Happy Friday

And I’m also back to regular Happy Friday posts!

Kyla Is Inspired | Happy Friday!

Great Little Place by Tobias Hall
This design belongs to a four-part series that feature some of London’s hidden gems by using drop caps. It makes me want to visit London! You can purchase prints of all four designs here.

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Parsley Butter
So big news in my life: A few months ago I learned I wasn’t allergic to shellfish! I haven’t tried many dishes with lobster but this recipe has my mouth watering. This would be great to try before the summer is over!

Chrome Android by Sakimi Chan
I love Sakimi Chan’s work, and have been following along for a while. This illustration is one of my favorites, I’m a sucker for anything futuristic.

 

What are your faves this week? Any lobster recipes you can recommend?

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What I Wore | Portal Style

Oh hi, it’s been a while? I took an unexpected hiatus, which turned out to be longer than it probably should have. I’ve taken the time to re-focus my energy and determine where I’d like this blog to go. It started as a place to house my doodles, somehow morphed into a fashion blog, then a lifestyle blog, then dipped its toes into the geek culture scene and now I’d like to position it to be a bit of all.

I may start posting things that differentiate from my norm until I find my aesthetic and voice again, but I do have some posts queued up that I can’t wait to share.

Kyla Is Inspired | Portal Style

I bought this awesome Companion Cube shirt and have been wearing it non-stop. Bonus points if you know what this is from! So far, only a cashier at Target has guessed :> This has already become my favorite geeky clothing item I own!

Kyla Is Inspired | Portal Style
Kyla Is Inspired | Portal Style
Kyla Is Inspired | Portal Style

How has everyone been?
Do you have any “nerdy favorites” in your wardrobe?

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Illustration Round-Up | RWBY

Have you guys seen Rooster Teeth’s series RWBY? It premiered in 2013 and completely took off. I’m always seeing cosplays and merch at conventions, and more and more people are watching it

The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces. The series focuses on Team RWBY, which consists of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long .

I was as sad as everyone else to hear of Monty Oum’s passing (the creator of the show), but am excited for the third season. I figured it was high time I featured this show on the blog, and rounded up some of the best illustrations.

RWBY Illustration Round Up
Concept art by Ein Lee

RWBY Illustration Round Up
hjpenndragon

RWBY Illustration Round Up
Rouzille

RWBY Illustration Round Up
SSgt-LuLZ

You can can watch episodes of RWBY on Rooster Teeth and Crunchyroll.

My favorite character is Blake, and I will probably end up cosplayer her at some point. Do you have a favorite character?

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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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