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About Deviant Artist Premium Member Mel Mather26/Female/United States Groups :iconterence-and-tumnus: Terence-and-Tumnus
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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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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."

A Sad Loss

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:44 PM
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Listening to: I Want a Mom ~ Cyndi Lauper

I read just now that Senshee and Stardust-Phantom have just lost their mother.

I feel so bad for them; I can't begin to imagine how I would feel if I lost my mom.

I want to do something special for them. For now, I guess I can only be their friend and maintain good thoughts and prayers on their behalf.

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I want to draw Terence and Rhiella as a classic Disney couple. Which couple ought I to attempt first? 

7 deviants said Prince Adam and Belle
6 deviants said Robin Hood and Maid Marian
4 deviants said Prince Eric and Ariel
3 deviants said Prince Phillip and Aurora
3 deviants said Eugene and Rapunzel
2 deviants said Prince Florian and Snow White
2 deviants said Aladdin and Jasmine
1 deviant said Prince Charming and Cinderella
1 deviant said Some other Disney pair that couldn't fit in the prearranged 10 slots: ________
No deviants said Prince Naveen and Tiana


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
Peace be with you, I pray to God that he brings you Joy and Happiness!
Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:42 AM
Mandi Pope RIDICULOUSLY adores, loves, admires and looks up to Mel Mather!!!!
Mon Feb 27, 2012, 9:15 AM


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AngeInk Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
GangnamPom Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
hey, if you seriously want me to do something for you. I do take commissions. I mean I'll still occationally draw you something for free, cause you're so awesome, but if you are aching for a certain picture you can "make me". I'm real cheap, 5 bucks for full color
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'll definitely consider your offer, mate.

Right now, there is one thing you could do for me: show some compassion to my friends whom I've mentioned in my latest journal.
GangnamPom Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I will keep them in my prayers
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you. :hug:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be on Skype.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Right now I'm kind of busy with dinner, but maybe we could Skype afterward.
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
We shall see.
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