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I don't know if I have anyone who reads these things, but on March 21st, I had a baby!  A healthy little girl, her name is Keena Marie.  She's half white and half Chamorro/Filipino, but right now she looks almost exactly how I looked as a baby but she has a Filipino nose, haha.  Bright reddish-gold hair and eyes that are blue and brown at the same time.  It's really strange.

Almost all of the art I've been doing is work related, but I'm going to try to do personal things and post them.  I don't know how my coworkers do it, one of them does very successful portrait commissions and two of the others have another full comic business that they both run on the side!  They literally never stop drawing.  So intimidating but inspirational at the same time!
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So I'm going to be moving painfully soon, and just learned from my internet provider that my internet does not go to my new building.  I had Comcast, which is undoubtedly the fastest and most reliable in Seattle, but now must venture out into the sad, lonely world of not-cable-internet.  I've heard nothing but bad things about Clearwire and Centurylink/Qwest, but does anyone else have experience with another Seattle ISP?
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Birthday!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 3, 2012, 9:52 AM
It was my birthday on the 1st, I'm 25 now.

That's it, really, haha.

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The artist formally known as Comrade-Fluffy is now iridogorgia!  This matches most of my other online personas now, so hopefully people will be able to find me easier!  Yay DA for making name changes possible.
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My subscription ran out.  I'm kind of sad, but not sad enough to renew it.

That's pretty much it.
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Commissions!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 20, 2011, 8:06 PM
That time of the year again, I'm taking commissions.  Only chibi commissions for right now, at a whopping five bucks for pencil, ten for inks and fifteen for full color, your medium of choice (digital or traditional).  When you buy one, you get a hi-res of the original art and if you really really like it, we can negotiate for you to have the original piece!  Digitally colored chibis will have the original inks and then a print of the colors.

Examples:
Pencil:Subeta Commission - ColorBrown by iridogorgia
Inks:Subeta Commission - Minty by iridogorgia
Color (digital):Valette by iridogorgia

I love to do original characters, avatars, fanart, whatever you want.  I accept the monies through Paypal, address to be provided.

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July, July

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 5, 2011, 2:45 PM
So, it was my birthday.  I'm 24 now.  It's quite nice.  I made miniature vanilla cupcakes (about the size of a quarter) and frosted them with rainbow buttercream.  I then dusted them with pink and silver luster dust, so sparkly!

I did get a job at a place called Flowplay, as a freelance contract artist.  It's quite nice, but only part time, so I still have to have my retail job.

Some art that's inspired me lately:

SERA by solitarium :thumb196829545: FANART: Mystique by interpunkt oarfish trainer by nawafiai

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I still need a sub.  Will draw for it.

Also, I forgot if I mentioned this, I'm on Subeta.  www.subeta.net/?refer=iridogor… you join from that link, I get stuff.  So you should join.  If any watchers are already ON Subeta, and want to pay me fake internet money for real art, you should look at my art shoppe.  It's right here: subeta.net/forums/view/733253/….

It's like a pet site, with avatars that you can dress up extremely adorable-like.  I'm addicted, and almost at six thousand items in my wardrobe.  I feel like I need all of the items, even if they're ugly as shit and I don't want to wear them ever.

And I still need a subscription.
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Beautiful followers, I logged onto DA to notice...ads.  Ads everywhere, on every single surface.

Free art for anyone that buys me a subscription.
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The World Is Not A Bad Place

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 27, 2010, 10:02 PM
It really isn't.

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Adventures

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 8, 2010, 11:04 PM
So, my birthday came and went.  Nothing exciting.  I got a scanner, but my computer was broken at the time, so it was like a sweet sort of irony.  But my computer works now, I'm just trying to decide which image to scan first.

I'm also now single, as of today.  It was completely mutual, and he and I plan to remain good friends.  I'm still sort of sad, though.

It's also very warm here.

Too warm, in fact.

Oh yes, and I gathered all of the presents and cousins in Beautiful Katamari.  I have 20/30 achievements.  I'm missing many of the online ones, and also the ones where I have to play each request 100 times, log 50  and then 100 hours total.

