|My second DD and one I'm really proud of.|
|I love seeing people make things using the patterns I designed! I always add them to my favourites if I see them or am told about them. You can see some of them here, and the rest in the favourites folder.|
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches by DamaiMikaz
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
ProjectPorkchop Vol297ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol297 by Astralseed
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Not crediting patterns make you an asshat.I very rarely get angry on dA. There is too much to worry about in real life. But when you take a pattern and make a toy and do not credit the original artist, then that irritates me. Even more so if you then SELL the item you have made from the uncredited pattern.Not crediting patterns make you an asshat. by UnicornReality
The awesome adorablykawaii made this awesome sleeping fox. With access to the pattern in her description.
MissBajoCollection has the same fox - on her account and every time someone asks for a pattern she says she hasn't got one or asks to be noted about selling the toy. I even left a comment on her page that says she should at least credit people for their pattern, she promptly hid this which is an admission of guilt if I ever saw one.
is by adorablykawaii - is MissBajoCollection There are other examples but I can't be bothered to look, its getting late and I have a guest over!
It is infuriating
ProjectPorkchop Vol296ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol296 by Astralseed
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Things I like or think are really cool I set it to random so that every artwork stands a chance of being seen rather than just the ones I added most recently. Every one of them deserves to be seen more than once on my profile
I can honestly say that this is all Mattsma's fault for inspiring us to do this as she started with the first of them and then I made the second one and then it snowballed... This is the full army of teacups, in order of creation, as of the time of writing - I will try to keep it more or less up to date.
What to tell about myself... I'm cheerful and creative - when I'm in the right mood I create more than I can keep up with so it's always a challenge to finish what I start as I have so many idea's. I don't let stuff like not knowing how to do something stop me from actually doing it - I may not do it "right" in the end but I do get it done!
I'm a mother of 2 boys who are (fortunately) not yet teenagers but are a pair of monkeys who keep me on my toes
About saying thanks to favs etc.
I had to make a choice between spending a load of time thanking people for favouriting my art - which always brings a smile to my face and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart - or making more art.
I chose to stop thanking people personally for the favourites but I do still give everyone who favourites me for the first time a llama badge as a little thank you for doing so I hope that nobody feels less appreciated for it but well.. someone stole my time machine If you need more inspiration as to why I chose this watch this: player.vimeo.com/video/4237276… It's good advice for anyone who creates art
Do I sell my work?
Sometimes - Not everything I make is for sale but I don't usually mark anything as "for sale" so If you are interested in something I've made feel free to note me. I only accept reasonable offers as making things by hand takes time and materials cost real money, so expect to pay more for a one off item than you would for that mass produced knick-knack you saw in a shop.