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Etsy Shop Open!

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 7:45 PM
Thrilled to say that I've opened up my Etsy shop where you can find button pins of my chibi & Alice vs. ALICE work.  Soon, I'll have prints up of my Alice vs. ALICE pieces!  In the meantime, though, I've created a pretty sweet button set to show your A vs. A pride. ;)

Check them out at my shop here:  www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralMoonSt…

I am working on one more commission for the wonderful HopelesslyDaft and then I'll probably open up 5 more slots, so keep an eye out for that upcoming journal entry <3


<3 Nikki

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Paramore
  • Reading: 'Storm of Swords' agaiiiin...
  • Watching: Dr. Who, Season 4
  • Playing: Diablo III

Commissions are Closed!

Journal Entry: Wed May 30, 2012, 5:57 PM
Commissions are closed for now, thanks to everyone who contacted me and ordered!  I'll be sure to update again when they re-open :)  For now, I'll post the list and update with progress!


1.) :icontreetopfoxx: -

Mature Content

Commission - Tank Girl by NikkiWardArt
- Completed 6/2

2.) :iconhopelesslydaft: - Commission - Sinos The Stormbound by NikkiWardArt - Completed 6/3

3.) :iconhopelesslydaft: - Commission - Nightmare by NikkiWardArt - Completed 6/10

4.) :iconhopelesslydaft: - Commission - Zuberi by NikkiWardArt - Completed 6/14

5.) :iconhopelesslydaft: - Sa'Krahl Skayden, "The Black Dragon" FCC - Preliminary Sketches 6/19


<3 Nikki

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Diablo III
  • Reading: Diablo III Forums
  • Watching: Diablo III vids
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Diablo III
  • Drinking: Diablo III

Commissions are OPEN!

Sat May 26, 2012, 2:49 PM
LET ME DRAW FOR YOU!  Here's how it works:  

First, check this image to see what types of commissions I'm offering:


:thumb304532490:


- Commissions will be accepted and completed on a first come, first serve basis.

- I have 5 slots available at this time.  Please comment on *this journal entry* to request a slot.

- If you get a slot, I will Note you about your commission and will have you fill out a short and painless order form.  After we iron out the details, I will send you the total amount due.  Payment is respectfully requested before the work begins. :)

- Then, you can sit back, relax and chill while I make zee art magics for you!  If you have any other questions, please ask!

Thanks, everyone! <3


Commission Slots:

1. TreeTopFoxx
2. HopelesslyDaft
3. HopelesslyDaft
4. HopelesslyDaft
5. HopelesslyDaft


Edit:  Slots filled!  I'll be sure to post again when commissions re-open :)

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Diablo III
  • Reading: Diablo III Forums
  • Watching: Diablo III vids
  • Playing: Diablo III
  • Eating: Diablo III
  • Drinking: Diablo III

Of Engagements and Artist Alleys

Sat May 5, 2012, 12:19 PM
I have to say, it's been a pretty sweet two months since getting laid off.

In April, we went to Vegas and Utah to see my family, then swung over to Florida for a week to visit the boyfriend's family.  Then, while staying with one of my very best friends in Orlando, we spent THE perfect day at Disneyworld.  My guy proposed to me right under the castle during fireworks!  We're looking at getting married at Disneyland next spring!  Afterwards, we drove from Florida back to Texas in his new car, and stopped in New Orleans for a night to see what beignets and Bourbon Street were all about.  Like I said, all in all, pretty awesome two months!

In addition to all this, my friend, JPepArt, and I have been snagging Artist Alley tables left and right for cons this year.  We will be at Austin Comic Con (www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/ho…) in October, and then Ikkicon(www.ikkicon.com/) in December.  I know that's a long ways off, but we are really jazzed about being at both cons and are ramping up to make art, pins, keychains, plushies and assorted pony paraphernalia!  As we get closer, I'll post more info on where you can find our table.  Be sure to check out :iconjpepart: 's gallery for her beautiful art!

And a quick shout-out to my Alice vs. ALICE fans:  You rock, and your support is what keeps me excited to make these silly little strips.  Thanks for all the comments and notes!  I have some semi-violent shenanigans planned for the current story arc, so stay tuned! ;)

~Neepa

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Disney Gals Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Pocahontas Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Jessica Rabbit Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Giselle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Ariel Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt  
Meg Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Battle Armor Mulan Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Esmeralda Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Sally Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Belle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Nala Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Kida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Merida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Other Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Aang Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Catwoman Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Harley Quinn Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Band of Skulls
  • Reading: Offbeatbride.com
  • Watching: Dr. Who
  • Playing: Gearing up for Diablo III!!

Unemployed!

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 1:26 AM
Thank you all for the 20K pageviews!  I hearts every single one of ya's! <3  I decided to do the Alice vs. ALICE + MLP: FiM crossover as the marker because it was fun and goofy and violent and, well, PONIES.

