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Event Horizion Character Sheet by NigeltheTaniwha Event Horizion Character Sheet :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Mourning Star Character Sheet by NigeltheTaniwha Mourning Star Character Sheet :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 3 0 Small Canvas by NigeltheTaniwha Small Canvas :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Tiny by NigeltheTaniwha Tiny :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 4 Wealz by NigeltheTaniwha 4 Wealz :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 The Machine Herself by NigeltheTaniwha The Machine Herself :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 0 1 Art Journal by NigeltheTaniwha Art Journal :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 0 0 Christmas Angel by NigeltheTaniwha Christmas Angel :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Lemuria Cover by NigeltheTaniwha Lemuria Cover :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Final image for Lemuria cover by NigeltheTaniwha Final image for Lemuria cover :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 8 1 Book Cover Concept: Lemuria by NigeltheTaniwha Book Cover Concept: Lemuria :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Herderpicus by NigeltheTaniwha Herderpicus :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 1 Morningstar/Event Horizon (MLP OC) by NigeltheTaniwha Morningstar/Event Horizon (MLP OC) :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 1 Event Horizon Final Form (origional concept) by NigeltheTaniwha Event Horizon Final Form (origional concept) :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 0 0 Event Horizon OC (origional concept) by NigeltheTaniwha Event Horizon OC (origional concept) :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 1 0 Morning Star OC - Origional form (first concept) by NigeltheTaniwha Morning Star OC - Origional form (first concept) :iconnigelthetaniwha:NigeltheTaniwha 2 0

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Mourning Star Character Sheet
Soft Pastels & Pencil.

A better Character Sheet for my OC. I've changed the spelling of his name a bit so it suits his back story lol.
I've also gone with something of my own style. I physically can't copy any style, let alone the MLP one. I think I will stick to developing my own style for now.
His back story hasn't changed at all. I'm just using him to practice drawing.

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After 7 years of stagnation and recent sudden overnight epiphanies, I have some tiny business plans to start my art career and get the cash I am desperate for.

The first one is to smash out collections of tiny canvases.

My second is that I suddenly want to do commisions, something I've never had interest in as my art process doesn't work that way.

Another reason for these (besides grabbing any amount of cash) is that the only people following me on DA and Facebook is my family and a few close friends. So I need a way to market beyond that.
Do commissions count as a form of marketing? Or are they only for cash and practice? Can you put them in your portfolio?

I do some abstract/pattern acrylic paintings on canvas.
I'm also interested in drawing/painting fantasy/scifi characters which is probably what my commissions will be.

I will probably open some cheap, small commissions here and on facebook, insta and possibly tumblr? Have I missed any other options?

Is there anything I need to know before I start? What is your advice for payment options? I've heard paypal can be used for money?

Sorry if it sounds basic. I've been paid for something maybe twice in my life so I wouldn't know where money even comes from.
As someone with a DA and a YT account, I enjoy watching various artists on YT. I am surprised there still isn't an actual category dedicated to the arts in YT. There are piles if videos about the arts on that site.

But for this post, I would like to make a comparison between YT artists and YT Deviantartists. This is based on some observations of mine from watching many many hours of YT videos by artists.

I watch tutorials, I watch speed paints, I watch discussions, I watch creative videos, skits, entertainment videos. This is what YT is for.


But there is a subsection of ArtYT that does what no other artist on YT does.


Deviant YT reflects DA itself: mostly teenagers. Apparently, that means there needs to be entire YT accounts dedicated to bullying other teenagers and kids. I'm 28 and have been on and off DA for years, so maybe it's gone over my head because I'm too old, but...I don't get this 'art'? And yes, I can ask that question because nothing on their channel shows their actual art. Just hours and hours of video tearing apart and bullying some other teenager. So is this their art?

Or are these channels less about art and more like glorified drama channels?


That's cool and all. Drama is entertaining. I also watch a few drama channels myself.

But do I really want to see kids getting bullied just learning how to draw by teenagers who can barely draw themselves?

And no, calling your vids 'criticism' won't magically wash away your sins of bullying. I think you need to go to Jesus for that.

Honey, I was top in the class for painting at school. I went to polytech for art. Over half of my family is musically gifted. I've had criticism. I've given criticism. This isn't criticism. This is bullying. There is an ART (see what I did there?) to constructive criticism. But that's a whole other post. And I think blogs and vids and classes and books have done the topic of 'how to constructive criticism' to death. You can get the answer to the question on the first page of google. You have no excuse to not know the difference. At this point, it is purposeful bullying.


