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Journal Entry: Wed Oct 30, 2013, 3:57 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise my computer makes...
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Location, Location, Location
  • Playing: the fool.
  • Eating: cheese.
  • Drinking: tea (always)
Hi and a happy spooky season to you all! :pumpkin:

Just a quick journal entry to let you know I'm still alive and well.  My monster making hobby has taken off to some extent and I'm finding myself very busy with custom commissions and preparing for my first ever craft fair this December.  This, mixed with my day job and my social calendar (I actually have one now!), my life is pretty full, leaving little time for anything else.  Really.  I've have Lord of the Rings Lego sitting there waiting for me to play since my birthday in early September!

So how're you?

-Angie :cookie: :tea:

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Do I take on commissions? Not at the moment, sorry.

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Mysterious Monster Misters by Socks and Monsters

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 6, 2013, 7:04 AM
  • Listening to: The noise of Sunday traffic.
  • Reading: Game of Thrones.
  • Watching: The Venture Brothers.
  • Playing: Tomb Raider.
  • Eating: Soup.
  • Drinking: Orange juice.
My Etsy store is now open!  All sixteen monsters are available at the time of writing. Names revealed!

My shop ---> www.etsy.com/uk/shop/socksandm…

Mysterious Monster Misters - Group 1 by socksandmonsters

Mysterious Monster Misters - Group 2 by socksandmonsters

Above, are all sixteen monsters that I have designed and made into plushies. 

You can also follow/like/bookmark/watch Socks & Monsters at the locations below.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/socksandmonst…
Twitter - angie_crafts
Tumblr - angiecrafts.tumblr.com/
deviantArt - angiecrafts.deviantart.com/
Website (under construction) - www.socksandmonsters.co.uk/


Because of Socks & Monsters, my free time has been completely eaten up and I don't have much time for anything else at the moment so commissions are now closed while I concentrate on my new and exciting venture.

-Angie x

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Not at the moment, sorry.

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Crafty!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 24, 2013, 5:54 AM
  • Listening to: Random bad tunes at work
  • Reading: Comics
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: RPGs
  • Eating: Chicken noodle soup
  • Drinking: White tea with honey
And lo, she wrote a journal...

Just a quick note to plug my other dA account which I use for my crafting projects :iconsocksandmonsters: This is where I'm doing most of my uploads these days by way of original plush monsters of my own design. Also, I'm planning to open a store on Etsy.com to sell my monster creations in the not so distant future if any of you are keen on anything you see.

Fleece Monsters by socksandmonsters

Above, is a selection on what I have made so far, although I have another eight designs in the works, four of which you can see in my gallery.


And in other news...

I'm still taking art commissions, although I may not be able to take on any big projects for the time being as most of my time is being taken up with my monsters, and an upcoming art commission I agreed to a few months back, scheduled to begin some time next month. Anyway, if you fancy hiring me to draw you something, it won't hurt to ask. I'll probably do it. :)

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Not at the moment, sorry.

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Commissions are still open

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 5, 2013, 2:59 PM
  • Listening to: Paul practising on his bass.
  • Watching: Enter the Dragon
  • Eating: Caramelised biscuit
  • Drinking: White tea with honey
Yup they are! Get 'em while they're hot.

Also, I've a couple of original character fan arts I'll be starting soon but I'm not saying what they'll be.  I don't want to spoil the surprise. :)


Commissions :star: updated :star:

:iconzorzathir: 3/4 original character - completed.

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Artist Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 16, 2013, 6:23 AM
  • Listening to: noisy customers
  • Reading: comics
  • Watching: various old movies
  • Eating: hopefully soon to be eating cake
  • Drinking: tea (always)
Joining in this Artist feature for fun after opting in on :iconhalquinsmirks: 's journal. (Sorry for the delay James ;) )

Artist Feature

1. For each of the 5 first people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the 3 deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!

2. If you're featured, you have to do the SAME in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!

So here we go!

