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Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2016, 8:41 PM


11th April 2017


Another collab I joined in on:
Gen 1 Collab (INCOMPLETE) by GwenethSong
Commissions are now open, just saving up to get a new subscription, all my lastest art trades are examples of what I will do for commissions. Art Trades on Hold.  except for the ones listed -> they are in progress.
Almost my birthday actually :blush:

20th March 2017


Check out this awesome art trade of Korvin Lupine95 did for me!
Art Trade by Lupine95

16th march 2017

My shiny Kartana if you squint ;) [in the middle right up the top]
Gotta Draw 'em All: Steel Type Collab by Marche-Towers


2nd MArch 2017


There he is! My little Torracat :)
Gotta Draw 'em All: Fire Type Collaboration by Krisantyne


24th February 2017


Check out this awesome art trade of Christain Femaledragonknight did for me!
Among dragons and roses (Feb trade for Khallandra) by Femaledragonknight

20th February 2017


Been a little busy lately, got Subaru Week over at X-Dragons-KFSS and my two more Gen 1 collab pics to do :iconpikachuplz:
Also have been moving and putting together furniture then playing Pokemon Yellow too. I'm training up a Mankey and Pikachu as my core team (and a Nidoran whilst I am at it) ;). Picked up PGO again to get some of the new ones, nothing much has changed since I dropped it before Sun and Moon, still a blue strong hold :(

Re: Wonderfest sooo many Nendos coming up, can't wait and Umi (finally!) in the works. Still sad at no Cu Chulainn scale though (if there is pretty please show me).
I have ordered Red nendo so I am hoping I can get the Lily one too somehow :D
I'm gonna need more cabinets ;)

5th February 2017


That's a lot of recent Pokemon art what about the Bishies?!
Yeah sorry at the moment still on a complete Pokemon high, I've also entered a few collabs and a challenge. Though I have a few bishies in the works too, so that hasn't stopped either! I've been working on a set similar to Noah's Night and Day one, I've over half way through it, got three artworks left in the series to go.

What about journal articles?
Well... I ran out of good ideas that I could participate in. I had some backlash on my very last one that still pisses me off :rant:. However, don't let that stop you asking questions in general, I can often dig up an answer for lots of things. If I can't, I can at least point you to where you might be able to find it too.*Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!)VeryDoge .

27th January 2017


Congrats DMikleo on your well deserved DD :D
On Love: Agape~ by DMikleo

5th January 2017


Check out this awesome commission of Levi kykie02  did for me!
(040117) :comm: by kykie02

3rd january 2017


Thanks to everyone at :iconsantas-workshop: it was a successful holiday period for me and I got to use up those last two slots I had available :D
Ultra Beasts in my game have been captured, just need to trade to get the two from Moon ;) Still got a little bit of after gaming to complete, getting the Zygarde to 100 and the legendary and taking on the four again :D I have never completed a game so far before :blush:

*Psst* If anyone has artwork of Caster Cu Cuthalin please shoot it through to me, I'd love it see it ;) I've got my fingers crossed.  for a figure of him.

1st january 2017


Happy New Year! Finally after over a decade of wanting to go, I got to see the Sydney fireworks first hand. Day89 - Fireworks Ended up getting to see the 9 o'clock ones then headed to the place for the midnight ones. Was great, damn that was a lot of fireworks, the multi-coloured ones were super neat.
Back to regular programming, some more gifts to come, but maybe a little later in the month when I get a chance to breathe (and the previous gifts are all collected :/)
Pokedex by BloodyStuffyPawsI completed all the  Melemele, Akala, Ula'ula Island and Poni Island Podexes :) my last was to evolve a Dragonite which I finally got in 2016 (with a few hours to spare). Now I'm onto the Ultra Beasts component and  trying to get FireyMcFire up to 100 ;) First time I've even gone and completed a dex, so I'm proud of myself. Majority was down in the past week ;) finding that razor claw was a bitch.
Pokeball bullet- Repeat Ball by BlazingStarO Pro tip found: Put a fainted Butterfree (ability Compound Eyes) as the first pokemon and an Exeggutor with Frisk and teach it Thief. This makes getting items like a Metal Coat and Razor Claw a little more likely. Worked like a charm for me, only had to encounter a couple of the Pokemon carrying the items to get them :nod:

First Project of the year: Pokemon Challenge (Will be digital and I'll be using this template #pokecember )

I have an Instagram account that I mainly put some WIP and figure photos on: Instagram/padawanshirou
I plan on using it a little more in this year, for when I can't get to setting up a full shoot ;) Genos is excited!
C00PHS1UAAAHtQu.jpg:small by Khallandra

Finally, check out this awesome commission Lovepeace-S did for me of Ginsei, he's just so adorable!
chibi commission for Khallandra by Lovepeace-S
Have an awesome year everyone!!




.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Mixing mediums can be a lot of fun.
:bulletblue: Mixing Media: Pencils work great after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletblue:  Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletblue: Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletblue: Achieving a goal is a rewarding accomplishment
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletpink: Lillie and Shiron :star: :star:
:bulletpurple: Trade PrinceSch (Apr) :star: :star: (waiting on Trade)
:bulletpurple: Oc-Art-trade (Apr) :star-half: :star-empty:
:bulletorange: OC Kai :star-half: :star-empty:
:bulletpurple: Fuuma Week :star-empty: :star-empty:

:bulletyellow: Pokemon Challenge 6/32

.:Misc Other:.


:bulletblack: Too many figures to keep listing
:bulletpurple: Pokemon Challenge
:bulletwhite: Sibling Project (needs to be rebooted)

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Welcome to My Gallery by Khallandra
Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra
Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.

Flareon by CreepyJellyfish



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 
  • Listening to: Native birds
  • Watching: Miss Koyashi's Dragon Maid
  • Playing: Pokemon Yellow
  • Drinking: Coffee

InkTober 2016 Compilation

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 3, 2016, 12:43 AM


29th december 2016


So Christmas has been and gone, sorry for the large influx of submissions the past week, it's all the holiday group art.
I am hoping for a :santa: secret santa one to come, if they see this and don't like Noah, any of my OCs are cool by me I have 'Generations OCs' and 'Other OCs' and any of characters in the folders underneath that would be suitable.
Sorry they are all dudes though... chibis are fine too ;)
OnePuchManMusicGenos Anyway, Genos came! I've been impatiently waiting for my Genos nendo since Saitama's one was announced so I'm so happy he's here :happybounce:. I also got Ainz too :D
Anyway, Happy New Year! :iconfeelingfreeplz:

10th december 2016


Check out this awesome commission Lovepeace-S did for me!
chibi commission for Khallandra by Lovepeace-S

Isn't he just adorable! If you want similar go check out [OPEN] Paypal commission - Chibi charity commission journal!
Incineroar Sprite by KajiAtsui Mimikyu Sprite by conyjams Alolan raichu by Noscium Leafeon by CreepyJellyfish Snorlax by CreepyJellyfish Slowbro by CreepyJellyfish


28th november 2016


New Code Geass (myanimelist.net/anime/34437/Co…) and Card Captor Sakura animes! Yus!
Also been playing a lot of Pokemon Sun, Fire trial was hilarious!

26th november 2016


Yes! I finally got to the goal words this year. Took me a lot longer to get there than in previous years. As per usual still loads more to write, I used a lot of word sprints this year to get the creativity flowing. However, Surya and Kou have reached the mark, lost a good friend and made it.
If you are almost there good luck! If you've crossed the line high five! :highfive:
If you are deep in a dark hole, you can do it! Strap those boots on and run as fast and far as you can! Whatever you do write is further than you were on October 31st! :happybounce:

3rd November 2016


Getting towards the end of the year and that means :iconsantas-workshop: is opening again to give you gift art! No strings, just send that letter to santa and thank your elf if you get a gift. Simple as that. At present if you are interested in being an elf pop on over with your application. Seen some familiar faces applying already ;)
Currently working on a NanoWrimo, so another busy month.
khallandra's NaNoWriMon

InkTober 2016 Compilation


InkTober Stamp by Khallandra
Sta.sh deleted the original folder new one is HERE: sta.sh/21yp1zorod62

Pokemon


Started with a Drowzee and it grew from there.
Day #03 Space by Khallandra
Day #01 Drowzee by Khallandra Day #04 Dragon by KhallandraDay #13 Bulbasaur by Khallandra

Day #26 Gastly by KhallandraDay #28 Omanyte by KhallandraDay #06 Hoodie by Khallandra

Random Thoughts and Ideas


Day #07 Rain by Khallandra Day #11 Faceless by Khallandra Day #16 Motto by Khallandra




And The OCs.


Day #20 Cain by KhallandraDay #23 Noah by Khallandra






.:InkTober Things Learnt:.


:bulletblack: Painting with ink is difficult as expected, but still achievable.
:bulletblack: Blending Copics in the cahier sketch book is terrible.
:bulletblack: Eevee's are adorable.
:bulletblack: Black paper and white is an interesting style to explore.
:bulletblack: These all end in e.
:bulletblack: I can draw everyday.

.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Mixing mediums can be a lot of fun.
:bulletblue: Mixing Media: Pencils work great after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletblue:  Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletblue:  Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletblue: Achieving a goal is a rewarding accomplishment
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletblack: Ronin Boba Fett :star: :star:
:bulletred: Kiawe :star: :star:
:bulletorange: Pokemon Sun Hiker :star: :star:
:bulletred: Paper Dragons character :star: :star:

:iconsantas-workshop: Gifts

.:Misc Other:.


:bulletblack: Too many figures to keep listing

:bulletwhite: Sibling Project (needs to be rebooted)

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.





