this is how things will proceed:

PLEASE NOTE: Speedpaints and certain chibi styles will grant a smaller amount of revisions and wips, making the process quicker. Please check the number of revisions offered for each kind of offer or ask me for info.

Preliminary sketch and Payment



1. I'll tell you my price based on details, bg, etc. and my estimate about when I can start your work. Please note: in case you want a rush order, or you have no visual refs, you will be asked to pay an extra fee.
!!!VERY IMPORTANT: In case you ask for major changes to the previous phases of work during the process, or ask for more revisions (changes) than the number I offer, I will ask for additional fees.
2. I will prepare a quick draft of your illustration (unless otherwise stated) and show it to you, small sized. I won't make any major change until the payment has been processed.
3. At this point, you will be asked to pay half or full amount upfront.
3a.If you're paying me with cash, I'll ask you to pay through PayPal. In certain cases I may send you the request.
3b.If you pay in points, you'll have to pay with the Commission widget I will settle for you.
If you don't pay me within a week or don't give notice I reserve myself the rights to cancel your order.
4. I'll start refining and fixing the sketch. Please be precise about the changes.


Refining phase and Delivery of finished result


1. After accepting the sketch I'll pass to the refinement and base colours phase. Please note: my rules about the major changes and revisions apply.
2. I will start the colouring and shading phase. I may show you wips (if not otherwise stated), without exceeding my limit of revisions. Please note: my rules about the major changes and revisions apply.
3. I'll show you the finished work, small sized. This is the last chance to tell me if you want to change some colours or details, but again, Please note: my rules about the major changes and revisions apply.
4a. If everything's all right and you paid only half upfront, you have to pay the other half. You'll then recieve your full sized, finished work.
4b. If everything's all right and you paid full upfront, you'll then recieve your full sized, finished work.
PLEASE NOTE: In case you disappear without giving me any notice and not answering to notes/ email, even after having paid, I reserve myself the rights to cancel the order and provide a refund of to 0% to max 50% of the total price, depending on how much time I've worked on the commission.



  Full Terms of Service

All my Terms of Service are subject to change.



Policies about Prices



  • My Prices in the Commission Info are intended for personal purposes only,
If you want to use them for commercial purposes, you'll have to pay an extra fee. Fees will be from +50% of total price and up, depending on which kind of use and exclusive you desire. In all cases, I'll give you the right to use it, but I I retain the intellectual rights of the picture: I have the rights to showcase my pictures in my portfolio, and you'll have to state the picture was made by me under the policies of the author/ artist rights.

  • I have the rights to raise my prices in case I think it's necessary,
But I will never do that for already reserved orders: you will pay what we agreed.

  • All the prices are negotiable,

Depending on your needs concerning on picture size (A4, A5, A6 etc.), style (Painting, Speedpainting, Sketch), characters involved, details, background, etc. . I won't undersell myself, but I'll always do my best to find a good deal with you.



Policies about Payments



  • I will take all payment of half upfront,

I won't send any finished picture or any wip before I receive the payment, nor I'll accept promises of being paid. I will only make a preliminary sketch (5-15min of work max) before the payment phase, and I won't allow changes on it before the payment is processed.


  • I require to be paid within 1 week from the delivery of the preliminary sketch,

I will send you warnings about the deadline for the payment. In case the said time has passed, I reserve myself the rights to cancel the order, eventually finish the picture (I won't use your character) and re-sell it through prints, or adoptable, or to license it to someone else.



Policies about Refunds and Cancellation



  • I offer a refund from 0% to max 50% of the total price of the order,

Depending on how much time I've already worked on the commission. The refund is issued both if the client or if I (the artist) am to cancel an order (with proper causes given). Please note I won't accept a commission if I'm not sure I can manage it- I will cancel an order only in special cases.


  • I will cancel an order only in case of serious causes,

Which include: health issues, problems with my drawing tools or internet, poor or offensive communication from the client. In case I don't receive any answer or news from the client in 1-2 weeks max during any phase of the work, I reserve myself the right to cancel the order, making a refund accordingly on how much I've worked. I have the rights to finish the picture and re-sell it eventually.




