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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Changed my Twitter URL and new Etsy Listing

I changed my URL for better clarity.
I post every other day, or sometimes every day and several times a day, so please check it out when you have time.

My twitter URL is nowhttp://twitter.com/calienteokami


In addition, I have a new etsy Listing! A new adjustable keyboard key ring! This one features audio and brightness symbols, the buttons that are used to control the audio loudness and the screen brightness on retro 1990s computers.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/216723507/audio-brightness-adjustable-keyboard


-MNR

Friday, December 26, 2014

Two New Etsy Listings! Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a great holiday.
I had to take a break from crafting, drawing and selling to finish my christmas presents. Some aren't even done. )=
Anyway, I will show them later.

I have two new etsy listings here:
One is for a soft, heathered worsted weight merino yarn:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216288317/rose-quartz-worsted-weight-handspun-yarn


And the other is for a hand crocheted yellow and clear, perky and quirky, seed beaded necklace:


https://www.etsy.com/listing/216201031/lemon-yellow-bead-crochet-necklace-seed


Last minute holiday gifts, anyone?

-MNR

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ATC #11: Bubbly Red Hearts Girl

New ATC, #11 out of my series of hand drawn originals!
Will be in the shop by the end of the day, and I shall update this journal page by the evening.
Here's the preview image.


As a reminder, ATC #10 is still for sale here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/214470179/cat-girl-atc-aceo-10-original-art-cute


-MNR

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Catgirl blue-ette ATC #10 for sale!

Update:
Thanks for being patient!
Here's the link to the final artwork, ready for purchase!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/214470179/cat-girl-atc-aceo-10-original-art-cute

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Hello everyone!

I finally finished this ATC (Artist Trading Card), original artwork, This evening, it is going up for sale on my Calienteokami Studios Etsy store, here.


I have a few finishing touches to do, is why its not going up immediately.
I will post the link on this blog post here when it is completely ready. More details will accompany the ATC on that page.
This is ATC #10.


-MNR

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I have an Artist Facebook Page! Calienteokamistudios!

Hiii I'm back!

I made a facebook page, since I aim to be a professional artist, and I wish to share my work with a larger audience.
It is here: http://www.facebook.com/calienteokamistudios

Thus far, I've placed work in progress images for artwork that I'm to sell on my Etsy. I've also posted info on new handmade products. I'm working on quite a few things, and I'm going to submit some new items tonight, so please do check this out.

Remember, if you want updates, my twitter is here http://twitter.com/_COStudios_, and it links to stuff I'm interested in, my various blogs and also is slightly more up to date and to the minute with what I'm drawing, doing and thinking.
Hahah connectivity!

-MNR

Monday, December 1, 2014

Darker pinup girls (possibly nsfw)

Possibly NSFW.

Posting an image. It makes it easier to link to other places and get feedback on it.
Its just a wip for now, and I've censored some bits. This is one of the few image son my flash drive that are saved in a  favorable file format, so that I might actually continue to work on it.



-MNR

Friday, November 28, 2014

I have a Twitter! _COStudios_!

Please check out my twitter to get weekly, daily, (and if I'm workin hard that day, lol, hourly) updates on my etsy shop, my artwork, merchandise I make, my misc craftingness, and other stuff!
(This is a business and crafting twitter account, like this blog is a handmade and crafting account.)

I am also subscribed to science twitters so I will likely share the goodness from those. <333 br="" nbsp=""> Ummm... I also retweet fellow artists, and empowerment opportunities for  people of color. Whoo!


http://twitter.com/_COStudios_


-MNR

Thursday, November 27, 2014

More Pictures of DIY spindles and yarn tools

Hi everyone!
I have more pics to share. Found them on my hard drive.
These spindles are all handmade by me. The heart-shaped blue object was supposed to be a tatting shuttle. It was an experiment that didn't pan out. It can double as a pendant or a thread holder I guess.

Enjoy!

From left to right: 1. chopstick and polymer clay spindle, decent spinner. 2. Dowel and polymer clay triangular spindle, great sport weight single spinner. 3. Polymer clay handled size E crochet hook.


4. I drilled a hole in half  of a wooden yoyo I found, stuck a dowel and a hook in it. It is a decent spinner of fingering and sport weight singles. 5. A terra cotta polymer clay spindle, improvised. It eventually broke. ]= I need to remake it. 6. A printer gear and a chopstick bottom whorl spindle. All three have superwash merino singles on them.

(See above descriptions)


Close up images of this failed tatting shuttle and the ring I tatted on it. Eraser next to it to show the size. 





-MNR

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My new Turkish spindle... ]= leaves something to be desired.

It left a little to be desired.
I got it from knitpicks at ~15USD.

I was having trouble spinning with it. Its not as smooth spinning as the other, more expensive turkish spindles I've tried.
I had to replace the shaft because it wasn't gripping the spindle arms properly. The larger arm kept getting stuck on the yarn.I mean, its OK with some sanding. I sanded the bumps on the underside of the spindle.
 For future reference, if anyone else wants to get a turkish spindle (they are fun to use and safe a lot of work, look them up on google), get one where the arms are smooth, and the spindle shaft fits tightly into the slots.
The shaft in the picture is my tighter fitting chopstick.

