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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 5:44 PM
Commission sheet by Vivifx

Thank you guys for your support! I'm closing these for a but to work on personal stuff! 


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It is finally happening!! Yaaaaaay!
All info is on the sheet! If there is something you don't see but wanna ask about do not hesitate to message me about it! 
I have a google doc to keep track of commissions. You can look at the status of your commission and even see the final results!
It is available here
Commissioning me will help support the creative work I do, and I would love to draw for you! 
 


 

GUESS WHO'S BACK?

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 11, 2014, 5:50 PM
And with a cool new journal too! 

Hey how's it going? I know I haven't posted anything in ages, nor have I really been active. But that is all about to chaaaaaange! 

First of all I finished school - which was my main reason for being absent. I had a huuuge thesis to do (in the form of designing, programing and then creating a game.) Once that was out of the way I had tons of AMV nonsense to attend to. Mainly my AMV for Otakon 2014. Then I did some traveling and now I'm back! 

So what can you expect from me in the coming weeks? In general I want to become far more active here as well as my tumblr. I've already posted a few new things on there already and will be posting a ton of WIPs/ doodles etc. 

Furthermore Streams will be starting up again. And not just once a week, BUT TWICE. Oh man I bet you're pumped. The first one will be on Sunday - and will be implementing a new thing that I think is pretty cool. Every other art stream of mine is going to be Request oriented. Each one will have a theme and you - the fabulous viewers - can show up and ask me to draw something as long as it pertains to my theme. I think this will not only improve my art but it means some people get to walk away with free Vivifx sketch commissions! Neat huh? 

Sunday's theme this week will be Anime Characters.

The second stream each week will be editing based. Hopefully this will keep a nice balance of my skills and allow people some various forms of entertainment. These streams will also be largely audience steered - so I will be answering questions and doing live demos! 

I am still trying out YouTube streaming (seriously that's a thing?) So unless you hear differently Sunday's stream will be on Youtube! 

Currently Commissions are CLOSED. This is really cause I need to draw up a new sheet and figure out what I am offering. They might open up as time goes on. We shall see! 

Finally I am also at 14,000 page views! (Currently at 13,929 as of writing this!) If you get the 14,000 let me know with a screen cap. I'll do a drawing for you of your choice! 

That's pretty much all my news for now. I hope with the completion of school I will have more time to build up my dA and tumblr. I know I gained a lot of new watchers in my sabatocal so I don't want to disappoint you all! 





 

Commissions (Open)

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 7, 2013, 3:05 AM
Commish Examples! by Vivifx

1) I will try to get your commission to you within two weeks of you ordering it -- but please be patient with me! Artwork takes time! 

2) There really isn't anything I am set against drawing. So if you want me to draw some steamy pic of your OTP or like some violent gorey stuff, shoot me a message about it. 

3) These were the examples I had on hand, but like stated in part two if you want me to draw you something that you don't see on here, message me and we can work out a price 

I will be taking 3 Commissions at a time. Once those 3 slots are full you go on the waiting list. Once I finish those 3, the waiting list people get first priority. However There is no guarantee that once I finish those three you will get on the list - if I have a ton of school work etc, but I won't take payment from you until you are on the list and the commission is underway. This is to insure I don't get overwhelmed and that you guys don't feel like I am stealing your money. 

If you would like a commission please send me a note what you want me to draw, Commission type and  Reference (If it is an original character)

Thank you all for supporting me so I can go to these conventions and meet all you lovely people! 

SLOTS 

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The Life and Times of Vivifx

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 7, 2013, 2:21 PM
Hello Hello. So I wasn't gonna post this, but then I looked at my last jounal entry that was like I WILL BE EDITING FOREVER so thought an update was in order.

First of all not sure how many people know this, but this summer I am working as an Intern at Cartoon Network. It is very very exciting, and I am having lots of fun learning all about how cartoons get made. I am specifically working on Ben 10, so if you start seeing an influx of Ben 10 art from me, now you know.

I was originally planning to just edit until Otakon deadline rolls around, but unfortunately for lots of reasons this is not so. So this year I will not be entering Otakon. It's a really big bummer for me personally -- especially after my first huge win there last summer, but my epic AMV will be going to AWA Pro instead - which gives me an opportunity to travel to a new con and meet some new people.

