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I'm purging because so much of it is outdated information or just not relevant.
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.
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.
I'm not sure what the future holds but for now I can't cope with just being alone with my thoughts and don't feel I have any choice but to fall back into old habits and keep drawing. I'm stuck in a loop. I'm sorry for my behavior. I'm just doing what I can and trying to heal. This is a scary, confusing situation for me.
So there's a couple new questions that have been answered. That's pretty much it.
Link me to some fashion and I will maybe draw Jacky, Gale or Herman in something loosely inspired by it. I need some new OC outfits.
I went people watching at walmart to think of new clothes but in hindsight that was in vain unless I’m after tshirts and pajamas.
It seems has already given me some points! Hurrah!
I need to renew my DA subscription. I was a dope and let it expire. I only need one month. I can get a full subscription after pay day but I need access to one of its features right now. I could do a messy sketch of an OC for five dollars worth of DA points?</span>
What is Fantasy-Xchange?
Before I link you, lets talk about what Fantasy-Xchange is. If memory serves me, Fantasy-Xchange is a monthly art exchange with a fantasy theme. Types of exchange vary from month to month, sometimes there's a theme, sometimes it's just a sketch or colored round. It changes periodically to keep things fresh.
How does the group define 'fantasy'? Do my characters quality?
Here's a quote of the front page,
" We define fantasy as anything that does not exist in the real world. Our definition can include any mythological creature, magical being, original animal species, alien, anthro, and so on.
We will not allow the following types of characters in our exchange:
But we will ignore this rule if the character lives in a fantasy or supernatural world.
We want to see several colored pictures with detailed backgrounds in your gallery. Versatility in drawing is a plus as well (can you draw one species well or are you good at drawing everything?). If you've uploaded a ton of sketches and quicker works to your gallery, please make sure to link us to some of your detailed pictures in your membership request.
You will only have a month or two to complete a picture for one of our exchanges. If it takes you longer than a month to complete a colored piece, you might want to hold off on applying."
Read the rules!
Before attempting to participate, please visit the group's rules page. fantasy-xchange.deviantart.com…
Join the group and wait for approval before attempting to participate.
You MUST join before you can participate in the exchanges. There is a quality bar, as most groups have, but it is set reasonably.
You MUST join the group and await approval before signing up for an exchange, but here is a link to the most recent sign up journal (September round).
Not this journal, but there's a blurb on my front page greekceltic.deviantart.com/ under the possum icon to the right. It has a lot of useful information about art usage, gift art and projects. I'll sort it and add to it as time goes by, but it should be there if you need a quick question answered.
I had a little case of art theft today and though most of the art has now been taken down, or is destined to be taken down (or reported), a lot of it was commissioned work. That bothered me a little and made me feel like I had to take action then and there whereas when it's just my own art I might put it off until I feel more up to it. I was already having a bad day and had just gotten to feeling better and I guess that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
If you REQUEST that I leave your art unstored, and promise not to make me pursue copyright claims on it if someone steals it, I'll leave it unstored, but I need you to leave a comment here for me so I know that's what you want. I think I've stored most of it, a few things are left (gift art). I sort of went on a case by case basis on those since no money was involved.
You DON'T have to feel guilty or shy about asking me to unstore your art. I'm only doing this to save myself future stress. If you're okay with the risk (and having to do most of the work getting it taken down yourself) I'm fine with commissions/other art being posted to my gallery.
I stored very nearly everything on my old account because I never log into it to check it anyway.
There's still some stuff on tumblr but I'm not really sure what to do about those since there is no storage option, and reblogs are a thing.
I don't have any gripes about Deviantart. It has provided me a free service and a place to drum up interest in commissions for almost 12 years. I've been pretty happy here.
is an art roleplay group. Unfortunately to participate in RP and art challenges, you need to become a member of the group first. The forum is members only, but joining the group only takes a few steps. The group has a quality bar that is set according to the level of skill necessary to complete challenges. (You don't need to be the next Rembrandt, you just need to be able and willing to draw characters in an environment).
With that out of the way, lets get back on topic. Are you looking for RP in Heth? Having trouble finding it? Wondering where all the people are in general? No place exists that you can find everyone at the same time, but there's a couple of gathering zones that do have recurring activity.
- Check the forum (members only). Because the forum was recently moved its activity is a little lower than it used to be right now. That's okay, it will build back up (especially if you new members looking for interaction remember it exists!) The forum is where some of Hetherev's RP takes place. I suspect the rest of it takes place across private messengers, but a good chunk of it happens there.
- Ping MadMeeper or the other listed members about the Skype chat. (members only). A lot of Heth folk like to hang here. It's a good place to get to know some of the other group members.
- You can always check the comments on this journal. No doubt Hetherev folks will reply!
- Looks like KristinTree is looking for other members to play with too, comments.deviantart.com/4/1628…
On Tacimur's advice I emailed a Professor of Egyptology and got a speedy reply. I think I'm chasing something I'm not going to find. Thank you all for your help! I've learned some interesting new things about Egypt and cats in Egypt reading your replies and reading on my own. I appreciate all who stepped forward to help me!
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