If you like my nature photos and have an interest in animal identification, science, zoology, etc - you can check out my profile on iNaturalist (and can help ID my photos ).
An InterviewHello all - you can find an interview I did for the Bondage-Dungeon group's Meet the Artist series here:
I'm considering doing some sort of an AMA here, if people are interested. And I get good questions.
Stealing Other People's WorkJust a reminder - I will immediately block anyone who posts other people's work in their gallery without permission. Besides the fact that it violates dA TOC, it's a shitty thing to do. Don't be an asshole.
Oh Hey, I Passed 2000 Deviations?I took a glance at my dA stats today, and realized I have over 2000 photos on here. Jeez. I guess I've been on here for quite some time, and it's added up over that span. I also haven't taken my old work down - while a lot of it is inferior in quality (one would hope I've shown some improvement, anyway), it's interesting for me to see that history evolve.
For what it's worth, I'm glad to be using dA to exhibit my work. Despite its ups and downs, I still feel dA can be a very useful place, especially for an amateur artist like myself. What I do is a hobby, but a hobby I really enjoy.
Thanks for everyone who watches me or otherwise appreciates my deviations. I know not everything here is for everyone, and certainly the quality is rather uneven, but it's me.
Not Dead Yet!I'm on a bit of pause right now as Ely and I are getting married very soon. That's taking up a significant chunk of my schedule right now, but I'll be back shooting a little later on.
Sandy was a bitch.Just catching up with everything now, as I finally have power and internet back after the storm. Unprecedented outages and damage across the state. We were pretty luck, escaping anything beyond losing power - some I know were not so lucky.
And yet, climate change continues to be willfully ignored by the major parties - so I expect the trend of increasingly violent storms in this area to continue.
Restrictive FashionI figured I'd try to start my first deviantART group, Restrictive-Fashion If you follow my work, I'm sure you've noticed that I often feature clothing that restrains the wearer in some way - particularly hobble skirts (thus my former username). I wanted to start a little community here to cover the topic - so if this is something you're interested in, I invite you to watch the group, or even contribute if you have relevant deviations.
A reminder about photo commentsVulgar/disrespectful comments towards the models will get you immediately blocked. Keep it to yourself.
Facebook PageAlong with the name change, there is the new FB page (since they don't let you rename pages):
Welcome to the Black Room - S+S becomes Black RoomIt's been long overdue - I'm finally changing the name under which my photography is published. The name going forward is Black Room Photo - the site is Black Room Photo. I won't be re-watermarking all the old images, and the old S+S name will still work, but this is it going forward.
Part of the reason I hadn't replaced the old name for so long (which was rather generic) is because I couldn't come up with something I liked enough (this is also why I don't have any tattoos ). I finally decided on Black Room, something that has meaning to me on several levels.
So, nothing is changed other than the name. Thank you everyone who has enjoyed my work, I hope you continue doing so.
Pillowing Pile Thrift Store (New Stock Alert!)Welcome to the Pillowing Pile Thrift Store!
Here is a place where pillowings and lintlings come to rest, recover, and eventually go out and find new homes for themselves. For whatever reasons their old homes didn't quite work out, but that doesn't mean they're giving up. They're eager to meet you and can't wait to explore your home!
If you would like to purchase one of the adopts here with your cc, please comment below.
A mod will then comment back to confirm and collect the pillowing or lintlings things (extra art if it has any) for you and send you both on your way by note.
If you would like to trade or gift your pillowing/lintling away, just comment on the pillowings or lintlings archive submission at the Pillowing-Archive.
1. MYO Pillowing: 0186 / SOLD
~Interview with Doll Schmidt~Hallo! Today we're here with Doll Schmidt, say hai Doll!
Doll: *smiles* Hello!
Alright, I'll be asking you some questions about yourself, and I want you to answer them truthfully, ready Mrs. Schmidt?
Of course, sweetie!
Okie, here we go.
How old are you?
When's your birthday?
Is your name really Doll?
It's only my nickname. My real name is Maria, but I prefer to be called Doll.
Aww! Maria is such a pretty name!
*giggles* Aww, thanks!
What's your favorite color?
I love pastel colors, and orange is my favorite.
Oh! Something other than the popular choices!
What's your least favorite?
Um, I honestly like all the colors, but I would have to say black and white... They're very bland.
I gotta agree. I need color in my life!
Same here, sweetie! *nods*
What's your favorite food?
I'd have to say sandwiches.
What's your least favorite?
I'm not a big fan of seafood.
Aww... That's one of my fa
announcementsMarch 11th, 2018 - season confusion
This was kind of an off enrollment, so here's clarification.
Fall is NOT over. New members joined IC on the 15th of Fall. The next festival is on the 19th.
The calendar has been updated with new character birthdays. If you just joined the group and your character's birthday is on the 15th or later, you can do the birthday quest.
March 7th, 2018 - gold system
If you are waiting for an app review, rest assured, it is coming! I am trying to be detailed so it takes a while for me to write. Please refrain from sending notes/additional comments.
To current members, as you might have noticed, the gold journal is marked as outdated. I am planning to rebalance the gold system. It would be to your advantage to wait before submitting drawings for gold until the update is released (you are free to submit to the gallery, but I'd advise you to stall adding it on the site).
March 3rd, 2018 - welcome new guests!
Thank you for your patience! Enro
Art raffel ! Win a free Animal commission!Art Raffle chance to win a Animal commission like below.
There will be 3 winners .
1 prize will be a full body and 2 will be a headshot. Winners will be chosen at random using randon.org
To Enter comment with the following:
1. Suggest a colour pallet?
2. What the most interesting thing you have seen on social media? (Can provide a link)
3. How much would you pay for a commission or something on Etsy?
4. If you won what would your commission be of ? feel free to provide a link to ref.
Commissions! [CLOSED UNTIL APRIL]UPDATE 03/10/2018: Prices were adjusted due to being unable to keep up with demand. Cel/airbrushing went up $5. Inking + flat colors went up $5. Clean line options have been removed from some styles to help keep things simple, and due to lack of demand. All other prices remain the same. Digital marker shading has been renamed airbrush shading to better reflect the style. Prices are effective March 10th. Commissions requested before this date will have the old prices applied.
1. Keep things family friendly (G or PG rated).
2. No sexual/fetish/provocative themes. For the same reasons, keep clothing relatively modest. Take a look at my gallery to see what I'm good with. Nothing revealing or potentially provocative (bikinis, speedos, short-shorts, underwear,
Leaving DeviantArtI've been a member of DeviantArt for a very very long time. It says 6 years but I've definitely been on here lurking for over 10! As you may (or may not) have noticed, I'm no longer active here. Mainly because I feel the interface and community spirit has declined, but also because I feel like I've moved on from the platform. I will still post pictures from time to time (and I won't delete any of my work!) but please do not make any effort to contact me over here. You can follow/contact me through any of the sites below. I hope to see you there!
Commission Info [open]heya!
i'm going to be putting daily digi sketches on hold to work on commissions. i have a rather large medical bill that needs paying so i had to raise my prices some, but i'm open to a few new things in addition to taking original character commissions now.
here's what i'm offering:
colored sketch ($40 per character)
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stylized chibi ($50 for cleaned up lines, $40 for rough, per character)
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painting ($100 per character)
BRED AND PURCHASED WYNGLING APPROVAL JOURNALWhen should I comment here?
Please only comment here if you have one of the following wynglings:
You have a bred wyngling
You have purchased a donated design
You have purchased an adoptable wyngling
How do I get it approved?
Once you have your deviation submitted, just comment below with a link to your deviation! You can use thumbnails too!
Please tell us if you are a new member/this is your first Wyngro! ^__^
Your comment will be featured. Featured comments mean your approval is IN PROGRESS. It does NOT mean your Wyngro is approved!
A staff member will reply back letting you know if edits are needed, or if your Wyngro is approved!
ONE WYNGRO AT A TIME.
What if it’s not approved?
If your Wyngro needs edits, a staff member will reply to help explain what needs to be fixed. We will often give you images to use for guidance, or draw ove