I'll be livestreaming on Picarto.tv tonight at 10:15 PM CST! Feel free to pop in and watch. ^^
Update: Eeeeeeep. Running late tonight! Streaming now!>.<
- Listening to: Nothing.
Where does this ocean go?In light of the fact that it's been nearly a year since I posted anything here, I figured I should pop in and say... something.
Last week, I did a sketch. It's not posted, and probably won't be -- just a doodle for a character who's been bopping around in my head for a bit. That sketch is the first art I've done in... months. Literal months. I don't remember the last thing I worked on before it, but it's safe to say I haven't drawn anything in months. I haven't done anything productive or creative, really. I haven't had the desire, or... really, the ability to do anything I love. No art, no voicebank work.
Basically, the last several months have been pretty bad in my house. Everyone's okay -- no one died, no one's gone to jail, I'm fine, everyone I love is okay -- but, it's been a really, really hard time, on everyone I live with, and stress of the situation basically wiped me out creatively. I should have posted something indicating I'm on hiatus months ago, but I couldn't
Building Cross-Compatible Voicebanks with MacI originally wrote this as a help topic for an UTAU forum, then decided to make it available elsewhere.
When I first started using UTAU-Synth, there really wasn't a lot out there when it came to help resources for Mac users. More to the point, there weren't many that addressed the hiccups and quirks specific to UTAU-Synth. So, being a Mac user, I decided to try and amend that a bit.
This resource is primarily written for people using Mac/UTAU-Synth, specifically users who want to be sure that the voicebanks they're making are cross-compatible with PC-based UTAU. This resource is also here to answer questions that PC users have about Mac-built UTAU voicebanks, and UTAU-Synth, since they may not be familiar with the program (or the differences between UTAU and UTAU-Synth) for obvious reasons. I'm not an expert by any means, but I hope that others will find this collection of notes and such to be helpful.
About 90% of this article was originally written as a response to a thread abo
Need a web host?Here's the deal. I’ve had my domain (amazoness.org) for over 10 years. During that time, I’ve done very little with the absurd amount of space, bandwidth and resources I have at my disposal, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. So, I’ve decided to test the waters and see if anyone would be interested in some low-cost, ad-free web hosting.
Basically, I’d be offering a nice chunk of space, bandwidth, email, and access to all the fun stuff that Softaculous has to offer (WordPress, the ability to host image galleries, wikis, e-commerce stuff, etc.) for a small fee. Pricing would basically depend on disk space allotment and bandwidth needs. Right now, my initial thought is something like $2.50 a month. The only reason pricing would ever change or increase would be if I had to adjust the domain’s hosting package to accommodate disk space and bandwidth needs.
For the curious, I've been using AMS Computer Services (formerly Below10Host) for the enti
Livestreaming on Picarto.tv!I'll be streaming for about an hour or two on my channel at Picarto.tv, starting now! Feel free to drop by and see what I'm working on! ^^
*poof*Sorry I haven’t been super active lately! I recently went back to work (and also landed a new part-time job,) so I’ve been pretty distracted as of late. I’m hoping I’ll have more time for art next week, if not this week.
Let's Sketch Live!I now have a channel on Picarto.tv, which I'll be using to livestream while I draw. Woo!
I don't have a set schedule quite yet, but I'm planning on livestreaming regularly, at least once or twice a week in the evenings while I work on a particular art project. Currently, it's turning this sketch of Maki into a large, full-color piece.
If you'd like to watch, you can check me out here: picarto.tv/mochamoon.
Hiatus Update: Back now.Aaaand I'm back, sooner than I initially expected. Whee.
I'm taking a break from stuff for awhile. If you need something leave a note -- I'll pop in to check messages, but I'm done uploading things and working on art for awhile.
Internet IssuesJust so y'all know, I've been having some internet connection issues for a couple of weeks. I'm limited to my phone (and it's slow internet hotspot abilities) at the moment, so if I don't respond right away to messages or notes, that would be why. ^^ Here's hoping my internet issues will get resolved soon.
In Which a Commission Noob Mumbles About PointsI keep going back and forth on this idea of using DeviantArt's Commissions platform. On one hand, I suspect it'd probably make it a bit easier for people who are interested in commissioning art from me to do so -- one less hoop to jump through. On the other hand, I'm… not exactly enthusiastic with the way DA's Commissions system is set up.
Most of the work I do (with the exception of sketches) is generally going to take longer than 14 days, which is how long DA holds transactions in review before they can be withdrawn. I'm all for receiving a deposit before I've started working -- that shows that the commissioner is actually serious about the work, and can act as a kill fee, so that I get some compensation for the time I spent working on a project in the event that the commissioner decides to cancel. However, I'm personally not super comfortable with the idea of someone paying me up front for work I haven't yet completed. (Let me be very clear: that's not a knock at people w
Design approvalWhen you have finished doing your design, or have received it from someone, you post it here for approval. An admin will then go through your design to see if everything is alright with it!
