I hope you've all been doing well! I've missed everyone! I've still been fairly active on Twitter so always feel free to check on my stuff there if I go quiet on here again, I don't think I will tho I'm ready to come back and buckle down with posting stuff regularly and being more active
Update: July 19
Hey everyone, a lot has happened in the last month. First off I'll start with the very tragic news. about 2-3 weeks ago one of my uncles caretakers, Mel committed suicide. It hit everyone very hard. On top of that, the budget for my uncles care is not consistent enough to have him be able to stay at home it's looking like. There is only enough money to have his one Caretaker stay for 3 hours a day. Which is bad because if my uncle has to use the bathroom, it just happens he is not in control of those muscles. Not being able to be cleaned up right away can cause bedsores and all other sorts of horribleness
So it's looking like he will have to go into a home. The only places his insurance covers are not so great ones I'm afraid. But that is looking like what's going to happen Monthly care for him to have a 24 hour or even 12 hour a day care, paying the caretakers 17.5 an hour is 5880$ a month at least and we just don't have that kinda money.
Thank you to everyone who pitched into help, it was so kind of you to do so, and it gave us hope for awhile and it helped get him care.
I'll keep his youcaring up, as he still needs money for Medications, he takes a lot and they are not cheap so any help is appreciated
Also, I want to add the Youcaring for Mel, his caretaker's Family www.youcaring.com/lulafamilysn…
Update: June 26
Thank you so much everyone for the help so far! we are at 430 Dollars! But Daily care for my uncle is at LEAST 210 dollars ((12 hours, paying the caretakers 17.5 an hour)) So Please if you can, keep sharing or donating even just a spare dollar or two it makes a world of difference!
Update: June 22nd 2017
Thank you again everyone for sharing, adding this to journals. We are at 311 dollars so far.
His nurses get paid 17.5 an hour so for 12 hour care that's about 210 Dollars. Please help us continue spreading this to try to get more assistance! My Aunt is already getting exhausted and very stressed from doing everything on top of working to provide for my Uncle and her kids.
Update: June 20th 2017
We are already more than 10% of the way there! Thank you so much everyone who has been sharing this on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Deviantart and whereever else!
Hey Everyone! This journal is all about my Uncle Michael. He's in a really tough spot right now. He has MS, he is fully paralyzed and bedridden, except for some use of his left hand. Due to, a lot of bad circumstances my family can no longer afford his care, and without it he could die. We are all doing our best but the amount of care he needs is expensive, and my Aunt is already doing her best to be his 24 hour nurse while working and taking care of her kids. I made a Youcaring fundraiser to try to help the costs and it also goes into more detail about my Uncle's Condition and other details. If anyone can Donate, Share, Spread the word My family and I will be Immensely grateful.
Also if you visit you might be able to say hi to me if I'm working that day!
Bonus edit, I posted a picture of the mascot himself, Chug!
THANKYOU NEFE YOU"RE THE BEST
I just wanna let you all know, I'm not ignoring anyone, or abandoning the website, it's been hard to be as active here because I haven't had anything to really contribute yet. I got a job, a regular 9-5 type one. it's hard on my body and doesn't pay a ton, but I've had to pick it up.
My boyfriend got let go from his last job I posted about, he did find a new one not long after thank goodness, but things have just been very tight and stressful moneywise/living situation wise. That along with my computer being, Really messed up. Making art when you're in a really deep funk and dealing with piles of rl stuff is tricky, mad respect to artists who can ignore that and just do it, I'm not one of them
To the Three peeps I owe commissions, Haven't forgotten you, I see your notes, and I'm happy to mention they are just about finished. I'll even ((if I can)) try to throw in a extra quick sketch as thanks for being patient with me.
Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin guys, here's hoping I'll be able to start posting stuff regularly again soon
ALSO if anyone needs to reach me and wants me to see it asap PLEASE email me at Moonlightemail@example.com
March was NOT my month
I have about... 40 notes to go through right now and 5000 messages so I guess that's what I'm doing this week.... ;;
I humbly ask your forgiveness for my disappearance and I'll be getting back to everyone asap D: for commissions I was working on, I haven't forgotten. My tablet has also been having issues ((when it rains it pours argh)) or it might be my computers usb I'm Not entirely sure. But either way I'm working towards getting it fixed
and in really good news my Partner recently got the job at a local grocery store!!!! ;; which means hopefully we'll be less tight on money in the future, huzzah!
Computer fixing goal reached! so no more discounted commissions
Also just to let everyone know, I'm taking a short break till friday, I overworked my wrist abit and it's still abit sore/swollen. Annnnd my wonderfully lovely cat... had a potty accident on my drawing tablet. It's not broken I just need to carefully clean it xX So I'll be emailing/noting everyone with updates on friday! D: I hope you understand!
