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Storm (X-men)


I want to say first with a disclaimer that I love Halle Berry. She’s a wonderful biracial actress and I was proud that she continues to play the role of Storm. However, when I envision storm, I always envision someone with dark skin like mine. And when I was first introduce to Lupita Nyong’o, I was so happy that actress with the same skin tone as mine was being recognized as beautiful. You see in the black community, there is a great bias against people with darker skin. It too me a long while to figure out that just because I was darker than the rest of my family, that it didn’t make me less beautiful. So when speculation of who the young storm would be and Lupita’s name came up, I was overjoyed, because their would finally a superhero that looked like me on the silver screen.


I was a little a disappointed when they didn’t cast Lupita. So this is my tribute to Lupita and to my favorite African superhero, Storm. This piece was without a doubt a labor of love. I actually almost had a break down over getting her hair just right, because Lupita doesn’t look right with long hair. I am also not really sure I got the head size just right, but I had to finally shrug and make my best guest.


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Ladybug-Stilinski-FinalSo this another book cover by author that has given blanket permission. I did this piece over the weekend. Iam admittedly, not completely happy with it. I just couldn’t get the proportions and scale right for anything. I would like to note that the car that I’m using in this photo is not of the original jeep. This is why the jeep has plastic cover than the middle one in the show.  All in though,  I think it came out alright just the same.


Notice: By the way, I accidentally deleted my tumblr blog. So a lot of things you liked or reblogged are now gone. I am going to repost those posts eventually, but I just wanted to let you guys know!


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Love and Marriage by Astolat So, I have long been a fan of Astolat. I mean she was the founding memebers of the Archive of Our Own, or as I like to call it my second home. It also a universal truth, that if there is a fandom out there, nine times out of ten Astolat has probably written for it. Then add to the fact that she has given blanket permission for any transformative work of her fanfic? It’s kismet for an artist or a podficcer. So, as one of the the latter, I decided to do art for this cute little fic. I was introduced to ‘Love and Marriage’ by the podfic that was done the lovely kalakirya, and have become a favorite fic of mine ever since.


As for the cover itself, it didn’t give me too much of a hard time. I think the hardest part of this cover was that I had a hard time getting the size and proporations right especially when it came to the marriage certificate and the wedding rings. Also getting the right coloring was also a struggle. I wanted something that gave the permission of romantic and fluffy. I think it came out alright as well.


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Strive Seek Find Yield Star Trek So I always been a huge fan of this fic, it is in fact one of my favorite Star Trek reboot fics.  So when I read that she has given blanket permission on any spin-offs such as fanart and podfics on her works, I nearly jumped at the chance to take a crack at producing a fanart for it. This piece looks very simple, but in fact far from. I had to manipulate everything, and it was way harder than it looks.


ETA: This is like the third time I had to repost this because I keep messing up the title.  I should never post while sleep deprived.


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Stride Seek Find Yield by waldorphSo I always been a huge fan of this fic, it is in fact one of my favorite Star Trek reboot fics.  So when I read that she has given blanket permission on any spin-offs such as fanart and podfics on her works, I nearly jumped at the chance to take a crack at producing a fanart for it. This piece looks very simple, but in fact far from. I had to manipulate everything, and it was way harder than it looks.


 


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Kirk/Spock Riverside IowaThis was done as a very late entry for the K/S Valentines Day Fest on Livejournal.  This piece was such a bitch to do. I’m not even joking about it. I made and scrapped four other drafts.  And, I had such artist block that it took me two days to get my shit together. I’m still not completely happy with it. I want to thanks Amanda Warrington  who gave answered all of my questions about the fest, and was so very nice and helpful.


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Merman/Merperson Stiles StilinskiSo I wanted to do some sterek (or Teen Wolf) stuff, because I’ve been concentrating on 00Q lately. I also wanted to practice all my new skills with manipulation water textures as well.  This is also the result of all the awesome merman!stiles fics that I’ve read over the last few weeks.


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00Q BDSM Cover ArtSo I needed more practice, and I just made an awesome new friend Xphil98197, and I asked her to prompt me and this was the result. Now, the summary completely lit fire to my imagination. This was also inspired by my recent find that I found at the library of Renaissance/Roman Art. This piece was like 90% photo manipulation on my part and it was a real good stretch of my skills.


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00Q BDSM Cover Art


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00Q BDSM Cover ArtSo I needed more practice, and I just made an awesome new friend Xphil98197, and I asked her to prompt me and this was the result. Now, the summary completely lit fire to my imagination. This was also inspired by my recent find that I found at the library of Renaissance/Roman Art. This piece was like 90% photo manipulation on my part and it was a real good stretch of my skills.


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Sterek Book CoverThis was done at the request of the fabulous Plot Queen, who basically gave carte blanche to do what I wanted. I actually was so nervous about doing this piece that I scrapped at least once version of this cover, before making this final piece. I love how it came out, and it’s a bit more violent than I usually go with my art, but it really fits the story.  But most of the credit goes to AshenSorrow who made such a fabulous pre-made background that just fit the atmosphere I was going for. So kudos to he/she/ze for that.


So do you love it or hate it?  I always love feedback, and feel free to tell me what you think.


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Timeless Swan Queen Wallpaper So I wanted to branch out into the wallpapers, and icons. I wasn’t really happy with my earlier attempts. However, I was inspired by some fairytales, and then I have long lurked in the swan queen fandom. So immediately set out to make a swan queen wallpaper. It didn’t come out all not too shabby. You can download the desktop and phone wallpapers, along with social banners for both Twitter and Facebook.


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Red Queen to Overwatch  by BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria I’ve have always been a fan of BootsnBlossoms and Kryptaria’s 00Q fics. I loved the James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ (it’s my favorite movie out of the Daniel Craig’s Bond movies), but both authors made fall in love with James Bond, Q, and Alec Trevelyan. So it goes without saying that I was overjoyed to get permission to do art for one of their stories. Now I do admit, that I was going to art for ‘Ordianry Numbers’ but it has no shortage of art for it. So, I decided to art for ‘Red Queen to Overwatch‘ instead.


Red Queen to Overwatch  by BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria


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Derek Hale - Banner


I did this because Derek Hale will forever be my alpha *grins*. This is primarily a Facebook banner and icon set, although both can be used for other social networks as well. There is also a plain version with no text on it in the pack as well. You can download this pack here.


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I Saw Lon Cheney Jr Walking With The (Drag) Queen Credit for the pair of legs belong to the fabulous P!NK herself, which diffidently inspired the story. Thanks to scarletjedi for the permission.


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Spellbound-Set1Note: I did promise my readers a collage/storyboard for the posters that I did earlier this week. This is the first in a series of storyboards that I will be doing.


Summary:  One day after a heated argument, Derek kicks Stiles out of his pack.  A few weeks later, Stiles is moping around the house when his father is fed up and directs him to clean out the attic because they are selling their old stuff to Police Charity Bazaar.  Stiles reluctantly agrees, and as he cleans up the attic he literally stumbles upon his mother’s hope box.  The same hope box that Stiles remembers that his mother telling him to never open it.  In a fit of curiosity, Stiles opens the box and finds among the old family photos and junk a family grimiore.  Turns out, that his dearly departed mother was a witch. In fact, he is the last remaining descendant of a family of witches. Stiles ends up reciting a spell, and finds that his spell worked.  Stiles is determined to be a witch and to show the pack who that he’s far from being useless.


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Hope Is A Thing With Feathers by ShanaStorytellerSo fresh off all the awesome praise and love for my other book covers, I decided to move on to another favorite sterek story, “Hope Is Thing With Feathers” by ShanaStoryteller. I did two book covers for this one a more sterek verison which what you see here, and one that is more professional.


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The Sum of Its Parts by Kouri Arashi (Cover Art) In response to a request from reddeathherself, I did a cover art a title cover art for the TSOIP series itself. You can the other work in this series here and here. I once again want to thank everyone who kudos, liked, reblogged and comment on my art. You guys eenthusiasticresponse to my art was all that I could hope for and more. So hugs! <3 Also, feel free to check me out here tumblr or my portfolio!


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KnifePlay3by DaeStock

Ghostly Path Premade 1 by i-am-JENius


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Book Cover of Coming Undone by KouriArashiSince my first poster that did for my favorite story of Kouri Arashi’s (gingersnapwolves) series ‘The Boy In Red’ got so much love from my fellow fans, I decided to follow that  up with a cover for the first story in the series, ‘Coming Undone’. I don’t know if I will do more covers for the rest of the series (They are like 15 fics so that is a heavy undertaking).  Anyway, I hope you enjoy this art and feel free to follow me here on tumblr or my site to keep up with further updates!.


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Doctor Wanna Do - Bruce BannerSequel to Don’t Tell Mama. You can find the not!fic here! This time I did it in green, because the focus of this story is on Bruce Banner. I took the title of this work from Caro Emerald’s song, “Dr. Wanna Do.”  The photo is of Mark Ruffalo who plays Bruce Banner in the Avengers movies.


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