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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Member NollaigFemale/Ireland Groups :iconlionkingstorytellers: LionKingStorytellers
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Nollaig
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Ireland
Hiyo! My name is Nollaig, and I'm a 26 year old animation-enthusiast from Ireland. I'm not a particularly amazing artist, I just use my art as a way to vent/express my love of animated movies (stemming from a childhood obsession with TLK, though The Road To El Dorado is my favourite animated movie!

My Gallery: My gallery features all kinds of weird and wonderful things, including well known Disney and Dreamworks movie fanart, lesser known movie fanart, My Little Pony, Pokemon, some digital portraits of my favourite famous people, there's a Tardis in there somewhere and lots more - so check it out!

Commissions: I'm currently open for commissions on a regular basis (I close when the slots fill up, and re-open when one becomes available.) Add my commission journal to your favourites to never miss an opening! fav.me/d7ssh8g
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Me n' Olaf by Nollaig
Me n' Olaf
I've become slightly obsessed with Olaf, so I wanted to draw him. Yes, I decorated his head, it's Christmas. This was PAINFUL to draw, it took three evenings which is far longer than anything of this nature should take. And I'm not even that happy with the colours. Tis done now, it'll do.
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I Did It! by Nollaig
I Did It!
It's not my best work, but I drew this from one of the sketches in my notebook, which means it's completely unreferenced. It only took me *ahem* 5.5 hours. The tracking pad on this laptop is ridiculous. Yeah drawing with this laptop is never going to be easy, and I'm not gonna be drawing full scenes any time soon, but hey. I'm happy with this for now. First time I've done a proper drawing in weeks. Feels good.
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Sketches by Nollaig
Sketches
If there's one thing college has done for me, it's get me into the habit of sketching in my notepad to pass the time. And while I'm still pretty bad at drawing on paper, I'm getting the hang of getting okay-ish bases drawn on one layer, which was always my problem previously with drawing. I'm going to *attempt* to colour and line one of these, and see how I get on. If I can manage it with my tracking pad, there may be hope for some of my art yet. (Still won't be able to do anything fancy, but possibly enough to satisfy myself.)
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Hey guys.

*update*

So a guy I used to work with had a 7 year old laptop which became spare when work upgraded him for free. So he gave me his old machine, for free, pretty much for keeps. Which, obviously, I'm delighted about, because it will make college life so much easier for me. Unfortunately, I still cannot draw, because the tracking pad/mouse responsiveness is terrible on it. As most (but not all!) of you know - I draw entirely with my finger on a tracking pad. Comfortable, smooth, accurate mouse responsiveness is everything to my art. I have tried practicing and I have tried altering all the settings I can find, but I simply cannot draw on this laptop, the mouse is too jerky. So, yeah. No more drawing for me. Which honestly, really, really upsets me. I miss it so much. But what can ya do. Just thought I'd let you all know what the situation is.

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I've dragged this out as long as possible in the hopes of finding some way around my laptop's death. Today was the final straw - I got a new charger and tried that, and it did nothing. So it is the laptop itself refusing to take power, which may well mean the hard drive is corrupted. Whatever the story is, it's unuseable, and it has taken all my files and software with it.

This means two things, one for you guys and one for me:

1. Commissioners - I cannot finish your commissions.

I also, at this precise moment in time, cannot afford to refund you the points you gave me for them, because I hedged my last bet on a new power supply for my laptop and am utterly broke now. HOWEVER. I *will* refund you all over the coming weeks, as I get money. (I need money to buy points to return to you.) I'm just in an incredibly difficult financial situation right now, exacerbated by spending money trying to fix my laptop. I ask you all to please, please be patient with me, as I'm under a lot of stress right now with all this. I haven't just lost the ability to draw your comissions, I have lost 10 years worth of personal photos, emails, texts, raw art files. If my house burned down, I wouldn't lose the wealth of valuables I have lost with my laptop. I just need time to get the money together to refund you all.

I apologise sincerely, but believe me, there is nothing I can do.

2. I will not be drawing anymore.

I cannot afford a new laptop. I will not be able to afford a new laptop in the forseeable future. I have attempted to reacquire my drawing software since my laptop died, to install on a friend's laptop just to finish commissions, and I couldn't find the software. Even if I could, I'm going to have to return this laptop shortly. So the point here is, I'm not going to be drawing anymore in the forseeable future. I will still be around DA, I will reply to comments and check up on my DA pals, and of course I will be back to refund my commissioners - so I'm not going anywhere. But I won't be drawing and uploading new material. Hopefully someday circumstances will allow me to get a new laptop and software.

Until then, thanks to everyone who has watched me, favourited or commented on my work, watched my livestreams, and generally supported me on here over the years. It has meant more to me than you guys will ever know.

See ya around.
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Hey all,

Just a short journal to let you all know my laptop has died a death. I'm not yet certain if it's permanent, but I have to wait about a week for a new power lead to get to me before I can tell. If it is permanent, that is going to pose all sorts of problems for me in the long run - but obviously that's not your concern.

Who this does concern, is my commissioners. I had three commissions started, and I cannot access those files now. Nor can I use my laptop for anything, let alone art. My friend is allowing me borrow her laptop tomorrow, with the intention of installing my drawing software on it so I can continue commissions over the next week while I wait to see if my own laptop is genuinely dead. I don't know how well that is going to go, but I'll keep you updated.

I ask that everyone who has commissioned me be patient. Give me a week and a half. If I cannot make something work with my friend's laptop, and if I find that my laptop is officially permenenantly dead, I will refund everyone I still owe a commission to.

I'm trying to stay optimistic, so fingers crossed!

~ Noll x

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gorga Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I disagree with you on one point; you ARE a particularly amazing artist.
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Happy Birthday! :iconfireworkplz: :cake: :iconfireworkplz:
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drawingum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav ^^
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Vitallani Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that Lion King video!TV  
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e653dgb182ee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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