1 - :iconhalquinsmirks:

Simple Worlds - Borg by HalquinSmirks AFL2 - Thane Vs. Bounce by HalquinSmirks Ripline Q and Vine 2011 by HalquinSmirks


2 - :iconkostmeyer:

Vixen Blue by Kostmeyer Jamibug's Redd Rocket by Kostmeyer Black Cover 4 by Kostmeyer


3 - :iconarmendangerous:

Killy by ArmenDangerous Battle Brongol by ArmenDangerous Ria Volting by ArmenDangerous


4 - :iconmadmonkeydane:

Rawr by MadMonkeyDane Agent 42X Tribute by MadMonkeyDane Man-Thing Coloured by MadMonkeyDane


5 - :iconballoonprincess:

Mature Content

Hiya, Boyos!  Tis Me Again! by BalloonPrincess
The Little Princess Returns! by BalloonPrincess The Princess by Rick Celis by BalloonPrincess#

All done.


As a side note, what happened to the feeling unwell Current Mood emoticon? Seems a bit of a stupid one to remove from the Moods emoticon list.  But anyway, I'm currently unwell but I've popped Spidey Sense for my mood because it looked fun - no other reason.

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

The story so far...

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 20, 2013, 9:57 AM
  • Listening to: The humming noise my computer makes...
  • Reading: comics
  • Watching: Deep Space Nine
  • Playing: with my hamster.
  • Eating: a Time Out bar.
  • Drinking: tea (always)
Well I've now completed all of my commissions and art jam obligations which leaves me free to work on other things.   So with that in mind...

Possible future projects?

a) Taking on more commissions!  Anyone wanting to commission me, please send me a note or a message here.  A rough guide on my prices can be found here ---> angiepk.deviantart.com/journal… along with what you can expect for your monies.  

b) Some more female Marvel character busts like the Phoenix and Spider-woman ones I did last year.

c) Starting a meme that came to me while I was walking home from work the other day depicting simple scenarios based on my initials.  I thought of some funny ones, so I may tackle that and challenge others to do the same.

d) I'm considering the possibility of finishing my Maverick and "Friends" - Little Black Book story which is still incomplete. Thoughts anyone?  

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e) I'll also be doing random fan arts for my dA friends of their creator owned characters as well as revisiting some of my own that I haven't drawn in forever.

-Angie :cookie:

Commissions :star: updated :star:

:iconkostmeyer: Comic pages x4 - Completed.
:iconkostmeyer: Colour poster - Completed.
:iconthedude255: journal skin - Completed.

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Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

2013

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 2:57 AM
  • Reading: Comics
  • Watching: Deep Space Nine
  • Eating: Caramelised biscuit
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Happy New Year all!

Hope you all had fun last night whatever you decided to do with your night.  My other half and I stayed in, watched silly tv, ate snacks and got merry on our respective alchaholic beverages of choice.   A big deal for me as I don't really drink at all.  The good news is that I didn't over do it and am not ill this morning. Win! :)

For 2013 I'm not making any resolutions, I just have some goals for the year instead.  For example - I would like to do more artwork than I have been for the last three years.  In total I've only uploaded 22 pics since January 2010!!! Time to change that I think!  I also would like to start selling my sock craft plushies on Etsy this year.   I also want to maintain my weight now that I have reached my goal for that.  That about sums it up!

Have a great 2013 folks!  I'm sure it'll be a good one.

-Angie x
:cookie: & :tea:


Commissions :star: updated :star:

:iconkostmeyer: Comic pages x4 - Completed.
:iconkostmeyer: Colour poster - Completed.
:iconthedude255: journal skin - Queued.

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Things and stuff...mostly stuff

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 4:18 PM
  • Listening to: The hamster running in his wheel
  • Reading: X-Factor
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Eating: A Freddo
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi everyone!  It's been about six weeks since my last journal entry and that was just my commission info.  So what's been going on in my life?  A few things actually!  Firstly I am now the happy owner of a little hamster that I've named Butters.  He's super cute, loves cucumber and has so far only mistaken me for food once. Ouchies.  I've had him for less than a week but he's not too stressed with me picking him up and petting him.  I loves my hamster. :heart:

Also, since mid August I've managed to drop over 30lbs in weight! :boogie: I've not been this thin in over a decade.  It's cool and weird at the same time - while I feel healthier, less sluggish and have more of a spring in my step, the downside is that most of my clothes are now too big and I can't really afford to go out on a clothing shopping spree.   Luckily I had kept a few bits from my slimmer days so I don't look like I'm wearing big sisters hand me downs all the time hahaha.  Anyway now that I've reached my goal weight, the real trick is going to be keeping it off! :hmm:

As far as arty stuff goes, well I've just received a whopper of a commission from Kostmeyer which will keep me busy until the end of the year.  Very much looking forward to working on this project with him. :excited:  If anyone else would like to commission me, I'm happy to take them on, but work can only commence once I've finished with this.  

