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Enough of these 35 degree days...... >:I
I believe in the healing power of May.

:D
Holy Smokes!!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE Daily Deviation!!!

It's my very first DD and I am so thrilled and honored and happy that you guys like my work! Thank you so much for all the support and lovely comments and loving! :heart:

:love: Extra special thanks to :iconserend1pity: and :iconneurotype: for suggesting my work and :iconatramina: for featuring it! :love:

Also, a million thanks to :iconclaidhcroi:, for having a beautiful character and for being born so I could paint you a present!  :heart:


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This week my work was featured in DA-TalentScout! It's such an honor. *wipes away a manly tear*

:heart: Thank you so much :iconsvet-svet: and :iconalosa:! :heart:


Now, this is the first subscription I've ever had.... and I have ALWAYS wanted to do a feature--- so here we have twelve of the many beautiful works of art that have inspired me. :love:

:thumb190253019: apples, grapes and brass by David-McCamant Knight of the Pink Polka Dot by Lizzy-John Fish by Risata What the World Doesn't Know by mynameistran FISH by rei-i Intent by TenderlySharp deathknight pt3 by CrankBot james at buzzz by uberpker


Artists featured in order are :iconpettryb:  :icondavid-mccamant: :iconlizzy-john: :iconrisata: :iconmynameistran: :iconrei-i: :icontenderlysharp: :iconsorskc: :iconcrankbot: :iconuberpker: :iconashcap: :iconcirouette:
This week my work was featured in DA-TalentScout! It's such an honor. *wipes away a manly tear*

:heart: Thank you so much :iconsvet-svet: and :iconalosa:! :heart:


Now, this is the first subscription I've ever had.... and I have ALWAYS wanted to do a feature--- so here we have twelve of the many beautiful works of art that have inspired me. :love:

:thumb190253019: apples, grapes and brass by David-McCamant Knight of the Pink Polka Dot by Lizzy-John Fish by Risata What the World Doesn't Know by mynameistran FISH by rei-i Intent by TenderlySharp deathknight pt3 by CrankBot james at buzzz by uberpker


Artists featured in order are :iconpettryb:  :icondavid-mccamant: :iconlizzy-john: :iconrisata: :iconmynameistran: :iconrei-i: :icontenderlysharp: :iconsorskc: :iconcrankbot: :iconuberpker: :iconashcap: :iconcirouette:
Hello Everybody! I hope you're all having a LOVELY December! I've been wading through Finals..... but one more and I'm done!

:boogie:

And, I'm turning twenty this Friday! I'm overly excited....probably should calm down and study..... OR NOT! :la: :party: :la:

I'll be a legal adult in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, and New Zealand!!!!!!! Haha! Hooray!

How do you guys feel on your Birthdays? Is it a good thing? Do you feel strange? Is it just another day?

What's the most important Birthday you've had yet? Are you looking forward to any yet to come?

Also, you guys are all SO invited to my Birthday Party (though it will have to be something we all celebrate in our imaginations with confetti and dragons and popcorn and glitter everywhere) BECAUSE I LOVE YOU~!!

Love,
Jive

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☆COMMISSION SOME JIVE!☆

Hello everybody! I'm currently taking Commissions so that I can someday go home. There are Unlimited Slots! Please feel free to take a peek at what I'm offering below. I love to draw for others, so I'll do my best for you! <3

:bulletpink: Experimental Portraits!  **New Type!
$6 for One
www.mangabullet.com/art/180158 www.mangabullet.com/art/180157 talking-jive.tumblr.com/post/1… www.mangabullet.com/art/177736
$18 for a group of four!
fav.me/d2zolei

:bulletpink:Chibi-Realism:bulletpink:
$4
]i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
Examples: www.mangabullet.com/art/167219 www.mangabullet.com/art/158366 www.mangabullet.com/art/157564

:bulletpink:Simple Animated Icon:bulletpink:
$5
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…

:bulletpink:Animated Icon with CG Portrait:bulletpink:
$15
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… - www.mangabullet.com/art/178120… - fav.me/d2twb0l
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… - www.mangabullet.com/art/163234… - www.mangabullet.com/art/156998

:bulletpink:CG Portrait:bulletpink:
$10
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
Just take a look at my Gallery! >v<

☆Original Characters and your favorite characters from any media are GOOD! <3
☆Any kind of reference is okay!
☆I won't paint anything I'm not comfortable with and I have the right to say no to any commission.
☆These Commissions are't for commercial use.
☆Pay With PayPal (the rates above are in USD and do not include the paypal transfer fee- please be sure to calculate the fee when sending payment)


☆☆:heart: NOTE me if you're interested or want more info! :heart: ☆☆[/center]

Any support or help getting the word out is super-duper appreciated! <3
☆COMMISSION SOME JIVE!☆

