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Is anyone else going and want to meet up? I will probably get there on Friday the 23rd with my friends :D
Hopefully, at some point in the future, I will get a table there as well ;; but for now I'll just be a guest.
..and feel bad about it.

The only picture I see in front of me is myself into an endless sky-void, with dark - muted colours. I fall down, never reaching the end but I have nothing to hold on, I just.. fall into something endless. What gives me some hope is that no matter how long I am falling, it doesn't get darker. I am scared of the dark.

I can still barely realise that in a week I am starting college. Anxiety hits me a lot, and even though every day seems so full, I still feel exhausted from the time I wake up to the time I get back to bed. I don't know if it is the weather.. it has been sunny lately. But still, I just feel tired and I have no appetite to eat or anything. I tried to hide it, but it seems like my body refuses to cooperate. My demons are coming back. They are striking again.

Leaving that aside, I look forward enrolling in a few hours. I can not sleep. I can't tell if I am excited or I want to get done with this so I won't be running around anymore.. Only when I kind of forget about it I feel a bit better. I haven't drawn anything for days.

My internet is not good at the moment so I will be inactive for a little longer. Same goes for art because I won't settle in my accommodation before the 17th. That said, I hope you are all doing fine and you started well with school and work and college.. and the ones who haven't started yet, I hope you'll have a nice start!

Hello everyone, it has been some time.

Soon I will fly off to UK, where I will settle in my accommodation and prepare for a whole new chapter in my life, university. I can barely believe I am doing this and I surely am anxious judging from my latest dreams. So, on the 9th of September I will be inactive until I find internet again.

I am sure you have noticed by now that I am spending an hour every day doing one landscape speed paint. For a reason, I don't have the energy to do more, even thought there are time I really want to. I am spending most of the day being out with my friends for the last time and trying to get everything settled with the banks and everything before I go. Super busy days I say.

To my friends that I owe some art, don't think I have forgotten you. I just don't have right now the energy I want to spend on something more detailed and planned, thus, time consuming. I tried the other day doing some super simple cell shaded figures but I couldn't keep my eyes open. Right now painting keeps me going.

Nevertheless, I am good, trying to fix my sleeping schedule (well) and eating habits to get stronger before leaving. 
Thank you all for your endless support :heart: without you guys I wouldn't have gotten so far. Thank you :hug:
I've been thinking about something lately more than anything, and I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone, for various reasons. You never know who can relate or who might have a piece of the puzzle you're missing.

Last year I managed to convince myself that if I try, I can literally do anything in art. And so I did. Every time I got inspired by a specific artstyle, I tried it out myself. Some times I failed, some times I succeeded. By doing that, I thought that this would help me realise what kind of artist do I want to be. My goal was to go through all styles that affected me and make them "mine". Break them in pieces and re-compose them from the very beginning to the very end, understanding in the process the way the style works this way and what purpose does it serve for being "the specific style". I have tasted a lot of them, and now I know.. at least in a higher percentage than I knew before, being fully honest.

Constantly referencing pictures, real life and artworks from artists I admire, repetitively questioning myself the same unanswered questions that slowly, one by one answered themselves in the process of breaking and re-creating, the will of wanting to "get better" helped me overcome any obstacle that was in my way and the fear I had for many things became determination to step out of my comfort zone as often as possible.

Even though I did a very big progress, I still feel lost. Style is not something I am searching for right now, because I do believe that it will come on it's own when the time comes. "Maybe it is because I am not as mature as I need to be to get there yet" is a thought that has been haunting me the last month. As I grow, my art grows with me. I can't force myself to grow up, so I can't force my art to shape a character before it's time. Through my experiences I create my world. I am learning the rules to get prepared for the day that I will wake up one morning and say "now I can break them". This is how it always worked for me.. I think. I can't really remember. Stupid memory.

