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After the previous journal entry had graced my dA profile for like a year and a half, I figured it's about time for a new one. Hopefully though my recent submissions have proved that I am indeed alive. And I can tell you that it feels good to finally have some new pieces up. Since June last year I have been working as a full time concept artist, and that left me pretty much no time for personal stuff. But I am having a great time at the job and I have learned so much and have in fact painted more than ever before. Lately I just got too fed up with having only my rather old pieces up, hence why I made the time for new ones. And I'm definitely happy that you guys are enjoying them, that's great encouragement. There are a good many more pieces in the pipeline, but I don't know yet when I will find the time to finish them.

The next couple of weeks will be rather chaotic for me and I will probably not be online much, so please don't take offense if I am not replying immediately. I will still read every comment. But life sure isn't boring these days.


Hope all of you are doing well!
Dancakes :heart:



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Some of my recent paintings:

Birth Of Giants by memod Fighting The Mountain by memod An Unexpected Find by memod




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Astrikos Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   General Artist
:wave: hi!~ I'm glad everything's going smooth!
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mynti Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear from you! Hope things are going awesome and not too stressful! I've been pretty busy lately too, and otherwise working up an art storm! I have 8 large acrylics in the works at the same time. I miss talking to you, Dancakies! :glomp:
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional
That journal was from a year ago :lol: But yeah, things are running okayish. I'm always keeping busy though, that's certainly no problem. I probably have a dozen started pieces that I should get back to and finish when I find the time :D
Will you show these acrylics up here, when you're done? =] Large scale certainly sounds fun :D Are they a series or does each stand by itself?

And hey, I'm here all the time :p
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HannahLyn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I was bad at journal writing!
Glad to hear you're doing well Dan, and your new job sounds fantastic. Hope everything else is going well for you too :).
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional
Oh no, no worries. You are bad at replying to notes and coming on skype :giggle: Yer hiding all the time! :shakefist:
Hehe but yeah, I really can't complain much, I'm doing well and enjoying life :aww: How about you though? Haven't heard from you in aaaaaages! How's everything? What have you been up to? =]
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HannahLyn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well maybe if you sent me a note I might reply!
I'm glad you're doing well! I've just finished my third year at uni, it's gone so fast I can't believe it. So I'm just enjoying the summer holidays, and I go back for my last year in September. It's a bit weird having nothing to do after spending every day for the last few months revising. I think I need to make some plans otherwise I'm going to get so bored, haha.
Do you have any summer holidays?
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Tiramishuuu Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
no offense! Take all the time you need~
The pieces you leave behind for us are more than enough lol.
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memod Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional
That I will do :D I just hope it won't be another eternity until I can show some new stuff :lol:
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Glad to hear everything's going great!
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memod Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional
Well things are okay, yep :D And I'm trying to make the best out of it :nod:
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adevilsdare Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Good to hear :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Photographer
Glad to read something from you again as well! :aww:
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memod Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional
Hehe, yeah, it's amazing, isn't it? :lol:

How have you been? :hug:
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Photographer
It is! :giggle:

I've been SO busy, but doing better lately. Are you staying now? ;p

:hug:
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memod Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional
I'm glad to hear that you are doing better :hug: For me things will likely be really busy as well during the next weeks...let's hope I survive :D

Staying where? :confused:
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Photographer
Take it easy and survive! :#1:

Haha, staying here, at dA, being active and such :B

:hug:
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memod Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional
I have never gone away from dA. I only did not submit much, because I have little time for personal artwork. But I was still around, commenting and replying and all :nod:
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Photographer
I didn't see you around much, so that explains it haha. But I was either really busy or not here :slow:

I'll be around as a regular deviant as well, soon enough! :aww:
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memod Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional
Hehe so it was probably youuu who was away from dA and not I :giggle: No blamin' meeee-he :giggle:

And I hope you will :aww:
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm glad that you are doing well :)!
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memod Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional
Thanks, yeah, things are going pretty well =] How about you? :aww:
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm visiting my family in Chicago :D I was looking out for you on Skype too but with no success lately. You must be super busy indeed :)!
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memod Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional
Ah that sounds cool, hope you're having a great time there :D And well, things here are a bit chaotic at the moment, so that's why I'm not on regularly :D
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Keep it up :)
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memod Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional
I sure will :D
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ELECTROpanda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Hey, it's been a while! Glad to see you're doing fine, and even more glad to hear that you've had time for art. C:

I'm really hoping to see some of those sketches -- I'm sure they're wonderful! :aww:
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional
Hehe well I make time for it :D And I think it pays off, I would say my drawing has improved quite a bit this year :dance: And in fact it seems like today I got a commission for a marker sketch, hehe.