Here are some after pictures of the spindle, after I spent some time sanding it with 60 grit sandpaper.


At the moment, its only fast enough to spin some dk weight singles. I have been practicing trying to spin bulkier yarn than sport-weight or dk, so its good for beginners at least, after its been sanded. Here are some images of the spindle after it had been sanded, with my handwashed and hand carded romney fleece.










The cat... his name is Tiger. He didn't want to move so... I guess he's in the picture. The other two bottom whorl spindles are of polymer clay w/ chopstick shaft, and the other is a toy wooden wheel with a dowel shaft. Both handmade by me.

-MNR

Two new pairs of earrings on Etsy, check them out!

Hi hi everyone.
I've added two new listings on Etsy, please do check them out, earrings make great gifts and stocking stuffers for friends, family and coworkers. <3 p="">






-MNR

Commission Me: Infographic

Hi everyone!

In addition to the price list here, I have a handy infographic, in case you wanted a quick cheat sheet guide to my prices!
Thank you for checking out this post!



-MNR

Friday, November 14, 2014

6 inch and 12 inch HDC mitered granny square



This is design one in a series of standard filler afghan squares for charity or personal projects.
gauge of 4 hdc = 1"
I used acrylic worsted weight yarn, 4 ply/ 10 ply, mainly scraps.

G or H hook, depending on how tightly/loosely you crochet.



  1. Use the magic loop technique or using a G or H hook chain 4, join in a loop and chain 3 stitches.
  2. Make 2 hdc in loop, ch 2, (3 hdc, ch 2)x3, slip stitch in the top of beginning ch 3.
  3. Ch 3, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in space, ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc on the ch 3 from last round, ch 3, turn.
  4. Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next space, ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc on the ch 3 from the last round.
  5. Continue in this manner for 25 rounds, or until square measures 12". If it doesn't quite measure 12 inches, add one more row: sc across in each stitch till the ch 2, in the ch 2, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, sc in each remaining stitch till the end of the row.
  6. Fasten off.



-MNR

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I am open for art commissions!

This is cross posted from tumblr. Here is the original link.

http://murasakinoryuu.tumblr.com/post/102310841569/commission-prices-full-list-with-examples

Hi everyone, I'm trying to sell commissions to begin supporting myself as an artist. I would really appreciate if you would share this post, or consider getting a commission yourself! Thank you for checking this out!

My artwork is here, but of course, I will continue posting my artwork for you to see on this blog.


-MNR

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All prices in USD

*Each additional person adds X to the cost.

Sketches (Digital or Pencil)
bust: 8 (+5)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Oz-217353854
waist: 12 (+10)*
full: 16 (+15)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Misstori-491619688
http://calienteokami.com/portfolio/mongolwarriorwoman.png

Markers/colored pencils (full color)
bust: 12 (+5)*
waist: 18 (+10)*
full: 24 (+15)*


Digital (full color)
bust: 15 (+5)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Triumphursula-439569029
waist: 22 (+10)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Ametarosweeping-478521834
full: 28 (+15)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Lolita-posing-439567495


Chibi (full body)
Monochrome/Grayscale/sketchy: 10 (+5)*
Full color: 15 (+10)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Littleschoolgirl-In-Blue-439542798

What you will get:
OR 300 dpi, digital, 8x10 max.
9x12 max size, scanned. To speak of owning the original, message me.
I ship worldwide, buyer pays shipping (for originals).


Payment:
Payment in full upfront. I take paypal and cheques. If not paid within 48 hours, your name is removed from the list.
Send commission requests to my gmail account, calienteokami@gmail.com. Please mention something about "Commission request" in the title. We can discuss particulars over gmail, thanks.

I do:
characters, portraits of real people,, rpg characters, original characters, couples, animals, softcore porn, nudity.
I don't do:
Rape, bestiality, groups over 5 people.

Please, if its a specific character or person, add a small paragraph of description, and if its a full body portrait, please describe a pose or activity for the character to be taking.
Include: Reference, Personality, type of commission from list above, any other pertinent details.

Terms:
I retain the rights to post in my gallery and use as examples.
The commissioner gets 3 revisions per image, after that, $10 per additional revision.
I have the right to refuse any commission.
Depending on what is requested, it may take between one week and a month to finish.

Monday, November 3, 2014

cloud girl wip


Just a WIP. Using this post as a  link to show folk.

Not sure where to go next with this.

Edit: Update.



-MNR

Thursday, October 30, 2014

6 and 12 inch DC mitered granny square



Here is a pattern for a simple 12" mitered filler granny square. I've been using it to make 12 inch squares for various charities. This design has minimum holes for maximum warmth.

I haven't seen any other patterns for a square of this size so... I feel that I should post this for other folk. I will start with the 6" square.


