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Hogwarts Character Meme

Sun May 14, 2017, 6:24 PM
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Found another character OC meme on tumblr Pikachu yays This one is Harry Potter themed :D


Lisa 

Sometime a Caged Bird Sings by curiousdoodler
what’s their hogwarts house? :Hufflepuff:  I'm not sure on this one, but I usually think of her as Hufflepuff, however she definitely has her Ravenclaw moments and even Slytherin sometimes.
what’s their patronus? Fox Emote  A fox. she likes to sit and watch before she makes her move and she's very protective of her pup.
what do they see when they look into the mirror of erised? Her and Madeline safe and happy somewhere bright and sunny.
what does amortentia smell like to them? OCEAN The ocean. 
what memory do they focus on to cast a patronus? The first time Madeline said Mommy.
what is their animagus form? bird-ehya fariba A songbird. Maybe a robin. Something people wouldn't notice.
what is their wand made of? Willow with dragon heart string core.
what position do they play in quidditch? Does not play quidditch. She hates being in the spotlight.

Tiberius (Ti)

Tiberius Portrait by curiousdoodler
what’s their hogwarts house? :Gryffindor:  Gryffindor. Very gryffindor.
what’s their patronus? Bb14 A bear. Usually slow and lumbering, but aggressive when provoked.
what do they see when they look into the mirror of erised? Him sitting on his couch, not being bothered.
what does amortentia smell like to them? :fire:  Wood burning fire. 
what memory do they focus on to cast a patronus? Walking in a completely deserted park in the middle of a beautiful autumn night where it's just crisp enough to see his breath but not quite cold.
what is their animagus form? :wolfnoid: A wolf or dog, Some sort of pack animal.
what is their wand made of? Oak and unicorn hair core. 
what position do they play in quidditch? A chaser. 

Ambrose

Ambrose Portrait by curiousdoodler
what’s their hogwarts house? Slytherin Crest icon 1 CHAT FRIENDLY Slytherin.
what’s their patronus? Dancin CAT Panther or tiger. A big cat that plays with it's prey.
what do they see when they look into the mirror of erised? Celina, his oldest fledgling, alive and well.
what does amortentia smell like to them? Gatorade and slim jims.
what memory do they focus on to cast a patronus? The first time he saw the northern lights.
what is their animagus form? :vampire  I want to say bat because he would do that just to be hilarious and totally the sort of thing he would do just to mess with people. More seriously though, he would probably be the same as his patronus, a big cat.
what is their wand made of? Mahogany with a thestral hair core.
what position do they play in quidditch? Seeker. He's strategic and is good at directing the rest of the team until it is exactly the right moment to catch the snitch.




Stuff to Know

Tue May 2, 2017, 6:10 PM
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Stole this from Tumblr ^^; A few of these questions helped me nail down some aspects of my characters so I thought I'd share :D

Lisa Elizabeth Hudson

Sunflowers by curiousdoodler

how is their relationship with their family: Broken and non-existent. I talk about this in more detail in the 8 facts post about Lisa  8 Facts About Lisa HudsonTagged by :iconanniecoleptic: ! i might do this for other ocs too
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1. Lisa has been playing violin since she was eight. She's quite good but does not enjoy having an audience. Playing for herself helps her relax.
2. Lisa's parents are alive, but they were estranged from their daughter before she was turned into a vampire. Lisa was cut off from her family when she had Madeline. She got pregnant after a one night stand at a party and her parents wanted her to get rid of the baby. Lisa refused and her parents cut her off. They tried to reach out to her a couple years later, but Lisa didn't want them in her life if they didn't love Madeline from the second she was born.
3. Lisa grew up in an upper

what are their beliefs, if they have any: Lisa's beliefs are focused on survival. She doesn't have time to worry about anything not directly related to geting herself and Madeline from day to day. 
what is their motivation: Lisa primary motivation is taking care of her daughter. Madeline is the center of Lisa's world. Without Madeline, Lisa's motivations would be incredibly self preservationist. Lisa put's Madeline first, and Madeline keeps Lisa humane.
who were they raised to be vs. who they became/are becoming: Lisa was raised to be a perfectionist straight A's students. While some of that drive definitely remains. Her focus in life is no longer on career success. 
what are their plans for the future: To have a future. Lisa can't afford to be too picky.
how do they feel about themselves and how it affects their behaviour: Lisa doesn't think about herself very much. She doesn't draw attention to herself as a survival mechanism. She is good at what she does but doesn't seek out recognition because she'd rather just get her paycheck and go home. People in the spotlight also tend to be in someone else's cross hairs. 
how do they feel about things they cannot control?: Wary. If Lisa can't control something, she'd rather not have anything to do with it. She is aware that she can't control everything, but she'd rather distance herself from things that are outside of her control.

