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Howdy All!

Looking forward to another awesome year meeting friends and fans at various conventions! 
Here's a current list of the cons I am confirmed and attempting to attend! Looking forward to seeing some of y'all !!

Jan 14th - Libranime Day - Hot Springs, AR

MARCH 17-18 - LouisiAnime - Baton Rouge, LA

MARCH 24 - Local Art Show - Prohibition Press, Hot Springs, AR

APRIL 7-9 - Anime Con Arkansas - Little Rock, AR

MAY 12-14 - Comicpalooza - Houston, TX

MAY 20-21 - Little Rock Comic Con - Benton, AR

JUNE 9-10 - Art Pop Comic Expo - Springdale, AR

JULY 14-16 - Delta H Con - Houston, TX

AUGUST 4-6 - Glitch Con - Springdale, AR

SEPTEMBER 22-24 - SPA Con - Hot Springs, AR

NOVEMBER 4-5 - ComiConWay - Conway, AR

NOVEMBER 17-18 - THE Cosplay Con - Little Rock, AR

For INVITES and PICTURES from the conventions I am attending and more frequent updates join my facebook fan group!
www.facebook.com/groups/regine…

As always please feel free to request my presence at other conventions and events! I'm always looking to expand my reach and hope to break into Tennessee & Mississippi soon! 
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Reading: The Nature of Species - Darwin
  • Watching: Pokemon XY
  • Playing: Pokemon GO
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
Been wanting a fox tail? well my friends, and fans, NOW IS THE TIME!

In honor of the approaching Holiday Season I have SLASHED the prices on my fox tails! 

The WEEK LONG TAIL SALE STARTS TODAY !

ALL dyed tails are reduced to $20!!!!!! [Normally $25-35] this includes tiger fox, fire fox and USA harley quinn tails! This includes Dyed Silver Fox tails!! If its a single dyed tail, its $20!!@

My natural <undyed> XXXL fox tails (~ 3 ft long, TWO well matching tails seamlessly combined into one massive fluff! Large clasp securely attached) are reduced to $50 [normally $70!!]

My XXXL tiger fox tails [normally $80] are reduced to $60 (orange & white tiger available, tails are dyed to have a lighter underside to match REAL tiger coloration)

All items will be shipped AFTER thanksgiving holiday.

BUY 8 get 9th* FREE applies with this seasonal offer (*item of least value) so ask your friends and order together! (Items must ship together, or will be charged extra shipping to separate)

Order from my etsy account
www.etsy.com/shop/RegineSkrydo…

Message me (here or there) or comment to inquire about more pics to find your favorite tail from my stockpiles

  • Listening to: Traveling Wilburrys
  • Reading: The Wild Muir
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Jurassic World
  • Eating: Meat
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
Despite the drama that occurred for some, I had an AWESOME time at Space City Comic Con! 

Shout out to all the friends and fans who came and found me at the event! It's always great to see familiar faces :-D

Next convention is River City Comic Expo on June 10-12 in Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas!

Remember, any cosplayers who come by my booth dressed as characters I've drawn can receive a FREE BADGE BUDDY as thanks for a pic :-D
  • Listening to: Traveling Wilburrys
  • Reading: The Wild Muir
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Jurassic World
  • Eating: Meat
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
Howdy Friends, Fans & Family !!

Gearing up for an excellent 2016! I have MOVED to a new city (Hot Springs, Arkansas) and am prepared for an excellent round of conventions this year! 

To see the full list of cons I intend to go to visit   ...   regineskrydon.weebly.com/2016-…
To get invites to the cons via facebook, join my group    ...  www.facebook.com/groups/Regine…

First up is ANIME MATSURI THIS WEEKEND in Houston Texas! I will be busting out a HUGE new array of Fox Tail Colors (NOW including DYED colors in addition to new natural colors on-top of the usual selection) with some of exceptionally large lengths and floofyness (a technical term) !!!

I have a few alterations to the prints as I will be offering some new ones, and discontinuing others as I try to hone down my offerings to those that seem most appreciated. I am also considering offering some mini-print binders with a selection of prints for bulk buyers of different genres/series.

As before, I will ALWAYS be present at EVERY con that I am listed at. I may take occasional breaks to seek sustenance or loo breaks. 
Sadly, due to knee surgery I will be unable to bring The Red Dragon outfit to cons for the better part of this year. 

