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My last journal promised a release schedule.  I'm sorry to say that, unfortunately, I haven't been able to follow it.  There's a good reason for this, though...

...I'm a business.

Kind of.

After debating it for a while, and talking it over with a friend, I've decided to start making appearances at conventions, selling my artwork and, possibly, chainmail dice bags.  Two things seque into this.

  1. The first is that I have a pitifully small inventory to offer.  When you get down to it, most of my artwork is unsellable.  It's either too small to be printed and sold, not far-enough along to be sold, or it's of material that I can't sell.  The first convention I'm going to, for instance, prohibits you from selling unlicensed materials.  Well, there go two of the items on my Release Schedule: I can't sell fan-art, and I doubt that anybody would appreciate me selling images they'd drawn and that I'd inked.  For the sake of business, I've had to concentrate on artwork that I own and can sell.
  2. The second is that I've had to concentrate on the business side of things.  I didn't know a NYS Sales Tax ID from a Certificate of Authority, nor did I know how filing or contract forms worked.  So, I've been brushing up on that, and I think I've got a good-enough handle on the situation that the NYS Tax Department won't fine me for fraud.  It also required me to come up with a business name, which gave birth to Armored Dino Productions.  If you want updates on that front, check out the Facebook page:…
These things have consumed a lot of my time.  Until I've built my inventory up to the point where I can afford to work on non-sellable artwork, and I've got all of the business aspects out of the way, I'm going to have to suspend the Release Schedule.  Sad to say it, but I don't think it'll be coming back until at least mid-late June.
  • Reading: Reaper Man
  • Watching: Peter Pan
  • Playing: Pathfinder and D&D
  • Eating: Ice Cream
  • Drinking: Hot Tea

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Dan Pertierra
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Dan is an aspiring novelist who's loved books for a long time, but loved drawing for longer. However, being very slow at drawing and moderately faster at writing, his DeviantART account doesn't get as much love or attention as it should or used to. His cats keep him company.

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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Might you let me add your raptor cleric Dusty to the Feathered-Friends group? :love:
Daitou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may indulge yourself.
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thank you kindly!
AinenDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss our chats from the msnmessenger days.
Daitou Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss a lot of things from those old days... how've you been, madam?
AinenDarkness Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
At times good and at others feeling like I'm doing nothing but floating around. How about yourself, mister? 
Daitou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good, bad, and ugly.  Same as usual, it seems.
Dungeon-Diver Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you for the watch, man!
TrabiaWasStaged Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +watch.
mlgScribe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks again for helping me edit this!
MaKo85 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the dev watch :thumbsup::meow:
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Elphaba-StJames Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see you now lurking on my account *waves* Hello!
Brian-Easton Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thanks for the fav!
MajorMoonie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I decided to poke my head in after catching wind of the "Innocent criticism getting blown out of per portion debate" over on MaKo's page. Your reply to her journal was well thought out, if not a little on the wordy side, but I was curious about your account sense you have no DevID icon thing.
I Must say I'm happy I decided to take a look at your gallery, it's really great stuff. Cheers and Happy New Year.
Daitou Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... I'm a wordy b******, and I can't ask "Can you pass the salt?" without giving a mouthful about why I need it, some trivia fact about a random city in Portugal, and- I'm doing it again, aren't I? Sorry about that.

That said, thanks for looking through my gallery, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you as well!

Valedictions and the like
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, word gets out fast on DA, lol XD
yeezil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet pink bananas Dan! It's yer birthday!

Have a great day! :D :D :D
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