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Friday, August 10th, 2012 10:28 pm

I've been somewhat bored with the theme on my journal here and finally decided to update/pick a new one.  And there are a ton of themes to choose from even for a freebie account.  But good gods, some of those layouts/colors/designs are so.... hideous.  I mean really, flat out, who the hell thought those colors looked okay together bad.  And the thing is, most of those are simply variations on a basic layout and someone (who thought they were a designer) simply came up with a ton of color variations and voila!  Instant theme!

I rather like the one I've switched to (Kite in the Clouds or something like that) even though I don't usually use art I haven't created myself.  The old theme (Randomness) was nice but I'm tired of grey and not having a date tag on the posts.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 11:11 am
So I've not done much art recently, just not been in the mood nor have I had the time. I've been really limiting my time sitting at the computer in the evenings since I had surgery back in mid-October and that's one of the area's that had to give.

Only pieces I've done have been for contests over on the One Manga Forums, one for the manga coloring contest (theme = romance) and one for the WSAC #196 (theme = Touhou). So without further ado, here are my entries:

See more... )
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 01:29 am
So, finally did a page for the manga page coloring contest over on One Manga. It's the cover page for chapter 120 of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle by Clamp, but as I don't read that series, I have no idea who the character is nor what her actual colors are.  I just went with what I liked.


Full size image behind the cut... )
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 11:48 pm
Okay, maybe that's a bit much, but some days I really do think I suck at drawing.  I simply don't practice often enough to get my skills up to where I can execute all the stuff in my head.  At least not my traditional drawing skills.

Anyways, I've decided that I'm going to start practicing drawing more and since my fat butt is usually sitting at a computer, I'll draw digitally.  And because I realize I have issues with my dark/light contrast values, I'm going to work in monochromes.  I'll pick a color for the background, a color to draw in, and that's it.  Those are the two colors I have to work with and no more.  I can play with flow and opacity, of course, but beyond that I'm not going to gt fancy.  I haven't completely decided about using brushes - should I limit myself to one brush size period, allow different brush sizes but it's all the same brush type, or change brush types as well. 

For now, here's my first attempt at a person drawn using a size 13 hard brush, black and very pale grey as my colors, and both opacity/flow set to 50%.  I still haven't decided if I was going for a male or female yet, which just adds to my suckiness.

See the pic... )

Oh yeah, an update.  In under a year. 

Hrm, forgot to mention, in addition to my issues with contrast, I can't draw noses but at least the hair isn't completely horrible.
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Sunday, July 11th, 2010 11:56 pm
It's only been just about 13 months, so let's call this an annual update, why don't we?

First up is a manga page coloring of Haine and Naoto from the manga Dogs: Bullets & Carnage.  It's from an earlier chapter but I'm not sure what page exactly.  This was originally done for the manga coloring contest over on the One Manga Forums.

Teaser:  Haine and Naoto from Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Next up is a fanart piece for another contest on the One Manga Forums, this time for digital art.  I messed up though and missed the due date for entering, so instead I used the extra time to actually do a decent background for once.  Character is Ino Yamanaka from Naruto.

Teaser: Ino Yamanaka - Naruto

Both teasers link to the full-size images on DeviantArt.
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 03:37 pm
So we finally see Stark's release, and it's got to be one of the more unique one's out there (Why guns?  Why not!)  So I colored the excellent lines done by Hurqaline and it turned out pretty all right, if I do say so myself.

Teaser takes you to my deviantart page, because even my smaller versions are still pretty huge, and you can download the original (HUGE) size if you want over there.

Bleach Stark's Release thumbnail

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 10:54 am

So EQ2 has this pretty cool idea going on - Recruit a Friend program/promotion, which means that if you get a friend to sign up and subscribe (not just do the trial), both of you benefit. By linking your game accounts together (for this purpose only, I’m sure), anytime you and your friend(s) are grouped and you’ve mentored down, you both get an XP bonus. It’s designed to help get your friend up to speed fast, especially if you have a max level character and they are just starting out.

Well, it works. )
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 06:16 pm
Wow, I was afraid it had been much longer than 2.5 months since I updated anything here.  Now I only feel marginally delinquent instead of horribly delinquent. *grin*

So anyways, got some fanarts, both finished this month.  Well, technically one is a fanart and one is a manga page coloring, but same thing, kind of.

Check them out! )
So enjoy the pics!

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 09:32 am

Your rainbow is strongly shaded indigo.


What is says about you: You are a proud person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Huh, interesting.  Not that I dislike the shades, mind you, but odd nonetheless.

Found over on [livejournal.com profile] drelfina 's journal.

Oh yeah, guess this means I'm still alive.

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 08:50 am
Back again with another fanart (like it matters, right?).

Teaser here:
Naruto Hinata Hyuga

Full size version can be found on my deviantart site.