So that means more art from me this summer. As well as editing I would like to get a portfolio sured up for next year, plan out my long awaited thesis so I can graduate from school and plan a show. One of the perks of the internship at Cartoon Network is we get to pitch a show to the people who actually greenlight shows. This is really exciting stuff, cause there is always the possibility that your show will be BOUGHT by Cartoon Network.

Although I feel my editing is important, this takes a little more precedent. I assure you however that by the end of this Summer (more like end of September) you will see what could possibly be the successor to PonyNote. I have started and it's going well. Exceedingly well. I can promise it will be nothing like you have ever seen.

In the mean time please enjoy some new artwork from me, which is on the way. As for my YouTube I am planning on posting some tutorials, and maybe a smaller AMV project when we get later into the summer.  Commissions might be reopened at a later time as well.

That's all for now! Love you all the pieces! -Vivi

Explaining my Absence XP

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 24, 2013, 3:19 PM
Haha so I have gotten a few messages why I haven't been posting anything recently. Rest assured I am still drawing and loving it! Mostly traditional work in my sketchbook.

However April Marks the beginning of what I lovingly refer to as Convention Season. Which is where the deadlines for Anime Boston, Anime Expo and Otakon's AMV Contest all overlap.  So I haven't been finishing completed pieces as I have been spending the past couple weeks editing XD This is really the only time of the year where I focus this much on editing, and I am still having fun, just doing something different.

I should be done with that in June, and will resume my painting endeavors. That is if I decide that I am done with my convention AMVs for the year (I should have 3 at that point so ;) ) I already have finished one which is a finalist for Anime Boston's AMV Contest.

Thanks for being patient with me, and I can't wait to come back with some new stuff! I miss painting >.<

Updates and Stuff I guess?

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 8, 2013, 7:25 PM
Hey. So I realized my last journal was from Christmas, and a lot has changed since then - so I wanted to update ya'll.

First I know I said I was gonna just be putting out tons of art this semester and it was gonna be amazing and such, but as you can probably see that hasn't been happening. The only thing I can say is I was going through a lot of personal stuff the last few months and my art and editing really suffered. I just couldn't bring myself to do much.  

The truth of the matter is I have been really stressed with the idea of applying for jobs and getting my portfolio and resume ready for that. And on top of that feeling obliged to continue to be the online art/editing presence that I have been the last year or so.  I have been working dilligently on my portfolio this week- as well as trying to get some AMVs done for upcoming contests I usually frequent. I also got hired to do some matte paintings for a film which is pretty sweet too.  But the main issue is I am just so busy and stressed - yet I have so much I wanna do!

Anyway, the thing is I am not sure how much of me you are going to be seeing for a while. And what you will be seeing from me if anything. I did bring out my markers a bit over break and I have found I like working with them a lot - so maybe there will be some move into the traditional sphere? Who knows!

On a final note, for those of you into my video editing, I am hoping to have a new video out sometime this week. But no promises. I have about two minutes done out of three though ^^

Thank you everyone who enjoys my art and editing. I am trying really hard to not let stress get to me, so I wish you all stress free and happy days ahead!

BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEAK!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 15, 2012, 4:36 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH SON! I'm back home for the holidays! This semester was a dooooozie Lemme tell you. But now I am done and I am on break for 3 freaking weeks! And you know what that means?

ART ART ART ART ART.

And some skyrim. And some editing. And some sewing. And some video games but mostly ART!

So first things first I have two commissions to get out of the way. You have been so terribly patient, so I am gonna finish those up. Not sure if I will reopen commissions, we shall see.

On the editing front I will be releasing an announcement on my youtube in a few days about that so if you are into that sort of thing keep an eye out!

I am also gonna be streaming again these few weeks, both art and AMV tutorials so fun times ahead. Can't wait to catch up!

I love you all so much and can't wait to be active again!

  • Listening to: Extraball - Yuksek
  • Reading: Nothing ATM
  • Watching: MLP
  • Playing: POKEMON W2 &amp; Gravity Rush
  • Eating: Tamales

Less than a Month glshgflgjf

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:30 PM
Less than a month left of the semester from hell. I can do this. Just gotta buckle down and do my work.

A few little updates. First off I have decided I want to spend at least 2 hours a day painting. Maybe one hour if things get hectic. Honestly being a competent digital painter is really important to me, and I feel by cutting out my procrastination, I can make way for this small block of time. I want to be able to go into my break warmed up and ready to do all the things. And painting gives me a chance to relax each day.

And the first thing I am doing on break? Finishing.Commissions.  Then maybe I will reopen them, But I am gonna probably change prices and stuff.

No Assassins Creed III was not the right answer. *cough*

So yes, look out for new stuff on the horizon. Most of it is gonna be experimenting and learning stuff right now, so some of it might be lame lol.

On the AMV front, PonyNote took it's second Best in Show.  As to date it has won 7 awards. Not too shabby. Christmas break will mark new AMVs as well, if you are into that sort of thing.

Anyway -- *flies back to storyboarding*

  • Listening to: Some Remix/mashup I don't even know...
  • Reading: The Mark of Athena
  • Watching: Teen Titans (Lol)
  • Eating: MACARONI AND CHEESE :D

This Weekend is going to be Perfect

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 13, 2012, 1:13 PM
The kind of weekend I dreamed of since...I...started this semester?

So hey everyone -- long time no see no? I have been busy dying. I dunno what else to call not sleeping for multiple days on end....it very much feels like dying.

This storyboarding class I am taking...ooooh it's a doozy. It eats all my free time up. However this weekend, I have a little bit of a rest period. My next board isn't due for 3 weeks...and it will really only take me two. So I am gonna spend the next couple of days hopefully doing something fun before I go back to work work work.

As to commissions I still owe people -- I am sorry but you are gonna still have to wait on those until like Christmas -- I simply don't have time to do them properly. If you don't want to wait that long, I will be happy to give you your points back - but I promise if you wait they will be awesome, and I will throw in a sticker or something for free.

As to uploading things I have been doing in school....I miiiight upload this last storyboard I did. I used Luna and Nightmare moon after all. Just some of the drawings are a little meh cause I did most of the cleans in an all nighter haha. Still...kind of cool.

Anyway look forward to some new stuff in the next few days -- I am gonna start painting right after I eat my delicious Macaroni and Cheese lunch <3

  • Listening to: CaramelDansen (Wicked Remix) - FIAB
  • Reading: The Mark of Athena
  • Watching: Courage the Cowardly Dog (via Youtube)
  • Eating: MACARONI AND CHEESE :D

6000!

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 2, 2012, 9:18 PM
SO just opened Youtube to THIS

6000! by Vivifx

6000 subscribers is a milestone to me...cause I dunno...I like the number 6. Next one will be probably 9000 cause...you know...that joke....

Anyway just wanted to share that with all ya'll. I know not all of you watch me cause of what I do on youtube, but I know some of you do, so thought you might enjoy that.

Eeeeeyup. *heads back to doing storyboarding work* XP

  • Listening to: InterrobangPie - Final Day Area

And then there was school....

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 22, 2012, 5:35 PM
So...the time has come. I drive back to school tomorrow, and then come Monday classes start. oooooh I wish this summer could be longer -- I got so many more arts to do!

But I mean this was a really satisfying summer. In recap I met so many awesome people on dA, got featured on EQ'D a few times, developed two...possibly 3 new styles and improved my artwork. I also took requests and later commissions for the first time ever, made a kickass new dA icon, and journal skin. ON top of that I placed in the top 8 of a massive AMV tournament, won BEST in SHOW at Otakon and made a killer AMV that is loved by Otakus and bronies alike. I painted a mural too! Oh and Also, I beat skyrim.

Damn. I was productive.  

So I am gonna carry that over into school hopefully, and stay on top of my work so I can still produce some free art. Maybe I will post some of my school stuff too! that being said I am gonna close up commissions at this time. If you are on my list, don't worry, you are still on my list! I am just not taking any new commissions, and I will get to your commissions as soon as I can -- but it might take some time! Please be patient!

For shits and gigs here is my first piece I did this Summer, and the most recent! Hot Damn! Is that improvement?

