Ms. Duane: So here I am in Dublin for my summer internship! I've been here just over a week now, and I've seen a good bit of the City Center, and I'm starting to get interested in places that might be further out from the hubbub of the inner city. I'm also wondering if could recommend a place to find woolen goods and other crafts (I'm also planning to head to Galway, Cork, Westport, Connemara, and Belfast). Else, do you know any good resource websites for this information?

dduane:

I’m so sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this – things been a little crazy around here the past week.

Getting out of Dublin is always a good thing. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the stuff going on in the capital. (Not that I’m not partial to the city myself, but there’s a lot more to see.)

You should definitely make use of the DART and local rail system to get out and about a little bit. And don’t despise Bus Eireann, because it will go a lot of places that the trains can’t take you. (The buses have been improving steadily over recent years to the point where many of them, especially on the longer-distance routes, have wifi.)

(Oh yeah… get yourself a Leap card. This is the local equivalent of London’s Oyster card: it will save you money on public transport fares across the board.)

(more advice follows…)

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No worries about the delay at all!

Thank you so much for this so far, and I look forward to whatever else you care to add! Hope you managed to stay dry today (I, sadly, did not…)

More concept work. Yes, it’s another incarnation of Ravi, but as a ~*~MAGICAL GI.. BOY.. GI… MAGICAL RAVI~*~ named Sunidhi “Sunny” Mahindra.
Color inspiration are those mottled white peacocks you see peacockin’ around.
I’M SORRY HE’S JUST TOO FABULOUS TO LIVE *faints*
Paint Tool SAI

More concept work. Yes, it’s another incarnation of Ravi, but as a ~*~MAGICAL GI.. BOY.. GI… MAGICAL RAVI~*~ named Sunidhi “Sunny” Mahindra.

Color inspiration are those mottled white peacocks you see peacockin’ around.

I’M SORRY HE’S JUST TOO FABULOUS TO LIVE *faints*

Paint Tool SAI

To Ireland!

Not that my art posts haven’t been sporadic as it is, but I feel obligated to let everyone know that I’m leaving the country for a couple of months for an internship and study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland! I will not have access to my desktop (though I do have SAI installed on my laptop and will be bringing my tablet), and I’ve no idea if I’ll be able to get to a scanner.

But, I hope to do some watercolors while I’m there, and sketches of course, and I’ll endeavor to post them here when and where I can! 

I leave tomorrow for Chicago first, though, because Anime Central! (I don’t have a table, though my bff zelas does, so you should go buy stuff from her!)

Also, since I have some new followers (Hi everyone!) I should let you know that I have a ‘blah blah reblog blogblog’ tumblr as well, called shadraquarium that I’m usually far more active on (way too active on). But, if you’re just here for the art, welcome welcome, and it’s not too noisy here!

"Hee hee hee…"

Jeane from Suikoden II, for the Suikcollab 2 project! Black version and white version, because cheesy layer effects.

Lines done in Paint Tool SAI, colors done in Photoshop.

Feral was all “you should draw a warframe” and I was like “i need to go to bed, man” and then I was like “whatever, it’s 1 AM, time for poor judgment” so i made a peacock warframe
you’re welcome.

Feral was all “you should draw a warframe” and I was like “i need to go to bed, man” and then I was like “whatever, it’s 1 AM, time for poor judgment” so i made a peacock warframe

you’re welcome.

Did some colors for feralknights lineart to demo on a recent livestream.
i missed doing anime bullshit coloring
[Edit: Thanks, chaemera!!!! ]

Did some colors for feralknights lineart to demo on a recent livestream.

i missed doing anime bullshit coloring

[Edit: Thanks, chaemera!!!! ]

Another hilarious incarnation of Ravi. Magical gi.. bo… Ravi, Nanoha-esque.

Another hilarious incarnation of Ravi. Magical gi.. bo… Ravi, Nanoha-esque.

Currently workin’ on a thing for a thing.

Currently workin’ on a thing for a thing.

Another sketch of the other kitty!

Another sketch of the other kitty!

Pen sketch of one of the stray kittens from behind our house.

Pen sketch of one of the stray kittens from behind our house.