In other news, I got laid off last week!  Along with my boyfriend.  And my best friend.  And about 200 other employees of my former company, many of them being my good friends.  =/  So, I find myself with a lot of time on my hands for art.  I *might* open up commissions, but I tend to be a chronic sufferer of CPS (Commission Procrastination Syndrome).  We shall see!  The most I can promise is that there's more art on the way and - yes - Alice vs. ALICE comics. :)

Hearts, all!  <333

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Disney Gals Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Pocahontas Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Jessica Rabbit Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Giselle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Ariel Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt  
Meg Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Battle Armor Mulan Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Esmeralda Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Sally Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Belle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Nala Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Kida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Merida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Other Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Aang Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Catwoman Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Harley Quinn Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

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MLP: Friendship is Magic Stamp by ecokitty   American McGee Alice Fan Stamp by Annortha   Save Derpy Stamp by TheSharp0ne   Disney Stamp by Disney-Love   Thank you for the favs Stamp by violetsteel   Korra Stamp by chrisdog203

  • Listening to: Adele 21
  • Reading: Creative Girl
  • Watching: Batman: The Animated Series
  • Playing: WoW, Frost Mage PvP
  • Eating: Veggie Tempura
  • Drinking: Hot Sake'

20,000 Pageviews Doodle Suggestion

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 9:06 PM
My Pageview count is about to hit 20K.

I hear tell that people do special art pieces for Pageview milestones.

I also hear tell that Pageviews don't #$%^ing matter, but this is an excuse to do a doodle for  you guys.  You have been so awesome and so supportive of me that I just want to bake you all cake. <3

But I can't bake that much cake, so instead please leave me a comment about something you'd like to see me draw, be it related to Alice vs. ALICE, character art, chibi art, Disney fan art, Wonderland etc.  Whichever suggestion makes the rusted wheels of my tired, fizzled artbrain crank the fastest will be drawn with great gusto, giving credit to the originator of the idea.

OnyourmarkgetsetGO!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Disney Gals Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Pocahontas Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Jessica Rabbit Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Giselle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Ariel Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Meg Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Battle Armor Mulan Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Esmeralda Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Sally Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Belle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Nala Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Kida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt


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Aang Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Catwoman Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Harley Quinn Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

  • Reading: Re-Reading Hunger Games
  • Watching: Ace of Cakes Season 1
  • Playing: WoW, Frost Mage PvP
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Snapple thingy

December Update

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:15 PM
Hiya!  Due to the craziness of the holiday season, I will probably be a bit MIA till after the New Year.  Gonna take some time to re-charge my batteries, spend time with family, and try to catch up on that elusive thing called "sleep".

HOWEVER.  I have big plans for 2012.  Attending Austin Comic Con inspired me to get an Artist Alley booth, so I'm hoping to grab a slot for San Japan and Ikkicon 2012.  I'll also be opening an Etsy shop online!  So whether you're in Austin and can come visit me at a con, or in Saskatchewan and want to order some chibi button pins, I shall make that happen!

This decision stems from a life-long goal of mine: To make my art my profession.  As I work on my 3D portfolio to try and get a job in the video game industry (still...), I'm also going to work on personal art to sell.  I want to start manifesting this dream, and I feel like I'm in a position to grab the reins and make it happen.

So, everyone, I hope that you have a great, happy, safe holiday!  Keep an eye out for more of my chibi and Alice vs. ALICE work on the horizon <3


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Disney Gals Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Pocahontas Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Jessica Rabbit Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Giselle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Ariel Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Meg Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Battle Armor Mulan Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Esmeralda Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Sally Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Belle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Nala Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Kida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt


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Aang Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Catwoman Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Harley Quinn Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

  • Listening to: 'Someone Like You' - Adele
  • Reading: Just finished the 'Darkfever' series
  • Watching: 'Samurai Champloo' with the boyfriend
  • Playing: WoW
  • Eating: Taquitooos!
  • Drinking: Iced Tea

Catching Up!

Mon Nov 14, 2011, 5:42 PM
I know this journal is a little late in coming, but I wanted to thank you all for your support during Sweetopia's Sweet of the Week contest.  I'm thrilled to have been picked as the winner!  Thank you all for voting.  I really appreciate it, more than I can say!

Also, the results from the Chibi Disney Gals poll are in!  Here are the six girlies you can expect to see in the next series:

1.  Rapunzel  (17 votes)
2.  Nala  (11 votes)
3.  Captain Amelia (9 votes)
4.  Battle-Armor Mulan (7 votes)
5.  Maid Marian (7 votes)
6.  Chalotte LeBouf  (4 votes)

Charlotte and Helga tied for 4 votes, but I'm doing Charlotte because I have <3's for her.  Sorry, Helga fans, maybe I can get her next time :)  Expect sketches soon, as well as more completed color versions of the other gals!

