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OKAY, looks like there's been some confusion. I just want to clear things up, my canon material is NOT affected by this.
Hetherev is a totally different deal where artists dump their OCs into a fantasy world and watch them scramble. I'm resetting my Hetherev storyline. This has no impact on my own material. Gale and Stacy aren't going anywhere (except in Hetherev). Jacky's still Herman's baboo, so on and so forth.

That's right! I am officially rebooting my Heth characters. Some of them have been removed, and others are just being 'reset'.

What does that mean?
It means I'm going to start over. I'm going to redo my challenges from the beginning and they will be different than they were before. I don't have a plan, except to have fun.

But I'm working on something that features ______!
If you did something or are working on something that includes one of my babies, CARRY ON MY FRIEND. I will work with you on whatever continuity errors this causes (yes, even on characters I have removed!).

Why did you do this?
I've been going through a rough spell for the last three+ years. I still am! It made me feel unmotivated. Heth is about to start pumping out some new and interesting things to get the community on its feet again. I'd like to be a part of that, but I felt I couldn't before because I had backed myself into an odd place with my old challenges.

Who did you remove, and who are you keeping?

I'm KEEPING and not changing,
Herman and Sam.

Gethin and Jacky.

Gale, and Stacy.

Heth is a mess. Just roll with it.
For those not already aware, Windsonde has awoken from slumber! Windsonde is a group similar to Hetherev, but with gryphons! In fact, Hetherev owes some of its origins to Windsonde. If you're into gryphons and like makin' art, pop on over to their page and see what's goin' on.

Stumbled upon in a mention,

1. What does your Deviantart name mean and why?

I taped two reading interests together.

2. What fandom are you obsessed with?

Depends on what the flavor of the month is, at the moment I'm not real interested in anything.

3. How many watchers do you have now?

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
I have lots of favorites, so I'll list folks I most enjoy seeing updates from. Beastofoblivion, Aftertouch, Rickgriffin.

5. Or lack thereof, move along…

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
Hetherev sometimes.

7. What is your most popular submission?
Jim Scribble by GreekCeltic

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
The Walking Dead.

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?

10. Summer or winter?

11. Rain or Sun?

12. What's your favourite type of music?
I seem to be partial to film scores.

13. PC or Mac

14. Anime or Manga?

15. Coke or Pepsi?
Sometimes both.

16. Read or TV?

17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Enough to clear my message bin.

18. Name a talent.
Fretting over nothing. If that was a talent I'd be fucking fantastic at it.

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
Traditional, unless it's well done.

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Taco Bueno

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?(not mangas)
Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff
The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey
Barry Cunliffe's works.

22. Wii or PlayStation?
Haven't touched either in years.

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Mumford and Sons, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman... long list would be long, moving on.

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
Fast but my typos make me slow.

25. Do you like Denny's?
It's okay.

26. What is your favorite smiley?

27. What is your favorite type of pie?

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
Well over.

29. Do you go on dA a lot?

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Tumblr. Tumblr has consumed me.

31. Do you cosplay?

32. Fruits or sweets?
Fruit, sometimes sweets.

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?

34. Have you skipped school?
Not without my folks okay.

35. Have you been on a plane?

36. Have you swam in an ocean?

37. Have you been ice skating?

38. Favorite vacation spot?
What is a vacation

39. Ever been on TV?
I hope not.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
Ranch because it's the only one I can remember if I like.

41. What do you do to relax?
Draw. Read. Guild Wars. Minecraft.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
How to Train your Dragon 2

43. Favorite Sandwich?
Roast beef with Au Jus.

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
Europe. Ireland maybe? Some place it's rainy all the time and there's old stuff to look at.

45. Favorite time of the day?

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
An animator.

 47. What do you want to be now?
I seem to be content.

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?

49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?

50. When is your birthday?
August 27th 1985.

51. Favourite type of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip is pretty good.

52. Last book you read?
Almost finished with The Prehistory of Denmark by Jorgen Jensen.

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Amazon because books.

54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
"Can you draw me?"

