14 9 / 2014

Completely forgot to post this!! Did this picture for an art test submission for the job in Arizona (didn’t work out) but I finished a neat character concept because of it.
For the record, that was my very first attempt at painting a gun. I don’t wanna talk about it lol.

Completely forgot to post this!! Did this picture for an art test submission for the job in Arizona (didn’t work out) but I finished a neat character concept because of it.

For the record, that was my very first attempt at painting a gun. I don’t wanna talk about it lol.

12 9 / 2014

(Source: rihouston)

12 9 / 2014

rihouston:

Oh wow, ok, so the cat is out of the bag-Greg Ellis posted to Twitter, so to explain-I am here at the Fanboy Con in Tampa and met Greg Ellis!!  I took a video and he read aloud a card I made giving him names of some of us ladies who draw art and write about Cullen that I’ve had the pleasure of following or have been inspired by.  I felt it fitting he should know his Cullenites.  I didn’t tell ANYONE so it will come as a surprise to you ladies he calls out!  I planned to explain before hand, but I had no idea he would tweet about it!  It is my way of thanking you lovely ladies for being so wonderful and passionate about your work and for being so kind and inspirational to me.  I hope you like the video-I look like a complete idiot because I couldn’t string two coherent thoughts together!  Greg Ellis is just simply amazing and kind and it was truly a pleasure talking with him.  My face is STILL burning from embarrassment!

Oh my goodness gracious!! Thank you so very much Ri!! I know Gala is beside herself with happiness. That was super cool of you and I admittedly chuckled a bit over his reaction to my username (good to know I can strike fear into the heart of Cullen’s VA by name alone) To everyone else: rihouston is a super cool lady who had Knight-Captain Cullen’s VA Greg Ellis read out an appreciative note to some of the Cullen fanartists and groups online! I’m very honored to be included, this was like an early birthday present so thank you :D P.S. also shoutout for mention of my group TheCullenClub on Deviantart! ^^

11 9 / 2014

Guess what imma finally unleash my Lavellan upon you guys soon h a h - finally conceptualized her dorky butt this evening lol

Guess what imma finally unleash my Lavellan upon you guys soon h a h - finally conceptualized her dorky butt this evening lol

10 9 / 2014

How to Organize Art Refs: Tys Edition

I’m attempting to organize my art ref folder again for the final time, this time approaching it from a “bare bones” concept and stripping it down to only anatomical angles/structures and poses pretty much. So!~ I wanted to share some helpful stuff for organizing your ref folder for other artists?? It’s just stuff I’ve learned through trial and error over many, many years that make my life easier. =v=

Anyway, I hope these suggestions help!

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09 9 / 2014

Commission for offsite client of their Surana with Zevran :)
Commission Me! Support my art through Society6 and Patreon!

Commission for offsite client of their Surana with Zevran :)

Commission Me!
Support my art through Society6 and Patreon!

09 9 / 2014

guys please go shower my best friend emstantinople with love and/or doodles because she just went through artist hell and had all of her computer stuff and even her tablet stolen (and subsequently lost most of her artwork because of it)

she is so important to me and this hurts my heart pls go make her day better than what it’s been so far.

Em, i know it’s not a huge consolation but i will send you a cheery doodlebug soon bb okay?? hang in there.

08 9 / 2014

Download here.

I had a horrible mishap earlier when I accidentally reset my brush panel and lost my entire brush set lol. I was most upset because I’d FINALLY found a perfect painting brush, but I could NOT remember what preset I’d found it on. Took two grueling hours to find it, so I named it this time so I wouldn’t forget. Die Hard Lover, indeed. xD

Above are just the brushes from the set that I use the most. There are way more on the preset than just these five lol. It’s taken me a long, long time to find brushes I’m comfortable using so these are basically my go-to brushes. Please note none of these are mine - I just pulled them from Photoshop defaults and other talented artists’ presets lol.

