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Hey folks!

I know I haven't updated in a few months, mea maxima culpa.

At any rate I've been a member of dA for nine years as of today, so I thought it fitting that I at least update today. Nine years, oi vei, has it been that long? Yes. Yes it has. What a journey! My art's improved since I've started and I never thought it I'd make it this far when I first started out. Strange times, strange times indeed.

Many things are in the works but I'm not sure I want to talk about them right now so I'll update when things are more solidified and stable and finished and so on

Various art things slowly getting done, though I keep procrastinating on my portfolio, I should stop doing that… soon, I hope. Soon. I think Monday after work and whatnot I'll start in again on that with renewed zeal or something. That sounds good.

I think that's all for now, I've been doing a lot of things in the background but not a lot to report, rather infuriating...

Alright, SEM out, later days!

My tumblog, SEM Rambles Here:

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1. Paperwork
2. Botanic Illustration Portfolio
3. Books

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I've got a bachelor's in geology and I'm working towards getting certified in botanical illustration. I'd like to be a museum curator one day.


Nim And Oda Zook in the Rain by Teela-B
Nim And Oda Zook in the Rain

I then doodled a tiny tiny pic of Nim and Oda Zook in the rain

It was just Nim as I doodled the idea of like… blanket wrapped around and a hat-thing that was more for sun than rain as it’s topless the silly but then Oda Zook appeared and is playing with frogs and I swear I’ve seen like thatched raincoats somewhere like either in exhibits about the Pacific Northwest or Japan or something…? They must be called something else because “thatched raincoats” didn’t find me anything when I looked for it. But that’s what Oda Zook is wearing, in my head. Does them no good because they kinda end up doing shit like that and playing with frogs in the rain and pretending/thinking…? they’re frogs but you know

They try

Or maybe Nim tries because Nim somehow adopted this weird Druid gnome kid and feels like he needs to look after the kid

I love this stupid gnome family I created and it’s gonna be great when they meet the recluse wood elf Birel ahahaha I should actually write them sometime this NaNo I’ve just had so many other ideas it’s been pretty nice

Background scrubby stuff done with these rad/fun new brushes that aren’t Frenden brushes (but seriously if you have Manga Studio buy Frenden Brushes), but are by geekysideburns on dA and they’re free and swell so go forth and use them I also used them for sketching tonight while doing the redesign, so

Edit: asofterbucky found the name of the raincoat I was thinking of! It’s a Japanese straw raincoat, or a mino. Though I guess it can also be Chinese? Here’s a picture (from China if I’m understanding the caption correctly) and here’s a brief post about the mino.

Nim Redesign by Teela-B
Nim Redesign

I redesigned Nim because I wanted to, dammit. The basic stuff is there, but I brought in like… some other stuff… mainly Tlingit and Tsimshian influences because that’s what I could find but like I chose those because on Friday on my way home from London I was listening to Chief Don Lelooska reading Echoes of the Elders and Spirt of the Cedar people which I grew up with and it was calming but brought back a lot of memories and I definitely am trying not to copy/paste designs and I don’t think I did and so I’m hoping things are fairly well synthesized here (consider my base was like… Taisho-era student clothing… more or less…).

Also finding clothing references for any of the Northwest peoples (and trusting that the labels were correct) was harder than I wanted it to be, I need to get some good reference books on that sort of material, frankly. The color scheme is a more orange/teal of the original but also took cues from this Tlingit owl mask picture I found. Details from this page on the clothing of Tsimshian nobles. Considering where I want his character to go and his main companions in the story I think these colors are better anyway… I like them more than my original, haha, but I like to consider context with other characters… trying to at least…

Jeff Goldblum Namor by Teela-B
Jeff Goldblum Namor

Daniel Dae Kim is my ideal Namor, but I’m willing to accept Jeff Goldblum, especially if this is a scene

[inspired by this text post]

Heliodor by Teela-B
A gemstone speedpaint I did, based off of this picture:…

Took about 1.5 hours
Ghesh's Secret by Teela-B
Ghesh's Secret

I have some time today so I doodled some more DnD folk, experimenting with the updated Frenden wash brushes and outlined with the dry sumi brush because I love the look but I rarely get to use it

Ghesh read the wrong book so he’s a warlock with the Great Old Ones and this means he can also understand Deep Speech so like what Beholders and Mind Flayers think at you ahaha poor baby :c His life is not going as planned. It’s… it’s really not going as planned.

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Dragonrose36 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Teela-B Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
You're welcome!
numinous80 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Have you heard about Cyan's (the makers of Myst and Riven) Kickstarter for their new game Obduction? If not check it out at…

We need all the Myst fans we can find :-)
Teela-B Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Yes! I backed it on day one, thank you for telling me though! I really hope it gets funded
numinous80 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Me too. Coming down to the wire now and it's still not over the line. Every backer counts :-)
YAOI-fanngirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
hi :D
Teela-B Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
dr460nM4573r Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Happy B-Day! XD

Wish I could get/made ya something, but ya know... v-v;
Teela-B Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thank you!

That's alright, thanks for the nice message!
dr460nM4573r Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Your welcome
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