Examples of my sketch work
Edit 1/19/17 I've raised 50/150 for the computer repairs so far! Any help is most appreciated, it's not life threatening exactly so there's no super rush but it will allow me to get back to work sooner the sooner I get it fixed. I'm trying to do some work on it but I can only work in 15 to 30 minute intervals to prevent overheating and it shutting off xX
I'm quickly typing this before my CPU fries or desk catches fire! Right now as some of you may know my computer has been making a HORRIBLE grinding noises. And Now it's been overheating right from being turned on, jumping up to 67C and that's before opening any programs. until I manage to scrape together the money to get it fixed (they quoted me at 150 Argggghhhh ;; ) I'll be away for abit D= terribly sorry to everyone!
((also before anyone suggests cleaning the fan, doing this or that, I have done everything I can to try to fix it myself, at this point I need to take it in to get it opened up and checked out))
Incase you didn't see Part 1, it's right here! Fantastic Features: Art Resources and Tutorials
First up, a VERY important trick, have you ever been doing lineart and realized, it's too small! Now you're going to have to resize it but oh no that makes your beautiful crisp lineart all blurry, You're going it have to re-line ALL OF IT!
BUT WAIT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO
This site right here is a LIFE saver, so if you find yourself in that kind of pickle, use Waifu2x to resize your beautiful lineart to have it STAY beautiful and crisp
And now on to the Tutorial Features! I made an attempt to gather up some tutorials befitting the halloween spirit as well!
The Full Body Character Sketches will be only $ 15 instead of the typical 20--25 and the Full body single character Colored Sketches will be $ 40 instead of the usual $ 50
(So long as your character doesn't have an astonishing amount of bells and whistles)
If you're interested please shoot me a note with your commission idea!
Tho please do read my TOS sites.google.com/site/moonligh… it is quite important to make sure to least give it a once over
1 (Private Nsfw)
2 (Private Nsfw)
Colored Sketches Examples
Day 1 Harpy:
Day 2 Centaur:
Day 3 Slime:
Day 4 Naga:
Day 5 Mermaid:
Day 6 Spider Girl:
Day 7 Plant Girl:
Day 8 Octomaid:
Day 9 Demon:
Day 10 Succubus:
Day 11 True Monster:
Day 12 Zombie:
Day 13 Insect Girl:
Day 14 Dullahan:
Day 15 Dragon/Reptile Girl:
Day 16 Ghost:
Day 17 Robot:
Day 18 Alien:
Day 19 Cyclops:
Day 20 Satyr:
Day 21 Canine Girl:
Day 22 Feline Girl:
Day 23 Yōkai:
Day 24 Multiple Limbs:
Day 25 Favorite Monster Girl:
Day 26 Favorite Monster Girl Character:
Day 27 A Truly Gruesome Girl:
Day 28 A Group of Monster Girls Together:
Day 29 A Monster Girl and Her Significant Other:
Day 30 Celebrate Monster Girls!:
Hate to be making this journal a bit late but medical stuff kicked me in the butt again, seizures/severe migraines/anemia/ all that fun stuff
I don't think I can manage full painted drawings atm so I'm offering pixel art to cover rent, I'm fairly short on it, going to try to do my best before just opening donations, if you want to donate by all means I'm just not ready to publically open them fully
If you're interested shoot me a note and what you'd want! I charge between 10-20 dollars for pixel works, 10 for simpler stuff ((bullets, tiny food)) and more for animated icons and detailed stuff!
I can do pixel tiny animals 10-15 Dollars USD
Tiny pixel food 10-15 Dollars USD
Dividers 5-15 Dollars
Bullets 5-10 Dollars USD
dA Icons 15-20 Dollars USD
This is a bit lengthy, so far warning now and it makes me intensely uncomfortable to even put this ask out here but, I'm out of options.
I'll get straight to the point, I'm on the verge of homelessness, in need of help.
I’m afraid due to a multitude of things but mostly my health both physical and mental deterioration and the cost of which it’s put on me.I’m not going to make rent this month. I already live month to month and just barely and things have just gotten progressively worse.
I hate asking for help but I’m going to be evicted if I don’t, I have until the 2rd to pay ((with minimum late penalties)) If I pay later then that, it's 100 dollars extra per late day up to 5 days then I believe it goes up by 15 each day after that
The only other place that I might be able to live is with my abusive family and that’ll most likely just be nearly as bad as being homeless (If I'd even be able to go there in the first place)
I’m $1000 dollars short on rent. Rent in the area I live is expensive (Seattle area, check it out yourself), I am unable to move out of the area and have nowhere else to go, I’m effectively trapped. Even the places that are cheaper, you need to be making a minimum of double the total rent cost, I don't make enough.
