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Hey all!  I hope 2014 has been good to you so far!  I'm updating my journal to let you guys all know what's been happening in my life this year!  :)

By far, the biggest thing for me has been my starting college classes!  :dance:  A couple of my friends coerced encouraged me to go to college and I finally got things in order and enrolled.  I am quickly coming up on being halfway through my first semester and, for the most part, it's been really enjoyable so far.  I'm just racking up general education credits at the moment but the classes I have are two different history classes (one American history and the other world history), a writing class, and a geography class.  They have been keeping me busy and I'm happy to say that I've pretty much gotten the hang of things in the realm of academia.

Figuring out and getting into the swing of my class schedule went smoothly and I have also been doing fairly well at balancing my school and my art commissions.  Obviously, my open time for commission related things is not as bountiful as it was before I began school but I am still determinedly making my way through my commission list.  If I have not reached your order yet, please do not think that I have abandoned or forgotten your art; I will get to it!  :)

Another cool thing is that I have been working with one of my clients to create some art for use on coinage that is being sold as a collectible but can be legitimately used as real currency in the Cook Islands!  The coin is pure .999 silver with the raised areas gilded in black palladium which is very rare to find on coins.  It is large and heavy weighing in at 1 troy ounce.  It was also displayed at the World's Money Fair in Berlin which happens to be the largest coin show in the world.

These coins can be kept in a coin collection or placed in a bezel and strung on a chain or cord so as to be worn and shown off.  The latter is how I like to use mine.  :)

This coin features a wolf and caribou in a yin yang design and represents the balance of the relationship between predators and the animals they hunt as prey.  This concept will be part of the Predator and Prey coin series.  I have already completed the second design and sent it over to my client for use on the upcoming coin so stay tuned for that!
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If you would like to obtain one of these coins for yourself, they are available for sale here: www.bullionstop.com/ and if you use the code DEVART you can get a 15% discount off your order.

More happy news is that my family adopted a new dog last November!  :arc:  We still miss Kruger deeply and no dog will ever take his place in our hearts but it was time to open our lives to the presence of another dog.  The new pup is a female German shepherd/Chow mix named Sadie and she is about one year old.  Her tongue is completely purple due to her chow ancestry and she is stubborn, mischievous, and spirited.  She takes great pleasure in dashing out the front door whenever she finds opportunity to do so, steals stuff from the edges of the table and countertops, and barks loudly whenever she hears something she deems suspicious (which is usually in the middle of the night).  Thankfully, for her sake, she is intensely affectionate and happens to be very beautiful too.  :D

Here is Sadie in a hat that is possibly too appropriate.  :XD:
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That pretty much concludes my updates for you.  Though I've been completing several commissions "behind the scenes," if you will, I haven't done very much uploading due to the busyness of my current schedule.  I will try to be better about posting up my finished creations so that you all can see and enjoy them on a more regular basis.  :)

--WildSpirit






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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf   Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS

Hello all!  I was able to meet Featherologist this past month and we had an absolute blast.  In addition to running all over the British countryside as well as London, one of the things we did during my stay was make homemade soap together!  

I've been using natural, non-commercial brand soaps for the past few years so as to avoid all the harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances that so may store-bought soaps are loaded with these days.  This has me very familiar with the usual ingredients in the gentle, natural soaps as well as what they generally smell and look like.  However, I was absolutely clueless to the actual process of making it.  It was fascinating watching everything come together and very rewarding seeing the finished product that had been carefully handcrafted.

The soap we made is a honey and goat milk combination and turned out to be a rich, warm color that has the appearance of butterscotch fudge.  Very appetizing looking!  In fact, every ingredient in the soap would be safe to eat except for the lye when first added but that mellows out as the soap cures.  Of course, just because you can eat it does not mean that you should; it is soap after all.  It does, however, give a huge peace of mind knowing that the soap you are rubbing all over your skin is made from such gentle ingredients.  You shouldn't apply anything to your skin that would be toxic to eat since your skin will be absorbing it and you don't want all those nasty toxins in your body.

