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How long have you been on DeviantArt?
According to my timeline, 11 years, a long time ago.

What does your username mean?
It means "Crash" in Japanese, 'cause Crash as a username is always taken. It's stuck though, I now go by "Koo" as a name out in the weird world of reality, I like it.

Describe yourself in three words.
Weird, creative, cynical.

Are you left or right handed?
Right-handed, my left hand isn't that bad as far as hands go, but I wouldn't trust it with a pen, pencil, brush or knife.

What was your first deviation?
Snarling Dilandau by Kurashi ... I was really into "Escaflowne" and was trying to copy screencaps, plus Dilandau was a cute little psycho. :heart:


What is your favourite type of art to create?
Probably simple cartoon drawings of stuff that makes me laugh, I enjoy drawing Quintus and Flintlock a lot.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Digital art. I'd need the tech' and software, but I reckon I could be quite good if I had it, certainly a lot faster.

What was your first favourite?
just a reflection by boheme ... I was a moody teenager, I liked weird things.

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Fun cartoony stuff, hot women, mechs, cute demons.

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
... Probably jollyjack , he drew Quintus for me :heart:  Demoncon 6 Quintus by jollyjack, plus he draws very sexy women, he makes me laugh and I really like his style.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
:devalohalilo: because he's one of my favourite animators, he draws beautifully curvy women in skimpy outfits, plus Lilo & Stitch, big fan.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Given me someone to talk to... I get quite lonely.

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Rum, Rotring CORE Mechanical pencil, Rotring CORE Fountain Pen, Sharpie, paper, Derwent colouring pencils.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Bedroom. Private sanctuary, nobody really bothers me here.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Looking back on a lot of my work and remembering why I made it in the first place, usually makes me smile or inspires me to create more.
  • Listening to: Can the Frog Tap Dance?
  • Reading: By Blood We Live - Glen Duncan
  • Watching: Cartoons
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts II.5
  • Eating: Mango Smoothie Ice Lolly
  • Drinking: Something Rummy
:iconcommissionsopen:

Right, it's that time of year again (when is it not that time of year?)- I'm open for commissions.

Trawl through the gallery, see if you find something in the style you want, then note me with the details and we'll bash out the expenses.

EDIT- I should add that I really, really don't like drawing kinky stuff.

AND STOP GIVING ME LLAMAS, I HATE THEM!!


:ahoy:
  • Listening to: Good Enough to Eat- TRTW
  • Reading: Skull & Bones - John Drake
  • Watching: Sitcoms
  • Playing: Loco Roco II
  • Eating: Strawberry Ice Pop
  • Drinking: Cold Fruit Juice
So, yesterday I went on a big adventure to London. What was I doing? Pah! What was I doing! ... Seeing The Real Tuesday Weld perform, of course! Fairytales and Monsters down at King's Place. It was a lot of fun, got to hang out with the guys, watch some rehearsals (during which there may or may not have been a small fire incident, we're not sure), there were monsters about the place (including Wage, my little Uglydoll :aww: ... Though at one point I went into the green room to find that someone had shoved his hand down under his apron as if he were up to something naughty). There was also running around with monsters, sketching, showing off my drawings, and the handling of a rubber wolf that really felt like it had organs inside it (an odd taxi ride indeed!).

The gig was very much fun, too. Wage and I enjoyed it immensely. Got to see Marcella & The Forget Me Nots perform, which was a very welcome first... Marcella can wail! (Unfortunately I don't know about her whaling skills) Still, much fun, much of the women in pretty dresses playing wonderful music :heart: .

The Weld were fun, as usual. They have a new member, too! A very pretty lady indeed... The first thing she said to me (unbeknownst to her, she didn't know I was in the dressing room on my own ^^; ) was "IS THERE ANY FUCKING BOOZE IN HERE!?" ... There wasn't, and I laughed as the door slammed on her quest for the night. But she was right, there wasn't enough booze, and she's very much an awesome lady, funny too. If I'd had a bottle of rum on me at the time I would have gladly shared :ahoy: She asked me if I thought she'd ruined the band for me, of course she hadn't! She was wonderful and added a new element to the performance... Now if only I can persuade Stephen to do a cover of "The Ghost of Stephen Foster" so that she can play all of that fun violin work... :plotting: :evillaugh: ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJzWGk… (video, love it, I say!).

I finally plucked up the courage to ask Don Brosnan for a hug. Just went right out and said it- "Can I have a hug?" I asked him, perhaps with the help of a double Havana Club and Cola. I got my hug, indeed I did, and Stephen joined in too. Don hugs very well because his heart is bigger (marginally bigger than a walnut, according to Stephen). Anyway, Don's great too, wish I could have hung out a little more with him, he makes me laugh (and his hair is always on top form!).

When I got to King's Place I gave Stephen an envelope full of My Little Pony versions of Tuesday Weld, Marcella Puppini and David Piper. That was... interesting. I think they were pleased with them all. Marcella made off with her one straight away. Apparently I flattered them all through this little gesture, but sod it, I don't want to make people feel bad. By the end of the night most of The Weld had decided that they liked the Clive Painter pony most of all... and I have no idea why! They were just a bit of fun.

