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I am one with VARIETY disease....:D


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Taala / Tammy
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
New Zealand
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Current Residence: North Island, New Zealand
Favourite genre of music: just music
Favourite photographer: Ones who take beautiful landscape pics :)
Favourite style of art: Cartoony and gothy
Operating System: Windows 7 ;___;
MP3 player of choice: none
Shell of choice: A soft cotton holder with a half broken flag on front
Wallpaper of choice: My own art! Cycling~
Skin of choice: Well, I'm brown. I don't think you get a choice in skin colour
Favourite cartoon character: Finn the Human
Personal Quote: "Love the Lonely-for they will love you back."
Remember that previous journal where I said I was feeling a bit on the anxious and depressive side? Remember how I was like, I actually got over it and drew some stunning things anyway?  Like this -->…

Well guess what happened on the same day -
I got pretty sick, and it made my asthma really bad, but even at the end of the day, I was still recovering.
Then my mom calls me and told me my uncle (her brother) died.
It's been a tough time of family deaths over the past 2 years, and now I am going to my family's city for 2 weeks to take care of my younger sister while my parents go overseas for the funeral.

I've had to inform work and cancel a number of things, but I've got to be there for my family. It's been another hit for all of us.

What does this all mean? Well, before my commissions were slowed cause of my husband was suffering through an emotional time, but certainly now I'm not going to be able to work on commissions in those 2 weeks.

I may try to get pencil sketches done if I'm up to it - but I can't guarantee anything.

This also means when I come back - I'll get in contact with people on my waiting list to see if I'm still able to do their commission idea.
I may not have as much time in the rest of the year - since I was also getting ready to apply for studies next year.
...on a positive note, my family may be getting a dog because of my studies, so yay!

I'll still Tweet and Facebook in that time, and maybe a bit of Skype. So I'll still be contactable! ^^

All I can do is keep trying u.u;

- Taala/Tammy
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: MrSuicideSheep Channel
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Watching: Cry's Lets play Okami!
  • Playing: Ratchet and Clank: Gladiator
  • Eating: Beef
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate


pppfbt xD
Sun Jun 15, 2014, 9:14 PM
Thank you for the watch! BUT STOP FAV'ING TO NON-ART! :V
Fri Jun 6, 2014, 2:09 AM


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jc5943 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey gorgeous lassie! I was thinking of you for a bit just a little while! I wonder about how well are you! Did I have you on facebook?................. I'm stuck up in my life in the same place and same environment for the past six months too long now and haven't a clue thinking how to be an escape artist for some time... Do you make money by doing this? I want to be inspired by you cuz I'm only a beginner, idk what to do with my life, would you help?
taalaruhun Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, I am honoured to be in someone else's thoughts but do know that sounded a little creepy to read in the morning ^^;
I am doing pretty well though, thank you for asking, and I don't know if I've seen you on facebook. If you'd like to add me, my FB
is taala.ruhun.

I'm sorry you feel so stuck, but using drawing as a means of distraction from your environment is a good idea! ^^
I make a very small amount of money off my art, since it is based purely on commission work. Sometimes I try to
sell at conventions as well. I'm happy you think of me as an insipiration creatively so, I'll offer some art advice.

1. Practice drawing everyday, doesn't matter if it's doodles or full on or even if it comes out bad, just keep drawing.
2. Learn to draw from still life, I took life drawing classes for some time (and plan to again) because it really helped me
understand more how objects work from life to paper.
3. Use plenty of references, sometimes I even draw over a pose but then correct and shape it so it doesn't look awkward.
It's all about understanding and learning from a reference, not merely copying it.
4. Be patient, being a good artist doesn't take overnight, it takes years and years...and even then a professional artist will say 'drawing is difficult'.
5. Enjoy drawing art! This is the most important one because if you love your own art, chances are other people will too.

That is the best pieces of advice I have ever typed. Some of that I need to even remember myself sometimes ^^;
So I hope that has given you a starting point to be an artist :D
jc5943 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've read and then copied your notes down. I'll have a ponder about ways I can push myself further from my current artistic or creative drawing skills... Thank you :) my experiences in living a life can be hard for me also... With lots of weaknesses could be a serious problem for me that became a bad burden so that I might be depressed :( how to take heart and pick oneself up in resilient strength when one falls down and lost faith or grace? There are things in real life you don't see are obstacles that stops you from having this positive feeling to pick up yourself to do a thing you love doing the most again in any work etc... So yeah.
taalaruhun Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and yeah - times can be tough but - ya just got to do what makes you happy :)
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AnimatedBeing Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank your for the fav! :D
taalaruhun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome :D
mylife42 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you for the watch! BUT STOP FAV'ING TO NON-ART! :V
taalaruhun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you twerk xP
Ice-wolf-elemental Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! :dummy: :+fav: :iconohyoucasplz:
taalaruhun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
heh you're welcome :D
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