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Sorry, I obviously kinda fell off the map at some point.  Again.  I have some backlog of finished art to catch up on posting and will hopefully have that all up soon. It's not everything I've worked on recently (part of the reason I went MIA was because of freelance/temp work), but it should be a good selection of stuff.  The combo of freelance work and events has hit a slow spot so I finally have a chance to update stuff.

If you're interested in hanging out and chatting, I'm likely going to be doing art streams most days from about noon-6pm PST over at my Twitch stream.  I have a fair amount of traditional art planned first, but later on it should be digital stuff too.  The exact times will be refined as I go on as well, but it should be that schedule for most of the week (with bonus gaming-related streams in the evenings).  Would love to see you guys drop by!  I'm not going to spam DA every time I stream so if you want to show up your best bet is to follow me on Twitch for the notifications there.

I'm also opening up commissions (as well as selling some prints/merch) on Commiss.io! Not everything I want to offer is listed there yet. Keep an eye out!  Will likely have conbadge-type things up there soonish too, mostly 'cause I enjoy doing them.

I think that's about it for now!  I ended up clearing my notifications on here (there was a LOT of stuff, eek), so if I missed something of yours that was super awesome, just send me a link and I'll take a look!

Find me on...


Other Galleries

Hi folks! It's time for my once-in-a-blue-moon journal post!  Just wanted to let everyone know I'm now going through and doing a fair number of art streams over the next couple of weeks and will hopefully continue doing so afterwards!  Hope to see you guys there, as it's always fun to talk to people while I work!

Art/Gaming Streams

Twitch Stream 

Primary/Art Twitter | Gaming/Streaming Twitter 


Since Twitch now allows non-gaming-related art streams, I will be streaming art on Twitch!  If you want to get notifications for only art streams, you can probably just follow my Primary/Art Twitter account -- but I retweet the notifications to it manually, so I might occasionally miss some. However, if you want to get art AND gaming stream notifications, plus my occasional random jabbering about games, follow my gaming/streaming Twitter!

Other Galleries

Professional Portfolio & Blog | ArtStation 


Basically my super professional stuff, obviously. I'm bad at updating the blog on my main site too, but going to try to get back in the habit! Should have more stuff about concepts/progress when I do write it.  My ArtStation account is new and has nothing on it right now, pretty much, but if you use it, here it is.  Hopefully will have more in the future.

Art Tumblr | Random Stuff Tumblr | Weasyl


Pick a Tumblr, any tumblr! A lot of crossposting but quite a bit of sketch-type stuff posted there when it might not be found elsewhere. If you happen to have Weasyl, you can also amble on over to that corner of the internet and watch me there too and find basically the same art as here uploaded there, with a few exceptions where I forgot one or the other. Super exciting, no?
I went through and nuked all my notifications on here tonight because they'd pretty much been rotting for.. Uh.  A while, let's say, haha.  It was one of those instances where just stuff gets out of control because you don't check for a few weeks and it just snowballs and then suddenly it's been a few months and oh boy, what a backlog!  I gave up. :P  Normally I'd go and pick through them but it was way too many this time.

Anyway, hello again, great internets!  I am not dead!  Got a few things to upload in the not-too-distant future, but if you're interested in finding me elsewhere in the meantime...

My Portfolio & Blog - Basically my super professional stuff, obviously.  I'm bad at updating the blog there too, but going to try to get back in the habit!  Should have more stuff about concepts/progress when I do write it.
Art Tumblr & Random Stuff Tumblr - Pick a Tumblr, any tumblr!  A lot of crossposting but quite a bit of sketch-type stuff posted there when it might not be found elsewhere.
Twitter - Basically just video game stream announcements, but might be art streams too in the not-too-distant future.  Just gotta figure out what site to use.  If you happen to like competitive Natural Selection 2, I stream that. :D  I kind of want to use my Twitter more but heck if I know what for.
My Weasyl Account - If you happen to have an account there, you can also amble on over to that corner of the internet and watch me there too and find basically the same art as here uploaded there, with a few exceptions where I forgot one or the other.  Super exciting, no?

