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I told ya’ll I was gonna do it.

…and by it I mean draw her in that dior dress from that gif I shared a while back…

…I was right, it freaking works.

annnd she looks really good in navy blue, I think I’ve found her color (other than the team colors, which are shared with all the other team members)

Done….kinda sorta in the same style as Blake’s fashion-y pic …I dunno they both tried the modeling thing post series? LOL maybe that’s also why she looks a little older here, but it’s also probably mostly an illusion between the heavier makeup/her eyes looking narrower and smaller because they’re not fully open (weird pose coaches, what can you do? 8/)  have a feeling poor Esie wouldn’t hold up well, too short/not the ‘right’ figure…but yessss I like this one her :3

And holy crap noticed anew how much heels lengthen legs. she may still be looking a little too tall here, but the illustrated effect of those shoes does a lot, I cover her toes and suddenly she looks about right XD

…also yes that is probably more leg than she would generally choose to show on her own. lol o__o post this on the rp blog > see how awkward it might make the other teammates/etc. feel…or how much it would delight Burton for the gift of extra teasing ammo…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA XD

I told you I would do it! lol

…so yeah…she got the white marlin tail “but that tail isn’t white it’s -” I know, I am referring to the white marlin species, which, no, is not white…other than the underbelly…actually it looks a lot like other marlins, just smaller/a little less bulky.

she needed something equivalent to the cheetah speediness, annnnd that would be a marlin (nope, not a mako shark like you’ve heard, marlins, sailfish, wahoo, etc. I believe sailfish is the fastest, but I couldn’t get that design to work, so next down was marlin) so…probably a mer-person type that could really be nasty if it wants to be…however she probably hasn’t fully realized that yet.

and omg, so much trouble with that bra lol…honestly the okay-with-non-vulgar-nudity part of me just wanted to screw the whole thing but I can’t do that…for several reasons 8/…a few of which include the fact that she’s technically underage, and I don’t want to scare the sh** out of my followers lol…so I had to give her something.

You don’t need to prove anything.

Guess I needed make myself feel better?…actually more like just make the feels worse…but in a good way? idk you can burn me now if you wish.

happened randomly last night, it’s funny how much they care about eachother and yet suck at…words. Or more legit/specific terms, putting their feelings into words I guess. There’s a lot of fear and baggage on both sides I think and at least in my mind Blake seems the sort that might feel the need to ‘prove’ things, to himself and to others, though it would obviously be hard to get him to admit it. And that’s maybe ended up part of why he’s got some of the issues headcanoned for him so far pre- and then after he‘s struggling around on his own, again post-series.

Obviously some of the things those things drive him to do scare the sh** out of Esie who‘s main struggle is wanting him to be who he is, but also wanting him as safe as he can be given his circumstances, and has baggage of her own from things she’s seen and heard go down over her own pretty screwed up lifetime. And just I dunno this happened…remember the thing about ‘hugging it out’?…yeah basically.

not supposed to be a legit illustration of any particular happening, just something that could happen at some point in time. don’t shoot me…well okay you’re probs going to shoot me anyway, but don’t shoot me for that.

Racing shadows in the moonlight
Through the desert on a hot night
And for a second there we’d won
Yeah, we were innocent and young

Yep. bit the bullet and posted it.

I feel honestly kind of horrible, since I’d said I wouldn’t, but it’s been a long time…yeah. The problem with art for me is that it ages, as in as time goes on, it looks worse and worse, until - unless I get really used to seeing it regularly or have the finality of “It’s already out there” - I just want to hide it away forever or even delete/dispose of it.

And having spent so many hours on this when I made it, I felt it would be a horrible shame if I’d done all that work only to never actually be able to enjoy the work, with it just sitting stagnant in my files until my aversion to my own old artwork sets in. 8/

So alas, here it is, what was my offering for the 2nd Anthology project.

…I still suck at backgrounds…Hopefully you may all get past that. Concept was simple, but feels-filled…and maybe not the most original, but whatever, moving on… A scene was conceived where by chance, after training exercises, etc. they end up delayed out in the desert for a little while and for a short bit of time, essentially, are/feel like “normal” kids, just “hanging out” essentially, which I imagined was something they honestly probably didn’t have much opportunity to be (and in some cases couldn’t be, upbringings etc. growing them up and past that too quickly, etc.) not plotting, spying, casing any targets, etc. just catching a harmless meteor shower.

…lol I remember being so on the fence about having Esie in there, because OC-stigma, but then I realized that she was essential, in the exact position she has in this picture, to get this to come across how I wanted. Obviously, there are two characters in this picture that people like to ship…I didn’t want this to be ‘romantic’, not in the least, literally just kids chillin and looking at the stars together, so Esie being in there and in the middle ended up working perfectly…it sounds laughable, but it really did.

