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Sun Aug 17, 2008, 9:41 AM
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Yeahhh. So summer is almost done, and Im pretty excited. Thanks to a lot of great support and some hardcore dedication I updated and upgraded my gallery two fold! This may not seem like much to most, but in 2007, i got 2,231 page views in total, for that entire year, and I joined in March of that year. But this year, the sexy 08 i got a whopping 7,199, AND THE YEAR AINT CLOSE TO OVER YET! This means so much to me guys. You wouldnt even understand.
So yeah, just a thanks to all who has watched me this year, my old watchers who still support me, or even just drop by to glance. All those who featured me when I was upset or poor. You know the deal :D. And even my commissioners and team mates for the little projects we did or are doing. Thank you all for challenging me and keeping me thriving for that next level. Im still pushing for the top, and I still have a long way to go to get there. So bear with me. Haha, I'll be there shortly :P.
Ok, Thanks to a good friend :iconpatcarlucci: inspiring me, Im actually going to be featuring artists in my journals. So yeah. I'll edit in a bit, gonna go put some food into me before I die, and OMG only 1 paragraph?! Holy-bad-grammar!!

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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

Emergency Commission

Thu Aug 14, 2008, 11:02 AM
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Not like "Omg, im dying!" type, but like "omg my phone bill!!" type. And on top of that, I want to attend Fan Expo in Toronto, and im so short on cash. So yea, Im gonna do some commissions for less. I'll draw/paint your character for $25. You can msg me here or note me if interested. And right now I only have a paypal, but we can figure something out.

I wonder if anyones actually interested in my work enough :S. Ah well...never know till you try too many times.

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Oh, in other news, I just want to feature a newer member to this site. :icontulikoura: Hes got some amazing lines and great attention to detail! The scenes he draws really feel like theyre alive, so hes going to be my first feature ever.
Battle of the Dale by TulikouraThe Mine by Tulikoura
Attack from sewers by TulikouraOverwhelmed -original- by Tulikoura<< comeon now, look at that detail!

So yeah, go over and check him out, he seriously needs a good welcome to the DA community! :D

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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

I guess im Back?

Fri Aug 8, 2008, 9:32 AM
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Oh hay all!

         So yeah...Ive been commenting and reading journals and faving things for like a week now, completely forgetting(ignoring, lol) that I didnt update my journal....

So the show was great! I didnt expect to sell anything due to the nature, but surprisingly I did! I also made some new contacts and have some commissions coming in soon. And was invited to do ---whats that?--yes!--another show XD!

Pretty exciting stuff I must say. Im gonna get a few photos in here soon tymes, as embarrassing as they are. I attended this with my friend :iconscrewbrain: who is now actually back on DA so go check him out, and his gf.

This was a great experience. I think we taught the wonders of digital painting over 50 times per day, and actually drew up a little diagram and would get mini crowds who wanted in on the learning! Was awesome stuff!

Well anyways, money wise i did ok. Didnt break even, and now I have a bunch of prints laying around so I figure I will sell some on here, if any of you would be interested. Leave me a message here or send me a note.

Seage is always interested in money...how sad! Anyways. Hope things are great with everyone.

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As a bonus! Tell me how your summers have been! I need good stories! Go go go!!

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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

Bye for Now!

Thu Jul 31, 2008, 9:57 PM
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Ok, show time! I'll be seeing you suckers in 3 days. Be sure to leave me warm messages, and some luck that I wont be able to see until I come back!
Blarg...i need to buy more food...noes...

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$20 simple sketch (B&W)
$40 Colored character (no BG, just the character)
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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...
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As the title says. For my show, i want to get some bigger prints that will attract people in my direction, so im wondering. What would attract you?

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Accepting commissions

$20 simple sketch (B&W)
$40 Colored character (no BG, just the character)
$100 Full color and BG
Only accepting PayPal at this time.

Please send me a note for more details.

