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SKETCHDUMP sept-oct 2010 by manic-pixie SKETCHDUMP sept-oct 2010 :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 63 33 SKETCHDUMP mar-aug 2010 by manic-pixie SKETCHDUMP mar-aug 2010 :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 52 28 Commission: Ganth by manic-pixie Commission: Ganth :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 8 23 Lucky Star by manic-pixie Lucky Star :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 98 83 Lupin III by manic-pixie Lupin III :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 232 47 Influence Map - Pixie Style by manic-pixie Influence Map - Pixie Style :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 19 16 Living in Sin by manic-pixie Living in Sin :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 82 12 Commission: Demonlordonigawa 3 by manic-pixie Commission: Demonlordonigawa 3 :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 19 2 Wee Ree by manic-pixie Wee Ree :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 56 25 Word to the Wyse by manic-pixie Word to the Wyse :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 47 32 Black Rock Shooter by manic-pixie Black Rock Shooter :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 95 13 Miku Hatsune: Melt by manic-pixie Miku Hatsune: Melt :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 36 13 DJ Goh Goh vs Soochi Scratch by manic-pixie DJ Goh Goh vs Soochi Scratch :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 32 14 Commission: Dragonendalia by manic-pixie Commission: Dragonendalia :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 6 8 Commission: Grimreapette by manic-pixie Commission: Grimreapette :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 9 5 Commission: Miz-D by manic-pixie Commission: Miz-D :iconmanic-pixie:manic-pixie 18 10


the cooliest by iFaggert the cooliest :iconifaggert:iFaggert 3,666 334 Fembot Portraits by silverteahouse Fembot Portraits :iconsilverteahouse:silverteahouse 2,134 146
Basic Coloring Tips - A Text
so, lately ive been getting (almost daily) notes from deviants asking on coloring tips. and while i never mind helping others and thats one of the biggest foremost reasons im on dA, i find that im repeating a lot of the same basic tips. so i thought it might be helpful to some of you if i were to just make some of this general knowledge public and...whatnot.
so first thing i always get are people asking me how i pick colors?
first thing i always say is, color theory! and
that last one has a good little mind blowing point there. see the one showing the plant? "A color scheme based on analogous colors" a lot of people want to use just a lighter shade to color, or a darker one, sometimes using white or black (or burn and dodge, shame on you! lol) but the colors there are a more blue green through a yellow green, it changes shades and doing so makes it much more believab
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Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Lackadaisy Expressions :icontracyjb:tracyjb 61,496 4,290 -STARSCREAM- by Meiphon -STARSCREAM- :iconmeiphon:Meiphon 605 86 Dark Knight 1 interior by INKIST Dark Knight 1 interior :iconinkist:INKIST 891 130 Gadget by doubleleaf Gadget :icondoubleleaf:doubleleaf 7,396 1,028 moto seraph by VanHeist moto seraph :iconvanheist:VanHeist 427 73 Deadpool's favorite weapon by yamiza Deadpool's favorite weapon :iconyamiza:yamiza 561 69 Tutorial - Splashing water by AonikaArt Tutorial - Splashing water :iconaonikaart:AonikaArt 5,631 217 Lucy and Jessie Barrot by JustinRandall Lucy and Jessie Barrot :iconjustinrandall:JustinRandall 25 8 Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebrae Global Lighting Tutorial :iconangelus-tenebrae:Angelus-Tenebrae 4,539 289 Breastacaboobular by AndrewDickman Breastacaboobular :iconandrewdickman:AndrewDickman 773 113 Growling wolf tutorial by NatalieDeCorsair Growling wolf tutorial :iconnataliedecorsair:NatalieDeCorsair 4,489 90 Tutorial - Clothing + Folds 1 by DarlingMionette Tutorial - Clothing + Folds 1 :icondarlingmionette:DarlingMionette 16,233 1,268


This caught my eye straight away. Lovely character piece, with definite attitude and a lovely colour palette. There's a few things that...

Gorgeous, colourful work - such as we'd expect out of Delya! I love to see you do softshading, and the underglow of ocean light gives i...

Wow! I'm really impressed with the subject matter - you took a very dark subject and handled it beautifully. The symbolism is striking ...



english-teaching fairy
Current Residence: australia
Favourite genre of music: folk punk, showtunes
Favourite style of art: western comic, noir influence
Favourite cartoon character: Cassidy (Preacher), Spider Jerusalem (Transmetropolitan), Huntress (Birds of Prey), Harley Quinn (DC
Personal Quote: "I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Months of work, excited secrecy and inking are all paying off.

I'm so sorry I haven't been able to shout it to the rooftops, but being under a non-disclosure agreement tends to do that to you.

I'm excited to say that one of the titles I've worked on is now available in Previews magazine, and can be solicited through your local comic retailer. Torn, a werewolf story with a twist, written by the amazing Andrew Constant, with art by Joh James, cover art by the phenomenal Nicola Scott (of DC's Birds of Prey, Secret Six and Teen Titans) and panel corrections by you guessed it, moi, is offered in this month's edition of Previews.

C'est Magnifique.

This marks my debut into the proffessional scene, and as such is a big step for me. Gestalt as an outfit has done a hell of a lot for me, and we love any support you can give us. And on that note, I'd like to give a shoutout to some of my colleagues in the field - and hint, as much as I can, on what you'll get to see from me in the future.

In this month's Previews one of my collaborators, the insanely talented Christian Read, has to offer a little title by the name of Eldritch Kid. I love working with this guy - he's funny, he gets my creative sensibilities (read: provides explosions, trenchcoats and campy fun whenever i demand it) and EK is the fruits of a long labour of love on his part. Buy it. Read it. Devour it. It contains Ten Shoes Dancing, who is so deliciously sassy I can barely contain myself. If you like whisky, arcane horror, and snarky buddy-dynamics, you will like this book. EK's NOT a title i worked on, but rest assured, you'll see something from Christian and me in the future.

Similarly, my other brother-from-another-mother, the inestimable Tom Taylor, is premiering a book called The Deep. Tom was the first writer to give me a shot, and remains a stalwart mentor to me - he pushes me to be better, and I'm always excited when he has something to shoot my way. The Deep is everything that's quintessentially Tom to me - gleeful, mischeviously funny with a sense of the joys of innocent discovery, with a crest of something a little darker on the horizon. The dynamic is a little like Skydoll meets Sealab, in terms of visuals. A damn purty book.

Speaking of which, Mr Justin Randall, :iconjustinrandall:, done gone got himself an Aurealis award for his work on Changing Ways. That's pretty big, folks - one of Australia's biggest science fiction and fantasy awards. You know Shaun Tan, the dude behind The Lost Thing, The Red Tree, The Rabbits etc? Recent Oscar winner? He started by winning an Aurealis. I was lucky enough to collab with Justin on a print from the series - Lucy and Jessie Barrot by JustinRandall - and I can't stress enough how much this book deserves a read. You like the Walking Dead? You'll like this.

And last but DEFINITELY not least, Miss Mikiko Ponzceck, aka your own Zombiesmile, is working with Tom Taylor and my favourite art director Skye Ogden on a little title called Rombies. When I bunged up my arm last year, I was working as colourist on this title. I was heartbroken about being unable to finish by deadline, and disappointing my colleagues. Not only did Miki pick up my dropped ball at my request, but she did a better damn job than I ever could - and it shows. Rombies is serialised online here:…
But if you like what you read, I strongly urge you to buy it - to support Miki, Gestalt, and the rest of us.

I've worked as solo artist on a couple of titles that will premiere with Gestalt Publishing for San Diego Comiccon. Yup, you heard me. Ess-Dee-Motherlovin'-Cee-Cee. I'll be there, and as soon as I'm able to say more, I'll have some work to show you.

Much love for now,
The gleeful pixie
  • Listening to: Origin of Love by Rufus Wainwright


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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope all is well for you and yours...=3
CapedMadman Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Hi, Em. How're things? Did you get my email about doing a cover for NORTH OF THE DRAGONLANDS?
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
...a very happy birthday to you miss...hope your special day is filled with joy...=3
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
...the happiest of birthdays to you miss...=3
Kervala Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :hug: :party: :iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
ZeroConfidence Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:iconpartycannonplz: Happy Birthday! Ha ha! =D :iconcakeplz:
toonarmycaptain Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Long time. And long way away. What's up?
drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
ZeroConfidence Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconpartycannonplz: Happy Birthday! Ha ha! =D :iconcakeplz:
Kervala Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :hug: :party: :iconhappybirthdaysignplz:
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