And yes the initial inspiration for this sprung out of that small group of lyrics from “Miss Atomic Bomb” by the killers - nothing else from that song however, the rest is a sort of love-lost ballad and so doesn’t fit this, but it just…yeah after I decided I wanted to enter something, I started combing the playlist (common source of inspiration fuel) and I had just gotten this song and…yeah…feelsssss…I didn’t expect them with that song, but feeeeelssss 8[

(I do seriously recommend that song though…I just. I dunno. give it a try. also it has an interesting music video, a bit depressing, but interesting, one of those ones that plays almost more like a short film x )

((crap looks like no “high-res” link, sorry. guess they’re messing with things they shouldn’t…No tumblr! don’t do the ugly facebook thing! D8 lol))

Here, have some new art for the Esie blog, and yes art has been changed on the blog already. Just the sidebar and character info art. 

as stated, these came off those graphite sketches I churned out the other night.

Oh God…Send help… by ~SkyGateCreations

BLAKE IS A HORSE. YOUR ARGUEMENT IT INVALID…this is what happens when you finish cheetah!Esie, get bored on skype, and your friend throws out the suggestion to animal-fy the rest of the main savage hammer peeps.

If you want specifics, he is kinda sorta an arabian colt (yes colt, not a “mighty stallion” yet XD, I go with him being 17 in-series, which puts him at about 3 as a horse, and boy horsies aren’t stallions until 4…so he’s almost there…but not quite lol)

Esie there for comic effect and size comparison (oddly enough she was almost a horse…and she was drawn as one - if curious, check my art page here - But it was separate from this little “series” and cheetah definitely fit better in the end)…he’s not very big for a horse, arabs aren’t a large breed, he’s probably somewhere around 15 hands high, but not over that (about 60 inches at the shoulder)

if curious about the others, burton and Luke are birds of different types…and Sandra is either a leopard or a lioness…I’m leaning towards lioness. More boss-lady-like somehow…and they’re already “blonde” XD …she’d sure as heck be able to control the others as a lioness.

…and if you wonder why he’s a horse and an arab specifically, his hair was an important feature to consider, in the end only horses or lions really fit the bill…and lions didn’t seem right, a bit too chunky I guess, so horse it was. He’s an Arabian because Arabs appear to be predisposed to this liver-chestnut/washy reddish mane and tail combination that made his hair color somewhat plausible.

Kay, time to put this down before I sink even more time into it and make it worse on myself when it inevitably ages badly and I regret the loss of that many hours of my life lol.

…Also I hope I haven ruined anyone’s image of older/actually-a-legit-adult!Blake.

…I warned you all it might be shocking when we’re used to seeing him as an older teen AND in a decidedly more cartoonish style. Hence the last-kick-of-puberty-hit-like-a-freight-train appearance here.

As far as exact ages, I don’t really have any? Up for interpretation? :/

And yes. yes this was the reason for my mentioning googling ‘subtle facial hair’, that is not just weird hatching-shadowing on those areas of his face. I don’t know why I made this decision or saw him like that, it just happened and worked in my head. nothing ever too heavy…or even a lot of shaping going on (just a more realistic shadow/pattern would look weird and downright shabby in this style)…just something he’s just sort of let happen I guess. Never saw him ever really 'smoothing out’ completely, always would be a little rebel-ish, he might 'mature’ a little more with general life experience but the rough edge would always be there…so I dunno, the look worked in my head.

…which is funny because he’s such stark contrast to Esie in that sense (though anyone who knows them knows that they’re not so different as appearances might imply), really an 'odd couple’ situation externally. I mean those not knowing their history probably really would be puzzled as to why those two particular individuals end up around each other so much and what the Hell they get out of eachother’s company.

Speaking of Esie it’s occurred to me that she’s that sort that doesn’t freaking age. Or at least no matter what age she is her identity will never be in question. They may not be the prettiest, but there’s no mistaking those big spooky eyes. XD (that said yes. I do struggle with aging girls. fewer angles etc. to work with. to me she still does look older, but I’m her freaking creator and I can pick up on every 'difference’ and all that….whatever. I tried.) 

fyi do not get used to this style. you may never see it again. I can never predict when the random 'look I’m actually trying to act like I had that year and a half of professional art education.’ urges will surface….also I’m so lazy. this was fun while it lasted. but I’m tired now. lol

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So legit feral stallion horse!Blake is finally done…so here ya go?

bare-ish lines included because again Blake is absurdly hard to color as a horse and I feel the color kind of took away from it - and from his pissy ears and expression. 

and yes the white things are scars, they don’t always display as white in reality but they can, and there was no other way to really make them visible on his color. Curved lines because horsey bite marks.

