[KH] Riku/Sora 2

[art] Kingdom Hearts, Riku/Sora, G

Remember when I said I'd finish the next giftart soon? Well, here it is! =D

Series: Kingdom Hearts
Pairing: Riku/Sora
Rating: G
Notes: Finally, I finished this one yesterday. It certainly took me the rest of the day (as always) to finish this thing, so I decided to just post it in the morning. -_-;; Oh well. This one's for you, dualshine! =D

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I have a question to all the artists in my flist: I heard that OpenCanvas is good for drawing linearts, but does it have a Pen Tool that operates the same way as the one in Adobe Photoshop? Like, with the curve lines and all? I don't have a tablet, you see, so that's why I do things manually. ^^;; I'd really appreciate your help! *blushes*

*looks at her flist* I'm...behind again, I know. I promise I'll get back on you guys! >_<;;

[ZONE] Smile

[art] Kingdom Hearts, Destiny Trio, G

Other version: 1 // 2

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST RL FRIEND, HAZEL ANN LOMBOY!! I just finished this thing right now (as I promised I would), so I really hope you'd see this before you leave!

I may not say it to you in all those times we're together, but...thank you. So, so much. You're the first friend I've met here in America, and I had so much fun being with you! I used to feel so out of place in Stagg, but thankfully, you changed everything. You're, like, my missing half or something. With you, I can talk about almost anything - anime, manga, games, (mystery) books, etc.!

Anyway, here's my small gift (even though you didn't give me anything on my birthday! XD). You're the one who got me really into Kingdom Hearts, so I drew this. XD;; I think I owe that game for getting us closer, haha. You complained about the lack of Kairi in my Christmas gift, so there. XD Sorry if they're kids, though - you know I fail at drawing them as teens. XD;;

It looked rush, I know, and there's a lot of mistakes as always, but I still hope you'll like it. ^^;; It would be really different without seeing you at school. I really hope that we'd still get in touch even after you moved out (sa Bay area, right?). I'll miss you.

Kornet ♥

Sorry guys for the lack of post (again). Been busy playing lots of games lately since the last day of school. I just need to post this thing right now before she leaves. (Hopefully, I could post the promised stuffs some time. >_<;;)

[DNAngel] Daisuke Niwa - Sigh

[art + music] 'By Your Side' (Ouran, Mori/Hani, G) and Music Upload


Err. *clears throat* Sorry for the sudden outburst. ^^;; I'm just so happy because STAR lasted for a whole month, and it's the one that keeps me from updating in my LJ. Aurgh. Not that the tests were hard - since this is my first time taking them, I want to be prepared so I studied real hard. ^^;;

Did I mention that I don't like Block schedule that much? Staying two hours in my 2, 4, and 6 class is pretty fun to say the least, but I don't like my 1, 3, and 5 class that much. Especially Period 3. American Government is an okay subject for me - it's the teacher that I can't stand. I'm...scared of her. ^_^;; I usually find myself stammering when she talks to me, and that's just plain weird. Never mind the fact that she makes fun of the way most Asians dress, or the way Filipinos talk, but...yeah.

So, yeah, I'm very thankful that everything is over. At least for now. I have a three days weekend because of Memorial Day, so I can finally concentrate on my LJ, my WIP fanfic-based Riku/Sora doujinshi, and my finals. Must not forget about the finals. I have to make a full-process essay for Mark Antony from Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (Haha, my first Shakespeare XD *been so used to Rizal's works in the Philippines*) and Civil Rights Movement essay in two of my English classes, a portfolio (which is different from the way we do it in Phil.) about Native Americans in AmeGov, animation project using PowerPoint in Webpage Design, and a long test in US History. I have to say, out of all the things I've said there, I especially enjoy working on the animation project even though it's difficult to work on it in PPT when we could just use Flash. XD I wish I could show mine to you guys, because it's full of crack. XD We're required to do comedy, that's why. XD;;

As for life: Well, after ten months, I finally got used to how American schools work - yes, I had my ups and downs, and I want to thank albel and Ate bathala for comforting me when I was so down about what happened to school lately. I'm still having a hard time to accept the truth, but with the help of my US History teacher and you guys, I think it's only right to move on with a smile. I really shouldn't let that one problem ruin me, and I'm sure that this happened for a reason. shirina_chan, you have no idea how much you makes me happy. Thanks for sticking with me all the time! *superglomps*

So how are you guys? I'm sorry for neglecting my LJ again and again, and I feel bad for not commenting on your LJs, especially to my new LJ friends. *is already leaving a bad impression on them*

Series: Ouran High School Host Club
Pairing: Takashi Morinozuka + Mitsukuni Haninozuka
Rating: G
Notes: First time drawing the Ouran characters. This is something I pulled up after seeing episode 12, because it's effing love. <3 Hope you guys will like it!

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Music Upload
a.k.a the songs I listened to when I drew/colored this picture XD

Love so Sweet by Arashi. I totally blame this Mori/Hunny music video because the timing is great and the music that person used got stuck on my head for weeks. 0_0 I can't help it - I just love the tune (especially in the beginning and the near end of the song), and, well. Mori/Hani? XD;;

Awit Para sa Kanya by True Faith. True Faith is definitely one of my favorite bands in the world, just 'cause I love most of their songs. I really like this song, and whenever I listen to it, I get inspired because I just love listening to it. I just wished I could get a better quality of this song, but sadly, this is all I have. =( Actually, True Faith's songs remind me a lot of NatsuRuka, but that's a different story. XD;;

I'll have the next batch of Sketch series uploaded tomorrow. Hopefully. =3

[TotA] Ion - Compromise/Suggestion

[tutorial] Adding a border to your lineart - for artificial_yum

To Tabe: Since I'm no good at explaining things through words, I'll just...uhm, do it with pictures. ^^;; Most people do things differently, but I add borders this way: [five pictures total]

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As for your next question, I'm afraid I don't get what you mean. ^^;; Do you mean the setting I use whenever I use the Pen Tool? If that's the case, I could screencap my setting for you. Or maybe you mean the Stroke Path setting? You could simply uncheck the 'Simulate Pressure' checkbox to come up with a uniformed line. =D

I guess that's it? I hope I answered your questions all right. *scratches head* Either way, feel free to ask more if you're confused about something - I'll try to help. ^^;;

*looks at her unfinished AP US History worksheets* Aurgh, I need to finish these today! >_<;; Totally OT, but can you guys, uhm, help me with a certain prompt? ^^;; I have already written an essay for it but I'm afraid I've strayed from the prompt again. -_-;; Gawd, I suck.

[DGM] Lenalee Lee

[gift] Belated Happy Birthday, misao_duo and strawberrykaoru!

First of all, I want to thank kill_me_faster for giving me a paid account! God knows how happy I am to receive such gift from you, and I'm sure you already know that in our previous talk. I'm sorry if my 'thank you' note sounded really, uhm, incoherent and dumb at that time. *hides face in shame* So yes, I automatically changed my layout and took new icons! As much as I love my previous Sora layout, I've always wanted to use the Boxer layout - it looks really pretty, IMO. <3

My Girl (Korean Drama)That being said, what's up with my sudden interest with My Girl? Yes, I'm talking about the song, the movie, and the Korean drama. Okay, so I do love that Koreanovela - it's one of the only shows I've bothered watching (and loved) back then when I was still in the Philippines. It's just sad I didn't see the ending in the local dub because I really enjoyed the voice-acting and, uhm, the 'fake' background music. XD Nonetheless, my aunt sent me the DVD of all the My Girl episodes, and guess what, I've been watching it all day long last weekend. 8D At first it was weird because I'm not used to hearing their original voices (and the lack of My Girl and Sabihin Mo Na songs feel strange), but I managed to get use to it in the end. *has Sam Milby's rendition of My Girl on repeat*

As for the movie: Has any of you saw that old movie, My Girl? Watching the movie yesterday reminded me why I loved this movie when I was a kid, and I still do. There's just something about Vada (Anna Chlumsky) and Thomas (Macaulay Culkin) interaction/relationship that I find adorable, and that [spoiler] scene still makes me sad. / /corny Go check it out if you haven't do so! And this isn't to say I'm into old movies lately. Nope. //lies

