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deviation in storage by Cacodaemonia


But not here! They're over on my original-works DA account: :iconsfolse:.

Dream of the Goldfish by sfolse  Horns by sfolse

Trying to get a few done for a convention this weekend. :)
Breezy Day by telophase
Breezy Day
Created for the 2014 Parallels Fanworks Exchange. Akari from the manga/anime Aria.

This was supposed to be uploaded before the reveal as a treat, because I agree that there's not enough Aria out there, but I didn't get it done until a few hours after. So enjoy!

Created by bodging together a number of photos from a stock art site I belong to plus Flickr's Creative Commons to create Akari's figure, then tracing it on a lightboard and changing the hair and clothing to somewhat resemble Akari. It was originally going to be a much more realistic painting, which is why her face is much less manga-y than the original, but I couldn't get the coloring on her hair and clothing right and junked it all for cel shading in a fit of rage. Scanned in, linework then done in Manga Studio, and coloring/shading done in Photoshop.

Credit also goes to edonohana for allowing me to use one of her photos of Venice as ref for the background, and if I hadn't been so frustrated by the whole thing, I'd have done a better job with it. :)
Hiromasa Gets It? by telophase
Hiromasa Gets It?
Done for the 2014 Parallels Fanworks Exchange, where I matched with Lady_Ganesh on the movie Onmyouji.

This was the first time I've attempted to emulate in some vague way the style of the Taiwanese art duo Pin Fen (Pin Fan and Chen Shu Fen). I didn't really nail it, but at least I had fun trying. :)

To do this, I took a bunch of screenshots of Onmyouji and Onmyouji II, then bodged three of them together in Photoshop (Hiromasa, Seimei, Seimei's hand). I traced the outlines on a lightbox, then scanned them and did most of the painting in Painter (which I hadn't touched in over 2 years, so it took a long time to get back up to speed!). Patterns laid in using Photoshop, and they came from

I'd never noticed until I had to paint Seimei that they'd styled Mansai Nomura's wig slightly over his ears to suggest that they were pointed!
But not here! They're over on my original-works DA account: :iconsfolse:.

Dream of the Goldfish by sfolse  Horns by sfolse

Trying to get a few done for a convention this weekend. :)


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Email me at telophase14 [at] gmail [dot] com

Current Residence: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Favourite photographer: Brassai
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
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Etherpendant Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Found your Artist Alley survival guide on google docs - it was really helpful! Thank you for writing and sharing it! =D
telophase Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Sorry I'm so late in replying! :D

(BTW, I've now given it its own domain name: [link])
Etherpendant Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce! This'll make it a lot easier to link to other people. Thanks! :dance:
Akagitaa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is AMAZING ! Thanks for posting your drawings :meow:~
Muuzariel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D i chanced upon your post in a forum while i was looking for effective ways to color my artwork digitally, and i am currently using your method of using a low opacity brush and layering the colors that way - it's working fantastically!! i'm so glad you shared your method. X3 thank you tons!

this is where i found your post (via google. XD): [link]
NikkiWardArt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to thank you for putting out the article 'Anime Convention Artist Alley Survival Guide'. I am thinking about getting a booth at A-Kon, Austin Comic Con or Ikkicon next year and your advice has been extremely helpful. Thank you so much!
Dragonfly020496 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
hi, i was wondering do u do redlining??
PERSONALITATI Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011

- Cartoonists Association of Romania is preparing a major exhibition EMINESCU.

- We invite you to participate in this cultural project.
For this you need to send the portrait or caricature of Mihai Eminescu ([link])

- All drawings from [link] will be exhibited.

- It also will print a catalog of all drawings from exhibition. The catalogue will be send to all participants.

- Digital art must be 300 dpi resolution and size 21x30 cm or greater.

- It also send the photo and a brief biography. They will be printed on the album.

Email Addresses: ;

The deadline for submission of drawings: May 15, 2011.

I wish you much success,
Nicolae Iontia (
SecretlyBroken Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I find this funny and it has something to do with your icon.... [link]
hyurike Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I'm in your gallery. Spammin ye with favs. 8D
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