Hello guys! ^__^
So what did you guys think of E3 this year? I was watching all three of the major gaming companies (except for EA and Ubisoft due to my timezone), but wow… what a year! I have to admit that Sony has definitely won this year's E3 (they were absolutely brilliant with their sharing games tutorial xD), with Nintendo coming second imo. Microsoft however… pah.
I lost it when I saw the Super Smash Bros trailer for the Wii U and 3DS. Just… wow. Looks like someone is buying themselves a Wii U in the near future! It kinda makes me want to draw some SSB fan-art, but we'll see! : )
I want to draw all kinds of fan art from E3. xD Video games are so awesome <3
Interview with Eiji Aunoma
My boyfriend was in LA for E3 and he got to meet up and interview the one and only Eiji Aonuma - one of the directors behind the The Legend of Zelda series! I am so damn jealous of him xD You can read and check out the whole interview here!--> [link]
If you've ever wanted to purchase a print of some of my artworks, you can now do so via my shop! society6.com/uniqueLegend More will be added as time goes by and when I complete new pieces.
Plus, there is currently free international shipping happening right now until this Sunday, so now is your chance to buy!
My activity has been somewhat insignificant over the past few weeks and I don't think it is about to change anytime soon with upcoming work and projects that I have been assigned with.
I will only get to draw during my spare time, which will not be a lot by the looks of it. But I do aim to keep my dA account active as much as possible.
Thanks for the understanding guys.
As promised, I have made my own journal about the event that I attended. xD Let me just say that if you are a Zelda fan with money to spend, please please PLEASE attend the Zelda Symphony. It is absolutely amazing and an awesome place to meet up with hundreds of other Zelda fans. You really do get a sense of belonging!
I actually had the very very rare privilege of seeing the symphony during their rehearsal with some of the ZeldaUniverse.net webmasters. So we got to have the entire Sydney Opera House stage with just us 5 and a few backstage others all to ourselves for hours (like a VIP access thingy) (Pic here.-->i.imgur.com/OwgDR3e.jpg) We experienced some of their songs twice (as it was their practice routine) and we managed to meet the producer and the conductor of the Symphony backstage and it was just the greatest day ever!
Then the next day (I had a bit of a transportation drama and missed the first half of the actual symphony >_>), I saw the Symphony again. But seeing as I saw the first half already the other day, it wasn't too much of a big deal. But seeing all these Zelda fans was just… wow. (Pic here.-->i.imgur.com/bm6DOCk.jpg)
And to those who noticed me wearing this around my neck i.imgur.com/seA7FCy.jpg, you should have said hi! I think only one person actually said hello to me, but I got quite a few stares. I don't bite. (:
That was pretty much it. Expect to see more Zelda artworks from me soon, including finishing off Theophany's pieces. My holiday is still ongoing until tomorrow when my flight is due back home.
So I shall be back on schedule with my art/commissions and projects.
Thanks for reading guys!
Despite going through a rough time with my health, I will be on the plane to Sydney on the 29th to watch the Sydney Zelda Symphony on the 2nd of Feb at the Sydney Opera House. It is something that I cannot miss.
I will be around the crowd, and I will have this artwork uniquelegend.deviantart.com/ar… attached to me so that you know who I am (there is a high chance that I'll be wearing my black and gold Zelda hoodie.) I'll also be hanging around the ZeldaUniverse webmasters for quite some time with a staff tag around my neck.
So if you want to say hi, feel free to do so!
I'm usually on a roll with my artworks, but it seems like 2013 has given me a year of bad health for starters.
I have been going in and out of hospital due to a head/brain problem, such as getting seizure-like symptoms every few minutes or so. It's disabling my life - in a way. My doctors are not sure what is causing it and it may take them a while to get a proper diagnosis after many tests and MRI scans.
That being said, I can still draw. But I just can't seem to do a lot of it lately. It is a pain since I was on a good track with my Zelda Theophany artworks and other projects.
I also apologise to my commissioners at the meantime as well. ):
Thanks for the understanding guys.
I just want to thank each and every one of your for sending me all of the lovely birthday wishes on my wall for this year! I had a good day. (:
I do apologise for my little knack of art inactivity lately due to New Year, family, birthday etc. But it will start to pick up again soon.
: The website was a countdown to an album, released by the legendary game music remix master Theophany as a tribute to Majora's Mask on the "end of the world" day - December 21, 2012. The initial release will only be one disc, but eventually the album will cover the entire soundtrack.
You can find it here.--> theophany-rmx.bandcamp.com/
I must say... the MM remakes are just gorgeous. Be sure to provide donations for their incredible work!
For all you Zelda fans...
You might wanna check this out: www.terriblefate.com/
What's going to happen? ! Gotta find out soon!
I do apologise about this annoying problem, but I just want to ask if these two artworks appeared in your inbox this time:
I'm trying to help solve a dA ticket about this inbox bug that is affecting a lot of artists on dA lately. So I just need a show of hands if you got them or not.
I'll try to cut out the number of these "did you get it?" updates now and then, but it's just incredibly frustrating.
Thank you so much for the cooperation and understanding guys. <3
Well it looks like I'm also part of the long list of deviants who seem to have some sort of "inbox bug" that does not give our watchers an update of new artworks posted.
I had to delete two of my artworks posted recently because they were not appearing in many of my watchers inbox. I even went on both of my sister's accounts who watch me, and both of my new artworks did not appear in either of them - even after I updated them twice.
I'm not getting a lot - or if any of the other artists that I watch who upload a new artwork in my inbox as well, so something is up.
As of now I won't be posting new art here until the problem is fixed or after I wait a while (maybe a few days). If you would like to see new artworks from me instantly, you will find them via my Tumblr account.
Sorry for the inconvenience guys, but it is annoying me to a certain degree.
...And I wonder if this journal entry will also appear in your inbox.
It looks like my tablet hasn't completely died yet! I managed to fix it and disabled some features and it's working well again, even though it refuses to sleep when it's on standby mode. So I think there's something stuck in the hardware itself that's causing all the issue, or perhaps a loose wire that was making it all buggy. So it's kinda semi-broken, but at least I can draw with it again! It's been working well for the whole day after I fixed it, so I have faith that it will last a bit longer.
Well it looks like I won't be drawing anything for a while since my Wacom tablet has officially died.
For no reason it just started to scroll down every page/window/zooming out on PS/Painter on it's own and the mouse + pen started to act all erratic on the screen. And it's quite annoying since I was doing the final touches on a few artworks today before I was about to submit them, then this happened. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it twice - didn't work. Removed and reset the tablet files in the program area of my computer - didn't work. Moved my laptop to different areas in my house just in case some radio transmission was confusing it - didn't work. And it refuses to sleep when my mouse or pen isn't on it, so I don't think it has anything to do with a software being corrupted, but more of the touchpad itself being dead and faulty now.
It's quite old... and I've been using it since 2008/2009, so I think it has served it's purpose.
We've been through a lot together. :[ *hugs dead tablet*
I will buy a new tablet possibly tomorrow. But I sure hope that it will work and it has nothing to do with maybe a fault in my computer. ><
I almost completely forgot about this.
I may not be there for this year, but for those who are interested, or for those who will be there (or who have already attended), one of my Zelda art pieces is on display.
A picture of it on their wall: [link]
Not only that, but there are other fantastic artworks there, and not to mention playing the Wii U for the first time (so jealous ;__; ) and stuff like that.
My sister will be representing me since I can't attend being a whole state away. But any questions asked about my art at the Expo will be answered by her. (:
I never really thought of putting my art up on Facebook, but after my little sister made a surprise by creating the entire page for me, I guess I can't do anything about it now. xD
So yeah! My page can be found here.--> Facebook
It is quite bare right now, but it will soon be updated with recent illustrations and works-in-progress - similar to my Tumblr account.
Also, if you have managed to find my personal Facebook page and sent me a friend's request, please don't feel offended if I decline it since it's private and I use it for connecting with my family and close-friends only.
I've still been looking around for a good brand scanner since my old one is just well dead. It was a HP scanner and it's really good, but it's more than 10 years old now or something, so the quality of it has really declined over the years to the point where it can't pick up faint watercolour brushes or pencil strokes on paper, no matter if I adjust the brightness/contrast settings etc.
So far in my area, I've found the brands HP, Canon and Epson, and I'm not sure which brand is the best. I could as well get a HP scanner, but I did hear that Epson picks up traditional work better than HP (if it's true?). I might rule Canon out since my dad has owned them through the years and not one of them lasted for more than two years.
I also own and use a Mac, so I'm not sure if any of those brands are compatible with Macs?
I've been starting traditional work again, but I haven't been able to share them online at all because I have nothing to properly "capture" them. Cameras aren't a good idea (I don't have a good one in this house). I'm just looking for an affordable scanner around the student budget price that does the job extremely well.
I have been interviewed by the member `Tajii-chan where she asks me questions about art and other things in general - such as my major inspirations, how I got into art, my artistic process etc.
Check it out here if you're curious!
Art Chat Interviews: UniqueLegend and CashileArt Chat is a series of double interviews that feature two artists alongside one another. The interviews, although separate, are meant to reflect artists that have similar styles-- but different techniques and processes on deviantART. The interviews are meant to be read separately but at the same time, it's hoped that you'll be able to take double the advice out of this! These artists may be well known or hidden gems-- whatever the case, I'm hoping that these interviews will be both interesting and inspiring!
:iconuniquelegend: --> *uniqueLegend
So first off: How long have you been drawing?
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember - years before I even started school. My parents told me that I used to grab permanent markers as a toddler and I kept drawing all over the walls with them which did not make them happy! I haven't stopped since.
Kinda late here with this, but it looks like the artwork has been sold before any action was taken. So... eh. Could I even sue?
But I'd like to thank all of you for the support throughout this.
As for now, all of my major fan artworks will have a large watermark pasted right in the middle of them. It's ugly - I know, but hey, at least it will put an end to these sort of things. Both my current Loki pieces now have watermarks on them that will be easily noticeable if the artwork itself is being sold as prints.
Better safe than sorry next time.
Now for Loki...
I think quite a lot of people are getting sick of this guy. xD But he's fun to draw and I am a fan. So from now on I'm going to submit all my Loki stuff on my Tumblr account to avoid the spam here - unless it's really, really good art that I've put hours of work into.
He's not all I've been drawing lately - just in case anyone is wondering since I'm working down a personal list of stuff to do, ranging from original art to other fan artworks during my spare time.
And that's all the news so far! That Loki tutorial is still to come soon.
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This is honestly upsetting.
A person on ebay www.ebay.com/itm/Avengers-Phot… has taken my beloved Loki - The Avengers art piece and is selling it as prints without my permission or consent.
What's even worse is that I can still see my watermark on the bottom of the artwork.
Great cropping bro.
I've reported it, but I might need more help dealing with this. I hate making journals like this, but eh. :[
A special thanks to =MyFebronia for notifying me about this.