Sorry for the delay.
Soooooooo long time no see...It's been awhile. I probably should have said something sooner but I'm kind of bad at talking about such things. So lets get down to the heart of the matter.
Back in October, of last year, there were some significant changes that happen in my life and in my job. Those changes made it considerably more difficult, but not impossible, to work on my web comic Imperial Entanglements. 2017 was a year of constant stress. There was enough things both big and small that went unresolved and un-dealt with that by the time October hit, it hit me hard. I don't deal with stress well and when I reach my breaking point I tend to go into full hermit mode. While in hermit mode I made almost no artwork for about 3 months and that made me honestly feel worst because I love creating.
Currently I am slowly working my way out of this funk. I'm making artwork again and I'm feeling a bit better.
I loved working on Imperial Entanglements. I loved making you guys laugh. I loved that
Two Week HiatusHaving very little free time and even less sleep over the past two months has negatively effected how I feel about Imperial Entanglements. I don't want to feel this way. I want to look forward working on the next page instead of dreading it. I don’t want to feel the the time spent working on the comic is preventing me from working on other projects. But right now that is how I feel.
I tried powering through and the end result was two week's worth of half finished comics. I am not OK with that. I think the best course of action at this point is to take a short break. I have a stack of comics and books I haven't had time to read. I haven't played SWTOR in MONTHS. I have so many ideas for pictures I want to draw and cosplay armor/weapons I want to craft.
I want to continue this comic, but right now I just need to spend some time doing something else so I can look forward to working on it again. My biggest regret is that I kind of feel like I'm letting you guys, my read
Sooo I'm currently in CairoI haven't slept in 30 hours but hey I'm in Egypt. And sleep deprivation has been my constant companion for the last 2 weeks so no big deal. Tomorrow I get to see pyramids
So I'm Going to EgyptI fly out early tomorrow and then will spend the next two weeks experiencing all the sights and sounds of an awesome country I have always wanted to visit! Needless to say for the next two weeks I'm not going to be around. I just wanted to let you guys know so you were not wondering where I was. I plan to make another journal about all my adventures when I get back. Until then, I hope you guys have a fun few weeks without me.
5 Word Requests (open)I'm in an art funk. I need to get out of said art funk. So I'm going to do something I haven't done in years. Take free art requests. Please read the rules below before making your request. If you can't be bothered to read and follow directions I can't be bothered to make you free artwork.
Step One: Read ALL the instructions FIRST. I will not be doing these first come first serve. You do not need to reserve a spot and you have plenty of time to read instructions.
Step Two: Reply to this journal post with your request. Your request needs to include:
Whatever pictorial and or written reference material you think I need to make your character look how you want.
Your request in 5 words or less. It can be a short phrase or a collection of words I don't care but it has to be 1-5 words.
You can make a maximum of 2 requests. Please make both requests in the same post (or at lest as a reply to your
So I am on tumblrI have been posting on tumblr for awhile. I guess I don't really mention it much on this site because it's mostly the same stuff I post here. It seems a bit redundant to follow me both places. But recently someone has be posting a bunch of my star wars fan art on tumblr. They are giving me credit and linking back to my deviant art page so I'm not mad at all. I have no problem if they wish to keep doing that. So long as there is a link back to one of my galleries/blogs/website I will never get angry at someone pimping my stuff. That said, it's probably a good idea to let you guys know about my tumblr blogs.
impe-comic.tumblr.com This tumblr contains all my Star Wars related art, including my comic (Imperial Entanglements) and whatever other random star wars or swtor related things I feel like posting.
ilayas11.tumblr.com This tumblr contains most everything else that
Day 2 of the regional Jackhammer Competition......taking place underneath my bedroom window got off to an early start today. Boy am I glad I work nights so I can be home during the day to enjoy it. Sure wouldn't want to miss all this fun by sleeping.
Good news everyone!Apparently saving your place of employment from burning down gets you a high five and a $15 subway card. Actually that's a lie, I didn't get a high five. I did a nice letter from both my plant boss and my security company boss (I have like 5 different bosses) and a subway gift card.
Which is cool but the best news is that my kitties survived the fire. We have two feral cats that my co-workers an I have collectively raised since they were kittens. I was a little worried about them, with all the fire and the increased traffic. Luckily they both showed up the next day to tolerate me petting them in exchange for food. As is their custom. So huzza for free sandwiches and feral cats.
My place of employment caught on fire last nightNot all of it, if the whole place had gone up in flames you'd be hearing about it on the national news. I also probably wouldn't be typing this right now. I'd still be at work. But still a sizable portion none the less. Without going into too many details as to were I work let me just say it was an interesting night. Full of fire, phone calls, back roads, and trying to not fuck up around the boss lady who I never see because I work nights. The good news is, no one was hurt, no buildings burnt down, and the boss lady said I did a good job. I also got to sit and watch a fire burn for a few hours in-between doing stuff, and that was pretty cool. So go me and go fire crews with rapid response times!
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:
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
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.
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