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Armored Core - Huntress character design :iconkaridyas:karidyas 1 0 a Blazing Ping Pong girl :iconkaridyas:karidyas 1 0 November weekly 1 - Overwatch character :iconkaridyas:karidyas 1 1 Fortuna Sketch :iconkaridyas:karidyas 0 0 Cherry MX Blue personification :iconkaridyas:karidyas 2 0 Kestrel :iconkaridyas:karidyas 1 2 RD paint :iconkaridyas:karidyas 4 0 OCreq12-Tinebra :iconkaridyas:karidyas 3 1 Stella Nova wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 3 3 Pinkie Pie Reflects :iconkaridyas:karidyas 2 1 Pixie for Holly :iconkaridyas:karidyas 4 0 Kiwi Note wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 2 8 Pastel wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 4 6 Goldie wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 0 0 Red Lightning wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 2 5 Wolfy Toes wallpaper and icons (OC) [request] :iconkaridyas:karidyas 0 0


Having an Online Presence
"All artists need to have an online presence," I said.
"Easy for you to say, Popular Artist
," they said.
"I had to work hard to get 'popular'," I said
"But it's SOOO hhaaaaAAARD," they said
"That's what I just said," I said.
    After making my status posts about making an online presence, I figured I'd make a sort of guide. I made a very generic list of things you should do as an artist who wants to get their name out there or "get popular". A lot of people were like, "but I've done all of that". But chances are, you haven't. There's a lot that goes into this and it takes a long ass time. Don't think it's just gonna happen in a month.
    So I made a guide based on my own experience and what worked for me (as an illustrator/artist. Some of these tips are more specific than others and some of these will not necessarily work for you. Everyone's different. Keep in mind this is mostly for illustrators/animators/story artists etc. This won't work fo
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Smoky wood / step by step gif :iconmaxasabin:maxasabin 78 13 Sharbound - Petra and Rupert :iconnicholaskole:nicholaskole 3,611 77 drag :iconcelestiawept:celestiawept 10 4 lone road warrior rundown :iconcelestiawept:celestiawept 18 3 Morrigan color mini-making-of :iconxa-xa-xa:xa-xa-xa 2,190 84 Solitude :iconhuussii:Huussii 2,088 62 now you know! :iconnebezial:nebezial 10,554 1,264 shipwreck :iconquiet-victories:quiet-victories 90 5 horizon 5 :iconchenthooran:Chenthooran 215 8 Raikou :icontoshinho:Toshinho 1,160 45 Sick Week :iconquiet-victories:quiet-victories 286 19 comb :iconquiet-victories:quiet-victories 30 4 352/365 School uniform :iconsnatti89:snatti89 659 12 351/365 Path of Miranda_Kiyoki :iconsnatti89:snatti89 712 20 Doggo :iconsharpieboss:sharpieboss 58 2
I thought I should update my request and commission policy.

Commissions: NZ$20 (=~US$13.50). subject: most anything.
Requests: Free but unlikely. subject: make it interesting.

Commissions: Send me a PM, or comment here to get me the details. I will complete it as quickly as possible to the best of my ability, probably within a day or two after reading the message depending on complexity. References will also help immensely. I am aware this is criminally underselling myself and it is at my discretion whether I accept your job or not. I will also be limited to 3 slots. Get a deal while it's hot!

Requests: When, if and how I do them are completely up to me. Could be days, could be years, could be never. If it's an interesting idea I'm more likely to want to do it, so be creative!

For subject matter, I will pretty much do anything unless it makes me feel uncomfortable, so give it a shot whatever it is.

Note: All requests from before this edit are kill as it's been years since I did an icon pack and I figure it's better to cut the thread than leave it hanging. Sorry! If you want you can re-submit your request and continue as before.

Commission Queue:
  1. :bulletred: Empty!
  2. :bulletorange: Empty!
  3. :bulletyellow: Empty!


