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Jul. 1st, 2014 11:50 pm
soltian: (pete couch)
I'm actually working on a nice, sweet, catch-up post with art and pretty things to say and all of that, but. following the depression and then recovery from depression the other day, last night in the hour between jun 30 and jul 1 my cat of 14 years, sammy, walked out of the house, and I'm feeling very doubtful that I'll ever see him again. I'm catching a plane to LA in five hours, so I'm emotionally trapped between the need for sobbing grief and jubilant peppiness. life is hilarious like that, right?

Edit: Sammy passed at the vets office on Monday while I was still in LA.
soltian: (caile)
I miss it here so, so much. I miss the cuts and the communities and the ability to have back and forth threads with people all in one place - imagine such a thing, it can be real! It IS real, it's right here on LJ! And yet it's been seven months since I last posted anything of worth. So, I'm just gonna go ahead and re-claim this journal for myself - make posts about life as it happens just because it's good for me. Today I went to an alpaca farm with Kat and watched an alpaca birth from start to finish. It is NOT a terribly involved process, despite my pre-conceptions of animal birth in general - she kind of strutted around a field uncomfortably with a nose sticking out of her alpaca vag for a while and then eventually it got its feet out and tumbled into a blanket her handler held out for her. Alpacas are all such soft-eyed, sort of dumb creatures that it's difficult, too, to tell the intelligence level of a newborn baby apart from its adult mom - but that's all right. They were all really really cute, I got to feed and pet them and it was an utter delight.


Above, an alpaca full of beauty, charm, and grace.

Then I came home and thought to myself, self - you have about fourty-eight hours left to get ready for Anime Expo - oh, right, yeah, that's happening - here's a photo of myself pretending to be ready for Anime Expo:


Beautiful. Anyway, I could not physically force myself to do any artwork whatsoever. )
soltian: (alex/scott)
Hey everyone, my tablet is dying, so if you were interested in commissioning some art from me, I'm opening up slots for that!

Details, images, and a form under the cut.

Oh and prices, too - I have some as low as 3 bucks! )
soltian: (alex/scott)
Hey everyone, my tablet is dying, so if you were interested in commissioning some art from me, I'm opening up slots for that!

Details, images, and a form under the cut.

Oh and prices, too - I have some as low as 3 bucks! )
soltian: (kenny cheesed out)
It was amazing. Here is a clipped and sweet summary of each day in a few sentences and a few photos each.



SO OUR STORY BEGINS )
soltian: (kenny cheesed out)
It was amazing. Here is a clipped and sweet summary of each day in a few sentences and a few photos each.



SO OUR STORY BEGINS )
soltian: (Default)
Hey everyone! Otakon is coming up hard and fast [livejournal.com profile] barbalarga , [livejournal.com profile] rizumcbutt , Julie and I will be at tables U10 and U11



Give a shout if you're going!
soltian: (Default)
Hey everyone! Otakon is coming up hard and fast [livejournal.com profile] barbalarga , [livejournal.com profile] rizumcbutt , Julie and I will be at tables U10 and U11



Give a shout if you're going!
soltian: (FIRE IN THE HOLE)
And it really was. Better Art Studios is official and in business with a Facebook page and everything! We had a big turnout for our Open House studio show/gallery thing the other night with tons of food and drinks and people talking to each other and noise and warmth and love and laughter. I had cramps about halfway through BUT THE PARTY WAS SO AWESOME I JUST PUT UP WITH IT or tried to.

I don't have words to properly express how supportive, warm, and wonderful our collective friends are. I just love it. I felt accomplished and proud of myself for a few reasons, but definitely the main one being that it was really solid proof that I'm not a socially retarded retard anymore. People actually kind of like me and I more than like them. FRIEENNDSSS AAAAAA god this is one of those stupid posts where I bawl in gratitude about my feelings and do nothing useful.

I have been working on drawing shit for myself, trying to do a little of it every day when possible, and actually improving myself and creating polished pieces. I definitely want to get back to my unfinished senior thesis as well as doing some new large-scale charcoal work. I'll use the deadlines of competitions I have to spend money on as personal deadlines to make me feel proud of myself.

Also I illustrated an FML and that was a really good idea and I have to do more things like that because I have to spread the honey on thick out there to attract all the bees. BEES. BEES BEES BEES.

I am not a natural genius nor do I often get things right on the first try, but there's usually a second try. And then a third. And then I hammer and hammer until what I really want is earned through the sheer retardation of me hitting my head against the wall.

Still gonna make art my career~ Fuck you, real world~
soltian: (FIRE IN THE HOLE)
And it really was. Better Art Studios is official and in business with a Facebook page and everything! We had a big turnout for our Open House studio show/gallery thing the other night with tons of food and drinks and people talking to each other and noise and warmth and love and laughter. I had cramps about halfway through BUT THE PARTY WAS SO AWESOME I JUST PUT UP WITH IT or tried to.