My friend makes and sells a number of different soaps, lip balms, and lotions all made with the utmost care from gentle, natural ingredients.  I was given a package of several of her different soaps as well as two tins of the lip balm since my lips get really dry in the winter and whenever I'm doing a lot of sculpture work (I dunno why but I tend to bite at my lips in concentration when I am sculpting and painting :XD: ).

I've been using the lip balm the past few days and it is wonderfully soothing and light.  Not at all like the heavy, petroleum based lip balms that I have used in the past.

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I have a bar of the goat's milk and honey soap that we made and have been using that in the shower but I cannot wait to try out the other kinds she sent me home with too!  The Natural Cinnamon and the Rose Geranium soaps are particularly tempting because they just smell so good!

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If you'd like to treat your body and try out some of these delightfully rustic, all-natural products for yourself or pick something up as a gift for someone special (Christmas is right around the corner!), you can find her shop "Dirty Coyote" over on Etsy here:

:star:  www.etsy.com/shop/dirtycoyote  :star:

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Hope everyone has been staying warm and is enjoying the holiday season so far!

--WildSpirit



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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf   Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
All right, I am happy to say that I have obtained a new charger for my computer and am happy to be back in the swing of things here on devART again.  Thank you all so much for your suggestions in response to my previous journal entry.  My friend, chaotic-beat and I had a charger hunting party online for something more affordable than the official Apple MagSafe chargers that end up dying within a year anyway.  She was able to turn one up and I nabbed it.  Though it is a third-party product, the reviews on it were all excellent and so far mine has been doing just fine.

I spent all of last week working hard on a batch of commissions so that they would be ready for scanning in once my charger arrived.  The generosity of chaotic-beat lending me her laptop for this purpose was hugely beneficial so thank you for that!  :)  I was able to get the scanning done yesterday and will have those cleaned up in Photoshop and ready today.

Now that I am back on my computer again, I will also be able to process and catch up with my DevNote inbox.  Please be aware though, it will take me a few days to catch up.  Yesterday morning I woke up to 233 notes in there and was able to whittle it down to around 197 or so by the time noon rolled around.  Please have patience as I process these.  If you have sent me something, I will get to your note and reply.

As stated previously, I am very pleased to be back and able to catch up with things again.  You can also expect some fresh uploads in the days to come!  :dance:

--WildSpirit



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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf   Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
Hey all, as many of you have probably noticed, I have not been around online the past several days.  I am writing this from a friend's laptop since my MacBook Pro's charger quit on me and I need to replace it.  As much as I love my Apple laptop, I am no fan of their chargers.

I was wondering if anyone out there had a charger that they did not need/want and if they wouldn't mind sending it along to me to be repurposed.  I am not looking for a brand new product, just putting out a request for a 85 watt MagSafe Power Adapter that is currently unneeded and could use a new home.  I am looking for one with this type of connector:

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If you have one, please note me.  Thanks!

--WildSpirit



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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf…;Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
Hello all!  Today I'd like to bring up something I know that is quite a bit late coming but still rubs my fur the wrong way whenever I come across a piece of Brave merchandise or fanart.  Yep, this journal entry is about Pixar's Brave and why I was far less enthused by it than I was hoping.

Now if it was any other film by any other studio, I don't think I'd feel nearly as strongly about this.  The same would be true if Brave didn't beat out Wreck-It-Ralph at the Oscars but we'll get into that in a moment.

Like many other Disney/Pixar/animation fans, I was highly anticipating the release of Brave in the theaters.  When it did finally come out, a huge group of friends and I rushed to the theater to see it.  With it coming from Pixar, I felt safe placing high expectations in the film and was sure that I would be leaving the theater enriched and emotionally moved.  After all, isn't that what audiences everywhere experienced after viewing Wall-E, Up, and Toy Story?

