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Heya crazies... As you may or may not have noticed, I've been pretty quiet for the past... six (?) months or so, other than the very occasional piece of art. Things have been pretty crazy for me: I graduated college, moved back in with the parents (bleh, but necessary), got a job, started paying off the lovely collection of student loans... Needless to say I've had little time or desire to do any kind of art.

Now, though, things have settled for the most part, and I've been feeling much more in the mood to draw. For quite a while I was just too antsy to sit down and put pencil to paper (or stylus to tablet), and when I did everything I drew was just so... not good. Now I'm back in the swing of things, and with that come a few changes.

First off, I've been sketching out the next few pages of A Celestial Story. No, I did not abandon it; I'm going to see this damned comic if it's the death of me. I have (and have had for a while) the next like 100 pages all scripted and thumbnailed, it's just I had no drive... But I am starting it up again, never fear.

The biggest change, though, is my choice to change names/DA accounts. For a while now I've been using the name "Azyzl" on other websites; in an attempt to make my online presence more consistent that means that I'm going to be moving, for the most part, to my Azyzl DA account: :iconazyzl: I will still post ACS to this account, probably still lurk on this account for a while, but new art is going to start migrating toward Azyzl. A warning, I'll probably be posting some more... mature art on there too, not holy-crap-borderline-porn stuff, but still.

While the Azyzl DA account is for finished art, I have a tumblr for the sketches: theblackholeazyzl.tumblr.com/

But yeah, that's what's been going on. Here are a few other places I lurk:

Blog starsandconfetti.blogspot.com/
Twitter twitter.com/azyzl
Site valleyofthestars.weebly.com/
ACS's other home acelestialstory.thecomicseries…
In the next chapter of A Celestial Story our good friends Clinktac and the Celestial go wandering in the desert, and they aren't alone. They are chased down by a pack of Deep-Desert Uries. Thing is, other than their leader, Lyksela, none of the Uries have character designs!

In other words, Lyksela needs a pack: wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…

Here's where you come in. Using the info on Desert Uries on these two pages (wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co… wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…) create tattoo/character designs for up to four other Uries (there are five Uries in the pack).

Remember: these are Deep-Desert Uries. They are also of the Swiftpaw Collective, so they have subtly (very subtle!) blue hides.

Rules
You can submit as many designs as you want (though let's not go too crazy, kay?). You can, also, win more than once, if I choose more than one of your designs. However, no one's going to win all four; we want to give everyone a chance :D

Judging
As you can see from my own sketch, how finished the picture isn't as important as the character design. Anatomy also takes a backseat to tattoo designs that work for the breed and the area they live in. However, the more effort put into the design, the better. I'll judge submissions based on these points, in this order:
1. Appropriate/creative tattoo design
2. Anatomy
3. How finished the picture is

Prizes
There will be four grand prizes, one for each Urie that needs designing. Each winner will (1) have their design used in the comic, (2) get a drawing of whatever character they want, in ACS style, and (3) a sketch of whatever they want. You'll be credited for your design in the info/description box of  the first few pages that the Desert Uries appear in the comic here on DA, and if I were to ever print the comic, you'd be credited there too.

If you don't get chosen, fear not! I'll sketch you something as thanks for taking part :) So everyone wins!

Conditions
Just know, that by submitting to the contest you're essentially giving me the rights to the design. That means, if I need to, I can tweak the design as I need. That doesn't mean, however, that you won't get credited; if I do use your design, you will get credited, fear not!

When are submissions due?
I... am not sure. The Desert Uries don't appear until like fifteen pages into Chapter 2... at the pace I'm releasing pages, that means in over fifteen weeks! However, I've been considering posting pages twice a week, or even (gasp!) three times a week. But I want a veeeery nice buffer if that's the case; I've been good about posting new pages so far, and I want to keep it that way. So, for the time being, how about we say that the due date is November 1st.

I think that's about it! Good luck, and I hope to see some awesome designs!


Entries

1. nightrunner21193.deviantart.co… by Morgan-Michele
2. bramblemask973.deviantart.com/… by Bramblemask973
This is a checklist of all the characters of mine that I want to draw... many never have been in a completed picture... some don't even have official color schemes! So I've made it a goal of mine to draw them all.

Peg
Uni
Atalanta
Kiki Goldberry
Baba Yagan
Drake (Dragon)
Drake (Human)
Deevil/Evil
Millennium Fairy
Aldiran (Dragon) wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…
Aldiran (Human)

Windsail/Of Two Cities
Davis
Lyra
Fayte
Amie
Remus
Fae
Devin
Lanna
Aldrin
Mayor Superior
Ms. Magnifca/Alex
Pandora wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…

A Celestial Story
Loxias
Celestier
Clinktac
Veritas
Rizor
Yucrotic wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…

His True Self
Robert/RahRobert
Jenna
Abel

A Broken Sky
Derek
Falugi wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…
Tropihorse wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…
Luicado
Brendan (Dragon)
Brendan (Human)
Stefaniwingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…

Misc.
Mirae
Rules:
1- Be one of the first 14 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to The List.
2- For each of those 14 people I will put their avatar and link three deviations I like from their gallery on the list.
3- If I feature you, you'll have to do the same in your journal, putting me the the first spot, completing The List this way with 15 people.

1. Cerebrobullet-art
butterflyassassin.deviantart.c…
butterflyassassin.deviantart.c…
butterflyassassin.deviantart.c…
WILL NOT DEFEAT ME!!!!!

I've had Illustrator CS2 for like two months and every time I've tried to figure it out I left defeated. BUT NO MORE! Muahahaha!


Perhaps there is some art on the way?
So school is well underway and I've been super busy; so sorry for being dead and whatnot here... I have been drawing/doodling though and sooner or later (sadly, it'll probably be later) I'll be posting them here. In the meantime, if you care to follow more of my day-to-day fun, feel free to check out starsandconfetti.blogspot.com !
Waaa school's starting soon again, I'm going to miss the sun, the warmth, the beach. But I'm glad to reunite with the BF, the last two months have been long. I fly back up to New York Wednesday, so after that I have no idea when I'll get back to drawing (well I never have an idea of when I'll draw).

So I may be a bit dead art-wise, but I'll still be stalking the pages of DA! See ya when I see ya peeps!
Hokay so I'm close to 4,000 hits.... if you catch it you get a picture from me! It'll probably be a vector/vexel cause that's the easiest for me, but the best thing is that it'll be free for you to use anywhere without need for credit (though I'd always love it still, haha).
So I saw I Love You, Beth Cooper a few hours ago (an early showing in Miami… my sister found out about it in Seventeen magazine) and it was AWESOME!

The movie starts off a bit slow and awkward, and I had my doubts about it at first, but once things start moving you really get pulled into the movie. It's really funny—it had the whole theater roaring with laughter—but it's also a really sweet movie, mainly due to the character Dennis' innocent love of Beth.

I could see this movie be a cool couples/movie date kind of movie... It's not exactly a chic flick, but it's cute and has a love story for the girls and has a surprising amount of violence (bleeding fingers, bloody noses, black eyes… yeah, no joke) and plenty of hilarious sexual scenes for the guys. But it never gets overly sweet or ridiculously violent.

So, in the end, this was a great movie, and I'd really recommend seeing it!
Holy pathetic crap it's been almost a year since I last updated my journal... and I know I've been pretty dead as a whole when it comes to this account. I'm sorry... life's just been a crazy rollercoaster ride for me, being the first year in college and all...

Now that I'm back home I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that I'll get going again with artwork and whatnot... The whole year I've had a massive artblock for the most time and I'll tell you it sucked butt. That plus being so busy with school, new friends and whatnot...

In any case, I don't think I'll really do much journal-wise, so if you really want to see what's going on with my life(haha sure), you're more than welcome to pop on by my blog starsandconfetti.blogspot.com . I just started it, some of my Florida friends wanted me start one and I thought "why not?"

Enjoy your summer, peeps!
First thing's first: I'm not dead. Sorry about not posting or talking or doing anything (and therefore acting very dead) but I've been busy 1) getting ready for college and moving to New York (I live in Florida atm) and 2) being all emo about leaving for college cause I'm going to miss all my friends who are staying in Florida (though two are going to Boston, but that's not much better).

The whole college thing is such a big anticlimactic event since I'm driving this coming Friday to New York and staying at my aunt (who's not really my aunt)'s house until the 29th, which is my college's 'Welcome Weekend' when I actually move into my room. And then class starts September 2nd... I swear, I'll die of anticipation before that!

So I'm very soon going to return to the 'dead' status until I get my laptop (during the Welcome weekend)and after that college starts... sorry peeps!

