Hi Friends, Followers and Strangers,

Here’s an updated commissions post with some more recent art from me, prices are the same as before, but hopefully the art is a little better!

If you can’t afford these, or just plain don’t want them, a signal boost would be amazing.

contact me at miki.price.illustrator@gmail.com



  • I will not draw pornography or excessive gore.
  • I reserve the right to use any commissioned piece as portfolio work.
  • I reserve the right to decline commission requests.
  • I reserve full rights to the image and its use and distribution. You may not use the image for resale or redistribution.
  • Commissions are non refundable.
  • There will be no revisions on sketches or speedpaints and a maximum of two revisions on paintings and character illustrations.

So You Found a Funny Picture on Imgur


Before you think, “GOSH, I should post this to Tumblr!  It’s sure to get me a million notes!” you should consider something – It’s probably already on there, likely posted by the person who created the content in the first place.

So what should you do instead of reposting that thingy you found and potentially putting someone out?  Let’s start with right-clicking on the picture.

Now copy that image address!  We’re goin’ to http://images.google.com!

See that little camera icon?  Click on that SOB and you’ll get a box that looks like this:

Now paste the URL you just copied into that box and click “Search by Image”.

Wow, it looks like that picture is all over the place – including Tumblr!  Amazing!  I wonder what happens if I click on that first link!

Okay, so it wasn’t at the very top, but scroll down a little bit, and… HARK!  A SOURCE!  Now you know where the post came from, and you can reblog it from there instead of spreading a redundant post!

Seriously.  In this specific case, the reposted images are on pace to surpass the original in note count.  Yes, the other post was sourced to Imgur, but Imgur is NOT A VALID SOURCE.  Neither is FunnyJunk, nor 9gag, nor Facebook unless the artist posted the work there themselves.  The average person probably doesn’t take the time to click through two or three pages to try and root out the original, so you’re doing creatives a massive disservice by doing this, especially in the case where the piece is a collaboration.

This takes literally 30 seconds of legwork.  Due diligence, please.  I know posts like this have been made before, but apparently it bears repeating.

This has been a Public Service Announcement.


The Beautiful Hand Painted Ocean Stones of Elspeth McLean

Through her vibrant artwork, Canada-based creative Elspeth McLean ( FB ) aims to connect people to their inner child. One way she does this is through
small ocean stones that were found on beaches in New Zealand. They are
painted in beautiful, bright colors that feature a series of dots
decoratively arranged along the surface. McLean’s designs vary in scheme
and pattern, but they always delight in an almost-hypnotic way. It’s
easy to get lost in looking at all of the intricate details.

McLean uses a tiny brush and acrylic paint to create these pieces.
She’ll apply multiple layers of paint – sometimes as many as six
applications – so that her dots retain their shape and produce a
slightly three-dimensional effect. This meticulous process is what helps
to make her pieces so eye-catching.

McLean writes about her work, “Painting is my way to find my ‘happy
place’ and colour is a way to express and celebrate the colours of my
soul.” She’s influenced by nature, animals, the changing seasons, and
her world travels with a musician husband. “Looking at my art from over
the years it is very evident that my art becomes like a storybook into
my life- where I was, what I was doing, what inspired and interested me
at that time.” What a lovely sentiment. Txt Via MMMet

Elspeth McLean website and Etsy shop

Thanks Chris






no but really, like 

i know that some folks love telling creative people that “you should be doing it for fun because you love it not for the compliments” but creative people thrive on feedback whether it’s critical or just complimentary

so when i write fanfiction and don’t get any actual feedback i feel like i spent all that time and energy doing it for nothing because i’m not getting feedback from the people i wrote it for 

doing something you’re proud of and then presenting it to the sound of utter silence is like the worst feeling on earth 

I know the feeling of this.

i like to think: what if you were in a play and you spend all that time learning your lines and your cues and going to rehearsal for hours and hours and being bone tired and then getting up on stage opening night and giving it your all only to be met with silence from the audience at the final curtain call. No one would question why that upset them.

An art instructor in my childhood said something to me I’ve never forgotten – that a work of art isn’t complete until it has been experienced – seen, heard, etc.  That this wasn’t just some abstract concept, but a visceral truth for the artist – that the work wasn’t DONE until the end result had been witnessed, appreciated, critiqued – whatever, it didn’t have to be positive negative knowledgable, it just had to happen as the concluding event, the final brush stroke.

Some folks who don’t get it go about thinking we make art or write fic because we crave praise or attention or fans, or even that some writers/artists thrive on negativity and drama (and to be sure, all of these things are true some times!).  But that’s too narrow an understanding of why we art. I think my art teacher was telling a fundamental truth about the psychology of creativity – that art is a communal experience, that until we share our creative work and see how people respond, we do not have closure on that work.  

Art is communication – and communication shouted into the void is frighteningly isolating. We need our readers our viewers our audience. We need to hear what you think. We need to converse in comments, answer your counter thoughts or thoughtful critique, we need the conversation – that’s what art is 🙂

Never feel bad for desiring feedback – it’s not some extra frill that exists outside of the creative process. It is a critical part of the creative process – and if you cannot find your audience in one venue, don’t give up.  Keep putting your art out there until your audience finds you 🙂

Yes: that.

I don’t make art because I enjoy it. I make art because I am trying to communicate. And if it fails to elicit any response at all, or I can’t even tell if anyone saw it/read it then I have failed, or will suspect I have failed, to communicate and I’m gonna feel bad about that.


Artists Reveal Striking Evolution Of Their Drawing Skills Over Years Of Practice

The hard work, persistence and commitment that these artists have put into their drawings have paid off.

Though some works may not have seemed that impressive at the beginning, these creatives did not let it get them down.