So the film played out and we left the theater.  I was not emotionally moved and had come to the confusing and upsetting conclusion that the film was rather lackluster.  What on earth had happened?  The animation was drop dead gorgeous and the humor genuinely funny and scattered generously throughout the film yet this wasn't enough.  There was something massive missing and it had left me feeling extremely dissatisfied.

With the creativity and heart we have come to expect from Pixar's films, I did feel that Brave was very creative at all.  Instead, the limited scope of the move and the way the story writers neglected to flesh out the story of Mor'du and his three brothers (there was so much potential with that) made it feel like we had just scraped the surface of Merida's world and it's history.  To make matters worse, this film has been being hailed as a great tale of female empowerment, which, if you actually take the time to assess things, comes across as more of a joke than anything else.

Check out this excellent review linked below which assesses this aspect of the film in great detail as well as as compares and contrasts Merida to Mulan, another of Disney's heroines that has been hailed as a strong female character.  The conclusion may surprise you; I know it did me.

"Why 'Brave,' In My Opinion, Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be" by abderian-aeolist

Now, with all that under our belts, let us return to the fact that Brave won the Oscar for best animated feature film.  Oh, yeah, let us take a moment to ask the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences why they felt that they should reward Pixar for mediocrity when it can obviously do so much better??  Heck, maybe if Brave was one of only two or three other films and those other films were so-so this would make more sense.  That is however not the case.  Brave was up against Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Disney's Wreck-It-Ralph.  A crying shame when I feel that Wreck-It-Ralph has a much better thought out storyline, a main character that I feel more for than I ever did with Merida, and creativity in abundance.

I've quit trying to wrap my mind around why so much of the general public is just gaga over Brave.  The most I can chalk it up to is that they went to the theater, saw a shiny, pretty, lushly animated film that made them laugh and took them on a quick romp through the Scottish highlands and that was enough to satisfy them.  Like I stated previously, this film would have been good and grand if it had come from any other movie studio or maybe had not been paraded about with as much hype and grandeur as it had, but when it comes to Pixar, I've come to expect characters and stories that capture my heart and really sweep me off my feet and this movie just did not deliver.

Agree? Disagree?  Please, leave a comment with your thoughts!  I'd love to hear your thoughts of the film and how how you think it holds up to past Pixar movies and other movies that boast strong female leads.

--WildSpirit



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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf   Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
Hello all!  I am back to work after my winter holidays and have good news and bad news.  The good news being that my Christmas and New Year's were enjoyable events filled with family, friends, and lots of food.  The bad news is that, Kruger, my dog of 13 years was diagnosed with melanoma shortly before Thanksgiving.  He had a run-in with cancer a few years ago but that was a much more benign type and his surgery for that one went very well and allowed him a few more happy years with us.  Melanoma, on the other hand, is a very serious and quickly growing type of cancer which will be bringing his time to an end very shortly.  I am grateful that he was able to spend one more Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's with me and my family but his appetite is down, his bad hips prevent him from getting around easily, and his overall comfort isn't what it should be.  Because of this, I will have to make that final decision for him most likely within this next week or so.

Work-wise, I am returning to my usual commission schedule and have already gotten a couple commission sketches done today.  My inbox is spectacularly full as is the usual whenever I take more than a few days away from it so I will be working my way through those notes over the next few days as well as picking up the quasi-regular gallery uploads of orders that have been completed.  Please look forward to it and if you are awaiting a commission from me, know that your order has not been forgotten and that I am doing my best to work through my queue, manage my inbox, and make my ailing dog's last few days with us as comfortable as possible.

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:star: Available iPhone Cases :star:

There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf…; Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
There was an overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4/4S Tough Case that featured my Howling Wolf Pair design as well as inquiries regarding when I'd be able to offer a larger selection.  That day is now here.  In addition to the original case which featured the design in white on a black background, there is now a Howling Wolf Pair case featuring a black on white background as well as two all new cases.