Did I forget somewhere?  Who knows!  Those are probably my most active/important places though.
First off I wanted to say thanks for all the watches, favs, and comments that were left across all my pieces and my gallery.  Over the next week I'll see about taking a peek at what all of you do in your own galleries, respond to comments, etc. :D  Gonna take a while though, I have like... 1871 things under the comment/fav/etc section.  And 590 pieces of art to look at besides that, yikes.

I hadn't been expecting to get a DD at all. XD  I'm just glad it was on my latest piece and not something really old. :P
For those who like studying the numbers (like me), I got... 981 pageviews, 165 watchers -- pretty much doubling my total number of watchers. O.o  And the piece itself got over 10,000 views and got just under 1,000 favs.  And I'm still getting views.  It's freakin' amazing, haha.   Totally not used to that.

Anyway.  As I've said, will get back to you guys on all the comments and stuff over the next little while! :D

A little about me, for those new peeps...  I'm currently going to Art Center College of Design, but will be graduating next week.  I've been studying illustration, specifically the stuff related to feature animated film development if that makes sense.  It'll be a grand adventure after graduation, I'm sure.  I have no idea what I'm doing, huzzah!

I do like and appreciate critiques, tips, and similar.   Real ones, not just like "omg it is terrible, you fail" or whatever, but like "you should consider increasing the contrast of X because it blends into Y and makes the image hard to read."  I will also quite happily return the favor for any of your own pieces.  After all, improvement is awesome! :D

Otherwise, don't be afraid to say hi.  I think I'm pretty nice. Most of the time. :P


Updated Pieces
I'm going through and refining some of my pieces for my grad wall.  Here's the current changed ones -- some may be more subtle changes than others, but I'll bump this post when I get them all done.

Zikkihuru : Lava by OnyxSerpent   Zikkihuru : The Fog by OnyxSerpent   Zikkihuru : Village by OnyxSerpent



Still to be Updated Pieces
Want to help?  Leave crits on these!  As I finish them, I'll move them up to the updated category.

The Turaco Rider by OnyxSerpent   At the Aquarium by OnyxSerpent   The Toy by OnyxSerpent   Zikkihuru : Friends by OnyxSerpent
So set up a gallery on Nabyn ( www.nabyn.com/ )... It does have some nice features that DA and/or FA don't have.  And it's small.  I kind of like those facts, heh.

I have an invite and will likely end up with more, so anyone interested in getting one?  They request that people be 15 or over, and have a preference for people who have at least a certain level of skill (not like, woahcrazy, but not MSPaint scribbles), and not photography.

So far the people I've talked to in their shoutbox are all pretty cool.

If you're on there already, feel free to add me: onyxserpent.nabyn.com/

If  not, as I've said, I have an invite, and will likely end up with more eventually. XD  So let me know and I'll see about possibly getting ya set up.


Also, LAST SEMESTER OF SCHOOL, OMG.
I almost got 2 uploads in one day.  I'm about an hour and a half or so short on the other piece I'm working on.

With luck, will have another to post after that.  TWO IN ONE DAY, NEW GOAL.


Also, with scholarship being this week, I was looking through stuff.  Gotta love that feeling when you think "oh yeah, totally gonna put this in there!" and then actually stopping to look at it.  And then you realize, holy crud I've improved in a year and reconsider putting that one in at all.


Oh well.  Bed nao.  This journal serves no purpose. <.<
Well, been a while since I last updated this thing.  Figured it was about time to type something new just to get that off the front page. :P

Only going to class half time this semester, but feels like I'm still taking at least 4 classes.  In fact, I should get back to work on homework in the next few minutes.  The classes I'm taking  are pretty awesome, just require a lot of work.  Woo.  I had been hoping that I'd have more time.

So, I've got internship apps to do by Friday, and a decision to make as far as the DotExchange goes before next Wednesday.  And who knows, maybe they'll even do something cool like offer me a scholarship for once, since that's already been turned in (2 week notice on that FTL).  Would be nice if the whole thing was spread out just a liiiiittle bit more.


