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I am doing a giveaway when we reach 1000 watchers this month! Everyone who watches the group is eligible to win a hand crafted leather pouch or one of my cast resin "Little Critters"!
If it goes to 2000 people in a month Ill be giving away both a leather pouch of your choice of colors "black and blue,red,green or purple" and a cast resin little critter!!! So what are you waiting for? The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
Let everyone in the world know about my page and lets have a blast!
Dont forget I have collectibles up for sale on ebay! Just a couple hours left! www.ebay.com/usr/raptorarts
Yea im starting to use Ebay again... tired of being drownd like a rat under all this stuff. If you like star wars or other kinds of collectibles check out my sale page.
www.ebay.com/sch/raptorarts/m.…
Run toward those little critters and scoop them up and hug them tight cause they need a good home to stay warm and well fed. :)

Well i found out yesterday my Aunt passed away early in the morning. She had a stroke the day prior. 
Hospice was back and forth for 3 years. 3 years she proved them wrong. She was a fighter. 
We may not have been super close but she was my aunt and she was family. She will be missed. 
Its been especially hard on my Uncle. Dad went up to see him today and took him out for lunch so he could talk for a bit. 

All in all things are moving along. 

It always hits hardest when you realize your down a family member and theres only 5 of us left. Im the youngest by several deccades. everyone else is in their 80's or hitting 90. 

So... yea... trying to get my mind off of things by focusing on my "Little Critters" sculptures... 
feel free to take a look at it and give feedback on the colors and such.. 

Love and hugs to all. 

Nite.
Wow i cant believe its almost the 21'st 
My hatching day "dragon term" is this sunday. OMG time flies, wish i could LOL

I posted this in facebook and twitter for shits and giggles but hell why not... 

IF anyone wants to send a gift feel free to do so. I love Pocket Dragons and Windstone Dragons

DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!! Love dragons XD

Oh and visit my Facebook Art Page. I dont have that many viewers on there and would love to see it jump quite a bit higher than where its at. 
 
www.facebook.com/RaptorArts.co…
So ive been busy as a dragon cleaning his castle after a 1000 years of dust has settled LOL

I have made 5 tomes this week and pushed to do one soft cover journal. Yikes!
Check them out on my Etsy store :)

Hope everyone is having a great 2018!

www.etsy.com/shop/RaptorArts
my wishlists and want lists for this year...  a.co/2MV3fDV
I try this every year but meh... Oh well its worth a shot :)

Hugs to all :)
Happy winter solstice!

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Think if flooded my gallery with books, time for other things. Ill update it with more books if anyone is interested....

For now ill post a couple sculpts in progress.
Ive been making some tomes that are themed for the season. Feel free to check them out! :)

Ill be putting them up on my ETSY store but you can see them here in my gallery :)

Cheers!!!!
So you might be wondering why all the books?
Well I've been making custom books for a few months now but have been slacking big time on getting them up online.
So with that said I dug through my computer, put books in their own files, dragon books, owl, harry potter, etc. and posted them on here and FA.

So I will spare you all from more journals for at least till i get photos of the 5 that are at the end of my bed right now while i fade off into sleepy dream land of dragons gryphons and books galore LOL XD

Enjoy and feel free to commission me for your own custom Tome, Grimoire, Sketchbook :)

www.etsy.com/shop/RaptorArts
So as you can see from my gallery ive been uploading a lot of custom books that I made. These are existing sketchbooks that i customized to look like old tomes or Grimoires, Spell books. Each book is $65. each and if you want a custom one let me know! :) Id be happy to do a custom one for you :)

The price would be $65. + Shipping Media Mail Rate
If you have a key chain, medallion or something you want on the cover you can send it to me and I would put it on the book. You choose the color of the book. Also weather or not you want the edges stained or pure white. 

Each book has my logo stamped into the back inside cover to show that it is an official "Raptor Arts" Tome / Grimoire! :)
I set up a gofundme account to see if we can raise any money to help our dog.. We just recently found not only does his eye have to have surgery he has a cracked tooth which is causing some issues as well. Not sure what were going to do but dad will have to put it on his card which he cant afford to do really... But what other choice do we have? We took off the cone of shame so he doesnt run into everything. When he starts rubbing his eye we put it back on.

Spread the word if you could.

Thank you!!!

Ugh... another year older... Hopefully wiser and a touch bit more coin in my pocket than last.

True wealth is in family and friends but a little bit of comfort in coin in my pocket would be nice as well :)

I have to say that with every year i dread the hatching day. I wish i'd never age. be immortal. always look this good LOL

I have decided to make books, wands and other magical items this year. Also to finish what I started a long time ago which are a few OLD sculptures.

Also, I have a new job as a sign maker in a sign shop. Im learning the trade and been treated very kindly. Its nice to do an artsy job and be treated like a person rather than a slave or just a number.

And I am hoping that with persistence and a little studying on business and promoting myself I can get a few more people to find my work online and share it around with their friends. Sharing and word of mouth doesn't cost a dime, only a few seconds of time :)

So with that said and it being 12:41am I am going to get some sleep and be up at 8:15am to get ready to go to the "Farmers Market" where i sell my artsy stuff. Well, sometimes sell it, pending weather and all that stuff :P
So i dont really do anything on holdays or new years but i know many of you do.
So with that said, try not to drink to much, party too much and please stay safe.
You can have a lot of fun just be carefull. Every year i hear of injuries, accidents and worse on new years. 
So with that said happy new years everyone.

On another note, if anyone is thinking about buying themselves a yearly subscription or even a few months theres a great deal going on now here at DA. IF you buy somebody a year or a few months you get the same amount of time free!  


so erm... aside from my weirdness this year... if anyone wants to jump on that it would be awesome. 

I r NoT A hErD CoRe mEmBeR "derp" i ToO bRoKe
Facebook is stupidly one sided when it comes to "Who gets the most likes will win *enter prize here*" It pisses me off so bad when groups pull that crap... ARGH!!!!!!! I deleted everything involving that sewing machine and facebook and tandy today.. If i missed something ill eventually find it and delete it... To hell with that site for now...


On other news an artist and amazing illustrator went from Astounding work to WTF art. I mean it was invading my deviation folder with omg wtf why?! so I unfortunately had to unwatch them. I hate doing this and I have had to do it before with other artists in the past on here and on FA. When an astounding artist suddenly changes their style and "not for the better" utilizing distorted shapes and 1/2 the detail they used to do and blurry lines... omg wtf... 

Best advice to any artist out there. REFINE your art. DONT get lazy and do quick personal shit and slopily throw it into a gallery. ALWAYS do the best you can do and then show it off.. YOU are known by the worst artwork in your gallery, NOT the best artwork. REMEMBER that. 
So people dont like what I say on twitter.. I loose watchers and such..
Well if people that consider me a friend decided they dont like what I say and cut me off completely thats their problem.
I say things as they are. I am not going to sugar coat it. Im keeping it off here as much as possible.

The news is frustrating but whatever. 
People are frustrating,
life is frustrating
i say whats on my mind on twitter. 
People that know me in person should know better than to just judge me by what I tweet or what somebody says about me.

TO answer your questions..

Am i anti humanist.. No, I just don't like humans that destroy or disrespect nature and the environment.
Am i racist. NO
Am I Sexist. No but i've had a lot of bad managers and dumb people piss me off in my life, its why im single for life.
Am I gay. NO
Am I religious. NO

Im trying to be a vegetarian and I disapprove of hunting even though i was raised on a ranch and hunted with my dad. "Never shot a deer, actually the deer is the reason i gave up hunting all together".

I don't drink alcohol, take drugs. or any of that bull shit. I'm very green and clean. 

In person im a very nice person and can be somewhat shy in some cases. 

Two great artists blocked me for life. 
one was an astounding animal artist but man shes got issues. holy shit...
The other is a damn good sculptor and cool steampunk gal. Unfortunate she judges me by my tweets.

If I died tomorrow nobody would care except my family which there is only 5 left in this world.
Friends as I see it come and go, mostly they go because they have a life of their own or just judge me for my thoughts and not my actions. I do a lot of talking but no action btw in the complaining dept.


In short im an artist, depressed, broke, homeless (cant afford a place so i have to live at my dads), bills are killing me slowly, and I hate holidays because they are freaking stupid excuses for being lazy or stupid. Except for a couple like veterans day which i respect and mothers/fathers day.
Ive been away for a while. Got tired of Deviant Arts annoying adds, over programing their site, and tons of other bs going on but whatever.

I have heard on the grapevine that DA has leveled off and is slowly starting to fall. Guess you cant have fame forever eh? I wonder if it was their obnoxious over programming and features? 

Anyhow you know where i stand on that area.. Keep It Simple Stupid "K.I.S.S." aparently DA never learned. 


ON OTHER NEWS!!!

I have been making a bunch of items for my Etsy store as well as stuff for the Saturday market here in town "Farmers market".
Every saturday I get up at 8am and find my way down to the market to set up my tables at around 9am. sell stuff till 3pm and pack up and leave by 4pm. Im getting a very small profit but it helps. 

Ill be finishing going through the 1600 deviations which used to be nearly 4000 deviations. Egads it takes forever! Ill try to keep up to date on here pending if the Add blocker programs and such stop the adds from coming up "I no longer pay money i dont have to keep adds away". 

I remember a "ghost" on here (you know who you are) :) always was there for me when i needed a moral boost. 
There was another artist on here that helped as well. shes such a great person and I like her foxes XD Culpeo-Fox 
Unfortunately ive been away so long ive forgotten nearly everyone here. Probably why my watchers are just a few hundred rather than over 800... guess people don't like an account that's not being touched... 

Well i will roll up my sleeves and try to get the dust off this account. Hope your not upset ive been away. 
Ok so I talked to annother programmer friend of mine and he found a super freaking easy way to fix my laptop pen touch issue.. Hes a super cool guy and i was glad to have him as my room mate back when I lived in California. :) He gave a sense of sanity to the insane rommate situation i was living in at the time.

Anyhow. Heres the update :)

I can do digital arts again!!! YAY!!!!

I have 2 commission slots full but 2 more to fill in! Come on guys jump on in! The waters fine :)

1. SaphiraFafnar "Raptor Avian" Sketched and inking will progress soon :)

2. Gdzeek "Self Portrait of zeek" Sketched and inking will progress soon :)

3. Open slot available!

4. Open slot available!


Also on another note.. I learned about a new paypal contribution link thingy.. Let me know what you think. 

Here's the link. It seems simple and such.. www.paypal.me/RaptorArts

Ill need to figure how to alter the home town on the thing though... I Live in Brookings, Oregon. 

But if you can spare a buck or two or more feel free to help out :)

Thank you! *hugs*!!!




Well kind of on my etsy page..

I have 6 lazy ponies and 2 sleepy bats still in stock. They have been up for sale for a couple years and to no avail.. So if you want one heres your chance to get one at a ridiculously low price!! :)

Currently:
Lazy pony $35. eachwww.etsy.com/listing/153053941…
Sleepy Bat $45. each www.etsy.com/listing/158100044…

SALE PRICES AS OF NOW :)
Lazy pony $15. each
Sleepy Bat $10. each


Why am i cutting the prices so low?
To be brutally honest i'm tired of packing and unpacking them.
The bats have minor little chips which can be fixed with black paint.
The ponies are just a pain to pack. both the bats and ponies are made of Stone Cast Material "Plaster".

Also the ponies are all painted already and so if you want a special surprise pony let me know, otherwise they come in pinto "no glass eyes just clay eyes", white, zeebra, black with fire mane, pinto jewel tones blue & green, and then the white blanks.

I will calculate shipping and handling charges if your interested in getting one or more. Most likely it will be around $10. to ship. Ill try to keep the weight down and box size small.

SEND ME A DA NOTE if your interested :)