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Printshop by TwinklePowderySnow
Hey everyone! Thought I'd just announce to you guys that I've opened a print shop, where I'm selling prints, iPhone cases, cards etc! Feel free to take a look:


I'll be adding more to it in the future, and if there's any more works of mine that you'd like prints of, please do let me know and I'll add them. :>

that's all, hope you guys are all doing well! ♥♥♥


Hey deviantart!

just thought i'd let you guys know that i'm gonna be at london MCM expo this weekend (on saturday and on sunday), with my friend emeraldvibe!

i'll be dressed as zacharie from OFF! ((see here!!))
and my friend will be sailor neptune and saber from fate/stay night :Y

if you spot us feel free to come and say hi; i'd love to meet you!

i may even give you a luck ticket :U
hey everyone, long time no see!

please forgive me for my absence!

Firstly, regarding commissions: they're currently on hold now.
I did several after opening slots, but really I feel I have no need to do them anymore. The main reason I decided to do them was because I was unsure whether or not I wanted to pursue an art-related career, haha! and well, I realised that actually I want my future career to have nothing to do with art (not through doing commissions, I mean I enjoy them plenty, but I realised that art is something that is mine and I don't want to ruin that by making it something I have to do every day).

I don't know how much more active I'll continue to be here on dA. We definitely had a lot of fun, but I do feel that tumblr is a better and safer place to post my art. But I will try to post the occasional art dump here!

anyway, enough about me, I'm boring

how have you guys been? :>

COMMISSIONS: OPEN

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 16, 2012, 1:43 PM
Hi everyone! I mentioned a while ago about doing commissions, and I finally am. So here we go:

There are two types of commissions you can get.

First of all, you can get a sketch commission. This just consists of simple sketchy lines with flat colours and maybe a texture. Here are some examples of what you might expect:

Gordon Freeman by TwinklePowderySnow Kiro by TwinklePowderySnow

These will cost between $10 and $20, depending on complexity.

You can also get a colour commission, which will be a fully coloured/shaded picture in my normal style, for example:

Mira Portrait by TwinklePowderySnow Kiriban prize for heart-WORM by TwinklePowderySnow Badass Chell by TwinklePowderySnow

This will cost you in the range of $25-$35, again depending on complexity.

Also, if you want me to add a complex background, it will cost an extra $6. However I'll do simple backgrounds like patterns, colours and skies for free. But anything that involves perspective, buildings, trees, scenery etc is gonna cost you. XD

Here's some additional information:
- These prices are per character. Please, no more than 4 characters at a time.
- At the moment I'm only doing digital commissions.
- Payments are in US dollars. I know it's not my country's currency, but it seems to be the most widely used online, so it's the one I'm going with.
- Payments need to be in advance.
- I also won't accept dA points as a form of payment, sorry.
- I won't draw anything that makes me feel uncomfortable – for example gore or certain fetish art. I will draw suggestive stuff, depending on the circumstance, as long as it's tasteful and not too extreme. But hey, if you're unsure whether I would draw it, just send me a message and we'll discuss it!
- I'm sorry, but I won't draw furries.
- I also won't draw fanart. I mean, it is technically illegal. HOWEVER, I know that many of you will probably want me to draw Portal related things, so as a compromise – I will draw human/android versions of the AIs, but I won't include the aperture logo anywhere. If you really really want me to draw Chell,  I'll just draw a generic dark haired girl who happens to resemble her. ;)
- OCs from fandoms are also okay.


I'm gonna start this off relatively small, by opening 5 slots. I'm not sure how many people will be interested. Once I'm done with them, I'll open 5 more, and so-on.

SLOTS:

1. -CLOSED-
2. -CLOSED-
3. -CLOSED-
4. -CLOSED-
5. OPEN

So, interested?

If you are, please send me a note here on dA, or, if you don't have an account here, send an email to twinklepowderysnow@hotmail.co.uk, letting me know that you would like a slot. They are first-come first-served. I will then respond confirming your slot, and from then on we can discuss the details, you can send me any refs and payment.

