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[Art] Request Mondays!

shilane.1946shilane.1946 Member ✭✭
edited January 8, 2018 in Community Creations

Hallu Tyrians! It's been a long time but I'm finally in a good situation to bring back a super fun idea that got me started years ago on my streaming adventure, request streams for specifically GW2 characters. This request stream was huge for me when I started it. My first commissions came from doing this request stream, I met my current boyfriend through these requests, I joined my home guild of Attuned because of this stream. Heck, I just spent New Years with people I consider family because of these requests if I trace it back. So New Year, new friends and giving back to the community that's given me so much and gotten me through so much.

As requests, these will be free sketches I'll be offering to anyone who posts screenies in this post. Please follow this guide for taking and posting screenshots of your character. These will be busts so you can disregard the instructions about full body screenshots. With any luck, this will be a fun, chill stream where I can meet more Tyrians and hang out and chat at my stream. The stream will be every Monday from 8pm to midnight Eastern time on my twitch channel. Tips would be greatly appreciated but not necessary. See you there!

Here's some examples about what you can expect from a request. Btw, I'm not going to pretend like I don't heavily favour the sylvari so I might throw in some extra work on extra pretty sylvari <3




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  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    @Reincarnatie.7254 said:
    Name: Viaenne
    Race: Sylvari
    Cycle: Dusk, Autumn
    Gender: Female
    Profession: Elementalist (Tempest)
    Disciplines: Artificer, Tailor
    Order: Whispers (Lightbringer)
    Occupation: Scholar, Spy (in the Priory, shhhh)

    Her skin blushes vibrantly against the chilly breeze, like the crimson branches of dogwoods in autumn flush. As the harvest moon burns orange in the violet dusk, the vespertine breeze carries notes of sassafras—of anise, of citrus, of sweet autumn berries, and cinnamon—from the curls of knotted plum-purple branches unfurling forth from her crown. In darkness, she emits a fiery red glow that glimmers like the twinkling starlight of twilight fireflies. Her eyes are like shimmering turquoise ponds under sunset skies, she looks upon a vision of flame and frost—of a land scorched by fire and frozen by ice.

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    “The dragons are to Tyria as the wildfire is to the forest: destruction. Yet, the wildfire’s destruction burns away the greed accumulated by the weeds, paving paths for others to have a chance in the light and nourishing the earth with ash--such has Mother taught us. The licking flames of the fires of war do not scare me, for I am born of fire, earth, water, and wind.”

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    "The dream whispered to me: 'Where life goes, so too, should you.' Moss stalled my feet, and Blackberry clawed my legs. I hated to go, but was afraid to stay.
    Ignorance made us vulnerable to predators, to pain. Our Dream expands with us, and growth lies out and away.”

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    "Watching the cycles of the world around us, night always turns to day, and dawn to dusk--it is much the same with living and non-living things. From cytogenesis to cytosenescence, what is born must eventually die and what grows must fade: what waxes must wane—it’s but a matter of time—yet, we do not know how old our kind may reach before our internal systems begin to fail. We are unlike annuals or biennials as we do not put any energy into reproduction—are we as long-lived as our perennial progenitor? Are we immortal as the trees in the forest, or is our existence more fleeting, like those of the creatures that frolic amongst the branches and the boughs?”

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    "I cannot stand idly by as the darkness creeps in, for the embers bite at my heels and urge me to action."

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    "I am sylvari; a child of the Pale Tree."

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    "I am a scholar, born of the cycle of dusk and autumn; harvester of light and bringer of the bounty of knowledge."

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    "Keep your allies close, but your enemies closer. Knowledge illuminates the path ahead so that we may see what shadows lurk in the margins."

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    "For the shadows bring death, and death is the cruelest teacher of all."

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    "So open your minds,"

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    "Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the world around you,"

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    "Go where the winds and tides take you. Hear the whispers of adventure in the leaves and the promises of surprise in the reeds."

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    "Shield your ears from the cacophony of nightmares and the symphony of shadows."

