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[!!] MAJOR Life Updates + Small Changes

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 26, 2017, 4:00 PM
Hello my kawaii bbs~ Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) 

So. I've been gone for about.... 8 months?? Look.
My life has been a ride, let me tell you. A busy, stress-inducing, history-paper-filled ride.  And I don't regret a single minute of it.

Now that this semester is over I can finally sit down and explain why I've been so busy and why I haven't taken commissions for nearly a year. For those of you who don't know me very closely, I am an East Asian Studies major with a concentration on Japanese language and history. I have been working my ass off for the last couple of years to apply to a study abroad program in Tokyo, and I'm very excited to say that I've been accepted! As for what that means for you guys, well.. I don't know yet. My goal is to continue working freelance through commissions, as I can do that from anywhere I have internet access, Japan included. BUT-- I am also planning to start a vlog channel on youtube following my exchange in Japan, and I expect these two to clash in terms of my free time.

For now, I'll be opening commissions over the summer to save money, and uploading speedpaints to my youtube like normal. 
I'm currently in the process of moving all my commission information off of deviantart, mainly to keep all my records in one place, but also to make it easier to order! 


But enough about me, how have you all been? Neko Emoji-29 (Nyaa) [V2] 


Skin by UszatyArbuz

Updates!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 24, 2016, 8:52 PM
Hello tomodachis!

I realize I've been AWOL for a while (though in hindsight a month isn't that long, it just felt like forever) and it's because of some recent life changes! I've just started a new job, and been looking for a car to buy, on top of starting school again at the same time, so I've been pretty busy lol. I don't know how long school and work will dominate my time, but I'm still drawing when I can. I just might not have any new YCHs or commissions open for a while.

But life is good, can't complain! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Yay Hurray) [V2] 

Skin by UszatyArbuz

Chibi and Waist-up Commissions [OPEN]

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 18, 2016, 7:41 PM
I've got a good bit of free time this month, so I'm opening more slots than usual!

Exclamation As always, please read my Commission Information and my Terms of Service before ordering. Exclamation 


Chibi

Single $20 | Couple $35
Commission: Jinhii by todachios Commission: Expect the Unexpected Now + Speedpaint by todachiosUsagi Usagi by todachios


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Waist-up

Single $40 | Couple $80

Commission: Breezy Days by todachios 150713 Raspdere by todachios [YCH] Prismadarkness [+Speedpaint] by todachios


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Note me with this form to order:

Commission Type: [chibi/waist-up]
Description of what you want: [more detailed the better]
Additional Notes: [references, etc]




Skin by UszatyArbuz

Cameo Commissions [OPEN]

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 9, 2016, 4:48 PM

Hello tomodachis!

I've been taking a look at the commissions I offer, and I realized.. headshots are boring. So I wanted to try something new to spice them up a bit for both you and me!




Headshots Promo 01 by todachios

Headshots Promo 02 by todachios




To order please note me with the following form:

Frame/Color: (Rose, Pearl, Plain) / (Gold or Silver)
Other Colors: (roses, bow/gew, etc)
Character Reference: 
Additional notes: (character personality, etc)


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Gone for the weekend

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:26 AM
Just putting this up to let everyone know that I will be out of town for the weekend, and wont be back until after the 4th. That means I won't have a new speedpaint uploaded this weekend. However I will be opening up commissions soon after I get back, so look out for that!

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and happy 4th to anyone in the US! ♥

Skin by UszatyArbuz

KIRIBAN @ 20k | CLOSED

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 5, 2016, 11:24 PM

✨ Congratulations to :icongeneral-kel: 


And thank all of you so much for getting me to 20k views!
I love you guys so much ;v; ♥♥♥




I recently noticed that I've been getting close to 20k pageviews, and I haven't done a kiriban in over 10k views, so here we go!


You guys know the drill, note me with a screencap of the 20,000th pageview, and you win!
Easy peasy.

Of course, I would like to keep this under watchers only to be fair.

What you win will depend on the time I have, but it will definitely be fully colored, no sketches ♥♥♥
If we miss this kiriban I'll probably just extend it to 25k or something.


Good luck, have fun bbs!


Skin by UszatyArbuz

Hey there guys, :iconmmxii: is in need of some commissions to pay for something very important.
They're offering commissions here:

NEED MONEY FOR MOM'S TESTSI'll be brief: 
 I need money to pay for some medical tests for my mom, so I'm gonna promote the commissions I have open at the moment.
If you could help me out by commissioning me or sharing this it would really help me.
I very much prefer Paypal payments cuz I can get the money faster but if there's absolutely no other choice, I guess I can take points too.




