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So it's been 20 years since Sonic the Hedgehog first came out and became the first video game I ever played. Sadly, I didn't have enough time to draw up a proper fanart piece to celebrate because I was working too hard on an entire Sonic the Hedgehog retrospective video review that you can find here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXlnxe…


Anime Boston was a few months ago and I did pretty damn well for myself. My "4th Wall Cowboy" print was incredibly popular, so it seems crazy-ass crossovers are the way to go when trying to draw attention. I've been working on sketches more than last year thus far and have a good pile I need to get to scanning in and coloring, plus ideas for more down the pipe.


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  • Listening to: Celldweller - "Tragedy"
  • Reading: "Nerd Do Well" by Simon Pegg
  • Playing: Sonic Generations Demo
  • Drinking: Hornsby's Chrisp Apple Hard Cider
Wow 2010 sucked for me and art. I tried my damnedest to make stuff work out, but it just bombed. Motivation was lacking this year, which is something that's got to change, and hopefully will.

We got a reboot to the Castlevania franchise which.....well, was decent but kinda disappointing. (get your shit together, Konami!) I started playing a shyte-ton more Xbox, something I'd never thought I'd do. I finally caved and got on Twitter, something I definitely thought I'd never do. (check my site for that)

I finally got word that I was accepted into the Anime Boston artist alley, so I'll be there selling some stuff and want to make some new ideas work out so everyone has stuff to buy! (and so I can cover the damned cost increases) Prints will be available and I'm hoping for maybe some shirt designs? I have one design done and am hoping for another by the time April rolls around. (if people have idea of what they'd like to see from me, let me know!)

So, here's to the end of 2010: the Year of Art Suck, and to the beginning of 2011: the Year of Not So Much Art Suck.



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  • Listening to: Silent Decent - "Duplicity"
  • Playing: Dead Rising 2: Case West
  • Drinking: More White Russians
Oi, I have no idea why, but I hit the mother of all art blocks this year. I blame my living situation up until now for the lack of drive. I just didn't feel like doing anything other than surf. What a terrible feeling that is for an artist.

What's your worst bout of artist's block? Weeks? Months?


Hopefully, with a new change of environment (and the reclamation of my desktop and an actual desk-area with which to work at), I will regain a steady stream of musings with which to get back into gear.

Otherwise, poke the fuck out of me until I do.
  • Listening to: Dark Tranquility - "Mundane and the Magic&quo
  • Playing: Soon to be Starcraft II
  • Drinking: White Russians
First off, screw you DA for the April Fools joke. Team Belmont all the way.

Secondly, I'll be at Anime Boston again this year in the artist alley, table 151 I believe. Be sure to drop by and say hi or buy a print if interested.

The great art slump of 2010 continues. Oi.
  • Listening to: Gackt - Jesus
  • Playing: Castle Crashers
  • Drinking: Jim Beam & Coke
So Toracon was a complete bust. My fault of course for only being able to stay until 3pm when the Artist Alley closed at 6pm. Goddamn work. Fortunately I have the chance to make it up at Anime Boston this year. My boy is watching over my table in the Alley until I get there tomorrow. Again, damn work...but at least this way I won't miss out on potential sales. Here's hoping.

I'm hoping to make Otakon again this year, but with the possibility of a move somewhere in the near future and a new job, I'm not sure how likely that will be. We'll see. Regardless, if I do go I'll have some stuff in the Art Show again. Last year was a big success so If I enter again, I'm hoping to be equally as successful.

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  • Listening to: Children of Bodom - "In Your Face"
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vo.l 10
  • Playing: Starcraft (again)
  • Drinking: Parrot Bay and Cranberry
Back after an incredibly slow art stint that was sidetracked by finishing up the latest semester of college and applying to go onto some 4-year art schools. Life has finally given me some free time to get back to getting some pieces I'd had a'brewing for some time now.

Also, I plan on attending some conventions to sell art at, should any be interested: Tora-Con in April, Anime Boston of course in May, and hopefully Otakon in July. Tora-Con and Anime Boston I'll have a table at, while Otakon I usually stick to the Art Show.

So expect a nice variety of stuff from me within the next few months.


