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Wed Jun 29, 2011, 1:04 AM


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I am now on Instagram! This will be an art only account. For now, I am posting daily but I will soon hopefully be posting work in progress images and previously never before seen images as well.
www.instagram.com/keelerleah/

I also have a second BJD/everyday account:
www.instagram.com/keelerleah_b…

I am also updating all my website images -example: the titles in this journal-  (basically moving them to a different hosting site) so I figured it was a good excuse to finally do an update. :)

Thanks again everyone for the support! :heart:




commissions
---Updated July 2017---

To make things easier (for both of us) I have included a form for anyone wanting their commission done quicker. You don't need to include this but I just figured it would make things easier:

Email address:
Preferred type of payment:
Which category (from the price lists below. example: character head to toe w background):

Character information
Name of character:
Gender:
Age (approximately is fine):
Skin color/race (elf, drow, human, etc):
Eye color:
Hair color/style:
Clothing type/colors:
Preferred weapons (if applicable):
Any outstanding features(tattoos, scars, etc.):
Preferred pose/link to reference if available (if desired):
Background/setting(if applicable):


Now on to the examples and prices (examples are below each listed price). The below prices are just the general price setting I go from, so the actual price could very a bit, depending on the time and difficulty of the work. Also, please be aware that some of these examples are older works and are not quite up to my current level (in other words my older works stink more then the newer ones) ^^;

Digital

Character: head to toe
Base Price (with little or no background): $70
Base price (with Heavily detailed background): $150
Bleach - Golden Lightning by keelerleah Dancing on Diamond Shores by keelerleah

Multiple Characters with background
(2 full characters or an animal and a single character)
Base Price: $190 (I added $40 for the additional character from the above base)
Ponies Before the Party: Rarity and AppleJack by keelerleah A Peaceful Moment by keelerleah

Character: Waist/thigh
with background appropriate to the picture
-My preferred 'category'-
Base price: $100
Reach for the Light by keelerleah  Daughter of the Forests by keelerleah Shadow's Seduction by keelerleah

Character: Head shot/Bust
Base price: $60
Emerald Eyes by keelerleah The Fire Dragon by keelerleah


I also do Traditional work in pencil and in copic marker.
Prices depend on the layout but the above digital prices would be similar.

Bleach - Jushiro Ukitake - by keelerleah Copic Marker Commission- Vampire Knight by keelerleah

Just send me a note if interested.

payment

Accepted forms of payment:

-paypal
I now only accept paypal.
All prices are in US dollars.

Process

All my commissions are done through numerous emails. As I work I will send previews so the client knows the progress of the picture, as well as what it's going to generally look like.

I begin by doodling out the general pose and color ideas. These are extremely rough and look rather 'scribbled' but it gives the client a beginning idea as to what the finished product will look like. This also gives the client a chance to tell me what he/she wants changed.

For payment by mail (check/money orders):  When the first sketch has been 'approved' I will give out payment info (address, etc.). While I wait for payment to arrive I will work and complete the painting, which will finally be sent when the payment has arrived (it usually takes two weeks mailed from the US).

For payment by PayPal:  When the first sketch has been 'approved' I will give out Paypal payment info. I will only continue to work on the painting once I have received payment. From then on I will continue to work on the commission until it is completed. When it is, I will send it (via email) as soon as possible.

What you will receive is a large .jpg version. Please be aware that I may or may not upload a smaller watermarked version to my DA gallery. Lately I haven't been uploading commissions but that may change. So please be aware that even though you get a commission done it may not show up in my online galleries.

Paintings can take anywhere from two weeks to a month to complete depending on my schedule/ details involved. So please be patient.

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Ownership of Requests:
Please note that I retain the rights to use the commissions and designs in any design competitions, future publications on design, educational purposes, marketing materials, portfolio and reproduction unless otherwise noted. Where applicable, the client will be given any necessary credit for usage of the art/design and elements.

Also please note that even with a commission purchase, the client does NOT have the rights to use the image in any commercial money making venture or in reproduction (including book illustration, website design/illustrated, merchandise, or any venture that will include a personal profit), unless otherwise agreed on. Please note: I do accept commercial commissions (book covers etc.) but an added fee is applied for commercial commissions which covers the rights to use the image for a commercial purpose (printing for a book cover or an advert on a website for an example).




Prints

Also a reminder: I am now/still offering signed prints (including most of my  digital works) as 8.5x11 and 18x24 sizes. These will be shipped directly from me. All are printed on high quality photo paper and will be signed.


The 8.5x11 are priced at $15 each and the 18x24 are $40 each, however (depending on your location) shipping for the large size could easily go up to $30 ish simply because it's shipped in a rolled shipping tube and Canada Post is freakin expensive for things like that.

Note: the larger 18x24 size is printed at a professional photo printer, so there may be a bit of a delay (as I have to drive in the city then pick it up the next night again and I don't get in all that often).

So if you want a print from my gallery PM me for availability and I'll see what I can do.

Cheers,
-Leah

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If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.


