Legal Pinch on the CheekThe things I learned this week
you can not have "inspired by LOTRS" in an item you are selling on Etsy title, even if it is NOT a direct copy of anything in the movies, or Warner Brothers will send you a little legal letter. Can't have LOTRS in keywords either. Or hobbit. no idea on elf. Guess I'm just that good, huh?
Help with Resin! Color tint and type, please help!So I'm sure the whole internet by now has seen this, but this guy wonderful glowy shelve has inspired me to do something similar for a picture frame for a Hellboy poster I have. Now, I am a fairly experienced woodworking, I work in a furniture shop, so building the frame doesn't intimidate me at all. But I know NOTHING about the filler resin. I have some really knotty gnarly cedar wood I'd love to use, and have the cracks and knot hole all filled in with red resin. The resin part is what intimidating me, as there seems to be a lot of types and pigment options to choose from, and it looks like I could spend a lot of money and royally screw up. I know what I need, I need it to sand to a fine grit well. I'd like to have it a nice deep crystal like red (glow in the dark is nice, but I'm happy with just UV reactive if that is all I can get) I'm going to use an oil finish, so and to highlight the wood grain. So, anyone w
Dragon Con bust.SO, and update... :iconInkibus: and I are NOT going to Dragon Con this year. Due to an unfortunate turn of events which had both our main plans of travel and our backup plans imploding, and being hit financial, we just couldn't put a plan together in time that had us not mooching off friends, feeling safe, or a way back if things got bad for some reason..... Not even mentioning trying to transport costume or food or anything. To say were bummed out would be the understatement of the year. A it is, we're going to try again next year, and hopefully things will be more secure. SO if we're kinda scares for the next two seek, we're just avoiding the internet.
OPEN FOR COMMISIONJust wanted to shout out, FrockTarts is Open for commissions right now! I can just barely make a Dragoncon deadline, or better yet, have ideas for Halloween already? Drop me a line! Not sure what I can do? Samples of my work below.
10% off sale, and a word about prices.Hey guy, I'm having a sale in BOTH my Etsy stores! Currently all IN STOCK items are 10% off.. The sale runs to Apr 25. The coupon code is EASTER2014 This is ONLY for INSTOCK items, not custom listing or made to order listings.
FrockTarts on Etsy
Bits And Pisces on Etsy
And on a side note.... after April 30th, I will be raising the prices on EVERYTHING to better reflect the rising of materials. I've held off as long as i could, but now i have to, or go out of selling this stuff. So, yeah, this is a really sweet deal, take advantage of it while you can.
Find Frocky!Yo. Hiya, howdy, what ever.
So, yeah, I haven't been around much. I'm gonna try and change that, but anyway, if you wanna see were I've been lately here is a list of links
FrockTarts on Facebook My publice sewing page.
Gwen Grimm on FaceBook My private page. I tend to keep everything here friends locked, but just message me as to who you are and I'll gladly add ya.
Blogger Yes, I have a blog. Sometime I update it.
Instagram All the cool kids are doing it.
Tumbler I gotta be honest, I STILL haven't figured tumbler out.
2014. Dragon Con ahead!Hey, long time. So... How you all doing? Happy new year! I for one and fecking Happy to see 2013 go, it wasn't that great a year for me, so I'm hoping this new year is better.
One high point. As of right now, InKibus and I will be going to Dragon Con! It's still coming together, and shaky as heck, but.... TO say I'm not supper excited would be a lie. Anyone else here going? Wanna do a meet up or somthing?
I'm also drawing a blank as to what costume to make/take. I don't have a lot of time, nor money right now, but I want some nice con worthy costumes. :-/ Open to suggestion, if anyone has got them.
So, yeah, Happy New Year, See you at the big top!
EDIT: SALE AT MY ETSY PAGES. The Master CoatI'm in DESPERATE need of a new Laptop battery, so I'm running a sale on both my etsy pages FrockTarts and Bits And Pisces . 10% off any hand made item currently listed in my stores (coupon dose NOT apply to custom made items) Use the Coupon code "LBATTERY" in ether store to get the 10% off. Please share if you can, spread the word.
It appears I will be doing another version of "The Masters" coat. If anyone one is interested in getting one done, now is a good time (if you're not in a rush!) since I'll be ordering fabric and supplies for one anyway. Email me at Jennifer AT FrockTarts DOT com
Watermarks and credit due.First off... THANK you everyone who's gotten back to me on my last post! I' will get back to you ASP, but first, I have to address somthing that's taken my crappy week and made it crappier. Today I was informed by a friend on Facebook that one of my piece of work was posted on a Facebook page, and miscredited to another Devant (Note, I am not link to that Devants page... as far as I can tell, they have no knowledge of the miscredit, nor are they claiming my work as theirs. I don't know why they are link to my work, but I don't want them to get any negative blowback for no reason).
The post in question is here And the piece that was miscredited is this one
I commented with links to my DA and FB page, asking them to fix it. So far, this has not been anything
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).
I hope you enjoy it ^__^
A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.
Tutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.
Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig
Mashup: The Avengers and Guild WarsWatch depthRADIUS
MASHUP: The Avengers & Guild Wars
The Avengers by theDURRRRIAN
We are forever inspired here at DA HQ whenever roaming the wonderful interpretations of beloved characters that inhabit theDURRRRIAN DeviantArt page.
It seems only fitting that we recite the Charge Of The Light Brigade when imagining these otherworldly and battle ready warriors from alternate realms transformed by Daniel’s imagination as they prepare for war. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” a 1854 poem about the Battle of Balaclava (Crimean War) by then Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero WorldShare
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Overstreet Catwoman by AdamHughes
This morning the Today Page Editorial Team was reading through Mike Fleeman’s coverage on The Wrap discussing Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsugihara’s press conference this week where he revealed the DC Comics m
Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the DamnShare
Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the Damned
Halloween entertainment… or invitation to evil?
Grimoire 2 by AndrewDobell
We all know from the movies that a vampire can’t cross over the threshold into one’s home without being invited. And yet simply knowing that Dracula can be held at bay so easily makes issuing that invitation all the more irresistible. Could such things as supernatural beings actually be real? And could there be ways for we mere mortals to have the power to evoke them into existence or dismiss them as we might pleas
28.6.2014: Early Summer Morning by Suensyan Path-of-Colors- by LarsVanDeGoor
senseless by jaelise Land of the Dead by alexandre-deschaumes Valahnukur by alexandre-deschaumes
Autumn Prelude by matthieu-parmentier Kauai, the cove by alierturk Glowing by Michaelthien
Collection: Fall LandscapesShare
There’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised… the warming light will soon return.
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”
Maple Nekoi Auction by Kawiku
Chibi 04 by Kawiku
Custom -Whisperwing Dragon- by Mythka
Fantasy Creatures For Sale
Chibi 16 by Kawiku
Some Creative Care and Further Evolution May Be Necessary
Over the last few years, a dedicated community of deviantART creators have built an entirely new art marketplace.
Adoptables are digital creatures created to be bartered, sold for money or purchased wit
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever’s out there, beyond our galaxy: we want to put eyes on it. But space travel presents quite a problem.
Collection: Forgotten PastShare
schnotte is a German artist know for his photographs of rotting, decaying buildings and other dark themes. His camera explores architectural structures, but mostly to emphasize their coldness. The human figures in his photographs appear out of place, as if lost in filthy, forgotten, broken-down manufacturing machines, the cold, dark environments not built with humanity in mind. Looking through these images we can see the ghosts of the love that once inhabited his worlds and it is that love that still shines through his pictures. We are blown away by the beauty Schotte imbues to these deathly quiet scenes that are equally sad and uplifting.
“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
October DD roundup DD I pick or were suggested to me in the month of October.
A Wolpertinger in the Town by ErmelynVampire's Messenger Goth Bat Earrings by DeidreDreamsMidnight Heart Pin by SteveSilver925Mobster Dieselpunk Tommy Gun Prop by JohnsonArmsDeath Eater Mask by random-soulScarecrow 2 by tokyo-dude:thumb332888661:Jade - Mortal Kombat 9 by KristenHugheyWet felt boots with ghille style sandals by PrimitveTurkish Delight Smalls 6-21-11 by Isiscat777Demon Hunter cosplay by SpcatsTashaRivetheads biohazard by ChardwolfArmory18th Century 'Macaroni' 2 by EmilyParrishCostumeAutumn Box by FolksagaDeath Metal Ring by Homagium:thumb279019285:Goddness by SpiralCats