US terms.
G or H hook (4.25mm - 5.0mm)
Worsted weight yarn



  1. Ch 4, sl st in 1st chain to form a ring.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as first dc from now on), 2dc in loop, ch 1, (3dc, ch 1) three times,  sl stitch in top of ch 3, pull the tail tight.
  3. Ch 3, 2 dc in corner, dc in next 2 dc, 3 dc in corner, ch 1, 3dc in corner, 2 dc in next 2 dcs, 1 dc in corner space, dc in the corner chain, ch 3, turn.
  4. Skip first space, dc in next 5 stitches, 3dc in next space, ch 1, 3dc,  dc in next 5 stitches, ch 3, turn.
  5. Skip first space, dc in next 8 stitches, 3dc in next space, ch 1, 3dc, dc in next 7 stitches, dc on top of previous turning chain, ch 3, turn.


Continue this until there are a total of 5 rows. This should be a 6 inch square.

To get a 12 inch square, continue in this manner for 11 rows.


-MNR

Lolita artwork, EGL Bible art.

Here is a sorta old picture that I like.
I've posted it on other sites, but now I am posting it here.




-MNR

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crosspost Art WIPs and a few misc announcements.

WIPs day!

My tumblr account is my art blog/personal blog.

http://murasakinoryuu.tumblr.com/post/101198207774/another-wip-day-xd-first-pic-is-a-character

Remember that my art blog will have some nudity. These in particular are half clothed individuals. xD

Also, a few weeks ago I got a new wacom Intuos 3 6 x 8 tablet off of ebay. Rather, used, but it was new to me.
Commemorative artwork here:

In order to make it through this winter season, I am going to offer digital commissions of some sort. Please stay tuned for this, I will definitely post about them.
Thaaanks.

-MNR

Charity Knitting/Crochet: blanket squares, hats, etc

Bah. My family members don't really want handmade things for christmas, or at least EVERY year they say so.

I decided that I have a ton of acrylic and wool yarn, and nothing to do with them, and a bit of spare time, so I'm going to make blanket squares, hats, mittens, sweaters, and other miscellany for various charities.

I mean, this is what I'm doing when I"m not drawing or job searching or doing things with family. Or cleaning.

Here are some of the things I've made since earlier this month.
I was supposed to be doing inktober but that didn't go over so well. Too many interruptions. Anyway I'll post a link to my tumblr page when I have all my inktober pictures together. In any case, here are what I have so far.





Ah, I have a mitten pair or two that wasn't included, then a WIP vest, and a ton of squares.

Charities these items are going to:
http://www.afghansforafghans.org
http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/
http://www.knit-a-square.com/

If you knit, crochet, sew, or just have extra money to give to charity, check out these charities too.
I have a slight shortage of wool but I"m looking for places I can donate acrylic items and school supplies.
I am looking to write up patterns for simple squares soon.

Sigh. Shipping is going to be intense, as I'm on a budget and only temp jobs at the moment.
Whatevs.

-MNR

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lady Casanova crosspost WIP

This is a character I am working on (for a manga idea) that is based on the memoirs of Jacques Casanova.
She is to pass for a male.
I am posting this here so that I can link it and show people.


-MNR

Monday, October 6, 2014

3d Character Model, Bomber Girl, WIP4

Hiii.
Thanks for still paying attention and stuff. ^^

I have been working on a 3d model for my portfolio.
I am placing this image here so that I can more easily hot link it to show the WIP to everyone.
If you want to see the other WIPs, it will be on my tumblr blog.


http://murasakinoryuu.tumblr.com/tagged/my-art

-MNR

Friday, October 3, 2014

Modified crochet hooks

No art, no.

Instead, I have links to tutorials I used to modify my steel crochet hooks.I thought y'all might be interested. ^^


They're tutorials to make more comfortable handles. Recycling!
Yay.


Edit: Pictures.
 Various sizes of steel hooks


size 10/ 1.3mm steel hook, with a beaded purse pattern.


Size E/ 3.5mm hook



-MNR

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Craft Blog

I think I am going to use this blog as a craft blog, posting my textile arts here, but with links to my art and personal blogs.

Anyway, Here is what I have been working on lately.
It is for my digital art portfolio.


-MNR

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two Lolis WIP

I might use this blog as a WIP showing blog?
I dunno.

I frequent my tumblr blog, personal and art blog more. http://murasakinoryuu.tumblr.com/

But I need a place to remotely link my arts...
so....

FINALLY finishing this artwork
why did this take so long...
-MNR

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy New Year - Time to look for a job

Happy New Year all.

I've graduated from college. Now I have to look for work as either a video game artist, or a movies/media artist. I particularly want to be a character artist or a concept artist. It is a slow going search. I probably will have to take a regular job in the meantime. ]=

Anyway, I'm working on sprucing up my portfolio. I have a bunch of work to redo and spice up for my portfolio.
 I also have a bit of work to do on my flash drive, in regards to separating older artwork, older, useable artwork, works in progress, and recent artwork.

I am working on some concept art character sheets.
These are just some random strange priestess characters that I had eventually wanted to use in a story. Eh... they need a rework. I think these are from 2008 or 2009




-MNR