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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

:damphyr: What program do you use?
Paint Tool SAI and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.

:damphyr: What tablet do you use?
It is a Monoprice tablet. The model number is WP1062-TAB10. It is 10x6.5, because I like working on a canvas that is almost as big as an actual sheet of paper. It costs somewhere between $40-$50, depending on where you buy it. It's a really nice tablet and it's a WONDERFUL alternative to Wacom, especially if you don't need buttons, touchpads, etc and just want to use the tablet for drawing and shortcut set-up.

:damphyr: Do you do commissions? What are your prices?
Yes. My commission prices are always in my displayed journal. starshinebeast.deviantart.com/…

:damphyr: Will you draw my comic for me? I have a great idea!
I won't do any manga or comic that isn't written by me, my husband, or a close friend. The legal hassle is too much and I won't do any work for someone unwilling to pay $200/page. This is the industry standard and, while I know that I'm not a big name in comics, that's the industry standard for simply inking a page... and doesn't include panel layouts, coloring, word bubbles, or lettering. For me to charge $200/page for comic work is fairly cheap.

:damphyr: Can you make something (t-shirt, print, mousepad, mug, keychain, etc) for me and post it in your Zazzle store so I can purchase it?
Yes. In fact, if you let me sell the design to other people, then I will do a design for free. If you want me to make you a private design, I'm afraid there will be a fee. The fee will depend on what item you want me to put a design on.

:damphyr: Do you do points commissions?
Occasionally, yes. However, the number of points that each commission costs is equal to the amount of real life money you would need to pay to get those points. You will not find any of my commissions under 700 points unless I'm having a sale.

:damphyr: Why does it take you so long to get back to me? T_T
I have a lot of messages in my inbox and I have social anxiety. To be honest, I want to address everyone personally instead of looking like a I copypasted the same message of thanks or otherwise over and over because I am legitimately grateful but it wouldn't seem that way because I can't think of a unique message to reply with. =/ So I'm pretty bad with putting off replies.

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:damphyr: Stamps
NO SMOKE STAMP by schtolz Stamp - Comics by AzraelleWormser Raptor by skinnyveestamp IAN MALCOLM STAMP :D by thelyrical Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl When I Grow Up Stamp by Kamui-Dragon STAMP: Glasses by Emotikonz Cute Pokemon Stamp by morfachas Sailor Saturn Stamp 1 by aoi-ryu Sailor Neptune Stamp by aoi-ryu Spencer Reid Stamp by Cookie-Kitsune I Support Sharks by IrrevocableFate I draw on bed by prosaix Converse Stamp by Fyi-Sus WEEGEE by qbark Sushi Stamp by Fluffntuff 10th Doctor stamp by RJDaae Deadpool Stamp by AubryTheOdd Tiger Blood Stamp by Bahamut20 Sushi Food Group Stamp by awrighton Philosoraptor by stamps-of-yore Team Connor by Stamp-Attack FFFFUUUU by AwesomeStamps 11 doctor stmp3 by eeeleven X-23 Stamp by MintyFreak Andrew-Lee Potts - Stamp by olivia8383 :thumb96705032: Butterfly stamp by AwakenAngel Stamp V of Vendetta by Iluvendure Rorschach Stamp by strawberry-hunter Custom Ed Stamp by Raephen Fezzes are Cool by XxXPrincessIzzyXxX sci-fi stamp by muser3456 My Chemical Romance I by darkdisciple-stamps Steampunk Stamp by AarlaShey I Heart Purple by webgoddess NERV Stamp by HeruNoTenchi Winter Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Insane? by pinksenshi I Love Bowie by Giggle-Monster :thumb91885010: All Appreciate Rainbow by Danilee3240 The tenth doctor by BlueRavenAngel Doctor Who Stamp by Zalina678 TACO ATTACK by TheGrief NOT INTO TWILIGHT SERIES STAMP by swtiine CHRISTmas Stamp by Random-Gal Tails Stamp by PFV0-Stamp Brody stamp by ToShKaTTa CM: I Love Rainbows by bradleysays advice dog stamp by friedmouse I Miss The 90's by holls this time around stamp by digitalmonalisa Mix Tapes Stamp by ThimbleBostitch :thumb133523656: Rick Roll Stamp by AHMED-ART Abby Love 2 by LittleCrowStudio A Dune Reference? Really? by PsychoMonkeyShogun Kwisatz Haderach by Ccarcia3stamps Star Trek stamp by JediSenshi He's Dead Jim Stamp by GeneveveX :thumb201623450: Fan Stamp, Warf by madamzombie Stop Child Porn Stamp by ppgrainbow Chekov Stamp by japanthewoman Three Fries Short by LeonaWindrider stargate sg-1 stamp by OmegaDreamSeeker11 Leafeon Love Stamp by SquirtleStamps Stamp- Love Sweet Tea by KaizenNeko Anti Orphan Works Stamp by Furrama Flag: West Virginia by TheStampKing Iowa Flag by Yahuli WV Stamp by heart-sc Anti-rape stamp by Maran-Zelde I love plushies stamp by QueenOfSilence entrails animals dance -stamp by mr-tiaa The Sims 3 Stamp by snwgames I Love Fallout 3 by eskimuffin I hate... by SweeneyL I love the Witch Stamp: L4D by KikiLime origami. by Tbearmn22 I love Octopuses by WishmasterAlchemist :thumb252673145: I support... oh mah. by 0xo Top Hat Stamp by TahkiBK Violet Parr Stamp by Inner-D Dont make bases of my work by YourOwnArt Yummy yummy for my tummy... by PixieRiot Chinese.F Stamp by WoW-Sky Not Photobucket Stamp by sacredflamingheart I Eat Rainbows Stamp by bizarrostamps Rainbow Stamp by rainbowramen321 Tangled Love - stamp by Yaraffinity I love zombies stamp by sayuri-hime-7 K-ON Stamp by KishiFishy Nya--AHHHH by Blubble-The-Blubs is not art stamp by shilin I Suck at Drawing Backgrounds by MelissaDalton Don't have much.... by rchcc122 Chi's Sweet Home Stamp 2 by NoNamepje :thumb128439621: Don't Drink stamp by RichiHart :thumb216950111: Aww x3 Stamp by melo91 Taiga Stamp by Kibby47 Walk Stamp by melo91 Toradora by fayazure I love kitty avvies - Stamp by r0se-designs Stripy Socks Stamp by Kezzi-Rose smoking stamp by RoseRaptor-Stamps Vintage Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Tea Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Strawberry Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I love turquoise stamp by violetsteel Jurassic Park Stamp by MajinPat Velociraptor Stamp by MajinPat SH I am SHER-Locked Stamp by TwilightProwler SH Cap or Death Frisbee Stamp by TwilightProwler Ziggy Stamp by TwilightProwler SH Watching You Stamp by TwilightProwler Dancing Doctor 11 Stamp by TwilightProwler Deviation Buttons: Anti Theft by Metadream Professional Stamp by saporion Ramen Power Stamp by MaxPaucar92 Japanese food isn't only... by ashayu SOI SOI SOY SAUCE by TheGrief I Am Happily Married by Zimmette-Stock Yorkie stamp by muddyputty Corgi Love Stamp by Messybun strawberry love. by orangefruits plum love. by orangefruits orange love. by orangefruits I Like Broccoli Stamp by SerpentineCougar i heart my glasses by orangefruits i :heart: my :+devwatch: by orangefruits I love scarves stamp by Gunner-heart ayanami rei 10 by shushko Tobira wo Akete by azianwolfdoll 80s stamp by retroXrainbox :thumb205211111: Lovely Stamp by Linnzy Pegasister Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Derpy Hooves - Being derpy by JazyKuun Applejack Stamp by jewlecho Big Mac Stamp by jewlecho Annie Smith Stamp by jewlecho Dr. Whooves Stamp by jewlecho Screwball Stamp by jewlecho Luna -New Version- Stamp by jewlecho Pinkie Pie Stamp by jewlecho Derpy Nightmare Night Stamp by jewlecho Serena Stamp by jewlecho

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July 23: I'll be having surgery to remove the mass on July 30. After that, I'll have a four-day hospital stay and then a six-week recovery time at home. After that, I'll be able to judge the contest entries and issue out prizes as long as no post-surgery complications present themselves. So the approximate deadline for entries is extended to September 20th. If you would like to keep up-to-date on my health situation, you can either follow my twitter or view the twitter widget on my profile page.

In celebration of achieving 1,000+ watchers (YOU'RE ALL GORGEOUS Huggle! ), I thought it would be fun to open up a contest. :happybounce: 

First prize

  • 1 Sketch (full body pony or human/anthro portrait)
  • 1 Full Color (full body pony or human/anthro portrait)
  • 500 Points

Second prize

  • 1 Sketch (full body pony or human/anthro portrait)
  • 1 Flats color (full body pony or human/anthro portrait)
  • 300 Points 

Third prize

  • 1 Sketch (full body pony or human/anthro portrait)
  • 200 Points


Rules

  1. Entries must be received by July 14th (though I may extend this) Due to health issues, the contest is extended until September 20.
  2. You must watch me on deviantart or follow me on my art tumblr as this contest is a reward to my follower/watchers.
  3. You're not required to promote this journal, but it would be especially nice if you did. :heart:
  4. You have to create a fan work of my ponysona, Minty Starshine. These can be drawings, models, renders, or crafts.
  5. Drawings must be original, meaning no traces, bases, recolors, or otherwise that uses the work of someone else. 
  6. You may draw her as a pony, human, or anthro depending on what you are most comfortable with. If you have questions as to what she might wear for clothes, her ethnicity as a human, or anything else not included in the reference sheet, feel free to ask!
  7. Entries that are NSFW, gorey, sexual, or explicit in nature will not be considered valid. Try to keep it on the same level as the show itself.
  8. You may enter as many times as you want but can only win one prize
  9. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :meow:

Reference for Minty StarshineMinty Starshine reference sheet by StarshineBeast
For those of you interested in drawing them together, here is a reference for Speedy Skidoo, who is Minty Starshine's husband. :3 You don't have to draw him if you don't want to, but some people were asking for it so I figured it would be good to post it.

Speedyskidoo4 by StarshineBeast



Entries so far

Minty at the Beach by RenaTurnipGhost hunt: Contest entry by ULTIMAREOneMinty Startshine contest entry by CadetRedShirtCE: Minty Starshine by ronekimewMinty Starshine by xXlostanimeangelXxMinty Starshine Contest Entry by DirectionWolfContest: Minty Starshine (Corrected) by CJvselinmortalMinty Starshine by CthulhuZuzuMinty Starshine - Happy 1000! by xXlostanimeangelXxMinty Starshine Contest Entry by FillyArtCE - Good ghost, bad jokes by griff-chiiMinty Starshine [Contest Entry] by Furreon
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: Frozen Soundtrack - Let It Go (Japanese)

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StarshineBeast
Sarah Messerly
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm married to my lovely Samwise (kaijukid). :heart:
You may call me Starshine or Minty.

Favourite genre of music: 90's alternative or grunge, some punk
Shell of choice: Strawberry Top
Favourite cartoon character: Hotaru Tomoe, Yoko Littner, Mamimi Samejima, Michiru Kaiou, or Rei Ayanami
Personal Quote: "Poisonous mud babies!"
Interests

Patreon promo

As part of my Patreon campaign to support my art, if you pledge $3 or more, you get promoted to all of my tumblr blogs and my deviantart, reaching 2,700+ of my followers. On my deviantart, you’ll remain in a featured place on my profile for each month that you remain pledged.

Check these people out as they are sweethearts and totally awesome!!

Are you or do you know an artist in need? (going to do a feature for artists who need commissions for groceries, bills, etc) 

40%
10 deviants said Yes! (please link me to the commission info in the comments)
32%
8 deviants said No.
28%
7 deviants said Arms spaghetti.

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:icondino-mario:
Dino-Mario Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art!!! 
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:icongriff-chii:
griff-chii Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! n.n
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:iconinsane-lioness:
Insane-Lioness Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow the cord to my Monoprice tablet is busted.
Do you know where I can get a new one?
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:iconstarshinebeast:
StarshineBeast Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually not sure how you'd get a new cord for it. I've never run into that kind of problem at all. Sorry! :S
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:iconvahlqos:
Vahlqos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question, when I try to make brushes likes yours in my pain tool sai, they just come out the same and thick as ever, does this only work on tablets or something?
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:iconstarshinebeast:
StarshineBeast Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry, the brushes only really work with tablets. =/
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:iconvahlqos:
Vahlqos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Alright, I just got a tablet and now I can use them ^-^
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:iconcrystal-comb:
Crystal-Comb Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Holy poodles you just watched me  o3o
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:iconstarshinebeast:
StarshineBeast Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
But of course! :3 Your art is really great and cute and your OC is ADORABLE! :heart: How could I resist? XD
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:icongojira012:
Gojira012 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
You do great work
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