1. Hey all, just to clarify regarding the recent report!

    Hey folks! Long post, but I felt like I should write this to clarify things to people who might stop by with some questions regarding this situation.

    First of all: sorry about the trouble I might’ve caused you by sending a note to the admins to please remove my art from Tumblr (that is not posted by me).
    *edit* I only now found out that such notice can lead to a ban and that most definitely is not what I would want to happen to anyone here! I wonder if I contacted the right people in Tumblr or if some other course of action would’ve been more suitable for the situation. 

    As much as I really, really appreciate the fact that a lot of people like my art, I’ve just never gotten used to my pieces being re-uploaded to places by other people. It’s a personal thing and my original art is very personal to me. Also some of the art posted to tumblr was collaborations that I’ve done with other people, so for those pieces I can’t even give permission for anyone to post them since they’re not fully my art.

    So just to clarify: I’m not upset at anyone, and I do understand the people who feel like I’m doing a foolish thing here. I mean yeah, the Internet is always the Internet and the people using it cannot be controlled… which honestly makes me hesitate about uploading new pieces to the net at this point. I’ve realized just how little say I have in what is uploaded where. :(

    It’s such an awful and inconvenient dilemma. 

    I hope you’re all ok with this, and I hope you’ll forgive me if you feel upset right now; if you want to talk about this more don’t hesitate to contact me! Thanks! :)


  2. ruffresia said: Heyy there, yeah Tumblr doesn't work all the time. But thanks so much, that really helps!! I'll definitely check out all the tutorial parts. (I sent you a message on dA cause I wasn't sure if you were even active on Tumblr anymore, but you can disregard that now obvs haha)

    Yup yup! I’m glad you asked about the note so I noticed it. :)

    And always glad to help (albeit a bit slowly these days..)!


  3. ruffresia said: hey there, i think i sent you an ask months ago, and i completely forgot about it, so you might have answered it and i didn't see or got notified? or you might have not gotten it at all, so i thought i'd just ask again. in your drawing 'white claudia' you mentioned something like not having done a proper grayscale. i'm just wondering what you meant by that, i see a lot of artists use that term and i just don't understand why it's beneficial, i don't really understand how it works.

    Hey! Sorry, yeah I got your first question here in my notebox! I’m not sure if tumblr has ever notified me of it…. But anyway, to the question: you can check out my tutorial at

    In the tutorial you’ll see how the greyscale is done, and if you check out the full tut-series you can see how the technique works.

    Basically the benefit of greyscale/grisaille method is that the painting-process is split into various stages;
    lines, greyscale (form and dimensions), and colors. :) Sometimes I get so lost with all possible wonderful color-options that I forget to focus on the shape of things. Making the shapes first via greyscaling and then adding colors onto other layer(s) makes things easier (also makes it easier to change color-schemes!)

    I hope that helps! Feel free to ask if you have further questions! :)

  4. A new kinda technique, kinda sorta! :D

  5. Finally finished this somethingsomething that I drew a year ago. I bough Kyle Webster’s brushpacks some hours ago and had to try them out. I used the watercolor-brush set for this piece. :) 

    I haven’t really had time to paint recently, maybe that’ll change soon… I’m happy that I had a few hours to work on this and paint something for once! :)

    Also practicing using Photoshop CC again. 

  6. I managed to finish it, yes! :) Will also post to DA tomorrow!

    Lineart by Artratene, painting by me. Character is mine~


  7. Long time no updates… here’s a new piece, ‘White Claudia’.

    The character is Lisa Garland from the Silent Hill series, the nurse who looked after Alessa Gillespie just to obtain PTV, a drug made from plant White Claudia, and eventually had to pay a heavy price for it. 


    I tried a new brush for this piece, it was very refreshing! Didn’t do a proper greyscale, just slapped rough colors and blended like one would with oilpastels. 

    Photoshop cs4.

    Click here for Deviantart version

  8. Finished her, just on time! Tomorrow’s gonna be a long day, so it was good to get this one done. I have so many wips which I’ll probably never finish ‘cause I’ve left them to collect dust for ages. *n* Oh well, practice practice….

    Will post this to DA next week, after I’ve sorted out messages… so many messages. Many.


  9. steenze said: Your art is amazing!

    Thank you! *u*


  10. 911kfc said: Hello! I was wondering if you've ever checked out the game League of Legends. There are a few characters designs I think you'd really enjoy.

    Nope, I haven’t played it, but I’ve seen a lot of character-art and actually made fanart of Ahri ‘cause I like her design. :) I don’t have time to play games at the moment, but maybe once the schedule is less cramped I’ll be able to try out LoL! 

  11. The lineart was done by cicadella, and colors are by me. Today’s practice-project!

  12. Sakura from Naruto, a kiriban-painting from earlier this autumn. :) Finally had a moment to finish the piece! Will probably submit to DA this weekend…

  13. This took like 30 minutes to finish. After gathering dust in the wip-folder for two months. >__> Whoops.

    Anyway, she’s maybepossibly in Meri’s pirate team! :D Woot. Gotta design a cool jacket for her. *_*

  14. Lurida, two versions; before and after battle! :D 

    (isn’t it amazing how only the chest-part got damaged and she wasn’t even scratched in the process… *lol* But that’s fantasy, baby!)

  15. Here’s another portrait-commission finished!

    This one was commissioned by djbridget! Thanks so much! :)