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Artist Interview: 1tiptip1

Hey guys and gals, it’s been a while! Today I’ve got an artist interview for you from 1tiptip1 on deviantArt. I recognize her by the wonderful nature photographs on her account and her pet reference photos.

1. How do you view your artistic activity?

Right now it’s just a hobby.

My dream is to someday write a novel. The novel I’m trying to work on is a science fiction/paranormal/fantasy type setting. Basically a world where people have traveled to other planets through out history but still has the fantasy paranormal elements to it.

I really love table top RPG books. I always thought it would be awesome to design one. I love building worlds and thinking how things can fit into them.

I’d also love to make my own Tabletop RPG books.

2. Where, when, with what are you the most inspired and in touch with your creative energy? 

I actually get a lot of inspiration from documentaries. I’ve come up with a few ideas watching everything from history to nature and thinking of how things could work in a different world. I find if I’m trying to work on some concept in a story looking at the concept in real life from around the world and through history helps put a bit of realism to the story.

3. What are your favorite kinds of pieces to work on and develop?

I love character and world building. To me the two can really go together. Whenever you work on a setting, world or piece of history it can really make other parts of your story really click together.

4. Who are some of the artists who inspire you the most?

Aerophoinix, Abbysol, Armanie-Zacharias, DarkQuartz, Jolsma, DancesWithDreams. There are a lot more. These people are creative and when speaking to them [I find that] they put a lot of thought into their characters and worlds.

5. How do you recommend other artists/creatives address their difficulty or skill they find lacking and want to improve?

I find sometimes when I’m really not happy with something I should leave it alone for a while. Sometimes if I take my mind off something and work on something else all the stuff I was stressing over isn’t so bad when I look at it again. Or sometimes the thing I was trying to desperately fit in that didn’t work won’t seem so hard to let go.

6. What are your interests outside of your artistic endeavors? Do you think these are important to explore to improve your art?

I like to work with polymer clay and in the summer try to garden. Also, cats – I have a horrid obsession with cats.

7. Is there a place you would like to visit in the future (out of state/abroad)?  

I would like to someday see Alaska or Australia. Someplace with a lot of nature.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this interview and thank you, Tip, for participating! Take a moment to look through Tip’s gallery – linked above.

Prizes from the writing contest “And Scene” are in progress on deviantArt. Links will be available soon!

  • First Prize: 1tiptip1 – artist feature and color illustration of one character [Kaleb]

  • Second Prize: Sleyf – flat color illustration of one character
  • Third Prize: GerryTHC – chibi illustration of one character
  • Raffle Draw: DancesWithDreams – icon
  • Raffle Draw: Feu-en-Bleu – icon

Thank you for keeping an eye out, patient ones! I do have a few write-this-again posts developing from the most popular research topics on my last blog site. They should be fun and amusing – at least for me. Catch you around!


Other Artist Interviews:

  1. Artist Highlight: Shannon Hogan (Khezix)
  2. Artist Interview: Ag-Cat

Last Major Contest + Raffle of 2016: And Scene!!

Hey guys and gals, it’s been a while – and what better way to start a chunk of ‘regular weekly posts’ again than with a bang?

It’s that time again! Please note: this is the LAST FULL ON raffle or contest I will host until 2017. Any other raffles will be minor and most likely related to live streams. Information on future raffles will be provided in December 2016/January 2017. Thank you to all returning and new participants for allowing me to be part of your journey during these events~

This time your raffle entry is given mainly on writing or sequential art but you may also enter by submitting an illustration. Please keep reading for details!~~

Time to put your storytelling skills in gear! Imagine one of your OCs has gotten into a dire situation. Perhaps they are robbing La Louve, about to be kidnapped from a desert mansion for ransom, escorting children in a special events evening tour of an aquarium, obtaining evidence on an antagonist from some remote mountain ruins, sneaking behind troop lines to change the balance in power play of the enemy commanders, etc. Then imagine something starts to go terribly wrong – oh no!! The next thing your OC hears is shattering glass from above. When everyone looks up they see the following:

Night by KiriRamdeo


* * * Y o u r G o a l * * *

You are to describe either by writing a piece of flash fiction (word limit in next section) or illustration (media defined in next section) the scene leading up to Kaipo crashing through the ceiling. Try your best to write/illustration an answer to one or more of the following questions:
  1. How did your OC get into the situation – were they willing or were they coerced?
  2. Is the full moon significant to the situation?
  3. What is at stake for your OC? How could this effect your OC’s future if they succeed/fail?
  4. Is your OC alone or with a team? How do they feel at this interruption? Did they anticipate Kaipo’s entry or does this derail their entire plan?
  5. Is Kaipo your ally, a complete stranger, a neutral party, or the ultimate enemy – and is he coming for your soul or to save you?
*Important: your content is the most important thing here. I’m hoping this prompt will help you in the development of your own characters.


