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dorkinatress said: Is this stuff for your Patron thingie or your regular blog?

This is for the regular blog. Anything that is for my patreon that may get into the photos for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday will be censored out, or private streams as they are for Patron’s eyes only.

This means that I will post here. If it’s a stream for Patreon, it will be private. If there’s something in the photo that is for Patreon eyes only, it will be blocked out of the picture, but I will not refuse to post the picture. Think of it as a teaser. ;) 

Thing on my Desk Thursday! (inspired by parliamentrook)

Luckily for you guys, this isn’t for my patreon, so you get to see what’s on the desk this week! Hehe! Teaser for what’s to come! Bet you have NO idea what it is…

Days of the week

Make a to do list- Monday

Tuesday Terrors (work edition- I am going to tell work place horror stories)

Workspace Wednesday (you get to see how big of a mess I made this week)

Things on my desk Thursday (what I’m working on)

Feature Friday (inspiration)

Streaming Saturday (may switch every other week from public streaming to private)

And on the seventh day, the Artist rested….

OK FOLKS!!! 
I did some reviewing of my art, and I gotta say, I’m pleased with the improvements I’m seeing, but I noticed something else I can improve on. I noticed that it’s REALLY hard to tell the different between costume art and character refs. 
This should help clear things up. 
If you are getting Character Refs/Art from me:
Then I will make it with as realistic proportions and anatomy as possible. Realism. Got dog feet? Gonna draw how a dog’s feet actually look.
If you are getting Costume concept/art from me:
I will require two or three photos like you see above. 
Front, and back view, side is optional. 
This helps me to see your body type and help to show you what the suits body shape will look like in comparison to your character. Digi vs Planti, how the fur and tail falls, all that jazz. I will require these photos for costume refs from this point on. You can use cell phone photos, just have someone get a pic of you with your head and feet in view, I wanna see the whole body. 
Extra poses? Sure! Remember the more you order on a ref sheet, the more it will cost. 
Questions? Shoot me a note! 
(photos used with permission,otherwise are copyright to the owner)
obligatory question mare for questions here as well?

OK FOLKS!!! 

I did some reviewing of my art, and I gotta say, I’m pleased with the improvements I’m seeing, but I noticed something else I can improve on. I noticed that it’s REALLY hard to tell the different between costume art and character refs. 

This should help clear things up. 

If you are getting Character Refs/Art from me:

Then I will make it with as realistic proportions and anatomy as possible. Realism. Got dog feet? Gonna draw how a dog’s feet actually look.

If you are getting Costume concept/art from me:

I will require two or three photos like you see above. 

Front, and back view, side is optional. 

This helps me to see your body type and help to show you what the suits body shape will look like in comparison to your character. Digi vs Planti, how the fur and tail falls, all that jazz. 
I will require these photos for costume refs from this point on. You can use cell phone photos, just have someone get a pic of you with your head and feet in view, I wanna see the whole body. 

Extra poses? Sure! Remember the more you order on a ref sheet, the more it will cost. 

Questions? Shoot me a note! 

(photos used with permission,otherwise are copyright to the owner)

obligatory question mare for questions here as well?

Would you like me to continue making masks?

Ok, so here’s the lowdown, folks. 
Time and money has been getting more and more precious. And I find myself getting more and more desperate, and with very little time. Commissions are starting to seem a little bit of a lost cause. 
SO. 
With that in mind, I decided to start a Patreon!

What is this? 
It’s Kinda like a kickstarter! Except instead of ONE thing being produced, it’s basically a large tip jar for a longer period of time. You can give a little here and a little there, and based on what you give, I’ll give you access to certain amounts of my work.

Does this mean you’ll no longer post your art to the public? 
I WILL be posting my 2D art to the public! All the 2D commissions will be posted and my headworld sketches and all that fun! 3D stuff wont be released unless its privately to my patrons, or until after I produce what I’m working on.

Curious? 
Learn more here! 
http://www.patreon.com/monstremachine

Questions?
Send a note! 

(yes I know the video is really quiet, I’m a VERY nervous person)

nambroth:

Raptor Mask

This is a “generic Dromaeosaur” as it is not modeled after any specific species, nor is it even slightly trying to be scientifically accurate. That said, DINOBIRD AND FEATHERS.
The resin blank that this is based on was sculpted and created by Kierstin - http://kierstinlapatka.tumblr.com/  Don’t miss out on looking at her work, because her beautiful sculpting job is the star of the show here!
I then painted it, sculpted and set teeth into it, painted acrylic half-spheres and set them for eyes, added faux fur, and feathers. This is a fully functional mask, and the wearer can see (quite well!) out of holes in front of the eyes. The jaw is articulated and fluidly moves with the wearer’s own jaw movements.

The colors and patterns were inspired by 1) Golden-Crowned Kinglets, and 2) This old art I made, http://nambroth.deviantart.com/art/Dromaeosaur-Ferns-166320439 and, 3) I had this really cool faux fur that I really, really wanted to use… and,

Her expression changes drastically depending on the angle that she looks at you from. Sometimes she looks doofy and happy, and sometimes she looks .. well, predatory.

Thanks again, for the lovely credit, Nambroth! You are a true sweetheart! 

(via thefrecklebum)

My housemate’s cat loves bringing her things. Today it’s just me and the other animals, and he’s somewhat of an outdoor cat. I just gotta make sure to let him in when he needs. Today he brought me a decapitated and mostly legless cicada. I decided to document the wings before tossing it back outside to let nature do what it does best. I love dead things. 
I would have kept this little corpse for more studies, but I’m not sure how to make sure an insect carcass is clean of parasites. Anyone got any advice for future reference?

My housemate’s cat loves bringing her things. Today it’s just me and the other animals, and he’s somewhat of an outdoor cat. I just gotta make sure to let him in when he needs. Today he brought me a decapitated and mostly legless cicada. I decided to document the wings before tossing it back outside to let nature do what it does best. I love dead things. 

I would have kept this little corpse for more studies, but I’m not sure how to make sure an insect carcass is clean of parasites. Anyone got any advice for future reference?

Anonymous asked: hi! I was wondering what kind of fabric do you use to make gloves for your raptors? I want to try something different and make some bird-like gloves but I have no idea on which fabric I should use

I actually purchase my gloves straight from here: 

http://www.welovecolors.com/Shop/ShoulderGloves.htm

I don’t have the patience to sew elastic material, it’s far too difficult to do that without  getting pinches, unless you work by hand. So I often either buy these here, or ask the customer to do so in order to avoid the: “These don’t fit right” problem. If they don’t fit, they can be returned, and different gloves can be sorted out. 

Otherwise, it’s all spandex. 

un-doodles:

un-doodles:

Because I can’t seem to get a break, I’m going to take 3 sketch/line commissions. Traditional art. I will send the original to the commissioner. Shipping to US only. 
$30 bust.$40 full body.
Note if interested!

And for those who do not have a tumblr, perhaps send me an email! 
klapatka@yahoo.com
Title: Trad Sketch Com.Please enter your username and what you would like. 

un-doodles:

un-doodles:

Because I can’t seem to get a break, I’m going to take 3 sketch/line commissions. Traditional art. I will send the original to the commissioner. Shipping to US only. 

$30 bust.
$40 full body.

Note if interested!

And for those who do not have a tumblr, perhaps send me an email! 

klapatka@yahoo.com

Title: Trad Sketch Com.
Please enter your username and what you would like. 

Completed commission for Laura of her OC’s mask. 

Original concept can be seen HERE