Hey all!! GREAT NEWS.
I just confirmed have a male model coming TODAY. FOR REALS. I'm so excited. We are going to take a lot of photos, I won't let this opportunity slip by!! ^___^
In the meantime, I am going to use this shoot as a test for my very first Collective Client Commission Shoot. Commissioned stock is where artists pay me for specific poses they need in a more urgent timeline than my suggestions list.
The commissioned stock rate is $5 USD per photo. I will also accept DA Points at 400 per photo.
Some more notes:
Paid stock has the same rules as any images from SenshiStock: you are allowed to share, copy, distribute, transmit, remix, and adapt the stock as you need it. You are allowed commercial use of the stock. You are required to credit SenshiStock.deviantart.com when the stock is used in photo manipulations and when it is shared in its raw format in other locations on or offline. As always, public credit is appreciated but not required when the stock is used solely as pose reference.
I retain the rights to the images produced in paid stock. I also reserve the right to used paid stock in future SenshiStock book and e-book publications as well as to repackage and resell the paid sock from my DeviantART account and SenshiStock.com as a exclusive package unless we agree upon not doing so before the shoot takes place. I may ask for an additional fee for stock that you do not want resold.
Sorry for the short notice - this is just a test! BEEP.
SENSHISTOCK COLLECTIVE CLIENT COMMISSIONS SHOOT 1 SLOTS:
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting People
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
If it works the way it should, simply mentioning my account with a :dev: or :icon: tag in your description, or including the thumb of the stock image you used should notify me of the use of the stock. Assuming it all works properly, you can consider this type of notification sufficient for the requirement in my license agreement to show me your work. For more help with linking things on dA, please see: FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
If you mention me or thumbnail the stock in the artist comments, you do not have to send me an additional message to tell me about the stock use. Doing so will result in redundant messages and make it more difficult for me to sort through and keep up. ^__^ However, if you choose to not link to me in the artist comments, please be sure you are sending me a message to show me the work.
Hopefully this system works well and this will make it easier for me to find art using the stock and easier for artists to be in compliance with notification requirements.
EDIT: Apparently, if you write your artist comments and forget to mention the stock, editing it to add it will not notify me. In that case, please be sure you still message me.
EDIT 2: Obviously, if you post the art off dA you will still have to message me to show me. ^___^; Thought they also implemented this handy off site link icon that shows up next to links to other sites and that will help me a lot, too!
EDIT 3: It seems to be working in most cases, but there's still some times when people have credited me and I'm not getting the mention. ;( If you don't get a favorite from me within about a week or so, please feel free to message me if you want to be sure I've seen your art! I don't want to miss a thing!!
EDIT 4: If you post a link to the photo as a URL, it will not tag me. It has to be a thumb (which only subscribers can do, right?) or my DA name as an icon or dev link.
- Mood: Optimism
- Watching: Sailor Moon S
- Eating: Chocolate Pudding
I'd like to thank some awesome friends for helping to manage the account for me while I was on vacation. and helped me to keep up with messages while I was away. Thank you all so much!!
The SenshiStock To Go books are going to be available VERY SOON (super soon). If you have sent me a NOTE telling me you are interested then you will be notified first. There are only about 60 books available for purchase right now and there are lots of people interested so please be sure you note me (NOTE MEEEEEEEE) if you want to be informed early. I suspect that they will not be available for very long. ;D
I am currently preparing for Another Anime Con in Manchester, NH Oct 18-20. Please come visit my table if you are going to be there! I am having a raffle to win a custom plush of any character you want! ^____^
Here's some of the cool artwork that was made using SenshiStock while I was traveling! Please check out these artist's galleries for more great stuff. :3
- Mood: Zest
It's my LiveStream account for when I make art, but I thought it would be fun to do my stock shoot today live so you guys can see what I'm doing.
It's over wifi, so the quality might be horrible
The room is limited to 50 people so if a lot of people go, you might not be able to get in until someone leaves (sorry!)
There is a chat but I probably won't be checking it much or else I won't get anything done
I have a list of things I want to do in this shoot so I'm not going to be taking requests or suggestions
This should be fun!! I am starting at 3:15PM and should be on for a few hours. I will update this journal with an offline message when I am done.
- EDIT: Kyle Lemire and Cynthia Parkhurst you need to do your Kickstarter Survey and give me your addresses if you want your stuff!!
- People who ordered through the Kickstarter should have their books/shirts by the end of this week if you are in the USA.
- International buyers should expect their packages in another week or two depending on the customs in your country.
- If you have sent me a note expressing interest in getting one of the extra books, you will be notified when they are available BEFORE I post publicly that they are available. There is a limited supply of additional books. If they sell out, I will likely be placing an order for more, but there will be a wait.
- I will not be making additional books available for purchase until late September at the earliest. I am traveling for most of the month and opening orders before I am home would result in lots of delays.
- I am still scheduled to do a shoot with mjranum-stock in late August. It's likely to be awesome.
- The suggestions list probably needs to be cleaned up. It's kind of crazy and I'm sure there's some things that can be condensed.
- When you make a suggestion about stock you'd like to see in the future, please be as specific as you can about the type of poses you're suggesting. It's helpful to describe the movement or action in the poses rather than to refer to a show, story, or character with which I may or may not be familiar.
- I rented a viola. I am going to use it! I will try not to use it horribly.
- SenshiStock.com now has "add to cart" button for the USB. There will be additional items in the future that can be added to a cart system. However, the packs still need to be individual transactions because of the way the files are distributed after the purchase. Sorry about that! You should not need a PayPal account to check out; you should be able to use any VISA or Mastercard debit/credit to complete the process.
- On August 31st I will be cycling out the Monster Pack and replacing it with a new pack. You can influence the new poll's subject by voting in the poll.
I will be at Saikoucon in PA this weekend. Is anyone going? I'm pretty sure it is a very small con. ^___^; Looking forward to meeting some new people though! My last con of the year is Another Anime Con in Manchester, NH in October. Really excited that I have been named the Official Con Staff Plush Artist for that show. :3 It will be nice to be done with cons for a while though.
- Mood: Optimism
- Listening to: Earl meowing
I AM SO HAPPY!
The books are here! :'D I didn't know how emotional I would be, haha. I'm really excited and happy. Thank you so, so, so much for helping me do this. It's really cool. ^_______^;;
The shirts can be seen in the previous update, too!
As mentioned on the official Kickstarter update: I will not have time to ship these out due to cons this month. Your patience is greatly appreciated!
After the Kickstarter orders have been filled, the book will be available for purchase on SenshiStock.com for $35, plus shipping. I will be messaging people directly who have noted me about getting one, so if you want to make sure you know when they are available immediately, send me a note and I will be sure to message you!!
Shipping was included (or subsidized) for the people who backed the project, so you still saved a bit by getting the book in advance (and you helped me get it printed, which is totally rad of you, thank you so much again ♥).
- Mood: Thrilled
The book has 144 full body, color references - many with more than one model! It's a 9 x 12 spiral bound book. I will post a photo when the hard proof comes in! ^__^ If you are interested in getting a book, please send me a note. I am keeping track that way so I can message people directly when they become available.
I have a male model coming this Friday to do some yoga stock for me. I am going to try to fit in a few other poses in the shoot if we have time. I have the wheelchair only until Aug 3 so I really need to do that soon. >< Ack! Trying to prepare for two conventions in Aug (Otakon and Saikoucon) so it's kind of a hectic time to be trying to fit stock shoots in, but you get it when you can, right?!
I wouldn't have it any other way. Being busy is better than the alternative!
Keep that art rolling in. Here's some of my recent favorites!
and I have confirmed our collaborative shoot! It will be on August 27th. It is a 6 hour drive to his studio so I am looking into having another model or two come along so I can have company and so we can do some more fun things with the shoot, too. We're in the early stages of planning the shoot, but it sounds like a lot of awesome. I will be leaving super early, driving out for the shoot and driving back that night. It's going to be a very long day, but I believe it's going to be fantastic!! Marcus is also going to shoot some stock for his account with me in some costumes. I am very excited about this collab!!! Marcus has generously agreed to allow me to release the stock in paid advance downloads, but like the rest of SenshiStock it will all eventually be available online for free.
The book project is currently in a bit of a limbo while I wait for the last few people to respond to the survey questions. If I do not get a response from them by July 20 I will be moving on with the basic info from their Kickstarter profile for credit and following up with them later on other details. I don't want to hold up the entire project for a few straggling bits of info. If you have not yet responded please do so by July 20 to have your preferences met! All the USB drives from the project have shipped except one for which I don't yet have the address. Please check your mail for those as they should be arriving this week or early next!
I am going to be ordering approximately 25 extra "It's for art, I swear!" shirts. If you want to pre-order a shirt, you still can. They are $25 which includes US shipping. International shipping is an additional $10. Please send me a dA note with your size, color preference, and PayPal email and I will invoice you. ^__^
I am currently preparing for Otakon this August 9-11 in Baltimore. MD. I am in the artist alley! Here's a map of where I will be: Map of Sakky/SenshiStock at Otakon! If I have service, I will be tweeting specials and other events all weekend. Please come and visit me!!
As always, happy drawing!
The SenshiStock To Go fund drive is over! Yay! We raised $5,856, which is amazing! ^____^ Now I need to go about sorting through all the info and figuring out all the math for the rewards and book printing. Weeee that's going to be fun! ;D Surveys for the rewards are going out this week so if you participated, be sure to check your email and reply to the survey so I can get all the info I need from you in a timely manner.
If you are interested in purchasing a book post-Kickstarter, please send me a note and let me know! I'm trying to keep track of how many people are interested so I can order some additional books to have for sale after the reward books ship. I hope to also have buttons and shirts available afterwards.
Even though we didn't make the super crazy stretch goal for the collab shoot with mjranum-stock I think I'd still like to try to do a shoot with him. Hopefully I will have some more news on that in a little while; we're still chatting about it.
Other than that, I have Otakon for which I need to prepare. I'm also going to be at Saikoucon in PA in August. If you're at a con I'm at, please come visit me in the artist alley! I'm trying to remember to list myself as Sakky's Plush N Stuff AND SenshiStock. I will be in Japan for a few weeks in Sept and then I have Another Anime Con in October so it is going to be a very busy end of summer/early fall.
It's getting harder and harder to keep up with all the usage messages you guys leave me so there might be a big more of the fav and run going on. I'm sorry in advance; I'd really like to comment on everything you guys make but deviantART's spam system automatically blocks me from replying if I do it too often and with the volume of messages that I get, I tend to set the spam blocking stuff off whenever I try to catch up. ; ~ ; As always, a fav from me means, "Thank you for showing me the stock and I'm really glad it was helpful!" Please continue to show me your art; seeing your work the most important thing to me about running this account.
SenshiStock.com hasn't been updated in a while, but I am going to post a new pack around the 13th of July. Looks like the Bird's Eye Pack is the one that will be coming down. I will post another reminder before it's removed, but be sure to pick that pack up before July 13th if you want to have it way in advance of those images being available in the gallery here. I will probably do another poll to figure out which pack will be the new one.
Hope everyone in the US is having a nice 4th of July week! I will be going to some cookouts and seeing some family and trying to relax a little before I dive into the next crazy convention prep time. And Happy Canada Day, too! ^_____^
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- Mood: Hungry
Also, THE KICKSTARTER IS IN IT'S FINAL DAYS. Now is the time to jump on board if you've been hanging out on the sidelines. To motivate you, there's a new Super Duper Stretch Goal!!
If the project funds double the amount it's at RIGHT NOW I will be doing a collaborative shoot with the SUPER talented and amazing . HOW COOL, RIGHT?!
That means we have to hit $9,234 by 4:06PM Eastern on Sunday June 30th.
We can do it, you can help!
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Today is the LAST DAY of the shirt challenge!! We need to get
If you were thinking about getting a shirt but you weren't sure, today's the day to commit! Shirts are at the $25 level (includes shipping in the USA!) but you can also get them with other rewards starting at the $60 level.
The whole project has only 5 more days left!! ^___^ FINAL STRETCH! WOO! SENSHISTOCK BOOK!
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- Mood: Wow!
This has nothing to do with stock but LOTS to do with me and my fabulously talented husband! He has just published his very first game for Android. It's called Pombie Zong! Check it out because it's FUN and cute and I'm the Executive Producer!
Go to Google Play Store and see POMBIE ZONG!
Next order of business! UPCOMING SHOOTS!
I don't really NEED to take more stock since I have over 1000 images to post still from previous shoots (), but there's a lot happening right now anyway! I recently obtained a WHEELCHAIR which people have asked me about in the past. If you have specific suggestions for poses I can do using the wheelchair please leave them in the comments!
I found a music shop nearby that has a lot of junk instruments. They can't sell them to me right now because they aren't on inventory, but I'm going to go back in a few days and talk to the owner and see if I can get a hold of some of them for cheap. They are things like violins without the little part your chin sits on, trumpets without all the valves, and things like that. I figure I can fake it in those instances as long as the bulk of the instrument is there you guys can fill in the details with other references. Hoping that pans out!!
I have a tentative scheduled shoots in July with both and experienced female martial artist and her husband (who also has martial arts training) AND an older male model who will be doing some yoga stock for me. I am still working on getting a male/male shoot but I'm struggling to find willing participants. I might have to resort to bribery. More updates on that later!
And the Kickstarter is still happening!
The SenshiStock To Go! Kickstarter is trucking along. We're in the middle of the campaign right now so things do tend to get a little slow here. There's still an offer on the table to get an additional 25 stock images to everyone at the $10 level and up if we meet the 100 book order threshold! We are currently about 37 books shy of that goal but I'm sure we can do it! ^____^
I did an interview with jademacalla last week where we talked about the project and lots of other random stuff (including hubby's game! and my art, and my awesome new business cards... hehehehe ). You can listen to most of it from the deviation below, or get the full interview on Jade's site, Playful Knavery
'til next time!
UPDATE 6/12: Check out this interview I did with jademacalla about the Kickstarter, life, plush making, my handsome husband, and my controversial new business card. ;D
UPDATE 6/11: AnimeNEXT was awesome and now THE PROJECT IS FUNDED!!! So awesome!! Thank you everyone! I posted the shirt design as well as the new pack of stock to reward everyone for helping me hit 75% by June 9th.
The lower reward levels (the digital stock and the shirt) are super important to the success of the project. These lower levels help with the subsidized price of the book, so if you are interested in supporting me and the project but you don't necessarily need or want the book, please consider these lower levels! ^____^
If we get 100 books ordered, everyone at the $10 level and up will get an additional 25 digital stock images! The more books we order the cheaper they get so PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
UPDATE 6/2: We are over 50% funded in less than two days! Incredible!! You guys are amazing, and I have so many great ideas if we blow this out of the water so please continue to spread the word and get people excited about the project! I am hoping to have the t-shirt design posted tonight. cairn4 has been working on it for me. I posted an official Kickstarter update with some more info on funding rewards so check that out!
UPDATE 6/1: If I hadn't had to work insanely early today, the book would've funded 33% before I woke up so WE'LL CALL THAT A GOAL MET. You guys are amazing. Here's the reward stock:
This is a great way to start the campaign! Remember: the money from the Kickstarter will go towards printing this book, but I have some optional stretch goals other than just that if we do fund the project quickly! Keep it up!
Here's the TUMBLR POST. Please reblog!
ORIGINAL POST: The time has come to print the new book of SenshiStock reference photos!
I teamed up with some very talented people to put this book together and now I'm asking for help from the internet to fund the first printing! All of the money raised from the Kickstarter will go towards printing the books so there should be some left over to sell online and at conventions. I'm super excited!!
Please check out the Kickstarter page, read about the rewards and support this project! Nothing happens unless the project FULLY FUNDS by June 30 at 4:06PM Eastern. Can't financially support the project at this time? No worries! There's a LOT more free and awesome SenshiStock coming to DA! Please considering passing the word along to artists and friends you think may be interested.
Thank you all for your continued support AND for the awesome art you show me every day!
UPDATE 5/27: I have nearly 200 usage messages that are still waiting for me and I have AnimeNEXT in two weeks. I did well at ACen and AB so I have to restock for AN. I promise to post more stock after that! ;D Thanks for your awesome artwork! Most of my visits will have to be fav and runs to clear out all these messages without activating dA's spam blocks. Sorry in advance!
I had ACen next week and I will be at Anime Boston this weekend so I'm a little crazy right now. No time really to post stock or check messages so they are kind of piling up, but I promise to catch up eventually so keep sending me your art!! Sorry to make you wait so long!!
This is my table location for Anime Boston in the Art Alley:
Please come visit!! ^___________^ I will have USB drives and the prototype for the new stock book. I'm also selling raffle tickets to win a custom plush of anything you want. IT'S A PARTY!
Thanks a lot for your participation in my recent poll as well! Seems like you guys are interested in the bending pack which is great because I'm really interested in sharing it! I think because the Motion Crouching & Handstands pack is so small and sort of related I will just fold it into the same pack which will be $10.
The collab pack with Sinned-angel-stock will come down at the end of April and this new pack will be available. You guys will start to see the images from the shoot with SAS appearing in both her and my gallery (different images in each, so be sure to watch both!). However, my old stock will still be taking priority until it's all posted so people who purchased the pack still have a big lead on everyone else. I hope she and I will be able to get together soon for another shoot! ^__^
A new batch of USB drives arrived the other day so they are available again after a brief out of stock period. I will have them with me at Anime Central and Anime Boston in May. Please come visit me! My table is Sakky's Plush N Stuff.
A few people have asked about my including additional stock on the USB drives (or releasing a second drive) now that I am taking more photos past the original 26 shoots included on the drive. To clarify: all of the stock taken after Shoot 26 is being sold in advance packs through SenshiStock.com so they won't be added to the drive in the future. The drive is a convenient kickstart to your personally accessible SenshiStock collection which can then be supplemented by the purchase of new stock as it becomes available. The only exception to this was the shoot with Jade. I know some people have asked me if I can upload a file pack for the shoot he and I did together. DA only allows you to upload files up to 30MB and that whole shoot ZIPed is over 200MB. But if I have time to break them up into packs for easier download, I will. I know it can be a lot easier that way.
I've had two great photoshoots for the new stock book on which I've been collaborating with some nice folks at the Worcester Photo Studio. I've been hinting about the book for a while now, but I am really hoping to have the prototype ready to show off in person at those conventions that I mentioned. We have taken some amazing photos for you guys and I know you're going to be stocked about them!
I'm working as an artist full time now, so that's really exciting and fun. I am really excited about the weather getting nice, too. Life is good.
- Mood: Affection
I live in Massachusetts, so Boston is "my home" when I travel and the city that I most strongly associate with myself. I'm mad. I don't know how to feel about things like this other than to be mad. In an age of immediate and 24 news, it's hard to not know who or why, and endlessly frustrating to watch people fight and blame without any factual information.
I do love the quote from Fred Rogers that has been going around. But I also think about the words of people like George Carlin. Is this just how we live now? I feel like people my age, who were teens during 9/11, live our lives just assuming that any and every day there's a chance we could be violently and senselessly killed by a random act of violence. Does that mean that the people who do these things have succeeded?
It's aggravating and I know it's never going to end.
EDIT: Thank you all for your responses. It's good to talk about this. Apparently the Mayor just announced a fundraising site for people who want to donate called One Fund Boston. I was a little skeptical of the site since it's REALLY bare bones right now, but one friend heard it on national radio and the other said the Mayor announced it himself, so it seems to be legitimate.
- Mood: Disbelief
That being said, some of the winners were awarded with a feature of their art, so please take a moment to visit and check out these select images from their galleries!
A new drawing challenge should be posted later on this month. You guys have given me a lot of ideas, so thank you!
What a talented artist! So many lovely works across multiple mediums! Big fan of the costumes and lovely traditional work, but who can resist PONIES?! Awww they look so soft and cuddly!
Check out these awesome fantasty illustrations! The quality and line work in the traditional work is so lovely and the digital work is really powerful!
Beautiful custom painted shoes and lovely traditional drawings can be found in this gallery. Take a look at some of those SHOES! How cool?!
There's a lot of excitement and variety in this gallery! Here's a little sampling of some of the beautiful and expressive things you can see!
Lots of comics and beautiful illustrations here! The comic page is the beginning of the stories so you can start there!