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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."

Tristan's Mate

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2014, 1:21 PM
  • Mood: Love Dazed
  • Listening to: Do You Believe In Love ~ Huey Lewis
  • Eating: Pickles
  • Drinking: Water

Yes, you read right. Terence isn't the only one who finds love! :love:

I've thought a lot about Tristan's mate and what she's like, and I don't yet have her fully figured out. Any advice would be welcome.

I do know for sure that I want her to be a pinto. (There are some pinto unicorns, though not too many.) I'm bouncing back and forth between making her brown and white or black and white. Which sounds better?

Also, I'm having trouble figuring out the design of her patches; I don't want her to be a carbon copy of Rain from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Any suggestions, mates?

For now, her name is Lorena Lightheart, and she's a very bubbly and giggly mare, very easily amused. When she meets Tristan, naturally she laughs at him (in a good-natured way, especially when he acts all goofy around her), but she finds him charming all the same.

In time, needless to say, it becomes true love.

Lorena grows very fond of Terence; she's heard so much about him and considers him a great hero.

And yes, Lorena and Tristan have children. They have one daughter, Amara, and one son, Silvain. At least I have the kids figured out.

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I want to draw Moloth and his gang for Halloween. Shall I show them one at a time or put them together in one big poster? 

19 deviants said Go for the poster!
13 deviants said Why not show them one at a time first and THEN combine them?
2 deviants said One at a time


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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kuabci Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thanks much for the HP Favourites!
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No problem, mate! Your work is awesome. :w00t:

I may not be the world's biggest HP fan (though I'd take that series over Twilight in a heartbeat), but I always find the fan art extremely fascinating.
kuabci Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Oh well, yes, of course, I would take just about ANY series over Twilight in LESS than a heartbeat, but I see what you're saying.  It's funny, I think fanart is a two-edged sword.  Some of it is really good and interesting, but some... not so much.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
The HP books are nicely written, but it gets pretty dark toward the end, and she kills off at least half the characters I actually liked. When I first read about Sirius's death, I was so depressed for the rest of the day, and it was a good while before I found the courage to pick up the book again. To this day, The Order of the Phoenix is the book I'm least enthusiastic about. I wanted to strangle Rowling when she killed Dumbledore, Dobby, Tonks, Lupin, and Fred, too. (I know we're talking good vs. evil here and not everyone survives the fight, but come on.)

I've seen some pretty pathetic fan art, and other art pieces make me salivate all over my keyboard.
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Digital Artist
I figured this would be useful for you. It's a mary sue test for writers:…
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Yeah, I remember taking this quiz before. Here's what I got:

Terence is nothing like you. He is so impossibly hip that he has difficulty seeing over his own pelvis; he'll probably die young, but damn, will it have been a good life. He always knew he was special, destined for great things - and probablyf made sure everyone else knew it too. He's come in for his share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever he gains, he's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Terence. Maybe he's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like him and are trying to give him a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Terence is a good character. Give him room to be himself before you stifle him.
liark2z Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav :hug:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
No problem, mate! :huggle:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wanna chat on Facebook?
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Homework and Institute tonight. Sorry.
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