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Mostly I just really needed to get that 3yr old entry off my front page, but I really don't know what to write in a new journal. So I'll just plug my tumblr that I've recently started.

fayren.tumblr.com/

I'm really late to the tumblr scene... but I think I like it. For some reason it relieves some of the stress and pressure that comes when I try to decide if something is worthy or appropriate for my DA or portfolio site, and I can just throw stuff up on it. So I've been slowly dumping artwork on it... I've collected quite a bit the last 3 years... haha.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Ken Ashcorp - PvP

Leftovers Sale!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 14, 2008, 12:57 PM
  • Mood: Distressed
  • Listening to: Best Sound - Sky Colored Days
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Drinking: NOT COFFEE

Contest & Con Stuff

Journal Entry: Tue May 27, 2008, 8:38 AM
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Best Sound - Sky Colored Days
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Drinking: NOT COFFEE

I has bookmarks!

Journal Entry: Sat May 17, 2008, 11:52 PM
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Best Sound - Sky Colored Days
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Drinking: NOT COFFEE

Sub!! o_o

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 23, 2008, 12:34 AM
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Charcoal Filter - Tightrope
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Playing: Smash Brothers Brawl
  • Drinking: NOT COFFEE

Kiriban <3

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2008, 8:43 AM
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Splashdown - Karma Slave
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Playing: Smash Brothers Brawl
  • Drinking: COFFEE

A-kon! HELP! :<

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 14, 2008, 12:32 PM
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)

:: happy new year <3 ::

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 31, 2007, 8:56 AM
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Capsule - Music Controller
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann

:: moving yayyyy ::

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 9, 2007, 6:44 AM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The Feeling - Love it When You Call
  • Reading: Eyeshield21 (MOAR)
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann

:: 10 things meme:

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 21, 2007, 4:37 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann

:: shibby ::

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 18, 2007, 10:42 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: BT - Never Gonna Come Back Down
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann

:: wugh, art feels stale ::

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 9, 2007, 10:33 AM
  • Mood: Insecure
  • Listening to: Splashdown - Pandora


My art feels so stale. I feel like i reuse compositions, angles, and elements way too much in my art. More importantly, I feel like my style is drifting down a direction that I'm not too comfortable with. Is my stuff too anime? Sometimes I feel like it is. Not that it's a disrespectable thing... the reason my art drifts toward it now is because I obviously like it, and a lot of my influences come from it, but I don't want MY art to look like it. I used to be fairly confident that my style was unique enough to stand out, but I'm starting to feel like I'm losing that edge...

This is just insecure ramblings, not a plea for flattery or anything. Just the musings of an artist that's in the same place I think we've all been several times. I'll probably be doing a few extreme works in the near future to try and figure out what I need to make my artwork feel fresh again. I've gotten a few good suggestions, and I may try them out.

What usually works for you guys?

Luvs and toasted bagels,
Fay



Commissions (C L O S E D)

- Audley
- zephyree
- GermanCityGirl
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- Moonkelpie
- blinking


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: ohh woww ::

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 26, 2007, 8:00 AM
  • Mood: Joy


Omygosh the Pixel thing has gotten HUUGE!!! It's seriously amazing. I am floored. It's such a beautiful thing.

I'm incapable of keeping an updated list, but check out :iconbombshellboy:'s journal. It's amazing. Thank you so much everyone who did one. They're so kickass. <3

I'm on vacation for a few days while :iconscrotumnose: and :iconendling: are visiting (holy CRAP they're IN MY HOUSE), so I may be slow on replies and commissions, I apologize!!

*runs away*



Commissions (C L O S E D)

- Audley
- zephyree
- GermanCityGirl
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- rissbutts (painting - 50%)
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- sambees
- Moonkelpie
- tsuren
- blinking


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

HELP D8

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 22, 2007, 7:08 PM
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: Interpol - Take You on a Cruise
  • Watching: PHOTOSHOP BE DUMB


UPDATE: IT'S FIXED NOW YAYAY!! <3 Thanks all so much.

Ok, Photoshop is doin' something really lame. And I'm sure it's my fault. I fudge with the color profile of my monitor this weekend trying to get a dual screen system to work, but ended up not keeping it, and put all my settings back to normal (or so I thought).

I've been working in Photoshop and kinda noticed my color palette was a bit duller than usual, but I sorda brushed it off and chocked it up to my eyes being funny (HAH). But it turns out I WAS RIGHT. When I save for web, it picks up its usual perky and bright colors. Except since I was trying to make up for the dullness in the first place, it's even more gay and rainbowtastic than I intended (which is not always bad).

SEE!



STILL, I'd kinda like to be able to see the colors I put down be the colors that people will be seeing in the end.

Someone please help me, I am a color profile retard. 8 ^8 What do I need to do??