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  • Listening to: Hollywood Undead - "Undead"
  • Watching: Still Too Much Damn Bleach
  • Drinking: Red Cat
So summer's come and gone and I'm back to school once more. This also means I'm in the hole yet again on funds, since school books cost so damn much and I'm on my own for tuition. So it's work work work for me.

I finally took the time to sit down and reconstruct my website from the ground up. It's listed down below. I'll make an effort to update it as best I can from now on.

It's thankful that the fanart contests over at the Overclocked Remix forums have given me a good excuse to keep up with doing pieces, so hopefully I can keep that up through school if I have the free time.

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  • Listening to: Apocalyptica - "I Don't Care"
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vol.10
  • Watching: Too Much Damn Bleach
Took an extended break from doing art, pretty much because my art muses had decided to kick me to the curb for a prolonged period of time. However they've returned, and I'm on a slide of getting new stuff done. Expect more stuff in the near future...


....that is, if my new computer cooperates with me, and isn't a bitch. Damn Vista.


I need a topic for my big piece I wanna do in paints for Otakon, but I'm still at a loss. ;_;


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  • Listening to: KMFDM - "Ultra"
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vol.9
  • Watching: Karas
Just got back from the convention, and damn did I ever see a shyteload of artists that I clearly recognized from Deviant Art. I guess it truly is the cheapest source of advertising anime and manga art on the web, even if you do have your own website.

Speaking of websites, now that I have handed out a good amount of my business cards at the con, and had to scribble my account here on the backs of them due to my website being sorely overdue for a major overhaul and update, I suppose I should write down some basics for anyone who was interested in anything I either had at the convention, or would like commissioned stuff.

Prices for stuff is as follows:

8.5 x 11 Matte Prints - $10 (this includes shipping)
5 x 7 Glossy Prints - $7 (also includes shipping)

Custom Commissions:
Pencil Lineart - $10
Ink Lineart - $15
Full Color - $25 - $60 (depending on complexity)
Tattoo Design - $10 Flat Fee

PM or email me if interested. I'm willing to haggle if need be.
  • Listening to: The Birthday Massacre
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vol.7 (still)
  • Watching: Noein
Anime Boston is coming up again. I need to modify my website so I can simply direct people who want to have commissions done or by any prints to there. Prints will be made up soon, as well as a few postcards of various things I've doodled.

I'm rather pissed that DeviantArt decided to put those ugly ads right in the middle of the galleries of us non-paying members. I'm sorry, but I'm a poor college student, as are many others. I don't have the cash to shell out for a yearly or even tri-monthly subscription to this place. So what, they decided to punish us by sticking these huge gaudy ads in the middle of our deviations and favorites pages? What. The. Hell.

Whatever they say about being all about their members and art is kinda bull. It's all about a business for them, and getting as many people to pay as possible.

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  • Listening to: The Birthday Massacre
  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vol.7
  • Playing: Ragnarok Online
I was browsing DA the other day, and noticed something. About a year ago or so, there were very few people who actually had a million page views or more. I remember when artists like pupukachoo, bleedman, and briannacherrygarcia were the only ones with over one million page views.

Now, so many more artists have several million page views. Does this have to do with the increase in DA's popularity over the past year or so...or simply people's willingness to put the same people on the front page as popular deviations amass?


Anyway, I'm in the process of creating a list of things to draw with the intention of making into prints to take with me to Anime Boston 2008. Thus far, I have a few I'm doing strictly for popularity and selling's sake...and the rest will be for my own enjoyment (and will hopefully get a few buyers in the process). Any requests or ideas that people have to contribute would be appreciated....especially if you plan on attending the convention.

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  • Reading: Vampire Hunter D vol.6
  • Playing: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
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Edited this as an all-inclusive to my commission prices. Take a look and see what you might like! Prices are for one character or subject only.