Main design admins:
GryAdventures - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
Peurankasvo - Design approval & Corrections - Wednesday & Sunday
Zada2011 - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
ShadowMagpie - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
lilwyverngirl - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
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Secondary design admins:
KebabPekoniRulla - Design corrections
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Stylised Mediocre Melodies ShowcaseThey are still a wip but I'll update this journal when i finish all the gang
I'm doing this cuz i want to know your opinion/thoughts on this
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with endo
Just to show the details on suit
Same but with Endo
Criticism is REALLY appreaciated
You can comment any idea or something to improve on the models
Pillowing Pile Thrift Store (New Stock Alert!)Welcome to the Pillowing Pile Thrift Store!
Here is a place where pillowings and lintlings come to rest, recover, and eventually go out and find new homes for themselves. For whatever reasons their old homes didn't quite work out, but that doesn't mean they're giving up. They're eager to meet you and can't wait to explore your home!
If you would like to purchase one of the adopts here with your cc, please comment below.
A mod will then comment back to confirm and collect the pillowing or lintlings things (extra art if it has any) for you and send you both on your way by note.
If you would like to trade or gift your pillowing/lintling away, just comment on the pillowings or lintlings archive submission at the Pillowing-Archive.
1. MYO Pillowing: 0186 / SOLD
Shopping in Munich (2) by Ellysiumn-GvE
Cuba by jenyvess
Gift for MONDRIGA012 by dDarknezZ
school playground by Takiako-Nakashi
Fight for life by miirex
She and the red moon by Julianez
Math problems. by whitebaltowolf
To My Dearest Love On Valentine's Day by Juliet1017
Happy-birthday-pamela-2018 by Creaciones-Jean
Regal by Thelma1
ALDUB by minickart
King Biggie 'T' and Silly Dilly page 1 by Dimidad97
Untitled stock by PridesCrossing
Forever Friends by BlueIvyViolet
Triumph by A-Separate-Reality
The Wolfen by TonyGCampagna
Enry Arud (Art-Trade) by Unreal-Forever
Old Beach by ladyjudina
CU by ralfw666
Cheeky... by Mom-EsPeace
Contrasts by fearless-frog
My Halloween Costume Meme by Carriejokerbates
COMMISSION INFO OPEN
(click picture for prices and examples)
taking 3 slots again! any type!
my commissions will no longer be first come first serve.
i will choose the characters by their design or inspiration i have for them,
but don't give up if i dont choose your character the first time!
i might choose it for another commissions batch
please expect slow replies, since i want to take my time with collecting and choosing the commissions :>
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE TO WORK?
Canson Montval or Bristol paper 300gsm, 0.3 mechanical pencil + graffiti 0.3 mm B, pencils 2B and 6B, and kneaded rubber.
Disposable ink pens 0.05, 0.1 and 0.8. French curve set, 40cm ruler. Light table. Crow quill nibs. Acrylic black ink.
The brushes I use to ink, the one format I do like is a round liner (Fine Liner Sable 2/0 302). There are many formats but particularly I like that one because it is perfect for contouring, outlining and for doing fine details, it keeps the trace steady and straight, and many people like to use it for signatures.
But I think the tools should be tested and chosen individually by each person. If you don't work well with nibs then try pens. If you don't like mechanical pencils then use regular pencils. Don't try to get the same tools that your favorite artist uses, thinking you're going to be able to make it just like them because those tools work for them. It's t
Mini-Raffle Winners! --Updates..:iconyoukah: :icontori5: :iconnikkisauce: :iconzarahnox: :iconxxnejiten4everxx:
~ Five winners have been chosen for 100 points each!
It's been so long!
I haven't done a journal in ages and I just updated the look of my profile page and it called for a new one of ....these. So! Let me update you.
I have been very busy, and artwork is coming along slowly, as everyone who actively watches me knows. Sorry about that! I promise I'll be better. <3
I also want to give a special thank you to everyone that showed support of me with the recent hullabaloo... I was really overwhelmed and touched. So thank you so much~! It really helped me get through it. c:
Also for anyone that has not noticed some time in the undecided future, I will be starting my own online manga! I'll be posting the pages here in my gallery. It'll be called Lemuria. I have set up a special sub-gallery just for it now, though it only boasts two im
A quick update on my absenceHello DAers!
My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.
Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!
Features of October 2018And here we have October's edition of the feature journals! Come look through some spoopy entries and give them some love
I see some of you guys have really improved since the last feature journal I've done XD
We are Venom. by Mario-19[ Commission ] Hoshiguma Yuugi by CyashaRainInktober Day 25: bunbuns by VanillaTeaCupInktober Day 1 by LulaScarletteStrawberry Elf XD by SukiMisakiMessenger by QbaskaMechanical Heart by Virus-TormentorD.Va by RCSR-artPortrait of My Mum by warrior-princess46As Happy as A Rainbow by LayneonDawn by Iduna-HayaRedraw Challenge by seanymilksunflower by IdleyeBoosette by zivangieKim Possible by MaikelKingHawk - Nanatsu no Taizai (Halloween) by Dingier