 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 
  • Listening to: Random Music
  • Watching: Black Mirror
  • Playing: Pokemon GO
  • Eating: Thai

A simple matter of changing things

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 2, 2016, 5:35 PM


29th October 2016


Home stretch of this years inkTober, only 3 more drawings to do [ YURI ON ICE ] :Viktor Nikiforov:
I had a couple of requests, I've completed them all now. Still have a prize to draw, but will do after inkTober . I've experimented a lot this year, which some worked and some not so, but hey was fun.
Next up in November is NanoWrimo and this year I'm extremely under prepared, hope i make it :blush:
I will be doing an inkTober summary in the next week, it will be a journal most likely.

khallandra's NaNoWriMon

19th October 2016


InkTober is really hard this year. I'm leaving it to the last minute each day and struggling to come up with ideas based on my list of prompts :doh:
AudioShield has a new difficulty mode, it's awesome! And hard. The previous 'Harder' mode seems slow compared to it. My shoulders are killing me, struggled in my exercise class because of it ;)
Onwards to today's pic (I've got an hour left on the 19th!)

8th October 2016


Week 1 of InkTober is over, had a really bad day yesterday so got off today on the wrong foot (a migraine that would not respond to migraine medication). Sugawara will be published later in a larger format.
I'm really after X-Dragons-KFSS Kamui week participants, really low this year on participants :(

Here's the gallery of InkTober this year, I'll submit some of them, but not all: sta.sh/21yig6551xyi
Else follow my twitter (on my profile page) for day by day updates of the project, I only post art on that one.

1st October 2016


InkTober has started, a month of drawing! InkTober Stamp by Khallandra

18th September 2016


Oops I forgot Gate 7 Week. :shrug: oh well, the series isn't pulling any interest due to the continuing hiatus so it is to be expected. Will just mostly caretaker the group until (if) the series restarts. Though not sure if I'll be scanlating it again. I was only the scanner and cleaner and would have to hunt down a translator.

15th September 2016


For a small moment I had three of the four gyms in town and managed to walk home at least. My Jigglypuff walks like a boss, she collects candy quicker than the eggs are hatching. Go Buddlypuff!
Changed my icon to the same character, but a newer pic, hope it's still recognisable enough :shrug:
Oz Comic-con was fun, met with another Pokemon GO trainer so that was good. grnat had made his own 'Airpods' and I think he lost one :lmao:
Faces going the same way in my recent artworks :rofl: oops.

3rd September 2016


Been a busy month, work got really hectic again so I do apologise but I will not have the opportunity to have the Art Trade exchange I was planning on organising, hopfully santas-workshop opens again this year and I can do the gift arts then instead.

Pokemon GO has largely eaten most of my time lately too, it's been really fun and getting out of the house more often. I actually ran out of lucky egg time evolving the crap load of pidgeys I tend to collect at work. I like hatching eggs the most I think ;)
I made a Pokemon trainer outfit and am going to take it to OzComicCon next weekend :dance: so if you happen to be there and see a pink trainer, come say hello :wave:

Since I've been slow with my photography, here are some phone shots when I unbox my figures lately ;) Follow my art twitter to get them.
P Servants by Khallandra
P Kenma by KhallandraP Dresses by Khallandra
P Batman by KhallandraP Katsura by KhallandraP Saber by Khallandra

previous gifts





.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Mixing mediums can be a lot of fun.
:bulletblue: Mixing Media: Pencils work great after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletblue:  Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletblue:  Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletblue: Achieving a goal is a rewarding accomplishment
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletblack: Ronin Boba Fett :star: :star:
:bulletpurple: Eviemon's Prize :star-empty: :star-empty:

InkTober Stamp by Khallandra

Button: Tully by Khallandra


.:Misc Other:.



:bulletblue: Obi Wan cosplay (completed)
:bulletpurple: Pokemon Trainer outfit :star: :star:

:bulletblack: Kageyama Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Cleaning Levi Nendo
:bulletblack: Celty (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Izaya (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Shizuo (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Yu (Persona 4)
:bulletblack: Makishima figma (Yowamushi Pedal) only if this figure doesn't fall apart every time you look at it!
:bulletwhite: Celty Nendoroid (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Nyanboards
:bulletwhite: Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
:bulletblack: Erwin Smith (AoT)
:bulletwhite: Prowl (Transformers)
:bulletblack: Obi Wan SH figureARTS (Star Wars)
:bulletwhite: Sakura school figma (CCS)
:bulletblack: Haikyu Bandai figures
:bulletwhite: Hakutaku Charaform
:bulletblack: Joker Nendo
:bulletwhite: Archer Nendo
:bulletblack: Spartan Batman
:bulletwhite: Fate Stay Servants
:bulletblack: Lancer (Fate\Zero)
:bulletwhite: Saitama Nendo (One Punch Man)
:bulletblack: Leonidas figma (300)
:bulletwhite: Lelouch (Code Geass)
:bulletblack: Touska figma (Fate\Stay)
:bulletwhite: Hajime Nendo (Gatchaman)
:bulletblack: Nishinoya Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Emiya Nendo (Fate\Stay)
:bulletblack: Tomoyou figma (CCS)
:bulletwhite: Katsura (Ginatma)


:bulletwhite: Sibling Project (needs to be rebooted)

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.
Button: Kimihiro by Khallandra
136 - Flareon by Marlenesstamps



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 
  • Listening to: Random Music
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: AudioShield

There is still some cake left.

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 16, 2016, 5:38 PM


22nd august 2016


So SMASH! happened, picked up the awesome sparkly Eeveelutions from GreyRadian and won myself a Mokona ;)
I did manage to get a Saber 600 special edition nendoroid :D :D I did also pre-order her when she came on sale, but I really wanted her! Picked up a Ditto Flareon and some nice new marker paper to try out.
Was a tiring day, but fun :D

Whilst my Pokemon Go is a little temperamental still managed to pop a lucky egg and get cracking on the pidgey farming, then picked up a Snorlax when visiting my parents for dinner (he was hiding in their front yard ;))
Pikachu visited my desk at work today :score:

I'm trying out he new paper, yet another OC playing Pokemon Go, but since I named my Flareon after him, he's holding one :)

16th august 2016


Check out the mini-gift from sealandangel of Seishirou!
Illegal Hotness by sealandangel


7th August 2016- news on art trade swap


So I did indicate that I was going to do an Art Trade swap in mid-July, but I'm changing roles within my job and things are not looking like I will have the opportunity to organise this. Whilst it's not entirely off the table, the idea is now underneath a large pile off stuff that needs to be done first.
Sorry if you were keenly anticipating this, just things are changing and hopefully for the better too ;)
My room is a complete mess, really should put some of this stuff away :blush:

20th july 2016


Wow so Pokemon Go dropped and I can hardly ever login during the day, but hey that's cool, my office is in the middle of no where :(
Went down to the bottom of Australia, saw some rocks in the ocean, got cold, but didn't care; couldn't play Pokemon, did care; saw a 'bunyip', played some retro games, played some Indie games, bought stuff, put sticker on my phone, bought more stuff, watched Sonic speed runs, played some more retro games then came home played 'Trials of Tatooine' (twice cause zomgBlue Lightsaber Emoticon  lightsaber!).
You?


20th June 2016


Supanova Sydney was fun, but exhausting, by the time you've walked (or shuffled) to all the stalls it's been hours! Picked up another cheerleader outfit for my Nendos, Saitama is using it at the moment ;)
Have been slack on art works lately (ran out of my backlog :blush:) cause I had to make a wedding outfit for a wedding that is coming up.
Also trying a new technique to bring to life three of my dried up Copics (they seem to have had too much ink and I need to unclog them). Hopefully this time it works. They came with too much ink and I didn't use them too often and that happened, so if one of your new ones is blotching, remove the excess ink before putting them in your collection! ;)

2nd June 2016


Nendo dressups are dangerous, but so much fun!
Haikyu!! Banpresto trading figures are really quite good, I've now got quite the little collection of them happening. Nishinoya turned up so now he's playing with Hinata and Kageyama.
I need to re-organise the display cabinet cause i have too many figures to fit nicely, it's getting crowded :(

20th may 2016


Yay! Finally made the chibi I've been meaning to for a long while now. Then I forgot to add the stroke and had to rush to get that done too :blush:
Button: Fuuma by Khallandra
Got a crap ton of figures to shoot, bunch of OC ideas and I want to reboot my Siblings Project too! Waaaah!
And I need to take a photo of my Obi Wan costume before putting it away to make a wedding outfit! CURSE YOU!


14th May 2016


ONE PUUNNNNNNNCH! Finally made the Global board and a 100% in AudioShield on my fav combo!
Sonic smile icon - |One Punch Man| I thought I stuffed it again, but I did it this time :happybounce: One Punch Man - Saitama  (Happy)  V1
I really love playing AudioShield, Tsuritama OP is my new fav at the moment, it is just a really fun song to play ;)
Fuuma Week starts tomorrow, I really should get to finishing mine :blush:


Revenge of the 5th


Happy Star Wars Day! I bought a fitness tracker recently, but it has some nifty little smart watch features like switching on my music, showing me the weather and notifications which is nifty.
Ended up also taking some shots of Ronin Boba Fett, be on the lookout for them ;)



birthday gifts


Thank you to sealandangel for the b'day gifts! :dance:

18th April 2016


So I had a birthday and received lots of Star Wars themed gifts (helps the blu-ray came out) including a Ninetendo 64 with Pod Racer cartridge ;). I also trekked up to Sydney and wandered around the city for two days and bought a lot of random and different things, including a set of Clow Cards ;) and some figures.

Amongst my purchases were some new art supplies with two new Copics, some refill inks, new 000 W&N Round, Flesh and a replacement Warm Grey PITT markers, some Polychromos and Prismas (my first Prismas actually :excited:).

I grabbed a couple of blind boxes and managed to get the two I wanted, I really wanted the Wedding set, but mainly the grey suit and that's what I got. The little loin cloth is adorable, I'm not sure who I should pick on first with it, perhaps Date Masamune ;) I also grabbed some fake grass and fake model trees cause they were there and they looked interesting. I want to go buy some balsa wood and make some little tables and what not.


