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Doing crappy phone sketches:

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My Characters:

They Called Us Dragons by serbus Serbus' Dragon by Ranarh
Commission 2 Talen by Ookami-Neko Commission: Lady Bug by Jyinxe

I expect crappy sketches in return, so don't be concerned about quality.  Post your character and I'll let you know if I'm interested.

Dog in the closet

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 8:31 PM
I'm trying to allow my cute puppy more freedom now that I have my own place.  She can hold it for a full work shift now and I'm way proud of all her training and how smart she is.  Sometimes she's too smart though.  Yesterday I came home and she had figured out how to turn on all the lights (which we haven't even covered in training yet).  Then today I found her trapped in the closet and I'm really confused how she managed to get in there.

Of course, she didn't mind, she loved gnawing on my bride's maid flowers and Disney Infinity Figurines, then topping off with a nice nap on my spare sheets.

Ugh.

Coming Out

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 17, 2014, 10:02 PM
On May 16th, 2014, I became homeless.  2 days ago I got the keys to my new apartment, and now that I'm no longer in crisis I feel the need to let the world know.

Some of you are probably wondering why I didn't say anything? Especially my family.  But here's the thing, I've been homeless before (briefly) and the first time I learned very quickly that when people know about it, you lose them.  It starts out slow, at first it's just pity.  Then it's offers to help, and eventually it leads to an emotional breakdown because the other person can't handle their worry and your deteriorating emotional state.  It also drastically effects your job and it brings a lot of shame to your family.

Plus in the end, what I need from the people I love is not a couch to sleep on, but their friendship.  Particularly laughter, fun, and a place I can visit to feel safe.  I needed the reprieve of someone who cared, but when the focus is on my 'unfortunate situation', it's not a very positive environment.  Know that you helped simply by being there for me.

I did have a few select friends who knew (mostly because they were too close not to know) and they helped me greatly.  I appreciate their patience and I know it was very hard to get through.  It was rough for you, but I couldn't have done it without you. I wish I could thank you better.

I won't go into details right now, but I just want to say that the majority of my homeless experience was very positive.  I was extremely well prepared with $4.5k in the bank before starting and all the regular supplies that I would need like a sleeping bag, cooler, a coleman stove, and a good car with locks that work (thank you Oma and Opa!).  I learned a ton about my town, and realised that street smarts literally means knowing what is on each street and whether it's smart to be there or not. XD  I had an action plan from the beginning for almost everything.  One thing I wish I'd been more prepared for was getting out of homelessness.  It's a lot more difficult than people think and it's a long story, so perhaps another day.

I've also adopted a minimalist lifestyle, which I'd always wanted to do before but never really had the discipline.  As I go back into the world of regular bills I'll be changing a lot of my old habits for a better, cheaper (and healthier!) lifestyle.  However, there are a few things I gave up that I want to get again: a bed (omg, this is such a luxury), a desk, a microwave, and a washing machine & dryer.  Fortunately, a fridge comes with the apartment, w00t!  So for the next month or so I'll be doing a fundraiser to help me get these items.  My goal is $1,400 and I'll be opening digital painting commissions to get there.  If you'd like to help feel free to send me a note for my paypal, or better yet, if you live within Salt Lake Valley and you have one of these items available let me know. Feel free to spread the word about the "Furnish Teshia's Apartment Fundraiser".  It is very empty in here.

<3  And now that I have electricity again, awesome art is likely to ensue.

Hmm... that wall could use some painting on...

You must know php, html, css, javascript and be able to customize wordpress' cms.

I'm looking for a developer to work on a Virtual Pet Site.  You'll be replacing old code and also creating new features (later on).  We started with some free code a few years ago.  Back then it had a license option for commercial work.  Since then it's changed hands and is no longer available commercially.  It also has a lot of security issues.

I would prefer that you not use anything from the old code.  It will be built from the ground up using mostly php.  Features will need to be easy to manage with Wordpress as we have 2 admins who are not coders.  To start we'll be working on the basics, buying a pet for your pet inventory and buying items for an item inventory.

Please let me know your hourly prices and give examples of your work.  Please also let me know how many hours it took for you to develop those samples.  This will help me most in determining how we'll budget for the project.

We won't be starting the overhaul for about 3 weeks, so there is time to choose the right person.  This is a long term project and I would prefer to work with payment plans as work is finished over an upfront fee.

Previous experience with Virtual Pet Sites or Avatar Online Communities is a plus.

Thank you,
-Teshia
Monster Us - Game Jam by serbus
Monster Us - Game Jam
So I attended (partially) the Utah Indie Game Jam this last weekend and it was totally wicked.  Unfortunately because my service dog is deathly afraid of the noises and smells of downtown (and also because some jackass decided to scream "Sit!" over and over while I was trying to get her under control) I wasn't able to stay very long.

I went two days and in total spent about 6 hours on this interface.  It is unfortunate, especially since even my partner noted that if I'd stayed for the whole jam it could have looked totally wicked.  XD

I probably could have done animations and some fun twinkly sounds.  Plus a decent logo instead of standard text.  Ah well.  It was an awesome experience anyway.  Once they post all the games up I'll link to the finished game.

So this game is a simple face drawing game.  Player 1 draws half a face, keeping to the markers.  Then the phone is passed to Player 2, who draws the other side (neither looking at each other's drawing), also keeping to the markers.  Then the finished drawing of the two halves of the head are displayed!  It usually ends up looking like some kind of picasso monster. XD

Hope you all like!

-Teshia
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Teshia Lyndall
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Thank you everyone for being so interested in my pricing advice. Unfortunately I've become a very busy person and pricing people individually is no longer something I can reasonably do. However, if you're an aspiring freelancer and you need pricing help feel free to check out my pricing guide here.

Thank you all for your amazing support. As always I am available for other inquiries, feel free to note me if you have questions.


If we've worked together feel free to ask me for references.

Teshia Lyndall
3556 S 5600 W Unit1 Suite#143
West Valley City, UT 84120
Ph 801.347.6919
Fx 801.965.0359
serbus @ gmail.com

www.nox-online.com/

(*please realise, the website is a work in progress and full of glitches, but feel free to check out the projects I'm working on)
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Dog in the closet

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 8:31 PM
I'm trying to allow my cute puppy more freedom now that I have my own place.  She can hold it for a full work shift now and I'm way proud of all her training and how smart she is.  Sometimes she's too smart though.  Yesterday I came home and she had figured out how to turn on all the lights (which we haven't even covered in training yet).  Then today I found her trapped in the closet and I'm really confused how she managed to get in there.

Of course, she didn't mind, she loved gnawing on my bride's maid flowers and Disney Infinity Figurines, then topping off with a nice nap on my spare sheets.

Ugh.

I appreciate that you appreciate that I appreciate you.

Please do not thank me for favoriting your artwork. Please do not thank me for watching you. Please do not thank me for llamas. Instead spend your time making more art so we can continue to appreciate each other.

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indesition Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have my fathers Mac and I downloaded Sauerbraten, and I re-made the Prince's bathroom and I'm going to design his room as well, and I wanted to share it with you since I told you once I was going to show it toy you x), so here's what I've done so far, the textures and models aren't mine I just made like the blocks and designed the thing...

s226.photobucket.com/user/Serg…

What do you think about it?
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serbus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!  I think it's a good foundation for testing some code. ^^
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indesition Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, pretty easy, I just downloaded Cinema4D but I don't know how to use it and I'm a little lazy..
Here´s a little more s226.photobucket.com/user/Serg…
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serbus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet!  Yeah, I'm not sure how to use Cinema4D.  It's not something I've had the chance to play with.
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halwilliams Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is Dan, you're convention neighbor from the Salt Lake Comic Con.  Just stopping by to say hi :)
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serbus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Omg! HI!!
Haha, thanks for looking me up!  I still haven't had a chance to go through all the cards I collected at the con.
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halwilliams Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you did have a lot of cards to go through, so I don't imagine it's going to be a quick and easy task.  I look forward to seeing some of those, I didn't get a chance while I was at the con.
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serbus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, there was quite a lot more than last time.  I'll probably commit a day over the weekend to scan everything and get it up on my tumblr.
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