I'm looking forward to the next AFL original character fighting tournament starting up again which I have a feeling will be in the new year (I hope!).  Not sure who I'll be entering but it's always lots of fun competing. Hopefully AngelCrusher will have all the details coming soon. :w00t:

That's it for now folks!  Thanks for watching and for all the faves. :hug:

-Angie x
:cookie: & :tea:


Commissions *updated

:iconkostmeyer: 4 comic pages & colour poster - In progress.
:iconthedude255: journal skin

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Open for Commissions

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:06 AM
  • Reading: Slither's Tale
  • Watching: Dexter Season 5
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Eating: Lasagne
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi everyone. Time to help a girl out.I'm officially poor and in need of pennies so for the first time since 2008 my commission status is re-opening! I've been asked several times over the past few years about commissions so if anyone is interested, now's your chance to grab one for yourself.

Commissions will be dealt with on a first come first served basis so if I have more than a couple on the go and more come in, I'll set up a waiting list.All pictures will be sent as a high quality jpg to your email and unless otherwise specified, a smaller version will be posted in my gallery.If you post your commission on any other website I would ask that I am credited as the artist with a link back to my deviant art page.

If you would like me to draw something different that isn't listed below, for example - multiple characters, figures with backgrounds, full figures or comics - I'll consider it, but the price will be at a higher negotiable price.Finally, I retain the right to refuse any commission if for any reason I find the subject matter distasteful.Any questions, please ask.

So check out my gallery and if you decide you would like to hire me you can either reply here or send me a note and I'll get back to you with payment details.I must stress that I will only be accepting payment through Paypal. Sorry, but that part is none negotiable.


:buymyprints: Revised pricing as below.

:star: Bust - head & shoulders :star:

Breakdown - sketch by angiepk
Sketch - 5

Caprice bust by angiepk
Sketch coloured - 12

Mav bust inks by angiepk
Inked - 10

Dark Phoenix Bust by angiepk
Inked & coloured 15


:star: figure head to the top of the legs :star:

Radium sketch by angiepk 30k pageviews by angiepk
Sketch - 10

Maverick - lost picture by angiepk Raggedy Annie by angiepk
Sketch coloured - 25

Redd Rocket inks by angiepk
Inked - 20

Caprice by angiepk Breakdown by angiepk
Inked & coloured - 30


:star: Examples of previous commission work :star:

Commission - Shrapnel by angiepk Commission - Madre by angiepk Commission - Ace of Spades by angiepk

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Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

The artist formally known as valemeister

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:16 AM
  • Listening to: The humming noise my computer makes...
  • Reading: X-Factor: Madrox - Multiple Choice
  • Watching: Bad Education
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Eating: Jaffa cakes
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi all!

You may have noticed that I've changed my screen name from valemeister to angiepk.  I felt that valemeister was a bit outdated and I'd like to start signing my work with my AP signature rather than my Vale pseudonym.  It was just time for a change and change is good.  I've also changed my avatar to a new pic of my OC, Maverick and given my journal an overhaul as well since the last one was a bit old and stale.  All change!

-Angie :tea: :cookie:

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:cookie: COMMISSIONS :cookie:
Do I take on commissions? Yes I do!
Commission journal here --> fav.me/d5h6m60

Tea by ChibiRiceball The Guild stamp by angiepk Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

50k page views

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 19, 2012, 2:19 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise my computer makes...
  • Reading: Fat by Rob Grant
  • Watching: New Girl
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi all

Just noticed that I'm coming up to my 50k pageviews soon.  For the person who screen captures this milestone, I shall sketch a character of your choice just for you!  

