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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 12:17 AM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?     6 years and 4 months

  2. What does your username mean?     It is the pen name I use to write stories.  It is also the name of a character in one of my stories.  

  3. Describe yourself in three words.     strange, inquisitive, helpful

  4. Are you left or right handed?     Right

  5. What was your first deviation?     My tigress by DakartaSoladon

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?     story characters

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?    Digital Character Art

  8. What was your first favourite?     Commission- Kalistto and Kalea by Zeronis

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?     Anime style sexy girls

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?    Slugbox

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?     honestly I don't know.  there are a ton of Deviants I would like to meet 

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?     I can't say just one deviant has done that.  There are several that have done drawings of the characters from my story, which has brought my story to life and inspired me to work on finishing the story so I can hopefully get i t published.  Also all the amazing cosplayers have inspired me to pursue my own cosplay aspirations.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?     pen and paper

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?     my couch or my bed

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?     When I got this drawing Nyx Partytime by DakartaSoladon from SoniaMatas, of the main character in my story.  I was so happy to have a physical representation of her.

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A much needed update

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 5, 2015, 2:11 AM

Hello friends!  I hope all is well with everyone.  I must admit I have been remiss in my duties here around DA.  I just kinda got in a funk, its got me depressed and I really just don't want to do anything.  No one really wants to hear that ...moving on.

Features.....I will resume features shortly.  I had planned on doing bi-weekly features this year instead of weekly because honestly it was a tad hard to keep up with.  The next feature will have at least three artists to catch up and get back on track.

Contest.....that's right folks, I would like to have another contest.  Just not sure what to have one for.  I thought about one to design a character for my world, but wasn't sure.  If anyone has any suggestions, I am open to any input.

Photography.....I plan on getting out more this year and doing some photography.  I miss doing it and there is a lot of cool stuff in my area.  Just need to get out of this slump with my mood, and a Macro lens.  I realy need one of those.

Monster girls....So I like monster girls.  I love visiting :iconslugbox:, :iconvethrax:, :iconsharkie19:, :iconpunipaws:, and :iconqueenashi: along with so many others to see there beautiful monsters.  I personally have my cat girls, a fox girl, a vampire girl, and 2 demon Succubi. Not sure, with the exception of the succubi, that I would call them monsters though.  I had a thought to commission some of my girls especially Sehven, Querizma, and Gnocchi by one of the aforementioned artists.  Not sure though.  I also thought about a OOAK monster girl for myself.  Maybe I would even use her in my story, maybe.  Not sure what kinda monster girl I would want though.  Not too big on the slime girls, but I love horns, wings, tails, and tentacles.

Ask my OC's......I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now.  I think it would make a good way for people to get to know my characters and interact with them.  However I have no idea how to go about doing it, and I wouldn't be able to draw anything to make it more interesting.

As always I am open to suggestions, answering questions, talking about anything art related or not, and I am always looking for new friends.  See ya around!!

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Plans for the upcoming year

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:19 AM

Hi everyone.  I know I have a very small following.  I expect that.  I am not an artist by any means.  I wish I was, I really do.  then I could put my OC's out on my own.

With that said I do really appreciate those of you that do follow me.

So in the next year I want to start  going out in my free time to take some photos and post them.  Hopefully I can find a way t do Macro without spending a butt ton of money for a Macro lens.

Also I am going to try to start drawing, or at least working on outfits and weapon designs for my characters.  I know I can do that fairly well.

Hopefully I can stick to my plan.

I was also curious (and this will also be a poll) should I keep doing the weekly features of artists I follow and like their work?
I know the past couple weeks I have slacked a bit on that, but you know the holidays and all.

Well, here is to a productive year next year and I hope to see some great new works from all of you too. 

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My First Comic Con

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 17, 2014, 3:26 PM

I went to my first ever Comic Con and it was actually in my own city. The Geek Galaxy Comic Con ran this weekend. I had a ton of fun and got to meet lots of cool people. I am hoping that it went really well and it will be back again next year. Pics will be posted soon, just not sure when.

