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Name: Marta. No, not "Martha". There is not "H" in my name.
Zodiac sign: Aries (Wester) and Ram (Chinese). Basically, I'm a stubborn ram, regardless of where I go.
Sleep hours: Varies, usually 6-9.
Lucky number(s): 7, 13, 21, 27, 33, 36. I often use them as lottery numer. Haven't won anything yet but one day... one day...
Last thing you googled: "how to check google search history"... What? I had no idea how to do it! It's not my fault you're asking such difficult questions!
Favorite fictional character: BoJack Horseman. He's my spirit animal.
What are you wearing now?: Christmas-themed pyjamas... I really need to change, its nearly 2 PM here.
When did you start you DA account?: May 18, 2011. Please, don't look up my first submissions. You don't want to see them, trust me.
Number of watchers: 493. Great, now I know how many people I'm failing every single day. That's for giving me another anxiety attack.
What do you upload to DA?: Whatever I draw... or accidentally find on my hard drive.
Do you have other blogs? Yes. What? You asked them IF I have them, not about what they are or where to find them.
Do you get comments?: Duh. The only way not to get them is to block adding comments under every single one artwork, photo and journal entry. I'm not doing that. Too much work.
Why did you choose your username?: It's a pen name I came up when I was a teenager. "Maera" is a misspeling of "Marta". "Fey" I picked because according to the thesaurus I'm it means "slightly insane". I do believe this description fits me well.
Hi! I'm Maera Fey. (My birth name is Marta Tarasiuk, though.) I'm 26 years demiwoman whose biggest passion in life is storytelling. That's why I'm interested in may things, including (but not limited to) books, animation, comics and video games.
I don't want to bother you with every single thing I do so I'm going to list here only the biggest projects I'm the most proud of.
I find comics to be a fascinating medium that joins my two favorite things in the world: writing and drawing. Right now I'm working on a bigger, fully original project. However, I do not want to start uploading it until I have a sufficient buffer drawn. In the meantime, you may enjoy the several short fan-comics I made in the past as I was getting familiar with the medium.
See You Soon(Status: COMPLETED)
A little comic I made as a Christmast gift to . It's supposed to serve as a short prologue to her webcomic, Green Ground. It doesn't have an autorisation from Ithlini and isn't canon to her story. You can read it without having read Green Ground, since it doesn't spoil anything that wouldn't be reviled during first two pages of the main comic via narration boxes.
Maternal Feelings(Status: COMPLETED)
A four-pages long comic commissioned by . It deals in the complicated mother-son relationship between Uru and her son Taka/Scar (as GreatMarta envisions it).This comic has an autorisation from GreatMarta herself and is to her short-stories and comic. This comic has no relation to Disney and is not canon to The Lion King movie in any way.
A Little Kindness (Status: COMPLETED)
A five-pages long comic about Fluttershy venturing into the Everfree Forest in other to help an injured critter. I drew this as I was dealing with the illness and then the death of my great uncle, who was a doctor. This comic has no connection to Hasbro and is not canon in any way.
If you enjoy my drawing, you may enjoy the animations I made (they are like pictures, only moving). Right now most of them are related to Warriors book series written by Erin Hunter. For now, on my YouTube channel you'll find my contributions to MAPs (Multiple Animators Projects) and silly cartoons parodying the books. However, I'm thinking about animating some elaborate and original things in the future.
If you enjoy watching speedpaints and speed draws, you may like Warriors Weekly. It's a weekly show in which I go page by page by every single book in Warriors series by Erin Hunter and discuss interesting facts and theories about each single named character that appears in them, while drawing them.
I made a rant about the best minor character EVER!
Z góry dziękuję za wszelką pomoc! Nawet jeśli uważacie, że to, co macie do powiedzenia jest oczywiste i/lub nieistotne, nie krępujcie się. Naprawdę przyda mi się dosłownie KAŻDA możliwa rada.
I promise to do my best to answer all of the comments and notes as fast as possible but my inbox is flooding right now. That's why some of you may need to wait a while for a reply. I'm really sorry about that.
I kind of have this problem that talking to people online is really draining for me. I love doing this and it gives me a lot of joy but afterwards I feel tired and sometimes even need to take a nap. That's why I'm not as good at replying as other artists. Once again, I'm really, really sorry. Thank you for your patience and all the encouragement.
Iron Lyons ended up making a tiny cameo in this episode, because Uhuru is Vierka's little flower. I maken no sense, I know. I only hope that won't eat me alive for this... little display of my sense of humor.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been particularly quiet lately. This is because I’ve been working hard on a project I wanted to do since, well, forever, but never was brave enough to start. And what is this mysterious project, you ask. Why, it’s a YouTube channel of course!
For now, it’s not very interesting, I’m afraid. Thus far there are only three videos – parts of Undertale DEMO Let’s Play I made (the whole thing will have eight episodes in total). However, I would love to submit a new video each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. What is more, in addition to Let’s Plays, I’m planning to make Speed Draws, Video Reviews and – with time – maybe even short animations. I was thinking about preparing some Tutorials about drawing but I’m not sold on the idea, since I don’t think anyone would be interested.
So? What do you think? I’m going to be honest here, I desperately need feedback. Especially since the only one I got so far was about the language I use. Apparently, English is extremely obscure language no one speaks, nor cares about and I should make my videos in Polish only. I just wanted to ask if you are sure about this? Do you really would prefer me to speak in Polish? Does this apply do deviantArt too? Would you be more interested in my Journals should they be in Polish?
This is an important decision, so I would ask you to think about it for a bit before answering. In the meantime, please, enjoy the videos I posted thus far:
I have to admit, making this Top5 list was a tough. I simply adore ’s style. I like pretty much all of her artworks so much that picking only five of them was extremely hard. In the end I somehow managed to pick the lucky few, but letting go of the ones that did not made it to the list pained me a lot. Please, in honor for my suffering, go visit AngelAndChangeling’s gallery and take a minute to look at the pictures I had to skip.
5. – These hair, man. These hair. The are so many detail that went into making these as curly as possible. They look so real that I have troubles stopping myself from petting them. However, the rest of the picture looks rather plain in comparison with the magnificent hairstyle and would use some more shading.
4. – AngelAndChangeling submitted three different version of this picture. This one is may be my favorite but all of them are badass. This piece got chooses simply because I find the character’s face in this one to be the most expressive. On the minus side, the plain dark background seems to be clashing with the rest of the drawing a little bit.
3. – In my humble opinion, this artwork has one of the best backgrounds AngelAndChangeling had ever made. Sure, the floor would use some detailing, but look at these windows! They are great! And let’s not forget the characters that were placed in this scenery. I simply cannot decide which of the two is cuter.
2. – For quite long time I have been thinking about putting this digital paining at the number one spot. In the end I decided against it not because of any shortcomings of the picture but due to the fact that it rather closely resembles the screenshot it was based on. Please, don’t get me wrong. It is an amazing artwork… I just really wish there was some sort of original spin to it.
And the number one is…
– Nearly everything about this picture is amazing: the vision the artist had, the composition, shading on the characters, and not forget about… BUBBLES! BUBBLES ARE THE BEST! I mean… I thoroughly enjoy the way they were portrayed. (See? I liked it so much that I learnt how to spell “thoroughly” just in its honor). However, I have to admit that the water itself (even with all the awesome BUBBLES) looks a little bit plain. I think a little bit of lighting and some fishes could easily fix that.
The end of my Core Membership is almost upon us… Well, not us much upon “us” as just upon me, but you get what I mean. The point is that soon I will no longer be able to do all those fancy stuff I was allowed to do for last three months. In order to make the best of the time I have left, I decided that for the next couple of days I will:
1. Write at least 1-2 critiques for a day (if you have any particular artwork you would like for me to critique, please, sent a note);
2. Keep the current poll until a day before my Core Membership expires, once it is gone, I will begin working on pictures according to the wishes expressed in it (this is why I strongly recommend for you to vote, if you did not do that yet);
3. Create a whole bunch of sub-folders in my gallery – they may come in handy;
4. Each other day submit one new picture with a huge request for a critique under it (hopefully, someone will eventually write me one);
5. Post a journal a day (are those creams of enthusiasm I hear?). The first one (that is, the entry I shall write tomorrow) is going to be a “Wednesday Feature”, since I skipped it this week due to being too busy with my studies.
So? What do you think of my plans for the nearest future? Are you excited for any of the things I mentioned? Do you have any suggestions?
Sorry for the late update but with the end of the semester approaching rapidly, I’m drowning in projects and assignments. Right now, I’m struggling with an essay I’m supposed to submit this very Tuesday. I’m supposed to write about identity as it is described in a fairytale about a sparrow and a weasel. The problem is, I didn’t even realize the tale was about identity until my teacher spilled it out for me.
I have a feeling that having this essay done on time is not going to be easy…
RAPID SUBJECT CHANGE! In a little bit more than a week my core membership is going to expire so if you have any piece of artwork you wish me to critique, better tell me about it soon. (It doesn’t have to be your work, just any deviation you wish me to write a critique on).
I have to admit, I got a little bit used to having a core membership. That’s why I’m hoping to be able to gather enough points to prolong it. So… Expect some adoptable coming this way! Are lion cubs okay? I thought you may be interested in them, since… well… you guys seem to like lions quite a lot.
Hi! How are you?
I enjoyed the last feature I did so much that I decided to make another one. Today I’ll talk about works of , who – even if something lacking in drawing-related areas – is one of the best fanfiction writers I ever met. Seriously, guys, if you hadn’t seen her FanFIction.Net account, do it now. Do it! Just do it!!
And now, without any further ado, lets proceed to the Top5 of Nicher’s deviantArt works.
– Nichers drew quite a few character sheets (pretty much for every character appearing in her stories about lionesses) but this on by far is my favorite. It not only shows Adla’s good looks but also tells a lot about her personality. I mean, you don’t even have to read the text, just look at the picture of young Adla getting along with a monkey – a creature that would not come anywhere close to most of lions, not to mention trusting them enough to climb their back!
– Having little to no background, this artwork may appear somewhat plain. Still, the way the characters are posed is pretty impressive. Not to mention the short story which we are given in the description. It’s a tie in to Nichers’s novelette “Chiku’s Training”, in which we see Johari and Yamile finally reunited. I won’t lie, it’s pretty great to see this two getting their little happy ending, however… I’m happy it wasn’t included in the novelette, since it would ruin the bittersweet ending the story has.
Summing up, this work is a sweet bonus material for all fans.
– Are here any fans of ’s “Tales from the Spirit Lands” series? If yes then, boy!, you are up for a treat! The picture itself may not be one of Nicher’s greatest but the short story in the description… Let me tell you this: Miss Ko liked it so much that it ended up affecting the universe of her story.
– I have admit, this artwork is pretty ambitious. It features multiple characters in unique poses. The background has its moments of greatness too. I mean, just look at this three! And that sky! They’re awesome! Not to mention that the mountain looks pretty nice too. Sadly, the majority of the picture is taken by grass, which is portrayed in extremely simple and plain way.
And now… The moment you all have been waiting for… The one… The only… The best (at least in my humble opinion) piece of artwork by Nichers:
– Do I even have to explain why I like this one so much? Just look at that background! I’m pretty sure that it’s the best one Nichers drew so far. It’s so much better than all of my efforts to draw a desert combined (I AM NOT JEALOUS! I DON’T KNOW WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!). However, what really makes it for me is the short story included in the description. It expand on something that was only briefly mentioned in Nichers’s novelette titled “Jiwe’s Freedom”. As a fangirl (and a total dork) I adore this addition to the universe. I really wish it was included in the original story. However, I do understand that it would somewhat disturb the structure of the story and the plot. I guess it’s better to keep this piece as a bonus material… Or to completely re-write “Jiwe’s Freedom” and publish it as an original novel. *hint*hint* (No, Nichers, I won’t shut up about this).