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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
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An artist, trying to get back into his art.
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I was going through Amazon.com looking up potential Chistmas items when I stumbled across this-
www.amazon.com/WunoD-Mens-Mobi…

This is a picture that I drew a while back, and someone on Amazon is selling it on a shirt for money.
SD Gundam AGE-2 Light Hound by Blayaden
Now, its fan-art, and I have no idea where that lies in legality, but the fact that they are using this image, making money off of it, and not crediting me for it (they removed my signature) kinda makes me upset.  But again, since this is fan art, I have no idea what kind of rights I have.

Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do?  Should I just let it be?  Should I contact Amazon?  Would you guys buy this shirt?
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Weird Al
  • Watching: DYKG
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: water
Well, since a lot of people I know are doing this, I might as well get it out of the way.

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
3 and a half years.  Although I've been "lurking" for at least six.

2. What does your username mean?
Well its sorta complicated. Growing up, I was really close to my siblings- my younger brother in particular.  We eventually developed nicknames for our characters- my brother choosing "Trigger" and me going with "Blade."  Ironically, our play-styles were completely opposite from our names; my brother preferring close range and me preferring long range.

Years later, I was in art class, and we were working on copper relief sculptures, and I did one of a sword in a pedestal like the Master Sword in Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  I wanted to name the sword something cool.  I was really into the Lord of the Rings books and wanted something elvish.  I took the word "Blade" and tried to stretch it and add an apostrophe- resulting in the sword being called "Bla'aden."  Later I played D&D with my cousin, and to make things look simpler I removed the "'" and replaced it with a "y" resulting in Blayaden.  I've used variations of this name on my various characters from the many games I play- most prominently "Bladinas" my elven Ranger.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Melancholic, empathetic, open-minded

4. Are you left or right handed?
Definitely right.  I'm horrible with my left hand outside of typing and using a controller.

5. What was your first deviation?
A reference sheet I made from the Star Wars: Clone Wars character "Echo" in his ARC Trooper gear.  Technically the template was made first, but the reference sheet was one of my first digitally colored art pieces.

Arc Trooper Echo Reference Sheet by Blayaden
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Whatever I feel like drawing at the moment.  Inspiration can come from something I read, watch, or play; or sometimes I daydream and think- "Hey! That sounds like a cool idea!"

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I honestly like the way I draw.  I'd like to be more consistent with my work (less shaky lines and stuff) but what I'd really love to be able to do is more dramatic colors and lighting- I really envy people who can do that really well.
Samus and baby Metroid by zgul-osr1113
8. What was your first favourite?
Well, according to my my favorites its "Hanukkah Slash," however, as I mentioned earlier, I've been browsing the site for a long time, so I've probably downloaded a ton of art before I became a member.
Hanukkah Slash by GreyOfPTA
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Well, I initially thought I would be fairly balanced by my favorites, but it turns out I favor Pony art more than anything by a considerable margin.  Guess I like Derpy THAT much. Sweating a little...

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
HitoshiAriga. Although, I liked his work before he joined DA, and he doesn't post much here.  This site is full of so many phenominal artists, its hard to choose just one.  I'm a really big fan of ultimatemaverickx, Epifex, and egophiliac, but to choose a favorite... impossible.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I... really don't know.  I'm also a very shy and anti-social, so I'm not sure if I'd WANT to meet anyone...

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Again, too many to list.  I've gotten a LOT of encouragement from a lot of people, as well as people who I've worked with like Birdco and when JoeHoganArt decided to color one of my sketches.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencil, paper, Gimp and Paint tool Sai.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Probably my room.  Its full of posters and figures (and Gunpla) of everything I enjoy.  When I need to clear my mind, I sometimes go to the park or sit on the porch.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I think its a toss up between my first submission, and getting such positive reception, and when I posted "Even in the Darkest Times" when I admitted to being a brony.
Even in the darkest times... by Blayaden

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed.  Congratulations DA!
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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Videos
  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Liquids
Hey guys.  Just wanted to let you know I'm finally back from my trip to see my brother in Oklahoma.  During the trip I wasn't able to check up on a lot of things, so I'm sorry for all the delayed responses and stuff.

I've been working with an agency to try and help me find a job I'm qualified for, so the past several days have been extremely busy.  In fact I'm leaving in about 20 minutes for a psychological evaluation.  Thats probably not going to go well.

I'm probably gonna be pretty busy for the next week or so. Thank you all for your positive reinforcement!  I promise I'll start drawing again when I can.  I'm also still saving up for a tablet, so wish me luck there.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Videos
  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Liquids
I was going through Amazon.com looking up potential Chistmas items when I stumbled across this-
www.amazon.com/WunoD-Mens-Mobi…

This is a picture that I drew a while back, and someone on Amazon is selling it on a shirt for money.
SD Gundam AGE-2 Light Hound by Blayaden
Now, its fan-art, and I have no idea where that lies in legality, but the fact that they are using this image, making money off of it, and not crediting me for it (they removed my signature) kinda makes me upset.  But again, since this is fan art, I have no idea what kind of rights I have.

Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do?  Should I just let it be?  Should I contact Amazon?  Would you guys buy this shirt?
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Listening to: Weird Al
  • Watching: DYKG
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: water

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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Just found something you may be interested in mangapark.me/manga/kidou-sensh…
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!  I'll check it out when I have the chance!
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I've read a few chapters of it already. It seems to be by the same guy that made Federation Hooligans.
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure looks like it.
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The-Mobian-Viewer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Blayaden :aww:Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D How to Freak Out a LaLLama 
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Happy B-Day!:party:
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
You're welcome.:aww:
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arslon196 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthday, bro! :D
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