You should then expect the piece within a month, but obviously this will vary depending on the complexity of the picture. When I'm done with the commission, I'll email you with the high-resolution picture, and then perhaps post a watermarked/small version on dA and/or tumblr. Once I've emailed it to you, it's yours to do with as you please. My only request is that you do not use it to make any money.

Finally, please bear in mind what I am good and not so good at drawing. Don't send me a request for a transformer or something and expect it to be the best thing in the world. In fact, I doubt I'd be able to draw it at all. Don't ask me to draw a transformer. :U

Anyway, thank you very much for reading, and I hope you consider commissioning me! :heart:

>>>Got any questions? Feel free to ask me by commenting on this journal or by note! <<<


New Sailor Moon Anime Coming in 2013!

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 7, 2012, 2:04 AM
www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/new…
www.toplessrobot.com/2012/07/h…

That's right, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, they are making a brand new series!

I've heard people say that it will be a reboot aimed at old Sailor Moon fans (therefore not at children), and will be staying truer to the manga. Really hope that's true!

So yeah, real exciting news!

I hope that the outer senshi (especially Pluto! <3) get more screentime. :la:

Portal fans, I apologise if around that time my drawings swing back to Sailor Moon fanart. I have no control over my obsessions! :U

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Journal Entry: Tue Jul 3, 2012, 1:15 PM
Omg, somebody bought me a new subscription

Anonymous you spoil me! I am unworthy.
But thank you so much! <3333333

Also lawl at the results to my poll. I expected that. XD
Although holy crap I didn't expect people to be interested in my original art??? wow

Don't worry, I plan to draw all of those things! Everyone wins! C:


Anyway, I hope you're all well,
Twinkle out!

I really ought to update this more .n.

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 21, 2012, 3:01 PM
Hey everyone!
Long time no see!

Anyway, I don't have much to say, other than my exams are now finished - I'm done with college forever. Unless I've failed really badly though.. but hopefully it won't come to that. :<

I'm kind of scared, because I still don't know what I want to do in the future. My teachers spent the past two years pressuring me into applying to uni, or at least making a definite decision about my future, but I still don't really have much in the way of ambitions. I would like to go to uni at some point, but I really wouldn't know what to study.

Anyway, in the mean time, I would just like to earn money, and travel. Which will, at some point, (i.e. when I can afford to buy a new tablet, because my current one is slowly dying ;_; ), will mean that I will be doing some commissions. Just a heads up. c;

Oh, and because I forgot to make a journal about it - I'll just say that MCM was really great. My portal gun got lots of attention, and some people recognised me, which made my day. I really hope I can go again in October.

Also, I just want to say that I'm sorry I've been so inactive on here. I mean I've hardly answered any messages, or even looked at my devwatch. I do appreciate your support, and always will. :heart:
And don't worry, now that I have no college, I'll have much more time to spend online. Hell, I have no social life, so I'll be spending pretty much all my time online..

Uhm, that's about it, really. I hope you're all doing well! <33

MCM Tomorrow

Journal Entry: Fri May 25, 2012, 2:58 PM
As many of you probably know by now, tomorrow I'm gonna be going to the MCM expo in London! : D

I'll be cosplaying as Chell. I know that a few of you guys are going to be there, and I know I'm probably not going to be the only Chell there, so I'm going to be wearing my PotatOS necklace.

(this one)
POTaTOS Charm by TwinklePowderySnow

That means that there's something to recognise me by. XD So if you see a Chell with a neca portal gun (yes, I got one! 8D) and a Potato GLaDOS necklace, come and say hi! I'd love to meet you! I don't bite, honest. Unless you're made of chocolate. But you're probably not made of chocolate.

I meant to post this journal earlier, but I've been rushing trying to finish my long fall boots. They are sucky. :<

Anyway, I hope you're all well, and hopefully I'll see some of you tomorrow! :heart::heart:

Kiriban Caught!

Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 1:38 PM
Congrats to :iconheart-worm:!:heart:
Sorry for those of you who missed out. Next one will be at 150,000 - so keep your eyes peeled! ;D

Also wow, 100k seems like a lot to me. I know that compared to some artists, it's nothing, but I remember when I was relatively new here, and I got so excited when my pvs hit 1000. I know it's just a number and it doesn't really matter, but it still seems pretty crazy to me. And it's all down to you guys!

Thank you; I love you! :heart:
I'm off to get some sleep. :>

Damn, I should update this more

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:55 AM
Hay everyone!

Gosh it's been such a long time since I made a journal, so I thought I'd better. Sorry, once again, for hardly being on here. I also apologise for neglecting my watchees. My devwatch is so full and I will get through it, eventually. XD'' Nowadays I'm much more active on tumblr than I am on dA, so feel free to head over there for more art and more frequent stuff. ^^'''

Lots of stuff has been going on in my life at the moment, I got the results for my January exams a while ago, and they were much better than I'd expected. And now I'm just coming up to my summer exams, so I should really be spending less time online and more time revising. So yeah, between now and mid-June, don't expect anything particularly spectacular from me. XD;;

I'm also getting really into Half-Life, so expect fanart for that in the not-too-distant future. ;D And I totally have a huge crush on Gordon Freeman. DAMN. Dat crowbar.

Anyway, I'd better go and do my homework.

OOH OOH and one more thing, thank you so much to the anon who bought me a subscription! c: I don't know who you are but I love you! <3

That is all. Hope you're all well!

Twinkle AWAAAAAAAY

EDIT: And I forgot to mention, don't forget that my next kiriban is at 100k! Not far off now. :>

Exams over + TUMBLR!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 24, 2012, 1:48 PM
Hey everyone!

Thought I'd update my journal with even more good news!

My January exams – they're all over! I've been really productive with my revision over the past month or so, and I feel like that has payed off. I had Physics this afternoon, which went really well – honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better paper. So let's just hope I haven't made a load of stupid/careless mistakes (although I always do -_-), so that I won't have to retake in the summer. Psychology was OK and I struggled a bit with the last two questions on the Maths paper, but the Core 3 papers (the maths module I've been doing) are renouned for being the hardest of the 4 modules and thus have the lowest grade boundaries, which is reassuring.  Anyway, I'm not going to worry about it because there's nothing I can do now. XD

Now, I've been talking a lot lately about getting a tumblr account. And I decided that if I did get on with my revision and get through my exams okay, then I would get an account afterwards. Giving me something to look forward to really helped to motivate me, actually. :L

So, at long last, here is my tumblr account:

twinklepowderysnow.tumblr.com

I don't really understand the site yet, but I'll get there. My blog will be mostly full of Portal, random things that I like, my art (of course), and plenty of ChellDOS! I'll probably post more of wips and sketches, because in reality I only put about 50% of what I draw on dA, as I never finish and/or scrap the rest of it. So yeah, follow me if you want that! <3

And don't worry, I'll still upload finished artworks to dA. c:
That's pretty much it - I hope you're all well, too!

YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 13, 2012, 1:09 PM
It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!111!!!!!!!one!!!!!!!!!!!eleven!!!!!11


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My amazing and wonderful Dad (who is :iconjimbo526: on here) managed to re-wire it. He said it's only a temporary solution but that's good enough while I save it!

Here's a feature of some of my Dad's photography, go and give him some love! :heart:

Misty Morning by Jimbo526 Winter Sunset 2 by Jimbo526 Koh Phi Phi crystal clear by Jimbo526 Hyde Little Joe by Jimbo526 Bamboo Island Thailand again by Jimbo526 Laem Hin Beach Phi Phi by Jimbo526 Boats by Jimbo526 little tiger in grass by Jimbo526 Moo'ers by Jimbo526

I'm so happy right now. c:

Well, damn.

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:18 AM
My tablet is completely dead, for reals. I'm pretty sure there's a broken connection in the wire, because it kept disconnecting when I had it in a certain position, it did it more and more, and now it won't connect at all. It's probably my fault for wrapping the cord too tightly when I took it out with me.

I even tried my old tablets (I have two Bamboo Funs - which are tiny and horrible to use, but better than nothing) in the hope that they would work, and they did... for about half an hour. After that they go all weird... they act like I'm holding the pen down constantly, when it's not even touching the tablet (which is why I bought the newer one before -_-)

Soo, looks like I'm stuck with traditional art for the moment, once again. This is so typical, as soon as I've saved enough for a laptop, something else breaks. :<

I have such bad luck with technology. :1 Maybe it's a sign. That I should stop drawing and do some revision.

