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Sorry about that guys, I know this place looks totally empty now.

I've been a subscriber (what is now known as "Core") for many, many years (most of the 11 years I've been here) and this was the first year (back in July) that I had to let it lapse because I just didn't have the funds at the time.  But I had planned to renew it in the fall when I had more money.

Unfortunately, the new "Core" membership nearly DOUBLED in price from what I paid normally every year.  It was 30-something dollars (Canadian) and is now almost 65 dollars (Canadian). Waaaay out of my price range for a while.

It sucks because I loved being a member and I loved how my main page looked, all the various categories and things on my main page to show off everything and the customizing and whatnot.  I had no idea it would be this EMPTY without a subscription.

I regret not renewing in July when it was still the old price.

I always went for a full year because, let's face it, 3 months is really not that long of a time (it just breezes by for me), and it's still 20 bucks (Canadian) just for that.

So I'm just writing this so you all know that I'm not abandoning dA, I'm just going to have to live with a barren page and I hope you all don't think I've disappeared for good or are planning to do so.

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME :P

- Kris

PS: I've now uploaded all the daily Drawlloween/Inktober 2015 pics I had done.  They were posted (almost) daily outside of dA, I just had to find time to sit down and upload them ALL, lol

OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME ONLINE (PLEASE JOIN ME!!):
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AngryFangFace…  (Being resurrected REALLLY soon)
Tumblr: angryfangface.tumblr.com/ (still feel out of place here a bit, plz be my friend here)
Twitter: twitter.com/angryfangface (please give me an excuse to use this more)
Instagram: instagram.com/ksmithdw/ (… be getting more love soon, I promise)
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Cracker - "Low"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #46
  • Watching: H3H3 Productions
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: dunno yet
  • Drinking: dunno yet
If some otherworldly hellbeast starts tearing the shit out of the city and eating everyone in sight, it means I got a few steps wrongs as it's supposed to manifest INSIDE my pentagram, not OUTSIDE it. Please let me know if this happens and don't try to get involved as conventional weapons will not do you much good. Probably will piss it off a bit more than it already is, being violently pulled out of your home dimension (as hellish as it may be) against your will wouldn't make anyone pleasant to deal with.

- Kris

(PS: I'll be catching up on notes and messages and everything this week, I promise. I'm behind on EVERYTHING)
(PPS: Will be posting all missing Drawlloween/Inktober pieces in the morning, part of my "Halloween Aftermath" as it were.)
  • Mood: Terror
  • Listening to: James - "Say Something"
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: chicken wings
  • Drinking: coffee
Hi there!  Been a busy summer, finally gotten around to updating here.  Posted some of the commissions I did during the last commission run at the start of the summer (ones I had permission to post) finally, sorry to everyone who wanted to see them posted back when they were completed, but there they are now!  If I've posted one you didn't want posted, let me know and I will remove it immediately if I posted by accident.  If I've forgotten to post one I've done for you, again let me know :D

Been attempting this Drawlloween and Inktober daily challenge thingies and I will post some of those up this week, I think I've posted enough for today, lol.

October is the Halloween season, and if you are like me, Halloween season started on September 1st :D  I hope you're enjoying monster movies and all kinds of scary shit! :D

Also, Transformers Ignition is not cancelled, just as ridiculously behind as I am.  Will be returning soon.  I might work on some TF:Ignition style redesigns of characters that are either a) not part of some big "reveal" or storyline where I want to keep the secret or b) are of characters that will never appear for various reasons to have quicker things to post in between pages which take longer just to have some regular content to post here of the TF:Ignition nature.

I hope everyone has been well!  Scare yourself stupid this month!! :D

- Kris
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Stone Temple Pilots - "Creep"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #45
  • Watching: H3H3 Productions
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: chicken noodle soup
  • Drinking: tea
$25 Commission Pin-Up Sale now OPEN!!  All info is below in this journal, read on to see!!

Brass tacks: My financial situation at present=not all that good.  Unexpected costs and bills and all the other fun stuff that comes with life have come screaming at me the past couple months and it's do or die time, time to open up for some quick pin-ups again!

I always get nervous/terrified opening up for commissions, but I'm gonna have to ignore the ol' anxiety spectre and just go fer it.  Once more into the breach, eh?Last time I opened up for commissions (Dec 2013/Jan 2014) didn't go too badly, there were a few at the end I fell a bit behind on, but boy was it a HUUUGE step up from the previous time I did commissions a few years before that (what a nightmare) so last year wasn't a total failure (only a slight one, lol).  So I'm going to try this again.  I always worry myself to death, but that's pretty much what it says on my medical records, so I'll just have to power through and just flip the ol' "open" sign over and not hide under the desk and just face whatever comes at me, lol.

