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I would like to start off with a massive apology for the delay on this feature. I am just now finishing up getting to all my messages from my absence, but as promised here is the feature. Congrats!

:star: For :iconfantasy-arts: CONTEST WINNERS

FIRST PLACE WINNER

Masquerade by theGrayStray by :iconthegraystray:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Little Red Riding Hood by theGrayStray Feathers by theGrayStray Exotic Bird by theGrayStray Messanger Girl by theGrayStray Matilda by theGrayStray

SECOND PLACE WINNER

Phoenix Mask by mechanicalvalkyrie by :iconmechanicalvalkyrie:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Space Turtle by mechanicalvalkyrie Blindfold and Scythe by mechanicalvalkyrie Cynthia by mechanicalvalkyrie Summoned Vines by mechanicalvalkyrie Ascending Angel by mechanicalvalkyrie

THIRD PLACE WINNER

Masquerade Scene by Mozmarto by :iconmozmarto:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Sci-Fi Legionnaire Concept by Mozmarto Art study by Mozmarto The end of battle by Mozmarto Heroes of the Storm - Rokhan vs. Mephisto by Mozmarto Cave Entrance by Mozmarto

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I would like to start off with a massive apology for the delay on this feature. I am just now finishing up getting to all my messages from my absence, but as promised here is the feature. Congrats!

:star: For :iconall-disney-princess: November Princess of The Month Winners!

FIRST PLACE WINNER

Senator Padme Amidala by clarinking by :iconclarinking:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Show me... by clarinking By the Lamp-post by clarinking OWLs week by clarinking Kylo by clarinking Definitely on the Naughty List by clarinking

SECOND PLACE WINNER

Padme Amidala by HornedNinja by :iconhornedninja:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Valentine (skullgirls) by HornedNinja Batgirls cold approach by HornedNinja Ariel, little mermaid by HornedNinja For you by HornedNinja Mewtwo by HornedNinja


THIRD PLACE WINNER

Padme in the Meadow by valloria by :iconvalloria:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
The Queen of the Ice and Snow by valloria B for Belle by valloria Ariel in Her Blue Dress by valloria Winner's Prize: Pocahontas by valloria C for Cinderella by valloria

HONORABLE MENTIONS

To Naboo by Whytegriffin Padme by DitaDiPolvere Star Wars Princess by lonewolf20 Across The Stars by ShamanGirl1 Padme by SonicClone

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I would like to start off with a massive apology for the delay on this feature. I am just now finishing up getting to all my messages from my absence, but as promised here is the feature. Congrats!

:star: For :iconall-disney-princess: October Princess of The Month Winners!!!

FIRST PLACE WINNER

Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas by HornedNinja by :iconhornedninja:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Kamui smash hype by HornedNinja Padme Amidala by HornedNinja Eliza (skullgirls) by HornedNinja Ms. Fortune by HornedNinja Ahsoka Tano by HornedNinja

SECOND PLACE WINNER

Night of gifts by iricolor by :iconiricolor:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
Gorillaz - Different roads by iricolor Divine Gifts- like hell I will by iricolor Gorillaz - Together forever by iricolor Iron Phoenix by iricolor Fedorik - Bedside book by iricolor

THIRD PLACE WINNER

Sally by ChiaraCi by :iconchiaraci:

MORE FROM THEIR GALLERY:
On my own by ChiaraCi Halloween time by ChiaraCi Constance's dress by ChiaraCi Mermaid by ChiaraCi Harley Quinn by ChiaraCi


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Jack and sally by artimis23 Sally - Nightmare before Christmas  by sazame-kusaka Day 303 - Sally Behind a Tree by linzeda Sally's Spare Time by clarinking

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Grimoire Rose - Update Feb 09th, 2016


+ Got further along on the concept art / reference sheet for Victor.
+ Back Story is complete.
+ Chapter One skeleton complete.
+ Chapter One novelization started.

Yes! There will be a comic AND novel. Novel will be for purchase only. Comic will go online in April and with its own website before the end of 2016. Novel will be completed before the comic is finished.

This project is extremely important to my husband and I, and your support is greatly appreciated. <3


Victor by TouchedVenus

WE LOVE YOU ALL! :love:

--Venus
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PERSONAL UPDATE

Hey guys,

I know I've been super quiet with my artwork for like a year. I posted less than 20 images over the past 12 months, and I realize it's because I was going through an extremely rough patch of life, but I aim for things to be different this year. Work on Grimoire Rose is going very smoothly, and the comic will be available for reading on deviantART in April. :) In the mean time I am working on some Star Wars fan art and concept art pieces for Grimoire Rose.

Just didn't want you to think I wasn't around because I am. It's harder for me to keep up with messages now, but I'm doing my best.

Also I just cleaned up my gallery some and changed my front page slightly. And I look forward to having a better 2016 than I did 2015. <3

In the mean time, here is sneak peak of a reference sheet I'm currently working on of the character Victor from Grimoire Rose: 


Victor by TouchedVenus

Love you guys! <3 Thanks for sticking around! :D


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
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PERSONAL UPDATE


Hey guys. I'm just poking my head in long enough to say I'm not dead. Sorry for the lack of updates. I will not promise something before the end of the year, but there will be something at some point some time next year I'm sure. I hope the rest of your year is joyous and peaceful, and that 2016 will start of beautifully for you. This is just in case I am not back before January. Thank you for those who have stuck around. I appreciate your patience with me while I sort through things in my life. Thanks.


My Most Recently Finished Artworks


The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Chat Noir by TouchedVenus FF14: Trick or Treat 2015 by TouchedVenus Commission - Lucien Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Madam Widow Bust by TouchedVenus


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
My newest video game obsession happens to be this lovely game. I've been playing Tales of games for years, and while this game isn't perfect I still thoroughly enjoyed it and found it charming in it's own way. Plus it had some fabulous characters. My personal favorites being Lunarre, Dezel, Rose, Edna, and Symonne.

I'd been following the news for it for a long time, and I ended up pre-ordering the Collector's Edition when it first became available. Like I said before, it's definitely not a perfect game, but I feel it's a charming game. And if you like fantasy JRPGs or even the Tales of series, I still think you should play it. :D

WARNING: Try to get your hands on it before November 15th if you can or I don't think you'll be able to get the DLC bonus chapter. This chapter actually made me feel better about the game because it cleared up a questions I had. Granted it opened more, but it did so in a way that seemed like their might be a sequel or more DLC one day. I do know that an anime version of the game is coming out in 2016, but I do not know if it will include the bonus chapter or even continue past the game. We'll see what happens.

Here is the swanky japanese version of the game's opening animation/song. Check it out!



If you want more of a teaser, consider watching the Tales of Zestiria original video animation. It's a movie that has the entire introduction story of the game animated. It was done as a promo vid before the game's release. There are only a few minor differences between the game and the anime movie. The anime movie is about 45 minutes long.

AND NOW FOR THE ART FEATURE~ ENJOY~ :heart: :heart:

The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Tales of zestiria by furupati Zestiria by kuro-mai Edna from Tales of Zestiria by Lighane Edna from Tales of zestiria Fan art by orangedk Tales of Zestiria:Sorey by ClaireRoses Tales of Zestiria: MikuSlay by ruuari Tales of Zestiria- Water Kamui by Ini-Mini Rose - Tales of Zestiria by nymei Zestiria by Tiuco Tales of Zestiria - Countdown - Dezel by Nera-loka14 Rose  ~ Tales of Zestiria by Saga-sama Tales of Zestiria- Rose Wind Amatus by nataltoran The Journey Ahead by DEugenio A Shepherd and His Seraph by Romantiquated Fire Kamui by allenerie  Edna - Tales of Zestiria by Chiari-chan 7 days - Tales of Zestiria by Rissa-chi Wind Kamui - Rose - Tales of Zestiria by nymei

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PERSONAL UPDATE


First off… why is everyone trying to give me advice when I don’t even propose a question? Maybe it’s because I’m in a mood today, but I really really feel like people think I’m an idiot sometimes that they have to fix. And I’m not okay with that.

Just because a person is taking time to rant about something, doesn’t mean they want advice about the thing they are ranting about. Sometimes they already know what needs to be done, have planned to do said thing, and just felt like fussing. That’s it.

Mini-rant aside…

There are good things happening! A long time friend of my husband and I is arriving this Friday for my husband’s birthday, and I am super happy about it because we’ve not seen him in months. It’s going to be a great weekend!


RANDOM THOUGHT: Gravity Falls - Bill Cipher


So, I follow the show Gravity Falls sometimes. I do find it quite intriguing (I need to rewatch it from beginning to current update honestly. The characters are fantastic.)

In particular there is this wonderfully evil pyramid fellow with a top hat named Bill Cipher. I see people draw him in a humanized form a lot and every artist seems to consistently draw him very similarly, and I had this thought… “You guys are probably going to be really disappointed if they ever give him an official human form.”

Mostly people seem to draw him as a fairly handsome slightly quirky looking anime dude dressed in a tux with top hat and cane. And he’s usually wearing an eyepatch since in his normal form he only has one eye. Tux, top hat, and cane I can definitely see happening.

So my brain is questioning, was there a human form shown in the show and I missed it? Or is this just what the general population hopes a human form of Bill will look like?

If it’s the latter, knowing how shows of this nature tend to design characters, I’m sure he probably won’t look like that cutie pie.

Though, I’ll be honest. I’d LOVE it if he did.


My Most Recently Finished Artworks


The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Chat Noir by TouchedVenus FF14: Trick or Treat 2015 by TouchedVenus Commission - Lucien Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Madam Widow Bust by TouchedVenus


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
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Oh Man...


I just found out that the last place I worked at has gone downhill tremendously. I was so miserable and depressed that my social anxiety caused me to quit that job, too. Now a friend of mine who works there is going through a terrible time, and the person who had hired me was fired for no reason a while back. Also apparently everyone is at each other’s throats or something.

I… am thankful fate played a get out early card on me. Not that I’m happy about what happened but dear Lord I think I would have crashed and burned worse than I did. D:

Not mentioning any names at all for privacy reasons, but please keep my friend in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks :heart:


Bad Morning + Planning Husband's Birthday Party


Tried to get some proper sleep. I went to bed around I think 8pm last night. My dog made it nearly impossible to stay asleep this morning. He kept hounding me to get under the covers. And then he’d get out and couldn’t get back under and this cycle kept happening so I made him get off the bed where he just sat there and whined because my husband forgot to take him out this morning apparently or something. I don’t know. Hubby had to go take care of crazy business that went down at his mom’s house yesterday. That’s three hours away.

And then my stomach started hurting really badly. I’ve taken some meds, but it’s made me not want to eat a damn thing.

I feel like a total grouch today…

I’m really annoyed about these people waiting to tell me if they are coming to the birthday gathering I’ve set up for my husband on Saturday or not. I said I need numbers for the reservation at the restaurant, but at this rate I won’t be able to get one. So far I need a table for at least 7 it looks like. That doesn’t include the two maybes. And then I have 20 people who’ve said nothing.

I’m thinking about just reserving a space for 10 and if people respond after the table is full then tough. In fact yes, that's what I'm doing.


Grimoire Rose


Other than that I've just been working on Grimoire Rose. And well, well, well it would appear that my darling Sapphirine is stabbing at me because she wants to return to being the anti-hero I originally designed her to be.


As you wish, my dear. I’ll see what I can do. :)

*Sends Husband Information About Character’s Revamped Role / Vices / Virtues / Goals / Desires / Habits*

ME: How does this sound? Anything weird or you think should change?
HIM: Looks good!
ME: So you don’t think anything clashes?
HIM: Nope
ME: Awesome. Now help me brainstorm about everything that could possibly go wrong.
HIM: XD


Also question:


Since some of you expressed interest in tutorials from me, what exactly kind of tutorials would you like? :)


My Most Recently Finished Artworks


The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Chat Noir by TouchedVenus FF14: Trick or Treat 2015 by TouchedVenus Commission - Lucien Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Madam Widow Bust by TouchedVenus


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
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UPDATE


I’ve spent the last hour and a half doing a listing exercise for inspiration that I read off a NaNoWriMo guide. Basically it’s going through all the novels/comics/movies/etc that I love and writing down what I loved about them and why, or what I wish was different/how I think it should have been handled. Supposedly this is a good exercise to figure out what you want and don’t want in your story. Kind of helps you notice themes, too. 


I seem to absolutely love stories about saving the world from darkness, but you find that there is no white or black… it’s gray. Stories where difficult decisions suck and can have a powerful effect on the hero and their companions negative or positive. I also seem to love stories that show evil characters aren’t born but instead made by the environment, and how a hero has to struggle against that. 

I also seem to really love characters that have one or more of the following traits give or take, mix and match:

+ Theatrical personality / flamboyant
+ Insanity
+ Masked / Secretive
+ Trickster / Prankster / Fox-like Characters
+ Sarcastic / Comically Blunt
+ Has a dark past they try to ignore/don’t want to talk about/or just don’t want to involve others in/personal vendettas
+ Good person converted to Evil because of something tragic / Redeemable
+ Rough on the outside, but soft on the inside

This has been a very interesting exercise. I will admit that.


My Most Recently Finished Artworks


The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Chat Noir by TouchedVenus FF14: Trick or Treat 2015 by TouchedVenus Commission - Lucien Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Madam Widow Bust by TouchedVenus


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
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UPDATE


Let’s see… staying up all night since I slept 13 hours. Hubby even made me coffee just in case. He’s a doll, and I’m glad he understands my muse doesn’t wake up until darkness falls.


Once I get on a proper roll with things, I do plan to fix this bizarre sleep/wake pattern I’m in, but for now if it’s making me produce content instead of sitting around like a zombie and being depressed… then so be it.

Plans for tonight:
1- Work on silly Lunarre picture some more
2- Work on Grimoire Rose some more
3- Potentially work on Lunarre x Rose picture
4- Try to stay focused!

Also, it’s officially my husband’s birthday now. <3 So everyone, please go wish :iconlordpenguinman: Happy Birthday for me. :heart: Here is some of his photography, too. I'm trying to encourage him to get on more. Help a girl out!
Cuddles! by lordpenguinman Der Klein Engel by lordpenguinman Spring, Harbinger of Allergies by lordpenguinman

Also I have a conundrum: I want to listen to my music aaaaand the rain, but since people are sleeping I have to choooooose. Ugh. I suppose I'm just going to acquiesce and listen to the Tales of Zestiria soundtrack. It's so pretty. In particular I've been enjoying this song the most recently:



The music from this game is so damn good. I've ended up loving the game in general more than I realized. It's fantastic. When I'm done drawing these Lunarre related pictures I'm hoping to do a bunch of the characters as chibis. X3

Also... I’m re-writing the ending to Grimoire Rose AGAIN… God help me. One day I’ll be satisfied with where I want this story to go. One day….

Taking the time to study a bunch of story writing links I’ve saved over forever. I have more of these saved than I realized. LAWL I’m already feeling more confident about making this change, though. I know my story will never be perfect, but damn it I don’t want to make the same mistakes others have made if I can avoid it, and I want this to be damn good.

Development is so crucial, and if I don’t know what I want my end result to be how on earth can I make sure the characters reach it. I have zero intent to have them wander aimless. That bores that shit out of me.

At least I know somewhat what I want and who is involved. That’s something. Now to figure out the details.


My Most Recently Finished Artworks


The Fox Man by TouchedVenus Chat Noir by TouchedVenus FF14: Trick or Treat 2015 by TouchedVenus Commission - Lucien Bust by TouchedVenus Commission - Madam Widow Bust by TouchedVenus


My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook (I have a private one too, but I'd rather keep it for very close friends/family - thank you for understanding)
:rose: Tumblr: My Journal / Pictures / Random Fandom Obsessing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
So, I'm like super enamored with this tv show right now, and I can't wait for it to come to the US in December on Nickelodeon! I've been watching the Korean episodes subbed. I remember when they first started talking about this show and posting promos for it over a year ago and I got so excited. I'm glad it's finally here! Sad they didn't go anime style like they showed off in the 2D promo video, but the 3D animation is still super cute, fun, and expressive. But you can see the english trailer below:



:star: And here is an awesome art feature to entice you! [Chat Noir is my fave charrie if you haven't guessed yet, though. LOL]

rise before you fall by GardenofSpice Chat Noir by Majime Miaou by Majime Miraculous Ladybug and Chat Noir by megounetteUnmasked by BekaVujic miraculous ladybug by KazeAi7 miraculous ladybug by mintycanoodles Chat Noir by TouchedVenus Miraculous Ladybug Sketches by chocowaffle Miraculous Lady Bug - Cat Noir by rasenth Marinette Cheng by Jiayi DO I RLLY NEED TO PUT A TITLE by GardenofSpice Miraculous Ladybug by edikken Miraculous Ladybug by stuffaeamade Miraculous Ladybug- Chat Noir by toyarave Miraculous Ladybug by DevilzMoon Ask Miraculous Ladybug by BekaVujic Miraculous Ladybug by Jabbym Fanart: the miraculous Ladybug by MerryAyperos Miraculous Bubble by Dark-Momento-Mori Miraculous! by Dice9633 Miraculous Ladybug by MimiMarieT Miraculous Ladybug by meodwarf Miraculous Ladybug by kazutera Miraculous Ladybug by KleeKay423 Miraculous Ladybug by xen1231 ladybug by GardenofSpice Miraculous LadyBug: Cat Noir by kumadi Ladybug - Black Cat by SoloAzume Miraculous Ladybug! by toritama

:star: For more art check out these Miraculous Ladybug Groups:

:iconladybugfans: :iconmiraculous-ladybug: :iconmiraculous-community: :iconmiraculousladybug:

:star: If you want to watch the show before it hits your country, you can actually watch the english subbed episodes here: mlsubbing.tumblr.com/ (they do more than just english!)

Just make sure you support the show when it airs in your location by watching it on tv that way they get good ratings and will continue the show. Also the Director/Creator of Miraculous Ladybug has said if the 3D show does well in Europe/America there is a high chance for the 2D anime to be made with focus on a slighty older audience (kid viewer vs teen viewer). :D (Big Grin)

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I promised a feature to the lottery winners of the September Lottery held over at :iconepicocs: and here it is! I hope you enjoy. :D

:iconkiarajewel:
Male Dragon (Headshot) by KiaraJewel Female Dragon (Headshoot) by KiaraJewel Elemental Carnival (Spin-off cover) by KiaraJewel Our ponysonas by KiaraJewel We are different by KiaraJewel   

:icondarcycooper:
Neyla by darcycooper Carmelita and Abby by darcycooper An upgrade by darcycooper You look familiar.... by darcycooper Books. by darcycooper

:iconkobwa:
A Perfumed New OC by Kobwa Unicorn Rider by Kobwa 

Mature Content

Wild Party Contest by Kobwa
 I'm Gonna Burn Them Down ! by Kobwa Bloody Theater by Kobwa

Please be sure to congratulate the winners and check out everyone's galleries! :love:

--Des
I promised a feature to the winners of the September Disney Princess of the Month Contest over at :iconall-disney-princess: and here it is! I hope you enjoy. :D

:star: FIRST PLACE
 The Princess and The Frog by Blossom525 by Blossom525
The Floating Lights by Blossom525 The Maiden Warrior by Blossom525 Sleeping Beauty: Maleficent's Power by Blossom525 Lillian Farcely: Happy by Blossom525 Cherry Blossom by Blossom525

:star: SECOND PLACE
Tiana - The Princess and the Frog by Richmen by Richmen
The Archies by Richmen Elsa, Kristoff y Anna Frozen by Richmen Hans y Anna Frozen Disney by Richmen Mulan Disney by Richmen Honey Lemon Big Hero 6 by Richmen

:star: THIRD PLACE
Tiana portrait by salemcattish by salemcattish
Reading mermaid by salemcattish Maimie's Contest by salemcattish Easter bunny by salemcattish Beautiful Esmeralda by salemcattish Lady Belle by salemcattish

:star: HONORABLE MENTIONS
Tiana by artimis23 CE: Tiana by DIVISION-6 Tianna by Jayce-cl Tiana Bakes a Cake by valloria

Please be sure to congratulate the winners and check out everyone's galleries! :love:

--Des
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Quick Update


Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! This is just a quick update to let you know what I'm working on at the moment. :D

:star: Contests I'm Planning To Enter:
CONTEST @ Fantasy-Arts - Entering the Grimoire Rose Masquerade piece I've been talking about. If you follow my Grimoire Rose Tumblr Blog you can see concept sketches I've been working on. :D
September Princess of The Month Contest @ :devall-disney-princess.deviantart: - Theme is to draw Tiana from the Princess and the Frog <3
The Halloween Contest - OPEN @ Disney-Artist-Club - Theme is to draw a disney character as a child celebrating Halloween. I plan to do Belle from Beauty and the Beast. :rose:
AUTUMN PALETTE CONTEST [PRIZES ADDED] @ EpicOCs - Limited palette contests can be a lot of fun. I haven't decided which Grimoire Rose character I'm using for this one yet, but I do look forward to participating.

I am also going to be working on getting Chapter One of Grimoire Rose posted online before the end of 2015. I have two more Grimoire Rose pictures in the works not for contests. One is a Thank You picture to all of you guys, and the other is the Dark Horse picture starring Sapphirine that you've heard me talking about. If you haven't voted on an outfit for Sapphirine yet, please do so HERE.

For those individuals on my Art Owed list, you have not been forgotten and never will be. I plan to clear out AT LEAST four of those images before the end of the year if not more. Thank you for your continued patience. :heart:

LASTLY, I have a recording session happening this afternoon and I plan to have a singing video up on my youtube and Music Blog this coming week. Please look forward to it!

As always, thank you so much for all of your support. I really do appreciate each and every one of you beautiful people.

:rose:

Today's Art Feature! - Check it Out! <3


Succubus by shizen1102 Play with me ! [Speedpaint Added!] by Sueweetie Gift: AmityAngel by Midna01 Split beauty by Pemiin Halloween Dragon Nest by Lil-Pandaa Tifa FF7 fan art by orangedk Full Moon color by Baron-Engel CHUKO MIKU by Sueweetie Comm: cutesu 1/2 by Midna01 Commission for shouu-kun by Midna01 CM: Eternelle by Midna01 Cutesu Commission [2/2] by Pemiin SC: Cutesu by Pemiin C: Mikatsune by Pemiin SC: Mikatsune by Pemiin Minion FF7 cosplay fan art by orangedk Aerith FF7 fan art by orangedk Cooling off final color by Baron-Engel Cruising to Canterlot by Baron-Engel Strabucks girl drawing by spiece96 SU - Rose Quartz by DixFirebone Commission for Vaniraa 1/9 by orichie Keeper of Spring Time by orichie Cendre for Threads artbook by Orpheelin Moogle by Mythka

My Other Accounts


:rose: My Public Facebook
:rose: Tumblr: My Personal Life Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Art Blog
:rose: Tumblr: Grimoire Rose Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Singing Blog
:rose: Tumblr: My Final Fantasy XIV Blog
:rose: My YouTube
:rose: My Twitter
:rose: My Instagram

I don't bite! Feel free to talk to me and/or ask questions. :heart:
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SPARKcon


SPARKcon is a delightfully artistic event that is held every year in my home city: Raleigh, North Carolina. My husband and I attend every year, though I have yet to actually participate. I hope that maybe next year I can. It's a great way to get exposure for your work as an artist/musician/actor. It's always so colorful and fun. I love it!

In any case, I thought you folks would enjoy some of the photos I took there today. :D

First off, photos of my husband and I from today:

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Images of SPARKcon and some of the beautiful Chalkart done on the streets:

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AND if you're in the mood for a very short humorous video, here is one on my tumblr that I took at the festival that you all may enjoy: HERE

It was an incredible time as it is every year, and I look forward to next year when maybe I will decide to participate myself. :D

:rose:

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Grimoire Rose - We're Back!


Grimoire Rose is back in business again. I’m also planning an event around the posting of the first pages of the comic. I will keep everyone updated, and I hope you will participate! If you have idea of what you’d like for an event, please let me know! I always appreciate the input of my followers. :)

Aside from the comic itself, I have two pictures that I am currently working on that are Grimoire Rose related. The first is the Masquerade picture you previously heard me talking about on this journal: Thank You!.

Second image I'm working on is inspired by Katy Perry's Dark Horse. You can watch the video below. 
This is one of the songs on the protagonist Sapphirine’s music inspiration playlist. :D I love my girl. <3 I am wanting to draw her in one of Katy Perry’s outfits from the video. Help me choose which outfit you want to see her show up in!

:star: The poll is HERE



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Hey guys, I have finally finished organizing and updating all of my Tumblr blogs. Most of them I had to blow the dust off of and one of them is new! I want to keep things organized in regards to my blogs, and I do not wish to clog up people’s watch feeds with stuff they don’t care about. SO below are the blogs and what each of them are about. If you have a Tumblr, please follow the blogs that have what you’re interested in seeing from me because otherwise you won’t see that stuff on my Main Blog. :)

MAIN BLOG: I've had this one for a while, and it's the one I use the most. However, what I’m posting there is changing somewhat. Please only follow this blog if you’re interested in my personal life, my weight loss journey, healthy foods, healthy lifestyles, my dribble about my day to day frustrations and happiness, pictures of me, and silly/motivational/inspiring reblogs and/or posts.

MUSIC BLOG: As some of you know I am a singer on youtube. I don’t currently have any videos up because I removed all the old ones, and I’m starting fresh with proper recording equipment. If you’re interested in reading about my experiences in music, seeing music related reblogs, and getting tumblr reminders of new youtube videos from me, then please follow this blog and also please consider subscribing to my youtube channel HERE.

ART BLOG: Quite a bunch of you already follow my art blog, but if you don’t and you’re interested in seeing my artwork on Tumblr, then please follow this blog. Posts will include art related reblogs, my thoughts and experiences as an artist, my works in progress, my sketches/doodles, tips and tutorials, and completed works. Pretty much similar to what I already do on deviantART minus the WiPs and sketches/doodles, but I know some people prefer Tumblr. On this art blog, however, you will only see the art I do for others and fan art from my favorite fandoms. If you’re interested in seeing more personal artwork, please follow the next blog on my list. If you have a deviantART account, and aren't already watching, and you want to see all my work via here, please consider giving me a watch HERE.

GRIMOIRE ROSE BLOG: If you are interested in my personal art project, Grimoire Rose, I encourage you to follow this blog.  This is a  fantasy adventure webcomic/story project I’ve been working on with my husband for quite a while, and it’s getting a reboot. I will post concept art, sketches/doodles, finished pieces, the comic, my inspirations, and my thoughts and experiences while working on the project. Only my finished GR pieces go on deviantART. If you love dragons, elves, and all things fantasy, please consider following this blog and supporting this web comic project! <3 WARNING: There will be spoilers hidden under links. Click at your own discretion, but please do not spoil others who do not wish to be spoiled. Thanks! 

FFXIV BLOG: Do you play Final Fantasy XIV? Me too!! If you’re interested in seeing my darling Irryal and her husband Azrael as they gallivant across Eorzea, I would love for you to follow her blog. I will be posting in-game screenshots, spoilers will be marked as #ffxiv spoilers, and I will also reblog any FFXIV tumblr posts that I relate to or love.

And that’s it! Be sure to watch ALL blogs you are interested in following. I will rarely cross post from one blog to the other and they each have different content.

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to seeing you around!

MUAH! <3

:rose:
Another example of how I have the best husband in the world. I started stressing out because I found out my parents are coming over today, and I woke up late. I also need to clean the house. It’s not horrifically messy or anything, but it needs to be tidyed up. I also hadn’t eaten anything at all yet and I get a little crazy if I don’t eat in a timely manner.

Next thing I know I’m starting to panic. He told me to eat the leftover banana peanut butter smoothie in the fridge… and then this happened:

HUSBAND: there’s a premade smoothie in the fridge
HUSBAND: just mix it with a spoon and go
ME: it attacked me ;3;
ME: I didn’t see your spoon message and I went to pour it in the blender and it exploded
HUSBAND: XD
ME: I have smoothie on my arm, face, and hands
HUSBAND: aww baby
HUSBAND: how’d it do that?
ME: I feel like I’m going to cry
ME: It exploded when it reached the bottom of the blender and came out
HUSBAND: Oh, it thunked out or something?
ME: more like splooshed, but I’m having chest tension and a headache
ME: I think I might be panicking
HUSBAND: It sounds like you are
HUSBAND: Most of the smoothie is still ok right?
ME: I guess
ME: I don’t know
ME: yes?
ME: I drank the half smoothie then panicked and ate a hunk of cake ;3;
HUSBAND: I understand you’re stressed and panicking
ME: I think I ate the smoothie and cake too fast …
HUSBAND: but I need you to mentally step away from the fact that it’s you this is happening to, and imagine that statement captioned to a cat wearing a sweatband and lying next to a tipped over smoothie glass and wallowing in cake

….

Sadfatcat by TouchedVenus

Okay… I’m done

:rose:
I officially have stopped questioning the sources of my inspiration. The moments hit me at some odd times to be honest, but I am grateful for all I can get!

While listening to Joyce Meyer’s message for today, I caught myself thinking about Grimoire Rose. I found myself thinking about the relationships between specific characters, and I won’t go into details there since most people don’t know who are couples and who are not couples in my story, and I like surprises.

I’m going to write and publish this blasted thing one day. I swear I am.

I will discuss Sapphirine, though, since she is the “Hero” of my story. Sapphirine isn’t perfect. She never has been in my mind. In fact, it is impossible for her to be perfect because Sapphirine is in essence ME. 

Sapphirine doubts herself often, and has a deep sadness inside of her because of events that have happened in her life. She also suffers from anxiety, which is why she is often guarded around other people. 

But I believe those who suffer from sadness and anxiety can feel driven to want to be better and do good things, because we don’t want others to suffer as we have.

I want Sapphirine to be an embodiment of someone coming out of a horrible situation as a better individual than they were at the start. I want people to read about her struggles with depression and anxiety. I want people to see her fight it and gain hope for her and themselves. I want this to be a story about hope and believeing and never giving up. I want this to be a story about how change is not impossible, and there IS a light at the end. I want to explore the dark and the light inside everyone, and how it can be used to help a person grow. 

This is what I want from Grimoire Rose.

Yes, she will have to overcome fantastical odds in a fantasy world filled with creatures and situations that no one in our world will ever encounter, but I can make those situations similar at least and draw connections from her world to ours.

Even if no one else enjoys this story, I need to do it. If for no one else, then I must do it for myself.

--Des