WHY IS THIS CHARACTER THE PROTAGONIST: I chose my protagonist based on who's motivations will carry through the story and plot I want to tell and who will have the most interesting character development. I considered making Ti or Ambrose the protagonist. Ti's character development is interesting, but his motivations wax and wane in interest and aren't enough to sustain the story I want to tell. Ambrose has strong motivations, but his character development isn't interesting enough to sustain a story. Lisa is the goldilocks of solid motivation and interesting character development.
LBR DO THEY EVEN MATTER: Yes. Although, as my husband often complains, she's a bit passive for a main character. I'm still trying to work out how to fix this :(

Tiberius (Ti) Smith

Tiberius Portrait by curiousdoodler
how is their relationship with their family: Loving but intentionally distant. Ti's parents are long dead. His father was an alcoholic and his mother was a junky. They died when Ti was young. Ti raised his younger sister, who went to school and moved away when she started a family. Ti's ex-wife and two daughters still live nearby, but Ti doesn't want to interfere with his ex-wife's relationship with her new husband so he stays away from his family while remaining financially and emotionally supportive. As his girls get older and are moving out he's taking a more active role in their lives, but he still keeps them at arms length. He doesn't want to risk them being put in harms way because of the dangerous life style he's chosen to live.
what are their beliefs, if they have any: After spending two decades around vampire's Ti is not interested in an afterlife of any kind. He believes humans are fundamentally flawed but ultimately good. 
what is their motivation: Ti's motivations shift throughout the story. His overall character motivation is to protect people. He's conscious of the greater good. Unlike Lisa, he isn't fixated on protecting one person. He believes in protecting all people, including those who have done terrible things.
who were they raised to be vs. who they became/are becoming: Ti wasn't very well raised, see item one. He is self made and has become a noble and compassionate person. 
what are their plans for the future: Ti likes his life. He'd mostly like to maintain it. Money isn't a problem for him. He wants to make sure his neighborhood (not the nicest one in town) is relatively safe, although he is also worried that if it's too safe, gentrification will become an issue.
how do they feel about themselves and how it affects their behaviour: Ti is incredibly self conscious. He worries that because he is willing to protect people who have done bad things, he too is a bad person. This coupled with the fact that he's torn a loving mother (Lisa) away from her daughter, leaves Ti with a tumultuous self image. He tries to do what's right, but the more he tries the more doubt he faces. As a response, he tries to focus more on doing his job, getting vampires off the streets which protects everyone, good bad and indifferent.
how do they feel about things they cannot control?: Ti is at peace with things he cannot control. He sees them as a relief. Things he cannot control are also things he cannot ruin or mess up. 

WHY IS THIS CHARACTER THE PROTAGONIST: Not the protagonist. See Lisa's section for why not.
LBR DO THEY EVEN MATTER: Yes. Ti is actually a more of an active driver than Lisa.

Ambrose

Sleep Well by curiousdoodler
how is their relationship with their family: I'll read this as his relationship with his fledglings (vampires he turned) because his human family has been dead for centuries and he did not keep track of his blood line. Ambrose loves his fledglings more than himself. He puts them first in every decision he makes. Because of this, his fledglings, who also love and care for him, are careful not to take advantage of Ambrose. In fact, they keep themselves at a slight distance from him so that he doesn't get too invested in their lives. Ambrose knows what they are doing, but doesn't force himself into their lives. He understands their desire to make their own way. 
what are their beliefs, if they have any: Ambrose believes in vampire superiority over humans. To him, humans are food and sometimes entertainment. Nothing more. He doesn't remember being human very well as it was so long ago and he didn't know his fledglings for more than a few hours, maybe a day max, as humans before he turned them into vampires.
what is their motivation: Ambrose's main motivation in the story is that he wants to be free, but in general, his character motivation is to be comfortable. He spends a lot of time ensuring his finances are secure, but he loves nature and spends as much time away from cities and bustle as he can. He does have a streak that seeks out excitement, but that is difficult for him to satisfy.
who were they raised to be vs. who they became/are becoming: I'll interpret 'raised' here to mean by his maker, the vampire who turned him, rather than his human parents because, as previously mentioned, he doesn't remember his human life. Ambrose's maker was honestly disappointed in him. She hoped he'd be more into partying and having fun. Ambrose does like those things, but he' more sensible than to spend all his time on debauchery. He does have a bend of psychosis and is a bit of a psychopath, but that was far more prevalent as a human. Over the years, he's learned to control himself and is much more level headed than his maker would have expected. Nicos, the second fledgling Ambrose turned, was much more of the party animal Ambrose's maker would have wanted (although she was already dead before Nicos was turned). 
what are their plans for the future: Freedom! Other than that, continue to build his world and make himself as comfortable as possible. He also seeks out challenges that will provide excitement for his life, but these are hard to come by.
how do they feel about themselves and how it affects their behaviour: Ambrose has a bit of a superiority complex. This fuels his disregard for human suffering, but also fuels his support for his fledglings. When you're the best, you have to take care of the people you care about. 
how do they feel about things they cannot control?: Ambrose finds things he cannot control exciting! Over the years he's managed to nail down most aspects of his life into a predictable and controlled mold. When he finds something he can't control it gives him a rush. That is a large part of how he was taken by the FBI. He was looking for a rush and managed to bite off more than he could chew with heavily armed humans. He finds his new fight for freedom exciting despite the danger. It's a level of lost control Ambrose hasn't experienced in hundreds of years.

