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When you use my stuff:

:bulletblue: Please link back to the original, or provide the web address if you are posting to a site that does not allow linking.

:bulletblue: Please respect my characters, stories, research, and anything else you find here, and do not claim them as your own.

When you make art for me:

:bulletblue: If I use it publicly, you will be credited and probably linked to. If I use it privately--as a reference for someone else to draw from, for example--you may not be credited... but the next artist I'm commissioning could probably care less about who drew the refs, and if they do care, they'll ask me.

:bulletblue: If I want to post it somewhere where it might be misunderstood as my own work, I will talk to you about it first and get explicit permission.

:bulletblue: If I want to proportionally re-size it or turn it into a thumbnail (that links back to the full-sized image), I will not ask you. If I want to crop it or add text, I will ask you first, because I can never remember who has what rules about their art.

:bulletblue: I consider it a crime to stretch an image out of proportion, and I will never do that.

If you have any questions, feel free to Note/IM/PM/MM/email me.


Green Menswear Design
1Jan2016 - 10Mar2016
Stay tuned!

Red/Pink Dress Design
1Jun2015 - 10Aug2015
Rules and Entries, Winners, First Prize Feature
Grand Prize Feature to be posted later.

Blue Medieval Dress Design
3Oct2010 - 25Dec2010
Rules, Entries, Winners and Features

Feature! Ninnkigal

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 13, 2015, 5:37 PM
I'm a Commissioner | How to Commission an Artist
Baroness-Widow (project on hold) | Website (forthcoming)

I looked at the cat and said, "I'm tense.  Are you tense?"  The cat looked at me and purred.  I do not believe the cat is tense.  In other news, it is TIME!  Time for the first of two features for the top two design contest winners, Yinxabell and Ninnkigal.  First up is the First Prize winner, Ninnkigal!

If you do not like scary things or monsters, do not click any of the thumbnails.

Ninnkigal :iconninnkigal:

Ninnkigal hails from Russia and has a gallery full of dark art.  He won this and other prizes for his dragon-and-crystal themed red dress (thumbed below), but it's not the first time he's delved into dark fashion and sinister characters.

Red Dragon Gown by Ninnkigal Koschei's treasure by Ninnkigal The Night of Cheshire Cat by Ninnkigal Black King by Ninnkigal Little lamb by Ninnkigal Greta by Ninnkigal

As one might imagine, his gallery is full of monsters, not all of them as humanoid as those above.  But the images above also hint at something else-- something which, to me, is MUCH more impressive.  Ninnkigal does scenes!

Her swans by Ninnkigal Scavenger by Ninnkigal Bestia borealis by Ninnkigal A Trap by Ninnkigal
Madam Guillotine for TheDratex by Ninnkigal Rooftop Watcher by Ninnkigal Happy 2011 Year by Ninnkigal Leviathan by Ninnkigal

Not everyone is going to agree with me on how cool this is, and I understand that.  Still, this is dynamism, this is action and location and evocative, and that is so much more than most folks on dA do with their art, including me.  I've sacrificed making scenes for the sake of making character sheets and splashy reference art, and I think many of us have made the same choice.  Do we think that if we skip the lighting and background now, the story and emotion, that we'll be "good enough" to do it later?  Ninnkigal proves one thing:

We don't have to have pro skills to bring pro ideas to life. :)

If you jump in and start +Watching Ninnkigal after this feature, I encourage you to watch his Scraps!  Or, just give them a look.  There's a lot of neat stuff in there, especially towards the bottom.

Header art by ArynChris, Skin by ArynChris


See the fedora. Love the fedora.
But if you steal the fedora,
I will hunt you down with a shotgun and boil your liver.
You are welcome to believe anything you want regarding my gender, sex, orientation, species, etc., etc., so long as you do not assume that any of your guesses are correct.

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Jompie Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you by Jompie
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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TommyGK Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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djeffers Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the watch! 
ToddParis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you're watching! :sherlock:
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