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Sorry guys. :C
Helloooooo all! It's been a little while since I took a quick break from the interwebz, but I think it's hightime for an update in the wake of Bronycon. In this journal, I'll be talking about some pretty important stuff (to those interested at least), which is:

-Patreon Reboot
-Leftover print sale
-Commissions update
-Upcoming projects
-Store now in progress



So yeah. These will mostly be in that order, but if anything interests you I hope you stay and take a read. So... well, hear we go!
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PATREON REBOOT:


I think this one is probably the most important update due to what I'm doing with my patreon. First and foremost, for those of you who don't know, I've had a Patreon for quite some time now, but I don't really advertise for it since lately I haven't been frequenting it due to some obstacles, to put it lightly. Truth be told, there was many a time I was tempted to finish the rewards and simply close my patreon down, partly because it was a bit of a stress to upkeep, especially during the beginning of the year. The main problem was because of the rewards for two reasons: the first one is mostly my fault; with school and personal problems surfacing, it was kinda hard to focus on anything BUT what was immediately happening. The second reason was partly because, when I messaged my patrons to tell me what they wanted, I never received a reply back until maybe several months later. Only a few did it, but it was enough for me to get a little frustrated with it. So yeah, for a minute there I was deeply considering just stopping my patreon all together.

But I've ultimately decided to try for a reboot instead.

Art is my passion, it's literally my life and it will be for the rest of it, especially with the career I've chosen to pursue. And it's, to put it simply, a little expensive. Okay, a lot expensive. It's high time I buck up and really work to earn my keep, especially since I need a job and, being a student, my hometown is VERY unwilling to hire a student it seems. So yeah... my main source of income right now will be (hopefully) patreon, conventions, and commissions. Hence the reboot.

So let's finally cut to the chase here: the patreon reboot. I've gone back and reworked my milestones and rewards to be a little more manageable for myself, but I've kept it so those who are already pledged still keep the rewards they've earned in the first place. So if you'd like to take a look at what the rewards are all about and and perhaps even contribute into supporting my artwork, just take a look HERE. 
I may post a deviation directing to my patreon as well, but that'll come later.

Any and all sorts of support is much appreciated! But please know that you are not at all obligated to pledge to my patreon. All I ask is perhaps spread the word, and thank you so much for your support in watching my work!

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Commissions Update:

I've been getting quite a few folks asking me about my commissions lately. Well, I hope what I say next is good news for you!

I will be reopening commissions soon. Summer Quarter is coming to a close soon, and I have a short break before I enter Fall Quarter (which will probably cut my commission time short since I'll REALLY be getting into the nitty gritty of my major). I'll finish the remaining couple of commissions I have now, and for those of you who are hoping for a slot, keep an eye open! Speaking of commissions, I'm curious about the sort of commissions you guys are interested in aside from what I'm offering, so expect a poll soon asking about it. Let me know what you're interested in, and I may even begin to offer it as a commission option. :3

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Upcoming Projects and tentative 2016 Convention schedule:


Just a quick update on some of the upcoming projects I'm currently working on as well as some conventions I'm hoping on attending as a vendor. So as said above, going to conventions to vend is one of the goals I'm hoping to achieve soon. I've been, and will continue to go to Bronycon, but I'd like to add a couple more conventions to my list to hopefully up the income from them. The current cons I'm thinking about joining next year:

BABScon
Ponycon
EQLA
Bronycon (a near guarantee, so long as I'm accepted as a vendor again)
Trotcon


If you guys have anymore suggestions for conventions in the US, feel free to tell me. I'm open to them!

And of course some of the projects I have planned for upcoming cons and merch in general. One of them is the card game I mentioned a day or two ago:
MLP Card Game Sneak Peek by Earthsong9405
The starting 30 cards are pretty much completed, as well as 5 of the 6 rare cards. All that's left for me to complete is the final rare card, and the rare cards will be ready for printing as well! C: Here's to hoping the cards will go over well; I'm probably gonna have a preorder thing where about 10 folks can preorder a "starter pack", in which you'll get at least 12 cards at random to start off your collection instead of the booster pack's 6. It... might come with a poster too? I dunno yet. >.> But yeah.

