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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 9, 2011, 6:36 PM



Can I use your artwork?
No one may copy, edit, steal, sell or redistribute my artwork in any way.
You are welcome to use an image as your desktop or phone wallpaper, or as a print-out for personal uses, but please do not use my images for anything else.
You do NOT have my permission to repost my images on the internet.
Screenshots of things you have made in my games are fine but please DON'T upload them to DeviantArt because you did not draw it.

Why do you not reply to my comments?
Because I get so many visitors now, I just don't have the time to reply to every message. : ( So, while I eventually get to read all of them, I decided that I will only reply to comments on my profile, Notes and on my most recent deviations/journal entries.
I'm honestly so sorry!

Here, I made you a gift. So can you please make something for me?
While I very much appreciate the gift, it is very rude to bribe people like that.
I also won't give points away just because someone asks- point begging is rude.

What do you use to make your art and games?
The vast majority of my digital art is drawn in Flash, which is created in vector style. Vector art is very smooth and clean because it does not pixellate during creation. I reccommend using Flash for creating vector art, but Photoshop is also good. I have always used a mouse to draw but I am now practicing with a tablet. ^_^
The way I make games is by using software called Flash, with a code called Actionscript. I learn most of my codes through tutorials in books or online; sometimes I collaborate with Oyer on actionscript. Basic games usually take 1-2 weeks for me to make, bigger games can take 1-2 months.
I currently have a chronic illness called M.E. so my game-making periods generally vary from a week to a few months.
For pixel art I use good old MS Paint! I use Photoshop to make the transparrent background, then I animate the art by putting frames together in Microsoft Gif Animator. You can quite easily do everything in Photoshop, but this is just the method I am used to. ^.^ ;
For my traditional art, I use your typical clicky pencil and colourless eraser, and colour using Crayola colour pencils.
Crayola colour pencils are very vibrant and I reccommend them to anyone who enjoys creating bright and colourful drawings!

Where can I get Flash?
Flash is very expensive; but if you are a student, you can get a massive discount if you show proof to the store that you're in education.
If you can't get it that way, you can download the 30-day free trial of the latest version from the official Adobe website, here: www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…
If you want to use Flash for longer than 30 days, my advice is to seek out Flash MX, an outdated but still fully functional version that should be fairly cheap. Sorry, but I don't have time to help you make your own game. : (

How do you usually work?
Inbetween sleeping. I have the chronic disease Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E.) so I need to rest quite frequently.

Why are some of your games on DeviantArt just pictures or previews?
These games were sold to a gaming website, so they can be played on that website instead.
You will see a link to play the game below the screenshot in my artist's comments. ^_^:

What is the name for your type of clothing?
The big frilly dresses etc. are a style called Lolita Fashion. It is very popular in Japan and stems from the rebellious Harajuku culture.
There are many substyles of Lolita fashion; my personal favourite is Sweet Lolita, but I also like a bit of Classic Lolita.
You can learn more about the fashion here: www.lolitafashion.org/ and here: hellolace.net . Wikipedia = en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_f…
I get most of my clothes from a japanese store called Bodyline ( www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/ ).
Some come from Qutieland ( www.qutieland.com/index2.php ) and Anna House ( www.annahousefashion.com/ ).
These are some of the cheapest yet high-quality lolita fashion stores available for customers outside of japan. It is a myth that lolita fashion has to be expensive!



~ COMMISSION FAQ ~

What to do if you would like a commission:
1 :bulletpink: Please send me a private note telling me what you'd like
for your commission, with at least 3 reference pictures.
(A quick summary of their personality would very useful too!)
2 :bulletpink: I will send you a reply note confirming your order and will
ask for your PayPal address so that I can send a money request.
3 :bulletpink: Once I have been paid I will start work on your commission! Expect it within 30 days.
4 :bulletpink: If you are in the waiting list, you don't have to pay until
I'm ready to start your own commission.
(Just in case you wish to cancel. ^_^)


What payment methods do you accept?
Paypal only please. : ) Sorry, no points or other payments.
I can only do commissions for members who have had their DeviantArt account for over 2 months (for security reasons).

Can I cancel my commission once I have paid you?
No, sorry, but once you pay me there are no refunds.
The reason for this is that I will have already started making your commission, so I would have
earned nothing from the wasted time!
(However if on the rare chance I personally have to cancel your commission then you will get a full refund. ^_^ )

What can I do with my commission?
All commissions are for personal use only and strictly forbidden from commericial use (e.g. you can't use a mini dress-up commission for a games website.) Using your chibi as a DeviantID or personal DeviantArt Journal decoration is fine.



Thanks for reading, and feel free to Note me if you're still unsure about something! :wave:




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:iconprincessraven1102:
princessraven1102 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Artist
hope your disease goes away!
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:iconatomicah:
atomicah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
So you did PIXEL ART on Paint?
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:iconprincessofpinkness12:
princessofpinkness12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Artist
it is the contest is not the deadline?
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:iconjessaminediane:
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One question, what about uploading pictures of your dress-ups to scraps?
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:iconvivacandy:
VivaCandy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
what is a tablet? Please reply by commenting on my profile, please
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Misspokemonnoi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm so Excited Peachie!! I remebered I got some Money from my family and I'm buying some dresses! I was thinking about this one, but I'm not sure: [link] :D
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:iconpinkprincess1:
pinkprincess1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
by the way what is paypal
i only have points :(
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:iconsilentleona:
SilentLeona Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you draw by mouse that's really great :D !! I forgot how to use the mouse after getting the tablet xDD I really suck at using in now ^^; !! Great faqs >:3 and thank you for giving the links to the cloths shop :love: I will check it out :D !!
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I should really get a good tablet and practice with that! ^_^ I have one but it is tiny and anicent! XD Haha. ^^;
I'm glad this helped out!! :cuddle:
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:iconsilentleona:
SilentLeona Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Owww heheheheh xDD :huggle: you can try get it fixed or get a new one ^^ :hug: !! I have to try drawing with the mouse again ^^; I really lost how to do that xD !! Good luck ^^ :hug: !!
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
LOL hahaha!! Really? :O I think drawing with a tablet is much more beneficial in the long-run, but if you miss the mouse-y ways I can understand. :D :heart: Hahaha!
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SilentLeona Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heheheh yes the tablet is much better :D !! I want to try to use the mouse too if my tablet decided to say bye bye one day :giggle: !!
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steffne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Artist
OH NO MAH LINK BROKED. hellolace.net *shakes fist* Workkk!
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
It's okay baby I got it!! *whips on shades*
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:iconsteffne:
steffne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Hahah loving the Loli questions at the bottom! :heart:
You should include [link] I think they give pretty good photo references of all the styles :D
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
OH WOW thanks for the link Steph! :hug: Will add right away! :heart:
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:iconkiki-myaki:
Kiki-Myaki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This answers a lotof my questions, thank-you! :glomp:
If only I had waited to order, then you wouldn't have had to answer my notes full of questions! :faint:
Sorry sorry sorry!! ^^;

Oh! You use the same animating and pixelling programs as me! :hug:
I suggest it to people but they say it looks old and unprofessional...:faint: Old can still be great! :shakefist:
I personally can't manage pixelling in Photoshop/PaintTool Sai, it's impossible for my head to comprehend!! OTL I like basic user-friendly programs, they're better for me anyway. :nod:

I'm too frightened to wear my dresses every day. :(
I don't trust myself enough yet. :noes: I'll just stick to wearing my ploofy skirts so I can get used to them, haha. :B
I really need to be more confident, don't I? *lacks in confidence majorly*:giggle:
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
D'awwww sweetie!! :cuddle: :heart: I'm glad this helped you out!! And LOL noooo I had been meaning to make this FAQ for months but kept forgetting. ^^;

SO TRUE - MS Paint has a very nice simplicity. Although since Windows Vista/Windows 7 it's got really fancy. O_O It scared me... Think I'll stick to the old one on XP for a bit longer. :D

Yeah pixelling is a bit tricky on Photoshop because you don't get the pencil tool as your mouse arrow; instead it's a cross-eye which I find too fiddly-looking. You also don't have a nice pallette laid out. Maybe I'm just being fussy? ^^;

And awww no most people feel like this when they start lolita! :hug: (I guess I was an oddball because I was never shy to wear it out of the house... ^^; )
If you really want to start wearing your stuff in public, you can practice by doing small things like posting a letter or something. :giggle: You will probably get a few stares but the thing to learn is to ignore them/not be bothered by them. :hug:
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kittypr1nc3ss Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
i have ms paint... :(
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Never underestimate the simplicity of MS Paint! :D It's almost become stylish to draw with it these days.
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:iconkittypr1nc3ss:
kittypr1nc3ss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I know. i'm actually doing my first GREAT picture. be sure you check it out
should be on later today (1/10/11 just in case)
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:iconsnowstorms:
Snowstorms Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ms paint isn't really that bad, It just takes practice..I only have Ms Paint too.
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Potato-Latke Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I recently got a Lolita dress and am expecting another!
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
:glomp: Wahoooo!! Congrats Potato-Latke! :D What did you get?
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:iconpotato-latke:
Potato-Latke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I got a Gothic lolita dress with horse-drawn carriages and am expecting a red ruffle-skirted plaid dress.
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
:O Oh wow that sounds so pretty! :heart: I see, you are into gothic! :D
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:iconpotato-latke:
Potato-Latke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I also like classic and sailor too!
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:iconrawritzkat:
RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I'm surprised you use a mouse cause your artwork has such clean & neat lines.
BTW, I'm sorry bout your illness. I hope you get better somehow ^^
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Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Oh thnak you so much!! :heart: Flash/vector style helps with the smooth and clean lines a lot. :aww: But I have been drawing with the mouse since I was about 5 years old, so that helps too. xD;

And bless, thank you so much! :heart: I have improved quite a bit this year which is why I'm attempting college very soon. :hug: Hoping you're okay yourself!!
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:iconrawritzkat:
RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, practice does go a long way ;)

Your welcome =) I'm doing fine. Thanks for asking ^^ Oh and also a good luck on college =D
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Aww thanks a bundle hun! Sending you my best also. :D :heart:
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