Why do I really feel lost still..? The fact that I already know the answer but I am afraid of it is ironic. I set very high goals to myself. I really do. If I didn't, I would probably be somewhere else today but here, writing this at 3am. There are times, however, that those goals are ridiculous. And by that I do not mean easy, but rather foolish I would say. Things like "if you can't master every art material, you are not a good artist", "if you can't paint realistic a scene that doesn't exist with your knowledge realistically, you are not a good artist", "if you can't paint/ create something straight from your mind without looking at something else to make it correct you are not a good artist" and more poison my mind daily and make me feel completely useless, a copycat, unoriginal and lost. But even if I know that all these are wrong, and I prove to myself most of the time that I don't have to think that way, why do these thoughts keep coming back, every time striking even harder? 

There are so many artists that I admire and look up to, not because they can master every kind of style out there, but because they don't care about doing so. They are so confident with their artwork, with themselves mainly (because if you are not confident as a person, how do you expect your artwork to be?) that they know exactly what they want to portray on the blank canvas and give the world a piece of their mind without hesitation or regrets. And all of that confidence shows through their artwork, they can reflect themselves on it as they keep improving, even when I think that there is not even space for more improvement. They still do, and they evolve with their art all the time, every time making something even more fascinating.

My experimentation is not over. Maybe this is why I can't clearly see the light in my path. I don't have the knowledge yet that will make me confident to create that light and use it to build my path. But even if it is not over, and I still fear a lot of things and have a long way to go, I still don't know where. I do know that I want to become an Illustrator and manage to combine fine art & illustration, and make comics and live out of my art only, because this is my life goal, but I don't know how. What should I know to achieve that goal? What knowledge does it require? I hope those, along with some other questions will be answered while I am in the University. But what I am afraid I won't be able to find an answer to even through the university are the following: Will I be admired as an artist? Am I ready for this? and those scare me the most.

I am still immature mentally. I do not state this because I accept it, but because I acknowledge it and I want to change it. I don't know how, but I hope my life experiences will show me the way at some point. 

I don't really know if I wanted to come to a conclusion in the specific journal. It was all abstract when I started writing this after all. Just 4am thoughts (I managed to spend an hour over it, there goes the anime shows I was supposed to watch).

If you reached the end, I am surprised and grateful. Thank you :)
Thank you very much, my dear :iconaquagalaxy:AquaGalaxy for suggesting my art, once again, for a DD award :heart:
Thank you very much, :iconthecreativejenn:TheCreativeJenn for featuring it :heart:

Thank you everyone for your never-ending supportLlama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1]

Final Battle by Konveekou

- F i n a l   B a t t l e - Pokemon FanArt

Thank you, honestly, for everything :heart: I truly feel honored :icontoracryplz:


Tomorrow I'll be leaving for my village. I will try to finish the remaining commissions within the weekend. I might stream as well! Thank you all for your patience :thanks:

Question for you:
Would you like me to keep uploading commissions this way (separately), or you consider it spamming and you would like me to batch them up and upload them all in one file?
My tech fellows, I need your help!

My friend is looking for a good laptop to buy, Mac in preference, that will handle photoshop CS6 and her Cintiq 13HD without problems. We both have literally no idea from those things, such as graphics, RAM etc, so that's why we need you.

She is going to be working full-time (ready to get if possible, we are not willing in buying extra merch except if it is really needed). She thought about getting the new MacBook, but is it worthy for that job? She will be working as a full time illustrator, and she is also going to have programs installed such Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and Acrobat.

What laptop would you suggest?

Thanks in advance! :wave:
Guys, thank you all for the birthday wishes and your wonderful gifts Chisaki Crying Icon 

Thank you, all, for the depths of my heart, for being with me all those wonderful years here on deviantART,
for commenting when you have the chance, for having when you like something, for leaving a comment on my profile and
spending those precious 5, 10, 20, 50 seconds to note me or really, do anything that will make me happier or will make my day.

