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Hey everyone!

Well as you can see, I'm finally going to Japan! Its a pretty big deal for me right now because my girlfriend is there, and I haven't seen her in so long. I'm really excited about the trip! I'm gonna be in Osaka as my home base, but hope to check out more of the country! I really want to go to Hokkaido!! The rest of it I stated in my video, haha. 

In other news, I started a Patreon! Not sure how many of you still watch me here, but I figured I'd let you know. I'm hoping to get back to my roots and start creating more and more work like I used to. With patreon, I'll be able to do more of that. Go and check it out. If you like the perks, please support. And if you think I should add or change anything, please let me know as well.

I appreciate any and all support you give :) Thanks everyone!

SeageSpeaks on Patreon - Click Me





Yo yo. Decided to do my DA story in the form of a video. Going to update and link everyone in this journal once I get internet at home again, because I'm sneaking by the school and stealing a connection, lol

Hey guys. Its been a while since I've typed to you. I've been so focused on Youtube these days. I really feel i've found my home there, but i wanted to say thank you here. I know and recognise a bunch of you who have come over there and supported me! I'm actually already doing better there than I am here. And I had under a year to get those results on Youtube and 7 here on DA. Youtube really is up my alley. 

I've found that utilizing all of my skills rather than just one, is something that truly interests me. I was struggling just making art for arts sake, or just to improve. I was constantly wondering what i was improving for. What was my goal? And I was a little unhappy doing it, but now... Now I feel like this is what it was for. To tell stories. 

So as some as you know, I recently launched my new series, Romance in Japan. I'm super happy with how it came out, although i think a lot of people overlooked it because its not my regular type of content. Actually... I'm planning on starting my own website to post and talk about japan because i'm not quite sure of any websites where I can promote and talk about this. But im so interested in the culture. Plus, it will be my home soon... But anyways. If you know of any good communities that have to do with japanese culture and more than just language learning, please let me know, or maybe even share my video there. I'm going to post it here for you to see. 

I actually created my own hybrid timelapse style that i've been working on since before my channel existed. I've finally figured it all out and people seem to be loving it. I hope you all like it too :)

Super Stream will be on in 20 minutes here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0C0NL…  Chat Room for the Stream:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKl-c…  See you there!  

Totally stole this from Sycra, hahaa 
Hi all. Artist and Grasstivist, Seage here.
I ma... Gosh, I'm getting emotional. I made this video... I hope you can appreciate it.



Please remember to share this with anyone as passionate about grass as i am....
Lol, I was wondering how I could put it in the title properly. I made a new video! 

Decided to pay it forward by giving away some art for free with the option of "pay what you want". Hope you guys enjoy this weeks video and my little gift. Please share this around the internets if you feel it will help others.

Instructions on how to get the files are in the description below my video.
Video: youtu.be/u72M9MvP-Ws
The files include a PSD and 2 HR JPGs, if you would like to print.


Enjoy~
I'm not quite sure if people will want this, but I really want to help more people through both my words any my art. :) 

Love you all,

Seage~
Hey yall. So a bunch of people over on Youtube were asking me how I improved in art. And so I figured, since its youtube...i'd make a video! Its broken into 2 parts, and they're both linked here. I do hope you enjoy them and maybe they will help you in your own journey.

Love yall and stuff!

Part 1



Part 2


Enjoy~
I'm very honored and humbled to announce that I was featured on The Artorder! A site that I check and follow regularly due to the amazing content, features and tips. Its a great hub for any artist or creative as the content spans pretty wide! I HIGHLY recommend subscribing to it, especially if you are a fantasy illustrator. The creator was previously the art director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast.

Thanks so much Jon Schindehette for featuring my video! I'm still speechless (well, almost, haha).

Check it out: theartorder.com/positivity/
The dust has settled and i'm finally back to making videos. I make motivational videos and also funny videos too. All relating to creativity. I hope you will check me out there. I'm going to be around there for a long time, and probably more involved than on here. If you want to follow me, please subscribe to my youtube channel. I post new videos every week:



  Hi all. I'm opening limited time only-better-than-sketch kinda-fashiony portrait commissions. I'm usually pretty slow, but I've learned a way of painting (examples below) that allow me to work muuuch faster. I'm planning to do a commission a day (or 2, if its complex or requires extra research) from now until my girlfriend comes to Canada.

My girlfriend lives in Japan. The last time I saw her was over a year and a half ago, and shes coming here for Christmas and New Years!! I'm super excited, but I want to be able to go out with her, buy her a gift. All that romantic stuff, but at the moment, I hardly have enough money for food, to be quite honest... So thats why I want to work nonstop until she gets here, and do character portraits. I'm mostly going to be doing them in black and white, like seen in these examples- so if you like my color and figure I suck at b&w, hopefully this is a pleasant surprise for you, lol. 

Anyways, portraits will be priced as thus:
$35 for B&W
Anything else- note me and we'll talk


Slots:
first come, first serve.


Samples

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No full body for now. 

If you know anyone who would be interested, please please please share this with them :)
These are DA only prices. I'll be charging a lot more off site (probably double, lol) so make sure to take complete advantage of me while the offers hot, loll! The things one will do for love...

Thanks all!

PS. I updated my print shop! Its almost christmas so, get in on this! Lol. I'll post when there are specials!!

Seage~
And don't forget. Please share!
*I'm asking here because this is my oldest community. I've been with you all from the very beginning.*

Am I even having fun anymore? What is this?.... 
I was looking back through my gallery, looking at old popular pieces. And comparing them to new works. And one of the main differences was....I'm not having as much fun. I feel like, in the past, I was so excited to improve and just draw whatever popped into my head. But these days i'm worried.... I'm scared it wont look good, i'm scared i wont be able to add the work to my portfolio, I'm scared about being able to get work. 

I look back and see how many times I changed styles. How many times I kinda dropped the ball. What was I looking for? What am i looking for now? What makes me happy...and why am I not doing it now? At this point, i'm technically better....but......

Technical has its ups, of course! But i'm missing something big. That excitement I had when I drew, its gone. To try something new, its gone... I've started to think in a formula. Like "do this first, then do that, then this and that" and I try to do pieces that way. Its so restricting and dead...

My community and friends here have changed a lot over the years. Most of my old watchers are long gone, and its probably due to all the changes. Guys, i'm so lost.

What should i do?
Havent done this in a while. Extremely bored. Talk to me...
Yo. Seage desuuuuuuuuu! 
Aight aight, SO, I'm planning on streaming some gaming. Im planning on kicking it oldschool and playing some Ragnarok online, WITH commentary of course. Wondering if you guys would be interested, or do you have better games in mind? Keep in mind, i'm not interested in RTS or MOBA games. At all. 

Follow my Twitch account if you have one: www.twitch.tv/seageplays/

As usual, I love you all. I'll update you with sessy art soon. 

Seage~
Hey everyone. Two requests today. First up is that I need assistance. I need the help of a fashion designer. I wont be asking you to create anything, I just need to talk to one about something. We can do that through notes here on DA. Shouldn't take long. Just some complications I'm having.

Second up is that I'm creating a Newsletter, thats going to act as my little behind the scenes blog. I created a mailing list, so if you would like to get on that, you can sign up here:  eepurl.com/ANpDH ;

I really hope some of you will sign up. Sorry i've been so quiet around here, but hey, life...

Anyways, I hope you're all doing well! Take care!

Seage~
Mailing list again: eepurl.com/ANpDH

First Ever Contest!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 17, 2013, 6:23 PM
Edit. Oh hey guys. It would help me a lot if you shared this contest with your friends. Its my first try at holding one, so, i don't really have much of a following of interested people. Also, i'm not really famous. If you could tell friends, that would help so much. Thanks everyone!

Just as the title says, i'm holding my first ever contest! All info is in the video. Hope some of you guys enter!!

