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DEVIANTART YOU BROKE MY JOURNAL WHAT
-oh its a beta problem nevermind hahahaaa
First off, thank you for the well-wishes on my contest entry :'D Winners will not be notified until January of next year, and will be published in the Artists Network magazine in March/April of next year... so I do not think I should post it in my gallery until then. However, I did want to show you what I had been working on the past few weeks..so here is a small preview:
It was my first time using soft pastels (and I think I did alright for a first time!), but I definitely know there are a lot of things I could have done better. I am particularly unhappy with the bear. He underwent one large revision (completely re-did the paws)..but looking at it now, I'm still unhappy with his face (his eyes, especially). Ah well. Live and learn.
That, and I desperately need a better printer/scanner.. that scan looks awful. Came out kinda gritty looking, buh. Everyone else says it looks amazing though..so I guess that's a good thing? We'll see!
Anywho. I really want a pet to care for and keep as my own, but our dorms do not allow any pets outside of aquatic animals. However, I'm not really a fish person..and I do not have the space to have a large enclosure that an aquatic turtle (like the red-eared slider
) would require as an adult.
I was thinking of getting an African Dwarf Frog/African Clawed Frog
. I had bought one last year, but he was put into a sort of community tank between a few friends and I, and unfortunately there was no lid and he managed to jump out and commit suicide D':. I would have a proper tank this year haha.. Maybe a fish or two along with him.
But I was also seriously looking at Axolotl's
! They are just so cute. They're aquatic for their whole lives (usually), and so would be perfect for a dorm situation. And they have fairly lengthy lives - up to 10-15 years or so! But I'm not sure where I would be able to purchase one.. However, they are able to be purchased from breeders, unlike these next fellows:
I'm also seriously thinking of getting a waterdog
- they are the larval form of the Tiger Salamander
. I would love one of these simply because it makes me nervous to have an animal that will be aquatic their whole lives, but I'm sure I would be able to get used to caring for the water after a while. That, and they are beautiful as adults. Anyway.. from the information I have read so far, there are no specific timelines for how long these guys stay in their larval form - it could be anywhere from a couple months (too short), a few years, to their entire lives... so, there is a possibility I would not be able to keep these guys with me at the dorm, if they morphed too soon. That, and, as I said, there are very few (if any) breeders for these guys.. and the only really good way to get them are from fish bait stores..and of course, then you run the risk of getting a sick or injured animal, as they are not cared for properly in such a situation.
So yeah. I want a pet...but am indecisive currently. (Though I'm definitely leaning towards the leucistic Axolotl...d'awww bawww x3).
Do any of you own any aquatic pets? Or any reptiles, for that matter? I'd love to hear about them!! :'D
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Line Art: $20
Spot Illustration: $30
Speed Painting: $40
-Character Only: $30
B&W Painting: $55+
Full Painting: $80+
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