56. Favourite all time movie?
Probably still Wreck it Ralph.

57. What was your favourite show when you were a kid?
Batman TAS

58. What are you listening to right now?
Investigation Discovery

59. What is the last thing you ate?

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Blue or orange probably.

61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?

62. Favorite sport to play?
Whatever the kids or cats are doing.

63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Crimmus Eve.

64. Hugs or Kisses? 
Depends. Both are good, but if it's ME doing it it's hugs cause I can't imagine who I'd be kissing.

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?

66. Favorite Board Game?
do slot machines count

67. Favorite smells?
Any scented candle that isn't awful.

68. What inspires you?

69. Do you have any piercings?
I had pierced ears once but I doubt they still are.

70. How many siblings do you have?

71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?
Both are pretty good.

72. Favorite Day of the Week?
... Thuuuursday?

73. Favorite phrase?
"What that is"

74. Favorite Restaurant?
I kinda like Cheddars.

75. Favorite animal?
It's simplest to just say cat.

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
Read probably, but if I have something to entertain me I'm happy to stay outside for other reasons.

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Draw or read.

78. Favorite Disney character?

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite kind?
I like it but I gotta lay off the caffeine.

80. Tag 6 people.
Whoever is reading this.
There's a lot of Heth folks following my account, so I'm just going to drop this here.

Hetherev is not inactive. Hetherev is sleeping.

I see everything that goes through the application bin. It’s far from a ghost town. I have noticed that a greater percentage of the content is no longer interactive. Hetherev’s activity depends on character interaction, so we need more of that. See the logic?

Draw Challenges, not just jams.

  • Challenges encourage interaction. Art jams encourage more art jams. I love art jams. They can bring a lot to a group, and there’s no reason to feel bad if they’re your guilty pleasure, but they can weaken a community as much as enliven it. A healthy balance is needed and right now, the scales are tipped. Challenges require more effort, yes, but the rewards can be better. A challenge puts your character in a place and makes it appear available and alive.

Talk to one another.

  • Visit the forums. Comment on challenges. Say hello! Hetherev is an interactive group, it is totally acceptable to approach your fellow artists and interact with them. If you’re not personally a shy person, you may need to reach out a little more frequently if you want to boost activity. I’m lookin’ at you social folk to form a net and scoop up some of these new fish. 

Draw other people’s characters.

  • If you want to see someone draw your character, make a habit of drawing others’ characters. People will notice. Seek out trades! But don’t expect a shower of gifts, that’s not going to happen.

Don’t wait for the ‘head honchos’ to create activity.

  • YOU create it. Really! If you’re waiting for the Founder and Co-Founders to create stories and events, you’re looking in the wrong place. The truth is, the players create the events, all we do is signal boost them. If you don’t ask us to, we can’t help! If Hetherev ran like a business, we’d be churning out overpriced products that nobody wants. It’s better to let the artists create entertainment THEY want and try to help them spread the word.

Don’t be afraid to ask the group for a signal boost

  • If you have a big event that you’d like us to call to attention, send us a note with all the relevant links and we’ll give it a boost!

Hetherev is a sandbox.

  • We’ve given you a bucket and a shovel already. YOU HAVE THE TOOLS TO BUILD KINGDOMS. Build a sand fort and throw a plastic Triceratops at the castle across the way. Hetherev is a vast, perpetually unexplored setting. You can make shit up and put it there. Just don’t pout when others want to share.
My buddy Alex is going above and beyond to try to give his cat a better life, but the vet bills are really stacking up. He seems determined to get shit done so if you've got a moment visit his deviantart or tumblr and read about what it's going to take to get Toby's feet back in good order.


DA's buy one get one premium membership tempts me every year, even when I already have one.

But I'm just not sure if I need a membership for anything.
Link me to them here.
It's a bit late in the month but I'm doin' it. I miss seeing these floating around DA! They make me feel festive, and sometimes I like to browse/drop random gift art. I'm determined not to let the Holidays fly by this year.

:star:Write ten holiday wishes.:star:
Lets be realistic, no one is going to send you a new computer, but they might stop by with a llama badge and well-wishes!

