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"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
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** NOTE: I do NOT take requests and art trades. Commissions ONLY open in December and May/June (NO points, NO money, ONLY Amazon Gift Cards). I MIGHT draw gift art sometimes, but only for people I care about. Thank you. **
NOTE: I draw mom-robot breastfeeding artwork
Do NOT watch me if you can't tolerate this kind of content. My content is NOT KINKY and its pure in its spiritual meaning, but I understand there are different sensitivities and cultural/religious viewpoints about it. I respect you. All I ask is for respect and kindness in return. We can always talk via Notes!
For more information about my posting of this type of artworks and writing, please read these journal entry: fav.me/d8uzq8c and fav.me/d8vp97f
I know it's not August yet, but I might be very busy around client work and other projects in August, so I caught the opportunity to do it now while I can.
As a breastfeeding supporter, this is my contribution to the World Breastfeeding Week, taking place from August 1 to 7 every year since 1991. Here is the event's website if you're interested: worldbreastfeedingweek.org
I tought of making a piece featuring me and two of my sweet lil' ones.
Dedicated to all my children, for making my life a beautiful journey.
Please read this journal entry if you are interested! I may up the slot in June if my health allows for it.
Also, as I work through the commission list, I will work also on some ex-commissions and gift artworks that piled up over the months and years (no, I haven't forgotten about it).
Pings: Shinjuchan Note me about your commission idea, if you're still up to it
I might pay for a Core in 2017 if my budget grows a bit more. I'm still moving old artwork to gallery.luana.me and I will use my self-hosted gallery for most of my work, BUT I'm considering the upgrade because there are some functions I want to use again. No, I haven't changed my mind on DeviantART making a bad business decision when they removed the $25/year plan, and I have all the intention to let them know any way I can, but I've been a DA member for 11 years and it feels like a second home, so I want to give it a try for one year and see how it goes.
As for Gallery.luana.me:
Now you CAN register an account to be able to comment on my submissions!
All the watermarked versions of the commissions I draw for you, gift artwork and everything else will be uploaded there and not here on DA (trying to keep my gallery small and focused here)
You should see the following artworks coming up in my DA gallery in the next 4 weeks:
A collage of illustrations of my Selina Hydron character, robot copywriter from planet Steelgen that I make blog at www.SelinaBizGirl.com
And on Gallery.luana.me:
A full-figure illustration of my Destroyer and Ceron characters (Robocity)
A bust illustration of my Oil-Fender character (Robocity)
A 14-year old version of my Electronian daughter Scarlette Amy Berter
The watermarked versions of any commission I'll manage to complete and a gift artwork for my son Ron (striker0)
I will also update the Robocity and Berter Family deviations in my gallery with the new work.
On April 25 I posted a status encouraging you to ask any questions you have about me as a person, and how I would answer them in my next journal entry. Here are the answers to the questions I received so far (feel free to add more to that status! I will reply in my next entry):
I'm not very fond of animals in general, but when I'm around cats I tend to feel a little annoyed, as if they were rivals threatening my territory (yep, I'm a very territorial being). I don't feel that with dogs, I like how they have a kinder approach to me. It depends on the dog, of course: some dogs are so hyperactive that my shields go up immediately and I keep at a distance (it also scares me when dogs jump all around me). In general, though, I'm okay with having either cats or dogs around for a short time as long as they limit themselves to a sniff and a caress and then leave me alone.
P.S. It goes without saying that I don't want pets, right?
Ugh, veeery difficult question you ask. So... I own 30 domain names and connected blogs, but I also have more blogs at various subdomains (of my domains or other website).... so that would add up to 200+ websites overall. I do NOT update them all the time, it would be impossible! I prioritize, so there are blogs that have an update or more a month and blogs that I update once a year. I try to go with the flow of inspiration and, of course, websites that have at least something to do with with my freelance career have absolute priority.
P.S. That also means I haven't been able to work on RobocityWorld.net for about a year because with all the health issues I barely had the energies to work for clients and my business blogs. I try, darlings...
Hrodwulf123 asks: Do you play computer games? If so, which is your favorite genre of games (roleplaying, adventure, strategy or something else)?
I play simple computer games like Angry Birds, Super Tux and Super Mario Bros and never for over two hours a week. I'm really not a gamer. I also have a Transformers Armada game for PS2 that I haven't played in years (on my sister's PS2, because I don't have one of my own). I like arcade games and strategy games for the most.
Now MY question to you:What is the less commented artwork in your gallery? (Link it in the comments and I'll come take a look and comment it myself )
Opening My Heart to You
One of the biggest purchases for my robot project next year is...
Yep. A $250 worth of 6-wheel base for my Rollerbot (hence the name, really). And it's a beauty!
Daring a bit on my personal blog (Luana.me)
I recently found the guts to open a blog series called Sensitive Topics, where I pretty much share my take on various aspects of life, beliefs and the human condition. I'm trying to come out of the closet and be more open about myself, the person I am, my beliefs and lifestyle.
That is NOT to teach anyone how to live and what to believe, though! It's simply to be honest about myself, because that's also the only way to find like minds and kindred souls out there.
I also want to talk about these things from the perspective of an open-minded and open-hearted Catholic (which I am), even though I'm sure someone will popup in comments sooner or later to assume things and label me a something-phobic (just for having certain beliefs and not others). I chose to not care and to not let it depress me again, because just as I respect others' beliefs, I want mine to be respected, too. Besides, nothing changes even if we call something with different names or we live it differently. Nobody gets hurt and we can always disagree respectfully. It's really not that hard. Also, the people who know me always felt safe and respected with me, even when our disagreements reached star level.
Not sure when I'll get started with this series; I'll probably wait to be done with the work marathon and the big stress, because I'm emotionally weaker when I'm almost burning out.
I haven't shared this yet with anybody, because I needed time to make order in my thoughts about it, but my second dream after building a real robot (that's my first big dream) is to have a office outside of the home to work in on busy days.
I'm a work-at-home person due to my health issues and social anxiety (and because freelancing just suits my personality), and I know I'll want to work from home anyway when I'll have a baby for the first year or two of the little one's life, but in general I really want my little place where I can be independent and on my own -- my office, the place that is only mine to work and dream in.
Who knows, maybe one day my sweet Simone and I will have a big house with many rooms where I can turn one into my office, but... it would still be home. I really wish I will be able to afford a place somewhere outside of the home, but hey if that's not possible, even a home office wouldn't be bad.