This journal was coded by LineBirgitte Edited by keelerleah

Coloring Contest Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2009, 3:29 AM
JOURNAL

Contest Feature







Coloring Contest Winners: A Feature



All old news will be moved from my main profile journal to here for future references. :)

Evening Edit: I want to thank you all for coming out the live interview/chat. I had a great time and I was completely blown away by the number that turned out. Thanks so much guys!! :hug:

Also for those of you that missed it, a log of it can be read here--> thesprunk.deviantart.com/art/K…

May 6 2010: Well as the title says today I am going to be the guest in a live interview hosted by Atramina from the group digital-artists. It's later this afternoon (Today/May 6th) at 4pm American CST at digital-artists official chatroom #DigitalArtistsPub. So if you have the time feel free to drop by (you don't have to be a member of the group to join in) and I'll see you there. ^^





The winners to littlegoblet's Coloring contest were recently announced so, as promised, I have featured the winners. Please check out these artist's amazing galleries!
----> News Article <----

:blackrose: Digital :blackrose:
:bulletwhite: First place: :bulletwhite:
HarpyDigital4littlegoblet by PoldalleLovesnare by: :iconpoldallelovesnare:
and
by: :iconwild7even:

:bulletwhite: Second place :bulletwhite:
Contest: Maraja Harpy by SephirothsFlamedWing by: :iconsephirothsflamedwing:
and
:thumb117577244: by: :iconlothloria:

:blackrose: Traditional :blackrose:
:bulletwhite: First Place :bulletwhite:
Harpy Coloring Submission by Rosepetals07 By: :iconrosepetals07:
and
Contest entry: Saphanx by Maemi23 By: :iconmaemi23:

:bulletwhite: Second Place :bulletwhite:
harpycontest by Malchitos By: :iconmalchitos:
and
:thumb118865507: By: :iconnikauri-susi:

Congrats to all the winners, you guys all did an amazing job!! :clap:

-Leah




Also for those that are wondering the journal background is a current preview/ WIP of another bleach painting I'm working on... and this one is in manga style! *power glomps Byakuya* ^^

:bulletblue: The person who catches my 200,000 page view will receive a 8.5x11 print of their choice from my gallery.:bulletblue:
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

:devart: Around DeviantART :devart:




:new: 3D-Fantasy-Art is holding a Vampire: the Source contest. Winners receive free commissions, stamps, and journal features. --->seedydeedee.deviantart.com/jou…

Kanuka76 is holding a contest as well, winner receives $100 USD!! -->kanuka76.deviantart.com/journa…

Tinnu is holding a FAVORITE MOVIE/ FAVORITE SONG contest. Winner receives a free character commission and a 3 month DA subscription. --> tinnu.deviantart.com/journal/2…

Kadajo and LeilansDream are holding a contest. Winners receive a whole list of prizes. For more info go here--> kadajo.deviantart.com/journal/…


If you are holding a contest/event and would like an ad here, just note me. ^^





Adopt one today! Adopt one today!  Adopt one today!

I also have been featured in the digital magazine Collective Consciousness issue 2 and issue 3, created by Ondeon Issue 3 also has an exclusive digital painting tutorial I did that can only be found there.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.


Drizzt Fan Club Stamp by Drizzt-A-Fan-Club Drizzt Fan Stamp by keelerleah BJD OWNER Stamp by DarkRegrets



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  • Listening to: The Radio
:star: Having lived in Saskatchewan, Canada my whole life I am very aware of this provinces beauty. I hope to share a bit of it in this feature, which includes a collection of gorgeous photography from Saskatchewan. So please enjoy!! :star:



Saskatchewan Barn No. 3 by crazycroat Saskatchewan Magic by kkuffnerphotos Saskatchewan Prairie by SLCGrad2k Saskatchewan by kkuffnerphotos Saskatchewan Spring by altered-states Saskatchewan Skies by AdamK9 A Touch of Frost by RichardMacDonald Full Moon Saskatchewan,Canada by pictureguy saskatchewan by blackandwhitexsjado Saskatchewan Sunrise by tikkunolam Saskatchewan Field by 30245 Saskatchewan Sky by xXAlyXx Saskatchewan Centennial by Dr-Zook Essence of Saskatchewan by phoenix-enigma Under A Stormy Sky by altered-states Nuclear Saskatchewan Sunset by cutterp Beauty Of Saskatchewan by showyme Prairie Storm Saskatchewan by pictureguy Saskatchewan Sunset by Kim-Anderson Northern Saskatchewan Sunset by CarlsonC Sunset on Saskatchewan by JennArrons Saskatchewan Sunset by redbandana Frozen In Time by altered-states Saskatchewan Sky by altered-states Skies of Fire by keelerleah Sand Waves Saskatchewan by kimbalina Northern Mist by pictureguy Lightning 1 by chris Farming Saskatchewan by pictureguy Sunset Saskatchewan by pictureguy Werewolf in Saskatchewan by ImRaptor sunrise in saskatchewan by Anarchy-rose :thumb105047015: Saskatchewan road by ImRaptor Just By Myself by altered-states An Evening In Saskatchewan II by deathbysoup :thumb81881846: Somewhere in Saskatchewan by EmperorShorty Sunset in the Valley by mcleodan Saskatchewan by antislice south saskatchewan sunset by taylormathews Prairie Sunset by mcleodan Sunset by Euphemeo September by drclaw27 Skyline at Night in Regina by beatnik Saskatchewan Sunset by SheriffMercury99 Sunset over Saskatchewan River by suidafrikansechic Saskatchewan Susnet by Fergy saskatchewan sunset by dooglefershur Road to Emma by sarabdelasovejas :thumb97237100: University Bridge - Night by phoenix-enigma :thumb15872553: Highway to Heaven by TheTivster Curious Fox Cubs by pictureguy Saskatoon at night by getson Saskatchewan Fall by kawaiikata Prairie Lily by altered-states Eye of the Sunset by ImRaptor Castle Butte Sunset by pictureguy Evening Owl by pictureguy Beautiful by danimush

Saskatchewan Stamp by acciosnitch
Thanks so much for looking!!