FULL COLOR CHIBI COMMISSIONS
Price: $25 USD
Examples:


THANK YOU!
  NEED MONEY FOR MOM'S TESTSI'll be brief: 
 I need money to pay for some medical tests for my mom, so I'm gonna promote the commissions I have open at the moment.
If you could help me out by commissioning me or sharing this it would really help me.
I very much prefer Paypal payments cuz I can get the money faster but if there's absolutely no other choice, I guess I can take points too.




FULL COLOR CHIBI COMMISSIONS
Price: $25 USD
Examples:


THANK YOU!
  NEED MONEY FOR MOM'S TESTSI'll be brief: 
 I need money to pay for some medical tests for my mom, so I'm gonna promote the commissions I have open at the moment.
If you could help me out by commissioning me or sharing this it would really help me.
I very much prefer Paypal payments cuz I can get the money faster but if there's absolutely no other choice, I guess I can take points too.




FULL COLOR CHIBI COMMISSIONS
Price: $25 USD
Examples:


THANK YOU!


Even just signal boosting their journal helps!
To celebrate 2500 watchers :iconbj-lips: is hosting a raffle!!

2500 Watcher ART RAFFLE [WINNER CHOSEN]UPDATE: First of all I want to say thank you to all you nice people who participated and left so many sweet comments for me aaahh /////
I'm so flustered and flattered and just :iconblushu2plz:
Thank you so much for all of your kind and encouraging words ! I'll do my best to keep on drawing things you all and I will enjoy ♥
And now onward to the winner !
❤ WINNER ❤
kookooberry

homg congratsssss I'll be noting you asap („• ֊ •„)
:iconasdfghplz: aaah I finally reached 2500 watchers oh man
I'm so, so incredibly flattered and thankful for all the support from you guys ♥
to celebrate this milestone I'm gonna raffle one fullbody with a simple background design ヽ( ´¬`)ノ
☀ Style the winner will get
✽ Rules for joining
☗ You must be a watcher [and please don't just watch to join]
☗ fav this journal
★ Extra entry number
  2500 Watcher ART RAFFLE [WINNER CHOSEN]UPDATE: First of all I want to say thank you to all you nice people who participated and left so many sweet comments for me aaahh /////
I'm so flustered and flattered and just :iconblushu2plz:
Thank you so much for all of your kind and encouraging words ! I'll do my best to keep on drawing things you all and I will enjoy ♥
And now onward to the winner !
❤ WINNER ❤
kookooberry

homg congratsssss I'll be noting you asap („• ֊ •„)
:iconasdfghplz: aaah I finally reached 2500 watchers oh man
I'm so, so incredibly flattered and thankful for all the support from you guys ♥
to celebrate this milestone I'm gonna raffle one fullbody with a simple background design ヽ( ´¬`)ノ
☀ Style the winner will get
✽ Rules for joining
☗ You must be a watcher [and please don't just watch to join]
☗ fav this journal
★ Extra entry number
  2500 Watcher ART RAFFLE [WINNER CHOSEN]UPDATE: First of all I want to say thank you to all you nice people who participated and left so many sweet comments for me aaahh /////
I'm so flustered and flattered and just :iconblushu2plz:
Thank you so much for all of your kind and encouraging words ! I'll do my best to keep on drawing things you all and I will enjoy ♥
And now onward to the winner !
❤ WINNER ❤
kookooberry

homg congratsssss I'll be noting you asap („• ֊ •„)
:iconasdfghplz: aaah I finally reached 2500 watchers oh man
I'm so, so incredibly flattered and thankful for all the support from you guys ♥
to celebrate this milestone I'm gonna raffle one fullbody with a simple background design ヽ( ´¬`)ノ
☀ Style the winner will get
✽ Rules for joining
☗ You must be a watcher [and please don't just watch to join]
☗ fav this journal
★ Extra entry number


Jeez Raffles everywhere!

Journal Entry: Sat May 7, 2016, 7:10 PM
:iconnachooz: is holding an animation raffle to celebrate 16k watchers!