I don't have words to properly express how supportive, warm, and wonderful our collective friends are. I just love it. I felt accomplished and proud of myself for a few reasons, but definitely the main one being that it was really solid proof that I'm not a socially retarded retard anymore. People actually kind of like me and I more than like them. FRIEENNDSSS AAAAAA god this is one of those stupid posts where I bawl in gratitude about my feelings and do nothing useful.

I have been working on drawing shit for myself, trying to do a little of it every day when possible, and actually improving myself and creating polished pieces. I definitely want to get back to my unfinished senior thesis as well as doing some new large-scale charcoal work. I'll use the deadlines of competitions I have to spend money on as personal deadlines to make me feel proud of myself.

Also I illustrated an FML and that was a really good idea and I have to do more things like that because I have to spread the honey on thick out there to attract all the bees. BEES. BEES BEES BEES.

I am not a natural genius nor do I often get things right on the first try, but there's usually a second try. And then a third. And then I hammer and hammer until what I really want is earned through the sheer retardation of me hitting my head against the wall.

Still gonna make art my career~ Fuck you, real world~
soltian: (jiggly)
OH HEY QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT I'M GOING TO BE AT ANIME BOSTON WITH [livejournal.com profile] xenafox AND IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.

Yes we are in AA.

We are so cool. Um. I guess I had better do art SO PREMATURE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THE CON IS MONTHS FROM NOW but is anyone else going to be there?
soltian: (jiggly)
OH HEY QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT I'M GOING TO BE AT ANIME BOSTON WITH [livejournal.com profile] xenafox AND IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.

Yes we are in AA.

We are so cool. Um. I guess I had better do art SO PREMATURE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THE CON IS MONTHS FROM NOW but is anyone else going to be there?
soltian: (kurtscottsmile)
THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE YOU ARE AMAZING. I am still taking requests for KEYCHAIN commissions, but the regular slots are now full.
Prices include up to two characters and a background (with the exception of fatties who have separate prices and no backgrounds). Anything extra on a case-by-case basis.

I might be holding some kind of sketch request too because I kind of love those :| Anyone who commissions me can add on a free sketch request.

Slot 1. - On hold.

Slot 2. - Paid!

Slot 3. - Sketched!

Slot 4. - Sketched!

Slot 5. - Sketching!


My paypal address is soltian at yahoo. If paypal isn't possible just message me!
soltian: (adrian/dan)
South Park S14 has been REALLY GOOD so far! I'm impressed, since S13 left so much to be desired. The balls, oh..god...the balls. And the balls music. I need an MP3 of that...

I've watched all of Durarara so far and all I can say is that it's not quite boring enough for me to stop watching. But Celty is really really cute. And Shinra is interesting by association and also by the fact that he's a fucking creep. And pretty much everyone else is boring. Especially Izaya, whose idea was that? I keep putting my hand over him whenever he shows up on screen, he literally offends me that much.

In real life, Midsummer is officially over! Yes, the poor souls who know me in real life can finally stop hearing about it. I'm very sorry. It was overall a huge success and an exiting shining thing to put on my resume, hopefully. If anyone cares. But really, it was a beautiful show, heralded as "surprisingly enjoyable" by the friends of mine who were good (harassed) enough to come see it. I'm looking forward to DVDs and the soundtrack next :)

Now back to senior thesis, and continuing to try my hardest at not dying a painful Senior Year induced death.

I'll post...art...that I've made later? So, if anyone was wondering where the art had gone. It's coming. I've just been half-alive.
soltian: (adrian/dan)
South Park S14 has been REALLY GOOD so far! I'm impressed, since S13 left so much to be desired. The balls, oh..god...the balls. And the balls music. I need an MP3 of that...

I've watched all of Durarara so far and all I can say is that it's not quite boring enough for me to stop watching. But Celty is really really cute. And Shinra is interesting by association and also by the fact that he's a fucking creep. And pretty much everyone else is boring. Especially Izaya, whose idea was that? I keep putting my hand over him whenever he shows up on screen, he literally offends me that much.

In real life, Midsummer is officially over! Yes, the poor souls who know me in real life can finally stop hearing about it. I'm very sorry. It was overall a huge success and an exiting shining thing to put on my resume, hopefully. If anyone cares. But really, it was a beautiful show, heralded as "surprisingly enjoyable" by the friends of mine who were good (harassed) enough to come see it. I'm looking forward to DVDs and the soundtrack next :)

Now back to senior thesis, and continuing to try my hardest at not dying a painful Senior Year induced death.

I'll post...art...that I've made later? So, if anyone was wondering where the art had gone. It's coming. I've just been half-alive.
soltian: (Grimmer)
Mostly for my own reference, again, but for anyone who needs to know/is interested, too :)
BORING SCHEDULE OF CLASS AND WORK )

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