RULES ~ You can tell a hell of a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on your music library and write down the first 10 songs (no skipping). Then tag 10 people to do the same thing, then pass it on…
So I want to participate but idk how to animate? Is there anything else I can do? Draw something nonanimated or do something not drawing related?
it doesn’t have to be digital animation, it can also be puppet animation, claymation, etc. just throwing it out there. But yeah, there are scenes with only backgrounds and no character animation so if you want, when we hand out shots, we can send you one of those!
I say this because I don't want bad advice out in the world, but being strictly vegan while pregnant is a bad idea, especially for your baby. You need to take supplements for vitamin B12, calcium, iron, folic acid, and protein. You can get calcium from kale and protein from nuts and/or soy, but it's likely to not be enough. Also, you just shouldn't consume soy while pregnant. It messes with hormones, especially for males.
When embarking on such a journey as parenthood, mothers and fathers need to ensure they are informed and aware of both baby and mother’s nutritional needs. Research must be done, books read and eating plans formulated.
A most recommended vegan pregnancy book, written by mothers with successful pregnancies, births and healthy children is ‘Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet’ by Dr. Klaper. Another recommended by the Vegan Society is ‘Raising Your Vegan Infant - With Confidence’ by dietician Sandra Hood.
Dr. McDougall also published an informative newsletter about vegan pregnancy, including a part on morning sickness. What I found most fascinating in the newsletter was the research on how most morning sickness is related to meat, fish, poultry, and eggs and that morning sickness is effectively the body’s tool to remove food that is harmful to the mother and child. Dr. McDougall notes that societies with less of a focus on eating animal products have less instances of morning sickness. He also talks about prenatal vitamins, omega-3s, and more.
In their 5th Edition (2004) of the Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, the American Academy of Pediatrics says:
Children exhibit good growth and thrive on most lacto-ovo vegetarian and vegan diets when they are well planned and supplemented appropriately. (Chapter 12: Nutrition Aspects of Vegetarian Diets, p. 194)
In their 2009 Position Paper, Vegetarian Diets, the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state:
Well-planned vegan, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation. Appropriately planned vegan, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets satisfy nutrient needs of infants, children, and adolescents and promote normal growth.
As of 2003 the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada considered well-planned vegan diets “appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence.”
To make certain that you are getting adequate nutrition, pay particular attention to the following nutrients.
Calcium: The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for calcium during pregnancy is the same as before pregnancy, 1000 mg/day for women ages 19-50,2 due in part to increased maternal calcium absorption.
Just as it was before pregnancy, getting enough calcium on a vegetarian diet is easy. In fact, calcium absorption from plant foods is often superior to that of dairy products.3 Good sources of calcium include tofu and soy beans, dark green leafy vegetables, bok choy, broccoli, beans, figs, sunflower seeds, tahini, almond butter, calcium-fortified nondairy milk, and calcium-fortified cereals and juices. If these foods are included in the diet every day, calcium needs are easily met.
Essential fatty acids: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an essential fatty acid and an important component of the diet. ALA converts in the body into omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA).
The Institute of Medicine has set the adequate intake (AI) for ALA at 1.1 g/day for women ages 19-50 and 1.4 g/day during pregnancy.1 ALA can be found in a number of vegetarian foods. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are the most concentrated sources; however, ALA is also found in canola and walnut oils, walnuts, and soybeans.
An important factor in essential fatty acid status for vegetarians is the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. The World Health Organization recommends a ratio of 5:1 to 10:1 for proper conversion of ALA into DHA and EPA.4 The lower the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, the better the conversion. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in seeds, nuts, grains, legumes, and green leafy vegetables, as well as in high concentrations in certain vegetable oils (corn, soybean, safflower, cottonseed, sesame, and sunflower).
The fatty acid that is often discussed regarding vegetarian pregnancy is DHA. DHA has been shown to be lower in the plasma and umbilical cord of babies born to vegetarian mothers.5 Since vegetarians don’t consume any preformed DHA in the diet, they must convert it from ALA. It certainly is possible to meet omega-3 fatty acid needs on the vegetarian diet by consuming enough sources of ALA, balanced by not having too many omega-6 fatty acids. However, if a vegetarian woman is concerned about DHA, microalgae-based supplements are available, marketed under the name Neuromins.
