Finally painting again. My first project was to fix all the flaws in a painting called Ship's Cat (I left the original version up). Good to be back in the studio.
An Interesting Birthday First of all, Thank You for all the Birthday wishes.
Second: do you remember last winter me going on and on about the hawk who had taken up residence on my back porch? This was a very young Cooper's Hawk who had been found abandoned by her parents and who was rescued by the Wildlife Center who released her to the wild in August 2013. In December she arrived in my back yard and was clearly struggling to find food and survive. I began giving her a mouse a day to help her along and she seemed to be doing better. Then in April, she vanished and I feared the worst(only about 1 in 10 hawks survive to become adults). But today she appeared again, alighting on a fence-post just outside my studio window. I can only assume that she stopped by to wish me a Happy Birthday!
Devious Journal Entry For years I have wanted to get a sequence of photographs showing a butterfly hatching out of its chrysalis. There were many attempts, all frustrated by something: a lack of caterpillars to raise, parasites killing the pupae, having to go clean up a mess for my Dad while the butterfly hatched out in the meanwhile. This time didn't look promising: of the 3 caterpillars I was shepherding, one hatched out before I woke up, a second decided to hatch out while I was off filling bird-feeders...and the third...well the third time was the charm.
This is the third in a sequence of shots I uploaded over on my other page(Keithsannoyingphotos). This is a Variegated Fritillary Butterfly. Maybe 3 inches across on its wingspan. The caterpillars live on violets and pansies. As I type this, the new hatched adult is sitting outside on a geranium while its wings fill out and dry.
Lady Hawke Over on my other DA page( Keithsannoyingphotos ) I have been posting pictures of this Cooper's Hawk. She showed up in December , posed for a photo, and a fellow deviant pointed out that she was wearing a leg band. Later in January she began hanging out on the back porch like a lost kitten. I was able to get close-up photos of her band and read the numbers on it...this allowed my to trace her to The Wildlife Center in Espanola(about 20 miles north of here).
As it happens she was rescued by them last summer...apparently she was found on the ground as a fledgling with her parents nowhere in sight. They took her in, took care of her, then released her in August. Normally that would have been the end of it: they rarely hear back about any of their released animals. I have been sending them pictures of her along with observations about how she is faring.
Siren gets a StoryKendleRJ liked my painting so much, she wrote a beautiful short story based upon it. http://fav.me/d75qpif It's well worth reading!
Not Much Going OnJust thought I'd put up a new entry.
I am not doing a lot of art these days, but I am hoping that will change. I hope everyone is doing well and surviving the new year.
700 to goWhen I got the DD for Iron Door I started receiving a flood of faves and a few comments. I decided to go visit each one and see what was going on here in Deviantland. I still have 700 to go, so if I haven't gotten to you to thank you, don't worry, I'm getting around to it!
R.I.P. Gomer The CatGomer the cat passed away today. You might know him as the cat who posed for the painting Ship's Cat I hope he gets another chance at cat-dom, only next time without that constant, hideous, loud yowl that kept him from feline stardom. His heart was in the right place and he really tried to be a good cat, but could never figure out how to turn off that yowl.
I found him out in the garden in one of his favorite spots to catch some sun, and I buried him at the feet of a Quan-Lin statue, the same place where I lay to rest all of Nature's casualties found around the yard.
DDCool! I wish to thank Sylwia Telari http://sylwiatelari.deviantart.com/ for suggesting it and Jana Lepejova http://jane-beata.deviantart.com/ for giving The Iron Door the DD.
I did the painting a long long time ago when I lived in Denver and while I was working on it I concocted a story line to go with it: about a girl who lives in an alternate timeline, and whose homeland comes under a sudden attack by a horde of bizarre blank-faced soldiers. She escapes the slaughter and at the request of her sorceror teacher and mentor she goes to the Iron Door and comes to our world to find a person named Andre. As it happens Andre is an old man who was writing a fantasy story which just happened to depict her world(he did not know this when he began writing). The coincidence opens up a pathway from our world to hers: on her end it is the Iron Door. In our world it is the door to a normal building.
She discovers that Andre has died before he could finish the story...hi
Papyrus x Reader x SansPapyrus laughed eagerly and loudly as he and his brother Sans walked back to their stations.
“-And did you see how badly that human failed on my last puzzle?!It goes to show that I will be a great Royal Guard!NYEH HEH HEH!”Papyrus said, praising himself.Sans, who usually doesn’t leave his post (out of laziness) had to laugh also.”Is it really so hard to turn Xs into Os?” Sans chuckled.
As the Skelo-Bros neared Papyrus station, they noticed two little little legs squirming out as if they were stuck.Sans glanced over at the legs as if it was as usual as a hyper Lesser Dog, while Papyrus looked dumbstruck.”ANOTHER HUMAN?!”Papyrus yelled, more trying to get attention then being surprised.The small person automatically fell to the ground, fearfully clutching a flip-phone that had been given to her from her monster ‘guardian’.
Papyrus looked down upon the young girl as Sans merely stood back, completely cool.The girl, frozen with fear, lo
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
Doflamingo x Reader: Family Matters
There have been many things you have seen on Baby5’s face, but only rarely have you ever seen her looking glum. Most times you’ve seen her, she’s either exuberant, furious, or comically crying, depending on her “boyfriend” situation. Other than that, she was always relatively calm, with a slight smile.
“Little Miss, what has you feeling so down?” You walk up to her side, putting a hand on her shoulder.
“(name), I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She sighed, and then chuckled a little. “How many times have I told you to call me by my name? I don’t need to be called ‘Little Miss’.”
“I will continue calling you ‘Little Miss’ as long as I am a servant working here at the castle and you are considered Family by the Young M
ART RAFFLE | BIRTHDAY BASH [ O P E N ]Hello!
I just wanna update everyone with my status 8D
So right now I'm muscling through my headers and art trades. I'm going to finish all of them so I can focus on studying for an upcoming exam I'm taking on the 2nd of July. And while we're at it, it's my birthday on the 5th of July! So while I'm preparing for all that, I want to open a raffle to thank everyone who supported me. I don't know if I say it enough but I'm truly happy with all the nice messages and support.
Thank you all so much.
WHAT CAN BE WON
1 Full CG
Total of 5 winners
HOW TO GET RAFFLE TICKETS
Watch - Not required but I'll be grateful if yo
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Custom Brushes 2 (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)Link to Custom Brushes 1!
Custom Brushes (Only on FireAlpaca and MediBang)
[Tutorial] Stiches Brush and how to use it.Hello, hôm nay viết tut là dành cho bạn :iconjemmy2000:, và cũng đăng lên đây luôn ^^. Tut t viết đơn giản, mong cũng dễ hiểu.
1. Tạo 1 new với size 200*100, với chế độ Transparent.
(Có Thể click ảnh để xem full size nha)
2. Chọn Shape để vẽ ra. (Chú thích trong hình)
3. Vẽ shape ra new.
4. Ctrl+T để chỉnh lại shape, nghiêng -40 độ
(Trong hình lúc Transform có hiện lên độ nghiêng nha)
5. Sau đó, nhấn chuột trái, Rasterize Layer -> OK. Sau đó Ctrl+A, dùng move tool di
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
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MMD DOWNLOAD LINK FOR MMD Files: http://learnmmd.com/downloads/
PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
VMD SPECTRUM PROGRAM DOWNLOAD: https://bowlroll.net/file/1566
Some users made a Tumblr page to help others!: http://free-mmd-help.tumblr.com/
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