I am considering accepting a reasonable offer on the UV reactive and glow-in-the-dark Smaug Mask, which can also be used as a wall-hanger display piece. 
  • Listening to: Traveling Wilburrys
  • Reading: The Wild Muir
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Jurassic World
  • Eating: Meat
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
Howdy Friends and Fans!

I'm SO looking forward to Rose City Comic Con this weekend in Tyler Texas! 

I will be debuting SEVERAL new fox tail keychain color options at the event including Silver Fox tails that are DYED in addition to solid white arctic fox tails, Blue Fox Tails, Cat Tails, and Golden Island Fox Tails! I have several rare colors of mink tails available (white, indigo, cream, and dark brown of course) as well!

I will be updating the fox tail color chart to include these new options and should be able to upload it before the end of the month. I can still SHIP your items to you !!

If you're going to the Rose City Comic Con this weekend drop by and say hi! Mention that you watch me here on DeviantArt or join my facebook group (Regine Skrydon Fans) for a free badge buddy in person!

Thanks all! Have a great weekend!

ps. On a personal note: I've MOVED to Hot Springs Arkansas where I BOUGHT A HOME !! I've also adopted a new rescue doggie ! :-D 
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones: A Feast Of Crows
  • Watching: Batman Forever
  • Playing: Homesteading
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
The following is a list of conventions that I have signed up for or am planning on signing up for when they become available.

FEBRUARY

20-22  ... Bara No Toshi Con - Tyler, Texas

MARCH

7-8 ...  AnimeCon Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

APRIL

3-5  ... Anime Matsuri - Houston, Texas

MAY

15-17  ...  Little Rock Comic con - Benton, Arkansas
22-24 ... River Fest - Little Rock, Arkansas (animal balloons only)

JUNE


JULY

17-19  ...  MECHAcon - New Orleans, Louisiana

AUGUST

28-30  ...  Delta H Con - Houston, Texas

SEPTEMBER

4-7  ...  AnimeFest - Dallas, Texas

OCTOBER

23-24 ... Tyler Rose City Comic Con - Tyler, Texas

NOVEMBER



DECEMBER


Have an idea of a convention you would like to see me at? 

Post a link to the convention in the comments section ! 

  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones: A Feast Of Crows
  • Watching: Batman Forever
  • Playing: Homesteading
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie
Howdy Friends, Fans and Watchers!

Hope your 2014 has gotten off the a great start! Here's a list of the conventions I will be attending this year! If you're planning on attending any of these please let me know so I can tell you where my booth will be so you can come by and say HI!!! I'd love to shake your hand and thank you for your support :)

March 8th - Little Rock, AR - River City Comic Expo
www.facebook.com/events/141111…

March 14-16th - Houston, TX - Anime Matsuri
www.facebook.com/events/394992…

May 3-4 - Kilgore, TX - Kilgore Geekend
www.facebook.com/KilgoreTXMayt…

May 16-18th - Dallas, TX - Dallas Comic Con
www.facebook.com/DallasComicCo…

May 23rd - Little Rock, AR - River Fest
www.facebook.com/events/616608…

June 7th - Little Rock, AR - Little Rock Comic Con
www.facebook.com/events/655869…

June 13-15th - Lafeyette, LA - LouisiAnime
www.facebook.com/events/142325…

August 1st-3rd - New Orleans, LA - MechaCon
www.facebook.com/events/141550…

August 15th-17th - Dallas, TX - AnimeFest
www.facebook.com/events/616633…

October 18th - Plantersville, TX - Texas Renaissance Festival 1001 Dreams Weekend
www.facebook.com/events/601250…

And that's all that's planned so far! Have another con (within reasonable distance from Arkansas) you would like to recommend please link it in a comment :)

To join my facebook fangroup goto
www.facebook.com/groups/Regine…
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Game Of Thrones: A Feast Of Crows
  • Watching: Balto
  • Playing: Homesteading
  • Drinking: Strawberry Smoothie

Howdy friends and fans!!! I hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving and Hanukah!!!


I wanted to drop y'all a line to let you know I will be out of town and mostly unavailable for the month of December! Most of it will be in Hawaii (Maui and Oahu) and then onward to IKKICON in Austin Texas!


