Sun Aug 16, 2015, 6:06 PM
Okay so the update is that my classes start tomorrow and I'm really stressed out about a lot of different shit and I'm having a hard time handling all of it, so I'm going insane, that's about it;;
but now I have a PSA for anyone who apparently thinks my art is just for the taking.
Earlier today, a certain incident happened that upset me, although I won't name any names. A sweet individual brought someone's page to my attention where these two icons I made FOR MYSELF were being used as "kinfolk."
Okay, now without even looking at the permission rights, (which both at least say "for my use only"), just take into account that those two are MY FURSONAS.
AS IN CHARACTERS THAT I HOLD VERY DEAR TO ME. That are VERY personal.
Let me get one thing clear: I am not against any kind of kinfolk stuff, okay? To be honest, I think some of it is odd, (note that that is my opinion, btw), but I'm not saying I disrespect it nor do I shame it. But in NO way are ANY of my characters or art pieces to be used as "kinfolk." They are not for you. They are for me or whoever the art has been made for. Unless I have given you permission to use my art, you cannot use it. Simple. That should go for ANYONE'S art, really. Putting the thumbnail of the art doesn't excuse the lack of asking for permission, just wanna throw that out there.
I'd also like to point out that comments basically saying that "I should be honored that someone liked my art enough to steal it," (actual comment I received, by the way, I have the image to prove it, it's incredible), are COMPLETELY disrespectful to ANY artist.
Especially when that account is a 3-week-old account meant, literally, to "bring justice for a friend," (also the actual description on their page, I have a screencap of that as well), but I digress.
Just ask artist's before you use their art without permission, and if they say no, then get over it and move on. Also, don't use people's art and characters as kinfolk unless they say it's okay. Also do the right thing, not the white knight thing. Because that makes you look incredibly disrespectful and rude.
The situation is being handled, however, I've asked them to remove my art and other artist's art. I'm patient, so I will wait until this blows over. Hopefully I won't have to contact the other artists whose art was stolen.
Okay, I'm done griping, just wanted to throw my two cents out there because I'm an adult and I want to handle things in a civil fashion before blowing a fuse or resorting to drastic measures like reporting...even though dA is pretty, uh...neglectful of paying attention to their community in those manners, LMAO.
I now have to have a meltdown because of classes tomorrow, I'm losing my mind.
Tue Aug 11, 2015, 8:38 PM
i might not be active for the next few days because devin surprised me for coming up here to visit for my birthday, and unfortunately he's going to be here well into my first week of attending class. :'c
I honestly don't know what this means for my art activity, because devin and my family said i have a lot of surprises and events going on for my birthday i guess?? so idk, but i just wanted to let you all know i might not be on as much again;;;
but i'll try to get some stuff drawn and uploaded on here before classes start again. uvu
i'll be here to answer messages and things, though. c:
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 7:42 PM
because im bored i guess haha #deviantartistquestionnaire
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Well according to this account, I've been active for 4 years since joining March 20, 2011. But I had an account prior to this one when I was like in middle school/early highschool, but I never put anything on it, haha;;;
2. What does your username mean?
Nothing, it's the dumbest username ever. It's supposed to be like "nebulae before anyone else," because everyone should know how much of a space slut I am, but I heard recently that "bae" means "poop," in Danish or something, so--
Nebula shit. That's me.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
i hate these uhhh...i guess silly, creative, and sarcastic. Those are probably the most prominent.
4. Are you left-handed or right-handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
I think it was that traditional drawing of Stallord from Twilight Princess I did.
6. What is your favorite type of art to create?
Digital art, hands down. It's just really flexible and it's easy for me to work with, and the possibilities are quite literally endless. Favorite things to draw are character and creature designs, though, sweet LOORRRDDD.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
8. What was your first favorite?
Fuck, uhhh--hang on.
WHOA, THIS, OKAY:
still cool af
9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
I don't think I have a favorite "type." I guess interesting character/creature designs??
10. Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
wow, uh--I seriously follow 770 artists on here, and you want me to pinpoint a favorite, there is NO WAY IN HELL, I HAVE TOO MANY.