In other news we have a Vive and have been playing that for the past couple of weekends. AudioShield is my favourite with 'THE HERO!!' being my fave song to play. In The Labs we've named the robot dog Genos, Genos adores me cause I play fetch with him.
My real cat gets a bit confused by the whole thing, but he's getting used to it ;)

I have plans to start going through my backlog of figures to photograph, doesn't help that I picked up Daiki, Lev, Toudo and Touya figures as well. I'm hoping my Petite Fate Stay figures arrive this week, I need Lancer ;)

Also have a bit of a backlog of the 'Old Faves Re-draw' series, there are 12 in total and that fills up the moleskine, then I was thinking of rebooting my abandoned 'Siblings' project in a new one (that's paper is no where near as yellow which is a relief).

Img 20160417 153627 by Khallandra
Noiz in his new suit ;)


I wish people wouldn't bitch when they don't follow group rules and I'm telling them. Group rules state I can reject without notification, I'm trying to be nice and get O.o responses. Pisses me off, read the fricking rules!

.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Mixing mediums can be a lot of fun.
:bulletblue: Mixing Media: Pencils work great after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletblue:  Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletblue:  Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletblue: Achieving a goal is a rewarding accomplishment
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletblack: Ronin Boba Fett :star: :star:
:bulletred: Ginsei and Flareon :star: :star:

Want to Suggest Fanart? SUGGEST HERE
Button: Tully by Khallandra


.:Misc Other:.



:bulletblue: Obi Wan cosplay (completed)
:bulletpurple: Pokemon Trainer outfit :star: :star:

:bulletblack: Kageyama Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Cleaning Levi Nendo
:bulletblack: Celty (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Izaya (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Shizuo (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Yu (Persona 4)
:bulletblack: Makishima figma (Yowamushi Pedal) only if this figure doesn't fall apart every time you look at it!
:bulletwhite: Celty Nendoroid (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Nyanboards
:bulletwhite: Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
:bulletblack: Erwin Smith (AoT)
:bulletwhite: Prowl (Transformers)
:bulletblack: Obi Wan SH figureARTS (Star Wars)
:bulletwhite: Sakura school figma (CCS)
:bulletblack: Haikyu Bandai figures
:bulletwhite: Hakutaku Charaform
:bulletblack: Joker Nendo
:bulletwhite: Archer Nendo
:bulletblack: Spartan Batman
:bulletwhite: Fate Stay Servants
:bulletblack: Lancer (Fate\Zero)
:bulletwhite: Saitama Nendo (One Punch Man)
:bulletblack: Leonidas figma (300)
:bulletwhite: Lelouch (Code Geass)
:bulletblack: Touska figma (Fate\Stay)
:bulletwhite: Hajime Nendo (Gatchaman)
:bulletblack: Nishinoya Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Emiya Nendo (Fate\Stay)
:bulletblack: Tomoyou figma (CCS)
:bulletwhite: Katsura (Ginatma)


:bulletwhite: Sibling Project (needs to be rebooted)

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.
Button: Kimihiro by Khallandra



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 
  • Listening to: One Punch Man OST
  • Watching: Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Playing: AudioShield

A place not too far away

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 30, 2016, 1:12 PM


16th April 2016


So I had a birthday last week and everyone got me Star Wars! Got the Blu-Ray and an awesome Loungefly clutch purse (which goes with my BB-8 bag and Boba Fett coin purse ;)) and of course my N64. How awesome. :dance:
I also headed up to Sydney and purchased way too many things :blush: but was fun, if a lot exhausting. Now to spend the rest of the weekend playing Audio Shield and with Genos (what I named the robot dog) in The Labs.

8th april 2016


The Vive has arrived and is being set up.
I also got my birthday present early, Limited Edition Nintendo 64 Pod Racer edition! I loved that game and always wanted it (and an N64), but only had a PC copy ;)
I'm really quite hopeless at it, but it's a lot of fun :D

3rd april 2016


I've been having fun with this 're-draw' series. Pulling out old artworks I used to be really proud of and re-drawing the main parts of them again to see just how much I've changed (mostly in style and technique). Been a lot of fun, but as a result I have quite the backlog in my Sta.sh :blush:
Got some new figures lately too, the list to photograph is getting longer and longer :droplet: . Got an amazing Batman (Spartan Play Arts Variant) last week, it is stunning, only I haven't come up with an idea to photograph yet.

25th march 2016


Recently have been watching Fate\Stay Night and now mostly through Fate\Zero as well, I've quite enjoyed the series so some fanart will be popping up (and a Nendo photoshoot).
The twitter module is now auto-opening images again so latest previews and what not will be randomly displayed when I update that stream.
I've also cleaned up my galleries again, performed by semi-annual cull and updated the icons and what not for the hell of it :shrug:
Have a good Easter everyone! :Only at Easter: :bademoticon: 

11th march 2016


If you want to join in on a meme, see entry below, else :iconfancydanceplz:
Guh. Twitter widget is broken again, I prefer it not to open up the images automatically, but it is doing it again. Likely the twitter api changes again :sigh:
Psst, this one is pretty funny At each other's throats
Edit 13th: I'm digging this one too, it's amusing I don't want to be this kind of Hero

10th march 2016


Tagged by tea-brain with Tully.
Character Sheet: Tully by Khallandra
Facts about Tully
1. He was raised by his mother, never knowing who his father was.
2. Hair colour is very pale blonde, though he often dyes it pink for the fun of it.
3. Loves playing video games, preferring open world single player games that he can binge play.
4. He's very good with computers and likes to get into the base code to mess around, tends to think 'why can't I automate that', though he doesn't tend to test things before he starts playing around. He likes coding up security systems the most since they are always evolving.
5. Has a son, Jason, through surrogacy with Anton's older sister Jules.
6. As a result of moving around so much and dealing with dodgy people as a kid (his mother was a thief for hire) it takes a long time for him to settle into somewhere.
7. He also dabbles in street racing.
8. He's artistic.

I tag... Going to do this a little differently, I'm tagging character traits, so if you have a character with one or more of the following traits then feel free to participate ;)
1. Post these rules.
2. Post 8 facts about your character.
3. Tag 8 other characters.

- Heterochromia coloured eyes
- Bird based Kemonomimi
- A Steampunk or Solarpunk character
- Fan OC from a Sports Anime
- Any Hikikomori characters and include their fav video game/book
- OC with three or more children
- Part or full cyborg
- A character who has shifted in time
I hope these traits are interesting enough :blush:

5th march 2016


Working my weekends away sucks.
Muzaka though. Damn.:nosebleed:Nosebleed 
Wish I could design such a character. I feel any fan art I could try just wouldn't be enough.

3rd March 2016


Noblesse is great, I've been slowly getting through it, I think I've past half way. I love all the additional characters (especially their designs). Would be fun to do fanart of them ;)
Um, Gate7-clamp is having a Gate 7 Week right now, would love it if someone participated :blush:
I heard the news that Card Captor Sakura is getting some new chapters, kinda wondering where they are going to go with that...
--
Manhwas. I've been getting into some manhwa's lately, I prefer the vertical ones the most. 19 Days is hilariously stupid, Raising a Bat is adorable and Noblesse is hilarious. I recommend all three of them (though Raising a Bat is a BL).
I'm also quite addicted to Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju series (and Erased it has a Parasyte level of intensity, give it a go if you liked that one).

20th February 2016


My Subaru Week (X-Dragons-KFSS) failed, so I need to rethink how I want to do it (combo of bad paper and bad colouring choices). My second one turned out a lot better (even if it was a completely different concept ;)).

Got some new figures yesterday and some more on the way :D Obi Wan, Hestia Nendo and Sakura school uniform figma.

14th February 2016


Saw both Deadpool :deadpool: and Zoolander 2 :iconmagnumplz: this weekend and enjoyed both of them. All is all.
Also have finished a series on a seiyu's set of characters cause I felt like it and have to do something for the upcoming Subaru Week X-Dragons-KFSS
Happy Valentine's Love Tards (sorry no special art this year, work's a bitch at the moment).

7th February 2016


I ended up having to go interstate suddenly so everything has piled up :blush: Bought some new scrapbooking papers that I can use as backgrounds and foregrounds to my photoshoots, I hope it works out!
Now to catch up on the anime I missed last week and whistle the X-Files tune continually ;)

31st january 2016 - mixed media pencils and copics


Been experimenting with adding pencils to my Copic works a lot more to add some depth, it's been turning out rather fun. Some things I've discovered (mainly on moleskine paper so other papers may not have the same effects!):
:bulletpink: Pencils after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletpink: Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletpink: Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletpink: Can add fine details to items as can sharpen the pencil to a finer point
:bulletpurple: It's fun to mix the mediums

Sorry for the long gap with Action Figure photography who follow that, I have a backlog and need to get through the figures since more are coming :blush:, but since the house is painted and backroom mostly set up I now have the time and space again :happybounce:. Here's a sample of the next one coming up:
Sugawara Crow by Khallandra

previous art made for me




.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Mixing mediums can be a lot of fun.
:bulletblue: Mixing Media: Pencils work great after Copics, as the pencils leave a layer on top of the paper instead of soaking into it and can block the Copic as a result or give splotchy Copic coverage
:bulletblue:  Too much pencil leaves a very distinct pencil texture that may or may not be desirable
:bulletblue:  Pencils are good for areas (especially on a soaking paper) that the marker isn't giving enough definition to
:bulletblue: Achieving a goal is a rewarding accomplishment
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletorange: Muzaka (Noblesse) :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletred: CLAMP boys re-draw :star: :star:
:bulletorange: Leo and Keann Re-draw :star: :star:
:bulletyellow: Gasgano (Star Wars) Re-draw :star: :star:
:bulletred: Fae brothers :star: :star:

Want to Suggest Fanart? SUGGEST HERE
Button: Tully by Khallandra


.:Misc Other:.