Thank you, all, for your support, and for never giving up on me, no matter the choices I've made.
Without that community, I believe I would be lost, in both my personal life and career. Right now, I am exactly where
I want to be, thanks to every single one of you.

Thank you all, for always being here for me :icontoracryplz::heart:

Thank you all... for everything :heart: I had a wonderful day thanks to all of you! You all brought me joy with your wonderful comments :rose: THANK YOU!

Thank you all for the beautiful art as well!!! IT MADE ME EXTREMELY HAPPY! Sayu Crying Icon 


boop my nose by Chiakiro:. Savage silence .: by Favetoni
Coastal storm by PaineCryer
Blue Fire by Nanabbi

Konveekou : The Star Walker by RenePolumorfous
.:Imagination:. by Aviaku| counting stars | by s-alvatore

:heart:THANK YOU:heart:

Hello everyone!

Alright, first of all, thank you for all being patient with me not uploading stuff in general here, the last months as you've seen I've been pretty busy with portfolio work and studies in general in order to get to a university abroad..

I am happy to announce that I have been accepted in my top choice of Uni and that is Coventry School of Art and Design in England in Fine art & Illustration! Yesterday the results of my IELTS diploma came out and I made it to pass the requirements of the university in order to ensure my offer there as a student! Now only two painful projects ad the exams left until I am completely free.
I must point out that I also took another test similar to the IELTS one which was provided by Coventry and successfully passed as well. I am so excited!

Any other CSAD freshmen there? Let me know so we can arrange to meet up once we get there :D

--I am off to bed, I've been multi streaming all night with Jade-Katt and Keprion :heart:
Hello everyone! :wave:

I though it would be nice to give you all a small update before going to my main subject. Don't worry, I'll be very quick because I don't want to get tiring. If you want me to expand though, please mention it to the comments! 

So, so far I've been very busy with loads of stuff, mostly university ones. I'm done with my portfolio, all applications were sent and I already got two offers, one of them is the university I want to go. Right now I am working extra hard to do very good in an exam I'll be taking next month in order to complete my uni's requirements to get in completely. Until the end of the month I'm having some presentations to do, which means I'll be inactive for a little longer.

At the same time I am working on a game-project (which is secret for the time being) and some illustrations for a children's book. Both take a lot of energy and time, and as a result my time online is currently decreased.. At least here. I am using the mobile app to check for important messages though. Make sure to follow me on Twitter or Instagram for sketches and more updates!

Question for you:
I've noticed that some specific journals I've posted, such as How to make your year betterChristmas are not far away, same goes for New Year, so I decited to write a final journal before I "dissapear" again and become inactive (but not for livestreams hohohoho), as well as to wish to everyone of you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year. I'll be able to reply to notes for the people who were interested in Christmas postcard exchanges, don't worry!
 What does the title mean? Why did I even made this journal?
I made it mostly for the people who want to make a new start this year and make their life a bit better. Of course, not everything goes always as planned, but it is always nice to be positive and do nice things to be happy. So here are some advices to make the new year of your life better than the other ones.
 No, I am not going to say tons of tips and stuff, because I am not good at it either, BUT I got inspired by a really good friend of mine and her idea, and I'd like to share my thoughts with you. Of course, I am looking forward for your repl
How do I price my art?NOTE: This is a quick tutorial on the BASICS of pricing things in general. EVERYTHING in here, such an numbers and examples and just E X A M P L E S. After you read this thoroughly I'd like your opinion too.

