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[ Shirley Kite, 1937.]

 [Quick-view header commissioned from baruyon.] 

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[COMMON TAGS] Illustration, Fantasy illustration, Painting, Design, Art history, History, Historical fashion, Bunnies.

[FANDOMS] Dragon Age, Star Wars, SWTOR, Discworld, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, The Dresden Files, Firefly, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, ReBoot, Victorian fiction.

[Links below for my art and writing.]

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Mini-Khamsin as Sigrun spam.  I know the last two were uploaded at various points over the weekend, but I want to be able to find them easier later on.  The lovely cafiffle is Merrill :)

And because people keep asking, I free-handed the tattoos with an angled brush and eyeshadow, dusted a darker eyeshadow over the larger blocks, and sealed with Ben Nye Finish Spray.  Trust me, if you saw me on Saturday, you know I was sweating buckets and not a single bit of this smudged or came off before I wanted it to (I was admittedly careful/paranoid though, but it lasted almost 12 hours).

teddiliza took the last pic in our hotel bathroom after the morning shoot and I really don’t remember who I got to take the first one with my phone.


Color palette meme  (#4) + Dragon Age Ⅱ : Merrill 

I appreciate your cooperation!






I haven’t posted progress in a million years. The chain suit is finished. All I have left is finishing the leather and casting the elf ears.

You did Merrill’s full-body chain?! It looks amazing, how did you do it? It must have taken SO much time and work! Err, I should ask, is it ok to reblog this? I just wanted my followers to see it.

Thanks:D Rebloging is fine. Your followers can also see my bathroom:D

It’s taken about 2 years. There are 20,000 aluminum rings (I think it was 16 gauge but I don’t remember.) The instructions for making the sleeves and making it fitted come from here I also used the pants pattern from the Armor Archive.

I am reblogging this version too so my followers can see it and spread it like wild fire, this took two years of sticking to it and pure dedication

I have literally never seen something more badass, I’m like in cosplay tears over it and I remember you starting this forever ago and I remember liking it back then too. It is amazing to see and I hope I get to see pictures of the final product.

Seriously well done. Oh my frick.


Masked Empire spoilers below



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Posted 2 months ago With 20 notes

  • Varric: I hear you've been visiting the Viscount's Gardens.
  • Merril: I have! They're astounding and always so empty! Why does no one else go to see them?
  • Varric: Probably because they're private and surrounded by guards?
  • Merril: [gasps] No wonder! I was wondering why those men looked a bit cross.

Posted 2 months ago With 25 notes


So much cool Dragon Age fan art of the new stuff from E3 lately.

In the meantime: Merrill from Dragon Age 2! 
Cool seeing the difference between the first concept art and final character in-game. I’ve tried to land somewhere in-between.

All spirits are dangerous. I understood that. I’m sorry that you didn’t.


Messing about with warm ups, colour and composition etc

also Merrill is still my favourite forever