Here is a list of who was at the con
Riddle :iconriddle1:
Nicole Marie Jean  (Cosplayer)
LeeAnna Vamp  (Cosplayer)
Kristen Hughey  :iconkristenhughey:
Jenny Stead  :iconjennymstead:
Dustin Carson  
Justin Stewart
 Tressina Bowling :iconbirdiebo:
Sarah Allen
Bardic Kitty  :iconbardickitty:
Cute Loot  :iconcute-loot:
Yatta Creations  :iconyattacreations:
Page 4 Yeti
Stephanie Goeppner
Kyle Starks
Rusty Shackles
Sean Dulaney
Brett Pinson
Kevin Leen
Corey Knaebel  :iconrayartz:
Elaine Heathcotte
Hazzum Productions  :iconrodneyfyke:
B.A. Boffer & Co.
Michael Czerwonka
Rotting Corpse Productions
Nathan Blu
Hope Burdette  :iconshhburd:
Russell Jackson  :iconrusselljackson: 
Brian Morris
Brian "Sandman" Sanders
Nathan Bonner
Allen Garnett
Jake DH
Big Papa Studios
Richard McElravy
Colt Hoskins
501st Legion  (Star wars troop)
Andrew Heath
Indiana Ghostbusters  (Ghostbusters cosplayer troop)
Emily Bachman
Clint Basinger
Cowl Girl
Musetap Art Studio  :iconwil-woods: and :icontyrinecarver:
Gavin Smith  :icongavinsmith:
Paul Forrest  (Spock Impersonator)
Renaldo McKenzie
Rebecca Whelan :iconcrittercre8r:
Aaron Lambert
Rachel Kelly
Venius Meiggs
Collin Royster Creations  :iconcroyster:
Lauren Ricks
 TJ Batts
Tim Smith  :iconsenjimakoto:
Peter Lucker
Michael Kasinger  :iconmichael-e-kasinger:
Janet Lee
Stuart Sayger
Craig Boldman
 Jamie Snell  :iconragelion:
Justin Castaneda  :iconsapoman:
Bob Hall
Todd Fox
Jacob Rougemont
Christopher Herndon
Jay Leisten
Mark Kidwell
Billy Tackett
Peter Mayhew   (Chewbacca)
Austin St John  (Red Ranger)
Jake Lloyd  (Young Anakin Skywalker)
Walter Jones   (Black Ranger)
David Yost   (Blue Ranger)
Jason Narvy  (Skull from Power Rangers)
Paul Schrier   (Bulk from Power Rangers)
Orli Shoshan   (Shaak Ti from Star Wars)
Jim Cummings (Voice Actor)
Jeremy Ambler (Walking dead)
Mark Dodson (Voice actor)




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A Watcher's Dilema

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 2, 2014, 1:17 AM

So I am find myself stuck with a dilema.  I have reached my max limit of "friends" or artists I watch.  I really enjoy all the artists I watch and the groups I watch as well.  I don't want to unwatch anyone but I think I will have to.  Just not really sure how to go about it.  Do I randomly pick a bunch to unwatch.  Do I use some kind of method  ie: user hasn't posted in ___ amount of time.  Granted it may take a while to go through all 5000 artist but I believe it needs to be done.

I feel bad about it though.  I feel as though I have made a commitment to those artists.  If I unwatch them  then I am breaking that commitment and their fan base.

So if in the course of clearing out my watch list....if I happen to unwatch you  please know it is nothing personal.  I still like your work

So the question I need to ask here....Does any one have an idea for criteria on cleaning out the list.  Any advice would help.  Thanks!

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Artist Features

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 1:57 PM

I have decided to do an artist feature on my main page.  There are several artist I follow here on DA.  Some are photographers, some are cosplayers, some are artists, some are sculptors, but all have amazing work.  Now I know some of them may be popular and some may not, but I thought I would do my part to share with the community my interests.

Each feature will have a link to the artist's DA account and a selection of their works, probably around 6 - 8 pieces.
I will also include a link to the previous artist's account.  I am thinking of keeping each feature up for either a week or two weeks.  I haven't quite decided yet.

This Journal will hold a running list of all previous features.  Hope you all enjoy.

1: :iconslugbox:
2: :iconzeronis:
3: :iconimaranx:
4: :iconszajnie:
5: :iconoad-art:
6: :iconstormfeder:
7: :iconkatyuskamoonfox:
8: :iconvera-baby:
9: :iconnao-dignity:
10:  :iconnanakuronoma:
11:   :iconmeiphon:
12:  :iconrollergalval:
13:  :iconrinslettuce:
14:  :iconriddle1:
15:  :iconcola0614:
16:  :iconshepherd0821:

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TO Better Me

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 26, 2014, 3:18 AM

Hello Deviants!  Not sure if anyone ever reads theses from me.  I mean I read other people's journals, but I don't post often and definitely don't have a large following out there.

