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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gift ideas for a friend? on: October 03, 2011 08:00:00 PM
So, I am completely out of ideas for one of my friend's birthdays. Said friend likes: Homestuck (MS Paint Adventures, specifically the character Dave), Domo, Totoro, Harry Potter (sort of...along with the Hunger Games...reading in general, I guess), manga/anime (Katekyo Hitman Reborn)...she's somewhat of a geek, likes violent stuff (dunno on this one, ninjas?) and that's about it. Eh, I'm just completely out of ideas in general (and I don't know how to knit or anything like that, btw), so ideas? Even completely random ideas might be helpful Cheesy Thanks!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pinwheel Necklace on: August 02, 2011 03:35:05 PM
Note: I wasn't quite sure where to put this, so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong category in advance.

Anyways, I saw a tutorial online once (if I can find it again, I'll post a link) for making a pinwheel. And I thought it was sort of cute, so I decided to make a small version of it, using thread instead of pipe cleaners and crystal beads instead of pony beads. I used small squares cut out from some scrap paper, black thread, a needle, and crystal beads. So, here we go Cheesy

Actually, I messed up on my first try (the one with the white/clear bead in the middle). I threaded the string through the wrong way.

To show how small it is:

Action shot!

It's more sturdy than I expected...I half expected one to be completely destroyed after a day, but the one I wore today actually survived! Through almost two hours of playing tag and stuff with little kids, too!

Comments, criticism, anything is welcome Cheesy
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tree of Life on: April 26, 2011 06:00:11 PM
Thank you! Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tree of Life on: April 25, 2011 06:06:07 PM
I've had a growing collection of old key rings, salvaged from dead key chains. So, I decided to put some use into them. I've always admired other people's tree of life pendants - they're so pretty! So I gathered some old twist ties, and the key rings, and sat down to make some...

Twist ties are surprisingly easy to use, although my nail polish got pretty chipped up in the process   Embarrassed
But I rather like how these turned out  Cheesy

and process photo...I was bored  Wink

C&C welcome!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Nightingale on: February 28, 2011 01:12:13 PM
Thank you! Cheesy @stitchencupboards, thanks for the critique Smiley I'll definitely look into drawing faces Smiley and @imera, it's one of my favorite stories, too! Cheesy
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / The Nightingale on: February 27, 2011 07:18:30 PM
So, today, I tried my hand at making a small booklet/thingy about the fairytale story "The Emperor and the Nightingale"...except this one shows a queen instead of an emperor, and it doesn't show the happy ending  Sad Drawings were done with colored pencil and outlined in pen. The binding is part string and part glue. Anyways...to the pictures Cheesy

btw, the back says "Nothing can replace you"
Comments, critique, anything is appreciated Cheesy Thanks! Cheesy

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / CG Character Art on: February 20, 2011 08:01:53 AM
For The World

Hello Cheesy So, this was a project for my art class. The objective was to focus on character design, and explore different mediums. We were supposed to create three pictures of a character of our choosing (an original character was encouraged, but you could use a non-original character as long as you were creative with it) - a headshot, waist up, and full body. We were supposed to try and use different perspectives, and use three different mediums (like, pencil, digital, water color, etc.). At least one had to be realistic. The others could be in whatever style.

I decided to use an original character for this project (details and back story are at the end). Eh, all you really need to know is that she has some magical ability that when used will save the universe, but will destroy her and her friends and family. This is my first time doing realistic CG art - I'm more used to a manga/anime style. This was done on Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, using the brush and a LOT of blur Tongue and a layer hue/saturation adjustment, because the colors were a bit dull when I finished. Erm, so here she is Cheesy It's titled "Don't Think" (she's using that magical ability I mentioned earlier)

When I finished, I wasn't really sure about the band around her head - I was originally going for a slightly different background story, where she's idolized like a princess, but now I'm not sure. So here's a version without the band, although I think her hair looks sort of weird in this one...

and then the two other pieces to complete this project Cheesy
This one is the headshot, done with colored pencil. It's titled "Tired", showing her after using the magical ability (the ability drains her energy with every use)

and then I went like, ack, I need a full body picture! So I quickly drew an anime/manga style one, in pencil. I plan to ink it, at least, or maybe just do something else...It shows her in normal clothes, because you can't be a hero all the time! Cheesy

Background information! Ignore the sucky fantasy names, I need a better imagination  Roll Eyes

Name: Amaya
Gender: Female
Spell Ability: Degeneration
Race: Daemon
Eye Color: Dark Blue
Background: The elves of silver and the dragonlings are mortal enemies. They have fought for nearly a millenium, sometimes for no reason at all. The two races are simply too different to coexist. The prophecy has foretold a last war, one that will destroy the universe. With the next awakening of the ancient beasts that have destroyed worlds before, the elves and the dragonlings will fight for the last time. The dragonlings have the Seiryuu, the Azure Dragon of the East. The elves have the Byakko, the White Tiger of the West. Neither side is willing to stop. However, there was a second prophecy, one of a girl, a daemon. She comes from another world, sent to this one for a reason she does not yet know. She alone possesses the ability to stop the destruction of the universe, but at a price. She knows degeneration, a spell more powerful than the dragon and the tiger combined. Degeneration comes at a price - it will erase her existence from the universe, along with the world she came from. Now, she must make a choice - to save the whole universe at the sacrifice of herself and the world she always knew, or to stand by and watch as the universe sinks into chaos.

Comments, critique, anything is appreciated Cheesy I still have a little time to fix everything, sooo Cheesy
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with drawing a face? [UPDATED= on: February 14, 2011 04:27:02 PM
Thanks! Cheesy Yep, I got a redder color and painted over the lips, and then put the layer on like, 37% opacity or something Smiley
Ack, I knew I was forgetting something! Posting a picture with hair in...a minute or so Grin and I've fixed the nose, sort of...I didn't want to put too much shade, so I'm not sure how much of a difference there is... Smiley
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with drawing a face? on: February 12, 2011 02:28:29 PM
Sorry, I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean by left eye - left when looking at the picture, or left as if you were the girl?
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with drawing a face? on: February 12, 2011 11:10:26 AM
yeah, erm, maybe bright green wasn't the greatest idea  Roll Eyes I usually choose bright green when drawing anime/manga, and usually only for coloring, once I've got lineart completely done...I'll go look up clipping masks, thanks! Cheesy Or at least change it to something duller...
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