Animation RAFFLE? [CLOSED] WINNER!
05/18/2016 CONGRATS TO #472 Mikikawa You won the raffle! Thank you all for participating! I had over 700 slots filled u@
which was hectic and crazy But I'm touched by all the people who support me and all me new watchers also. Thank you!
 
05/16/2016- Thank you for all those who've participated. Wow, I've got a lot of entries! *still giving out numbers to some. I will announce the winner hopefully later today, Thank you!
05/09/2016 EDIT// LIKE 45~50% OF Y'ALL ARE NOT READING THE RULES LMAO. PLEASE READ THE RULES COMPLETELY BEFORE ADDING A COMMENT. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIFIC I NEED IN EVERY SINGLE COMMENT. ALSO, YOU MUST COMMENT ON WHAT SLOTS YOU DID eg. you can't fave the journal but not write a comment, otherwise I can't count you OTL OTL OTL
So, it's come to my attention that I have over 16,000+ watchers (which sounds like a lot but I've been around dA for a long
  Animation RAFFLE? [CLOSED] WINNER!
05/18/2016 CONGRATS TO #472 Mikikawa You won the raffle! Thank you all for participating! I had over 700 slots filled u@
which was hectic and crazy But I'm touched by all the people who support me and all me new watchers also. Thank you!
 
05/16/2016- Thank you for all those who've participated. Wow, I've got a lot of entries! *still giving out numbers to some. I will announce the winner hopefully later today, Thank you!
05/09/2016 EDIT// LIKE 45~50% OF Y'ALL ARE NOT READING THE RULES LMAO. PLEASE READ THE RULES COMPLETELY BEFORE ADDING A COMMENT. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIFIC I NEED IN EVERY SINGLE COMMENT. ALSO, YOU MUST COMMENT ON WHAT SLOTS YOU DID eg. you can't fave the journal but not write a comment, otherwise I can't count you OTL OTL OTL
So, it's come to my attention that I have over 16,000+ watchers (which sounds like a lot but I've been around dA for a long
  Animation RAFFLE? [CLOSED] WINNER!
05/18/2016 CONGRATS TO #472 Mikikawa You won the raffle! Thank you all for participating! I had over 700 slots filled u@
which was hectic and crazy But I'm touched by all the people who support me and all me new watchers also. Thank you!
 
05/16/2016- Thank you for all those who've participated. Wow, I've got a lot of entries! *still giving out numbers to some. I will announce the winner hopefully later today, Thank you!
05/09/2016 EDIT// LIKE 45~50% OF Y'ALL ARE NOT READING THE RULES LMAO. PLEASE READ THE RULES COMPLETELY BEFORE ADDING A COMMENT. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIFIC I NEED IN EVERY SINGLE COMMENT. ALSO, YOU MUST COMMENT ON WHAT SLOTS YOU DID eg. you can't fave the journal but not write a comment, otherwise I can't count you OTL OTL OTL
So, it's come to my attention that I have over 16,000+ watchers (which sounds like a lot but I've been around dA for a long


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Accused of Tracing [UPDATE]

Journal Entry: Wed May 4, 2016, 2:40 PM
So it turns out there was a misunderstanding! Apparently they were talking about my lineart when they mentioned the "tracing", as in tracing over my sketch. So thankfully no harm was intended~
I'm still interested in whether or not you guys have had comments like this before though!





So, I got this comment on my latest speedpaint today: 

FZtkh1C by todachios


and I realize most people would be offended by something like that. But...


I just find it funny? Lol maybe it's because I know there's a million things wrong with that picture, and if I was a tracer I'd like to think I'd pick something with more accurate anatomy? I'm also fully aware they could just be a troll, but it's whatever, honestly. I remember every painstaking hour of that sketch and contemplated scrapping it multiple times, so if it looks good enough that someone suspects me of tracing that's fine by me. Maybe it means I' getting to a new stage in recognition of my art! kaomoji set 12 


I am wondering why youtube isn't holding my comments for review like it's supposed to though... >.>



Has anyone ever dealt like comments like these before?
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Skin by UszatyArbuz

Streaming [OFFLINE]

Journal Entry: Sun May 1, 2016, 12:43 PM

MIC OFF | MUSIC OFF

Still working on cheeb commissions


www.twitch.tv/mettzex





Skin by UszatyArbuz

PuniSama RAFFLE!!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 26, 2016, 3:06 AM


The lovely :iconpunisama: is holding a chibi with custom bg raffle! Her backgrounds are so pretty and full of life, and her chibis are so cute, you should totally check it out! She's offering art like these:

Breathe - Speedpaint by PuniSama <da:thumb id="580971881"/>  Colorful sky - Speedpaint by PuniSama <da:thumb id="560274370"/>

Skin by UszatyArbuz

Cute Icon Artists?