Oh, before I forget (how could I!), I met Glen Duncan. ... Yeah. My favourite author, the guy who wrote "I, Lucifer" and several other books that I love. I gave him this- kurashi.deviantart.com/art/Lup… as well as a few other trinkets (including a figure of that painting that I need to ask for a picture of). Anyway, he liked the painting (panic over!), as well as the other stuff. I shook his hand, managed a few words that made vague sense (I'm still surprised I managed that, I was expecting garbled nonsense and embarrassed laughter), and got told that there's going to be another book out next year.

What can I say other than that about my first time going back to London in over a year? (for shame, self!) I loved it and I want to go baaa-aack! I miss London. *ahem* It was fun observing the epic quest for booze after the gig, and the strange conversations, lots of giggling, a bit of yelling, stealing of someone's pasta with mystery meat, pretty women in pretty dresses, spying on Stephen singing on stage (not me!)... Lots of fun.

... By the way, this is all probably meaningless if you don't know who The Real Tuesday Weld are. And if that's the case, shame on you! Go look them up now!!
  • Listening to: If Only - Bowling For Soup
  • Reading: Skull & Bones - John Drake
  • Watching: Sitcoms
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - Birth By Sleep
  • Eating: Take 5 Bar
  • Drinking: Cuba Libre
It's been a while since I updated this thing... Thought I'd take a bash at it.

So, what have I been up to? I'm working on a couple of painting commissions (how I loathe thee, purple paint! :shakefist: ), I'm also drawing the characters from Bloody Evolution a lot, and I've been practising drawing the characters from my new story- Second Star Stories- The Tale of Michael Rosenbeck ... I'm having a lot of fun with those, trying out lots of different expressions, and I get to play around with voodoo. The first Second Star Story is still available for purchasing here- www.lulu.com/product/paperback… ... Be warned, it contains scenes of violence, sex, humour, pirates and bunnies :ahoy:

The new story's going to be fun for me, lots of magic, weirdness, fights, and the occasional bit of gore. The lead character is male this time; this is so that no one can accuse me of putting myself into a story (that was never my intention with the last one, it just so happened that she had long hair, but it was white, not blonde!), his name is Mikah (pronounced "Mee-kah"), it's short for Michael, but a voodoo man decided that Mikah fit him better.

I may post some of the sketches soon, but I really need to do some more writing ^^;
  • Listening to: Another Day, Another Way - Volbeat
  • Watching: Sitcoms
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - Birth By Sleep
  • Eating: Tuc Biscuits
  • Drinking: Tango
So, I've finished lots of paintings, I've drawn a couple of comics, and I'm nearly done with writing "Second Star" ... I need more things to do. Preferably commissions (hint, hint).

Monday (18th) saw me having my first interview in a while. ... Interesting people. Hopeful, but not so much so that I'll get heartbroken if I don't get the job.

Monday also saw my mother getting me this little guy -www.uglydolls.com/#/meet-the-u… found him in a hippy shop... In a bin! He wasn't being thrown away, it was just a tiny, little reduced bin with only him in it. I had seen him a few times in the shop since late June, the only UglyDoll in the entire place. He looked so sad, but I couldn't rescue him because he still cost so much. But on Monday he was under a tenner, so my mother got him for me :aww: Wage and I have been on a trip to Shrewsbury to visit our friend Alex with Flintlock and Ichabod. Wage is very soft, and I think he'll fit in well with the other cousins :hug:

Started playing my birthday present that my dear Posh-Tim got me. He got me a special edition version of "Kingdom Hearts- Birth By Sleep" , I've been playing it quite a lot, love it to pieces and will definitely be getting the symbol for The Unversed tattooed somewhere at some point. I'm not stuck on a rhythm problem involving stacking ice cream to a beat, I can't do it because I lack rhythm.

I suppose I should get on with finishing "Second Star" ... I'm at a difficult point and need to write a couple of epilogues after I finish the main plot.
  • Listening to: The Ghost of Stephen Foster
  • Reading: Rumo - Walter Moers
  • Watching: Sitcoms
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - Birth By Sleep
  • Eating: Salt & Vinegar Crisps
  • Drinking: Lemonade and Vimto squash
Damn, the water here makes my skin dry :shakefist: ... and I miss showers. Stupid baths.

Right, what have I been up to? Lots. I've been experimenting with my caricature work kurashi.deviantart.com/gallery… to see if I can paint them, turns out I can... That's usually my reason for doing things, because I find I can. So that's good. I've finished one and am nearly finished with another, they're fairly fast to do (except I over did it on the detail on the last one ^^; ). The unfortunate thing is that I can upload any of them until their subject matters have been given them, otherwise it'd ruin the surprise.

I'm in the long, drawn-out (hah!) process of painting a redesign of this thing- fav.me/d163h7v ... I've redesigned Ludvic, you see, he's all suave and handsome now. Bastian (the bearded blond) is pretty much the same physically (though he now has purple eyes, 'cause why not?), but now he has a personality and a purpose within my story world. They're all huggy together :aww:

One or two bigger paintings on the way too, I just have to motivate myself to finish them. The mech' I'm working on has some fantastic face and flesh work, I just can't bring myself to paint and shade all of his metallic pieces as I really don't like shading grey tones.