WHY IS THIS CHARACTER THE PROTAGONIST: Definitely not the protagonist. See Lisa's answer to this question for details.
LBR DO THEY EVEN MATTER: Yes. Ambrose is the antagonist and provides a lot of exposition given his age and extensive knowledge base.


Get to Know me Meme

Mon May 1, 2017, 4:58 PM
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More About Me


Name: Mary
Star sign: Gemini...I think...May 22? That's Gemini right?
Average hours of sleep: 6-7 during the week and 7-8 during the weekend 
Lucky number: lol
Last thing googled: "Shego" My sister was saying Kim Possibles arch nemesis was called Shelia and I was proving her wrong :)
Favourite fictional characters: ....Shego? I like my own characters more than other people characters ^^;
When did you start this account?: January 2016
Number of watchers: 538 :heart:
What do you post?: Mostly digital, some traditional (hopefully more traditional work once I'm settled into my new house :D). Most of my stuff is from one of a few stories I'm working on. Scenes for the most part, but I am posting pages of a webcomic also :love:
Current attire: sweet pants and a tank top...aka pjs :D
Do you run any more blogs?: I have my website www.curiousdoodler.com and the main website for my webcomic mountaindivide.thecomicseries.…
Do you get a lot of comments?: I get a few and I love each and every one of them :D
Why did you choose this username?: I am curious and I enjoy doodling :)


A Month in Review

Sun Apr 30, 2017, 6:13 PM
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April has come and gone and a lot has happened! I wanted to do a quick rundown of what's happened here in my little corner of DA this month :D
Tiny Pear Big Bite by curiousdoodler


I hit 500 watchers this month! Welcome to everyone new and old :excited: . In celebration of this milestone I put together two bookmarks free to download. Check them out here:

Mountain Divide
Mountain Divide is flying along! Pages are going up here and a page ahead on the main website mountaindivide.thecomicseries.… Here are this months pages if you missed them :lovesquee: 

Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Pg 12 by curiousdoodler  Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Pg 13 by curiousdoodler  Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Pg 14 by curiousdoodler  Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Pg 15 by curiousdoodler
And some not pages art :iconohyoublushplz: 
A Night Out by curiousdoodler  Watching the Show by curiousdoodler
Unfledged
Still rolling along with writing the script for Unfledged. It shaking out pretty well and I'll hopefully be announcing a release date soon! :eager: by darkmoon3636 
I unofficial lauched a series in my head entired "Shut up, Ambrose" in which Ti tells Ambrose to shut up repeatedly Shut up :
Besties by curiousdoodler  Shut up, Ambrose by curiousdoodler  Hats off Shirts off by curiousdoodler
This month we also met Bree and Juliet. I don't know where there story is going yet, but I'm looking forward to the ride Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 
Salve on the Burn by curiousdoodler  Bree at Work by curiousdoodler 
And finally, there were a few stand alone pieces this month as well that I'm fairly proud of excited happy 
Queen Of Heart by curiousdoodler

A Storm Inside by curiousdoodler

Out on a Limb by curiousdoodler
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8 Facts about Ambrose