I also have a couple of wood-based projects in the works, of which I won't mention much of until they're near completed. I will say they'll be exclusive items, so hopefully you guys will like them. ;D

Of course the Limited Edition version of the book will be made, and will be completed sometime before the end of the year. What I'm considering, though, is instead of an alternate cover, that the book would instead come in a special edition box that will hold the book, the coin, the exclusive prints, and maybe one other thing I have yet decided on. We'll see though. o3o

I'll also be trying my hand at both sculpting and making jewelry. The jewelry I already have a good idea of how to go about it. The sculpture part, maybe not. I've sculpted before, and I LOVE it, but I don't think I'm that great at it. The only sculpture I've uploaded is one I made a couple of years ago:
Art Class Project- Mo Mo by Earthsong9405
But I've never sculpted in my own home, so we'll see how that goes. >.>
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Leftover prints and store:
And finally we're down the store and leftover prints update. Since the store one is pretty short, let's start with that: I've found the place I'll be hosting my stuff to sell. Storenvy. Etsy was my original choice but I ultimately decided to try out Storenvy first. It's currently a work in progress but when it's ready you guys will be the first to know! :3

And then there are leftover prints. I finally took inventory and I don't have much left, but for those of you who are interested here's what I have left that's currently available:

Large Prints:

Price- $15

I'll Catch You, Spike! by Earthsong9405 (3 left)

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Medium Prints:

Price: $10


Summertime Nap by Earthsong9405(9 left)
 Ascension by Earthsong9405 (7 left)
Morning Coffee by Earthsong9405(4 left)

(3 left)

Breaking Free by Earthsong9405(1 left)

Collab with earthsong9405 -- Twilight and Spike by Celebi-Yoshi(4 left)
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Small Prints:

Price: $5 each


Collab with earthsong9405 -- Twilight and Spike by Celebi-Yoshi(1 left)

Ascension by Earthsong9405 (1 left)

Morning Coffee by Earthsong9405(2 left

(4 left)

Room for Two by NessaCity(3 left)

SHIPPING: $6 both domestic AND international


If you're interested in purchasing one of these prints just note me or comment below. :3

And I think that's all for now? I hope you guys found any of these remotely interesting, and thanks so much for taking a look here!
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Earthsong9405

Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
My real name is of no importance to anyone but the people I know in real life, but for everyone else... you can just call me Earthy. :3

I'm a traditional artist, aspiring to become either an Animator or a Gaming Developer, hence why I'm a student! 8D My dream is to work for one of the mainstream companies, video game industry or movie industry, so wish me luck on that one. xD

I'm here often enough to be easy to contact, so just send a note if you'd like to talk. :3

Anything else about me may very well be more boring than what I've said, sooooo..... yeah. 8D
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If you like my art and would like to support me, you can do so through

Patreon: www.patreon.com/earthsong9405

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Donating: www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webs…

Every little bit helps, and is much appreciated! Thank you! C:
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:iconarashitorikabuto:
ArashiTorikabuto Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
I love your style of doing the ponies! it looks epic!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! ^.^
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I love your art, I wonder if we get to see your drawings of Saddle Arabians or even 'Asian' ponies.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I've drawn some Saddle Arabians, which can be seen here: MLP Minidump- Sapient Races Preview by Earthsong9405

And "asian" ponies don't look much different from a pony in general, aside from slightly different facial features and height and coat colors. The country is called Neighpon, and is native to Neighponian ponies and the Kirin (which look pony and are slightly related to Equine but isn't actually equine themselves.)
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
About the Saddle Arabians, I meant the Arabian ponies.
I wonder what their culture and clothing look like.
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Redtriangle Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Horses are popular in Asia just as in Europe.
I always imagine 'Asian' ponies would have epicanthic eye folds and dark-color manes just as Asian Humans.

Neighpon, sounds Japanese. :nod:
I don't want to sound overly political-correct but I believe there should be other nations than just Neighpon in the same continent (similar to having China and Korea and even nomadic tribes like Mongols and Manchus).

And as for Kirin (or Qilin in Chinese), there should be some in other 'Asian' kingdoms; probably distant relatives.
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Flugget Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT TO DRAW FOR YOU.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not gonna stop you if you want to, but don't feel obligated to do so. :3
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Flugget Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, and by the way, what did you think of my character's design?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I like it; it's not often I get a character with "socks" (the coloring they sometimes get around their legs, kinda like how I did with AJ), and I love characters with more than one color in their coat. :3 Speaking of, I'll be completing her soon (sorry it's been taking so long) so keep an eye out. ^.^
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