Guess I'll have to save up for another one. :I

In the meantime, I made myself some motivation:
Motivation by TwinklePowderySnow

With that as my wallpaper, I'm sure it won't take me too long. XD

Hope you're all well <3

LAPTOPSLAPTOPS-EDIT-

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 26, 2011, 9:24 AM
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UPDAAATE

I HAVE A LAPTOP!!!!!1!!111!!!!!one!!!
It's perfect, I'm literally so happy. ;u; I didn't go for either of the ones I mentioned before - instead I went for an acer with an i5 processor, 8GB ram and 1TB storage. So in the end, I got everything I wanted!

Thanks so much for all your advice, it was really really helpful! <3

Now, expect more digital art. :>


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Hey everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, and got some great presents! 8D

Now, thanks to lots of extra shifts, housework, birthday and xmas money, I finally finally FINALLY have enough money for a new laptop! :iconimhappiestplz::iconimhappiestplz::iconimhappiestplz::iconimhappiestplz:

However, I've got a bit of a dilemma. I've been browsing different ones all day, and I've found two that I think are perfect for me. Well actually, they're pretty much the same, it's just that one has an Intel Core i5-2430M processor and 750GB of memory, whereas the other has a Quad-core AMD A8-3500M processor and 1TB or memory. (Here are the links: www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavi… and www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavi…)

Now, I've heard that Intel are generally better, but I would prefer to have the other one, because of the extra memory and also because I can reserve that one in my nearest store - whereas the Intel one doesn't have that option, so knowing my luck it'll probably be out of stock. And if I don't reserve the other, what if, when I go in store, they've run out of stock of that one, too? :<

Anyway, my main question is, does anybody know how good the AMD Quad-cores are? I know they're powerful, but I've read that they're not as beneficial when it comes to gaming. Buut, I won't be gaming that much, just a bit of Portal, Half-Life and L4D. :>

So yeah, I want to get that one, but I just need to know what the processor is like. Please help, if you can! C:

I literally cannot wait until I get a new laptop.

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I'll just give a quick update with what's going on in Twinkle-land at the moment, since I haven't in a while. It's about half-way through my Xmas holidays and I'm spending most of my time revising. I'ts really difficult for me to manage my time; so far I've only covered one area of maths (mind you, it is trig, which is hardfor me -_-), and a tiny bit of Physics. I haven't done anything for Psychology. I don't know whether I will or not. It seems such a waste of time, working on that, when other subjects that I am much worse at need attention. DX

I have a few exams in January (hence the revision), and as soon as they're over, hopefully I'll actually have some free time! I could actually... answer my comments quickly, and talk to people! :iconlegaspplz: And I was thinking of maybe doing a few commissions around that time, just to earn a bit of extra money. Also, if I do manage to revise effectively and manage my time well, after these exams, I want to get a tumblr. c:

That's about it, really. I hope you're all well!
Once again, sorry for being so slow with notes and comments. I feel bad for answering one and not another so I tend to leave them all so I can answer them all together, and then they just get backlogged, and I am a terrible person. :c Please be patient with me until after exams, rather than sending more and more. :c


Merry Christmas, everyone!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 25, 2011, 2:12 AM
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I hope you have a wonderful day! :heart:

And if you don't celebrate Christmas, happy December 25th and I hope you have a wonderful day anyway. <3

FAQ answered!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 21, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Hey everyone! Thanks for asking all your questions, I've finally answered them here:

Q: How long did it take you to get to your current standard of artwork?
A: About 4 years. Although in my opinion, it's not time that matters - it's attitude. With the right attitude to your art you can improve and reach a higher standard faster. It's all about the mind. ;)

Q: How old were you when you started drawing/making art?
A: Well, I've been drawing all my life, but I only started taking it seriously when I was about 14.

Q: How long does it take for you to draw a full picture?
A: Ahh, that's a really tough one for me to answer. ^^ ;; I tend to go off and come back to drawings, and I work slower when I'm not happy with the picture. At a rough guess I would say about 5+ hours for a full painted digital piece such as this one.  Traditional art varies more because I tend to do that at college as well. I've never actually timed myself drawing.