UPDATE!  Well, my good friend :iconkostmeyer: got the screen capture to mark my 50k milestone.  

lots of pageviews by Kostmeyer

Congrats Kostmeyer!  A sketch shall be heading your way soon.  Thanks all for looking at my artyness and getting me here.  :heart:

UPDATED UPDATE!!!

:iconhalquinsmirks: bless him, got the following screenshots:

Damn You Kostmeyer!!!! by HalquinSmirks

While he thought he'd been thwarted by Kostmeyer, I thought it would be nice to draw him something too for his trouble and effort. Aren't I nice. :)

Two sketches coming up!

-Angie :cookie:

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:cookie: ART STATUS :cookie:
Comissions - Closed
Art Trades - Closed
Requests - No Way

Tea by ChibiRiceball AFL5 Stamp by AngelCrusher 1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher The Guild stamp by angiepk

Finally!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 25, 2012, 3:36 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise my computer makes...
  • Reading: The Spook's Blood
  • Watching: Nurse Jackie
  • Playing: Star Wars - The Old Republic
  • Eating: Jammy toast
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi all. Just a quick note to touch base and talk a little about what's been going on in my life recently.  

As some of you know, I've been looking for a new job closer to where I live for over two years now and at the beginning of July, it finally happened. After working in a comic shop in Liverpool for twelve and a half years, an opportunity to work in the Manchester branch came up.  I'm very happy to be working there as it will save me lots of money I'd been spending on travel, I get back over ten hours a week previously spent on trains AND everyone has been so nice and welcoming, I couldn't be happier.

In other news, after hearing so many good things about it, I've recently started playing Star Wars - The Old Republic. I'm having lots of fun with my Bounty Hunter and Jedi Knight.  I love the story driven style in that you get to make choices and be as nice or horrid to NPCs as you like. :giggle:

As for artwork, I'm having another break - you may have noticed - but I'll be around.

Hope all is well with you guys. :hug:

-Angie :cookie:

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Art Trades - Closed
Requests - No Way

Tea by ChibiRiceball AFL5 Stamp by AngelCrusher 1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher The Guild stamp by angiepk

Dollar Fighter - Round 2

Journal Entry: Tue May 15, 2012, 9:16 AM
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Buffy
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Eating: Pie
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Just a quick additional update to say that the votes are in and Dollar Fighter is over for me this year.  This is the second time I've competed in this tournament and the second time I've gone out in Round 2.  But i can honestly say I did my best and I was blessed/cursed with awesome opponents who brought their A-game to this tournament.  Congrats to Cacio044 and thanks to AngelCrusher. It was lots of fun competing and I'm very interested to see how this one plays out.  Best of luck to the remaining 16.

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It's Sunday night, and the deadline for Round 2 is almost with us.  I've managed to finish my entry on time and so, once again we're waiting to see who'll advance to the next round and who'll be sent home.  Again, I've had a tough opponant to battle so it really could go either way.  We shall just have to wait and see!

1$F/3 - Round 2 - Chavez vs Veil by Cacio044 Vs 1DF Round 2 - Vs Chavez by angiepk


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Round 1 of Dollar Fighter ended on Sunday, the votes were cast and just like that, I'm through to the next round! :excited:   I really didn't know how this would go since my opponant had a killer entry with his half of the fight but the people have spoken and I guess the best lady won out in the end. Go team Veil! Thanks to everyone who voted for me. ;)

On to Round 2!  The fighting arena for this battle takes place inside a whale which has swallowed all the remaining contenders up!  Should be a very fun and interesting fight.  Not sure I know exactly what the inside of a whale looks like but I'm sure after some research will be able to figure it out.

My opponant this time is Cacio044 and his Miroenian character Chavez. Let the sketching commence!

1DF: Chavez by Cacio044 Vs Dollar Fighter - Veil by angiepk



If you want to keep up with the goings on of Dollar Fighter, check out the latest journals of AngelCrusher who, in his sheer awseomosity, puts  these fighting tournaments together for us all to compete in and enjoy.