PLZ Wicket No 02 1. A mute button for this cat.
PLZ Wicket No 05 2. More lights! I put some on my porch. There aren't many of them, but I'm hoping it will help encourage more people on our street to decorate next year.
PLZ Wicket No 08 3. More Samurai Jack. Not more episodes, I know that's not happening, but I'd sure like to see it more often than just Saturday nights on Adult Swim.
PLZ Wicket No 07 4. SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Or sleet. FOG. Wet precipitation of any kind.
PLZ Wicket No 02 5. Candy cane. ;; I left all mine hanging on the porch and then it rained and now they're kind of festively slimy. It was a terrible idea.
PLZ Wicket No 05 6. I wanna kick 2015 in the butt. No, really. I've allowed myself to accrue some miserable habits in the last few years and I'm changing my tactics in 2015.
PLZ Wicket No 08 7. To finish all art trades/just general things that I owe, no matter how old. (Gonna have to hunt some folks down to get updated info, since that's a big part of the delay).
PLZ Wicket No 07 8. More Whatayarn (Herman/Jacky) draw suggestions. I know I have a fugton, but I can just never have enough.
PLZ Wicket No 02 9. ART. Especially Whatayarn (not explicit). If there's any art I haven't already favorited/commented on please let me know. I am forgetful and may have seen it but forgotten to reply.
PLZ Wicket No 05 10. I want to wish y'all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and I hope next year is a good one for all of you. 

Make a list!
Check this tumblr thread for my code as well as the codes of others, reblog with yours if you like!…

My secret base code for Alpha Sapphire. Feel free to visit!

You will eventually meet a blonde haired man in a hat that will tell you about secret bases and establish your first base, you really can’t miss him. When he does, access the computer, use the QR code option to share or find other bases.

I'm currently playing Pokemon AlphaSapphire. If anyone wants to register me as a friend that's cool, as long as you follow this simple rule! Remember I am just a human meatbag. I may forget to register you or overlook game requests so I can go on playing undisturbed!

0189 9340 6238

There's my number. 
My bud :devwolfy-: is selling a few adoptables, and they're pretty fun to look at!
(I'm so tempted to buy the dragon myself, but I already have a steam engine train monster I can add plastic cat ears to so the role is filled ;; )

Iron Lung by Wolfy-T 
Axehandle Hound by Wolfy-T

Winged Seal by Wolfy-T

You should read each description before attempting to buy, but here's the best part of the adoptables (in my opinion),

- You get full rights to this character. No really.
- Draw it, write about it, roleplay with it, commission others to draw pictures of it, use it as a fursona!
- Feel free to change the colors / give it a solid sex or gender!
- You can resell it in the future. I'd LIKE it to be resold for the same price you bought it for, but what can I do?
- You can even pretend you made it if you roll that way.
-You get the full res flat image as a PNG."

You don't see many adoptables that come with that much freedom!
This does NOT affect my current paid commissions.

I'm thinking of raising my sketch prices by about five dollars for a single character. I need to create more income from my commissions, I'd also like a little more for the time that I've been putting into them.

Messy sketch of a single character ($20)
+$10 per additional character.

To have a sketch colored, double the amount.

Having sketches of multiple characters colored would start to look pretty pricey, but a single character sketch I think remains affordable for folks who know what they want.

I'm not yet decided on what I want to do, this requires some thought!
:iconlilleahwest: is trying to adopt out some foster cats that haven't yet found permanent homes.

These cats are free to a good home and good with other cats and dogs! Click the image and see Lilleah's deviation description for more information. I am not adopting out these cats myself, just trying to give them a signal boost so they have a better chance finding a good home.

Also Free to good home by LilleahWest Pearl

Mama cat still needs a Home! by LilleahWest Momma cat

Cat for Adoption by LilleahWest Cuddles

Adopt me... Please by LilleahWest Captain Hook (not sure what his specifics are on other cats and dogs, but you could always ask Lilleah.)
This does NOT apply to my current customers.

Commissions may be my soul income soon and I'm considering raising my prices. I don't anticipate raising them more than about five dollars, but I wanted to give a little bit of a heads up! 
I pulled these from recent tumblr posts. I'll arrange a proper FAQ somewhere down the line but not today. Hold off on questions for now, if you would!

