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Kay Dreamer

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About Kay Dreamer

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  • Birthday 09/08/1989

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    Female
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    Australia
  • Personal Motto
    Moons and junes, and ferris wheels, the dizzy, dancing way you feel, as every fairytale comes real.
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    Art, stories, music, games, tea, red wine, rainy days.

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  1. Merry Birthiversary! 

  2. I love Your OC :3

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    2. Floppy Pug-Bunny Star Wars Man

      Floppy Pug-Bunny Star Wars Man

      Can I hug it?

       

      Also You somehow appear to be pretty nice, maybe we can chat? :3

    3. Kay Dreamer

      Kay Dreamer

      You certainly may! Kay loves hugs. ^.^

       

      I'm not around all that often due to work being insane (I'm a graduate teacher, first year out...), though you're welcome to chatter if you like. I might take weeks to reply, but I get around to it eventually. xD

    4. Floppy Pug-Bunny Star Wars Man

      Floppy Pug-Bunny Star Wars Man

      *hugs Kay* :D

       

      Weeks? I doubt it will get that long...right? xD

  3. @@Joseph Stallion, I like the sound of the sample you uploaded. Swing me a copy of the lyrics and final instrumental version. I can't promise when I can actually get this recorded, but I have the equipment to do a decent job. This is OLD, but still a reasonably accurate example of me singing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dhAdTDuDy4
  4. I think I did most of my growing last year, when I started my graduate diploma in teaching. I realised quickly that teaching was EXACTLY what I wanted to do and I excelled in that course, landing the highest grades I'd ever achieved in my many years at university. I was extremely proud of my dedication and drive throughout that year! This year I've moved out of home, I have a full time job teaching at a wonderful high school, and I'm trying to learn to be a real adult. I feel a bit overwhelmed this year, in all honesty. There's not much energy left for personal growth, but I think survivin
  5. @@Aurelleah, That piano roll interface is extremely fascinating! In many ways, that's like a new form of music notation. It doesn't quite cover my need for a inclusive program which incorporates traditional notation, because I still need to teach the students how to read and write music on a western stave... But it seems a LOT more versatile than Garageband or Mixcraft are. Come to think of it, can you load an existing midi track into the program and change the instruments to those much nicer ones you used? Sibelius is a traditional music notation program with midi export capabilities.
  6. @@Miles, I'm not 'advocating' people do anything. But a lot of people will lose resect for him over this, and I think that's fair enough. It's a natural consequence in response to what he did. He'll need to earn that respect back through legitimate hard work. I will say this in his defence; the apology he wrote is mature, contrite and it doesn't make excuses. That impressed me a fair bit, and if he proves his words are sincere, he'll earn back that lost respect. @, Selling a large volume of prints at cons does actually have an effect on the financial success of the other artists selling
  7. @@Aurelleah, Interesting! So the instruments are loop patterns, similar to Mixcraft or Garageband? Is there any way in which one can use a midi keyboard or notation software to input sound at all? (Sorry, I'm a music teacher. I'm on a bit of a hunt for the holy grail of music software. Ideally, I'm chasing something which can combine loops with limited traditional notation and the option to record digital input through a midi device. Basically, something which would appeal to every student of every ability level. So far, I haven't found it. xD)
  8. @@Miles, By "lose his livelihood", I don't mean that Drawponies should be turfed out onto the street and made to beg for handouts. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But he made a substantial income from this. To be frank, he doesn't deserve that. If he needs to go back to a part time job to make ends meet while he rebuilds his reputation and fractured fan base to the point where he can once again make a living off original art, I think that's fair. I'm not saying he should never agin be able to make art his career, but he'll need to work hard to regain what he's lost. Yes, people deserve
  9. @@Aurelleah, It certainly has a very 'grand epic' vibe to it, and I love the percussion you've chosen! To me, it paints a picture of the Mane 6 embarking on some great adventure. The driving strings and almost ethereal flute also help. What program did you use, if you don't mind my asking?
  10. @@Lil'Cinnamon, @, @@Miles, The real issue isn't that he traced his art. I have no respect for people who trace, it's absolutely useless as a method for improvement, but it harms no one when done for personal use. However, the line is crossed when you start making money off your traced works. This guy took his traced art to conventions and sold it there. He's traced art and profited from it. That is unethical and dishonest. His ill-gained popularity also drew customers away from artists who were doing the right thing and creating original work, siphoning profits which might have other
  11. I love having neat powerpoint presentations to introduce content to classes, but DAMN they take forever to make! ;_;

    1. Pathfinder

      Pathfinder

      The good ones do, in truth... >_>

  12. @@MiniKirby123s eyes are fairly close to what Lyra's look like. Just brighten the yellow down the bottom, and make the darker parts at the top a more orange-ish red. Never be afraid to load an existing image into your art program of choice and use the eyedropper tool to pick up colours. I certainly wouldn't suggest becoming dependent on it, but it can teach you a whole lot about how colours relate to one another.
  13. Hey @@AmberDust! Colours are an extremely tricky thing to master, and a classic mistake of artists who are still learning is over-saturating them; making them too bright. This is mostly what Amber is suffering from, though the blues and greens don't really relate well to each other either, which makes the issue a little more prominent. I do think @@Blue Moon is very much on the right track with his recolour, though there are a couple of things that can be improved. I've built on it a little bit, and tweaked a few things. What I did: Desaturated the teal colour of her body even mo
  14. That awkward moment when you're too short to turn on the roof-mounted projector in the classroom, even in heels, and you need to ask a student to do it for you. (It's now become something of a running joke with most of my classes. ) Also, that awkward moment when you lose your train of thought while explaining something, and you need to ask the class what the hell you were talking about.
  15. Hello, Timemagetim. My name is Kay, I'm currently helping with character reviews here in EqE. I've looked over what you have here so far, and I must first say - well done! Howling Wind seems like a unique and interesting character, and I do believe he'll be a good fit for many roleplays here in EqE. Since you requested for someone to look over what you have so far, I'll leave my observations on things that need tweaking or changing below. The personality section repeats itself a fair bit between the two paragraphs. For example, you mention him being cranky during the daylight hours three
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