The blatant hypocrisy in these videos have completely turned me off DA on many occasions. I have seen this shrieking teenage drama all over DA years ago and I have deleted entire accounts over it. At 28 I am absolutely over it and am too busy trying to work on my own art to scream and shriek at someone for some tiny insignificant drivel.
And it probably puts off younger potential artists from ever trying. I have met a number of artists that have completely given up on art thanks to this bullying. Once they are finally convinced to just try practising again, I am watching their progress on their personal FB page now. They are actually getting better. This is what practice does! I would have thought these other 'artists' posting their 'criticism' on DA/YT would know how art 'magically' gets better through even a month of practice. If they don't, 1. I question what qualifies them to 'critique' art in the first place and 2. I question if they even made their own art or how much of their own 'art' is stolen. Thus, again, if their art is stolen, how can they critique anything at all, let alone art done by a 12-year-old brony who is just figuring out how to hold a pencil?
But then again I find it interesting that their art remains stagnant for years while they are screaming and shrieking at other 'bad' artists that are actually practising more than them. Because they have more time to do so. Because they didn't waste it all being snotty. IDK THAT MIGHT BE A HINT OR SOMETHING, I COULD BE WRONG. GO PRACTICE, YOU WHINEY POS!

There is critiquing a beginner to help them grow and encourage them to practice, then there is bullying an innocent kid out of drawing for their own happiness when they could possibly be the next Alex Ross or John Howe.


As for just your average garden variety YT artist, the comparison is like chalk and cheese.

These artist might actually have a DA account, full of art that tends to be vastly superior to the teenage YT/DA 'art critics'. For some reason. Unlike these 'art critics' they actually have things like speed paints. So you actually have examples of their real art, while at the same time they are teaching you their own tips, tricks and opinions on art. They even show you their own studio, give you advice on productivity and how to actually run a business! They are showing you their art to help you improve your own artistic journey!!! And then you can go to the link in their description if you want to buy anything with their art on it. They get paid. Everyone wins!

In these YT vids, art is treated as a process and a journey, that can be rewarding and damn painful.

In the DA teenage 'art critic' vids, art is treated as a vehicle for the artists own bigotry. Once the views and clicks start rolling in, all from other snotty bigots, the 'artist' becomes gluttonous for more views. They start churning out the vids guaranteed to get these views: Less vids about art, more 'critiques' built for entertainment more than actually critiquing an art piece.

But the 'artist' can still get bored of this. Because apparently bullying under the guise of 'critique' isn't entertaining enough. Suddenly they are literally picking fights with other artists, over complete bullshit. (We haven't already seen that all over DA before Eyerolling ) And thus the channel is now completely irrelevant to art. It is a Drama Channel. Let's call it what it is.

There is no art on your channel, besides your avatar. You're a Drama Channel.

And this is how DA becomes High School.


I seem to be posting more journals than art lately. Hopefully, this will inspire me to art and write more.

  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Insomnia - Stephen King
  • Watching: Netflix
As someone with a DA and a YT account, I enjoy watching various artists on YT. I am surprised there still isn't an actual category dedicated to the arts in YT. There are piles if videos about the arts on that site.

But for this post, I would like to make a comparison between YT artists and YT Deviantartists. This is based on some observations of mine from watching many many hours of YT videos by artists.

I watch tutorials, I watch speed paints, I watch discussions, I watch creative videos, skits, entertainment videos. This is what YT is for.


But there is a subsection of ArtYT that does what no other artist on YT does.


Deviant YT reflects DA itself: mostly teenagers. Apparently, that means there needs to be entire YT accounts dedicated to bullying other teenagers and kids. I'm 28 and have been on and off DA for years, so maybe it's gone over my head because I'm too old, but...I don't get this 'art'? And yes, I can ask that question because nothing on their channel shows their actual art. Just hours and hours of video tearing apart and bullying some other teenager. So is this their art?

Or are these channels less about art and more like glorified drama channels?


That's cool and all. Drama is entertaining. I also watch a few drama channels myself.

But do I really want to see kids getting bullied just learning how to draw by teenagers who can barely draw themselves?

And no, calling your vids 'criticism' won't magically wash away your sins of bullying. I think you need to go to Jesus for that.