FanChat: Live Interview

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 24, 2009, 2:20 PM
JOURNAL

FanChat: Live Interview







FanChat: Live Interview








Update: Thanks to everyone who came out and joined the chat. I really had a great time (even if I unfortunately got the times a bit mixed up ^^;, sorry about that..)

Anyway thanks again!! :hug:

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I have been invited by aunjuli to join her in a live chat on Saturday, April 25th @ 8:00pm (Eastern, North America).

I will be there for an hour or so answering your questions, so please if you have the time, feel free to drop in. ^^

How to Participate

:bulletwhite: Think of your questions!

:bulletwhite: Join :#FanArtdA: on Saturday, April 25th @ 8:00pm Eastern - Find your time on this fixed calender: tinyurl.com/daxy4n (for the best chat experience, check this out: joannastar.deviantart.com/art/… )

:bulletwhite: Try to have your question(s) pre-typed beforehand, so you can just copy and paste when your turn comes up.

The procedure and how the whole thing works will be explained when you arrive, so all you have to do is the above!

More information can be seen in this news article --> news.deviantart.com/article/78…

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You may have also taken notice of the journal image, well its basically a preview/WIP of the Aizen image I've been working on for the last little while. I can't say when it will be done, but here is a preview nonetheless.

:bulletblue: The person who catches my 200,000 page view will receive a 8.5x11 print of their choice from my gallery.:bulletblue:


-Leah




Adopt one today! Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!


:devart: Around DeviantART :devart:



Check out drumgirl's contest!! Winner receives a free 1 year subscription!! --> drumgirl.deviantart.com/journa…

littlegoblet is holding a coloring contest. Winners will receive free commissions!! --> littlegoblet.deviantart.com/jo…

Kanuka76 is holding a contest as well, winner receives $100 USD!! -->kanuka76.deviantart.com/journa…

Blind-Leviathan is holding a Stories of Mythology Contest. Winners receive a whole list of prizes. --> azraelevangeline.deviantart.co…

:new: Tinnu is holding a FAVORITE MOVIE/ FAVORITE SONG contest. Winner receives a free character commission and a 3 month DA subscription. --> tinnu.deviantart.com/journal/2…


If you are holding a contest/event and would like an ad here, just note me. ^^





Adopt one today!  Adopt one today!

I also have been featured in the digital magazine Collective Consciousness issue 2 and issue 3, created by Ondeon Issue 3 also has an exclusive digital painting tutorial I did that can only be found there.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.


Drizzt Fan Club Stamp by Drizzt-A-Fan-Club Drizzt Fan Stamp by keelerleah BJD OWNER Stamp by DarkRegrets



Adopt one today! Adopt one today!




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Contest Winners Announced!!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 18, 2009, 10:09 PM
JOURNAL

Within the Elements: A Contest







Winners Announced!!






Wow, never did I imagine that the contest would get so much support and participation. Over 80 gorgeous works were submitted which couldn't have made me happier!

Also a big thanks to :iconpoldallelovesnare:, :iconrosepetals07:, and :iconcry-to-the-moon58: for so graciously donating to the prize list! :hug:

This was so hard to judge, but with much deliberation I am happy to announce the winners!!

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:winner: 1st Place :winner:
Within the Storm by ceruleanvii By: :iconceruleanvii:

Right away this gorgeous painting stuck in my mind. While slightly pushing the mature level (thanks to some strategically placed lightning the mature filter remained off), the level of anatomy accuracy is stunning. At first glance the painting may appear less detailed then some others but upon closer inspection that thought is abandoned. I was particularly impressed by the skin texture and gosh even the slight hairs on his arm is painted. :wow: This one definitely deserved the top place!   

Some more work by ceruleanvii
October by ceruleanvii secret jedi by ceruleanvii subsumed by ceruleanvii

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:trophy: 2nd Place :trophy:
Life within Deadwood by priteeboy By: :iconpriteeboy:

The first thing that caught my attention about this piece was its sure detailing and gorgeous lighting. Being all digital painted was another thing that stuck in my mind as  the artist is known more for his scenic 3D renderings, and the fact that he took the time to to do a full painted work really stuck out in my mind. Very well done!!!

More work by priteeboy
Golden gates of Hell by priteeboy Bowser's Castle by priteeboy Crypto night by priteeboy

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:trophy: 3rd Place  - Tie!! :trophy:
Jumper within Wind by alvonia By: :iconalvonia:

The thing I like most about this one its incredible detailing and coloring. When full-viewed, you can really see all the work and effort put into it. The artist encompassed a cute idea and design into a well drawn and detailed character painting. This one truly was on top throughout the contest.

More work by alvonia
Twilight Gauze by alvonia Capricorn by alvonia North Star - Redo by alvonia
  
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:thumb107901702: By :iconmelyannam:
Brilliant colors and an excellent design really catches the eye in this gorgeous work. A simple yet wonderfully done painting, which definitely deserves recognition. Well done!

More work by MelyannaM
:thumb101744543: :thumb99927587: :thumb24622960:

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Honorable Mention
There were just so many wonderful works that I decided to include an honorable mention to a few that really deserve it. (in no paticular order)
:iconaomori: :iconatramina: :iconwhiteelzora: :iconkaanamoonshadow: :iconmajdarts: :iconnathie: :icontsaber: :iconfugaz-star: :iconmajdarts: :iconleamatte: :iconjounetsunoakai:

There really is some amazing artists that participated, may of which are not listed above, so please take the time to go through the list and support all the wonderful deviations!

Also since people seemed to have forgotten about the mini contest (winner would have received a free 8.5x11 print) I have decided to offer it again as a prize. The person who catches mt 200,000 page view (yes it is a ways off yet) will receive the print of their choice from my gallery.