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Also, for those interested who haven't checked out my other dA account for my crafts, you can find me here ---> :iconsocksandmonsters:

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:cookie: ART STATUS :cookie:
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Requests - No Way

Tea by ChibiRiceball AFL5 Stamp by AngelCrusher 1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher The Guild stamp by angiepk

Dollar Fighter...etc

Journal Entry: Sat May 5, 2012, 12:07 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise of the computer
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Nothing...
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Eating: Toast
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
EDIT: It's day 7 and the deadline day to get your fights in for round 1!  I've literally just finished my half of the fight with MrPlaid81 and I'm very happy with it.  Took me about 3 hours to sketch it out and about 12-13 hours over two days to ink and colour it in.  I'm shattered but I hope it's been worth the effort, I'd like to think so.  It's been really fun seeing everyone elses entries today.  Seems the mad rush is on to get all the fights in in time.  Good luck everyone!

Mature Content

1DF Round 1 - Vs Purple Avenger by angiepk


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It's day 6 of the Dollar Fighter tournament and there's been a lot of entries rolling in.  One of which is my opponant's half of our fight which you can see below.  I sketched my half out yesterday and have scanned it in so I have two days in which to ink and colour it.  Should be fine.  I think it's going to be a close call though. MrPlaid81's done a fantastic job.  We'll just have to see how it goes on the night.



In other news, I've now set up a second dA account for my crafts if you want to check it out.  

You can find me at :iconsocksandmonsters: :)

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Well here we are on day 2 of the Dollar Fighter tournament and nobody has submitted a fight yet.  I'm very surprised although it's nice to see that people are taking their time to produce something good.   I've had a few ideas for my fight with MrPlaid81's character The Purple Avenger but nothing solid enough to start sketching it out yet.  I did do a warm up sketch of my opponant which turned out okay, but for now, I still have on my thinking cap.

2012 Dollar Fighter by MrPlaid81 Vs Dollar Fighter - Veil by angiepk


I think it will be a fun match up. My opponant got to round four of 2 Dollar Fighter so I've got to really push myself to get something pretty amazing done for this one. Having said that, good luck MrPlaid81! :)


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As I have more time now and thought I should probably tell you what I've been up to while I've been absent from dA.  

Well, I bought a sewing machine (and many craft books) and since January I've began making cute critters out of socks, gloves and felt.  It's really fun to make things and someone like me needs a creative outlet in life.   Drawing wasn't really doing it for me anymore so I tried something new.  For anyone interested, you can check out my crafting blog here ---> angiecrafts.tumblr.com and also on my new deviant art account here ---> :iconsocksandmonsters:

I've also been beta testing World of Warcraft's latest upcoming expansion - The Mists of Pandaria which promises to be LOTS of fun.  I've kind of stepped back from it now as I don't want to spoil things too much for myself. So when it actually comes out, I will still be able to enjoy it.   The pandas are really great to play, as is the new Monk class. :)

On a side note, I've not seen The Avengers yet, but plan to this coming Friday with my other half for his birthday.  Not heard a single bad word against it so I'm expecting to enjoy it muchly. :)

EDIT-  I have now seen The Avengers and yes, it is awesome just like everyone says. If you're one of the two people who hasn't been to see it yet, get off your bottom and do the right thing. ;)


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Well it's been a while but I thought I'd do an  update to let you all know I'm not dead and in fact will be taking part in AngelCrusher's latest tournament Dollar Fighter, which begins VERY soon.  I have entered my character Veil who I feel I didn't really give a fair shot in AFL 5 last year so here she is again ready to kick bottom and take some monikers.

I have updated my entrance picture to include a few more details about the character to make things easier for whoever I have to end up fight. You can check it out here ---> fav.me/d4xjob6


-Angie :tea:

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Useful links
CRANKY OCTOPUS COMICS - crankyoctopus.com
Maverick Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Veil Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Risk Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Maverick & Friends Fan & Gift Art - valemeister.deviantart.com/jou…

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Tea by ChibiRiceball 1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher The Guild stamp by angiepk

AFL 5

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 14, 2011, 12:22 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise of the computer
  • Reading: I am Grimalkin
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Coke
Hi all

I had some trouble with the sketches you all suggested themes for (see last journal).  Barbara Gordon and Maverick ended up getting on my nerves by not falling out of my pencil the way I wanted, which kind of put a damper on the whole thing.   I then attempted to draw Captain America for :iconstriffle:'s One Character Line-Up, currently happening over on his devpage, but I got very frustrated over that too.  It just wasn't happening. :(

Anyway after having a good hard think, I decided to participate in :iconangelcrusher:'s final AFL tournament scheduled to begin in October.  Not entirely sure I'll be able to see this through to the end, but I'd like to give it a good go regardless. Hopefully I will be able to complete my share of the fights for October. See what happens then.

Anyway, if any of you fancy giving it a go, check out the details over on :iconangelcrusher:'s recent journals.  You know you want to! :)

-Angie :tea:

ps - Thanks to all for the recent Birthday wishes.  Had a great day.  :cake:



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Useful links
CRANKY OCTOPUS COMICS - crankyoctopus.com
Maverick Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Veil Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Risk Reference Pic - valemeister.deviantart.com/art…
Maverick & Friends Fan & Gift Art - valemeister.deviantart.com/jou…

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Tea by ChibiRiceball 1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher The Guild stamp by angiepk

Sketchy suggestions

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 3, 2011, 1:51 PM
  • Listening to: The humming noise of the computer
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: How to Train Your Dragon
  • Playing: Warcraft
  • Eating: Apple Crumble
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Hi all. I've been trying to think more optimistically about drawing again recently and I think it would be good for me to do some quick sketches to see if I can garner any enthusiasm for it.  So Here's where I need your help.  I'd like some suggestions on what to draw.

I'm going to put ten open spots on here to begin with and see where I go from there.  Since I'm trying to gain some excitement for artwork again I'm not going to just draw whatever you guys say, but I will have a go at a subject matter I think I would enjoy drawing.  You guys know what kinds of things I like so that should be easy. Feel free to offer up multiple suggestions.

UPDATE: Thanks to all for the suggestions.  I'll be working my way through these in no particular order.  It may be quickly, it may not be, but I shall sketch them all.  If I feel like doing more after this, I may ask for your help again on subect matters. :)

Thanks guys!


1. :iconkostmeyer: Firestar [completed]

2. :iconwolfdude131: 80s punk Storm [completed]

3. :iconmattkind: Buttlina [completed]

4. :icongaston25: Barbara Gordon Batgirl

5. :iconrbl-m1a2tanker: Supergirl

6. :iconshaylinn: Uglydoll as a super hero

7. :iconshuma-gorath: X-23

8. :iconmarkdobson: Maverick

9. :iconren52: Harley Quinn

10. :iconhalquinsmirks: Spindle [completed]

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...hello?

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 26, 2011, 3:27 AM
  • Listening to: Paul snoring in the next room
  • Reading: 'Fat' by Rob Grant
  • Watching: Camelot
  • Playing: Indiana Jones Lego
  • Eating: About to eat toast
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Just a quick note to let you know that I'm not dead.  I'm just having artistic issues. My former urge for art appears to have deserted me and any attempt I've made to rekindle my feelings for drawing and making comics has failed.  In all honestly, it just bored me. :( I hope that this will not always be the case but for the here and now, it is highly unlikely you'll be seeing new stuff from me here for a while.  This should explain my extended absense from Deviant Art.

Thanks to all for all the recent :+fav:s and :+devwatch:s

-Angela :tea:

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The times they are a changin'

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 25, 2010, 6:57 AM
  • Listening to: Poker Face by Lady Gaga...unfortunately.
  • Reading: Something vampirey by Charlaine Harris.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Eating: About to eat my lunch :D
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Hello all

First up, apologies for my absence and lack of arts so far this year (if indeed you actually noticed). This year has been crazy for me so far. Mid February I finally moved out of my folks place and into a flat with my recently bagged boyfriend and in traditional "new home blues" fashion I am pretty much penniless and unable to buy a telly or get internet, phone, furniture and various other things I shan't bore you with.  SO aside from the small bit of net access I am getting on my mobile phone I can only check stuff here at work...where I am now.  Yes I probably should be working but I'm hiding in the basement on the office PC so I can write this. I think I'll stop playing hookie in a minute to break for lunch. :giggle:

I have managed to keep in touch with :icongenekelly: and :iconkostmeyer:, allbeit VERY briefly via IM for iphone (which by the way drains the battery like a sunofabitch) and am very pleased to say that talks have been had, mouths have been grinning, heads have been nodding and hands have been shooting for the air in approval of a creator expansion at Cranky Octopus.  And so it came to pass that the super awesome talented twosome :icondan-sch: and :iconliteracysuks1: are now amongst our numbers. I'll be very excited to see Dan's Private Files of the Fowl and JD's Acrobat debut onto the site in the coming months.  More details as they occur (although for those interested, I'd keep and eye on genekelly's journal for the most up to date details - actually you SHOULD be devwatching him anyway.)

Okay, I have to sneak away now.  I think they've noticed I've not been on the shop floor for about an hour.

Take care all.  Hopefully I should be back online properly before the end of Spring. ;)
-Angie xxx

:cookie: Team Cranky Octopus for 2010! :cookie:

:iconkostmeyer: :icongenekelly: :iconangiepk: :icondan-sch: :iconliteracysuks1:

We has expanded! Huzzah!. :heart:

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2010 - A Fresh Start

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 1, 2010, 7:22 AM
  • Listening to: The hum of the computer.
  • Reading: I is between books.
  • Watching: Teachers - series 3
  • Eating: Mini sausage rolls & potato wedges.
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
Happy New Year, all!  Hope everyone had a good time last night :ahoy: 2010 sees the start of a new decade which I hope will bring you all many happy times and exciting new adventures.

I personally am looking forward to the year unfolding as I plan to finaly leave my current job which I've been trying to escape now for the best part of six years and also finaly move into a new home which is also very exciting stuff.

Art wise, I hope to be able to continue with my current projects this year although I am making NO promises of any kind of time scale.  I'm DONE making excuses and apologies.  The truth is, I do what I do for FUN.  If I'm getting no fun out of it then it shows and frankly what is the point?  With my life taking a nice positive turn I can leave my depressive, anxiety ridden old self behind and I honestly believe that I will be able to regain my enthusiasm and excitement for my comic and other art related projects.  I remember how it used to feel and I want it back!

Here's to wishing you all a very happy productive art filled year ahead! :D

Much love
-Angie xx

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:iconkostmeyer: :icongenekelly: :icondan-sch: :icongaston25: :iconhalquinsmirks:

You guys are the shnizzle. :heart:

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News bulletin...

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 13, 2009, 4:28 PM
  • Listening to: itunes DJ mix
  • Reading: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
  • Watching: Drop the Dead Donkey
  • Eating: Chinese take-away
  • Drinking: Tea (always)
1 - It's now official, I'm pulling out of Secret Wars.  I've been flatlining with this project for some time now and it's unfair to everyone for me to continue.  I did have some plans for the last chapter but the deadline has now passed and I failed to do anything for it.  Apologies to everyone for that but I've been having some motivational problems for some time now.  

Kostmeyer has graciously offered to depict my idea for Janie Steed's departure from the project which will leave it open should I choose to return before the project reaches it's conclusion.  Ain't he lovely.

2 - I desperately need to concentrate on my Cranky Octopus project if I ever want to finish the first Maverick and "Friends" story.   I'll still be uploading the odd sketch here and there but I'm going to have to get tough with myself over this one.  Too many people have been prodding me to make a move on this so I must make a start.

3 - Aside from Maverick, I still have a couple of other secret projects to consider and will be working on those as well, time permitting.  I have to give priority to Mav of course, but sometimes it's nice to turn to something else for a bit of variation.

4 - I had another one of those 'Birthday' things last Wednesday.  Another year gone. :/ I celebrated it by dying my hair red.  Been a long time since I've dyed my hair but even when my hair was brown people still called me 'Red'.  Very odd.  I guess that's just how people remember me. Angela, the girl with the boobs and the red hair. lol.

Bulletin ends...

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:iconkostmeyer: :icongenekelly: :icondan-sch: :icongaston25: :iconhalquinsmirks:

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