Other than that, the only other notable thing is that I've been working on updating my sketchblog and putting down some more project details and all that.  So if you are looking to read more of my incessant rambling about various projects, head on over this way: blog.onyxserpent.com

Time to boot up either Netflix or Winamp and get back to work.
Got some comic plans, and an idea for NaNoWriMo.  Much to my mom's likely approval, they are actually stories I already have had floating around in my brain for a while.  Hopefully can get started working on that.  Should be pretty epic if the char designs work well, heh.

Anyway, currently working on homework.  Supposed to draw 6 pages of sketches of Messerschmitts.  It's a funky little car.  Emphasis on funky.  I'm somewhere on page 3 at the moment, and really wishing that he'd given us two cars to draw instead of just one.  LGT GIS: images.google.com/images?hl=en…
All I can see now is the creepy little face.  Staring.  Unblinking.  Kind of looks like some kind of rodent.

Getting a lot better at drawing the damn things though, I've got to give credit for that.

I also get to do a book cover thing.  Gonna do the Caves of Steel, 'cause I can and stuff.  Picked up a copy at the used book store for $2 which is the same print as my mom's copy, heh.  Or at least, pretty sure it at least has the same cover image.  And the comic book store by said used book store is awesomesauce.  Not like the closer one.  Boo.

Also, why doesn't DA have a "I am working my face off, zomg" mood thing? IT IS NOT SRS BUSINESS ENOUGH FOR ART CENTER.
  • Reading: &quot;The Caves of Steel&quot; by Isaac Asimov
The stuff on my DA now looks all old and ugly.  I'll have to see about posting something new and awesome in the next couple days.

I think I've even got some stuff too.  Aaand I need to update my logo.

Well. We'll see come Monday if I've got time.


In other news, I am sad that I didn't get to go to Fanime.  I like that con.  AX is seeming only semi-likely.  But for those part of my con-going crew, at least you can bunk here. :P  Just pick me up some gizmos.  I'll see if I can work out potential details when I have time.  Time. Hah.  Yeah right, as an Art Center student?

Also, new keyboard.  Trying to hit the where the end key was on my old one results instead in just hitting black plastic. Awesome.
  • Listening to: Budgie squeaking
  • Reading: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Lllaamaaaaas!

I think I llama-spammed more than my quota of people. :P

Should finish up homework and go to bed.  And the MST3k episode Fugitive Alien 2 was on shoutcast TV tonight.  Singing along with the Fugitive Alien Medley is always fun, no matter what the hour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie58J-…


The credits haveThis journal has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
Executive Producer
JOHN GOLDSTONE & "RALPH" The Wonder Llama

And I'll save you all the reading, and not paste the rest.  I'm sure everyone knows it. ;)
Nope, not dead yet.  Just bitter.

I do however have 952 deviations to go through. WOO, DONE.  Wish I could have spent more time actually looking, but that would have taken forevaaarr.  I cleared out the comments and stuff, for the most part.  I just deleted the favs. If you faved something of mine, I apologize for not being sufficiently happy and spamming your page in thanks, but there were about 20 of them, and I am lazy.  So, better luck next time, if that's what you wanted to do, else be happy with a generic thanks. :P

And I am waiting for the heater man to come fix the heater. I wonder when it will hpapen.

School is very crazy and time-consuming, unsurprisingly.  I'm currently just enjoying that one of my major midterm things is over.  I suppose ordinarily I'd be more happy at that, but the critique was terrible -- I don't think I got anything really out of the whole class that day, though I still have to read what classmates said.  Maybe one of them had something intelligent to say.  But as far as revered teachers go?  Not impressed.  Will have to talk to them next week, see if there was maybe some miscommunication, 'cause honestly?  You're just wasting my time if I'm only hearing crud that goes in the "stuff I already know and plan to deal with" file.  This school costs too much for that.  I can understand going over it briefly to inform the rest of the class, but to JUST talk about that?  C'mon.  -- I'm still a little pissed, don't mind me.

The budgie is being all cheepy-faced. Hey, at least someone is happy.

Will post a couple of things that I'm going to be entering in scholarship over the next day or so.  Woot.

The ramble was too boring and old.

Wed Oct 14, 2009, 11:58 PM
So I fixed it and shall ramble about birds instead.

