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Art, make up, fashion, photography, crafts, Life.

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Me!
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Welcome to the bloggings of Kirsten W. Inquire within, for art, make up, crafts, photography, and a million other tidbits of my life :)

If it all seems like too much to rifle through, check out the tags on the side to narrow down your search! You can also view just my art at my deviantART account.

Suggestions, requests, and construction commentary are always welcome!

[We hope you enjoy your stay here.]





xoxo,
Kirsten

Weetzie Bat Series: Cherokee
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Finally, a second make up look for the Weetzie Bat series [the first one can be found here].

I'm only going to post pictures becauuuse....I actually did a video tutorial for this look, which can be found on my YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/feelinglikesunshine

So hurray for video cameras :D

Though the quality of the uploaded video is not as nice as I would like...I need to figure it out because the quality is AWESOME on my video camera [Flip UltraHD camcorder ftw!]

But anyhow, pictures!
Cherokee BatCollapse )

Anyway, after this I'm going to probably lay off on the make up tutorials for a bit and do some more artsy stuff, as well as some music reviews and some general whateverness. Possibly even some crafts if I can drag my lazy bum down to my sewing room >.> We will see :)


xoxo,
Kirsten


P.s. General reminder: Always vent a window before using nail polish remover. Oye headache -_-;;

Tropical Bird Look
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It's Friday, I don't have work until 7pm, and I got out of class at 10 this morning. Give me a bunch of colorful eyeshadow and some feathers and I'll keep myself entertained :)

I'm really digging the colors I used, they sort of remind me of a peacock :D Though If I can get some peacock feathers I'll probably do a full on peacock look, so we'll see how that goes.

More pictures and a brief tutorial on how I did it behind the cut.



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Hope you guys enjoy!

xoxo,
Kirsten

Art update! Ponyo drawings
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Sorry for the lack of updates and whatnot :[ Between losing my internet connection randomly, actually getting hours at work, and dealing with classes, I've kind of been...bleh haha.

Anyway, here are two drawings I did for the Ponyo Make a Splash banner contest on DeviantART [apologies to anyone who's already seen these all over my DA and Twitter lol :x]. The images were obviously cropped by the ad templates but here are the full pictures.

As always, click for larger images:



I'm sad that this one got cut off by my scanner, the paper was to big :[



I like this one a lot, but my scanner didn't do a very good job of getting the colors right. Alas :]


xoxo,
Kirsten
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Acrylics: I love and hate them
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I have not painted in a very long time :l

This is just a quick thing I did for a friend's birthday present, and I really like the colors and the idea, but it's not nearly as well done as I would have liked. But it's pretty decent for not having any preliminary sketches and not drawing the image onto the canvas board.

Click for a bigger image, as usual:



I'll probably post some quick tips about painting later, but I'm in a bit of a rush right now >_< weekends are so busy lately, but with no work this week, I should be able to finish up some things fairly quickly


xoxo,
Kirsten
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I can has drawerings?
Nala
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So I've been busy out of my mind [first week back at school, 16 units. Oy.] so sadly I've been neglecting completing the pile of sketches I have [which are unfortunately too..sketchy...? to even attempt scanning].

But here are a couple I managed to do, plus a colored version of the trendy roller blading chick from the previous art post:

Click for bigger pic-a-tures, as per usual~


Who doesn't love a good bee costume?


Apologies for the darkness at the bottom of the picture from my iffy scanner.
I love No Face and his fairly unreciprocated love for Chihiro <3


I predicted rainbow colors and I didn't fail in that aspect.


Anyhow, I'll probably post pictures of another make up tutorial today or tomorrow. It's finally the weekend so hopefully I'll have some down time [depending on how hard my homework ends up being?]

Also! I'm probably going to purchase a Flip UltraHD camcorder because they're on sale at Best Buy and I have a coupon :3 So with that I can record make up and art tutorials and also just general vlogs. Hurrah!


xoxo,
Kirsten
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The Dangerous Angels Make Up Series
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So yesterday, I was couch potatoeing and I suddenly got really inspired to do a make up look inspired by the Dangerous Angels books by Francesca Lia Block [if you've never read Weetzie Bat, I would highly suggest it. Actually, I highly recommend the entire series, it's amazing. But I'll do a book review on it another time].

Anyhow, I slapped together a look somewhat inspired by the main character, Weetzie Bat. [I'll probably redo this look later in the week, because it's not nearly as extravagant as her character calls for D:]

I wanted to do something very shimmery and bit ethereal, and I also wanted to include aqua and pink in the look, because they're both predominant colors in the dream house Weetzie lives in.

So without further ado, I present Weetzie Bat:



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xoxo,
Kirsten

Basic, easy beauty tips!
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If you're new to make up [and relatively speaking, I am too, so don't worry!], there are a couple tips you can always keep in mind that will help you along the way.

* Never sleep with your make up on! Use make up remover or a gentle baby wipe and clean it off before you go to sleep. No one likes day old, dry make up caked on their eyes!
* When you're applying eye shadow, be gentle with the brush. Don't drag it across your lid; this stretches the skin and it can cause premature wrinkles.
* The same goes for applying eyeliner! Don't stretch your eyelid down; it'll damage your skin over time, and it's unnecessary. Just open your eye real wide, look down, and gently push your finger beneath your waterline, then apply your eyeliner.
* Wear lots of lip balm. This sounds simple, but it's important to keep your lips hydrated, especially if you wear a lot of lipsticks and tend to wipe it off and reapply it often.
* Don't use really old make up. It's bad for your skin.
* Be careful where you store your make up! If you have any gel or cream liners or shadows, don't leave them in your car, where heat from the sun can melt them D:
* Make sure your supplies are CLEAN. This is really important, especially if you share make up or use make up on other people. Clean your brushes and eyeliner if you use them on anyone else; you don't want anything to be spread around.

These are really simple tips, but they're important, so keep them in mind :)

xoxo,
Kirsten
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HUGE Make Up Haul!
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Something else I've really gotten into lately is working with make up. I don't go out wearing it all the time; I'm usually too rushed in the mornings to put it on before class. But I love putting together looks. I think it goes along with being an artist. Vibrant colors, creating looks, blending the pigments together, it's all really fun :D

I don't have any pictures of looks right now, but images, tutorials, and video tutorials for make up looks, reviews, hauls, and other beauty tips will be along in the near future.
As soon as I figure iMovie out on my MacBook. Technology is not always my friend.

For now, here is just a haul of the make up that I use [this is all stuff that I've tried for myself; I'm very fair skinned and have blue eyes, so some of the colors I use may not work for everyone]. I also tend to focus mostly on my eyes because it's what I like to accentuate, so I have a TON of eyeshadows and cream shadows :X

Warning: Extremely image heavy :)Collapse )

And if you just want some tips on make up, you can skip the haul and go onto my next entry, which'll just have a couple tips about make up and beauty [I'm no expert but then again, I do pretty simple stuff].

xoxo,
Kirsten
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Wait, I'm an Art major?
Sleeping Chihiro
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I've been fairly disappointed in myself for not drawing more over Winter Break, seeing as I have a ton of free time on my hands. But yesterday after watching Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki is an artistic genius, yo) I was all kinds of inspired and started sketching.

I tend to lean towards a pseudo-anime-cartoon style (ideally I'd get my degree in Illustration), but I do delve into realism now and again. I have taken some portrait and life drawing classes and such for my major and they were pretty nifty :]

Anyhow.

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Just a quick review of the supplies I use:

I start out sketching with any random pencil [for these I used a 2H drawing pencil I had] and then I ink it, either with Sakura Micron pens or Copic Multiliners [but these suckers are pricey so once I use them up I probably won't buy more].
I draw thumbnails and practice sketches in any of my many random sketchbooks, but if I know I want it to be a more finished piece, I'll either do it on nicer quality paper:

Canson Watercolor Paper [90 lb]

Canson Bristol Board [100 lb]
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Board [100 lb; I prefer this over the texture of Vellum]

#234 Paris Bleedproof Paper for Pens, by Borden & Riley [108 lb; I adore this paper, it's super smooth and great for inking]

Colorwise, I prefer colored pencils, watercolors, or markers.

Colored Pencils:
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Blick Studio Colored Pencils

Watercolors:
Staedtler Watercolor pencils
[Some non-brand water colour paint box I bought at a garage sale]
Angora Water Colors

Markers:
Prismacolor Markers
Copic Markers
Tria Markers

[I'll probably go back and include more pictures in this post :O]

More of my art and crafts can be seen on my deviantART.

xoxo,
Kirsten
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