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I'm NOT going to close it! But if you want to find me, I'm over at candlehat.tumblr.com and I still post art there. If you wanna keep in touch, follow me there!

Or alternately, I'm over on my new account which I'm using primarily for my original stuff, which you can watch here :iconedmeadart:

Thanks everyone and please follow/watch me there!
you didn't see that journal~

i posted it on the wrong account ^^;
  • Listening to: This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
It's been forever since I've updated this thing.

HI EVERYONE. HOW GOES IT?

I've been working on more Epic fanart (surprise, surprise) that should be uploaded here soon. This movie inspires me like nobody's business.
I'm also going to be focusing on my original artwork over at my other account EDMeadArt. There'll be lots of fun stuff like animations, storyboarding, concept art, funny comic pages and updates on progress of my graphic novel. Which is always fun, right?
Yeah... I'm both excited and terrified at the same time at the prospect of making something good enough for publication. And to finish it by August? Even scarier. OTL But, I really hope that I'm able to keep people interested while I work on it, you know? I'm thinking about uploading short comic pages/strips to kind of introduce people to my characters.

I dunno, man.
I miss you guys, too! I haven't been on here in, like, forever and a day.

SO YEAH. That's my update of awesome.
-Candlehat
  • Listening to: This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I did the same thing to my tumblr.
OTL
I'm sorry, it's all I seem to draw anymore. I just haven't been this inspired in years! I'm in love, and I still have 2 months to go!
Ugh.
So, I'm just spamming Epic everywhere I go.

Anyway. HOW IS EVERYONE?
  • Listening to: This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I posted my new commission prices for a friend just now. Nothing much changed, just 3 choices instead of 4.

Also, a reminder that commissions are open!! I've got some personal stuff that needs working on, but I'll be certain to get to you asap!

-Candle
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
I got a commission, I found a coupon for the domain name I want so now it's dirt cheap, I'm going to hopefully be at a convention in September at a table selling my book... Speaking of which, my book is coming along really well... UGH
GUYS
DREAMS
THEY'RE COMING TRUE

YOU CAN MAKE THEM HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPENNNNNNNNN

I'm just really excited. Everything is coming together.

And I couldn't have done it without you guys. :glomp:

/cheesy happily ever after rant
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
OK. SO I MADE THIS BIG LONG JOURNAL ABOUT THIS AND CHANGED ACCOUNTS IN 2 DAYS. WHAT.

Ok, I'm sorry everyone. This is the last move EVER, ok? I promise. My new account is actually :iconedmeadart:. +Watch me there, you know, if you want...



Hello, everyone!

Well, I've made the decision to make another account for my original work. Why am I keeping my stuff separate? Because I might actually start some comic strips/a webcomic at one point. Also, I want to put some watermarks on them, and I'd rather they had my name, rather than my username, you know?
Also, as weird as it sounds, having my original work and my fan work together has actually stopped me from drawing and uploading some stuff.
I always felt like I wasn't being "professional" or whatever crap I said when I uploaded pairing art.
Well, no more! I feel like making another account will free the two sides of my art. Which means more pairings and interesting fanart on here, and more dedicated original art there.

What you'll see over there!

-Character designs, concept art and practice for the many books I have in store. Yes, I'm going to work very hard to publish my stuff! This is what I really want to do, so I'm goin' for it! :D There will be picture books, graphic novels, webcomics... I have so many ideas and they all need to be in one place!
-Updates on where I'm at. I'll keep you guys posted on what I'm doing and hopefully motivate you to publish and work on your own stuff! I'm really thrilled to be on this journey and I want you guys there with me.
-Some comics! Yeah, I want to entertain you guys with some funny 4-frame strips as well as some full page work! This is a goal of mine and I feel like I can actually achieve it.


SO! All of my original art has been removed from this account (sorry, everyone). I may re-upload them to that account after I finalize my watermark. Anyone interested in Torvin or Stimbley or Virgil or anybody, go ahead on over there and watch! :D

Go ahead and follow me at :iconedmead:. It would really mean the world to me!

I love you all, and thank you. Thank you for helping me get this far. You're all the best.

-Candlehat
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
How is everybody? Whatcha workin' on? Whatcha watchin'?
  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
Does anyone know what Commission etiquette is? Like, I was going to upload, but then should I ask permission? They didn't specify that they wanted it sent over email or anything but should I ask? But, like, it is my art, but their idea and i just??

?
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  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

I'm late...

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 26, 2012, 7:19 AM
BUT MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


I had a good one. What did you guys get? :) I got some really awesome stuff.

Aaaaaaaand upcoming from me? Well, improvement. I'm going to be working hard on my artwork to try and learn some new teqniques. Because if you know me, I learn something on my program and then I STAY with that. And I have to drag myself kicking and screaming to keep learning more XD

So. I'm forcing myself to work with the 'lineart' setting. Enough of these sketches I never finish! We need some nice, clean, finished art up in here.

I'm also going to be playing around with base shading (Inspired by :iconjuuhanna:) and also some monochrome coloring (Inspired by :icontracyjb:'s Lackadaisy <3). Also, conversely, i want to start playing with bright colors. Really really bright colors! :D

So yeah.

That's that!

How was your christmas?
-Candle

  • Reading: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Eating: Bagel
  • Drinking: Oolong

Commission Slots: 3 left!!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 17, 2012, 3:25 PM
Grab one while they're here! :) (Note: You won't be listed here until you've officially confirmed you want one. Discussing it with me or saying you might get one doesn't count! :))

1. Cornet over on Tumblr. Wants her OC, Star Package. (Not paid yet)
2.
3.
4.

Let me know, peeps! :)

  • Listening to: Voltaire
  • Reading: Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Hellsing
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Oolong

Commissions: OPEN

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 13, 2012, 7:05 PM
Hey, everyone. As previously stated in the last journal, I've decided to open commissions.

I will be setting up a PayPal account for easy payments very shortly.

SO. TO BUSINESS!

INFORMATION HERE: candlehat.deviantart.com/art/C…


:bulletgreen:Glow (fav.me/d4qi642): $4

:bulletyellow:Star (candlehat.deviantart.com/art/Y…): $6

:bulletorange:Super Nova (candlehat.deviantart.com/art/W…): $12

:bulletpurple:Galaxy (candlehat.deviantart.com/art/E…): $22



I will not draw gore, but I will draw violence and certain amounts of blood.

I will not draw porn, but I will draw partial nudity (cleverly covering the naughty bits).

I will not draw many fetishes and sexual acts.


Though these points are subject to change, I do reserve the right to decline any commission for any reason.
If a subject makes me uncomfortable, I will inform you and ask if you desire a different commission, then I shall decline.

Thank you everyone.
If you can't commission let your friends know! :)

-Candlehat

  • Listening to: Voltaire
  • Reading: Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Hellsing
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Oolong

If I opened commissions...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 13, 2012, 2:37 PM
Would you get one?

Christmas is coming and I'm really short on money lately because income is spotty at best... I don't want to bore with the details, but it's been rough.

I was thinking... Would you guys (or anyone, really) pay for my art...? Is it good enough to open commissions for...?

I don't know!

I think I'll throw together some price points tonight. It wouldn't be that expensive, a few bucks probably... But anything that I can earn helps so much.


I'll post prices tonight probably. If you're not interested, maybe spread the word to someone who is...? :) Like I said, anything helps.

Thanks guys. And I promise to be more active on here! :) I've missed you guys.
-Candlehat

  • Listening to: Voltaire
  • Reading: Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells
  • Watching: Hellsing
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Oolong

DOOOO ITTTT

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 8, 2012, 6:15 PM



candlehat.tumblr.com/post/3752…

do it
it will be fun
go
click here
and give me numbers
candlehat.tumblr.com/ask

i am so freakin bored you have no idea

Commission, anyone?

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:31 AM



This is kinda weird, but I thought I'd give it a shot...

So, I have another account on dA for costuming/cosplay, right? Right.

But, I named it a long time ago.
And, I made my Tumblr and Youtube accounts under an updated name which sounds %1000 better... But my dA is still under that dorky first name.

The dA is "candycane-candle" (URGH I HATE HYPHENS), but all my other accounts are under "TheCaptainCandle"

So... I'm opening a commission if anyone wants to give me a short subscription on that account~

*wiggly eyebrows* Like, it doesn't have to be for a long time. What's the shortest you can give someone, like a month? If you can give even a day that'd be fine (i don't know if you can though...). The shortest amount is all I need and all that.

I dunno. I'm OCD about all of my accounts corresponding and I just ASDLKHSDAKLFHF URGH ITS BOTHERING ME

So, yeah. If you can, let me know! :heart:

If you can't, eh, it was worth a try, right? OTL

You'll never know if ya don't ask!


Love ya guys~
-Candlehat

Original stuff?

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 6:35 PM


((Ugh, I'm sorry guys... This is pretty whiny for an update... I just kinda want to get it out, you know? Sorry in advance)

So I watched Wreck-It-Ralph again. And I did some thinking.

There's a character called Candlehead in Sugar Rush.

She has a HAT. WITH A CANDLE ON IT.

She's the only racer in the roster without an extravagant last name. She has ONE. NAME. That's it. "Candlehead". Written just like that.

Now, here's were it gets weird.

It takes about 4 years to create an animated film.

I joined deviantArt under the username 'Candlehat', the name of a character of mine, just about 4 years ago. Really, there was pretty much no previous 'Candlehat', username or character, on the internet before that.

I'm kind of amused, but really more frustrated than anything. How did this happen? Was it subconscious? Or strange coincidence? Or intentional? "Hey, this is a good idea, and they're not using it" sort of thing? I don't know.

It might be a coincidence. But seriously. The time adds up. A hat with a candle.

I don't know… It just makes me want to take all of my original stuff down…
Do you think I should...?

Skin design by CaroRichard | Commission by Yunimori | Code by kuma-x

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 25, 2012, 7:33 PM
  • Listening to: Chimbley Sweep by The Decemberists


Good lord. I've been disgustingly inactive. I deeply apologize, my friends. I'll be uploding more, hopefully... I'm getting back into drawing my own characters, practicing to start my graphic novel, webcomic and picture book ideas!

Um...
Sooooo...
How are you guys?

-Candlehat

Skin design by CaroRichard | Commission by Yunimori | Code by kuma-x

I am %24 immature

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 11, 2012, 7:01 PM
  • Listening to: Chimbley Sweep by The Decemberists


Taken from :iconautobotsparkyprime:

[ ] You have eaten fish food.
[ ] You have eaten dog food. (I tried a dog treat once...I was curious!)
[ ] You have eaten cat food.
[x] You have run into a glass door.
[ ] You have eaten an ant.
[x] You have eaten grass.
[ ] You have licked a tree.
[] You have polka dotted underwear.
[] You have pink underwear.
[] You had contests with your friends to see who can create the nastiest burp. (I still do dudes.)
[] You have screamed a random word in public.
[] You wave at people you don't know.
[] You have flushed the toilet because you were bored.
[x] You have slapped yourself out of boredom. (not out of boredom, but we'll go with it.)
[ ] You sing the "FUN" song.
[] You hold conversations with a pillow, blanket, stuffed animal etc.
[ ] You dream of llamas coming out of peoples' butts.
[ ] You think people who eat brains are cool.
[] You sing karaoke even though you know you're horrible.
[x] You know how to spell "supercalifragilisticexspialidocious" by heart.
[] You make up your own words and use them with people who have no clue what they mean.
[] You have had your hair change a different color.
[x] You have fluffy socks and you have wore them so people can see them.
[] You have hugged a random person.
[] You have ran up+down the stairs cause you were bored.
[x] You have created a puppet show with your socks out of boredom.
[ ] You have imagined people saying "bla" and blowing up.
[] You just tried imagining people saying "bla" and blowing up.
[] You are addicted to the Anamaniacs theme song.
[ ] You are addicted to "The Pinky and the Brain" theme song.
[x] You have stared at your ceiling for over 10 minutes.
[] You talk to yourself. (And proud of it)
[x] You have conversations with your imaginary friends (do mental conversations count??)

Take your total and multiply by 3
Post your new total as "I am % Immature"

Hmm. Not sure what I was expecting...

Skin design by CaroRichard | Commission by Yunimori | Code by kuma-x

Aw, yeah, Premium! :D

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 2, 2012, 6:57 PM
  • Listening to: Chimbley Sweep by The Decemberists



Hooray! It's been so long since I've had one of these babies.
I got second place in :icongt-ridel:'s contest and won a 3 month premium membership and a sketch commission from her! So, a round of applause for the generous lady! :clap:

Hmm... What to write about? Well. I've been relishing being able to draw again (long story short, I was drawing so much I was distracting myself from a costume that needed to be done. So I forbade myself from drawing until it was done. ;n;)

I've been having a bad few days, but I don't want to dwell on that. Instead, I want to say how excited I am about my graphic novel! I've nearly got the whole story planned out and I'm going to get to work on it very soon! Gosh, this is what I want to do with my life so badly... I have a long way to go, but I really think... I really hope that I can make it.
So, you'll be seeing a lot more original work as I get myself ready to do this big step in my future.

Let's see.... Coming up!
-:iconclockworkaardvark:'s point  commission.
-:iconflikkun:'s art trade half
-Some fan art
-Some original art, including (but not limited to) character sheets, conceptual art and expression practice.

Thanks, everyone. I just... I just want to thank you. If it wasn't for all of you, I wouldn't be where I am today. Just.. Thank you all. You've helped me improve, helped me through these few nightmare years, and have always been there for me.
So thank you.

-Candlehat


Skin design by CaroRichard | Commission by Yunimori | Code by kuma-x
  • Listening to: Nightwish
(Best thing about owning an immense amount of comics? Physical references! :D I really dislike switching back and forth between software to try and look at internet references...)

Pah, anyway, enough of that!! Just a note to let you guys know I'm livestreaming again. I'm drawing a point commission of Galactus and the Silver Surfer.

I won't be chatting as much, as usual when I'm working hard on something. No requests tonight either. So... Basically pretty boring, unless you like watching people draw and listening to music!

Stop in? Maybe I'll storyboard later too or draw my Human Wheatley... *shrug* Not sure yet.

Be live in a moment here...

www.livestream.com/candlehat