Chromatic by Vivifx tooooo Moxy Foxy by Vivifx

Also Here are my favorite things I did this Summer XP
Moxy Foxy by Vivifx Vivifx and Dawnspark are up to AWESOME STUFF by Vivifx Friendship is....Delicious! by Vivifx Commission: ColorgasmFreak by Vivifx The Pony Every Pony Should Know by Vivifx Inner Magic by Vivifx There really was a cake.... by Vivifx (Plus my icon XP)

Anyway, School here I come! Vivi out XP

  • Listening to: Sleepyhead (Neo Tokyo Remix)
  • Reading: So many things....

Point Commissions and Stuff!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 6:24 PM
So Huzzah - I have gotten a ton of requests about commissions, but I don't feel fully ready to start demanding people's monies from them. So we are going to start with point commissions. These are gonna be fairly cheap too! I will remind everyone that apparently 80 dA points = 1 dollar. So Here is what I am going to be offering.

All commissions are gonna be in my sweet style. I can draw things other than ponies if you want - but most of the people who commissioned me were asking about ponies so for now I am gonna stick up the pony prices, and if you want something other than a pony message me and we can discuss.

If you are interested...Please send me a Note with what you want me to draw!

Single Pony "Sticker" - 60 points
Vinyl Sticker by Vivifx FlutterAngel by Vivifx Commission: Dulcet Harmony Sticker by Vivifx

Two Ponies Together with Mini bg/Complex Pony with Mini bg - 140 points
Is this how I music? by Vivifx Trixie Stars by Vivifx

Pony with Major Prop/Complicated bg etc - 160
Friendship is....Delicious! by Vivifx Commission: ColorgasmFreak by Vivifx

If you want to do something completely more complicated note me about it and we can come to an arrangement. Can't wait to draw for you all!

  • Listening to: One - Yeasayer
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
So I usually thank everyone personally for their favorites on my work, etc. But I woke up this morning to SO MANY FAVORITES,  I really can't thank all of you individually. So this is just a general thank you to all my new watchers, and people who have been favoriting my stuff. It really means a lot to me, and I am so glad you enjoy my work! And also thank you whoever submitted my Cadence piece to Equestria Daily! I can't believe I was on the Drawfriend post!
  • Listening to: MyLittlePonyAlexSGlitchRemix
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
  • Playing: Minecraft
Thanks for stopping by!

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Today's livestream is about Pan/Zooms!

Just a quick one as I gotta do some stuff this afternoon! The long promised tutorial on pan zooms. We will be looking at my newest AMV JaAM - and I will be dissecting some of the effects used in them, and then going step by step on how to recreate them!

www.livestream.com/vivifx
  • Listening to: Smooth Criminal
  • Reading: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
  • Playing: Skyrim: DawnGuard
You can see the fruits of my labor here!

Livestream Doodles by Vivifx
  • Listening to: Smooth Criminal
  • Reading: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
  • Playing: Skyrim: DawnGuard
Some of you know that last week I held my first ever Livestream. I didn't post it here cause It was unrelated to my artwork, and all about editing. I had a killer turnout so we are gonna try it again this weekend. However this one will be art related.

I am going to be taking sketch requests and we shall see what happens. But yeah tune in if you can!

Also Tumblr if you don't know XD
vividkatie.tumblr.com/
  • Listening to: Smooth Criminal
  • Reading: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
  • Playing: Skyrim: DawnGuard
I have decided to undertake a 30 Day sketch challenge XD It will end right before I go to Otakon! Which is nice. If you want to see my sketches and stuff, you can hoof it over to my tumblr!

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Yeah. Cause Tumblr is cool like that. Even better if you want to participate with me, I will post the prompts here. I would love to see what you come up with!

30 Day Challenge

1. Yourself
2. Favorite Animal
3. Favorite Food
4. Favorite Place
5. Best Friend
6. Favorite Book
7. Favorite Movie
8. Favorite Animated Character
9. Favorite Television Show
10. Favorite Candy
11. Turning Point in Your Life
12. Most Recent Accomplishment
13. Comic
14. Favorite Fairy Tale
15. Family Picture
16. Inspiration
17. Favorite Plant
18. Wild Card (Anything you want today)
19. Something New
20. Something Orange
21. Something You Want
22. Something You Miss
23. Something You Need
24. A Couple
25. Scenery
26. Something You Don't Like
27. Someone You Love
28. Wild Card Day
29. Place You Want To Go
30. Congrats Banner for Yourself for Actually Completing This.