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New Zealand
That place you hung out when you were younger is now a reminder of just how close the past really was. Did I even really go anywhere? ...Yes, but I've come back. How long and how hard, yet to be determined. But make the most of what time you have - there has only ever been the present.


Armored Core - Huntress character design

Entry for @ttyto-alba‘s Armored Core character design challenge. I’ve never touched the games but it was an interesting prompt. Realised I’ve never really drawn the same subject multiple times, there’s some things I need to work on like keeping consistent proportions. Was fun finding and following a process for these, big fan of the hair inking which coincidentally came out like a messier version of how Tyto does it. I think it just came naturally from the brush I was using, very similar to an ink pen, and thinking of it as planes instead of a mess of fibres.

For the design I found out about the character and wrote out what I thought were her character traits, then made decisions based on that. Mainly reserved but with a few allowances for expression, such as the bullet hairpins and slightly impractical boots. Mainly uptight / reserved expressions except when morally outraged. 

For the expressions I tried to follow the character arc, wherein [spoilers] she escorts you on a mission only to betray you for being rebel scum. Was going for like she hears of you, meets you and warms to you, then finds out you oppose the ruling AI regime through a contract then tries to wipe you out - but fails. Hopefully that all came through, explaining expressions is like explaining jokes, if you don’t get it the first time it’s failed, so hopefully I didn’t fail haha.

I pretty much migrated to Tumblr about 5 years ago and haven't put stuff up here as it's a bit of a process to do everything twice, but it's all up on there if you're interested.

a Blazing Ping Pong girl
She might like ping pong a bit too much. (Tsumujikaze Koyori from Scorching Ping Pong Girls.Show review: Yuru Yuri x sports anime. Good silly fun. Strange thing though, they get really sweaty, like drippingly damp. Dismissed it as an odd quirk but it might put some off.

I pretty much migrated to Tumblr about 5 years ago and haven't put stuff up here as it's a bit of a process to do everything twice, but it's all up on there if you're interested.

Mini character sketches
Pose and colour practice. Not sure about the background, it's a bit muddy. Everything else I like though, nice variety in body shape and poses, and colouring method. Might like to improve accuracy and line quality but those come with hours. 
I pretty much migrated to Tumblr about 5 years ago and haven't put stuff up here as it's a bit of a process to do everything twice, but it's all up on there if you're interested.


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MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dear Recipient: 
     We regret to inform you that you are hereby banned from this evening's Unbirthday party at the Unbirthday Manor in Whitetail Woods. As you are aware, our members are promised that no non-unbirthday persons shall be allowed on the premises, and, regretfully, we must uphold our promises and traditions. We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
     However, we look forward to admitting you back on the premises for the morrow's party, so please, don't do anything drastic in your depression, such as, but not limited to the following: suicide, over-dosing, self-injury, illegal activities, or other such activities which would incapacitate yourself. We do, however, highly encourage you to surround yourself with the others who won't be joining us for the evening, so that you will not fall to despair. 
     Thank you, and good day.
     Magical Trevor, President of The Unbirthday Society 
:rarity: by Zoiby
TopazBeats Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say HAPPY EARLYT BIRTHDAY in case I'm not on the day of your actual!!! :icongrin--plz:
karidyas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thanks : )
TopazBeats Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yw :D
Rainbowdasherx Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you mind making me a icon that would be epic!
karidyas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, please read this [link] and bear in mind the wait could be a while, those on the list are from around January. ...Wow that's ridiculous, I should really get onto those.
HarmoniHalo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I read that haiku and commented on it, then I saw you visited my page so I decided to visit yours and look at your art...

This befuddles me.
karidyas Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you look at the upload times on my work you'll see some large gaps haha. To be popular on here you need regular content and communication, neither of which I am good at. Case in point: I was going to reply to your haiku comment but its still sitting in my messages haha

Still I appreciate your enthusiasm :)
HarmoniHalo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^^
Killer-Beats Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
remember when i told u to make for my oc killer beats? well. im telling u is there is a new look for the oc. [link]
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