So anyway....I usually do any coloring I want to do with colored pencils.  I'll find interesting drawings I like and print out a coloring page and go to town.  I have never posted any of this because  I don't have a scanner.   Well recently I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note, which happens to have Photoshop Touch installed on it.  I started playing  around with it and have had a little bit of fun.  So then I decided I wanted to color stuff.  I found lots of great line arts and even coloring pages.  Turns out it is  a bit harder than it looks to color digitally.

I made some progress.  I am happy with what I did but I know it can be better.  I eventually want to color some of the line arts of my OC's.

I was curious if anyone out there has Photoshop Touch and has tutorials or tips they could give me.

I was also wondering if anyone might recommend a different program to use, either on my tablet or on a PC.  I have looked into Photoshop CS5, and SAI, but not sure what might suit my needs.   Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Here are the things I have done already.
Colored Witch by DakartaSoladon
Dark Faerie by DakartaSoladon

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SO...oh my it must have been like back in early September I think I had posted a thing to search out some artists to draw my characters.  I got responses from fifty nine different artists.  One of which has been doing some excellent sketches for me.  Well, through my computer messing up, work, holidays, and life.  I got distracted and somewhat forgot about it all.  I just brought up the file I was using to sort out and break down to which artists I wanted to commission.  I had it narrowed down to eleven and I knew I couldn't commission everyone.  So i broke it down to a final three.  then I was going to hopefully keep the other eight to commission as I could.  So now.....I am going to try to contact them again and hopefully I will be able to move forward with my original plan.   Wish me luck. 
So I have been busy with the holidays and work and I have been quite remiss on my postings lately.  I have gotten a few new works come in from artists and I well have been hoarding them on my drives.  SO hopefully I will get a chance to post them all in the next couple of days.  
Also I have a few more character workups to post as well.  I am hoping I can get those posted too.

I may change a few things about some of my characters but still kind of on the fence about it.  Only time will tell what happens.

Well I guess that is all for now.  Until next time keep the art alive!!
Check out this holiday art raffle and enter if you are interested.

So anyway!  Today is my birthday. I get to work tonight so I will be sleeping all day.  I found out at my job you used to get your birthday off.  Too bad not anymore.  Oh well.  Hopefully I will get to celebrate this weekend.
So I have been really busy with work and stuff.  I got so much to catch up on.  I recently gotten a few commissions from artists.  I need to post those to share with everyone and have in my gallery.  

Also recently, well not so recently now, I put out a line to get some artists to draw my other characters besides Nyx.  That went really well and I got way more responses than I thought I would.  Fifty seven deviants responded.  I guess I didn't realize how big of a task this would be to choose one or even just a few.  I have been through galleries over and over again.  It is so hard to narrow down, because there were so many great artists.  I think I have finally gotten it down to a top ten.  I think I am going to pick a top three or four.  I was supposed to be done with this two weeks ago.   Hopefully I can finish it up by this weekend.

Along with the artist recruitment, I decided that anyone I did not pick for the work I would pick some of their art and put them in a feature.  So as soon as the final artists are picked there will be some features coming out.  I was going to do one but fifty seven deviants featured in one journal.  I think that would be a bit crazy.  So I'll probably do ten in each journal for six journals and spaced over a couple days.  

Also, I make it fairly well known that I can't really draw.  At least I don't think I can.  I am good at coloring though.  I usually use colored pencils and I think they turn out well.  I would post some but my scanner is out of commission.  I did however recently get a Samsung Galaxy Note, which has PhotoShop Touch on it.  I have been playing around with it and it is fun but I am still learning.  I am very new at doing anything digital and PhotoShop.   I am going to be posting some of the coloring I do here on DA.  Hopefully they aren't too bad and the original artists like them.

I guess that's all for now.  Hope everyone is doing well and has a great day.

Quick Artist Feature and Promotion

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:58 AM

Hey Deviants!  Good Morning!  Hope everyone is well.

So anyway!  I was browsing through my messages and came across an interesting post which led me to :icontwin-tail:  I realy dig her style and thought I would spread teh word.  I love the eyes on her characters.  So go check her out and show some love.

