HEY HEY HEY! It's been a while since I've done an update journal so I decided now is as good a time as any to do so. For those of you wondering about some stuffs, this is the journal for you! :3 In this journal I'll talk abit about:-College Projects
-Paypal and Commissions
-Headcanon Book update
And I think that's it, so let's get to it! :3
So have you guys ever wondered what I'm doing exactly when I say "school work"? Or perhaps you're a bit curious as to what else I'm doing aside from MLP stuff. Well, some of you actually have asked me about that, so this should have some interest to you I think. :3
For those of you who don't know, yes, I do do stuff other than MLP Fanart (the fanart is one of my favorite hobbies, but it isn't the primary thing I do), yes, I do own my own characters and stories that have nothing to do with MLP, and yes, I'm currently in college at SCAD. Transferred from one college to it this year and I'm on my second quarter. Let me tell you right now that it feels like I'm ACTUALLY learning something instead of just sitting in class, doing nothing but wasting my money. I'll say this: my previous college had a fantastic social atmosphere; it wasn't "PARTY PARTY PARTY" but also wasn't "GRADES GRADES GRADES". Aside from a few folks (including my first roommate whom was something of a jerk but that's another story for another day), the majority of the people there were friendly and calm and knew when to have fun, and when to sit down and focus on school. I met some of my very good friends there. The art program was also pretty good, all things considering. That said though, it was lacking in the education department. For one it didn't have the major I wanted: Animation. It also continuously added unneeded crap to majors that didn't need them (I was an illustration major there and when I was a sophomore, two sciences was the requirement to graduate in that major. Come my Junior year and suddenly I need four sciences, A lab class, and an additional English class, all of which had nothing to do with human anatomy or illustration in general). The plan was to graduate and enroll to SCAD for my Masters, but it felt like I wasn't learning anything and was in limbo, so I decided to transfer to SCAD instead. It feels like one of the best decisions I've made in my life thus far. Plus almost all of the credits from my previous college actually transferred, so I mostly have the fun stuff left to do. It also ended up being cheaper in the long haul. The only setback is the credits that transferred made me a sophomore by their standards instead of a senior, but that's fine.
ANYWAY, yeah, I'm having fun. I love the school. I love the classes. And this is some of the stuff I've worked on in said classes
And of course here's some more stuff, like my very first animation!
PAYPAL AND COMMISSIONS:
So something's been circulating around here and on Tumblr abut Paypal changing their policy a bit on how payment is received, so while I usually don't pay much attention to these it's always good to be careful. So for those of you who'd like to (and currently are) commissioning me, and folks who are taking commissions or are looking to commission anyone in general, please DO NOT
send using the Gift
option when paying for a service, Commissions included. If you do you can be subjected to a fine. A big one. So use the Goods and Services
option. It's completely free on the client's end.
All of my clients use the Goods and Services option anyway so I'm personally not that concerned, but this is just a heads-up for anyone who doesn't know what's been goin' on thus far. This also further opens the option I've offered my clients but isn't taken as often simply because: if you'd much rather me send you an invoice instead just to be on the safe side, I will. Just tell me and it'll be done. :3
This is just a quick head's up. You can read a bit more about it here if you're interested:dennybutt.tumblr.com/post/1190…
Now with that said, the matter of commissions.
For those who currently have a slot, I apologize for the waiting. I'm currently attempting to balance finishing them and keeping up with my finals, so at the moment Finals is kinda taking priority due to the amount of work I have to do for them (I have a 3D character to model, 2 presentations, a speech, 2 final tests, and an 8-page term paper, all in the coming two weeks. :/). Soooooo.... yeah. That's kinda what's been goin' on there. I have, however, started the commissions for those in the slots currently and I'll get them done ASAP, so keep your eyes open for slots to reopen again. c:
SPEAKING OF SLOTS! Due to the way I accept clients for slots, someone asked about the times they should keep a lookout for for when they reopen. Because I hopped back and forth due to schoolwork I didn't have a set time, but to make it easier for myself and anyone who's interested I finally decided on a time. So if you're interested in a possible commission in the future this may be of interest to you:
If you're interested in a commission, keep an eye open on your messages around 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, US Eastern Time.
This is typically around the time I get home from Classes and get comfy, so if slots are gonna be reopened it's gonna be around that time. If I open early or later, I'll let you know via update so I don't blindside anyone. o3o
Here's my Commission info for those of who you are interested:
Commissions: Open! Slots Currently TakenWell. Here we are. I've been getting several questions as to when I'm reopening my commissions, so here we are. I am now accepting commissions! 8D
So let's get down to the info you guys need to know about these commissions. The most important thing here is please READ THE INFO BELOW because there's a bit of a change in some of the stuff. Do not ask for a slot before reading, and please do not ask a question before reading. Odds are, I've already addressed the question you may have had:
-They will be MLP oriented only. As in the creatures from the MLP:FiM show are welcome. This includes ponies, dragons, minotaurs, seaponies, ect.
-If you are not able to pay for a commission, please DO NOT ask for a slot. I don't accept requests.
-No, there is no waiting list or reserving slots. Sorry you guys. :C
-DO NOT ask for a slot and simply sit on it without tell me what you want. It's basically hogging a slot, and I will not allow it.
-I AM CURRENTLY NOT DOING ANTHRO PONIES, NOR HiE. So please do
So with that addressed let's move on to the Headcanon Book update.
So I've been receiving questions for when I'll be releasing the headcanon book and whether or not I'm finished with it. To answer your question for anyone who's curious, I don't have a definite release date however it WILL be released sometime in the Summer. That's the goal. And as for it's status, to but it in the most basic it is not completed, but it's nearly there. For a more in depth status on it, here ya go:
Text of the Book: 96% done. Need only about 4-6 pages written and it'll be completed.
Book Images/Artwork: 90% done. Most of the artwork is either completed or sketched and ready for color.
Cover Art: 50% done. Sketched and waiting for color.
So yep. I hope that clears up any questions there. Work on it has been slow mainly because of schoolwork, like commissions. But things should pick up when this quarter is over. c:
And finally, a very quick update on Bronycon!
So last time I talked about Bronycon it was looking like I wasn't going to have a table, buuuuut that has since changed! I managed to get the table, AND it was the table I originally registered for! So it's completely official that, yes, I will be there, and if you're interested in maybe stopping by to say hello, you certainly can do so!
Alternatively, if you're going to Bronycon in general, tell me? Are you a vendor? A panelist? A congoer? All of the above? Tell me! 8D
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I think that's all? Sorry for the long information but it's been quite while since the last update, soooo.... here ya go. As always, feel more than free to ask questions if you have any, and thanks for sticking around to read! ^.^