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For the Summer contest: [link]
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A dream place that I would like to go to relax...
away from reality
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Painted with watercolour
left-over colour

done free hand, no under sketch


red tree 2: [link]
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Request for ~11thsun

Rorona from Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland

couldn't think of a background to do....

watercolour paint
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Here I am, the gallant knight,
trapped in a room where I cannot fight.
Here I am silent and still,
gazing out the windowsill.

I paint the world outside my cell
dragons and demons fight as well
as the battles raging in my head
the harrowing feeling that I might be dead.

I let my brush sweep the skies,
I build a world full of whys.
Dizzily, I speckle stars
and give new life to planet Mars.

But footsteps break me from my page,
I pace inside the mental cage,
my mind is melting with my brush
its colours dulled, no longer lush.

I hear them calling out my name
but I must paint just one more frame,
dripping down across the sheet,
I let the colour stain my feet.

One with art and art has won,
I'm done, dear god, at last I'm done.
I cannot take the pain much more,
the voice who screams, my mind so sore.

So here I am, the gallant knight,
who has long since lost his final fight.
Here I am, my mind a flood,
painting pretty pictures with blood.
Aye, yes, my main theme in poetry is the mind. But the mind is the most poetic thing there is! How it breaks and twists and fumbles and struggles, how strong or how weak it can be. Very poetic indeed.
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I'm wandering to find the path,
looking for something I cannot find-
-for nothing
-for everything.

I'm lost and I can't find,
I cannot find my way
in this maze of thought,
of wonder,
of dreams
of delay.

I'm sinking,
I'm falling,
I've gone too far down
in the pit that leads to nowhere
in the abyss
of smothered light.

I have gone,
I just can't see
past the sorrow,
past the fear,
in the final dying breath,
the faded light,
the silent song.

Help me
I am lost
and I'll never find the light.
Where've you gone?
I cannot see...
I'm too far away.

Not close enough,
not free enough,
I just can't find the way,
the path back to life,
the drifting music's say.

Where are you?
Can you find me?
I am lost.
I am blind.
I've been left behind.

And who would see?
Who would be
concerned for a soul
such as me?
Who would look
for such a mind
lost and tethered

I can't find you anymore,
I'm gone,
sunken deep.
I'm lost
so far away,
so far away...
and who's to say
if I can be found?
This one's about that feeling of being lost, but not physically lost. It's a bit hard to explain. Imagine wandering through a forest or a city or something and knowing exactly where you are but still feeling lost, as though you're looking for something but don't know what it is. Something along those lines.

But, of course, it's up to the reader to interperate.
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The skies are set on fire
in the passion and desire,
the roads are blocked with fear.
Let me hear-
let me hear!
The birds call out my name-
oh please, do not refrain.
The birds call out my name
in the mist.

Oh the list-
list of places, list of thought,
list of all that's left to rot.
I can see past the flight
through the feathers at the fight.
I can see past the fight
of the land.

Oh I can't stand,
I can't stand!
I fall to the floor
no more, no more!
I can't see past the blaze
a fire haze
a hidden maze
of fear.

Oh dear,
oh my dear,
It's in the skies!
All the whys!
All the eyes on my soul.
They eat me whole,
they split my mind
and I find-
I find the fall.
Oh it all,
all most go,
don't you know
how it must be?

Must be free....

Because the skies are set on fire,
the passion, the desire
to end! to end it all!
End the fall
of the light,
of the fight,
of the life,
of the strife...

I've had enough,
I am done.
Watch it burn,
watch them turn,
watch them fight
for the life!
For the nothing in the end,
for the bend,
for the last question asked,
for the masked,
for desire-
-for the fire.

