Re-colour summer contest info is here~!


Hey y’all!!!

Remember when I said I’d post next Wednesday? Well I forgot >n< So I’m sorry!!! ^^ Just one day late, thank goodness! 0:-) Anyways, here is the info to Sakky and I’s re-colour contest! Click on the picture to enlarge or go here to the original site.

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Thanks and I PROMISE I’ll be back next Wednesday ♥ Bye!~

~Ali♥

Color – Original Anime Illustration By IMaidensWing (WIP) – A Step into Drawing in the Anime Style Once More


Color Anime Illustration WIP

After joining JustBeBro’s (DarkAbsol) livestream yesterday, art was the main topic in our conversation. With compliments and kindness going about, our friendship had grown a bit stronger. I enjoyed watching the way she colored the image she was working on Paint Tool Sai and I asked her a few questions on how she did it. Her friendly replies and support encouraged me to try something new and thus I worked on this drawing. But I also did another piece of artwork yesterday that I’m really happy to have done. God has given me the blessing to be an artist and to have amazing friends who are there giving me grand advice that hopefully will stay in my memory.

Hurricane Sandy Caused Destruction, But God Protected Us and Kept Us Strong + Package from Amazon (Photographs)


Good afternoon WordPress viewers. I am back after five days of being knocked off the electricity line due to hurricane Sandy. The week was long, cold and not in good shape. But that doesn’t mean that humor should be left out! But I’ll tell you now, Sandy was devastating and it brought many winds that caused damage. But I thank God for protecting us and guiding us through the darkness because it was truly shocking to be in the dark for five days straight. Certain days were windier than others and it was very dangerous. The streets were deserted and my neighborhood was like a ghost town during that time. The mornings weren’t sunny and there was lightning (it was a blueish-green color). Trees and branches fell down in my area but in some parts of New Jersey the damage was severe. There were evacuations.

But enough talk about Sandy (it gives me the chills just mentioning it) and allow me to share some better news, the type of news I like to talk about! Art! As I mentioned in one of my recent posts and in the title, I ordered a light box by Artograph on Amazon and I received it yesterday. My goodness! I was very happy just to hold the box in my hands and when I started opening it I squealed. I even sang while opening the box and I thanked God for such a gift that would help me in my art journey!

It was a big box that contained the 10 x 12 in. light box. Here are a few pictures that I took:

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There is An Upcoming Art Contest in My School + I Just Purchased a LIght Tracer/ Lightbox Off of Amazon!


Good evening everyone, I am back with a new, exciting, art-related post today! The title says it all, but why not add some spice to it, add a little detail. Yesterday many of us middle school artists heard that there will be an art contest going on, (sponsored by our library) and me, out of many students in my class froze, with my eyes wide open! Not only is this an opportunity that God gave me to show my talent to the students in my school, I also have that opportunity to do what I love to do and thank Him so much.

But I’m not sure about all the details. I hear that we have to make a bookmark (a classmate and peer informed me), yet I am not completely sure. The library was closed today so I couldn’t get the scoop. Hopefully it will be a free style type of thing. I don’t mind doing themes either, but I prefer doing something that comes to mind.

Another topic that I would like to talk about is the light box  I have purchased off of Amazon today around 5:30 P.M. Eastern time. It’s not an expensive light box, but after reviewing the ratings given for this product I knew that this would be a big help in my traditional journey. This product is called LightTracer by ARTOGRAPGH (it’s 10 x 12 inches) and you can get it off Amazon for $31.60 (30% off the manufacture price! >w<). Since I joined Amazon Prime with my mother’s permission (1 month trial) the product will be shipped free of charge.

There’s a storm running around these parts of the East coast so it may arrive a bit late, but the estimated delivery is October 30, 2012. In the future I would like to upgrade to their 1 year membership because I feel like Amazon does a good job selling amazing products 🙂 Well, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! For more updates make sure to click the “Follow” button! Thank you God, thank you so much! You are the best and I don’t mind telling the world of your existence. I have been guided by you and I have changed because of you.

