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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.

Journal History

Zootopia Review

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 25, 2016, 10:06 PM
  • Listening to: Try Everything ~ Shakira

And now for a more positive entry.

I finally did it, mates. I finally sat down and watched Zootopia from start to finish. (It was my family who insisted, considering I'd asked for the DVD on my birthday.) Now I understand 100% what all the hype's about. This is a movie worth getting stoked about.

Even though I already knew what to expect (having stolen some "peeks" on YouTube and Wikipedia), I have to applaud these guys for the delicious twists they provided. Especially with Dawn Bellwether. Just like with Prince Hans, they did a most impressive job at concealing and revealing her true colors. She was just so sweet and unassuming for two-thirds of the show; who'd have remotely considered that she was the criminal mastermind all along? Talk about a ba-a-a-a-ad girl!

I was surprised at the bits of swearing in this movie, and at some of the obvious innuendos and the references to The Godfather, but otherwise I have no complaints.

What are my thoughts on Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde?

Judy's now included on my list of female heroes. She's smart, spunky, and strong, with a cuteness to boot.

Nick is a real foxy dude with a heart of 24-karat gold. And yes, he's included on my list of male heroes.

Both Nick and Judy's character growth is nothing short of phenomenal. It's extremely powerful when Nick demands to know if Judy's afraid of him, and when they hug and make up under the bridge, and it's only fitting that Judy's the one to pin Nick's badge on him in the end. (May I say, Nick looks super-hot in full cop getup, sunglasses and all.)

Do I ship Nick and Judy as a couple?

I guess I wouldn't complain (not too much) if they became a canon couple, but I kind of like them better as platonic partners. Sure, I'm a hopeless romantic, but it's refreshing now and then to have a show where the main characters love each other as brother and sister and don't always "hook up" in the end.

I'm not a fan of Shakira, but her song "Try Everything" won me over. It's now included in my personal music collection.

The themes of overcoming racism and following your dreams despite all the naysayers (while at the same time being a little smart about those dreams) are extremely applicable to our day.

On a side note, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the actor who plays Mayor Lionheart also plays Tenzin (one of my favorites) in The Legend of Korra.

Like I always say, I'm usually skeptical of a movie in the beginning and I'm very picky about what I do watch. I was as skeptical of Zootopia as I'd been of any other movie.

Now that I have seen it for myself, on a scale of 1 to 10, I give this one a 20.

And who knows? You may even see a few "fan art" pieces from me in the future.

That's about it for now. Ciao.

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Mel Mather
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
:bulletpurple: Born and raised Utah girl

:bulletblue: Lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

:bulletgreen: Certified chocoholic and French fry addict

:bulletyellow: Aspiring writer and artist

:bulletorange: Terence's creator/slave driver

:bulletred: 68% dreamy, 16% artistic, 14% caring and 2% crazy

Is it okay for girls to have guy role models and guys to have girl role models in books, movies, cartoons, live-action shows, etc.? 

66 deviants said Of course, it's okay! Gender shouldn't be a deciding factor in an inspirational character.
3 deviants said Cookie, cookie, cookie, cookie, schnookie! :cookie: :heart:
2 deviants said Girls relate to girls and guys relate to guys. It's how we roll.


Happy Birthday!
Mon Jun 20, 2016, 6:48 PM
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


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sampea Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hello, there, unicorn-skydancer. I have started a new fanfic and I would very much like you to see it and tell me what you think:…
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whatever, dude.
PinokeDisneyFreak Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PinokeDisneyFreak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
 Nice hair!
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!!! :party:
Ainrana Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lol ur old. ;)
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Says you. :nana:
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