- Listening to: Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory
I WOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN! NaNoWriMo 2011 was taken down, beaten, and sent home crying.
BRB, Making Comixz X3So I've never done sequential arts before... but I've been tossing around the idea of doing a comic about my character Silver. Well, I was listening to Heather Dale's "Hero" on repeat last night and Silver and her opponent - The Tyrant (working name) - popped up and demanded to be drawn. So, I did three pages of sequential arts inspired by "Hero" with lyrics from the song as dialogue. Guys... this is BIG, I've never, ever, ever been able to do a comic before, but those two just came out so easily once I got started. So then two more characters for the "Legend of Silver" comic/story popped up and demanded to continue the scene, so now Vita and Mother have made an appearance and... OH GODS I THINK I'M MAKING SOME KIND OF SKETCHY COMIC HERE THAT THINKS IT KNOWS WHERE IT'S GOING. XD
Well, whatever happens, I'm really happy with those first three pages and I'll probably post them sometime in the near future. Brace yourselves, internets... cuz here comes Silver.
Cuz I'm so Good when I'm Rotten~ "Up to no good, I love plottin'! CUZ I'M GOOD WHEN I'M ROTTEN!"~
The song I listen to when I'm feeling TEH EVULZ: http://youtu.be/evk75OFiGVU
In other news, I'm adding "Doodle Bug" to my list of "Insults that People Have Tried to Offend Me With That Failed Miserably." However, nothing tops "Psycho Bitch" and I don't think anything ever will.
Also stumbled upon an awesome Tumblr blog lately - Escher Girls. It's all about pointing out the anatomy fails in media depictions of the female form. It' definitely disheartening to see how low professionals stoop in order to deliver TEH SEXY as well as the lack of diversity in the depiction of the female form. It seems to be thin and busty or nothing. No card-carrying members of the itty-bitty-titty- committee nor plus sized women, when they're fully willing to show a wide variety of men ranging from gawky to rolly-polly. Of course, if you point this fact out to "the Big Boys" they get butt-hurt about it and say that YOU have
New Cosplay Laundry ListOh my, so much to do, so little time! Work + School keeps me so busy, but I will endure!
~ Lady Riddler
-Finish skirt and choker for Halloween.
- Resin cast red gems with translucent red dye this time...
- Finish Tacky Headscarf.
- Finish measurements for armor, make mock-up.
- Obtain headliner and vinyl to make armor.
- Obtain spandex.
- Figure out how exactly the leg armor is put together..
- Buy new wiggy, dye and style.
- Decide on "consort" design to go with the Emperor of Heaven.
- Obtain fabric for consort design.
That's it for right now. Just a peek for you guys and a good list for me to work with.
Oh, and just so you guys know it to. :icontoxikelement: taught me an awesome trick to save your wigs. Spray them with Aussie hair insurance. It literally saved Saix tonight.
Obligitory Pre-TnT PostSooooo.... I'm not yet dead!
Just been very, very busy. Working too much lately, if you ask me.
BUT! The good news is that next weekend is Tokyo in Tulsa! My one and only con this year. Oh well, at least it'll be a good one. ^__^
I have the Cosplay Chess game from 12 to 2. It looks like we'll be playing without pawns this year, unless I magically get a huge flood of entries.
So! Costume Line-Up!
Friday - Kuja/ PJ Saix/ Possible Rave Outfit
Saturday - Angela (Kuroshitsuji, Cosplay Contest outfit!)/ Maggie the Magpie (OC character to be the chess announcer)/ Glamorous Formal Kuja
Sunday - Cloud/ Something casual
:iconanubissilvermoon:, :iconchaosdragen:, and I are all rooming together. We'll be heading up on Thursday, so prepare for insane shenanigans!
Angela is all ready and put together, just need to add a few last-minute details and clip unsightly threads. Bought a whip for her today, so all Sebastians better look out! And I totally made Formal!Kuja in 4
Tokyo in Tulsa 2011 Cosplay Chess - LIVE!Hey everyone! We're ready for sign-ups for Tokyo in Tulsa's first ever Cosplay Chess!
Info and sign-up sheet over this way: http://tokyointulsa.com/community/index.php?topic=2921.0
I got awesome news today! There's an opening in the Graphic Design program at EOC Tech! I gets to go to schools again!
Working hard on various cosplay thingies in between working. Been working ALOT lately.
AFest JournalAlright sweeties! Time to announce that I'mma going to AFest, lol. Seems to be the popular thing to do, and we all know I looooooove the bandwagon.
Rooming with the lovely :iconchaosdragen: and my beloved :iconanubissilvermoon:
Dissidia Kuja 2: Electric Boogaloo. Just have to finish up the handwarmers and this boy's back to kick even more arse.
KH II Saix. You kiddies know the drill. Besides, Xemnas needs someone to watch over him on drinking night.
AC "Casual" Cloud/ Formal Cloud. Taking two variations, one to wear to the ball since I didn't get a formal Kuja done this time around.
