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So hey, I’m updating this thing.

July 18th, 2011 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Quick update to remind you that I’m still alive–

Man, I’ve been so busy. 3D Modeling class is exhausting. I’ve got a new job at GameStop, which is extremely competitive and I’ve been so stressed out lately, hahaha. Totally worth it, though.

Anyways, I honestly forgot the big list of backed-up requests I have.
Anyone care to remind me? TT_TT

And to answer some questions:

Bilmay Said:

OMG I JUST DIED WATCHING THE VIDEO ABOUT THE OHIO CONVENTION! Were you by any chance cosplaying Sora? coz it looks awesome!
oh and welcome back! xD it’s been a while since I last saw you here! ^-^
btw, I subscribed your youtube channel

Thanks! I hope that’s a good thing if you meant you were dying watching the Ohio con vid. XD Lemme know who you are so I can sub back! ^_^ And yeah, definitely cosplaying as Sora. I actually have a video of just the cosplay alone here.

Rosie Said:

I love video gaming, will definitely be checking out your youtube account

Aww thanks! I know you like gaming, so that’s totally awesome! ^_^

Youtube Channel

June 4th, 2011 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Sorry guys. I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve been neglecting posting Hello Kitties.

Yep. Really no good excuse except for school, work, etc.

Anyways, I’m currently in the process of giving this whole blog a facelift. Hopefully this will encourage me to keep up on blogging. I made a few buttons, including one for my new Youtube channel, StrawbabySparkles.

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Nifty, eh? I like these more than the god-awful ones I made before.

Anyways, if you just wanna check the channel out, the link is here. It’s all about video gaming, so I’m not even sure if it’s anything that interests anybody anyway, hahaha.

Hello Chun Li (Street Fighter)

February 15th, 2011 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Doin’ her special upside-down kick. ;D

I’m actually doing this one for a friend, who’s making me a keyblade in exchange.

He absolutely loves Chun Li from Street Fighter, soooo:

Hello Chun Li (Street Fighter)

Hello Yuna (FFX)

January 21st, 2011 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

While playing through FFX, I decided I needed more female Hello Kitties…so um..yep.

Hello Kitty Yuna performing a sending.

Reference

It’s one of the best/most gorgeous cutscenes in the game…so why not do a HK to commemorate it?

Sorry I’m just not inspired to post these. I have a bunch drawn out I haven’t posted, but I feel like no one bothers coming here anymore… ;_; so I might just close this blog and be done with it, if it’s far more hassle than it’s worth to keep it going, you know?

Hello GlaDos (Portal)

December 10th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

OH MY GODDD, I really really wish we could design our own skins and not use the default ones. I grimace every time I come on here and see the awful layout with the pics not being in align with the skin and just shudder.

Anyway,
I have a friend who’s a big fan of the video game Portal.

The main antagonist is a computer by the name of GlaDos.
“GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) is a fictional character in the 2007 Valve Software video game Portal. She is an artificially intelligent computer system in charge of operating the Aperture Science research facility, which is the setting of Portal. While initially appearing as a voice to guide and aid the player, her words and actions become increasingly malicious, making multiple attempts to kill the player-character. She eventually is revealed to be insane, having killed the scientists who ran Aperture previously with a deadly neurotoxin before they could install her morality core.”

Hello GlaDos:

Probably one of the weirdest/most unique Hello Kitties to date.

Thanks to Rosie/dominicanmami89 for recommending this game on her blog. If it weren’t for her, I would’ve never played it nor gotten this crazy idea to do this drawing in my head. So mad props for her.

Hello Ventus (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep)

December 4th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

I have a friend, Justin, who’s also a huge fan of Kingdom Hearts, so I decided to draw him a HK for his Christmas present this year.

The character he connects to the most is Ventus, from Birth By Sleep, and I sorta give call him “Ven” all the time, ’cause he reminds me of him so much. XD. This is his Christmas present.

Ventus means “Wind” in Latin.

Hello Ventus:

Hello Witch (Left 4 Dead)

December 3rd, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

I have a friend who likes this game, Left 4 Dead, which is a zombie FPSer.
This is his favorite type of Infected (zombie), called the Witch.