Other than that, enjoy the rest of your summer guys!
  • Eating: Gotham City Pizza...yum
  • Drinking: want.....coke.....
Sooo.... I usually don't go crazy on journals, but what happened not too long ago today was so sad/funny/embarrassing that I have say it....

So my sister's friend came down from Port St. Lucy for the weekend (they went to school together until her parents couldn't afford the crazy taxes n stuff in Ft. Lauderdale) and I decided that the three of us go out to eat at Las Olas and have fun and whatnot. So we went.

We found this cute little restaurant called Noodles Panini and ordered food when we realized that my sister's friend (who had brought a lot of money for the weekend and was going to pay for most of the meal while my sister payed for the rest) had forgotten her wallet at home and that under the circumstances we wouldn't be able to pay for everything. So my sister's friend canceled her order and when we counted the rest up we decided that we'd have enough money then to pay. And we ate and everything was fine.

Until we got the bill. We were $11 over! I was like "Whut the freakin hell?!" and realized that not only did they automatically charged an 18% gratuity (is it just me or is that a bit high?), but they also charged a $6 'service charge' probably for the canceled order. So I'm like 'Guess I have to use my debit card, I hope I have enough". I call my mom and have her go online to check my balance and I only have $8. Not even with the cash my sister had and $8 could we pay the bill.

At this point my sister's ready to wet herself and I'm thinking along the lines of "Should I leave my sis and her friend (who are both around 13 years old) here while I go back home (which is 30 minutes away) and get money?", "Should I ask my mom to come over and bring money (which she WOULD NOT be happy about)?", "Should I use my card anyway and just pay the damn $30 overage fee?", "Should I call over a friend that lives nearby and borrow the money?" "Should we all just quickly get up and run away?"

In the end my mom had me give the phone to the waitress (who was kinda creeped out) and told her her own card number and everything. Then we were free to go.

But yea. Other than that, it was really fun. And the food was good :nod:.


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In other news, we rented 4 movies yesterday (Superbad, Rush Hour 3, The Simpsons Movie and Paprika).

I haven't seen Superbad yet, Rush Hour 3 was...meh (funny, but not nearly as good as the other 2), The Simpson's Movie was great (I had seen it in the theaters already), and Paprika was AMAZING!!!!!

Paprika is this anime movie (it already won with that) "centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientist to enter and record a subject's dream. After it is stolen, a fearless detective and a brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist'..." (straight from the box. It is totally and absolutely awesome (and a tad bit creepy, which makes it even better). It's a must-see.

Aaaaanyways.... that's all I have to say..... I'll go away now.


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Clubs:
:iconokami-lovers: :iconokamiobsessed: :iconunicorn-club: :iconfloridadeviants: :iconequidaemon:


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Kiriban at 2,000!
  • Watching: Paprika
  • Drinking: want.....coke.....
So Christmas and my birthday have come and gone for another year....and it's been awesome. I got a DS and Pokemon Diamond and I'm ready to kick some butt......after I'm a little better but I can't wait to do Wi-Fi battles with peeps. And me and my bro and sis also got DDR and a dance pad, as well as Guitar Hero 3. So.... addictive....Yay for more things to distract me from homework!

On another note, I got accepted to Stetson University, which I'm really happy about.

And I can't wait for New Year's!

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Clubs:
:iconokami-lovers: :iconokamiobsessed: :iconunicorn-club: :iconfloridadeviants: :iconequidaemon:
  • Eating: Tiramasu
  • Drinking: Milk
*jumps on the bandwagon*

Christmas List!

STEP ONE
Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO
Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.
You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

1. Art of my characters..... I love seeing my charas drawn in other peeps styles
2. Fanart of Azure Kite from .hack, cause he just kicks butt
3. A subscription....*is poor*
4. Monies! (read above reason) <--- haha ignore this one
5. Sleep TT.TT
6. .hack//GU
7. A new computer... this one's like 5 years old
8. Love (jk)
9. Newtype subscription
10. More monies! *is shot*


I recently realized that my birthday's soon... the 22nd... and I'll be 18! Which is kinda cool... except the whole tried as an adult thing....

Gonna see The Golden Compass tomorrow.... hopefully... Is anyone else excited to see it? I totally loved the book so I hope the did it justice....

Oh and Next Kiriban is at 2,000 so be on the lookout!
  • Listening to: We Both Go Down Together / The Decemberists
  • Eating: not Sun Chips :(
  • Drinking: Arizona Iced Tea
should all go burn and die. Along with college applications. Damn them all! * shakes fist*

So other that dodging the writing of college essays, I joined EveryonesSecretSanta and got accepted! Yay!

So to whoever is going to be my secret santa, all I want is a drawing of any of my characters doing whatever fits their personality. All of them can be seen here: wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…

So yes, that's all. I'm hoping to finish all the college stuff this Thanksgiving break.... let's cross our fingers.
  • Listening to: Biggest Fan / Brendon Benson
  • Eating: Sun Chips.... yummy!
  • Drinking: Aqua
100 pics challenge thing..... let's see how long it'll last T.T <--- is a really lazy person

THE LIST:
1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood wingedpaintbrush.deviantart.co…
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Conclusion
  • Listening to: Dynamite / Ima Robot
  • Drinking: Just Coke.... yum!
Yay 1,000 pageviews.....












Okay I'll go away now.









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Teh Clubs!

Clubs:
:iconokami-lovers: :iconokamiobsessed: :iconunicorn-club: :iconfloridadeviants: :iconequidaemon:
  • Listening to: Celebrate the Summer / Cascada
  • Reading: Waifs and Strays / Charles de Lint
  • Drinking: Just Coke.... yum!
One of my friends recently brought it to my attention that the first day of school for upper classmen is next Thursday!!!!!!

Where the hell did the summer go?!

I don't want to go to school!

So if you see a sudden influx of School Time Awesomeness comics, you know why.

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In other news, I got meself a debit card, so now I can buy prints, and a subscription and other internet goodies. Well.... I could can buy prints, and a subscription and other internet goodies, I just first need the monies. :'(

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Projects:

Scan, line, and color 3 School Time Awesomeness comics before school starts.

Scan my end of the trade with :iconhapileaf:

Color my end of the trade with :iconlan-nhi:

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Farewell, summer! I will miss youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
  • Listening to: Celebrate the Summer / Cascada
  • Reading: Waifs and Strays / Charles de Lint
  • Drinking: Just Coke.... yum!
I have to make comics for my school's newspaper too... crap. Well, I have a while for that.

I found a partially inked page of a webcomic I had started a while ago. Perhaps I will finish it up and upload it.... once I finish the requests, of course....


Holy crap I'm so boooring!

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Projects!

:iconhapileaf: - trade
:iconhence-ferula: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
:iconthesuperbandini: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
:iconestrayastar: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
:icondesertfire: - request (Ahhh! I'm getting to it!)
:iconanniepopokios: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/6…
:icondisorganizedchaos: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
:iconsweetplushiecake: - request (Ahhh! I'm getting to it!)
:iconnicxter: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…
:iconowlity: - www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…

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:iconhapileaf: - check her out. Now. Her side of our trade came out soooo awesome! www.deviantart.com/deviation/6…

I'm still working on my part *mumble mumble mumble*

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Clubs:
:iconokami-lovers: :iconokamiobsessed: :iconunicorn-club: :iconfloridadeviants: :iconequidaemon:
  • Listening to: Crystal Ball / Keane
  • Reading: Waifs and Strays / Charles de Lint
  • Drinking: Cherry Coke!
Sooo.... the summer laziness was getting to me (for the three days that I'm off) so I've taken some requests/trades to keep me busy. Why is is that when I have nothing better to do I can't draw but when I have other things I should be doing I'm drawing like crazy! Ahh! Damn procrastination!

On another not I got the RahXephon Movie for my birthday (which is in December, but I love pool parties so I wait until the summer to throw a party). It was so good! I totally loved it. RahXephon is probably my favorite anime ever.

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Projects:

:iconhence-ferula: - request (inking)
:iconthesuperbandini: - trade (sketching)
:iconestrayastar: - request (sketching)
:icondesertfire: - request (inking)
:iconanniepopokios: - request (inking)
:icondisorganizedchaos: - request (inking)
:iconsweetplushiecake: - request (sketching)
:iconnicxter: - request (inking)
:iconowlity: - request (sketching)

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Clubs:
:iconokami-lovers: :iconokamiobsessed: :iconunicorn-club: :iconfloridadeviants: :iconequidaemon:
  • Listening to: Crystal Ball / Keane
  • Reading: Waifs and Strays / Charles de Lint
  • Drinking: Cherry Coke!