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Hey! Just thought I would do a quick update as to what has been happening over here since I haven't actually uploaded anything in ages.

Work is busy but awesomely fun (as it involves lots of drawing) but because of NDAs I can't actually post any of it, at least not yet. If anyone out there plays Disney's Superbia, come Christmas time there will be lots of items that I've drawn added in :)


Outside of work there is.. MORE WORK! BECAUSE I HATE HAVING TIME OFF APPARENTLY. Ok no this work is actually very fun as well. My partner and I are making a board game! He's done the game design and I have to draw about a bajillion and one pictures. If you're curious about it, he just started a blog about it here..

idleoli.tumblr.com/  

There'll be some stuff there about the process of game design and we'll probably stick in some images once I've actually finished some. GO LOOK K?



Hope everyone is doing well! I'll take a look through comments over the next few days so thank you to everyone who has commented/faved stuff <3


Mon

Oh, and I is on Twitter too :) twitter.com/Monica_ion
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OMG

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 3, 2012, 1:27 AM
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I reached 125k pageviews and I didn't even notice D: I was meaning to do a Kiriban as well..

YOU BAD PEOPLE, STOP LOOKING AT MY PAGE SO MUCH >: (  SRSLY.

Also, sorry for the lack up uploads, been pretty busy at work so by the end of the day I'm all art-ed out. If I'm ever allowed to post stuff from what I'm working on, I will do, but that might be only when the games are all finished up.


I MISS SLEEP. And for some reason I've gone off chocolate. Starting to think there's something wrong with me when I'm sat at a desk all day and I don't have the urge to stuff my face with sugary stuff. What's up with that?

On a side note, work is utterly amazing. In the three weeks since I've started, we've been out dancing several times, karaoke, played Halo and Rock Band, and planning laser quest some time in the next couple of weeks.. It's the best.

:heart:

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OMG

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 3, 2012, 1:27 AM
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I reached 125k pageviews and I didn't even notice D: I was meaning to do a Kiriban as well..

YOU BAD PEOPLE, STOP LOOKING AT MY PAGE SO MUCH >: (  SRSLY.

Also, sorry for the lack up uploads, been pretty busy at work so by the end of the day I'm all art-ed out. If I'm ever allowed to post stuff from what I'm working on, I will do, but that might be only when the games are all finished up.


I MISS SLEEP. And for some reason I've gone off chocolate. Starting to think there's something wrong with me when I'm sat at a desk all day and I don't have the urge to stuff my face with sugary stuff. What's up with that?

On a side note, work is utterly amazing. In the three weeks since I've started, we've been out dancing several times, karaoke, played Halo and Rock Band, and planning laser quest some time in the next couple of weeks.. It's the best.

:heart:

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100 points to the person

Journal Entry: Thu May 3, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Who can explain to me how to make a decent Half Tone dot pattern thing in illustrator. In a way that I manage to make work. I've tried several tutorials and things but it seems so temperamental and I can't get it to change colour properly.. Maybe I'm just stupid. And I need to be able to do them properly for a project.
Also I don't want to have to make the pattern myself dot by dot.. I'm lazy >__>

Thanks!

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  • Drinking: So... thirsty..

We interrupt our regular Commission Broadcast..

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:22 AM
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To bring you some cool news!

I just got a job! I'll be doing assorted arty things at Mediatonic www.mediatonic.co.uk/ C:

Thanks to everyone who has faved, commented on, or otherwise been supportive of my art, you've helped me have the confidence to put myself out there and to try to get a real industry job.


FFFFFF I'M GONNA BE MAKING GAMES HOW FRIGGING COOL IS THAT?


I got myself some Lego Stormtroopers to celebrate. Because I'm cool like that (and they were on sale). I'll post up some photos of them fighting off the evil Zelda and Qee cat Separatist forces soon.

