All About Me
Current Occupation: R&D Chemist, Project Assistant
Background Education :
- Chemistry (w/ concentration in Information Technology)
- Chemical Engineering
Join Date: December 2006
Hello, my name is FinalVirucide. I am largely a self-taught artist (as I have only taken one single semester class of Studio Art in my entire life!), often relying on tutorials and observation in order to learn the same skills that artists and craftsmen employ in their work. My interests in Arts and Crafts is largely that of a hobby - much of my background is in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Information Technology, and I currently hold a part-time job as a project assistant and a full time job as an R&D chemist.
I'm constantly experimenting all the time with what I do and what I create, so don't be surprised if I suddenly shift from one type of art/craft into another or if I shift mediums from time to time! Feel free to explore my galleries to see what I have done so far; I'm welcome to any good critique or feedback that can help me improve.
Commissions, Art Trades, and Requests
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I am currently taking commissions for non-commercial use of fractal art only. Payment is done through dA points (you will will have to convert your money into dA points if you commission me for fractal art). Payment is based on the size of the fractal:
- Avatar size [50*50 to 150*150]: 40 points (equivalent of $0.50 US)
- Smaller than 1280*800 px: 80 points (equivalent of $1 US)
- Between 1280*800 px to 1920*1440 px: 400 points (equivalent of $5 US).
- Larger than 1920*1440: (not doing at this time)
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Do you take requests or art trades?
No, I'm sorry, but I do not take requests or do art trades. Please do not make an piece of art for me and then expect me to make something for you in return - that is rather pushy and rude.
Can I use some of your work for my deviation/video/website/[insert alternative creative work here]?
Ask me first, and then I'll decide. I want to know how you plan on using the art work - I don't want to see my art end up on something that misrepresents me or my creative work or falsely endorses something.
Note that this doesn't apply to works where I applied a Creative Commons license on them. Just follow the license rules where applicable.
I'd like to know how you make some of your stuff. Can you make a tutorial?
It depends on the project that you want me to design a tutorial for. I currently hold both a part-time and full-time job, so I may not be able to design all tutorials right away. So I encourage you to search for tutorials by other people first or consider asking someone else if you desperately need a tutorial for a rush project (like a birthday gift for example). Keep in mind, I've already shared some templates and tutorials already. Please look through my gallery first before asking.
I do not do tutorials for projects where a tutorial for a similar project already exists. Search engines like Google are your best friends! Please take a time out to search for a tutorial that can help you before asking me first!
I want to buy some of your plushies/fan art/jewelry/chibi charms/etc.! Do you have a place where I can buy your craft creations?
No, I do not have a place where I sell craft creations. I'm not in a position where I can sell anything.
Do you sell prints?
Yes, but I only sell prints on dA because it is the only website where I don't have to fork over my SS number.
Not all my deviations are prints, but I will consider making some of my deviations as prints if there's enough support for them and if I still have the original file on my computer (some of my earlier fractal flame renders got wiped out by a virus infection *sadface*, so I only have the original rendered image for those which may or may not fit the print specs you are looking for). A lot of my work has custom watermarks on them, so if you see a watermarked image that you want to buy as a print, please leave me a message so I can make the print available. Otherwise, simply just press the "request as print" button.
I send a request for one of your deviations to be submitted to a group/club. Why did you decline?
The core focus of your group/club is probably something I do not agree with (example: asking for my "Yu-Gi-Oh!" fanart to be submitted to a Revolutionshipping club when I'm a Vaseshipping fan). If you think otherwise, please send me a PM, and we can talk it over.
What the story behind your name "FinalVirucide"?
It's a play on my name initials and my job as a chemist for a company that produces medical devices and products, including those for use in sterilization.
What the heck is with your old weird name?
It's a misspelling of my nickname, which is "Cheddar" (which I originally wanted, so it would look like "cheddarismyname")... Apparently, a misspelling can go a long way - "Chaddar" is apparently the name of a type of veil worn my some Muslim women. Prior to dA's introducing name changes, I was much too vain to just switch to another account back then (dA didn't have the ability to change usernames that time) and I think it's interesting to have an account named after a veil instead of a cheese for a while.
I saw on a list by Maki-Tak that you're cheddargirl from Scratch. Is that true?
Yep, that's right, one and the same. Just don't go asking me about Scratch-related issues here, though, this isn't the place for it (and it will very likely go unnoticed and buried under all my other dA messages, too!). You might have noticed that ~fieryblackrose is another one of my accounts also; that being said, if you're looking for Scratch-related art from me, you'll want to visit my other account instead. ;D
I noticed two of your Scratch animation projects are on dA. How did you get your Scratch projects on dA?
Actually, dA doesn't support .sb (Scratch Project) files, but dA does support video files. I used a CamStudio setup to record my Scratch project and then uploaded the film video to dA. Not all of my animation Scratch projects are on dA, though (we all know how that dA's cannot cover as much instances of Fair Use as well as Scratch does).
(Want to know more about submitting film on dA? See FAQ #831: Why can't just anyone submit film?)
I GIVE OUT LLAMAS AS MY WAY OF SAYING "THANKS" TO PEOPLE WHO GIVE ME FAVES, COMMENTS, POINTS, AND LLAMAS. YOU DON'T NEED TO THANK ME FOR THE LLAMA!