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Just a quick journal entry to firstly advertize a raffle hosted by :iconangelichellraiser: here: 3750 Point Raffle **WINNERS**Thank you so much for the 10,000 watchers!!!! :heart: rvmp  Here is a raffle to celebrate~
1st Number SharpieRage

2nd Number Catepiller

1st Ticket Aerostar181

2nd Ticket Kirby-Tree

Because I have too many to reply back to, I can't tell everyone that they are not following the rules.
If you tried to enter for the side raffle and didn't get a ticket, it's because you didn't follow the rules. 
When I say to advertise a journal, I mean a journal you make, not this one. Make sure you follow
the rules next time, or I can't enter you into the raffles~

You must be a watcher! New watchers are wel

Lately, I've been catching up with my sculpting commissions at last. :happybounce:  Yay! :XD: I only have a few mini charms to sculpt and a realistic small rattlesnake, so I feel relieved to have pretty much caught up. One of the mini charms is for a lovely person in the UK; it's my first international commission! :blush:
Mini charms are usually pretty quick to make, but due to the potentially fragile nature of the clay, I've been spending more time working on the armatures to make them more durable. I'm getting better at it; I want to ensure that each charm, keychain, and sculpture I create is as durable as it can be, even if it takes me twice the amount of time to make, it's worth it. I want my creations to be durable! And I want people to be satisfied with them too. Of course, no matter how much wire and foil is inside a sculpture, the clay could still chip if dropped or banged on hard surfaces, but that's a natural risk that I can't fix.

Meanwhile, I'm still at work on illustrating the children's book. I'm on the 5th page, and there's going to be about 15 pages overall I believe (too lazy to check right now). I'm hoping to finish it up within the next few months. After this page, I've been able to have all the rest except for the last one sketched out and panned with the author, so starting on the 6th page things should go quite a lot faster! Half the time is getting the sketches to align with the author's vision, because we contact each other by email; so when I do a sketch, I have to send it to her and wait for her reply before continuing with it.
In one case, I finished the 4th page, and after she looked at it, she wanted a major change in the layout, which added a lot more time to it. The change made the illustration look a lot better and I'm super happy with it, but it does take time to do this.
This is my first book illustrating project, and it's very exciting and promising. I feel that once it's all finished, it'll help get my name out there a lot, and by having some experience like this under my belt, more people will be inclined to commission/hire me for big projects like this. :love:

Anyway, that's all so far! :D I'm thinking it's about time for a good cup of evening coffee, and then time to get back to sketching!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Something Better ~ Audien feat. Lady Antebellum
  • Reading: Black Butler
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XII
  • Drinking: White wine


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Melissa Bergemeier
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm a digital and traditional artist that focuses primarily on fantasy subjects, whether its in paintings, writings, or sculptures.

Commission list:
*Wedding Dress Drawings -- Please read my journal entry here for all the details:…. These are professional drawings of your very own wedding dress.
*Personalized Portraits -- Ever wanted a portrait of yourself or someone else, but drawn in a favorite video game or as a fantasy being? I draw people realistically with fine attention to detail, both digitally and traditionally. Portraits can be head-shots or full-body; here's a price listing:…
*Character commissions -- I can draw anything so long as there's a reference. People, animals, creatures, ect; let me know if you want me to draw an original character of yours in my own art style. Face portraits only; here's a price listing:…
*Sculpting commission -- I do various sculpting commissions, from dragon couples to realistic animals to ornaments and decorations. Prices vary on each category and how many details are in the sculpture. Some sample prices can be found here:……

**I also do commissions of more personal natures, such as people and pets. =)

I have a DA profile just for sculptures here! sculptedcreations.deviantart.c…
Check out my facebook page at:…

Personal Quote: You can have anything, do anything, and be anything you want.


Sooooo has anyone else just seen the new trailer with actual gameplay footage for Final Fantasy VII Remake? IT IS AMAZING.

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I haven't done a donation pool before, but I figured I'd try it out! I'll use the points for gifts, contest prizes, and perhaps personal use if I ever wanted to commission someone.
To anyone who donates, thank you very much! :love:

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TixieLix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Zelda fave!
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Of course, you're welcome! :hug:
noodlepredator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah also thank you for the fav, your clay sculptures are insane. I thought the succulent one was a real plant. Can appreciate the time and effort gone into them. Keep up the awesome work :3
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! And aw, thank you very much! :love: When I make something realistic, I really want it to look realistic; I strive for that. <3
TheTowerOfJoy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you finish the owls you were working on? Tonberry LA 
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