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Well. I think I'm going to TFCon...? Wow, I sure decided that late.
Also, I am moving across the country as soon as I put some affairs in order.

So...due to Busy Times, I haven't really posted any new artwork in a while. (And while I'm in Canada, it probably won't be either.) And I had been on such a roll, too. XP

Um, but more is coming.
And soon.
I think...in particular...my life requires that I draw the DJD....
Now that I am back on this site, I'm going to attempt to upload something every day. For the most part, I'm really only interested in sharing silly fandom-related art at this point as opposed to original stuff (not including my photography, which I'll sneak a couple in here and there.) So, this is probably gonna end up being about half robots and half....uh, characters from every other show/game I'm into...even though most of those fandoms are ancient or obscure by now. Cuz I'm completely non-topical like that.

Please note that all my pending costuming projects are currently on hiatus. I'm just doing 2D art for now.
Is making a pact to return to dA, after years and years of MIA.

Now to decide if I ought to change my name before I start posting new stuff...?
Whew, it's hard keeping up with multiple accounts. Thanks for visiting and all the favs even though I haven't been around myself. ^_^; I think I've got a system going now, and there are lot of projects coming up (finally) so I'm re-opening this gallery...


Also, please check out my tribute spotlight for :iconelemental-sight: Elemental-Sight here = news.deviantart.com/article/66…


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:star: Elsewhere I post stuff :star:

:bulletred: Fanart collabs, cosplay & commentary
with saeru at :icon8-13: 8-13

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:bulletred: my flickr photosstream = flickr.com/photos/ensui/collec…
:bulletred: my cosplay.com profile = www.cosplay.com/member/1187/


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For the past year, I've had the opportunity to work with and assist Amanda (know here on dA as Elemental-Sight) with her photo-shoots at various anime conventions and other field trips in the US and Canada, and over this time I've been excited to see how the scope of her portfolio continues to grow. Besides merely wielding a giant camera, she takes the time to research how to best use that equipment and combines technical knowledge with an increasing awareness of artistic composition.

Her willingness to go out of her way for the perfect shot - whether it's getting locked in emergency stairwells, scaling giant mounds of construction debris, teetering over the edge of waterfalls and contorting into bizarre positions - delivers truly unique perspectives that are not often seen in portraiture of any category, much less of a cosplay theme. Additionally she experiments with her two off-camera strobes (toted by a growing team of eager groupies) with some amazing results - effects that could not be achieved with a single camera-mounted flash - everything from simulating natural light in the darkness to adding striking emotive elements to completely change the mood of the scene.

Additionally, she truly believes that every cosplayer deserves a chance for a good photo. Going above and beyond merely documenting a costume, Amanda has worked to also capture the essence of the character portrayed, and this is what elevates her work from simple reporting to actual story-telling. Cosplaying isn't just about constructing a garment; it's a personal dialogue, a collaboration between the costumer and the photographer, and with her work, this couldn't be more apparent. Please join me in thanking Amanda for respecting all costumers and for treating cosplay photography as a legitimate art-form.

Ragnarok Online by Elemental-Sight Epic Chest Thrust by Elemental-Sight Interlude by Elemental-Sight
From Here to Infinity by Elemental-Sight Underworld's Queen by Elemental-Sight First We Take Manhattan: by Elemental-Sight
Weapon by Elemental-Sight What's This? by Elemental-Sight Near by Elemental-Sight
Downtime by Elemental-Sight Vortex by Elemental-Sight The memory binds me. by Elemental-Sight
Choices by Elemental-Sight RE4: Hunted by Elemental-Sight When the World Ends by Elemental-Sight
Haunted Fairground 4 by Elemental-Sight A broken contract... by Elemental-Sight Lady Killer by Elemental-Sight
Somebody isn't pleased... by Elemental-Sight Killer Smile by Elemental-Sight Main Character by Elemental-Sight
Angel by Elemental-Sight The Joker by Elemental-Sight White Demon 1 by Elemental-Sight
Chemicals Between Us by Elemental-Sight Dimensional Travelers by Elemental-Sight UST much? by Elemental-Sight


( These photos represent only a small selection of the work she has submitted to deviantArt. Be sure to check out more at Cosplay.com's Photoshoot listing = www.cosplay.com/shoots/m5301/ and also on her personal website = www.elemental-photography.net/… )
It has been too long that I've neglected this account, thus a new journal finally.

Currently =
:pointr: Weeding through current devs for consistency.
:pointr: Updating to newer versions where available.
:pointr: Uploading older fanarts of merit.
:pointr: Adding some new original items soon...


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:star: Elsewhere I post stuff :star:

:bulletred: Fanart collabs, cosplay & far-too-esoteric KH commentary
with :iconsaeru: saeru at :icon8-13: 8-13

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:bulletred: my flickr photosstream = www.flickr.com/photos/ensui/se…
:bulletred: my cosplay.com gallery = www.cosplay.com/costumes/m1187…


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:star: Back from = Anime Boston & Ad Astra :star:

:bulletred: As always for the photos & awesomeness, thanks to
:iconelemental-sight: Elemental-Sight

:bulletred: For many amusments, also thanks to
:iconfevereon: fevereon, :iconlady-dragonish: lady-dragonish, & :iconstillvisions: stillvisions


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:star: Next convention = Anime Central :star:

:bulletred: Artist Alley w/ :iconhibbary: hibbary & :iconrogueymu: rogueymu
:bulletred: Also = chaperoning Masq-ball & competing in Cosplay Masquerade & ?...

