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If you want to be my friend just comment here. If you comment there is a better chance I will add you back. I'm sort of a private person, so if you add me and I have never met you before, I may not add you back right away. I will probably wait and see if we have anything in common.

If you don't comment I won't know who you are, so please comment and let me get to know you too!
I wrote a lot of quirky random stuff about me in my profile.
I'm an artist, a cat lover, fantasy/sci-fi, video gamin', comix lovin' kind of girl. I used to ride my bike a lot of places, but the car gods smiled upon me and now I work on being a lazy fat bum!
I drive a 2008 scion XD. Or Scion crazy smiley face.

Most my art posts are public as of Oct 2007. But my design work is often locked friends only.

II used to take commissions. I don't anymore though. I am still interested in meeting other artists though. :)

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nippyfrog: (Christmas)
I wanted to do this this year. Link me to your lists!!!!

# Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered... whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV"). The important thing is to make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.# If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) can get in touch with you. Your home address is not required!# Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

# Surf around your friends list (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part...# If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes one person's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use - or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free - do it.# You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf - to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not - it's your call. There are no guarantees with this project, and no strings attached. Just... wish, and it might come true. Give and you might receive. You'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

Wish List )
nippyfrog: (Totoro - Catbus Mischievous)


Apr. 21st, 2009 09:49 pm
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SO! I've made some kitty word balloons. I'm going to offer these as 1.25in buttons.
$3.99 ea or $9.99 for a set of 3.

These can also act as high quality custom badges in the size and shape of your choice:
CUSTOM Product Details
2 shapes, 6 sizes to choose from:
  • LJ icon - $7.99 ea
  • Round
    • Small: 1.25" round - $9.99 ea
    • Med: 2.25" round - $10.99 ea
    • Large: 3" round - $11.99 ea
    • Huge: 4" round- $12.99 ea 
    • Colossal: 6" round - $14.99 ea
  • Square
    •  2" x 2" square - $10.99 ea

Incentive------> You get a free kitty pin of one of the above if you refer two sales to me!

Animated LJ icons: $9.99!
Customized for you, and you choose what they say on the back!


The List

Apr. 11th, 2009 12:33 am
nippyfrog: (Iron Man - Sexy Chest Light)
Ok. Alana talked me into doing the hot celeb meme, even though it's like a month after everyone else did it. hahaha I'd say it's more accurate to put them in groupings of 5 or something. I tried to order them but I still don't even feel remotely satisfied with it, or placing anyone number 1. They are like apples and oranges!
Sexy men under here...... )
nippyfrog: (Totoro - Rain Totoro with Girls)
I finally finished my commission for Felix! He was so patient with me having a stressful time with graduation and all. I had to put it on hold for months. But it's finally done now under the cut. :)

Commission for Felix )
nippyfrog: (Domo-kun)
Today I made these in illustrator:

I know it seems like a lot of nothing, but I'm really proud of them! I made these in illustrator - no bevel filters or anything. There's not really anything like that in illustrator that will not rasterize the image. Plus, I think if you can make things yourself they often come out better and faster than when you tried to use filters and edit them.

I had to recreate something for work and so I started to make the circle thing. I actually built it slightly differently. They were using what looked like a drop shadow bevel, and probably created it in PS. I decided to make it more shiny overall.
Without any help from any tutorials or what have you, I just used my knowledge of light and shadow from drawing and applied it to these buttons. I think they came out fantastic! :D
I know people make much more amazing things with illustrator. I've even made some pretty intricate things. I've never used illustrator to create something with this much depth before though, and it just made me very excited. :P

To remind myself how to make things like this and for anyone who might find it useful I made a tutorial. )


May. 17th, 2008 01:27 pm
nippyfrog: (Chi - Drink Milk)
I was bored last night and I was thinking about drawing. I started playing around with this idea of Layra's dragon but made very human or fawnish. Just playing around. If I colored it I would have made the nose blue and fade into a sort of brownish skin tone. You can see a few scaly things around the outside of her chest. I also put fur right under the neck instead of the sides of the head so it didn't look like facial hair. :P I also made parts of the blue striped things on the appendages into more stripe like things so she wouldn't be really scaly. The head is too big. I wasn't using any reference and I seem to always make heads too large when I don't haha. I wonder why.