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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

Art Show and my Poor Nerves

Mon Jul 21, 2008, 3:12 PM
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Ok, so I think I only started mentioning it in my last piece but im actually going to be attending my first show entitled, The Newfanglers Art Festival.
It runs from Aug 2-3 and is located in Haliburton, Ontario (canada).

Now....Haliburton is far away from everything, I have 0 clue where it is, and all I have been hearing from friends is "cottage this cottage that" So now, this is why im nervous. I dont want to go expecting to make a fortune, but I kind of want to come out of it with something, be it contacts or a little pocket change, but in cottage country...hmmm. I also don't think my work will..well work... So im wondering. What should I do. I dont have many "wall worthy" pieces in my gallery, ones that appeal to the people of higher ages. Im hoping maybe some of my watchers are dads or granddads and could tell me if they would even second glance at a print from me. Gah...im getting nervous, but I really want to go there to have some fun, meet some contacts and not worry about people hating my work.

Thanks for any advice you can offer. And if you live around this area, send me a note and I'll get you more info on the show.

CJ~

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Accepting commissions

$20 simple sketch (B&W)
$40 Colored character (no BG, just the character)
$100 Full color and BG
Only accepting PayPal at this time.

Please send me a note for more details.

Slot #1 ~open~
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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Audio Books
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: Bright Shadow
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

Commission Prices/Info

Mon Jun 30, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Just trying my luck, heh. I want to be so bogged down with art, that its a crime! I want to be mentally unstable!! Yeahh...that's my dream.

Anyways, I got some prices now. I hope they're reasonable, because there is no way im gonna be selling sketches and paintings for $5. I actually like income. Um. I am also offering coloring commissions too. You can send me your line work whether its comic pages, to posters or whatever and I can color that up for you. Those prices are completely negotiable though.

So yeah, If you have any concerns, feel free to drop me a note or comment in here. And I hope to hear from some of you soon!

(Will link some examples later)

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Accepting commissions

$20 simple sketch (B&W)
$40 Colored character (no BG, just the character)
$100 Full color and BG
Only accepting PayPal at this time.

Please send me a note for more details.

Slot #1 ~open~
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~Still cant change my mood from fear...grr..
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Funk!
  • Reading: Interviews
  • Watching: Computer screenzz
  • Playing: NeoSteam
  • Eating: Liquids
  • Drinking: Solids....ew...

Finding Myself + Sub

Wed Jun 25, 2008, 7:44 PM
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Hey Hey! Just wanted to test out how this journal looks. Prob the same since i dont have any CSS stuff going on, but its ok. I also wanted to bump that old one. And btw, if you didnt notice, I finally bought myself a subscription!! :D

Ok, well, recently things have been looking brighter. Ive met some awesome talent on this site and in person, been working really hard to get my painting/coloring better, and have been given chances by some sweet ass friends, like :iconpatcarlucci: for instance, who featured me in his journal and got me out of a tight spot. I really gotta thank everyone for the support I have been given lately, all my new watchers, and old ones who still come around to say hello!

Right now I am really trying to find myself, not in a life way, haha, but in an artistic way. I mean, everyone has a style and blah blah, but I dont really care about that, I feel that will come in time. But I have this problem where, if i see work that inspires me, I somehow mimic their technique...I never copy work, or just rip off. But say I see someone who paints really rough, I'll go and try it, then do something im actually proud of, but never do it again as ive found new inspiration and moved on to that! Its cool to learn so much, but sometimes I feel like i need to stop, sit down, and refine one of these skills which ive developed. I dont know...maybe im talking crap...Anyways. Thats all for now. Thanks again everyone!

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Accepting commissions

$20 simple sketch (B&W)
$40 Colored character (no BG, just the character)
$100 Full color and BG

Please send me a note for more details.

Slot #1 ~open~
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  • Mood: Fear
Harr. Love that title. Ok, so im broke as sin, and I need $20 to pay my bills. Im $20 short!! How pathetic...So im taking on commissions. I always talk about this and get no response. But im really in a tight spot here. So if someone wants a portrait or their character drawn, send me a note.

Im also trying to take on coloring jobs. So if you have some lines you need colored, please message me, or if you know a way to get work in that type of stuff, please tell me.
Prices are negotiable.

I hope to get at least 1 response...
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Well Damn...I hit 5000 page views and wasnt even expecting it. Also, I got to this point realllllllly quickly. Maybe im doing something right now? All I know is Im happy, and so thankful to everyone who gives me crits and comments and compliments and the works! It all helps towards making me reach forwards and go towards the goal that hasnt materialized for me yet. I just want to get better!! But yeah. Thanks to everyone, new and old watchers alike!

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Doing :icondominiquefung:'s 30 day marathon!! Its coming up to day 15, so new people can join now! So go go quick, and join! Its an awesome exercise to get better!
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Yup, so the Marathon started on Monday, and Im feeling good. Im working out personal problems while having to stick to the crazy deadlines. I know if I fall behind, im totally in hot steaming scooorching water, so I gotta keep up, for myself. Im trying to get a few pieces to be proud of, and its nice to finish something then step back and actually see it clearly. When you slave over something for a long time, you sometimes get deluded, but this way, you always have fresh eyes.

I hope you will all forgive me for my daily posts, but Im doing this damn marathon, so screw you! Lol. But yah, give meh some support and crits to help me to get better than before by the end of this endurance test!

Take care everyone!! And keep going to everyone in the Marathon!
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Hey hey, it Seage here, without questions!! Omg, firrsss tyme evar!

Well i must be crazy, but im doing the 30 day marathon being held by :icondominiquefung:

Basically for 30 days, starting Monday, we have to do one cg piece per day, good enough to go in our gallerys... This is going to be a nice little test of endurance for me, but im thinking I will get a lot out of it skill wize! Also, there are some awesome artists joing this too, so go check it out, you still have time to join!!
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I was talking with a friend last night that has sucessfully talked his way into a good company, and he was telling me that, yes, I can draw, but I need a set direction with my art. I didnt think about that before. I just figured, "i can draw, so I can work" but it doesnt seem to work that way. But im having trouble figuring out which way to go, only because I lack the knowledge of whats out there. I figued, as an actual JOB, I can do book covers and pages for magazines that need full illustrations. I cant do that editorial stuff like my friend, so thats a no go for me. But what do you think by looking at my most recent stuff. I hope I get some response from you guys. Over 50 people watching me, and I only hear from 2 or 3 :P....

So please, I really need some imput here.
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I am now officially accepting commissions for Digital portraits, full body paintings and tattoo designs.
Prices will be negotiable until i find out a fair rate, and payment may be made through paypal once I figure out how it all works.

I hope to hear some response as im really desperate for this right now.
Thanks for your help.
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Haha, i wish things flowed smoothly with me, but they don't. Well firstly, i was accepted into Sheridan finalllly!! I was so happy, BUT, i need to pass the course im on now. I was like "pshhh, no prob!". So yeah...i wasn't thinking too hard when I said that, i forgot to calculate the douchebag-normal teacher ratio. For every 4 or 5 profs that are helpful there has to be one (who is usually useless) that tries to hold you back from your goals. So heres the story. I know I am partially at fault, but come on now, how else would i do it? In my program, I have a bunch of art courses, then a useless elective course. Getting closer to the portfolio, I started putting in much more time into it, and i didn't want to slip behind in any of my art classes, because they are all beneficial to myself and my portfolio, so i figured "hey, if i slip a little in my elective, i'll be fine!". BIG MISTAKE. I did talk to my prof about it, he told me as long as i get my stuff in, its ok. Too bad he forgot who i was by the next week and ignored all my emails. So i go to give him my stuff and he tells me he cant accept anything past a week late. Hearing that meant, "you have just failed, you cannot pass go or take your acceptance to illustration". Now, this elective is called digital story telling. We make those movies with the photos and the voice overs...they're pretty boring, I was expecting something much more interesting from the description. But thats off topic. Needless to say, getting good marks in my Art courses meant nothing, it was this unrelated course that has now screwed me right over.