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 17, 2016, 3:11 AM
I really want to commission someone for an icon, but all the artists I've found so far are booked/have closed commissions! So if you guys know anybody that's open for icons please let me know! kaomoji set 2 18/67 
I'm mainly looking for pixel artists, but any artist that does cute icons is welcome! 


Skin by UszatyArbuz

Frequently Asked Questions!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 2, 2016, 7:21 AM

TOOLS OF THE TRADE


    HARDWARE:

    Desktop
  • Windows 10
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • Intel 15 CPU
  • 24GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

    Laptop - Lenovo G70-80
  • Windows 10
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Intel i7 CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

    Tablet
  • Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Medium

    SOFTWARE:

  Painting
  • Paint Tool SAI
  • Photoshop CS5/CS6

    Video Editing
  • Open Broadcaster Software (recording/streaming)
  • Camtasia Studio (recording/editing)

Feel free to ask below! Emoji13 




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YCH Commissions Set 02

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:13 PM


Just a quick journal to let you guys know I'll have another YCH set up sometime tonight!

★ otto


donate pixel I've started a donation bar! donate pixel 
( Trying to keep my CORE membership )



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Well those went wayyyy quicker than I thought lmao. But I do plan on doing more in the future!

My first YCH set!
These are some cheeb couple poses I loved the sketches of, but never used. So I'm offering them at $10 less than my normal couple cheebs to the first people interested!


YCH Batch 01 [CLOSED] by todachios

★ otto


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( Trying to keep my CORE membership )

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For those of you who don't know, my dear friend :iconmmxii: not only draws gorgeous art, but owns an organic cosmetics brand named Üldekko. Over the holiday I got a chance to use some of their lovely products, and they're so amazing omg. 
They're hosting an international giveaway to promote Üldekko's new branding, and you should definitely check it out!!


NEW GIVEAWAY!!Hello guys!
This is a different type of giveaway but I thought I'd also invite you in case you are interested.
As some of you may know I own an organic and vegan cosmetics brand and I'm trying to promote it after re-branding and re-launching so I'm doing an international giveaway.

Giving Away Cleansing Bar + Face Toner + Exfoliating Mask!
It would mean a great deal to me if you could support me by liking and sharing our Facebook Page and join the giveaway.


ENTER HERE  | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE 
Thank you for reading!
Han. 
  NEW GIVEAWAY!!Hello guys!
This is a different type of giveaway but I thought I'd also invite you in case you are interested.
As some of you may know I own an organic and vegan cosmetics brand and I'm trying to promote it after re-branding and re-launching so I'm doing an international giveaway.

Giving Away Cleansing Bar + Face Toner + Exfoliating Mask!
It would mean a great deal to me if you could support me by liking and sharing our Facebook Page and join the giveaway.


ENTER HERE  | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE 
Thank you for reading!
Han. 
  NEW GIVEAWAY!!Hello guys!
This is a different type of giveaway but I thought I'd also invite you in case you are interested.
As some of you may know I own an organic and vegan cosmetics brand and I'm trying to promote it after re-branding and re-launching so I'm doing an international giveaway.

Giving Away Cleansing Bar + Face Toner + Exfoliating Mask!
It would mean a great deal to me if you could support me by liking and sharing our Facebook Page and join the giveaway.


ENTER HERE  | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE | ENTER HERE 
Thank you for reading!
Han. 



★ otto


donate pixel I've started a donation bar! donate pixel 
( Trying to keep my CORE membership )

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Red Rose Bunting Avatar by Kezzi-RoseCOMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!!  Red Rose Bunting Avatar by Kezzi-Rose


I have a few slots open right now, so please feel free to note me if you're interested!! [ Commission Info ]

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Bunting Avatar made by Kezzi-Rose


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( Trying to keep my CORE membership )

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2016 Commission Information

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 16, 2016, 9:39 AM
* * * Please refer to my Terms of Service before requesting anything * * *


★ BASE PRICES 
(Base prices start at one character per commission; 3+ characters must be negotiated)