Pencil Sketch - $5
This is a simple pencil sketch. Shading or no is totally up to you.
Example: sindra.deviantart.com/art/Adra…

Inked Lineart - $10
A cleaned up lineart inked in Photoshop. Traditional inking done in Sakura Micron Pen upon request for a small additional charge.
Example: sindra.deviantart.com/art/Art-…

Simple CG Coloring - $15
A fully colored piece done in Photoshop with simple shading and no background.
Example: sindra.deviantart.com/art/Yell…

Fully Shaded CG Color - $20-$25
CG colored piece with more complex shading and a minimal background.
Example: sindra.deviantart.com/art/Fros…

Additional Characters - $5 Each  Ex. sindra.deviantart.com/art/Comm…
Complex Full Background - $5-$10 Dependent on complexity. Ask for quote. Ex.sindra.deviantart.com/art/Refl… sindra.deviantart.com/art/Rich…

Email of Fully Rendered Image - FREE
Matte Print + Shipping of Image - $10

Payment is through PayPal-Only right now, so a small fee to account for the PayPal charge will be thrown in. Please note me or email me with "Art Commission" in the subject with questions or for a quote.

Stuff I Will Draw
Fanart
Original Characters
Yaoi/Yuri Pairings
Chibis
Horror & Violence (just not gratuitous)
One-Shot Comics

Stuff I Won't Draw
Under-aged Anything
Hardcore Hentai or Porn
Furries (sorry, not my cup of tea)
Mecha (unless it's very simple)

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In a random few-'n-farbetween journal post, for anyone interested...I will be attending Anime Boston this year. I also hope to sell some prints as well, so any suggestions from my gallery that anyone likes is welcome.

Yeeah...I'll be the girl walking around cosplaying as Trevor Belmont. O.o

Hope to see some people there. Feel free to say hi. *shrugs*



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I've been having the idea on my mind, of taking the Castlevania-based fan story I'd thought up a while ago, expanding on it, and making it into a webcomic of sorts. It would certainly keep me drawing on a constant basis, which is always good.

So, expect the next few deviations to be character sheets and concept art specifically for the webcomic. Some might look better than others, so bare with me.



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Yeah....had a bit of an extended hiatus from submitting anything here. Mostly because I was either A.) too damn busy to upload anything, or B.) too damn lazy to ink and scan anything. At any rate, I have some new doodles that I sketched at work that I might throw up here for some feedback.

Ya know.....if I get off my ass and finish them.



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Anyone wanna buy me a Prints account? =D

I know only a few of my things are print-worthy. I'm not even sure who would buy them, accept for maybe some classmates of mine. I'm in need to cash rather badly....but I don't think I'll have the time to take in commissions for cash. (not like many people will likely take me up on that)

Also, does anyone know just how well personal pieces of art sell on ebay? I have a couple of nice oil and acrylic paintings that I've done, that I'm willing to sell. (one's the original of "Shades of Red", and another is the original "Skull Rose")



Just curious.



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Uhh...yeah, not much to report on, really. Spring semester, as well as my social life, has got me a tad preoccupied. I keep meaning to ink and scan in alot of my artwork, but never seem to get around to it enough. That, and I've been doing alot of oil painting recently, so that's taking up a chunk of free time.

Oh, and I turn 20 a week from today. Uh....woot? (no longer being a teenager?! scary as hell o.O)



I keep meaning to do alot of giftart for other artists I admire, too. Did some for Dokuro, and I'd like to do more. I wanna screw around with other artist's characters too, because a good deal of them are just too damn talented. But....that would require me actually getting *done* the shyte I've been working on, beforehand.

Nuckfutter.


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Err, yeah. I realize I've been pretty much inactive on DA for the past 2 months, though I think the excuse of needing a 'mental hiatus' would suffice, right? Meh, nuts to you if it doesn't.

Yeah, it's been a rough past month or so for moi. Actually, I *do* have a bunch of drawings I've been doing throughout the entire past semester....I just have yet to scan any of them, and have up until this point had little to no time to finish them. Hopefully, now with the fall semester out of the way, and a nice month off from classes....I'll have some time to finish some of the said drawings, and slap them up here. *Hopefully*, mind you.

Doesn't mean I won't procrastinate my ass off, though. :fuzzydemon:

Happy New Year, kids.


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Ever notice that when things are going really, really good for you in your life, and you wish it could stay like that forever......is when time goes by the quickest?

There's my philosophy for the month.



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Woohah! Damn I love the Halloween season. Granted, I dislike the fact it's freezing.....


...and the raking involved....


...and the early Christmas shit the stores put up....


....and back to the freezing.

.....

But on the upside....ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! FISHNETSSSSSSSSSS!
*spaz*


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