I'm still bored up here.
  • Listening to: We Were Lovers - Jean-Jacques Burnel
  • Reading: The City of Dreaming Books - Walter Moers
  • Watching: Sitcoms
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Chorizo
  • Drinking: Captain and Cola
No, not me, you sillies! I wouldn't pierce anything due to past teachings and what-nottery. So, I was stranded in Shrewsbury until half four when I got a taxi to almost where I needed to be. I met a charming young lad by the name of Alex , and he was much fun. ... Hallo Alex! :salute: .. Anyway, both e-mail and number were on that card I gave, so do contact, etc.

More comics and painting to come. Sorry, I am very stressed, but it should all be ok in the end... or not.
  • Listening to: My Freeze Ray - Neil Patrick harris
  • Reading: The Salmon of Doubt - Douglas Adams
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing... So sad....
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Rums
... Very much enjoying the Neil Patick Harris at the moment. I make no apologies, he's awesome, stylish, funny and cute. Yes, yes, he's gay, but sod it, it makes me giggle.

I've been watching a lot of "How I Met Your Mother", recently, I mainly watch it for Barney and Marshall, they're fun :aww:

Anyway... Art-wise, nothing's happening that you need be concerned about. I'm working on a lot of comics for practice for my story, doodling whatever comes to mind and so on. I'm still working on paintings and other projects, I'm trying to get back into my creative mind-set since moving back to live in wales for a bit... ... I'm even trying to get onto an Art Course this year. Which would mean more stress, of course, but I'd be doing something that I love, despite the fact that everyone says they beat your favourite activities out of you. I don't care, I want to escape wales at all costs :shakefist: ... if I don't get in this year, nothing will stop me from getting in next year, you mark my words.

Other than that, life is dull. Rejoice in your distractions.
  • Listening to: My Freeze Ray - Neil Patrick harris
  • Reading: The Salmon of Doubt - Douglas Adams
  • Watching: How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Nothing... So sad....
  • Eating: Salted Peanuts
  • Drinking: Diet Coke, white rum
... So, I'm moving back to wales for a bit because things have gotten a little bit hectic with cash and the constant lack of a job.

Unfortunately this means I'll have no regular internet access because the area I'm moving to is a big pile of arse and doesn't get broadband signals, nor does it cope well with any other form of internet. This vexes me greatly, I'll no longer be able to update my work or socialise very well.

I will probably go quite, quite mad.

You have been warned.
  • Listening to: Opera #2 - Vitas
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Modnation Racers
  • Eating: Vimto Ice Lolly
  • Drinking: Rum, diet lemonade, Vimto squash
... Tomorrow's Prince...

:giggle: My apologies, listening to the Fifth Element soundtrack. ... Don't ask. ^^;

So, this month has been rather hectic for me, projects hither and thither. I've finished one commission that I absolutely hate and refuse to take payment for (it's centralised around zombies, you see... I got very upset with that painting- crying, screaming, couldn't get enough rum to just grit my teeth with it, etc), nearly finished Jed Woodhouse's commission, I intend to be fully done by Thursday evening and take it to get copied on the Friday... I hope he likes it. Also nearly finished my super secret extra special project for Don Brosnan. And yes, I will post pics when done.

I also made a new friend recently- fav.me/d2pa4m6  ;... He's lovely, he really is. ... Even if he did spend most of last night grinning like a loon to make me laugh :shakefist: It's embarrassing for me to laugh like that, I'm supposed to be aloof, creepy and intimidating, not giggling like a schoolgirl at silly faces. This is a rare experience for me, tis not easy to make friends when one is deliberately antisocial, but I just couldn't help myself in this case. Seriously, I spent four hours out in the freezing cold night chatting to him on a bench about random things and was perfectly happy.

My, I am chipper.
  • Listening to: Ghost Riders In The Sky - Spiderbait
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Sinbad the Sailor
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Baconz
  • Drinking: Rum, diet lemonade, Vimto squash
Quiz stolen from :iconxx-cygnus-xx: 's journal, because I'm a pirate and have liberty to do such things :ahoy:

1 . What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
It means 'Crash'. When I joined DA I was pretty obsessed with The Murderdolls (who had a song called 'Crash, Crash') and Crash Bandicoot games (PS1 versions, I detest the others except for X-Box's 'CTTR')

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
Erm... Mazza, Beetlejuice ^^; Now fully engrossed in Tuesday Weld art.

3. How many watchers do you have now?
Currently 84.

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
xx-Cygnus-xx , The Amazing Tumnus, Madonna DiMorte.

5. Do you comment, fav, or both?
Mostly comment, only :+fav: if something particularly tickles my fancy.

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on DA?
I'm a member of The Real Tuesday Weld Club, but otherwise no. I used to try to enter contests at the clubs I was part of, but always lost due to the club leader's letting their friend's scribbles win.

7. What is your most popular submission?
Erm... 'Eye of Ra'.

8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
Farscape, Reaper, Supernatural, Perfect World, Black Books, Boston Legal, etc.

9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
... Backgrounds, black clothing, hands.

