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I do a lil of everything...because I get into way too many things. My avatar Dio tends to hang out w/ game characters cuz she's a crazy shota nut. You're welcome to stay awhile but don't move my furniture. ^^

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AC Dec 24 ROUGH MIlagro WIP
Dec. 24
That's What Christmas Means to Me, My Love

Well, the last days are rarely ever finished on time, and most of the time its because of family functions, but with all the business this year, my ambitious project for the 10th anniversary was more labor intensive than previous years.  I decided to go with the idea of representing my entire series catalog as milagro, the mexican/latin american votive tradition of ornaments that are religious folk charms made as offerings.  Milagro trees are something I've seen in my relatives' homes before and thought making a tree of milagro that represented different series would be an ambitious project.  I wanted to pay a little tribute to both my own heritage and the things that make me whole, which are the creative process of expressing myself; not that I see myself as a deity but creation itself is a divine entity.  A lot of what I make represents things I feel are important, like expressions of love, music, or ideals of human relations and the human condition.  Each series I own I broke down to be a symbol that would be easy to hand cut with scissors or an exacto knife, and as such, I chose things that were good icons.  For example, Ecstacy Education--a series about teachers who might have been corrupt of seemed inadequate to teach become a faculty team that succeeds beyond all odds--is represented by a suitcase with an apple symbol to represent the idea of illicit materials contained in the cases that typified each teacher (in the series, they're called "polished apples" XD).  Pot Sticker has 2 crosses that appear on the main character's cheeks.  Distance's series incorporates a clock and open space to embody time and space; the Caller spinoff contains the symbol for the Callers.  E.Q. uses the series logo of the treblebass clef.  Some milagro will have a hot glue pattern, like Psychic Cafe or Anni & Kawaii, so that they create a raised surface; this will be for the final step of covering each milagro with a silver surface to give dimension.  A more detailed description will appear when all the milagro  are completed.

This year had a few pitfalls but I'm immensley proud of the work and the ideas done this year.  A lot of colleges went into this one because I really do enjoy them, and miss doing them.  This calendar has been the most drawing I have done in the past year; I realized I really missed it.  Sometimes we can get too busy to do the things we love but once we get going, we realize we can't live without it.  I hope you all enjoyed this year's calendar.  I can't wait to make it to the 15 year mark.

Merry Christmas, Lunies, and have a great new year!
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2016 Advent Calendar Day 24 ROUGH WIP
Dec. 24
That's What Christmas Means to Me, My Love

Well, the last days are rarely ever finished on time, and most of the time its because of family functions, but with all the business this year, my ambitious project for the 10th anniversary was more labor intensive than previous years.  I decided to go with the idea of representing my entire series catalog as milagro, the mexican/latin american votive tradition of ornaments that are religious folk charms made as offerings.  Milagro trees are something I've seen in my relatives' homes before and thought making a tree of milagro that represented different series would be an ambitious project.  I wanted to pay a little tribute to both my own heritage and the things that make me whole, which are the creative process of expressing myself; not that I see myself as a deity but creation itself is a divine entity.  A lot of what I make represents things I feel are important, like expressions of love, music, or ideals of human relations and the human condition.  Each series I own I broke down to be a symbol that would be easy to hand cut with scissors or an exacto knife, and as such, I chose things that were good icons.  For example, Ecstacy Education--a series about teachers who might have been corrupt of seemed inadequate to teach become a faculty team that succeeds beyond all odds--is represented by a suitcase with an apple symbol to represent the idea of illicit materials contained in the cases that typified each teacher (in the series, they're called "polished apples" XD).  Pot Sticker has 2 crosses that appear on the main character's cheeks.  Distance's series incorporates a clock and open space to embody time and space; the Caller spinoff contains the symbol for the Callers.  E.Q. uses the series logo of the treblebass clef.  Some milagro will have a hot glue pattern, like Psychic Cafe or Anni & Kawaii, so that they create a raised surface; this will be for the final step of covering each milagro with a silver surface to give dimension.  A more detailed description will appear when all the milagro  are completed.

This year had a few pitfalls but I'm immensley proud of the work and the ideas done this year.  A lot of colleges went into this one because I really do enjoy them, and miss doing them.  This calendar has been the most drawing I have done in the past year; I realized I really missed it.  Sometimes we can get too busy to do the things we love but once we get going, we realize we can't live without it.  I hope you all enjoyed this year's calendar.  I can't wait to make it to the 15 year mark.

Merry Christmas, Lunies, and have a great new year!
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2016 Advent Calendar Day 23
Dec. 23
All These Things & More

Another year, another awesome 12 months of Dinosaur Dracula's funpack boxes.  Matt at DD always does some great articles (and podcasts with Sexy Armpit XD), and each box always has some neat bits.  Along with the monthly essay, which this year is about how his family celebrates the holidays, the little newsletter usually has a drawing activity to draw.  Instead of doing it on the back of the newsletter, I did it for today's pic.  The assignment was as follows: "draw and color any 3-4 characters featured in this funpack at a HOLIDAY PARTY."  I chose my wonky skeleton warrior, my new pet unicorn and a little chibi version DinoDrac playing Jenga, cuz at our parties, playing board games is one of my favorite things to do.  Jenga is pretty extreme games at our parties, where we do bullshit moves like move pieces with blocks we removed, or everyone slaps the loser in the inside of the elbow (ok, so we're basically dicks when we play XD), and I figured a unicorn is magical enough to play a dexterity game with hooves.  I emulated the decorations from the mini poster, which are my favorite parts of the funpacks next to the snackies XD.

Dinosaur Dracula belongs to Matt @ Dinosaur Dracula.
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2016 Advent Calendar Day 22
Dec. 22
Go to Bed and Wake Up Just Before Daylight

I chose the Distance boys for this, the extended Winchester family in fact.  Ash and Oak look cute in a scarf, a throw back to a previous day they both were entwined in one.  I also have Rhys without his hat, which seems to take off like several years off him XD.  He and JP look cute snuggled up together.

The image is inspired by an image in the booklet for a Sailor Moon  christmas CD, and I really like the cut out of the windows with a solid sky.  I would have done it as a collage but I've done a lot this year....like A LOT.  And I intend to do one for the last day, but that's for later.  i haven't worked in the Distance series lately and I kinda miss it.

Ash & Oak Winchester, Jimmie Browning, Rhys Hunter, JP, and Boulevard of Distance belongs to me.
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2016 Advent Calendar Day 21
Dec. 21
Pretty Pretty Lights

I always do a pic for my sister K since its her birthday, and lacking a better subject, I chose a really pretty picture of her at the California Academy of Science's aquarium, the Steinhart AquariumThough the museum above it is relatively new, the aquarium itself has been there for decades; in fact my father had gone there in the 1960s when he was younger.  I used to go there when I was younger as well on field trips.  The aquarium is beneath the rainforest exhibit that extends to the top of the museum in a spiral, totally enclosed from the rest of the building in the center.  If you're in San Francisco, a visit to the Academy of Science is in order, even over the Museum of Modern Art.  I found I'm doing a hell of a lot of collages, but they're super satisfying and cover a lot of ground (no pun intended), and with the silhouette-esque application of the cut out, I'm very pleased with the result.
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Not in the locational sense, but obviously, I've moved on from here.  I've had some decent times on DA, but I haven't been able to keep up with all the changes, and frankly, the interface is seriously trumped elsewhere for my needs and uses.

That said, I'm not really closing my account.  There is WAY too much on here to just cut loose, but this place is more like a ghost town when it comes to actual presence.  I will continually post the Christmas Advent Calendar Challenge here, since its a good place to get it out and its tradition, but the newest art for newest projects will be elsewhere, like my tumblr.

To that end, if you wanna see what I (and even some of my good pals from here) are up to on collabs and the like, please mosey over to:
my tumblr, Humans can Drive Stick: humanscandrivestick.tumblr.com…
our website, Random Lunacy: sites.google.com/site/thisisra…
and my lomohome, where I post my analogue photography: www.lomography.com/homes/dioma…

Thanks for the memories, DA.  See you in December.  Everyone take care!
  • Listening to: Christmas music
  • Reading: Isaac Asimov's Robot novels
  • Watching: MST3K (when am i NOT), Sailor Moon
  • Playing: Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Nintendogs + cats

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Dio is a crazy nut whom is rumored to have created her name from the late legendary rocker Ronnie James Dio and Maxwell House Coffee. Her avatar has 2 younger sisters, she has an obvious shota/lolita complex, her attention span is such that a good portion of her work is pencil sketches, CUTE is her natural medium (for better or for worse), music is one of her greatest pleasures next to sleep and video games, drawing is her lifeblood but she remains a jack of all trades and master of none.

Sit a spell. Don't eat the candy.

Current Residence: anywhere but here
Favourite genre of music: anything on my computer
Favourite photographer: Miku Hinasaki, and that dude from Earthbound (I wanna drop outta the sky randomly)
Favourite style of art: honest work, w/o pretensions
Operating System: the ones that don't crash on me
MP3 player of choice: laptop
Shell of choice: the gas station
Wallpaper of choice: anything pretty
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: Canonization is for losers
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Panda-Snack Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday... or else!
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ssbbforever8989 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY =D
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Polar-Parasite Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hey there, thanks for the watch! C:
~Peace :heart:
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psychmeout Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Oh hai. Thanks for the fav on the dolls. Go play with the laker and lose HOURS of your life!
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DioMaxwelle Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
OMG, already there. D8 I love it.
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psychmeout Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Iknowright!!!
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CyanDrizzle Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Happy Birthday! sorry if I'm late D:
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bellberrystar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Happy Birthday~!
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