For plushies, WIP and maybe some of my Naiad Chronicles stuff here too.

 

ROSIE HAS A BIG HAPPY 8D

My copies of Jess Owen’s books Song of the Summer King and Skyfire turned up today, which mini-Shard was very nosy about. I adore them. They are such gorgeous quality and they feel great and solid and robust. The artwork by Jennifer Miller is devine.

I cannot wait to get stuck into these. It’s a good job I’ve already finished all my work for today…

A massive thank you to Jess for sending me these. I will repay you.

Testing Avien’s box size and… she looked so worried…

Testing Avien’s box size and… she looked so worried…

I tried watering down my acrylic paints to work on fabrics, and while it’s still a tad too clumpy for fur, it’s BRILLIANT for minky, both the 3mm and 1mm. You can’t even tell it’s there, it makes no difference to the fur at all. 
About 20/80 acrylics to water. Because it’s so fluid, it even goes through to the base of the fibres. Also, no fade or run when washed (tested), and no need to iron the colour in. I’m dead chuffed with how these tests came out.

I tried watering down my acrylic paints to work on fabrics, and while it’s still a tad too clumpy for fur, it’s BRILLIANT for minky, both the 3mm and 1mm. You can’t even tell it’s there, it makes no difference to the fur at all.

About 20/80 acrylics to water. Because it’s so fluid, it even goes through to the base of the fibres. Also, no fade or run when washed (tested), and no need to iron the colour in. I’m dead chuffed with how these tests came out.

Avien is finished! Holy crap she took some doing, but she was worth it. I’m loving her.

OMG Avien’s body patterns are finally done! All hand sewn, I didn’t trust my machine to not mangling it while appliqueing… It does that sometimes, and I cannot imagine how many restarts it would have resulted in.
She has hella huge raptor claws on her hind legs. Addtional claws will be added later.

OMG Avien’s body patterns are finally done! All hand sewn, I didn’t trust my machine to not mangling it while appliqueing… It does that sometimes, and I cannot imagine how many restarts it would have resulted in.

She has hella huge raptor claws on her hind legs. Addtional claws will be added later.

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chase-the-breeze answered your post: gauging interest

I like this idea. But not for 50$. Seems way over priced. I know it costs also your time. But 25 seems more reasonable.

well it’s a good thing i’m setting the prices and not you! haha

no but seriously i’ll explain why my prices are the way that they are, to clear up any misconceptions! (under a cut because i say a lot)

TL;DR: hourly wage goes up or down in relation to how much time it takes to train someone to do the job. minimum wage jobs take a couple weeks to train, but i’ve spent about ten years of my life sewing and currently go to school to learn even more arty things so i charge more.

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An assortment of the fiddly bits, now ready for when the body is done (there’s also a crapload of claws as well, but I forgot to add them to the pic). Normally I do body first, then bits, but as Avien is quite detailed I didn’t want to finish the body and then have all this lot to do too XD
She only has one wing :( Blue things top right will eventually be horns. Thing in the middle is her tail tip and the little thing bottom left is the remaining stump of her other wing.
Now, on with her body, and hopefully by about thursday she’ll actually begin to look like something >__>’

An assortment of the fiddly bits, now ready for when the body is done (there’s also a crapload of claws as well, but I forgot to add them to the pic). Normally I do body first, then bits, but as Avien is quite detailed I didn’t want to finish the body and then have all this lot to do too XD

She only has one wing :( Blue things top right will eventually be horns. Thing in the middle is her tail tip and the little thing bottom left is the remaining stump of her other wing.

Now, on with her body, and hopefully by about thursday she’ll actually begin to look like something >__>’

Avien WIP. While she currently looks like some kind of serene kangaroo I can assure you she is a dragon, and will soon look more dragonish once she has horns and her glorious mane of dreadlocks <3

Pretty sure this is what happened

With your order of your new Cintiq, you now also recieve a free helping of Artist’s Block! Have fun! <3

A tradition I had forgotten about for a while. Fluttershy + newest commission pic.

A tradition I had forgotten about for a while. Fluttershy + newest commission pic.