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Every one of my friends on here, namely Shincovi, CoyoteSoot, Kiibie, HarmonyDissonance, and swolemate. uvu I'd really like to meet anyone I know on here though, it'd be so cool to meet up and get to know everyone! ;v;
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
//LOUDLY SINGS THE PRAISES OF Shincovi
Seriously, she has been a rock for me since we met on Hatena like 6 years ago, easily my best friend. ;-; <33
But everyone I've met has impacted me in some way, everyone from Hatena that became apart of our little group of animating friends on here, many of whom I'm still friends with today, that inspired me to move to dA with them. uvu <33
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Drawing Tablet, SAI, and Photoshop are the primary resources I use. uvu <33
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I'm kind of inspired by anything/everything, so I wouldn't say there's one specific place that helps me to create art, but my dreams have definitely been the source of many great inspirations. So idk, my brain??
15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?
Oh wow, I have so many...I guess whenever someone I look up to/admire watches me or comments or favorites one of my pieces, or when a sweet watcher/passerby leaves a nice comment on my page. uvu <33 It's just really cool to know that someone out there in this huge world appreciates and enjoys something I made, it's weirdly exhilarating. ;v; <33
Favorite memory off the top of my head though was probably that one time where someone said that they shipped me and Shincovi, though.
Wed Aug 5, 2015, 9:36 AM
i came back a few days ago to check up on messages and stuff and i see this "core" shit by my name, and i was like "wtf they just changed the little symbols like a year ago, didn't they??"
i didn't think much of it at first--dA tends to change shit sometimes and let the members figure it out for themselves--but then i see all this "stop core" stuff and like ACTUAL HASHTAGS that say "boycott core" and all this,
so what the hell is happening, can i get like a cliffnotes version?? i know dA's done some shit, but what the hell good is it to "boycott" this new thing weird orange thing???? so uh i guess that's it, im just kinda confused i guess, sorry
Mon Jul 20, 2015, 8:22 PM
yeah, i've been kind of back and forth between busy and not busy and feeling okay and then not okay, so im not sure what's going on, but my challenge is obviously fucked so i dont think that will happen ever again once i finish it;;
but uh...yeah, im really sorry, im just not in the greatest place with my art recently, im not happy with my style at all and im not really proud of anything i do anymore, and it's just more painful than fun recently, so maybe it's just a phase, but idk;;
im just really humiliated by my work, and i feel like im not putting my all into it, and im just really upset with myself and ehhhhh
so i might take a while coming back, and im really sorry, i just think i need some time to sort out myself, i dunno...
sorry to everyone i worried, im starting to let you down and i apologize. unu
Tue Jun 23, 2015, 7:07 PM
I need themes for a 30-day design challenge I'm doing! (that i definitely didn't steal from some other people doing it, oh no)
I'm not looking for any themes in particular, anything from descriptive words to occupation/character classes will work just fine! You may also pick a day if you want, haha.
Please note that I may pick some themes over others if there are too many suggestions!
Here's the list so far:
If you're wondering about Day 22 - Redesign an OC, it's where I pick my own or someone else's OC to literally redesign them in my own way. This doesn't mean it's permanent, (unless it's mine and I like it), it just means I'm changing it's design a bit. uvu
So if you want to offer up an OC to sacrifice on the temporary altar of redesign, or suggest one of my OCs you'd like to see redesigned, please let me know below, I'll make a little raffle out of it perhaps! uvu
Thanks for the help! ;v;/
Tue Jun 23, 2015, 8:21 AM
Okay so I'm using AusieOtterPie's journal skin as an example because i just finished it, but look at this tho
So I get the code all straight away, have all the dummy text in place, and I hit preview and this shows up??
Which is bad because this is where I get the preview of the overall skin working and being correct so I know what works and what I have to fix. But not only that, this is where I take the screen clip to use as the image for when I upload the skin to my gallery.
So not only does the font changes I make to the code not work when I preview it, but the text is obviously shifted downward awkwardly???
And I can hear some of you like "well, nebby, did you check your code?? is everything correct??"
And YES, I CHECKED IT, AND EVERYTHING IS CORRECT AND IN PLACE, AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND. Because in the Write a Journal window, it looks how it SHOULD look:
and when I submit the journal, it looks how it's supposed to look:
SO WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING??
Thu Jun 18, 2015, 6:32 PM
I'm trying to get my journal codes worked out, they seem to be acting strangely now with some of the recent ones I've made, so if anyone is having journal skin troubles on skins that I have made, please let me know, and I'll try and work out the kinks!
On a related note, did dA update the journals in any way to make my codes change?? Because they were working just fine around a week ago, and now they're weird. :'I
also hi, im happy to see you all <33
Wed May 27, 2015, 8:15 PM
Tagged by bae, Shincovi <33
Well, this meme thing seemed interesting enough and I thought maybe I should do this because it might inspire me to change myself, so here goes.