It's still up in the air whether I'll have the Red Dragons' new mask upgrade completed to debut at Ikkicon, but regardless TRD will be present :) Please come by my Artist Alley booth or film me in the cosplay contest!


Thanks for watching and reading! Have a lovely Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Happy Halloween everybody!!!!

A WILD RED DRAGON will appear at the Texas Renaissance Festival THIS WEEKEND to participate in the 1001 Dreams celebration!!!

If you live in HOUSTON, TX or the surrounding cities this will be your LAST CHANCE to see The Red Dragon (TRD) this YEAR!!!

TRD usually circles the main loop. I will strive to be at MOST (if not all) the Tartanic and Joust performances! I occaisionally wander to the bird of prey show as well. You will NOT find me in the childrens area (unless I feel the need to chase some fresh roasted humans down). I intend on getting my turkey leg a little after noon just north of the Dead Bob Stage.

PLEASE feel free to come and say HI! I love meeting my internet acquaintances :) Photos are encouraged and tipping is also encouraged (tho not required). Rest assured all tips will go towards future upgrades to the costume (ATM all tips will go towards the ANIMATRONIC WINGS that are currently in progresssss!!!)

Sadly this weekend is the ONLY weekend that TRD will be able to attend TRF this year.

The following opportunity (and LAST OF 2013) to see TRD in the flesh is IKKIcon in Austin Texas, near the end of DECEMBER!!!

HOWDY FANS!!!

 

Just wanted to give you the heads-up that I will be selling at Delta H con this year in Houston, TX!

 
Drop by and say HI, check out our awesome stuff, and snap a picture with the Red Dragon on Saturday!!!

If you're a watcher here I would LOVE to meet you in person! Much love to all of y'all for your support! <3
ANIME OVERLOAD is this weekend in AUSTIN Texas!

Myself and :iconthecrochetdragon: will be selling our crafted wares AND used anime/manga/corsets/etc!!! 

Drop by and say HI, check out our cheap stuff, and snap a picture with the Red Dragon on Saturday!!!

If you're a watcher here I would LOVE to meet you in person! Much love to all of y'all for your support! <3
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
Howdy loyal watchers!!!

I'm getting excited about this weekend where I'll be selling at APPOLOCON in Houston this weekend!! 

Also the Red Dragon will be debuting his new brushed yarn mane!!!

If y'all are going, come on by and snap a photo with a dragon or check out all the new products!!!

I'll also be selling at Anime Overload in early July!!! Can't wait to see you and chat!!!

~Regine
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
The Red Dragon will be making the rounds at AKON this year! Hope to see you!!!

Even if I look busy PLEASE come up and say HELLO!!! I always love to meet my fellow artist buddies and watchers!!!

Happy AKON!
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
IN THIS YEAR, THE YEAR OF 2013...

RegineSkrydon will be DRAMATICALLY INCREASING convention attendance! I will endeavor to attend as many as possible as an artist dealer, but if I am unable to secure a booth I might be able to simply attend and allow the Red Dragon to roam the halls!!!

PLEASE DO DROP ON BY AND SAY HELLO!!! Even if I seem busy do not be deterred! I adore every one of you, my dearest fans, who with your support is the only reason I am striving so hard!! Please let me meet you in person and shake your hand!!

I will be pumping out massive amounts of new products, mainly badge buddies, buttons and bookmarks but I will try to mix it up and keep making masquerade masks (although due to storage and maintenance issues I am discontinuing my full-face dragon and animal masks) and leather bags.

Here is a short list of the conventions that I am 100% YES I WILL BE THERE SELLING at :)
For a full list that is kept up to date with all cons (YES attending, potentially attending, & NOT attending) visit my weebly site: regineskrydon.weebly.com/2013-…

