For some reason, I've started writing more than drawing. The stories I pluck out of my head are being posted on squidcakes.spiraln.com if you're interested.
- Drinking: Buckets of Iced Tea
Devious Journal EntryI just entered the Cute Monster T-Shirt contest here on Deviantart. If you wanna vote for it click on the "I'd Wear This" button.
Thanks for you support. Toby thanks you too.
Did ya miss me?Well, I just want to say that I've just had the longest creative dry spell of my career. It lasted months.
I didn't check on my Deviant site hardly at all. So I just want to say "Thank You" to all the people that faved, featured and posted nice comments on my work.
Hopefully you will see this journal entry.
Christmas Cards 2009Hey Kids.
I've been busy lately in the working world lately and haven't been able to do too much work. I've really appreciated all the Favs, comments and such in the meantime. It helps me.
So now it's that time again for Christmas Cards and I'm making time for a new design! So like the last two years, if you want a card from me, email me your mailing address. Let me know as soon as you get a chance, because I haven't gone to the printer yet and it will help me decide on how many copies I need.
Take care guys!
Art ShowWell, I'm trying to get ready for an art show. If you're in the Hill Country of Texas during Memorial weekend, there is an art and craft show in Kerrville that I'm attending. I've linked to the show's website on my blog in the events section if you want to know more.
I've haven't been out in my tent if a couple of years so it should be fun. I'm still way behind on my print production. I got a lot of cobwebs to brush off of the shop. I hope my tent doesn't smell like cat pee.
Oh and by the way. For the people that have made print requests, you can buy prints through my Etsy shop or directly from me. Go to my website, it has links to my various stores.
Gallery QuestDoes anybody know of a Gallery that sells cute cartoon works like mine? I need some representation cuz I suck as a salesman. The only galleries I find sell the cartoon work that is twisted and dark.
By the way I think I may change my style soon. Making a living at art is hard enough, but people seem to think cartoons are great but they don't want to pay you "fine art" prices. OK I'm rambling. Sorry.
Let me know and Thanks.
Christmas CardsHey Kids, I'm going to send out Christmas Cards again this year and if you want to be on the list email me your mailing address and I'll send you one. If you were on the list last year and want another one and your address has changed or not let me know as well. I will not assume you are still there or even interested in my designs any more, so let me know.
Take care everyone.
ETSY StoreMy wife has been building me an Etsy store. So now you can buy without all the bidding and waiting on Ebay. Its not finished, we hope to have more on there but it worth a look now.
Its at: http://www.spiraln.etsy.com
Have fun art monkeys!
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
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
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:
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