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Wed Aug 5, 2015, 11:59 AM
I should probably actually write journals once in a while.

Hi there! 
I'm alive, I promise. I'm just really not creating much at the moment- a lot of my motivation is sapped by working 9-5, with 20 minutes of walking to and from work and the bus stop. I don't get a lot of time where I don't feel tired in some way, and even less time where I feel willing to work any more than I already have done. Work right now is actually pretty slow, with pretty much no backlog at all, however I'm still tired all the time. Thankfully I have some time off in a few weeks time, so that should help in some way. Get out of the country and stop thinking about the refunds that need to be done. 

More serious talk I guess? 
If you really want to see more of me, I do spend a lot more time on Tumblr - astrail.tumblr.com/
You'll find a ridiculous amount of video game blogging
So much
So many video game

Speaking of video games... 
I recently purchased myself a whole brand new computer. My old case wasn't the easiest thing to upgrade, and I really wanted to get new parts installed. So instead I went for all the upgrades I wanted in one go.
Its very fance

For a few specs:
i7-4709K processor
1TB HDD with Windows 7 Professional
16GB (2x8) 1866mhz RAM
Nvidia GTX 970 GPU
As well as a Blu-Ray burner, and a bunch of freebies with the processor including ~Video editing software~, and ~That Batman game they took off sale due to being poorly optimised~ from the graphics card

I've been putting the video editing software to good use (but not good enough use to make me even think its justified to pay the actual price tag for the program, geez) 
I've started uploading gameplay videos to YT! (:
You can watch them all on my channel - www.youtube.com/user/gikairan&…;
I will admit I didn't realise Nvidia had a built in game recorder until I was part the way through Borderlands 2. But all the sessions I've played since I realised it and started using it are available to view (or will be uploaded soon!)
Bioware have just announced another Inquisition DLC, so I'll be recording that when it comes out. There will likely be many Fallout 4 videos when that game comes out, as well as Dishonored 2 next year. As well as whatever else I play in between then. 
I hope to give this a bunch of attention and get loads of different stuff up. I don't know how many people are really interested in videos without mic, but hey right now I'm having fun. 

Other small random things- I worked Birmingham ComiCon back in March! 
Not as an artist, but as an assistant for the company I work for. Not bad for someone whose never been in a store environment ;). It was one hella exhausting weekend, but great fun. A picture of me working even ended up on the official expo twitter! 
If you do find it, and you have seen a photo of me before- I chopped off most of my hair back in January! Its something I've wanted to do for years, but always scared due to having curly/ wavy/ thick/ just general Worst hair type. But I got tired of it and off a whole lot of it went. DO NOT REGRET, 10/10 DECISION, I RECOMMEND EVERYONE DOES IT.

Anyway, I'm going to try and be more active. Its a little difficult when your arms always feel like flattened spaghetti, but I do feel bad for going for such long periods without really producing anything. Especially considering I managed to pull myself together a bit more in the worst of the post-christmas rush. 

FO - A horrible little mutant by Gikairan
FO - A horrible little mutant
Terrible thing
Look at it
Impure and scienced upon.
Just awful

Also oops I left this as a WIP for like... 2 weeks before picking it up again. I rarely do anything when I get home from work, because I just feel exhausted all the time for no reason @_@. I'm no longer lifting heavy stuff every day, but I feel exactly the same as when I did. And then I only really have weekends to do... pretty much everything. Which is normally a lot

Started off as many conversations going back to Fallout. Wanted to get some more updated art of the guys, but then... yeah left it for two weeks. 
Finally got the motivation to finish by seeing what kind of different SAIs smoother edged brushes do to a cel-shading attempt
... and promptly remembered why I only use it for lineart. Me and it do not get along
Didn't really want to upload it with a blank background, so quickly painted something in about 20 minutes in Photoshop
Torn effect is a brush from Torn Paper Brushes by TriCornDesign


Character and art are my own
The Fallout series is copyrighted to Bethesda Softworks
Reblob on Tumbles here - astrail.tumblr.com/post/116859…
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Alchide of Lightning by Gikairan
Alchide of Lightning
Yeaahh look at me, eventually getting around to drawing/ designing at least one of those slightly neglected characters. Probably even more shameful considering hes.... one of the oldest surviving characters I have. Oops.

so run down:
Near-immortal that is a vessel for the lightning/ electricity magic in the world
Despite this, he does not have the greatest understanding of how his powers work, and prefers not to use them
He was exiled from his people for his lack of control and the dangers that posed
He lived alone for many years, resorting to whatever means to survive. Mainly doing his own hunting, scavenging for things to sell or eat, but has been known to steal
Is a pretty quiet guy, who prefers to stay at the sidelines listening in to people and weighing everything up. Hes careful in his wording, and tends to waste few words. If hes come to a conclusion, its not without a lot of thought. 


Picture wise, I had hoped to make this a quick little thing, perhaps even more limited palette things to get on with during lunch breaks. Buuttt that didn't happen. 
NBD tho, cus I was rly liking how this was coming out and couldn't wait to finish it.... except general coming home during the week and sitting exhausted meant I had no chance in the week to get back to work
That, and I have more of an idea of how he looks


Photoshop CS5, Paint Tool SAI + Intuos 5 
Art and character belong to :icongikairan:

astrail.tumblr.com/post/110351… - Tumblr
www.wysp.ws/post/253071002/ Wysp
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Limited Palette- #76 by Gikairan
Limited Palette- #76
Limited palette taken from 100 Palette Challenge by FallenZephyr

You know what I found out recently? My last stupidly expensive purchase of a Surface Pro 2 can be turned into a pressure sensitive expensive purchase with but a single download from Wacom
So of course I'm going to install things on it and spend my lunch times painting

Still really trying to get a feel for the thing, especially as the colours are way different to my usual monitor (harder to distinguish between darks), i can get a pretty bad glare from the office lights and its not as accurate with its pressure sensitivity and general pointing. So I haven't been messing around with anything too ~challenging~ yet. 
Thought it might also actually be kinda fun to do some limited palette work with it, sooo now theres this. A previous work doodle from last year, now with more colours! 

Honestly doing stuff like this in my lunch time is really fun? I'm still in the mood to work at my desk (compared to trying my best to lay on an office chair at home and relax) and it means I can ~do something~. 
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Update things

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 11:59 AM
I should probably actually write journals once in a while.

Hi there! 
I'm alive, I promise. I'm just really not creating much at the moment- a lot of my motivation is sapped by working 9-5, with 20 minutes of walking to and from work and the bus stop. I don't get a lot of time where I don't feel tired in some way, and even less time where I feel willing to work any more than I already have done. Work right now is actually pretty slow, with pretty much no backlog at all, however I'm still tired all the time. Thankfully I have some time off in a few weeks time, so that should help in some way. Get out of the country and stop thinking about the refunds that need to be done. 

More serious talk I guess? 
If you really want to see more of me, I do spend a lot more time on Tumblr - astrail.tumblr.com/
You'll find a ridiculous amount of video game blogging
So much
So many video game

Speaking of video games... 
I recently purchased myself a whole brand new computer. My old case wasn't the easiest thing to upgrade, and I really wanted to get new parts installed. So instead I went for all the upgrades I wanted in one go.
Its very fance

For a few specs:
i7-4709K processor
1TB HDD with Windows 7 Professional
16GB (2x8) 1866mhz RAM
Nvidia GTX 970 GPU
As well as a Blu-Ray burner, and a bunch of freebies with the processor including ~Video editing software~, and ~That Batman game they took off sale due to being poorly optimised~ from the graphics card

I've been putting the video editing software to good use (but not good enough use to make me even think its justified to pay the actual price tag for the program, geez) 
I've started uploading gameplay videos to YT! (:
You can watch them all on my channel - www.youtube.com/user/gikairan&…;
I will admit I didn't realise Nvidia had a built in game recorder until I was part the way through Borderlands 2. But all the sessions I've played since I realised it and started using it are available to view (or will be uploaded soon!)
Bioware have just announced another Inquisition DLC, so I'll be recording that when it comes out. There will likely be many Fallout 4 videos when that game comes out, as well as Dishonored 2 next year. As well as whatever else I play in between then. 
I hope to give this a bunch of attention and get loads of different stuff up. I don't know how many people are really interested in videos without mic, but hey right now I'm having fun. 

Other small random things- I worked Birmingham ComiCon back in March! 
Not as an artist, but as an assistant for the company I work for. Not bad for someone whose never been in a store environment ;). It was one hella exhausting weekend, but great fun. A picture of me working even ended up on the official expo twitter! 
If you do find it, and you have seen a photo of me before- I chopped off most of my hair back in January! Its something I've wanted to do for years, but always scared due to having curly/ wavy/ thick/ just general Worst hair type. But I got tired of it and off a whole lot of it went. DO NOT REGRET, 10/10 DECISION, I RECOMMEND EVERYONE DOES IT.

Anyway, I'm going to try and be more active. Its a little difficult when your arms always feel like flattened spaghetti, but I do feel bad for going for such long periods without really producing anything. Especially considering I managed to pull myself together a bit more in the worst of the post-christmas rush. 

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My name is JODIE, I am a 23 year old female from England.
I'm an avid gamer, with aspirations to work in the industry as a designer
I mainly draw my babies dumb OCs, and spend a lot of time attempting to develop their world/ stories in a manner that makes sense. Because younger-me decided sense was a thing it didn't care for, and I'm hurtin' now.


Since multiple people have now asked- please do NOT Note me regarding my FR account. The things on my account are not for sale. I find it extremely rude to ask to buy something that is not advertised as for sale.

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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the Llama!!!

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Thanks for the Llama
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Thanks for the llama! :D
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thanks for the fav!
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:iconthankyouplz: for the llama! :meow:
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Thank you so much for the llama :iconilikeitplz:
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Hello! Sorry if you get this like irritating adverts, feel free to ignore this.

But I’m asking if you want to join to my drawing contest, where you can win 1500 points and drawing from me! All you need to do is draw one of my characters ;D You can find more here: [link]

Thank you for your time and have a good day! :thanks:
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