* * * L i m i t a t i o n s * * *

  • WORD LIMIT: minimum 300 words, maximum 2000 words (equivalent to 4 pages single spaced with 12pt Times New Roman)
  • ILLUSTRATION: any digital, traditional, or mixed media that depicts the scene – you still need at least a 300 word depiction of the scene.
  • SEQUENTIAL ART: as in comic – you may complete comic pages or strips in response to this prompt in lieu of a written piece – your entire storyline must be submitted before the deadline (no page/strip limit).
  • SETTING: you may use ANY setting/genre – futuristic, steampunk, apocalyptic, medieval, supernatural, ancient, present, fantasy, cyberpunk, etc.
  • Be careful only to define only Kaipo’s relationship (existent or not) to your OC, not what Kaipo is. If you have any questions about what he is to enhance your depiction of your entry please let me know!
  • If you would like you can write/draw your character’s reaction to the dragon’s entrance or indicate what may happen next but please do not write more than a few sentences beyond Kaipo’s entrance.

* * * S u b m i s s i o n D e a d l i n e * * *

October 31, 2016
~ may be extended if needed – please comment below or note me if this becomes the case – extension period is at my discretion ~


* * * Y o u r R a f f l e E n t r y * * *


This is a contest-raffle so both placed winners and one raffle winner will be an option. Placed winners are excluded from the raffle to keep this as fair as possible. You may make submissions of multiple characters or in multiple options outlined above but you only receive ONE raffle entry. Remember, your content is the most prudent here.

*****While there is no extra entry for commenting on your peers’ entries this time around I strongly encourage you to check them out, again for that you might be inspired or find a new writer/artist to follow – go here.*****
When will the winners be announced?

The drawing date for the raffle and prize announcements will be released soon after all entries are in and I have had a chance to review all material.

The raffle winner will be drawn during a live stream as per past tradition for us to interact live – come hang out and let me know what you thought of this contest-raffle!

Date: TBA
Time: TBA ; Eastern Standard Time

You can save the link to my channel but I will post the link again on Facebook, dA, and Twitter. Stay tuned~

*You do not have to be present for the stream in order to win a slot at the raffle drawing*


How will you randomize the draw?

During the live stream I will use an online randomizer depending on the number of entries.

* * * P r i z e s * * *

this is your choice of yourself, a pet portrait, or your OC

1st prize = detailed color illustration of your choice and a journal interview feature (if you already have the later we shall discuss options)
art examples:
Dev ID update 2016 by KiriRamdeo  Memory by KiriRamdeo  Raffle Prize: Boys Night In by KiriRamdeo

journal interview feature example: Artist Intervew: Ag-Cat

2nd prize = flat color illustration of your choice (some gradient possible at my discretion)
Ask Us Anything by KiriRamdeo Squirrel Boy by KiriRamdeo
3rd prize = lined and colored chibi
Unicorn Chibis by KiriRamdeo  Requests Closed Kiri Chibi by KiriRamdeo
Raffle winner = icon (with option for motion)
Raffle Prize: Val Annoyed by KiriRamdeo  Assassin Amara Icon by KiriRamdeo  Amara Horse Light by KiriRamdeo

If you have any questions or if anything unclear please let me know and remember – have fun!!  :squee: :dance: :happybounce: :squee: :dance: :happybounce: :squee: :dance: :happybounce: :squee: :dance: :happybounce: 

**Special Notes**

  • Link back to the raffle and spread the word at your discretion!
  • Constructive feedback is always, always welcome – I appreciated all the notes I received after the previous raffle from those of you who enjoyed it – both winners and participants~
  • I do these because as stated above the majority of participants have expressed that these are fun! I am more than happy to host and provide prizes. However, sometimes I can get myself eyeballs deep in multiple projects, so if you have suggestions for dynamic prizes or would like to help me provide prize art in the future, please note me! I’ll contact you before future raffles and ask if you are able to participate in providing prizes (please note that this does bar you from an entry into the contest but you are more than welcome to participate in the prompt).

Green Book Characters Illustrated Meme

Good morning gals and guys!

Today is a hustle day! I’ve got two events and a lot of deadlines to meet in between so for today’s blog I’ll let some key characters of the Green Book cast do the talking. Have a great day!

OC Meme - Green Book Characters
OC Meme – Green Book Characters

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~

Artist Feature – OCs

This artist feature originates from Deviant Art and focuses on sharing original characters. I do these occasionally as a comment-and-feature or as a raffle. Come see some interesting characters and click the image to be taken to the original and learn more about the creator!

  • :iconsleyf: Sleyf – I have been reading Sleyf and Inkyrose’s Alverdale Tangle series for a while and Henri de Reveille is actually the first character that caught my eye. Henri belongs to Sleyf and he’s an adorable young man who is roped into shenanigans by his companions. However, though he tends to be soft spoken and reluctant to confrontation he has an honorable heart. He is still a bit of a mystery to me and I can’t wait to catch up and read more about this handsome Frenchman!


  • :icondakaido: Dakaido – First of all, yay winter clothes!!! That said, Nathaniel was orphaned at the age of six and the brief paragraph about him indicates that he can change into two forms and is part of tokotas which from context sounds like a wolf pack. I’m curious as to how Nathaniel survived and how he met the tokotas – or if his family knew them and they rose up to the task of raising the orphaned boy.


  • :icong0ttam: G0ttam – So, G0ttam and I joined a role playing group and from their first year it looked like they had great activity. Entering in the group’s ‘second school year’ we were excited to expand our OCs. Unfortunately the group fell apart a few months into play and before the first major event – as did the RPs. However, this German girl started out as a pretty snazzy geek and was fun to play along with. Hopefully another worthwhile RP pops up.


  • :iconmuramia: Muramia – Cotton Carnival is probably one of the creepiest characters I’ve been interested in in a long time – I just can’t stop wondering what Carnival is all about. She makes me think of a clown crossed with a raptor and imagining meeting her makes me twitchy as she is 6’3″ at the shoulder when on all fours – but she can stand on her hind legs for a period of time which puts her over 11′. The length of her tongue reminds me of a sweet purebred great dane I knew for a period of time (when she slept, her tongue stuck out of her mouth like so). What makes me the most curious is the black substance leaking from her split tail – and what keeps her tail floating behind her? Some kind of magnetism?


  • :iconaymstersilver: AymsterSilver – Hahaha, I can’t wait to find out more about the charming Morchesso Vandessa! The picture below is the first one I found of this guy and it made me smile right off the bat as well as raised a few questions – all great aspects of an initial illustration. I believe Amyster has at least a 3 book series planned for this guy and I don’t know much about him other than he’s involved with science, chemicals, and can swim deep underwater. Also, his wardrobe looks like fun.


  • :icondarkenmarr: Darkenmarr – First of all I need to say that I very much admire Darken’s art flow. There’s something about the combination of form, lines, and color that I just love looking at both for study and enjoyment. I still have to stalk poke around her gallery but in the time I first started talking to Darken to now I’m still very intrigued by Zapper! Darken’s had this morphing, fire powered, pneumatic puppet for a long time and paired with OC Sandy he makes a fun tag-a-long. I think what draws me in the most about him is both his search for his ‘lost someone’ and the childlike mischief and glee in his expressions.


  • :iconratprince: RatPrince – Although Felix Thakur is a street rat but he has some interesting abilities and the fashion in which he uses these per his experiences keeps making me want to learn more. It’s all in his eyes. Rat Prince has a great way with expression and bone structure. I can tell he’s strong willed and I’m guessing he would have a tendency for courage when the moment arises – or for taking action in the very least. There’s a haunting there with the dark and pink tinting under the eyes and more than two piercings is to me indicative of some kind of pain (at least in characters). He also has great taste in wardrobe – may I borrow the black coat he’s designed with?


Have a great weekend my dears!



Looking for other great artists and presences online?

Other Artist Features:

Artist Feature I/Technical Difficulties

Artist Highlight: Shannon Hogan (Khezix)

Inktober 2015

I’ve been doing it! So far I’ve been doing it once a day, slowly turning it to habit. Can’t draw every day? No worries, you can still participate! To read more about how and why Inktober was started, go here to read directly from Jake Parker.

I started out just sketching and loosely outlining – but then looked back and was not impressed with myself and pushed for more.

Inktober 2015 - Day 1
Inktober 2015 – Day 1
Inktober 2015 - Day 3
Inktober 2015 – Day 3
Inktober 2015 - Day 7
Inktober 2015 – Day 7
Inktober 2015 - Day 8
Inktober 2015 – Day 8
Inktober 2015 - Day 9
Inktober 2015 – Day 9


I invite you to embark on the challenge with me! What have you been drawing?