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What, me draw fanart without putting shipping in? OHOHO YOU KNOW THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Dynamism! Dutch angles! Perspecti--uh-oh. )

Help how do I learn to put eyes properly on a face without relying on complete accident ._.
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God it's been a BAZILLION YEARS since I've art. Doodled a bit to get back in the groove, feels like it's promising enough to keep going.

Nothing original here )

AFTER THIS I WILL GO WORK ON THE BIG PROJECTS HOPEFULLY.
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And here's that other one I mentioned.

Dodongo dislikes smoke. )

It's kind of fun how this tool makes me more spontaneous. Usually I don't start a painting until I have an idea in mind, but I've found that approaching the Wii U with something like intent doesn't work out due to my terrible layout skills, and instead it's much better to just pick a paper and start doodling.
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Got this thing on Wii U. It's no Photoshop or Painter or even SAI, buuuut can't help showing off on Miiverse having fun.

Pastels all the way. )

I've got one more pic I'm working on, then I should... probably go work in a more productive medium until they come out with oil paints for this thing.
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Placing the blame on [livejournal.com profile] ling84 and [livejournal.com profile] loobywibble, I made my own Zelda cake toppers for my wedding. I kind of wanted to keep it a surprise, so I hadn't posted any progress shots previously. Today I put the final finishing touches as best as I can, so it's finally time to show it! )

Well, I still have a good amount of clay and wire left. Maybe I'll do this again someday... but definitely bigger.
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Got bored of painting teenage girls, thought I'd doodle something more manly.

Batter up )

But then I thought, that's not really all that manly. What's really manly is...

Hey catch )

So back to teenage girls, I guess. But MANLY. :D
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According to esoteric methods*, my cross-stitch is 12.6% complete :D That number doesn't account for the detailing (outlines, etc.) I still need to do, but it's a close enough estimate. Sooo, 1/8 through after about 6 months' work... 3.5 more years to go! YEAH!

Progress shot: )

* I have a Photoshop file where I keep track of the squares I've stitched. Recently I did a little googling and found the feature that tells me how many pixels have been filled in. :D
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It always turns out that I'm like "Oh, I'm okay with not having drawn anything for Valentine's Day." and then I see all the stuff other people have done and regret it. So hey, here's something I've had sitting around and won't get to for a while.

Still lots to do. )

The intended context of this scene is somewhat of a game spoiler, but it's okay as long as I don't tell you. :)
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Heeey I used to "be" a "writer" once upon a time. Somehow (as in, about 10 agonizing words at a time), this got done. Not that I think anyone here is following this story, but at least you can look for typos for me, if you want.

Chapter 7 )

A while ago I was doodling and ended up with a scene from this story, years and a bazillion chapters from now. I didn't deem it important enough to post, but since I'm on the subject and since I've been so pathetically sparse with art, you can take a look if you want.
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Long time no post! This is a project I've had in progress for about a year now (actual work time: ~4-5 months), but never mentioned to anyone except Kevin and Joel. Today I took some photos to show it elsewhere, so I figured I might as well post 'em up here too.

Cross-stitching! Of the most insane variety! )

I've got a couple other Mystery Projects in the works, but I haven't been feeling ready to show them yet. The last couple months have been terrible for accomplishment, but at least I have been getting some work done lately. Look forward to a few more posts before TOO long (fingers crossed)!
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Eek, my copy of M!Games Magazine came much sooner than I expected! They've got a few-pages-long retrospective piece on the Zelda series, which is where my piece is nestled - but I thought they would've featured numerous fanartists, not just me! :X

It's a little embarrassing.
(I had originally asked them if they wanted to feature a... less shippy piece, too, but they were like nope want dis one! :X)

Now I don't understand a lick of this text (well okay, since it's German I understand 50% perfectly and 50% not at all), but here are my original responses to their interview questions:

1. Why Legend of Zelda fanart?
I think the Zelda games are particularly good at creating imaginative, atmospheric, and memorable scenes, and it's that kind of feeling that I want to express in my artworks.

2. Why did you choose to paint this particular scene?
The trailers and demos at E3 2011 hinting at the story of Skyward Sword really raised my excitement, and I just couldn't resist this image that popped into my head when I heard the rumor that Link was supposed to go on a date with Zelda after winning the flying competition. It probably won't happen, but maybe...!

3. What kind of tools/techniques do you use to create your artworks?
These days I almost always work on the computer, using the programs Photoshop, Painter, and SAI, but I use the skills and techniques I learned from my background in traditional media including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. I like to explore different art styles often, and Legend of Zelda is particularly good for that since the games' art direction is constantly creative and evolving.

4. What is your favourite Legend of Zelda game and why?
Ocarina of Time has been my long-time favorite for having such a rich, interactive world, as well as some of the most interesting and memorable characters. (It also helps that it was the first Zelda game I played through.) Although, it looks like that position might be challenged once Skyward Sword comes out!

* That position has indeed been challenged. SS is now reigning champion! :)
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Forget that pink thing. THIS WILL BE MY 3DS.


Assuming it comes out in NA and not just EU. And if it doesn't, NINTENDO WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU.
nendil: (boing)

asdfjk;lasdfjkl;

There is also )
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Fun fact: out of my past 12 paintings, 7 have featured wings. This is FAR TOO MUCH seeing how I suck at drawing wings.

Girl, you're sitting on my reins )
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So I lied when I said I was going to work on some other stuff before that. NOBODY IS SURPRISED.

Actually worked on the background first for once! )

This shouldn't take much longer (I don't want it to take much longer), depending on how much time I spare the next some days.
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I had intended to hold off on Skyward Sword fanart until the game's out... but it was a futile effort. This will be completed later because I have some other things to work on first, but, you know. Had to get it out. )

(For those of you not in the loop but still care for some reason :P, see this and this for context.)
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I don't really have much else I consider important enough to make a post about, except this: Here's a cam footage of the boss battle with that douche sword guy (whose name is Demon Lord Ghirahim, by the way - how do you even pronounce that). It's informative for some dialogue and insight into just how douche-y (and faaaabulous) this guy is :P

(I... I don't want slash from this guy... but it's all but canon XP)
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Media! )

There's gonna be a couple of developer roundtables supposedly tonight and tomorrow night, so expect perhaps a bit more news ramble then.
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Dun care about Microsoft, dun care about Sony. Let's go Nintendo! )

There will surely be more info on the Wiiu and Skyward Sword to come in later interviews/roundtables whatnot. For now I'll just drop this here with links to trailers coming ASAP.
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I need this muse. (Warning: NSFW for boob; rest of site is much more NSFW. But a damned good comic.)

So if you ever get a still life assignment of apples and stuff and think "Ugh, when is this ever going to come in handy", well, here's your answer. )

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