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    "Let the radiance of the fires you light banish the shadowy tendrils of nightmare and evil to the depths of the Mists."

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    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    Name: Lydaeia
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Day, Summer
    Profession: Ranger (Druid/Soulbeast)
    Order: Priory (Explorer)
    Tenet: "Act with wisdom, but act."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem: "I am the ebb and flow of sap in the trees. My ears fill with the patter of paws on bark, of the songs of cicadas and bees.”

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    "The four winds are pushing at my back; they fill my sails with whispers of new sounds, smells, sights, and tastes. I sway in the eager winds, the vanguards of the thunderstorm—do I stay, or do I go? For this home is where I slept, where I dreamt, where I awakened and where I learned. But I am a student of summer, a child of midday. In the Dream of Dreams I slept, and refuse I did the call to awake for adventure was in the dreams of others—from them I saw great mountains of squared stone and a giant tree made of blackened metal. From them I saw a vast landscape of sand and an ocean that stretched on for eternity. From my brothers and their eyes I saw faces of greed and graciousness, from my sisters I saw faces of desire and derision. From their dreams I dreamt of trade and travel, books and bows, and learned of language--along with a bountiful crop of odds and ends. Slept, I did, drawing in with voracious avarice to the last drop of what the Mother Tree could feed to me through her veins. With an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an insatiable appetite for the world of Tyria, I drank the intoxicating ambrosial sap of knowledge. I slept until the crest of midday, roused by the garish light in eyes blinded by brightness, but wide with wonder--through her Pale veins, was I born into this world."

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    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    Name: Aedraeyna
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Dawn, Spring
    Profession: Guardian (Dragonhunter)
    Order: Vigil (Tactician)
    Tenet: "All things have a right to grow."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem:
    "My body luxuriates in the sun's rays, and when it rains, my skin tingles with greed. I am that which begins and ends with the Dream, a spring child of the wombless seed.”

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    Bristling, bright eyes fluttered in the Dream as the sun crested over the horizon. Golden eyes glowering, the darkness inside the pod shrunk away with the growing light the fetal form emitted. Her slowly eyes opened like sunrise on the horizon and peered around her, taking in the way the light and shadow flowed both against and with one another. ‘It feels strange—lying here, my head feels heavy, weighed down by countless questions. Am I awake? Am I still dreaming?’ The muffled symphony of the Grove was faint and yet calming, all the same. Certain sounds began to intensify her curiosity, stirring her from her curled form and igniting a billowing excitement inside her abdomen. Murmurs. They grew in intensity before a sensation came over her. Suddenly, the urge to place her hands on the walls of the pod manifested, feeling the firm smooth walls of the encasement. A crackling was heard, and the murmuring suddenly stopped. The bright-eyed sylvari wondered at the stillness—the cacophony of the world beyond her pod had become silent and the world inside her pod had become dark. ‘Is this death?’, she pondered to herself, shifting her legs towards herself, she sat up just as a burst of humid air and light flooded her senses, the roar of the jungle sounds near almost deafened her. The light was all she could see, bright blinding and orange—much like her own eyes—stared back at her before her memories of the Dream reignited, her limp form falling backwards with a thump, fallen leaves crinkling under her weight. Gasps were heard and the murmurs began once again. Light continued to flutter in her vision, and she wondered if she had gone back into the Dream.

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    With flesh as soft as peach-skin fuzz and as bright as the golden rays of the dawning sun, what appears delicate, hides a resolve tougher than stone. In the pit of her being, rests the surging strength of a cold vernal river fed by the ice-melt of glaciers perched high atop the tallest mountains. Her sweat runs thin like sweet nectar dribbling from cherry-blossoms, and her blood thick like the saccharine honey in the abodes of bees. Her mind is always abuzz; busied with thoughts of salvation and hope, of the bounty of spring and the charity of hearts. The leaves atop her crown smell of heady hyacinth, and unfurl, revealing large petals trailing with the gentle fragrance of sweet orange blossom.

