In His Shadow

Illustration of Tenel Ka and Darth Caedus

I have to Thank Heather and Nate
for being awesome people (who I will miss seeing at D*C this year) I used one of there photos for a reference for this painting. I hope they like the turnout.

I had so much fun working on this and tried out some new techniques I learned in my digital coloring class this past spring. OMG SO MENY LAYERS! 

Characters belong to GL and his Star Wars Universe
Models: Heather and Nate
Photo Reference
Colored in Photoshop and Corel Painter

My table is now official! I think I goofed up on the order form, because I’m listed as DOSbot Press (the name I plan to print the Pertho comics under). But still! I’m there! On the map! Listed Next to some very cool cosplayers who like robots according to their website! (Note to self: must show them Pertho)

BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. EXCUSE WHILE I STARE LIKE A STEPPED ON FROG. THANK YOU. O_O

I promise I will be less gobsmacked in person but right now I’m going to go work on Blackout and enjoy the feeling of table stewardship. Come by the con and see me and many other fine artists! :D

In the spirit of the holidays, here's some Etsy spam.

Since I have no money to buy presents for the loved ones in my life and help support Etsy artists/shops I love this year, I’m just going to pimp a few in the hopes that someone else will decide to pick up my shopping slack.

Whitaker Knits, where you can purchase lovely gifts such as a Jayne Cobb hat or a these awesome fingerless mittens. These lace scarves are pretty cool, too. I know the seller IRL and she’s very meticulous about her knitting, so her products are always top-notch. I’ve got a couple of scarves and a few pairs of wrist-warmers from her.

Chuck Hodi, who sells great macabre prints. I had one of his alien zombie prints on display on my mantelpiece for awhile and it was definitely a conversation starter. I love the colors and feel of these pieces. Would clean out the shop if I had the cash. I mean seriously, look at this.

Mercury Glass sells ridiculously adorable things as well as really artistic things. That’s as specific as I’m going to be right now because I need to wrap this up and go make Christmas cookies.

Last but not least, consider Zhobot for all of your nerdly needs: from Adventure Time peg people to cute and inexpensive jewelry to pin sets based on obscure Star Wars characters.

Apologies for the pimptastic spambot nature of this post, but these are shops I would definitely recommend if you’re looking to send your loved ones belated holiday gifts.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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Here’s a mess of Dance Central cosplay photos (both costume and closet cosplay) from all the DC stuff we’ve done. These were photos we’ve never posted anywhere yet - there’s also another set of 8 random DC photos we’ve never posted (those are all horizontal XD) we’ll post in the near future. This isn’t even touching all the DERP HURRR stupid face photos we’ve taken in these costumes, which could be a post in itself.

We figured we’d post these since we have so damn many we never did anything with and since we’re getting motivated to start work on our Glitterati crew outfits (or continue work, should I say… we have a tiny bit done, heheh.)

Besides getting motivated, we’re also super pumped for Dance Central 3 omggggggg. :3

(Many thanks to Natalie and Erin for getting some of these photos! <3)

This is the fifth photo from our Centuria Challenge project. We’re playing through 100 video games and taking a photo inspired by each one! Here’s the photo and description for the fifth game, which was Myst

Here’s your ridiculous photo for this game! It’s actually two photos put together (obviously lol) and then dropped into photo editing for five minutes to change colors and add static BUT–

Achenar and Sirrus! Us with eyeliner-drawn facial hair! We had the idea for this photo well before we started the game and we had a giant piece of cardboard around the house that we kept just for this purpose. We knew we wanted them in their prison books being all whiny at you for the blue/red pages. If you haven’t played the game, you talk to these brothers through panels in books they’re trapped in. This is us as eyeliner-facial-hair versions of them, in our big cardboard books.

Nate had lots of fun looking like a total crazypants and I just had to look mean. So that was cool.

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Heather started these a good while back and was planning to do everyone in their crew outfits (plus, the three characters who didn’t appear in the second game in their main outfits from DC1) but now that DC3 is out and they’re all back, looks like she’ll be adding one more peg for Dr. Tan!

Lu$h had been finished for awhile. Riptide was recently finished (you can see in the second photo a second and tiny version of Riptide, which was a commission for someone) and next up will be Flash4ward!

Of course, she’s trying to finish way too many pegs & other crafts for the table at MAGFest… so after that this whole set will continue to be painted!

Livestream?

We’ve been discussing doing a Livestream at BASEMENTCON (lol which is really just us and a couple friends getting together to work on costumes and derp around) for the people who aren’t close enough to attend BASEMENTCON… but the question that surfaced from this was…

Should Zhobot continue having livestreams after BASEMENTCON? Would anyone want to watch us work on stuff or ask us stuff IN MEGA REAL TIME or do whatever/anything/etc.?

INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED so we can know if we will use this thing for more than BASEMENTCON or not. XD

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PEG POSSE. WOO!

Alright! So zhobot.net is where Nate (Draetheus) and I ramble about video game things, costume things, craft things - all kinds of stuff. One of the things on zhobot.net is the Peg Posse! These are small handpainted wooden pegs, most of which can be turned into cell phone charms, keychains, necklaces and things of the sort.

All kinds of characters have been painted so far and I’m planning on a bunch more (I have a growing list!) - but a free one will be given away hopefully very soon! With one more like on zhobot.net’s Facebook page there will be a Peg giveaway/drawing for anyone who’d like to possibly have one made and shipped to them for free! It will be of whatever character from whatever fandom the winner chooses. :D

Besides the giveaway/drawing, if you have any character you like to see painted or would like to get made for yourself or someone you know as a gift let me know! Small cell phone charms (depending on the level of detail) can be as low as $5.

Above, you can see Professor Layton & Luke Triton (Professor Layton series), a Hunter (Left 4 Dead), Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Oblio (Dance Central), angry!Shepard (Mass Effect), L (Death Note), Axel (Kingdom Hearts series) and Equius (Homestuck) - these are only a small portion of the Peg Posse out there!

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME RAMBLE ABOUT LE POSSE OF PEGS. Back to your regularly scheduled dashboard. :D

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We’ve started a new monthly feature on Zhobot - it’s called Equipped Inventory! Each month we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game)! The catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store. The first feature is an outfit by Heather and it is inspired by the always iconic character Mario. (Her favorite is actually Luigi but don’t tell Mario that, okay?)

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos, details on the outfit and more details on this feature!

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August’s Equipped Inventory fits with our Saints Row IV Month set of posts!

EI is a monthly feature at Zhobot where we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game) - the catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store (the rest are things we already own).

This month is Heather’s Kinzie Kensington outfit!

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos and details on the outfit!

Keep an eye out for our next post coming later this week - a tutorial on how to put together your own United Saints of America flag!

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The second post of Equipped Inventory, our monthly feature at Zhobot, is online - Each month we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game)! The catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store. This is Nate’s first round of EI and it features an outfit inspired by Wheatley from Portal 2!

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos and details on the outfit!

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Did you miss our third installment of Equipped Inventory? It’s a monthly feature at Zhobot where we’ll post an outfit inspired by a character (usually from a video game)! The catch is that the outfit mostly consists of items we have purchased from the thrift store (the rest are things we already own). June’s outfit was Sindel from Mortal Kombat!

Head on over to the post at Zhobot for more photos and details on the outfit!

The upcoming Equipped Inventory for this month is completely on the ridiculous side - but we couldn’t pass up the shirt when we saw it at the thrift store. Keep an eye out for the post!

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A couple of shots of our Keroro & Tamama costumes from Otakon! Since I was in a wheelchair for the weekend we couldn’t get a lot of the shots we wanted originally (stuff outside - climbing on ledges and pretending we wanted to take over, Tamama trying to get Sarge to give him a piggyback ride - all kinds of ridiculousness), but we’re planning to bring these to another con (a winter one, cause of LAYERS XD) when my foot is better.

I will also probably get a new wig. This was an old dark blue wig I cut the night before con and I am NO GOOD with wigs, hehe. But these were fun besides all that junk. And it was nice of Keroro to push Tamama around in a wheelchair all day. He was probably promised Gundams or something. :|

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