This is a subject that lot's of people have trouble with. And I am not referring to people who are about to price their work and start taking commissions, but also the people who comment on other people's works, saying their prices are unfair. So here's a quick guide thing according to my knowledge on the basics of pricing things. And I will mention both digital and traditional art.
I'll be using my slave's friend's art as examples for some points.
For the example: quickspace and Berneri
Pricing your Art - General Information
Oh, you're an icon artist! Great!
Oooh look at all those beautiful pixels and icons!
Okay, you're the icon artist for all these! How awesome! I want to commission you!
Art Trade is NOT another word for Free ArtTo be honest, this is slight rant but you might find it useful.
Artists are not stupid. They understand when someone is asking them for a Trade because they really feel like giving something nice to them or when someone wants Free art. Do you have any idea how annoying it is when an artist uploads a new piece they've made, including in their description that they're not open for art trades, but people unfortunately spam them with notes asking them for one? They're also apologizing for asking: "It's okay, I understand if you don't want one, I know you don't have much time blah blah blah" and use all those fake excuses so you'll pity them (probably) and have an art trade with them.
So let me remind you something. WE ARE N O T STUPID! We UNDERSTAND when someone really wants to have an art trade with us or they just want free art to brag or whatever. It is really annoying, and personally it makes me wanna get out from your monitor and punch you in the face. No offen
and Age, Talent and ArtI saw a comment today that made me blow my top. I wanted to pick a bone with them. 
I'd really like not to express all of my feelings right here, right now, but I'd like to say a couple of things about that subject of Age and Talent on Art.
It's not like I am going to change the world with that journal, but it's worth trying a bit. And it might help people with lack of confidence about their art and age.
Firstly, allow me to make something clear. Art has nothing to do with your Age. Believe me, it's true, and I'll prove it to you.
Back when I was around.. 13 years old the first thing I was looking into someone's profile that their gallery was wonderful, was their age. 
Maybe everyone did back then. Some people still do. But why do we pay so much attention on age? Because we're concerned about "how much time do we have to improve till we get there".
At least, that's what I was mostly concerned about. I was lazy as well, pro
have been getting much attention and I really enjoy reading people's thoughts on them.
So, I've been thinking; would you be interested, since I really find it interesting, if I made some very short comic panels introducing a subject, and then analyzing it in a journal entry? 
If you do, please let me know what you would like me to analyse!
-have in mind though that everything that will be analyzed is based on my personal experience so far, and I will only do it if I feel confident about it. My opinion is not absolute, so I'd like to see what everyone else thinks! What do you say? :D

Shoot me with subjects and Ideas!
I'll try to respond to all of your comments, but I'll be a bit slow. Thanks for understanding in advance!

If you drop your eyeballs please call 911 because they will be bouncing around the house, they won't be able to handle what's under this text




And if you could pass this on in a way, or reblog their art it would make me more happy and them as well so they can keep creating :'D <3 BECAUSE THEY DESERVE MORE!!

Just a quick journal for you who may have questions about my life/ career/ technique-tools or whatev :)
Feel free to drop them and I'll respond! ^^

If I don't feel comfortable answering anything I just won't :thanks:

--Currently Update on FAQ before I update the old one

Q: What do you use to draw?
I recently I got a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and also got Photoshop CS6 with is hella great. I've used other programs as well, such as Paintool SAI, GIMP and OpenCanvas 3, but PS suits my needs better. I also have PS CS3 and CS4, but I recently updated and it feel reeeeeally good! I've heard it also has a Stabilizer but I haven't really searched for that tool yet 8O

Q: Why did you stop uploading art on dA and now you're posting more on Instagram/ Tumblr? Are you planning on leaving?
I got kinda surprised when I got that question from an Anon on tumblr. Well anon here I come and I hope you won't get anxious over this anymore! ^^
I use my dA for "completed" works. I want to show what I can do best here in a sense, but I upload all kind of arts here in order to get feedback and improve except sketchbook stuff. I prefer not to spam my watchers with art that I might feel weird about and then take it down, so I do that on Tumblr and Instagram. Instagram is for works that I am doing at the very moment with WIPS etc, like an everyday lifestream and Twitter is for all of the sketches/ studies of the week, put well together to upload and show them.

Q: When did you start drawing humans?
Seriously around 1,5 year now. I've drawn humans in my life before, but I am glad I got into animals and left humans last, like right now. That way I could develop easier on them, because I didn't have any basic knowledge on them before except a few stuff that I'm still trying to re-learn.