2013 CONVENTION and FESTIVALs

Feb 22-24 - Furry Fiesta - Dallas Texas
Mar 29th thru 31st - Anime Matsuri - Houston TX - attending, not selling
May 10th thru 12th - LouisiAnime - Lafayette LA
May 24th through 26th - Riverfest - LittleRock, LA - Selling BALLOON ANIMALS only
May 31st thru June 2nd - AKON - Dallas, TX - attending, not selling. COME SEE The Red Dragon!
July 5th thru 7th - Anime Overload - Austin TX - will be run by :iconthecrochetdragon: I will attempt to attend but work comes first.
July 12th thru 14th - Delta H Con - Houston TX
Aug 23rd thru 25th - MechaCon - New Orleans, LA
Aug 30th thru Sept 1st - AnimeFest - Dallas, TX
Nov 2nd and 3rd - TRF Pirate Adventure - Plantersville, TX - attending, not selling. COME SEE The Red Dragon!
Nov 29th and 30th & Dec 1st - TRF Celtic Christmas - Plantersville, TX - attending, not selling. COME SEE The Red Dragon!
Dec Ikkicon - Austin, TX


P.S. Do YOU know of a convention that I SHOULD attend? LET ME KNOW!!! I might not even know about it!
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
Howdy all my wonderful fans! Let my start with gratitude because it's y'alls encouragement that keeps me pressing for bigger and better!!!

The Red Dragon (TRD) will be making an appearance at Anime Matsuri!!! I'll be suiting up and standing somewhere prominent where I wount cause as bad of a traffic jam lol TAKE PICTURES and post them and send me the link so I can see!!! I can't take pics myself because I'm in the damn thing! haha

I'll be appearing in the cosplay contest so snap some pics of my sweet moves on stage to a classic nerd song :)

Be sure to come closer and say hi!! And feel free to ask me anything :)
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
Howdy ALL!

I'm getting all kinds of excited about the Red Dragons rennovations that are happening! I'd like to get some help from anyone who knows anything about costuming because I'm approaching the limits of my experience (a good thing! Means it's time to LEARN again!!)

What I'm most stuck about is the new mask! Yes, I did get the same latex base that Mario Chiodo made and plan to re-make it the same way I did the previous (cut off old horns and upgrade to hartebeste, cut off wig and replace with black sheep skin, full repaint, enlarge breathing holes, etc) but I ALSO started my OWN mask base waay back in the day (in 2011) TRedDragon - Improvements by RegineSkrydon

It's started yes, and needs foaming (for which I bought a new hot knife which will be arriving in a week or so) and then scaling (intending to use painted & glazed foam sheets)

BUT!!!! Here's the hard part... I'd like to keep the same style of having my head located in the NECK of the dragon. I like it because of the added height, but more importantly it breaks the human form really well to look through the neck. The difficult part is that I would really like the neck to be moveable. The sides will be fabric, the back will have wire supports with spikes and the sheepskin mohawk, and the front shall be large scales connected towards the back that will overlap and create lots of air movement (oh thank goodness bc TX heat is death!!) and as I said, will provide good movement.

TRD - Mask Theoretical by RegineSkrydon TRD - Mask Theoretical2 by RegineSkrydon this is the current theory

So yea, if anyone knows of any tutorials going over DIY costuming where the wearers' head is located in the NECK or CHEST of the costume that would be amazingly helpful!!!

So far this has been pretty useful as a reference www.instructables.com/id/How-t… but unfortunately it only allows jaw movement, which I do want, but I'd also love neck movement...

www.stanwinstonschool.com/vide… Articulated puppetry

www.ehow.com/how_12038325_make… cable puppetry

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7u6N-… WAR Horse theatrical play puppetry

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcB-gd… THIS is what I need! But operable via head and jaw movement rather than hand ***

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6pCzY… great jaw mechanism

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iTBU8… extended hands puppet

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBtTA… 100% animatronic

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2gaX… reviewing princess :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPNvnU… sweet jumsuit method for a suit :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMnFW3… So Simple. SO effective!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAAF9-… is getting closer to what I'm after! Now I just need to figure out how to get all those controls operated via headmovements! :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzQMIx… classic reference

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrlbDM… need to watch several more times to understand the concept throught the sketches

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhUJmK… now if only it gave me a closer look at the controlls!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkBM6Q… AH HA!!!! A closer look!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow8s6-… yootuubee.com/video/gdKkZ4o_Bb… Awesome movement :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isoz0K… a excellent controls and neck movement... just a different design

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAzQr3… the jurassic park rapotors are of course a great reference

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=… RANDOM werewolf claws reference

Other tutorials about general fursuiting, mask making, costuming, etc are always welcome in addition!!!