P.S. Also note that brushes don’t make you a better artist, they just help ease the frustration of blending fussy shading and details sometimes haha.

08 9 / 2014

Process video for Siren Lights I finally had a chance to post here! :) My patrons got to see it firsthand (I still don’t know how to make a video ENTIRELY private, but yeah lol) and it was a PAIN IN THE BUTT to edit/put together I don’t know how to edit my recordings properly.

Sorry for the poor video quality - apparently speeding up a recording eats the quality even tho I thought I recorded in HD lol?? idk ENJOYY? ?

08 9 / 2014

twinhawkes:

to all of my friends/followers who wanted to romance vivienne

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(via galagraphia)

08 9 / 2014

I FORGOT CULLEN’D BODY HAIR LOL 8(

Husband pointed it out to me and I almost had a heart attack - gonna have to add the edit in the morning lol x-x

08 9 / 2014


I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife Offer me that deathless death Good God, let me give you my life
- "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

I’ve wanted to paint this picture for years now - finally got the courage to tackle it. This is the pinnacle of a templar’s sin, the eulogy of faith and duty - surrender to the one love he could never let go.
This one’s for Isthalla. ;_;

I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

- "Take Me to Church" by Hozier

I’ve wanted to paint this picture for years now - finally got the courage to tackle it. This is the pinnacle of a templar’s sin, the eulogy of faith and duty - surrender to the one love he could never let go.

This one’s for Isthalla. ;_;

07 9 / 2014

Quick helper I put together for anyone else that has had trouble making custom brushtex files show up in Paint Tool SAI! It took me about a half-hour of trial-and-error to figure out what was going on lol, but I figured some other people would appreciate the help!

(I recently caved and re-downloaded SAI after some frustrating issues with jumpy brush lines in Photoshop that nearly left me in tears lol)

Go forth and texture away now, my children!

(P.S. This is a tutorial for those that already know how to setup custom brush textures in SAI!! If you want to know how to set them up, click here. This is just for those that cannot get their textures to show up!)

03 9 / 2014

I actually have a new speedpaint video for you guys, but it’s for patrons only at the moment. I plan to release it later this week to the general public.

In the meantime, my speedpaint tag was bare so here have an old one from my account lol. This is the final painting for it from 2011.

Urk… rather old lol.

03 9 / 2014

covenmouse:

At one point…a rather shameful while ago shutterbones and i were intending to do an art trade.  I think both of us got busy right after agreeing to it, annnnd I just realized this has been sitting at 99% completion on my HD so I figured it was time to finish it.  Whether or not it’s still a trade doesn’t matter, b/c Isthalla Surana is a goddess.  I’ve never actually played a blood mage, despite my stanning on the subject, and reading about Isthalla’s adventures in Thedas is always a joy.  Shutterbones’s art is also freaking fantastic; everyone should check her out.

!!!!!!!! YOU GUYSSSS look at this FAB picture covenmouse did 4 our art trade!!! AHHHH its so amazing isthalla looks like a dangerous vixen queen I luv her :’>This reminds me I need to finish my trades once I get thru my commission queue x’D

covenmouse:

At one point…a rather shameful while ago shutterbones and i were intending to do an art trade.  I think both of us got busy right after agreeing to it, annnnd I just realized this has been sitting at 99% completion on my HD so I figured it was time to finish it.  Whether or not it’s still a trade doesn’t matter, b/c Isthalla Surana is a goddess.  I’ve never actually played a blood mage, despite my stanning on the subject, and reading about Isthalla’s adventures in Thedas is always a joy.  Shutterbones’s art is also freaking fantastic; everyone should check her out.

!!!!!!!! YOU GUYSSSS look at this FAB picture covenmouse did 4 our art trade!!! AHHHH its so amazing isthalla looks like a dangerous vixen queen I luv her :’>

This reminds me I need to finish my trades once I get thru my commission queue x’D