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Hello Dearies,

So I've recently had a couple of instances of people reporting some of my art being used/posted for different things around the interwebs.  I have no problem with you guys using my artwork for non-profit purposes. My only request is that you credit me and link back to either my tumblr or DA account when you do so.  If you don't credit an artist in some way, even just saying "this isn't mine" people are going to assume you're the artist.  Plus its only fair to your followers that if they like a piece of art and want to see more of that artists works they don't have to go on an epic scavenger hunt.

The only thing you can't use my art for is profit. So no printing out some of my stuff and trying to sell it. Other than that go for it.
  • Listening to: Kiss Me-Ed Sheerhan
  • Drinking: Coffee
I know I haven't posted anything new in a while and there are a couple of really good reasons for that.

1) My scanner broke so any traditional stuff can't get scanned without me going on a quest for a scanner. I'm crap when it comes to taking photos.  I've posted a few quick doodles over on my tumblr so if you don't already follow me then remedy that by going to www.ratgirlstudios.com

2) My laptop broke down and I just got a new one. The problem is I can't find the security code for my photoshop. I just downloaded the PSCC free trial and will use that until I can get my own photoshop.
3) December was hell.  I had grad school final projects (all group projects which make them extra horrible) and then it was time with relatives.
4) The biggest reason I haven't been posting very much is I GOT A PUPPY!  Her name is Winnie and she's super adorable, but also a lot of work. There are two weeks that I pretty much was a zombie, because puppies are like babies and you have to wake up in the middle of the night to take them out. On top of that I work part time, so really I just haven't been able to do anything beyond quick sketches and I barely have time to post those.  Winnie is a bit older now and sleeping through the night, learning not to eat cords and art supplies, so I should have a little more time to work soon enough.  It's a miracle that I have time to post this.

In other news I plan on doing JAFAX again this summer, selling prints, stickers, buttons, and hopefully some keychains.
  • Listening to: Avett Brothers
  • Drinking: water
My shop is being updated and I'm adding some new prints.  This includes my Steampunk Sailor Senshi!



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September marks the one year anniversary of Banana Leviathan and to mark the occasion were having a sale.  Currently all candles are 15% off and if you buy 2 you get the third free! Our current candles include Buffy Summers, Princess Zelda, Princess Peach, Sailor Moon, Jeff Winger, Daryl Dixon, Rose Tyler, and Portal.  A Labyrinth candle should be premiering soon as well as Misty from Pokemon.

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  • Reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Pepsi


I'm currently open for commissions.  These prices reflect personal commissions only, meaning not for reproduction.  I accept paypal only and interested parties should email me at ratgirlstudios@gmail.com
  • Listening to: Bad Things by Jace Everett
  • Reading: Spook by Mary Roach
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Coke
 I'm currently doing head shot commissions for $10. 20 spots available. Paypal only.
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Provide either a drawing or a thorough description of your character. This is going to be on a first come first serve basis. 

1. Send me an email/message to reserve your spot with character description.

2. I'll confirm your spot on the list.

3. Payment is due within 24 hours after confirmation on the list. 

All head shots will be done by Tuesday, July 30.

Paypal-ratgirlstudios@gmail.com
  • Reading: Fairest
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Portal 2
  • Drinking: Coke
After much waiting new Banana Leviathan devotional candles are here!  Are latest additions are Jeff Winger, Buffy Summers, and Sailor Moon. I've also been toiling away on more designs so keep an eye out! Currently in the works are Labyrinth, Annie Edison, and Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite.

Jeff Candle by Ratgirlstudios Buffy Candle by Ratgirlstudios Sailor Moon Candle by Ratgirlstudios
Hello everyone. JAFAX finished up today and I have some prints left over so I'm offering them to you.  I have the following available:
 Annie Edison, Ace of Hearts (5x7)- $7 each - 3 left
 Mockingjay (9x12)-$10 -1 left
The Liar/Jeff Winger(8x16)-$15-3 left
Daryl Dixon(8x16)-$15-4 left
Zelda(8x16)-$15-2 left
Sailor Moon (8x16)-$15-5 left
Princess Peach (8x16)-$15-2 left

Shipping will be charged for any international orders. All prints come signed.If you're interested in purchasing a print send me a note or email.

Ace-of-hearts by Ratgirlstudios The Liar by Ratgirlstudios  Sailor Moon by Ratgirlstudios Daryl Dixon by Ratgirlstudios Princess Peach by Ratgirlstudios Zelda by Ratgirlstudios Mockingjay Chapter 12 by Ratgirlstudios
Just wanted to let everyone know I'm once again accepting commissions. If you're interested either send me an email at ratgirlstudios@gmail.com or send me a note here at DA.

Single character, no background start at $40, additional characters will raise price Example

One Character color, with background start at $100. Additional characters raises price   Example

Prices vary based upon complexity of images.  I accept paypal only.  Payment is due upon approval of rough sketch.  Once the piece is completed any major changes (such as wanting a different pose or entirely different clothing) than what was originally approved upon may result in additional charges. You will receive a digital image of the piece for personal use. These are the prices for personal commissions only and are not for commercial use.

-Kate
  • Listening to: Birdy
  • Reading: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Drinking: pepsi
I know I've been a bit MIA lately and I apologize.  I just finished up a big project illustrating the Grand Rapids Public Library's Annual Report, which can be found here.  I'm also in Grad school at the moment for library science, working so I don't starve or become destitute, and trying to squeeze in designing more votive candles for Banana Leviathan.  On top of that my Intuous5 is broken (I think its the power cable) so that has made things a bit difficult.  I've got some WIP so once I get my tablet fixed I should have some new stuff up.  

Anyway, onto the prints.  I currently have some left over prints from a convention and I'm offering them up for sale.