Q: Do you draw NSFW? Why?
I do draw nsfw, but I haven't published super hardcore stuff yet. Okay, maybe a few stuff on my tumblr which I censor. Go blame RenePolumorfous and PaineCryer for this b e c a u s e. But my dA will remain clean, except some romance stuff at some point maybe? Or very light Pinups. Depends. But I'll keep it clean.
Why....? I am not really sure myself, I just enjoy it..? :3

Please ask me more questions in the comments!
Hello! Thank you everyone for taking time to click on my journal for help, it is very appreciated ; v ;

It's been a while since I got a new computer (iMac) and tablet (Cintiq) but since I got them I didn't really bother not to make one, but right now the truth is that once my midterm exams are over I'd like to get back into making some.

However, I have no idea from macintosh (mac) recording or video programs so I'd like a little help. Do you know any good, free program like HyperCam 2 that can record my screen? And a video editing program that would help me add the recorded video in it, speed it up and add music so I can upload it on youtube and bring you guys speedpaints again?

In windows I used to use HyperCam 2 and Sony Vegas pro 8 for those, some years ago even Windows Movie Maker so I guess I can work on those programs in general --or in something related.

Thank you in advance for the help! ; O ;


How have you all been? I hasn't been a while since I posted a journal but my life have been so busy I lose the track of time almost every six hours or so. Reeeeeally busy busy busy x_____x I should also update my FAQ soon as well.

Anyway, I finally got a new computer and now I am just waiting for my graphics tablet to arrive :eager:. I am soooo excited but unfortunately I won't be able to use it immediately due to homework and projects.
However I am prepared for it so I made a Picarto in advance.

I also made an Instagram 8D You can follow me there for lots of WIP's (half or more of my daily sketches will be uploaded there), practice dumps sneak peeks of my upcoming works! (as well as stupid pictures of my not so important life hahah //shot)

That's all :'D I hope I'll start making some artwork soon!
Chui out!
It's been a while since I've one one c:

The last month has been a bit.. busy for me. I've been doing some commercial work and commissions, and I am glad I manage to go that far. I am happy my computer still holds on, it's quiet hard to work at times because it is literally dying, but hopefully it'll last till Christmas.
I've been painting like crazy, and finally managed to finish the 90% of my to-do list. I am very happy to say that there will be no more delays in the things I have to ship, so I happily announce to the people I promised stuff that I'll be shipping them on Tuesday (for good!)!

Furthermore, I'd like to announce that commissions will be closed for a quiet long time, because I need to focus on having a very steady schedule for the next few months. I'll be taking some important classes to enter into England's Art Universities to become an illustrator like I've always wanted, thus I am aiming to get the best possible grades in english lessons and portfolio. Onwards And I'll be starting tomorrow which makes me very nervous ;v; Everything is just happening so fast.. I've come to take critical decisions in a very short amount of time.
Plus, to be fully honest, I don't really like the place where I'll be taking those lessons, it makes me feel uneasy. I hope my classmates there will be okay, I don't want to experience what I've experienced 2 years ago at cram-school.
In the end I don't know what I'll end up doing. Results are not announced yet so The Rabbit does another little dance

Right now I want to focus mostly on my stuff, improve art wise and mentally as well. My apologies if it takes me some time to reply and such, I'll try to be as fast as possible but I'll need some time to get use to my new schedule. I'll also have to look for a job, so this might keep me mostly inactive.And secretly watch psycho-pass and other anime series shhhhToo cool for you 

Finally, since I've been sketching a lot lately due to lack of time and my urge of improving some stuff in my art, I upload stuff on my tumblr mostly. Have in mind though that it is at the same time nsfw (but I've censored everything so I guess you can safely browse it?) I am also updating daily my twitter, and sometimes upload doodles there as well: Leaf 

Last but not least, I want to thank all of my friends who have been supporting me all this time and helping me overcome the hardships I've faced the last 5 months. Mostly my friend RenePolumorfous who never stopped being by my side and helped me cheer up and keep movinghug . I'll be working with joy this week on our animation project for the ORAS and our little Halloween party which we'll be wearing Ghost pokemon masks/ costumes to celebrate itGhost .

