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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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What I'm Up To

Journal Entry: Sat May 16, 2015, 12:48 PM
  • Mood: Hope
  • Drinking: Cherry Dr. Pepper

Hard to believe it's already been two weeks since graduation. Doesn't really feel like I graduated, either. I feel like I'm just on another summer break and I'll be back in the fall. I think that's when it will really sink in.

Haven't been doing much. Nothing out of the ordinary, anyway. I've been trying to keep busy with my writing; I completed one manuscript for one of my werewolf stories, and I'm thinking maybe this should be a novella instead of a short story. Would this mean I'd have to publish my werewolf stories separately, or could I still join them together in one volume?

Job-wise, I've been poking around here and there. I think I've found one that might work. It's an editorial assistant job, and I'm in the process of filling out an application right now. They're asking for a copy of my resume, and I have the option to decline for the time being, but I think it's a smart idea if I did give them my resume right away; it would prove I'm serious about this. I do have a resume right now but I also think I should have a few people proofread it before I send it in. Thankfully this application can be saved, and you can finish it anytime.

I'll let you know how that goes. If I get the job, fantastic. If not, I'd be no worse off than I am now.

And that's pretty much it.

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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."

Tangled or Frozen? 

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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
Peace be with you, I pray to God that he brings you Joy and Happiness!
Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:42 AM


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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!!! Heyyyyyyyy I'm a Mormon too! :fistbump: 
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
We know it. We live it. We love it. :hug:
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Mel, where is that message that user sent to you, along with concept art of it? You gave it the title, "My Message" and sent it to me.
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Pinocchio236 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there! How's the life life of a college graduate treating you?
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
So far, not much is going on and I don't really feel like I graduated. It feels like I should still be in school, or that I'm just on another typical summer break.

However, I have been keeping busy with my writing, and I've been doing some job hunting, too. I think I found a job that might work; I'll have to apply, of course, and see what they say.
Sparks-the-Ninja Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
I have a sad twist ending for a 'Friend in Need'
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
No sad endings, if you please.
Sparks-the-Ninja Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
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