Update & Illustration

I’m alive! You may have noticed I un-intentionally put the blog on a mini hiatus – whoops. The truth is, I was so burnt out from doing a million things that I just had to stop, you know? So I did. And it was exactly what I needed.

So I’m updating the blog to let you guys know that yes, I’m still here! I already have a few posts queued up with new inspiration and new cosplays, so hopefully I’ll get back into a semi-regular posting schedule.

In the meantime, here’s the only thing I really completed in the past few months, just a little girl in her scarf (yes the original sketch was done when there was about 5 feet of snow on the ground ^^)

Kyla Is Inspired | Illustration

Kyla Is Inspired | Illustration

Is everyone excited for the nice weather we’ve finally been having?

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Happy Friday!

Yikes, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, huh? Anyway, here’s a few things I’m loving this week!

Happy Friday
Happy Friday

I admit that I only recently learned who Mera was, but when I saw this photo by Dmitry Gabdukaev I was blown away. Everything is absolutely perfect.

I just discovered the works of illustrator Killian Eng this week, and I had such a hard time choosing just one illustration to feature – they’re all amazing. You should go check out his gallery of work – there’s so many amazing projects to look at.

One of the panels I unfortunately missed at Pax was all about the League of Legends champion design. They actually showed early concept art of many of the champs including one of my favorites, Jinx. You can see a ton more art over on Surrender at 20.

 

What are you loving this week??

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Top 3 Games from PAX East

Before I get into this post, I will admit, I did not play as many games at Pax East than I wanted. However, there were three that stood out to me and that I definitely want to play this year.

1. Chariot

Cariot is a couch co-op platformer that can be played alone or with a friend. Players take the role of the brave Princess or her faithful Fiancé as they maneuver the departed king’s coffin-on-wheels through 25 levels set in 5 vibrant underground environments, with his majesty’s ghost giving them a piece of his mind every step of the way.

Favorite PAX Games | Chariot
Every day I came back to play this game, it’s that good. While it’s marketed as a co-op, you can play by yourself though it will be harder. The physics are so much fun (bouncing and climbing all while holding onto the chariot) and is truly a team effort to win. There’s many levels that get more difficult as you play. I’ll be buying this for Wii. (also: highly recommend watching the Co-optitude Let’s Play with this game.)

 

2. Transistor

Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city.

Favorite PAX Games | Transistor
So Transistor technically isn’t a new game, but I have been wanting to play it for a few months now. I can’t even say how excited I was that I was able to play this. It’s a turn-based game and you play as Red, a femme-fatale with a talking sword. I only played for a few minutes but I’ve already bought this to start playing on Steam (also available on PS4). If you played Bastion, you need to play Transistor.

 

3. Extreme Exorcism

Extreme Exorcism is an action platformer with a spooky twist. You play as Mae Barrons, tiny medium at large who is tasked with ridding a haunted house full of evil spirits. Instead of using seances and crystal balls, Mae uses rocket launchers, swords and a kickass arsenal to get her point across.

Favorite PAX Games | Extreme Exorcism
I admit, I learned the name of this game after I played…because I wouldn’t play a game with “exorcism” in the title willingly. But this game isn’t scary, instead it’s a fun, 16-bit game that can be played with up to four people. I played once, and watched as my friends played again for a second time later that day. I also learned from my friend who interviewed the creators that when the ghosts spawn, they mimic your last move…so it’s a bit of a strategy game, too!

 

Did you go to Pax? If you didn’t, are you looking forward to any games this year?

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Product & Print | 078

Happy tuesday everyone! For this Product & Print we’re going Mario themed! I may or may not have mentioned this previously, but a few months ago I finally got myself a Wii. I had been wanting to play Mario Kart for years and weirdly, none of my friends had the game. So basically, I have been obsessed with playing Mario Kart since I got the system. And I’m actually cosplaying Peach for PAX!

Mario Product & Print

This goofy illustration by Paulina Ganuchea is so much fun and really captures the mood of Mario Kart – pure chaos ^^ I’m also obsessed over how cute these handmade Shy Guy earrings by LizGlizz…she also has other character earrings from Mario and it was hard to pick my favorite (these star earrings are a close second…).

Who is your favorite Mario-verse character?

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Illustration | Penelope, Space Cadet Take 2

Remember when I first shared my little character Penelope? Well, I’ve created a new illustration with her!

You might have also noticed, she’s featured at the top of my brand new layout! Yep, I finally re-vamped my site, made it mobile friendly, and added a new page for my cosplay. Yay!

Penelope, Pin-Up Space Cadet

Penelope, Pin-Up Space Cadet

Once the hype of PAX East dies down, I’ll have some more time to myself to focus on blogging and drawing more. But for now…must.finish.costumes (I was ambitions and am making three…). Anyone else going to be at PAX?

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