:bulletblue: Obi Wan cosplay (completed)

:bulletblack: Kageyama Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Cleaning Levi Nendo
:bulletblack: Celty (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Izaya (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Shizuo (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Yu (Persona 4)
:bulletblack: Makishima figma (Yowamushi Pedal)
:bulletwhite: Celty Nendoroid (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Nyanboards
:bulletwhite: Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
:bulletblack: Erwin Smith (AoT)
:bulletwhite: Eren Jaegger (AoT)
:bulletblack: Ronin Boba Fett
:bulletwhite: Grimlock (Transformers)
:bulletblack: Prowl (Transformers)
:bulletwhite: X-Wing (Star Wars)
:bulletblack: Munechika (Touken Ranbu)
:bulletwhite: Hestia Nendo (DanMachi)
:bulletblack: Obi Wan SH figureARTS (Star Wars)
:bulletwhite: Sakura school figma (CCS)
:bulletblack: Hinata and Kageyama School Uniform Nendos (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Hakutaku Charaform
:bulletblack: Joker Nendo
:bulletwhite: Archer Nendo
:bulletblack: Spartan Batman

:bulletwhite: Sibling Project

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.
Button: Kimihiro by Khallandra



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 
  • Listening to: One Punch Man OST
  • Reading: The Time Machine
  • Watching: Haikyu!!
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee

Santa's Workshop

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 3:23 PM

Do you know Santa's Workshop?


:iconsantas-workshop:

Santa's Workshop is a virtual workshop, housing up to 99 hard-working elves. These elves selflessly grant the wishes of Deviants who write letters to Santa. So whether it's a fanart of your favourite character, a portait of your OC, or perhaps an illustration for a dear friend, we will make every effort to grant that wish.

This years santas-workshop is currently open for letters to Santa (extended until Christmas! :happybounce:). There are a few more days left to get your letters in! This is not a Secret Santa event, it purely is a giving group, so come check it out!


Featuring some works from last year


Come send a letter to Santa
:iconsantas-workshop:

Skin by pica-ae

Patterns by Subtle Patterns | Fonts by Google Web Fonts
Layout & Code by pica-ae | Copyright 2012

Yay, it IS that time again!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 27, 2015, 5:27 PM


16th january 2016


Walls are finished being painted (touch ups still required though :( ) and now putting together and rearranging all the new furniture. It's quite tiring and frustrating (stupid flat pack furniture). Can't wait till it's all up and done, but then the led wiring needs to start and ... it really never ends.
Very sad to hear about both Bowie and Rickman :(

10th january 2016


Been painting house walls, now up to the feature darker walls and doing the joining lines by hand (since the tools are useless) with a small brush.
Recently got a Kindle, I've been holding out for ages since i like paper books, but they've just become really expensive (almost twice what they were a few years ago) so it has become more useful to have an eBook reader and the Kindle Paperwhite got the best reviews so picked that one. Its 'name' is BB-K ;)
Nothing much of anything else going on, got one more week before I have to go back to work, this break has been good, especially after the chaotic Sept-Dec I had.

3rd january 2016


Check out this awesome art trade sealandangel did for me of Levi and Ira getting a little under each others skin!
Levi and Ira AT by sealandangel

1st January 2016


Happy New Year! :iconfancydanceplz: Wish everyone a good one!

Goals from last year (2015) results:
:X: Complete one shot Paper Dragons: Police Files including ref sheets, final copy - I did the storyboard at least and some starter pose sheets :doh:
:X: Work on pose studies more (as I did a few then left them :blush: ) - Oh dear I suck.
tick Write more PE articles - I did TONS of them, at the expense of everything else it seems :(
tick Fill up one sketch book - I'm going to say success, as I don't have many pages left in either sketch book so between the two, I filled one up!

In search for answersGoals for 2016:
:bulletblack: Pose studies, anatomy studies
:bulletblack: ACEOs
:bulletblack: More Mixed Media
:bulletblack: More complex action figure shoots

Can laugh, this is my calender choices from last year and this year ;)



27th december 2015


Busy time of year, managed to get a BB-8 tshirt in the sales so I'm happy, and a stormtrooper cushion. Still haven't built that TIE fighter yet.
Did I mention I love Star Wars? Cause I love Star Wars. I managed to get the BB-8 Loungefly handbag and it is so great, lots of comments from shopkeepers wanting my bag ;)

Thanks to Viridea for this awesome art trade of Levi!
-AT- Levi by Viridea

25th dec 2015


As Christmas is about wrapped up for me I have to say again Merry Christmas!
Some of the santas-workshop gifts have been released and I have finished all, but one of my art trades too.
Tomorrow, I'm going to build my Tie Fighter Lego set of course ;) and eat the left overs from Christmas for the next week ;)
Thanks for the trade! CrimsonSeal
Korvin by CrimsonSeal

art trade (completed)


Levi - Bookworm, hipster clothing, shaggy hair, glasses, blue eyed with yellow around pupil. Colours: greens and blues
Ira - Athletic type, late teen, golden eyes, red streak in his hair, singlets, jeans. Colours: black and reds
Korvin - villainous, punk hair of shaved above his right eye, long black hair, golden crow like eyes, flashy suits and silk shirts, Colours: greys and blacks
Character Sheet on the first two - Character Sheet: Levi and Ira Korvin's
Gallery with more versions of them
Trading parties
:iconviridea: :iconsealandangel: :iconcrimsonseal: :

5th December 2015

Going to see Yowamushi Pedal today (the movie) :excited: I hope it's fun :D
Edit: It was heaps of fun, the movie was great, felt like singing along!

30th November 2015


Realised how close The Force Awakens is and panicked, bought the plastic lightsaber to make look better instead as I couldn't find appropriate pieces to begin construction.

Articles Announcement Leaving on that last article note, I have no plans to further continue to write articles, the Tips and Tricks series now has an open spot for a contributor, please head on over to CRAnimeAndManga and send a note if you wanted to take over.
projecteducate is always looking for article writers and love having new people come on board, if you want to write an article and want some tips, do feel free to ask me.
But I am done with that phase of my DeviantArt profile, hope something was somewhat useful to some people. All the articles archives are: HERE

28th November 2015

I have successfully completed this years NanoWrimo! Quite proud of this one, it is much more complete than my previous stories and I got to write a villain that is a main character (usually they are just on the side). I had a lot of fun, was a challenge after having completed InkTober and diving straight into it :blush: but despite the insane workload I have with work at the moment I've managed to complete it! :dance:
:iconsantas-workshop:'s doors are starting to crack open, go check out the group to start thinking about your letter to santa! :santa:

My Obi-Wan cosplay is coming along, the tunic and robe is made, working on the belt this weekend.

previous art made for me




.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Best part about giving a gift is getting a smile.
:bulletblue: Doodling on paper is practise!
:bulletblue: Writing down how you do something, helps you find ways to improve and experiment with it.
:bulletblue: A sketch book isn't just for sketches, it's for anything you feel like, stick stuff in, pop pages out, whatever you please.
:bulletblue: An article is not just a tutorial, is can be so much more, anything you like actually!
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter
:bulletred: Siblings Project #3 :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletyellow: Paper Dragons re-draw :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletyellow:Levi Portrait :star: :star:
:bulletpurple: Subaru Week (19 Feb) :star-empty: :star-empty:

:bulletwhite: [P] Manami figure (Yowamushi Pedal) :star: :star:
:bulletblack: [P] Sugawara (Haikyu!!) :star: :star:

Want to Suggest Fanart? SUGGEST HERE
Button: Tully by Khallandra


.:Misc Other:.



:bulletblue: Obi Wan cosplay (completed)

:bulletwhite: Kageyama Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletblack: Hozuki Nendo
:bulletwhite: Cleaning Levi Nendo
:bulletblack: Celty (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Izaya (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Shizuo (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Yu (Persona 4)
:bulletblack: Makishima figma (Yowamushi Pedal)
:bulletwhite: Celty Nendoroid (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Umaru Nendo (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
:bulletwhite: Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
:bulletblack: Erwin Smith (AoT)
:bulletwhite: Eren Jaegger (AoT)
:bulletblack: Ronin Boba Fett
:bulletwhite: Grimlock (Transformers)
:bulletblack: Prowl (Transformers)
:bulletwhite: X-Wing (Star Wars)
:bulletblack: Munechika (touken Ranbu)
:buleltblack: Nyanboards

:bulletwhite: Sibling Project

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.
Button: Kimihiro by Khallandra



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

.:Groups I Run:.


:iconx-dragons-kfss: :icongate7-clamp:

 
 

Customised Painting of Shoes

Fri Nov 27, 2015, 1:49 AM by Khallandra:iconkhallandra:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Community Week

Introduction

Customising shoes has become a fun and trendy thing for artists to do. Whether it be an interesting fan design or a cute original, anything goes on the shoe canvas! Artists often use marker pens and paints to make their creation, as well as adding other elements like jewels and gems - customising shoes is no longer limited to the hard-to-work-with tube type fabric paints. This article has some of the starting points for customising a shoe.

9c669605f1592f8f54e22d5d7af113e1130593c8 Hq by Khallandra

Shoe Types

The most common shoe type to paint on is the canvas shoe, Converse All-Stars or Vans are common choices for this activity. There are also cheaper varieties that an artist can practise on before forking out the cash for the expensive brand names.

Any fabric shoe is quite suitable for drawing and painting on. Leather shoes and suede shoes are also an option, but are far more difficult and restrictive, and may take some effort to be comfortable with. Once comfortable, leather paints are available and can look just as great!

First of all, decide what material to work with and start hunting up some shoes and paints to try. Standard acrylic paints are not likely to work very well on shiny surfaces and may peel off, there are better media that bond to the fabric in those cases (leather-specific acrylic paint or dye). Here are some examples of different shoe material types and the awesome works these artists have done:

Practising Techniques

It is a good idea to practise painting skills on a similar fabric before tackling the shape of a shoe. Cotton linen or drill is a similar fabric type that is thick, has canvas-like texture and isn't that expensive. It comes in plenty of colours, so it can be easy to match with the colour of the final shoe that will be used. Draw out the design and practise the colours and techniques, writing down what works and what isn't so successful.

If practising spray-paint effects, try on an old t-shirt to see how the spray patterns work and how to blend effectively. For leather items, try finding a similar colour or thickness from a second hand shop (eg. a handbag or belt) to test out how the paints work.

Try wrapping the test fabric of choice around a cylinder to get the hang of painting on a curved surface. Leaving it sitting upright to dry may also show any bleeding or streaking as the fabric and paint dries. This can also give the test fabric a bit of a stress-test to see if any sealing or additional protective measures need to be used.

Finalising the Artwork

After practising for a bit and coming up with a unique technique and style it is now time to apply the design to the shoe. First remove any laces or mask any items that should not have paint applied, then start working on whatever transfer method worked best onto the test fabric, carefully apply to the shoe and start painting.

Once completed take some photographs of the new shoes in a well-lit location (bathrooms are great for this if they have big windows to let lots of light in). Overall and detail shots are useful when displaying the new creation.

Tutorials and Groups

Here are some tutorials on this topic that better explain potential techniques and processes that have worked for other artists.

:iconcustomizersalliance: :iconcustomshoes: :iconcustomkicks: :iconwalk-out-loud:



Questions for the Reader


  • What is your favourite type of shoe to paint on?
  • Any tips and tricks for newcomers to this art medium or pitfalls that you have experienced?
  • What subject would you love to get the opportunity to paint on a shoe?


Able to see without the glasses \0/

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 30, 2015, 6:05 PM


13th november 2015


Check out this awesome prize from RealityMisfit did for me of Anton! Thank you so much, made my day :hug:
Contest Prize by RealityMisfit

10th November 2015


Feels so chaotic at the moment, though I have the fabric all ready for my Obi Wan cosplay, just have to source a decent enough wig, pretty quickly actually as I've been asked t appear as Obi Wan to my nieces birthday the weekend before the premiere night :whelp:. NanoWrimo is coming along nicely, have three illustrations to share of the main characters (a new one too that I haven't shown before ;) I hope people end up liking his design).

2nd November 2015


Devart was being tricky with its buttons on me, I was browsing around and all of a sudden I had done something weird. Definitely user error :doh: sorry if I ended up sending out weird notifications or badges and what not. Sorry :blush:

Been working on my NanoWrimo, had a rough start yesterday, but managed to get some time today to get it out. Sunday just was not a good day, neither was Saturday, and we wont talk about Friday ever again.
Got my Erwin Smith Brave Act figure today, it's really neat, though the sculpting has an interesting anatomy aspect ;)
I also got some playsets to go with my Nendos so I want to play around with that some more and make a costume for Star Wars premiere and also work a crap ton of overtime because I'm being forced to :(

16th Oct 2015


8th of October


Congrats to CrimsonSeal for winning the Art Raffle. I'll send you a note with the details :D

Busy next few months ahead,I worked a typical 9-5 type job, but I have to work weekends when there aren't many users to put some changes in, so I'm going to be a little sporadic as a result. Articles and the like are likely going to be minimal as a result :(
Hoping to get enough time to go out for some bike riding as been neglecting that for too long, and now I can wear sunglasses that don't slip off my face!
Kiriban - Ikuma Amaki by Zeraphinda Thanks so much to Zeraphinda for this awesome Kiriban Prize of Makki!

8th of October


Congrats to CrimsonSeal for winning the Art Raffle. I'll send you a note with the details :D

Busy next few months ahead,I worked a typical 9-5 type job, but I have to work weekends when there aren't many users to put some changes in, so I'm going to be a little sporadic as a result. Articles and the like are likely going to be minimal as a result :(
Hoping to get enough time to go out for some bike riding as been neglecting that for too long, and now I can wear sunglasses that don't slip off my face!

1st October 2015


So I no longer wear glasses anymore :dance: as I had surgery to correct my vision. It seemed to have worked out well so I'm happy :)
Then work sent me interstate suddenly to go meet a customer, so that was an interesting experience too (plus Melbourne weather was great so was nice :))
I bought grnat the BB-8 Sphero and the cat loves to chase it around the house, it's kinda cute.

InkTober 2015 Progress FINISHED!


InkTober Stamp by Khallandra I'll also be trying Inktober too #inktober2015 #inktober This is my first attempt ;) Wish me luck. Will be putting thumbnails up as I go, but in my Sta.sh folder.
InkTober #01 - Knight Noah by KhallandraInkTober #02 - Kai by KhallandraInkTober #03 - Zeke by Khallandra InkTober #04 - Cale by Khallandra InkTober #05 - Jareth by Khallandra InkTober #06 - Emolga by Khallandra InkTober #07 - Dace by Khallandra InkTober #08 - Yuuta by Khallandra InkTober #09 - Kimihiro by Khallandra InkTober #10 - Ian Blackston by Khallandra InkTober #11 - Jiji by Khallandra InkTober #12 - BB-8 by Khallandra InkTober #13 - Nathan by Khallandra InkTober #14 - Ginsei Chibi by Khallandra InkTober #15 - Genos by Khallandra InkTober #16 - Vampire Shen Chibi by Khallandra InkTober #17 - Takeshi and Shen by Khallandra InkTober #18 - Nishinoya by KhallandraInkTober #19 - Peacock Feather by Khallandra InkTober #20 - Episode 1 by Khallandra InkTober #21 - The Future by Khallandra InkTober #22 - Migraine by Khallandra InkTober #23 - Charming Pops Kitty by Khallandra InkTober #24 - Two Faces of Yato by Khallandra InkTober #25 - Morara by Khallandra InkTober #26 - Mondays by Khallandra InkTober #27 - Dragon by Khallandra InkTober #28 - Munechika by KhallandraInkTober #29 - Levi and Ira by Khallandra InkTober #30 - Vann by Khallandra
InkTober #31 - Final by Khallandra

previous action figures and art made for me


Ash + Finlay by tea-brain Mezza by tea-brain Morara chibi by tea-brain Love Will Tear Us Apart Again by sealandangel Bust prize #1-Will by RealityMisfit Participation Sketches!! by tea-brain Cleaning with Levi by Khallandra Sample Hiyori by Khallandra Sakura figma by Khallandra
(Thank you so much for the gifts and prizes!)



.:Tips of the Week:.



:bulletblue: Best part about giving a gift is getting a smile.
:bulletblue: Doodling on paper is practise!
:bulletblue: Writing down how you do something, helps you find ways to improve and experiment with it.
:bulletblue: A sketch book isn't just for sketches, it's for anything you feel like, stick stuff in, pop pages out, whatever you please :)
Previous Tips

.:Upcoming Art:.


WIP available on Twitter

Participating in NanoWrimo 2015
NaNoWriMo Stamp Est. 1999 by LostKitten
:bulletred: Siblings Project #3 :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletyellow: Paper Dragons re-draw :star-empty: :star-empty:
:bulletpurple: Seishirou Week :star: :star:

Want to Suggest Fanart? current list fanart suggestions 'forum'
Button: Tully by Khallandra


.:Misc Other:.



:bulletblue: Obi Wan cosplay

:bulletblack: Sugawara (Haikyu!!)
:bulletwhite: Kageyama Nendo (Haikyu!!)
:bulletblack: Hozuki Nendo
:bulletwhite: Cleaning Levi Nendo
:bulletblack: Celty (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Izaya (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Shizuo (DuRarara!!)
:bulletwhite: Yu (Persona 4)
:bulletblack: Makishima figma (Yowamushi Pedal)
:bulletwhite: Manami figure (Yowamushi Pedal)
:bulletblack: Umaru Nendo (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
:bulletwhite: Celty Nendoroid (DuRarara!!)
:bulletblack: Erwin Smith (AoT)

:bulletwhite: Sibling Project

 Backgrounds from Subtle Patterns and base gallery CSS from Gasara
Eating Worms

.:art status:.


Art Trades Stamp by Khallandra Requests and Point Commissions by Khallandra
I'm sorry, but I will not be able to work on your project with you or give you points. If you want points join in at one of my groups character weeks, follow the guidelines and you'll get points that way.
Button: Kimihiro by Khallandra



 

.:Key:.


:star-empty: :star-empty: Concept Stage
:star-half: :star-empty: Sketch in Progress
:star: :star-empty: Colouring in Progress
:star: :star-half: Colouring almost Completed
:star: :star: Completed

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Daily Lives Highschool #1 by Khallandra

How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics Introduction

Action scenes are a key part of any manga, whether they be a placid shoujo to a shounen mecha showdown. Action scenes are a dynamic action driven panel showing a fight or action against an inanimate object, or a passionate realisation. All of these follow a similar formula to create the action sequence.

Setting the Scene

When creating an action scene first consider the what action is being performed and how the two objects/subjects are interacting, i.e. show the force of the movement. For a person, it they are being hit, they will reaction in accordance to the force applied.A common way of achieving this is using the < shape to indicate where they are being hit. Take into consideration anatomy; if a person is being hit in the stomach they will produce a nice < shape with their head and shoulders coming forwards, whilst the hip becomes the point at the back, but if they are hit in the middle of the back there is not as much of a > shape, more a slight tilting of the head back, but little else. In another example, hitting the back of the knee will cause a person to crumple, but hitting the front directly would just push their weight backwards (and lead them into kicking back). In the rough example below, the figure is being kicked square in the stomach, sending them backwards. Flaying out arms and legs will give even more movement and 'power' to the kick. If the person is impacting a hard object they may 'bounce' a little after hitting it.

Actionlines-impact by Khallandra

Other useful effects include using close ups of faces and fists or feet to indicate the close combat and typically when fighting someone, the characters are looking at their opponent, angling the 'camera' to catch this emotion and gaze adds to the intensity of the action sequence. Showing expressions such as gritting their teeth, grimacing or yelling are also ways to convey the action sequence.

Characters being attacked need to react to their opponent, whether it's to be hit or to dodge a hit, their expression and movement needs to be considered as they need to react as much as the 'hero' of the scene.

A slightly more advanced basic technique is called 'many sections' which is portraying a fist or kick hitting so quickly it seems as if the character has multiple arms or legs. A perfect example of this is Jotaro in the manga Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure, his main technique is fast flying punches from his Stand, Star Platinum. This technique is not only used for the 'attacker'; the 'victim' can be shown with multiple heads or arms to indicate the multiple points of impact.

Jojos-oraora-nicolasis by Khallandra

Using Line Effects

Lines and hatching techniques are outlined in Tips and Tricks: Pen and Ink Techniques Article These can be used to convey a sense of speed by changing the line art and adding in impact points and speed lines to assist. Hairstyles can also be manipulated to show the force at which the character is expressing the action, using speed lines and gradating speed lines to change the intensity. Modifying the direction and adding in 'sweat drops' or 'blood splatters' will also increase the effect. The following example shows non-gradated speed lines made with a multi-liner, and gradated are lines that are thicker at one end. Speed lines are typically ruled, as non-ruled seem haphazard and can be made to start and end at the same point, indicating sudden movement (sudden start, sudden stop). Also can have different start and stop points per line or even be curved using a french curve or ellipses. Speed-lines can be used to replace sections of line art of the moving object to give it the sense of moving.

Actionlines-speedlines by Khallandra

Beta-flashes are also a useful part of an action scene, they can indicate a sudden thought or sound. They can be uniform, different shapes or even curved with a French curve. The key part of a beta-flash is they have a centre that all the lines intersect with. A common approach is to gradate the lines towards the centre, but don't cross it. The following example only shows these lines, it was made with a 0.1 technical pen. The lines are more useful if thicker at one end as the background is typically coloured black.

Actionlines-flashes by Khallandra

A final 'action' technique is the impact. It can be a freehand jagged speech bubble, or have a a combination of speed lines or a be a partial beta-flash. It doesn't even need to be a full closed point, it can be just the top or side, depending on the desired effect.

Actionlines-impacts by Khallandra

Screentones and screen tone effects can also be used to produce speed-lines and beta-flashes without having to draw them each time, the only drawback with this (other then needing to have them on hand) is that they are not as unique as having drawn them yourself, but they are an easy shortcut.

Asenshi-durara by Khallandra

References, Tutorials and Guides

The following guides and tutorials go over these ideas in much greater detail and provide some great reference poses to assist:

 



Action scenes are all about movement, reaction and effects. Plan out your artwork to where you want your characters interacting and what they are interacting with and modify your lineart to colouring to produce the sense of movement.

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Bakuman - Dipping Ink by Khallandra

How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks Pen Techniques Introduction

A key part of traditional manga is the art of using pens and ink. There are so many variations and many things to try that can make a manga panel pop without even needing screentones. Whether the artist prefers technical pens or a nib and ink there are many variations and techniques to try. This article aims to cover some of the basics to start with.

Inks-photo by Khallandra

Some Basic Pen Types

There are two main types of pens, muti-liners/technical pens and nibs in a holder. Multi-liners come in graduated sizes depending on your needs, from a super fine 0.03mm up to 1.0mm, then Brush types as well. Nibs come in all shapes and sizes as well, the most common being the G-Pen and Saji (or Spoon), but there are other types such as school, calligraphy range,  Maru. The following rough example shows a selection of Copic branded multi-liners and the variations that come in those (note: SP markers are the refillable & replaceable nibbed kind) as well as three nib types, mapping pen (maru), Saji (spoon) and G-Pen.

Inktechs-mls by Khallandra

Multi-liners are useful because you do not need to carry around a pot of ink and their shape and consistency is fluid with very little variation. When they start to run out you can find some inconsistency with ink dispersal, but this is only noticeable when the pen is at the end of its life. Brush Soft and Brush Medium are both the same size, but the soft brush is more flexible, which gives it more variation than the stiffer 'Medium' kind.
Nibs are useful as they offer more variation in a stroke, depending on the wear and shape of the nib. A mapping pen is small and stiff, it isn't very friendly for writing and curves so much (it can jump randomly), but is great for straight lines and fine details. The G-Pen can be quite difficult, the variation in flow is dependant on pressure and is very easy to make mistakes with, and it can be surprising when least expected. It is great for lots of variation in a piece. The Saji (Spoon) is the easiest to start with, the rest of the examples are performed with the Saji nib.

The choice of pen is up to the individual artist; nibs and ink can be messy, but also offer more variety without having to purchase a lot of different multi-liners. The multi-liners are all contained and require little preparation, and the only clean up activity is to put the cap back on firmly (or else they will dry out).

Basic Techniques


Lines

Ruledlines by Khallandra

The first lot of examples here are performed with the Saji nib, long lines in a flowing movement across the page, varying the density and end points can be used to make shades or even entire texture effects such as grass and straight hair. There are many uses of the free-hand line that makes it dynamic and useful. Apply a mask onto your paper (another piece of paper or masking fluid) to have a pre-defined edge if don't want the 'end point' of the line to be visible.
As well as free-hand lines using a ruler or french curve can be useful to keep the lines more uniform and straight (or curved). Ruled lines are extremely useful when drawing action lines or beta-flashes (Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics). The first group are all performed with the nibs, the second group are 0.1 multi-liner which was found to be extremely suited for using with a ruler as if not careful the ink can pool on the underside of the ruler and smear all over the nice lines.

Hatching

Hatching by Khallandra

Hatching is an extremely useful method of performing a gradient or covering a large area of canvas without the need for a screentone to be applied. Depending on the situation, varying the stroke size, line widths and lengths can give different unique effects. The rough example above shows the various forms of hatching that can be useful to any artwork; a more sloppy effect can indicate a different emotion to a uniform and precise hatch.
Single Hatching is performed by a series of non-intersecting lines in groups of different directions. The lines do not have to be straight, they can be varied in length or even curved to produce different effects.
Double Hatching is a single hatch with an additional direction on top of each group that varies. Can be consistent or haphazard depending on the final effect wanted. Can also be straight or curved, though typically curved with curved, straight with straight is a common approach.
Triple Hatching is a double hatch with an additional 45 degrees stroke on top of the second stroke. Straight is more consistent than the curved option, but both can be used.
Gradated Hatching is having all three types to produce a gradient effect. It is quite useful when filling a large area without using a screentone.


Dots and Patterns

Inktechs-3 by Khallandra

Dots can be used to make a shadow, they can either be uniformly spaced or haphazard, or the pen tip/technique can be varied to give different effects. Multi-liners are very well suited to the dotting technique as they are very uniform, but a similar effect can be easily achieved with a nib. The mapping nib did tend to 'bite' and 'stab' the paper a little, the Saji pen was quite easy to work with, though overall the multi-liners were the easiest.
Patterns are what your hand comes up with, just by wiggling the nib a little can produce a wood grain effect with little effect (Saji), or the brain-y squiggles. Using a combination of rough lines, dots and hatching can produce a number of different unique effects. The feather is a simple example of some hatching and some straight lines to produce the overall basic feather.
A Hatched Curve is achieved with a form of hatching, where each intersecting hatch must be contiguous to achieve the effect, if the hatches do not join a nice curve is not produced. Keeping the lengths of the lines consistent will produce a nice circle, shortening each section will produce a spiral. Experiment with lengths and heights to produce curves and other such effects easily.

Numahachi-nichijou by Khallandra

Correcting Mistakes

Inktechs-2s by Khallandra

Inevitability when working with ink a mistake will occur, it could be a simple "going outside the line", to a bigger mistake. There are a few options to correct this.
Gel pen, these come in variable sized nibs and are just as versatile as a multi-liner, they are great for small mistakes, though the nature of the 'ball roller' can leave streaks in the white and they are not very versatile for covering larger areas either, they can also smear a little.
In the rough example above, the white ink was not mixed properly and was non-functional. In theory a white ink can be used with a nib to draw over the errors, or even to perform the same techniques as above on a black canvas instead of white. White ink can also be used over the top of screentones.
The thicker white lines are Copic opaque white, used with a paintbrush, like gouache this can be used to cover large areas with easy and correct any mistakes. Correctional fluid or a correctional pen can also be used to cover mistakes.


Relevant Tutorials, References and Studies

The following group of tutorials, references and examples further outline and provide more advanced techniques:

  Manga Technique Basics 1: Shading/Hatching by Nigzblackman Manga Tutorial: Mesh-Hatching by LOOMcomics Quick Mountain Tutorial! by torstan Cross Hatching Tutorial by lcpatchworkheart Manga Tutorial 2: Chain-Hatch by LOOMcomics Hatching and Cross-Hatching by skullmage550 Nsio explains: Line Dynamics by Nsio Shading Tutorial Page 1 by Jebriodo Traditional Ink Tutorial by kitton Pen Shading Demonstration by vendixnosferatu  contrast digital ink tutorial by meisan Inking Tutorial by Picolo-kun Traditional Inking Tutorial by ellegial How I Did It: Inking by Petra0  Ornamental inking by Asfahani  Traditional Inking Tutorial by ChaosComix  inking progress - tutorial by demoniacalchild What I learned From Tutorials 2: Using Dip Pens by kaichi1342 Inking Pt. 1: Materials by MAlexLaShelle Full Basic Inking Tutorial by megawolf77 Inking Pt. 2: Line Variation by MAlexLaShelle Look's Inking Tutorial by look Pen Techniques by bagasuit091 Shading and Hatching examples by Nigzblackman  PE: Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.

Storyboarding
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga and your story has been separated into scenes and plot points you wish to use to drive your story.
Tutorials
Bee's Ink and Brush Tutorial by Bee-chan Scratchboard Tutorial by Unibomber703  Drawing Like a Painter #Inktober2015This is my first year participating in Inktober and I wanted to share some photos and talk about it! This is very exciting because I remembered the project from several years back when I wasndecided inking would be a relatively relaxing change of gears. I've been getting positive feedback both from other artists as well as folks enjoying the work to come out of the project. Today I'd like to address a question I got about the materials I'm using for the project. But first, I'd like to share a bit of background on Inktober because I myself had seen folks participating as if this is just a thing that everyone knows about but to which I never quite knew the origins.
Turns out that sense of establishment is probably because the artist Mr. Jake Parker jumpstarted the project in 2009 by posting as if the project was already A Thing. As the story goes he wanted to get better at inking himself so he set forth on the challenge and by giving the project a name like Inktober, other arti
                   


The most important thing about inking is to be prepared. Have a clean surface, ink, tissues, erasers, correction ink, nibs and holders all ready to go. Then have fun with it!

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Community Week

Introduction

Action Figure (and Ball-jointed Doll) Photography is a form of the Still Life category with the purpose of making the figure the main subject of the photography. The range of works include portraiture, story telling and even photo story comics.
Angelic Layer by Khallandra

Choosing a Figure

Choosing a figure to photograph can be difficult as there are some considerations, if the figure is of lesser quality (shiny, bootleg or mass produced trade figure for example) it can be quite difficult to show the figure in the best light. Take into consideration the quality of the materials, if they are very shiny the lighting will have to be adjusted, if the figure's features are a little off, consider repainting prior to taking a photograph, or taking a shot further away to hide this. Figures with obvious blemishes or poor paint jobs can also be difficult to photograph as the flaws can sometimes become obvious.

Different Figure Types by Khallandra
The example shows a counterfeit Figma, the paint job is blotchy and lines uneven, the eyes don't look in the same direction and joints seem a little awkward looking, all these things made it hard to see the photo as a whole, instead the viewer may focus on how it's a bootleg instead. The second is a cheap blind box figure, the material is very shiny making it hard to photograph, a more elaborate diffuse lighting would need to be used. The figure's details are also not that great and can distract a viewer. Also note that bootleg figures can also be very shiny too. The scaled PVC figure is much easier to photograph than the other two, its features are well sculpted and the constructed material is easy to photograph.
Whilst a lesser quality figure is harder to photograph, trying to distract the viewer from blemishes or even make them the focus of the photo can still make it successful, just takes a little more effort.

Articulated and non-articulated figures


An articulated figure has moveable parts, the arms and legs can be moved into any position, this leads to a greater range of poses that the figure can be placed into and can help tell a story. Whilst non-articulated figures have a static pose, the camera needs to move around the figure to give it more character and movement.

Levi-cleaning-example by Khallandra
In this example, Cleaning Levi Figma is extremely articulated, knees, hips, toes, ankles, elbows, shoulders and the head all move about.

Even without using different hands, face plates (or whatever else it comes with) there are so many options. Drawbacks of these figures is that sometimes they can be extremely fiddly to not fall off all the time (seemingly hundreds of times for a bootleg, they can be horrid).
Some scaled figures do come with alternate configurations, though typically only one or two alternates (face, hair, arms, etc).

Composition and Lighting

Composition and Lighting is a key part of any photography, including figure photography, Project Educate: Basic Photography Terminology and Project Educate: Composition Basics are great places to start with understanding basic photography.

Simple Composition


With figures the key part of the composition is the figure themselves, bringing their personality and actions to life with the photograph. There are some tricks to removing the stands by taking a photo of the same location, with the same focus, sans the figure, then adding the figure. A tripod is best suited for this. Or the stand can be hidden with foreground elements or covered with rocks, leaves, lights, anything that takes away the focus.
There are a few different types of figures as mentioned above - if a static figure, try moving it around, moving the camera around is the best way of getting the figure to 'interact' with the photographer.

Interaction Example by Khallandra
In this example, the first picture shows the entire figure, in focus to show what it looks like, though it's a little boring and doesn't stand out. The second gives the character a more dynamic pose, but he's interacting off camera which distracts the viewer from the figure himself. This sort of angle is best used in a sequence of photos or a photo-story. The last is a stand alone image, the figure is interacting with the camera.
There are still issues with all of them, this is an example of the base standing out too much, its colour distracts the viewer. Other considerations are that the third photo's framing is not correct, the figure seems to be sitting too high in the frame, and his legs are pulling the viewer's attention off.

Simple Lighting


Lighting is important as it sets the mood of the photo. If the character is happy, but the lighting is gloomy it doesn't seem to fit. Outside sunlight can be very stark at certain times of day, which creates strong shadows that may be desired. Pick the time of day to suit the mood trying to  achieve. Another way to more control the lighting is to use a photography light box which can be constructed from a cardboard box and some tracing paper. Using tricks like cellophane, fairy/christmas lights or LED strips to create different effects, the possibilities are what your imagination comes up with. The tutorials below give some examples and ideas to try out.

Lighting-bad by Khallandra
This is a simple example of just moving around a light using a light box and different backgrounds.

The first example is greyed out and the background doesn't fit the character and colours very well, whilst the second has washed out too much of the figure including his nose, mouth, chin and shoulder. The third has very strong shadows and makes Grell look bored. None of these lighting and backgrounds have worked with the character, a re-think and re-shoot would be the next step after writing down what hasn't worked.

Hiyori Comparison by Khallandra
Here is another simple example of different lighting, first demonstrates coloured lighting (yellow cellophane over a white halogen), underneath lighting, soft diffuse lighting and a mix of diffuse and a light inside the light box (in front of the figure).

Lighting also changes with every moment of the camera or figure, it can be as easy as moving the figure or camera around to find the most suitable lighting. With a digital camera try taking a mass of photos in different variations to decide what is best, it is easier to take more photos than it is to re-set up the shoot.
Toypizza - Pokemon Red by Khallandra

Tutorials and Articles

The following articles explain these concepts in far greater detail, included are tutorials on constructing a light box, check them out:

Tutorial: Figure 101! by nikicorny Figure Shoot Tutorial by nikicorny Tutorial: Retouch by nikicorny Figure Shoot Tutorial 3 by nikicorny Tips and Tricks 2: Light Drawing by Martim Tips and Tricks 1: Bokeh by Martim   Figure Shoot Tutorial 2 by nikicorny Action Figure Photography Tips by wbd Wachey's Action Figure Photography Tips by wachey BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour Figure Shoot Tutorial: Extra by nikicorny Mini Tutorial: Background by nikicorny How To Make A Lightbox (For Craft Photography) by Aryiea Tutorial: Photo Composition by nikicorny How to remove stand in photos [tutorial] by Bellechan Tips and Tricks 3 : Poses and Angles by Martim  Radical shadow effects by Kyuugou Simple Photo Editing Tutorial - by aPPlejaZZ Tutorial 1: Composition by onixa Lighting for the not so bright by Lei-Xing TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 2 by koganemouche Brightening doll eyes by oki-oki  Bootleg Tutorial by 3moBunni Still Life Photography Tutorials and ArticlesThere are many tutorials and articles out there that can help you with your Still Life Photography. If you'd like to share your favourite, just drop a comment on this article and we'll update the list so that over time, this article hopefully becomes a great resource for old and new still life photographers alike.
Online tutorials and useful articles
:star:5 Still Life Lighting Tips for Beginners
:star:How to take Product Photos (Video)
:star:How to Backlight Photographs
:star:7 Still Life Photos you don't want to miss!
How to be a better photographer!We have passion for photography, cameras, and unique things that normal people can't feel and see but we can ! 
Yes, we are photographers ! 
Photographer just like the actors, singer, or artist.. etc, you have to practice more and more ! always practice. 
even professionals keep learning new things and techniques. 
10 things you must do as a photographer :

1- Read as much as you can about photography.
    reading is really help, I always read articles about photography,
    even if the subject I already know but I like to read what others think
    so I might learn something new. 
   
2- Use your favorite photographer as a guide and inspiration
     your favorite artist is always a good thing to get you motivated to be like him/her.
     roll around his/her gallery focus on the way he/she taking s
Project Educate: See the light and remember it
See the light and remember it

Lighting in photography is a living, changing art. One of the most important abilities of a photographer is to see light and to remember it. Light is the most changing element in our daily life. We move among solid objects and among people who do not change drastically during a day or a week. But visually the appearance of our environment and of people around us may change from one hour to the next due to the time of day, the weather, or the particular source of light. Photographers are aware of these changes and store in their memory the impact different types of light have on our emotions and our subconscious. For a photographer, watching the light becomes second nature. 
Some of the photographer's palette of tools:
-The angle of light
-Quality (hard or soft)
-Color
-Intensity
Angle of light


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  Six tools for Product Photography Artists Tools
1) Seamless Background Paper
This is great for getting those blemish and crease free backgrounds to put your products up against. The papers are non-reflective, you can get it in a huge variety of colours, and they save you the hassle of ironing fabric backdrops especially if you just want a plain block colour look. You can find it on amazon in the USA here.

2) Seamless background curve
This is a luxury - probably something to invest in if you're really branching out into Commercial photography and making some money from it! But it's also a genius idea and gives you much more opportunity - more than you would get with a light box or tent. The 90 degree angle allows you to shoot at a wider range wit

Groups of Interest

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Most important part of Action Figure Photography is to have fun with your figures! Regardless of what they are, they are yours to play with!
5mkxxi5 by Khallandra

Questions for the Reader


  • What are your favourite types of figures to photograph?
  • Do you prefer indoors or outdoors for taking photos, or both?
  • What do you look for when picking a setting to add your figure to when photographing?
Thanks for reading.

PE: What is Patreon?

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Community Week

Aladdin by Khallandra

Introduction

More and more the icon and word 'Patreon'   Patreon Navigation Logo Negative by Khallandra is being seen across the site, but just what is it and how are Deviant Artists using the site? This article aims to just lift the veil on what it is and why artists want to use it.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a site that is a way for artists to be crowd funded and have Patrons of their artworks. It is not limited to visual artists, musicians and any type of creators are welcome to create accounts.
Other crowd funding sites often have monetary goals that once reached production starts, however Patreon is a little different, it is a monthly subscription instead. Goals and levels are still available and it is up to the Creator to determine what additional items the levels of support give.

What would I get out of it?

It depends on the Creator, most visual artist creators offer tutorials and walkthroughs of their art creation processes. Some offer requests and commissions as part of their subscription levels. Check out the artist page of the artist you may wish to support to see what they are offering as future content to subscribers.

How does it benefit artists?

Often artists keep their techniques and 'how to' guides to themselves, because creating a tutorial is actually very difficult and time consuming. Having a subscription fee as an income stream gives artists the incentive to generate tutorials and walkthroughs. It also gives artists an easier and more regular avenue to get revenue, much like a YouTube channel (and often YouTube creators have Patreon pages themselves). It has also been coined as a 'tip jar' as well, as patrons give artists some monetary tips to continue creating their work.

Doesn't Deviant Art have Premium Content?

Yes it does, a Patreon user could also offer their final tutorials/walkthroughs as paid content on DeviantArt, the only difference is that payment is only accepted AFTER the walkthrough has been produced and advertised, but Patreon is more a subscription to get such content. On Patreon, after creation the artist does not have to advertise their additional content, their focus is to use that item as demonstration to get more subscribers. Though both sites can be used at the same time should an artist choose to do so.

Some artists using Patreon





Questions for the Reader


  • Do you have Patreon? If so what do you primarily offer extra on it.
  • Do you use DeviantArt's Paid Content?


Tips and Tricks: Feet

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 12:23 AM by Khallandra:iconkhallandra:


Varona Kicks by Khallandra

How to Draw Manga! Feet Introduction


Like hands, feet are an important part of drawing a full body of any character. Whether the feet are in shoes or just free the basic shape of a foot can vary for any given person. The anatomy of the foot is the same, but the shape, width and length varies. Even toe length can be variable of each foot!
See Tips and Tricks: Hands

Basics


Feet, like hands are also are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Feet have a basic blockish shape that is then used to form the circle model of the shapes a little more. This is shown the in the following example, using these basic shapes help define the aspects of the foot. Toes whilst not as expressive as fingers can splay out in a similar manner and the amount of variation in individuals comes down to their toe shapes and the height of their arch.
The size of the contact points the foot makes with the ground varies from person to person, as a result foot prints can vary greatly between people. Use the vast number of tutorials and feet studies to help define your characters foot step and foot shape. A foot is typically the same in length (heel to tip of the longest toe) of the crook of the elbow to the base of the palm (try it out!). As children get taller their feet get longer and in some cases also wider. Here are some example tutorials and studies on this subject that explain in greater detail:

Feet in Perspective


Like hands feet can be used as part of perspective. Their shape and form change based on how much the foot is being flexed. Your character may be leaning back on their heels, shifting their weight back or they could be balancing on the tips of their toes or standing up to reach that tall shelf on the balls of their feet. When flexing the front of the foot, the inner arch can become elongated and make the foot seem taller as a result of stretching. Here are just a small selection of examples of feet in different positions:
Feet Tutorial by KinderCollective Feet Reference by Kibbitzer Feet Reference by Ninjatic +LEGS AND FEET STUDY+ by jinx-star Quick hand-legs-foot tutorial by Hellobaby Draw Feet 1 by Diana-Huang Feet Study 2 - Steps by irysching Foot Cheat 01 Profile Toeless by BlackUniGryphon Hampton p.202-217: L/E - Foot Studies IV by theThirdCartel<da:thumb id="506581829"/> Feet Study 1 by irysching

Shoes


Shoes come in as many varieties as a hat would. To add shoes to your character, outline their foot shape and perspective then design the shoe based on the generic shape of the foot and experiment from there. Some considerations are that sandals and ugg boots tend to make characters drag and shuffle their feet, whilst heels boots and heavier shoes force the user to lift their foot a little more. Another consideration is that high heeled shoes generally make the character stand on the balls of their feet and not their toes. This also creates tension in the character's calf muscle.
Do consider your character's action and their shoes; if they are walking all day, their shoes are likely more flat soled, covered and have some kind of support to make the constant movement less awkward. Here are just some of the fantastic tutorials and examples of shoes:

Video Tutorials





Stock Resources


Here are some of the excellent feet and shoes stock that is found on deviant art. Don't forget to credit the stock provider and follow their terms of use when using their work!

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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:55 AM




How long have you been on DeviantArt?
11 years, started back in 2004 as a wallpaper manipulator and put up some dodgy sketches and high school photography.

What does your username mean?
It was a name I came up with for SCA in university and have long since embraced. It's a mixture of Khalad from David Eddings Sparhwak series Elenium and Dallandra from Katharine Kerr's Deverry Cycle. I left SCA, but kept the name :D

Describe yourself in three words.
Organised, Observant and I'll get back to you on a third one ;)

Are you left or right handed?
Right handed.

What was your first deviation?
Probably a dodgy wallpaper of Lord of the Rings that got rightfully removed (though I was super annoyed at the time of course ;)) and all my high school Star Wars art like Gasgano:
Gasgano by Khallandra

What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love to draw with Copics, I really love my Copics. I've had them since 09 and this is when I started into the Anime & Manga area. Previously it was mostly SciFi and Fantasy sketch art.

I'm also fond of photography, have had an interest since 97 when I started Black & White film and darkroom, then my film SLR's foam case disintegrated and haven't played with it since. Would love to get it fixed one day and get back into film B&W.
Nowadays my photography passion is Action Figures :)

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Jewellery making, I love seeing what people do with some metal and a stone, it's just awe inspiring.

What was your first favourite?
Michael by Wen-M
Love Wen-M 's designs, always beautiful.

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
All over the place actually. I like traditional art the most, but I have varied collections, went through a car phase at one point. Love 

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Too many to count, there are so many awesome people I'm embarrassed to say Headache New 

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Um, anyone who wants to say hi. I'd love to meet so many people Hide and Seek on Halloween 

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
grnat introduced me, but he doesn't come here anymore (since i just show him art in person anyway ;))
Everyone who participated in group weeks at X-Dragons-KFSS you guys made those weeks special, thanks so much! That there were others who loved such an old series and still want to create fantastic art, thanks Love is... 

What are your preferred tools to create art?
COPICS! Really that has to be obvious by now. I love writing about them, talking about them, drawing with them, refilling them, making new colours... :poofs: 
PE: Comparing Copics and WatercoloursTraditional Art
Introduction
When starting out in traditional media it can be a little intimidating to decide upon what medium to start or try working with. After seeing what some amazing artists can do with these traditional tools, it may be difficult to choose which one to try out. This article endeavours to cover two such mediums, Copics (an alcohol based marker) and watercolours (a water based paint), starting to compare them for the newcomer.

Costs and Initial Set up
The initial cost of any traditional medium can be expensive as several things need to be purchased at the same time. There are often cheaper alternatives to the paints and markers that can be substituted.
Watercolour Tools
Watercolours come in a few varieties, the two most common being pans or tubes. A set of Winsor & Newton pans (12) is around $22USD whilst a set of 10 tubes is about $35USD. They can be purchased individually
PE: Tips for Blending with MarkersArtists Toolbox
Introduction
This article is to give some handy tips and tricks for blending with alcohol based markers (Copic, Pantone, Tria, etc). The majority of the article is demonstrated using Copic markers, but the techniques used can be applied to the different marker types.

Papers
Marker papers come in many shapes and sizes. The common ones are:
Bleedproof / Bleedfree Marker Paper - 70 gsm paper which is thin and has a right side and a 'wrong' side, often comes in pads of 50 sheets and is quite cheap.
Manga Drawing Pad - 250gsm paper which is thick and textured, often comes in pads of 10-20 or as single sheets, can be expensive.
Japanese Manga Paper - thick, but smooth, more designed for inks and screentones, but can be used for colour pieces.
The type of paper used can vastly change the way blending with the markers works, as they often behave
PE: Tools for taking care of Copic Markers Artist's Toolbox

Introduction
After purchasing some Copic markers they can be a little intimidating on how to look after them. The ideas put forth in this article may also be useful for other brands of refillable markers, but always consult the product's webpage for tips and tricks on how to maintain them.
Firstly, these are the official resources: Downloadable Resources in PDF format or Copic AU FAQ which are the official methods for performing the tasks mentioned below.
:note: Note: For best care of markers be careful when replacing and refilling as it is easy to damage markers further, try not to leave the nib removed for a prolonged period of time.
Storing your Markers

When storing any markers ensure that that the caps are placed back on squarely on both ends of the marker


What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

My art desk in my room, I am often found there scratching away, it is also where I set up my lightbox and sewing machine sometimes
Sewing Emote

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
When I received a DD, that was amazing. I am so proud I managed to get one. Though I haven't replicated anything of its like since :blush:
Gate 7 Inspired: Tachibana Kimono Top by Khallandra

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Skin by Dan Leveille

A figure here, a flower there

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 31, 2015, 3:59 PM


11th September 2015


Busy and quite crappy week (work, work has been driving me up the wall) all made better by this most awesome prize from tea-brain who has throughly spoilt me! :happybounce: Finlay and Ash:
Ash + Finlay by tea-brain
Ash's expression is priceless!

6th September 2015


Portrait a Day is pretty much done, as I've been working on a new style lately, the art will pop up soon (just didn't want to flood inboxes). Gate 7 Week is about to happen :icongate7-clamp: and would love to see more participants than just me :please:
It hasn't been the greatest of weeks, lets hope this new one is better.

30th august 2015


Colouring on different paper type is very different, though I'm getting more used to how the different papers react and adjusting my colouring style to suit. I also didn't get when people used to complain that the E0X range were too 'orange', but on this paper that is definitely the case, swap in E70 (though make an E700 or E7000 even is probably better) as a shadowing to help take out some of that orange. E4x is a little yellow and might not be what you are after.
Check out the awesome prizes tea-brain did of Mezza and Morara for me!
Mezza by tea-brain