Hello everybody! I'm currently taking Commissions so that I can someday go home. There are Unlimited Slots! Please feel free to take a peek at what I'm offering below. I love to draw for others, so I'll do my best for you! <3

:bulletpink: Experimental Portraits!  **New Type!
$6 for One
www.mangabullet.com/art/180158 www.mangabullet.com/art/180157 talking-jive.tumblr.com/post/1… www.mangabullet.com/art/177736
$18 for a group of four!
fav.me/d2zolei

:bulletpink:Chibi-Realism:bulletpink:
$4
]i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
Examples: www.mangabullet.com/art/167219 www.mangabullet.com/art/158366 www.mangabullet.com/art/157564

:bulletpink:Simple Animated Icon:bulletpink:
$5
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…

:bulletpink:Animated Icon with CG Portrait:bulletpink:
$15
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… - www.mangabullet.com/art/178120… - fav.me/d2twb0l
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… - www.mangabullet.com/art/163234… - www.mangabullet.com/art/156998

:bulletpink:CG Portrait:bulletpink:
$10
i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab… i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
Just take a look at my Gallery! >v<

☆Original Characters and your favorite characters from any media are GOOD! <3
☆Any kind of reference is okay!
☆I won't paint anything I'm not comfortable with and I have the right to say no to any commission.
☆These Commissions are't for commercial use.
☆Pay With PayPal (the rates above are in USD and do not include the paypal transfer fee- please be sure to calculate the fee when sending payment)


☆☆:heart: NOTE me if you're interested or want more info! :heart: ☆☆[/center]

Any support or help getting the word out is super-duper appreciated! <3
:la:
Update!

I am temporarily closing Commissions, Art Trades and Random Giftarts as next Wednesday I fly off to visit my best buddy for the first time in two years! I'll be frolicking with my friend for three weeks, have one week back home in the Switz, then I fly back to the USA for Uni where I shall certainly face a schoolwork explosion. For these reasons I won't have much, if any, time to draw anything until (oh, lord) December! D':

Have a great rest of the summer and new fall term!  

Much Love,
Jivey




(Sorry Arakawa icon family... I wanted to practice my Photoshop animation.... <3)
Hello!

:)

I'm taking commissions so drop me a message if you're interested! Dudes. My mom is the only person to EVER commission me. It's sad sauce. And they're pretty cheap! :la:

--Chibi-Realism--
:bulletpink: $4
I'll draw your OCs or favorite characters as chubby-cheeked cuties for just $4!! Have a look here for examples I've put together: talking-jive.deviantart.com/ar… and fav.me/d2rjeoe

--Digital Portrait--
:bulletpink: $10
This is pretty straight forward! I'll paint a portrait of your Original Character or a favorite character from any fandom, fantasy, or reality. :) Only $10!! :D

--Your Favorite Character as a Child--
:bulletpink: $13.00
+$15 for every additional character (max +2)
I'm accepting a special 'Your Favorite Character as a Child' commission where I'll paint anyone as they might have looked as a cute-as-a-button little-one! Have a look at Talking-Jive.deviantart.com/ar… and Talking-Jive.deviantart.com/ar… to get an idea of what to expect.


Please add on the Paypal fee to the prices above. You can find a calculator at the following www.rolbe.com/paypal.htm :)
(Note: I forgot to add this bit, so any commissioners I am already working with don't have to worry about it)

Here are my rules:

-Pay with Paypal

-Know that my signature will be on each commissioned work so as to avoid breaking copyright laws and/or unlawful reproduction.

-When your commission is completed, you will receive a 300dpi .jpg version of the image.

-You are allowed to use your commission for personal proposes (i.e. banners, print it out yourself to hang on your wall, give it to someone as a gift, display it on your personal website, etc.) so long as you make sure the artist is clearly depicted as me, don’t alter the image and aren’t making any money from it.

-I will not draw anything explicitly sexual. I will let you know if your proposed image is beyond my comfort-level and am very willing to be in contact with a potential commissioner so we can both have the most pleasant commission process possible!

-Animals and machinery are great but not my expertise. Let's keep things Humanoid, please!

-Remember, though, I maintain my own right to decline a commission. If I say I will not paint a certain image I will not paint it and there need not be any discussion.

-Please take a look at the most recent pictures in my gallery! This style is what you are commissioning. Please keep this in mind when you see the end result. I don’t want anybody to be disappointed!

Please feel free to e-mail me at talking-jive(at)hotmail.ch with any questions!
Commission Info

Hello Internet!

:sun:

I would like to announce that I have decided to open up some commissions! :dummy:

Send me a note if you are interested and I will reply with my ground rules. If you accept these rules, say so in your and write a description of the image you want. Once we work out what I'll be drawing for you, I'll give you may PayPal address. Once I get your payment confirmed I'll get working and you will most likely have your finished commission within the month! Fun stuff!

