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Strawberry Dragons.

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 5:37 AM
There has been a bit of an argument on the DragonFruit adoptable I posted yesterday. It was insinuated that I copied the idea and image. I refuse to name names and point fingers. It has been insinuated and claimed that I coppy another artist here in the DA community with almost every new thing I try to come up with. It is getting to the point I feel I need to defend myself. Several pieces of art and ideas have been claimed to be copys. These include; Hero Cats, Living Art Ponies, My Ice cream kitties, the draon fruit and even the style I draw in!

 Web Slinger by EllisArts Living Art Fluttershy by EllisArts Kitty Sundae by EllisArts Dragon Fruit Adoptable - Strawberry - OPEN by EllisArts Head to Head by EllisArts
The last piece shows off the style in question. Curves against hard edges, and a more realistic pony style.

I am at a point where I am almost being forced to justify myself. Hell I amd debating on just leaving DA and the pony fandom after this. It doesn't even seem like I can do anime. Good thing I like comic books!

Anyway Lets start at the begining. Hero Cats. I have been drawing these cats for 6 or 7 years now. I drew them based on a friend when I went to the Art Institute of Indianapolis. I haven't ever shown them off much here because they were always side doodles and what not. I reconnected with a friend of mine at Anime Crossroads.  I drew Super Cat again and he loved it. Because I was bored I drew a slew of other Hero Cats, Spider cat being my favorite. I posted them. Thats it. Apparently the idea of kitties pretending to be superheroes is too much like kitties wearing cosplay. Go figure. I point you to Gamercat. An established webcomic with a cat constintly cosplaying/becoming the character they play in the video games such as Legend of Zelda and Assasin's Creed.

Living Art Ponies. My god! This is what started it all and devidid a friendship. Well apparently it was already disolved, but no one told me. Anyway I like to change the design for my pony messanger bags each year to keep a limited community of buyers interested in new product. The first year I did silohuette ponies, the next year I wanted something more detailed looking. I drew this little pic of Rainbow Dash.

Living Art Rainbow Dash by EllisArts

I was playing with new brushes and an idea. The color was exploding off of her, like Living ART. I was running out of ideas for a new bag design and I got good feedback on it. I went with it. I was aware of the other person's designs and did my BEST to avoid similar poses and looks. Apparently I didn't do it well enough. Anyway as a curtosy to the other artist I removed links to these from my galleries. You can still find em if you search for em, but I hate taking art from people who have favorited them and genuinly like to look at em. The bags I still have? Not in my store online and while they do go to cons (only the ones the other artist is not at) as a clearence stock, the design will not be remade. Hell, we even switched the style of messanger bags.

Next we have Ice cream kitty design I'll be straightforward with this. I was doing an anime con for the first time. I had nothing really but pony stock. I wanted some original art to go with. I had this as my desktop for a LONG time.

Eevee Banana Splits by TsaoShin

Did it inspire me? Yes. Did I copy it? I don't think so. Did the bags sell well? Not really, but noone in artist alley did super well. Not like ponycon well. Will we carry the design again after we sell out? Depends on the next group of cons.

And now we arrive at the point of this journal! I woke up this morning to find an argument had broken out on my bidding thread for this little guy. Was it from the artist who I have had issues with? No, not the account I know of anyway. Judging by the content, I don't think so. The dragon it was being compared to WAS however from the artist. For all I know it was adopted and belonged to this person. Whatever, I don't care that much. Point is it comes back to this one artist in some form. So I now need to validate my inspiration for my DragonFruits.

Strawberry Dragon by SMorrisonArt and Lucky Charms Sushi Cat Auction (CLOSED) by witchpaws

I have the dragon print next to my bed in my room, with several others of his. I love em. I have been trying to bring money into the business for a while my offering commissions and opening an online store. I thought a successful adoptable, cutsie as hell like the SushiDogs, would maybe help. That was it folks. Nothing mor complex. I sketched out shapes that were reminicent of Strawberries and went from there.

Now to address my style. Do I bounce all over the place with how I draw? YES. Why do I do this? Because its how I learn and work. One of my favorite skills and talents is the ability to emulate just about any art style with some work. The whole sharp/curves thing. Well...honestly when inking in photoshop without the pen tool...it kind of happens. I use a series of streight lines intersecting because photoshop sucks for inking. I sketch teh same way and it can often carry itself over. I am also a product of the 90's comic book era so sadly I can blame Rob Leifeld for that too. Its just a cumulation from years of exposure to different media. Why has it all rounded up and gone painterly recently? Simple...I discovered how to use Paint Tool Sai. End of story.

So yeah, that is my defense. If you know who I am reffering to, yay for you. Again, I do not believe in cyber bullying or harrasment, but I have to stand up for myself. I am very close to leaving the pony community and possably anime at this rate though. I can't take the constant comparrison and insinuation that I have no original ideas and everything I work hard for, for HOURS is a rip off of someone else.
I don't even follow this artist on any media including DA, FACEBOOK and whatever else.

So thanks for listining.
-Ellis

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Poodlefish-OPEN by EllisArts
Poodlefish-OPEN
Decided to try a different species. Doodled these up at the allergist office!
So what is a Poodlefish? A Poodlefish is a playful water spirit who ties themselves to a caporial form by keeping a water critter in the fish bowl around their neck! They take on trates of their buddy in different ways. When angry they can release their buddy who becaomes a godzilla-type monster. I want to make this a closed species and details about the commonality and rarity of various trates will be delveloped over time.


RULES
Please only bid if your serious. If you bid you are required to pay within 24 hours.

1$=100pts
Starting Bid is $1/100pt
Minimum increase is $1/100pt
Auto Buy $25
Once the bid is over $10/1000 Real money bids will be preferred. So a bid of 1000points will be outbid by $10. Why? Because I am trying to raise money for conventions.
Should you win you have the right to repost it you your DA.
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Spider Gwen Playmat by EllisArts
Spider Gwen Playmat
So I had a blank playmat. The kind used for card games like Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic, not the little kid kind. I colored it! What do you all think? My first attempt at one. I like it and boy did I learn a lot!
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Strawberry Dragons.

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 5:37 AM
There has been a bit of an argument on the DragonFruit adoptable I posted yesterday. It was insinuated that I copied the idea and image. I refuse to name names and point fingers. It has been insinuated and claimed that I coppy another artist here in the DA community with almost every new thing I try to come up with. It is getting to the point I feel I need to defend myself. Several pieces of art and ideas have been claimed to be copys. These include; Hero Cats, Living Art Ponies, My Ice cream kitties, the draon fruit and even the style I draw in!

 Web Slinger by EllisArts Living Art Fluttershy by EllisArts Kitty Sundae by EllisArts Dragon Fruit Adoptable - Strawberry - OPEN by EllisArts Head to Head by EllisArts
The last piece shows off the style in question. Curves against hard edges, and a more realistic pony style.

I am at a point where I am almost being forced to justify myself. Hell I amd debating on just leaving DA and the pony fandom after this. It doesn't even seem like I can do anime. Good thing I like comic books!

Anyway Lets start at the begining. Hero Cats. I have been drawing these cats for 6 or 7 years now. I drew them based on a friend when I went to the Art Institute of Indianapolis. I haven't ever shown them off much here because they were always side doodles and what not. I reconnected with a friend of mine at Anime Crossroads.  I drew Super Cat again and he loved it. Because I was bored I drew a slew of other Hero Cats, Spider cat being my favorite. I posted them. Thats it. Apparently the idea of kitties pretending to be superheroes is too much like kitties wearing cosplay. Go figure. I point you to Gamercat. An established webcomic with a cat constintly cosplaying/becoming the character they play in the video games such as Legend of Zelda and Assasin's Creed.

Living Art Ponies. My god! This is what started it all and devidid a friendship. Well apparently it was already disolved, but no one told me. Anyway I like to change the design for my pony messanger bags each year to keep a limited community of buyers interested in new product. The first year I did silohuette ponies, the next year I wanted something more detailed looking. I drew this little pic of Rainbow Dash.

Living Art Rainbow Dash by EllisArts

I was playing with new brushes and an idea. The color was exploding off of her, like Living ART. I was running out of ideas for a new bag design and I got good feedback on it. I went with it. I was aware of the other person's designs and did my BEST to avoid similar poses and looks. Apparently I didn't do it well enough. Anyway as a curtosy to the other artist I removed links to these from my galleries. You can still find em if you search for em, but I hate taking art from people who have favorited them and genuinly like to look at em. The bags I still have? Not in my store online and while they do go to cons (only the ones the other artist is not at) as a clearence stock, the design will not be remade. Hell, we even switched the style of messanger bags.

Next we have Ice cream kitty design I'll be straightforward with this. I was doing an anime con for the first time. I had nothing really but pony stock. I wanted some original art to go with. I had this as my desktop for a LONG time.

Eevee Banana Splits by TsaoShin

Did it inspire me? Yes. Did I copy it? I don't think so. Did the bags sell well? Not really, but noone in artist alley did super well. Not like ponycon well. Will we carry the design again after we sell out? Depends on the next group of cons.

And now we arrive at the point of this journal! I woke up this morning to find an argument had broken out on my bidding thread for this little guy. Was it from the artist who I have had issues with? No, not the account I know of anyway. Judging by the content, I don't think so. The dragon it was being compared to WAS however from the artist. For all I know it was adopted and belonged to this person. Whatever, I don't care that much. Point is it comes back to this one artist in some form. So I now need to validate my inspiration for my DragonFruits.

Strawberry Dragon by SMorrisonArt and Lucky Charms Sushi Cat Auction (CLOSED) by witchpaws

I have the dragon print next to my bed in my room, with several others of his. I love em. I have been trying to bring money into the business for a while my offering commissions and opening an online store. I thought a successful adoptable, cutsie as hell like the SushiDogs, would maybe help. That was it folks. Nothing mor complex. I sketched out shapes that were reminicent of Strawberries and went from there.

Now to address my style. Do I bounce all over the place with how I draw? YES. Why do I do this? Because its how I learn and work. One of my favorite skills and talents is the ability to emulate just about any art style with some work. The whole sharp/curves thing. Well...honestly when inking in photoshop without the pen tool...it kind of happens. I use a series of streight lines intersecting because photoshop sucks for inking. I sketch teh same way and it can often carry itself over. I am also a product of the 90's comic book era so sadly I can blame Rob Leifeld for that too. Its just a cumulation from years of exposure to different media. Why has it all rounded up and gone painterly recently? Simple...I discovered how to use Paint Tool Sai. End of story.

So yeah, that is my defense. If you know who I am reffering to, yay for you. Again, I do not believe in cyber bullying or harrasment, but I have to stand up for myself. I am very close to leaving the pony community and possably anime at this rate though. I can't take the constant comparrison and insinuation that I have no original ideas and everything I work hard for, for HOURS is a rip off of someone else.
I don't even follow this artist on any media including DA, FACEBOOK and whatever else.

So thanks for listining.
-Ellis

Dragon Fruit Adoptable - Strawberry - Closed by EllisArts
Dragon Fruit Adoptable - Strawberry - Closed
I haven't done adoptables in a very long time. I decided to try again with something original instead of pony related. I opted for DragonFruits!
DragonFruit is a species based on fruit and food products. The critters range in size, usually somewhere around the size of the food that they are based on. So Strawberry is litterally only about 2- 2.5 inches tall! This fellow doesn't breath fire, but he can spit Strawberry Juice! If they have wings they can fly. He is a sentient little guy, but doesn't speak. Seeds only grow strawberries, not strawberry dragons.

RULES
Please only bid if your serious. If you bid you are required to pay within 24 hours.

1$=100pts
Starting Bid is $1/100pt
Minimum increase is $1/100pt
Auto Buy $25
Once the bid is over $10/1000 Real money bids will be preferred. So a bid of 1000points will be outbid by $10. Why? Because I am trying to raise money for conventions.
Should you win you have the right to repost it you your DA.
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New price on messanger bags - $40! Check out at Ellistration.tumblr.com

If I redo old art pieces how would you like to see them updated 

51%
28 deviants said New file but put the old one in an old stuff folder
25%
14 deviants said New file means new deviation
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7 deviants said do one of those old - new memes for EVERTHING
7%
4 deviants said Im voting because I like to vote but i haven't got a clue what your talking about so ... yay I voted!
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2 deviants said Replace the old file
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No deviants said Do not really care

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wildnekogirl Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them

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EllisArts Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thats sweet, thanks.
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wildnekogirl Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student Artist
welcome
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Blablablablan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
Can I ask for points please? :) I really need them now 
1 :points: only is ok
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HeartSong-fim Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
commish? 0.0
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EllisArts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Asking if I do them?
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HeartSong-fim Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! PLZ?
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EllisArts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
I do do commissions. Please e-mail requests to practical.geekery@gmail.com
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
2.bp.blogspot.com/-dDvzZJjIUf4…

Is this your art? I tried looking for your dino ponies but couldn't find them.
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EllisArts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
No. Tha belongs to
briannacherrygarcia

While I did do a Ranbow Dash Raptor, those are hers.
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