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Commissions Open! 5 slots - 1 left

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 2, 2012, 7:44 AM
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Hey y'all! Back from the weird and wonderful land of Canada, with a few more bruises and extra layers of flab (why do BBQ ribs have to taste so good?) I'll be promptly resuming my commission work tomorrow, would do some stuff tonight, but my bulky suitcase and scattered clothing seem to say otherwise. Also kinda jet-lagged, so I think I'll spare everyone my wonky drawings.

PRICE LIST

malta.deviantart.com/art/Commi…


SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- Prices are negotiable on each drawing depending on complexity of characters/number of characters etc.

- Every coloured drawing will have some kind of coloured background, like this: fav.me/d4ndoue or this fav.me/d4eu3kt

- The picture can also be a background-less PNG or have a blank background, it's up to you.


- This is what I mean by a SIMPLE background: fav.me/d4ga55r or fav.me/d4cfiau

- This is what I mean by a COMPLEX background: fav.me/d47o6nr or fav.me/d47o4d7

- Although I haven't added it on there, I also do ref sheets!



HOW TO ORDER

Simply add a reply to this journal, saying you'd like one of the slots. First come first served. Once I have responded to your comment, please send me a note detailing the commission, and we'll go from there! C:


SLOTS

Slot 01: N-shi - Started
Slot 02: Firedaemon - COMPLETED
Slot 03: Delya - Sketched, gonna start colouring
Slot 04: XxArcaneWolfxX  - Ref sheet, COMPLETED
Slot 05: Open (You WILL commission me now.. *jedi powers*)

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Belated 120k view cheer! (And more stuff)

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 5, 2012, 1:01 PM
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Hahaha I feel so derpy missing it. I was really looking forward to it too. I was planning to do a kiriban, but I guess it'll have to be at 125k now.

Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year, mine was pretty subdued and I wasn't at the computer much, hence the lack of digital art. I do, however, have a small pile of sketches and ink/watercolour drawings that I'm in the process of scanning and I shall upload them.

More updates soon!

- Announcement -

I'm looking for some Niker/Nicker/however it's spelled paints. This is the link to the Amazon.jp site to show what I'm talking about: www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%8B%E3%…

Now amazon themselves won't ship the paints outside of Japan, which sucks a bit. I was wondering if anyone who lives/knows someone who lives in Japan would be able and willing to help me get some. I'd pay for all costs of course, and you would also have my undying gratitude!


<3

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Thanks everyone

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 28, 2011, 2:20 PM
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Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes!! :heart: I got a massive smile on my face right now :D

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London MCM Expo!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 13, 2011, 6:06 AM
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Woo so really excited that I shall be going to The London MCM Expo!

I was wondering if any one is going to be there on Sunday 30th? (I was going to go Saturday but turns out I have stuff to do ALL BLOODY DAY, and will not be able to make it then. Bums.) I'll have my sketchpad with me so if anyone of artistic inclination wants to sit and doodle with me, I will be muchly happy.

I shall also have my PSP with my MH Freedom Unite (G ranked at 200+ hours of play, boo ya) and MH 3rd (currently bashing deviljhos to make armor). So some hunting would be great! I will also have my 3DS with street pass on, which will mean it will have a battery life of approximately 5 minutes, and some of my Pokemon games for any trading/battling/geeking out over (my Pearl game has one of every single pokemon bar Black and White specimens - I am a geek.) I'll also probably bring along some random games like Mario Kart, Ouendan and Rocket Slime!

Soooooooooo any lovely people who feel like saying hi/gaming/drawing/derping with yours truly, give me a shout!

PS: If you live in another country you so totally suck. I mean seriously. omgwtfbbq.

I'll also be looking out for Pinali's poster/banner somewhere in there too xD I'll endeavour to take a photo of myself at said stall to prove my dedication because they are one awesomely talented artist (seriously, go watch now.)

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Print Goodness!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 26, 2011, 6:00 AM
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Added two pictures to prints so far C: Managed to get high DPI versions of them uploaded, so they are available in a big range of products, including coasters and puzzles and whatnot. I'm considering adding the green wolfy as well. (should I?)
I'm waiting on the results of the new poll to see what to do about two of my older pictures - to see whether I should redraw them in order to have a higher definition image.