5 positive and negative things about myself!
I'm open-minded and accepting of everyone's beliefs and feelings, and I try my best to keep my heart and ears open for people who need someone to talk to
I procrastinate. A LOT. and it's gross and i'm gross and i'm sorry.
While I don't want to jinx myself by saying I "like" my art, I feel myself really improving and I am trying very hard to continue to do so.
I see other people's art and get discouraged a lot, whether it's because I feel like they have more talent, or because their style looks better or is cuter. Sometimes it's over simple stuff, like I get intimidated by how many watchers they have;;
I try my best to fix problems before more arise, and not let myself get discouraged, no matter what the context is. And whatever "good advice" i try to give other people is what I try to follow as well.
Related to the previous one, sometimes it doesn't work out and I sulk anyway for a few days because it bothers me that much;;; And a lot of the little stuff bothers me. :c
My OCs are like family to me, and they're very important to me, even if some don't get used quite as much as others. I love them all <3
I make too many OCs, really;;;; and I get attached to designs pretty easily;;
I apparently have good ideas, because of the people who have asked me for help, (so, like...maybe 2??), they say I'm brilliant, so--IDK.
I have a bad habit of comparing myself to other people. Be it looks, talents, achievements, etc.
bonus positive and negative things:
i cry a lot about how lonely i get
i have one of those slushy magic cups that makes a slushy when you pour like juice in and squeeze it, (yes, that is a positive)
fun fact: i have like 3 lame "as seen on tv" objects that I love the shit out of
they happen to be the slushy magic cup, an instant ramen cooking bowl, and 2 snuggies, yeah i know, great, right??
im really lame
Fri May 15, 2015, 7:59 PM
First off, I want to apologize to the entirety of my watchers and commissioners for dropping off the face of the planet. Let it be known that I am alive and functioning.
I have finished struggling through finals, so the summer has somewhat started for me, and I may be on here more frequently now, but I have been suffering through a 2-month art block, (almost 3 now). This upsets me greatly. Drawing is part of me, but for the last while, holding my pen does little more than bring me grief and exhaustion. Any drawing I make is gross in my eyes, and any projects I've been working on have been discarded in disgust. Creating designs or looking at old ones upset me now.
Slowly, I'm forcing myself back into it, so I hope to be back with you all soon enough. For the next couple of weeks, I'm on vacation, so I may be away for a bit longer, but know I am going to return.
I'll respond to comments and notes when I have the time. I apologize to those who have waited for a response for a long time and have not received one, I will do so when I can.
Thank you all, I'll be back soon.
P.S. I also apologize that the past few journals have been nothing more than updates on my status, and I am greatly sorry. It seems I'm only able to make excuses anymore, but know that I truly am sorry for my absence, and I am trying to come back. Please be patient just a little while longer.
Sat Mar 7, 2015, 7:02 PM
Stress from college is overrrr!!!....for nooowwwww. :'U
Officially, I'm on spring break, which means I'm going to have more free time to finish up my remaining commission! After that, I'm going to close them up for a while, I wanna take some time to draw things for myself and improve my art... I think I need it.
I'm headed down to see Devin on Monday to spend spring break with him, so I won't have ALL my time free, but certainly a lot of it. c: I'll finish up what I owe before tackling personal goals~
I'll make it on here as much as I can now. I was greatly considering a hiatus before, but maybe I can knock away that desire to come back and stretch my art muscles. uvu
I'm back bbys, hi. ;-;/ <333
Tue Feb 24, 2015, 2:05 PM
I'm under a great deal of stress right now and I've not been doing well health-wise recently, which is why I've been absent from here. College work is also dragging me down and I have midterms this week, so my stress is skyrocketing more than usual.
Unfortunately, my commissions might not be done for a while because of everything I have going on. I greatly apologize, and I can't say just how sorry I am to make you wait longer. I want to be finished with them, but I can't predict a time frame that I will need to finish them.
Commissioners, if you like, I can refund your payments until I AM done with them, just so you have the money and don't feel like you're really out anything, or you can cancel your commission altogether and I will refund your payment as soon as I can. Unless you're feeling extremely patient and generous and give me the time to finish my midterms and other assignments until I can get back to them.
I wish there was a way to compensate for it, but alas, I do not have 50 arms and 3 computers like I want to have for situations like this. ._.
Once again, I apologize, things are becoming more busy and rocky than I want them to be, and it's greatly stressing me out. Commissioners tinysport and AusieOtterPie, you can let me know what your decisions are, and again, I'm very sorry.
Mon Feb 16, 2015, 11:31 AM
I feel really bad because all I've been doing is college stuff and life stuff and im juST--
I'm like trying to do birthday gifts for people so those can be done, but I've also got commissions I need to do, and I also want to practice my style and develop it more;;
Basically, I've deleted everything in my messages, (I watch too many people;;; ), and I've replied to the people I care about, and that's about it, so I've not done a whole lot here for a while, oops;;;
Sort of a habit now, I'm busy with classes and ugh. :'c
So on that note, I apologize for only being 40% here;; I will get birthday gifts out there soon, dont you worry my sweet star babies;;;
As commission status goes, I'm closing commissions for now to finish up the ones I have and also to hone my art skills. As much as I like working with journal commissions, I'd like to work on other types of commissions. unu Also I feel like I'm been slaving on commissions more than personal art, and I want to work on something for me for a bit, idk;;
Mini update: a winter storm is rolling in, so I might lose power for a while, but I don't know for sure?? I'm gonna be working on college classes today so I can get it out of the way before tonight when the storm comes, so commissions might be held off for a day or two to make sure I can work on them under conditions where they won't be compromised;;;
yeah that's it, I have to hurry and work on stuff bye. ;-;/
Sat Feb 14, 2015, 7:18 PM
I was gonna make another video like I did last year, but I don't know how you guys would feel about that, so simple little journal it is! ;v;
Just wanted to say that even though this valentines in coming to a close, there will be plenty more. So for everyone out there moping about not having someone to spend it with, please do not dwell on that. Spend time with the people you care about no matter who they are to you in your life! So no sad faces, no pessimism. It's not over until it's over, and there is still plenty of time. c:
It may sound easy for me to say that since I have Devin, but in the almost 4 years I've been with him, I've only had one Valentine's day with him. It hurts being away from him, but one day, we won't have to be apart. I know we have plenty of time.
So just keep reminding yourself that there is time. Don't feel pressured, don't change who you are to fit someone else's standards. You are you, and you are beautiful in your individuality, and if anyone tells you otherwise, tell me.
BECAUSE I WILL COME OVER THERE AND SHOVE MY FOOT UP THEIR ASS.
Happy Valentine's day, my little Valentines. ;v;
YEAH, ALL OF YOU ARE MY VALENTINE'S, GROUP HUG, I LOVE YOU.
Wed Feb 4, 2015, 8:16 AM
Earlier today I saw someone had made a species that looks SCARILY like Werefuus, (had the alliteration Beast Brand name too), and it ended up being a completely different species.
I've seen a lot of designs and species recently that remind me a lot of my Werefuus, actually. I know their design isn't entirely new or anything, but still, like come on, that was EERILY close.
I didn't say anything though, and I still won't, but ugh.
That's why I'm going to say that I'm rethinking about revamping the species a bit. I don't know what I'll do, but I want more "fu" in their designs. That's a good start, I guess.
Advice would help as far as their design goes because I dunno what I'm doing;;;
Sun Feb 1, 2015, 4:01 PM
I've not been here much because I've been working around my house, my mom hasn't been here all week and I've had to be the only one cleaning and cooking and everything. I've been busy with college and commissions too, so I've only had time to really upload the Grayson concept and answer some simple comments and such, but I hope I'll be back sometime on Wednesday!
Just know that I will answer all my comments soon and I'll be back <333
Love you all my little sweet babys //smooches
Tue Jan 27, 2015, 3:44 AM
yeah i finally got one, whoops
Gonna be used for dumb traditional doodles I have and maybe wips I have, (which will be cross posted on my art tumblr), and also probably dumb pics of me and my cat and dog and whatever else. It's gonna be a more personal account, I guess.
If any of you have one, tell me, I'd love to talk to you! uvu
Thu Jan 22, 2015, 2:23 PM
Shamelessly stolen from empiredog!
For 10 people who comment I will go through your gallery and pick a character or two I like and tell you why they're awesome!
I will link said characters and their owners here so everyone can see too, but if you ask for a feature please also spread the love and start up your own Character feature journal, maybe link one of my characters too? I'd love to see what you guys think!
