Currently working on: 06-18-13 | Commission for Gemma. Just a few details in the background and I can start coloring this fun commission.
Artwork is © 2013 by Marina Neira based on characters created by and belonging to Marina Neira and Ikklegem. Reproduction without written consent is strictly prohibited.
Hi everyone! Thanks to my super wonderful sweet boyfriend I have a 3DS XL and Animal Crossing New Leaf!! >u< ♥ ♥ ♥ It’s my first time playing an Animal Crossing game and I’m loving it! Mostly because I can play with so many of my friends.
Anyway! ^w^ Here is my info:
- Code: 1220-6843-6170
- Town: Maplenut
- Mayor: Marina
- Native fruit: Apples
REMEMBER! I’ll be posting on Twitter when I open my town gate so please send me a follow request if you want to know when I do! You can find me on Twitter as marinaneira.
Don’t forget to let me know if you add me! Drop me a note or send me an ask with your friend code too! ♥
Hey guys! I know the past few months I’ve been especially lax answering comments everywhere —dA, FA, Weasyl. I do a bit better with Facebook and Tumblr because there aren’t as many commenters so it’s more manageable, but overall, I really suck at replying. >_<;
I always used to rather look down on people who didn’t reply to folks who took the time to type out a nice message for the artist, because really, how long does that take?
Unfortunately sometimes it really seems to take more time than I have available. Every comment you leave makes me happy and I’m struggling to find a way to thank you all that doesn’t feel like I’m bulking it all in this post (which is precisely what I’m doing.) Some of you comment all the time, and I notice that. I remember your names. Some of you always write funny things, or say things that, when I’ve posted something at 4:30am and I’m falling asleep at my keyboard, or when I am literally twitching from lack of sleep and caffeine, make it all worth it and I can go to bed happily even if exhausted.
Those of you who commission me, you are all wonderful. Every one of you has always been polite and a pleasure to work with. After my less-than-pleasant experiences doing commercial art, I treasure you guys. It’s why I’m looking forward so much to meeting some of you at my first con next month.
But I digress. The purpose of this journal was to mainly apologize for not engaging with you guys and answering comments more. They keep me going SO much, you cannot imagine, just to know someone is enjoying the art, so I don’t want you to think that I don’t care. It’s just that between art school, my part-time job, and trying to get faster and faster at commissions because I’m still SO freaking slow for the quality of my output, it’s really hard to find time to answer them properly, and I don’t like to half-ass anything. T.T
As soon as I’m able I want to hold another free art raffle as a way to show my gratitude to you all. But until then I just want to thank you again for your support. It really means a lot to me. ;_;
“Up, up!” | A commission for MalyMilo on FA of his little vanilla bear cub. This is my first time toying with adding animation to an icon. ^//u//^
Artwork is ©2013 by Marina Neira based on a character created by and belonging to MalyMilo on FA. Reproduction without written consent is strictly prohibited.
Aaah, yes, I went and sketched the desk and sewing machine and mat on the floor, everything, but then the characters obscured it so much that I had to ignore that part of the sketch altogether! Sadness. It made the room so complete! TwT
But I’m glad you like it, and thank you Suu! <3
Stand Still! | A commission for my dear friend @DrakeDaSheep, also featuring @cadpigjr. LOTS of fun to work on, and to make up for my last WIP-deficient post, lots of progress shots this time! ^u^ ♥
Artwork is ©2013 by Marina Neira based on characters created and copyrighted by babydrake and cadpigjr on FA. Reproduction without written consent is strictly prohibited.
Milo’s Two Year Old Birthday at McDonald’s | A commission done for Milo, featuring him, myself and our mutual friends Gem, Ozzie and Tavi as well as Deven Drake, Damion Wolfycub and Happy the Husky.
I had the best intentions to include LOTS of WIPs when posting this here but I have to keep plodding through my commission queue so it doesn’t look like I’ll have the chance. Oh well! I am quite happy with how this turned out overall.
Artwork is ©2013 by Marina Neira based on characters created and copyrighted by devendrake, toddlergirl, tavimunk, ozziekitskunk, malymilo, Marina Neira, damionwolfycub and happy-the-husky. Reproduction without written consent is strictly prohibited with the exception of the commissioner and those featured in the picture.
Artist Friendship Ritual
A happy, magic moment when it happens. Immediately thought of @amdathehmst, my favorite crazy hamster lady and best artist fwend. ♥
So I’m watching a movie titled King of the Hill on Netflix and suddenly Adrien Brody appears. I did NOT know Adrien Brody was in this movie and now I’m like ヽ(；▽；)ノ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥~~
Prettymuch what this tumblr is about.
I tell you hwhat.
You just ain’t right, Almond. Of course, I’m one to talk.
Reblogging because BEST THING I’VE EVER FOUND ON THE INTERNET.
I’ve been having a couple of emotionally draining days. Sorry I’ve been sparse here and on Twitter, but I’m still drawing my heart out and trying to carry on with a smile on my face. Just looking forward to Megaplex which right now cheers me up more than anything. I can’t wait to meet the friends I’ve come to treasure so much over the past year and a half.
It’s also raining, so this gif really fit the weather as well as my mood.
Time To Head Home | It’s finished! And here you go with a random WIP for good measure. Just some personal art for a change between commissions… I practiced a more painterly technique for the background, one that will take me a long time to perfect yet. Overall I’m happy with how it came out, although it gave me a lot of trouble and many things about it bother me.
Anyway, this is the first time I draw Darla with this hair color. Those familiar with the character have always seen my little ermine-elf with her trademark white hair and black-tipped white tail. Darla would normally only have that white hair color in the winter time. However, after a childhood illness (the same illness that caused the death of her mother) Darla’s hair remains perpetually white even after the winter in which she falls sick gives way to spring, and it remains that way ever after.
This illustration portrays her before that time, as only a little toddler, so her hair was still the right color for the season. Randa looks… as Randa always looks. ^w^; She is a thorn-goat, hence the thorns, vines, leaves and flowers growing from her body.
Incidentally, Randa wasn’t always so grouchy and gloomy-looking. She changes a lot after Darla’s mother (her original owner) dies. But, she is always a faithful guardian to Darla even as the years go by…
Meganeea, along with all character designs, names and related media is © 2013 by Marina Neira. Reproduction without written consent is strictly prohibited.
Heading home soon, and hoping to get that drawing completed today… Painterly backgrounds are still so hard for me but I want to challenge myself.