Nikki out!


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Disney Gals Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Pocahontas Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Jessica Rabbit Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Giselle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Ariel Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Meg Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Battle Armor Mulan Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Esmeralda Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Sally Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt
Belle Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Nala Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Kida Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Other Chibis~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Aang Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Catwoman Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt   Harley Quinn Chibi - ACEO by NikkiWardArt

  • Reading: Any ebook I can get my hands on.
  • Watching: 'The Tudors'
  • Playing: Magic: The Gathering (NARF!)
  • Drinking: Sierra Mist

Please vote for me!

Tue Sep 27, 2011, 8:53 PM
Hey all!

I was wondering if you'd all please take a second and vote on my entry for Sweetopia's 'Sweet of the Week' contest!  My entry is at the very bottom, and it's the 'Alice in Wonderland' cake balls by Geek-a-Bites.  You may vote here: sweetopia.net/sweet-of-the-wee…

Thank you so much!  Hearts! <3

Nikki

  • Reading: 'Alice I Have Been' - Melanie Benjamin
  • Playing: Diablo III Beta
  • Eating: Cake balls!
  • Drinking: Water

Still Alive!

Mon Sep 12, 2011, 7:22 AM
This is a journal entry.

I am not dead.

And there is a ton of new art on its way.

Also, I just wanted to say how thrilled I am that so many of you are enjoying the Alice vs. ALICE comics.  Thank you all for your comments, your likes and your DeviantWatches.  You rock harder than I can say <3

  • Playing: Diablo III Beta
  • Drinking: 5 Hour Energy FTL

Shoes n' Ships n' Ceiling wax...

Tue Mar 1, 2011, 5:39 PM
I am totally testing this new journal layout, made by winnietehpoohie.  Iz shiny!

I have a poll on my Dev page asking you all which Disney gals you'd like to see in the 4th chibi ACEO series!  Please vote, I'd love to hear your thoughts <3

Randomly, I have been considering purchasing an Artist Alley booth at one of Austin's upcoming anime conventions.  It's in July, so that would give me plenty of time to pump out finished chibi art prints and launch my super-secret plushie plan, but I'm kinda wishy-washy about it.  For one thing, I don't know how many attendees frequent this con, for another I honestly don't know if it would be worth it, cost vs. benefit.  I may not have enough content to feature by July.  Maybe something to think about for Ikkicon in December, instead.

Anyhoo, be on the lookout for more finished Disney princess ACEO chibis, and some super-schmexy Jasmine/Ariel fanart that I've been commissioned to draw :3

Heartsss <3

  • Reading: 'Creative Girl' - Katharine Sise
  • Playing: World of Warcraft - PvPing on Troll DK!
Urgh.  I'm not dead yet.  Maybe there will be new art incoming.

That is all.
  • Reading: 'Creative Visualization' - Shakti Gawain
  • Watching: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • Playing: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Finally!  

I feel like this month is the culmination of everything I've been working and waiting for throughout 2010.  

I have an art portfolio review at work on the 4th, and then GDC Austin on the 9th.  I'll be attending the Game Career Seminar and networking on the expo floor, so hit me up and drop me a note if you're headed that way.  I'd love to meet up for drinks or geekery or whathaveyou.  

Then, after two weeks of overtime at work, I'm headed out west for a Disney vacation and Blizzcon.  California dreamin', baby!

Going to be an extremely rewarding, exciting month :)

Also, commission progress:

1. BabyBear/pencils done
2. NightStripes/concepting

I might re-open commissions as the holidays start to come around but for now I've got my nose to the grind with my portfolio.

See you guys on the other side of October ;)
  • Listening to: Portfolio
  • Reading: Portfolio
  • Watching: Portfolio
  • Playing: Portfolio
  • Eating: Portfolio
  • Drinking: Portfolio
Hi guys!  I've got some extra time on my hands, so I was hoping to do some commissions!  Woo!

TO REQUEST A COMMISSION SPOT:  
E-mail me at asheansoul@gmail.com or Note me on DeviantArt.  Please describe the character (or fan art character) that you want.  If it is an original character, a quick reference shot or detailed description would be appreciated.  If it is a chibi-portrait of you or a friend, then I will require a reference pic of some kind.  If/When I respond back to you, then that means you got an open commission spot and we can discuss payment and delivery method! Paypal is preferred, but if you know me IRL then cash is groovy. :)


COMMISSION INFORMATION:
1. The price of these chibi commissions is $15.00 *per character* for full ink and color.  Size is usually around 3x5 inches on high-quality bristol board. I don't do backgrounds at this time because backgrounds hurt my face.  Props are okay though, and add a lot of fun to the piece!
2. I will start working on the piece only after receiving full payment.  Paypal is preferred.  My paypal address is: asheansoul@gmail.com
3. Upon completion, I will contact you to let you know it's all done!  You will receive a digital .jpg of your commission.  In addition to this, if you want the actual physical art piece, then I will need a physical address so that I can send it to you. :)
4. If, for any unforeseen circumstance, I am unable to complete the commission, you will receive a full refund and my sincerest apologies.