I am doing quick, simple backgroundless character pin-up/standees/whateveryoucallthem for $25 each.  Please read the FAQ below!

Examples of what I mean (all are from my previous round of pin-up commissions) below:
G1 Bumblebee by KrisSmithDW TF:Animated Blurr by KrisSmithDW Superman by KrisSmithDW Captain America by KrisSmithDW Rei Ayanami by KrisSmithDW
Zer0 by KrisSmithDW Black Knight by KrisSmithDW Rocket Raccoon by KrisSmithDW TF:Ignition-esque Fortress Maximus by KrisSmithDW Doc Saturn by KrisSmithDW
Jangala by KrisSmithDW Tahlkash by KrisSmithDW Spartarclaws by KrisSmithDW The Glyph by KrisSmithDW Blackfire by KrisSmithDW

Check out the folders on the left in my gallery to see some of the stuff I normally do or specialize in.  Toylines, cartoons, video games, comic books, etc
examples: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Marvel Universe, DC Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mortal Kombat, things of that ilk (but not limited to just these, please check the gallery for more!).

BREAK IT DOWN:

Q: How much?
A: $25 (Twenty-Five Dollars)

Q: Are you sure you're not undercharging yourself horribly?
A: This is, to me, by my calculations (re:time+work=??), a reasonable "sale" price for the time it takes (for me) to do these simple pin-ups, which is why these are just simple pin-ups.  If I was doing larger or more complicated commissions (ie: backgrounds, complex scenes, more than one character, etc) the price would be much higher, based on the extra hours of work they would require.

Q: What payment methods do you take?
A: I can only accept payment by Paypal at this moment.  Have had bad run-ins with money orders and cheques, not comfortable with them at this moment.

Q: You sure you aren't doing any other types of commissions?  Only pin-ups?
A: Yes, I don't feel comfortable at the moment taking on anything larger while doing these for multiple people at once.  This may change, but for now I'm keeping it simple.  Getting myself overwhelmed will just lead to me falling behind and I've had this happen in the past before, it's not a good thing nor something I want to happen.

Q: How do we do this?
A: Let me know what character you want in either a Note here through deviantART or an email to my email address (ksmithdw at gmail dot com).  After we confirm everything, you send payment to my Paypal address and upon receiving it I'll start work and then email it to you in 300dpi upon completion as quickly as I get it done.

Q: Advance payment? Why?
A: Burned far, far, FAAAR too many times.  Once for a very large sum of money.  Never again.  One (well, several, lol) bad apple(s) and all that.  If this was a larger sum of money/larger, more complicate commission, I'd do a "half now, half at the end" down payment thing.

Q: Advance payment?! How do I know you'll actually get it done and wont just run off with the money and screw me over?
A: My reputation is on the line.  If I screw you over, you'll tell EVERYONE what I did.  My "career" exists solely here, on the internet/deviantART, so I'd lose everything (so to speak) if I did that.  And rightly so.  So, yeah, that's the basically your guarantee against that behavior, lol.

Q: Will you draw "OCs"?
A: Yes, provided they have a design already.  I'm not designing characters, just drawing them.  Design would take far more time, work and correspondence and I would not be able to keep the price as low as it already is.  (PS: if you want an OC drawn, if you can please send me a bit of a character bio/personality info thing, last thing I want is to draw a miserable look on a character that's supposed to be happy all the time or vice versa, lol.  Many times a character's personality can shine through on nothing more than the facial expression, and I do tend to focus on that a lot in my work).

Q: Will you draw my character from the MMO I play? (ie: World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, etc etc)
A: Yes, provided you can send me screen caps of your character for me to use as reference so I know what he looks like.  The more screen caps the merrier in fact, lol.  Also, see above about a quick bio blurb so I can make the character express themselves in character)

Q: (Adding this as I have been asked this before) Will you draw/redesign my Transformers OC in your TF:Ignition style?
A: Yes, as long as there is a design already for me to base the redesign on.