Witches are special in that they’re one of the only types of Infected that are completely passive (they sit there on the ground or wander around crying), unless you “startle” them by bumping into them, shining a light at them, or some other way of getting their attention. A Witch, if startled, usually will just incapacitate or kill the person who alerted them. (Therefore, it’s highly recommended in the game that you usually just ignore Witches.)

Hello Witch: Left 4 Dead 2

Hello Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core)

December 3rd, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Well, the holidays are rolling in and I don’t have a lot of cash, so I’m going to be doing a bunch of Hello Kitties for my friends and families instead.

Oh god, this will be a lot of work. ^_^;

I honestly don’t know if I’ll have enough time.

But luckily for you guys, that means I’ll be doing a lot more of these more frequently.

So, we’ll start with this one. It’s okay.

Hello Zack Fair, (from FFVII: Crisis Core)

RIP Zack Fair
We will miss you.

PS: On another note, I wish we didn’t have to use these awful skins, if we could design one ourselves. I hate how every time I view this page, it seems that the borders are all wonky and the images are breaking the layout. It’s miserable-looking. >_>

Hello Gangster Kitty

November 22nd, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Someone asked for a Hello Kitty gangster, so I thought I’d try something different. 

My colored pencils started to run down and got kind of dull when I started the lettering, but I didn’t bother to sharpen them for it. I kind of like the gradient effect the letters had; it looked more “graffiti”-ish. However, if I had used makeup like I have been in some of the more recent ones, it would have obtained a more “sfumato” effect, which I’m not sure if I would prefer it as much for a “grainy” graffiti-like drawing. Part of the graininess gives it it’s edge.

Long Overdue Update (Hello Strawberry and Brooke)

October 11th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Sorry about the loooong delay. I’ve just been so busy with school and work and raising James… it’s amazing how time flies. To keep things short: I’m loving my new classes at ITT Tech. Seriously. It’s amazing to finally be doing something I know I can do right.

Even though things haven’t always been the easiest, I’m looking on the bright side right now. Every challenge is an opportunity, (and possibly something to pad my portfolio, too, heh heh.)

So, my friend Brooke recently had her 21st birthday, so, to commemorate it, I drew a Hello Kitty of both of us. This is also the first HK drawing I’ve done of myself, as well.

I know, it’s not much, but eh… the skirt is designed to be reminiscent of a strawberry as Strawberry Sparkles is my screen name, as well as “Strawberry” being Brooke’s nickname for me. I forgot to scan this one before I sent it to her, so this is actually a picture she just took on her phone, which is why the resolution isn’t as high as normal and the quality isn’t that of a scan’s… sorry. *bow bow*

I’ll try to be a bit more vigilant with the updates… >_

Hello Kitty Kadaj

August 22nd, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

In case you can’t remember, I drew a real-life(ish) drawing of Kadaj from Final Fantasy: Advent Children a while back. This is the Hello Kitty-ized version of him. I played around with colored pencil and makeup as the predominant mediums. (Mostly eyeshadow, white eyeliner, and colored pencil.)

If you’ve seen the movie, almost each picture is a representation of a certain scene/aspect from the film. Silver-haired bishies, ftw!

Sunday Social Meme II

August 22nd, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Vesperia tagged me for this one.

Q: What was your favourite Birthday ever and what made it so special?

I didn’t really get much of a super sweet sixteen so my parents tried to make up for it for my seventeenth. It was pretty hardcore. They rented out a place to party and I had a DJ. It was pretty sick and I had a lot of fun.

Three bloggers to tag?:

  1. Icicle has an interesting blog. Their “written letters” blogs are often full of honest, heartfelt writings in her life.
  2. Penguinkool loves to blog about her great adventures in Hello Kitty Online. Her in-game avatar is also adorable. ^_~
  3. Chocolatechipz has a really adorable blog. The usage of the various colors in her blog posts are very attractive and go surprisingly well with her beautiful photographs in her various blog posts.

Hello Tifa

August 7th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Closeups are actually kinda harder to make it look like a certain character because you’re only limited to a few features and you don’t have the option of adding clothing, accessories, or other defining features, but I think they’re a fun challenge. For Rosie:

Hello Tifa:


Does it make up for the obvious masculinity of the previous Chuck Liddell one?

Hello Chuck Liddell (MMA)

August 6th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

I am going to be completely honest here; I know nothing about mixed martial arts. But a guy asked for this Hello Kitty so here goes:


Sunday Social Meme and News

August 5th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Okay, so I kinda haven’t really been reading/replying to my comments in as timely of a manner as I would like; I apologize, I’ve just been so busy lately. I recently got employed at McCutcheon Music store in Centerville and am getting ready for school starting and just have a lot on my plate. So, now, (aeons later) I’m gonna do Nemo’s Sunday Social meme.

Q: What’s your favourite late night snack?

A: I would have to say peanut butter crackers or a banana, as of late. I used to like to snack on really bad junk foods and realized that probably wasn’t the healthiest choices I could be making. At least snacking on protein like peanut butter will help ward off hunger late at night. And bananas are great for me if the baby gets up in the middle of the night, as you only need one hand to eat them. =). If I want something more filling, I usually go with Korean Ramyun bowls. Kimchi-flavored is my favorite.


And here I’m tagging three other bloggers here on SanrioTown:

  1. Rosie is a pretty cool chick and is one of my favorite peeps on SanrioTown. She’s cute, she’s a gamer, and she’s just awesome. Really.
  2. Vesperia is someone I just added to my Blogroll recently. Cute blog and I can’t wait to read more.
  3. Stargazer has a blog that pertains to one of my huge hobbies: makeup. I’m a h-u-g-e makeup junkie so I always love to read blogs about one of my big interests in life. To me, makeup is further expression of one of my main passions in life: art.

Also, I realized that my previous blog button was hideous and way too bulky. It stuck out. Terribly. So I made a new one. Please update your Blogrolls. ^_^. Much better, huh?

In other news, I am planning on doing an update soon. I apologize, those last few posts were actually (sorta) old drawings, I just haven’t been feeling very passionate lately, being so busy and all. I will make up for it with an update very very soon, though. =)

Stay tuned!

Hello Minion! (Despicable Me), Kadaj, and news.

July 31st, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

This is a quickie for the people who are familiar the movie Despicable Me that just came out. I went to see it recently, and thought these things were so cute.

Cute + Evil = Despicably Adorable!

In other news, there’s a good chance that I may be doing an interview soon with Jonathan “Blade” Manning from Artisticbiker.com, which might be kinda fun, thanks to my cousin Andrea. I’m referring more people to my blog who are also into art, so even though they can’t comment, they’ll hopefully be checking in from time to time at least to see it.

And because this was such an easy HK drawing, here’s a non-Hello Kitty drawing I did a while back, from the movie Final Fantasy: Advent Children.

Kadaj: (Non-Hello Kitty)

I know, not nearly as cute, but people often don’t take me seriously as an artist if all I ever do is HK drawings. But, I DO have a Hello Kitty Kadaj drawing that I will be posting soon. I just didn’t wanna give it all away too soon *big grin*

Hello Axel, Flurry of Dancing Flames

July 27th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

The thing about Axel is that he has a slanted, heavily-lined eye with a bright green iris. I tried to incorporate that into his eyes; as there’s not a lot you can do facially to make someone look Hello Kitty. (Which is why I like closeups sometimes; they’re a challenge to make them look like the character facially). Hello Kitty, though, has oval round-ish eyes, so it was a compromise between her eye shape and his, but everything else in the eyes screamed “Axel”… including the color, slant, and maniacal expression.

Hello Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

July 18th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

Right, so… I’m not posting these on Facebook anymore as I’ve recently gotten some pretty nasty death threats over not doing someone’s “on time” or whatever. I don’t know; I think it’s pretty ridiculous, so I’m deciding to take the safer route and just stop posting them there for the time being.

Someone asked for this one: Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Each of the elements are being represented from the show: Earth, Fire, Air, and Water as Aang is in the ‘Avatar State.’

Kingdom Key

July 12th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

This was probably one of the most difficult Hello Kitties to do.

I think it turned out okay, though, don’t you?

Hello Megaman

July 7th, 2010 by razorblades_and_cupcakes:hellokitty.com

My friend Steve asked for this one a while ago; it’s Megaman, a video game character you might be familiar with.

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