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if i ever meet any of you in real life i assure you i’ll awkwardly follow you around pretty much anywhere

Y'know... a Gallade is kinda like a war paladin if you think about it. c: So it actually makes quite a lot of sense~ :D

how to get an art style

gingerhaze:

You draw a lot. One day, you draw a bit that is sort of different from how you were drawing it before, almost by accident. You look at it and think “oh, I like how that looks.” Then the next time you draw something you try to do that again, only more so. Then again and again until you are doing it all the time, because you like it that way. Sometimes this happens without you really even noticing.

Repeat forever.

sure you will

~LAMBENTLODESTAR’S COMMISSIONS!!!~

lambentlodestar:

UM. This is pretty much my only income. … Help?

I’ve deleted the original first paragraph of this post ‘cause it really doesn’t suit the truth… My dad’s basically become 10x more of a jackass and my commissions are basically funding my existence for now, seeing as mooching off my parents has become 10x harder. My mother’s entirely happy to let things go on and let me handle my life, but my dad’s basically responsible for my hairpin anxiety trigger, and I can’t say much more or I’ll risk ruining my mother’s livelihood. I really wanna get out of this bastard’s house one day… so yeah. Work to do.

Proceeds go towards making my life less of a thing where I constantly depend on people and more of a thing where I can help people out and actually maybe live on my own?! Holy crap what a concept!

Prices are open to negotiation but they’re going to be somewhat expensive! I know I’m talented and art supplies don’t come cheap. However I can promise pretty good quality for this!!

If y’all could reblog this and spread it around that’d be great too! I’m gonna set it on a queue so I reblog it once every week or so or whatever and keep it current. Fun yes? Okay. I have a bit of networking skills but it relies on the people I network with to spread it, as with all networking! Thank you!!!

Anyways, subject-wise! Like what kind of stuff I draw. I’ll draw anything, even nsfw but I’d have to do some seeerious research before I can be too accurate, so smut’s gonna be double-priced. But fanart-wise, I’ll do any character from any fandom, and you’d better bet your ass I’m going to research them and include hints of their backstory. I will hunt down headcanons on TV Tropes if I have to.

Examples of my art! Here are tons of links.

edit: I know, it’s expensive… but I do good quality and I offer discounts like mad.

DIGITAL:

High-detail: Only in icon size because I suck too much at patience at maintain focus to do this for very long! However they look darn nice if I do say so myself. $30 per.

Speedpaint: (self-portrait) They’re really fun and pretty cheap because of that! I will gloss over details so if you want a detailed sucker this is not the one for you. $20 per.

Quick sketch: (example requested by prodigy-tactician-hanabi) These suckers are so easy that I just charge $5. More examples: Requested by challengemyfate, requested by tactician-alice.

Iscribbles: Depending on size these will be from $10–$30! Lack of layers means it’s easier and quicker, and actually more fun because lol errors. Also, I might just draw these in a public board to advertise so if other doodles happen, sorry! But if you like I can have it in a private board. Until I get reg powers, however, I can only grant screenshots instead of actual canvases! Icon size See main example for full size.

Regular: Won’t be ultra-high detail or shoddy, but these are expensive because size and work! I imagine they’ll be a bit better polished than my example, only thing that seems to be recent. $40 a pop. These examples here are outdated due to improved style: Birthday present for kioso, Charmander.

TRADITIONAL:

Different prices for different media and sizes! I’ll make a calculator at some point but here are the sliding scales.

Pencil sketch: Cheapest media! They’re $15 a shot regardless of size (except for fullpages).

Colored Pencil: Start at $20. Full page is $30, Single character is $20. Icons are $15 each.

Copics (no shading): $20 for an icon (commission requested by Edge), single character (character is Hao, belongs to Karmikosmic) is $30, full page is $40.

Copics (with shading): $25 for an icon (no example), single character is $40 (these suckers are really hard to do), full pages are $75!

Painting: I work with these rather infrequently and I only do full page, but with or without background is the question! Without background is $30, with is $50! You can get acrylic or watercolor, but I haven’t done watercolor in a long time.

Sculpture: Might take a bit to figure out but I can do these! They are made of sculpey clay and are about three or four inches tall. I have pictures, but they are definitely not recent and will take some digging to find.

Contact info:

Email: litatheguardian@yahoo.com
deviantART: LitatheGuardian
Tumblr: lambentLodestar (Do NOT go on anon!)
skype: lambentLodestar

Payment:

I now have a paypal so I can start taking these!!!! I need your email for stuff to work as I’m still figuring it out. This is money stuff so I’m trying not to screw up!!!

Please pay up front! You’ll just have to survive knowing I’ll do stuff. I am usually reliable– I may take forever sometimes but I get stuff done!
If artwork fails to meet your satisfaction I’ll do my best to change it. Within reason, of course.

I will mail anywhere in the world as long as it’s not bananas-expensive to do so! I’ll pay for shipping, no worries.

Etc:

Other stuff I do:
landscapes, smut (will be double price until further notice), romance, ships I don’t ship, animals, people, etc.

Stuff I don’t do: Don’t ask me to research fashion. Last time I did, it was… horrible. That commission took forever to finish. This list may be updated at any time.

Discounts: Commission me multiple times, ask me to do dragons, ask me to draw an OC of mine. $5 cheaper for dragons and OCs, commission me multiple times and it will increase as necessary! These discounts DO STACK so make use of them!!

I reserve the right to turn down commission offers as I see fit but odds are I’ll take it, and you lose nothing for shooting me an offer!! Information is free! So shoot me an ask or email or something if you want to know something.

becausebirds:

kaleidomusings:

felicefawn:

Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.

The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.

While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.

Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.

This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.

The coloring is really interesting but just watch this video because it’s a bunch of chicks chasing a shiny piece of wrapper and it’s so freaking adorable.

Your daily rainbow chick foil fight video.

-atlas:

this is one of the smallest parrots in the world aND I REACHED OUT TO GIVE HIM A SUNFLOWER SEED BUT HE WANTED A HEAD SCRATCH INSTEAD. MY HEART MELTED. JUST LOOK AT HIM

aragaki-senpai:

This just appeared on my game news feed on my phone. I don’t believe it.

aragaki-senpai:

This just appeared on my game news feed on my phone.
I don’t believe it.

pkslider:

petition to change clothing sizes to 

XS - Extra Small Mario
S - Small Mario
M - Mario
L - Luigi
XL - Extra Luigi

howelluminati:

PLS TELL ME ABOUT UR CRUSHES ON ANON

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cashewmonster:

BLUHAHE

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