These polycarbonate cases made to fit the iPhone 4/4S are durable and handsome and can be purchased through ViaVoottoo here: www.viavoottoo.com/collections…


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf…; Just click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
I'm pleased to announce that I am able to offer durable, handsome iPhone 4/4S Tough Cases that feature my artwork. Voottoo and I have collaborated again to make this special offer possible. My Howling Wolf Pair design is the first that will be available and is ready for order. In the next four weeks, five more designs will be joining the WSW design collection and will be available for purchase.

They are $39.99 each and worldwide shipping is FREE.

To purchase, just click here: pinterest.com/pin/179651472606… and click the picture. You will be taken to a new tab where an "I want this!" button will show and from there you will be taken to the order form.


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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
Hey all, I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the art theft reports you've been linking me to.  Thanks to your help, I've been able to reduce the number of theft out there and have even been able to resolve some issues where people on eBay and Etsy were illegally selling my designs.  

However, the constant stream of the reports on my main page has become overwhelming and I am tired of the regular arguments being carried out in that space.  From here on out, I ask that all theft reports are submitted to me by note only.  This decision was not brought about by any one person but rather to keep that space on my main page clear for people who want to stop by and leave a casual comment.  Honestly, if you compare the ratio of comments reporting art theft to the comments from people who stopping in randomly to say hi, it's kind of staggering.

So to conclude, please know that I am grateful when people report theft to me and I am not trying to discourage that with this journal; just please send them in a note to me here on DevART.  Any theft reports posted on my main page will be marked as spam.  Also, when contacting art thieves, remember to be gentle and courteous.  Because of how often my art has been reposted around the internet without my permission, many of the people who have redrawn something of mine do not even realize that it's a copyrighted design and are more than willing to take it down when the situation is explained to them.


--WildSpirit







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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…

Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Listening to: James Newton Howard Soundtracks
  • Watching: DreamWorks - Megamind
  • Eating: Gotta Eat Breakfast...
  • Drinking: Water
Hey all, it's been awhile since I updated my journal so I wanted to pop in and say hi.  :)

The amount of traffic this account receives is massive so I am not always able to respond to your note or comment right away.  There's almost always a lot going on on this account so it usually takes me some time to get back to you.  Plus, the internet has been patchy over the past week.  Note to any that care: Comcast is crap.  Real talk.  :XD:

I'm taking today off from artwork to go through my notes and comments.  I don't expect to get them ALL done but I should be able to put a huge dent it them with this concentrated effort.  Here's what my inbox looks like on any average day.  This is not uncommon.

:bulletred:  My Lovely (Or Horrifying) Inbox by WildSpiritWolf  :bulletred:

Every now and then, I will get onto DevART after a friend has been using my computer and their inbox contains a few scant messages and perhaps a couple notes and this is when something spazzes in my brain as it is trying to figure out what the crap is going on and for a split second I think it is MY inbox and I experience a short-lived hallelujah moment.  :la:  Then understanding sets in and I log out and sign into my own account.  :D

Not all my DevART time is work, work, work though.  I have a hobby account over at The-Toy-Chest where I post photos of my various toys and models and have fun talking with people who love and collect same or similar things.  My friend BlueWingsWolf and I have even set up a few different clubs with the newest one devoted solely to Disney plushes.  :love:

To any that have similar interests, please feel free to come poke around the gallery over at that account.  If I'm going to be goofing off on DevART, it's going to be there.  I've met some cool people through our love for plushes and model animals.  :)


My toy account is here: :iconthe-toy-chest:


And here are the groups that I help out with:

:iconfansofplaymobil:  :iconthe-wishbone-zone:  :icondisneyplush:


And I'll be leaving you all with a silly new poll to participate in.  It is taken from an idea that fingerjam's little sister had.  :)


'Til next time!