1. and - Kaliyon's design is amazing, and his clothes are great and I can easily imagine him in a Zelda setting. I don't know much about him, but he's really cute. But THAT CAT, I--The palette on the kitty is to die for, love the bright colors with the natural hues and the hood. Plus, their art is great, like every character they have is great, please look, my god.
2. - I like this guy's simple design but also that really nice, long tail that looks like it could glow. uvu Plus, I like characters that have missing limbs since you don't see them that often.
3. - - I HAD TO TELL MYSELF NOT TO BE BIASED BECAUSE OF HER WEREFUU BABIES, BUT I DO LOVE THOSE TWO. But I picked this chick because, while I nothing nothing about One Piece, nor do I really care to ever at all, I really liked her design! The mismatched stocking are cute and her little hair-bow~ Plus, I guess she can duplicate things, so that's cool??? SHE SHOULD DUPLICATE THOSE SHOES FOR ME BECAUSE THOSE ARE REALLY NICE TOO, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'??? AWRIGHT, UP TOP. //SELF HIGH-5
4. - - This guy is drawn really cute and I think he looks adorable, and I like his cute lil cloud tail. uvu
5. - - Deer, man. Deer characters get me. Like the dark coat colors and the green hints, they're really nice. Also those back leg stockings are really nice, balances out his dark coat more.
6. - - Antlers are my weakness, and so are beads and pretty little orb things, and this guy is actually a great design. I had a design from like a long time ago back in middle school and he looked something like this too, so that kinda helped with picking this guy. uvu
7. - - CREATURES OH MY GOD. LISTEN, WOLVES ARE GREAT, REALLY, BUT CREATURE OC'S, THOSE ARE MY WEAKNESS. This guy is a guess a wingless griff?? I dunno, but I love his face and the shape of his beak and mouth, lord. Monsters, guys. Monsters are my favorites.
8. - and - OKAY FIRST, DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED IN THIS GIRL'S ART. SHE IS GREAT AND SO ARE HER DESIGNS. Like these two, (AND ALSO JEV, ALWAYS JEV), are my FAVORITE designs from her right now. Simple designs that are so beautiful and tasteful with natural dominant palette and splashes of vibrant color. And just small twists of fantasy~ Brilliant, perfect, wrap them up, slap a bow on them, and it is Christmas all over again, they are perfect. ;-; <333 (ALSO ROMAN'S TEETH, LIKE SOMEONE HOLD ME)
9. - - SORRY BUT I HONESTLY DID NOT KNOW WHICH CHARACTERS WERE YOURS AND WHICH WEREN'T??? I like the design of this chick, though, her pupils and hair are really pretty. uvu And she's got cute lil cheek circles like cockatiels do, that's adorable
Tue Jan 20, 2015, 4:10 PM
JUST BREATHE, LINDSAY
EVERYTHING IS OKIE DOKIE
EVERYTHING IS SUPER
YOU ARE ENOUGH
AND YOU WILL NOT YELL AND SCREAM TO THE HEAVENS ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU FUCKING HATE PEOPLE BEING STUPID.
YOU'RE A GOOD FRIEND, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FUCKING ASSHOLES TO YOU
THEY'RE THE ONES WHO DON'T DESERVE YOUR FRIENDSHIP. YOU'RE RAD AS HELL, AND THEY'RE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE YOUR RADNESS IS LIKE YOUR SUPERPOWER AND THEY CANNOT DESTROY IT.
YOU DESERVE A CROWN, AND MAYBE A MEDAL FOR PUTTING UP WITH ASSHOLES ALL YOUR LIFE.
YOU ALSO DESERVE ICE CREAM AND HUGS FOR HAVING EVERY FRIEND YOU'VE EVER HAD STEP ALL OVER YOU, (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SOME OF THE SWEETIES HERE AND THAT BABE IN MEXICO, YOU NEED TO WIFE HER, NEVERMIND THAT ENGAGEMENT RING ON YOUR HAND).
YOU ALSO REAAAAALLLY WANT PASTA. PASTA MEANS COMFORT, AND COMFORT MEANS ZERO AGGRAVATION.
PEACE, CALM, ZEN, EASE, OTHER SYNONYMS OF RELAX.
sorry, i needed to vent quickly and also my tablet is all the way over on the other side of the room and i didnt wanna get up to get it to vent again, whoops.
HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE MINI MELTDOWN I HAD, IM REREADING NOW AND IM GREATLY AMUSED, SO I HOPE YOU ARE TOO.
~NEBBY NEEDS A PSYCHIATRIST MAYBE.