Anyways! Remember the gifts? No, I haven't forgotten about them yet. In fact, I'm working on it right now, so misao_duo, this is for you! <3

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Also, strawberrykaoru? Remember that Roy/Ed crack!fic I forgot to post I wrote for you? I already posted it in here. ^^;; Thank you (and shirina_chan) for uploading the songs, BTW! <3

Four gifts done, many more to go! *cracks knuckles*

As always, here's my music upload section:

My Girl by Sam Milby. This is the theme of song of the dubbed version of the Koreanovela, My Girl. Even though it's not the same as the Temptation's, I think Sam's version is also good. I like the timing and I think his voice fits the song just fine. ^_^

Final Distance by Utada Hikaru. I honestly didn't like this song that much compared to Deep River, but I really like the chorus and the lyrics of the song, and I can't explain why. I swear it's not because this is a Riku/Sora song. Honest! XD;;

*relaxes as CAHSEE English and Math is finally over*

[UruMani] Nina Sakura

[art + music] 'Scrapbook' (Riku x Sora, G) for followthecor, and Music Upload

Uhm, I know it's already too late for me to say Happy New Year, more so Merry Christmas, but I want to say it anyway. And to astizya-neesan: A very, very belated Happy Birthday to you! I know I said I'd make a giftart but I decided to redraw everything in the end. I apologize for that. >_<;; I was supposed to post this yesterday if it isn't for the fact that a.) I only have a few hours to do/say what I really want, b.) I totally forgot how to use LJ again, and c.) I have no idea where to start. Aurgh. And just when I owe you guys a lot of explanation... *sighs* Thanks to shirina_chan for comforting me the last time I came here. ^^;;

I'm really sorry for not being around these past few months. My dad has a new plant manager and, unlike the previous one, that person knows how to manage time well at work. Unfortunately, this means that he gets to go home with me after school instead of...well, dropping me off at home and let me have my much deserved alone time. *moans* Times like this I wish I have my own room, but alas, life is unfair. -_-;; At least he's nice enough to let me play PS2 instead of cutting me off to everything I want. >_>

...And the way he insists me to take Driver's lesson/Driver's test isn't helping to improve my thoughts about him, either. I mean, come on! School makes me worn out already, and I have to prepare for CAHSEE/CST - I don't need another problem to deal with. >_<;; Besides, I'm terrible at directions - I might end up being lost. XD;;

Oh, well. Enough about me. I decided to give giftarts for those people I talk to most of the time in LJ. ^^;; They're, uhm, birthday gifts, and I'm sure some of them are very late now, but I still want to try since this might be the last time I might make one. ^^;; I'll try to post them anytime I finished any of them since I redrew everything - it's been a long time since I drew anything. ^^;; To my huswife, destinydivine: Do you still need a layout? If so, that's what I'm going to give you as a birthday gift. ^^;;

Series: Kingdom Hearts
Pairing: Riku + Sora
Rating: G
Dedication: To the wonderful followthecor whose writing skill pwns me. And she knows it, damn it! XD;; We've been friends since...well, when I first got in to ff.net the fandom world, and I always wanted to thank you for keeping up with my stupidity before - not that it changed now. XD;; It just sucks because my birthday gift for you always come too late, and I'm really sorry about that. ^^;; I meant to draw your beloved Golden Pair, but damn, I can't draw them with my limited skillz. XD;;
Notes: Second time drawing this pairing, but it's my first time posting it in the LJ. I'm trying to aim for a photograph/scrapbook look or something, but I guess my style doesn't match up with everything. *nervous laugh* And, uhm, it's kinda fluffy? ^^;;

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That said, I've uploaded some of my favorite songs as a compensation for not being here that much. >_<;; It's more easier now to download/upload stuffs with a cable internet, so, yeah, I'm having fun. >D;; Goodbye, dial-up! *gets shot* Here goes:

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That's all for now. Next up is astizya-neesan's and albel's gifts. I'm going to finish up the rest of the gifts...uhm, hopefully, soon. >_<;; I apologize for the delay again! *bows head*