Folate: Folate, or folic acid, is necessary to help prevent neural tube defects and serves other functions as well. Folate is especially important in the first weeks of pregnancy, and it is therefore important that all women of childbearing age get adequate amounts daily. As its name (derived from the word “foliage”) implies, its natural source is leafy greens. Legumes are also rich in folate. Because diets can be erratic, it is prudent to take a multiple vitamin or other supplement that provides at least 400 μg/day. Many breakfast cereals and other grain products are now fortified with folate. During pregnancy, 600 μg/day of folate is needed.6
Iron: Iron needs increase during pregnancy to aid in the development of the fetus and placenta and to maintain increased maternal blood volume. The DRI for women ages 19-50 is 18 mg/day, increasing to 27 mg/day during pregnancy.7 Iron needs may be greater for those on a vegetarian diet because of less efficient absorption of iron from nonanimal sources.8 Iron supplements (or prenatal vitamins containing iron) are often prescribed for women on any kind of diet, as it is difficult for any woman to meet increased needs through diet alone.
Vegetarian women should include iron-rich plant foods daily, in addition to taking their prescribed vitamins or supplements. Iron supplements should not be taken at the same time as tea, coffee, or calcium supplements. Dairy products decrease iron absorption and should be avoided. Iron sources include whole and enriched grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark green vegetables, dried fruit, and blackstrap molasses. Including vitamin C-rich foods at meals can increase absorption of iron from these sources.
Protein: The DRI for women ages 19-50 is 46 g/day, increasing to 71 g/day during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy (25 grams more than pre-pregnancy needs).1 This is a greater increase than previously recommended; however, it is still easy to meet these protein needs on a vegetarian diet. DRIs are intended to cover the needs for 97.5 percent of the population, so actual needs for most individuals may be slightly lower than this.
Protein sources on a vegetarian diet include whole grains, beans and legumes, soy products, vegetables, and nuts and seeds. A balanced vegetarian diet, providing adequate calories and including these foods, will likely meet protein needs.9 The meal-planning chart above provides plenty of protein for pregnancy.
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 needs increase only slightly during pregnancy, increasing from 2.4 μg/day for women ages 19-50 to 2.6 μg/day during pregnancy.6 Vitamin B12 is found in fortified foods, such as fortified cereals, meat substitutes, nondairy milk, and nutritional yeast. Be certain to check the labels to find out which foods are fortified. Seaweed and foods like tempeh are generally not good sources of vitamin B12. To be sure of getting adequate B12, it is prudent to take a prenatal vitamin containing vitamin B12 or to take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Vitamin D: Although vitamin D needs during pregnancy are the same as before pregnancy (5 μg per day),2 it is important to both mother and baby to ensure adequate intake. Vitamin D is made in the body as the result of exposure to sunlight. For many people, 5 to 15 minutes per day of sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the arms and legs or hands, face, and arms during the spring, the summer, and the fall is sufficient to meet vitamin D needs.10
This nutrient is poorly supplied in all diets unless people use foods that are fortified with it. Many brands of ready-to-eat cereals and nondairy milks are fortified with vitamin D. Pregnant women who don’t regularly spend time in the sun, live in northern latitudes, or have darker skin will want to be sure to include fortified foods in their diet. Many prenatal vitamins contain adequate amounts of vitamin D as well.
Zinc: Zinc needs increase during pregnancy. The DRI for women ages 19-50 is 8 mg/day and increases to 11 mg/day during pregnancy.7 Needs for women following a vegetarian diet may be higher, however, because of lower absorption of zinc on a plant-based diet.8
Zinc is often included in prenatal vitamins. In addition, zinc is found in legumes, nuts, whole grains, and cereals. Zinc absorption from plant-based sources can be increased by including sprouted grains, beans, or seeds and yeast-raised breads in the diet, soaking and cooking legumes, and combining zinc sources with acidic ingredients such as lemon juice or tomato sauce.
A note about dietary supplements: Your doctor may recommend a supplement to ensure you are meeting your vitamin/mineral needs. Most prenatal vitamins will be adequate to cover your needs. If you are interested in taking any additional dietary supplements, including herbal or botanical supplements, talk to your doctor. Many herbal supplements may not be safety for pregnancy.
I understand many women are different and I understand that supplements may be taken as well, but there are enough proof that if you eat right and you know what you’re doing you can have a healthy pregnancy. (Birth Stories).
And everybody knows I’m not a doctor, I provide information and advice and people should look for their current doctors and health professionals to double check always how they’re are and if they’re good to go.