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 11:07 AM
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I've done Lisa and Ti, so I should finish up the set :)
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2.) Post 8 facts about one of your characters.
3.) Tag 8 people.
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Family Portrait by curiousdoodler  Ambrose Portrait by curiousdoodler  Ambrose Feeds by curiousdoodler  Hats off Shirts off by curiousdoodler
1. Ambrose was born human in Greece around 500 CE. He doesn't know exactly what year he was born and he doesn't know exactly where it is now that the maps have all been redrawn. He doesn't remember his human life very well because it was so long ago (it's like trying to recall memories from before 10, he can remember somethings clearly, but most of his human life has been forgotten). He doesn't even remember how old he was when he was turned. 
2. Ambrose speaks 8 languages fluently and understands many more. 
3. Ambrose owns a lot of land. He keeps himself wealthy through strategically buying property cheep then renting it to humans for a huge profit when the area becomes valuable. He doesn't always manage to buy property that becomes valuable, but he owns so much land at this point that the rent on all of it could drop and he'd still be wealthy. Neither of them realize it, but if you trace the money back far enough, Ti actually lives in a building owned by Ambrose. 
4.  Legally, Ambrose has been Canadian since Canadian has been a citizenship option. The property where Ambrose likes to live most often (he owns several homes all over the world) is in Quebec. Before he became Canadian, Ambrose had never been a citizen of a country in the modern sense of the word.
5.  Ambrose's favorite human food is beef jerky and Gatorade. 
6. Ambrose is the only vampire that his maker turned which means he doesn't have any siblings (vampires turned by the same maker are considered siblings).
7. Ambrose was turned by a woman. She died when Ambrose was 300 years turned when she got drunk and was caught out in the sun. She was a little over 500 years turned at the time.
8. Ambrose is possessive. 

I already tagged people so I'm not tagging again. Still will probably do some other characters


8 Facts About Tiberius (Ti) Smith

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 5:55 AM
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Tagged by :icont3h3r3ee: who wants to learn about Ti :D
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2.) Post 8 facts about one of your characters.
3.) Tag 8 people.
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A Good Morning by curiousdoodler  Hats off Shirts off by curiousdoodler  Tiberius Portrait by curiousdoodler  Ambrose Feeds by curiousdoodler

1. Ti has been in the FBI since he was 17. He joined right out of high school and he has always been in the vampire hunting division.
2. Ti lives in a rough part of town. He could afford to live somewhere else, but he likes his neighborhood. It's where he grew up and it's quiet during the day when he sleeps. 
3. Ti works 9pm to 5am and has since he was 17.
4. Ti is a fan of the work of a vampire art collective, particular a small sculpture and decorative weapons artist (he doesn't know the name of the artist or anything other than that he finds the pieces somewhat regularly and he really likes them). When they raid vampire nests he looks for pieces and takes them before they're put in evidence. 
5. Ti doesn't have a car and never got a drivers license. He takes public transit everywhere he needs to go. 
6. Ti put his sister through college on the money he's saved by living in a building with cheep rent and without car payments.
7. Ti was married and has two daughters. One is 18 and one is 20. The marriage didn't last because Ti's work hours were not conducive to family life. His relationship with his daughter has improved dramatically as they've gotten older and he goes for coffee with them every Saturday. His ex-wife was bitter about being left alone with two children (even before the divorce because he wasn't around to help during the day), but she remarried and is happy and no longer holds a grudge against Ti which also helped his relationship with his girls. 
8. Ti should have a desk job on the day shift by now. No one has worked in his position as long as Ti has. They tried to transfer him to a day job once and almost had to fire him for tardiness and absence. He was moved back to the night shift.

I already tagged people so I'm not tagging again. Still will probably do some other characters


8 Facts About Lisa Hudson

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 3:42 PM
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Tagged by :iconanniecoleptic: ! i might do this for other ocs too
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1.) Post these short rules.
2.) Post 8 facts about one of your characters.
3.) Tag 8 people.
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Sunflowers by curiousdoodler  Lisa in the Light by curiousdoodler  Madonna and Child by curiousdoodler  Lisa Portrait by curiousdoodler
1. Lisa has been playing violin since she was eight. She's quite good but does not enjoy having an audience. Playing for herself helps her relax.
2. Lisa's parents are alive, but they were estranged from their daughter before she was turned into a vampire. Lisa was cut off from her family when she had Madeline. She got pregnant after a one night stand at a party and her parents wanted her to get rid of the baby. Lisa refused and her parents cut her off. They tried to reach out to her a couple years later, but Lisa didn't want them in her life if they didn't love Madeline from the second she was born.