:snowflake: AMAZING WORK EVERYONE!! :snowflake:


-Leah





:devart: Around DeviantART :devart:



Check out drumgirl's contest!! Winner receives a free 1 year subscription!! --> drumgirl.deviantart.com/journa…

littlegoblet is holding a coloring contest. Winners will receive free commissions!! --> littlegoblet.deviantart.com/jo…

Kanuka76 is holding a contest as well, winner receives $100 USD!! -->kanuka76.deviantart.com/journa…

Blind-Leviathan is holding a Stories of Mythology Contest. Winners receive a whole list of prizes. --> azraelevangeline.deviantart.co…

:new: Tinnu is holding a FAVORITE MOVIE/ FAVORITE SONG contest. Winner receives a free character commission and a 3 month DA subscription. --> tinnu.deviantart.com/journal/2…


If you are holding a contest/event and would like an ad here, just note me. ^^





Adopt one today!  Adopt one today!

I also have been featured in the digital magazine Collective Consciousness issue 2 and issue 3, created by Ondeon Issue 3 also has an exclusive digital painting tutorial I did that can only be found there.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.

A note on the journal layout. I edited it using Internet Explorer so if viewed using other browsers (such as Firefox) it may appear different/out of line. I have yet to figure out the solution in the coding. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Drizzt Fan Club Stamp by Drizzt-A-Fan-Club Drizzt Fan Stamp by keelerleah BJD OWNER Stamp by DarkRegrets



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Within the Elements: A Contest

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 9, 2009, 3:50 PM
JOURNAL

Within the Elements: A Contest







Within the Elements: A Contest







Contest closed!! Winners announced in a few hours.

Elements are all around us, they strengthen, destroy, and devour . They protect and take; engulf and ensnare, and above all they are everything…

Hello all, welcome to my Within the Elements: a contest on DeviantART.

For this contest you must come up with a picture dealing with the elements.  The title must contain the word “within” and  be either followed or in front of  a word describing the element of your choice. For example: Fire Within, Chilled Within, Within Ice, etc.  The drawing can be of anything as long as it has the chosen theme present and obvious. (examples: an ice dragon, a mage casting fire, a superhero/character using said element as a weapon, a planet/scene made of ice/snow, a regular animal in a winter scene, a metal encased being, a magical creature made of wood  etc.)  I am trying to leave the subject as open as possible in order to get your creative juices flowing. Obviously some elements are harder to portray then others, but its up to you which you want to choose from. A list of all entrants will be created in this journal after first entry is received.

:snowflake: The list of the 5 elements to choose from: :snowflake:
:bulletblue: Wood :bulletblue:
:bulletwhite: Fire :bulletwhite:
:bulletblue: Earth :bulletblue:
(including weather: wind, lightning etc)
:bulletwhite: Metal :bulletwhite:
:bulletblue: Water :bulletblue:
(including ice, snow etc)
If you have any questions about what would work (or general question), feel free to note me.


:skullbones: Entries SO Far :skullbones:


Fire Within the Water Within by: Zaphodiop
Vesta Within the Fire by: Kadajo
Within the Earth Spirit by: Kadajo
Within Ice Whirlpool By: R-13
Air Within, Airis Without By: CookiesHK
Summon the Fire Within By: ShadowOutcast13
Within the Angel of Earth By: BloodiRose
Within Ice By: phlegmatic-love
Sand Warrior Within the Earth By: TSABER
Within Fire vs Air By: vista59
Air Within Water By: Phillippeaux
Contest Elements-Fire By: animequeen20012003
Contest Elements-Water By: animequeen20012003
Fire Within By: Girutea
Inferno Within By: Fallingfreely
Within FireWater-Release power By: warrior-of-dream
Within a Winter Spell By: R-13
Fire Within By: majdarts
Ice Within By: Flynn-the-cat
Within the Lightened Basin By: QuantumTyme
Fire Within the lil Miss Match By: MelyannaM
Water Within By: majdarts
Within the Tear By: Ashe-daSI
Jumper Within Wind By: alvonia
Chilled Within By: Amjara
Within Water: Sunbath By: MelyannaM
Metal Within By: Kandyluvr
Water Within, the Undine By: artemiscrow
Fire Within A Ring of Ice By: gaothaire
Lightning Within the Storm By: Ayslyn
Rebirth Within By: Miss-Wilde
Within Competition By: Miss-Wilde
Within Ice By: oOoO3J4LoOoO
Within Metal Skin By: lilanimejme
My Spirit the Wind Within Me By: Atramina
Within Ice and Snow By: Peachie-Sakura
Fire Within Dragon Soul By: HaughtyFlaki
Frozen Within By: KaanaMoonshadow
Within Water By: dreamstone
Out Cold, Ice Within By: Skarbog
The Flame Within me is Gone By: greensedai
The Fire Within By: darkchocolatebrownie
Within the Soul of Water By: jounetsunoakai
Within Metal's Protection By: Phantom-Mist
Darkness Within My Fire By: Falcons-Fury-Creator
Fire Within By: bartje006
Storm Within the Wild Hunt By: nathie
Face Within the Fire By: krissyorange
Within Earth's Beauty By: hissorihaka
Within the Blue Fire By: DemonicBlackCat
Fire Within By AonikaArt
Phoenix Within By: EmpressOfNoneckia
Storms Within By: PoldalleLovesnare
Metal Within By: FlyinG-ZiGGuRaT
Pure Water Within Me By Atramina
Nature Within She Breathes By: CatastrophicEllipsis
Life Within Deadwood By: priteeboy
Within Wood By: oOoO3J4LoOoO
Call of the Fire Within By: WhiteElzora
Fire Within By: leamatte
Within the Storm By: ceruleanvii
Within Earth,Wind,Fire,+Water By: 2dMenagerie
Current Within By: uchiha-stalker
Shes my fire within By: daisy-kraft
Within the Fire By: Frostnight
Metallic Within, qt-414 By: brewin-one
Within Smoke and Wind By: Chaos-Of-Fubuki
The Faerie Within the Water By: DarkFireRaven
The Blazing Inferno Within By: Superdemon-Inuyasha
Within the Ashes By: waterbendingemo
The Wood Within the Ice By: waterbendingemo
Within the Wild Wind By: SilverMoonShadow
Within the Embrace of Nature By: hellsangel13
Lava From Within the Earth By: gaothaire
Wrapping Within Metal By: violetice
Light Within Darkness By: MagicMarmalade
The Fire Within the Rain By: Birgitte-Gustavsen
Within the Thunder Storm By: QuantumTyme
Wind Within her Forms a Storm By: ShaylyDauron
Frozen Within By: adelaar1
Dark Waters Within By: graphicamature2k06
Within the Water By: peexelle
Within the Five Elements By: Fugaz-Star
::The Blazing Inferno Within:: By: Superdemon-Inuyasha