Fullbody: $60 USD | Couple: $120 USD

HBD RISA 2016 + Speedpaint by todachios  [OLD - 2013 ]  I G N I S by todachios   Skyfish Christmas 2012 by todachios  110112 Commission: Eirys by todachios
102212 - G.S. by todachios  GOGOOTTOMARBARS by todachios   041014 Chiffon + Knits by todachios Cloud Warrior Girl by todachios


Waist-up: $40 USD | Couple: $80 USD
 

Commission: Breezy Days by todachios  102612 - TrapTrapTrap by todachios  Commision:Green-Absinthe + Speedpaint by todachios Commission -  Girl Friends by todachios   052615 Moceline by todachios


Painted Waist-up: $40 USD | Single Character Only
LP Doodles by todachios  Commission Set: RO High Preiestess by todachios  Commission Set: RO Creator by todachios


Cell Shade Chibi: $20 USD | Couple: $35 USD
Usagi Usagi by todachios  Pengu Pengu by todachios  Commission: Expect the Unexpected Now + Speedpaint by todachios

[YCH] Heart Balloons by todachios 150910 Trib04 Riko by todachios   150911 Trib06 Wolfgang by todachios 



★ BACKGROUNDS 
($0 - $30 Depending on complexity)

 



[YCH] Moonlit Novel [+Speedpaint] by todachios Commission: Under the Blossoms by todachios  Commission -  Girl Friends by todachios [YCH] Bubbley Bath by todachios
[OLD - 2013 ]  I G N I S by todachios  102612 - TrapTrapTrap by todachios [YCH] Prismadarkness [+Speedpaint] by todachios



★ ADDITIONAL INFO 

CHARACTER DESIGN
- While I try to keep every character true to their reference, some character outfits are just too complicated/have too much detail and take me a very long time, so I will simplify some details.
If you would like these details included, you will be charged a fee of $10.


CONTENT
✔ Fanart (w/ decent reference; not preferred)
✔ OC's (w/ decent reference)
✔ Nudity (not detailed)
✔ Backgrounds {negotiable}
✔ Small Animals {negotiable}
✖ Porn/smut
✖ Mecha
✖ Furries/Anthro (ears & tail OK)
✖ Style imitations


PROCESS
1. For orders under $20: Full payment is required before I start your order.
  For orders over $20: An up front payment for the sketch is required before I start your order.
2. I will send a rough sketch for you to finalize.
* * *  If you ask for major changes or a new sketch more than twice, I will charge extra for my time. Please keep this in mind.
3. Once approved, the other half of the payment is due and I will finish your order.
4. Once finished, you will receive a full resolution un-watermarked image, as well as a watermarked low-res image (for sharing).
* * * Communication is important, so I will update you every step of the way, and will try to answer any emails/notes as quickly as I can.

★ PAYMENT
:bulletblack: Paypal only
* * * I will invoice you through Paypal at each payment step. 


★ ORDERING
Note me with the following information:

Commission Type: [chibi/fullbody/etc]
Description of what you want: [more detailed the better]
Additional Notes: [references, etc]



If you have any questions please comment or note me!
Thank you by hase-illustration


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EDIT: SAI IS APPARENTLY JUST VERY PICKY ABOUT SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN FILE DESTINATIONS.
I renamed all my folders, and my files started opening just fine. Thanks everyone!


Thanks for all your suggestions! Unfortunately, reinstalling SAI (and my tablet driver as well), along with lots of restarting of my laptop, hasn't fixed anything. I was running version 1.1.0 because I never upgraded, but even after upgrading to 1.2.0 I still cannot open any of my files (pre windows 10). I can open/save new files, but that's about it.

I'll keep fiddling with it, but I'm getting pretty frustrated. If I end up getting stuck drawing with my old laptop, I may as well downgrade my OS.

 
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Happy New Year 2 months late!
Or Happy Chinese New Year!! (at least I'm on time for that)

Hope everyone is doing well and all that. School is a thing again, and Japanese is not a class I choose to slack off in, so I've been a little busy. Nothing new there, but I also got a new laptop!
Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with SAI and windows 10. I suspect it's because I don't have the latest version of SAI, but I haven't been able to save or open any files. I've ran it in compatibility mode, as well as admin, and I can't get it to work. If anyone has run into this problem I would love to know if you fixed it!

In the meantime, I'm trying to get used to drawing in Photoshop (I did kind of buy this laptop for art), and all commissions are being done on my old dinosaur laptop. 


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