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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 ✿~


It's been so long again, I'd firstly like to apologise to commissioners who have paid and have been waiting patiently.
Seriously, these last few months have been WAY WAY busier than I ever expected. But hey, I'm back!

So in that 2 weeks of awayway - I have discovered the joys of Skyrim, and so did my husband :icondoubtingthomas:
It ate us. It ate us whole. And now Thomas bought it for my PC here at home...oh dear (I swear I'll not Skyrim forever xP)
But overall, the reasons for my sudden disappearance was sad, but things have perked up for now.

I also have an interview for my study to be a dog trainer in October! So it's basically confirmed now. I am totally studying full time next year.
You know what that means?


And this is where I have devised a plan :D


So, this is how you unlock art/commission slots from me for next year.
I would only be able to afford time if I got a bit more support.
I'd really like to be able to do more arts next year, but this is how I think I'll be able to do so.
So any contributions will be very welcome :)

More life things! Um, I quit my current dog walking job so I can prepare for next year, and get to focus on art.
My commissions, my own art and art for this awesome dude and his campaign! --> drdubz…

Seriously, check it out! It's gonna be so epic! SUPPORT! ALL THE SUPPORT!!
So he'll keep me busy in October for sure. And I'm already going to a comic con called Overload then.
Welp - at least it's art busy xP


~✿ Commission Update ✿~

For People on Active List - I will certainly finish your commission within this year, I won't let it get too late ^^;

For People on Waiting List - There may be a chance by the time I get to you, I will no longer be able to take on a bigger commission project if it leaks into the next year. I will see how I do as a I finish the active list, but just thought to let you know. I know there are few going over $100, and I'm really uncertain at this point if I can do commissions that big o-o; I'll have to see how it goes!

So I'll leave an ever so slightly updated commission list here.

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




1.  josef0815 - 1 soft shade (inked)
2. Somer - 1 wildcard
3. chubby-kun - 1 softshade

Waiting List:

1. narokh
2. 13wingvamp
3.  rayth
4. KimmyKiwi
5. shiran.zyon
6. gilliander

Art Trades


2. novasiri - Her OC Mona - MY END --/-- HER END

3.  watergleam - Her OC Watergleam (Started) --/-- SHE'S ALREADY DONE MY HALF - I'M COUNTING AS HER END OF TRADE!!

and yes they are all drawing my fairy dragoness Taala in return - aaahhnnn ~ (they just wanted to draw her anyway but I wanted to do art in return as well ^^)

Prize Art

1. Djinnchild - her OC Rex - I hope to stream this ^^ (and hopefully get more ref >.> )

~✿ Website Update ✿~ - I updated it! Yay! :D

~✿ Other Stuff Update ✿~

Webcomics by people I know - SUPPORT!

ASTIGIAN --> (made by my friend who is an amazing writer and upstarting artist)

SACRIFICAL SCHOOLGIRL CELIA --> (made by my husband who is a solid writer and amazing at visual detail)

FERAL (not a webcomic BUT SUPPORT IT!) -->

"It doesn't matter in the end, they'll fade. All things fade with time...even time itself".

- Taala/Tammy
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: The Living Tombstone - Five Nights At Freddys
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Watching: Cry's Lets play Okami!
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Red Grape Juice


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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