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I'm a book cover/interior illustrator/comic artist. I manage to pay bills and raise a family doing this--So I guess that means I'm adequate at it. There are a lot of things I'm still learning, but I grow every day, so this is a win, I believe.

Right now I am busy with oodles of work of varying kinds. So if I seem missing here sometimes, it's because I'm VERY stretched out over a lot of projects. I spend an easy 14 hours a day in studio. But I do love dA and so I try to be here as often as I can.

I'm not a spring chick. I have one child in high school and one in college. That says it all. But I'm pretty young at heart. I still love all the things I did when I was a a younger woman. (Wait a minute, that may just mean I never grew up....) I also have (in no particular order) loads of cool friends, a cockatiel, several cats, a very tall husband, some tropical fish, an iguana and far too many squirrels (in my yard. they're wild, even if they do beg for toast).

My favorite tool is my huge Wacom. It's been dropped, burned, covered in drink and sent off to be repaired, SO MANY times that the wacom people now laugh at me. My second most favorite tool is my custom PC which has so much RAM and Processor that I can do my digital arts at super light speed. I am suspecting it can time travel--Haven't tried that out yet. I also love Photoshop. (Though not CS4. CS4 was the ugly, smelly, unloved Adobe changeling child) I'm currently using CS5.

I listen to a wide variety of music, but my heart still lies in hard core scene. You can take the girl out of the goth, but you can't take the goth out of the girl. Additionally, I have several "closet loves" in terms of music. Stuff I take flack for liking. My Chemical Romance is at the top of that list. (Hush. I've already heard it all.)

I don't do social networking very well. Tumblr confuses me, Facebook annoys me and I forget I even have a Twitter account. But I am in all three places, so if you find me there I'll try to keep in touch.

That's about me in a nutshell... If there's anything else you'd like to know, PM me.


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Whew! GenCon was super!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:20 PM

I've hit the ground running.

I'm back from GenCon and a visit to my family up north and today, in between trying to catch up to the MOUNTAIN of emails I have, I finished the inks for the final page of Sophie's 5 page comic commission for her DA2 Hawke and Fenris. This next week I start the colors.

I won't be traveling for a while now, thank goodness, and in between gigs, I will be doing more commissions. Melissa, yours is next!

GenCon was amazing. I met so many many of C.S.Marks' fans. And it was great. It was crazy busy, but there was a strangely nice rhythm to it that kept it from being quite too much. I met a ton of great authors out there too. (Hi Matt!) And I got a really good feel for the GenCon Artist's alley, something I want to try myself next year. So next year I'll hopefully be attending with my own table, launching (if all goes well) Hadrian.

Hugs to all...

personal illustrations by logosles SteamPunk Octopus by raybender Murdoch03 by Ciridian



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bedaysee Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New member
I have emailed her to commission her since the 8th of May as I am new to DA are you saying she will take on commission and not fulfill
her obligations...if this is the case I will look elsewhere...and why doesnt DA do anything about it? Anyone here do freelancing commissions for logo illustrations and character creation work?

Get back to me...ciao Derek Bedaysee
elfenLJ Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I am one of those people whose commission she took back in 2013. I was told it would take 8 weeks. I have yet to see anything completed. I believe there are folks from 2012 and possibly earlier who have been waiting. I know at least one couple have reached out to both DA and Paypal, neither would or could help. In fact, I believe DA was particularly unhelpful about it. I guess they just don't see it as their responsibility. Which is unfortunate. 
Melmitchi Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
That's pretty much what she's done. She'll tell you she wants full price up front and then not do the work. She DID finish mine, but it was for under 100 so maybe she only rips you off if she can get you for a few hundred. Not sure. I wouldn't give her a bent dime unless she gives you the work up front.
Melmitchi Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
So, anyone heard about their money or work yet? I think Hope has started to resurface online again, so I figured it was worth checking. C'mon, Hope. These people paid you, do the right thing.
elfenLJ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Thought I would check to see if anyone has heard from her, but looks like still nothing. When I last heard from her which was months and months ago, she told me she had 1 of the 4 pages she owes me done. I got a blank email that she said was supposed to have contained my finished page. When I told her I had received nothing, she promised the next day to send it again. Again nothing, then she stopped returning my emails and FB messages. Looks like we're all in the same boat. A lot of money gone and no way to get it back. :( Hopefully no one else reading this page will make the same mistake we all did.
Eynla Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Still nothing on our part as well... And as you say, I hope people won't commission her just to end up in our situations.
Melmitchi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Has anyone gotten word on their long overdue commissions yet?
Secramore Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
We haven't heard from her in months since she last told us she was going to get back to us real soon. One and a half years of waiting on our end. We even contacted DeviantArt to get in touch with her, but they will do nothing. They were rude, in fact.
KatsumiA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Same here. I've been sending emails and notes, but never got anything back the whole year. And PayPal of course won't do a thing, because my reclamation wasn't within 45 days. Looks like she just took our money and we'll never get it back...
Dishtowel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Nope... and there are at least 6 people, myself included, she has taken money from and ignored. :(
KatsumiA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
This is getting really ridiculous... please refund the money we paid you for commissions that we never got. We've gotten countless promises of how you'd send us an update soon, but nothing ever came. Give at least our money back...
elfenLJ Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014
Yes Hope, please respond. If you won't or can't finish this work, then you need to do the right thing and refund our money.
Secramore Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Hope. Please respond to those of us who have paid for and have been waiting to receive our promised artwork. You have multiple comments from people--including us--regarding this serious issue. You must do what is right and send us all our artwork
Xenophile10 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake::party:
Eveqi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy birthday! :ahoy::icondoublehugplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconhappybirthdayplz::iconcarameldansenplz:
EliseArainai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy birthday! :party:
luciferusss Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy Birthday! cake:
aelitacode59656 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday!!
Dankia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Happy Birthday!
Amasov Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Very best birthday wishes! :party: :cake:
Chocolate-Pyrus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!!!PartyHave your cake and eat it too Llama Emoji-74 (My kawaii cheeks) [V4] 
Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Well, Happy Birthday! :party: from a complete stranger but I like your art so. :shrug:
CarryPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
HorheSoloma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Airborne Party 
Freyfie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Please reply to my numerous emails and notes. I want my money back seeing as you never completed my commission. Ridiculous. 
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