favourite piece from my favourite artist


We are at the fourth year anniversary of this blog and once again I will be celebrating by reblogging my favourite pieces from the past year. It’s been a busy year! I returned to university and have been scrambling a bit to get my posts scheduled on time - hopefully not too many of you noticed the days when I put things out late.

Also: appreciation for the wonderful artists whose unique skills give us such a range of mermaids. I hope you have followed links and explored their other work too!

Also also: thank YOU for giving this blog your time - I appreciate you <3

(by Paulene Phouybanhdyt)

was-dft  asked:

7, 8, 9 pleaseee! :D

7. Show us at least one picture you drew or sketched recently that you did not put on a public site.

Oh gosh… I don’t think I have too much to show. I almost put everything up because I have a deep seated craving for attention and very little time so what I do do gets thrown up regardless of anything ha :’D

I’m not sure if I showed this one… and it’s from last year I think. I was playing around with a new sketch book to test out how it handled inks. I’m thinking of using it for Inktober this year.

8. What is your favourite piece that you have done?
9. What is your least favourite piece that you have done?

I’m going to answer these together because generally speaking my favourite piece is something I have recently done and my least favourite is anything I did in the past. The longer ago it was, the more likely I am to dislike it. I can’t even look at some of my old work. So that generally means the pieces I like are constantly changing, provided I keep making things. I am able to pick favourite and least favourite from particular sets, like my favourite from Inktober last year was Day 18 and my least favourite was Day 2, but overall I just like what I’ve done and don’t like what I did before hahaha

June Art Challenge


  1. A Character From Your Favourite Cartoon/Show
  2. A Favourite Hairstyle
  3. A Favourite Mytholgy/Folklore Tale
  4. A Favourite Lyric (In typography or as an illustration!)
  5. A fave thing of the 90′s
  6. Favourite Planet
  7. A Movie Poster for your Favourite Movie
  8. Your Favourite Outfit
  9. Favourite Season
  10. Childhood Movie/Show
  11. Favourite Animal/s
  12. Something from the 80′s
  13. Favourite Character Design
  14. Favourite Meme
  15. Favourite Doctor/British Thing (Doctor as in The Doctor)
  16. Disney/Pixar Movie
  17. Redraw of Your Favourite Screencap
  18. Favourite Hairstyle
  19. Fave thing from the Early 2000′s 
  20. Favourite Superhero
  21. Comic/Webcomic
  22. A piece using only your favourite colour
  23. Favourite landscape/scenery
  24. Favourite Anime
  25. Type of Lighting (use in a piece)
  26. A Collaboration (Collaborate to create a piece of your fave with another artist)
  27. Favourite OC design by another artist
  28. Favourite Book
  29. Favourite Food
  30. Ultimate Fave

It’s a little early but I was excited to share my challenge :)

anonymous asked:

do you have a favorite piece of artwork? (yours or someone else's)

Ok I have a couple! I have two favourite paintings and a favourite illustration.

This is from a book called ‘East O’ The Sun, West O’ The Moon’, that was illustrated by P.J. Lynch who is an Irish artist! I just think the lighting is stunning, and I’ve had this book since I was very young

‘Danae’ by Gustav Klimt. Klimt is my favourite artist right now, his work is beautiful, soft and romantic and I love it!

‘Meeting on the Turret Stairs’, by Frederick William Burton, who is also an Irish artist. (Éire abú!) I’m honestly a sucker for medieval romance paintings and that’s it….

And my favourite drawing I’ve ever done is probably the one I did of Fire and Brigan, from the Graceling trilogy.. I don’t know why I like it so much because I’ve improved so much since doing it, like, it’s almost a year old at this point. I just think it was one of the first times I really got the emotion right for the drawing so it’s almost sentimental to me. The full drawing is here

Thanks for your question!

FN - 2187

Another little “Star Wars” piece. This time based on our favourite traitor FN-2187. This was one of my favourite scenes from “The Force Awakens” so I’m surprised it took me really this long to finally get around to doing a design based on it.

I don’t really have much to say about this piece other than the fact that I REALLY enjoyed putting this one together. I’m quite proud of the results.

anonymous asked:

What are some of your favourite pieces of classical music or what would you recommend to your followers?

I’ll give you one favourite work from each of my favourite classical artists. Absolute necessities are in bold. 

