K-pop group f(x) (Photo credit: KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea)
So I was watching some Depeche Mode and came across this. I was born in 1988 so I’m not really that familiar with them. I went to check them out because of a joke made in an episode of American Dad. I enjoyed it a lot actually. I’ve grown tired of the music of today and excuse me but the whores one TV. For a few years now I have been listening to Japanese music and Korean Music. They’re cute in their pop and have a lot of energy and I never thought music of my time would all sound the same but it does to me at least so I switched to listening to music from other countries and I haven’t really looked back.
Lately however I am back into trance from anywhere in the world. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement. A lot of young talent rising in the trance and techno world. I love it. Also soundcloud.com has proven to be a valuable source for music of all types. Heck I even found better dubstep on there than on youtube and it was mostly undiscovered artists. One I watched for a while go from small time to itunes and sales. It’s fun there.
Anyway this is more just a rambling post. I don’t wish to offend any one at all, just airing my thoughts.
I thought I’d give it one last go before quitting and selling only on my own stores. I submitted a design as a test. On my Etsy where I normally get tiny views like 3 or 5 and I make sales here and there. In 3days of posting said design I had over 1000 views and favourites on Etsy and good stats on my Storenvy as well, which are still steadily growing interest on both stores. The design was rejected on Evanto and rather quickly. I’m not even going to bother any more. It works great for others but sometimes with certain designs I just know they will do well mainly because they’re exactly what people are bugging me for and I listen to my customers and hold polls and what not. But it doesn’t matter any more. I’m keeping all my designs and selling them myself on my two stores. Like my mother says, sometimes you just gotta do it yourself!
I’m in no way saying they are bad or wrong, not having a cry about poor me rejected, not at all! I wanted to see how fussy they were. I heard they were better than iStock but I had to test for myself. It works great for others and gets their name out there, good for them. They deserve it. What I am saying however is don’t be disheartened if you try out places like GraphicRiver or other Evanto marketplaces or stock sites like iStock. Don’t let it get to you or make you quit. You could just be in the wrong place for your skills, that’s all. If you enjoy what you do and have customers then stick with it. I definitely say try Storenvy.com and keep all your profits. It’s super friendly there and there are no fees or listing fees and you can have your store look however YOU want. Etsy seems great for designers and even web designers. Beautiful things to buy and loads of nice people. The listing fees aren’t bad, much better than ebay and it’s one of the best places to be if you are a designer, artist, craftsman or jeweller.
Just don’t let it get you down. I’m not 🙂 If you get rejected it’s not the end of the world, sometimes it’s their loss. Sometimes not, sometimes they’re dead right and you got a lot to learn first. It can be an opportunity to learn, learn what to improve on but don’t take it as their word is the only word and I mean whom ever you submit to. Just keep your chin up and find what works for you.
a cup of sencha Deutsch: eine schale sencha Français : Une tasse de thé vert Sencha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Painful pimples that you can’t get rid off and oily skin, but you use a product and get dried out? There’s only one home made recipe I’ve worked out that soothes, gets rid of and clears oily skin without drying you out comepletely and your face or where ever the problem area is, like back or something, feels better and smoother.
Ground oatmeal/porridge 1/3 cup
teaspoon of honey or a tablespoon if the mix is larger [honey sooths]
Cinnamon [optional, also for soothing and healing]
Cocoa powder 1 teaspoon or half if it’s pure.
1 tea cup of boiled and ground up Sencha green tea, let sit till warm.
Place all dried ingredients together and mix. Put honey in the hot tea and mix through. Let the hot tea cool down to a warm comfortable temperature.
Next, mix slowly a bit at a time the tea into the dry mix until it becomes a thick yet moist paste. When it has become a paste apply and leave on either for 20minutes or until dry. This is a once a week recipe or once a month because the oats are quite drying if you do it every day.
If you need more relief from painful acne then u can mix honey and cinnamon powder into a paste and use that as much as u like for soothing and healing.
Works every time.
Also just green tea and oatmeal seems to be very effective for really bad pimples caused by hormones. The recipe seems to work ok on men but tends to work better on girls. I’m not sure why but out of research and finding out how most of us girls pimples come about because of menstruation and hormones, it’s probably got a big factor to do with why this works better on women.
That’s what I’ve been up to. Using them all to do various things and animation. I discovered that I can import objects and poser scenes into anime studio pro 8. I’ve been using blender as well to model and I’m going to try to animate in it. I found out that using weld in Wings3D will help make blender objects import better into sculptris. And yeah.
I’ve always liked google sketch up but now that I have anime studio I am now able to build my set and animate in 2D with a 3D room and it’s much easier. I won’t be sharing the animation for a long time though. I’m no where near good enough yet but I am studying up for it all on my lonesome. I thought that it’s been a while since I’ve shared anything so I am here to share some sculptris sculptures and blender things I’ve been making.
And that’s what I have been up to and migraines are kind of holding me down a lot. Haven’t been to well but I’ll get better ^w^
Ah what a wonderful start to the year! Things are looking up for me already and I had a wonderful start. A miserable ending with a beautiful beginning! I hope all of you are doing well in the new year!
This year is year of the Dragon which has me excited because I am year of the Dragon as well! I’ve also taken up a new business. Something I thought I never would turn into a business but it’s hard to find work and harder to work at home. Commissions have started up for me a quite a few have given me challenging art!
I’ve had terrible technical issues lately but I have had a request to make a room perspective tutorial. Something I spent so long to study the penny finally dropped and I can do them. So hopefully that is in the works. In the mean time check out a group on youtube called Manga Chasers. They have some pretty incredible tutorials on their channel.
I know I said I would be posting a second video but a family friend has passed away recently on the 15th. I apologise for not keeping my word but I will post it soonish. Maybe today, maybe next week but not right now.
I hope your year had a better start than mine did.
Image via Wikipedia
Because I got some odd questions I decided to Vlog my colouring and drawing process and include the mistakes. This video is me colouring in paint tool sai only from start to finish. I’ve added annotations to the video of the exact brushes and their settings for anyone interested ^^
Just to go over one last time how to add or create a new brush in easy paint tool sai, all you need to do it:
~ Right click an empty square amoung the tools
~Choose which type of brush/tool you wish to make
~ Set the tool texture, density and min size to your liking.
Searching DeviantArt.com for paint tool sai tutorials is the best way to go about finding out what min size is used for or how it functions or merely type in “paint tool sai tutorial” in the youtube search bar and I can assure you that you will find more than enough tutorials to help you out. DeviantArt.com is actually one of the best places to go for digital art or digital painting tutorials. I really recommend going there first before surfing the web, also because unless they are insanely popular, you won’t find these tutorials on google and by insanely popular I mean daily page hits that are in the 4 and up figures.