Someone voted on the poll that they only wanted the original Y______Y that makes me sad.

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Returns and a few words

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 21, 2011, 2:21 PM
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Well the sunshine is over, so back to rainy old england! No more yummy wine, cheese and bread.

On the bright side, I will probably be opening up commissions soon, I just need to work out the pricing (oh and if people could let me know about average prices and/or how much they think I should be charging for art, that would be fantastic!) I don't want to feel like I'm asking for too much, but at the same time I end up spending a fair bit of time on every picture, so i don't want to screw myself over either : |  

What I also wanted to do was say thank you. For being friendly, for being kind, even for just clicking that favourite button and moving on to another page. I'm still very self conscious about my art and it not being 'good enough' or me not being as productive as other people I see. But whenever I start getting low, I just go take a look at all the lovely comments, and they make everything all better :D So thank you everyone for being my arty prozac! It means a lot to me.

So here I am, trying to get into the art industry proper, feeling a bit like a fish out of water! So much to learn, so much to do! It's all very exciting and I'm loving it.

Much love to everyone :heart:

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I'm currently away in the south of France, and have very sporadic internet access. So, if you write me a note, it may be a couple of days before I can answer it!

Will upload loads of art when I'm back though!
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Woo, long time no see.

First of all, thanks to everyone who wrote me messages, I will do my best to reply to as many as I can! Hopefully I'll be using DeviantArt a bit more and uploading more images :)

Haven't logged into here in a long time due to having forgotten my password, which email address my DA account was linked to.. the password to most of my old email addresses, etc etc! By an utter fluke I managed to work it out, so I'm back! (yay)


More to come!

<3
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Hey.
Just a head's up, I apologise to all of those who have sent me a note and I haven't replied to it. Haven't really logged onto here in a long time.

If you really want to contact me about a project or something, or asking if you'd like to some of my work, just send me an email at panthera_orientalis@hotmail.com. I'll reply from there since I actually check my emails.

Again sorry. There's been art but generally it's been a bit meh and I haven't felt like uploading it. Maybe I will, if I can get round to it. There was some stuff from gaia, but again that was mostly junky doodles with one or two worthwhile stuff. Just been... busy I guess. University takes up time and whatnot and what time I have free I tend to spend reading or playing video games. Not to mention inspiration for drawings has been reduced to jack shit for like the past year or so. Go figure.

Hope everyone's doing well, all you nauseatingly creative folks out there ;) I do miss ya, and I'll try to get back in touch; Hibby, Scully, Pin, Kirsty. Sorry for being crap at keeping contact up xD I've stopped loving msn and aim for some reason, and I never log onto them anymore.

And my main computer just restarted itself for some reason o_O

Ciao x
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-work in progress-

(making a nice journal, w00t)
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It's still not all fully opened, a pretty new gaia style website. Good for those of you who really enjoy pixel graphics!
Just to say: I promise I'm going to be uploading some stuff soon enough. Been doing drawings but they forever remain as sketches. Not had the time to actually finish a drawing completely yet..

*hides head in shame*

: (
Erm..wow it's actually been over a year since I had a journal entry.

I'de just like to say thanks to everyone who's made comments or added faves while I was inactive, I've neem looking over them now :) Hopefully I'll be more present now, and I'll make sure to write you some comments as well.

Peace, Love, and Pants

<3 -x
Due to some nagging on the part of certain people who here will not be named (you know who you are)

I've decided to start doing comissions and such.. I'm still not too sure how it all goes, but I can do computer coloured, colour pencil, or marker done images. Humans, animals, crazed mutated chipmunks, you name it.

Yeah... If anyone feels like giving me some info on comissions it would be welcome.

Monica.
xXx
Yeah though i'de update a little. How's everyone doing? Good I hope.
I really have not much to say. Sorry about no new uploads recently, all creativity is being leeched by my looming Art GCSE, for which Im having to draw a lot more than I usually do...

On another note, I'm getting another dog :D *happy dance* We will call him Mocha, and he shall be a black male miniature poodle. ^__^