         Picture found on Google Images

 

 

PikaArtists Art Trade WIP + Personal Updates


It’s been a while since my last art post and so, I post a new one! I wrote a status on Facebook saying that I would upload the progress of this art trade and here it is! I have a few things to talk about, but before I do I want to say, sorry for the delay on this art trade. I already recorded part 1 of my progress and hopefully I can get it all done tonight. If not, tomorrow’s a new day. I hope you enjoy the progress so far PikaArtists, I’m trying my best with the coloring. Last night was not so good because Sai kept freezing and my connection wasn’t in good shape. I still got some coloring and recording done though~

If you would like to view their part of the art trade please click this link: http://pikaartists.deviantart.com/#/d56eohf

On the other hand I have a few updates and things I would like to share with you all!

I don’t know if you guys know about a program called Manga Studio (there’s 2 versions, EX and Debut), I have downloaded the program (the first time I did it was EX, I un-installed it because it was confusing and not the version I was looking for. I had to find the trial version of Manga Studio Debut and I did find it. The problem I had that was irritating was finding the folder full of the materials. I searched up the solution on Google but I didn’t do it right and had to try over and over again. I found out my error and the solution that I found worked. I was selecting the wrong folder. So I used it to outline one of my comic pages (it has been a pain so far because I have no clue on how to crop my final product, but I’ll try later on).

It’s a really good program, but I’d rather draw on Sai because it seemed complicated. But practicing helps. The program has a lot of screen tones and artificial backgrounds, I love it 😀 I enjoyed watching drawings that were made on that program and a few videos too. Well, that’s enough talk about Manga Studio (I really enjoyed the program, one day I would like to buy it).

Now to the more personal things plus some comic updates!

By now I hope many of you know that I am in a summer program (from 8:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M) and I have reunited with old friends while making new ones. I met up with 2 Chinese friends that I met one summer in a summer program (I got in trouble in the school I was in for that summer program and had to transfer to were they were). We’ve been having fun, sharing a few memories, laughing and playing UNO (it’s always good to play with a group of people/friends). I enjoy talking to them but we got split into groups. The older sister is with me, the younger sister is with my friend from school (I think).

There are troublemakers in that program and it’s not cool, not everybody curses but I hear it a lot. I’m not perfect, and I do make my mistakes, but I’m pretty energetic, and I do the right thing. There were a few moments that I did get out of the box but nothing that serious. Almost everyday we play UNO (one of my favorite card games) and it’s funny. Today I brought my comic (The World of Anne Rain – traditional version) and I got positive feedback! I have a few reasons on why I only got 1 panel done: I kept talking to my friends, we were playing UNO most of the time and I’m trying to enjoy my summer a bit.

I want to continue my personal updates in another post because this post was meant for a drawing. *Updates title* Thanks for reading my post!

-Personal Updates- Long Time No Post! Amazing News to Share!


Hello everyone! Long time no post I see. It’s only been 5 days since my last post, and I want to make it up by posting today since it’s Friday. I hope everybody is having a great time with their lives because there is a lot to live and enjoy. This post will be full of positive things that have happened to me this entire week, and I hope you enjoy reading about it.

The talent show has already passed, and that starts the positive feedback. The show for the 6th graders was the 31st of May and yesterday we had the evening show. Both of them went really well, I loved the performances. Each one gave me the urge to clap and cheer. I was a bit nervous for the 6th grade show, but I went on with my speech! I was so happy when I got cheered by the 6th graders and teachers, it made me feel like a different person. A lot of 6th graders (including my classmates from both homerooms), gave me such positive feedback that I wanted to cry.

My traditional skills did not fail me! I want to thank my mom for helping me with the drawings because I would’ve taken longer than expected. I feel like my speech did touch people because somehow two girls from the talent show want what I drew (I was surprised though). My goodness I couldn’t not feel any happier than that, but the next day I got pumped. I was a bit nervous for the evening show because I didn’t want to get there late. But I got there pretty early. We had to start getting there by 5 (only the performers) because the show would start at 5:30 PM. I was so excited when it was my turn and I did not get nervous at all. At the end of my speech I heard so much cheering, I was touched, very touched because of it.

After the whole show was over someone I don’t know tells me that I’m very talented and that my art was cute. I was very flattered. My mom went over to the principal (since she was still there), and she said that I was very talented also. I was very very happy that day and I want to thank everyone who was there.

Now today was a day that surprised me, that gave me the message that I was truly talented and I thank God for this day because it truly put me in a surprised state. Before I skip to the part I want to, I need to say a few things that happened during LAL. My LAL teacher told us that we have to do a realistic-fiction story (I already started) and she read the first two paragraphs (they’re really long, fit for a story), and she loved it! That made me really happy. I enjoy LAL and the days we get to write because I can express my emotions and make up stories. My story is called A Portrait’s Shadow (I can give you guys some details in a different post). My imagination is going wild with this story and it really helped. I thank God for my talent in writing.

So before the period ends I tell her “How do you publish a book?”, and she tells me that there’s this book that’s a bit expensive called Writer’s Market. She says that this book has a lot of information for writers (publishing companies, agents, etc) and I’m saying “woah” and “wow” a lot because I never knew that a book could have such information (it’s updated yearly). She says that I should get the 2012 edition. I just searched it up on Barnes and Nobles and I wish I could look inside of it. She really thinks that I could be a writer (I believe that too of course). My dreams of being noticed by others and doing what I love most is coming true. I’m never going to give up on my dreams~

When it was 9th or 10th period the host of the talent show pulls me out from math to get my art so I can put it on the doors that lead to the balcony of the auditorium. I was in complete shock. I could not believe that my art would be hanged up somewhere in a place were people could see!!! It was near the main office! I felt like crying tears of joy. I thank God so much in that moment. When some people passed by they were looking. Once of the school’s secretaries helped my post them. The DJ for the talent show said that I should come back to the school next year and teach the Cub scouts art lessons. He even said that he would pay me ovo. I was like “what” in my mind. I kind of laughed but I loved the moment. This week was truly amazing.

Today I can work on my comic since I only have LAL homework. I can also rest because I am very tired but happy. I want to say thank you to my online followers, people who like my posts, supporters, classmates, my teachers and everyone who has enjoyed all my blogging since 2010 to the present, you guys have been so nice.

But a big thanks to my mom, and I want to thank God the MOST, because he has led me in the right path and has helped me this year. I only have 2 weeks of school left and I’m moving on to middle school. I’ll be in a summer program so I won’t be on 24/7 the whole summer.

Thank you for reading this post *Bows down*

A great site for writing tips!


I think it was last month that I found out about this writing site, and so I followed it via email. The tips here are really good and I just wanted to share it. Writing Forward

So one day when I saw an email/tip that was posted onto that site I was interested in the title Tips for Critiquing Other Writer’s Work. Very great email indeed. Sometimes I feel like people don’t know how to critique and that they just come out of nowhere, and something I liked about this email was the part were the writer said that you shouldn’t critique if you’re not invited to. I agree,you shouldn’t be saying so much bad news in one comment, and it is good to be nice.

But of course is someone comes out of nowhere saying something, we have to be strong!

If you love to write, you should follow that website via email to get amazing writing tips.

 

 

New OC: Leah


This is my new OC, Leah, my friend Kelsey helped me out with the name picking. My printer doesn’t bring 100% great quality but at least it scans! Please note that this is not a chibi image, it’s the children’s style (thanks to my Girl to Grrl Manga book it was possible).

Tools:
-Cra Z Art colored pencils
-Prisma Premier Outliners
-Red pen/marker and a black sharpie