Thanks ALL!
Hope you're enjoying the influx of art!! It's payback for waiting so patiently in 2012 while I was running around in the wilderness of ALASKAAAAAA!!

Other tutorial about using expanding foam for props: www.kamuicosplay.com/2010/10/a…
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
A list of the groups I'm a member in

Color-Me Clubs:
:icongroup-for-colorists: :iconcolor-me-club:

ART:
:iconshare-your--art: :iconwe-want-your-art: :iconget-your-art-notice: :iconda-speedpaint: :icontraditionalmedia: :icondigital-beauty: :iconthe-artkin: :icongetwatchers: :iconpromarkers-club:

FANTASY:
:iconi-create-a-own-world: :iconwinged-fantasy-club: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconmythsandlegends: :iconfantasyartwork: :iconfantastical-fantasy: :iconelemental-animals: :iconartistsbeforeavatar: :iconscifi-fanatics: :iconxxfantasy-clubxx: :iconcolours-of-fantasy: :icondafantasy: :iconimagyalite: :iconindiefantasyartists: :iconvagrantartists: :iconfantasy-feathers: :iconunicorn-club:

Dragons:
:thumb110891518: :iconshinerailovers: :icondragonnation: :icondragonartists: :icondragon-luvers: :iconthe-white-dragons: :icondraconisart: :iconthe-dragon-gods: :icongreen-yellow-dragon: :icondragon-riders-clan: :iconalpha-clan: :iconthedragonchallenge: :iconrainbowdragonclub: :iconbest-dragons-on-da: :iconepic-dragon-arts: :iconblack-dragon-fans: :iconblacknred-dragons: :iconblood-and-sinew: :iconunitedsnowdragons: :icondraagen-clan: :icondrac-fur-club: :iconnagarethdragonclub: :icondragon-artists: :iconthe-artistic-dragons: :icondragon-fanatics: :icondragon-lovers: :iconwolf-dragons: :iconfuckyouimadragon: :icondragonartistsunited: :icondragonlovers-club: :icondragonloversclub444: :iconlittle-dragons: :iconpoly-dragons: :iconrealmofthedragon: :icondragonosia: :iconthe-dragon-clan: :icondragons-and-wolves: :icondragonsanctuary: :iconthedragonartists: :icondragonsforever-club: :iconthedragonland: :icondragonsofdeviantart: :iconuniteddragonsclub: :icondragonspirit-club: :iconwinged-fantasy-club: :icondragongirls-club: :icondragonforms-club: :icondragon-lovers-welcom:

ORIGINAL CHARACTERS:
:iconowncharactersc: :iconexchangejam: :iconoriginal-fantasy: :icondragonocs: :iconcreate-your-oc-club: :iconoriginality-club: :iconoc--club: :iconfandomocs: :iconyoure-oc-club: :iconxx-original-anime-xx:  :iconfullmetal-oc-society:

HTTYD:
:iconhttydfanclub: :iconhttyd-club: :icontheart-of-nightfury: :icontoothlessfanclub: :iconhowtotrainyourdragon: :iconhttyd-fans: :icondragonwanters:

Anthro:
:iconanthro-dragon-feet: :iconmodern-anthro: :iconanthronotfurry: :iconanthro-corner: :iconanthrocommunity: :iconanthro-junkies: ::iconamazing-anthro: :iconsexyscalies: :iconfursona-friends: :iconfursonalove: :iconfursona-group: :iconfursonas-unlimited: :iconfursodragons: :iconrealisticfursuits: :iconanthro-alliance:  :iconfursuiting: :iconanthro-art-community: :iconfurryecchiland: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :iconanthro-inc: :iconsexyscalies: :iconanthro-reptiles: :iconanthroclub: :iconanthronotfurry: :iconhooves-and-horns: :iconclaws-and-paws-4ever: :iconnohumansallowed: :iconclubanthro: :iconscales-and-clawsclub: :icondark-anthro: :iconthe-anthro-group: :iconfurclub: :iconquad-and-fursuiting: :iconfursuitassist:

ANIME
:icontheanimefanartclub: :iconanimepeopleunited: :iconanime-royal: :iconanime-oc: :iconabsolute-anime-club: :iconanime-manga-4evr: :iconadult-swim-club: :iconanimeessentials: :iconallanimemangaclub: :iconanime-manga-fans: :iconangelsofanimeclub: :iconanimed-life: :iconanimangaartists: :iconanime-lovers-united: :iconanimangart: :iconanime-manga-artists: :iconanime-artists: :iconanime-oldschool: :iconanime-artists-unite: :iconanimeandmangaart: :iconanime-crossovers: :iconanimedeviants: :iconanime-explode: :iconanimeknightfans: :iconanime-lovers-club: :iconmanga-anime-4all: :iconanimeloverclub: :iconanimelovers: :iconanimemangabefore2000: :iconanimeretardz: :iconmangaandanimeartists: :iconanimevitalityclub: :iconanyanimeallanime: :iconthe-anime-manga: :iconartisticanimanga: :iconashiteruclub: :iconmanga-anime-maniacs: :iconbeautiful-villains: :iconmangacreators: :iconshare-anime-art: :iconunknown-manga-artist: :iconcute-art-club: :iconlove-4-anime: :iconcute-girls: :iconmanga-anime-artists: :iconda-animelovers: :iconmanga-studio: :iconmangaanimelovers: :icondrawanime: :iconevery-anime-artist: :iconexperimental-manga: :iconshonen4all: :iconfanartsociety: :icontakeshiobata-fanclub: :iconfullmetalpanicclub: :icontheanimefanartclub: :iconuruseiyatsuragalaxy: :iconhiromu-arakawa-fans: :iconpandorahearts-club: :iconkhclub: :iconcreate-your-oc-club: :iconoriginality-club: :iconoc--club: :iconfandomocs: :iconyoure-oc-club: :iconxx-original-anime-xx: :iconcos-club:

Cosplay & Crafts
:iconworldcosplay: :iconcosplayanimes: :iconcosplayonline: :iconcos-club:
:iconcraftcycle: :iconartisancraft: :icontheatreartists: :iconleathermaskart: :iconquad-and-fursuiting:

Dragon ball Z:
:icondragonballzfans4ever: :icondragonballzgroup: :iconyour-dragon-ball:

Final Fantasy:
:iconsephirothrulez: :iconsqueenix: :iconsquare-enix-club: :iconsilverelite: :iconfinalfantasy7fanclub: :iconff7cloudandco:

Fullmetal Alchemist:
:iconfullmetal13art: :iconthe-elric-family: :iconed-and-winry-forever: :iconfullmetalalchemistfa: :iconfullmetalalchemist-c: :iconfullmetalalchemistbh: :iconfmafangroup: :iconfullmetal-achemisthq: :iconfullmetalxflame-club: :icondeath-note-alchemist: :iconfmahumorclub: :iconfullmetalcraze: :iconfullmetalalchimistfc: :iconfullmetalloversunite: :iconalchemist-alliance: :iconfma-addicted: :iconart-of-alchemy: :iconfullmetal-freaks: :iconmyfullmetallove: :iconedward-elric-fans: :iconpintsized-alchemists: :iconalchemist-kingdom: :iconfullmetal-oc-society:

Gundam Wing:
:icongundamwingfans: :iconmilliardofanclub: :iconduo-maxwell-love: :icongundam-wing-maniacs:

Inu Yasha:
:iconinuyasha-kagomerule: :iconlord-sesshoumarusama: :iconsesshoumaru-and-rin: :iconsesskik: :iconsessh-kagura-fanclub: :iconbeautiful-villains: :iconoinuyashaanimations: :iconsesshoumaru-lovers: :iconsesshomarufanclub: :iconyoukiclub: :iconeternally-destined: :iconsessh-kagura-fanclub: :iconinu-otaku: :iconinuyoukaiclub: :iconweloveinuyashaclub: :iconsesskag: :iconoinuyashaanimations: :iconyyh-iyclub: :iconrtfc:

Kenshin:
:iconclubkenshin: :iconkenshin-group: :icontakeshiobata-fanclub: :icononetruelove: :iconkenshinslovers: :iconrk-club:  :iconuruseiyatsuragalaxy: :iconhistoricalanimefans: :iconredheadedbishies: :icon17thcentury:

Star Wars:
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  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
Sometimes folks ask me how I came to be a "successful" artist once they see my art or once they hear about my reasonable profits at conventions. So here's a summary for all my artist friends :)

1. Do what you love. Sounds simple and awesome right? Well by doing what you love, you will be able to focus better on your art, you'll be able to work harder and longer because you're actually enjoying yourself. You might even find yourself doing a bunch of planning while doing other things about how to improve your next piece. Enthusiasm shows through art.

