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As you're aware, a horrific typhoon has ravaged the Philippines and they are in need of aid. As I have done before with Haiti and Japan, I am offering TEN commissions in exchange for a charitable donation to the Red Cross. 
Minimum donation of £10/ $20. 
The commissions should be a single character only, and nothing dodgy. 
If you're interested, leave a comment here or inbox me. 

All donations to this link - www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now…

Please send a screenshot of your receipt, minus personal numbers.
  • Listening to: Soundtracks
  • Reading: Many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Bioshock Infinite / Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE
Well seems like the name change on Deviantart is viral, and I have been infected to.

For me, its more something to link everything I do more cohesively. My web design and illustration work has always been under the happymonkeyshoes banner, and I think the same should apply here.

So nothin really exciting, but it was a long time coming :D

Sadly I might have to retire the dancing monkey that :iconcronobreaker: made for me all those years ago.
  • Listening to: Soundtracks
  • Reading: Many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: LA NOIRE
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE
Well spank my arse and call me Tarquinn, the lovey :iconkatcardy: offered my Dungeons & Dragons pic up for a Daily Deviation, and they liked it.

My first one in the 7 years I've been here ad I'm well chuffed.

Major thank also go to my Jurassic Dorks crew, who invited me to do a gallery with them. Without that, this would never have been made!

:iconwordmongerer: :iconvenkman-project: :iconhemaniscool: :iconstayte-of-the-art:

Thanks guys!!!
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  • Reading: ImagineFX & many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE
Lets get rid of the depression of the last journal!

Behold, my most enigmatic statement.

MEOW!
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX & many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE
EDIT

Well its been resolved. Thanks for the support guys.

Like I said, I really don't think there was anything malicious behind it, but its the principle.

G'nite!!!

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Today I was alerted to one of my Draw The World Together pieces being stolen:

lilsonic1355.deviantart.com/ar…

What saddens me is that it was a charity piece that was stolen by a young Japanese lad, and there is a sense of irony there as the pieces were done in aid of Japan. I've had a word, waiting for a response, but we'll see what comes of it. I no way think he's done it to earn money or anything malicious. There are a couple of other stolen pieces from other artists too. So we'll see how it pans out.

I admit though, a small part of me is flattered he thought it was worthy of nicking.
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX & many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: COFFEE
There is a lot of things that I'd like to draw right now and I can't decide how I want to do them. Trying to balance my fan art stuff, which I really enjoy and my creator stuff, which you guys rarely see.

Now when it comes to stuff like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles etc, what would you rather see? My versions of these characters or the ones that you know and love?

Answers to this journal? Be honest.
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  • Reading: ImagineFX & many art books
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption, Infamous & Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Nearing the end of the Japan Aid Commissions in association with Draw the World Together and I can officially tell you I managed to raise £190.11 which was donated to Oxfam GB to help Japan! Thanks to those who commissioned me with their generous donations!

View them all on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Soon I will play Enslaved
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Yep I now have a tumblr account.

flamingundeadmonkey.tumblr.com… <--- flamingundeadmonkey

I'm trying to get a tighter rein on my web prescence at the moment, and my current website houses both my web design work and my illustration work. Shame that it hasn't been updated for a year. This is due to lack of time on my part.

So while thinking about it, I felt that having both in one place may be easier, but the styles jarred with each other. So I've set up flamingundeadmonkey. You'll findmore of my thoughts here and also more sketch work. I seem to only put finished pieces on DA these days.

I'm not leaving by any means, its just a more detailed version of me will be experienced there ;)

Hopefully it'll kick my arse into experimenting with more styles :D
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Soon I will play Enslaved
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
My friend James Sawyer got the Trap-Jaw meejit that I drew for him, turned into tshirts for his two kids.



I really like how they turned out!
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Soon I will play Enslaved
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Not that you'd notice I was gone ;)

Laptop died a death. I over stimulated my graphics card and it burnt out.

No laptop meant I could draw without distraction, so there will be many updates soon.

Rememeber how awesome you all are.
  • Listening to: Loads of tings...
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Soon I will play Enslaved
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Brizzle or Bristol for those who can speak properly, is having its yearly Comic Convention.

I'll be attending in a non-professional fashion (As I'm not a professional comic artist, ya dig ;) ) and will have my mate :iconathanasius: with me.

If ya spot me, give me a scream like Oi Monkey-boy!

Toss-pot sometimes works too ;)

I'm the weirdo with a mohawk with my war T-rex tee on :D

Have fun kids!
  • Listening to: Tenacious D
  • Reading: 365 Samurai
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Heavy Rain
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
No more Masters of the Universe art.

Finish what I've started and then no more unless it is requested or commissioned of me.

I can draw other things, and I'm just working myself into a corner.

____MESSAGE ENDS______
  • Listening to: Tenacious D
  • Reading: 365 Samurai
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Heavy Rain
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Hey!

Its been a while since I had something to say and do :D

All the Haiti commissions are done, just waiting for permissions to release the remaining ones on DA:

1):iconnegaduck9: COMPLETED

2):iconkatcardy: DONE

3):iconjasoncardy: DONE

4):iconubermidget:DONE

5):icontwofivethreetwo: DONE

6) :iconk-suthe: DONE

7) SECRET: COMPLETED

I also helped :iconkatcardy: & :iconjasoncardy: at Birmingham Memorabillia Con, and sketched for charity there, which was a lot of fun.

I'd love to tell you that I'm now chilling out, sorry not the case. Been doing a lot of web design work, which is my primary job, but does take up a lot of time. However I've been good and tried to slot in times to just sit and veg, filled in with some time to actually draw. I go a little screwy if I don't scribble something.

However its Bank Holiday weekend and I'm trying not to do any work whatsoever, though I have been playing  Heavy Rain which isone of the most enjoyable and immersive games I've played in a hile. Once you get used to the control system its great, though the movement could be improved, control wse. A few people have slated this game as boring, and all I say is thats its not about the running away or the fighting, its more like an interactive movie. So much better than the FIFA's and Call of Duties that litter the game scene. Then again I have Bioshock 2 waiting for me, so I can't say much. (That and Dead Space & Blood Siren that the awesome :icondukwax: lent me)

Hope you guys are awesome. Oh and if you want to try something interesting to read, I fully recommend an anthology called Birdsong, its got some great style littering its pages, but thats a review for another time.
  • Listening to: Tenacious D
  • Reading: 365 Samurai
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Heavy Rain
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA

Chibis for Haiti - Raised $125!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 26, 2010, 6:43 AM


To keep the updates going, I managed to raise $125 for Haiti. Thanks to those who took the slots!!!

To those waiting on images, they are all drawn and digitally inked, just awaiting colour. Apologies, just had a few work things to finish, this is what takes up the little spare time I have. Rest assured you will get them!!!

I'm going to do another lot at some point later in the year.

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!

Now where is my cake?

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All gone folks!

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Ok, I'm taking time to do 5 chibi commissions.

The difference is don't pay me but donate what you can to help the victims in Haiti.

You can do that here.

I will not start the chibi until you send me the Paypal receipt as proof.

RULES:

Chibi will be in colour.

Only one / 01 chibi per donation.

No porn, torture or bad things happening to kids.

1):iconnegaduck9: RESERVED

2):iconkatcardy: DONE

3):iconjasoncardy: RESERVED

4):iconubermidget:DONE

5):icontwofivethreetwo: RESERVED

6) :iconk-suthe: RESERVED

7) SECRET

  • Listening to: Tenacious D
  • Reading: Wasteland
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Darksiders
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA

To chibi or not to chibi

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 18, 2009, 7:25 AM


Entering a bit of a crossroads with my art.

I've spent this year, not drawing chibi style and generally not drawing due to certain events and things.

To be honest, I no longer think of my chibi style as chibi as its not really keeping in line with it and also I think its just my cartoony style.

While I believe art should be done for youself and not the opinions of others (Unless its a commission of course), I just thought I should ask the question if I should go back and draw some chibis and whether or not my art is taken seriously because of it.

I'm more at ease and more expressive with my chibi style, but at the same time I'd like to get more work for my art (If that is at all possible ;) )

So since I can no longer conduct polls due to my refusal to pay DA for such a meager privledge, I'm asking you guys.

Please be as BRUTALLY honest as possible, it helps more. Just saying " No you're chibis are shit/ ace / replace with suitable adjective" doesn't really get me any further.

  • Listening to: Tenacious D
  • Reading: Wasteland
  • Watching: Lots of TV Series
  • Playing: Tekken 6
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Well its been a while...June 22 when I last updated this journal. I guess its because I have very little time to draw and be on DA at the moment.

Not abandoning, just not going to be here and crit and commenting and being a mad tosser as much.

Just to let you guys know, things are on the mend, if slowly. My wife is still as perky as usual, despite her back giving her jip. We've gone from slipped disc to swoleen spinal cord... we're not sure whats up, but shes still smiling.

Anyways I just wanted something more positive on my DA front page :D

I've been sketching a lot, trying to evolve my chibis a little. I've progressed to noses ;)

Anyways I'm off, take time to chill people!!!
  • Listening to: Dsturbed
  • Reading: Queen and Country
  • Watching: Lots
  • Playing: Prototype
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Hey guys!

Its your friendly neighbourhood overlord, gracing DA again. Few people have asked where I've been, and I thought I'd just spill it out.

Been a bit of a crap year so far. My wife fell down the stairs, then we both got made redundant and then my wife's appendix burst, and due to hospital foolishness, she was there for over a month! Thankfully, she's on the mend now and I managed to get a web designer job again, so we're looking at it positively.

Haven't really had the urge to draw or design, until recently. So hopefully things will pick up and get back on track. Fingers crossed.

Got a few plans for things, as always so be on the look out.

Oh yeah and wanna see the results of some of the nostalgia jam entries. Its an ongoing project, have fun with it.

Follow me on Twitter - twitter.com/happymonkeyshoe
  • Listening to: Dsturbed
  • Reading: Queen and Country
  • Watching: Lots
  • Playing: Prototype
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Finally finished my website:

happymonkeyshoes.com

I hope you like it, give me some feedback :D

Its not as odd as you'd think.
  • Listening to: Gorecki
  • Reading: From Hell
  • Watching: Lots
  • Playing: Resident Evil 5
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Sad News for us, me and my wife got made redundant yesterday.

MAJOR CRAP FEST!!

Damn you accursed economy.

Not gonna sit on laurels, time to get job hunting!!! Try something new, something inspired!!!

Keep ya posted :D
  • Listening to: Gorecki
  • Reading: From Hell
  • Watching: Lots
  • Playing: Resident Evil 5
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA
Well new people are joining all the time. Its awesome and we're getting some really cool redesigns out of it.

If you want to see everything so far, go here: super-munkyboy.deviantart.com/…

And my stuff is coming along: super-munkyboy.deviantart.com/…

Keep going!!!!

Remember May 1st for the first sketches and ideas to be done by. For rules, go back to this journal - super-munkyboy.deviantart.com/…

Revamps so far:

:iconhappymonkeyshoes: - Dino Riders
:iconvenkman-project: - Ulysees 31
:iconcrazylegs76: - Ren & Stimpy (If has time)
:iconedgejr: - Speed Racer
:iconmotorhed: - Food Fighters
:iconkatcardy: - Bucky O'Hare
:iconsynduo: - The Snorks
:iconduece: | :iconfiyeropip: - Dungeons & Dragons
:iconk-suthe: - Visionaries
:iconrubendevela: - Inspector Gadget
:iconjohnthesilver: - Captain Power
:iconjazylh: - Silverhawks
:iconathanasius: - Mysterious Cities of Gold
:icongriftersart: - Starcom
:iconmisterscourge: - New Adventures of He-Man
:iconkennygordon: - Captain Planet
:iconlittlemooglet: - The Magic Roundabout
:icongatchagrey: - The Inhumanoids
:iconmonsterfink: - Toxic Crusaders
:iconduaxer: - SWAT Kats
:iconhitlersbrain: - Jem (Truely truely outrageous)
  • Listening to: Gorecki
  • Reading: From Hell
  • Watching: Lots
  • Playing: Resident Evil 5
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: TEA