I’m unable to work a regular 9-5 job due to my health issues ((seizures, severe migraines, and other complications going on)) I've tried before, I would just get let go of or have to quit because of the strain, and then the stress it put on me racked up more doctor bills.
I’m trying to get on disability but there have been a lot of roadblocks with that, it takes a long time to get approved for disability and I was trying hard to get by without needing to turn to it as an option.
I’m doing my best to work as much as I can, but the growth on the side of my head presses against my temple and has been giving me a perpetual headache/migraine the last two months, severity varies but it is usually very unpleasant and painful at best.
If anyone can spare any amount I’d be intensely grateful. I’m sorry for those who have donated before and I promised something in return and haven’t gotten back to you yet. The medications, hospital visits, doctor visits and everything have taken a Lot out of me.
My paypal is Moonlightfirstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to pledge to my patreon which also helps and you’d get access to some cool exclusive stuff too that’d be awesome as well.
Thank you to anyone and everyone who took the time to read this, I appreciate it a ton and I'm thankful for your support, whether through a spare dollar here or there, a kind word, or any other random act of kindness
Things are still a little shaken at the moment, the death in the family, and I gotta go in to see a neurologist on Thursday. But besides that I'm trying to get back on track with working on those 2 remaining commissions I have, and then keep on tackling patreon prizes + other stuff
I got a lot of rad patron exclusive stuff going up lately, so if you wanna see cool things and get cool things just for you too throwing a dollar or two at my Patreon would be rad and most appreciated!
After a few suggestions I got I managed to log in using a VPN, it's a temp fix, but it works. Only problem is now it takes Forever for pages to load =/ so the sooner things get fixed the better argh
I had to log into xfinity wireless ((which costs like 2 dollars per hour of using it)) to be able to get in my account at all, I've been effected by the error seen here forum.deviantart.com/technolog… and here
Login problems - solvedFirst of all, thanks for all of your support. Some people have accused me from thinking this whole thing up, just as some kind of sick way to gain attention. It honestly saddens me that some people think this way... but I guess people are just people. My only intention was to inform people why I wouldn't be posting messages/art for the next few weeks (or whatever time it takes them to get the issue solved). And maybe get some helpful feedback from the community. DA has become one of my main social media channels nowadays. Bigger than facebook, for me. So you can imagine it has quite the impact to be locked out from your main source of online interaction... as I have no other means of contact with many of the people here (I don't have their facebook or e-mail).I'm hoping this'll be resolved soon as I really hate having to pay like 2 bucks to use dA for an hour a day to answer messages and stuff. So my replies to my already growing number of messages/notes will be much slower till this is resolved D= sorry everyone!
A group of people always knows more than I do alone. And even though many of the tips and tricks where things that I already tried myself, there were still some pretty useful solutions in there.
As for now, the he
In the meantime I'll be active and posting on Tumblr so if you'd like to see stuff, art and updates more regularly feel free to follow me here moonlight-pendent13.tumblr.com… or on twitter if you want more frequent updates/ramblings twitter.com/MoonPendent13
Many thanks for all the patience from you guys and well wishes <3 hopefully this'll be the last road bump, crossing my fingers!
I feel this will be a great way to help people discover new artists, help unknown artists get some much deserved attention, and just in general share the love!
Today's feature is going to be all about References and Tutorials!
Using reference while drawing, is often considered cheating. it REALLY isn't and is BEYOND helpful. Drawing unique poses from memory on the first try is impossible for most, most people need to see how things are moving, bending, how the light interacts with them, and a lot of other little details that are hard to get the first time off of just vague memory.
Using photo reference can be a great way to get a better understanding of what you're trying to draw, and eventually you WILL be able to just think up poses on the fly, draw cool and interesting poses without breaking a sweat! ((mostly)) But building up to that takes a lot of time and work! Even professionals who have been drawing for 10-20+ years still use photo reference!
Tutorials are also amazingly handy especially when first starting out with art. I go back to read through many of them all the time! It's a wonderful thing when a artist shares their insight into how they draw something for others to learn and grow from!
Without Further Ado, here are some great reference pictures and tutorials I think will help a whole lot!
((Update: I added a handful more tutorials and references!!))