Welp, I am off to play DawnGuard...hahahah
  • Listening to: Smooth Criminal
  • Reading: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Watching: Steins;Gate
  • Playing: Skyrim: DawnGuard
Hey there dA long time no see!

So some of you may be wondering what happened to me, and why I dropped off the face of planet earth. No worries -- I was just working hard on my AMV for Otakon 2012! And I am happy to announce that It is done and submitted. Hopefully I will make finals. However, no one gets to see this AMV until the actual contest, so for now you will all have to wait in delicious anticipation. I do however have a new AMV posted, so you can check that out if you so desire.

The main point of post however is to say I am gonna be back to arting and doing all that fun stuff. I was very miserable having to neglect my dA in order to finish my contest AMV, but it had to be done. But now, expect to see new art from me hopefully on a more regular basis. I have a few more pony requests to do (I didn't forget about you), some portrait exercises I want to do, a few big pieces in mind and I wanna try redrawing/recoloring some of my old old artwork just for the satisfaction of kicking my own butt!

Anyway thanks for watching me here, and on my youtube and all that! I love sharing all my work with you, and hope to do so more often in the weeks to come!
  • Listening to: BBBFF(Sim Gretina Remix)
  • Reading: Ripper
  • Watching: Nisemongatari
Hey there dA long time no see!

So some of you may be wondering what happened to me, and why I dropped off the face of planet earth. No worries -- I was just working hard on my AMV for Otakon 2012! And I am happy to announce that It is done and submitted. Hopefully I will make finals. However, no one gets to see this AMV until the actual contest, so for now you will all have to wait in delicious anticipation. I do however have a new AMV posted, so you can check that out if you so desire.

The main point of post however is to say I am gonna be back to arting and doing all that fun stuff. I was very miserable having to neglect my dA in order to finish my contest AMV, but it had to be done. But now, expect to see new art from me hopefully on a more regular basis. I have a few more pony requests to do (I didn't forget about you), some portrait exercises I want to do, a few big pieces in mind and I wanna try redrawing/recoloring some of my old old artwork just for the satisfaction of kicking my own butt!

Anyway thanks for watching me here, and on my youtube and all that! I love sharing all my work with you, and hope to do so more often in the weeks to come!
  • Listening to: BBBFF(Sim Gretina Remix)
  • Reading: Ripper
  • Watching: Nisemongatari
Summer has begun so I thought I would share my plans for it with you all XD

First on the art front, I am probably going to be as active as I have been...ever. I have concocted this awesome plan where I have two containers (right now they are the up-ended top of a CD cylinder and the box from my latest harddrive) filled with slips of paper. The ones in the box are exercises, practical things I need to work on with allotted time to each. For example from the box today I drew, Hands - 1hr. So then I drew hands, for 1hr. Well more like 45 minutes, I spent the first 15 looking at my anatomy books and learning about stuff. Did you know the lump on the palm of your hand, stretching from your thumb to wrist is called your thenar eminence? Every time I draw it now I can't help but mutter under my breath "Your eminence" like it is some member of the royal family of my hands...or whatever.

Anywho.

The CD cylinder contains things I want to learn how to draw, or usually shy away from drawing. Or things that arn't so excercisy in nature. Like some of them say Draw from a Show, Mythical creatures, animals and their respective anatomy. Today I drew Ponies - 2hrs. What a stroke of luck!

So that is what I will be doing to improve my artwork over the summer. I will also be doing paintings of course on top of that. I accidentally stored the pen to my tablet at school, so I can't really do much about that. I ordered a new one and it should be here Monday.  Then I can launch into painting. I also have a wonderful set of colored pencils I want to use over break, and an extensive set of copic markers, which I learned when I got home I had left in my room at school (I know....such an idiot). But my roommate is shipping them back to me so all is good.

On top of THAT I have a very creative hilarious awesome AMV planned for Otakon, which I will be attending this year if you wanna come say hello.  I can't say much about it, I am playing it close to the chest this year.  Also I am in an AMV tournament called the Quickening that should be fun.

I also probably will have a job....yep.

So yeah that's my summer.  Also wanna get that new Deviant ID and journal skin done. Just generally revamp my page.  

Alright I am off to draw ponies for two hours, cheerio!
  • Listening to: Discord (The LivingTombstone Remix)
  • Reading: Anatomy Books
  • Watching: MLP