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Let's talk about FREE STUFF


I rely on a lot of free and open-source software, due to being poor, or maybe just spending too much money on chicken treats. Here are some that I personally recommend (software, not chicken treats, although you're welcome to ask about those too).

- FireAlpaca for digital sketching and painting.
Other free options include GIMP, Krita, MediBang, Paint.Net, OpenCanvas 1.1. There's also Paint Tool SAI free trial for 30 days. If you can't afford Photoshop or other expensive software, try one of these.

- Spriter for making 2D rigged animations.
It runs extremely slow for me. But it basically works, if you can't afford Spine or Flash.

- for editing animated GIFs.
I use Photoshop CS3 for all my animations, but this tool can be useful for others.

- Sculptris for 3D modelling and texturing.
- Blender for 3D animation and scenery.
You can actually do the whole process in Blender, but Sculptris is much easier for a beginner to use, to model and paint a creature. You can even try low-poly stuff with it.

- L3DT for generating 2D and 3D terrain maps.
I used this to make the animation "Dimensional Flight". Wireframe mountains are so cool! But you can keep them normally textured, of course, and also output nice looping/tiled images to use in all sorts of ways.

- Terragen Classic for generating 3D maps.
It's simple, lacks a lot of features and I find it a bit naff (L3DT is far superior), but maybe you could find it useful somehow.

I also like to make free arty stuff for others! :la:

Gallery folder: Resources

Free pixel avatars, linearts, bases, pose-sketches, animation-sketches... I'm always open to suggestions for more.


Payment widget
Please ignore this empty box. ;)

It's for people to send points for finished commissions. The price will be adjusted for each case.


Mixed colours: Winners

Sun Jun 4, 2017, 1:08 PM
Update: contest is over! There were 32 entries, all of which were amazing and it's so hard to choose any favourites... :noes: The plan was to have only one winner, but I can't resist adding some more.  So, here we go.

This is real nature by DakyCat
Cheetah-horse, Macaw-cheetah by DakyCat
It's a pretty simple cross after all - two quadrupedal mammals - yet really striking, cleanly drawn and posed, and a bonus 2-in-1 with that colourful cheetah, which distracts well from those spots and lines and stops the whole picture being repetitive to look around. Congratulations! I'll send your prize over soon.

 Zebox by DreamingofDarkhorses  King fisher deer by Whitefurwolf  Contest Entry: Rock Doe by dead-kittens3A Dragon withMandarin Fish markings by khkairi12  What the Dinosaurs REALLY Looked Like by Hidadee  Contest: Mixed Colors Entry 2 by GilatheHybrid  
The Mandarin Dragon would have been the winner, but the body shape seems to have been referenced from another drawing (not clear if there was permission earlier), and I prefer people to come up with own creatures. Still a gorgeous idea and design though, along with 5 other runners-up that I just HAD to feature. :heart:

You can all choose between 400 :points: or one month of core membership.

Seriously, if I had unlimited points and could afford to reward every artist, I would shower you all with bonus prizes too. Really impressed by the creativity and effort in every entry! Apologies to those not chosen, but I hope you had fun designing your creatures. Be proud of your art. :love:

I've planned the next contest already. Hope you enjoyed the Terrible Horse disaster 'cause we're gonna multiply that by epic proportions. :giggle:
Just need to work out how to keep track of entries without using Collections, as I don't think anyone will want to clog up their galleries with this special kind of bollocks.

In other news...

My internet connection has been unreliable lately (as usual), tablet occasionally goes weird, and computer's still on the verge of death. I had to try 6 times to boot it up today. :noes:
At least everything is constantly backed-up with religious fervour, so I won't lose any files. It will just take  a (possibly long?) while to find and buy new hardware, re-download software (if it will even run on a newer OS) and set it up to draw again. Oh the joys of having very little money or tech-sense...
By the way, if anyone here knows about Linux - or computer stuff in general! - and could answer some questions, that'd be grand. ;)

Anyway, bye for now, and congrats again to the contest winners.


A bit about me, for anyone who's curious.

- Love all animals. My favourites are equines and birds.
My life-dream is to set up an animal sanctuary. <3
At the moment I just have a flock of pet chickens.
- I have no art education or qualifications. Self-taught all the way!
- Not aiming to be a professional artist. It's just a fun hobby.
- I also mess around with CSS, Javascript and lately learning PHP. Would be cool to make some 3D minigames with Three.js one day. Spyro-y platformers, or showjumping with little horse models...

Update, Jan 2018 - Now developing a browser game! It's a genetic breeding simulation, with griffins. Griffons. Whatever they should be called. Anyway, imagine a weird mix of Flight Rising, Howrse, Dragon Cave and some retro RPG games.

- Commission Info -
Note that I'm currently working on a new art style, and haven't yet decided on prices for it, so that journal is a little outdated. Warning: a lot more random experiment-y paintings are imminent!

Squishie Mezariou by Sandy--Apples

By the way, I'm looking to collect (commission) some more lil' icons and cute mini-arts of this character. Message me with your Points price if interested. ^^


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Nuperjo Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
OhMyGurd... your artwork is epicly stunning :wow: I don't think that statement even does it justice... I clicked here because of your Pegasus base, but got stopped in my tracks by your amazing artwork. Really inspirational and aww inspiring ^W^
Amaranth18 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I've been trying to contact you regarding my commission. Please let me know what's going on.
Kat-O-strophic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art <3
Sent a note about a commission 
ZombieKiller52 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art and your animations are soo fluid :D
(you might get asked this a lot but do you do trades?)
Lilafly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Look what this procrastinating idiot finally accomplished! :dummy:
Em by Lilafly
I'm awfully sorry for taking so long! :'c
My cruel artist brain left me hanging and then life got in the way :c
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