--WildSpirit







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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…
Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Listening to: Wake Up - The Arcade Fire
  • Watching: PBS In Search Of Shakespeare
  • Drinking: Water
Edit: For the month of February, skins featuring my tribal designs on Voottoo.com are on sale for 20% off!  To receive this special discount, just use the code WILDSPIRITWOLFYEP when placing an order.  This special discount code is valid through the month of February only.  


I have recently uploaded a few new designs to my Voottoo skins gallery which will allow you to use them as skins for things such as laptops, cell phones, Kindles, video game consoles, and many other popular electronic devices!  A unique gift idea for someone special this Valentine's Day or if you just want to treat yourself.

You can view them by visiting my Voottoo gallery here and clicking the "Skins" tab beneath my name "WildSpiritWolf."  Hope to see you there.  :)

--WildSpirit






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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…
Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Listening to: Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
  • Watching: BBC's New Sherlock Series
  • Eating: Cereal & Milk
  • Drinking: Water
Hey all, I've really enjoyed my couple weeks off for the holidays but am back to work.  I have several sculpture orders that will be being processed this week and the next so those are going to be keeping me pretty busy as I flesh out my, as I like to call it, "silver army" and get them all painted to match the clients' characters that they are each going to represent.

Here are some pics of what I have been up to:

Wire Doggy - WIP by WildSpiritWolf

Foil Doggy - WIP by WildSpiritWolf


And my whole army of little silver "soldiers":

Silver Army - WIPs by WildSpiritWolf


I finished the sculpting for letrosesburn's cougar, Kilae, last night:

Kilae Cougar Sculpture WIP by WildSpiritWolf



Also, if you're a fan of Playmobil or Wishbone, my friend BlueWingsWolf and I have set up DevART groups for them.  Please come and check them out!  :)


:iconfansofplaymobil:       :iconthe-wishbone-zone:


And my online toy gallery can be found here: :iconthe-toy-chest:  I post photos of my various plushes, animal figures, and Breyer horses there and I am always going through my toy collection and updating the gallery with new photos.

--WildSpirit






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Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
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:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Listening to: Brothers Playing Halo
  • Watching: My Neighbor Totoro
  • Eating: Nothing... still need to eat breakfast :(
  • Drinking: Water
Edit: Wanted to add, BlueWingsWolf and I have also opened up a club for people who love Playmobil toys.  There weren't any clubs for Playmobil before so this is the only one of its kind on DeviantART.  Please check it out here if you would like to see it or join!

:iconfansofplaymobil:


I hope all of you have had a great time welcoming in the new year and enjoying your winter breaks!  Here's to an awesome year in 2012.  :)  

I know I have spoken with some of you last year about photos of my Breyer horses but I did not have any pics of them then.  Well, I am hanging out with BlueWingsWolf this week and we have been taking the Breyers out to the park for photoshoots.  It's been freezing but we have been able to get some really cool shots of the horses and the Breyer dogs too!

If you'd like to check them out, they have been posted over at my toy account here: :iconthe-toy-chest:
  • Listening to: Christmas Music
  • Watching: Beethoven
  • Eating: Sub Sandwich & Fries
  • Drinking: Tea
From the number of regular uploads, I'm assuming that you've all figured out that I'm back from my Thanksgiving vacation with my family.  :XD:

I have made huge progress over the past few weeks with work and have gotten somewhere between 30-40 commissions completed in that time.  I will be taking this upcoming holiday week off to spend time with my family and relax.  I will probably still post an upload each day but my responses to notes and messages will not be as prompt, so please bear with me as I take some time off to enjoy the holidays.  :santa:


:iconcip8: :iconcip8: :iconcip8: :iconcip8: :iconcip6:


And I hope each one of you has an excellent holiday season and end of year festivities too!  Be safe and have a great time!


