=^w^=

Art + Life = Awesomeness!!!
Don't be afraid to be yourself and go after your dreams.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Things I have been doing in school.

 These are the projects I had to complete for my two classes so far. With my projects and other assignments in my classes, it makes it hard to complete personal projects. However, I have a week long break from school and I don't go back to work until the sixth. So, I will have plenty of time to just be creative. Also, I kind of let my mom talk me into doing something crazy... auditioning for The Voice January 23rd. This will be a very interesting start to a new year. Anyways, wish my luck with my audition(s) and make sure to check back to see some art.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations





Sunday, December 6, 2015

New Computer!!!

   Sorry about not posting any creations over last weekend. Between traveling for Thanksgiving and trying to get to the Black Friday sales... It was hectic to say the least. Plus, I did still have to work on my class work. But enough with my excuses. Haha.
    I had to get a new computer for school. And since it got here sooner than I thought it would, I have been trying to get it set up to run all of my art programs. It has a bigger screen; 23", so I will be able to add more details to my creations now that I will be able to see them better. Next weekend I should have all of my programs installed. Through my school, I get the Adobe Cloud bundle, so I will be experimenting with the programs it offers.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Sunday, November 15, 2015

College Update!

   So; as you all know, I recently started going back to college. I am beginning week three of my first semester. I did have a credit transfer from my previous college, so I am only taking one class at the moment. My English class reminds me of my creative writing class from in high school. I am having a blast in it! In a few more weeks, I will be working on a 1,000- to 1,200- word essay about why I chose to go after a career in Media Arts and Animation. It will be uploaded to an online portfolio. I will also upload it on here for you all to read as well. I'm sure it help you all get to know me a bit more and know why my art improves so quickly.
   Also, I have a few personal projects that I will be working on during my Thanksgiving break and Christmas break from work. During this time, I will still have to work on my classes, but I'll have a lot more time for creations. I hope you all will keep watch for new posts.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Classes beginning sooner than I thought!

   So, tomorrow I will be starting my classes. At first it was going to be put off until the 23rd of November due to me needing a new computer. However, they were able to start me off with an English class since I did have a credit transfer from my previous college. I'm so excited about getting to start early. Wish me luck!!!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Monday, October 26, 2015

College is OFFICIAL!!!!!

   Guess who will be starting college Nov. 23rd???? ME!!!! *squees with excitement* I will begin my classes at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh -- Online Division on the 23rd of November. I will be in school for 45 months to get my bachelors degree in Media Arts and Animation. The only down fall is ==> This college is VERY, very, very EXPENSIVE!!! But, it will be worth it in the end when I am successfully at my dream job. Until then, I will be studying art and uploading some of my personal projects and sketches on here when I have the time. Wish me luck!!!!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Color Change!

   I thought the color on it before was a little dark, so I changed it a bit. I hope you all like it!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Monday, October 19, 2015

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!!!

   Siamese cat design is finished! But there are may types of cats out there and they can be any kind I want them to be! I hope you like it!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Cat Design W.I.P.

   Only took an hour and a half. Just something simple. I need to add color to it and maybe make some changes. Hope you all like it!!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Just an update

   Sorry it's been a while, guys! I have been trying to get everything set to begin my classes at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh -- Online Division next month. I am currently going through orientation classes. As soon as I get my orientation classes and placement tests out of the way, I will post practice sketches on here to show my progress.
   The last drawing I did on here was supposed to be for Across the Pond. I went to show it to them over the weekend only to be sent back home and told to come back in the spring. I'm not really sure what that was all about, but I'm fine with it. I'm planning to have the drawing printed out on canvas and to embellish it. By doing so, each time one is made, it will be unique. I will also hand sign them. If anyone is interest in one just let me know. I'm not sure how much they will be, but as soon as I figure it out, I will let you all know.
   Also, I will be working on some designs to be submitted to Thirty-One Gifts in hopes of them possibly buying my designs. I am doing this to help me pay for school. I'm hoping all of this works out.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Christmas Cardinal

   Completed. Took about twenty hours. I hope you all like it! I will be working on another project to be sold at Across The Pond. I have several more ideas in mind and will get the sketches started as soon as I can.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Update!

   Going back to college is proving more difficult than I thought it would be. The Art Institute of Tennessee -- Nashville campus classes will not work with my work schedule and they do not offer online. However, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh -- Online Division will work and the whole Bachelor Degree program can be completed from my room and at my own pace. I talked to a representative about classes and what is expected. Classes online about an hour long and a full-time student will be required to have at least two classes at any given time. So, that's only about two hours a day AND only four days a week. I may be able to take about three to four classes at a time and work on my degree for about a few hours every day of the week. But the best part is--> turns out, it is going to be a bit cheaper for me. They offer an Academic Achievement Grant which is based on grades, classes completed, etc. So, as long as I keep my grades good and complete my classes in a timely fashion, i will qualify for it. I ;also, may qualify for a scholarship since it will be online and I'm 25 years old now, which will help out a lot. Plus, I qualify for financial aid with a Pell Grant included. Now, I just have to make sure I get accepted. Wish me luck!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

P.S.
   I will be working on the Christmas Cardinal drawing and completing it this weekend.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P. Almost Complete!!!

   I just have to finish the background and touch it up a bit. After that, it will be complete! I hope you all like it so far. Nineteen hours and twelve minutes into it so far.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P.

   Fourteen hours in!!! I am currently working on the background. Hope you all like it so far!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P.

   Cardinal is completed; except for the feet. I have to work on the background before I can work on the feet. I will work on it more tomorrow. Twelve hours in. Almost completed!!!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P. (Slight changes have been made)

   Very slight changes have been made to it. Ten hours in so far! I will be working on the wing tomorrow.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P.

   Seven hours in now!!!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P.

  I'm about six hours into it at this point. I think it's really starting to show some life now. Anyway, I hope you guys like it so far!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P.

   About four hours in and this is all I have done on it. I keep going back and changing things. I'm going to sell prints of if once it's completed. So, it all has to be perfect. Hope you all like it so far.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Monday, August 31, 2015

Christmas Cardinal W.I.P. (All other projects put on hold)

   All other projects have been put on hold. I was able to talk to someone who owns a local business today. We talked about the possibilities of putting my art in his store. He agreed to it as long as I can come up with some drawings tat are nature related and realistic. So, for the time being, I will be working on some Cardinal drawings for Christmas since it's not too far away. I might even draw some for fall with some crows. But, the one above will be what I am currently working on. Also, If you would like to purchase signed and numbered print(s) of any of my art, you can contact me for more information at: phloxcreations@gmail.com

As always, I appreciate your support!
So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Background Update and Completed Version

   I made some changes to it. Hope you all like it!

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Khaleesi's Habitat Blueprints!!! :D

   I have been looking at different terrarium designs and didn't find one that I really liked, so I made my own. This will be my big project around the beginning of the year. It will be big enough for her to spent her whole life in and live comfortably and happily. There will not be any fake plants in here once it's completed. All plants will be living. There will be a huge waterfall in the back with two Exo Terra Cascade High Performance Waterfall Pump and Filter sets in in as well as two Exo Terra foggers. The waterfall will be custom made as well and mounted to the wooden backboard. I hope she likes it when it's done!

So, until then--
Cya!<3

-Phlox Creations

Monday, August 24, 2015

Things to come!

   As you all know, I have an iguana now. In about another year, she will out grow her 40 gallon tank. I have been thinking of ways to build her new tank and came to the conclusion of one I believe will work the best. I will be posting pictures of the building process as soon as I have the money to purchase all of the materials needed. I'm probably going to have to use the money I get back from taxes to make it, but it will be worth it once it's completed! I'll also be making a faux rock waterfall that will take up the entire back of her tank. the back of her tank will be 8ft long and 6ft tall. the sides will be 4ft long, 6ft tall. And the front will also be 4ft long, 6ft tall with a door that will swing outwards. the top will made out of the reptile screen. I have a lot of work to do. But i should have some photos; possible a video or two, to show you guys by March.
   I will be posting some pictures next weekend of some of the drawings I have been working on. Sadly, things came up and I was not able to post any drawings last weekend or this weekend. But, next weekend I will post several that I have been working on.
   Also, The weekends of September 5th and September 12th will not have any art posted. I will be celebrating birthdays both of those weekends. And, the day before my birthday; the 12th, I will be going to the open house at the Art Institute in hopes of being able to start going back to school in January. So, until those two weekends come, I'll try to get as much art done as possible and posted.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Art College Possibility

   Ever since before graduating high school in 2009, I have been wanting to to an art college. So, I have been looking into The Art Institute of Tennessee in Nashville. The only problems I have with going there is the drive and my job... The drive there is about a hour and a half. Which, if my student loan payments are put on hold while I'm going back to school, then I will be able to afford the drive there and back. I RSVP'ed the open house on September 12th. I talked to my boss about the possibility of going back to school and he said he would work with me if I decided to go back. Now, I just have to make sure I'll be able to get the grants and loans I will need to be able to go. I really wanted to wait to go back to school until I got my current loans paid off, but I want to start making a career out of my art as soon as possible before the opportunity passes me by. To start with, I will be taking classes (if I get in) for graphic and web design. After that, I might take a crack at Animation. If you think it would be a good idea, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Update on everything!

   I have not made anymore Youtube videos yet. Reason being, I need to buy the video editor now??? Why did it not say I would have to buy it after uploading one video??? It said it was free!!!

*sighs*
Oh well... I'll search for another one that will work...

   In the meantime, I will be continuing Khaleesi's training and begin buying items to build an enclosure that is big enough for her when she's full grown. Also, I'll make another video continuing from the last one. However, it will not have any sound to it and it will probably be an hour or two long since I cannot edit it...

   On another note, I decided not to become a bus driver because the guy who was going to hire me never called me back or answered my calls. I don't want to work for someone that cannot do something as simple as call back. Yes, I know he was most likely busy, but when you have to call about once a day to just get some easy questions answered and am unable to get ANYONE on the other end to pick up-- well, then I think it's best I look for work elsewhere...

   Oh! And, I'm thinking of making some videos of Khaleesi during the whole process of her growth. That will be about 20 years of videos, but I will be going through all of the training, habitat building, bonding, comedy moments, bath times, food preparations, handling dos and don'ts, etc... I'm hoping it will help someone out who would like to have an iguana, but are unsure of what they are doing. Keep in mind, I am NOT a professional reptile care taker. This is a learning experience for myself. But it just might help someone out.

   Anyways, back to the drawings. I will be working on more drawings next weekend. It might just be some sketches for practice, but I will post them on here as soon as I finish them.

So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

Friday, July 31, 2015

Meet Khaleesi the aqua blue iguana!








   Khaleesi is settling in pretty good so far. We're not sure if it's a male or female yet, but I'm gonna just say it's a girl for now. If Khaleesi turns out to be male, then I'll have to rename for sure. But until then, I shall call her Khaleesi.

=^owo^=
so, until then,
Cya!<3

~Phlox Creations

IGUANAAAAA!!!!!!!

:D
I'm getting a blue iguana today!!!

   I'm meeting with the reptile lady at Petco today so hopefully figure out which of the two blue iguanas they have is a female. Now, I am a HUGE fan of Game of Thrones. My favorite character right now is Khaleesi. So, I shall name thy iguana Khaleesi!
   Pfff!
Anyway, I will post pictures of Khaleesi as soon as I get her settled in.

So, until then,
Cya! <3

~Phlox Creations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

My first ever Youtube video!!!!

   I am now on Youtube! For every drawing I do from now on, I will be making the creating process into a video. The only draw back is-- It takes time... First I will have to record myself while creating, edit the recording, speed up the recording, add music to it, change the format of the file it is saved under, and then upload it to Youtube. But, it is all worth it! :D

((If you would like to check out the video, then link will be posted below.))

=^owo^=
So, until then--
Cya! <3

-Phlox Creations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TQc3JjhnB0

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Deep Sea Alien: W.I.P.

   I just spent three hours on this and was testing out OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), only to find out that the damn thing wasn't even working!! I am so pissed off right now.... But, oh well. I'm going to try and figure out what is slowing my laptop down so much then try again tomorrow when I start coloring this thing in. So, until then, I hope you all enjoy this and have a good night.

~Phlox Creations

Friday, July 17, 2015

Lightening

   I was planning on adding a unicorn to it, but I decided that I like it too much to add anything else to it. This was created from practicing. It took about an hour to complete. I hope you all like it!!!

~Phlox Creations

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Leafy: W.I.P.

   Working on this for a friend. Hopefully it will be done tomorrow. If not, then it's because I am working on several other drawings. Hope you like it!

~Phlox Creations

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CDL: Update

   As you all know, I have been trying to get my CDL to drive a bus. I have good news and bad news about it:

Bad news-- I failed it again...

Good news-- I only have to take two of the tests again since I passed the others! ((Yay!! ~Does a happy dance~ <3))

   While I am on my vacations next week, I will be studying for the two tests I have to take again and working on drawings. I'll keep you all updated!

~Phlox Creations

Monday, July 6, 2015

S**t Happens...

   The drawing I was working on did not turn out the why I wanted it to, so I decided I would start over on it and make it even better. However; this weekend, I will be heading up to Michigan for a vacation with my boyfriend so he can meet the rest of my family. While I'm up there, I will have plenty of time to work on drawings. So, look forward to seeing some new creations on here; for sure, next week. Until then, I will be studying more on getting my CDL this week.

~Phlox Creations

P.S.
   I do apologize if vulgar language is not something you approve of. I want to be as real and real is on here and it is just how I am. I'm not on here to make everyone happy. I am here to share my art and whatever else I feel like sharing on here with everyone and to just be myself. I do appreciate those of you who support my art and would like to see more. Also, if there is something you would like to see drawn in my art style, I encourage you to tell me so I can draw it. You can contact me via e-mail at:
phloxcreations@gmail.com

Monday, June 29, 2015

This weekend!

   This weekend, I will be working on some more drawings. The CDL test is a little harder than I though, so I will have to take it again either sometime this week or the next. But, look forward to seeing some new drawings sometime this weekend!

~Phlox Creations

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CDL

   Sorry that I have not recently posted any drawings or updates. I have been studying for my CDL so I can drive a bus for the local high school. I will be taking my test Monday June 22nd. As soon as I take it, I will be working on drawings again. Until then, wish me luck!

~Phlox Creations

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Menneko's Tofurricane: Complete!

   For my friend Menneko! Hope you like it!! =^w^=

~Phlox Creations

Menneko's Tofurrican: W.I.P.

   Tofu + Hurricane = Tofurricane lol Hmmm... Like this, maybe? =^o.O^=

~Phlox Creations

Menneko's Character: Complete!

   Thank you for letting me draw her, Menneko!!! I had a blast working on it. I hope you like her.

~Phlox Creations

Menneko's Character: W.I.P. Line work done!

   Almost complete, Menneko!

~Phlox Creations

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Menneko's Character: W.I.P.

   I'm working on this drawing for my friend Menneko. I will work more on it tomorrow. Hope you like it so far.

~Phlox Creations

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BakuFox's Character: Completed

   Thank you again for letting me draw her!!! I had fun drawing her and I might go back at a later date to add some shading. I hope you like her!

~Phlox Creations

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BakuFox's Character Concept: My Version

   Hey, everybody!
   I did get permission from my friend on IMVU; BakuFox, to redraw her drawing. This is just the the basic, rough frame of it, but I hope you all enjoy it! I will be working on it more tomorrow, so stay posted!

~Phlox Creations

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Issues with Blender and things to come.

   Ello, everyone!

   So; as you all know, I have been working on learning the proper way to use Blender. One thing I have come to notice while using the program, is that it slows my laptop down a ton and occasionally causes my computer to freeze. I am working on getting my CDL to become a bus driver as well as a custodian at a local high school. If I'm able to do so, I will be bringing in enough money per month to build a desktop computer which I need so I will be able to use Blender without the issues I'm currently having.
   What will be taking place until then:
   I will be working on drawings daily at the beginning of the week. I will be posting sketches first, then line work, and finally fully detailed creations. Some of the creations will not be seen anywhere aside from my patreon account.
   Also, I am open for commissions. Commission prices vary depending on the amount of detail I have to put into them. If you are interested in a commission, you can either leave a comment on here or e-mail me at: phloxcreations@gmail.com
   If you would like to help support my art, my patreon is: www.patreon.com/PhloxCreations
   If you would like more information or to request something you would like to draw, you can either comment or e-mail me. Don't forget to check back for more art and posts!

~Phlox Creations

Sunday, May 17, 2015

My Patreon

   For those of you whom are interested in helping to support my art, I do have a patreon account.

https://www.patreon.com/PhloxCreations

   There's a monthly raffle for everyone who pledges. Also, if there is something you would like to see me draw, you can request it. As soon as I start my summer shift hours, there will be a lot more art being posted both on here and on my patreon. There will be some art posted on my patreon that you will not be able to see anywhere else. Also, if there is a prize you would like me to add to the raffle each month, feel free to request it! Thank you for supporting my art!!!

~Phlox Creations

Blender W.I.P. Progress




   Hey, guys.
   Sorry I didn't post the other day like I said I would. I had something come up that was heartbreaking. A good friend of mine died the other day and I was planning on calling him this weekend to surprise him; and the others that are in our group, with the idea of a short film of our fursonas. Technically, I could still create it, but Snowy's character wouldn't have a voice since we would voice our own characters. However, we could make it work with body language.
   Anyway, the pictures above are the continuation of my last post. I realized afterwards that I made a slight error and decided to just call this a practice piece. My next creation will be completed 100%. It will be of my character, Phlox. As soon as Phlox is completed, I will create the other characters for the short film, then begin learning how to animate them. I'll be sure post my progress and keep you all updated. So, until then, I hope you all enjoy it!!

~Phlox Creations

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blender 3D Art W.I.P.




   Hey, guys!
   First of all, I want to apologize for the horrible looking photos. My phone absolutely hates taking pictures of my computer screen. I would have posted a better picture of it, but my computer doesn't want to let me save my work under anything different than a blender file. But, it could also be just the default settings on blender. I'll have to read into it more.
   Anyway, as you all know, I have been trying to learn how to use Blender; 3D art/animation program. I have two projects I'm working on right now. My progress can be seen in the photos above. I'll be working more on it tomorrow and will share what I have done on it then. So, until then make sure to stay updated!! Hope you all like it so far!

~Phlox Creations

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wacom Cintiq

   Totally just found something I would love to have. Most of you know that art is my life. It's what I spend most of my time studying and working on. I hope to become a great artist one day and make a career out of. I work mainly on digital art using the program Paint Tool SAI and my Wacom Bamboo Tablet. I recently downloaded Blender, a 3D art/animation program and am learning how to use it properly right now. I pretty much have the basics down. But; even though it is short key complex, for the sculpting portion of it, my tablet is the best method.
    My tablet plugs into my laptop via usb. While drawing on my tablet, I have to look at my computer screen. It was difficult when I first began using it, but I'm used to it now. But because I'm used to it, it makes traditional drawings difficult for me. I would like to have something which would allow me to not only better my art digitally, but traditionally as well.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wacom-cintiq-13hd-interactive-pen-display-black/9162124.p?id=1218992518707&skuId=9162124

    And I believe I have found my solution. The Wacom Cintiq. It's a tablet with a screen that I can actually draw on, but still be able to have all of the functions I need to be able to correct errors in proportion as well as mirror it to keep it symmetrical. I can still use Blender and SAI on it, but it's portable so I can take it with me and work on art without having to lug my computer; and everything else that goes with it, around. The only problem I have right now is saving up for it. It's not cheap, that's for sure.
    So, I am offering commissions for donations in hopes of getting a Wacom Cintiq by the end of the year. The commissions will be of your choice; of course, and for any donation of any amount. If you are interested, you can either send me a message on here or at;

phloxcreations@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and consideration,
~Phlox Creations

Learning Blender

   Hey, guys!

   So, I pretty much have Blender figured out now. As I'm learning how to use it properly, I have started two projects. One of then is a basic human character. I found a really good tutorial to learn from. Daniel Kreuter has some amazingly easy to go by tutorials for using Blender. So, if you would like to learn how to use it properly, he would be a good person to check out on youtube. I will be taking the basics of his character and turning it into my own.
   My second project is making an angel dragon. I will be taking my fursona; Phlox the coon/fox, and turning her into an angel dragon. As soon as I have completed both of the projects I'm working on now, I will begin a third of Phlox in her original form and add animation to her. I'm looking forward to sharing my progress with you all. I hope you enjoy it!!!

~Phlox Creations

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Possible 3D art on the way!

   I downloaded both Sculptris and Blender last night. I will be taking a short break from my regular art to play with and learn how to use both of my new programs. I will post what I have created as soon as I learn how to use them. Wish me luck!

~Phlox Creations

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WoW Draenei

IT LIVES!!!! Finally complete. I hope you enjoy it!

~Phlox Creations

Friday, May 1, 2015

Almost Complete!

I just have to complete the weapon in grayscale, then color it. I hope you enjoy it!

~Phlox Creations

Thursday, April 30, 2015

W.o.W. W.I.P. Progress

The steps that I took when I began drawing this. I began with the silhouette then I sketched over it. Using the magic wand and cell pen, I selected the silhouette and copied it. I changed the black to gray then placed the sketch over it. From that point on, I have been slowly working on the grayscale for her. As soon as i'm done with that step, I will color it in using both a shade layer and a luminosity layer. Hope you enjoy it!

~Phlox Creations