But how have you been? :hug:
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ELECTROpanda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Oh wow, I'm really glad to hear that! I wish I had more time for art, but I have been really busy!

I'm finally here in the Netherlands; we're neighbors, now! :aww: I've been here for 6 months already -- time really flies. But I've been great. c: Glad to hear you're doing fairly well, yourself.
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional
Hehe, well it's really important to me to draw, so even when I'm busy I tend to just make time for it...somehow :lol: but right now I can't complain, I have a fair bit of time now :D

And yeah, I noticed! :lol: Went to your profile and was quite surprised, hehe. But hey, congrats that all that worked out :highfive: How are you liking it in the Netherlands? :hug:
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justeline Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:w00t: He's aliveeee! :boogie:
aww so sorry for the silly message, glad to see you here again!
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional
of course I am alive :D why shouldn't I be :D And I love silly messages, no worries :D

How's life treating you? :glomp:
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Seducktion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist
Upload! I'm courious how your new work does look like :la:
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
Hehe, na ich schau mal, ob ich was davon zeigen kann :D Sind halt meist nur Skizzen, aber ich find schon was :lol:

Wie geht's dir? :aww:
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Seducktion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist
Kannst du. Da bin ich mir recht sicher ;) Und Skizzen sind toll! Ich schau mir sehr gern die Skizzen von guten Künstlern an, um ein Gefühl zu bekommen, wie sie arbeiten :) Abgesehen davon finde ich Skizzen immer interessant, häufig auch beneidenswert.

Wies mir geht? Als wär ich auf Drogen, allerdings verursacht durch Schlafmangel :D Und selbst?
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
Naja, überschätz mal meine krakel dad nicht :D Aber ja, skizzen haben schon oft was ganz eigenes, da geb ich dir recht :D Ich schau mir sowas auch gerne an. Da steckt einfach oft mehr dynamik drin, und sie sind lockerer.

Oha, wieso der schlafmangel? :lol: uni-stress? :D

Mir geht's ganz gut, hatte letzte woche meine letzte abgabe, bin grad für zwei drei tage daheim, fahre dann wohl morgen zurück nach berlin. morgen oder übermorgen, mal schaun :aww: und dann wird weitergezeichnet :D
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Seducktion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist
:p Ich finde nicht, dass ich es überschätze ;) Also mäkel nicht an meinem Geschmack herum!
Genau das mag ich auch an Skizzen - sie sind so schön locker und ungezwungen. Kein Perfektionismus, die Idee und Wirkung zählt :)

Schlafmangel hat verschiedene Gründe. War heute morgen noch in Berlin und durfte um 5 aufstehen, damit ich um 11 in Hamburg inner Uni war |D Und im Bus schläft es sich wirklich beschissen...

Was war denn abzugeben? :) Und zeichne mal fleißig, deine Gallerie verstaubt ;)

Aber vorerst mal gute Nacht - ich habe Schlaf nachzuholen. :dead:
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
Du kennst meine Skizzen doch noch gar nicht =P Und du solltest nicht urteilen, bevor du sie gesehen hast :D

Oha, wir besuchen Berlin wohl abwechselnd :giggle: Aber ja, ich kenn das :D Hab in letzter Zeit auch öfter mal eine Nacht durchgemacht, wegen Uniaufgaben oder Vorlesungen :D Aber das geht schon. Ich schlaf zwar gerne meine 8 Stunden, aber ich kann auch mal mit weniger funktionieren.

Hehe du, ich zeichne jeden Tag. Und das mehrere Stunden :D Nur hab ich irgendwie dA nie als Platz für meine Skizzen gesehen, weiß nicht. Drum ist davon auch noch nichts zu sehen. Aber der Stapel in meiner Wohnung wächst :giggle:
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Seducktion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist
Bestens, dann gib mir eine Grundlage zum urteilen :meow: Und wenn die DA kein Platz für Skizzen ist, dann mach einen Skechblog auf :la:
Jeden Tag? Mehrere Stunden? Beneidenswert. :faint: Ich freu mich, wenn ich einmal in der Woche zum kritzeln komme.


