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11  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Oh Wolfy! on: October 28, 2013 03:17:22 AM

"Oh Wolfy! Oh Wolfy, ain't you the one?"
Rabbit's nickname for his boyfriend Tyr makes me think of the Tex Avery cartoons "Red Hot Riding Hood" and "Swing Shift Cinderella", both of which feature Miss Red (she's never given a name).
So naturally when I saw the Skins AU Gender Swap Challenge on DeviantArt I figured a female Rabbit would dress up as Red for Halloween and sing to her Wolfy at Lloyd's bar, most likely ON the bar, much to everyone's amusement and Tyr's embarrassment, of course.

To get the hair, costume, and pose as close as possible to Red's, I referenced quite a few screenshots from Red Hot Riding Hood. Not that I'm complaining because she's one of my favorite cartoon characters of all time.
I tried to make her look like she is winking at Tyr as she's singing but I'm not sure that I succeeded. I know her right (our left) hand looks off but I've always struggled with hands. At least her left hand looks halfway decent. (I've left off Rabbit's tattoo again. I can't ever get it right!)

If you don't know Red, I guarantee you know of at least one character based on her or have seen her make a cameo.
Jessica Rabbit is based on Red as is Cameron Diaz's character Tina in the movie The Mask.
She makes quite a few appearances under the name Miss Vavoom in the Droopy & Dripple sketches of The Tom and Jerry Kids Show.
Red makes a cameo in Quest for Camelot during Devon and Cornwall's "If I didn't have you" number.

This art is fanart of the character Rabbit (who is a Smoke, which is a type of vampire; Tyr, his Wolfy, is a Skin, which is a type of werewolf) from LJ Phillips' webcomic "Skins" and the companion strip, "Under My Skin". (Be warned that some of the pages contain images that are NSFW.) Rabbit is property of LJ Phillips and this piece is a tribute to her character and "Miss Red". Please don't alter, copy, or redistribute it as your own.
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Don't mess with a bunny! (Yarne Punkin) on: October 17, 2013 02:58:42 AM
Warning: mild Fire Emblem: Awakening spoilers ahead.

This adorable little guy is a Taguel named Yarne. He's available after chapter 14 of the game if you've had a male character reach "S" support with Panne.
Taguel are a race of shape-shifters who transform into large rabbits during battle. Panne is very brave but her son Yarne is afraid of everything because he is the last hope for the Taguel race (unless "MyUnit" is her husband, then he also has a sister). Yarne will have a tuft of hair at his crown that matches his father's hair color (for example, my character, Zeke, had purple hair so my Yarne has a purple tuft.)

I made this little guy for my sister, who is just as in love with him as me.
He doesn't look exactly like he does in the game because I left off his leggings/boots and chest plate because he's so small (he's half-size since I didn't have much of the tan colored suede). I also left off the fur on his legs at my sister's request. She said "If you put any more fur on him that's all there will be!"
His cute little eyes are made from small, shiny shank buttons that I had in my button stash.

His ears are also different than in game. In game, his ears are solid cream/beige colored but the only other fake fur I had was cream with black flecks and my sister didn't care so that's what he has. He also doesn't have a colored tuft at the front of his hair for the same reason.

My favorite part is his fluffed up tail, which you can't really see in the photo. I think it's because the fur on his bum is also long.  Roll Eyes
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mage's cloak on: August 08, 2013 09:40:59 AM
To me, Craftster means there's a place I can share my geekiness and be inspired by the geekiness of others. Here I can post crafts related to my different interests and no one thinks "Oh, you were crazy to make that! You should have just bought it!" Here I can meet people from across the globe who understand the desire to make things inspired by a favorite media rather than buy it.
But Craftster also means I'm inspired to carry on the tradition of crafting, something I learned by watching my grandmother, who passed away some years ago, and my mom. My grandmother often modified patterns to suit her purpose or made her own, something many of my fellow Craftsters do and something I'm learning myself.
So in honor of my geekiness, my family's crafting tradition, and the glory of Craftster, I made a mage's cloak for Etain, my custom Monster High doll who was inspired by The Elder Scrolls games by Bethesda. The cloak was made by modifying Simplicity 9887, version B.

To make the pattern, I scanned the diagram of pattern pieces from the pattern instructions. I had found a tutorial on how to adjust patterns to fit dolls by using Photoshop or a similar program but I couldn't find it again so I had to eyeball the pattern.

The hardest part was getting the hood the proper size because 1) Monster High dolls' heads are a bit on the large side and 2) her ears stick out since she was made from a Create-A-Monster werewolf girl.

In the end, it was worth the effort because now my Dunmer has a cloak to sneak around in while on missions from the Dark Brotherhood.

So thank you Craftster and thanks to all the wonderfully geeky and crafty people who populate this site!  Kiss

For those wondering, her dress was made by the lovely Amigurl55 and I received as a part of a Monster High themed swap.

It should also be noted that this robe is completely hand sewn. I was paranoid that I'd sew my hand to my project.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Steampunk Clock Necklace on: June 29, 2013 10:32:05 PM
I've been in love with the Steampunk aesthetic for a few years now and am in the process of making myself a Steampunk time traveler Halloween costume.
I found this cute little clock charm on sale at Hobby Lobby and decided it would make the perfect accessory to add interest to my costume.

The charm originally had a little metal bead and several strands of chain hanging from it. It really didn't suit my tastes so I took it off and replaced it with the key charm.
15  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Steampunk Time Traveler Costume on: June 28, 2013 12:09:45 AM
Right now it's only a concept but I'll get there before October!
I know there's an example on the envelope, but I wanted to see it in my choice of colors. I thought  the colors/patterns might look good together, but I wanted opinions so I needed a visual aid. The general consensus is that it will rock. B)
The skirt will be black/white striped with the contrasting part of the skirt's underside done in white. The grey of the shirt and sleeves will actually be black. I just made them grey so they wouldn't blend with the body of the jacket. You can't tell from this because the scanner ate the colors, but there are swirling silver and gold patterns on the jacket. The actual fabric I'm wanting to use has gold Asian dragons and silver tree branches (I'm thinking they're cherry tree branches).
16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cute little chibi on: June 23, 2013 11:45:46 PM
Rabbit is one of the main characters in an ongoing comic series over on deviantart by the amazing and talented LJ Phillips. Rabbit is a member of the Supernatural race Smokes. These beings are a type of vampire who drink the breath of the dying.
He is handsome, cocky, a bit of a party animal and a deadly soldier. But he's also very loyal to his friends.
I couldn't help liking him right away and had to draw fanart of him.

This is Rabbit:

I drew him with a General's drafting pencil then colored him in using Prismacolors.
Those marks across his face are not smudges but scars.
Yes, his eyes are pink but he's an albino so that is to be expected.

ETA: The comics have a few parts that one might consider NSFW. The companion comic "Under My Skin" has mature content and you have to be an of age member of deviantart to view it.
17  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / I thought it was funny. Apparently not... on: May 26, 2013 09:28:08 AM
So I stenciled this shirt because I thought it would be funny to have a "sugar tits" shirt.
My mom said it looks stupid. My sister laughed but her sense of humor is similar to mine so it doesn't count.
In hindsight, it probably would have been better if I had white fabric paint so that I could put it on a colored t-shirt but I worked with what I had. But this is a pajama shirt so that doesn't matter Wink

I strategically positioned the "sugar cubes" so that when I put on the shirt, they would line up with my bust. Please excuse the bad photo: I was using my mom's old camera which no longer takes decent photos. My camera takes good pics but doesn't have a self-timer, neither does my mom's new camera. Go figure. Roll Eyes

18  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Falling Skies logo shirt on: May 12, 2013 02:00:11 PM
My boyfriend loves the show Falling Skies so I stenciled the logo on a shirt for him. There's a smudge/splatter on it but I can live with it.

No action shot because he's on an offshore rig right now. He might not let me get an action shot, either because he doesn't like his picture taken.
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 86 ENTRIES / Wark-wark! Chocobo embroidery! on: May 01, 2013 10:30:30 PM

When I got smileyyogini's swap info and saw that she likes Chocobos, I couldn't resist embroidering this for her. He's done completely in satin stitch except for his outline, which is split stitch.
I drew a Chocobo after looking at various references then traced it onto the fabric using my lightbox.
20  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Daryl Dixon fangirl shirt on: April 29, 2013 02:52:00 PM
My dad got me into The Walking Dead but I missed most of the episodes due to work. So I bought seasons one and two on dvd to catch up a bit.
Like a lot of fans, Daryl is my favorite character (one reason is Norman Reedus is one of my favorite actors). I wanted an official shirt but after buying some craft supplies, I didn't have $20 for an official shirt so I made my own with a freezer paper stencil.

Action shot:

Yes, I am a barefoot zombie hunter. And my eyes are closed because of the sunshine.

A funny little story to go with it:
My dad didn't like my shirt because he taught me to shoot and said "If there's a zombie apocalypse, don't hide behind ANYONE! Defend yourself like I taught you to!" Then I explained why I made it and he laughed. I'll post the why later because it will have its own thread.
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