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Discontinued Tarot - Lucius as the Emperor by nasubionna One of the earlier versions of my HP tarot deck had Lucius Malfoy assigned as the Emperor card. I have since changed that, and moved the entire Malfoy family to a different card in the Minor Arcana, but I loved this background so much that I kept it for the newer card. This was my first real try at drawing marble, and I really love how it turned out! So, sorry Lucius, no spot in the Major Arcana for you, but here’s your old card displayed for posterity. :) Not sure when I drew this exactly…. Copic marker on 11 x 14” Bristol Board.

Discontinued Tarot - Lucius as the Emperor by nasubionna
One of the earlier versions of my HP tarot deck had Lucius Malfoy assigned as the Emperor card. I have since changed that, and moved the entire Malfoy family to a different card in the Minor Arcana, but I loved this background so much that I kept it for the newer card. This was my first real try at drawing marble, and I really love how it turned out! So, sorry Lucius, no spot in the Major Arcana for you, but here’s your old card displayed for posterity. :) Not sure when I drew this exactly…. Copic marker on 11 x 14” Bristol Board.

Flying by nasubionna Ah, this is an interesting one. Pretty heavily stylized, this. Harry and Hermione on the back of the fugitive Buckbeak, on the way to rescue another fugitive, Sirius Black. Drawn in 2001 with mechanical and Prismacolor pencil on 11 x 17” paper.

Flying by nasubionna
Ah, this is an interesting one. Pretty heavily stylized, this. Harry and Hermione on the back of the fugitive Buckbeak, on the way to rescue another fugitive, Sirius Black.
Drawn in 2001 with mechanical and Prismacolor pencil on 11 x 17” paper.

Avada Kedavra by nasubionna The terrible moment when Cedric Diggory is murdered. I cry every time I read this.  Drawn in 2000, with Prismacolor pencils on paper.

Avada Kedavra by nasubionna
The terrible moment when Cedric Diggory is murdered. I cry every time I read this.
Drawn in 2000, with Prismacolor pencils on paper.

I was a really huge fan of yours back when I was about 14. For some reason today I decided to google you and I'm really enjoying seeing your HP art again! I was so inspired by your drawings when I was in high school. I really wanted to be an illustrator & borrowed some of what I saw you doing (mainly, you gave me the confidence to play around with Prismacolor markers and bristol board) & experimented in finding my style. I didn't become an illustrator but I hope you're still drawing!

Dude, I am LOVING how many fabulously nice people are writing to me lately!  

Thank you, mothandpidgeon, for this lovely note!  It means a lot to hear from folks like yourself who liked my art back in the day and remember me enough to try and look me up again - I’m glad you found me!  :D  I am super-jazzed that I could have any influence on getting you to experiment with different art tools and styles!  That is seriously soooo cool to hear.
I am indeed still drawing, though not much at this exact moment since I’m packing up for a move, and moving always makes me too jittery to draw.  But I’m sure I’ll be back at it as soon as I’m settled back in!  How about you?  Still drawing too, I hope?  Despite not going pro?  :)

You are a great artist and an interesting person, I hope you have a good day!
Anonymous

Well thank you, Anon!  Not sure about how interesting I am, but thanks!!!   :B

 I hope you have a good day, too!  :D

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!

Ever since I saw Playmate’s Toys rather disappointing figures that were supposedly based off of the 1990 movie turtles, I’ve been wondering if there are decent figures based off of the first movie to be found.  I was looking for detailed figures/sculptures with excellent likenesses to each individual turtle as they appear in the first movie (as opposed to Secret of the Ooze, where they still look good, but more cartoony).  And I stumbled across ThePropShopSite.com, and this dude’s amazeballs turtles sculptures.  
He’s got life-sized wearable masks, but also these beautiful resin bust sculptures.  These fuckers are 18 inches tall, and the best turtles sculptures I’ve found so far.  I love the texturing and the likenesses are darn good, and I love that Donnie and Leo have their weapon shoulder straps included!!  They’re also $700 each.  Gah!!!  WAY, WAY, WAY out of my budget right now, but I think they are totally worth that amount of money, because Lord knows I can’t sculpt like that.  
I can only hope they’ll still be available when I have disposable income again.  Or, does anybody want to buy a possibly-not-very-functional kidney from me to finance this?  LOL!
So cool… man, I wish I had this kind of talent!

If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via jessicapshaw)
**dies**
Where can I get me one of these???  :D

**dies**

Where can I get me one of these???  :D

So I’m watching the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie since I’ve never seen it before.

c0nstantm0tion:

Raph lost a sai.

"Let it go"

Now I’m imagining Raph in Elsa’s dress.

Oh my god.  I might have to draw this.

Dang, that’s dedication!  And really nicely done, too!  :D

Dang, that’s dedication!  And really nicely done, too!  :D

Conflict Amongst the Centaurs by nasubionna Harry hangs on for dear life as Firenze angrily explains how he sets himself against “that thing in the forest”, even if it means he stands alongside humans in the process. Bane is not pleased and Ronan is worried. I don’t pretend to be good at drawing horses/centaurs, but I still like a lot about this old drawing.  I think if I were to draw this scene now, I would give the centaurs more body hair, heh…  Drawn in 2004 with Copic marker and mechanical pencil on 11x17” paper.

Conflict Amongst the Centaurs by nasubionna
Harry hangs on for dear life as Firenze angrily explains how he sets himself against “that thing in the forest”, even if it means he stands alongside humans in the process. Bane is not pleased and Ronan is worried. I don’t pretend to be good at drawing horses/centaurs, but I still like a lot about this old drawing.  I think if I were to draw this scene now, I would give the centaurs more body hair, heh… 
Drawn in 2004 with Copic marker and mechanical pencil on 11x17” paper.

Triwizard Champions by nasubionna A super old drawing of the four Triwizard Champions. I’ve drawn this group several times, and this might be my least favorite, heh. Mechanical and Prismacolor pencil and Micron pen on 11 x 17” paper, drawn in 2001.

Triwizard Champions by nasubionna
A super old drawing of the four Triwizard Champions. I’ve drawn this group several times, and this might be my least favorite, heh.
Mechanical and Prismacolor pencil and Micron pen on 11 x 17” paper, drawn in 2001.

Cutie-pie Michelangelo.  Another fantastic voice-actor choice (seriously, though, all of the first movie casting was perfect), and Robbie Rist is another who happily returned to voice Mikey in all three original films.  I loved his Mikey.  Truthfully, I’ve pretty much loved every voice incarnation of Mikey that I’ve heard - Michelangelo is a perfectly lovable turtle, but has never been my personal favorite, so I don’t have SUPER strong feelings about his portrayals over the decades - they’ve all sounded good to me so far!  Though I am quite fond of Nickelodeon’s current Mikey, too! 

New highly-articulated Revoltech TMNT figures with swappable heads (H/T Kotaku)

HOLY CRAP, I NEED THESE.  Good thing they’re not coming out till the fall, I need till then to save up enough $$$!  But I simply have to at least get Donatello - he looks terrific.  Really love the Leonardo figure, too, though Raph and Mikey also look great.  Fabulous looking figures!!!  I was so disappointed by the figures that Playmates recently put out that were supposedly based off of the first movie…. aaaaaand, while they were OK figures, they looked nothing like the actual movie turtles.  Disappointing.  I would kill for figures that captured that first-movie look!

Softness is not weakness.
It takes courage to stay delicate
in a world this cruel.
Beau Taplin || Shed your sharp edges.  (via cosmofilius)