3. Lisa grew up in an upper middle class home. Her parents are fairly well off.

4. Lisa has always lived in a major city.
5. Lisa is quiet but stubborn, see number 2.
6. Lisa doesn't like cats or dogs. She thinks they're more hassle then they're worth.
7. Lisa likes being a nurse in the ER. Before she had Madeline, she had planned on becoming a doctor, but when she suddenly became a single mother, she couldn't put in the time to become a doctor. As a nurse in the ER Lisa feels like she has more impact on saving patients than she would elsewhere in the hospital. She loves saving people.
8. Lisa has never been outside the US. 
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Writing Drawing and Plotting! Oh my!

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 5:59 PM
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Hello my dear watchers! Time for another update!

Mountain Divide

Still chugging along on pages and updates! I made some changes to Patreon. Patreon is now one page ahead of the main website and you only have to be a $1+ patreon to get that extra page on Thursday every week! Other than that, not much new on the Mountain Divide front. 

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Mountain Divide Update Schedule:

New Page on Patreon ($1 patreons): Thursday

New Page on Main Website (mountaindivide.thecomicseries.com) (FREE!): Saturday

New Page on DeviantArt: Monday


Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Cover Art by curiousdoodler Mountain Divide - Prelude Pg 1 by curiousdoodler Alternate Cover Art Mountain Divide by curiousdoodler 
 

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Unfledged

I finished scripting out another arc of Unfledged :excited:. This is going to be a fun story to tell! Writing it is getting me pumped! There are still a lot of tangles I want to comb out before I got start working on pages, but I've still got quite a few Mountain Divide pages left to draw so I'm sure I'll be able to work out all the writing problems in plenty of time.
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Summer Fun!

The last thing I'm working on is a summer event! A major part of the event is going to be Patreon event. I'll be doing double uploads of Mountain Divide pages along with publishing all the rewards for all the tier levels (so if you wanted to pick one month to donate, that month even $1 patreons will get $10 rewards :D), but I also wanted to do something on DA. My husband is going to be out of town for two weeks and I was hoping to use that free time to do something fun with my subscribers! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them!



Projects Update

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 4:46 PM
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Hello my fine watchers :wave:. I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I want to get back into the practice of doing regular project updates. As you may have noticed, Mountain Divide updates are chugging right along according to schedule! If you’re new, or just missed out on the schedule, it is as follows:

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New Page on Patreon ($5 patreons): Thursday

New Page on Main Website (mountaindivide.thecomicseries.com) (FREE!): Saturday

New Page on DeviantArt: Monday


Mountain Divide - Chapter 1 - Cover Art by curiousdoodler Mountain Divide - Prelude Pg 1 by curiousdoodler Alternate Cover Art Mountain Divide by curiousdoodler 
 

Star! IMPORTANT! DeviantArt is a page behind the main website and patreon, so if you want the latest and greatest page, you have to go to one of those sources.Star! 

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I have 57 pages left to draw of the second arc of Mountain Divide (second arc is titled Spotlight...I think) which will also be the planned ending for this run. That means I’ll have finished drawing all the pages for Mountain Divide in October this year. At my current post rate, I won’t finish posting pages until early 2019 (I know, way future talk!) :faint:.


With the light at the end of the tunnel in full view, I’ve started thinking about what to do next. I have another arc of Mountain Divide I’d like to write and draw, but I also want to give Unfledged (Lisa, Ambrose, and Ti), some love. What I am thinking I might do, is dive into Unfledged as soon as I finish drawing this arc of Mountain Divide. That would put a launch date around October 2018 (so I would be posting updates of both Unfledged and Mountain Divide for at least a couple months).


The encour arc of Mountain Divide is planned in my head and I want to write and draw it (honestly I could probably write and draw with Mountain Divide into infinity). I haven’t decided what to do with it yet. It would be hard to drawing for both Mountain Divide and Unfledged at the same time. I’ve been writing for Unfledged while I’m drawing Mountain Divide, but drawing concurrently would be much more difficult. I might do batch updates for subsequent Mountain Divide arcs. So rather than getting a page a week, you’d get twenty pages every couple of months.  Or maybe even a full arc post??? That would be a full 40 to 60 pages, but only once a year. This is over a year out so I’m just spit balling right now. Anyone who wants to weigh in, I’m open to suggestions! I wanted Mountain Divide to have clean ending after this arc, but I don’t want to let go of the story anger stressed 


All that being said, I do have plans for the more immediate future. I am going to rehaul my patreon. Some of you maybe aware, I set up my patreon a while ago, but I haven’t really done much with it. That will end June 1st! I will be rewriting my reward levels with a lot of fun monthly goodies! Most importantly, I’ll be doing a patreon only double page posting event which will result in Patreon being four pages ahead of the main website and five pages ahead of DeviantArt.


I’ve been trying to work out a way to make this fair to everyone. As far as pages go, everyone will get to see the pages for free, eventually. Patreons will be able to see pages earlier, but if you are patient, you will always get a chance to see pages for free. I will also bring down the price to see pages through patreon from $5 to $1 a month. I will also start doing month downloadable content for the various donation levels. I will also start doing Unfledged content on Patreon. The downloads will be patreon only, although I might post heavily edited versions for free on DeviantArt. I haven’t decided yet.


I want this to be fair. I want patreons to get something special, but I don’t want to put my content behind a paywall either. After all, this is a free webcomic, but at the same time, I’m buying a house (yay :giggle:) and I’m currently not bringing in any money with my art. I found a gallery that will pay me to teach classes, but that would mean I have to cut back on the webcomics, etc. I don’t want to do that! So I’m going to take another swing at this patreon thing and I opened commissions. If I can meet or beat the price I’m being offered by the gallery I’ll be able to dedicated 100% of my art time to making fun stuff for the internet, but if I can’t I’m going to have to cut back and start working with the gallery.


So that’s everything going on in CuriousDoodler land right now. Any question, comments, or suggestions are more than welcomed! I’m going to try to start doing these updates on a weekly-ish basis again.




Commissions are Open

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 5:55 PM
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I have decided to open commissions for the first time :excited:! For right now, I am just doing digital commissions. If you are interested in a commission that is not encompassed in the commission pricing list above, feel free to contact me and we can work out terms. If you want a traditional piece, again, contact me to discuss terms. I hope this is clear and that I have addressed most concerns about rights and ownership. Payment must be made through paypals. Included in the price is an email consultation session and a sketch approval gate. When the final piece is ready, a heavily watermarked version of the piece will be delivered to the customer. A watermark free version will be delivered upon receipt of payment. 

NSFW work will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

I hope this all seems fair! If you're interested, please contact me in comments, through private message, or through my email: mary@curiousdoodler.com.

Thank you!

Commission Pricing

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-prices in US Dollars-

Bust:
single figure: $5.00
additional figures: +$1.00 (each)
elaborate background: +$2.00

(eg: Sample would be $6.00. Two figures with a simple background)

Half Figure:
single figure: $8.00
additional figures: +$2.00 (each)
elaborate background: +$2.00

(eg: Sample would be $10.00. Two figures with a simple background)

Full Figure:
single figure: $10.00
additional figure: +$3.00 (each)
elaborate background: +$2.00

(eg: Sample would be $10.00. Single figure with a simple background)

Portrait:
Single figure with standard background: $20.00

No variation available.

The Customer Will Get:

The customer will get a 600 dpi png and/or jpeg digital file of the purchased art. The piece will not be watermarked, but it will contain the artist signature in a location that does not detract from the purchased image. Canvas dimensions will be negotiated during consultation.

The Customer's Rights:

The customer has the right to alter, replicate, and/or post the purchased piece at their discression. Crediting the artist is not necessary, but it is appriciated. The customer does NOT have the right to re-sell the piece. The customer does NOT have the right to print the image for sale. The customer does have the right to print the image for personal use.

The Artist's Rights:

The artist retains the right to display the piece as a portfolio piece. The artist retains the right to post the piece with the addition of a watermark. The artist does NOT retain the right to re-sell the piece. The artist does NOT retain the right to print the image for sale.

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A Fun Game

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 4:05 PM
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I was tagged by the lovely :iconsummer-peaches: as others have qualified, it may take me a while to get back to you, I'll get to you eventually ^^; 

Comment and I'll...
1- Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your page for 10 seconds.

2- Tell you a colour you remind me of.

3- Tell you what element I believe you belong to (water, fire, air, etc.).

4- Tell you what OC(s) of yours is/are my favourite(s). 

5- Ask you a question, and you must answer.

6- Tell you something I like about you.

7- Give you a nickname.

8- Tell you what am I doing right now.

9- Tell you what food/flavour/smell you remind me of.

10- Dare you to do one of these in your journal too, if you haven't already


Devious Journal Entry

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 6:01 AM
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I was tagged!



Rules
GO TO RANDOM.ORG AND CHOOSE 12 FRIENDS, RANDOMIZE THEM, THEN PUT THEM IN ORDER FOR EACH SCHOOL ROLE.
NO CHEATING!
THE RESULTS STILL REMAIN THE SAME EVEN IF THE ROLE IS GENDER-SPECIFIC.  


  1. Your Principal :icondecorativedoodle:
  2. The Pretty Girl :iconladyloriel:
  3. Your Bully :iconthelittlenipple:
  4. The Nerd That Says Stuff You Don't Understand :icont3h3r3ee:
  5. Your Crush :iconjopale-opal:
  6. Your Homeroom Teacher :icongelefant:
  7. Your Creepy Stalker :iconsummer-peaches:
  8. Your Mom Who Hates The School System :icondizzyalyx:
  9. Your Dad Who Is Too Serious About Grades :iconstarlightsorceress:
  10. Your Favourite Teacher :iconslugburger:
  11. Your Least Favourite Teacher :iconpaper-plate:
  12. Your BFF that you Love and Hate :iconariagrill:
I tag everyone! I am a dummy! 


Character Personality Test

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 2:33 PM
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I definitely stole this idea from :iconsummer-peaches:. I put together a character personality quiz including a few of my characters from Mountain Divide and Lisa's story. A couple of the characters from Lisa's story haven't shown up much here yet, but I'm writing that story right now so those characters are stuck in my head.

quotev.com/quiz/9157802

Take the quiz! And tell me who you get :D

I got Mia Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 

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The Plumchester P 1.5

4halfstars by curiousdoodler


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Star! Reach-for-It-Ness


I constantly use my Plumchester P 1.5 (you can see I've worn away most of the letters). It is the first pen I reach for when I'm inking a piece. It is give a beautifully back line and offers a lot of control which I want in my art supplies. The nib is the perfect amount of flexible and firm. I can use my hand pressure to vary line thickness, but I don't get unintended line lumps from a slight change in pen pressure. My favorite use for this pen is on Bristol board with a Micron 005 for details. However, it can stand alone and hold it's own.


Star! Longlasting


I've had this since November (I think, I've lost my cards for October and November's Artsnacks boxes). I use this every day, and it is still as good as it was the day I got it. For context, I am gentle with my brush tip pens. However, after a couple months of use, the nib is usually bent or falling apart. This pen's nib looks and flows the same as it did on day one. The color is still as dark and perfect as it was when I first opened it. This pen is a tank!


Star! Ease to Use/Clean


This is a pen, so cleaning isn't an issue. I've never noticed it staining my hands, although my hands are usually stained with some art supply so I might not notice. It is incredibly easy to use! The Plumchester is the same size and weight of a micron pen, but has a matte finish which I like better. It's easy to grip and the familiar size is easy to manipulate. The sturdy nib and reliable ink flow leaves the art up to the artist. The pen will do what the artist wants!


Star! Plays Nice


This pen is fantastic for a sketchbook! Short of a heavy black puddle, the Plumchester rarely bleeds through the pages of my Mead Academia Sketchbook. The paper in my sketchbook is heavy weight, but most pens bleed through. It also dries quickly so it works well under other media. I've also used it to line not-quite-dry water based pieces and it did not feather.


Half Star Novelty


This pen only gets a half star for this category. It is another brush tip pen. As amazing as it is, it's still just one in the crowd of pens. I did give it half a star because I think it improves on previous brush pens I've used. The nib, as I've said, is amazing! It's firm and flexible and the ink is dark black, but doesn't bleed through the page. The product it's self isn't novel though. In defense of the Plumchester, I don't think it's supposed to be novel!


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TL;DR

I absolutely love my Plumchester P 1.5, which I received in an Artsnacks box a few months ago. I am most impressed with the firm and flexible nib which allows the artist control over line width. The ink is dark and true black, but doesn't bleed through the page and the pen works well with other medium. My only minor qualm is that it isn't novel. 

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and if you really love me, Patreon: www.patreon.com/maryharner



Mountain Divide : The Plan!

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 5:38 AM
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Mountain Divide Launches on :excited: MONDAY :excited: on all locations, dedicated website, patreon and here.

On the dedicated website and patreon, eight pages should drop at midnight English time (provided I uploaded them right ^^;). On DA I will be uploading a page a day for ten days to get the full prelude up without flooding my watchers inbox with an eight page dump in one day.

AFTER LAUNCH DAY I will be posting one page a week!
On Patreon, these pages will go live on THURSDAY
On the dedicated website, they will go live on SATURDAY
On Deviant art, they will go live on MONDAY (that's the Monday after they're posted on the dedicated website).

