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BOOKS N' PRINTS!

 

German Shepard! I’m finishing up some simple dog paintings that will be pieced together into a pattern of squares and then the pattern of squares will be a blanket design! X3 Dogsdogsdogs. <3

German Shepard! I’m finishing up some simple dog paintings that will be pieced together into a pattern of squares and then the pattern of squares will be a blanket design! X3 Dogsdogsdogs. <3

thegorgonist:

Episode 3 of Ushala at World’s End—Care and Feeding has begun!

If you follow me and haven’t been reading my comic, now is a good time to start!  You can always go back and read episodes 1 and 2, which are sort of origin stories.  

Nate (my sweetheart/writer of my comic) and I are very proud of this chapter.  It is two short stories twisted together, instead of solidly focusing on one or the other main character.  Anyone who missed Ushala should be pleased to see her again, and Cor gets a sexy story so we finally earn our age warning!  Honestly, I’m working to up my game with this episode, to craft the art better, to pick some challenging angles, to really push myself—as Nate did when he wrote and re-wrote the script for me.

Thank you, readers!  We’re on smackjeeves btw.

another necklace design that probably won&#8217;t actually work because it would be too expensive to produce! 8D 
Part 1 of the Too Expensive To Produce Necklace Series can be seen here.
I need to just have a kickstarter for necklaces or something. ;_; Because there&#8217;s stuff I really want! But conventions are the main place I sell stuff and I can&#8217;t get con kids interested in a super nice 20$ necklace. (But damn do I sell 20$ sheets of paper with a ninetails printed on it. :/ )
Sigh. 
Maybe if I did a kickstarter, I could do one or two of the necklace ideas I have that are expensive, and then stretch goals would be me spending the time to work on more designs (rather than paint pokemon fanart or something.) I wish I could tell if these designs would even be worth the time spent creating on my part. 8( They look simple, but really producing this design (inking it, vectoring it) can really suck time. 

another necklace design that probably won’t actually work because it would be too expensive to produce! 8D 

Part 1 of the Too Expensive To Produce Necklace Series can be seen here.

I need to just have a kickstarter for necklaces or something. ;_; Because there’s stuff I really want! But conventions are the main place I sell stuff and I can’t get con kids interested in a super nice 20$ necklace. (But damn do I sell 20$ sheets of paper with a ninetails printed on it. :/ )

Sigh. 

Maybe if I did a kickstarter, I could do one or two of the necklace ideas I have that are expensive, and then stretch goals would be me spending the time to work on more designs (rather than paint pokemon fanart or something.) I wish I could tell if these designs would even be worth the time spent creating on my part. 8( They look simple, but really producing this design (inking it, vectoring it) can really suck time. 

caporushes asked
I hope you don't mind me asking this but-- GLITTER BOOKMARKS? o A o Where did you get those made?! anywhere with hologram glitter is a place I need to patronize!

cinnasketches:

I know- GLITTER!!!!  There can never be enough!  storyofthedoor and I ordered them from a printing shopping service called JiMi Agency.  They’ve been pretty great to work with so far!  I’ve now ordered more glitter bookmarks and cell phone charm wipers from them!  I hope they continue to offer more items in the future, as the amount of printing capabilities they have access to in Korea seem far greater than here in the US.

(Also storyofthedoor says hi! <3).

XD <3 People should go check out JiMi! They also have a deviantart.

wow a magical tax thing just happened

And I feel the need to blog about it because it’s magical. *_* I’ve been working on my taxes today. My mother has nagged me about beginning an IRA for ages. Last year I actually did it, I began a mutual fund investment thing that is part of an IRA. (minimum investment requirement is 3000, I did it through Vanguard, money has to stay in there for retirement until you’re 70 or something like that)

My mind was just blown because contributing to the IRA DID ACTUALLY help my current right now taxes that are awful. ;__; It deducted 700$. IT IS AMAZING. (I picked a Roth IRA, so the investment amount is taxable, but then there is a saving for retirement deduction for lower income people!) 

I’M KIND OF AMAZED. 

I mean, the entire 3000 could be lost into the stock market void. 

BUT I SAVED 700 RIGHT NOW SO THAT’S PRETTY GREAT.

I guess I feel like my mutual fund investment is as likely to pay off in the end as my money being invested into social security through the huge awful self employment tax loooool. %D (Meaning I think neither of them will exist by the time I’m an old lady. The stock market will go eat itself or whatever and social security won’t exist.) So I might as well just take my tax credit right now and be happy! WOOOO!

having a break from painting in color and doing black and white. &gt;&lt; inking is really stressful to me and difficult, I&#8217;m not sure it was a good choice for break taking.

having a break from painting in color and doing black and white. >< inking is really stressful to me and difficult, I’m not sure it was a good choice for break taking.

hamletmachine:

♥♥♥♥This is the big surprise project I’ve been working on!♥♥♥♥

 The Starfighter Visual Novel is going to be awesome— but I need your help to make it happen!

Check out the Kickstarter page here! There’s lots of rewards, new art, and a description of the important stuff: how the game will work, what it’ll be about, MY HOPES AND DREAMS, etc! (You can even play a little mini demo to give you an idea of what it will be like!) There is even a really sweet video Thisbe made with slick logo animation and you can hear my tiny wraith voice!

It’s going to be really rad and I’m so excited about this—!

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER- visit the Kickstarter here!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

uuuuh take my money. 

hamletmachine:

This is the big surprise project I’ve been working on!
The Starfighter Visual Novel is going to be awesome— but I need your help to make it happen!
Check out the Kickstarter page here! There’s lots of rewards, new art, and a description of the important stuff: how the game will work, what it’ll be about, MY HOPES AND DREAMS, etc! (You can even play a little mini demo to give you an idea of what it will be like!) There is even a really sweet video Thisbe made with slick logo animation and you can hear my tiny wraith voice!
It’s going to be really rad and I’m so excited about this—!
LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER- visit the Kickstarter here!

uuuuh take my money. 

cinnasketches:

Doing some warm up drawing before I start getting back in the work groove.  AM and AB were both great shows, but now I feel so stiff coming back to my desk!  Anyway, loosening up by drawing a rainbow kitty!  
She belongs to my friend ebonysquirrel, who commissioned Cryptovolans for some fantastic art of her at Anime Boston, which in turn inspired me!  Just had to come home and draw flowers and swirls and a horned tiger.  She is the guardian of Spring (I think!). ^^

Maybe I&#8217;ll be the next person for some ram horn rainbow tiger fanart. &gt;_&gt;;

cinnasketches:

Doing some warm up drawing before I start getting back in the work groove.  AM and AB were both great shows, but now I feel so stiff coming back to my desk!  Anyway, loosening up by drawing a rainbow kitty!  

She belongs to my friend ebonysquirrel, who commissioned Cryptovolans for some fantastic art of her at Anime Boston, which in turn inspired me!  Just had to come home and draw flowers and swirls and a horned tiger.  She is the guardian of Spring (I think!). ^^

Maybe I’ll be the next person for some ram horn rainbow tiger fanart. >_>;

cinnasketches:

Look at what arrived just in time for #AnimeBoston&#160;!?! #AngryCat scarves! I think I agree with Angry Cat on this one; soooo tired of winter!
**Just added this to Etsy really fast.  I just got back from Anime Matsuri and being trapped at the airport, so words and photo abilities are kind of fail right now.  I’ll add some better pictures soon, once I’ve slept.**

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AND GUESS WHO ALSO GOT SOME NEW SCARVES IN AT THE SAME TIME????? MEEEEEEEEEEE. But no photos yet, so go fav some angry cats.

cinnasketches:

Look at what arrived just in time for #AnimeBoston !?! #AngryCat scarves! I think I agree with Angry Cat on this one; soooo tired of winter!

**Just added this to Etsy really fast.  I just got back from Anime Matsuri and being trapped at the airport, so words and photo abilities are kind of fail right now.  I’ll add some better pictures soon, once I’ve slept.**

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AND GUESS WHO ALSO GOT SOME NEW SCARVES IN AT THE SAME TIME????? MEEEEEEEEEEE. But no photos yet, so go fav some angry cats.

jamiekinosian asked
I saw your art at Anime Matsuri and your pieces are absolutely stunning! :D I love your art!

AAAA thank you!!! X3 I’m so happy I went to Anime Matsuri! It was my first ever Houston show. I definitely want to go back sometime! I’m really hoping going forward I might go to San Japan next year, and then Anime Matsuri the following year, and then alternate years into infinity (I plan on being immortal.)