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What You Need to Know

:bulletred: Like everyone else on DA, I retain the right to draw (and write) whatever I please, so long as I remain within certain boundaries. On that account, don't go around telling me what I can and can't draw. I don't tell YOU people what to draw. If you don't like my art (or my stories), no one said you had to watch me in the first place.

:bulletred: I accept constructive criticism on my work. But I do NOT tolerate flames. It's just a waste of your time, and it does no one any good. I can handle being told where improvement could be used and how the piece could be better, but don't just trash me and my art, saying "oh, this sucks" or "you have no talent". Like the saying goes, if you can't say something nice, don't bother saying anything at all.

:bulletred: Lately, people have been asking me if it's okay that they draw my OC, Terence. I have no objection to anyone drawing (or writing about) my unicorn/human character, or any of my original characters. I love receiving gift art. The only rules are that you credit me (I'm a nice person, for the most part; but stealing my art is a surefire way to get on my bad side!), that you show me what you've done so I can check it out, and you do not (I repeat, do NOT) try to make any money off my character behind my back. Dishonesty is not worth the few measly dollars you manage to scrounge from it.

:bulletred: I am a very spiritual person, and I am not afraid to show it. I am not trying to be overly preachy, or make anybody look bad. I am only sharing what I personally believe in; whether or not you agree with me is your decision, not mine. I don't expect you to agree with me, but I do expect you to be kind and considerate of me. Even if we don't share the same beliefs, we can still be polite to each other. Respect me, and I'll respect you.

:bulletred: I don't mind making art for other people. But once I get a little more caught up with my projects, I'm going to take a little vacation from free requests. I don't want to make more promises than I can deliver, don't want to do more than I have the time and strength to do. I may be generous, but I don't want to develop an ulcer. If you want something from me, don't just come right up in my face and demand "draw this, draw that". Ask me nicely, and I may consider it. I'll be doing trades as well, and commissions are now available.

:bulletred: The prices of the commissions vary. You'll have to talk to me, and we'll settle on a reasonable price. It will depend on how many characters you want, and how detailed you want it. For every picture, no matter who is in it or how complex it is, it will cost you $5 extra for full color. I refuse to do any characters that are already copyrighted to someone else, without prior consent. I'll be more than happy to do your own OC, or even include Terence in the mix.

:bulletred: Whether I'm doing commissions, trades, or requests, the standard is the same: I refuse to draw anything involving sex (I don't mind some kissing, but NO French kissing or necking), nudity, excessive gore, or anything that promotes hate or shames another individual or country.

:bulletred: And one more thing: Terence and Tumnus are NOT homosexual. Yes, they love each other, but in a purely brotherly manner. They are not gay, in any way.

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Disney Meme

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 31, 2015, 9:06 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah ~ James Baskett

Stolen from MykieThomas with no regrets!

1. What was your favorite Disney animated movie as a kid?

I could never get enough of Robin Hood. I was also quite fond of Peter Pan and Pinocchio; I had this funny infatuation with movies involving characters with feathered hats.

2. Parents’ favorite movie? (The one they would willingly watch with you, but you didn't really have to like)

Beats me. They would watch just about any Disney movie willingly with us. I remember my dad really liked Finding Nemo; he believed the movie wouldn’t be half as good without Dory. It’s a shame he won’t be able to see Finding Dory when it comes out.

3. The movies that you watch because they’re good but not your absolute favorite?

Beauty and the Beast
, Aladdin, and The Lion King all have great traits, but somehow I never got caught up in the hype like everyone else. Same thing with Frozen; I like it well enough, but I sure don’t flip my lid over it and I actually sort of cringe when “Let It Go” starts to play, especially when my little sister is around. Once she hears that song, she’s a lost cause.

4. Favorite live-action movie as a kid?

I always
preferred the cartoons, but I did like Mary Poppins and The Parent Trap.

5. Favorite Disney TV show as a little kid?

The Adventures of the Gummi Bears
(I had a huge crush on Gusto and was so disappointed that he wasn’t involved in more episodes), DuckTales, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid (since we didn’t own the original movie, we settled for the series as “the next best thing,” and then when we did finally get the VHS tape, it was a very strange comparison), TaleSpin, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (one of the best intro songs, no questions asked).

6. Favorite song(s) as a kid?

I could never settle for just one.

7. Favorite character as a kid?

As a kid, I totally idolized Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, the Genie, Clopin, Gusto, and while I didn’t worship him, I always thought Lumiere was pretty cute.

8. Memory/memories of going to a Disney movie as a kid?

I remember going to see Toy Story with my whole family, and to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame with my mom and older sister. Details are kind of fuzzy.

9. Ever been to Disney world? Disneyland?

Never have; no idea if I ever will.

10. Favorite animated movie now?

It’s a toss-up between The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fantasia, Tarzan, Tangled, Frozen, The Princess and the Frog, Pinocchio, Bambi, Bambi II, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

11. Favorite live-action movie now?

I adore The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, although I will admit to a soft spot for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which makes a lot more sense (and is a lot more hilarious) now that I’m older.

12. Favorite Disney show now (if any)?

I haven’t watched The Disney Channel for some time now, not since our cable got cut, and I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

13. Favorite movie that you will only watch because of the music?

Probably Pirates of the Caribbean. Amazing music, the actors are decent, but it’s just so doggone long and it kind of lost its charm after the third movie.

14. Favorite songs that you like listening to, not connected to the movie?

No idea what that’s supposed to mean.

15. The movie you have seen, but no one else has ever heard of?

I doubt there’s a Disney movie that at least a few other people don’t know about, but I feel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Great Mouse Detective are woefully underrated. Purists can say whatever they want, but I feel The Hunchback of Notre Dame was a brilliant move on Disney’s part (back when those guys had some guts), and The Great Mouse Detective is a very nice way to introduce kids to Sherlock Holmes.

16. Your favorite character now?

Tumnus, Anna, Merida, Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Clopin, Quasimodo, Tiana, Naveen, Doc, Mr. Smee, to name just a few.

17. Favorite Pixar movie(s)?

. Monsters Inc. is also nice (and Monsters University was surprisingly good, too), and I feel Toy Story 2 is the best of the Toy Story franchise.

18. Favorite CGI Disney movie?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
‘Nuff said.

19. How do you feel about Disney Channel?

It’s all but gone down the toilet. I miss the DC of my childhood days.

20. Movies you want to see come out?

While I’m hardly an advocate for the live-action remakes, I might check out Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson. I think I’ll also watch Finding Dory in memory of my dad, who, as I said earlier, was a big fan. Zootopia might be worth something, too. And I’ll consider Moana, the first Polynesian princess. All of these are pretty big maybes; I’m extremely picky about what I watch and I’m usually wary of a movie until I’ve seen it for myself. I wish there were more 2-D movies coming out.

One movie I’m definitely stoked about (that has nothing to do with Disney) is Victor Frankenstein, because it features Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. I like Daniel Radcliffe and everyone who knows me knows how I feel about James McAvoy!

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Mel Mather
United States
:star: Daughter of God :star:

:star: Dedicated Friend :star:

:star: Maker of Terence :star:

:star: Devotee of Tumnus :star:

:star: Lover of Chocolate :star:

:star: Promoter of Sweetness and Slapstick :star:

:star: Active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and proud to admit it! :star:

Current Residence: Somewhere, in my own little fantasy world...
Favourite genre of music: Soft Music
Favourite photographer: My brother-in-law, Joel
Favourite style of art: Tradigital (2D mixed with 3D)
Favourite cartoon character: Spirit from "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"
Personal Quote: "Even if you don't go looking for miracles, miracles often come looking for you."

Favorite Backstreet Boys song? 

8 deviants said "I Want It That Way"
6 deviants said "Larger Than Life"
3 deviants said "As Long As You Love Me"
3 deviants said It's hard to say. Pretty much all the songs sound good to my ears.
3 deviants said I don't listen to/don't like/never heard of the Backstreet Boys.
2 deviants said Some other song: ________ (There was no earthly way I could fit every song into one puny poll!)
1 deviant said "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
No deviants said "Incomplete"
No deviants said "Crawling Back to You"
No deviants said "Drowning"


Sat Jun 20, 2015, 12:45 AM
thanks for the watch!
Mon Mar 2, 2015, 8:15 PM
Happy birthday!~
Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:13 AM
Hi! Your drawing style's awesome :D
Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:31 AM
Who loves Mel Mather and Terence? Oh, yeah, MANDI POPE DOES.
Sun Jan 13, 2013, 4:20 AM
You are, without a doubt, one of the best dA artists around and with even less of a doubt, the best friend on dA anyone could ask for!
Sat Sep 8, 2012, 3:57 PM
I just have to say your art is amazing and I'm glad you're one of my watchers. Didn't realize that until I decided to see who watches me. I feel special. <3
Sun Aug 19, 2012, 8:22 PM
Tue Aug 14, 2012, 5:19 AM
[link] Mandi loves Mel and Terence! Happy Birthdays!!!!!
Sat Jun 16, 2012, 6:02 PM
So how's it going Mel
Thu May 10, 2012, 8:12 AM


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Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've got an awesome idea for "PMTLK!"
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
If you can make it work, then go for it.
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Let me know when you want to collab again, and I'll tell you what my schedule's like. I'm not that busy; my schedule's fairly manageable. I only work about 40 hours a week, 6 hours a day for 5 days.
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Artissimo-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm very sorry, Mel, but I've found myself with no choice but to unfriend you both here and on Facebook.  There's just some things we can't possibly agree on and my instincts of believing in righteousness and freedom are too valuable for me to give up.  But know this.  It pains me greatly to have to have done this.  And I will not forget that you originally motivated me to begin drawing human characters for the first time.

Forgive me, but this is who I am.  A Christian who believes in justice and freedom of choice for all instead of believing in things that control our lives instead.  I write my own destiny in the hopes that one day, all people of America will be free.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Why? Is this about my views on gay marriage?
Artissimo-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015   Digital Artist
No.  Planned Parenthood.  The fact is this.  If people don't believe in these things, they should just not do it, not force their beliefs on everyone.  I understand why you don't believe in abortion, but the fact is the GOP and others are trying to enforce this belief on the entire country, and it should not have to be that way.  I believe in freedom and choice, not force.  And that's what not even you can deny.  That higher authority people are forcing their views on the entire country.  That's why defunding Planned Parenthood is not a good thing.  It takes away choice.  It takes away freedom.  America is supposed to represent freedom, but the GOP is using the Bible as an excuse to enforce their beliefs on others.  And I just don't think we can come to an agreement on this, only agree to disagree.

I'm proud to be a Christian and stand for freedom.  Oh, and since you mentioned it, allowing gay marriage represents equal marriage via the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  It's another thing about freedom and free rights.  Like with abortion, if people don't believe in gay/lesbian marriages, they just don't do it, not enforce beliefs on others.  That's the problem with the anti-Christian GOP.  And I feel this is more than just a point of view, especially when freedom and justice is concerned.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Of course, I wasn't trying to force my beliefs on anyone. I'm sorry if that was the impression you got. I never force anyone against their will, and I don't sever ties with anyone who disagrees with me. I try my best to disagree without being disagreeable.

It's your choice, but it hardly seems fair to unfriend me for this. I still want to be your friend even if you don't consider me yours.
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   General Artist
Crayon art video:…

Some impressive crayon art! :D
VividVapor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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