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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 5:24 PM

Commission Information (Illustration)


Character

blue heart bullet Half Body: 30$
blue heart bullet Full Body: 40$


+ Each Additional Character

green heart bullet Half Body: +20$
green heart bullet Full Body: +30$


+ Background Options

salmon heart bullet Patterns and Decorations: starting at 5$
salmon heart bullet Landscapes and Scenery: starting at 30$


I'll draw mostly anything (no NSFW), fanart commissions are okay too.
Pets and other additions will cost extra.


#3heart [F2U]  Examples  #3heart [F2U] 

Ice - Version 1 by Maricu-Mana
blue heart bullet Full Body Character with Background Decoration (40$ + 5$)


Ice - Version 2 by Maricu-Mana
blue heart bullet Full Body Character with Landscape Background (40$ + 30$)


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Estimated waiting time: 7 – 21 days
All prices in USD.
Payment options: Paypal and Deviantart Points (1$ = 100 points)



Thank you all for your support!




Ugh.

I kind of feel like I'm currently in the middle of an art crisis.

And I've no idea why.

I just feel somewhat unhappy with my art.

It's not like an "art block", I can draw something and finish it pretty fine. Yes it's a bit harder to push myself, but still not a problem (I know how to keep my deadlines at all cost, it's a skill that has been infused into my body). But I feel like I can barely can get any connection to the stuff I drew in the last 2-3 months.

When I draw something in the end it's just "okay" for me, but doesn't feel like I've created something great, doesn't feel like I put my heart and soul into it, like I used to.

But it's so hard to figure out what my artistic soul seeks. Should I change my style? Should I change my technique, my themes? What do I still like and what is it, that actually bothers me?

I tried a few different and new things, but nothing seems to "click" to me.

I know that nobody can answer that for me and I have to help myself, if I want to change something about it. But at the moment I don't know how and in which direction. I'm stuck and that makes me feel uneasy.

In the past I've learned that an art crisis can bring an improvement in the end. So... let's hope for the best? I really don't know.




Art Raffle [Winner Announcement!]

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 8:30 AM
The raffle is now closed and we have a lucky winner! Bunny Emoji-01(Excited) [V1]

Winner by Maricu-Mana

The ticket with the number 15 belongs to:
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Congratulations! Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1]
Please contact me for your picture Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] 


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Hey there,

how's everyone doing? Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] 
I wanted to thank all of you for over 300 watchers and also celebrate my upcoming birthday. So I'm doing an art raffle Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4]

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[i]: potted sprout pixel What can you win?
The winner gets one full illustration with one character of their choice including a background! (no NSFW)
Something like these:

Moonlit Night by Maricu-Mana
[i]: potted sprout pixel How to enter?
- fav this journal
- make sure you're watching me (new watchers are welcome too!)
- and leave a comment below
(these steps give you 1 ticket for the raffle)

[i]: potted sprout pixel How to get extra tickets?
+ 1 ticket: feature this raffle in a journal or poll
(don't forget to link it in your comment here)
+ 1 ticket: follow me on twitter: twitter.com/Maricu_Mana
(please tell me your account name in your comment here)

[i]: potted sprout pixel More?
If 100 or more people enter this raffle, I'll add a second prize!

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This raffle ends on November 22nd (my birthday <3)
Good luck everyone .:Estrella fugaz:. 


Just Some Information

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 3:58 AM
Hi Everyone <3

I'm sorry for being kind of inactive recently~
But don't worry, I'm still alive!

I just don't have anything finished to show, because I've been working on some boring personal studies.
I'm also working on a digital painting of overwatch, so you can look forward to that in case you're into that game as well <3
Can you guess the character? ;D

Tiny Screenshot by Maricu-Mana

Oh, and I have a unfinished picture of Smudge and Liv!
I'm still struggling with the perspective, so I'm not sure when I'll finish it~

Running Sushi Sketch by Maricu-Mana


Feature for Feature

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 7:40 AM
blue heart bullet I picked three lovely artists, who wanted to do a feature for feature with me. blue heart bullet
blue heart bullet Please take a look at their art! blue heart bullet 


:iconchuuni-tanuki: Arrow left  Vistalia by Chuuni-Tanuki Kariya-Masaki by Chuuni-Tanuki

:icono-die: Arrow left  Nevy by o-die Fallout 4 JACK (oc) by o-die

:iconbringmemisery: Arrow left  (CE) Cage and The Bird by Bringmemisery The Sweet Taste of Honey by Bringmemisery



OC Requests [closed]

Mon May 30, 2016, 7:05 AM
Requests are closed! Please don't post any new ones blue heart bullet
I'll go through the requests that are left and draw a few more of them though! Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4]

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Thank you SO MUCH for 200 watchers, aaaah! *hugs all of you*

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blue heart bullet  I wanted to do something special to say thank you and had a raffle planned.
But apparently most of you prefer requests over raffles (well, I can relate to that)

So I'm doing some original character doodles again! blue heart bullet 


Here are the rules!

Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Make sure your are watching me (new watchers are welcome as well!)
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Post one or more of your original characters or adoptables you own in the comments below.
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Make sure you have at least one clear reference picture of your character.
Gray Dot Bullet - F2U! (Optional: add some written description about their personality.)


Characters that I will draw
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Humanoids
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Kemonomimis
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Animals (yes, I might try this time!)

Characters that I won't draw
Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Furries
Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Fandom characters from existing series


What to expect?
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! Requests will be open for a few days.
Dot Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U! During that time I will pick a few designs I like and post a quick (colored) drawing of them.
Gray Dot Bullet - F2U! (Quality and complexity may vary!)

blue heart bullet Don't be shy, I won't choose only designs from friends. I might draw your character, even if we haven't talked before! blue heart bullet


1. :icontasukravonliathmore: -->  Noru by Maricu-Mana
2. :iconshereny: -->  Siioi by Maricu-Mana
3. :iconrogue-incubi: -->  OC Request: Pearl by Maricu-Mana
4. :iconbakagummi: -->  Moe by Maricu-Mana



Project Groveyarn [and my OCs]

Wed May 25, 2016, 4:10 PM
I promised to make a little info journal about my plans regarding some of my OCs.
(Just in case anyone wants to know)
I've decided to make a few of my characters part of a project I'm calling:

„Groveyarn“

It's a world (mostly a forest) I keep building to have a place to put some of my OCs into and delevop their stories. Because to be honest, not every OC is born with a complete new world and a story around them.

The project is still rather young. It was created a few months ago when I decided I didn't want to pick up my old story from like 10 years ago (sometimes old things just aren't fun anymore *coughs*). So I decided for something new and fresh. Something completly free, where I can create (and destroy) whatever characters and things I like.

So you could see it like an anchor point to give my creations at least the feeling of a purpose (I feel sad if I have too many OCs without a story. It's like they are... homeless Bunny Emoji-73 (Tears) [V4] ).

There are currently two main parts of Groveyarn you probably know if you've seen my art:

Purple Dot Nona & The Spider Prince Benedikt
Purple Dot Smudge & The Nameless Girl Liv (← which are currently my absolute most beloved darlings)

They live in the same world, at the same time. So technically they even would be able to meet someday lilac heart bullet 

At the moment I'm trying to bring them more to life only with drawings. But you can only tell so much with just drawings (especially since it's hard to show any sort of chronology).
So maybe... maybe sometime I'll actually be able to write their stories down and create some sort of comic or graphic novel, telling everything like it's supposed to be told.

The only problem with that is, I have almost zero experience when it comes to creating graphic novels, so I'm kind of... anxious about it. But everybody has to start somewhere when dealing with something new, eh?
(When you know some useful tutorials about that topic, please link them to me!)

Just my few thoughts, thanks for reading. lilac heart bullet

Oh and sorry, my english is still not the best. There might be some errors.



Livestream [Offline]

Tue May 24, 2016, 8:24 AM
Yes, it's been a while since the last time,
but I thought of livestreaming for a bit!

picarto.tv/Maricu

I'm coloring this picture:
The Weird Duo by Maricu-Mana

Come and join me if you want to :heart:
You can use the chat without having an account on picarto :3





OC Sketch Requests [Closed]

Tue May 17, 2016, 10:54 AM

Requests are closed!
Thank you so much for your lovely OC suggestions blue heart bullet
I had so much fun drawing them!

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blue heart bullet I'm going to open up sketch requests for my dear watchers! blue heart bullet 


I haven't drawn anything during the last few days and I'm really lacking inspiration. So to get back into it, I'll be doing a few OC sketches Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4]

If you are one of my watchers, you can leave me references and any other information of one (or more) of your original characters down in the comment section below rabbit heart emoji


I'll pick a few I like and do some little doodles of them.

I'm mostly looking for interesting character designs of humans, monsters and kemonomimis (I'm quite bad at drawing animals and furry characters, so I can't draw any of those, sorry Bunny Emoji-73 (Tears) [V4] )


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I'm going to upload the finished pictures on my stash and post them here!
(At the end the collection will be added to my gallery.)

1. :icontasukravonliathmore:  --> Tasukra and Leonardo by Maricu-Mana
2. :iconvoleno:  --> Rona Falsetto by Maricu-Mana
3. :iconaer0hail:  --> Zeek by Maricu-Mana
4. :iconrogue-incubi:  --> Tigre by Maricu-Mana
5. :iconmissingn:  --> Nova by Maricu-Mana





Livestream [Offline]

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:46 AM
I'm livestreaming :heart:

So come and join me:
picarto.tv/Maricu

(You don't need an account to write in the chatroom!)

Todays motive: Nona, some roses and a spider~


Update: Stream is offline!


I have good news!

1. We have reached over 100 watchers! Thank you so much :heart:
2. MY INTERNET IS BACK!

which means...

I CAN STREAM AGAIN :heart:

Come and join me if you want:
picarto.tv/Maricu

You don't need an account to chat with me, just type in a new name!

I'll be working on this painting:
Callingwip3 by Maricu-Mana
Finally I have a toyhouse account as well!
(A place for storing and sharing character information)
You can find it here: toyhou.se/Maricu
(It's still a bit empty, but more is coming soonish~)

I also would love to stream more of my art at picarto, but I currently have really bad internet connection D:
No idea how long it will take until our provider can fix the problem... T_T
Livestream is over, thanks for coming!

If you want to see the work in progress, click here:
maricu.tumblr.com/image/137036…

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First I want to say thank you to my first 20 watchers!
You guys are awesome <3

If you like to, you can come and join me on my livestream at Picarto:
picarto.tv/Maricu

I'm working on an illustration with Nona and Benedikt :D

You can use the chat even when you don't have an account there, just type a new user name into the chat!