Heres a link to my channel: www.youtube.com/subscription_c…




Limited time Commissions

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 31, 2013, 1:52 AM
Happy Easter everyone :)

Its that time again. The time when my funds get dangerously low and I have to draw OC's.
Alright, you know the drill. I'll do a full character painting. It will be along the lines of a painted sketch, but I always do more work than I say I will. They will be $40CAD paintings. If interested, send me a note and we'll get it set up. If you know others who are interested, please let them know. Pretty low point right now actually, haha. Aw well!

Also, another way to help is to buy a print. Im selling them here: society6.com/seageart/

And here: www.inprnt.com/gallery/seage/

I'll add some more pieces to those galleries if you want me to.

Thanks everyone for your support as always.
And new video on Tuesday as usual.

Seage~

Whats going on DA?

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2013, 7:43 AM
Hey guys, a general question for all of you who rememeber me.

Whats going on? I've been following new strict rules for myself and trying to produce work weekly for you here, but it seems like the more work i do, the less popular I get. But...if I remember correctly, the biggest spike in views I got was because I was uploading daily. So whats going down?

I want honesty here, because I want to be the best I can be. Is my work boring now? Is it getting worse? Am i uploading too much?

I also noticed that ever since I joined YouTube, some of my watchers avoid my work. Is that a thing too? Please let me know as I really don't understand.
I'm getting more and more popular and appreciated in other communities, but the one I grew up with, and the one I love...it feels like I have a few of my old friends still keeping me around, but everyone else is just looking right over me.

Now don't get me wrong, i'm thankful for every fav I get and every comment, so thank you! I just feel everything going backwards. I was on the rise for a while then bam, its like the majority of people stopped coming to my page all around the same time. I  would really like to know.

Thanks everyone!! TEAR ME APART, TELL ME WHAT YOU HATE!

I'm open to it all.

Seage~

News News News

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:38 AM
Hey all! Soooo as I said before, my new 'journal' expression hub is now on Youtube. Thanks all my friends who go over and watch them and support me. Really means a lot to me. I have a few announcements for this week though.

First off, I was featured in a magazine called FashionSeries.  The interview is out already (I sound a little more mean than i'm supposed to in there though, lol...) and a link to it can be found here: www.fashionseries.ca/post/4336…
I did a video that accompanied that feature, along with 3 pieces just for them, so go check that out . And i'll be posting the final images  in the next few weeks. Here's the video for that:



2nd, I was featured by our very own :iconthe-phoenicorn: and put on their blog! Which is super nice! Thank you again for the feature and the kind words :D I hope you will all check it out and take a look at the other people featured on their website. They also do reviews, which is awesome! So please, take a look! You can find my feature here: artfreck.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0…

And lastly, I just did my favorite video so far and I wanted to share it with you. You guys have been so supportive over my direction and really positive these days. I'm trying my best to give back to all of you. I hope you enjoy these videos. I'm actually going to be doing a quick tutorial (not a tutorial) based on a question I received, this week, so check that out. But yes, the video was on this picture:
Mikiru OC by HowlSeage

Now, don't misunderstand. These videos are not just timelapses with music. No, every Tuesday I upload a new video where I explore a new topic or tell a story. I hope they can inspire you or help you through some rough times. That is my goal. In this video, I also have another piece of news , but you have to watch until the end to find out! So please do check it out, and subscribe over there if you haven't. I'll never quit DA, but I want youtube to become part of the family too, haha.






And thats all for news. I love you guys. Thanks for sticking by me even though I kept disappearing and neglecting you! I will try to get better to deserve allll your praise :D!

Toodles,

Seage~

Not A Tutorial: Tutorial- but not really

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 8:57 AM
Yeah, I promised I would make a journal when this was finished, and I'm not one for breaking promises, so here you go!! Hope you enjoy it! (And if you do, please share it around :) )

Its a timelapse of this painting, with a little talkie talk on top for you guys, to keep the boredom away!:
Remember by HowlSeage



Enjoy~