2. Don't give up. It's true, there's tons of people who are better than you. But rest assured, there's more folks who aren't as good! Why is that? Well I personally believe that no one is BORN with artistic tallent. It's something that is found, developed, fostered, and cared for allowing it to flourish. It's like a plant that needs so much. As a child I loved coloring books (the seed), I then decided to make copies of the coloring books so I could color it more than once (add water to germinate), then I started drawing copies of the coloring books (add soil), then I started to draw my OWN pages (fertilize). All the great artists from back-in-the-day learned by making their own renditions of the masters of the time. By first tracing, then free-handing coloring books I trained my hand, it gained muscle memory. I no longer had to think and focus on how to draw a circle, a star, a square, or even a cube... My hand KNEW what to do. Remember when you were REALLY little and you had to focus so hard to write an "E"? And then they made you learn cursive because "you'll need it for college" (yea totally... pshaw) and you had to do that blasted "Z"!? But now, now your hand KNOWS how to do letters, so you just think of the word (or sentence) you want to write and your hand does the rest.... It's no different than those wakeboarding guys (or gals) who practice flips on a trampoline before doing it on the water.
I was raised to believe "You live in America, you can do anything you want! An astronaut or the president, just GO FOR IT!"
So I did, and it's thanks to that idealism that I've so many hobbies, and have even turned some into financially sustaining hobbits (ex balloon twisting, anime n' dragon art, etc).

3. NEVER GIVE YOUR ART AWAY!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYoD…  <--- If you're an artist, watch this video!!!
I used to hoard my art and never let anyone buy it. I drew it for myself and kept it for myself. Why? No one wanted to PAY me for it! I didn't slave away all those years drawing dragons so I could meet some guy to tell me "hey you're pretty good. You should draw me ____." "We'll how much will you pay me..?" Never got a good response.... I spent countless hours redesigning the baseball teams logo (hoping for the "good exposure") but once it was finally done, and they actually liked it, the project fell to pieces..... Talk about a waste of time.
Then I went to college, and I'd be seen drawing or coloring with my markers on breaks in the study hall sometimes. Fellow students and Professors alike would walk up and say
"Wow that's great! What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be in the art department?"
"No, I prefer not to live in a cardboard box..." I would respond continuing my picture.
"But that's GREAT! Im sure people would pay for that!" They'd egg me on....
"Oh yea? What do you think? $5? I'll sell it to you right here, now, for $5. Original Artwork, yours forever. What do ya say?" I would beg.
"Well... Not me, but...." They'd give some excuse...
"Aaaaand that's WHY I'm not an artist. I'm drawing what ~I~ want, not what ~YOU~ want, and thus you don't want to pay. I could draw what other people want, but there's no fun in that, it's like making roast beef when you don't eat meat, all that effort and no satisfaction. Besides, even if you did want to pay me $5 for this, I've spent 4 HOURS doing it... That's hardly a wadge, and doesn't begin to cover the cost of materials.... So yea... I'm in FORESTRY to make money so I can AFFORD to be an artist for ME."
Afterall if you want to make art that will sell quickly, paint pretty pictures of flowers for people to put in their bathroom....
THEN I finished college, and went back to take a 3D course to learn how to make reproductions of horns, at least that was the goal and it was the most applicable course I could find. Sadly the professor and I butted heads. He was one of those who believes Anime is NOT art; and DRAGONS are cliche. I'm sorry.... But Anime is not literature, it's not photography, it's not a natural resource, it's made using art supplies, and is very much art. Dragons are cliche? I researched the full meaning of cliche so I wouldn't embarass myself.... I found it to mean simply: overused. I then retorted what about still lives? What about the human figure? Please tell me, what ISN'T cliche. He gave reasons that all my examples weren't cliche and at that point it was a downward spiral so we eventually stopped arguing about it. I silently continued to restort tho, and was amused when his favorite of my pieces were the amorphous BLOB I carved and polished into a hunk of marble, and a welded OWL (that was similar to a very famous design that he 100% didn't recognize as cliche).
It was then that we started debating the purpose of art.... I believe it's made to convey a message visually (without verbal words), the whole, picture is worth 1,000 words bit. He believed it was made to get the artist in a museum and that's the only goal an artist should have. Now, I realize that the ULTIMATE goal of an artist could be to show their art in a museum, but what about BEFORE then? How are they going to SURVIVE and pay rent, bills, and be able to AFFORD EXPENSIVE ART SUPPLIES to make art to hope to sell for a meager profit once they give the gallery half of it!?!? HUH!? HOW!? But he didn't care, and I started to resent the art department of the school, because I saw so many getting a degree in art that had NO IDEA how to make a living as an artist, they're just told how excellent being is museums is and to shoot for that but no real instruction on HOW to GET THERE.... Needless to say that was a excruciating WASTE of ~$1,500 of my hard-earned forestry money..... But then again I did learn to weld (in 3 days....).