I hope everyone here is well and having a good time c:PacMan 
KIRIBAN CAUGHT BY :iconteidananeko:TeidanaNeko

Kiriban is almost only 1k away!! at 100,000 pageviews
Only one winner, full screenshot, PLEASE NOTE ME!!
First comes to serve.


It can be anything, animal, human, anthro, pony etc. One character only.

Born out of Fire by Konveekou

Alright, it's 4am and I don't know why am I still awake but before I go I'd like to share my idea with you guys, because I can see I am not the only one who is struggling with deadlines and dates and birthday gifts when my schedule is truly overloaded.

So I decided to post a journal with a few Ideas that might help you out and makes you less stressed when a friend's birthday's coming and you have no time to draw them anything! Also, a few ideas and stuff you CAN draw or make in case you want to do something else except digital art!
Because we all have friends from the Internet that we'd like to show them how much we care about them:heart:

If you're close friends and they trust you, ask them for their address. You have no idea how helpful and great this is, especially when you want to surprise them! Personally I have many addresses, so when the time comes, I always have something to ship over!
As a result,

If you have no time,

make them a nice card and a beautiful doodle and ship it!
Little things count as well, you don't always have to make "masterpieces" for everyone, no one's got time for that, literally. Sometimes you have the time to do so, some others you don't. Unexpected events happen, you have a life as well. It's of course hella rad to work on something big, but remember that big or small, the action and the time you spent is what counts the most. It doesn't mean you love them less, it means you care for them and that's more than enough :heart: If you'd like and you can afford it, you can buy them something as well, a nice accessory or something to decorate their room.

Also, having someone's address and having time, you can do the following stuff:

Sculpting! (fimo is hella rad to use and fun, search for it!)
Doodle something! Everyone likes nice doodles!
Make a collage :D
Crafting!!! (search for crafting ideas online, they're too many!)
Traditional art *____*
Add something...? (there are probably many things that doesn't come to my mind right now, suggest!)

Plus, it is a nice way to experiment with many other things! Who knows, you might find a new interest as well!

Digital art is surely cool and has effects and such.. but other things have value as well! The thing is to show your friends that you care :heart:. Everyone appreciates it when people spend time for them! Little things can count way more than you expect :heart:

I hope this helped you out and gave you some ideas as well :'D
I finished it a while ago... it makes me so excited that these games are coming out soon!
I got moved when I heard the new soundtrack.. it's so epic! 8D THE FEELS GUYS!! THE MEMORIES!!
and Steven is hot as ffff //shot

I am eager to play the new game soon! :eager: Mudkip will be my starter. That brutal bae mega evolution makes me blush u////u :heart:
Which starter will you be getting?

Extra: I had nothing better to do so I downloaded Tomodachi life demo as well and it looked pretty interesting u v u

Before commissioning me, you must agree the terms and conditions listed below.

Any statement can be bound to change if discussed with me, the artist, prior to the commission.


  • Please write in a clear and nice manner.
  • Provide neat references. Not a wall of text.
  • Any ill behavior will not be tolerated and your commission will be canceled if it occurs.
  • If you fail to follow the rules provided on the Commission Journal/ Adoptables/ YCH etc. I have the right to decline your commission.


I will NOT draw:

  • Most fetishes (ask)
  • Exaggerated anatomy parts
  • Cub/child porn
  • Offensive themes
I will draw:
  • Anything that is not listed above
  • NSFW is fine (ask)


  • I accept only paypal.
  • All commissions must be payed at least half upfront. 
  • The currency accepted is Euros, USD or English Pounds.
  • The points shall only be paid through the commission widget unless stated otherwise.


