Hey I forgot about Artslam. Where is it? Did I miss the sign up? Are my slam buddies still around?
- Listening to: Xenoblade soundtrack
- Reading: intensely
- Drinking: Earl Grey with lavender
Back on trackI'm all caught up with DA now!
I've gone through everyone's art, caught up on webcomics, and got around to uploading some of my stuff from the past year.
I think I'm ready to be an artist again.
I'm working on a really big piece right now for a gallery. One of the problems with big stuff is frames. Frames seem to come in two styles - really tacky and cheap, or terribly expensive. Recently I've just been going to pawn shops and buying someone's framed jigsaw puzzle, or crappy old poster, and throwing the content away and keeping the frame. But then you never know what size you're going to get. Last year I managed to find some Disney stand-up frame in a toy store for cheap, and I just threw away the stand and scratched off the Disney logo... Why can't there be less expensive ones?
Anyway, thanks for sticking around. If you know any good webcomics I might try reading, let me know. It's become a nightly routine before bed. . .
Am I an artist?I'm coming back. . .
I went on to DA after a year, there are over 1,000 things to look through.
Am I even an artist anymore? I started wondering about that, took up a pencil again, it's not all lost!
I think I will start uploading things here again.
Thanks for sticking with me.
My photo calendarFor those of you interested in Japan, or pretty scenery, I've put up a calendar for sale:
If you're interested in my life, or Japan, here is my blog:
:iconantiretrovirus: - photography
http://www.randomisgod.com - Website
Got tagged by :iconlaitma:
1. How many stories do you have? Have you been working on them long, do you find yourself dropping older ones to work on newer ones?
I like to kill off stories and just work on one, because I tend to get overwhelmed and I really don't have a lot of free time. But I have a list of backburner things in mind... I also hate dropping things, I feel really guilty about them. So I tend not to put energy into things that I think might get dropped. But, like my Two Moons comic, there are some stories I tend to muse over from time to time and consider going back to.
2. Do you think there's such a thing as too many OCs?
That's like saying is there a such thing as being too creative.. Uhh no? I mean it's the brain going "what if!? what if?!" That's always a good thing. Being curious about other mentalities, looking at things from new perspectives, thinking about people who represent something
One month until Artslam!I know it's a month away, but I'm so ready for Artslam!
Who else is up for a whole summer of doing art?
All fun and no pressure, you just have to draw every day!
Great for bouncing around character and world-building ideas!
And an excellent way to get advice on art! Or to get that kick in the butt to actually finish something!
WebcomicsI just read a really, really good webcomic. . . Can't wait for more:
The storytelling is just art unto itself. . .
And it's creepy.... I don't want to turn off the lights!
Another friend just started a webcomic. October
The art is amazing.
In other news, I had an interesting day yesterday.
Maybe the most interesting thing was that I just happened to be taking a walk outside when suddenly the lunar eclipse started. I had no idea this was going to be happening, and it just happened to be at a time when I could see it. I went to the park to watch. I just happened to have a flashlight on me so I was able to get some moth pictures. This reminded me of one of the lessons I teach at school. "What do you carry around just in case?" Some students don't understand "just in case" so I always say, "I have an umbrella just in case it ra
Amidst ArtslamArtslam this year has been really great so far! Two more months to go!
A year ago, at the end of Artslam, I manages to draw this:
It took forever and I felt so awkward at every stage of the process.
This year I did this:
It took so much less time, and every time I felt a little less confident, someone would give me some great advice and I'd figure things out!
Does anyone else want to join the slam for July???
Stock and reference photos: :iconantiretrovirus:
Artslam is coming!Artslam - the only thing that gets me off my ass and makes me do art, instead of just thinking about doing art.
Who wants to join me for one, two, or three months of art?
This year I want to work on backgrounds and my sense of color. I'm starting to realize that these things sorta go hand in hand. I can't just say - green! and make the shadows in a picture green, it has to fit in with what else is happening in the picture.
http://www.randomisgod.com - website
http://japanshin.livejournal.com - blog
:iconantiretrovirus: - photography and stock
SeashellsI'm going to be posting a lot of pictures of seashells. It was a rainy day and the shells had been sitting around in their basket for too long. I took them all out and painted them. I was going for flowery patterns since it's spring and people are in to that kind of thing in the spring.
If anyone wants me to paint you a seashell, or a dozen, I think I'd charge a dollar for a black one and two dollars for a gold one, and then shipping. They're really fun to make!
Seashells are nifty. Each one is different. You can even find differences on two sides of a clam. Each pattern, whorl, color, is made by nature, with extreme precision. I love wandering on the beach finding shells.
Facebook: Jennifer Hina
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Commission info (CLOSED)
Thank you so much!
📅 I work on commissions from Monday to Friday.
(Almost all day, unless I have to leave home to do something)
Saturday and Sunday I will work on personal drawings (or I will just rest)
To follow the process of your commission, you can access my Trello page:
Before commissiong me, please read the Terms of service.
What can i draw:
Any other kind of animals/closed species.
(If you have any doubt just ask me if I can draw your character)
What I WON'T draw:
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Reading Visual Novels Using AGTH/TA/ATLAS/ITH:icononewithrussiaplz::iconsaysplz:Greetings!
This tutorial will explain to you how to read (almost any) Visual Novel in English without prior Japanese knowledge using Translation Aggregator, AGTH or ITH, and ATLAS. These programs do not modify the games files, so they should be safe to use without causing issues with developers.
I will begin with a short explanation as to what these programs are, followed by steps on how to set them up and finally some extra tips and tricks you could use to further the translations!
Feel free to ask questions through comments. Just keep in mind that I'm no expert at these programs and I myself used a tutorial to understand the basics of the programs, so I may be unable to answer some questions. Most links I supply will take you to the developer forums where you can download and ask questions about the specific program. No better help than the kind that comes from the ones who made it!
You can also scroll to the bottom for links to other tut
Great book for learning about pixel artI read through this a while ago and have been meaning to plug it here since I've always found good pixel art guides hard to come by and this was super helpful to me!
This book is very thorough and goes from how pixel art was originally made for old games (which I've always wondered about and find super interesting) to basic pixel art concepts and on to more advanced subjects including animation! I learned some new stuff and it clarified other things I knew about but didn't really have a clear understanding of. It's also very visually oriented so there's a lot of clear examples of the concepts covered.
There's also a free preview available here if you want to check that out first -
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character