Ich schlafe eigentlich chronisch zu wenig. Das führte dazu, dass ich in den Vorlesungen eingeschlafen bin - bis mich mal ein Prof erwischt hat. Ich muss sagen, das war recht peinlich. XD Seitdem bin ich ein Kaffee-Opfer :/
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional
Ach ich glaub für einen blog hab ich nicht genug zu erzählen :D Und wahrscheinlich würd ich ihn nicht oft genug updaten D:
Aber naja, die zeit nehme ich mir halt auch. Wo andere täglich zwei, drei Stunden fernsehen, zeichne ich halt :D Besitze nicht mal einen Fernseher, hehe. Und in Berlin in meiner Wohnung hab ich praktisch kein Internet, das hat auch seine Vorteile :D Irgendwie find ich meist, dass man im Schnitt schon mehr Zeit hat, als man selbst denkt.

Naja ich hab mal eine Weile lang auch sehr wenig geschlafen, über mehrere Monate, und das schlaucht dann schon. 8 Stunden sollten es schon sein, und wenn es dann mal sein muss, kann ich halt auch mal ein paar Tage lang mit weniger.
Und so sehr ich Cappuccinos und Latte Macchiatos und dergleichen mag...ich möchte sie nicht -brauchen-, nur um halbwegs fit zu sein :lol:
Was hat der Prof gesagt, als er dich erwischt hat? :giggle:
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
3 journal entries in 2009? Don't overdo it, dude! ;)

Here I'm enjoying a so-far snowless winter (well, there's been some, but it's gone again), hasn't been doing much on the art-front, though. Got a couple of digital pieces I'm working on, and I've been doing some pencil-work (trying to keep those skills updated, it's been almost only digital work otherwise in the last months). But a lack of inspiration means there has been very few uploads in the last year.

So, when do we get to see some new stuff from you, good sir? :)



Oh, and I almost forgot: :salute:
;)
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional
I'm trying not to, I swear :lol:
But c'mon, I've never been much of a journal guy :giggle: Don't really feel like I have that many interesting things to say :lol:

It's good that you are doing some pencil work :nod: I have not been working digital at all this year except for some commissions, and I feel like I'm sharpening my compositional skills so much faster on paper, and I'm just really free with it. Plus I totally enjoy the tangible feeling of it.
And hey, try to get inspired by all kinds of things :nod: It really works well for me to just keep my eyes open, there is SO much to pull from, it's quite astounding once you start making a habit out of it :nod:

Hehe, well if you want to see ink- and marker sketches, then yeah, I might upload a piece or two :D

:salute: :D
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Well, a little "Hey guys, yes, I'm still alive" update once in a while (as in more often than 3 times a year!) would probably be OK. ;) Not that I have anything interesting to say in my journal, either, but hey, it's a journal, you don't have to write something deep or profound.

Yeah, I felt that my pencil skills were being neglected. I still love working digitally, but I will try to start out with pencil sketches that I then scan and work further on in Photoshop.
I got plenty of ideas, but for some reason they rarely get realized. I dunno if it's a lack of faith in my skills, or what it is, but I will keep trying.

Yes, indeed, we want to see your sketches, so get to uploading! ;) Any bridges? :D
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
Any bridges? You kidding me? :lol: I wonder when I will start boring myself with all these bridges, but somehow this moment just isn't coming :D

And somehow all my journals are degenerating into an "I am still alive" thing. I dunno, I can as well leave the old one with that :D

Yeah there is nothing wrong in working both digitally and traditionally :nod: I think they're different skill sets, too, and they benefit from each other. And always keep trying, you may not notice it at every moment, but you will undoubtly improve with every sketch :nod:
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Well, share some of those bridges with us, then! :D

I will undoubtedly keep trying, and try to improve. I've started subscribing to Imagine FX magazine, and find a lot of tutorials there, as well as inspiration from some amazing artists.

Looking forward to new art from you. :)
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional
Hehe, I shall. In fact one of the drawings I plan to upload is a bridge :D

ImagineFX I can get only online, they don't sell it anywhere here. And I dislike buying such expensive magazines without being able to check them out first....so no imagineFX for me :lol:
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Cool, looking forward to it. :)

I got my subscription through [link] which is a lot cheaper than getting it directly from the publisher. They don't sell it anywhere here either, I have to go into a big city for that. But now I get it directly to my mailbox, which is very nice! :D Plus, the covers of the subscribers issues are without any text, which is very nice.
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hottgermanchick Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
upload pics sir!!!! I want to see these drawings and nude pics too
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional
Oh I shall :giggle: And you know how to reach me for the nude pics :eyes:
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hottgermanchick Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
:flirty: yes sir
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memod Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional
:flirty:
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