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    “I stand for the righteous, with virtues by my side, I will defend the Pale Mother and all my siblings. We are sylvari and we are all dear to one another, regardless of our differences. All things have a right to grow, and by my life, I will defend that right to the end of mine.”

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    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • Happy New Year to you too!
    Would you do one for my kitty too? ^^
    https://ibb.co/fCL9p6

    His name is Peppermint and was given the nickname "Parrot" because of the colours scheme lol xD
    Wish you success and great fortune in 2018! Thx!

  • @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Happy New Year to you too!
    Would you do one for my kitty too? ^^
    https://ibb.co/fCL9p6

    His name is Peppermint and was given the nickname "Parrot" because of the colours scheme lol xD
    Wish you success and great fortune in 2018! Thx!

    What a handsome kitty! You're first up in the queue then, and I might have to do a little colour treatment, look at that hair! I hope this is a good year for you too!

  • Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

  • Hi Shilane,

    Are you still open for requests ?

    Thanks very much in advance I really hope to catch your stream,really enjoy watching others draw :3

  • @Reincarnatie.7254 said:

    Name: Lydaeia
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Day, Summer
    Profession: Ranger (Druid/Soulbeast)
    Order: Priory (Explorer)
    Tenet: "Act with wisdom, but act."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem: "I am the ebb and flow of sap in the trees. My ears fill with the patter of paws on bark, of the songs of cicadas and bees.”

    Hi, sorry if you felt skipped, I was having an issue getting your images to load. Your plant babies are so pretty! I'm very excited to get to draw them!

    @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Hi Shilane,
    Are you still open for requests ?
    Thanks very much in advance I really hope to catch your stream,really enjoy watching others draw :3

    Yes, of course! Just drop your references in here so I can keep track of them and the queue order!

    @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

    I have a massively out of date deviantart and my art tumblr that is much much more regularly posted to.

  • SqueekinOrka.9530SqueekinOrka.9530 Member ✭✭
    edited January 13, 2018

    @shilane.1946

    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

  • @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

    What a cute kitty! She's very pretty and these refs should be fine. And it's not a big deal at all. I got my start here and have made most of my living with support from this community.

    I have 18 sylvari... and a couple human females. I have a serious problem; at least 9 more sylvari planned.

  • @shilane.1946 said:

    @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

    What a cute kitty! She's very pretty and these refs should be fine. And it's not a big deal at all. I got my start here and have made most of my living with support from this community.

    I have 18 sylvari... and a couple human females. I have a serious problem; at least 9 more sylvari planned.

    Thanks. Thats really neat and it's always great to see a good supportive community.
    I take it you like Sylvari hehe. Thats cool though.

  • @shilane.1946 said:
    Hi, sorry if you felt skipped, I was having an issue getting your images to load. Your plant babies are so pretty! I'm very excited to get to draw them!

    Issokay! I didn't know they were invisible to other people until someone msg'd me about it :lol:
    Thank you~! Can't wait to see them glamourised! :smile:

    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

    I have a massively out of date deviantart and my art tumblr that is much much more regularly posted to.

    Cool! I will check them out later ^^

  • Hokay, got a pretty decent queue at this point but if you wanna sneak some last minute requests in for tonight, you got about and hour and a half before I start for the evening. I'm super sick today so I'll probably only get everyone's rough sketches done. See you there!

  • Tyranno Legend.1958Tyranno Legend.1958 Member ✭✭
    edited January 16, 2018

    Aww, I'm sorry to hear that, hope you get well soon :c
    Sorry I was late to your stream so i only got to watched the replay >.<
    I really loved the amazing piece you made for my kitty, thank you for making it happen even when you are not feeling well.
    Truly appreciate it! <3

  • Since I was only able to do super rough sketches tonight, lemme know if you'd like any tweaks for next week :)

    @Tyranno Legend.1958
    It's okay, my stream tends to be at a kinda weird time for a lot of people. I'm glad you like it so far.

    @Reincarnatie.7254

    @SqueekinOrka.9530

  • Thank you so much @shilane.1946 She looks awesome! :D

    So sorry I wasn't able to catch your stream I hope I can next week as I got some time off from work and I can stay up much later (Think your stream is about midnight for me). Thank you again for drawing Keao I really appreciate it!

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling to well I hope your feeling better. :3

  • Ooh~ my plant babies look amazing! Viaenne especially looks gorgeous!! Your sketches are so nice~ :love:

    Keep up the good work and drink lots of fluids! Honey citron tea is yummy with grated ginger and lemongrass leaves~ :heart:

    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • @SqueekinOrka.9530 No problem! Sorry that the stream is at such a bad time for you. Hopefully I'll be able to finish your sketch sooner than later!

    @Reincarnatie.7254 I really loved drawing Viaenne! That's probably my favourite sylvari hair. Lydaeia needs some work so I might do a redraw of her. I'm glad you like them so far though. And yeah, big old jug of citron tea is keeping me company!

    @Tyranno Legend.1958 God it was so fun doing his hair :love:

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭

    Another sylvari fan <3 I'll have to watch this for when your queue dwindles down and see if I can't get my plant boy in, I've been dying to get some art of him and I even was about to try and draw something myself before I got sick too. Blah getting sick!

    Awesome job with these! I love how you did the hair on the most recent Charr too. So pretty~

  • Tyranno Legend.1958Tyranno Legend.1958 Member ✭✭
    edited January 23, 2018

    @shilane.1946 Thank you very much !!! <3
    Such an amazing piece of art! I'm in love with the details ~

  • @Sila.6748
    The queue does have a few pictures ahead of you to get through, but it I'll very happily draw your garden baby! And thank you so much, I'm very happy with how he turned out!

    @Tyranno Legend.1958
    You are very welcome again! And thank you again for the mystic coins. They're super helpful!

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 25, 2018

    No worries! I'm glad to just see how you do these, you make them all look so pretty. I'm always so afraid to mess my sylvari up if I draw it. xD

  • edited January 25, 2018

    Shilane, This is a wonderful initiative and the work you're creating is lovely! Our community is fortunate indeed that you're being so kind with your time and talents. When I read, "I have 18 Syvari and plan 9 more" I have to smile. That's darn cool!

    Looking forward to seeing more!

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Just so everyone knows, today's stream will be earlier since I have plans at my normal stream time. I'll be starting at 3pm EST. In other news, all sylvari all day today~

    @Sila.6748
    Honestly, my best suggestion for sylvari is to figure out what details matter and which ones you can fudge. Staying on model is nice, but honestly, the best sylvari art is the stuff that takes inspiration from the in-game models and then run wild. So I'd say look at your babies, figure out what things you want to highlight and then exaggerate. Flaunt their best features!

    @Gaile Gray.6029
    Thanks! It feels lovely to give back to the community. I've been really lucky to had a lot of success with my stream and art and a lot of it's from this game. Kristen Perry's stopped by my stream a few times and been very kind to me about my sylvari art and there's no better compliment. And I can't thank her enough for all the inspiration she's given me.

  • Kururu.8140Kururu.8140 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2018

    @shilane.1946
    Oh wow, as an artist myself I applaud you for doing this. Not only is it a great way to practice but it also makes people happy!
    You can do my Charr if you want. Her name is Missy Mew, or just 'Mew'. Hope I didn't miss the opportunity!
    p7x2t93553d01.png Updated face markings: b5w2o9vxi7g01.png

  • @Kururu.8140
    Oh man, what a cutie! I'll add her to the queue although it might be a minute. I seem to be spending more time than I expected on the sylvari I had requested > >;

    @Reincarnatie.7254
    I couldn't help myself. Sorry for the colour explosion.

  • @shilane.1946

    WUAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~~~~!!!