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Type of Art and Prices

:bulletorange: CG In-Style Original Characters : $20
See Talking-Jive.deviantart.com/ar… and Talking-Jive.deviantart.com/ar… for examples of what to expect.

For the CG In-Style Original Character commission I will draw your OC in the style of the anime it originates from! How fun, no? These characters will be full-body portraits focusing on the anime style and depiction of your OC as close to that style as I can muster. The colored lineart will have a white background.

:bulletorange: Digital Painted Character Bust : $20
See talking-jive.deviantart.com/ar… examples of what to expect.

For the Digital portrait I will paint your favorite Character (Original or not) using Corel Painter X and Photoshop CS3. These portraits will be composted of the face, hair and shoulders of the character and will have a solid-color background or lightly detailed background, depending on the design I choose.

(the above prices don't include the PayPal fee, so please use the following www.rolbe.com/paypal.htm to see how much you will need to send me )

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Uni is fun. Busy but fun.

My roommate and I have been watching Bleach and Ouran High School Host Club. I'm sure all the boys are just loving our feminine squeals and epic repeating of the few Japanese words we know as we hear them.

:giggle:

I have a job working with Photoshop editing the Art History department's images for large-scale projection. Very cool beans.

End result of class + work + tea parties and anime = very little time to paint. I'll probably be slowing down a little- just a warning. :)

Now, SLEEP!

:faint:
Just arrived home from Canterbury this morning...

I'm off to Budapest, Slovakia, and Czech Rep. tomorrow.

And the week after next I'm in Colorado.

-Then after three or so days to Portland and Uni.

*gasps for air*

Pretty epic (and zombifying) beans, I think.

:D
:boogie:

:iconhellobaby: finished my commission!!!!

Find it here:

hellobaby.deviantart.com/art/F…

I just about keeled over when I saw it..... :heart: :love: :heart:
:heart: :heart: :heart:

I've been notified that my roommate for College next year is a girl from Kunming, China. I think it's destiny. Kunming is Zurich's sister-city!

Have a look at my website/blog/sketchblog!

:w00t: -> web.me.com/escostello/ <- :w00t:
I'm in Zurich!

I also made a website!

You can find it right over there :w00t:--------> web.me.com/escostello/escostel… <----------:w00t:
  • Listening to: French+German = ? :(
-Face toward the sea, with spring blossoming-

From tomorrow on I will be a happy person
Grooming, chopping, and traveling all over the world
From tomorrow on, I will care about foodstuffs and vegetables
Living in a house towards the sea, with spring blossoming
From tomorrow on I will write to each of my dear friends
Telling them of my happiness
What the lightning of blessedness has told me
I will spread it to everyone
And give a warm name for every river and every mountain
Strangers, I will also give you my well-wishing
Wish you have a brilliant future
Wish your lover becomes spouse eventually
Wish you enjoy this happiness in this earthly world
I wish only to face the sea, with spring flowers blossoming

-Haizi


Ah, Chinese melancholy. I memorized this poem to recite on the last day of my AP English class. I'm glad it's now summonable in my mind. I've been figuring out a possible class schedule for next year and it's looking like Art History and East Asian studies are catching my heart the most. Imagine, traveling east Asia looking at architecture and Buddhist symbolism! Paradise...

Next year will be interesting.... the family diaspora is growing more real... I wonder if I'll be able to feel homesick, knowing what was 'home' has scattered across the world? Who knows. No use worrying, right?

:sun:

Sorry for the long, unnecessary journal... but darn it is that Sherlock Holmes face down there not one of the cutest things to exist?!
New Year's Day--
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

-Kobayashi Issa

With graduation so soon I feel as though it could count as a "New Year"....

:)

Ah, Issa, you're my poetic hero- the Pablo Neruda of feudal Japan!
  • Reading: Haiku (literal)
  • Eating: Popcorn (figurative)
Where I go to college next year = Lewis and Clark.

Exciting.

I'm happy about it.

It's a very good school.

-- but I'm such a nerd.

They asked me "what major/minors are you considering?" to help place me with a suitable roommate and I wrote "mathematics, art history, international affairs, anthropology/sociology, studio art, physics, and english." I'm on the loose... watching Nova, doodling tomatoes on napkins, and reading my mom's engineering artificial intelligence books in the back of parked cars....

Oh boy. Here power-geek Emily comes, Lewis and Clark...

B-)

Gosh, I can't wait until I can ditch my car and take the bus everywhere. Hallelujah.

I can't think of anything else to spew into the internet now.

Alright then,
Bye-bye!
  • Listening to: 30 second Balalaika song previews
Sorry about the Poetry explosion.... :)
  • Listening to: Repairman noises
  • Watching: Literal paint dry