:snowflake::iconchristmastreeplz: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :iconchristmastreeplz::snowflake:




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Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
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:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Listening to: Indie Mix
  • Watching: 101 Dalmatians Animated Classic
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Water
I'll be out of town and away for the Thanksgiving holiday but will be back home shortly after.  I'm not sure how much internet access I'll have for the upcoming week so if I'm not responding, fret not.  I will be back in about a week's time.  :)

Until then, I hope all of you  (Americans) have an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving with friends and family.  Enjoy your turkeys/mashed potatoes/green bean casseroles/pies/whatever!!  :D

OMFG Dancing Turkey Avatar by RoseSagae



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Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
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:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Sea Shanties!
  • Watching: Yellow Submarine
  • Eating: Everyseed Bagel
  • Drinking: Water
OMG, I only have, like, 14 comments!!!  :phew:  This is momentous for me because about a week ago I had something more along the lines of 1,567 comments or some outlandish number like that.  And yes, that number represented backlogged comments alone.  :crying:
So you see now, a mere 14 is something to celebrate about!  :party:  Now to just sift through those 200 or so pesky Replies comments that remain...  :begone:

Also, commission progress is moving.  :w00t!:  I'm still out of town (will be back home in about a month or so) but the amount of alone time I have each day as of late has proven very beneficial to my backlogged DeviantART messages and my artwork.  Granted, I am behind with my commission list due to the time I took off to enjoy the summer with my friends but I hope to make amends to this and, at the very least, keep progression through it moving steadily if not actually get myself caught up and back on schedule again.  :dance:  We'll see.  :)

I've been having a lot of fun being away from home and having lots of fun with my friends.  We've had some great adventures over the summer and the autumn has been no different.  Since autumn started, I was taken through the entire "new Who" series which I really enjoyed and I've joined a Dungeons & Dragons campaign as well as participated a bit in a Magic the Gathering club.  *is a total nerd-geek*  :la:

Magic: The Gathering Stamp by themaskedcrusader    Stamp Doctor Who by DwayneF  Dungeons and Dragons Stamp by Maksn  


To close, I'd like to feature the Deviant EarthBerry.  She is in dire need of some commissions because her father was diagnosed with cancer this summer and has had to quit her job to stay home and care for him.  She does a lot of cute clay critters and charms:

I Choose You by EarthBerry

Art Trade: Zintora by EarthBerry

CatharsisJB Contest: Final by EarthBerry

PokeCharms by EarthBerry  

Her journal with further info can be found here: earthberry.deviantart.com/jour… help extended towards her and her father will no doubt be much appreciated.  :)





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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…
Art tips and general FAQ can be found here:
wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
  • Reading: The God Eaters - Jesse Hajicek
  • Eating: Pizza!
  • Drinking: Water
:star: SUMMER & COMMISSION WORK :star:

Hey all!  I hope your summers have been going awesomely for you guys.  I've been having a lot of fun traveling around and spending time with friends over the past couple months.  Internet access has been non-existent to sketchy for me at best which is why I haven't been around here as often as usual.  Rest assured though, I should have steady internet availability from here on out.  I have well over 1,000 comments to read through and over 200 notes to catch up on; I will be spending the upcoming several days getting back in control of my inbox so please be patient as I work through them.

I've been putting in some work on regular commissions this summer but compared to my usual pre-summer work pace, I've been taking it easy.  This break has been hugely refreshing and I am ready to get back into the swing of things and start turning out orders again once I get my inbox taken care of.  :faint:

Aside from commissions, I have been keeping busy with various artistic activities.  Earlier this summer we had an impromptu sidewalk chalk doodle fest.  I made a colorful cat.  :D  And just this past Saturday night I made shrinky dinks for the first time ever.  SO much fun.  :love:  I should have a picture of my creations for you guys soon.  :meow:


:star: MASS EFFECT COSPLAY HEADPIECE :star:

However, the biggest and most intensive project I worked on this summer was an Asari headpiece that was for a group cosplay of Mass Effect 2 characters that my friends did at GenCon up in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago.  The process for the headpiece was a lengthy and impressive one and I've learned what a massive amount of work goes into the creation of prosthetic pieces.  :O

Once we had the concrete mold of our friend's head made, my friend and I started in on sculpting Samara's tentacled head onto it.  This process took a couple weeks of labor and thanks to my friend's hyper-critical eye, we were able to get the clay sculpt a pretty darn near close replica of how the Asari tentacles appear in the game.

