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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 4:35 PM

So, in order to fund my art projects, I'm going to set up "Novmonster!" where I open up 31 initial slots for monster commissions.  Please note me with descriptions of the proposed drawing, and send payment via Paypal.  Or, if you wish, email me at apokryltaros(insert "@" sign here)  Either way, title notes and emails with "Novmonster!"   The customer will receive a high resolution jpg of the finished picture via email after receipt of payment.

Important disclaimer: I can and will draw monsters, plants, fungi, fish, and animals.  I won't draw porn, unless it concerns biology textbooks, and I can't draw fanart, unless it specifically involves monster-monsters.  If you like, you can take a risk with robots with me, especially if they're not sexy androids.

Prices include:

Pencil sketch 9 dollars
Wavebook 006 by avancna

Ink drawing 15 dollars
Placodermi 171 by avancna Thingamabook 010 by avancna

Complex ink drawing 20 dollars
Teratium 004 by avancna Teratium 010 by avancna

Colored 30 dollars
Pteraspis rostrata by avancna Furcacauda heintzae by avancna

Or, if you want, for 10 dollars, you can select some of my previous ink drawings to set up a personalized page from the Register Teratium
Register Teratium 027 by avancna Register Teratium 024 by avancna 

  • Mood: Eager

A Year Older

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 14, 2014, 2:43 PM

So much has changed for me in this past year.

  • Mood: Movingon

Ground Rules Addendum

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 24, 2014, 12:41 PM

I don't block people for being clueless.  I do, however, block people who are ornery in their cluelessness, or who make it clear to me that they're not interested in picking up the clues and hints and explanations I give them.

  • Mood: Movingon

Some Ground Rules

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 9:42 AM

I don't block people nor hide their comments for asking forbidden questions, I don't even block people for being Creationists or adherents of Kosher or Halal.  I do, however, block people and hide their comments for being rude and or petulant assholes.

If someone wants to know something from me, all they need to do is to follow the sacred magic ritual George Lucas laid down for the various writers writing in the Star Wars extended Universe: "ask in a nice and or polite way, using the holy words 'please' and 'thank you.'"

  • Mood: Movingon

Happy New Years From Oregon

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 1, 2014, 9:34 PM

Among other things, I resolve to be more ambitious this year.

  • Mood: Eager

See You Around

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:54 PM

This is my last journal entry from California.  See you guys later.

  • Mood: Tired

Because Life is Expensive

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:03 PM

Especially when you need to pay for another try at taking the State Acupuncture Board Test...

So, I had an idea this afternoon, where I would offer "sketchbook commission," in that I would have a potential customer go through my collection of lineart, and select 40 or so pieces, which I would then compile together and print as a personalized sketchbook.

So, what do you guys think?  Feasible at 30 dollars per book?

  • Mood: Tired

Happy Easter, I Think

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 23, 2013, 6:34 PM

Actually, yes, this is one of several reasons why I'm uncomfortable eating chocolate bunnies.…

  • Mood: Speechless

Back in Saint Olaf's

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 12, 2013, 7:43 PM

All creatures must learn to coexist!  Back where I come from, they do.  That's why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives and live in harmony!  'Course they can't mate, or the mice will explode.

-Rose Nylund

  • Mood: Tired

Merry Christmas

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2012, 6:01 PM
  • Mood: Tired


Journal Entry: Sun Dec 2, 2012, 8:45 AM

Tlaquanaru will go live this Tuesday at the Alphadog Studios homepage!tues…

  • Mood: Overwhelmed

Happy Thanksgiving!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:52 AM

I hope all of my American deviant friends and watchers are having a good Thanksgiving.

The first page of Tlaquanaru will be up the first Wednsday of December if all goes as planned.

  • Mood: Overwhelmed

Happy Halloween!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 31, 2012, 9:49 PM

I hope those of my friends, watchers and watched on the East Coast are safe after Hurricane Sandy's passing.

I haven't updated much this month, as I've been working on my webcomics, which will eventually be posted on Alphadog Studios' homepage within November...

Expect some promotional art later this week.

  • Mood: Overwhelmed

Wish Me Luck

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 26, 2012, 8:37 PM

I will be at Mid-Ohio Wizardcon, Columbus, this weekend with the rest of my studio mates at Alphadog.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi.…

  • Mood: Overwhelmed

Phyllis Diller Passed Away

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 20, 2012, 6:57 PM

Phyllis Diller passed away today at age 95.
Here's a tribute to her…

  • Mood: Gloomy

Ray Harryhausen's Birthday

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 29, 2012, 7:46 AM

So, apparently today is the birthday of special effects pioneer, Ray Harryhausen.

Go watch the original "Clash of the Titans"

Also, a critter that was named in his honor
Harryhausenia galantensis by avancna

  • Mood: Tired

On To Other Things

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:17 PM

I've been so busy, I keep forgetting to put up a new journal to get rid of that depressing entry from April...

So, things that happened since last month: I've graduated from acupuncture school (though I still need to take the exit exam), got a new puppy, and I set up a tumblr account ...

Well, in 3 more days, it'll be my birthday.

  • Mood: Tired


Journal Entry: Tue Apr 24, 2012, 8:58 PM

So, it's been about a week since we put our dog, Duchess, to sleep.  Still feeling depressed about that.

I've been drawing, but, I haven't felt motivated to post anything recently.

  • Mood: Gloomy

Moving On

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 12, 2012, 9:41 AM

So, I decided to go ahead and get an account at CafePress…

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Jack Benny

So, Yeah

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 30, 2012, 8:28 PM

2012 is turning out to be crap, after all.

Damn it.

  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: Jack Benny