:snowflake: Rules: :snowflake:
-It must be a new picture drawn especially for this contest.
-You must put a link to my page in the artists comments telling its for my contest.
-Please note me with the link to your deviation  (title the note either Element Contest or Mini contest), and I will add you to the entry list that will appear below this.
-A second entry is allowed but it must be a different element then your first.
-No more then 2 entries per-person. However a 3rd piece may be entered for the mini contest.
-You may only enter the mini contest if you have already submitted a work to the first contest.
-No mature rated art.
-There is no limit on titles, ie more then one person can choose the same title.
-I will be allowing 3D renderings but they will be judged equally (to the best of my abilities) with the other art.
-Sorry no literature this time.
-No photo manipulations

:snowflake: Prizes: :snowflake:
:bulletblue: 1st place :bulletblue:
-a free commissioned picture done by me (one character and a fully painted background)
-A feature on my front page journal.
-A custom made avatar made by me.
- a T-Shirt designed by PoldalleLovesnare
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal  
- a drawn fully colored picture of an OC or another known character by cry-to-the-moon58

:bulletwhite: 2nd place :bulletwhite:
- will get a free 8.5x11 signed print (directly from me) of your choice (from my gallery)
- a feature in my journal (front page)
-A custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal
-a drawn (not colored) picture of an OC or another known character by cry-to-the-moon58

:bulletblue: 3rd place :bulletblue:
- A feature in my journal (front page)
- a custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

*journal features are expected to be left up for a month or more, depending on when I write a new journal.

:skullbones: Mini Contest :skullbones:

I have also decided to add a second “mini contest”. There will only be one winner for this one and said winner will receive a free 8.5x11 signed print of their choice from my gallery as well as a feature in my journal. The only catch for this one is that you have to enter the first contest before you can enter this one. Also the 1st , 2nd , and 3rd winners of the main contest will not be able to able to win the mini contest. So total there will be 4 winners to all the contests.

The topics available for the mini contest will be human elements/emotions and how well you are able to portray them. Some examples: Pain, sadness, happiness, suffering, joy etc.

Also if you wish to donate to the prize list please note me.
Thanks so much to PoldalleLovesnare, Rosepetals07, and cry-to-the-moon58  for so graciously donating to the prize list.

Contest open until March 15/2009  


Judging will be done by me, my family and personal friends (on a voting system) and the winners will be announced here.

If you have any questions feel free to note me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
:snowflake: Good luck everyone!! :snowflake:

-Leah





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Lavender Eyes :bulletwhite: Naked Blades :bulletwhite: Drow Inside :bulletwhite: Elfwood :bulletwhite: Epilogue :bulletwhite: MiniTokyo
I also have been featured in the digital magazine Collective Consciousness issue 2, created by Ondeon

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.

A note on the journal layout. I edited it using Internet Explorer so if viewed using other browsers (such as Firefox) it may appear different/out of line. I have yet to figure out the solution in the coding. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Drizzt Fan Club Stamp by Drizzt-A-Fan-Club Drizzt Fan Stamp by keelerleah BJD OWNER Stamp by DarkRegrets



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:skullbones: Elements are all around us, they strengthen, destroy, and devour . They protect and take; engulf and ensnare, and above all they are everything… :skullbones:

Hello all, welcome to my Within the Elements: a contest on DeviantART.

For this contest you must come up with a picture dealing with the elements. The title must contain the word “within” and be either followed or in front of a word describing the element of your choice. For example: Fire Within, Chilled Within, Within Ice, etc. The drawing can be of anything as long as it has the chosen theme present and obvious. (examples: an ice dragon, a mage casting fire, a superhero/character using said element as a weapon, a planet/scene made of ice/snow, a regular animal in a winter scene, a metal encased being, a magical creature made of wood etc.) I am trying to leave the subject as open as possible in order to get your creative juices flowing. Obviously some elements are harder to portray then others, but its up to you which you want to choose from. A list of all entrants will be created in my journal after first entry is received.

The list of the 5 elements to choose from:
:bulletblue:Wood:bulletblue:
:bulletwhite:Fire:bulletwhite:
:bulletblue:Earth:bulletblue:  
(including weather: wind, lightning etc)
:bulletwhite:Metal:bulletwhite:
:bulletblue:Water:bulletblue:
(including ice, snow etc)
If you have any questions about what would work (or general question), feel free to note me.