Chopin’s Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op 55

Prokofiev’s Symphonic Suite, Op. 60: 2. “Romance” 

Tchaikovsky’s Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6  

Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14, in C-Sharp Minor, Op 27, No. 2: “Moonlight”: I. Adagio Sostenuto  

Dvořák’s Serenade For Strings in E, Op. 22: 2. Tempo di Valse

Grieg’s Incidental Music, Op. 23: Åse’s Death

Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV 40: I. Largo 

Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8: I. Allegro Moderato

Brahm’s Intermezzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op 117: Andante Non Troppo E Con Molta Espressione

Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”: II. Andante Con Motto

Here’s my “musique” tag as well - which has many other classical pieces if this list doesn’t manage to satiate you. 


I’ve always loved old video game art, so I’ve decided to take some of my favourite examples over the next little while and make 3d versions of them! This piece is from the instruction booklet of A link to the past, depicting the tower of hera, one of my favourite dungeons. I’ve used my OC Chu as a stand in for link here, as I was too lazy to actual make a new model for him. The whole piece was made using blender. The animated version can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KY_ceJ6gCo&feature=youtu.be

Cause’s Questions Meme

Spill the beans, folks. Ok, thanks to previous memes we know each other’s fave drink and fave number, but the really important questions have not yet been asked. Here’s a new questionnaire to get to know you guys even better :)

I was tagged by causeimdifferent…so I’d better start this ball rolling!

1. Your most remarkable nickname?

…umm…Cause calls me Lizzers; not really remarkable though, is it? My Dad and my Auntie call me Snooks?

2. Odd jobs you have done during your school/college/uni days?

I didn’t really do odd jobs except one during my gap year where I did a temp job alphabetising old insurance files (fun!). Then I did ‘work experience’ (just what they called it - I got paid) for a couple of weeks in a corporate legal department before doing vacation clerkships with various legal firms and a volunteer internship with a legal not-for-profit.

3. Farthest you have travelled from home?

If we’re talking purely distance, I think maybe Inverness in Scotland. I think that’d be further from Melbourne distance-wise than anywhere I’ve been in the US.

4. Places you’ve visited that left an impression?

Scotland – loved it soooo much. So beautiful, so much history and so much landscape reminded me of places in Australia. And Edinburgh is a really cool city.

New York City: love NYC – and they say you either love it or hate it. It’s just always buzzing and there is so much happening – again it makes me think of Melbourne in the city: just much bigger (NYC’s population is about twice Melbourne’s)!

China – in particular the Summer Palace – so so beautiful and tranquil – the Great Wall was just wow – and the humongous sign counting down the hours minutes and seconds til Hong Kong went back to China (I was there in 1996) in Tiananmen Square was absolutely freaky.

5. Next traveling destination?

Boring – don’t currently have one apart from my trips down to Phillip Island. But I would love to go to Tuscany.

6. Movie you’ve watched more often than any other movie?

Gosh, I’m not sure – I watched The Sound of Music again and again when I was little. I’ve watched The Fifth Element a lot. Also Notting Hill, the original Star Wars trilogy, Ever After, True Lies.

7. Instrument you play?

Nothing now. I played French Horn in high school.

8. Your favorite (actively practised) sports?

I don’t actively practice any sports at the moment. I played basketball when I was a kid. And I was a water baby, but I didn’t doing any kind of competitive swimming. I like Aussie Rules football and cricket.

9. Three (conventionally edible) things you’d never eat?

I don’t know if I’d say never eat since I’m not allergic to anything and I have eaten a lot of what people often identify as ‘icky’ (like brains). Ooohh…but I’m hopeless with hot/spicy food, so I’d never eat a whole chili (I can manage something mildly spiced with chili). Otherwise, two things I really don’t like are cucumber and tuna (pretty sure I disliked it already, but tuna automatically makes me think oh horrid sandwiches in hospitals).

10. Add a picture of some fine art that you connect with:

Monet is my favourite artist, but this painting by Renoir – Luncheon of the Boating Party – is my favourite piece of art:

11. Book (or fic) recommendation?

Book: Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave.

Fic: for Drarry people: Turn by Sara’s Girl.

12. Who are you tagging?

I’m trying to tag people I haven’t already seen tagged, but I’ve only seen one post aside from Cause’s original, so sorry if I’ve double-tagged someone!

causeimdifferent, abbys-jam-juggler, alittlewhos-this, are-are-kay, dreamhusband-thewarlock, the-girl-with-the-mousey-hair, absolutely-fatal, elenwe-of-the-vanyar, eatingmoonflowers, hannahthepariah

13. Optional: add a question that you feel is missing: What book are you currently reading or if you are not reading anything, what was the last fanfiction you read?

Robert Galbraith’s A Cuckoo’s Calling