Policies about Revisions and Wips



  • I offer a limited amount of revisions and wips during the process,
My limit goes from 1 (sketches and page dolls), to 3 (speedpaints and chibis) to about 5-6 (refined paintings). I ask my clients to be very precise with descriptions, references and changes needed step by step, to avoid losing hours of work (additional revisions and hours of work will require an extra fee of 20Euros/hr).

  • I send wips according to my own timing and habit,
I work on pictures every 2-3 days or once a week: it helps me re-freshing my mind and seeing the mistakes better, and it also allows me to send updates to all clients regularly. If you want a rush order, I will ask for an extra fee to give your order maximum priority.

  • I will ask for additional fees if the revisions exceed the limited number given,

Which means, I offer up to a certain number of changes during the process, may it be from the sketch, refinement, or colouring phase. I want the picture to look as you wanted it, but may you exceed the number of revisions, I will ask an extra fee (20Euros/hr) for the exceeding time spent on the work. (the extra fee will be charged upon completion of the illustration).


  • Big changes to the previous phase of work will require an extra fee,
Which means, if you ask to modify the pose after I've done the refinement/ colouring, or to change colours after I've already shaded etc., making me potentially lose some hours of work, I will ask an extra fee (20Euros/hr) for the changes requested. I will let you know when the change will require an additional quote.



Policies about Rights and Credits



  • I have the rights to include the picture in my personal site and portfolio,

I retain all the intellectual rights of the picture. I can make exceptions if the work can't be published entirely, displaying only a small teaser of the work, or if the work is intended to be private.


  • I have the rights to put the commissions up to be sold as prints,

This only applies to non-commercial commissions, and if there are no characters that are (c) to the client (meaning, if it's something related to an OC of mine or a non-commercial pattern or generic illustration with no characters included). I will let you know if I have the intention to do so.


  • In any case, you can't trace/ copy/ use my work without my written authorization,

So if you want to display it in a blog, website, gallery, or if you want to colour it, ask me, and I'll find an agreement with you, or either, put down a small contract. If the work is intended to be displayed as promotional work instead, an additional fee is required.


  • You have to state the work was done by me,
Under the policies of the artist/ author rights, even though you have the rights to use and publish my work you can't claim it was done by you. I kindly ask you to put my nickname, or link, or name in the credits "Art made by ---".

  • I will always credit you as original owner of the character,

Unless it's been designed anew (credits to both of us for the design) or it's an adoptable drawn by me (credits to me for the original design).


  • I will NOT make commissions with characters from fandoms only, unless I have a permission from their owners,
Selling fanart is illegal and against the fair use of pre-existing characters, unless the company/ author/ creator granted the rights to use their concept and idea as product. I will, though, do commissions of such characters if an Original Character oe Fan Character is included as main focus of the illustration.



Policies about Offers, deals and discounts



  • Smaller format pictures quotes are discounted,

This applies both to personal and commercial commissions. Commissions done in smaller sizes than the base ones will cost less, please ask me a personalized quote.


  • 15% discount from the second picture in a single order,
This applies on personal commissions only (not commercial). To advantage big orders (multiple pictures paid in a single time) I offer discounts from the second picture. The discount is applied on the less expensive pictures of the order: the most expensive will keep its full price, the others will be reduced.

  • 1 free chibi every 4 paid chibis,

This applies on personal commissions only (not commercial). To advantage big chibi orders and chibi groups, I offer 1 free chibi every 4 chibis paid in a single order. The offer will be applied on the cheapest chibi of the order. The offer still applies with the 15% discount already active.


  • Free shipping for 90+ Euros orders (traditional commissions),
This applies on personal commissions only (not commercial).




In the end please note: I have the right to refuse your request,
In case I can't make your design work out, or in case the theme is against my moral and taste (I DON'T draw racist themes, pornographics pictures, pedophilia, etc.). I'll tell you if I can't work on the subject requested before receiving any payment.




always do what you like,even if sometimes it may be difficult.
believe in yourself,believe in your dreams.this is the formula of happiness.
never stop dreaming...


!!!!! ARTISTS DISCLAIMER !!!!!
All my artwork is Copyright (c) 2008 - 2018 Lilith-the-5th .
All rights reserved.
All the materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not
be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted
or uploaded in any way without my written permission.