I have in fact been busy with my clay again these past few weeks. As I really want to start selling my stuff I need to get the pictures just right for a webshop, which is why I haven't submitted anything yet. But things are coming, I promise
Setting up a new line... for fishI have been quiet these last few months huh. I have been quite busy with all sorts of things, part of which are new artworks. I'm planning a photo shoot soon so expect lots of new things in the weeks to come
And in the mean time, I've created a Instragram account just to posts works in progress
One of the things I'm working on is aquarium decorations. So I have this aquarium for years already and for quite some time I thought it would be neat to make my own decorations for it, cause let's face it, what you see in the stores is kinda generic. The only thing stopping me was the fact that no one seems to have any experience in aquarium deco made out of polymer clay. There's quite some doubt whether this is a safe material to use so no one tests it.
In my experience it's not so much the water (and fish) that are in danger of the clay but rather the other way round. I have made floating polymer clay fish in the p
Website(s)I have been busy, with creative business no less, just not artwork and the likes. I recently moved to a different webhost, in order to get more space for less cash, which meant that I could finally host all my photos on my photo site which meant I had to actually update it and all (I had more photos from 2013 than I thought. I sure like going to the zoo). And then I felt I should also update my portfolio site and as I'd started redoing the Tirn Aill comic that whole site really needed a good make over as well and maybe I should finally do the Dutch version of it cause I am Dutch after all and well, that all took time. But I am done for now. In the meantime the Tirn Aill domain is being redirected to a subdomain from my personal domain (again to save on cash and for the time being I have more webspace than I know what to do with anyway) so it no longer has its own webspace but the URL still works.
So you can have a look if you like at http://www.petraderoodt.nl for my personal sites, or
Devious Journal EntryOne month into the new year, I guess it's time to start creating again. I do have a lot of ideas and things I want to do, I just need a kickstarter really.
Luckily I still have a bunch of ATCs I did last summer I hadn't uploaded yet plus a few I made for Christmas (to be sent as cards), so why not start with that
Tirn Aill (the comic)I have a comic. Or better I and Migirik have comic, one we've been calling Tirn Aill (Celtic for 'the other world' (meaning fairy world) which seemed suitable as it's about both elves and a different planet). We wrote it together, designed it together, drew for it together, though I did the inking and everything that came after it.
One way or another we'd been working on TA since we were young teens and eventually we managed to get halfway part 4 of our story (to be 8 parts, each part containing 36 pages), plus a prequel sort of story of 48 pages I and Tamara-Hawk concocted, before it all came to a grinding halt.
We've always had our problems with Tirn Aill, my friend having a very busy life, first with medical school, then the job and now she's even married, has a young child and has emigrated, which does kinda make meeting up for an afternoon quite impossible rather than the incredibly tricky it was before.
For me it was more internal factors that stopped me from havin
More ATCsThese past couple of weeks I've been busying myself with new ATCs, most of which will be available for a trade. This time no series of sorts, I've just used random subjects and ideas, a lot of which I borrowed from prompts on the Sketch Fest site.
I'll be adding about 2-3 cards every day, hope you'll like them
ATCsSo I jumped on that bandwagon called ATCs. I don't know how much of a hobby I going to make it as I have plenty of other stuff I like to do, provided I'm not in one of my creative slumps (plus if I'm in the mood I tend to have phases; I can really get into something but I will always become bored after a while so then I have to start something else and so on and so on). But most of my projects tend to be on the big side and I feel these ATCs is a great way of doing something small that can be finished in a relatively short time and that doesn't need so much material (1 piece of paper, drawing and colouring tools plus my computer for references and my computer space is also my drawing space AND my "home theatre space" so I can just do these where I was sitting anyway).
As I couldn't really come up with anything on the top of my head I decided to just draw from nature then and I started with my leopard gecko. Even though my amount of photos of him are nowhere near as much as say my dogs
JewelrySo I just flooded the place with jewelry I made, sorry about that
These are all things I've made in the past, mostly for myself (I don't have a jewelry box, I have a jewelry drawer). Made loads more, mostly sold those or gifted them, without thinking about scanning them (much clearer than photography I've found), but I reckon the new folder I made here is full enough to give you an impression of one of my other creative outlets
Devious Journal EntryI've just realized it's been a while since I last updated this journal. It's also been a while (though not as much) since I last updated something new here, so I decided to start... with something I created last year *grin*
I do actually have a whole list of ideas I wanted to create last year but didn't get around to because other stuff just kept cropping up and my mood had kinda faded away after a while anyway. When I start working with a medium I really get into 'the zone' and I just want to work on nothing else until I get bored and want to do something else. Unfortunately that something else wasn't a creative one so apart from the Crazy Christmas Card I haven't got anything to show for that period of time. I have actually been productive again these last few weeks, with knitting patterns (I can't knit but my mother can and she can't make patterns so I don't feel bad with lading her with a whole bunch of knitting projects ), which isn't really something to show here either. I mean
New is done, on to the newestSo I've uploaded just about all I made last year, it's time to start with the things I've made and will make this year.