And just in case you're reading this, Tabe, I've just read your comment, and I'm really sorry for not replying soon. >_<;; In answer to your question, I'm just using a Pen tool in my lineart like most people do. ^^;; It can be a pain sometimes, but the outcome is really rewarding. =3

EDIT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, soulsister16!! =3 I'm glad I made it somehow. ^^;;

[UruMani] Nina Sakura

[art dump] 'Ed and His Bean' (Roy + Ed, G), 'Holiday' (Lavi x Allen, G)

It's been a long time since I last posted an art post, I almost forgot how to do them. ^^;; Anyways, I found these two sketches I drew in late July, and since it's Fall Break, I figured it wouldn't hurt to edit/color them. ^^ I dedicate this to everyone on my flist who celebrated their birthdays in August to October because I failed to greet you guys when I know I should. I'm sorry for the lateness! >_<;; I'm not...entirely pleased with the outcome. I don't know why, but...yeah. Thus, the sucky titles. *scratches her head*

Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Roy + Edward
Rating: G
Notes: Inspired by the old Roy/Ed crack drawing I drew, entitled 'The Bean and the Colonel'. This time, I made an Edward and bean!Roy drawing to, uh, match it. Only that Roy is bigger than a bean, haha. ^^;;

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Series: D.Gray-Man
Pairing: Lavi x Allen
Rating: G
Notes: This is my first time drawing my OTP in DGM, so please forgive me for messing things up. ^^;; *is trying her best to get used to calling Rabi, Lavi*

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EDIT:followthecor, did you receive my mail before?^^;;

[UruMani] Nina Sakura

[art dump] 'Chance' (Roy x Ed, PG-13), 'Smile' (Allen Walker and Timcanpi, G)

Sorry if I disappeared again - what happened last time really affected me and I spent the days brooding about it. Haha, I'm weak. I just returned because I feel better now, and noticed once more that I'm behind in my flist again. -_-;; natsuhiiko, soulsister16, and strawberrykaoru, thanks for the support! Even though I didn't reply, your kinds words were all deeply appreciated. =)

Anyways, to compensate for my...err, absence, I made another art dump because it's easier than putting these two pictures in a separate post and spam your poor flist. ^^;; I finally figured out how to use the Pen tool in PS 6.0 so I tried to apply it here for good use. =3 Honestly, using it is really time-consuming, but hell, the lineart looks better with it! The lines look uniformed, and you can edit the thickness of the lines, etc. Very useful, indeed. *grins*

That said, this dump is also dedicated to the August celebrants out there! I hope you guys have fun in your special day. <33

Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Roy x Edward
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Part of the Roy/Ed 45 themes, under 'Chance', though to be honest, I'm not sure if this one fits the bill. Hope you'll like it. ^^

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Series: D.Gray-man
Character: Allen Walker and Timcanpi
Rating: G
Notes: My first D.Gray fanart ever, so I'm sorry if I got everything wrong. ^^ This one is dedicated to albel because she has finally returned from France, and it's her (and Inma's) fault for getting me into D.Gray-man. That, and Rabi/Allen Allen Walker. *_* Hope you'll like! =3

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Thus, my art dump ends here. I'm glad I finished these on time because this will be my last post for now - I'm going to leave somewhere, so I hope my flist wouldn't get mad at me for disappearing again. ;_; I promise I'll post something when I return. For now, goodbye! I'll miss you all a great deal. ;_;

[UruMani] Nina Sakura

Happy Friends Day, everyone! *hugs*

*looks at the time* I'm half-way done with catching-up, so I'll continue the rest (the latter part of my flist) tomorrow morning. Just wanted to make a quick post about what I saw in misao_duo's latest post:


It's really an honor to meet and know each of you in my flist. Life wouldn't be the same again if I didn't meet you guys because for me, you all make my dull life brighter and more fun! You guys are there to help me in my problems, and you never fail to encourage me in random stuffs. For that alone, I thank you all. Very much. =3

You guys are no longer just an 'online' friends to me - I consider you all as my RL friends as well. Just thought I'd tell you that.

Much, much love for you guys. *hugs* Hope you're having a nice day today! ♥

That's all. ^^;; *signs out*