10. Summer or winter?
Winter.

11. Rain or Sun?
Sun's ok to wander about in, but I prefer snow (with rum- last time it snowed I built a huge snow bunny that had pennies for eyes and got knocked over by other drunks)

12. What's your favorite type of music?
Antique Beat, rock, classical, dance, techno, some trance.

13. PC or Mac?
PC, please. I like my mouse.

14. Anime or Manga?
Manga, I like to read.

15. Coke or Pepsi?
Coke, but I prefer Diet IRN-BRU.

16. Read or TV?
Most likely read, unless I'm painting, in which case I shall watch some mindless stuff.

17. How many hours a day do you spend on DA?
Not sure, I visit randomly.

18. Name a hidden talent.
I bake, I can mimick most accents perfectly, and I am a pretty damn good actor.

19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
Traditional, I lack the means and effort to make fancier things.

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Not sure what their name is anymore, but my local Chinese Take-Out is pretty good, their chicken satay is amazing.

21. What are your top 3 favorite books?(not mangas)
I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan (it's how I discovered Tuesday Weld :heart: ), Flint & Silver by John Drake, The Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin.

22. Wii or PlayStation?
Playstation very much for the win. I love playing Wipeout.

23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
The Real Tuesday Weld, Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer.

24. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typist?
I'm fairly fast, depends on my mood and how much rum I've had.

25. Do you like Denny's?
... What's Denny's? I like Denny Crane, if that helps?

26. What is your favorite smiley?
I don't liek smileys much, but :ahoy: is cute.

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
Banoffee... Yeah, I'm not one for pie, really.

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
Indeed I have.

29. Do you go on YouTube a lot?
Not as much as I used to.

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Gaia Online, Roliana, Twitter, etc.

31. Do you cosplay?
No, I'm not confident enough.

32. Fruits or sweets?
Both, please.

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Buttered.

34. Have you skipped school?
Not school, but College and University, yes.

35. Have you been on a plane?
Yes, but not since I was about four. I think I miss it, I'm not sure.

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
Indeed I have, I've lived by the sea a lot, so there was no point in not doing it. I used to enjoy body boarding and general swimming.

37. Have you been ice skating?
Yep, fell on my arse a lot, it was hilarious. Also saw a woman face-plant onto the ice and continue to move whilst sliding on her face.

38. Favorite vacation spot?
France. It's the only place I've been to... I miss France.

39. Ever been on TV?
No, but my music has whilst my mother was ranting on TV about something.

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
Bacon bits.

41. What do you do to relax?
Drink, read, paint, write, draw, bake.

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
Kick-Ass. Didn't like it, except for when Nicolas Cage was on fire, I laughed pretty loudly when that happened.

43. Favorite Sandwich?
Chicken and Mayo, preferably with some chillies.

44. If you could go anywhere in the world...
In order of randomness- France, Germany, Venice, New York, Florida, and then back to France.

45. Favorite time of the day?
9pm, I'm usually pretty relaxed by then and enjoying some random activity.

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
At first I wanted to be an artist, but then I found out that artist's work is usually worth a lot more when they're dead, so I used to say "I just want to be."

47. What do you want to be now?
Actor, illustrator, director, script writer, voice actor.

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
I wouldn't eat with someone, I'm a little bit paranoid about that. Drinking, on the other claw, is another matter- I'd like a drink with Mr. Coates, and I have (in a manner).

49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
Sorry to be personal, but I'd love to be stuck in a room with Magnus Seerook - kurashi.deviantart.com/art/Clo… ... I adore him :aww:

50. When is your birthday?
October, let's leave it at that. I'm not fond of birthdays.

51. Favorite type of ice cream?
I don't care for ice cream, but I love a good Mango & Raspberry Sorbet.

52. Last book you read?
Retromancer by Robert Rankin, I haven't finished it yet, it's the sequel to The Brightonomicon, funny as Hades.

53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Cyberdog... I really love their clothing, but it's so bloody expensive.

54. Do you buy / sell / both on eBay?
I mostly buy Pocky, I like the milk variety.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
"Did you draw that?" ... Seriously. No, you blind fools! I'm just holding this pencil for someone else who happens to have my signature!

56. Favorite all time movie?
It's either 'The Count of Mone Cristo' or 'The Time Machine', I love them both.

57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
Freakazoid (still love it)

58. What are you listening to right now?
'Dela' - Johnny Clegg & Savuka.

59. What is the last thing you ate?
Home-made spicy chicken kebabs with spicy egg-fried rice.

60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Aqua.

61. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
They're usually taller than me.

62. Favorite sport to play?
Netball, hockey, tennis, rounders, badminton... Yes, I played classically "lesbian" sports when I was younger. Also got banned from playing all of them due to being too violent.

63. Favorite Day of the Year?
Pancake Day!

64. Hugs or Kisses?
Both, please. Hugs are wonderful, but kissing is fun, too.

65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
Chocolate.

