Belle-mere’s Life-day

Amy Belle Florel (redhead) with her โ€˜belle-mereโ€™ (French for ‘stepmumโ€™ – Amy is French American), Sha Pris Amaranth Florel (who is my main avatar in the Tealight universe). Today happens to be my 31st life-day, shared with my avatar who also has the same name and everything as I do~ ๐Ÿ’–ย 

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I recorded a speedpaint video which you may watch here:ย https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJnpgvGEwrI

So the sketch comes from my 2016 sketchbook based on a photo-manip of Emilie Autumn and Amy Lee from Evanescence (my role model), and was coloured in Clip Studio Paint Pro with final touches done in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 at Micky’s suggestion I don’t be afraid to “go darker with the shadows” – I used to use this ‘technique’ in Photoshop when I did my gothic inspired artwork in 2009, then from 2010 onwards I had gone for more of a ‘pastel look’ . . . think I wanna go back to the gothic look, as our stories are dark in nature as gothic novels are. So thankyou very much, Micky! :3 ๐Ÿ’–

Puck’s Shadow


Kagemitsu {Jung Sha-Mina} and her master, Puck, from Soul of Eternity, inspired by my old Soul Calibur fanfic novel series. ๐Ÿ’œ

Confessions of an artist: I admit I traced over a screenshot I took of Acchan from the music video, “Romance”, by BUCK-TICK to draw Puck here… B-T is a HUGE inspiration for Puck, Kage and the rest of the Eternity clan aside from being inspired by Yoshimitsu, the fanfic version of Kage, and the Manji clan from Soul Calibur.

Edit โ€“ August 21st, 2021 โ€“ I found this description from my old art blog:

It wasnโ€™t supposed to be this way.

A proto-type design for Sha-Mina, and her master, Puck-sensei.

This was produced during a brief time period during the Summer of 2015 that my siblings โ€” unfortunately โ€” asked me to have my old series of Soul Calibur fanfics cross-over with our main graphic novel series that we had been writing for years, with them requesting I rewrite everything completely to be original, and set in the modern age, which honestly ended up butchering the entire concept and point of my series. -_-

I was hurt, but grateful when it was retconned; however, it ended in tears and me distancing myself away from the rest of the group to try and salvage what was left of my stories and pride. A painful time to look back on, but at least something came out of it. I may still go forward with an original series โ€ฆ but I just wish it couldโ€™ve come about a different way.

This version of Puck was slightly โ€” okay rather quite a bit โ€” younger than he is actually supposed to be; with more of a pressure on this pairing to happen โ€ฆ whereas I never originally wrote them to be this way โ€ฆ but, still, it made for an interesting work of art, I suppose โ€ฆ โ™ก


Works In Progress//Alternate Versions:

Sakon

Sakon_Realism
Sakon of the Eternity clan, a group of chivalrous ninja-thieves, from my story, Soul of Eternity, inspired by my old Soul Calibur fanfic novel series.

Edit โ€“ August 24th, 2021 โ€“ I found these WIP art pieces of Sakon-kun in my art folders:

So… as you can see, Sakon-kun started off with black hair – this is cos the Sakon he is adapted from in Soul Calibur IV has black hair, but as I was working on this art piece, I became inspired by Hidehiko Hoshino of BUCK-TICK (who resembles SCIV Sakon, and dyes his hair chestnut brown), and Sam Winchester from Supernatural (who is a brunette too) – these were my two crushes at the time I was rewriting my SC fanfics into an original series, so you get the picture of where I was coming from…

I was going to give Sakon-kun the name “Jared” after Sam’s actor, Jared Padalecki, when my art group was initially going to take my SC fanfics and rewrite them into a sorta crossover with our main graphic novel webcomic series (MQ is it’s project name for now; also known as Seasonal Wanderers at one point too), so the modern day Sakon-kun would’ve been named “Jared” with “Sakon” being his codename, kinda like how Sha-mitsu/Sha-Mina’s codename is Kagemitsu in the Manji/Eternity clan, but this was all retconned when we came to an agreement that my SC fanfics didn’t work in the modern day for… reasons.

The Japanese-style background behind Sakon-kun in one of the WIP art pieces came from the J-Pop channel on an internet radio I’d listen to all the time that Summer, and the cherry blossoms in the background in the final piece came from a photograph I traced and coloured over that me or Micky took when we were at the annual cherry blossom festival.

