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Neighthirst

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Hi guys, I'm writing this to let you guys know that I've decided to switch to Tumblr as my primary art platform. I will not be completely leaving deviantART but I will not be updating it as frequently as I will with Tumblr (I haven't been particularly 'active' on deviantART for a while now anyway). I've also decided to do more frequent livestreams (I would like to stream pretty much any time I'm doing any art), in the past I've used Livestream but I've decided to switch to the much more art focused Picarto.

Before I get into reasons for these changes I'll share the links to where you can find me:
deathirst.tumblr.com/ is my Tumblr page
www.picarto.tv/live/channel.ph… is my Picarto channel.




I have several reasons from switching from deviantART to Tumblr (and they are just my opinion), perhaps the biggest one is the difference in the culture in favouriting. On deviantart for a long time people have favourited anything they remotely like with the intention of getting people to visit there own page (and I can admit for a long time I did this as well to the point where now my favourites gallery is pretty useless because there is to much) and the idea of "fav for fav" is far more prevalent here. My problem with these is that it makes actually good art much harder to find, this is added to by the way groups run which more often than not just end up with way too many deviations for anyone to look at. At the moment I have 10,677 deviantWatch messages, how on earth am I meant to find the few pieces of art that I really like and that inspire me amongst those.

My other problem with deviantART is that it is trying to be too many things at once, The most recent update to the profile really cemented this problem for me. Its trying to be something it's not (and something that already exists) and in trying to be "user-friendly" for everyone taking away a lot of functionality and freedom for users.

I also dislike that on deviantART a lot of functionality is reserved for paying users, which kind of sucks when you think of it as being basically a social network, imagine if you had to pay for Facebook to get the full use out of it.

The final problem I have with deviantART as opposed to tumblr is its userbase. On deviantART almost everyone is an artist, and whilst artist contacts are useful for various reasons sometimes having you're art exposed to non-artists is useful. For example in my opinion artists are less likely to commission someone because unless the commisioned artist is much better than the person or has a significantly different style then they realize they could just do it themselves. Meanwhile someone who is not artistic but either appreciates art or needs something artistic (eg a logo design) they would have to find someone else to do it.

As for switching from Livestream to Picarto it just made a lot more sense to join an art focused streaming service and it also allowed me a lot more freedom in the way I present my stream.



As I said I won't be leaving deviantART but I won't be posting everything here, and I won't be posting as often so if you like my art you're much better off following me on tumblr as well/instead.

Thanks for reading :)
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Hi Guys, many of you visiting this page are probably familiar with my MLP colour guide:
Massive MLP: FiM Color Guide and Swatches V3.5 by Neighthirst
and if you've been aware of it for a while you've probably noticed there haven't been any updates for a while. The reason for this is pretty simple, when I started the guide (possibly even up until the most recent update) I didn't really have many real life commitments, however now I'm at uni (which I have to travel 4 hours 3 days a week for) plus I need to obviously do uni work, and I also changed Chinese Lion Team and have to travel for that as well each week. So basically as much as I'd like to keep working on the guide and make it as complete as possible I just don't have the time to do much for it.

However since I really want this to be a valuable resource for people, and I've heard it has been really useful for people I wondered whether I could get a group of people to help me work on it.

If anyone is able to do any of the following things, please let me know and I will give you more details/instructions:
-Fill in the template for each new character in Photoshop (this is the most time consuming part) - I then compile all of the templates into one image which is what you are used to seeing.
-Create .aco colour swatches for new characters in Photoshop using the completed template
-Create .gpl colour pallettes for new characters in GIMP using the completed template

If I could get a small team of people helping me out with these things that would mean I could keep putting out updates for this. I will be sure to give anyone who helps me out full credit for any work they do, and I will quite possibly move this guide from my own gallery to its own seperate page (possibly a new group) to demonstrate that its a group effort if that happens.


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Argh! I just noticed how cramped my Profile looks now that its been facebook-ized (or any other social media site really). It needed an updated anyway but urgh...
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I figured I'd try out dA's new status thing...I'm not sure how I feel about the new changes, what are your thoughts?
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PRICES GUIDE:
(Images are just examples, not necessarily examples of quality)
Lineart Only - $8. +$5 per additional character. 
Livestream Yang Lineart by Neighthirst
Basic Flat Colour - $12. +$7 per additional character. +$5 for basic background*. +$10 for scenic background**,
Yang by Neighthirst
Soft Shaded Colour - $15. +$8 per additional character. +$5 for basic background*. +$10 for scenic background**.
Kirino by Neighthirst
* Basic Background = Just a coloured background to emphasize the character/s but not add context to the image.
** Scenic Background = A background with objects (eg trees) or other environmental scenery (eg hills) to add context to the image.

I don't accept points, I only accept payment through Paypal.
Send me the details of your commission through a note here or email me at deathirst.gmail.com with any references as well as your email address and I will confirm the price with you and send the invoice to your email.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
-I will not start your commission until I have received at least half of your payment. I will not send out the finished result until I have received full payment (which is expected within 3 days of completion)
-I will send you a low resolution version of the basic sketch to confirm that it's what you were wanting (if you would prefer to keep it a complete surprise let me know). I may also send out additional progress reports.
-I reserve the right to decline to accept a commission if I don't think I can do a good enough job for the price, if the details given to me are too vague, etc.
-Refunds will only be given when I feel that I have not done a good enough job for the money
-Upon completion of the commission you will be given a digital copy of the image which you can do what you want with (short of claiming it as your own or reselling it) the image will probably also be posted to my deviantART gallery and/or Tumblr page.
-You cannot cancel your commission once I have started working on it (full payment will still be accepted)

Skin code by NotLucy
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