I haven't had much to say as far as journals go, and I also wanted to give you all a break from them after my last month of self-advertising. So that's why it's been so quiet around here.
Today, I'd like to signal boost a few things: a contest, a charity project I'm involved in, a group I help mod, and a deviant in need.
Gonna start with the stuff I'm involved in:
Friendship is Wild: MLP Art Book Project for Charity
I'm making both sketches and digital pieces for this project, alongside what looks to be way more amazing talented artists than I. XD
And it's all for the good of animals on the brink of extinction. 100% of the profits made off each book will go directly to WildAid, a charity dedicated to ending the illegal wildlife trade through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection (you can read about the organization here: www.wildaid.org/about
So if you want to help out the cause, get a cool art book in exchange, and see some of the exclusive drawings I'm making for it you can pre-order the book here for $25 (save $5 with the code SAVETHEANIMALS
for a limited time): ashleynicholsart.storenvy.com/…
MLP OC Group
I recently joined
as an admin. As the name implies, it's a group for MLP OCs. We're turning the group around, and organizing a few contests around that. Our current monthly contests is the OC of the Month contest where members enter their OCs, and all members vote on them. Winner gets featured on our front page for the whole month. It's a great way to get your OC seen. So if you're looking for a group to submit your OCs to and help get him/her seen, feel free to join us.
A Deviant in Need
It's tax season, and we all know how hard that can be. One fellow deviant in particular is struggling with paying both bills and her taxes.
needs your help. She doesn't expect your help for free though, she's holding an art raffle for all donators (depending on how much you donate you get a certain amount of chances). On top of that, if you prefer to be guaranteed a drawing you can also commission her. So if you want your OC drawn, or some regular non-pony art here's her journal for all the information:
Taxes, artsu, and stuffEDIT 4: Hi Everyone The other day we reached our next raffle goal!!!!!!! so exciting >.<!!! Thank you to everyone, again, who has helped me so far! The raffle will continue until April so there is still time to participate if you wish ^-^ But anyways the next winner is...... :icontrueragexrt: WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Congratulations :iconepiclaplz: note me whenever you can!!
Edit 3: Cheap commissions are open! please scroll down to read about them!
EDIT 2: We reached the next goal!!! And congratulations tooooo......
:iconbalotaa123:!!!!!!!!!!!! Send me a note letting me know what it is you would like!
For everyone else the raffle is still going on and you all still have a chance to win something coool!
EDIT: Omg you guys T.T Thank you to those who helped already, we reached the first goal!!!! I am so thankful *cries tears of joy* To make the raffle as fair as i could i wrote each entry on a piece of paper, shook them up in a bag and pick
1 Year Premium Membership Contest
Finally, to end on a happier note, my buddy is doing a contest for his 5 year DA anniversary! The prize is, as the title says, a 1 year Premium Membership. So, if you want a chance to win check out the journal about it:
1 Year Premium Membership ContestNow that I got your attention, I am holding a contest where the Grand/First Place prize is a P.M. for one whole year, given to you by me. Sounds good doesn't it? Yeah it does. But we'll get to the contest later, onto the main reason for this journal.
On May 10th I'll have been on dA for five years. Wow. Five years have passed and I've posted something each year while I'm here. While I joined dA I made friends, lost friends, and found those I could call special people. Since they've had big impacts in my life. Thank you for the good impacts on my life that you've all given me.
Alright, I'm not here to completely ramble about how I've been here for five years, I will say that I join to find art and read up on the Mario comics by :iconNitendrawer: and then I got into writing stories, which I still do just I get distracted or I'm busy with work. So when I do have free time, motivation, and inspiration, I turn into Writer! A person who writes! It doesn't happen too often for me. Ugh!
The contest ends on June 1st.
And that's all, folks.
I hope every one is having a good start to the new year. I am, shockingly.
Remember to vote in that poll, it's still open. I'm gonna do a second poll soon to decide on which specific ponies you want to see, and all that good stuff.
Have a Happy Tuesday night.