We next made a concrete cast of our sculpt and after cracking that off and rejoining it, we were able to pour in the latex.  Pulling the latex out of the head mold was something almost magical.  It captured all the contours and details of the sculpt that we had put so many hours into and transformed it into a pliable, flexible, wearable piece of costume magic. :heart:

Painting was the last step and a process which took me about five hours to complete but left me with a headpiece that had truly been brought to life.

Although it was a stressful experience (partially because it was my first time working on something like this but mostly because of the time crunch we were under) I still really enjoyed watching everything come together and would like to work on something like this again.  Especially now that I know what to expect.  :D

Also, if things work out, my friend and I have discussed opening up commissions for these headpieces as well as other custom prosthetic pieces.

To see PICTURES of the group cosplay at GenCon 2011, please check out my friend's Cosplay.com page at elion_augustus here: www.cosplay.com/costume/381819… is also the one who cosplayed the Commander Shepard of the group.  :)

To see WIP pictures of the process behind Samara's prosthetic headpiece, please stay tuned.  I will update this journal with the photos once I have them available.





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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:


:star: To have a vinyl DECAL made of an available design or a design you have previously purchased from me, please see this journal here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… designs available to have decal-ized can be seen in this gallery here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…. :star:



I'M SORRY, I DO NOT TAKE FREE ART REQUESTS OR POINT COMMISSIONS
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Pop Mix
  • Watching: Disney's Sword In The Stone
  • Eating: Olive Garden Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
I am excited to offer my art in yet another format: DECALS!  I am able to offer these thanks to tekuryuu 's excellent decal crafting skills.  He can create just about any size of decal and has a huge selection of vinyl with different colors and finishes so you can easily customize the design to fit what you need.  :)

I have a few decals from him and I just love them.  The blue holographic is particularly stunning.  :love:

To place an order, please send me a DevART note with the following information.  Once you've provided the required information, I will send it over to tekuryuu and he will be able to get back to you with exact pricing.


HOW TO ORDER A DECAL:

:bulletgreen: 1. Let me know which design you'd like.  

There is a selection of six premade designs below that you may choose from.  If you'd like something different than what is available and would like to place an order for a custom design to have made into a decal, please let me know and we can work on that.  Also, if you have ordered B&W art from me in the past, you may order a decal(s) of the design(s) you purchased.

Tribal Howling Wolf Head by WildSpiritWolf

Tribal Panda Tattoo by WildSpiritWolf

Hare And Moon Tribal by WildSpiritWolf

Downward Leaping Wolf Tribal by WildSpiritWolf

Leaping Starry Fox Tribal by WildSpiritWolf

Fierce Running Tiger Tribal by WildSpiritWolf


:bulletgreen: 2. Let me know how tall/wide you need the design to be.  Larger decals cost more money as do ones made from non-standard material.  A decal that does not exceed 12x12 inches would be right around $15.  

Accepted forms of payment are Paypal, checks, Money Orders, and cash (only at your own risk).

Priority mail shipping with tracking within the US is $5 (large sized decals may end up costing more to ship).  The price of shipping for international orders is TBD.


:bulletgreen: 3. Specify the color of vinyl you'd like your decal to be made from.  Anything from the Standard Colors list would be around $15 as long as it does not exceed 12x12 inches in size.