I got a budgie from petco back a couple days ago. I have named him Asimov.  Mom also got some birds, but they're kind of like.. 4 hours away so I'll ramble about them at a later date when I have met them.

He seems to alternate between being the sweetest thing ever and trying to gnaw a hole in my knuckle/fingerjoints/vhatnot.  It doesn't hurt really, mainly because I don't think the human hand has much feeling there to begin with, but he sure does give it a go. I'm not sure if this is because he is just young, tired, and throwing a tantrum, or because he's stubborn.  I can tell already he's starting to develop some bad habits, but hopefully I'll train him out of them before he gets too set in his ways.  Like last night he kept acting like he didn't want to go to bed when I thought he should (10ish), and was running around to the lightest parts of the cage where the towels I put over it didn't completely cover.  He went to bed fairly quick today; maybe he learned his lesson.

I also think he just discovered his water dish (or the fact he could get there on his own) today so he went and drank enough water for the last few days to make up with it. Sigh.  Assuming he seems fine tomorrow, I'll just count it as him being a n00b at life!11one

I'm working on training him to step up, of course, and also am teaching him to let me scratch his head, which is working fairly well right now because he's molting, and thus an itchy little featherhead.  He's also already decided that my shoulder is the most friggin' awesome perch ever -- I just need to keep him from becoming territorial about it.  Last thing I'd need is to not be able to get the bird off of me, heh.  I took him out for a couple minutes tonight because it looked like he did want to come out (and I would like to encourage such things), he went to my shoulder, then proceeded to gnaw on me when I tried to get him off.  Figures.  Overall, nothing a little spray millet bribery can't solve.

School's going fine, I think. Got some projects I should redo to be zomgawesome, and I still need to post other stuff I've done.  Nobody's complained I haven't posted, so I guess you'll all survive a little longer. :P  Roommate is moving in this weekend, so that'll be cool.  I'll actually have someone to abduct for being my model for projects! >.>

And holy frig, I've had DA for 6 years, go me. XD


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
Rhadamanthys - Charsheet thingy.
someguy805 - I still need to redraw.
Bryndel - Brryyynn? D:
Vanidar - I need to draw.

Rambletastic!

Sun Aug 9, 2009, 8:25 PM
Whee. So I missed my monthly journal update for July, ohnoz.  Not much interesting happened anyway.

Currently I'm in New Jersey visiting family, and going to be going to Washington DC tomorrow.  I feel like rambling now though so deal with it.


One thing I really do need to do is to go through and update some of my story species.  Considering I made the DP related stuff back in 6th-8th grade, I think those are desperately in need of an overhaul, plus the stuff from WM needs to be reorganized and renamed because I think I made too many for the story.  Heck, even the dragons in the unwritten part of KF likely need an update -- or at least some design sheets.  I keep looking at other people's design sheet things, mostly Shinerai's and kilara's, and realizing I haven't done a damn thing like that in ages aside from the casclara thing, which was just something I threw together.  Mom keeps saying I should put off doing more stuff like that until I'm back in school, which is pretty much what's going to happen at this rate, but still.

Still not sure what's going to happen to the DP things.  Munuillas are pretty set, the only issue is whether I want to make them less kitty-like or not (which also applies in turn to kyylari).  Main one I want to edit, though, is the Mesquitons 'cause I think that they're considerably more boring than they should be.  I keep pondering removing their wings too, because honestly, I hate drawing them.  I'd remove the Munuillas' wings too, but that would kill the whole Jakkrel thing, plus remove the one natural advantage they have besides teeth and claws.  I'm not sure what I want to do with the Mesquitons though, when it comes right down to it.  They've been the same for so long, and there's only so many ways you can draw a bipedal dragon.  I also kinda want to remove the spikes -- over half of which got removed from them before high school, but this would pretty much despike them totally.  I'm almost tempted to make them considerably more humanoid, but I'm not sure I'd like the results at all.  I might try sketching some stuff up on the way to DC tomorrow, but nobody would get to see that until I get back.  Meh.  At least I won't have to redesign the Sedi or Threshons.  All I have to do for them is set them in stone.

I'll probably just end up working on writing one of the KFs or Dark Earth instead.


In other news, hopefully the condo we're getting for me to stay in while going to Art Center will have the deal closed tomorrow.  Would be nice at least.  Then I'll have to look for a roommate, yay. >.>  Anyone know anyone in Pasadena?


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
Rhadamanthys - Charsheet thingy.
someguy805 - I still need to redraw.
Bryndel - Brryyynn? D:
Vanidar - I need to draw.
  • Playing: Age of Mythology for DS

Misc update + part I forgot

Mon Jun 1, 2009, 4:01 PM
Fanime was awesome -- went with and/or met up with Vanidar, someguy805, obake-shojo, strangelilbibliofile, Torenchiko-to, joyatmosphere and other folks who don't have DA as far as I know.  We saw Master Chief dancing at the rave/dance, which was rather silly.  I finished off buying Gungrave and the dealers hall was poo, though the swap meet was epic.  Music fest was better than last year, but not by much, and I think we ate better than any previous Fanime I've been to.  Vanidar made an awesome Vash, and I want to cosplay Altair from Assassin's Creed.  Or do bonemold armor from Morrowind.  I still need to pull pictures off my camera, meh.

Other than that, got into Art Center, so that will also be epic come the fall, though I know not where I'm staying. Tomorrow I have to go pick up my portfolio. Yay.  Also, gonna go to the gem fair thing in Santa Barbara.

Also also, I want to work on story stuff. Finishing paintings is so overrated.




Edit:  I also forgot.  Star Trek after returning to town was epic. And the cops being at Starbucks was also amusing.  Take us to mental services for observation, indeed!  Overall, too much sugar & caffiene, not enough sleep.

ALSO, obake-shojo let me borrow your mad chibi skills. I HAS COMIC IDEA, CANNAE DRAW SIMPLE THINGS. D<


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
Rhadamanthys - Charsheet thingy.
someguy805 - I still need to redraw.
Bryndel - Brryyynn? D:
Vanidar - I need to draw.
  • Reading: WWS / The Magic Goes Away
  • Playing: RF Online / Pokemon Pearl / WWS

Wewt.

Thu Feb 5, 2009, 3:58 PM
So, going through, making new things.. Finally replaced my stamps.  Nuked most of the CSS because I don't like the way it looks with the new userpages.  Will have to fix it later, meh.  Maybe make a non-lame one this time.

What do you all think of my newer pieces?  Like?  Dislike?  Too colorful?  Too bright?  Haven't gotten many comments on them (and here on DA ya have to practically strangle someone to get a critique, heh) in comparison to some of my older stuff, so I'm not sure if that means it's good and nobody has anything to say or if ZOMG I'M DOIN' IT WRONG.

Speaking of which, I've tried to respond to most of the comments I've gotten, but I'm pretty sure a handful have slipped through the cracks due to me being a moron. Hope nobody minds. :P


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
Rhadamanthys - Charsheet thingy, sounds fun.
someguy805 - Lolwhut, redoing again, better idea.
Bryndel - Decide on your char, geez.
Vanidar - Pick which ideathing already, geez.

The colors, Duke, the colors!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 5, 2009, 2:01 PM
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Anyway.  Updating list again.  And my poor stamps have been mauled by people deleting them.. Need a new Doctor Who stamp, and a new Assassin's Creed one, from the looks of it.  And something to put next to the Maya one that doesn't clash horribly :P

Conceptart.org has some weird daily sketch things.  Like srsly, weird.  And this time I finally posted soon enough on the thread to hopefully get some critiques.

I can now color worth a damn, at least.. But I'm still having issues building up the color so it's not so washed out.  I'll get it eventually, I suppose.


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
time - Kiriban! - Not 100% happy with sketch, redo. - Done!
Rhadamanthys - Charsheet thingy, sounds fun.
someguy805 - Lolwhut, redoing again, better idea.
Bryndel - Decide on your char, geez.
Vanidar - Pick which ideathing already, geez.

Nothing new.

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 26, 2008, 10:54 AM
Yep. That about covers it. >.> Nothing new. Mainly just removing the last journal.

And thanks to Vanidar for the subscription. :P

Got a few other things to upload that I've been too lazy to put up.  Trying to relearn digital painting so it doesn't loook like snot.  

And zomg it's raining. 'Sup with that?


Requests - Unlikely.
Trades - Ask.
Commissions - Meh.

Art to Do
Vanidar
someguy805 - Linework in progress
Bryndel
time - Kiriban!
I need to update this list and actually like, do them.

I always forget to title these things...

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2008, 12:08 AM
Time for my monthly journal update, I guess. :P

Not too much interesting going on except I'm now going to spam you all with deviations.

I'd have uploaded two more things but the lighting in here is crud after dark (what a concept, dark during the night), so I'll have to wait until morning before putting those up.

I'm planning on revamping Vermilion Cage, which should be spiffy.  At the moment, though, I've been more worried about one RP forum I frequent having zomgcrazy issues, including being kicked off their host, pretty much.  Either way, I'm confident that the community will pull through, so hay, no worries. :D

Renfaire this weekend, I think...  SLO people, anyone got plans?  Saturday is when I normally go..


Anyone play RF Online?  Solus Server?  Accrecian Empire? :D  I've found that game ridiculously fun, but it might just be because it has robots with swords.  I mean, 'cmon, ya can't beat that.  And I keep getting pwned by a Bell in a MAU named Xiloscent, who keeps reminding me of Fyedakin, gee I wonder why (speaking of which, WTH, I didn't know you lived in CA). (Well, I keep getting killed by their archons also, since I'm some level 33 newb, but still).  *rambles*

And Dyne is made of win and cookies.

Requests - unlikely
Trades - ask
Commissions - open
Furc Ports: $10
Basic Char. Reference: $10
Portraits/busts: $15
Full body: $30+

Art to Do
Vanidar
someguy805 - Linework in progress
Bryndel
time - Kiriban!
"Water" - Flat colors in progress
"Myth'zin Trio" - Background...?
VC Rework - Scripting
  • Playing: Furcadia

10K + moar -- Edited

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2008, 12:23 PM
I am one pageview from 10k. O.o; Anyone want to snag it and get free arts? XD  Lemme know if you catch it.  Screenshots are good, not required. I trust you.   Oh by the lulz, let's just try for 10101 instead. XD  HEAR THAT, kiriban at 10,101.

Anyway, whee.  Gonna go downstairs and grab lunch in a bit, not that anyone cares.

People I know lyke ttly irl.  I know a couple of you are currently heading towards AX, but random question for you all... Anyone interested in going to the SLO Renfaire? www.hisrev.org/slo-faire/ … some of you it'd be easier to come than others, but still.  A bit of planning goes a long way. XD
And those in SLO.. Anyone gonna do 4th of July fireworks in Morro Bay? (ResidinginExile, planning on tagging along, or gonna be lame?)

Edit: Also, I'm thinking of restarting work on Vermilion Cage.  Keep an eye out, let's see if I'm unlame enough to work on it.

Requests - unlikely
Trades - ask
Commissions - open
Furc Ports: $10
Basic Char. Reference: $10
Portraits/busts: $15
Full body: $30+

Art to Do
Vanidar
someguy805
Bryndel
  • Watching: FBI Files

Fanime!

Journal Entry: Thu May 29, 2008, 3:26 PM
Woo!  Torenchiko-to has the good writeup everyone I went with is linking to:  torenchiko-to.deviantart.com/j…

It was awesome as always, and I bought stuff from Wen-M and the guys from MacHall/3PS.. I wish RoosterTeeth was there. D:

Also, loud fangirls are loud.  At the An Cafe concert, the thing that made my ears hurt the most was the psycho fangirls who were practically making my ears bleed with their squealing.

I still have to unpack from school. e.e Whee.


Anyway, should be getting some art done soon, so keep an eye out... Unless, of course, I become a lazy bum, but let's hope that doesn't happen.

Requests - unlikely
Trades - ask
Commissions - open
Furc Ports: $10
Basic Char. Reference: $10
Portraits/busts: $15
Full body: $30+

Art to Do
Vanidar
someguy805
Bryndel x 2
  • Watching: TruTV (I think? *not paying attention*)