Idess

"When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?"

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I fell behind on #inktober drawings, so I caught up and am uploading them all here in a single batch! So here is #inktober days 3, 4, and 5.
Each one was more about trying a different technique/way of inking than trying to make a dynamic piece. Different types of pens were used in each though it’s probably a bit impossible to tell in the finished piece!

(All shown characters are my own; Spade the Borzoi, Ari the marble fox, and Idess the corgi).

Filed under art inktober furry furries furry art dog dogs borzoi fox corgi

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lauragarabedian:

Instructions:
1 - Email me with a reference AntimonyArt@Gmail.com
2 - I will reply saying if you got a slot or not - if not I’m sorry! Hope you can catch it next time (may have another one soon due to bills) If so please proceed to step 3
3 - With the reply of my saying yes, you got a slot, I’ll follow up with an invoice. ALSO I will ask if you prefer sepia or grayscale and what the eye color of your character is
4 - Once the invoice is paid the art will be ready for you within a week
For those of you that missed the journal, this money is going to pay for some emergency bills that came up this week, a car tire, some front end repair, and various and sundry other items that all hit in the last three days. Thank you for your support <3

Great artist open for great commissions!

lauragarabedian:

Instructions:

1 - Email me with a reference AntimonyArt@Gmail.com

2 - I will reply saying if you got a slot or not - if not I’m sorry! Hope you can catch it next time (may have another one soon due to bills) If so please proceed to step 3

3 - With the reply of my saying yes, you got a slot, I’ll follow up with an invoice. ALSO I will ask if you prefer sepia or grayscale and what the eye color of your character is

4 - Once the invoice is paid the art will be ready for you within a week

For those of you that missed the journal, this money is going to pay for some emergency bills that came up this week, a car tire, some front end repair, and various and sundry other items that all hit in the last three days. Thank you for your support <3

Great artist open for great commissions!

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Here&#8217;s my first try at #inktober!At the risk of sounding really neurotic; I&#8217;m not very familiar with inking and have been really wanting to get better at it. A friend mentioned #inktober and I figured I&#8217;d give a go at it. I&#8217;ve never done any sort of &#8220;challenge&#8221; or participated in anything like this before so I&#8217;m excited :3 I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;ll be able to do daily inked drawings, but am aiming for every other day.So Day #1 is Amaterasu from Okami, perhaps inspired by my recent Vinyl Sticker I made of her.

Here’s my first try at #inktober!

At the risk of sounding really neurotic; I’m not very familiar with inking and have been really wanting to get better at it. A friend mentioned #inktober and I figured I’d give a go at it. I’ve never done any sort of “challenge” or participated in anything like this before so I’m excited :3 I don’t think I’ll be able to do daily inked drawings, but am aiming for every other day.
So Day #1 is Amaterasu from Okami, perhaps inspired by my recent Vinyl Sticker I made of her.

Filed under okami inktober amaterasu wolf wolves art

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lauragarabedian:

"Crystalline Flight"
Another artistic freedom gryphon, this time from the ever-awesome Rooth, who has always wanted a magpie-gryphon version of his character. Given how much I adore magpies, this was an absolute delight for me to paint. 
Character rights retained by RoothPrints available
© 2014 Laura Garabedian

Outstanding &lt;3

lauragarabedian:

"Crystalline Flight"

Another artistic freedom gryphon, this time from the ever-awesome Rooth, who has always wanted a magpie-gryphon version of his character. Given how much I adore magpies, this was an absolute delight for me to paint. 

Character rights retained by Rooth

Prints available

© 2014 Laura Garabedian

Outstanding <3

Filed under gryphon gryphons griffin griffins watercolor art

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archiemcphee:

Check out the awesomely long tails on these roosters! These regal specimens are Onagadori or “Long-tailed” chickens. They’re a breed of chicken from the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan who evolved from common domestic chickens who mated with Green Junglefowl. Also known as the ‘most honorable fowl’ in Japan, they’ve been carefully bred over the centuries to achieve their spectacular tails, which grow to lengths of 12 to 27 feet. It takes these chickens at least three years to molt. Onagadori breeders take tremendous pride in their chickens and provide special hutches with perches well above the ground, which helps keep their tails clean and in good condition.

If Rapunzel had been a chicken, she probably would’ve looked a lot like one of these awesome birds. These extraordinarily fancy fowl have Special Natural Monument status in Japan, which means they’re considered to be living monuments of Japanese culture and, as a protected breed, it’s illegal to take their eggs out of the country.

[via Lost At E Minor and Wikipedia]

(via cluckyeschickens)

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Anonymous asked: Was Barney your first collie/overall dog? He is such a gorgeous boy, and your icon photo of him is literally the cutest thing. :)

megpricephotography:

Thanks & yes, Barney was my 1st collie & 1st dog too. I grew up with cats but have always been obsessed with dogs, esp BCs. My granddad had one, a farm bred dog, called Bert. He was a bit odd - very obsessive, intense, hyper - I thought he was totally awesome! This is Bert aged 14yrs. He’s basically the reason why I have Barney.

