Final Raffle Reminder!

Alright, guys and gals, this is the last two days chance to give me your feedback and get your entry in for the raffle I am drawing February 7th. Make sure to take the survey and leave your information before midnight the evening of January 31st. Remember, even if you are not interested in the raffle I would still appreciate your feedback – simply state at the end you do not want to be entered in the raffle or do not leave any contact information.

SURVEY —> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XP5BXZK

STREAM SITE –> picarto.tv/KiriRamdeo

What is the deadline to complete the survey?

Midnight of Sunday January 31st 2016

When will the drawing be?

Sunday February 7th 2016 @ 5pm EST

I will host a live stream to finish the sketch you see of Swift and Kiara with this post. Please bookmark the “stream site” link above or simple reference any of these posts for the link. I will post it via Facebook, FA, DA, and Twitter on Sunday February 7th.

How many winners will be drawn?

Two numbers to corresponding winners will be drawn.

***If we get over 20 people taking the survey I’ll draw a third winner!***

How will you randomize the draw?

Once you complete the survey (linked above) I will give you an assigned number via the mode of contact you specify at the end of the survey. I keep these assignments on a chart. During the stream I have numbered foam balls which I will mix into a container and draw the winning numbers. I think I can switch to a camera view during the stream to show you.

***If I have not contacted you with your number before February 5th, please contact me (deviantArt, FurAffinity, or Facebook are best)*** 

Great! How do I get started? 

Follow the link above to the survey and after you have finished, leave me the appropriate information at the end as prompted. . If you found the survey via deviantArt, Tumblr, Twitter, or Furaffinity you can leave me your screen name – be sure to tell me which site you are on so I’m not searching on all my member sites for your screen name please!

Your name will not be linked to your survey responses – all answers are anonymous and I will not be able to tell who left what response unless you inform me so in the survey content.

What art can we win from the raffle?

You get a free commission from me! It can be a one character fan art or original illustration of your OC. The first winner gets TWO characters, the second gets ONE. If a third winner can be drawn per the standards above the prize is a chibi. Style examples are as follows:

Seeking Solace
Unicorn Chibis
Horse Gal Pals
Gift Art: THS Walker Wallaby
Howl of the Byre Banshee
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I’ll see you next week for a regular post and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend~

 

brief check in and raffle reminder

If you have some time I’d appreciate your feedback on an 8 question survey (most answers are multiple choice). If you enter you have a chance of winning one of two slots for a free colored sketch commission (if more than 20 people take the survey I’ll draw a 3rd winner so feel free to share the links! All examples and further information are outlined in the following links: [SURVEY] [Q&A Journal] – the deadline is midnight 1/31/16 and the drawing is 2/7/16. Other than that, no grand post this week my dears.

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Enjoy some cute stuff and have a chill weekend~

On to 2016

Alright guys and gals, it’s that time again! To be quite honest it seems like this year went by very quickly for a lot of people, myself included. Here’s my recap of 2015″

  • changed jobs
  • made new friends and met up with old friends at Metrocon
  • missed working with horses and kids, separately and together
  • learned that I understand a lot more Hindi than I thought I did just from watching a ton of movies over one summer with my mother!
  • owned a pet snake for a small period of time
  • planned and actively prepared to have my own, furry pets
  • improved my anatomy drawing skills
  • missed swimming

What did you accomplish this year? Did you find you can do something you never thought possible? Did you discover something new about yourself?

Here’s what I have planned for 2016:

  • travel somewhere out of state whether by flight or by road trip
  • illustrate more from The Green Book so I can solidify a few hazy designs
  • now that The Green Book is written (book 1) refine the cast and region
    • learn more about how to make politics function in a storybook
  • build a wall of motivation and a wall of positivity
  • spend more time with animals and nature
  • promote positivity

There were a few things on my list from the previous year’s post that I did not get to do. That is okay. Maybe they will get done this year, in the mean time, I’ll start small.

Another thing I’m going to try is this:

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What’s on your list? Link me up! Until the next time, I hope you have a safe and fun New Years guys and gals. As always, it is a pleasure~

Holiday Giggles

No official post this weekend, guys and gals, except to tell you updates for the comic are going to be moved to: whenever I can. When I started the comic I had a schedule set up and for a while it was working. However, a few situations in my life have taken a turn for the worse and in order to deal with them I have to shift priorities accordingly. Be assured I am not quitting the comic, but I cannot guarantee scheduled updates for a while.

Today I invite you to instead join me for a giggle in these wonderful holiday shorts – please, link off to Youtube and explore more!

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for checking in and I look forward to seeing you in the next year!

Your Serving of Soul Food

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately for personal pleasure and I find I miss it a lot. I miss spending time combing through the library for reference, working in study groups, and digesting material. It was also not just the act of going through these motions but the time spend with it – it was relaxing to research my interest on a particular question and to branch out in the web of information.

I’ve been drawing a lot of Green Book illustrations from my book lately and I find I miss that too. While I love completing commissions and helping manage projects for others on a personal and professional platform, I’ve forgotten to give my soul food too. This is strongly apparent now that a situation in my life has taken a turn for the worse and the most “nutritious” of my soul food selections is not accessible at the moment.

So this week is about reminding you to remember yourself, especially when you’re down and low. Never listen to the things you think when you’re sad and lonely. That said, you can be alone and not lonely – the difference is the quality and polarity of your thoughts.

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Thank You

I want to take a moment to acknowledge those of you who stand up and step forward.

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Thank you to those who, like me, have carried the turtle across the road to safety, and thank you to those who stop for us to pass; to those of you pull over on the roadway to remove the branch causing people to swerve and change lanes at the last minute – I’ve seen some of you. For all of you who stop to help a stranger jump a dead car battery or helped a single person carry their multiple and heavy groceries to their car, thank you.

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To those of you who take a serious interest in your studies no matter if your parents approve or how much financial support you have. Thank you to those of you in study groups and group projects who graciously keep everyone moving forward and on track, leading by example and inspiring others to put their best effort forward.

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For those of you who came into careers you love early and those of you working a job you may or may not like while you build your dreams one foundation stone at a time. To those of you who take breaks and spend time with your hobbies – who strive for balance and moderation, who power forward, and who take the time to refill themselves so they may refill others.

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“Why You Should Keep Your Day Job (For Now)” by Kelly Gurnett

Thank you to those who take a stand against the improbable odds and prove dreams and goals are not impossible; to those who push, climb, smash, and melt through the brick walls.

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Most of all thank you to those of you who do what you do for no when no one is looking and in return for no acknowledgement. I respect, admire, am inspired by, and appreciate you.

Thank you

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