Commissions (C L O S E D)

- Audley
- zephyree
- Kochikens
- GermanCityGirl
- miaow (painting)
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- rissbutts
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- sambees
- Moonkelpie
- tsuren
- blinking


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: Commission Update ::

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 18, 2007, 8:03 PM
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Imogen Heap - Headlock


Thank you so much for all the discussion and suggestion on costume ideas. I'm TOTALLY in love with the idea of going as Toph from Avatar. I'm thinking I might just go as Miss Swan for Halloween because I'll be more easily recognizable, and do Toph for AKon. I are thinking ahead. O_<

ANYWHOO. To the topic at hand. I'm changing a minor detail in how I do commissions. <3 This probably won't effect most of you, but instead of going through them in order, I'm going to do them more or less at random. Because sometimes I can sketch things but I don't have access to a computer to paint. So it'd just seem more efficient to not restrict myself to an order, so I can work on multiple pieces at a time, just at varying stages. I think this will speed things up in general.  

So with that being said. Waiting list go poof. *POOF*

This only effects you if you haven't sent me commission details yet. ^_^ Naturally, if you've already given me information, this means I can get started whenever I want, and will give you a better chance at having it completed earlier. It's not necessary, because if I do get to yours and don't have any info, I'll just ask. :D

Also, I'll keep track of what I'm working on and what various stages they're at in my journal.

Thank you! <3



Commissions (C L O S E D)

- WeezalGurl (finished)
- Audley
- zephyree
- Kochikens
- GermanCityGirl
- miaow (sketched)
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- rissbutts
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- sambees
- Moonkelpie
- tsuren
- blinking


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: Cosplay? ::

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 17, 2007, 9:16 PM
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Ayumi Hamasaki - Depend on You


So I'm determined to not be ill-prepared for Halloween this year, like I am EVERY SINGLE YEAR. I've always wanted to cosplay something, so this is a good excuse. I only have one problem.

I have no idea WHAT.

Hahahahah. It's almost a case of there being so many possibilities I don't even know where to start. Being from a game company I feel like I should pay some sort of respects and go as a game character, but my BRAIN IS FARTING I can't think of anything. :<

I've always wanted to do a cosplay of Aika. But sweet lawd the HAIR. ; 3; That's more than I could take on my first try, I think. I need something a little simpler. I also thought about Ms Swan from Pirates, because I am a pirate as well, and here here to all pirates. I just worry that I don't really have the right face shape to pull that off. Her face is so much taller than mine.

Anyone have any suggestions? I know there are more awesome girls out there that I just can't seem to think of. I'm seriously just braindead tonight.



Commissions (only 5 slots at a time)

- WeezalGurl (sketch completed)
- Audley
- zephyree
- Kochikens
- GermanCityGirl

Reserved List...

- miaow
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- rissbutts
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- sambees
- Moonkelpie
- tsuren
- blinking


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: Commissions (CLOSED)::

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 12, 2007, 8:49 PM
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Ayumi Hamasaki - Depend on You


UPDATE!: Holy crud! Commissions are closed now. Even though I said I wouldn't take a waiting list, I'm accepting all who noted me last night, since I wasn't awake to make an update and let you guys know it was closed. <3

Soooo ... I'm feeling incredibly ambitious at the moment, and want to open up commissions again. I'm really trying to save up some, and I really do enjoy doing artwork for people when I can. It makes me really happy when people like the result, and I very much enjoy the challenge of capturing other people's characters.

I will provide a disclaimer though. Because I do have a job, it may take me a while to get to your commission. If your looking for something quickly, please state so specifically in your request, and I will try to determine if it's something that's within my capabilities. Sketches, or not-illustration commissions will naturally be quicker, and I can fire those off much more rapidly. ;D

I'm only accepting 5 at a time, so as soon as 5 slots are filled, they will be closed until I finish one and another slot opens up. I prefer not to make waiting lists, because they tend to be overwhelming and I get intimidated easily. :<

Note me with your request if you're interested in reserving a spot!

Also, if you had a commission from before, and are still interested, your spot will remain on top of new requests. I've sent you a confirmation email as well.

So here are my current prices. They haven't changed much since the last time.

DIGITAL*
black and white lineart ..........................................20$
color character portrait (bust) ...............................25$
color character (full body).....................................40$
coloured illustration(varies with the complexity)......60$
each extra character is ..........................................15$

REAL MEDIA**
sketch ..................................................................15$
black and white inks .............................................25$
color character portrait (bust) ...............................35$
color character (full body).....................................55$
coloured illustration(varies with the complexity)......80$
each extra character is ..........................................20$

EXTRAS
shipping real media original ...................................FREE
print and ship digital to USA or Canada..................5$
print and ship digital outside of US/Canada ...........7$


*digital works include recieving a high res PSD or JPG for personal printing.
**real media works include receiving a copy of the original and are usually done with markers/colorpencils on sturdy bristol.
***i reserve the right to sell prints of your commission, but only at cons. credit will be given to you for the intellectual property.