Honey, I was top in the class for painting at school. I went to polytech for art. Over half of my family is musically gifted. I've had criticism. I've given criticism. This isn't criticism. This is bullying. There is an ART (see what I did there?) to constructive criticism. But that's a whole other post. And I think blogs and vids and classes and books have done the topic of 'how to constructive criticism' to death. You can get the answer to the question on the first page of google. You have no excuse to not know the difference. At this point, it is purposeful bullying.


The blatant hypocrisy in these videos have completely turned me off DA on many occasions. I have seen this shrieking teenage drama all over DA years ago and I have deleted entire accounts over it. At 28 I am absolutely over it and am too busy trying to work on my own art to scream and shriek at someone for some tiny insignificant drivel.
And it probably puts off younger potential artists from ever trying. I have met a number of artists that have completely given up on art thanks to this bullying. Once they are finally convinced to just try practising again, I am watching their progress on their personal FB page now. They are actually getting better. This is what practice does! I would have thought these other 'artists' posting their 'criticism' on DA/YT would know how art 'magically' gets better through even a month of practice. If they don't, 1. I question what qualifies them to 'critique' art in the first place and 2. I question if they even made their own art or how much of their own 'art' is stolen. Thus, again, if their art is stolen, how can they critique anything at all, let alone art done by a 12-year-old brony who is just figuring out how to hold a pencil?
But then again I find it interesting that their art remains stagnant for years while they are screaming and shrieking at other 'bad' artists that are actually practising more than them. Because they have more time to do so. Because they didn't waste it all being snotty. IDK THAT MIGHT BE A HINT OR SOMETHING, I COULD BE WRONG. GO PRACTICE, YOU WHINEY POS!

There is critiquing a beginner to help them grow and encourage them to practice, then there is bullying an innocent kid out of drawing for their own happiness when they could possibly be the next Alex Ross or John Howe.


As for just your average garden variety YT artist, the comparison is like chalk and cheese.

These artist might actually have a DA account, full of art that tends to be vastly superior to the teenage YT/DA 'art critics'. For some reason. Unlike these 'art critics' they actually have things like speed paints. So you actually have examples of their real art, while at the same time they are teaching you their own tips, tricks and opinions on art. They even show you their own studio, give you advice on productivity and how to actually run a business! They are showing you their art to help you improve your own artistic journey!!! And then you can go to the link in their description if you want to buy anything with their art on it. They get paid. Everyone wins!

In these YT vids, art is treated as a process and a journey, that can be rewarding and damn painful.

In the DA teenage 'art critic' vids, art is treated as a vehicle for the artists own bigotry. Once the views and clicks start rolling in, all from other snotty bigots, the 'artist' becomes gluttonous for more views. They start churning out the vids guaranteed to get these views: Less vids about art, more 'critiques' built for entertainment more than actually critiquing an art piece.

But the 'artist' can still get bored of this. Because apparently bullying under the guise of 'critique' isn't entertaining enough. Suddenly they are literally picking fights with other artists, over complete bullshit. (We haven't already seen that all over DA before Eyerolling ) And thus the channel is now completely irrelevant to art. It is a Drama Channel. Let's call it what it is.

There is no art on your channel, besides your avatar. You're a Drama Channel.

And this is how DA becomes High School.


I seem to be posting more journals than art lately. Hopefully, this will inspire me to art and write more.

  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
  • Reading: Insomnia - Stephen King
  • Watching: Netflix

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DoraeArtDreams-Aspy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
hi
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BangersandMashmonkey Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Stacey, it's Sally. How are you?

I've just sent Michael a note, but, he hasn't replied to it. Do you know what he's up to today? :confused:
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SmileBlackheart Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Yo, been busy doin' jobs an' stuff, yo. Maaaaan, you don' even KNOW. Dayum, B. SHIEEEEET, dawg.
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BangersandMashmonkey Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Niiiiice! ;)
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SmileBlackheart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thanks for the watch Eyes 
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I adore your griffon!
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NigeltheTaniwha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First!
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eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You stole your own comment virginity...:lol:
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NigeltheTaniwha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I fell like I just virtually wanked on the internet :(
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eon-krate32 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The term 'virgin' simply means to be 'pure', 'lack of' or 'free from', which in this case means that your page was pure from comments, but your post being the first means that you stole your own page's virginity of comments. It is unfortunate the modern usage has bastardized the term to mean sexual virginity in all contexts. :(
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