Bee-Hive Studios

The quick art blog of Debra "Bee" Rohlfs! BEE-HIVE STUDIOS / Bee on DeviantART / LiveJournal account / Bee-Hive Studios on YOUTUBE!

What to charge for artist licensing - royalty advances and flat fees. GREAT advice!

Great bit of information that every artist should know if they ever decide that they want to sell a license for their artwork.

So, it’s less than a week until Kawaii Land now, dahlinks! Come join us at Stage 48, July 25th, 6 - 10pm, in Manhattan, New York City! I’ll be selling my arts, and possibly a nice, big ole fluffy yarn tail, AND some custom resculpted ponies. But I do still need help covering the cost of my table! Every $15 ticket purchased knocks some of the cost off my table, so think about it this way. You get to help a poor, starving artist out (this fluffy Bee here), AND you get to have a blast at an amazing cute fashion and art show in MANHATTAN.
Remember to purchase your tickets through Bee-Hive Studios!http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html View high resolution

So, it’s less than a week until Kawaii Land now, dahlinks! Come join us at Stage 48, July 25th, 6 - 10pm, in Manhattan, New York City!

I’ll be selling my arts, and possibly a nice, big ole fluffy yarn tail, AND some custom resculpted ponies. But I do still need help covering the cost of my table!

Every $15 ticket purchased knocks some of the cost off my table, so think about it this way. You get to help a poor, starving artist out (this fluffy Bee here), AND you get to have a blast at an amazing cute fashion and art show in MANHATTAN.

Remember to purchase your tickets through Bee-Hive Studios!

http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html

KawaiiLand NYC: Cutest Fashion and Shopping Event in the World

Come one, come all!
KawaiiLand NYC, at Stage 48 in Manhattan, July 25th, 6 - 10pm. Fashion and art all in one event, TONS of cute, TONS of live music. This promises to be an amazing event.

I will be one of the featured art vendors at KawaiiLand NYC this year. And it only costs $15 per ticket ( 18 years and older only. Sorry! ). If you wish to purchase tickets, check it out here: http://kawaiiland.org/ny/vendors/beehivestudios.html If for some reason, you migrate from my ticket page, nose through the vendors until you find Bee-Hive Studios. By purchasing your tickets through my vendors page, you will help offset the cost of my vendors table. Heeeeelp! I’ll have my usual pony and anime charms and stickers, prints, and more tshirts made for then. You’ll also get to be the first to see my newest resculpted custom pony, BerryBerry Qilin! AND, with luck, I may have a yarn tail or two available for sale ( think snow leopard! ). Currently, there are 44 artist and vendors, all from the New Jersey / New York area, and all of them are amazing ( I can vouche for several of them, as some are friends of mine, and completely awesome ). ————

"Featuring all things KAWAII!! ★☆ Fashion Shows, Art, Music, Booths, Special Appearances and much much more!!

Featuring kawaii-themed photo shoots, food, art, fashion,vendors and panels and celebrity appearances from style and Instagram stars in the Japanese fashion community.

The ultimate Kawaii experience seeks to promote and share the love for all things Japanese and feature the best of our local Japanese influenced artists, fashion designers, makeup and hairstylists, musicians, photographers and more! For our attendees we will also feature kawaii workshops and lots of yummy food noms and a super purikura photobooth.”

Stage 48 
605 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036 
48TH STREET BETWEEN 11TH & 12TH AVENUES

WDHA FM The Rock of New Jersey

Yep, VERY MUCH a WDHA kind of night.

Blaring it from the TuneIn app on my Kindle Fire, which is jacked into my stereo, which is rocking my studio space while I paint the walls of the studio bathroom.

Rock it, Lindsay Klein!

So my 23K gold leafing mini-bundle from Golden Leaf Products ( http://www.goldenleafproducts.com ) arrived in the mail today! Yay!

I wanted to be able to use a loose leaf gold leafing that had actual gold in it, not the cheap stuff sold at most big box arts and crafts stores that’s 90% copper and 10% zinc. Just a touch picky about what I use on my pieces, and when I say that it’s gold leaf that’s on the horn of my BerryBerry Qulin custom resculpt, it can be the truth, which SHOULD help up the value of her.

Just have to pick up a bottle of shift at work this week with my employee discount and a coupon. Shift is the adhesive used in leafing. Until I can pick it up, though, I’m going to study the daylights out of more leafing tutorials here on YT. And make sure that my fan brush is SUPER clean.

(Source: youtube.com)

meaghanart:

The Secret Of NIMH because all the awesome.

Mod Podge, not recommended

Finally! I’ve finally found artists online who agree with what I’ve been saying for a while about Mod Podge. The only good Mod Podge I’ve come across is the Dimensional Magic. All else is just thinned down Elmers Glue that WILL stay sticky, and you’d have to seal that with an artists medium ANYWAY to take away the stickiness.

Gals and guys, do yourself a favor, especially if you live in an area that’s known for it’s humidity, steer clear of Mod Podge, and just go with an artists medium or a water based polyurethane sealer.

Go down the aisle in your local Michaels where the craft acrylic paints are ( look for Folkart, Apple Barrel, Americana, and Craft Smart ), and you’ll find the water based poly sealers there.

Hell, if you hit up the Mt. Olive NJ Michaels, Sunday through Tuesday after 5pm, I’LL help you find the good stuff.

Trust me on this. If you want the piece you’re working on to last a long time, stay clear of the thinned down glue, and just invest in the artists medium or water based poly sealer. Trust me on this, I’ve been doing this sealing thing for many years now.

This is the FASTEST I’ve EVER pumped out a pony custom. 3 days total, counting body and hair boil scenting, rehairing, neck and tail hole sealing, white base paint, final paints, and sealers.

Meet Burnt Butterscotch, my G3 take on G1 Butterscotch. Yeah, crappy not-a-proper photo of her, but I plan on taking better photos while at Big Apple Ponycon 2014 in a few hours.

I’ve also finished almost all of the sculpting on my little G4 kirin, Bubblegum Kirin. Just have to finish the tuft on the end of her tail once what’s on there now has set some. Going to paint her at Ponycon.

Gettng back into customizing!

Finished rehairing Butterscotch, have to let her mane dry after doing a gentle flat ironing to it ( no worries, I slathered her mane in the leftover conditioner from my hair dye box. That stuff is SUPER thick! ). And yes, recorded everything to turn into parts 2 and 3 of the pony customizing tutorial video series.

In the meantime, I’m going to customize my first G4 pony, using a brushable Pinkie Pie. Holy EFF! Damn those neck plugs from hell! I think if I’m ever going to rehair a G4, I’m going to have to cut the inner neck ring out.

But for this little girl, I’m just going to sculpt everything. I still don’t know what her total design will be. Don’t have time to properly design her, so I’m winging it! It’ll be a surprise for ALL of us!

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