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nippyfrog: (Chi - Drink Milk)
I decided to make some animated icons of some of the Chi's Sweet Home anime. SO CUTE!
Anyone can take them - but please credit in your icon comments:

Ears Bounce
Ears bounce
Drinking Milk
Blink Blink!
Blink Blink!
Trying to get the ball: LongClaw: LongTrying to get the ball: StruggleClaw: Stretch
Trying to get the ball: Big EyesClaw: Big eye

Tail Wag
Angry Kitty
Angry Kitty


nippyfrog: (Totoro - Catbus Runs!)
[ profile] tearstained_ Mood Icons:

Amused Angry
Annoyed Confused




This just puts me with Felix's art left to do. Phew!
nippyfrog: (GO PANDA)
Here is my display from Portfolio Show. I got the pictures today. :) It did look better in person because the light in the pastry case gets messed up from the camera flash. I have horrible hair. T_T So glad I got it cut, but a little late for pictures.

In case you didn't know already, I did a bakery theme. I tracked down a pastry case (left) and on the table I have baking trays with my business cards and resumes laid out like baked goods. I served cupcakes and brownies too. :P

To complete the cafe/bakery thing I brought a small little round table and chairs to put my computer on. (Internet cafe! :P)

+2 )


Apr. 20th, 2008 09:12 pm
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Doodled a bit today. This was one thing I liked.

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nippyfrog: (Totoro - Rain Totoro with Girls)
The strange plastic paper I was required to do the drawing on is really dumb. It doesn't seem to like ANY materials at all. After I thought I figured out something that maybe wasn't going to be horrible on it and still be not opaque (brush pens) I come back later to find while it was drying the colors bled. >_>

Anyway - it still came out kinda cool I think.

Click to see larger
nippyfrog: (Japanese Kitty Talk!)
Here is some of what I've been doing in Life Drawing class at Ai. There are problems with some of them but they are 2-5-10 minute drawings so .... yeah. I don't say what is what but you get the idea basically on how much detail they end up having. More difficult positions maybe were a longer time and it took me a while to get the figure right.
Some of them came out pretty good I think.
Anyone who doesn't know what life drawing is, it's basically nude models and you don't get a lot of time to draw them. It's mostly about getting the form down in a good gesture and proportions. These are not finished drawings. This is my favorite one:

+18 )


Feb. 24th, 2008 12:41 am
nippyfrog: (Pancakes!)
Went to IHOP tonight! I had delicious french toast and eggs sunny side up. They tasted so good together. I think I am addicted now...

Someone took my spot outside that we shoveled out and moved the stuff we put there to save it. You know.... in Southie they break your windows for doing that.
I am not kidding. You see shit in the street after it snows and you move it and park there... get ready.
This douchebag just DROVE OVER the crate we put down and then drove into the folding chair. What an ass.
For the most part people respect these little city rules. But some people are just assholes.

Dan and Yaritza came over and we played hockey on Playstation. I decided to draw Dan because I said I'd draw him a chibi but I got sick of drawing those so I took it back. HA! Anyway, I did this instead. Then I decided to draw Yaritza too.

Click to view larger! :)

nippyfrog: (Domo-kun)
I had this idea for a mercat and I made a character sheet up for it to test out the wacom I'm using from school before starting to color Felix's commission.

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nippyfrog: (Japanese Kitty Talk!)
Add on Moods for [profile] chlorophyta . You can now see the full set here: Chlorophyta Moods
Add ons:

Emotionally Distant Set for [profile] technobushi
nippyfrog: (Domo-kun)
I finished [ profile] felix_carni's last icon:

Whole set can be seen here for those interested:
nippyfrog: (Japanese Kitty Talk!)
For [ profile] sakuranym_kit
This is about 4x3 actual in real life, but a little bigger so because it comes out of the borders. I was doodling really in mind just for icons and this happened.

LJ icons:

I finished and realized I left almost nowhere to put the name sotried this )
... not sure if I like it or not, or if it's necessary.

I'll take commissions if anyone is savvy, for this kind of badge at $30 because it's not worth the work otherwise. That's even still undercharging for it probably.
I'll do an icon of the same concept: Your character with background personal to it intermingling around small box. I haven't decided what I'd charge for that yet though.


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