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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."
~✿ Life Update ✿~

ALRIGHTY, so it freaking turns out that after a nasty encounter of the 'cat bit me 3 times' kind, I went into shock a few minutes later and that gave me the scare of my life. I mean, having asthma on top of that meant if I blacked out then, I could've..blacked out for good. SO, upon that realisation, I may not actually go to study next year...It's not a definite no for now, but this event made me realise I may not be suitable for animal work.

I mean, I'm very capable, and I really wanted to, but... I have to measure up between "What I want to be" and "Who I am". I am Tammy the Artist, and always
will be. Tammy the Dog Trainer can always come later. With my hair trigger panic attacks and hyperventilating, it may not be the best path for me right now.

So in the mean time, I've officially quit my dog walking job, and plunging into my art list. :3


So here are more haps:

~✿ Convention Coming Up ✿~

This coming weekend, I'll be going to the New Zealand Convention called OVERLOAD -->
You can find me at the table D5 ! -->

I will be exhibiting as Taala Ruhun the artist and promoter for  drdubz's comic Feral which I helped out with.
What is Feral the comic? GO HERE! -->

So I'll be printing posters of recent commission and personal artwork and doing on-the-spot commissions, as well as being a promoter for Feral.

Because of this, I'm spending the current time updating my website --> and getting artworks prepared. So I shall go back to commission work the week after ^^

Speaking of which:

~✿ Chibi Commission Special!! ✿~

To celebrate my new spring into art and the upcoming holiday Halloween, I want to draw chibis! So look out for my next journal going into more detail about those as well as chibi examples

Here is one I did in a stream! --> Chibi Beachball by taalaruhun

~✿ Commission Waiting List ✿~

Goodness this list is getting long x.x - but that's what always being open for commissions is about ^^;
So far, just to make sure people know, the waiting list is an indication of interest and not a secured placement on my commission list
For that, I'll need payment first. :3

I also want to say that I will prioritise small commission work over larger projects because I know I can finish those sooner than late. That would be things like icons, chibis and sketches. However, I'll still work my way down the list from the top, so people who inquired first get the chance to secure a place. :) And I may not necessarily work in order of the list, like I mentioned, smaller projects will most probably be done before larger ones. Just thought to go into more detail - since I'm still figuring out what works best for me ^^

MY COMMISSION ToS and ETC. I updated this a bit! -->…



1. Somer - 1 wildcard
2.   chubby-kun - 1 softshade

Waiting List:

1.   narokh
2.   13wingvamp
3.   rayth
4. KimmyKiwi
5.   shiran.zyon
6.   gilliander
7.   josef0815
8.   ingwie2000



2. Djinnchild - her OC Rex - I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN o-o;;

~✿ AND SO ✿~

It seems I'm fated to be a full time commission artist. Welp, here goes!

- Tammy/Taala
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Tristam - Talent Goes By
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Watching: Cry's Lets play an RPG maker game
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Bacon
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate


Sun Sep 7, 2014, 11:59 PM
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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