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  • Playing: Beautiful Katamari
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Latino X-Men

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 28, 2010, 9:26 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKWX9S…

I love it.

I wish that guy would announce the English opening.

Stormentta > Storm, btw.

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Blogspot!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 27, 2010, 12:30 PM
Made a blog, emilysdailydrabble.blogspot.co…, where I will hopefully update it with a story a day.  I really enjoy writing, and would love to publish a book of short stories.  I really love art, too, but it seems to me that I'm a long way from being able to compete with other professionals.  I have my own style, and an excellent sense of color, but it would seem that I'm not quite polished enough yet.  That will come with time and practice.  I would really love to do an illustration a day to go along with the story, but let's see how well that goes. :)

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Free sketches

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 28, 2010, 10:00 PM
(Haaaa...I'll actually do these this time, I promise...)

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free.

HOWEVER, in return, you must offer 10 free sketches in your own journal. If you've already done 10 Free Sketches, simply link the journal entry in your comment... You still qualify.

1. I will NOT draw your request until I see this in your journal.

2. In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of any character you want me to draw. Or write me a description.

3. Only one character per person. Remember, this is FREE.


Sketches will probably be quick doodles. I reserve the right to argue about/turn down subjects and take as long as I damn want to in finishing. It's free. I owe you nothing.

1. x-X-ArmoredxSoul-X-x Signe
2. Nocterayne Gorillaz fanart
3. gant12000 Cajun malkavian vampire named Henriette
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  • Playing: Fable 2
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Feature Time!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 25, 2010, 12:27 AM
Hey guys, another round of features here.  I feel like these deviations could use some love, and so could the deviants. :)  Take a few minutes to browse through, please!

:thumb158171889: Champion Of The Sun by deathbox-was-taken miiinneeee by snowkatt101 Generous by Nhaar
Bodhisattva by bluealaris Old Tokyo by rui-ricardo Art Nouveau Chun Li Turnaround by Razvan-Sedekiah A Low Down by spicysteweddemon
:thumb153282434: :thumb156035613: .Chibi Fantasy. by lunaticenigma Han Bok by pandakim
rough20100224 by minarai3 Palette - Preview 02 by PureBlackLove be prepared by kaunau Celosia by hazy-stars

That's all for this time!

Get inspired and make something new.

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Art Styles.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 20, 2010, 8:55 PM
So I've been thinking about the kinds of art that I like, compared to other people.  I tend to gravitate to things with more of a stronger design base.  I love open areas of pure color, minimal lines and sort of a home-spun look.  Not to say that I don't like images with a lot of detail and a super layer of polish, because I do.  Realism is okay, anime is okay, super cartoony is okay, abstract is okay...But too much of one thing gets too boring after awhile, you know?  If I watch an artist who does a lot of high-detail realistic drawings, I tend to get bored with their work after awhile.  I'll even stop watching some artists if their work is too repetitive.  

Is my work all the same?  I think that's a problem for an artist, their style becoming too rigid.

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I made one too!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 10, 2010, 6:05 PM
www.formspring.me/iridogorgia

A foooormspring.  You can ask me any question, anonymously.  AMAZING.

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Life thus far

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 4, 2010, 6:20 PM
I sold some art.

I got kind of sick.

I got Bioshock 2.

Going to ComiCon this weekend.

Got a raise.

Improved my art skills.

Writing a book of short stories.

Not sure there's much else of note.

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Courage Wolf

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 15, 2010, 10:05 PM
Why do I love it so much?

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R...root canal?

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 16, 2009, 4:41 PM
I have to get a root canal.

I am begging for people to commission me, cause this motherfucker is going to be expensive.  I know I'm not that popular, but really, any little bit helps.  My mom is offering to pay for the entire thing, but I want to put in whatever I can.

If you do want a commish, comment or send me a note and I'll tell you how much.

Mediums:  Digital/Watercolor/Acrylic/Pencil.  Unless you want something crazy, each one will probably be no more than $20.  If you want one in a traditional medium, add another $20 + $5 S&H on top of it and I'll send you the original.

If you like one of my pictures, the style or technique, just tell me you want it like that one and I'll do what I can.

Please please please. :)

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