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You know it’s serious when RP gets to a point where you actually need to make a floor plan for your character’s apartment. 

obviously main need was to provide the plan for Esie’s flat, but then I figured a basic idea of the rest of the complex could be useful too. obviously, I am not an architect and I didn’t pretend to be (which is why proportions may or may not be a bit off, it’s just to get the idea across), lived in a house, just had to go on what I know/have seen around here…though it…IS supposed to be a pretty old, over-the-hill little place, bars on the windows, may-or-may not be safe metal staircases, rusting rigid awning over the upper walkway, complete with faded, peeling white/turquoise stripe or some other really out-dated paint scheme,probably surrounded by taller buildings thus amounting to minimum sunlight contact year-round, the works. But hopefully this is, indeed, helpful.

yeah…I dunno…random different style lol…was fun though.

and yes, in case you missed it a while back/don’t follow, the poncho is a thing. More of a “just in case” sort of thing, though…in case for some reason she should get stuck out in a place where she’d need to be in a sun a bit…because looking at her complexion, she’d burn like MAD…seriously…ouch.

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I made a post with links to all these, but finally decided to make an image post to put in my art tag.

these are all the entries that I did for the Precious Metal paint scheme design contest held by the Precious Metal team back in January. They were all created and completed within a month, and to be honest I still don’t know how managed that o__O. all I can say is that’s the power of motivation I guess, at the time, I felt that winning the contest was my only shot at getting to see the races in person.

In the end, I wouldn’t make that goal, but would come as close as I could without doing so, placing 2nd, and made enough of an impression to be picked up to design a new decal for the team - that project is still in the works, moving along, but as the races are looming, there is a chance it won’t be done in time for this year’s running, but we will see.

oh…and there was a happy ending for my hopes of attending the races this year too, My brother eventually got the funds together and bought our way there shortly after the end of the contest. :)

**Note that these are displayed on my art page in regards to the scheme designs and concepts themselves. The lineart template was supplied for all contestants for the competition, and is the work of Taichiro Yamashita

so…I colored them.

because reasons. eeeeeh they could be better but it was fun and it got me art-ing. I need to get on that now that I’m off for summer.

WHY IS THERE NO CLOTHING ON HER SHOULDERS SKY??? D8 - Because I honestly couldn’t decide what outfit to put on her :/…I dunno she seems to do well with the off-shoulder stuff a lot…I’ve actually even hinted at a top like that on her before…so entirely possibly she’s wearing something like that. otherwise, idk use your imagination ON THE CLOTHES YOU SICKOS lol

What the Hell are you looking at?

Scrawny, roughed-up, angry child-scrap-worker Blake complete with Seabiscuit-inspired descriptive quote.

which in turn has inspired visions of about how his and Sandra’s first path-crossing might have gone down. Probably can’t call it ‘meeting’ because they maybe didn’t talk, but maybe she stared at him a little too long and got the ‘wanna fight about it?’ scowl/glare. 

Special sidenote - this was sketched on paper...o___o …I know right?

BEHOLD - The finished product! - and it IS a product, prints of this image are now available through deviantART’s Print Program, see the page where you can view the available products and place and order here

My tribute to the Bugatti 100p project.

The undertaking to reproduce one of the most elegant and, for it’s time, advanced aircraft designs is high on my list of most anticipated projects currently running in aviation.

I like Art Deco, I like airplanes, the Bugatti 100p is both, and it’s got quite an incredible story to boot, sort of the stuff of urban legend and modern fairytales, “hidden/endangered treasure” and that sort of thing (learn more from the video on its kickstarter page - fyi, the funding is ended on that kickstarter page, as you can see, it was wildly successful, the response was incredible, and they made and exceeded their goal in FAR less than their 1 month time limit)

Good luck and Godspeed to the incredible, international team working to get this magnificent treasure of aviation into the the air.

(can be viewed better at it’s deviantART page :/ - http://skygatecreations.deviantart.com/art/measuring-up-335217847)

LOL kay so I worked on this way too long to have it come out this crappy, but oh well…it stopped being fun to work on it, so for me that means it’s time to finish and move on…anyways…yeah…

basic things -

Irvine (representing the basic saix pilot type)

- Impressive stature

- Strong

- Confident

- Overall high “cool” factor

Estelle (OC Saix pilot)

- Okay, she’s short, but…

- …Well she’s…

- …um…

- …well, damn…8/

So yeah…she’s basically anything but the things that most of the previous existing lightning saix pilots are.

Though yeah, obviously she’s not completely useless, otherwise why would she be a working pilot at all, right? :/ she’s pretty damn good at piloting…or at least at piloting/working with her particular Lightning Saix. In a zoid she’s not familiar with, she’d probably be so-so, put her and Sheba together and they can pull off some crazy stuff.

anyways, in the end Irvine came out looking less like he’s looking at her specifically than he did in the final sketch, though I decided the matter of whether this is to be taken as just two images in comparison or as if the characters are actually present with eachother is up to the viewer.

He’s still looking in her direction, so he could still be sizing up this strange new saix pilot to some degree (not much sizing up to do outside a cockpit XD) or he could just be looking in that general direction, and Esie could be looking nervous and worried simply because she’s under scrutiny and aware of her apparent short-comings, or she could be like that because of those reasons and because she’s being her skittish self as she usually is around strange males in general.