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In the beginning there was the sky by Turtle-Arts In the beginning there was the sky by Turtle-Arts
Heeeeeeeeey Yooooouuuuuuuu guuuuuuuuyyyyysssss!!!! :icongooniesslothplz:  Guess what? The time has finally come! The U.S. government has finally officially granted me fully realized, legal copyrights for The Sky Herder, including its title, and all included works and intellectual properties. And you know what that means? It means I can legally sue, with full documentation, anyone who tries to steal any aspect of this project. :iconhatersgonnahate-plz: Freakin' Merry Christmas to me. XD And this means that, nearly 2 years after its inception, it is time to get this ball up and rolling to share with all of you!  Yeah that's right, it's time for Turtle's first ever graphic novel!  Unfortunately, I won't be making any promises of weekly pages, since I work a lot, and I'll be doing this project on my own time. But I intend on making a site for the comic for you all to read it at and view related work.  So it may take me a bit to get this really up and going, and it's probably going to be kind of a slow moving train, but I am super psyched anyways!! :la: I've been getting so antsy waiting for my copyrights to come in, since they had to be cross examined against other existing projects to make sure that somebody else out there hadn't already made something that conflicted with my project. But evidently I am home free now, which feels really great! Ha ha, take that Disney trip wire system, I beat you fair and square! XD  Honestly though, I think I was most worried that I wouldn't get the project name. I thought for sure somebody somewhere must have had something too similar that they would knock me on. But guess not! And that means that nobody else can ever call a project that while I've got mine. C:<

Now, if you're wondering why I actually bothered to pay and get a government copyright, there's a few reasons.
1. The Sky Herder was my graduation project at school, and the professor of the class that I created it in, required that we all apply for copyright to pass the class. So I couldn't really help that. ^^;
2. I wanted one personally, since this is a project I intend on taking quite a ways. As such, it only seemed sensible to apply for full copyright, in case I need it in the future.
3. As nice as it is, people seem to respond really positively to this project. Like, really positively. Like to the point of stealing stuff right out of my gallery show for it. ^^; There's always a problem when you create an IP that people really like, that some people want to take it. No even that they want to take the whole thing, just parts or design ideas or whatever. So to protect myself from deliberate, or even non-deliberate theft- bam, full copyrights. XD

But anywho, to celebrate me finally getting my documents in the mail, I decided to post this image! It was the cover of the process book that went with my graduation show. Which, now that I'm going to be doing the graphic novel, I won't be putting this book up for immediate sale, like I had initially intended after getting the rights. Mostly because I don't want to give any of you spoilers. ;)  So for now, I hope you enjoy this pic! And I'm off to go have a little dance party with myself. XD

Art and The Sky Herder IP copyright Anna Earley, 2013 (aww yeah baby)
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Filmographer
I love it when characters find big eyes. I want to do one with a giant sloth poking his head out from the tree, and you don't see it at first but then its just this big beautiful mess of a face staring down at you and dropping leaves!! 

This copyright thing you did I'm in the process of myself!! 

Now you can start making money off of thieves!!!!!!!!!!! 

I will draw you your sky herder as a congrats gift if you... Give me permission, copyright holder!  :icongrinwooplz: 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol, scary giant sloth. XD And just wait till you guys see the scale of the critter that this eye belongs too. So big. >_< And if you're wanting to draw fanart, I don't mind. Just provide a link back to the source. ^^
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rainvine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Filmographer
The source? that shop that sells electronics? www.thesource.ca/estore/defaul…
OK!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol, no. I mean me. XD
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rainvine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Filmographer
Too late! I'm only tagging the source. 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am so confused. XD
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   Filmographer
Bahahahahahahahha I win this round!!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
*shuffles away awkwardly*
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NothingbutNonsense Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist
I actually squawked in fear when I saw this, anyways well done. 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, well for the record, that monster's eye is actually really small compared to the size of his head. He's veeeeeerrrrrryyyyy big. XD
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NothingbutNonsense Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Good to know then!!
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Monisawa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Holy cow, how did I miss this?!  Totally nice picture.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
this is totally egoraptor's style
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Who's egoraptor? :/
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
I'm just messing around. (warning: swear words)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh wait that's the guy from game grumps, isn't it? Man, his other stuff is kinda... odd. >_>
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Yeah he's... something else.
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FinchFish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just love the way you paint!  It's really lovely!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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FinchFish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, good for you! ^^
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Late congratulations!
I'm sure it'll become a great work. :D!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Congratulations! I look forward to it!  Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!  :D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes, Merry Christmas and Haooy New Year to you as well!
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navihawk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
>-> if you decide to make your own site, I'd be happy to code it for you. I can send some links via note to you of some sites i've worked on or built
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, really? :icondawwplz: Yeah man, go ahead and link me in a note if you want!
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navihawk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Also, the graphic assets for the sites not for myself were supplied to me as i primarily code and was able to make use of existing assets and icons that were made by either a partner during the project or by the client. (viewtours and the forum in particular) Fonts were for public/commercial use
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navihawk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Sent ^-^ also included my experiment directory for my domain i test on at the bottom of the note. If interested, note me :3
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh WOW, this sounds great! *u*
I can't wait you to start it! Will you post it on DA or is there another place you will use?
Also... I wonder how it works with copyright.. Do you have to pay for it for example..? o.O
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will probably post previews on DA, but I'm probably going to put the actual pages elsewhere.
And yes, you have to pay a small fee to apply for government copyright. It's like a little over 30$.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I see, okay! *u*
Oh, that sounds fair, I was worried it might be like hundreds of dollars or sth. XD;
And is it for non-US citizens too?
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Um, I don't know if it's for non US citizens. I think each country has its own copyright laws, and therefore its own copyright office.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, you must be right. I wonder why I thought it's an "international" thing like this. ^^'
I really have to see it up for myself. thanks for the answers! =)
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mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yaaay!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the comic!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on your copyright going through XD
I'm glad it's all said and done now XD
Can't wait to see what's coming up next with Sky Herder. But it's looking great! XD
And good luck and happy arting!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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hawkeyemaverick Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
*screeches* YES! :iconcannotevenplz: I'm so excited for this! It was instant-love at the Bfa show, and now that you have it copyrighted....Party on :iconbringitonplz:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, always partying here. XD
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Varsettie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I had a feeling we'd be hearing about theft sooner or later, congrats you're officially popular! xD But seriously though I'm sorry to hear about it, it is kind of discouraging whenever something like that happens to me. 

So glad to hear the book is going out soon though! Don't forget to link us all!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that happened a while back, so I wanted to get the copyright in place before I started doing anything else with it. Just for my own protection, you know? ^^; And it was funny because my professor told me I should feel good that my show was the only one "good" enough to have anything stolen from. XD
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Falceto-Rekuri Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh mannn. OH MANNN. CONGRATS ON THAT COPYRIGHTS THING. I CANT WAIT FOR ITS LAUNCH, MAN. ;W; I am kind of curious on how you guys do that copyright thing.

BUT ANYWAY, THIS BE A JOLLY GIFT FOR UR CHRISTMAS YO. AHHHHHHH I CANT WAIT, MAN. I REALLY REALLY CANT WAIT. I REALLY LOVE PREVIEW SO FAR AND I M JUST WEEPS.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And you submit a form to the U.S. copyright office, viw the library of congress->www.copyright.gov/ you gotta pay a fee, and it takes forever but you get a fancy form in the end. XD
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Falceto-Rekuri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AH THANKS! uwu
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

For the world is Hollow and I have touched the ...Oh my god! no one go outside!...Ever!

Just Kidding, looks awesome!

Congrats, glad to hear things went your way!

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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what you're quoting. :iconimsotiredplz:

And thank you!
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