Q: Are you posting these online afterwards?
A: I prefer to do so, and in fact many (most like "most") people insist that I do so (and if I haven't they ask why) but I want to play it safe and ask you first.  Your choices:
1 - No
2 - Yes
3 - Yes, but with a big ugly watermark (note: my watermark is hilarious, at least to me anyways)
and if yes, do I have to wait until after a certain time/day to post (ie: after christmas as it is a present for someone, etc)
EDIT: This is an image with what my watermark looks like:
The Punisher by KrisSmithDW

Q: A I allowed to post my commissioned art on my own dA page/blog/website/etc?
A: Of course!  You paid for it, feel free, just be sure to credit me and link back to me :D (Big Grin)

FINAL NOTE(S):
- Everything is done in my style, I can't emulate another person's style.  If you want something that's dependent on it looking exactly like the specific style it has, probably not a good idea to commission me.
- Likenesses of real people is a crap shoot for me, hit or miss, if you want art of a real person, its at your own risk.
- Nothing adult/18+/buck nekkid
- I've not really drawn a movie/Michael Bay Transformer before (other than random sketches), if you want one it will be simplified and stylized done in my style.  Sorry I have no examples to show, but you can always take the risk of being the first! :D

Sorry if this is unnaturally complicated or confusing.  I'm terrible at this sort of thing, lol.  I've probably forgotten something...

Thank you in advance!! (Tell your friends!) :D

- Kris

(EDIT: Changed to Bonus to Monday instead of friday as friday would not be a full week)
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Sloan - "Everything You've Done Wrong"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #40
  • Watching: random YouTube vids
  • Eating: tacos
  • Drinking: water
Just remember, you don't have to fist fight the bunny for the chocolate, he just leaves it for you.  Don't make the same mistake I did.

- Kris
May your beer be green and your hospital stay for alcohol poisoning be short!  :-D

- Kris  
embedded_item1426628091074 by KrisSmithDW
I'm active on all kinds of other social media!  Or at least attempting to be.  Don't worry, I'm not leaving dA or anything like that (I'll NEVAR leave), I just also post on other places as well to spread it around, lol.

Use any of these other social media thingies?  COME JOIN ME!!


Twitter (which I've slacked on so hardcore and barely used but please give me an excuse to use this more regularly! PLEEZE)
twitter.com/angryfangface

Tumblr (Pretty active on this, pretty much an art blog, but I am trying to post behind the scenes stuff here in the near future as well)
angryfangface.tumblr.com/

Facebook (Sorta abandoned the page because I found that unless I pay money Facebook seems to limit how many people see what I post there unlike a personal facebook page.  But, hell with it, give me an excuse to get back to it :D )
www.facebook.com/AngryFangFace…

Instagram (This is new for me, just got it recently, probably going to post a lot of pics of random sketches and stuff from my sketchbook when I'm in coffee shops and what not)
Username: ksmithdw


Hope to see you there!! :D

- Kris
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Ninja Sex Party
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Eating: weird pita things
  • Drinking: cranberry juice
Let's try this again, shall we?

Long story short, A little over 2 months of nothing but family related obligations makes for minimal art time.  Once again getting busy IRL ends up with me dropping the ball on being organized and letting all kinds of things fall by the wayside, which seems to be my modus operandi.  There's a good reason I'm not a professional.  I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached.  I'd forget I'd even had one.

So catch up n stuff, and FINALLY new pages for Transformers: Ignition, posting in just a few minutes after I post this journal.

I hope you all have been well :D

- Kris
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Primus - "Tommy the Cat"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #37
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Eating: oatmeal
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Finally wrapped up watching the new Netflix season of Trailer Park Boys.  My only regret is not drinking cheap liquor and eating dirty cheeseburgers while watching it :P

I already can't wait for next season :D

- Kris

(You probably have no idea what the hell I'm talking about if you don't live in Canada)


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COMMISSION STATUS: -CLOSED- (Might be opening up soon though, keep watching here)
  • Mood: Humor
  • Watching: Trailer Park Boys Season 8
  • Eating: french toast
  • Drinking: coffee
Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro heading up the new Silent Hill game? YES PLEASE.

Seriously, best idea ever. Just find some way to drag Akira Yamaoka back to do the music and it could be perfect!

- Kris


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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Eating: crackers
  • Drinking: cream soda
...Randy Queen, artist of 1990's comic "Darkchylde" for not being able to take criticism very well.

Loal, Roffle.

- Kris

EDIT: here's what's going on for those unaware:
robot6.comicbookresources.com/…

EDIT2: Apologies have been made, legal threats and DMCAs have been cancelled.  All is well.



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  • Mood: Pain
  • Eating: Tostitos
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Long long long hiatus, but it is back :D

Page 17 has just been posted, and shortly I will be posting revised versions of the previous pages (larger image size, slightly smaller text size) and maybe a few more little "remastering" touches here and there if I feel like it.

I've still got a backlog of comments and stuff to reply to, bear with me as I'm behind on them still, but what else is new, I'm ALWAYS behind on things, lol :P

More to come!! :D

- Kris

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COMMISSION STATUS: -CLOSED-
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: "Low" by Cracker
  • Watching: Archer
  • Eating: steak
  • Drinking: tea
Don't ask.  Just don't, lol.