66. Favorite Board Game?
I don't play board games.

67. Favorite smells?
Fresh cookies, rum, mangoes.

68. What inspires you?
Probably hormones ^^;

69. Do you have any piercings?
No thanks, I like my demons.

70. How many siblings do you have?
Two half sisters... Does that mean I only have one sister?

71. Bacon Bits or croutons?
Bacon bits.

72. Favorite Day of the Week?
Thursday (it used to be sci-fi day)

73. Favorite phrase?
Not sure, to be honest (that's not it)

74. Favorite Restaurant?
ASK, I like their Versuvius Pizza, honeycombe cheesecake and their Jack & Coke.

75. Favorite animal?
Bunnies.

76. Favorite thing to do outside.
Find a nice shady spot, drink my rum and write my story.

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Run around outside or stay comfy inside with a glass of rum and a book.

78. Favorite Disney character?
Hades.

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
Nescafe Alta Rica, it's wonderful stuff.

80. Tag 6 people:
No.
  • Listening to: Alarm Clock(TRTW MIX)-The Voluntary Butler Society
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Reaper
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Egg-fried Rice and chicken
  • Drinking: Rum, diet lemonade, Vimto squash
... it's me in the boots, not the elephants. That would be cruel as they haven't really got the feet for boots.

This period in time finds me trying to re-connect with some of my old plushies (or cousins as I call them). I find that I'm very much attached and aware of three or four of them, and that I have been neglecting the others. So I have been spending time with the cousins, watching films, painting, etc. We're getting along fine.

Last month I ran away from the BFI in London, crying my eyes out, mascara running down my face, elephant clutched tightly to my chest (poor Ichabod!)... So recently I have been working on an apology painting for Don Brosnan (of The Real Tuesday Weld), as I think I may have offended or baffled him. It's about 50% completed, and I shall be working on it solidly this weekend when Posh-Tim is away (... because I have nothing better to do ^^; )

I've been scribbling various things too- Tattoo designs, character test designs, filler art for my ongoing story, etc.

I'll update as and when I can. Good times wished to all!
  • Listening to: Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Reaper
  • Playing: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Eating: Egg-fried Rice
  • Drinking: Rum, diet coke, Vimto squash
Today finds me sitting casually at home, it's nearly twenty minutes to midnight, and I am drinking lemon Schmirnoff Ice (a form of children's booze, I know) from a martini glass, in which sits a black chopstick (for stirring purposes) and a large red marble that I put in the freezer a few hours ago (surprisingly pleasant)... It's like staring into the Japanese flag :heart:

So... What artistic morsels have I got for you today? In truth, not much. I've been working on two pieces of artwork for David Piper www.themindzone.tv/en.html , and I should have those completed relatively soon (I really need to have them done a few days before the 11th of March so that I have time to get them copied down in size, scanned and what-not), so expect a neon-blue and black theme from those.

What I've mainly been working on for some time is a series of tattoo designs for my wench, Posh-Tim ... I have roughly six or eight of them now. Huge things, like A4 to A3 in size. I need to scan them all and somehow mash them all together in order to form one massive block of tattoos that he somehow expects to get tattood in one session (he's a bit of a wuss for that kind of pain, you see). Undoubtedly I shall end up scanning some of these designs at some point, they're all of a vaguely circuit-board theme, so it's quite pleasing... The "theme" for the set is events over the last three to four years, and he refuses to use the design I made up for sex, claiming that it's too crude and in bad taste (which made me feel good about my abilities)

I've been painting a lot, though not a lot to report on that, same goes for comic drawing, though I have been nagged by various people to include them in the cast of Bloody Evolution.... As I have said before, if I promised to do something I will, just remind me ^^;

Socially, my life is on a bit of a crimp at the moment because I have no form of ID and get either refused service or thrown out of various places. I'm in the process of getting a passport (made all the more difficult because I was born in Germany, as was my mother, and my parents have since divorced and re-married), I've been having a Hell of a time with it... Apparently I might have to attend an interview so that they can verify that I do indeed exist. I'm a bit worried that I might have to answer some questions about the British way of life in order to confirm my place- I don't pay attention to the news or history! If that's the case then I'm royally buggered.

My next social event will be watching The Clerkenwell Kid DJ at the BFI in London (11th March), I've been invited by the Kid himself to turn up early and alone with a sketchbook. I expect that it'll be a lot more fun than the last time as I won't have to pander to anyone's demands :shakefist: Just me, a comfy sofa, something fruity to drink and good conversational ramblings with my favourite singer.

Though the one thing that makes me a little disappointed is that I probably won't have time to create something to give to The Clerkenwell Kid upon seeing him. Eh bien, I suppose I could always take a request again (I would say trousers optional, but I fear that would be a little too daring of me!)
  • Listening to: Ready Steady Go - Oakenfold
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Hey Arnold
  • Playing: Sonic Unleashed/ Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Satay chicken on skewers
  • Drinking: Schmirnoff, martini glass, chopstick, red marble
I'd like some opinions on the writing I've been doing for the last few months... It's not all up there yet, but I'd like it if people gave it a read -kurashi.deviantart.com/art/Sec… I had to submit it to Scraps because the Literature section is down at the moment :shakefist: ... Anyone curious as to what happens next can feel free to ask for the rest of what I've typed up so far :ahoy:

Other than typing, recently I've been sketching a few things onto canvas, including a more realistic version of one of the first mechs that I painted. I'll be painting the Shadow Man too :heart:
  • Listening to: Der Turm - E Nomine
  • Reading: Retromancer - Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Pushing Daisies Series II
  • Playing: Little Big Planet
  • Eating: Dairy Milk bar
  • Drinking: Orange squash
My copy of The End of the World by (The Real) Tuesday Weld came today. jacklamp passed me on the stairs as I was walking, big grin on my face, back to my room...

"What's that, Koo?" he asked, all curious in the noon-time haze.

"It's the End of the World." I replied, matter-of-factly.

He wouldn't believe me. Oh well. I rushed upstairs to extract it carefully from the thankfully bomb-proof packaging of Antique Beat. Inside was a black box, a rhombus on the front claiming "LIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD - The Real Tuesday Weld" , I opened that up to reveal black tissue paper, beyond that was a picture of The Clerkenwell Kid's nose covered in clay in memory of Valentine Rose (who is not yet dead), a little story called 'The Golden Bird By The River' , a beautifully decorated Last Will and Testiment, another small card covered in hands about being over the hillsides, a palm-reading card regarding love, and a tiny pink flower that had been pressed.

The reason for the trinkets is that each cop is sent with The Kid's personal nick-nacks, in memory of, I suppose. I haven't listened to the CD yet, I intend to go wandering about the frosty streets listening to it as I swagger along with my cane.

Sorry if that tale was tedious, but I love (The Real) Tuesday Weld and this particular thing made me smile.

I wish pleasant times to you all :heart:
  • Listening to: Nothing yet
  • Reading: Something by Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Edward Scissorhands
  • Playing: Fairytale Fights
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Fruit juice
I'm eating some weird little biscuits in the vague shape of koalas. They have either strawberry or chocolate filling, and each one has a little koala doing some random activity on it.

I stole this thing from :iconsephys-little-cloud: because I didn't meet his requirements to get tagged :shakefist:

A
- Available:
'Fraid not, dear.
- Age: Currently 22, I aspire to get older.
- Annoyance: Idiots.
- Animal: Bunnies.
B
- Beer:
No thanks, I prefer rum :ahoy:
- Birthday: Early October, I'm not saying when because I am allowed my secrets, damnit!
- Best Friends: Here there's :iconsephys-little-cloud: , otherwise :iconposh-tim: , Soufle and Flintlock.
- Body Part on opposite sex: Collarbones.
- Best feeling in the world: First sip of the perfect rum and coke.
- Blind or Deaf: Can't I just lose a leg or a buttock? I love to draw and I love my music.
- Best weather: Calm autumn days (not too cold, not too sunny, no drizzle)
- Been in Love: Indeed I have.
- Been on stage: Many times.
- Believe in Magic: Stage magic, for sure.
- Believe in God: No.
- Believe in Santa: Not for some decades.
C
- Candy:
IRN-BRU Bars.
- Color: Blood red.
- Chocolate/Vanilla: Chocolate.
- Chinese/Mexican: Chinese, ta.
- Cake or pie: Cake, I dislike all forms of pie.
- Continent to visit: I have no idea.
D
- Day or Night:
Night for me, thanks.
- Dance in the rain: Sometimes.
- Do the splits: Nah, I can do far freakier things with my legs.
E
- Eggs:
Hard-boiled or fried into rice.
- Eyes: Blue.
- Everyone has: Buttocks.
- Ever failed a class: No, I was a clever little boffin in school.
F
- Full name:
Emily Field.
- First thoughts waking up: "Thirsty!"
- Food: Chilli.
G
- Greatest Fear:
Dogs/Needles/Dogs with needles.
- Goals: To entertain on a mass scale.
-Gum: Sour apple.
- Get along with your parents?: Not really.
- Good luck charm: Scarab necklace.
H
- Hair Color:
Mine is blonde.
- Height: Five foot two (ish)
- Happy: Rum.
- Holiday: Halloween.
- How do you want to die: Fire-soaked motorcycle accident.
I
- Ice Cream:
Mango madness sorbet.
- Instrument: None, I only play the mp3 player.
J
- Jewelry:
Weird stuff, like my scarab necklace.
- Job: Art Gallery Assistant was my best.
K
- Kids:
Never.
- Kickboxing or karate: Niether.
- Keep a journal: I do, but not so often.
L
- Longest Plane Ride:
Germany to England.
- Love: Lust first, love later.
- Letter: Q.
- Laughed so hard you cried: Probably.
M
- Milk flavor:
Banana.
- Movies: Sci-fi.
- Motion sickness: Sometimes, but only if I'm sitting next to a large, gassy person for more than an hour.
- McD's or BK: Burger King, though I'd prefer a Nero's panini.
N
- Number of Siblings:
Two little sisters.
- Number of Piercings: Zero, and I intend to keep it that way.
- Numbers: 197666 (song reference), 13.
O
- One wish:
I wish I had perfect teeth.
P
- Perfect Pizza:
BBQ sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, ground beef, chillis.
- Pepsi/Coke: Coke.
Q
- Quail:
No thanks.
- Quote: "Welcome to my eternal vengeance. To my enemies, I give eternal pain and regret."
R
- Reason to cry:
Posh-Tim "accidentally" punched me in the teeth again :shakefist:
- Reality T.V.: No thanks.
- Radio Station: Radio makes me feel sick.
- Roll your tongue in a circle? :</b> I think so.
S
- Song:
The Ugly and the Beautiful - (The Real) Tuesday Weld.
- Shoe size: 4... Yes, I have tiny feet.
- Salad Dressing: Thousand Island.
- Sushi: No thanks.
- Skipped school: Indeed.
- Slept outside: Not yet.
- Smoked?: Yes, didn't care for it as it tasted like bad coffee.
- Skinny dipped?: Not yet.
- Shower daily?: Indeed, I love to be clean.
- Sing well?: When ill I sound better.
- In the shower?: No.
- Swear?: Indeed I do.
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries.
T
- Time for bed:
1-3am.
- Thunderstorms: As with most things, they are better enjoyed with rum.
U
- Unpredictable:
French knickers.
V
- Vacation spot:
Venice.
W
- Weakness:
Accents or rum.
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you: :iconposh-tim:
- Who makes you laugh the most: :iconposh-tim:
- Worst feeling: Wisdom toothache.
- Wanted to be a model?: Somewhat.
- Where do we go when we die?: Slough.
- Worst Weather?: Sleet when wearing sandals (it hurts!)
X
-X-Rays:
Yes please! I love getting X-Rayed.
Y
-Year it is now:
One year before next year.
-Yellow: Gouda.
Z
- Zoo animal:
Elephants.
LAST PERSON WHO;
1. Slept in a bed beside you? :
:iconposh-tim:
2. You went to the mall with?: Erm... Not sure, probably Posh-Tim and jacklamp
3. You went to dinner with?: Posh-Tim
4. You talked to on the phone?: 1cocotherabbit
5. Made you laugh?: Posh-Tim

Tag: If you can be bothered, go ahead.

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Right, on to more serious matters... Well, art-related matters, anyway.

I am determined to finish my half of the trade that I have with sephys-little-cloud by the second week of November because there's a Tuesday Weld gig in London at that time.

Sculpy models are here, there and everywhere. I'm also trying to find a varnish that won't be stick when it dries.

I'm still writing my Hook-related story. It's going quite well, I've invented many new characters and will probably end up drawing some of them in more detail. If anyone wants a read of what I've done so far then do let me know and I'll type up some of it (it's all hand-written so far, you see)

Other than that, not much is happening. I have wisdom toothache and am going to buy boots in the near future as the English weather is freezing my toes off.
  • Listening to: Jacko
  • Reading: Something by Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Lotte Koala biscuits
  • Drinking: JD and Coke
I stole this from :iconsephys-little-cloud: 's journal ('cause I'm a pirate and we're sneaky like that! :ahoy: )

:bulletblue: Why did you join this site?

I joined the site years ago because I sent a base edit that I did of someone's doll to the original owner, they seemed to like it and suggested that I join DA. I did so simply to post dolls, I suppose.

:bulletblue: What does your username have to do with you? Is it a combination of your favorite things, or a character of yours?

Kurashi is kind of nerdy... It stems from my favourite game as a child, the Crash Bandicoot series, and also the Murderdolls song 'Crash Crash' , but 'Crash' was always taken as a username on servers, so I went for the Japanese version. Hence Kurashi , hence why I am now known to all as Koo.

:bulletblue: What is your current icon of?

My Verdy's rendition of The Catarpillar from 'Alice in Wonderland' , but twisted into a snake-like critter, the Nagapillar, if you will.

:bulletblue: How many watchers do you have and how many people are you currently watching?

I watch 53 people, and 80 people watch me, no idea why.

:bulletblue: Do you have more than one account?

No, I am as random as I'll ever be.

:bulletblue: Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.

sephys-little-cloud theamazingtumnus Boredman

:bulletblue: What deviant do you admire because of their personality?

sephys-little-cloud (darling, how could I not!), theamazingtumnus (charming rogue though he is!)

:bulletblue: How many people on here do you actually know in reality? Post their avatars.
:iconposh-tim: :iconjacklamp: :iconzedthirteen: :iconinfernal-duckburger:

:bulletblue: Do you comment, fave, or both?
I :+fav: and comment only on works by artists that I know, but if I like a piece based purely on looks alone I will just :+favlove: it and move on.

:bulletblue: What do you typically post on deviantart?
Comics, paintings, random scribblings, tattoo designs, character-based artwork.

:bulletblue: Do you participate in clubs or contests here on DA?
No, I am a lurker.

:bulletblue: What is your most popular deviation?

'The Faun' has the most favourites, but 'The Eye of Ra' has the most views.

:bulletblue: What's your favorite submission in your favorites gallery?
I am a fickle creature, but at the moment it's the art that sephys-little-cloud gave me for her half of our trade, I loves it lots! :heart:

:bulletblue: What are the things you wish you could draw better?

Backgrounds.

:bulletblue: Are you a subscriber?

Not really, I'm a happy gimbler.

:bulletblue: How many hours a day do you spend on DA?

No idea, a few, probably.

:bulletblue: Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?

Quick as can be, and I can spell too (unless very drunk)

:bulletblue: What is your favorite emoticon?

:ahoy: ... I likes me the pirates.

:bulletblue: What is the most annoying thing people ask you?

Let's see. These are the top worst questions I receive:

"Did you draw that?" ... this is usually asked in person, when I'm drawing with a bloody pencil in my hand! :shakefist:

:bulletblue: What is the most annoying comment you get?

Something along the lines of "OMG- That is so not anything like the original! You should be put to death!"

:bulletblue: What inspires you?

Rum, randomness, music, friends, everyday situations, more music, books, etc.

:bulletblue: Do you use any traditional media?

Most of the time, yes.

:bulletblue: Do you associate people online with their icons?

Somewhat.

:bulletblue: Have you ever suggested a Daily Deviation?

No, I'm a lazy bugger.

:bulletblue: Everyone has considered leaving DA once or twice. Have you? Why?

People kept hassling me for more and more free art, I got sick of it. Then I decided to sod them all and do whatever the Hell I like :salute:
  • Listening to: Nickelback
  • Reading: Something by Robert Rankin
  • Watching: Monte Cristo
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Buttons
  • Drinking: Spracradria and Coke
So... School's all done for me and I'm currently having a pain in the arse of a time looking for a bloody job :shakefist:

Sorry for the lack of frequency in my uploads. I'm actually spending a lot of time at the moment writing something, it's a kind of spin-off on the whole Peter Pan thing. It's quite fun to write and a couple of people seem to enjoy reading it. I've written nearly seventy pages of work by hand now ^^;

Other current projects include finishing the painting I've been working on for ages for the wonderful David Piper (I keep putting it off because I can't really afford the jaunt to London at the moment), finishing a Munny of David, retouching the paintwork on the Munny I made for Stephen Coates. I'm also working on another collage that's related to my current scribblings, and am doing an art trade with sephys-little-cloud , which should be fun (tis all Tuesday Weld related :heart: )
  • Listening to: Voltaire
  • Reading: Pieces of Eight - John Drake
  • Watching: Muppets
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Nothing, but would like a Twix
  • Drinking: Orange &amp; Pineapple Squash
So... My University course is almost done :XD: I'm kind of relieved... Now I can branch away from pretentious theatre and get into making scripts, weird puppets, etc.

Currently, I'm working on a massive Disney-style collage involving every character/person ever drawn in my 'Bloody Evolution' style... One of my walls is so far covered in eleven line-arts awaiting colour and placement ^^; Not sure why, I suppose it's just a way for me to learn to draw in another style (last night I drew my friend Thorn madly sketching across the room... :giggle: )

Other than that, I have two paintings to work on (one for the fantastic David Piper, no less! www.themindzone.tv/en.html ). Some drawings (including a tattoo for a friend from college). Oh, and I'm also working on my own 4" mini Munny :aww: ... Not surprisingly, it's supposed to be Stephen Coates ^^; ... Yes, I know, overkill (but he's lovely!). As it happens, I'm waiting for his head and torso to cool down as I have just removed them from the oven after adding some FIMO details, I'm looking forward to painting it. I might truss up the box the Munny came in to be like packaging for him, not sure yet.

My wisdom teeth are acting up again, so I'm going to be forced to get some Jack Daniels in an effort to quell their insistent aching :shakefist:

Anyway, it's getting bloody hot here, so I'm going to go purchase a drink and an ice pop :ahoy:
  • Listening to: Burning Love- Wynonna
  • Reading: Nothing- I want the sequal to Flint and Silver
  • Watching: Black Blood Brothers
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Rolo Cookies
  • Drinking: Tropical Norange
Hey- Hey, you! SHH!!! Yes, you! Be quiet and come over here...

Don't tell anyone, but it's only two weeks until I've finished my radioshow... Which means I'll be able to put some more effort into making work for creative purposes rather than for the sake of illustrating an exaggerated soundscape.

Phew! ^^;

I've got lots of plans. Mostly nonsense, of course, but where would I be without it? ... Probably off being a success somewhere, laughing my buttocks off at the absurdity of it all. As it happens, I can still giggle quite happily as life's treating me not too badly at the moment. Well, in places, I suppose. I recently lost my best friend (not in the sense that he died, more that he vanished), I'm awaiting a visit from the fabled Student Loan Fairy, and I can never paint my nails without smudging the paint on my right thumb :shakefist:

I have a another Tuesday Weld gig to go to at the beginning of April. Some may find this overkill on my part, but I do enjoy their live experience a great deal and intend to go to every gig that I can make it to :ahoy: I've even pestered Alex Budovsky to design a Tuesday Weld tattoo for me (which he said he might if I nag him enough)

On a random note- For as long as I can remember I have been subjected to Star Trek (it wasn't all bad), and I never liked Shatner's Trek, but recently my flatmates and I have been trawling through "Boston Legal" and I love it. Shatner's character is my favourite, coupled with Spader's character too. I'm not interested in law at all, it just makes me laugh with its wryness and its occasional flamingo costume.

So, say it like you mean it- "DENNY CRANE!!"
  • Listening to: Billie Jean - Jacko
  • Reading: Flint and Silver - John Drake
  • Watching: Boston Legal (.. Denny Crane!)
  • Playing: Wipeout HD
  • Eating: Feta cheese
  • Drinking: Spracradria and Coke