PAYMENT
I don't ask for the money until after I've completed the commission, since I may take a while. I accept Paypal, but also cashier's checks, money orders, and cash, via the good old snail mail. :>



Commissions (only 5 slots at a time)

- WeezalGurl
- Audley
- zephyree
- Kochikens
- GermanCityGirl

Reserved List...

- miaow
- lynseylew
- madcarrot
- Snitter
- rissbutts
- charpal
- dapper-owl
- AnimeMachoFae
- theumbrella
- sambees
- Moonkelpie
- tsuren


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconpirate-trish::iconscrotumnose::iconendling:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmero-ix::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: Liiiiive ::

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 8, 2007, 9:29 AM
  • Mood: Astonished


I live! X_X I wish I had arts to prove this... but here I am.

I apologize for the lack of well... everything lately. The lack of deviations, the lack of comic, the lack of general updates and commenting. Thank you all for the favs and watches and such lovely comments while I was gone. :heart: You're all too sweet.

The past couple months have been a blur. I've been incredibly wrapped up in work for multiple reasons, but one of which is possibly the best reason I could ever ever possibly imagine. I can't say what it is for a while, but there will be news later on it. <3

Things will hopefully be getting more on track soon, and I'll be able to balance my time better, so you'll be seein more of my crazy face.

<3

LUVS,
Fay



recent gifts
Ethan's a scary robot by CubeWatermelon Sleepy Dom by violet-abyss O RLY by krixten



Commissions (only 5 slots at a time)
- Audley
- Glass Crow
- Anetra
- Reivan/Dunewolf
- Orestae

Collabs:
- Bakanekonei



- get better at drawing group pictures
- improve my natural media skills
- get a digital camera
- buy more clothes
- own more FFVII doujinshi
- start learning sculpture
- NOT USE WHITE BACKGROUNDS
- be more social
- save money
- stop writing conflicting goals


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconscrotumnose::iconendling::iconpirate-trish:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmincedniku::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

No UL&K this time...

Journal Entry: Thu May 31, 2007, 10:19 PM
  • Mood: Shame


:< So sorry guys. I meant to post about this sooner, but got way way WAY wrapped up in work. In fact, I'm at work now... and just now had a moment to realize that it's actually THE day. They all sort of run together...

Haven't had enough time to work on the chapter, and likely... won't get any time to catch up for a while. We're not quite sure what this will mean for updates this month, but as soon as we know we'll relay the information.

Again. SO ....SO VERY sorry.

I despise meeting updates, and try to avoid it if at all possible. I don't believe in missing days, and think that if planned well enough, it can be avoided. I don't like making commitments and then not keeping them. But work comes first. I hope you guys understand.

We will give you further Lock & Key updates as soon as we know them...



recent gifts
Ethan's a scary robot by CubeWatermelon Sleepy Dom by violet-abyss O RLY by krixten



Commissions (only 5 slots at a time)
- Audley
- Glass Crow
- Anetra
- Reivan/Dunewolf
- Orestae

Collabs:
- Bakanekonei



- get better at drawing group pictures
- improve my natural media skills
- get a digital camera
- buy more clothes
- own more FFVII doujinshi
- start learning sculpture
- NOT USE WHITE BACKGROUNDS
- be more social
- save money
- stop writing conflicting goals


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconscrotumnose::iconendling::iconpirate-trish:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmincedniku::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno:

:: 100k kiriban ::

Journal Entry: Sat May 5, 2007, 9:27 AM
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Bluetones - After Hours


Giving a bit more of a heads up this time, since I think I posted about it too late last time. ;o;

So yea! Bit self explanatory. Gimme a screenshot of the 100,000 hit and send me a message!

Thank goodness for weekends, seriousy. *relaxes*



recent gifts
Ethan's a scary robot by CubeWatermelon Sleepy Dom by violet-abyss O RLY by krixten



Commissions (only 5 slots at a time)
- Audley
- Glass Crow
- Anetra
- Reivan/Dunewolf
- Orestae

Collabs:
- Bakanekonei



- get better at drawing group pictures
- improve my natural media skills
- get a digital camera
- buy more clothes
- own more FFVII doujinshi
- start learning sculpture
- NOT USE WHITE BACKGROUNDS
- be more social
- save money
- stop writing conflicting goals


ugh, too many to list! preliminary list... in no particular order <3

[ l u v s ]
:iconvert-is-ninja::iconrurouni-lu::iconscrotumnose::iconendling::iconpirate-trish:
:iconblinking::iconsashamya::iconakemichan::iconmelem::iconru-debega:
:iconklar::iconzambicandy::iconrynnay:

[ s e e k r e t l u v s ]
:icondeadbear::iconcoeykuhn::iconathena-chan::iconmincedniku::iconauroreblackcat:
:iconbonegoddess::iconloish::iconkidchan::iconarnistotle::icontracyjb:
:iconlmjworks::iconmakani::iconmeisan::iconnjoo::iconrans:


[ c l u b s ]
:iconacornerforreno: