illustration

Portfolio | Racer Peach

I admit it, Peach is my favorite character in the Mario verse, and I adore her racer outfit. This whole illustration started out as a simple doodle at work and was originally just going to be a portrait but somehow morphed into…this. (You may have also noticed she’s now gracing the first slider image on my main page)

Kyla Is Inspired | Racer Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Racer Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Racer Peach

On my cosplay bucket list is this outfit, but I’m kind of terrified to make a full spandex bodysuit…

Who is your favorite Mario 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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Illustration Round-Up | Hatsune Miku

Do you guys know of Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid? Vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer, and you can choose Miku as your voice to use in the software to make songs. According to her official site, Hatsune Miku means “The first Sound from the Future”, and her voice has been featured in over 100,000 songs.

Here are some stunning illustrations by various artists of Miku herself:

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
ShiroKuaku

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
Nanatsuki-Jinko

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
ShiroKuaku

Hatsune Miku Illustrations
Eddy Shinjuku

What do you think of Miku? I’ve never used Vocaloid before, but Mike is featured in one of my favorite, silliest videos on the internet, which you can watch here.

Also: if there’s any specific character/game/show/genre/ANYTHING you’d like to see featured here, let me know! I’m always open to suggestions.

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Happy Holidays!

Wow, can you believe how 2014 seemed to fly by? I can’t.

Kyla Is Inspired | Happy Holidays

My blogging has definitely shifted this year, going away from a traditional fashion blog to sharing more illustration and cosplay. I’ve also stopped posting as much and want to focus more on sharing quality over quantity, and creating my own content (whether it’s illustration or cosplay). I’m hoping you’ll join me again next year on my blog journey!

What are you doing for the holidays? Whatever it is, I hope you have a safe & fun rest of the year :)

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Tis the season to celebrate!

Wow, sorry for the radio silence everyone! The holiday season always seems to get crazy, and I’ve been so busy with other things that I’ve sort-of forgotten to post.

Anyway, I’d like to share with you my latest illustration, for the Lady Project’s 2014 Holiday Guide! (It’s on page 27). Oh yeah, and I was also a model for it…let’s just say I don’t think I have a career in modeling ahead of me ;)

Lady Project Illustration

Also, remember this step-by-step I shared a few weeks back? Yep, this is the final!

I’m hoping to queue up some more posts, but this month is always tough. What are you doing? Do you have a lineup of parties and activities this month?

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