Q: What artists/TV shows/comics etc helped influence your art style?
A: Oh gosh, another difficult one. XD;; Well, as you can probably tell there is still a strong anime influence in my drawings (as much as I'm trying to get rid of it), and earlier on I was inspired by Sailor Moon. Now, however, I'm aiming for a more disney-esque look, because I just love everything about the style and animation. I don't really have the time to watch much TV or read comic books, as much as I'd love to… so the rest of my style comes from my head. I know this sounds creepy, but I have a tendency to look at people, pick out what I like about their faces and think about how I can reproduce that on paper in a stylised way. I am the ULTIMATE CREEP. :iconheplz:

Q: What's your favourite software?
A: Paint Tool SAI, by far. I've used other art programs - Photoshop, Corel Painter and occasionally ArtRage, but in my opinion SAI is superior. It has fantastic tablet support, a great range of brushes and blending options that replicate real paint very well. It's just so smooth and pleasant to draw with - whereas other programs I've found to be sort of.. lumpy and difficult. XD I don't know how to describe it.

Q: How did you manage to come up with a custom design for human GLaDOS?
A: Ahh, another toughie. Basically, I just went with trial and error. As you've probably noticed, I keep tweaking my designs - and that's why. To be honest, I'm still not happy with them myself. But really you have to look at her original self and have a good understanding of her personality. It should then be relatively easy to have a vague image of what you think she'd look like in a humanoid form. And you can also think of particular features she has as a robot and find a way to show that on a human - an easy example would be that GLaDOS has a yellow optic - so it would make sense to give her human form yellow eyes.

Q: What brands of traditional media do you use?
A: Okay, my all-time-favourites are my Letraset Promarkers. I've never tried any other brand of markers so I don't have anything to compare them to - but they serve me well. They're expensive - but definitely worth it, if you do a lot of traditional art. c:
Sometimes I use watercolours - and the ones I use are cheap and crap and absolutely not stolen, but they are these. They're not bad though. Not that I have the time to use them that often anymore. :c
I tend to use cheap mechanical pencils, and Pilot fineliners.

Q: How do you shade hair?
A: Oh God, I'm terrible at explaining things like this, but I'll try. I make my GLaDOS' hair look extra-shiny by adding a darker patch right underneath the bright highlights - which increases the contrast and gives a slightly metallic feel. So it kind of goes normal colour -> highlight -> shadow -> normal colour. Another cool little trick is adding really fine white (or just a lighter shade than normal for a character with darker hair) streaks into the hair - which just adds to the depth and gives the impression of flyaway hairs. That probably doesn't make sense at all, but I'll try to make a tutorial about it soon because I get a lot of people asking that.

Q: Why do you like Portal?
A: Haha, oh I could write such a long list for this… but I'll try to sum it up in a paragraph.
I love the whole storyline and the atmosphere of the games, and I love that it relies more on the puzzle aspect rather than a 'let's shoot everyone' game. I absolutely adore the characters, I think they are all extremely deep and you can really feel empathy for them. I especially love GLaDOS, because her story is tragic and she is just perfect - she's psychotic, harsh and scientific, and she's hilarious. I also love Wheatley, because he's just so perfectly imperfect. He's funny, cute, and awkward - and at the same time he's kind of a douchebag.  I love that the main characters are A.I.s, and that they're so different from humans.. and I love the facility and it's whole sterile atmosphere. And behind that I love the basic human feelings buried deep beneath the walls - in Rattmann's dens and the ruins of the facility, that make you realise that other humans were here and they suffered… I'm not so good with words, but really they are just fantastic games. ^^''

Q: What college courses do you take?
A: I'm currently studying A2 level Maths, Physics and Psychology. I think Psychology is the only one I'll pass, because as much as I love Maths and Physics, I'm terrible at them. Numbers don't come naturally to me, but I really enjoy problem-solving.