    SHILANEEEEE~!!! SHE LOOKS EVEN MORE AMAZING IN FULL COLOURRRR! It was exactly how she's meant to be, unapologetically colourful, so no apologies! :) :heart: The lines, the colours, the eyes, the glow, the pose, the poise, she's biyuuuuuuutiiiiiifulll!!!

    tries to maintain composure
    Thank you for your artistry and sylvari bias I looooove it! :love: She looks so fierce. :star:

    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • Wow, these are super pretty~~ Well done!! If it's not too much, I'd like to submit my Norn if you plan on doing any more this coming Monday...

  • Hey guys, just letting you know that I'm travelling so no stream tonight. Might make it up tomorrow if I'm mot still dead.

    @Reincarnatie.7254
    I'm so glad you like it. I loved getting to paint her!

    @Gludipow.8362
    I'd love to add your lovely lady to the queue! Got a few before you so it moght be a minute before I can get a sketch of her hammered out.

  • Wow the slyvari lady looks so pretty (/ * 。*)

  • shilane.1946shilane.1946 Member ✭✭
    edited April 10, 2018

    @Tyranno Legend.1958
    I'm pretty happy with it too, thanks!

    @SqueekinOrka.9530

    Keao is very unimpressed with someone.

    @Reincarnatie.7254

    shiney~

  • I love your sylvari bias..!! Aedraeyna looks amazing getting her glow on! :flushed:

    Also: Keao looks like a pretty kitty!!! FIERCE. :relieved:

    Low-key tempted to throw in another one of my sylvari into the queue (and charr). :grimace:

    | Aivreanh - Spring - Dragonhunter | Lydaeia - Summer - Soulbeast | Eineanh - Autumn - Tempest | Miaera - Winter - Spellbreaker | Ixyrra - Statics - Inventor | Ymrii - Synergetics - Reaper | Jeide Luen - Noble - Daredevil | Nayerlu Vespertine - Ash - Renegade | Hrijn Eivorsdottir - Raven - Mirage |

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm just waiting for her queue to go down before I offer up my sylvari, I actually just got Caladbolg today and revamped his look a little and I'm so happy with it. c:

  • @Sila.6748 well, I only have two left and you've got a spot saved for you in front of the second of the two if you want it.

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭

    That'd be awesome! I just didn't want to barge in when you had a queue full already <3
    I took a handful of pictures recently just because I love how the look turned out and I'm proud of my little salad. I'll just link them here since loading all the pictures is hard on a slower pc/internet XD
    https://i.imgur.com/EDu4wNz.jpg Standing there just looking bemused
    https://i.imgur.com/fLm4aQb.jpg With his trusty Caladbolg ♥
    https://i.imgur.com/KxbWz2E.jpg Just for fun - Meeting with the Pale Mother after restoring Caladbolg
    Makeover kit preview without night glow: https://i.imgur.com/a0eSP0S.png
    Makeover kit preview with night glow: https://i.imgur.com/PYQ7vAM.png
    Aand just because being a mesmer is awesome and getting an action shot is hard since the camera moves so much: https://i.imgur.com/80U26lH.jpg

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭

    I hope you're doing okay! D: I've been trying to keep an eye out for your streams but I dont generally use twitch so I've missed them. :v Hope you're alright though!

  • Hey! I'm okay, just very busy. I just started a new job, so my schedule is kinda all over the place. Hopefully I'll be able to start streaming again but it's been rough. I definitely won't be able to consistently do it on Monday so I'll have to figure something out.

  • Sila.6748Sila.6748 Member ✭✭✭

    Glad you're alright at least! Best of luck with the new schedule, I feel you there. D:

  • shilane.1946shilane.1946 Member ✭✭

    Looking to potentially stream today in about an hour, I'll be trying to get at least initial sketches done for the people in the queue.

    @Reincarnatie.7254
    Could you post some closer/more detailed shots of Lydaeia? I really want to redo their sketch and the image you posted is too small/too far away from her to really figure out what's going on with her face. Thanks!

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