Is it kinda sad that I'm packing already? I got myself promoted to Supervisor at work, so I kinda want to get my packing done early as opposed to running around Wednesday/Thursday night like a chicken missing it's head. XD
The State of the UnionFirst up, I'd like to thank everybody that sent me b-day wishes both on here and on facebook. I had a good b-day with my family and scored some sweet stuff. Namely the Naked Pallet from Urban Decay and a dress form. ^^
Secondly, my computer is up and running again. In the end, they replaced both the hard drive and the motherboard before it would run 100% again. Of course, it looks like the disk drive may start acting up, so we'll see what else needs to be replaced.
Thirdly, I'm awesome and that always needs repeating. XD
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
~Interview with Doll Schmidt~Hallo! Today we're here with Doll Schmidt, say hai Doll!
Doll: *smiles* Hello!
Alright, I'll be asking you some questions about yourself, and I want you to answer them truthfully, ready Mrs. Schmidt?
Of course, sweetie!
Okie, here we go.
How old are you?
When's your birthday?
Is your name really Doll?
It's only my nickname. My real name is Maria, but I prefer to be called Doll.
Aww! Maria is such a pretty name!
*giggles* Aww, thanks!
What's your favorite color?
I love pastel colors, and orange is my favorite.
Oh! Something other than the popular choices!
What's your least favorite?
Um, I honestly like all the colors, but I would have to say black and white... They're very bland.
I gotta agree. I need color in my life!
Same here, sweetie! *nods*
What's your favorite food?
I'd have to say sandwiches.
What's your least favorite?
I'm not a big fan of seafood.
Aww... That's one of my fa
announcementsMarch 11th, 2018 - season confusion
This was kind of an off enrollment, so here's clarification.
Fall is NOT over. New members joined IC on the 15th of Fall. The next festival is on the 19th.
The calendar has been updated with new character birthdays. If you just joined the group and your character's birthday is on the 15th or later, you can do the birthday quest.
March 7th, 2018 - gold system
If you are waiting for an app review, rest assured, it is coming! I am trying to be detailed so it takes a while for me to write. Please refrain from sending notes/additional comments.
To current members, as you might have noticed, the gold journal is marked as outdated. I am planning to rebalance the gold system. It would be to your advantage to wait before submitting drawings for gold until the update is released (you are free to submit to the gallery, but I'd advise you to stall adding it on the site).
March 3rd, 2018 - welcome new guests!
Thank you for your patience! Enro
Self Employment questionsSo, I recently decided to start my journey into being an officially self-employed artist. Working 5 days a week to get the commission work done so I can make average pay like I did when I had a government job.
My first question is since I make over $600 in one tax year, do I need to contact someone and verify my business? What do I need from Paypal to send to the government to file my taxes? I don't want to get in trouble for not verifying this stuff.
I already know I need to calculate in the self-employment tax rate of 15.3% for Kentucky.
Art raffel ! Win a free Animal commission!Art Raffle chance to win a Animal commission like below.
There will be 3 winners .
1 prize will be a full body and 2 will be a headshot. Winners will be chosen at random using randon.org
To Enter comment with the following:
1. Suggest a colour pallet?
2. What the most interesting thing you have seen on social media? (Can provide a link)
3. How much would you pay for a commission or something on Etsy?
4. If you won what would your commission be of ? feel free to provide a link to ref.
Leaving DeviantArtI've been a member of DeviantArt for a very very long time. It says 6 years but I've definitely been on here lurking for over 10! As you may (or may not) have noticed, I'm no longer active here. Mainly because I feel the interface and community spirit has declined, but also because I feel like I've moved on from the platform. I will still post pictures from time to time (and I won't delete any of my work!) but please do not make any effort to contact me over here. You can follow/contact me through any of the sites below. I hope to see you there!
Commissions! [CLOSED UNTIL APRIL]UPDATE 03/10/2018: Prices were adjusted due to being unable to keep up with demand. Cel/airbrushing went up $5. Inking + flat colors went up $5. Clean line options have been removed from some styles to help keep things simple, and due to lack of demand. All other prices remain the same. Digital marker shading has been renamed airbrush shading to better reflect the style. Prices are effective March 10th. Commissions requested before this date will have the old prices applied.
1. Keep things family friendly (G or PG rated).
2. No sexual/fetish/provocative themes. For the same reasons, keep clothing relatively modest. Take a look at my gallery to see what I'm good with. Nothing revealing or potentially provocative (bikinis, speedos, short-shorts, underwear,
COMMISSIONS [OPEN]Please keep in mind that the currency is in GBP (Great British Pound) as the rates from that to dollar are very poor, and I would rather take it in my own currency!
I'm very sorry to make this decision, and I'd be grateful for any understanding.
If you want flats or lines, just say so in your note! I'll quote a price.
On top of this, I've been absent digitally for some time now, so I'll slowly be updating this post with more samples that are newer. Thank you for your patience!
HALF BODY CG - £30-40
Price range depends on level of detail
+Additional partners, animals, plushies don't matter in price as long as they are not huge like a lion or something.
FULL BODY - £50
If I feel your character has too many details, please