Q: How did you get to your current standard of art? Any advice?
A: Practice, practice, practice, and a bit more practice. Oh, and some practice.
If you want to improve, you have to be extremely self-critical. It really gets you down, and annoys other people, but it works. I've been called things like a 'self-demoting bitch' before, but in the end I'm the one that's laughing because I've improved my work from it. In the words of GLaDOS: 'You just have to look at things objectively. See what you don't need anymore, and trim out the fat.' :trollface:
It's important to be able to take critique - and not just pull the "it's not wrong - it's my style" excuse. If it looks wrong to somebody else, then it probably is wrong. And also, not being afraid to make drastic changes, or take risks. I'm still learning to be more adventurous, but I'm hoping it will be beneficial to me. c:
I never went to art school - the highest education I've had in it was GCSE two years ago - but to be honest it was wasted because I had the whole 'I don't need to learn anything or draw from real-life models because I draw ANIME' mentality. Now, I would kill for real-life models. XD; So yeah, basically I taught myself. ^^'

Q: Can I use your GLaDOS and other Portal designs?
A: Of course you can! I really love it when people draw my designs, so you don't even need to ask permission. And that goes for cosplay, too. Credit's not required, but is appreciated, and feel free to link me to what you've done! I love to see them, even if it does take me several years to get through my messages. XD

Q: Do you play other games than the Portal series?
A: Well, not really. I've played some of Half-Life (mostly the first one, but bits of the others), but to be honest I'm terrible at them. Whenever an alien/army guy/combine/whatever the hell else comes at me I tend to scream, panic and run away until I die (to be fair I'm like that with the turrets in Portal, but I have developed an amazing tactic of hiding behind the cube and scuttling up to them until I knock them over… either that or the suicide run). :T But I have watched my brother play through all the Half-Life games, so I'm pretty well-versed in them. Gordon Freeman is my God, and I shall worship him. :heart:

Q: Where is your journal skin from?
JS: Companion Cube by warriorgriffin
A journal inside a journal? INCEPTION

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That's it; I hope you found that interesting/informative, and if you have any more questions just comment on this journal, maybe I'll add to it.

Thanks for your participation! Now, back to my Psychology homework, which I have absolutely not been neglecting for the past hour in lieu of writing this. ._________.

FAQ?

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 10, 2011, 1:47 PM
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Hey everyone <3

This is just gonna be a quick journal, because I've been ill this week and I have 5 pieces of homework to catch up on before tomorrow (three of which are Physics -_-), so being on dA probably isn't the best use of my time.

Anyway, lately I've had a lot of people asking me questions, like about how I draw, what mediums I use etc... and thanks to college (oh, how I love that place *beep*sarcasm self-test complete *beep*) I have had hardly any time at all to answer any of my comments, I thought why not make an FAQ?

That way, you get your questions answered, and it's all alot easier and more organised for me. Plus, if anyone has the same questions, they can just look on my page, rather than ask a repeat question. c;

So here's the plan: if there's anything you want to ask, comment on this journal, and after, say, a week, I'll post a new journal with all the answers.

Thanks everyone, this will make my life that little bit easier. ;D

Holiday

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 22, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Hey everyone!

Thankfully, my internet is now fixed. However, I just thought I'd let you know that I'm going to Dartmoor for a week, so I won't be online. Not that I've been online much, anyway. I haven't had the time to answer any comments, notes, devwatch... ah I feel so bad about it. ^^; College is literally taking up so much of my time; I really hate it. Honestly, I don't know why I still turn up - I know I'm gonna get Us in maths and physics. -_- But that's a rant for another day.

Also, I've finally finished my GLaDOS outfit! I've been sewing the details on the labcoat for days, and I'm actually really proud of how it turned out. XD;; Sewing is one of the many talents that I do not possess, but somehow it turned out good. Wanna see it? You'll have to wait for the expo! (or for those of you who aren't going, you'll have to wait for photos!)