4. Find YOUR customers. That was my Dads big thing... He's an amazing artist, with a truely unique and intriguing style. But it's nearly impossible to find the right customer for it. Someone who not only LIKES it, but has a PLACE IN THEIR HOUSE that it would go well in. Most folks woun't redo a whole room to put a painting in it... They'll get a painting that MATCHES. It's hard enough to make money (aka, pay for materials used, and time spent, PLUS PROFIT) on art without having to double the price to have it hanging in a Gallery.... So my Dad was always a little pessimistic about art as a career. Afterall my uncle is an amazing pro photographer/videographer but he's not rolling in the dough (as I think he should).
So what was I to do? I liked to draw dragons and anime... How could I possibly sell my artwork? When I was in middle an highschool getting into it, most the kids were too young to have a job, and so didn't exactly have disposable income to buy my anime stuff. BUT I loved going to conventions. And I noticed that I'd save my precious allowance to throw it in wads at the folks selling at the anime cons because the stuff was hard to find (and awesome). THATS IT! CONS! I'll sell my stuff at CONS! It's a mega-hot-spot of young and enthusiastic people, who all like the stuff I want to draw! Awesome :) I tried selling masks for a while but found that it was hard to find the person who wanted to wear a blue water type dragon mask, or a leopard mask, and then they had to FIT the mask too! So I gave up on those to focus more on masquerade masks (that fit most and are quicker, tho more expensive to make), and laminated prints of popular anime/game/movie characters that I'd call badge buddies for people to put on their con badges to start up conversations with other attendies; best of all they're inexpensive to make, are easily reproduced (tho it takes forever to cut them out, laminate them, an cut 'em out again) so I can keep the prices low! Convention folks LOVE cheap things :) Then I started selling fox tails and man they're a hit! I can't wait to have the faux fur tails available as well!

You thoughts???
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!
Well hia folks!

I've now moved to Sheridan Arkansas where my new job is located! I'll be working as a Forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission! It's a pretty sweet job from what I can tell and I'm excited to get into it, and get settled for a couple years in one spot :)

I've rented a nice big house to be based out of! With one whole room for business/work stuff, and another for storage aside from the bedroom/kitchen/living rooms :) The rabbits are happily housed as well, and I'll post some pics soon as I get around to it!

The other good news is that since Sheridan is located in Southeast Arkansas, I'll be able to make it to some of the Texas Conventions in 2013!! Optimally that will include glorious AKON!!! And with luck the Red Dragon Costume will be mostly revamped (at least enough to make an appearance... the animatronic wings will likely not be ready tho).

I'll be working on pumping out some new badge buddies, and more fox tails (and optimally faux fur tails for those who stand with PETA over the fence).

If you're a watcher who happens to live in Arkansas (or know someone cool who does) you should contact me and maybe we can meet up and chill? I'm in the market for some close (vicinity) friends :)

Thanks all! Hopefully I'll be posting some new art for ya here soon!
~Regine
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Silmarillion - JRR Tolkein
  • Watching: Food Matters - Documentary
  • Playing: With My Jungle of a Garden!
  • Eating: Devils Food Cake!
  • Drinking: Meadery of the Rockies! They&#039;re Awesome!