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Journal Entry: Sat Jun 27, 2015, 7:17 AM
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So turns out I'll be attending as more than just an on-goer it seems! :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:  

On the 2nd day I'll be doing a panel for you folks.
Of course, I've never done one before, let alone attend a con, so expect absolutely everything to go wrong :dummy:

At it's core, it's a panel aimed at beginner digital artists, as well as traditional artists who maybe want a way to digitise their work.
But maybe it'll appeal to artists who already have their own methods and maybe just wish to see an alternative.

What I'll be doing is showing how I take my messy, unfinished sketches (Pretty sure it'll be the first time I've ever even shown my sketches) and fully flesh them out into a finished piece using software like Adobe Photoshop. (Lining, colouring, shading, etc...)
I'll also be doing a Q&A with anyone who wants to chat during the whole thing c:

Absolutely no idea how it's gonna play out, but hopefully I won't mess it up entirely!

- Veggie


Journal Entry: Wed Jun 24, 2015, 4:10 PM
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Seriously appreciate all the comments today, I would reply to them all, but I figured a journal would be quicker easier!

Always wonderful to hear such great things; thanks a lot! :dummy:

Heading to Galacon!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:25 AM
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First time heading to one of the European Conventions in person, outghta be something eh? :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:
Also spending some time in Frankfurt before heading to Stuttgart; week of chilling and all that c:

Might see some of you there!

- Veggie

Just a Little Motivation.

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 9, 2015, 3:33 AM
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:bulletgreen:  COMMISSIONS SLOTS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN  :bulletgreen: 

So, this is something that has been bothering me for a while.
I often get messages saying things like "I wish I could draw like you!" or "I can't draw this well at all!

What if I told you that I used to be absolutely shite at digital art before?
Like, bloody atrocious. See for youself!

Back when I first started:

Oldest by Veggie55
Back when I was using GIMP, struggling to learn the basics of doing art on a computer, and using the mouse to do absolutely everything.
Shaky lines along with a plethora of other errors. But we all gotta start somewhere, right?

A few years later:

Older by Veggie55
A bit of an improvement over the years!
While the lines are still jittery and a few other questionable errors, I think you'll agree that it's leaps above what I was doing years before it.
Still stuck with beloved GIMP.

Recent work:

Now by Veggie55
After the almost 2-year hiatus I took, I moved on from GIMP and full-time into Photoshop.
SMOOTH LINES, would you believe it?!
As well as overall improvements to colouring and other areas.

So, what should you take from this?

Look, I don't even consider myself a proper artist; I don't strive to do it as a career, I just enjoy it as a hobby.
But even so, even I have improved after years of practice!

And hell, I know for a fact that I can do better than this, and only time/persistence will let that happen.

Basically what I'm saying is;

No matter how bad you think that you are right now, don't just give up. You're bound to improve.

Keep on doodling!

- Veggie

Commission Slots: OPEN

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 8, 2015, 10:52 AM
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Okay, let's see how this goes.

If you're interested in getting a commission from me, send a note here on DeviantArt, something along the lines of "[COMMISSION]", so it'll be clear.

For now, I've no set pricing in mind, as I'm writing this as I head out the door. We'll discuss it in the notes; don't worry, I'm not too greedy. Though it's pretty much the same basic idea as anyone else's commissions (ie: Sketches would be cheaper than lineart, lineart is cheaper than flat colours, etc...)


As per usual, I keep it simple and just use Paypal. 
I also prefer to wait until I've at least the sketch done before accepting payments; hate the feeling of owing things ^^;

Any payments will gladly aid in my way to possibly attending a few different cons this year :dummy:

What don't you do?

- I generally try to avoid comic-strip commissions. Unless they're absolutely brilliant or hilarious. (Not trying to sound too pretentious here.) But if you've an idea that you'd like someone to make, fire a note my way; I've had some great ones before.

- Humans. I dunno, I just don't enjoy drawing people, sorry. I:

- The... uh, different interests people have. *cough* Vore, and all that jazz. There are plenty of folks willing to do it out there, you'll find someone.

- OC characters. No, I do draw them, though I only tend to draw ones I actually like. (ie: No black/red alicorn bat OCs with some crazy-arse foot fetish or something kay?)

- I try to avoid anything that'll be insanely time-consuming too, unless of course, there's quite a decent little payment behind it c: #sellout 

So yeah, if anyone's interested, note away!
I'll only take on a few at a time, so expect this journal to close and open repeatedly.

Oh, and if there's anything you're unsure of, leave a comment! I'll answer it.

- Veggie

Leaving questions in comments.

Journal Entry: Sat May 30, 2015, 10:35 AM
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Just a little thing

I see often enough that people leave comments on a bunch of my various different comics asking questions about certain things.

You'd be better off doing so on my actual profile instead, as I tend to reply to comments there much more frequently than the latter!

That is all :salute:

Voice Acting

Journal Entry: Fri May 15, 2015, 8:48 AM
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So, comics should return to normal soon!

But while I have you here, I wanted to ask something; do you or anyone you know need some additional voice-actors for anything in particular?
Last week I started recording things for people again, and just felt like offering to help anyone who could use it!

If you're interested, I've a few demos I can send your way to show what I generally do.
If you've never heard me before, basically people say I've a... how would you put it; deep, throaty voice, though many times I've been asked to do the likeness of Chris O'Neill (OneyNG).

While I certainly wouldn't call myself a professional, I have been paid on occasions to do lines for people; and I've a pretty decent mic-setup just for it.

Just wanted to put this out there, especially now that I'm almost on my summer holidays.
I never really bothered to try get into voice-work in the fandom for some reason, only stuff outside, so thought I'd see if anything's needed :la:

That is all!

- Veggie

Almost Finished, Scrapped Comics a Tiny F.A.Q.

Journal Entry: Mon May 4, 2015, 1:46 PM
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Ohaider :wave:

Almost Finished

Sorry that I haven't had a comic for you guys in almost a fortnight now; things are still hectic at the moment with deadlines.
But this week is my final week of classes and all assignments will be submitted the following week :dummy:

So, hopefully I'll get something done up for you guys by then, and if not by then, at least I'll be at home with time to work on them for you.

Scrapped Comics

I actually managed to throw together two comics in the small smidgens of free time I had over the last week; but I'm not happy with them at all to be honest,
They just feel rushed and don't really go anywhere :shrug:

If you still wanna check them out, here, I'll keep them in my stash:
 Ech 1 by Veggie55 Ech 2 by Veggie55

Instead, I'd rather wait until I've something that I'm happy with to submit here.

Tiny F.A.Q.

People have been PMing me here, some with the same question repeated multiple times, so I figured that I'd take the most common ones asked and quickly answer here in the hopes that I won't be asked many times again :la:

Do you do requests/art-trades?

No, I generally don't.
I make exceptions for close friends or whatnot, but that's about it, sorry!

 Do you have a Patreon?

No, and I never will, don't worry.

I love/hate the idea of it; some people deserve to have one, as it really is the only way to help them with their talent.
Most people though, at least to me, don't deserve it, and simply use it as a means to make money for little to no effort.

While I'm flattered that you'd be willing to support me financially on a monthly basis, I'd be against the idea.
This is a hobby of mine, not a job, and there are many folks out there who deserve the generous donations that you're willing to give.

Plus, I mean, making money of a television IP is pretty fucking risky regardless :'D
*cough* Dodgy offerings of commissions *cough*

If you REALLY wanna donate to me in some way, I have a paypal account,  though steam games are always nice <3

Do you have any convention plans?

Well, as of now, nothing set in stone.

I've never physically attended one, though I was at Buck in the UK via Skype a few years back.
Let's just say, I've been asked by a few (Mainly around Europe) if I'd be willing to attend as a guest and I've yet to make a decision.

Though it does sound like it could be an awesome experience!

Oh, and another note type I've gotten a few of;
If you're organising a con, don't be afraid to ask me; I don't bite :'D 

Some people have written to me, afraid that simply asking me about something was somehow offending me, huehue.
You can ask me whatever and anything; it's never a HASSLE to read text.
Unless it's a shite fanfic...

Will you ever update/make new tutorials?

Been meaning to for some time!
Possibly will over the summer; we'll see.

Do you have an OC?

Yus. The guy in my avatar.
This guy -->Veggie by Wicklesmack drawn by the wonderful Wicklesmack

Commissions m8?

Soon m8.

Can I add you on Skype/Steam ect.?

On skype, I pretty much accept anyone, so go nuts. Though granted, I often forget it's turned on and reply super late to folks.

As for steam? Well, it's my chill-out zone, I've had an issue years back where over 300 random bronies had added me and just blocked up my friends list.
So I'm kinda stricter about my Steam friends list nowadays.

Start on Skype or something, see where it goes! :dummy:

Uhm... did I miss anything... uh... feck, I don't really remember; those where the main ones.

If there's anything you wanna ask me that's not here, fire away; I don't bite.

Anyways, that's it for now folks!
One more week left, then a few more assignments to hand up and I should be able to chill for a while :la:

Final few weeks before the holidays.

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 19, 2015, 9:04 AM
Firstly, apologies for not having a comic uploaded this week.
I know that I don't normally aim to do stuff every week, but I do like when I get stuff done every 10-or-so days ^^;

I totally wasn't playing GTA V non-stop all week... no.... not...not at all :paranoid:

So yeah, as the title says, I'm in my last few weeks of college before we break off for the Summer holidays.

You: "Aww yeh, that's good, innit?"

Damn right it is! 
But it does mean that my assignment deadlines are fast approaching... and there's still quite a lot of work left to do.

You: "So, uh, wut does this mean?"

Well, it means that buying GTA V right before the the holidays was a stupid fucking idea  It means that Why, why did I do this to myself?!   IT MEANS THAT I'll be pretty slow to work on comics and whatnot for a few weeks; just while I'll balance it out with assignments and other things.

But I will hopefully get one uploaded some time during this coming week!

You: "Ah, so a lot of exams and stuff?"

Lel, no. I do multimedia, I've only 1, 30-minute exam. Instead of studying, I've constant assignment work to do!


When I'm on my holidays, commissions will be open again; this time without the pressures of trying to balance them with college work :dummy:

You: "And how are you in general?"
N'aww, you care? xox

Not too bad, to be honest!
Just so long as I get all this stuff done on time, I should stay that way.

Though I wish I had the Witcher 3 right now... blarg

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I probably won't get anything done this week...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 14, 2015, 8:47 AM
If I don't get any work done this week... by Veggie55
Including college assignments...


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2.5 Million Pageviews + 26'000 Watchers

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 8, 2015, 5:13 PM

Title pretty much sums it up!

Thank you all! :glomp:

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Easter Commissions + Life Updates

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 30, 2015, 2:05 PM
Hoh boy, I'm gonna regret this, aren't I?

So, good news and bad news, folks :wave:

The good news is that I'm off college for the following fortnight thanks to the Easter Break, though I've still got my assignments to work on, it does give me a lot more free time than usual. 

The bad news is that I decided to take my PC MUSTARD-RACE MLG 1337 MONSTER desktop in to be checked out, as it's having an issue that I can't quite seem to work out.
So I'm working from my laptop for the next few days at least I:

So I figured, hell, why not do a few small commissions during my time off? It'll kill any time I spend wasting trying not to do assignment work :la:

BUT JUST A FEW SMALL ONES , as I'm trying to make comics at the same time in this fortnight of relative peace!

Veggie's Weird Commission Rule Thingies

1. I'm not gonna use fixed prices for these select few.  

Sucky as it may be, I'm simply going to balance it between value and time-consumption.
Basically, if you wanna be super generous in how much you're willing to pay for a commission, then I'm most likely going to do yours. Unless of course it's, like, some MASSIVE bloody thing that'll take a good week to do :noes:

Apologies, when the summer rolls along, I'll have a set pricing-system back in place, fair to everyone!

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2. What I Will / Will Not Do:  

:bulletred: For starters, MASSIVE commissions are a no. (ie: Long comic strips, a large group of characters doing a variety of things, sequential-imagery, etc...)

I'm off, but I'm not off for THAT long! Plus, like I said, I'm working off my laptop, the screen's a lot smaller than my usual dual-monitor setup.

For now. If you have a huge idea in mind, contact me again when i open summer commissions; I'll surely have time then (:

:bulletred: If you've known me for a few years now, you should remember my OLD journal about my views on OC characters that people ask me to draw;  OC Ponies (Warning: Raging)

That pretty much still stands, and it's simply because I cannot bring myself to draw a character that is too ridiculous to exist.

That doesn't mean that I DON'T do OC characters, in fact if you check my old commission gallery, you'll see quite a few.

:bulletred: The weird (to me) shite:

I'm not judging, but please, don't ask me to make commissions such as vore, transformations, foot-fetish bollocks etc.

There are plenty of folks who are more than happy to do that for you.

:bulletred: Humans:

Ech, I haven't watched any of that EQG stuff, nor do I plan on.

So if you were hoping for that kinda stuff, apologies, ain't gonna happen.

:bulletred: Shipping:

Ech, again, I've done shipping stuff before, though it's always been CanonXCanon or OCxOC.

Don't be that guy who wants his alicorn OC to mount Rainbow Dash, please.
Have him bang another OC or summit instead.

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3. Availability:  

Like I said, I'm only off for 2 weeks, in which I'm working on my own comic stuff as well as academic stuff, so I'm not going to have commissions open for long, nor will I really be doing that many of them.

If you miss out, just keep an eye out as in about 6 weeks they'll probably be available again, this time for much, much longer!

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4.  Payment:  

No, I don't use points. Sorry, I just don't have a use for them. :shrug:
Nor do I consider art trades a type of payment ^^;

The way I've always gone with is Paypal transactions, and I pretty much plan on keeping it that way.
Unless of course you wanna buy me some awesome games on :iconsteam-plz: ;D

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5.  How to send a request:  

Just send me a note on here with something like "[COMMISSION]" in the title so that I can mark it.

I usually reply to everyone, accepting or rejecting their request, but if you hear nothing back from me, just send another note and I'll surely see it.

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6.  Types of commissions?:

I usually offer 3 basic types, varying in price.

- Lined (Lineart only)

- Flat colour (No shading)

- Full colour (Shaded and other stuff)

Bleh, I hate the bloody things, though if you REALLY want one that bad, I'm sure I can do something :p

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7.  What can you do with your commission?:

It's yours, go nuts.

I won't be posting them on my account anymore; seemingly people started to unwatch me because I uploaded a few scattered commissions among comic strips :shrug:

You can absolutely upload it to your own account and any other site you want. 

Just be sure to credit me though, ok? c:

Hue, just realised how cynical this all sounds.

Don't be deterred, I DO enjoy making commissions for you guys! :la:
It's just, you do get asked to do a lot of weird shite... just trying to filter in the not-so-weird ones...

Let the games.... begin?

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Re: Commissions

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 6, 2015, 5:03 AM
Just out of curiosity, all prices and whatever aside, would anyone be looking for any commissions at this time? c:

Should have a new comic up tonight too

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MLP? Heh... funny you should mention that...

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 4:32 PM

Yeah, long-arse journal, I know, sorry :v

Oh boy, where to begin? 

Have you ever looked back at something you did years ago and think; “Wow, please, no, I didn’t say/do that, did I?”

I’ve just had one of those moments… Feeling preeeeeetty dumb… 


As you probably know (Unless you’re one of my more recent watchers), on August 7th 2013, I finished up doing MLP-Related content and had hopes of making my own webcomics. (Really missed that goal, didn’t I?)

