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Christmas Break and Update!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 12, 2011, 4:00 PM

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Phew! Tomorrow is my last day of class, woo hoo! (But that means critique is tomorrow, ahh! D: ) I've been in Graphic Design 1 this block, and its been tough. As a painter, it was really difficult getting used to Illustrator and doing everything in such a simple way. I may upload two or so of my projects, but for the most part they are not really worth showing in a gallery like this, haha xD

Anyway, that is where I have been! Busy busy busy.

Oh, and on top of class, I've been working off and on with one of my friends who commissioned me to do an oil portrait of her as a Christmas gift to her mom, so I will be uploading pictures of that tonight or tomorrow, depending on when my other friend can give me the photos of it (she has a better camera than me xD).

I finally feel like I'm starting to make it in the art world. I know I still have a loooong way to go before I'm completely satisfied with my work, but I'm getting to the point where people think I am worth commissioning! I recently got a huge influx of commissions from real-life and online people, which is extremely exciting for me.

However, this means I will be very busy this Christmas break! xD

As soon as I get home tomorrow, I have to go buy 3 large-ish canvases for a tryptic I am doing for my cousin and her husband (so fun!), and I need to sketch out some thumbnails for a few short story covers I am doing (omg!). I've got to finalize a promo poster for an indie fantasy comic book I am an artist for (squee!), and get the reference photos for a portrait I've been commissioned to do of my Great Uncle (oh boy!). Inbetween these projects I will be finishing the image for Black-Wing24 for buying me my subscription, and working on a series of paintings I started before all these commissions appeared xD.

I love being an artist!

So what are you all doing for Christmas? :3


I am currently looking for commissions! Please tell your friends!

Price List
Sketch: $15
Line Art: $20
Spot Illustration: $30
Speed Painting: $40
-Character Only: $30
B&W Painting: $55+
Full Painting: $80+

Please send me a note here or email me at if you are interested! Thank you!

Commission List
1. azadein - Siluna Mirrorwing - paid
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow o.o bet youre having fun lol

no idea whats gonna happen for xmas though but this month we just had a fire :fear: i posted about it so you can read it up if you want XD that was really scary experience for me. never had a fire experience before

i cant get presents for anyone this year though :C no money whatsoever makes me sad
Xeraki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Uh oh! I hope there wasn't too much fire damage? And no worries - perhaps you could make gifts? :)
SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
only thing i can do is draw...but thats ok cuz right when i thought i cant buy anything, there came a lucky turn or perhaps a miracle? :3333

got money :D gots a check for $2k :D:D:D:D
Xeraki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow nice! :D
SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ikr? im happy now ^^
Uruboros Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, I have fun Christmas plans. I'm flying down to see my family and then they will drop me off again when they come up for New Years' to visit all my extended family.
Xeraki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
That sounds nice :D Its always great to see your family on holidays~
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