This has been an incredible journey already guys and we're just now reaching the starting line! Thanks for being here with me! You have no idea how much your support, before I even have a single page out, has meant to me Tight Hug Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke Hug :doublehug: revamp Hug emoticon 


I am excited to be writing this two weeks before launch day! Everything is in place and scheduled for launch on the Mountain Divide website. I also have my Society6 set up with posters and other fun merch if you want to check it out (my mom got me a Mountain Divide pillow for Christmas and it's my favorite thing ever, but I may be biased ^^;).
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I will be working out an update schedule for posting pages on DA as well, but I don't want to post a page dump here and spam my followers inbox. I might post page previews here with links to the full pages for those who are interested, but I haven't decided yet. Input is welcomed!
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As always, if you want to keep up with everything I'm doing, you're welcome to click through my website curiousdoodler.com
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Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Sho happy) [V6] :excited:  Mountain Divide goes LIVE 1/2/2017!!!:excited: Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Sho happy) [V6] 

(that's in 14 days 6 hours 23 minutes and 58 seconds!)






Mountain Divide - Update Time

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 12:10 PM
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I have been working on pages non-stop lately. I'm so close! I only have six pages left in this arc! That puts me at a little fewer than 52 pages, but the next arc has more than 52 pages so it should only take two years to get both arcs up. I'm hoping to finish up first arc pages over Thanksgiving and I'll start formatting them and scheduling posts after that :excited:. Launch day is so close!

In addition to working on pages I've also been working on behind the scenes stuff. My redbubble and Society6 stores are live. They both have slightly different merch so check both of them out! If there's something in my gallery that you were hoping to see for sale let me know and I'll make it happen :D. Next I'm going to get Patreon up and running and I have to get my website all updated. 

Here's a panel from a page that won't be out until the end of next year :blush:

CH3P39 teaser by curiousdoodler




AMA - Ask Me Anything

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 4:03 PM
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I saw the lovely :iconilyaev: do this and I thought it was a great idea so I thought I'd do it too yay 

Ask me anything! 


Another Meme!

Mon Oct 17, 2016, 6:30 PM
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I was tagged by the lovely :iconsummer-peaches:

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

With this account, less than a year. With previous accounts, since about 2006.

 2. What does your username mean?

It's what I am. I'm a scientist, so I'm curious, but I am always creating art, so I'm a doodler :D

 3. Describe yourself in three words.

 curious, adventurous, responsible

4. Are you left or right handed?

Left.

5. What was your first drawing?

According to my mom, it was a spider.

 6. What is your favorite type of art to create?

 Stories. Written, drawn, one scene or 100 pages. I love telling stories.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

I'd like to be able to use a more painterly style.

8. What was your first favorite?  

In all my time on DA, I can't remember. On this account it was this piece:

Dante by KiyuMiyu

9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?

I like to favorite soft, slightly painterly, art with a good story behind it.

 10. Who is your all time favorite Deviant artist?

All time. I have no idea. Currently I'm pretty obsessed with :iconwildellie:

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I dunno.

12. How has a fellow Deviant impacted your life?

I don't know. I enjoy the art and stories deviants bring into my life.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

I like pencil and paper. For color I love digital art. I'm not very good with color so I like the ability to try a variety of combinations before getting it right. I'm growing fond of traditional inking throughout my participation in inktober.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

 I like to draw at home, but I get inspiration for my drawing from life and especially travel (which I do a lot of).

 15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

 The first time I saw someone else  draw one of my characters. It was so exciting even though I requested it :love:

Art Trade - Lily and Mia by StarlightSorceress



Mountain Divide - Quick Update!

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 11:05 AM
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I know I've gotten behind on these Journals ^^; I recently took on a new job at work and, although it's a great career move, it is KILLING my free  time! I have been maintaining my drawing schedule, but I don't have time to do much else :dead: remake. I posted a poll today to see what update schedule you'd like to see. Responding to that would be VERY helpful for me. I personally like Tuesday updates as a reader, but I can schedule updates so it doesn't matter to me what day I update.

I am 19 pages away from having a full buffer (one full year of pages at a page a week update pace). I also have worked out how I'm going to end the series. Each year I'll do one full arc (so about 52 page long arcs) for three years. I have other arcs I could write, but I think the three arcs I have planned will tell a good story and three years is a good amount of time to spend with the project. If all goes according to plan, I should be able to manage my job and a weekly update schedule without a single week of hiatus. We shall see how it goes :flowereager: 

Here's your panel preview for the week :love:

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