KendleRJ liked my painting so much, she wrote a beautiful short story based upon it. fav.me/d75qpif It's well worth reading!
Ship's Cat paying the rentI have no idea why, but all of a sudden prints of my most popular work, Ship's Cat and Ship's Cat (revised) , are selling. I am at a loss for explanation, but I am none the less very very grateful to all of you! Thank you!
Devious Journal EntryFinally 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.
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
EXTENDED Design Contest! [CLOSED]Hello... Is it a contest you're looking for?
Well, you see, me and Berry have shipped her OC and Sunrise for years, and we never got a legit family for them... So, because it was her
birthday a few days ago, I decided to make a contest for it! I hope lots of you join, so we can have a lot of Bunrise kiddos!
-Don't make them too similar to the parents.
-If you were to loose, I still get to keep the character you created.
-Don't copy others or use bases, then you won't qualify.
-Be my watcher/watch me.
-Post a journal linking back to this one.
-Create and draw a Bunrise child. (obviously)
There is no limit to the amount of ent
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Failure to read this before a purchase will break the TOS and the rights to purchase.
If you break the TOS your Annies will be retracted.
I will not be held responsible for any complications.
I. TERMS OF SERVICE.
When purchasing a design/character from me, such as Annies, you are buying partial rights to a specific character design belonging to my Closed Species.
The official design artwork is still my copyright/intellectual property. I have the rights to use the design, its original artwork form for promoting myself and my artwork.
Example: Posting it on social media, making and selling tangible items featuring the original design or produce artwork with the original design included for things such as prints, events and artbooks.
♣ You may give the design a name, story, Alternative Universe to live in, e
art trades!! (open)h-hewwo
i haven't done art trades in 10 years
aand i wanna get some art of my babies!
if you're interested, comment with this form:
character you wanna draw: (can be human or anthro!)
what type of art you're willing to do: (headshot/halfbody/pixel/etc)
what character you'd like ME to draw: (can also be human or anthro)
heres a folder of refs to pick from:
i'm only going to be picking like.. max 4 people, probably less
i'm trying to keep these to a minimum so i can focus on contest prizes!
please don't be offended if i don't pick you ;-;
my part will probably be the soft sketchy style i've been drawing in,, so like these:
Collective Feature #20Updates:
Firstly, I want to thank the anonymous user who gave me a 3-month Premium Membership. I don't use the features much, but I like the journal themes, so thank you!
Secondly, I wanted to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! Being at college, nothing excited happened except classes and work, but I did get to help out at a dodgeball tournament our club hosted, so that was kinda fun.
Thirdly, who else enjoyed the 70=80 degree temperatures and gorgeous weather on Friday + Saturday? Cause I know I did! It was short lived (back to rainy, windy, and cool) but I hope you all made the most of it! I drove up to Teatown Reservation to see if there was any growth, but there was very few. They opened up their "Wildflower Island" to the public and I hope to go back in a couple of weeks when things begin to grow more.
I already know it's going to be one of those weeks because this morning I burnt a finger on the
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2018 COMMISSIONS GOALS
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Commissions: Color: Closed Please read through the journal shown below if interested for a commission.
Only accepting USD only, no points still, sorry.
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Sketch and color commissions will be uploaded on Sundays unless they are a gift and requested to be posted for a special date.
Sketch commissions will now be uploaded in a group, unless they are a gift for someone. I will also link you with a separate copy from sta.sh.
If you are paying with points, obviously it's gotta be worth the dollar amount. $1= 80 points ( http://www.deviantart.com/account/points/ ) also, please use the donation pool on my profile if you are using points, just so I can keep track better. SKETCH ONLY
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Thomas' Nightmare (Explaination)so I just wanna clear this up for anyone who is confused with the ''thomas' nightmare'' thing.
thomas' nightmare isn't tomsworld's main series. instead, thomas' nightmare is actually a separate series I'm working on.
fun fact: I actually came up with the ''thomas' nightmare'' thing a couple months ago, but I abandoned the idea and kept working on tomsworld from there.
I don't know why?? I had such cool ideas and I just didn't end up using them. Which was kinda dumb of me, sorry..
Here's the origins of thomas' nightmare:
It started out with this little gif I made. I was watching one of my favorite youtubers play some .EXE games, and it inspired/motivated me to make something like this.
people were actually interested in this gif, so some people actually made fanart of a 3 frame gif?? thank you to the ones that made fanart!! that means so much to me. <333
and I just kinda slipped away from the whole ''thomas is crying'' thing and went on with tomsworld.