I also got contact lenses, which are awesome! Bloody hurt putting them in, and I can't see very well out of them, which'll be... interesting, because I'm gonna have one eye covered, and one with a contact - so I'm gonna be pretty blind, have no depth perception, oh and also my boots have no grip... so I'll be walking into things and falling over. ^^; I may aswell just turn up drunk. XD

Anyway, I've got uh about half an hour 'till we leave, and I haven't finished packing yet... so I'd better get off the computer. I'm bringing all my drawing stuff, so hopefully I'll have some to upload when I get back. c:

See you all in a week! :heart::heart:

My Internet's Dead

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 14, 2011, 12:15 AM
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Yup, I got no internet at home. (I'm on the computer at college atm) :'<

So yeah, sorry guys but I'm not gonna be online much until it gets fixed. I may still be able to submit art, if I draw/scan it at home, put it on a memory stick and upload it at college.. if these computers let me. Sometimes they block dA, but sometimes they don't. :shrug:

I'll just quickly update with what's going on at the moment, 'cause I haven't in a while. Basically college is taking up 90% of my time, and it's not even half-term yet. And they're all pressuring us to go to University and get our applications done by next wednesday, and I don't even know what I want to study, or even if I want to go to uni at all! ^^ ; I'm thinking I'll probably have a gap year so I can focus properly on my art, do commissions and stuff.

Also, it's only 15 days until the expo! I've almost got my GLaDOS cosplay done, I just need to modify the labcoat. And my friend Anna is cosplaying Chell, it's gonna be awesome. I really really can't wait!  8D

Hopefully my internet will get fixed soon, but until then please bear with me, and sorry if I don't reply to comments or comment/fave deviations from people I watch. ^^ ;

Hope everyone is well, and thanks for reading! :heart:

Omg, you guys.... [EDIT]

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 5, 2011, 12:25 PM
EDIT: The wonderful, amazing, lovely and generous :iconsailor-serenity: just bought me a subbie, so now I can feature all the lovely art! :heart:

Ahhh I love you all so much! :heart::faint:
Thanks so much for all your birthday messages and giftart, I never expected all this! :wow: Aha I'm so happy!

Here's a feature of the wonderful gifts I got, go and give them some love! :heart:

:thumb256542343: Glados by Sailor-Serenity Pluto: Alternate Fuku by Sailor-Serenity Happy Bday Twinklez- Portal by unconventionalsenshi Weeeeeeeeeeeee by Gladosy Happy Birthday Twinkle by Hajare HBD TwinklePowderySnow by AshiotoPiko:thumb256609248: Glados by Black-Umi Portal 2 - Chapter 4 Surprise by CsioSoft The cake is NOT a lie by CsioSoft Sailor Pluto wallpaper by princesspheonix

Special thanks to:
:iconangelmiyoko::icontehnekox96::iconsailor-serenity::iconunconventionalsenshi::icongladosy::iconhajare::iconashiotopiko::iconre-pyper::iconblack-umi::iconcsiosoft::iconprincesspheonix::iconosidus::iconpandorathepirate:

and of course to all of you who left me lovely messages!

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

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Also, the portal cake is amazing! I'll post some pictures up soon. Also got a couple of awesome portal-related cards that I'll put photos of too. C:
And guess what??

I NOW HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A NEW LAPTOP!!!!1!!!ONE!!

Now, not only will I be able draw without it being all stretched out, I'll be able to play Portal without the computer crashing! YES!! Finally!
Also I can buy my GLaDOS cosplay soon, too. I just gotta wait for paypal to send those funds into my bank account so I can link them, and them I'm off! : D

I had my first full day at college today, and guuuuuuuuhhh it was terrible. .-. But at least I have lots of frees, so I can do lots of drawing there!
And now, I'm drawing a thank-you gift for you all - because you're awesome. c:

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Just one last thing, before I go. I kinda have a problem... well, not a problem, more of an issue. While drawing GLaDOS I was experimenting with her hair, and I noticed that it looks really good black, rather than white. In fact, I think I prefer it black.

I mean, I'm kinda reluctant to change her design, because I've drawn her so much with white hair and my design has become quite well-established... it seems a little late to suddenly change it - especially something as noticeable as hair colour. But I really like the black hair. And I mean, the black hair would make her a little more original (seeing as the vast majority of other GLaDOSes out there have white hair). :c

What should I do? :c
Maybe I should do a picture of GLaDOS with black hair, and then you guys can vote on which one you prefer, or something. :shrug:

Anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks again for the birthday messages! You make me feel loved! :heart: