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Journal Entry: Thu Sep 27, 2012, 10:21 PM

Hey everyone! Finally an update!

FIRST OF ALL! I would like to thank everyone who has been so supportive so far!! :0))) Also thank you to :iconmelodeiia: and :iconakiicchi: for featuring the project in their journals! ; u;

Also I would like to thank :icondanidrastic: ! She's been helping me SO SO SO much! And not just encouraging me, which she does A LOT of, but she's also helping me raise funds for the class by helping paint shoes and also selling her own adoptables, which are AMAZING! On top of it all she's super busy with work and college and she's seriously wonderful for being so helpful. She's taken pictures for me! She'd edited pictures for me! She's listened to me think what I'm doing next through annoyingly out loud during lunch! She's just super wonderful <3 THANK YOU DANI!! :0)

Since school has started I've been meeting with my mentor just about every day, and with every meeting we just get more and more excited about this project. We've talked with the principal and he's going to let us use the school's newest lab for the class! He also gave us the name of someone who MAY be willing to help donate some money towards the tablets, though so far we haven't had any word from them...
I realized a bit ago that on top of buying the tablets, I also am going to need to purchase paint tool SAI license agreements as well, which I was really bummed about, because that basically doubled the cost... BUT SAI is worth it!
I talked to a local Best Buy and they're willing to give us %15 off of the tablets because of the bulk and the good cause, lowering the tablet cost to $680 - and my mentor decided to purchase three of the tablets herself, along with 4 of the paint tool SAI license agreements! These cut the loftly $1400 down to a much more doable $900.

At this point, everything is in order, including the art book, which has been officially started! :iconcourageartbook: It's not yet open to uninvited artists, I'm giving those invited a few more days to respond before going ahead and letting others join in, but feel free to watch or just take a peek if you want! All I need to do before the class is ready to go, is get the money! ;0) My mentor and I have already began a list of students that have expressed interest in the class and we think are the best choices.

So here I am working my butt off fundraising (while juggling 4 ap classes wut... orz)!

So if you're sitting here thinking, "that's all very nice but how can I help at all?! :c", here are some ways!

Like adoptables?
Fall themed adoptables by danidrastic Adoptables: unicorns by lapaa

Want custom, hand painted shoes of whatever you want?!
custom hand painted shoes by lapaa
zelda shoes by lapaa totoro shoes by lapaa

Want to help donate just because you're awesome?!…

If you're feeling all sad cos you have no money,
I totally understand! :0c I'm in the same situation, obviously, or else I wouldn't be here doing this would I?! ;0)
Honestly just spreading the word, leaving a comment, anything, it all helps and it's been really encouraging and you don't have to spend money to help the project :0) just hop in and say good luck if you want to! and thank you for every second of your time <3

Commissions - Open by SweetDuke


1. open

2. open

Paypal | USD

Style 1
brainsssss by lapaa

10 USD
+7 USD additional character
500x600 px (or 2000x2500 px for +10 USD)
500 dpi
transparent background

Style 2
com_ZeireII by lapaa com_PhaedeaII by lapaa com_RenII by lapaa
50 USD
+30 USD additional character
500 dpi
transparent background

If you're interested, please send me a note titled Commission
Please include the following information,
Commission Type: (style 1, style 2)
Character References: (image refrences preferably, written description refrences are fine in most cases however)
Additional Details: (things I need to know about the character / I won't take pose requests but if you have suggestions I'll open-mindedly listen)
AFTER accepted, send payment. I'll begin the piece after I recieve full payment, and finish it as soon as possible (usually a few days at most for chibis - a bit longer for the larger pieces). I will keep you posted on my progress, and supply WIPs if requested.

THANK YOU so much, everyone! :0)
I'm so so so looking forward to creating this charity art book with all of you!

my little sister is creating a page for the art book herself as well !! :iconcraiplz:!

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  • Watching: supernatural
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RaineSeryn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! It's nice to hear it's going along well so far! :D I'm excited to see how the artbook turns out. ^_^
*cough*..>_> I wanted to join the artbook DA page, but I can't, lol. I'll go check it out anyways. hehehe

Good luck as always! I need to get my butt in gear and do a sketch for my last unpaid commission so I can blow it all on commissions for myself. hahaha
lapaa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, sorry! D0X the groups are still kidn of confusing for me orz I can't figure out how to let people join without having to invite them hnn ;;

Thanks so much! :0)) I'm so excited!
My feeling is that the deadline is going to creep up on us way faster than we expected.. ! x:
RaineSeryn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww it's ok. TwT (I'm also not on the page list thing.. should I be?)

I need to think up an idea then! ;A; I definitely want to run it by you before hand like you suggested.

Is there a known deadline? O.O Or a general time-frame? I don't remember if I asked before.
lapaa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I added you earlier today :0)))

Ah, great ! :0D I'm excited!

Not just yet! I can promise the deadline will be posted 6 weeks beforehand, but that's about it for now !
I'm thinking it'll be before christmas o:
RaineSeryn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. XD

I'm slowly getting a theme pounded out. Trying to combine fantasy/fairytale with courage is harder than I thought. ;A; *bad with themes*

Oh nice! 6 weeks is a good amount of time, so I don't have to worry so much. TwT
lapaa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aah it is kind of hard ; u;
courage isn't absolutely necessary, it can be even subtle courage
maybe the courage is your own courage, drawing something you're usually uncomfortable with that's fantasy/faerie tale and not literally courage, but your own courage in drawing the piece, like all emotions, translates through the work ;0)

ah yeah ! I'm kind of starting to freak out, I think it's going to creep up way faster than I ever expected XD
RaineSeryn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I was thinking about doing something beauty and the beast inspired... but... I have no ideas for it.

Maybe red riding hood... hmm.

I'll let you know when I finally do decide. D:
lapaa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooooh that would be so cooll o:
and sound would red riding hood honestly XD
whatever you do will be AWESOMEEE
I'm so excited lawkejr l ; u;
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