Here’s the speed-paint video I did of the initial version of this art piece, for those who are curious and want to see more:

Karasu x me – o20

~* Added the reference image to this sketch of me and Karasu. *~

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Oh, I almost forgot this one from last September. I was writing a YYH doujinshi last year, when Karasu started haunting me {oddly enough, Karasu wasnโ€™t even in my story, either}, where I was a cross-dressing waiter at a Japanese cafรฉ, inspired by the ones I used to read about inย Shojo Beatย as a bisexual teenaged tomboy {I was also going through my androgynous โ€œtheyโ€ phase when I was writing this doujinshi early last year} โ€“ so, when the YYH anime cafรฉ came out where the guys were all waiters, I had to draw me and Karasu together! Still very much a WIP, but okay, Iโ€™ll get around to finishing it one of these days, Iโ€™m sure . . . ๐Ÿ’œ

Edit โ€“ September 18th, 2021:

Hereโ€™s the doujinshi (I think) image that I used for reference here (nope, donโ€™t know who these characters or, or what series theyโ€™reโ€ฆ

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Way Back Wednesday: Art vs. Artist 2018

I put this together three years ago (September 5th, 2018 according to properties) … My brothers are right – my artwork looked much better in the past, before my depressive psychosis fully developed, and I lost concentration on the simplest of tasks. I just need to discipline myself to make more art, and actually spend more time on each art piece as well, instead of doing everything at the deadline, or in a couple of hours before I can’t focus anymore. ๐Ÿ˜…

Sunday Memories: K2 for Secret Cupid 2018

Wowie, I thought I had lost this! Tis Kurama and Kuronue from Yu Yu Hakusho, or “K2” as me and Micky call them! ๐Ÿ˜€ I recovered an old blog that had this though, fortunately, and just came across it purely by chance! ๐Ÿ’š

I barely remember working on this, but you can see tis traditional, mixed media, and from the notes I wrote, evidently I was very late with delivering this, due to being sick from trial-and-error with new medication (first time I had ever been medicated, but I’m not going to go over that right now, if ever – ironic given my struggles with meds this year… *sigh*).

Anyway, I love K2! They’re awesome friends I get to hang out with in my fun dreams, hehe. =^.^= ๐Ÿ’š So I was happy to draw them for the YYH Secret Cupid on Tumblr.

WIP: Carnation, Amy, and Leopold (CotMS)

(From left to right: Carnation, Amy, and Leopold from our Gothic novel, Curse of the Mystic Sword.) ๐Ÿฅ€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฅ€

I’ve been rearranging the apartment, since I realised I have a lot of space in my room (technically a large walk-in closet), so I have been taking my boxes of old stuff from the hallway, and putting them into my room.

Naturally, I’ve been going thru some of the boxes as I do so, and was happy to rediscover my art book from 2015-2016 (when we resided at the Victorian mansion), which I thought was lost forever! I was so grateful to find it – tysm, God! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‡

I also found a very large sketchbook with this trio inside its pages; what’s so special, as well as rare, about this is, all three of us drew this together – I drew Carnation, Micky @octobernocturne drew Amy, and Rob @timewillcrawl94 drew Leopold! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ

They’re in Curse of the Mysic Sword, a Gothic novel we’ve been writing since Autumn, 2006. Carnation is an independent woman, ever at odds with Leopold, who – unbeknownst to her – is a vampyre, as is his adopted daughter, Amy. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน

(… we’re gonna need a bigger scanner! ๐Ÿ˜†)

Series of Dreams: I married Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho

Guess what?! I have a new dream husband!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• (4 now.)

Sooโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve dreamt of being engaged to K before (Summer of 2017 after rewatching Yu Yu Hakusho), but I broke it off for reasonsโ€ฆ namely to focus on my other love interests, Touya and Karasu, also from YYH.

I admit Iโ€™d still dream of romance with K, but primarily about the other two.

K acts more as a Guardian Angel and mentor than lover most of the time, tbh.

Iโ€™ve dreamt (and daydreamed) of K and Karasu consistently for the past four years. K and his short-term girlfriend, Koto, helped out with my kids I had with Karasu; while Touya went off to have a son with an original imaginary dream figure (she looks like Fisheye from Sailor Moon).

Me and Karasu officially decided on an open marriage in 2019, since I was โ€˜looseโ€™ in dreams as it were. ๐Ÿ˜…

Anyway, K and Koto parted ways, and we started dating again earlier this year. He proposed on July 23rd, to which I said โ€œYes!โ€.๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต

He put the ring he got for me over my ring from Karasu, so theyโ€™re like stacked rings now ๐Ÿ’ (only in dreams tho, I donโ€™t have physical counterpartsโ€ฆyet).

Then we got married in a dream this morning (on September 2nd), and moved in with his Mom. K painted our bedroom in our family home to be my favourite colours, too (snow white๐Ÿค, green๐Ÿ’š, blue๐Ÿ’™, and pink๐Ÿ’—).

P.s. Amazingly enough, my SO/main dream husband Karasu wasnโ€™t opposed to Kโ€™s proposal, or our wedding. He instead decided to get married to his other girlfriend, who is an original imaginary figure he has a lot of history with. He even left our kids with me and K, while he went on a honeymoon with herโ€ฆ like, OMG, Karasu!! ๐Ÿ˜… (Me and K did not honeymoon btw.) I was okay with it tho, just happy to have my Crow Goblins with me and my new husband. All in all, โ€˜twas a good sweet love dream! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸฆŠ

Art girl living in her imaginary art world.