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Since a few of you have responded positively to the prospect of me uploading poetry, I've uploaded one to my gallery. I'll probably be adding more throughout the next week.

Hope you like it!


~Criv

If I posted any poetry... would you guys read it?

I'll draw fanart of anything :3 (ish)


I am broadcasting live at ustre.am/MujQ come and check it out!

  • Listening to: MIKA
  • Reading: Inferno

My local comicon is coming up, and I still can't choose who to cosplay! 

I would prefer a costume that didn't require a wig, that's mostly the problem. (Of course there are temporary dyes, but still...) 

I would need a (preferably female) character, and since I have quite long brown hair preferably one with brown or black hair. Nothing too ridiculously complicated, but it can still get pretty intricate. Making props is NOT a problem, so weapons and whatnot are not a negative, in fact they could be a positive.

I hope any of you have suggestions, I really need some! xD

  • Listening to: MIKA
  • Reading: Inferno

I've been meaning to upload a new one for a while, but I either never finished or never really started, you know, my usual work ethic.

Hope you guys enjoy it :D


crivannia.deviantart.com/art/D…

  • Listening to: MIKA
  • Reading: Inferno

A LOOOONG while ago I promised to upload a votive card series that I had made as an assignment, all made with watercolours :3

Well I actually did it! I was only able to take some cruddy pictures, since my scanner isn't working properly >.< But once I get it to work, I can upload other watercolour stuff and a lot of other drawings I made during the year :)


Hope you guys like it!


New watercolour folder:

crivannia.deviantart.com/galle…

  • Listening to: MIKA
  • Reading: Inferno
Thankyou young padawans :heart:
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
My lovely friend :iconliagon: needs money for university and offers commissions, GO SEE HER :heart:

liagon.deviantart.com/journal/…
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
So I've been working on a 6-part watercolour series, a project for my art class. We have to make a series of themed votive cards, and I chose to draw 6 portraits themed around colours :3

I've finished 4 out of 6, and I'll be posting them as soon as I'm done :3

I look forward to showing them all to you guys!
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Well recently I've been kinda spamming really sketching stuff, and I just wanted to go ahead and tell everyone formally that I'm essentially just trying to improve as much as possible with posing and paintery coloring. So, I've basically just been "feel" sketching and haven't really been planning anything out, and of course never spending more than 2 hours on anything.

I'm in a rut. But a cool rut.
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
I'll update once I go live :)
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Journals / Personal
[ ] You have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
[x] You have your own room.
[ ] You own a cell phone.
[x] You have an mp3 player/ipod/discman.
[x] Your parents are still married.
[x] You love your family
[ ] There is a pool/spa in your backyard.
T O T A L: 4

[x] You dress the way you want to.
[ ] You hang out with friends more than once a week.
[x] There is a computer/ laptop in your room.
[x] You have never been beaten up.
[x] You are allowed to listen to the music you want to.
[x] Your room is big enough for you .
[x] People don't use you for something you have. I don't really have anything, lol.
[x] You have been to the movies.
T O T A L: 7 WOOHOO DECENT SCORE

[ ] You have over 500 friends on Facebook.
[x] You have PICTURES on Facebook. Not good ones ;___;
[x] Your parents let you have a Facebook
[ ] You get allowance/loan. HA.HAHAHA.
[ ] You collect something normal.
[x] You look forward to going to college.
[x]You don't wish you were someone else.
[ ] You PLAY a sport. fuck.
[x] You want to do something after school/college
T O T A L: 5

[ ] You own a car/truck.
[x] You usually don't fight with your parent(s).
[x] You have never got a failing grade on a report card in your life.
[x] You have friends.
[x] You've never had a detention.
T O T A L: 4

[x] You know what is going on in the world.
[/] You are happy with your life
[x] You usually aren't sick.
[x] You know more than one language.
[x] You have a screen name.
[x] You know the words to more than 5 SONGS.
[ ] You don't have any enemies.
T O T A L: 5.5

Total over all: 25.5

Times it by 3 = 76.5

100%+: A+
90-99%: A
80-89%: B
70-79%: C
60-69%: D
00-59%: F
Repost saying "I got a (your score) in life
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Oh my, yeah I'm alive. I haven't been posting much lately... And barely ever really getting into commissions. I've been very unmotivated lately, and school has been swamping me out week after week, so the little I CAN draw is mostly doodling or just quick "for fun" stuff.

Sorry if anyone's waiting for something to get done, if you want your points back I'll be happy to refund you.

~Criv
  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Lapfox
  • Reading: Macbeth
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Well I've been looking through my gallery lately and realized I have a lot of crappy art from my tablet's humble beginnings. I'll be moving all of that stuff into storage or into a designated folder... put probably into storage.

Just so you guys know :)
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice
It has been quite a while since I wrote my last "info" Journal crivannia.deviantart.com/journ… Almost a year in fact! Since then there have been a lot of changes: in the style and quality of my work, and on the approach I'm now taking towards it. The info in this journal concerns all of my active watchers and anyone who currently has a commission ordered or who is planning to, point or Paypal being irrelevant. If anything, this just makes me realize how far I've come from drawing bad character concepts with a mouse.

A TL;DR summary will be written following each section!

Onwards to the Info!


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~Commissions~
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Many have commissioned me over the past year, and I've had to deal with quite a lot of bullcrap and learned to manage time. The hard way. These changes are a reflection on the new direction I want to take with my art and on what I've learned since I started doing commissions.

Paypal Commissions:

My Paypal account has been up and ready for a few weeks, but I have not yet openned Paypal commissions. Why? Because I've been planning a fresh kind of start:

I currently have 5 point commissions in cue, each of them paid and accounted for. These are not the final point commissions I will take, only the "before-last batch". Unlike the other times I had my commissions open, I WILL NOT be opening a slot every time I finish one off. My point commissions will remain closed until all of them are completed. Which means it will only be in a little while. When they reopen, however, I'll be opening 4 slots for LAST OPPORTUNITY point commissions. Said slots will be open for one week, and after one week I will close point commissions at the current prices. These will not be the very last point commissions I will be taking, but only the ones at the current prices. Essentially, I'll be advertising commissions, will be posting prices in USD, but will be accepting THE EQUIVALENT VALUE of the price in points. This was prompted by the abysmal fact that my fullbody colored commissions, which take anywhere from 8-14 hours of work, were payed for with 100 points, but that is only equivalent to 25 cents.

TL;DR:

-I will not be reopening point commissions until all of the currently cued orders are completed.
-After that, I will be opening 4 slots, and ONLY 4 slots, for point commissions at the current prices. The slots will be closed after one week, regardless of wether or not all 4 are filled.
-All commissions will be closed until all of those orders are completed.
-Then, I will reopen commissions, posting the new prices in USD, only accepting the funds through Paypal or the equivalent value in :points: through dA.

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~Work Ethic~
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Up until now, I have worked systematically from commission to commission in order of date received. However, as many other artists may agree, this does not function especially well for aspiring artists. This method has made me sometimes lose sight in what I was supposed to be doing, and in consequence made me sink into endless art blocks and slumps in motivation to finish or even start commissions. I personally think it's something I need to stop before it starts really affecting my work ethic. Therefore, I will now be working on commissions with the following method and rules: I will be working according to my inspiration towards the various subjects, therefore I will essentially be picking at random through the commission list based on what I'm in the mood to work on. Once an order is placed on the list, it WILL be finished, but when it will be finished does not rely on when it was ordered.

TL;DR:

I'm allowing myself to work on ANY commission on the list, regardless of when it was ordered in comparison to the others.

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~New Commission Prices~
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I will be posting these as soon as I figure them out and put together a commission ID. They will be listed in said ID and in my donation box.

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The following is information I have already posted in the original info journal. The previous info journal will be deleted.

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~Commission Info~
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Hey guys, time for commission info! Here's the basics:

Rules
-Please be patient. I'm still a student so I have school.
-Please be as specific as you can when ordering.
-Do not ask me to edit an order once it has already been completed.
-Please credit me as the artist if the image is to be used elsewhere.
-Please do not alter the image without my knowledge.
-Please do not use the image for commercial use without permission.
-I have the right to decline an order if I feel I that the request is not within my ability.
-You may cancel the order ONLY if I have not started the lineart stage.

I must receive payment BEFORE I start the picture. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Wills and Won'ts:

I WILL:

-Mildly sexual themes but nothing too explicit
-Yaoi or Yuri
-Original Characters
-Fanart
-Complicated costumes, but depending on the level the price may go up
-Animals (mostly accompanying a character)
-Violence and gore, but nothing like "smashing heads open" or anything extreme
-Canon characters

WON'T:
-Hentai or other very explicit drawings (artistic nudes are obviously accepted)
-Furries (I might accept, but I am just putting this here since I am not particularly good at them)
-Copying/Redoing of an existing image or screenshots of anime or cartoons (even if it is in my own style)
-Mecha's (I'm just not good at them. But if your heart is set on that, then I could try)

I still reserve the right to refuse any commission for any reason.

Prices are in my donation box!

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~Kiribans~
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Kiribans are where someone screencaps a specific milestone in pageviews designated by the artist, in this case me. If you screencap the one I've marked, then I'll draw you a gift!If you want the gift screencap it! The gift is a request from the winner of said Kiriban. The gift will be in whatever style I wish it to be, and it is MY choice whether to accept to draw your request or ask for you to submit a different one. Kiribans will not be on the work list, but are noted on my personal to-do list.

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~Art Trades~
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If you're interested in an art trade with me, send me a note! Once I receive it, I will decide whether or not to accept. If I do accept the art trade, it will not go on the Work List, but will be on my personal to-do list. Art trades are higher in priority than requests, but to me are not as important as commissions.