The reason I gave for this was due to my State-Examinations at the time, which had not only driven me away from watching the show, but also sucked up pretty much any of my downtime which I usually spent making images for you guys.
That said, I only just finished said exams when I made that decision to leave, thinking that when I went to college, I would still have very little time to enjoy the whole MLP scene again.

 … This is the part where I realise how much of a dumbass 17-year-old Veggie really was.


Since I started my course, even with the extra time I spend on assignments, I still have plenty of free-time which I could easily have spent being a productive person, but instead squandered most of it, rarely doing anything with all the excess hours.
(Seeing a pattern here?)


Ever since then, I always contemplated getting back into the fandom, with my (hopefully) improved skills, and even now I still feel the same way.

And as of the last month, the urge has grown, to the point of making this here journal you’re reading.




“Wow, I knew it, you should’ve just taken a break, you dumbass, instead of overreacting and downright leaving, wow, you make me feel ashamed to be human. Bwahahahaha!”

And hey, I won’t lie, you’re totally right. In fact, I did it not just once, but twice, for the same reason.

So yeah, I totally deserved that.


… okay, I deserved that too.


I guess what I’m trying to say is that I want to… try again, I guess?

I wanted to see if I could get back into it after this stupid 2-Year gap I made myself and see if I could get back to making some content for you guys, since, really, that’s all that I missed.

Your feedback, ideas, reactions, all that jazz; meant the world to me. (Hell, I had, like, 50 watchers before MLP came along, you guys are the only reason I was ever noticed!)


So, while I don’t want to make a definite statement (You know, like my definite statement about leaving…) about returning full-time, I definitely wanted to make an attempt, and if it went well, try get back uploading content on a regular basis, and hopefully not make the same mistakes that I did years ago.
(Producing poorly-written and made content purely to maintain a consistent upload rate was probably my biggest sin.)

Netflix is urging me to catch up on what I missed, and talking with some of the great friends I made over the years always greatly helped, filling me in on the latest happenings and whatnot, encouraging me to give it another shot.

Sorry for writing a bloody novel in this journal, and if you read all of this, I greatly appreciate it. (And question your sanity...)

And sorry for being such a drama-queen back then, hell, even now, I mean, did you read this? Bloody hell, I make it sound like I’m dying or something.

Anyways, long story short, I want to give it all another shot, and hopefully improve in those places that I failed, and to never write another bloody dramatic journal entry again, EVER.


So yeah, I’m going to sleep on it, but I welcome your thoughts and opinions, after all, the only reason I’m really considering this is because of you guys.


Let’s see what happens, eh?


- Veggie  :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:





"So, you'll draw my OC?!"

... Baby steps... baby steps...

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*blows dust off of account*
*blows dust off drawing tablet*

Ohai there, how're things?

Just felt like updating my DeviantArt in some manner while waiting for a fresh cuppa. 

I noticed that I'm stilling getting, like, a few thousand people coming to my page on a daily basis, as well as still gaining more watchers despite having not done a MLP comic since 7th August 2013 :noes:


Just feels like a waste, considering how many people I've seen here that deserve that kind of activity, y'know, since they'd be uploading pretty much every day.

Season 5, as far as I'm aware of, should be starting off soon enough, no? (Or have a completely fallen off the wagon?)
Community still seems to be kicking around though.

I remember being all excited for the new seasons due to all the new shit I could draw :'D

Anything new or completely crazy happening lately?
I'm pretty much out of the loop completely.

it's nearing 5 years now, holy shit.
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Thanks for them birthday wishes though <3

Wow, I'm over 2 weeks late...

I'll draw something at some point too D:
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Just thought I'd make this journal to explain my recent inactivity.
But let's do it in flash points :D

Veggie, how are you right now?
Been better, thanks for asking ;)
I'm awaiting blood tests to see whether I have merely tonsillitis or worse, glandular fever :I
So for the past week I've been stuck indoors; fun times!

Yo, you've been indoors AND sick, why didn't you draw poni- I mean,  stuff?
Heh, well, call my college deadlines are coming right now, so for the past fortnight I've been working my ass off trying to get everything submitted on time. As you can imagine, being sick is a pretty bad set back. But my classes officially end tomorrow (5th) and I've only 2 small exams on before my VERY LONG Christmas break. (Well into the end of January <3) 

So, yeah. I've most under control right now, just 2-3 need a proper finish and I'm done. Over the weekend I plan on drawing up some stuff, all kinds of stuff, and finishing that silly comic I sketched up weeks ago :v

So, when are your pony-comics coming back?
Aha, clever you. Kudos for trying at least.
As of now, no, I still have no plans for doing any pony comics ever again, that's not to say that sketches and images aren't out of the question. 
Whilst I still haven't watched Season 4, I must admit that I've been looking back on some of the older stuff, the stuff that made the fandom awesome and I missed it, honestly :c 
I mean, they're fun to draw, maaaaaaaaaybe not comic-wise, but in general, and from my friends I've heard that S4's been pretty swell.

I've another good wait before I'm recovered, who knows? I might actually finish off Season 3 and actually watch Season 4. What then? I really can't say.

Ermagerd, you're coming back!
No, I didn't say that :v So don't start spreading stuff like that, please D;
I still wanna do my own stuff, but I also wanted to do something, you don't wanna know...

Ah, go on, tell me, I'm your pal, I won't say shit ;) 
Well, alright buddy. 
I guess I've always wanted to depict those MLP characters my own way, it's the one thing I've always regretted tbh. But it's just, I was so far in by the time I'd realised, it was too late to kinda... stop.

But yeah, some day, I really wanna just draw everyone, my way, and only my way.
Hopefully I will :)

What else is new then?
Eck, fuck all really, mate. Browsing around for a GTX 780 TI, finding the ABSOLUTE dirt-cheapest one I can, since Ireland can have some amaze-balls deals on PC-related things :p
Other than that? No, nothing really.


Ah go on, just watch it tomorrow, you know what I mean.
Alright, fine. I will. I promise 

Haven't seen that in a while, eh?

Good lord, mate, hold your horses. (huehuehuehue)

Since I STILL get notes about them, I figured I'd answer.
Well, yes and no.
No, because, well, you know.
And yes, because I have time and need money.

*Insert any other questions into le comments section.

such interest

                    many cool

        pony wow

            so pinke


Alright, that's me done for the night.

- Veggie

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:wave: Greetings everyone!
Just popping by to come full circle with that infamous Leaving Cert State Exam I did for a few weeks in June, and that made me take a short break from ponies back in 2011 to study.
Well, for you non-Irish folk, I'll put this as easily as I can.

The course I want to do, Multimedia, asks for roughly 365 points, and recommends the subjects English, Art and Music.
In my Leaving, I managed to get 515 points, and I also did the 3 required subjects (:

(HL) - Higher Level (OL) - Ordinary Level
A1: 95%-100% A2: 85%-89% 
B1: 80%-84% B2: 75%-79% B3: 70%–74%
And so on...

Here were mine:

HL) Irish (Gaeilge) A2 90 Points  - Annoyed slightly that this wasn't A1, as were many people in my year, they marked it pretty damn hard.

HL) English (Béarla) B1 85 Points - Happy with this, since most of the course is learning and opinions rather than the expressing and use of the language.

HL)French (Fraincís) B1 85 Points - Bah, was almost certain I'd gotten an A in this, I blame the awful questions the examiner gave me in the oral exam :v

HL)Italian (Iodáilis) A2 90 Points - Very happy with this, seeing as I only began the course 2 years ago!

HL)Art (Ealaín) B2 80 Points - Considering I fucked up the main part of this exam, I'm happy with this result. Worst subject ever though.

HL)Music (Ceol) B1 85 Points - Disappointed, again, like the rest of my class. This was marked extremely harshly IMO.

OL)Maths (Mata) A2 50 Points - Not counting this subject anyways, but yera, can't complain about it really.

And since I did all subjects, bar English, through Irish, I get myself a nice little bonus!

Now just waiting for Monday to hear if I get my course or not, we'll see what happens!


Today I finally got the 2nd session of my tattoo done, currently wrapped up and hidden from my father ;D
Here's a fairly small version of it, uploaded on the artist's Instagram:
Absolutely delighted with it, much better than I'd ever hoped for!


And for anyone who cares, I've actually been doing quite a lot of drawings lately, been having great fun with the tablet!
Actually, had the first comic strip idea sketched up, part of it lined already.
Though I won't make it the official, as it really is just a test one.

Basically, I've a tonne of random shit from one night (some of which is uploaded here:… )
But nothing's set in stone yet, though I'd really like to make something of it, a hobby to pass the time!

Unfortunately, I'm taking my PC in tomorrow to get her checked up, as I'm skeptical about some sounds she's making. But gonna upgrade her while I'm at it, fitting in 32Gb of RAM along with a much awaited core i7 processor.
While she's away, I'll probably end up reverting to pencil and paper, might get some more stuff done!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand that's about it for now!
Oh, but I'm working on a little audio test that seems to have interested Simon Viklund somewhat, the guy who made the music to the likes of the Payday games ;D
- Veggie

Time to Move on...

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 7, 2013, 1:38 PM
Hey all :wave:
How you guys doing?
I'm leaving the MLP stuff.

Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.)  is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.
It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.

As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.
Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3. 
It's just I've certainly lost an interest in the whole fandom aspect of it, sadly lowering myself to the level of refusing to use the title of "brony".
Which means that I've also lost an interest in the whole comic-making aspect too, while I do still have fun, at times, I'd ask myself; "Why am I still doing this?"

And so, with today's upload: 
Curse you, Poseidon. by Veggie55
I'd say that's probably going to be the last (Pony) comic idea I'll make.

I'm surprised I lasted this long really, I'd originally only planned on doing MLP art for about a month!
But don't think I'm not grateful for the support you guys have given me over the last, what, 2-3 years? It's been great, even with all the hate and berating that came towards the final months!
Not to mention that this show is the only reason that I still have a DeviantArt account, plus it gave me something productive...ish to do! 

Plus, I've made a tonne of great friends from the whole experience, you know who you are, and I'll be damn sure to keep in touch with them all (:
Not only did I get involved in the art section, but of course, I partook in some aspects of the music sector too! Helping out various musicians from this very talented fandom, and man, it was a blast.
"Want it Need it" (…Is still probably my most favourite! (Thanks Taylor!)

Oh! And the interviews I got were a blast, I really wish I'd had the chance to do more!
Though the Cutie Art Crusaders one (…) is still a favourite of mine! (Thanks too!)
It's funny when I think about it.
I mean, when I first got onto Deviantart, I had managed to get 37 watchers, and I was like "Holy shit, look at all the support I have!"
And yet, at the time of writing, I'm currently on a whopping 25'201, like, wow. 
I guess I've got Equestria Daily to blame thank for that, and having the extra support did give me reason to keep going!
Even though I'm overrated beyond belief :faint:

Then there's also all you guys who added me on steam and other outlets, hope you didn't mind being dominated by my insane Pyro skills in TF2 :trollface:

I guess I really only have one regret, and that's having never even made an attempt to attend a Convention (I wouldn't really count the Skype call at BUCK)
Stubborn Irish blood runs deep in me at times, as I'd decided that I hate conventions before having even tried one...
Sorry, I guess it's too late now.

So, you're deactivating your account and deleting all the random people in your steam/skype and forgetting this all entirely?
No, I won't deactivate my account, in fact, I might actually have use for it in the future.
If I bring myself to it, I'd begun work on my own Independent web-comics and hopefully I'll continue working on them until I'm ready to share them with the world.
Maybe I'll use my Deviantart is a starting point, who knows!

As for the randomers, well, I'll see. Not yet anyways!

But there's one last pony-related thing I want to do.
It's not going to be new, but it'll most likely be the last pony-related submission I'll make.
What I have in mind is remaking the first comic I made;   
&quot;I'll Never Fly&quot; by Veggie55
Just to come around full circle, seemed fitting enough to me.

I want to apologise to those who'd only recently requested a commission or two from me, as you can tell, I probably won't be motivated to make them.

Lastly, I just want to say again how grateful I am for all you guys here on Deviantart, and even those on sites like Derpibooru and reddit and such.
Though I never deserved this, I'm grateful for what I was given (:
There are plenty of much better comic-artists in the fandom now, most of who you are probably already following! You'll be fine ;D

Who knows, I'll still probably be here, browsing various artists and making completely useless polls, or I might stop, I don't know.

Anyways, that's about it, guys.
I'll finish up that remake and then I guess I'll just vanish somewhere.
Or just hit me up in a game or something!

Thanks, again.

- Veggie :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:

  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Building Buildings - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Reading: Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Watching: -
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  • Drinking: Coffee
:wave: Greetings!
Sorry for the lack of comics lately, I'm almost finished one, just working on it on and off between commissions!

Also, had my first of two tattoo sessions yesterday, and simply couldn't be happier!
Although my arm is itching like hell and smothered in all sorts of ointments and such, the design is way better than anything I'd imagined :)
And having waited 5 years to finally get it done, it's well worth it!

Outlines are finished, getting the shading done in August!
If you want a few crappy phone-pictures, just ask :p

What else is new?
Sadly, nothing much really. Since I finished those exams, I've just been lazy :nuu:
Oh, but concerts coming up in August!
First up; Blur in Dublin on the 1st, can't wait!

But working on the remaining commissions and hopefully will have that comic uploaded later this week!
What about you guys? Anything new?

- Veggie


It's been a long time since I've done these, so I think I'm just going to stick with the previous price-ranges I'd had for the last 2 years.


Before you commission me, please read;

- I do not accept point commissions. 
- I have the right to decline your commission ideas. I'm particularly harsh about OC commissions. It sucks, but there's no easy way around it.
- I will not do an insanely huge commissions,( ie; a 20-page comic, a massive 30+ character poster etc...) They just take too long to do.
- Don't be too ridiculous. I've never drawn jets, boats, military equipment, space battles etc. As much as some people seem to think, I'm not able to draw anything and everything.
- As bad as it is, I'm more inclined to start a commission in which someone is willing to pay more than one that is not earning as much. But I will try to get all of them done.


How do I commission you?
Send me a note with a prefix such as [COMMISSION] along with any references and as accurate a description as you can.
I'll reply to everyone, but since I received many last time, do be patient as it can take some time to reply to them all.

I'll let you know when I'm beginning your commission(s) and I can send you previews and such if you so desire.


Pricing: :nuu:
This is always pretty painful to do.
Seeing as I'm off to college next year, this money would prove invaluable to me, but I'll try not to strain too much from what I'd done before.

- Single Image (Pony from Show.):
: [ +€5/$7 per extra character ]
: [ Extra for a background depending on complexity]

- Single Image (OC Pony):
: [ +€5 /$7 per extra character ]
: [ Extra for a background depending on complexity ]
: [ Extra pricing could apply to character complexity ]

- Comic Strips
Determinant. Usually begins at €30 / $40
Comics are a bitch to price as some are simple, using very few characters and/or panels whereas others can have a host of panels, characters, locations etc.
I'll discuss the pricing with you in the notes you send to me.

- Other Requests.
Determinant. These commissions are rare and few, normally it's such things as Posters, Website banners, etc...
I don't expect much of these, so like the comics, prices can be discussed.


There, that is hopefully an explanation enough. The pricing is almost identical to the previous years' so I'll probably be pretty adamant to remain on them.
Feel free to ask me any questions if you're not quite sure of something (:

- Veggie
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Chemical World - Blur
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  • Drinking: Coffee