Anyways, just uploaded some new stuff including the recreated "lost" pages of Transformers: Ignition, please read the artist comment section below on both those for some insight into why it's taken a while to get back up and running (among other reasons).

Just a very very quick journal just so I can actually have a new journal, proper journal to come very very soon :D

- Kris


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  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: "Good" by Better Than Ezra
  • Eating: muffin
  • Drinking: coffee
A HUGE thank you to everyone who got a commission during the last month's sale, I can not thank you enough :D

One more chance for anyone who missed out last time around, taking on one more batch and then I have to close up for a bit and get back to work on my on-hold projects (Transformers:IGNITION, other unannounced stuff I have planned).

PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR THE SALE.
Commission $20 Pin-Up Sale - OPENBrass tacks: It's not been a good time for me financially as of late.  As much as I've been afraid to give this another try, terrified in fact, but I think now's probably the time to give it the ol' college try.  Again, lol.
Apologies in advance if this is a confusing mess, I'm bad at writing these.  (I'll edit it if I need to later)
The last time I opened up for commissions years ago (and why I've been so hesitant to open up for commissions since then) I, in my opinion, failed HARD at getting them done in a reasonable timeframe.  I took on too much work and was not organized or prepared properly for it and I failed hilariously.  Yes, all work WAS completed, but it took far, far longer in some cases than what could be considered "reasonable", which wasn't good considering it was all advance payment and was intended to be completed in a timely fashion.
So, basically, I'm trying this again (considering the circumstances) and attempting to have a "controlled envir


Here's links to all the commissions I did from the December sale, (aka: the reason why there haven't been TF:Ignition updates in a while, lol.  It's not dead!  It'll be back sooner than you think, I promise! :D ), peruse them and enjoy :D

- Kris

  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: "Low" by Cracker
  • Reading: Dark Cybertron
  • Watching: Bro Science on YouTube
  • Playing: Broken Age
  • Eating: Chinese food
  • Drinking: green tea
Brass tacks: It's not been a good time for me financially as of late.  As much as I've been afraid to give this another try, terrified in fact, but I think now's probably the time to give it the ol' college try.  Again, lol.

Apologies in advance if this is a confusing mess, I'm bad at writing these.  (I'll edit it if I need to later)

The last time I opened up for commissions years ago (and why I've been so hesitant to open up for commissions since then) I, in my opinion, failed HARD at getting them done in a reasonable timeframe.  I took on too much work and was not organized or prepared properly for it and I failed hilariously.  Yes, all work WAS completed, but it took far, far longer in some cases than what could be considered "reasonable", which wasn't good considering it was all advance payment and was intended to be completed in a timely fashion.

So, basically, I'm trying this again (considering the circumstances) and attempting to have a "controlled environment" as it were.  Starting out simple for now, may change down the road, but for now it's just this.  I do not want a repeat of last time, so I'm making sure I can handle it, baby steps as it were.

Am doing quick, simple backgroundless character pin-up/standees/whateveryoucallthem for $20 each.

Examples of what I mean (some are newer works, some are a lot older):
Jazz by KrisSmithDWTF:Animated Sentinel Prime by KrisSmithDWStorm Shadow by KrisSmithDWThe Sorceress of Castle Grayskull by KrisSmithDWBaxter the Fly by KrisSmithDW
Ninjara by KrisSmithDWSuperman by KrisSmithDWMagneto by KrisSmithDWSgt. Slaughter by KrisSmithDWTrap Jaw by KrisSmithDW

Check out the folders on the left in my gallery to see some of the stuff I normally do or specialize in.  Toylines, cartoons, video games, comic books, etc
examples: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Marvel Universe, DC Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mortal Kombat, things of that ilk (but not limited to just these, please check the gallery for more!).

BREAK IT DOWN:

Q: How much?
A: $20 (Twenty Dollars)

Q: What payment methods do you take?
A: I can only accept payment by Paypal at this moment.  Have had bad run-ins with money orders and cheques, not comfortable with them at this moment.

Q: You sure you aren't doing any other types of commissions?  Only pin-ups?
A: Yes, I don't feel comfortable at the moment taking on anything larger while doing these for multiple people at once.  This may change, but for now I'm keeping it simple.  Getting myself overwhelmed will just lead to a repeat of last time, which I refuse to let happen.  This is a very controlled experiment, lol.

Q: How do we do this?
A: Let me know what character you want in either a Note here through deviantART or an email to my email address (it's on the main page).  After we confirm everything, you send payment to my Paypal address and upon receiving it I'll start work and then email it to you in 300dpi upon completion.

Q: Advance payment? Why?
A: Burned far, far, FAAAR too many times.  Once for a very large sum of money.  Never again.  One (well, several, lol) bad apple and all that.  If this was a larger sum of money/larger, more complicate commission, I'd do a "half now, half at the end" down payment thing.

Q: Advance payment?! How do I know you'll actually get it done and wont just run off with the money and screw me over?  Or take AGES like last time?
A: My reputation is on the line.  If I screw you over, you'll tell EVERYONE what I did.  My "career" exists solely here, on the internet, so I'd lose everything (so to speak) if I did that.  And rightly so.  So, yeah, that's the basically your guarantee against that behavior, lol.

Q: Advance payment?! How do I know you'll get this done in a timely fashion and not take MONTHS like the last time?
A: Again, my reputation is on the line.  This is supposed to be my personal "second chance" sorta thing.  If screw up then I probably wont be able to do commissioned work again.  Either because I'd never want to do it again, or because no one would want to commission me ever again.

Q: Are you sure you're not undercharging yourself horribly?
A: This is, to me, by my calculations, a reasonable "sale" price for the time to takes (for me) to do these simple pin-ups, which is why these are simple just pin-ups.  If I was doing larger or more complicated commissions the price would be much higher, based on the hours of work they would require.

Q: Will you draw "OCs"?
A: Yes, provided they have a design already.  I'm not designing characters, just drawing them.  (PS: if you want an OC drawn, if you can please send me a bit of a character bio/personality info thing, last thing I want is to draw a miserable look on a character that's supposed to be happy all the time or vice versa, lol.  Many times a character's personality can shine through on nothing more than the facial expression, and I do tend to focus on that a lot in my work).

Q: Are you posting these online afterwards?
A: I prefer to do so, and in fact many (most like "most") people insist that I do so (and if I haven't they ask why) but I want to play it safe and ask you first.  Your choices:
1 - No
2 - Yes
3 - Yes, but with a big ugly watermark (note: my watermark is hilarious, at least to me anyways)
and if yes, do I have to wait until after a certain time/day to post (ie: after christmas as it is a present for someone, etc)

Q: A I allowed to post my commissioned art on my own dA page/blog/website/etc?
A: Of course!  You paid for it, feel free, just be sure to credit me and link back to me :D

Sorry if this is unnaturally complicated or confusing.  I'm terrible at this sort of thing, lol.  I've probably forgotten something...

- Kris
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: screaming idiots outside
  • Reading: the writing on the wall
  • Watching: newest episode of Ninja Turtles
  • Playing: Skyrim (lost in Solstheim)
  • Eating: oatmeal
  • Drinking: water
Haven't been all that, well, "well" the past few weeks.  Things should be back to normal shortly, and I'll get caught up on the backlog of unanswered messages. :D

- Kris
Let's wrap Halloween up with something fitting. Anyone remember this as a kid? "The Mysterious Stranger" segment from The Adventures of Mark Twain. Traumatized many a child back in the day, in fact this scene was always edited out of the TV airings of it as was considered possibly too disturbing to some viewers, especially kids. Personally, I loved this flick, even if this scene did creep the shit out of me, I can't remember how many times I rewatched it.

"Life itself is only a vision, a dream. Nothing exists, save empty space and you. And you... are but a thought."



- Kris
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: scary music
  • Reading: scary stories
  • Watching: scary videos
  • Playing: scary games
  • Eating: scary food
  • Drinking: scary drinks
It's that time of year again!!

Still have a lot of comments to get to, and I promise I'll get to them soon, but I just had to make sure to post something for Halloween, for I loves it so :P

So Happy Halloween everyone, stuff your face with chocolate and candy, and be sure to look over your shoulder.  Never know what's there, hiding in the dark...

- Kris
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: scary music
  • Reading: scary stories
  • Watching: scary videos
  • Playing: scary games
  • Eating: scary food
  • Drinking: scary drinks

But iz az of now replaced :D  Through sheer luck and happenstance I was able to replace it with a right beastly machine (well, by my standards, lol).

Reinstalling everything and trying to find my passwords and locating everything takes AGES and I HAET it.  But now I've gotten everything back up to snuff.

Thusly, TF:Ignition resumes this week.  Gotta get them 'Bots to Earth!

God, I suck at this, lol.

  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: "Let it Ride" by BTO
  • Watching: Breaking Bad finale OMG
  • Playing: Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Eating: chikkin
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
What it sez, yo!

Sorry for the long wait, personal stuff happened and yeah.

- Kris

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COMMISSION STATUS: CLOSED!!
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: "You Wanted More" by Tonic
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Outlast
  • Eating: chocolate pudding
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper