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Journal Entry: Tue May 15, 2018, 6:34 PM

The grey background is boring though, and where is my image?


Journal Entry: Tue May 15, 2018, 5:57 PM

Anybody know how to edit Journal Skin with CSS?

Got a question for you artists.

How do you make Patreon work for you?

Seems like any content creator, be it artists, livestreamers, cosplay models, is able to utilize the Patreon website to its fullest potential. I've tried freelance sites like Fivver or TaskRabbit, and had zero success. If I'm to rely on my creative talents to pay my bills and keep me away from Minecraft at the same time, I want to cover all my bases. Now I know that there are certain DeviantArt users using Patreon, so I'd like some tips. How can I make Patreon work for me, if I am able to do so? What steps do I need to take? How do I convince John Q Internetman to support my work by donating money?

And most importantly, how do I manage my time better so my artwork comes first way before Minecraft?
It all started when I drew this guy right here: Danger Dolan by PeterSFay (just search "planet dolan" on YouTube without the quotes).

Then, when I was motivated, I chose to draw some more, like this: I'm Hellbent, and I'm the real reason to subscribe by PeterSFay

and this: Doopie by PeterSFay

Oh, and I need to finish this one up too: Melissa (rough drawing) by PeterSFay

Then Planet Dolan announced this Comic Contest where us creative types got to write a one-page comic in any genre featuring any character we wanted. Naturally, I just had to get in on this action and created this: Hellbent (solo portrait) by PeterSFay to practice getting Hellbent's character design down which lead to this: Hellbent's Character Intro by PeterSFay

What am I getting at, you ask? It seems that a lot of Deviant Artists like the Planet Dolan cast, and they like it when others draw them in different styles so it's easy to choose which ones are their favorites. I've gotten lots of favorites with my Hellbent depictions, and there's more where that came from.

Planet Dolan Cosplay Competition
  • Listening to: air
  • Drinking: sucking down my own saliva
I had never thought that there was such a high demand for Planet Dolan fan art. The YouTube account is mostly known for list vids, story vids, and life question vids, and it has of the most talented artists, writers, and voice actors this side of web content. I first tried my hand at it with these two drawings here and here, but it wasn't until I posted this rough of Melissa followed by this piece of Doopie where the likes and faves really came in. I didn't even put those two in groups to get extra views. I guess Melissa and Doopie are the most liked characters on Planet Dolan. I've got a sketchbook with a few more pencil sketches that I might post here as well.Who knows? Maybe Planet Dolan will give me some freelance work.

Also, I've noticed on her Twitter that Doopie recently became a short-haired brunette. Do you think that will have any impact on the show?
  • Listening to: air
  • Eating: ate pizza
  • Drinking: going for a Diet Coke afterwards
I had a GREAT time at Guardians of the Galaxy! I laughed, I cried, especially at the parts where I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT and then this one part where I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, and you're not going to believe your eyes when I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT, I AM GROOT...

Wait, something's not right here. Hang on...

Oh, silly me. I left the Groot filter on by accident. This is going to take me a while to disable. In the meantime, you should definitely see this movie for yourselves.
  • Listening to: air
  • Eating: Peanut M&Ms
It doesn't make any sense for me to be mad. So why an i?

Some might say that "mad" is one of those feelings with multiple meanings. Like instead of being mad-angry, I could be mad like the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. And I would have cosplayed as him just because, if my niece were able to use her seamstress skills for it (SPOILER: She can't, she can only modify dresses from patterns.) Others might say that I should be grateful to have such feelings, seeing that I'm not a robot. Then I wonder if it's worth being a robot. But then I'd probably have to go the Cybermen route, and that's just morbid (And that's the only Doctor Who reference I'm well aware of. I really did try to follow the series before Netflix yanked it forever.)

I think what I really need is to talk with someone. But not people I know. I'm always afraid that I'd be disturbing them, and that would make things even more awkward and frustrating. If there were any feeling lower than feeling alone, I think I'm experiencing it.
  • Listening to: air
  • Reading: my own words to see if they make sense
  • Drinking: melting ice cubes
Well, modded Minecraft anyway.

Anyone remember the mod pack Crazycraft? Anyone? It takes the Orespawn mod and adds more mods that let you become your favorite superhero, practice witchcraft, expand your inventory with backpacks, and much more. It's an old mod pack, so nobody really plays it anymore. The newest mod pack on the Internet is Trollcraft, and I'm sure you've seen videos of these. Unfortunately, the mod pack creator is not going to release it ever, so we'll just have to settle for the YouTube videos. Not that it matters to me because each time I reach a point where I think I've made great progress, the game just gets tougher and tougher. I would say this is normal among regular games, but Minecraft is one of those games where there's no wrong way to play it.
  • Watching: Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Hey all three of you watching my profile.

So I've started practicing animation to give myself more confidence in my talents, and I'd like to share what I've done here on DeviantArt. From what I've read on the FAQ, it would appear that I need to apply for a DeviantFILM account? Is this true? Couldn't I just upload it to my Gallery page like I do with all my other artworks? I could just post YouTube links if that's more preferable.
  • Listening to: pop music inspired by anime
  • Watching: AMVs on YouTube, but BSC should have uploaded some
  • Drinking: coffee
So there I was, scrolling through my DA messages as usual, when I come across the Favorited Section where people add my works to their Favorites list. There is this one one individual who favorited not one, not two, but three Hunie Pop fan arts that I have done for my own amusement. The latest one being A Hunie Valentine, currently entered as we speak in the HuniePop-Fan Valentine's Day Contest! (Attempt # 2!). I have never been more humbled than in... well, ever. I mean, between my job searching and recording public domain audiobooks and trying to get some commission business going ($10 for OCs, a bargain in any sense of the word), I could not be happier.

So a big thanks goes out to bcx128 for liking the three Hunie Pop fan artworks, and niani362 for not only liking my work, but for being inspired to enter KYU-PID!! into the aforementioned contest. Good luck, friend!

And speaking of the contest, keep those entries coming in and show your support for the fan group!
  • Listening to: dead air
  • Watching: Wreck-It Ralph (w/Brainscratch Commentary) - finis
I'm sure that some of us can agree that 2016 has not been very kind to us (President-Elect Trump, various deaths of our favorite celebrities, being rendered unemployable because of a legitimate mental impairment), but when it comes to DeviantArt, despite what my nephew says, the artworks that I've seen on my watchlist makes up for any unfortunate influence that could trigger anyone. Having said that, I would like to thank the DA community for helping to support my talent by adding my work to their favorites and bestowing upon me many llamas, and with the acquisition of Photoshop Elements, hopefully I can take my art to the next level. I would especially like to thank Cypher-DS for his fan fiction development of the world of HuniePot , darkc3po for being the nicest friend here that likes my work, SenshiStock for being the most awesome stock photo model on DeviantArt, customwaifus for being an awesome adult waifu artist, and AnneMarie1986 for being extremely creative and inspiring. You guys are the best DeviantArtists I am fortunate to know on this website. Have a great 2017, and I'll see you around!
  • Listening to: YouTube
  • Watching: YouTube
  • Playing: In a few moments, Minecraft
  • Eating: Just came from McDonald's. I'm super-full.
Lately, I've been adding links to past works using HTML link code. Does anyone else do this?
  • Listening to: Intense quiet.
  • Watching: Not my weight, obviously
  • Eating: Nothing. There's nothing to eat in here.
Let's take all the cartoony-type indie games that are really popular and have one mega-crossover fanfic! We can feature the cast of Hunie Pop, Undertale, Five Nights at Freddy's (because I can actually take the time to type the entire title), and much more! Put Jack Septiceye as the main focus of the fanfic, and it will be the Best Train Wreck Ever!
  • Listening to: Intense quiet.
  • Watching: Not my weight, obviously
  • Eating: Nothing. There's nothing to eat in here.
Ever been so angry at something so insignificant and not vital to your existence (i.e. something you're not getting paid for like playing video games for your own amusement but you're not amused at all) that you begin to feel physically harmed by your own rage? 

One of these days I'm going to record myself playing the Crazycraft mod pack of Minecraft, and I bet you I could make the best VO demo real that is just me screaming streams of curse words that don't fit which is pretty much my trademark. 

And I still can't figure out Kyu's wing design to draw a proper interpretation. 
  • Watching: The end of the latest BrainScratchComms video
  • Eating: I should go eat, shouldn't I?
I am a fan of Hunie Pop and Hunie Cam Studio.

There, I said it.

I have no shame. It's all I can think about. The characters, the personalities, the "story", they stick out in my mind like a dope ass di... uh... never mind. Bad analogy.

My point: I've always wanted to draw Kyu in a style that is not quite anime, yet not overly cartoony as in HCS. My own style, if you will. There are just two Achilles heels that are holding me back: a good pose, and drawing the frickin' wings!!! I don't know how the fan artists who contribute over at HuniePop-Fan do it, but there's got to be some kind of DeviantArt user who knows these things. customwaifus ? SenshiStock ? Beuller? Beuller? Anyone?

Sorry if I'm babbling. I ran out of Seroquel four days ago, and my insurance can't cover it without my doctor contacting them, which as far to my knowledge she hasn't. And that's why I didn't sleep last night. :(
I've been talking to my nephew about my commission plans, and it turns out that DeviantArt may not be the platform for me. I can't imagine why though. It's simple to use, open to a wide audience (some of whom have questionable but humorous tastes)...

... so how come I haven't gotten any paying customers?

Regardless, I've also set up a Tumblr and a Fiverr web page as an additional platform. Hopefully, I'll get noticed there.  I need an income, and my anxiety will not allow me to work an actual job.

Just want to make a quick shout-out to all the users out there who have favorited my work, gave me llamas, and just showed general appreciation. I know I don't have much work up here right now compared to most folks, most of whom are making a living off of commissions when I'm still trying to figure out the best plan for such a thing, and I don't quite have all the views, but I am grateful for the audience that I have right now and for being a positive influence in the community.

One of my Facebook friends keeps asking me to promote my artwork because I have such great talent that everyone needs to see, and I agree with her. She wrote this book which I provided illustrations for. You should definitely check out the book because not only does it support my friend, but it also shows what kind of artistic talent I have that you may need for any art assignments or collaborations that you have.

Again, thank you for all the support and caring in this community. I'm going to concentrate on providing more artwork and commentary here as well as working on setting up a YouTube gaming channel... while I still look for a permanent job. :(