Also, I will be at EMERALD CITY COMIC CON in seattle, My friend who's visiting from Australia, My Boyfriend and Myself will be going to Comic Con the 7-10th of April! If you spot me feel free to come say hi! ((just please no hugs I don't do well with hugs)) A hearty thumbs up is ok tho! I am easily startled so don't sneak up on me either ._. also, what if it turns out to be someone else?? very embarrassing! I'll post a picture of me in the outfit I'll be wearing before leaving in my scraps here! So it'll be easier to come say hi/find me to say hi!
Hey everyone! it's your favorite disappearing moon here, giving a short update, I won't bore with details, Just in and out hospital visits, again. This time something physical, I may be having to get some major surgery this year, it's causing a lot of pain and unpleasantness, Plus quite a few other things. I'm abit overwhelmed with messages ((2000+ and 70 notes)) So I'll be trying to catch up this weekend and communicate with everyone who's been contacting me.
I Hope i'll be able to post all those sketches soon and get back to regular updates! My bday is coming up so I'm REALLY hoping I can open commissions before then so I can buy myself a small cake or something. I long to be productive again ;-; I hope you are all doing well! Thank you for your patients with me you awesome peeps you!
Here is his newest video for those who wanna see!
Thank you everyone for your support on this, and for those who were able to take the time to read through everything and comment. These officers are still working after what they've done. Gutzler ((the officer who beat my mother's face in)) has even been promoted, and is also a member of SWAT. I know I personally feel very unsafe knowing that.
Jayce Gutzler Interview
VIDEO LINKS TO THE STOP/ ARREST PLEASE BE WARNED SOME THINGS IN THESE VIDEOS COULD BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS
EDIT Nov 25 2015 this is the only clip that has the audio intact, take a listen if you can.
Here is the video where my mother is pulled and THROWN onto the ground by Jayce Gutzler , as I said be warned it is not pleasant to watch. My dad gets out of the car quickly to see if she's ok, only to sit back down because Officer Agi Barnwell starts to pull her taser out on him. He's forced to just sit in the car, Helplessly as my mother has her face beat in.
These videos were not uploaded to youtube by me, rather someone I know, who knew of the original website these videos were on and saved them before the lawsuit conditions required my dad to shut that site down.
With the amount of outrage that has been shown a petition is being made that will address accountability, and use of force policy change . As soon as it is finished I will post it at the top here.
Edit Nov 20th 5:50pm
With my mother's permission, so long as I black out her eyes so she's not recognizable. I will now show you all what these Police Officers Did to her. Please be warned, the pictures may be disturbing to some. The video to this horror story is also soon to come.
Don't forget, they claim she was uninjured/didn't know she was hurt.
As some old watchers of mine remember, I spoke at lengths about the injustices of police brutality my parents underwent. New watchers/followers to get you up to speed, back in 2010 my parents were driving to work, they were pulled over by a police officer Agi Barnwell, who then went on to most likely profile them as "lowlife white trash" ((my mom)) + some "mexican/hispanic dude" ((my dad)) and proceeded to treat them like with great disrespect, my parents still complied with demands, such as trying to show the officer the license & registration, which officer Agi Barnwell kept saying was expired and refused to look at further. It was not expired. My mother then told officer Agi Barnwell that she was going to report her to her commanding officer, to which Barnwell replied "YOU'RE going to report ME?" while pointing a finger in disbelief at my mother. After that suddenly more cops started showing up. Things escalated from there, my mother was asked to step out of the vehicle, which she complied, quick as can be they Grabbed her forcefully, pulling her arm all the way back, nearly dislocating it, she was still not resisting tho only telling them "you're hurting me" Then, suddenly my mother was AIRBORNE, they THREW her to the ground (( as seen in this video)) and proceeded to BEAT her face in. She was still not resisting. They claimed later they had No Idea she was INJURED, her face was completely swollen/black and blue it was godawful, no use of force report was filed either. On TOP of that, the registration, they claimed was expired, was seen to be taken out of the car by Agi Barnwell in the video. She claims she does not know what happened to it/does not recall.
Thankfully the lawsuit IS officially over, they didn't get very much ((60K seems like a lot, but after all the lawyer fees and other things, coupled with dealing with it for 5 years and in THIS economy it sadly won't last long.)) My parents were very lucky to have the lawyers they did tho, very amazing people. I'm still sad that those officers mentioned, have been giving a slap on the wrist and are still working as police officers, thus why I'm posting this, I want everyone in that area to know that Agi Barnwell and Jayce Gutzler Are the police officers who did this. The fact they still have jobs as police officers after all this is baffling. If you can, favorite this journal or spread it if you're in the seattle area especially, even if you're not in the seattle area, sharing the journal and videos still help so please do so if you are able and comfortable doing so!
My mother knows about this journal post and is very happy to see the story getting out there after having to be silent for so long, please continue to favorite and share this information with people you know!!!