Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Magazine Monday: Maquia October 2013

I tend to cycle between the 'big three' Japanese beauty magazines: Biteki, usually my favourite, has been leaving me rather cold of late, and I feel like my usual second choice Voce has been seriously skimping on makeup content in favour of skincare, clothes and sleb blather lately. So this month I plumped for Maquia for a change, and while its business is still very much brown as usual, I found myself appreciating its attention to those neutral details -- perhaps simply because I hadn't cracked an issue for a while :P

This issue came with a deluxe Obagi cream sample pot, and included booklets on sweet new season hairstyles and new foundation releases. Because I love charts (so redolent of SCIENCE!) here are two representative ones:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sketch Fest #43 Oct. 25 ~ 27, 2013

I think my record for the pieces done during Sketch Fest previously was 9.I broke that by 1 this weekend. :DMost of the pieces were ACEOs and all were small pieces with the largest being 4" x 6".Still, I have to feel pretty good about it since a lot of other artists seemed to be complaining about art block, etc.

I scribbled, inked, and painted on all 3 days of the weekend, starting with this super adorable sweetness to a prompt "It's So Fluffy".

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Manga "The Rose Of Versailles" Characters' Package On Pudding /


I read an article about a special pudding from(Megmilk Snow Brand) would be launched in a limited quantity on September 24, 2013.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rose of Versailles Review

A woman raised as a man must protect Marie Antoinette.

Many people whose opinions I trust love this anime. Plus it's one of the most influential shoujo series of all time so I went in expecting great things. And they were great.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Born with a destiny of roses

Sometimes strange things happen to me. Like just a while ago, when I ended up watching the anime series The Rose of Versailles... No spoilers ahead.

It started as an innocent experiment and search for some comedy and ended with bittersweet tears.