I'm starting with several techniques that can be turned into jewelry and I thought it would be nice to write small tutorials, in case anyone will want to try them out themselves. So if anything doesn't seem clear enough, just tell me and I will try to make it more clearly.
I've also purchased some new materials such as metal paints (actual ground metal powder solutions) and rust patinas with which I've done fun experiments.
Plus I covered up a bunch of lovely shaped and sometimes coloured bottles, all of which I will be uploading over the next days
[Design Resell and Trade Center]Decided to set up a small resell and trade center for anyone who owns a design from me! If you're interested in trading or reselling a design made by me you can fill out a form below and post it here for others to see.
As a reminder:
-you may only resell a design if you paid money for it. If you received the design as a gift or through a no-money trade, you can only trade and not resell.
-You can only resell a design for the original price you paid for or less. I will NOT be responsible for things like add-ons and extras, and YOU are responsible for getting permission from artists if you decide to add extras onto the original price.
-You can mix up your trades/resells, ex: you can ask for a mixture of art and money if the money part of the trade does not exceed the original price.
-If trading for things like art and design vouchers, the vouchers cannot exceed the original price of the design.
-art and design trades will be a decision made by both parties to be agreed upon. Both p
regresando a la historiahola ^^ .. ya terminado el mes de octubre es momento de volver al los capítulos del comic. en estos momentos estoy comenzando a realizar la primera parte del capitulo 10. espero poder tenerlo listo antes que llegue el final del año y así terminar este año con una ultima parte... y una vez mas gracias por seguir apoyando el comic ^^ bye...
BUYER BEWARE: ebernean (charge back)Wow, didn't think I would make another one of these so soon, and I am pissed.
ebernean, email@example.com, has filed a charge back against me, without warning.
I hid the numbers in the email address, because I don't want to post something that might be personal info, but I do want to give enough to help identify this person elsewhere.
Fortunately, it's for a commission I haven't done yet.
Unfortunately, I don't know yet if it will come with an additional $20+ charge back fee, if it was for a credit card.
And this was ONLY a $15 commission.
I just find it extremely shitty, because I am nothing but open and honest with buyers. Since I have been delayed on commissions I offered everyone a refund, multiple times: (To Do List) So to file a charge back, possibly drop some fees on top of me, and interfere with an artist's ability to pay bills and feed herself
friends 4 life
Grandma's memories by touchofthesoul
Snoozing Spooky by A-Separate-Reality
To miss a vampire by TonyGCampagna
Zero-01 - Welcome Home! (NanoFoX Projects) by Unreal-Forever
First Snow Event by morningstarskid
Manip 77 by ladyjudina
Grace by Mom-EsPeace
RHS Show 2015 Dragon by fearless-frog
I Love Both Jokers Equally Stamp by Carriejokerbates
Spider in the Night by Iris-cup
Southwest by crazygardener
It's shaping up to be a wonderful holiday by Child-Of-The-Light
My cat is melancholic by Andrei-Azanfirei
Irresolute by NOTEBLUE13
The Golden Fall by Sara-Arasteh
Cadeau pour un Cher Ami by ChasMandala
Congratulations! It's a Boy! by Loffy0
What'll I Do About You by SueJO
Happy Halloween 2018! by burningrage8-13
I realize, I was only Dreaming.... by Hermetic-Wings
A Happy Christmas! :) by Art-Fashion-History
Street got really hit with snow. by CMoretzfan19
Love you my dear friends! by vafiehya
Directing Castlevania Netflix series!I'm very proud to announce I'm the Director of the Castlevania Netflix series! Check out the teaser trailer!
Me and my team at Powerhouse Animation Studios have been working extraordinarily hard to bring this franchise we all love to life and cannot be happier to finally share it with everyone!
Autumnal Qilin by KatePfeilschiefter
Dragon by ArisT0te
Infection by evelmiina
The Ancient Elements of Harmony by Ziom05
Autumn Princess by Lupinicious
Siesta by NadiavanderDonk
Just the Two of Us by DolphyDolphiana
Big Top by SuicideBySafetyPin
Siren's Stare by JoJoesArt
Bubbles Upon Bubbles by wolfepaw
When there is no autumn, just make it by woxys
Photoshop speed painting videoThis is a personal challenge: 1-2 hours each day to draw a small piece that makes me happy ~ I'll try to update the artworks at my Facebook page at least every 2 days. Visit me here if you're interested in: https://www.facebook.com/claparosans/
The full size, layered psd file (+line art), and video of this piece is now available at my Gumroad store: https://gumroad.com/claparo#, you can down load them all for free : )
Thanks for views and enjoy :'D
471-490 Llamas, Watchers + FeaturesI really love if someone gives me a llama and watch! I made this feature for the 471st to 490th person who gives me llama, my watchers’ work and suggestions, and my personal favorite works too! Don’t forget to leave a link or thumb (if you are a CORE member) in comment of your or your friend's picture to be featured on the next one!!!