  • I can show you a sketch for approval upon request.
  • Turnaround time is anywhere from a few days to 5 weeks from the time you make the first payment. I generally aim for within two weeks but as I'm a student and have a job there may be times when I cannot make that time. Please be aware of this beforehand. This kind of work takes a lot of time to get the best quality. I want to produce the best work I can for you, and need the time to do that. If you have a specific date that you need the commission completed by, please specify that beforehand and I will do my best to make it!
  • If any health, family issues or anything occurs that will delay your commission process you'll be notified asap.


  • I will do everything I can to make my customers satisfied with the results of their commission.
  • After a commission is finished, few changes are allowed to be made, such as markings or small colouring mistakes.
  • Any great changes will come with an extra charge, such as an outfit change, outfit addition or subtraction, background change or anything that makes me have to redraw it completely.
  • If your reference was unclear to start with, then you are not allowed to do minor changes without a fee.
  • Make sure to be clear in your order what you aim for.
  • I will remove the PSD and SAI files from my computer eventually, so when receiving the completed work, please make sure to look over the picture before approving it.


I'm allowed to use the copyrighted artwork to:

  • Promote myself within any place or site.
  • To display it anywhere to my liking.
  • I retain the right to use any commissions in a portfolio or in a printed collection of my art (eg. Artbook). However, if you have a problem with this, please tell me and I will take out any distinguishing characteristics of your character before doing so.

The commissioner are allowed to:
  • Use the copyrighted artwork for personal use only unless agreed otherwise.

  • Print the art, and claim the right of their character(s) but not the drawing itself or sell it to earn any profit.

  • Use the art to promote themselves with proper credit given to the artist.
    • you may repost the commissioned pictures in role-playing sites, your own galleries and such as long as there won't be misuse of copyrights and I will be visibly credited.

If you break the copyright infringement in anyway every right you had to the drawing will be retracted.

The following is considered Copyright infringement:
  • Reproducing/using the copyrighted artwork commercially if the commission was agreed to be used for personal purposes (meaning making money of it in any way)

  • Taking Credit for the creation of the artwork.

  • Removing any watermarks/signatures. 

  • altering the artwork without my, the artist's, consent


I have the right to cancel and refund the money for you commission at any time.
  • You have no right to cancel or demand a refund from the artist under any circumstances after money are received.

  • If money has not been sent yet the commissioner has the right to cancel the commission.

Any statement can be bound to change if discussed with me, the artist, prior to the commission.
I saw a comment today that made me blow my top. I wanted to pick a bone with them. 
I'd really like not to express all of my feelings right here, right now, but I'd like to say a couple of things about that subject of Age and Talent on Art.
It's not like I am going to change the world with that journal, but it's worth trying a bit. And it might help people with lack of confidence about their art and age.

Firstly, allow me to make something clear. Art has nothing to do with your Age. Believe me, it's true, and I'll prove it to you.
Back when I was around.. 13 years old the first thing I was looking into someone's profile that their gallery was wonderful, was their age. 
Maybe everyone did back then. Some people still do. But why do we pay so much attention on age? Because we're concerned about "how much time do we have to improve till we get there".
At least, that's what I was mostly concerned about. I was lazy as well, procrastinating like crazy and I was sitting there, waiting for the epic skills to find me and reach me. And then, magically, when I turned 18 I'd have amazing art to show to everyone.

But then, you find out that people closer to your age are having great art as well right..? So then you have less time to improve and reach their level with your slow paced style of practice.
You enjoy it, you don't work very hard, but you're very sure that "you'll get there" until that younger person comes in your life and ruins all of your plans. Then you're back to zero, wondering what you could do to improve faster, and be as good as them in the age of 15 for example. After a liiiiittle bit of practice, you get tired and realize make yourself believe that you can't do it. What's the easy option now? Hmm.. :thinking: <[maybe they're more talented than me]. Bingo. You got that part right. Let's just forget about it and go with plan A, or let's just test our limits to see how far we can go with this.