Oh by the way she is trying to earn some cash so she is doing a "Name your price Commission" right now.  If anyone does get a commission drop my name, I might get a free portrait comm.  Thanks!

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Additional characters to the story...

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 25, 2013, 12:47 PM

Here are some additional characters to the story.  I hope to have them posted soon as well.  A good portion of this batch are some of the "Bad" guys.

Querizma - Swordslinger-----done
Gennai - Monk-----done
Lucien - Rogue-----done
Zel - Berserker
Calem - Pirate
Azeal - Pirate
Dakota - Jaeger-----done
Meredy Opal Solace - Mage
Desterna - Spy-----done
Devan Aire - Fencer
Karasu Majo - Witch
Estavahl - Gunslinger
Shiv - Technician
Jade - Assassin
Lomac - Bounty Hunter
Barik - Thief

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Just got a 3DS

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 26, 2013, 10:45 PM

Finally broke down and traded my DS Lite for a 3DS.  Next purchase will be Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  So anyway if anyone else out htere has a 3DS and wants to be friends is my friend code 3840-6267-0051.

Hope to see some of you around.

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Working on more characters

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 25, 2013, 2:15 AM

So I have some time on my hands and I have a bunch of characters.  So I am going to start posting bios of all the forth coming characters.  As I post their bios I will also create an album within my gallery.  I love Nyx and its her story but I need to introduce everyone else.  Hopefully, the goal is also to have artwork done of the other characters as well.  I'd love to eventually have a sculpture done of each character too.  

So here is a run down of some of the characters you will see  coming....
Nyx Lunae - Assassin/ Royal Guard-----done
Navriel Lunae - Fighter/ Royal Guard
Sehven - Thief-----done
Fenris Narbonyll - Crystal Mage-----done
Vermillion Mizzyr - Mercenary-----done
Rhune - Thief-----done
Meredy Opal Solace - Mage
K'vaughn - Jack of all Trades-----done
Obekai Lunae - Royal Guard Captain
Naelon Lunae - Songstress
Neesa - Tech warfare-----done
Magus - Battle rager-----done
Bastion - Sharpshooter-----done
Lokee - Pilot/Gunman-----done
Gnocchi - Ninja-----done
Malachite - Tinker-----done

Well wish me luck and if anyone feels like drawing my other characters drop me a line.  

Update:  I've been doing all theses characters and I just realized that I haven't really addressed skin tone on any of them other than Nyx.  I'm going to have to go back and remedy that.

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An Artist in need is a friend indeed

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 25, 2013, 2:02 AM

Hello folks!  I came across an artist here on DA who is trying to raise some money.  Her name is :iconszajnie: .  I found her through another artist I was watching.  I must say I like her line work and the deal she has going right now seems very fair.  Check out her work and get get a commission.  Hopefully she can make her goal.  Thanks!

here is a link to her journal: 
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Ask Nyx???

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 8:50 PM

Ok, so I was sitting here thinking....I have this amazing character in my head.  Well, actually several amazing characters and a whole world.  Nyx however is my favorite.  I've tried to make quite a thorough description of her and most people I've talked to seem to like her.  I don't think her personality has really shined though.

So as I was wandering around DA the last few days I saw some deviants that have "Ask my OC" setups.  It made me want to do the same for Nyx.  I think it would be a fun thing and would help to expand Nyx's personality.

So I was curious what people think of these "Ask my OC" things.  If I should do one for Nyx, and if so how do I set it up and get it started.

Any input and advice is appreciated.  Thanks!!

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Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow

Journal Entry: Fri May 3, 2013, 4:57 AM

So yeah, free comic book day is tomorrow.  Really looking forward to it.  I met a lot of great artists last year and hope to meet some more this year.  Not to mention the free comic books.

On a different note....if anyone happens to know someone who draws adorably cute elephants...please send me their name.  I am looking to get a commission done for a friend's birthday.  Thanks.

"For the love of art"

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FCBD was awesome!

Journal Entry: Mon May 7, 2012, 6:22 PM

Ok!  So as stated Free Comic Book Day was awesome.  I got lots of great comics and met some amazing artists.  Some are even here on DeviantArt.  I'll have to include them on an update later.  I have work so I haven't had a chance to visit their pages yet.  

Also, the contest deadline is fast approaching.  Only 24 days left.…

Have a great time and continue enjoying art!

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