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: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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Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 1:34 PM
  • Mood: Dazed


As you all know, I'm due to graduate in a couple of months.

As you also know, I've got some per-eeeee-etty hefty loans to pay back. I'm talking more than $40,000 here. (Yes, you read that right.)

I probably should have reconsidered borrowing so much. It would have been fantastic if tuition didn't cost so much, if I took more classes and graduated sooner, or if I never had to rely on the government for school at all. But the fact remains that I owe this much. So the only logical thing to do now is get started on repayments. They say it's a smart move to start paying back your loans before you graduate; you cut down a great deal on interest that way.

Besides, the sooner you pay them back, the better.

At least I don't have to worry about grad school. That would have racked up so much more debt, and I don't want to get into any more debt than absolutely, positively necessary. It's also a good thing I stayed at home during school. (The dorm life's not for me anyway.)

Right now, I'm enrolled in a typical 10-year plan. My folks said they would help me if need be, and I'm going to poke around some more for jobs in the next couple of weeks. (The last thing I need right now is to crash and burn on my final semester.) Hopefully I can find something decent soon, and hopefully I'll get lucky with my books, though I'm smart enough not to totally pin my hopes on them.

Until I can get on my feet financially, I would be truly, truly grateful if any of you would chip in some. Nothing excessive, just a little something to help cushion me. A few dollars here, a few dollars there.

Even spreading the word helps, or offering me advice on what I can do to earn some extra cash.

I only accept Paypal, and I solemnly swear not to use this money for anything else. I like to treat myself as much as the next person, but I will strive to set aside some money that will ONLY be used for repaying loans. So if I ever buy a commission or something in the future, it will come out of my pocket, not yours.

Speaking of commissions, I'll be happy to do a few more if you'd like. Spring break is next week, which should allow me a little more time to draw.

Thanks for your time, patience, and help, mates. It's appreciated so much more than you know. :heart:

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Mel Mather
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: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."
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Happy birthday!~
Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Hi! Your drawing style's awesome :D
Sat Mar 2, 2013, 9:31 AM
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Who loves Mel Mather and Terence? Oh, yeah, MANDI POPE DOES.
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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!
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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
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Peace be with you, I pray to God that he brings you Joy and Happiness!
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:icondragonnerd445:
Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
How are you, Mel?
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:iconunicorn-skydancer08:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Doing okay, overall. How about you, Nerdie?
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:icondragonnerd445:
Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Doing good. :)
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:iconunicorn-skydancer08:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
What's on your mind?
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:iconpinocchio236:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Wanna chat?
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:iconunicorn-skydancer08:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
We're chatting now.
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:iconpinocchio236:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:nod:
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:iconunicorn-skydancer08:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hope you're feeling better.
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:iconpinocchio236:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Can we chat?
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:iconunicorn-skydancer08:
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Later, sure.
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