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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.
I took several hours to think hard and decided that the best thing to do is have two accounts that are unrelated. I'll announce the other account at a later date. I can develop the other material simultaneously with this material and it will more available to me if/when I need it.

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.
*Edited out
I added a few updates to my patch FAQ, nothing earth shaking. I realized today that I've gotten the same question several times from different volunteers but forgot to answer it publicly. I'm really sorry about that. I'm a little absent minded.

greekceltic.deviantart.com/jou…

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.

greekceltic.deviantart.com/art…

All the info you need is on the above link!

It seems :iconpearldragon145: 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>

<3 Just saying thanks to those that stopped by to wish me a happy birthday today.
It's been a while since I plugged or participated in this group! But I used to participate all the time.

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, 

"Bullet; Green 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. 

Bullet; GreenWe will not allow the following types of characters in our exchange:
-normal humans
-normal animals
But we will ignore this rule if the character lives in a fantasy or supernatural world. 

Bullet; Green 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. 

Bullet; Green 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. 

:iconfantasy-xchange:

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).
Check here for answers to questions I commonly get, 

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.
If you enjoy my Herman and Jacky comic drabble but can't figure out how the story progresses, you're not alone. The events of the art I draw are all out of order! I made a loose timeline of whatayarn to help clear up any confusion about what takes place and when,
greekceltic.tumblr.com/post/94…
I'm going to do this tonight, but if you notice yours is missing and haven't had a chance to save it, let me know so I can unstore it (temporarily if you like, but please specify) so you can save a copy.

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.
So many nice people and nice comments! I'm grateful for all those. I've had some moments and done/said some things I'm personally ashamed of, but all in all my experience has been pretty positive. I've met some folks and done some art and had the opportunity to interact with many artists of all levels of skill.

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.
It's that time again! This week's icon is by :iconxilveros: and features Dogdays (Andy)

:icongreekceltic:

I think this is the last in the round of icons I invited others to make. I've enjoyed wearing them. XD My page always looks new! I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. I liked them all!
Before I begin,
:iconhetherev: 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…
It's that time again! Time to swap out icons. This week's icon is by :iconpainted-flamingo:

:icongreekceltic:

the winking Wink hahhaha
Update

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!

Old message removed.