They're $15 each and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. PayPal only. If you're interested email me at ratgirlstudios@gmail.com with your choice. Prints are 8x16 inches.

There are currently the following

4 Princess Peach
4 Zelda
5 Rose Tyler

I will update this post when I've run out of prints.   If I have a large amount of interest in prints I'll see about having more printed.  If you are interested in seeing prints made available of my other pieces leave a comment.
  • Listening to: Emily Wells
  • Reading: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Watching: Community
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: pepsi
I know I haven't been updating much lately, but life has been a bit hectic. I've been busy with classes, working on new candle designs, and I've just acquired a pretty in-depth freelance job.  I'm not sure how much I'll be posting here, though any new candle designs will make their way here. In other unfortunate news I won't be able to open up commissions like I planned, but I'm hoping to make some prints available for purchase soon.

In the candle news we had an amazing mention on Geekologie.  Currently Banana Leviathan has 5 different candles (Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Weighted Companion Cube, Katniss Everdeen, and Bad Wolf) and the Daryl Dixon candle should be available sometime next week.  Candles are $10 + shipping in case anyone is looking for holiday gift ideas!

I'm currently working on a Sailor Moon candle design and will be tackling Sherlock after that.  Please sound off in the comments about other designs you're interested in seeing.

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  • Listening to: Juliana Hatfield
  • Reading: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: Disneyland Parks
  • Eating: cookie dough
  • Drinking: Faygo Cola
I'll be at Youmacon this weekend, so make sure to stop by artist alley and hunt me down.  I'll be listed under Banana Leviathan and there will be a Mini-TARDIS at my table to help identify us.  The TARDIS will be filled with our Rose Tyler devotional candles (picture coming soon).  We'll be selling geeky devotional candles, prints, and buttons and I'll be doing some sketches while there.  

Candles- $10
Buttons-$1
Prints-$15

Hope to see you there!

-Kate
  • Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Drinking: Coca Cola
Like Banana Leviathan on Facebook and enter to win a free geeky devotional candle of your choice! Check out our facebook or etsy pages to see all of our candle options!

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  • Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Drinking: pepsi

Yesterday I officially opened a Society6 shop to start selling prints. society6.com/RatGirlStudios Please take a look.  If you are interested in prints of specific pieces please let me know and I see about making them available.   If you are interested in prints of my recent art nouveau inspired pieces they can be found here society6.com/BananaLeviathan "Everything Comes to Dust' should be available as a print within the next couple of days.  Don't forget this series is also available as Devotional Candles over on etsy! www.etsy.com/shop/BananaLeviat…



  • Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Watching: Walking Dead Season 2
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate


For the past couple of months you may have noticed a rash of art nouveau inspired drawings.  Well, now the project is finally being revealed.  We'll be continuing to create geeky votive candles and are always open to suggests on what you would like to see.  Currently only pre-order is available. Prints may also be made available in the future depending upon demand.

Check out our www.etsy.com/shop/BananaLeviat… Etsy and our www.facebook.com/bananaleviath… facebook page.
  • Reading: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Watching: Fairly Off Parents
I officially have started grad school and I'm working on a big art project right now, so I'm closing commissions until further notice. I hope to be able to open them up again in October, but as I mentioned before I'm going to Youmacon in November.  This means I'll likely be busy getting ready for that in Oct. but fingers crossed I'll have time for some commissions.
  • Listening to: Glen Hansard
  • Reading: Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
  • Drinking: Pepsi
So this journal entry is a mix of good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad news- I've officially started grad school which means I won't have as much free time as before.  What does this mean? This means I won't be consistently taking commissions.  Currently my workload isn't too bad, so they're still open however expect them to close down around October (midterms).  

On to the good news.  I'll be going to youmacon this year selling art as well as other goodies while doing con sketches.  It's going to be my first convention, so it should be exciting. If anyone has tips on surviving artist alley feel free to send them my way!

As always I encourage you to check out my tumblr.  I post sketches there that never make it onto DA and I'm more likely to answer questions via tumblr than here (I tend to get less comments there so its easier to maintain).  

Until next time I bid you adieu

Kate

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Commission Status: Open
  • Listening to: Big Brother and the Holding Company
  • Reading: Looking for Alaska
  • Watching: Community
  • Drinking: coca-cola
I haven't posted a new entry since I returned from my trip so I deemed it time to do so.  In current news I've recently purchased a new Intuos5 (it's brilliant) and so you'll probably see an influx of new digital work from me.  I just finished watching the second season of Game of Thrones, which was amazing and can't wait for next season.  I'm also going to be starting grad school in the fall which means I'm going to have less time on my hands.  As such if you're interested in commissions hit me up now, because come the end of August I will be shutting them down.  

Basic, one character, no or minimal background, commissions start at $45 ($15 per extra character in an image)  If you are looking for something more elaborate send me a note of email me ratgirlstudios@gmail.com and I'll give you a quote.  I also still have some pieces up on Etsy  and prints, t-shirts, ipod cases, etc are available at Red Bubble




Commission status: Open
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  • Listening to: Hunger Games: Songs from District 12
  • Reading: The Sweetness at the bottom of the Pie
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Eating: carrots
  • Drinking: coca-cola
is not very epic.  I had a wonderful 2 week vacation where I fell in love with Scotland and never wanted to leave.  Unfortunately I didn't find any attractive Scottishmen to fall in love with and marry so I had to return to the states.  I'm accepting commissions again, so if you're interested send me a note or email me(preferred) at ratgirlstudios@gmail.com.  I'm not sure how much I'll be posting on here but I've been doing sketches over at my tumblr www.ratgirlstudios.tumblr.com if you're interested.

-Kate
  • Listening to: Somebody that I used to Know
  • Reading: Mockingjay re-read!
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Drinking: Pepsi