Now, i DID try to contact the program co-coordinator, but she isn't exactly the brightest it seems as she explained to me 4 to 5 times that electives are going to be part of my curriculum for the rest of my time at sheridan, to which i responded "I KNOW, I WONT HAVE A PORTFOLIO TO DO THE REST OF MY TIME AT THE SCHOOL!!".
I guess she doesnt understand, or really, care to understand, but im still mad. I guess im jealous, all of my friends are fine, all their professors are helping them out to pass the course because they understand that it isnt going to help them in the direction they are headed, but not mine. So me and a few people who were accepted on condition that we pass are royally screwed.

I would just like to quote one thing this professor said to me that made me laugh and made me mad as well. "You made your choice and choose portfolio. Your choice made sense to you at the time". Ok...now this is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard. My program is basically to help you build a portfolio, and yet, when I choose a portfolio as my PRIORITY, she makes it seem like I have made a mistake. Oh yes miss, I should have chosen my completely-art-unrelated course before the thing that gets me into a real program! That would have been the smartest thing to do, so that, at this time, I would have gotten a letter in the mail that says "DENIED". Also...Who the hell WOULDN'T choose portfolio? I really don't see where she was going with that line. I don't think so. All of my friends now from other classes are happily catching up in their elective since their professors still have souls, but me and a few others are completely in a rut. I don't have much time left, but without being allowed to hand this stuff in, I cannot even get a 50%.

Aw well, there is one more option...internet course during the summer, that costs like $300-$400! And then I have to pay $6000+ for my program! Yay, can you say "money-grab"! Im so pissed off right now about this situation, and as much as I care, I really don't need negative opinions on this.  If all im gonna hear is "well...you should  have blah blah blah" Please don't comment. Because until you build that time machine so I CAN go  back and do all that crap, don't talk about the past.

Anyways, pray for me or something! I hope I get through this!
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Well then, to bump down that depressing mumbo jumbo, im happy to announce that I finally hit 3k. Woot woot. Thats peoples for taking the time to check out my stuff and im glad you are enjoying it, or at least I hope you are, heh. Take care.
Oh and, im trying to get a table for Anime North, so if you got any hook ups, or you are just gonna be there, give me a shout!
Peace sticks!
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I know no one even checks this anymore, but I figured, its a journal, so i'll write in it anyways. This always seems to happen to me...I make it through the whole year fine, and then close to the end when I really need to focus, I run out of money due to one thing or another. Right now I am really struggling badly. My family isn't loaded and I feel so bad borrowing money from my mom. I don't know what to do. I want to sell prints, but I'm not a popular deviant on here so no one would ever buy anything from me. Right now, life just seems so hard. I usually don't even talk about this because I take everything so lightly, but right now, I really don't want to fail due to money. I cant even get to college because travel fees cost too much. Im stressed out beyond beleif, the stuff going on here at home is ridiculous, I dunno...I don't want to give up, but with no job and no commissions coming in, life is extremely hard.

I don't expect anyone to read this, and to be honest, I've kind of stopped caring...
  • Mood: Depressed
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have a online sketchbook now on Conceptart.org forums, so go check it out. I have alot more unfinished stuff, than finished, lol.
The link is here: www.conceptart.org/forums/show…
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  • Listening to: funk
  • Eating: sushiii
  • Drinking: waterade
Really simple, who even reads this anymore?
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Well, its coming up to that time again, PORTFOLIO!!!
Im getting into illustration this year...thats a fact, but I have a lot of work to do before that becomes a reality. I need to make up a list of what to do in what order so I can stay on track, because lets face it, im a slacker... I need to do a self portrait first I think...then my building, then some other crap. Aw well, this should be fun. But just in case ive jinxed myself with my over confidence, please wish me luck with getting into this program!
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  • Listening to: funk
  • Eating: sushiii
  • Drinking: waterade