Do you have any characters based on real people?
Kampekhannus asks, Do you have any characters based on anyone you know/met or seen in passing irl? Has anyone you haven't met (like a celebrity) ever inspired you to create a character?

To start with, naw. I don’t have any characters based on real people.

The only one that comes to mind that I think had inspiration directly from a real person was Gin, who is very ‘Vincent Price’, but that’s a stretch, and a celebrity. I draw inspiration mostly from things I like. Subjects, animals, tropes, etc. And cartoons. SO MUCH CARTOONS. Fictional characters tend to inspire more fictional characters, and I definitely have a couple who started with Wreck it Ralph and evolved into their own thing (Jim and Li, believe it or not, started with Ralph). You can see how different those two characters are from their source of inspiration.

Sometimes I see an article of clothing or something that catches my eye and I think ‘HMM, I could build on that’, but even then I don’t use exactly what inspired me. I like to go my own road! If my characters have any ‘reality’ in them I think it’s mostly pieces of me and my interests, but still pretty distant.

I’ve never met any Gales, Hermans or Jackys in person, though Laura swears she saw Gale at an Olive Garden in Florida.

What inspires you to draw?
givemepaperandpen asks, What is the thing that inspires you the most to write/draw? I mean like what is it that excites and inspires you? Other art? Other works? etc

I like seeing what the characters are up to, how they interact, etc. If it weren’t for OCs I’m not sure if I’d be as interested in making art, it’s all about putting them to paper and bringing what they’re experiencing to light. I like making pretty shapes and composition too, but I seem to spend most of my time just appreciating that my OCs can entertain me with their adventures while I'm doing something hum drum like cleaning.
I take inspiration from whatever entertains me. Lots of mythology! History, nature, etc. I think mythology excites me most. I can't see a good myth and not want that in my story. Researching for characters often opens possibilities up for a lot of other creations.

Was changing to digital art difficult?
adjutantninox asks, You paint at the pc, right? Was the change difficult? I try someimes, but its muuuch easier for me to use the classic pencil :/

It was tricky at first. I think it started when I realized I could make money faster doing digital icons, so I used that to practice doing lineart and get a feel for it. I had already been coloring digitally for a long time. Learning to draw digitally is just a matter of learning to draw comfortably with a tablet, which is crazy frustrating at first but gets easier.

Why 'Greekceltic'?
pixie-blogs asks, Why did you choose this name? :3

At the time I was heavily reading ancient European history and my favorite subjects were the Greeks and Celts. I still find them interesting, so the name has stayed relevant to me.

What part of the body do you start sketching with first?
kittybumbum asks, When sketching, what part of the body do you usually start with first?

Definitely the head, but as I've advanced as an artist drawing usually starts with a fullbody gesture before I move onto detailing. I’ve usually roughed the entire figure out, even if it just in stick lines, before I start drawing eyes and noses.

Ever considered doing a mini-comic series?
byzantine-gangsters asks, Have you ever considered doing a mini comic series? Like the panels you’ve been doing but more consistent(if that’s the right word…)?

I’d like to! Something. Someday. Casual seems to be the best thing for me. I don’t think I would dedicate the time to a complete webcomic (which takes as much time as a day job, and years), which is why I’ve been so willing to share the details, and often spoilers of their story on tumblr. A mini-comic would be doable, I think. What I’ve done up to this point has been practice with scenes I’m not even sure belong in the story!
A shorter answer would be yes, but I'm not sure when or what story or to what completeness.

Coming soon!
Just a heads up if there's old comments/whatever that you want a chance to save first.

I'm purging because so much of it is outdated information or just not relevant.
Just a little update. I'm changing the terminology for the little orbs the cats use to change shape from stars to 'Sparks' or 'Ripples'.

Consider both words a place holder until I decide on something permanent. It might be confusing for a while, but I'll try to keep things updated.

I have my reasons.
Someday I'm going to take some of my lazy art and draw skeletons over the characters just to see how badly I BSed the anatomy.

I'm not saying my art is bad, I don't think it is, and I know that's a big taboo among artists, but sometimes you gotta step back and laugh at your areas that need improvement. And there ain't nothin' wrong with that.