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I created a new folder for nail art, which I have been meaning to do forever but now I have a smartphone so I can upload pictures I take with it!! Exciting exciting! As for this folder, you can expect new manicures in there every 2 weeks, as that is the normal pattern of when I do my nails! : ) Thanks everybody for your continued support and I hope some of you will check out the folder as time passes. : )
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: "Before" ~Jeremy Zuckerman, LoK
  • Reading: "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" ~Uncle Rick
  • Watching: LoK in 6 days!!!!!!!
Roses Manicure by this-is-a-paradox
Roses Manicure
(9.19.14)
Did this manicure for a sweet 16 I was going to--I matched my dress perfectly!! : D I did my toes as well.

Colors used are:
-Sally Hansen complete salon manicure #577 "Dark Huemoor" (dark base)
-Essie #246 "Watermelon" (roses)
-Essie #104 "Muchie, Muchie" (rose detail)
-Essie #754 "Mint Candy Apple" (leaves)

-Revlon #965 (base coat)
-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear #100 "Invisible" (top coat)

Tutorial video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYesSx…
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Avatar Korra by this-is-a-paradox
Avatar Korra
(9.16.14)
Avatar Korra, for my sister : )

References:
--> www.anime4fun.com/images/anime…
--> 3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ut8mp_qRICk…

Music:
"Before" ~Jeremy Zuckerman, LoK season 1
"Greatest Change" ~Jeremy Zuckerman, Lok season 1
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Ariana Grande Sketchdump by this-is-a-paradox
Ariana Grande Sketchdump
(8.31.14, 9.1.14)

References:
-celebmafia.com/wp-content/uplo…
-jojowright.com/wp-content/uplo…

I've been wanting to draw her for a while. First I went on my annual Search for Music Videos I Haven't Seen Yet But Everyone Else Probs Knows, and a bunch of her new stuff came up, so I watched some. And it hit me: she has anime hair. I have to draw it. So I did. You can see, from all my color sampling, that it caused me stress because I couldn't match it right. >:[ Whatever. I'm satisfied!!
I also wanted to practice drawing real people and making them look like themselves, so this was also a practice in that. : )

Music:
-"Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"
-"Break Free"
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Ariana Grande 1 by this-is-a-paradox
Ariana Grande 1
(8.31.14, 9.1.14)

Reference!! --> jojowright.com/wp-content/uplo…
I changed her hair a little though. :3

I've been wanting to draw her for a while. : ) Hope you like it! I've been trying to draw more realistic people now that I know more about facial differentiation.

Music:
-"Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"
-"Break Free"
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I created a new folder for nail art, which I have been meaning to do forever but now I have a smartphone so I can upload pictures I take with it!! Exciting exciting! As for this folder, you can expect new manicures in there every 2 weeks, as that is the normal pattern of when I do my nails! : ) Thanks everybody for your continued support and I hope some of you will check out the folder as time passes. : )
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: "Before" ~Jeremy Zuckerman, LoK
  • Reading: "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods" ~Uncle Rick
  • Watching: LoK in 6 days!!!!!!!

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summerdou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like your gallery!! have you ever thought of inking your art and coloring it!? it would be awesome!! btw i'm going to start following you, please post more of your art!!
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
Thanks so much!! That really means a lot to me. : ))) As for your comment on inking, I usually do color and stuff, but in my small sketchbook I don't. (Too lazy haha) I'm trying to learn more about shading and color, so in the future I should have lots of color added to my gallery! Thank you again for the kind words!!
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summerdou Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I can't wait to see your work!!
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artist
Whew! Just uploaded like a dozen pictures to my gallery... though only like 2 have full ink and color! Most were done at camp where I had only pencils so sorry! D : I fully appreciate your view though, it is very kind of you. : ) Hope you enjoy.
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PenguinPotato Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Happy birthday!!!
Happy Birthday Grin 
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TheBritishGeek Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Just wanted to drop by and wish you a happy birthday if it is indeed your birthday. :heart: Cheers!
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walkingnorth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch and all the lovely comments, it means a lot to me :heart:
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Torheit-die-Katze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
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Thanks a lot for the fav :la:
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Artist
No problem--I love that picture! : )))))
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
:)....Thank you :hug:
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