PLEASE NOTE:
- I hold the rights to the created artwork, including the rights to display, publish or sell it.
- Please do not request pornographic images.  Nuff said.
- Unfortunately, I am unable to take commissions for anything related to Blizzard Entertainment games. <3


SLOTS/PROGRESS:
1. BabyBear/concepting
2. NightStripes/concepting
3. JB/Complete
4. Yodallama/Complete
5.
  • Listening to: Muse - Uprising
  • Reading: Scott Pilgrim vol. 6
  • Watching: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
  • Playing: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Eating: Skittles!
I've got news for all you beautiful people out there.

Color is happening.

And there is no way you can stop it. (:<

*rolls around in Sharpies*
  • Listening to: Muse - Uprising
  • Reading: Scott Pilgrim vol. 6
  • Watching: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
  • Playing: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Eating: Skittles!
So. T.E.A. is taking an extended hiatus to allow me to recoup from burning out somewhere around New Years.  Last year was an absolute blast, I have to say.  Hoping 2010 is just as good or better.

Right now, my main goal is just to draw every day, if nothing else.  It occurred to me that everything I've drawn since I got out of college has been made with an end result in mind.  "This is going to be turned into 3D", "that is going to go on my reel", etc.  It's sad to realize that I've lost the actual joy of the process somewhere because I'm so focused on the end result.  So right now, I'm just drawing to draw and enjoying every second of it.

So while not every doodle is going to make it onto DevArt, I did start a 3D/Sketch Work-In-Progress blog here: nikki-ward.blogspot.com/ … for the heck of it.  Fun to still toss up random stuff I draw so that I can look back at where I've been. =)

When my life is full of art and creative inspiration, that's when I'm the happiest.  That's when I'm at my best :)
  • Listening to: Snow - Chili Peppers
  • Reading: Digital Character Painting - Don Seegmiller
  • Playing: Pokemon Platinum (gearing up for SS!)
Heya everyone!

W00t. December!  Where the hell did 2009 go?!  Well, end of the year means Christmas which means presents and Christmas bonuses so HOORAY :B

However, I am no longer amused with what the weather is doing.  This is Texas and we're supposed to have *snow* tonight.  Anyone who has met me knows that I run screaming for a hoodie and fuzzy socks if the temperature so much as thinks about dipping below 70.  If anyone knows where I can get a gigantic, indoor-heated bubble, then let me know.  I would TOTALLY roll about in that thing like a warm, Nikki-sized hamster.

Also, I am afraid that my uncontrollable obsession to train and battle a myriad of cute little animal things has reared its ugly head once again.  I'm back to playing Pokemon, but this time I'm breeding them especially for min-maxing.  I really should be playing Kingdom Hearts 2...or gearing up for the Lich King raids...or scooting around in Torchlight on Steam...but, uhhhhm.  Yeah.  Meh.  Pikachu happens.

Anyhoo!  I haz a voting incentive for the comic.  This week's voting incentive sheds a little light on an upcoming major character named Toby, or "Toad", as Akeela likes to call him.  You can view it here: topwebcomics.com/vote/9823/def…

I'm really excited about introducing Toby, but it's not going to be for a while.  I'm thinking after the holidays I'll have time and stamina to do two pages per week.  Really want to get the ball rolling on this thing :D

Annnnd now it's time for cereal.  Thanks for reading, everyone!  Hope you're all still enjoying T.E.A! <3

- Nikki
  • Reading: Pokemon Pearl guide.
  • Watching: The Office - Season 2
  • Playing: LET ME SHOW YOU MAH POKEMANZ!!1
  • Eating: Cereal am nom nom nyam...
Today's voting incentive:

New upcoming character sketches!

Click the link to vote and check it out: LINKLINKLINK!

Thanks to all of you who continue to support T.E.A!  *hugs*
This week's voting incentive:

Line art for page 10!

Click the link to vote and check it out: LINKLINKLINK!

Thanks to all of you who continue to support T.E.A!  Made it to page 10 - there's soooo much more to come! =D
I am happy to finally announce that the website for my webcomic, 'The Echo Atonement' is up and running!  This comic will update Tuesdays.  I have big plans for this!

You can view the website here:  echo.journeyweaver.com

Please feel free to vote for T.E.A. if you like what you see!

Much more to come!  Thanks for looking! <3
  • Listening to: 'Waiting on the World to Change' - John Mayer
  • Drinking: Green Tea &lt;3