In the end, you keep up with art, you managed not to feel like a piece of trash -yet- and you keep doing your stuff. But.. wait. What's that..?
A younger artist than you is doing better work than you? Unbelievable and unacceptable. So what now? There are only few options left, right?
  • They're liars. It's simply impossible to draw like that in that age.
  • They're miracle kiddos.
  • They're talented beyond belief.
  • (add something you believe here)

Let me tell you what you believe you've learned through this:
Draaa..w...-- procrastinate and don't worry, no matter what you do, you'll definitely become good... at some point. Maybe not the "age you set" but who cares, there's always someone better out there. Younger people are surely super talented and younger people than you are magical people with a huge amount of talent and don't forget, they're also masterminds for being able to draw like that.
  • What is talent? The ability of someone to draw better than you.
  • What is age? What you're now and what you'll become when you "reach that age".

Now, allow me to tell you what you really learned from this:
  • Age is an excuse and an illusion to make you feel better because you're bored/ don't wanna/ something?? to practice.
  • Talent is also an excuse and an illusion to make you feel better because you're bored/ don't wanna/ something?? to practice.

The true title of this journal should be Procrastination, Illusion and Art. Probably.

Maybe not even art. I added art because it'd drag people here, but it's connected with the subject so.

So let me tell you what Age and Talent stand for, based on my experience all theses years. 
Age stands for time. Throughout time, you gain experience, skills and you combine them together to make something new.
Being young doesn't mean you're badass. Being old doesn't mean you're useless.
Talent stands for the ability to learn faster something than someone else. Some people are talented, some people are not.
Not being talented isn't a reason to give up. Being talented isn't a reason to procrastinate.

What can you do about this?
Yeah yeah, you've heard this a lot before, right? Practice. But what's practice, really?
Does this mean you get a piece of paper and draw anything that comes in your mind and someday you'll improve? No
Does this mean you'll go after your favorite artist and try to become 100% like them by copying every move? Probably but no, you're getting there though

There are tons of ways to practice. And that's why everyone gets confused. Some people became better by tracing art, some others by referencing art, some people decided to learn from life and some others combined everything. But they all have something in common.
  • They work hard.
  • They spend a lot of time and effort in their art.
  • They accept critique in order to improve.
  • They accept the fact that there's always someone better than them so they find it challenging and make it another reason to keep drawing and practicing hard.
  • They don't use talent or age as an excuse to make them feel better.
  • They keep trying no matter how many times they fall.
  • They do research.
  • They do not devalue themselves.
And more stuff I can't really remember right now.

Of course, there will be always people who will be indeed better in art or something for their age, but if they do not take the opportunity to "grow" that talent, they'll remain in the same level after some time.

Your two cents C:


Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2014, 4:30 PM
As many of you noticed I've been inactive on dA the last week. I went to SiiLvAH's house the past weekend and I was completely inactive (man it was so much fun I wish I could stay more ; v ;..), now only a few weeks left for my exams.

I am really not in the "active" mood right now since I am already stressed enough, I spend most of my time watching anime and doodling on paper. I haven't touched my tablet for a while. I owe some very important birthday gifts too, two trades and a commission as well so I can't pressure myself more, I hope you all understand.

Star Fuschia Future projects:

I am planning to make some real-life comics about my sleepovers the last year. I've spend some truly wonderful time with my friends that I'd like to illustrate so I'll take my time to make those, as well as some comics from my role-plays because I need to start taking the illustration part seriously and practice is important. I need to re-make some references too (and for God's sake finalize them because I keep changing them all the time), and finish my to-do list. Hopefully I'll have that part done by the end of the year.

Star Pale Blue Question for you:

Schools are going to start soon. What are your goals for this year?

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