If you’re interested in purchasing art from me, please read this *entire* post carefully! I will also post this information to the link in my blog.
You have two (three actually, keep reading for more info) options when commissioning me! You can choose to have your picture drawn in SMOOTH or BINARY (the pixellated brush I use). They both take about the same amount of time to draw in so it’s all down to your personal preference.
Please keep in mind that my style is kind of experimental, and I typically don’t do the same thing twice! (that is, unless you request it!)
“Commissions, huh? What are you okay with drawing? Will you draw nsfw?”
Some upfront rules I like to get out of the way…
-I don’t do nsfw (sexual acts such as penetration, genetalia, etc) commissions. However, I’m *perfectly* fine with cheesecakey/pinup sorts of things. -This probably goes without saying, but I don’t do vore/scat/gore/etc etc etc. I’m actually fine with drawing blood or whatever as long as it’s not sexual or too gratuitous. -I’ll gladly draw fanart of established franchises! But keep in mind… *I’ll never draw: FNAF, Homestuck **I PROBABLY won’t draw: MLP, Fancharacters of any sort, Fancharacter x Canon character
If you’re unsure about what’s okay and what’s not, feel free to shoot me a note!
“Okay! What are my options?”
SKETCH - $10.00 starting fee. A simple sketch with some cleanup as well! I tend to only do these in smooth, but if you want it in binary, we can do that, too. Due to the simplistic nature of this type, I do not offer a preliminary sketch and thus, is the only time I’ll allow for an upfront payment.
LINEART- $20.00 starting fee. Black and white lineart;fairly simple. I might toss on a splash of color, but that’s not extra.
COLOR - $35.00 starting fee. Color drawing with flat colors. I might throw in a bit of shading, but nothing too involved.
FULL COLOR - $60.00 starting fee. Fully colored with shading and everything.
and new to my list of commission options…
SPRITES - $20.00 starting fee. A small (nonanimated!) sprite. I usually tend to blow this up to twice the size, and single sprites usually end up about 200x200 in size.
“Will the nature of my request raise the price?”
Yes. Here are some things that may raise the cost of your commission!
*EXTRA CHARACTERS! (Limit of 4 per piece total, each character is 50% of the starting fee extra, so a lineart piece ($20.00) would come to be $30.00 with an extra character.)
Please keep in mind that I work BEST with characters and poses vs objects, backgrounds, and machinery. I’m not saying I can’t do them, but the results and overall quality will be a low better if you’re having me draw a character or something.
“How should I request a commission from you?”
I ask that you send your requests as such…
1.That TYPE of commission you’d like (Sketch, Lineart, Flats, Full color) and if you want it SMOOTH or BINARY.
2.What you’d want, and references of the character in question. The more refs you have, the better!
3.Additional contact info. I’m fine with notes, if that’s what you’d prefer, but email works best. Because tumblr’s note system is a little sloppy, you can also send your requests to email@example.com. If possible, please include your tumblr URL in the email.
Please send ONLY commission requests, as any other emails will be promptly deleted! Do NOT send money to this email, as I only use it to handle commissions and to stay in contact with my customers!
“How should I pay you?”
I do NOT accept Bitcoin
. All payments will be through Paypal.
Aside from sketches, all payments must be made
you recieve your WIP sketch. After I recieve payment, I’ll finish the commission and send it to you via email, then post it (unless you’d prefer me not to, in which, please say so!).
***Please do NOT send me money, (ESPECIALLY BEFORE YOU GET YOUR WIP)!*** Wait for me to mail you an invoice, then pay that way!
I apologize if it’s a little inconvenient, but this is for your sake so you don’t pay for something I’m unable to complete!
I’ll do my best to do what I can, but I obviously cannot do everyone, and I apologize in advance if I don’t do yours or get to yours, but it happens sometimes.
I also ask you in advance to please be patient!
I try to work fairly quickly but I can only do one of these at a time. I also ask you to please not send me commission asks, PMs, or submissions if I am not open. This will reduce clutter and make it easier to sort through everything.As of now this is very much in it’s test phases, so be sure to check here if you’re curious about changes. I’ll also try to update if I’m available or unavailable, and I’ll try to stay on top of accompanying posts as well.I’ll edit this post (and notify you!) if I make changes to the offers or the prices.I’m excited to open commissions again, and I want to thank everyone for being so patient with me!