|These prints are to hopefully make some extra money to help pay for my accommodation and cost of living when I eventually start studying at University.|
|I'm trying to save up points so I can give them away as prizes for Utapri-2000's contests. (I'm the co-founder for those who don't know).|
And also to randomly give away here and there. >.>
So if you could please spare a few points it would be very, very much appreciated!
Hello again! (Just a pre-warning, this is going to be a looong journal – you’ll see the surprise if you skip most of the text) I hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays, I had meant to post this on Christmas day (NZ time) but our internet has been really temperamental. So I didn’t get a chance to go on dA when I was home and there was a connection. (Btw, to anyone who’s sent me a message in the last week and a half or so, this is part of the reason why I haven’t been able to reply yet.) Anyway, I hope everyone had a good day. And, yes, I am alive once again and finally free! Well for now at least…
Between now and the 5th of January I’m going to try and do as much experimenting and trialling of different techniques as I can, which of course will ultimately end up looking somewhat shitty. First of all, please bear with me on this until I find some I really like and want to keep using. As a kind of compensation I’m going to be completely open to requests, so tell me what you want to see and I’ll try to do it one way or another.
I want to do this for a few reasons. First is that I haven’t really done anything this year outside my school portfolio, a bit of photography and some doodles here and there. Second is that I move into my University dorm on the 5th and after that I don’t know how much time I’m going to have for my art, so I want to do something fun before all hell breaks loose. Third, final and probably the most significant, is that I want to improve and extend my repertoire, mostly because no too long ago I got into One Piece. And I mean REALLY got into it, I started reading the manga and caught up within 12 days. Although, I actually slowed down after about 3 days and around 300 chapters because I realised that one Portgas D. Ace had become my favourite character and, of course, I knew what was going to happen to my baby (since I know shit). By the way I never watched One Piece as a kid. I watched Pokemon, Digimon and all of the other anime (that I didn’t know were anime at the time) which were aired on the cartoon channel, but not One Piece. I avoided it even. And I think it was because they aired the 4kids dub which caused both the ads and short bits I did see to make the whole show seem stupid to me. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the series now, but at that time I didn’t even think it was worth the time of day. Anyway! Sorry, I got a bit side tracked… After a while I decided that I wanted to try my hand at drawing some fanart of Ace (being my fav and all). And I’d seen this tutorial on how to draw fire, so I played around with it and used it to draw his flames. Then I realised that I had no idea how to paint him in a style that the flames would suit, and although I’m relatively confident with my normal style of digital colouring, it’s really the only style I’ve explored. So because of that, even though I have improved, I haven’t improved as much as I could have over the past two years that I’ve been doing digital art.
I have several things that I want to upload so once I get everything sorted I’ll submit them pretty much all at once, so I’m sorry to my watchers in advance for the influx of deviation messages you’ll be getting from me.
Speaking of influx, on the 23rd I somehow managed to receive over 600 pageviews (I am happy btw, but things like this don’t normally happen to me ) and because of that, both the 7500 and 8000 pageview thresholds have been achieved~ So I will eventually get round to doing something for that…
Anyway, in other news, a while ago I created an account on both Battle.net and Hi-Rez Studios (although I only have WoW and Smite installed) so if you want to add me to your friend list and play together I’m Andromeda183 on Smite and on WoW I’m Andromeda#1861.
Also, kind of keeping with the theme, I’m officially a Hufflepuff. I think I’ve done the sorting three times on Pottermore and I’ve gotten into Hufflepuff each time. Interestingly enough though, my wand has been slightly different each time, my current one is Rowan and Phoenix Feather. I haven’t really made any friends yet so feel free to add me, my user name is StormJinx19941.
Now, have I covered everything? Let’s see, I’ve got the greeting and reason for disappearance, warning of upcoming shitty art and impending uploads, mention of pageviews, attempt to find friends on online games, and, oh, I even slipped in when I’m moving. I think that’s it. All that’s left is the surprise~
Since I hadn't planed anything specific for either Christmas or New Years, I decided that I'd do a surprise art feature for my wonderful watchers~! So, like last time I randomly chose a number of my watchers, searched through their galleries and picked two deviations (I decided to limit myself), which I shall now present to you in no particular order~~
(This is my friend from the year below me. Despite being a beautiful person and amazing friend she doesn't have a lot of confidence when it comes to her art. So I think you should all go give her a bit of love so she knows how wonderful she actually is~)
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed that, I know I did. You know, I might try and make this a regular thing. If I do, how do you think I should choose who to feature? (I've been doing it via a random number generator.)
Anyway, once again, I hope you all enjoy the holiday season! If you're doing (or did) anything cool or interesting I'd love to hear about it and chat~
I'm going to try and write another journal around New Years (or at least before I move) so keep an eye out for that.
That's all for now!
Hello everyone~! ^^ For those of you who can't read Japanese I've just introduced myself and said that I don't know what to say... Heheh....
Anyway! My name's Abigail and I'm a 18 year old from New Zealand. I'm currently in my last year at college/high school (depending on which country you're from) studying Physics, Japanese, Chemistry, Stats, Calc, Printmaking and Business Studies. Next year I'll be going to University to study a Bachelor of Science.
Whilst growing up I've developed the mindset that everything in life is a form of art and that there is beauty and wonder in most people and things. Even on the internet I don't have a huge amount of friends nor am I really popular. However I love the few very close friends I do have on and off the net as they mean the world to me and I honestly don't know where I'd be without them.
Before I forget, please take a look at my prints. They are mainly my better photos and are there to hopefully make some money to help fund my time at University.
Also, as you'll see in my stamps, I often take a very very long time to reply even though I do read every single comment/reply/note that I get. It's usually because I get too busy to reply to everyone, or I can't think of what to say so I put it off. For that I really want to apologise in advance... I love talking to people and I feel really bad when I go into my messages and see things from months ago. So I just wanted to warn you and to let you know that I truly am sorry.
Currently I'm going through my gallery and moving quite a few of my old deviations to scraps. This is because I cringe at some of them and I'm getting the feeling that my gallery is a bit cluttered. Thus please bear with me for a bit. ^u^
I think that's enough text for now. So here's some stamps for you to look at.