I must admit, if Barney hadn’t literally turned up on our doorstep needing a home, he’s not what I’d have picked as a 1st dog/collie! I’d planned on being responsible: waiting until I’d graduated from uni, got a job etc before getting any type of dog & starting off owning as “easier” breed. I also hadn’t planned on getting any dog with a long list of known behavioural issues - including fear aggression towards strangers.

Growing up, I did do a lot of research on the breed & on dog training/ behaviour etc but apart from a few weeks working at a shelter & helping to train my step-mum’s Cavalier pup some basic obedience, I had little practical experience. Barney was a hyper adolescent, with no training, who was scared of just about everything & everyone new & he reacted to what scared him with typical BC speed & intensity. So yeah, on paper - keeping Barney was a bad idea.

However, he was just too sweet (& yes, gorgeous - the dog I’d dreamed of since I was 5!) for me to resist. It was really, really tough for a couple of yrs. There were times I felt like we’d never make much real progress & I worried I’d been selfish keeping Barney instead of finding someone more knowledgeable to take him.

We learned together though & watching improve & learn to trust has been incredible. He amazes me - every time I think “this is as far as we’ll get”, he surprises me by overcoming something else! Now we have often people commenting on how friendly & well behaved he is. I do a little happy dance inside when that happens :D I can’t imagine the last 6yrs without my little furry shadow beside me. Best stupid decision I ever made!

Beautiful story :)

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anderjak:

So, for many people in California, water is literally going to run out for them before the end of the year, which is a completely ridiculous thing to ever have happen. Bottled water companies and various companies who use excessive water for extracurricular activities are not really taking into consideration the environment surrounding their area, and are pretty much bleeding California dry.
I don’t really have much in the way of helping, but not supporting those companies is always a great idea, which is why I personally recommend Bobbles.
They’re reusable plastic bottles that are fairly cheap and utilize a carbon filter that usually runs you less than $5 per filter and typically come two filters to a pack, and lasts you a good couple of months. You can buy them on Amazon, and I’ve seen them in places like Best Buy and Walgreens, so they’re bound to be in all sorts of places outside of that.
Tap water in most areas has been found to basically not be any more dangerous to your health than bottled water, but if you’re really unsure or paranoid like me, these filters do a great job without having to buy an attachment filter for your sink faucet.
There are TONS of short term solutions to help you guys out, but I figure having a reference or two drop on your dash might make the decision to jump to filters as opposed to traditional bottled water a little simpler to make.
Here’s a handy-dandy link to the Amazon search page if you’re interested.

bottled water is a SCAM and one that literally is endangering the environment and contributing to the horrific wildfires CA experiences every year. Get a filtered bottle like this, or something similar. Way cheaper and better for the environment! Remember, water, like any other resource, is valuable. Don’t waste it!

sooner or later the tank girl water maker will happen.


Bottled water is regulated less often than city tap water, plus all that plastic waste? Don’t. Buy reusable. This is great.

Wonderful product idea, and adding into the urgency of **please stop buying bottled water**!! It&#8217;s a horrible product with simple and easy alternatives. We need to re-evaluate a lot of our day-to-day &#8220;normals&#8221; and this is one of them. Make plastic water bottles a thing of the past!

thornwaffle:

spacemuffinz:

polks:

anderjak:

So, for many people in California, water is literally going to run out for them before the end of the year, which is a completely ridiculous thing to ever have happen. Bottled water companies and various companies who use excessive water for extracurricular activities are not really taking into consideration the environment surrounding their area, and are pretty much bleeding California dry.

I don’t really have much in the way of helping, but not supporting those companies is always a great idea, which is why I personally recommend Bobbles.

They’re reusable plastic bottles that are fairly cheap and utilize a carbon filter that usually runs you less than $5 per filter and typically come two filters to a pack, and lasts you a good couple of months. You can buy them on Amazon, and I’ve seen them in places like Best Buy and Walgreens, so they’re bound to be in all sorts of places outside of that.

Tap water in most areas has been found to basically not be any more dangerous to your health than bottled water, but if you’re really unsure or paranoid like me, these filters do a great job without having to buy an attachment filter for your sink faucet.

There are TONS of short term solutions to help you guys out, but I figure having a reference or two drop on your dash might make the decision to jump to filters as opposed to traditional bottled water a little simpler to make.

Here’s a handy-dandy link to the Amazon search page if you’re interested.

bottled water is a SCAM and one that literally is endangering the environment and contributing to the horrific wildfires CA experiences every year. Get a filtered bottle like this, or something similar. Way cheaper and better for the environment! Remember, water, like any other resource, is valuable. Don’t waste it!

sooner or later the tank girl water maker will happen.

Bottled water is regulated less often than city tap water, plus all that plastic waste? Don’t. Buy reusable. This is great.

Wonderful product idea, and adding into the urgency of **please stop buying bottled water**!! It’s a horrible product with simple and easy alternatives. We need to re-evaluate a lot of our day-to-day “normals” and this is one of them. Make plastic water bottles a thing of the past!