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~Requests~
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As some may have noticed, my requests are open. However, the way I see it, a request stays exactly that, a REQUEST. Requests are not an order, neither have they been payed for, so basically I treat them like this:

If you request me, I will ask what it is you are requesting. If it is something that looks fun to draw and that would be enjoyable, I will basically keep on a kind-of separate list in my head. If it was something that I would have to get out of my way to draw, chances are I'll say no. So basically, they don't go on my work list, they will be pretty much be done once I feel like drawing something non-work-related, and I'll look at the request and pick the one I feel like drawing. So if you request something and I don't say no, if might not be drawn right after, but it will probably come out eventually.

Now there are a lot of people who go around just requesting pictures from people, I have no problem with that, I just have a problem for when people get mad at you because you pump out commissions instead of their request. To which I answer "I'm sorry, I don't think you read my reply to your request, please read it over. If you have, then remember that they PAYED for it, therefore yours has, I'm sorry about it, less priority." There is nothing you can do to make your request more important than someone who payed for it, unless you are a family member, charity, or the drawing being for something other than just for your or your friend(s)'s enjoyment.

I do not want to offend anyone, or discourage requests at all, I just wanted to clear up whatever questions people may have been asking themselves about how I deal with different things. And if you were offended or insulted by this, then I'm not sure you understood the point I was trying to make, I'm sorry about that.

TL;DR: If you request something, I am not obliged to go through with it. No matter how insistent you are, I decide if and when I will draw your request. They are NOT priority.

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~Work List Slots~
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My Work List is where I list all the pending Commissions. Take notice that requests and Kiribans aren't in this list, if you don't know why go read those paragraphs up there^. My work list does not comprise of permanent slots, and I may close or open any at MY OWN leisure. For example, if I am planning a vacation and only have two people in cue, I may not accept your order until I decide to start working regularly again. Of course, these are always conditional, and if anything changes you will be updated through journal or note if it affects you personally.

TL;DR: I decide when and how many slots I open.

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That is all for my info journal, I hope the read wasn't too bad, and I hope the TL;DR's were helpful!
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice
I just got a tumblr, only posting recent stuff for now, and everything after that :D

Feel free to follow me!

crivannia.tumblr.com/
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice
Sorry for the journal spam, but I find it's quite important.

I've recently come to an agreement with my father and he agreed to help me set up a PayPal account :D It's not all set up at the moment, but it will be shortly.

You know what that means: commissions with actual funds! I'll be posting prices as soon as everything is set up, I'll keep you guys posted :)
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice
Holy crap batman I was scrolling down my page and noticed my journal was still thanking people for the birthday wishes. From 5 months ago.

As you could probably guess, I've been out of school for a few weeks now, loving ever minute of it :D (More time to draw!) I'm incredibly sorry to anyone who's been waiting for their commissions... I'm almost done the lineart on the next one, I've just been incredibly unmotivated and been rarely doing anything other than doodling. Since I've also been trying to work on my digital painting, stuff with lineart has been scarce >.< At least in my opinion, I've improved tremendously with my lineless art. (To compare, look at this old painting in comparison to my most recent ones: fav.me/d39h0pn fav.me/d54zph5 crivannia.deviantart.com/galle… At least I haven't been idle!

In other news, I still distantly remember telling you guys about a comic I was going to produce in the near future. Well it's distant future at the moment, and some may be wondering why I haven't posted anything related to said comic. Well, I was trying to figure out the whole story of course, then exams and artblocks got in the way. Yipee. After that, I realised there were a lot of things I had not planned out enough and that this comic would be incredibly time-consuming to make, and that I had never really tried making comics before-hand. Therefore, I decided to create a much shorter comic to practice! This comic will be about two completely new characters, however some of them are essentially mash-ups of previously discarded characters. The story will be more on the sci-fi side of things, but the focus will be mainly psychological (yay!). So, I will be "producing" stuff related to the new story as soon as I figure out some bugs... such as a few cause-and-effect issues with the story's main plot.

KIRIBAN 10,000!

I really shouldn't, since I've got way too much stuff on my hands, but I will anyway. I mean hey, it's 10k pageviews! I never thought I would get even close to 5 digits. within the time I've been here. Big shout-out to all my watchers of course, you're awesome! Anyone who catches 10000 or the closest to do so will get a kiriban of one of their characters or a suggested character :D Good luck to anyone who wants to try!

In the meantime, stay awesome!
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice
Just a big shoutout to everyone who wished me a happy birthday :D

Thankyou so much, even if I had 2 exams today, it still feels great to have people who care about it!

Have a great day you too guys!
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice

OMG 7000 PAGEVIEWS!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 2:22 PM
Yipee! And I was there at exactly the right time to see 7000 xD

Of course it wasn't a kiriban, since I'm not doing any of those for a little while (question of attempting to finish what's already on the list Dx), but it's still 1000 more than before :)

Thanks to everyone who supports me, my art, and keeps track of my work!

  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9IBbMW2o_o
  • Reading: The Silent Sea- Clive Cussler
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: crackers....cause they be delicious
  • Drinking: Juice