And the last apple drops
and it stops
-a human hand-
It doesn't stand.
the tree is dead
oh so they've said,
the tree is dead
and in the sky's fire
in devouring desire
it burns.
The human pursuit of knowledge.
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This was something I had in my head for awhile that I just had to get out, the perception, and scale are all off, but I think it came out pretty decent I guess. The turtles where supposed to be the main subject of this art which kinda got lost sadly! ^^;

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- Art made by :iconlil-greenie:
Tools-Intuos 4 tablet, Photoshop CS 5
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This is a commission for :iconkalymake: I had a lot of fun doing this this one, it is so different then what I usually do for characters. Thank you for commissioning me to do something so interesting and unique! ^^
**Hope I did not leave any character details out...**

Tools- Intuos 4 tablet, Photoshop CS 5
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- Art by :iconlil-greenie:

Only for :iconkalymake: use, thanks!
Art feature!
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Contraltissimo is holding a contest that is ending on the 22 of September, and it has an amazing first prize so check it out! ~>[link]
The theme for Contrailtissimo's contest is "just me and my dragon". I felt inspired by that theme, and came up with the idea of a elf finding an injured dragon, and wanting to help him, but both of them being worried about the motives of the other. So perhaps a start of an amazing friendship between the two of them. Hopefully this displays my idea, and still falls under the the theme for the contest. ^^
**Another terrible title!...**
Tools- Intuos 4 tablet, Photoshop CS 5
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- Art by :iconlil-greenie:

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Hello guys :D
I'm back with a little coloured drawing I hope you like. Nothing special. Just tried out my new paper.
Actually I don't have time for drawing but... I just can't stop it. Even if I just produce... boring things. :D
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Hello :)

I painted this one afternoon ago, very quickly. It's Elizabeth again, I simply love her music :heart:
I hope you like it a bit. I have to practise more with watercolour :D

By the way, this will be the last upload for three weeks.

Have a great summer!

Here you can see my acrylic painting of her (she shared it on her facebook page :))…

I want to hint at her website:
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Another drawing I finished a few days ago.
Nelli is one of my closest friends (and I'm so sad she had to move house!).
I'm so glad to know her! :heart:

Hope you like it!

pencil on bristolboard (21x29.7cm), 4 hours and 45 minutes, joy and a beautiful reference photo (as always :D)
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More line art...i think she looks awesome,
but i'm biased considering it is my drawing...^^
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i still have to pick a color for her dress and color it...
but i think it looks good so far^^
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i didn't think it would look good when i started...
but now that it's finished i think
it looks AMAZING!! ^^
i might color it...i might not....i don't know...
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By EmeraldRyuzaki

It was a night calm fall afternoon. I had finally saved up some money to buy a used Pokemon Pearl Version. I played through Diamond once and felt as if I should try Pearl this time. My cousin had his SoulSilver. I begged him to trade me anything strong to help me beat the game. I was feeling rather lazy and I had always hated grinding to level up. He agreed under one circumstance. He picked the Pokémon he gave me. I agreed and we set up a trade.

I sent him a cruddy little Pidgey and I watched as he scanned through his team. "This one." He said, pointing to a level 70 Electabuzz. I frowned. "Electabuzz…" I sighed. I didn't really like Electabuzz or Magmar. Elekids were cute but Electabuzz. "Leave it or take it. At least he's high leveled." My cousin said crossing his arms. I huffed in irritation. "Fine…" We traded and I had to go home. The whole ride I sat looking at the yellow and black creature.

A week had passed and the Electabuzz I had loathed I began to love. I began to call him Pearl. Another week and he was now level 92. I only had my starter and him in my party. Eventually I got ahold of an Action Replay. I wanted to start over so I could get all the starters. I went to delete the file. It said Are you sure? I clicked yes. I could of swore I heard Pearl's cry…

I restarted the game and went through the motions of stealing other trainers Pokemon. I didn't feel bad at all. "Just pixels." I said. This was before I knew what these pixels could do…

After I went through my third gym battle odd things kept happening. I noticed the bright pixels were slowly turning darker. I went off to my forth gym battle. I went into the grass and a loud screech came from the speakers instead of the battle music. The screen stayed black for about a minute. The battle music came in slow and reversed. It showed a blacked eyed grey and sickly green Pearl.

My eyes widened. I had completely forgotten about Pearl. "What's happened to you…"I whispered. I didn't send out a Pokemon…I took the place. A text box popped up. A wild FORGOTTENPEARL has appeared! What shall you do? I clicked Run. A text box popped up. "SO YOUR GOING TO LEAVE ME AGAIN?" It read. It sent the other options up. Items didn't work. Neither did PKMN. I had no choice now…I had to fight him. I used Struggle and it hardly dented his health. Mine dropped a little under half. Another box. "WHY DID YOU DELETE ME?" It read. FORGOTTENPEARL used Grudge! I'm on my last three points of HP.  The battle screen faded. My character was bruised and bleeding. ForgottenPearl stood before me. He walked in front of my character and hugged it. "I LOVED YOU…" It said before using Thunder on me. The screen went to black. It showed my deformed body on the ground with ForgottenPearl standing over me. The screen read GAME OVER.
My newest creepypasta based on my Electabuzz I deleted on Pearl.
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A stupid drawing on Paint xux
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I proud of this X3


so cute
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I was messing around with some black inking pens. Look what happened. Why do dragons pop up everywhere. Everywhere.

Well, I guess I'll call it practice then, because that's sort of what it is, right?

Enjoy these two blobs of ink.
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So after "Caress the wind" I decided to practice a bit more with markers. This is actually a really quick sketch-like doodle to practice, made fancy with a bit of background in Gimp.

Also, I am of the opinion that I should create some more monsters. It's great fun and I'm not doing it nearly enough.

Medium: Promarkers and Faber castell black inking pens
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My crawling dragon. It can not fly, so it drags itself forth with its claws.

I never really drew a dragon with wings that were too small to fly with. This is the first one, and the little guy really started to grow on me. Poor thing, not being able to soar through the skies...

Mechanical pencil with Hb-leads on ordinary paper.
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This was not the intended deviation for the week. As I was nearing completion of the actual piece, and saving as part of normal procedure my laptop died on me.

I've tried to recover the file to no avail... and I am not going to recreate it (it's just too painful) So a whole week's worth of work just gone ;_; I had to draw this for therapy just to get it out of my system - it only took 15 mins as opposed to a week -__-

In case you're wondering why Vega is there - it was another of his drawings, and was supposed to be a gift too with extra effort. I promise to make it better than that for the next one *nods*
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I felt like I really had to do one of these and acknowledge where all my inspirations and ideas originated from over the years.

So starting from the top:

Studio Ghibli: When I first saw Totoro as a child, I was so inspired even then by how they captured such beauty and wonder in the smallest and most ordinary of things and also the natural world. Of course I was also in awe of the imagination that went into creating their fantastical creatures and worlds, but it was the details with which things like rain, wind and the rustling of leaves were depicted that drew me more and more into their films. What I love most about Miyazaki's films also is the imagery of flight that is used in every story - it was this that got me thinking how to try and capture movement when I draw.

Nintendo: I grew up on a staple of Famicom and NES games and while many have influenced me, the one that had the most effect (drawing wise) was the Legend of Zelda series. I just love how it drew me into the game, got me obsessed with finding every hidden heart piece, collecting empty bottles and other random stuff, all in build up to entering each new temple and boss fight. My favourite official art style so far would have to be the Twilight Princess art - it's just so beautifully detailed, mature, and looks like it could be out of a classic novel while it still speaks of Nintendo.

Dragon Ball series: I used to tape the anime series and watch it everyday after school, as well as reading the manga. Hats off to Akira Toriyama for creating all those awesome fight scenes. I would sit there and analyze the muscles and poses for hours and try to emulate it on paper when I was supposed to be doing homework XD

Sailor Moon: Another series that got me thinking about my own drawing style. I preferred the manga over the anime because it was so elegant and delicate the way Naoko Takeuchi drew it and was a major influence on my art and still is to some extent today. I never walk away from anything without learning from it :)

The Natural World: David Attenborough's documentaries are some of the best I've ever seen of this topic. So much of what I know of plants and animals have been through his films and books. It has also made me more observant of my surrounding environments, whether it be of people walking by or the bird outside my window. So much inspiration can be drawn from the most simple and ordinary of things if you know where and how to look...

Artists of Capcom: I owe a lot to these legends of video game art - from Akiman who created iconic characters like Chun Li, to Kinu's seductive and humorous drawings, and Shinkiro's lifelike anime style (my heart must've stopped when I saw his Vega *A* ) These guys set the standards for so many in the industry and I'm always looking towards them for inspiration.

The Udon Guys: As some of you may already know, I stopped drawing for 10 long years and it was only because I picked up one of the Street Fighter comics by Udon that gave me the drive to pick up my pencil again. I also decided to challenge myself with a stylus and tablet for the first time because of Udon's art. Their work really brought the Street Fighter characters to life for me and I love the variety of style of each artist and in particular how they drew the movement in the fight scenes.

Storm Riders series: A Hong Kong manhua (comic) by Ma Wing-shing which I was introduced to by my cousin. Though I could barely read Chinese, I was still able to appreciate the intense martial art fight scenes he drew. The style and exaggerated poses were all new to me and presented another challenge for me to integrate into my own drawing. I also loved how the artist was able to draw the human body to look strong and powerful in action, yet graceful and dignified.

On screen Legends of Martial Arts: I also watch a lot of Kung Fu movies and it's just amazing to see what the human body is capable of - especially in the old classic movies when they didn't have much special effects or stunt doubles! To this day, I still youtube Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan movies for certain action poses I have in mind when I need real life references ;D But it's not just the action shots that have a lot of impact in their movies, there are also scenes when a character isn't moving like just before the fight starts that captures the personality of the character in a very powerful way that no words can describe.

You've probably figured by now I really like anything martial arts related from comics and cartoons to games and movies XD I've always been intrigued by the human body and I prefer drawing with lots of movement, spirit, beauty and impact. As an artist (even if it is a hobby) I am nothing without the things that influences and inspires me. Whenever I am out of ideas, I always look back to these points of references and it helps me to remember why I draw in the first place.

As a side, I've put my own progress over the year side by side for comparison. I've chosen my Vega pieces because I love drawing him most - I drew him in my first digital attempt and I've done so again more often than any other character that it really gives me a definitive measure of my progress. It's nothing compared to the exemplary works of the masters I look up to above, but it's still good to see where I started and where I am now - and helps me to visualise where I want to be. Learning never stops and that is the joy I find in drawing ;)
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That's all I can do for tonight before hand cramps started setting in XP Going to try and finish this within the week hopefully...

All done from scratch in photoshop, with photographic ref for the anatomy.

Makoto from Street Fighter III
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sketching will be my life from now on XD

coz my laptop is gonnneee

onepiece(c)Eichiro Oda
art(c) Me
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my own personification of Mightyena :iconkawaiipanda:

hope you like it :iconcookielaplz:

Still practicing anatomy


mightyena(c)Satoshi Tajiri
art(c) Me
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Someone requested another sasuno drawing on FB( maybe he likes her X3) :iconkawaiipandaplz:

sooo here it is~!
Hope you guys likeHer it too :iconmegustaplz:

Sasuno(c) l0lStephxl0l / Junko
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Sayaka Miki from Madoka Magica.
... I can't say much about her without spoiling :XD:
I would really recommend this anime ...

It was fun to draw her, but it took some time ...
I'd also like to draw the others ... :meow:

Nuff said.

Done in SAI and Photoshop

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Shaft
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Once you warmed my heart, now you freeze it ...

My OC Marion
Done in Sai
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