:bulletred: For the full list of other convention plans, please see orgxiii.org

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  • Listening to: The13th Anthology
Yo.
I don't sleep enough.
I tend to lose consciousness with a Playstation controller in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other.
I make costumes - some original, some as tributes - masks, headdresses, swords, armor, painted living sculptures...and then run around the continent taking photos in strange places with other likewise strange people.


Yume Kazaguruma YURAsama 1 by sniperdusk All Night's Dreaming 3 by sniperdusk Darcia - special edit 1 by sniperdusk


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"You don't need qualifications to make a difference. Let expectations bring happiness, not burdens."


Now I'm wondering if I'm on the same road with a new destination, or a different path towards the original goal...?







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Member of
:iconpsycholecemu: :iconsiegfried-schtauffen:

dA does seem again to be moreorless safe, but I wish to further reassess how I'm using it and how are people are viewing it before unlocking my entire gallery. So just a few devs visable for now. All my cosplay pics are still always in my gallery  on cosplay.com.

A moment of silence

Fri Aug 12, 2005, 10:31 PM
My gallery is hiding.
For one week.
...& hopefully to return.


If you were stopping by for cosplay pics, well cosplay.com is always open, so please check my more extensive gallery there. If you stopped by for my photography or paintings...well, one week isn't too long.
...Provided this situation shows signs of -acknowledgement- that is. We don't expect answers in a week, but we do expect a polite nod that our concerns are being taken into -serious- consideration.

And if I see I cannot return in one week, I thank you all very much for your comments here.
You guys know where to find me in the future. ^_-

~ Yui



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"I have removed ALL of my art from view.

To press the Administration to Restore TRUST to deviantART, for the benefit of the Community.

Specifics steps would include:

1. Internal investigation of Management practices and financials.

2. Assertion of Administration as representatives of Artists in oversight of Management.

3. Correction of the Submission Agreement to represent Artists' rights fairly.

4. Clarification of the Founders roles in all site history and staff pages.

5. Expedition of all legal matters to be resolved between Management and the Founders.

6. Institutional intolerance for propaganda and corporate "spin."

With these actions, TRUST will be restored to deviantART.

There is no excuse for delay.

We all want this mess over with."

- Restore the TRUST to dA
c/o justthorne

break for photography

Thu Jul 14, 2005, 8:05 PM
Yo.
I don't sleep enough.
I tend to lose consciousness with a Playstation controller in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other.
I make costumes - some original, some as tributes - masks, headdresses, swords, armor, painted living sculptures...and then run around the continent taking photos in strange places with other likewise strange people.


Yume Kazaguruma YURAsama 1 by sniperdusk All Night's Dreaming 3 by sniperdusk Darcia - special edit 1 by sniperdusk


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Trying out the dA prints, starting with all the photos from Portland, then moving on to Vegas shots and finishing up the remainder from Columbus.

Will be uploading one new image a day til we get through them all.
(And then I might get back to costume projects. Erm...maybe.)


Also...made a stock account u-e-stock for all "reject" non-artsy photos and outtakes. Hope they can be of some use.

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Member of
:iconpsycholecemu: :iconsiegfried-schtauffen:

2005 con schedule

Fri Mar 25, 2005, 11:08 PM
Yo.
I don't sleep enough.
I tend to lose consciousness with a Playstation controller in one hand, and a paintbrush in the other.
I make costumes - some original, some as tributes - masks, headdresses, swords, armor, painted living sculptures...and then run around the continent taking photos in strange places with other likewise strange people.



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Cons hit thus far in 2005 :
- Ohayocon, Katsucon, Megacon, Anime Overdose, Anime Central


Confirmed events for the remainder of the year, + expected cosplays there are as follows :

- 2nd C^3 Cosplay Picnic (Palos Hills, Illinois) = June 26
--> ? (probably Dias?)

- Anime Expo (Anaheim, California) = Jul 1-4
--> Griffith, Nightmare, Prism Lida + ??

- CNAnime (Toronto, Ontario , Canada) = Aug 26-28
--> Yume Kazaguruma YURA-sama + ?? (new Lida perhaps?)

- Anime Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa) = Sep 9-11
--> ??


(Also, next year = Ohayocon & Anime North for sure.)

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Member of
:iconpsycholecemu: :iconsiegfried-schtauffen:

yeah....it didn't seem like I was gone that long. XD
I didn't even remember my password.
And I had 420 messages waiting! '_'
Please don't let me neglect dA that much ever again. O_o;


Anyway, what have I been doing...?

1 - I actually was working a lot and saving up. Luckily(?) my hours are way down now...so I can now go forth and run off all over the country to cons.

2 - Simply *planning* out the logistics of this year's con circut -and- hitting all three PLC tour stops imploded my brain.
It's almost all set now. And I rematerialized a brain.

3 - ...which brings us to all the chou-super-mega-crazy cosplay mad constructs going down. Soon to be used include Yume Kazaguruma YURA-sama and Jacques from Suikoden III. (And for those that don't know, I'm pushing to get Nightmare done by ACen and Griffith by AX. So. We'll see!)  Also, Dream was a pretty good test run, so Amano cosplay insanity is now a go! I'm also desperately trying to set up a decent workshop area so that I can reasonably start making armor for other people without slowing down on all my own personal projects.

4 - I've been doing further development into my personal serieses. Not quite sure how I'm going to present those portfolios yet, but my dA is -only- for fanart and cosplay....which is why I haven't been using any original character designs here.

5 - Plus, I've been playing too much Castlevania.



Someday, I'll be organized in here. ^_-
Just getting started in here and I really should be getting ready for Otakon...but now I'm distracted. XD
So I'll post some old stuff within the next couple of days to get a brief sampling at least.