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:bulletpurple::star::bulletblue: Happy birthday, Stella! :bulletpurple::star::bulletblue:

Sorry I've been a little quiet this month! I've been working on something you all should get to see at the end of the month! :'P
I can't believe how much my stellababy's changed since her last b-day picture. Time sure flies when you're drawing your hands off... *waves limp hands* To be fair, all of the girls have been slowly growing, and I did draw her not too long ago for PT's second anni, but even in that amount of time she's grown.

I had a very specific idea for this picture (and I only regret how small the res is... *bonks self on head*) But I've always loved the fact StellaGale's story has a very obvious astrology/astronomy and nautical theme to it (in comparison to SamSara's day/night, sky/ocean theme) because I really love Stella being my little starlet.

A lot of things have been going on this year in terms of Ty and I's personal growth and ambitions as artists within the QUILTBAG/LGBTQA* spectrum, and we both decided something really important recently... When we first made this story we ourselves were still relatively new to the idea of being truly out... but our activism has shifted the way we've been handling issues and presenting our queer characters.

Stella has been a difficult character for me to work with because I've been keeping a major part of her story marked as a spoiler, so her development has suffered for it considerably. Both Ty and I have dropped hints about it before, but I think it's important at this point to be upfront about something very integral to their story.

We are completely aware that this may change some people's opinions or preferences for Stella or this couple, and for that, we are not sorry. I hope no one feels any differently considering we have plenty of similar characters in our galleries, but if you do change your mind, I would be pretty disappointed in you.

So without further ado; for her birthday, I'm going to share a more accurate summary of what StellaGale is about.

Arc 3: Stella & Gale
Gale, a masculine cis-gendered lesbian working as a tattoo artist and a small-time rockstar, leads the hopelessly heartbroken life of a bachelor and struggles with her watered down dreams. She crosses paths with Stella, an ambitious fashion-major trans woman who has just finally found courage in her ability to "pass" to try the lesbian dating scene instead of the safe-haven of gay men she'd been accustomed to but now is finding herself alienated in because of her changing identity.

They're a truly star-crossed couple, but they both realize that it takes a lot more to completely trust and commit yourself to someone while fighting your own inner demons and limitations as a human being.

Stella and Gale are about identity, gender, and what it means to be who you want to be.

And I think that should do it. :thanks:
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The move went pretty well! We only had a minor overcharge for the U-haul, the rain while we moved was generally pleasant and refreshing (we were sweating like pigs anyway right) and the unexpected third trip due to having the other u-haul place fuck up our order ended up being a blessing, because only heaven knows what mom would've been like behind the wheel of a 14 footer instead of a 10. I was clenching my buttcheeks in terror through the whole first ride.





So hi this is me
My name is mashup of lemonade + rebecca. Lemonade and keylime pie are two of my favorite desserts/treats... and since minty type things are far more popular, I decided to go with those. I LOVE SOUR THINGS! :dance: I'll probably draw up a car never later on... I'll call it The Cooler. 8-)

I think that's it, then. Glad to be back. Gonna go draw even though I should be cleaning my disaster of a (new!) room.

Drawn on paper, colored in SAI, fancy effects done in Potatoshop7, it took about forever. }:'|
Thank you for the comments, faves, and watches! :love:

oops ty did one :heart:
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Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays everyone! :holly:

I'm just gonna post this up now because it's finished- my other x-mas gifts will have to wait til' tomorrow.
This is for *Tyshea, aka my favorite person in the world. You might be outta town right now, but I can still spoil you rotten, right? 
pandas by Emoji-kun

These are her SalaDays OCs; Ash the vampire, Autumn the banshee, Mint the werewolf, and Ren the death god-- and the reason we met, more or less. I've drawn Autumn and Mint before here and there, but I think it was a good excuse to draw them all together. :'P Please accept this CYMK nonsense, my love.

Done in SAI in a day because I went crazy.
Thanks for looking, and for faving/commenting/watching! :love:
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I drew my pokemon x team aaages ago.... I finally finished it up because I beat the e4 for the first time with them! Possibly the easiest e4 in all of the games! YES! GO BEE! Babysteps!!! Soon you will defeat EVERY elite four! (・`ω´・)ノノノノ

:bulletwhite: Hawthorne the Chesnaught is the big sister leader. She's not very aggressive but is arguably as strong as her girlfriend and right hand, Blackwater. She's actually a bit shy sometimes but her curiosity usually wins her over.
:bulletgreen: Hazelwood the (Blue) Florges is the sharp tongued dragon-slaying mean girl. She's a crass, confident bully but she's relatively laid back if she has no bone to pick with you. She will always fix her makeup after a battle.
:bulletyellow: Stormwell the Dedenne is an unpredictable ball of energy with little sense of danger and likes getting into trouble.. or brewing up some herself. Everyone is surprised she doesn't have Pickup ability because she's a complete hoarder.
:bulletblue: Blackwater the Blastoise is the tank (what with her blastoisinite and all) she's mischievous and playful but has a good sense of justice, so Hawthorne turns to her often for a more firm/removed opinion. She can be a little bit of a doting prince with Thorne.
:bulletorange: Willowring the High Plains Vivillon is a skiddish, chattery, workaholic potion-making bookworm but vastly intelligent and extremely dangerous in battle... and always feels bad about it later and profusely apologize.
:bulletred: Ravencroft the Talonflame is a very intimidating but uncommitted powerhouse... she'd much rather relax and discuss potions than fight. She tends to stand still like a scarecrow but if you can get her to smile it's quite enchanting!

I made them all witchy themed because I love giving my teams themes. makes for more of a challenge!
If ravencroft feels oddly familiar you win a million pokedollars :heart:

Done in sai! Who's your favorite? :love: //goes back to work

Check out Ty's gang themed X/Y Team~~
PKMN: Gen 6 Gijinkas by Tyshea
Other pokemon related junk I've done~~
PKMN - Fave Type Meme by Ai-Bee PKMN - Happy Halloween with Willowring by Ai-Bee PKMN - Chakra by Ai-Bee  Sketch Dump 31 by Ai-Bee PKMN - Tumblrmon by Ai-Bee

:pokeball: Reblog it on Tumblr! :pokeball:
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GOTTA CATCHEM ALL! :iconexcitedlaplz: :pokeball: REBLOG IT HERE

I decided to use the first half of This December Prompt Challenge as an excuse to complete this fave type meme I had laying around! I've been wanting to do it for a while, but I was waiting for all the fairy types to come out before I did. So here we are!! Also, Ty did one too!
PKMN: type favorites by Tyshea

Some notable runners up (this was physically painful to do, let me tell you!!)
Masquarian, Noibat, Medicham, Quilava, Xatu, Shiny Swellow, Mega Banette, Sandslash, Spheal/Swinub's line, Teddiursa/Ursaring, Cradily... I could go on probably. I honestly love most pokemon!! SO MANY GIJINKA POSSIBILITIES, YOU GUYS. You can make yourself adore any pokemon after you design a gijinka of them- at least, that's how it went for me. Some of these guys are already on my teams, or gijinka'd, or I'd love to have on my team someday. Gah!!

All done in SAI over a few weeks, but we finished early cuz' we're nuts. Drawing pokemon is really easy for me, somehow.
Let me know which ones were your favorite here! And thank you for the favorites, comments, and watches!

Fuh by Emoji-kun
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I've increased the size of my dumps again and gosh I am not used to it at all. I hope it's not TOO big for ease of viewing...

I know I'd size down a lot of this stuff normally but I had so much room everything's a bit bigger, yet it still feels a bit more empty. Granted, I don't have a WHOLE lot to show this time which definitely adds to the emptiness, but I'll have to adjust to it. I just don't like that I had to add in so many space filler bees ~///~

This installment mostly contains concept doodles, characters for other people, magical girls, and pokemon. Also Rilu, that little scamp. I'm a bit underwhelmed with it, but I hope you enjoy anyways.

One day I will draw all my pokemon teams in order omfg. |':

art (c) meeee
characters/gifts for: ~Grudge-Glamorous ~eXed-OUT ~lilsnowbear *Tyshea because you own rilu intimately don't you

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It's time for cute rainbow things and magical girls! Wahoo! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

I did Watermelon (Whitney) on a whim in November, Blueberry (Belle) on the day before *Tyshea left California to visit me, and pumped the last three out in the last two days as stress relief. Apparently nervousness makes me productive. (ノ)´∀`(ヾ) I missed these guys and it was a good excuse to play with facial features and stuff and things.

Sparknotes for those who are new! :la: 

Tokyo Mew Mew is a magical girl series about five girls infused with the DNA of endangered animals, in order to protect the earth from an alien force threatening to pollute the planet into extinction and reclaim it as their own once more. It was the first manga I ever read and along with Sailor Moon on TV, it was the reason I started drawing seriously, so I have a huuuge soft spot for it and designing things for it. So these are my fan-characters I made a little bit ago. That post's a little bit old, but the information on it is up to date if you feel like reading it. :P Otherwise;

Monique, aka Mew Peach, has lion dna. She's a competitive femme-jock and the leader.
Keira, aka Mew Kiwi, has sea turtle dna. She's a handsome, smooth-talking surfer gal.
Peobe, aka Mew Plum, has rhinoceros dna. She's a quiet and introverted little prodigy.
Whitney, aka Mew Watermelon, has eagle dna. She's an uppity fun-loving firecracker.
and Belle, aka Mew Blueberry, has beetle dna. She's an elegant, dreamy, eccentric geek.

Do you have a favorite? :love:

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:iconpurplesparklesplz::icongreensparklesplz:REBLOG IT ON TUMBLR HERE!

So there was this super great prompt floating around;
Draw Yourself as A Magical Girl by artofcarmen
You can also see her post here on DA!
All you have to do to participate is draw yourself *gender identity regardless!!!* and tag it as #magical girl art :D

Then naf decided she’d give it a go too! so we did THIS and then she was like “LET’S PUT THEM TOGETHER” but I was like OH GOD MINE IS SUCH A SPARKLY ATTENTION WHORE THOUGH. ...but she MADE IT WORK ANYWAY LIKE HOLY WOW? :wow:

So her mahou-sona is actually the villain to my heroic :star: COSMIC MOTH! :star: self.
Sexual tension abounds. (you can also call me spacebug)

The prompt uses things we’re passionate about or like a lot to help figure out our outfits, so:
:bulletblue: Bee: Fairies, yellow/teal/cyan gradient, and shooting stars/space
(astrology but you wouldn't really see the constellations I was gonna put under my cloak so I’ll do it next time). I’ll think of a mascot pet later. @_@/)
:bulletpurple: Naf’s is based on Monochrome, Ninjas and FASHION. ..Also a panda. heh

I did mine in SAI, and Ty did hers in Photoshop CS5! And then she fancily merged them together there. :)
Thanks for all the faves/comments/watches! That's all for my magical girl interlude... for now. :paranoid: :heart:
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Been meaning to post this for months, so I'm just gonna do it before the year's over!

Veya is a Djinni, an elven race from the south (ref linked below) as part of the fantasy world I'm helping *Tyshea out with. I totally recommend reading her artist comments of the below deviation (and Reta's) if you want to know a bit more about the design basis for this race!
Fantasy Races: [2/4] Elves by Tyshea

She's a light-element seer/oracle of sorts, both blessed and cursed by her uncontrollable magic and the disease that cost her both her health and her sight. However, she remains endlessly optimistic and forgiving, if not a little stubborn. She's the elder sister of Retavadi, who is currently MIA; and is under the care of the two travelling Garuda twins from the monastery both Veya and Reta would often stay as children. She may seem frail and absent minded, but she's tireless about rescuing her brother.
Retavadi full body by Tyshea Imori and Aseri full body by Tyshea

Thanks for looking! And thank you for the faves, watches, and comments! :wave:
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Hey guys! :wave:
Happy december! My thanksgiving was ~+*spectacular*+~, but now I return... with arts. ヽ( ★ω★)ノ

This was something I did over a period of a few months or so.. I wanted to thoroughly check how varied my skintones, hair-preferences, facial features, and naming conventions were to make sure there wasn't an imbalance of any one thing. I had a bad history of using pretty light skintones on just about everything when I started creating PoC characters, and I was worried that I still did it without thinking sometimes... but with that said, I'm pretty happy with the turnout of this! *waves tiny flag*

These are all main characters of various original stories of mine (ones developed enough to be drawn, anyway) but I can already think of three or more off the top of my head that I didn't include here because they're still concepts. *lays on side sadly* (I had to force myself to stop) This is also not counting like my pokemon gijinkas, since I haven't designed most of them yet either. Also no guys' version for now, though I plan on doing something fun with all my male identifying OCs sometime though! ;P If I can in the future (and don't outgrow this style by then, ahhh) I'll add more characters to this.

I also would very much love love to do more sets like these for my other WoC as well, but that relies on my free time. We'll see!

And now, a bulletpoints about each of them; starting at the center top with Charli and going clockwise! If they don't have links, I don't have a satisfactory drawing of them yet/this is their first updated debut. Please note not everyone is human... seems obvious enough? :XD: A lot of them are super-heroines, or magical girls. I won't be upset if you don't read it though ahahaha OTL/// /talks to self instead

:bulletred: Charli: [Asanbosam] She does slam poetry, enjoys beatnik culture, and adores caramel flavored beverages.
:bulletorange: Theodora: Dora is slightly reluctant magical girl, a history major, trans*woman, and a walking encyclopedia. Hardly ever smiles.
:bulletblue: Linette: From another time, a medieval knight-in-training that loves adventure and naturally inclined to help people. She falls in love with a grumpy witch.
:bulletpink: Natifah: Tiffy's trying to recover from her rough history. She loves nail art and cute makeup cases and her new unexpected boyfriend. She'd like to be a hairstylist if she could afford college. Abagael's younger sister.
:bulletorange: Trae: A short tempered tomboy with a lot of misplaced anger and a pretty rough life. A klepto and a pyromaniac. Is bestowed fire powers and dons the title "Salamander."
:bulletgreen: Shawntay: Shawn's a solitary, tech-savvy computer wizz who works at a computer parts shop- Discovers computer chips that give her cyber-mech abilities and armor. But what about the other chips? oooh!
:bulletpurple: Wynona: A laid-back, vain, intimidating beauty. Doesn't typically throw around her temper but is quite proud. She likes wine a little too much and it ends up giving her an ability she never expected.
:bulletblue: Irinora: [Giant from this fantasy race- her element is water.] She's a little scary and hardly ever seen, nevermind heard. Not much is known about her...
:bulletred: Teresa: [Apple Tree Hamadryad, "Monster High fancharacter.] She's very go-green and is also rather tall, at about 6'5".
:bulletyellow: Danica: [Lamia] her family is from Egypt. A fierce bellydancer and a bit of a maneater; good friends with Nadia.
:bulletred: Elise: Tormented by night-terrors, paranoid, and a little bit on the edge. Would really just like some friends. Can see "shadows."
:bulletpurple: Rorie: A quiet, to-herself person. Avid appreciator of music, oftentimes found with earbuds, plugged in. Has ice powers and knows how to use them, though.
:bulletorange: Sorrel: [eagle harpy] a steadfastly loyal friend, and a big sister personality. Very protective of those in her Nest, and proudly bears the law-enforcement position of Valkyrie.
:bulletblue: Jess: A New York ladykiller thrust back home to her dusty rural Texas hometown. Vain, proud, and smug as all get-out. She's half Spaniard.
:bulletblue: Kristyn: An extremely frail/ill girl but wise past her years. Has an endless fascination with astrology and gains superpowers from another planet.
:bulletpurple: Abagael: No-nonsense and street-smart. Intensely protective of her friends despite struggling with her own inner demons. Dyes her hair far too much, which inspired her younger sister Natifah to do the same.
:bulletpurple: Georgie: A quiet studious tomboy with a lot to say but not many friends to say it to. Can't see a thing without her glasses. Gets earth powers from a bashful but intelligent little mole.
:bulletgreen: Quinn: Japanese-American. Suffers from a little bit of bad luck, but works hard for her dad and little brother despite that. She's a stick that could use a good yank out of the mud.
:bulletyellow: Nadia: [succubus] Fashion-model in the making- sharp and intimidating as she is gorgeous, but she's honestly mild and relaxed about most things. It's just her intense face. Good friends with Danica.
:bulletblue: Belle: [TMM fancharacter] A to-be science major wholly invested in entomology. A bit of an oddball, lovely and eccentric, but probably more observant than what would make you comfortable to know.
:bulletpink: Avril: Grumpy gus cybergoth girl opinionated to her grave. However, she's levelheaded and her reasoning is sound if you can get past her bark and general meanness. Also gains superpowers from another planet.

:faint: ...Well, if you read all that, have a gold star. :star:
These were all sketched on paper, photoshopped together in bulk, and colored in SAI.

Feel free to let me know who caught your interest the most, I'd love to hear about it. :love:

Also check out this tutorial on how to draw ethnic hair! A great resource and big help to me :')

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