Standard Colors

Up to 24 inches:

Black
White
Red
Orange Red
Daffodil Yellow
Light Cream
Grass Green
Turquoise
Medium Blue
Sky Blue
Sapphire
Dark Violet
Plum
Dark Magenta
Maroon
Metallic Silver
Metallic Copper


Up to 12 inches:

Eggshell
Green
Dark Green
Forest Green
Kelly Green
Arctic Blue
Dark Blue
Midnight Blue



Special Colors:

Up to 24 inches:

Metallic Bronze
Metallic Graphite (deep grey/silver)

Neon Orange
Neon Green
Neon Pink

Holographic Red
Holographic Blue
Holographic Silver
Holographic Purple

Etched Glass (silvery translucent)

Magnetic White (to be used as a backing to your decal)


Up to 12 inches:

Reflective Maroon

Or if you need the decal presented on a banner, there are banners 24 or 48 inches tall by a variety of lengths available.  Top and bottom edges hemmed with grommets.  White only.

Please inquire if there is a desired color of vinyl that is not listed here.


:bulletgreen: 4. The final information needed is your name and shipping address.


And that about sums it up.  Just note me with the design(s) you'd like made into a decal, what size you'd like your decal to be, your preferred color/finish of vinyl, and your name and shipping address and tekuryuu will be able to get back to you with exact pricing.  Once payment is received, he will start work on your order and get your art shipped out to you.

Let me know if you have any questions!


--WildSpirit





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:star: I am OPEN for custom COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:




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  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Pop Mix
  • Watching: Disney's Sword In The Stone
  • Eating: Olive Garden Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
Sorry it's been awhile but I've been out of town and without internet access for the past couple weeks which explains my disappearance around here.  I was able to make a return to the internet again a couple days ago and have been working my way through over 400 emails, about a hundred DevNotes, and the usual oodles and oodles of DeviantART comments.  I've gotten everything under control again for the most part but still have a little catch up left to do so if you are still waiting on a response from me for something, please be patient.  ;)

I will most likely continue to be out of town for the majority of the summer so don't be concerned if responses are a little delayed.  I have my commission work with me and will still be processing orders through the summer, just not at the breakneck speed I was going at before I left.  A more relaxed pace will be soooooo nice.  I do intend to soak up some of this beautiful summer while it's here and hope you do too.  :)

And one last thing for right now: I will be offering a brand new set of tribal designs as decals!  Please stay tuned, the details of this will be in my next journal entry.

:iconmellyplz:  HAPPY SUMMER!  :iconicecreamconeplz:



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:star:  I have a selection of a few of my different ART pieces available as affordable PRINTS, please see here for details: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:




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  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: The Dreadnoughts
  • Reading: Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Water
I just got back from the printer this evening and I am pleased to finally be able to offer a selection of four different prints (more to come!).  :)

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These were printed on paper sized 8.5x11 inches and have a nice, light sheen to them (which explains the glare on the prints in the lower right hand side of the photo  :XD:).  Please note that the prints do not have watermarks.  The following pictures are available:

Asian Hakurou And Kanji by WildSpiritWolf

Security by WildSpiritWolf

Flower Fox Copic by WildSpiritWolf

Tribal Mystic - Wolf Commish by WildSpiritWolf


Each print is $15 USD.  This price includes domestic or international shipping costs.  For payment, I accept Paypal online or Money Orders through the mail.

Also, let me know if you would like your print to be signed.  


If you'd like to order, please note me with the selection/number of prints you'd like to purchase, your preferred method of payment, and your name and shipping address.  And, as always, let me know if you have any questions.  :)


:icongilbirdplz: Happy Easter! :icongilbird:





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:star: I am OPEN for COMMISSIONS, please check out my FAQ for terms and prices: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… tips and general FAQ can be found here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/… :star:


:star: SKINS featuring my tribal designs are available for sale here: www.voottoo.com/wildspiritwolf… click the link and choose the "SKINS" tab to see the available designs. :star:




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