:blackrose: Rules: :blackrose:
-It must be a new picture drawn especially for this contest.

-You must put a link to my page in the artists comments telling its for my contest.

-Please note me with the link to your deviation (title the note either Element Contest or Mini contest), and I will add you to the entry list that will appear below this.

-A second entry is allowed but it must be a different element then your first.

-No more then 2 entries per-person. However a 3rd piece may be entered for the mini contest.

-You may only enter the mini contest if you have already submitted a work to the first contest.

-No mature rated art.

-There is no limit on titles, ie more then one person can choose the same title.

-I will be allowing 3D renderings but they will be judged equally (to the best of my abilities) with the other art.

-Sorry no literature this time.

-No photo manipulations

-You may enter a single work that features more then one element.

:blackrose: Prizes: :blackrose:
:bulletblue:1st place:bulletblue:
-a free commissioned picture done by me (one character and a fully painted background) worth approximately $100 USD
-A feature on my front page journal.
-A custom made avatar made by me.
- a T-Shirt designed by PoldalleLovesnare
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal


:bulletwhite:2nd place:bulletwhite:
- will get a free 8.5x11 signed print (directly from me) of your choice (from my gallery)
- a feature in my journal (front page)
-A custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

:bulletblue:3rd place:bulletblue:
- A feature in my journal (front page)
- a custom made avatar
- a feature in Rosepetals07s journal

:skullbones: Mini Contest :skullbones:

I have also decided to add a second “mini contest”. There will only be one winner for this one and said winner will receive a free 8.5x11 signed print of their choice from my gallery as well as a feature in my journal. The only catch for this one is that you have to enter the first contest before you can enter this one. Also the 1st , 2nd , and 3rd winners of the main contest will not be able to able to win the mini contest. So total there will be 4 winners to all the contests.
  
The topics available for the mini contest will be human elements/emotions and how well you are able to portray them. Some examples: Pain, sadness, happiness, suffering, joy etc. The title must also contain the word 'Within'.

Also if you wish to donate to the prize list please note me.
Thanks so much to PoldalleLovesnare and Rosepetals07 for so graciously donating to the prize list.

:blackrose: Contest open until March 15, 2009 :blackrose:
Please note the date may extend if requested.


Judging will be done by me, my family and personal friends (on a voting system).

Winners will be announced at in my journal on my main account --> Keelerleah at DeviantART

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email(see my main page keelerleah for email address), and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can.

Good luck everyone!!


For more updated info please see my Journal

:rose:keelerleah:rose:
:star: A feature of some of my favourite Asian Ball Jointed Doll photographs. :star:

Asian ball jointed dolls (sometimes referred to as dollfies) are made of polyurethane resin, and are held together with a series of elastics. One thing that makes them so popular with doll collectors and owners is how customisable they can be. Their hair is not plugged which means that they wear wigs, and the eyes are easily changed, by opening the headcap. Their faces may be ordered without a faceup, and allows the owner to paint it the way they want. Their entire bodies can be taken apart as the joints them selves are only held together because of the elastics, which means they can be posed in almost any position.


Doll related sites:
Dolls/ clothes/ wigs etc.:
LUTS
Volks
Doll-Zone
iple house
Dream of Doll
There are more, but these are my favourites.


If you are interested in bjds please also visit Den of Angels for more information on these wonderful dolls.

:thumb83701522: imaginary friends by oki-oki Dear my Love -1- by BlackRoosje woof. by hiritai BJD: In the dark II by Kazezakura +BJD+ Swimming in the sea by ebonydragon BJD Iliana BW by yuliyana Kira : something pretty 0.2 by fleur- Fierce by dollstars the perfect contrition. by hitsugi Creme by sassystrawberry do you feel the pressure? by Simybee :thumb76031449: To My Future Self... 004 by zombie-jill :thumb70391258: Muse -2- by BlackRoosje :thumb90739763: A Kiss from a Villainous Rose by warui-chan :thumb91537440: Blue wall - Shoyou by hiritai all will lead me right by hiritai Lounging by toxiquedoll Day dreams by toxiquedoll :thumb91899413: Just Another Day by Aoi-kajin :thumb93642704: :thumb77066243: :thumb58792820: BJD-luts by heise :thumb33653938: Gackt BJD by Nocturnal-Doll :thumb40869100: :thumb81219893: Braking by dollsylph :thumb72084000: Blue eyes by PyxEstyxMajik I feel so blue... by Orofiel A sleepy afternoon for me +02+ by Yephyr Kill the Lights -5- by BlackRoosje Eyes of Blue by BleedingVampier7 Super Sweet by anavel 8 by blackpaperbag :thumb63620869: Brothers in white 3 by deshnye Sophisticated 2 by deshnye :thumb65550420: Winter Wishes by Aoi-kajin VinCENT by oki-oki Wonderland by oki-oki Sophisticated 2 by deshnye Silver and black pt 2 by deshnye :thumb62462808: :thumb78744513:

Thanks for looking!

BJD FAQ and my BD

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2008, 6:18 PM



Hmm, Ok since I have began posting pics of my bjd Raven I have been getting many questions about the doll itself, so I decided to create a question and answer (like I have seen so many other bjd owners do). Please, if after reading this, you still have unanswered questions feel free to ask and I may add it to this FAQ. Also please check out Den of Angels also if you want to know more about bjds. Its an amazing forum, and I have learned so much there.


Questions:

What type of Doll is he, and did you make him?

No, I did not make him. Raven is a CP (Cerberus Project) Redemption the Moon full package BJD (ball jointed doll) made by LUTS, a doll company located in Korea. Asian ball jointed dolls (sometimes referred to as dollfies) are made of polyurethane resin, and are held together with a series of elastics. One thing that makes them so popular with doll collectors and owners is how customizable they can be. Their hair is not plugged which means that they wear wigs, and the eyes are easily changed, by opening the headcap. Their faces may be ordered without a faceup, and allows the owner to paint it the way they want. Their entire bodies can be taken apart as the joints them selves are only held together because of the elastics, which means they can be posed in almost any position.

How big are they?

Asian ball jointed dolls can be almost any size. The SD (supper dollfie) usually range around 60cm (2 feet) but can be up to 70cm and even 80cm. My boy Raven is 60.5 cm in height.
Currently I know less about the smaller dolls (MSD, Tinnies etc) but from what I have seen some are so small they would fit in the palm of your hand.

Did you make his clothes, and where can you buy other clothes?

Well I do make some of his stuff, as clothes can become very expensive. But he did come with some (as he was a full package), and often in my pictures he wears those clothes.
When it comes to buying clothes there are many doll companies (most in Korea, china, and Japan) that sell clothes. Personally I haven't done to much shopping through the sites them selves, but I have bought clothes through the Den of Angels marketplace. Also eBay has a big selection of sellers (some include the actual doll companies) that sell clothes, wigs etc.

Why does he (and other boys) look like girls?

Honestly what can I say, its just the way they are. Almost every owner of a boy has to go through that 'its not a girl' conversation. They are however anatomically correct, so if you want to pants your poor boy to prove it... well then at least people will hopefully believe its a boy.

How much are they and why?

The question I have been hearing most of lately, and the one I dislike answering the most. If you are familiar with bjds even the tiniest bit you will probably be aware of the cost. SD sizes are generally around $550 (for that you get a naked, bald doll, with randomly colored eyes), but its really easy to find ones over $1000. The limited versions go for even more (as I have seen some for over $3000 on eBay). The smaller ones can go for a few hundreds but like I said earlier I don't know all that much about the little ones just yet.

Why are they that much?.. well they just are. All dolls are hand made and hand cast (liquid resin are cured in molds)and hand painted (if you get the faceup). They are extremely detailed and very carefully put together. They are time consuming to make as well and the curing must not be done during certain times in the seasons (due to humidity). Usually it can take up to 2 months for a doll to be made and delivered from the time you paid for it. But really the price just comes with the hobby, and is apart of it. Infact the saving up part is part of the experience of getting a bjd and makes it all the more special when that package finally arrives in the mail.

Is it true that they turn yellow?
Yes, unfortunately they do tend to turn yellow. It all depends on the amount of light they are exposed to. Just having him sitting around the house won't cause yellowing to much for years, but if they are in direct sunlight they could drastically change color within weeks. Resin also determines how fast they will yellow. French resin, from what I have read, yellows the quickest.

Whats the big fuss they are just dolls.

True they are just dolls, but a hobby is a hobby, just like model trains, model airplanes, cars, collections etc. I don't make fun of your hobby so why should you make fun of mine. Nuf said.

Will your doll (Raven) ever be up for sale?
Two words: Hell no!! I worked my butt off to pay for him, and I'm not about to part with my baby. *cuddles and gets kicked* :XD:

What about doll photography?

To be honest, I still learning about this. I was never a big photographier and I have a lot to learn. So for now I will be leaving this area unanswered. But I will say this. Doll + flash = bad/washed out pictures!!

Doll related sites:
Dolls/ clothes/ wigs etc.:
LUTS
Volks
Doll-Zone
iple house
Dream of Doll
There are more, but these are my favourites.

Communities (great places for info/sharing/selling/buying/etc.:
Den of Angels --> my profile
Resinlity

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If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.





  • Listening to: The Radio
  • Reading: The Pillars of Creation -Terry Goodkind

The Mural -what happened-

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 18, 2008, 2:21 AM



Ok, well as some of you know I was supposed to be on T.V this June 11, well I thought I should let you all know what happened that day. :) (I apologize for waiting this long to update my journal)

The mural unveiling went well and everyone just loved it. My dad made a speech (since he knows all about the old buildings I actually had to paint). Unfortunately not as many people showed up that were supposed to, don't get me wrong there were a lot of people there, but it wasn't a complete full house.

I was rather disappointed though when none of the T.V. crew came out. The organisers were rather upset to, but hopefully this summer when the Delisle centennial celebrations will start (this is why I did the mural) we will get more press. On the plus side, a newspaper reporter did make it so, hopefully, I will get my pic in the paper which will be rather exciting.

So here are a couple photos of the mural--> keelerleah.vox.com/ It was done in acrylic paint on plywood, and measures 4x8 feet. And yes that is me (and my dad... he looks so happy lol) in the second picture. :)

Also as I have been rather busy of late so Drizzt-A-Fan-Club has not been updated in a few weeks. I updated a bit today and will finish it tomorrow hopefully, as there is a fair amount of updates. :) I have also updated the "you know your in Saskatchewan when" portion... I swear I'm almost out of these...

When it comes to new art, I have a few new pieces in the works (digital paintings) so hopefully I will have some new stuff up within the next few weeks. One painting I am rally excited about is a picture of Raven and Drizzt fighting side by side in a battle. It is one of my first battle paintings and its going to be a lot of work, so wish me luck. :D

I am also rather excited that I finally got the ordering and payment process worked out with a new outfit for my bjd Raven. When it gets made and shipped I am thrilled to have an outfit and a pair of boots made by the one and only heise! I will be posting pics I can assure you, as soon as it gets here from China. :excited:

Ok, as I have had posted for the last months the person who catches my 100, 000 page view gets a free 8.5x11 signed print of their choice. It should be coming up soon as I hit 95, 000 a few days ago. So good luck to everyone.


On a side note: I have been receiving lots of emails and notes from 'fans' who seem to like my art. Now this is very touching and I love to receive these messages, but I can't always reply to them (time issues), so I apologize. But please if you have questions don't hesitate to ask, as I always try my best to answer them.

As usual commissions remain open, but I do not do free requests, so people please stop asking. I am flattered you like my work, but it is just that, it is 'work' for me, and would you like to go to work and not get paid? Also I keep coming across my works that other people are uploading to their galleries. I want it know that I DO NOT TOLERATE THIS and you will be reported if I see you have stolen my art. It really disheartens me to see this and it gives me pause to consider if I should even upload new works. So please if its not your work don't say it is...

Anyway enough of my ramblings, and I wish you all a wonderful happy spring/summer. :D

-Leah

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If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email, and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can (Sometimes there is a few days delay in my replies since I'm not online every day). Also I want it known that my art is not to be used without my permission (which I usually always give) so please note me first.

Again thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit me here (and many more thanks to all the comments, notes, and emails. It means a lot to me.

:spotlight-left:Sites Featuring my art and Galleries::spotlight-right:
Lavender Eyes :bulletred: Naked Blades

:bulletred: Drow Inside
:bulletred: Elfwood   
Original Journal Template
I also have been featured in the digital magazine Collective Consciousness issue 2, created by Ondeon

Drizzt Fan Club Stamp by Drizzt-A-Fan-Club Drizzt Fan Stamp by keelerleah :thumb54895921:

:rose: Some Randomness :rose:


You know your in Saskatchewan when...

:bulletgreen: "Going south" means driving to Montana.
:bulletgreen: Winnipeg is "back east".
:bulletgreen: You often reply: "you bet!" or "hell yes!"
:bulletgreen: You've gotten a "To Go" drink from the local bar.
:bulletgreen: The bank teller asks to see some proof of identification and you point to the arm patch on your slow-pitch jacket.
From the Corner Gas Season 1 DVD





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  • Reading: The Pillars of Creation -Terry Goodkind

Contest Winners Announced!!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2008, 10:45 PM



:rose: Some Randomness :rose:


You know your in Saskatchewan when...
:bulletgreen: Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor and combine crew on the highway.
:bulletgreen: You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
:bulletgreen: Loosing sight of the horizon, for even a few seconds, leaves you with that icky feeling of disorientation for the rest of the day.
:bulletgreen: All the festivals across the province are named after fruits, vegetables, grain or testicles.
:bulletgreen: Your radio antenna is an old clothes hanger or piece of baling wire.
From the Corner Gas Season 1 DVD


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art by keelerleah
A preview, some works in progress, but most are pics I scrapped halfway through finishing them.
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  • Reading: Passage to Dawn
:spotlight-left:Keelerleah's Art contest :spotlight-right:


Hello all,
Wow, does the year fly. I can’t believe it is a year since I signed up to DeviantART. This past year I have come to know some amazing people and extraordinary artists. This site truly is a eye-opener for upcoming artists. To celebrate this one year anniversary I have decided to hold  a contest, and yes one prize is a free commissioned work.

:star::star: The Contest :star::star:

Well I thought about this for a long time until I came up with a contest theme/idea. For this contest you have to draw/paint (sorry I won’t accept 3D renderings/photo manipulation / photography/ writing as this is strictly a drawing contest) a character/scene or anything that your mind comes up with. The only thing is that you have to give it a title that I used for one of my own works (my gallery can be seen here -> www.keelerleah.deviantart.com/… )

For example if you picked “Lost in a storm” it would obviously have to be about someone lost in a storm. If you picked one like “Brothers” well as long as the title fits it could be almost anything (animal brothers, humans etc). I have decided to do it this way to leave more of a choice for what you will actually draw. I am leaving it open to let your imagination run free.


:rose:Rules:rose:

-This is strictly a art drawing/painting contest, so no written, 3D generated, photography, photo manipulation etc. I do apologize for limiting it, but I really don't know all that much about all that and don't feel I can judge it fairly.

-I will happily accept digital and traditional paintings, pencil drawings, inks, etc.

-It must be a new picture drawn especially for this contest.

-You must put a link to my page in the artists comments telling its for my contest.

-Please note me with the link to your deviation with the title ‘Contest 1’ and I will add you to the list that will appear in my journal with the contest details --> www.keelerleah.deviantart.com/….

-No more then 2 entries per-person.

-No mature rated art.

-There is no limit on titles, ie more then one person can choose the same title.



:heart: Prizes: :heart:
1st place- will get a free commissioned picture done by me (worth approximately $100.00) and a feature in my journal (front page)
-personalized journal CSS from Kanuka76

2nd place- will get a free 8.5x11 signed print (directly from me and worth approximately $20.00) of your choice (from my gallery) and a feature in my journal (front page)
-a print of your choice from Kanuka76's gallery

3rd place- A feature in my journal (front page)
-features for one month in Kanuka76s journal

*journal features are expected to be left up for a month or more, depending on when I write a new journal.


Also if you wish to donate to the prize list please note me.
Thanks so much to Kanuka76 for so graciously donating to the prize list. :hug:


:blackrose: Deadline :blackrose:

Deadline will be February 1, 2008
Judging will be done by me, my family and personal friends (on a voting system).

Winners will be announced at in my journal on my main account --> Keelerleah at DeviantART



If you have any questions please feel free to ask via note or email(see my main page keelerleah for email address), and I promise to get back to you as soon as I can.

:rose: Good luck to everyone!:rose: