[Elsword] Raven Design - costume contest - by ClairSH

My costume design for NA server contest this year :la:

The rule is one design per character per person, so I choose Raven. He’s my main character in game xD

If you guys like this design, please vote for me on this link:

contest.elswordonline.com/cost…

Category: Raven
IGN: KageAngelo

About this:
The set this time was based on elegant, nobility, coolness, innovation and chess. The general theme is from a noble of Velder, showing wealth and power. However, I want to mix the classical with modern style, so the design is off the tradition classic on purpose and has more stylish details.

The chess-based theme was shown on various part of the costume, like the mark of chess pieces on his clothes. The weapon is based on that idea too with the shape is the form of the Rider’s/Knight’s spear, the mark of the King’s Crown, the heads of Bishop and Rook, the graceful details on the hilt of the blade (abstract idea for Queen), a piece a chess plate. The details were mostly used dark and white color, as implying for the chess theme. Also, golden was used for nobility and royal.

Since Raven came from Velder, I added the Velder Crest on the weapon, hinting his backstory and setting.

Again, follow the link for voting. I appreciate every vote of you.

Thank you very much :love::love::love:

Few First Weeks OMG!!!

So finally my summer has passed, and it’s time for a new semester. However, it didn’t goes smoothly as I used to hope. The fact is… these weeks drive me crazy. I can’t believe I have a ton of work that I have to remember and do, along with stupid troubles that are needed to solve. Oh man! It pissed me off. And it causes a lot of stress that has still continued and piled up until today. I got tired for all of this. And more terrible, this gives me a lot of weird dreams at nights that I couldn’t make my sleep soundly. I always space out with no reason and feel boring, plus get impatient more often. I get more lazy, and just want to throw everything away so I don’t have to care about them. At some time like this, what I like is playing games, but the games (well yeah, now I’m playing Elsword Online) doesn’t make me satisfied (In truth, I feel like bursting out because the gameplay now of people is not nice. A lot of weird things happen in the game and people’s gameplay and strategies are quite… stingy) so I don’t usually play games now. How’s about chatting with people? No. I don’t have many friends that I want to talk to and I don’t like communicate directly either. Moreover, when I’m in trouble, I avoid to talk to people whom I feel about like they can’t sympathize with my emotion. Well, yes, it’s horrible to keep silence and bury your own feelings without sharing but for me, it’s better a lot to suffer alone than sharing but after that feeling what you tried to do is in vain. Sometimes I hope to find someone can hear and understand me but ending up finding out that my stories is just a nonsense and annoying story for them, and they even can laugh without thinking and gave me give me stupid advice that is so common and hollow. For them the trouble I have is just a trivial matter but for me, it’s serious. Maybe I’m quite strict but who knows, the serious side in me is something that helped me until now, to gain respect (perhaps it’s just my thought).

That’s why after all that, I ended up letting myself engulf in my passion of drawing. I use most of my free time at home to draw, to sketch, and to CG. When I do that, I feel like I can live and be optimist that I can let my troubles pass through and be solved later. It may sound like stupid and daydreaming but that’s my way. I don’t care if people like them or not. I feel comfortable and I’m pleased to live in ‘my world’.

 

So, I think we should end the story of mine here. I have something to show in this blog, or what I could do in my last days of summer. I love them.

First, my new ID for DA gallery. I know it’s not so nice and the line is not flexible or something like that but at least, it’s not so bad. Yeah, I’m drawing myself but of course in real life, I’m not so beautiful or cute like that (just so-so^^;). To be honest, I’m more like a tomboy. I like simple appearance and strong thought and personality. I like coolness, and people say that my face is quite poker too, or emotionless Lol. This pic, I just wanted to try the sparkling eyes that’s seen very often in shoujo manga, but since I draw boys and action more, it has the sense of shounen more instead. And the BG, just love coloring circles.

 

Second, oh my, this is the mark of my improvement this year:

I lost my original size at first, but fortunately, I had taken a photo of the WIP screen so I still got the lineart to color Lol, and it even turned out more impressive than I thought. Well, this is an art-trade for AlicePyxis, one of my DA friends. I wanted to draw my RF and her CN in a soft romantic scene and I was so satisfied because finally I could draw my in-game model (thought it’s not full body but I think it’s better). It didn’t took me so much time either, thought it has some difficult spots to CG. And I got better in BG and effect too. I just testing brushes on SAI and use a little trick on Elements 9 to emphasize the light source, and then it became extremely good. I was even more happy when people like it. Well, it’s the first time I have so many favorite adding in a very short time like this one. Thanks to this time drawing, I learn a lot of new things in making good effect and using colors.

 

And the third. Hah, a WIP from a long time ago that I used to post my 50% WIP here in one of my blog. It’s a meme that I really really wanted to do, and I like it because it has been a long time since I last draw… like this. They are all my very first OC when I started liking to do design by myself, mostly because of the inspiration from MMZ and MMZX series. When I drew them, I felt like I could see my old days and my old passion again, from the days I used pencil to the time I first got my tablet and used it until the day I ‘made friend’ with my current Intuos 4. For me they are the best designs that I used to do and create, and to be honest, though now my skill is better a lot than before but I still feel hard when drawing them Lol (dunno why but I always make silly mistakes^^;). I love them!

 

 

Yes, and it’s the last pic of my summer. I completed it one day before the first days I went back to school. Of course now I’m still drawing but for this post, I think it’s enough.

Chat about Elsword. And What I Disliked in Those Passing Weeks

It’s been several weeks passed but I still feel some excitement when seeing this screenshot  again

Let me explain more for people who don’t play this wonderful game (in my opinion at this moment only. Well, I will talk more about this later). It’s a small event in Elsword to welcome Hamel’s Prince Chung, the newest character that makes appearance in NA version. It allow players to have full set of ArchAngel when they connect each character to the game in 60 minutes and the set will last in… one day. Well, yeah, one day, and it sucks in some opinions, because people wants it lasts longer (maybe a few days). As for me, I’m just feel quite disappointed when it disappear. ArchAngel is one of the Ice Burner set, which means the players must use K-ching (purchased by real cash) to get the full costume in a dump gamble (well, I hate fortune game). And because it’s quite hard to obtain full set, the status of each parts and together are really cool. That’s why people, especially the players who don’t have K-ching and fortune want this. Besides, because it’s an Ice Burner set, the design of it is very nice and remarkable like the other sets, and as for me, I like it because it looks elegant.

Btw, I still feel satisfied when catching that screenshot for all four of my characters. I think it’s ok for my Raven with his Gray Wolf set (though I don’t like the hair style much Lol). Oh, and my Chung looks cute in his ArchAngel. He’s a good character, though sometimes I see his back wide-opened in some of his combos, though it’s not really a big problem. I decided to choose Shooting Guardian job for him, which means he will advance into Deadly Chaser later (at the time I write this post, he’s lv35 now *heh*). I’m quite lazy for Rena and especially Eve, when she now needs her second and third unlock skills, which quests are really cruelly hard Q_Q

As I mentioned, I don’t have K-ching to buy cool outfits for play Ice Burner, so I just end up with normal outfits (Well, it’s not interesting because it make my characters look like every one’s). But one thing I like in Elsword is they allow people to try the K-ching costumes and take screenshot with it Lol, so I got some ‘cheat’ here. Hah, just joking. I just try and wish someday my other characters can look like these

 

My Eve (Code Nemesis):

 

My Rena (Combat Ranger):

 

 

My Chung (Shooting Guardian):

 

Oh, I forgot about my main and dear Raven (Reckless Fist) but he’s like that a long time ago Lol

Yeah, that’s just for his PvE and PvP (more stat Lol), but I still like he looks like this more (I like his original black-white hair very much^^)

For this model of him, I’ve made an art trade with one of my DA friends (she played Elsword after I recommended her^^) but it’s just for his half-up. I want to draw more for his body when I have time because he’s hard to draw and also because of his outfit’s complex details (actually it’s not so complex like Ice Burner sets but I still feel sometimes it’s harder to draw). For the other characters, I will consider it later (well, still hate complex details though I always put so much in my design and drawing =.=)

 

Btw, in these passing weeks, I’ve drawn something new:

The render version:

This is originally for a fan contest on Elsword NA forum. I just drew it for fun (actually for trying drawing Eve) and for luckiness but after everything, I must say that the hosts had no taste in drawing and artworks. They chose a normal artwork with no cute, no exact anatomy (though I admit that mine is not so exactly too because I didn’t take serious and forcus so much when doing something for people) and poor effects to win the contest OMG. However, I can’t blame them because each person has their own opinions about art, and bad judgement or good judgement depended on people’s eyes, what they experience and their knowledge… So, if they have bad or poor view, it’s natural, and nothing is wrong with their ‘silliness’. What I feel is just regret because it wasted my time.

 

Another artwork based on Elsword style is this one:

One day I had an idea that what if I change OC/FC based on MMZX to Elsword style because I see some similarity in the style at the beginning when I first see Elsword’s arts. Yeah, they have some association, despite Elsword’s style and designs follow more the fantasy theme and have a lot of details comparing to MMZX. But they two have good colors with high contrast and the feeling is quite the same. That’s why I want to try. First, I wanted to change my Fawnix Sky into 2nd job Elsword’s class, but his hair and face was a problem (don’t know why but I usually have more problems when drawing my own characters than doing with the others’ ones T_________T) and I stuck with some weird ideas that lacked of his own personality and characteristic, so I gave up and changed the design into one of my DA friend’s FC, Loran, and it seemed to fit him more. However, I have no information about this FC (I don’t create him so… of course) and ridiculously, the owner has no opinion at all (what a bad OC/FC creator!) except I thought that this Loran uses guns as his weapon (just guessing from the original ZX design), so I have no idea to give him a job name like I like to do and it made me less excited when completed (what I like is just my skill improvement in drawing complexity and armor). Indeed, I feel quite nonsense when finished the lineart.

 

That’s all I want to say, just feel downer and downer because of scrap stuff. I need to do something for myself later

Sound Horizon 5th story Roman -Utsukushiki Mono- Vietnamesse translated

Another translation of Sound Horizon song for practice and for fun. It seems there’s quite a time I haven’t do it, so I wonder if my translation is still good^^;; This time I choose Utsukushiki Mono to practice because the song has a very beautiful melody and I love it, especially when I love Kaori voice much. When she sings, her voice is like an angel’s. high and pure and very melodious. I’ve listened to this song several time and fond with it, never feel boring, though this song describes a sad story, like the others in 5th Horizon Roman.

And recently I’ve heard that SH is going release their new album, which is a collaborated project, so it is called Linked Horizon. The name of this album is Luxendarc Shokikou (meaning “The small diaries of Luxendarc“). I am so excited because finally they release a new story. And I’m quite curious to know what the story this time will talking about. I saw the covers of the three editions on White Crow page, and I thought first when seeing them is Revo looks like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of Caribbean Lol (or a bard I think). Hope that it’s not like what I used to guess. You know, it makes me think of Idolfried Ehrenberg in Marchen album and the song Umi wo Watatta Conquistadores of TTE3 (SH fans consider that these two have some connection because they mention about Cortez and the other details also make sense), so I think if I true, it can be possible.

So, if you want to hear the previews of this new album, check them here:

http://rlbd.ponycanyon.co.jp/release/sichou.html

 

 

Now return to my job. Here it goes!

Original version (by Kaori):

Instrumetal version (duet guitars):

 

 

Cái đẹp

(Utsukushiki Mono – Beautiful Things)

(美しきもの)

 

Giai điệu này đây em đã yêu tha thiết…  Tiếng nhạc Harmonica vang vọng khắp khung trời…

Bức tranh sơn dầu trên thành cửa sổ, được ôm lấy bởi những thiên thần kia… này… Bức tranh phong cảnh ấy… thật đẹp phải không?

 

Kìa – [c’est -]

Mang theo bên mình ngọn gió… những cánh hoa nhạt màu ấy… hoài niệm của mùa xuân…

Thật là một giọng hát du dương… Cô gái đang hát ấy [Monica]… cùng tiếng chim ríu rít… Chiếc kim đồng hồ vẫn quay ->

 

Đấy là – [c’est -]

Nối dài da trời trong xanh… những đám mây trôi lững lờ… Ký ức về mùa hè…

Giọng hát ấy thật hay,,, Cô gái đang cất giọng ấy [Monica]… cùng tiếng ve sầu rôm rả… Chiếc kim thời gian dịch chuyển ->

 

Chị sẽ không quên… Những khung cảnh em nói ấy… thật đẹp

Để thu thập ‘Những vật xinh đẹp’… Cuộc đời [con người] sinh ra để làm điều ấy –

 

Những mùa [saison] ngắn ngủi mà em đang ôm lấy… tất cả chịu đựng trong cơn mưa của sự đau đớn đang trút xuống…

“Chị đừng lo”… em nói với một nụ cười… Làm sao chị quên được nét mặt ấy của em…

 

Đó – [c’est -]

Mỉm cười từ khung cửa số… là ánh dạ nguyệt… hồi ức của mùa thu…

Giọng hát đẹp đẽ ấy… Cô gái cất tiếng hát [Monica]… cùng tiếng côn trùng vo ve… Kim đồng hồ đánh nhịp ->

 

Còn đây – [c’est -]

Phủ dầy mặt đất… Tuyết trắng đang ngủ yên… Kỷ niệm về mùa đông…

Chất giọng ngọt ngào… Cô gái ấy hòa âm [Monica]… cùng cơn gió buốt giá của thời gian… Kim đồng hồ không ngừng quay ->

 

Đẹp thật… Chị sao có thể quên… những khung cảnh mà em từng sống…

Để có thể tìm được ‘Sự đẹp đẽ’… Cuộc đời [con người] đã chết đi
Những mùa [saison] rực rỡ em đã chạy qua… tất cả trong sự thiêu đốt của ánh lửa bệnh tật…

“Ah… thật đẹp quá”… em ra đi trong nụ cười… Chị sẽ không bao giơ quên hình ảnh ấy của em…

 

Vào buổi sáng ngày em được sinh ra… Khi ấy chị vẫn còn là một cô bé nhõng nhẽo… Dù chị vẫn còn nhỏ, chị cũng đã trở thành chị cả –

Chị hạnh phúc lắm… và có chút ngượng nghịu… nhưng chị rất hãnh diện…

 

Trường đời lấp đầy bằng những nỗi đau

Nơi chúng ta rong ruổi để tìm kiếm ‘Vẻ đẹp’

Gương mặt yên ngủ của em khi em cất bước hướng đến chân trời vô tận ấy…

Trong thâm tâm chị đẹp hơn bất cứ thứ gì trên đời…

 

Giai điệu mà em yêu quý nồng nàn ấy… tiếng nhạc Harmonica vang vọng khắp khung trời

Bức tranh sơn dầu trên bệ cửa sổ được ôm lấy trong vòng tay thiên thần… này… bức tranh phong cảnh ấy… xinh đẹp lắm phải không?

 

“Chị thấy rồi… ngọn lửa [ánh sáng] đẹp tuyệt vời nhất trên thế gian này. Chị sẽ giữ mãi đóa hoa ấy trong lòng, và tiếp tục hát cho Laurant nghe nhé”

 

“Liệu có câu chuyện [Roman] nào được tìm thấy ở đây không nhỉ?”

 

 

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So, that’s it. It’s sadder than I thought, but I’m  proud that I may give the emotion into this and it becomes better a lot than I thought. I’m very satisfied 😄

Some Nurarihyon no Mago Fanart for this post…

Have no new post again. I was so have-no-word-to say-than lazy *yawn* and indeed I didn’t have mood to write anything these days. The summer is hot and I don’t like going out or working, my head is dizzy and I feel tired. That’s why I just want to sleep, find some old manga in the library and stay there for 1 or 2 hours, stick with my desktop to play Elsword and drawing. Nothing more than those. Yeah, I didn’t have mood to compose, but instead, I found some inspiration to draw and I was in passion with it.

Then, may I continue with the latest post? Ah yeah, that’s about the artwork of Kubinashi of Nurarihyon no Mago. From the last time I posted it here, I’ve finished it. I try to use again the style of Chinese/Japanese brush with SAI, and here is the result.

I had to say that (and I hate to say this) this brush was cruelly hard to use like hell Q_Q. The hardest part of this might be the color picking. As following the Chinese brush style, the colors must be darker and less contrast than normal CG, so I picked the original colors from the anime cutscenes, then adjusted the brightness, and using dark color for shading (sometimes the colors is nearly black). However, this kind of CG was quite interesting. When shading, I didn’t need to focus so much on the angle, and it’s more like a test of hand pressure, which means I used pressure quite random, and actually it is one of the requirement for this style to make the picture more natural. But one seems to be easy is also difficult at the same time. Like I said above, the nature of the picture depends on the pressure, so I did a thing that I haven’t noticed or really tried before (I tried to catch the feeling of the pen and watch the line move/flow as I wish). Moreover, the shading must be logical so the picture wouldn’t get so dark or become a bunch of black^^;; That’s why I was quite careful in shading, but somehow because of this, the artwork turned out to be something I didn’t hope. I didn’t know. I just thought that for the real 1st time I tried this interesting style, this could be seen as an acceptable result, not so good but not so bad either. I was proud of it. But the fact in me was I was fail. The CG was ok (I thought that), but the line needed more pressure to make the picture look more like making by traditional Chinese brush. Maybe I set myself quite a high standard (after all I’m just an amateur). However, that’s what I want. At least give myself a goal, even in hobby.

Btw, I’m surprised that quite many people like this picture. Their comments are enough to make me happy and try harder in the future.

And because of this, and because I like Nurarihyon no Mago so much, after this pic of Kubinashi, I made a quick sketch for Yuki-Onna Tsurara. At first, I want to make a CG, but I was so tired and rushed for another work, so I ended up making a doodle-like picture. Also, I’m not so really good at drawing girls like I do with boys (that’s why most of my artworks are drawing boys/guys^^;), so I thought a sketch is ok. And I added some cool color in it, cuz Tsurara is a Snow Girl/Demon.

I was happy when drawing her, cuz she’s my most favorite heroine in the series. Her hair may be the part I like most, but her eyes are… well, hard to catch the soul, so I had to shading them right away after I draw them Lol.

I also make a line art picture (actually line art is for WIP^^;) for Nura Rikuo and Tsurara. First, I want to draw more yokai, but I was lazy and I didn’t have enough confident in drawing many characters so I considered it, maybe I will when I continue with this pic someday (I doubt that Lol)

Hoh, wrong Tsurara face. It just… because I don’t really good at right view (I’m a right-handed) so no matter how I make the proportion, it just looks weird (Oh my!=_=). I need to practice more.

 

 

K, enough for this post. I will draw more fanart someday. Now I’m listening to Nurarihyon no Mago music (I like all the Opening, especially the ss2 1st OP Hoshi no Arika and Character CD^^=>got some of them)

New Artworks These Weeks

I’m being addicted to an anime called Nurarihyon no Mago these days. That’s why I haven’t had time (well, just an nonsense excuse reason I’ve got here^^) to write any post. Nah, it’s true that I’m enjoying my summer break, but I have so many things in my head that I want to do them all, and the result is, I don’t have time for every thing. Indeed, sometimes I think I’m a greedy person, or to be exact, a perfectionist and a workaholic. I always have a lot of ideas, so many that I can’t decide which one I should do first, and once I start to do something with that idea, I want the result I gain is at least acceptable. I usually set a high standard and get myself busy with it in oder to  feel that I don’t waste time in this life, or to let myself not think about what I don’t want to think or about negative things, so I can find a better way to deal with my real problem later… Of course what I do is what I want to do, and I rarely force myself to do what I don’t like if it’s not an obligation or a duty that necessary to do for my and the others’ sakes (sometimes it becomes my disadvantage^^;).

K, that’s time for a little chit-chat. Btw, let’s change the atmosphere. I will show you something that I did in these weeks’ mean time. Another artworks of mine. I just like to do this, drawing, painting… It makes me more love myself and be more optimistic. This time I want to do something different. I want to try other kinds of brush. Like I told you, I’m watching Nurarihyon no Mago now, and I was interested in the prologue scene when they introduce Nurarihyon. That’s the scene they draw in Chinese/Japanese brush style, and I like it. So I tried to analyze it and make a brush to see if it’s similar to what they used in the scene. And the result is like this:

Unfortunately, it’s not so look-a-like Lol, because I used ‘crayon’ and the brush ‘Paper’ with some adjustment for this, while in the original picture it looks exact like the traditional Japanese painting. I guess I should try another brush for the next time. Hope it will be better. Btw, I like this time’s artwork, seems to be I’ve got something new and different from the previous times. I’m glad and I want to try it more. Ah, and if anybody want to see the original picture that I based on, here it is. Well, good for a comparison:

From Nurarihyon no Mago series (Translation: Nurarihyon’s grandson. English release: Nura: Rise of the yokai clan). I think this guy looks cool^^

Oh, and about the character in my pic. I chose my old Arez (full name is Arez Tigrismachiney =>quite long and weird for a name eh^^;;) to test the new style this time. It’s been a long time since I last drew him, cuz I want to find some way to change my drawing style for this FC. This time, I love to draw his eyes (I rarely draw small and sharp eyes like that), but I failed at making him look like a boy. Talking more about this, this FC is an murderous assassin in spite of his childish appearance (Actually he’s not a child. There’s a story behind this and a reason why he keeps this appearance though his age and mind are the same as an adult). That’s why I want him to look like a child with a cold and heartless eyes to show his dangerous and emotionless… and it becomes the hardest part when drawing this guy, and I haven’t succeeded in this=.= I need to try more. However, I think this time when I choose the color and the CG style, it’s somehow suitable for him. Yeah, a lot (it’s hide some wrong point when I draw his hair, which I used to be complained that it’s quite complicated^^;). And I like how I made the splashing blood. Some times I enjoy doing this, don’t know why. Well, it’s not so hard to do the effect, but to make it ‘logical’, it needs to be quite careful.

Ah, and the last week is for another Eldoodle. This is the pic for this time:

I made it quite fast, and my new record is 3 hours. Indeed I didn’t intend to do the entry this time, cuz I was so busy with anime Nurarihyon Lol (again^^) that I wanted to skip it. But at the last minutes I still did it in my traditional Elsword CG, and it was surprise that I made it rapidly. Well, the reason was I want the K-ching Lol, and I did really received 1000 thanks to this. I used them and my previous K-ching for a costume for my dear Raven and buy a slot for my incoming Chung Seiker (I intend to do the job of Deadly Chaser when I get him). However, I still, in my opinion, hate Aisha very much, maybe the most imbalance character who is just good at spamming and trolling and without playing for real. So, that’s one of the reasons why I don’t like drawing Aisha, and if it’s not because of the K-ching… Yeah, I didn’t put so much effort into this.

And finally, this is my latest picture. Like I said above, I really like Nurarihyon no Mago, so I want to make some fan arts for this. And I want to draw Kubinashi, who is my favourite male character after Nura Rikuo. I think that guy is cool, not only his background story, but I like the way his head floating above his body *Lol* (he has no neck, of course). Quite creepy, but quite cute, especially when his head out of his body and rebound like a ball *lmao*. And his technique with strings is something that interests me. Well, it’s hard to believe a character with string attack can become one of the most dangerous, but this guy do and it’s impressive when he put his ‘Fear’ into strings to make them like chains. And, because of that, I like him (just to find a remarkable character here)

Well, from the previous time I drew Arez, I think I saw more in the style of Chinese brush, so I want to test here. At the first time, I drew this picture of Kubinashi as a doodle, but since I want to do something more, I put the lineart. And I was interested in it because the line with the random difference in thickness is like a practice with the wrist and to check the quality of tablet. Of course with an Intuos 4, there’s no doubt about the quality (it’s expensive like hell but it worths for my money^^). The main point here is the wrist. It creates the different pressures depended on how you control it. And I was excited. But because I haven’t done it quite often, it took time quite much. However, each time I do something new, I learn a lot, and I can make better and faster next time. So I think I just keep trying

Well, and I may color it in the new way if I have enough inspiration lol.

Oh, and the last thing is, Nurarihyon no Mago is a good series. If you like cool characters and a quite crazy and weird plot of demon, you should give it a try. It won’t make you disappointed.

My First Commission for Elsword Lol

Ah, it seems to be a long time without a post, eh. I guess it’s more than 1 week since I posted the last one. The reason is I had an art commission on Elsword Online NA forum and this guy wanted me to draw his own Elsword model. So, I spent a whole week just for it. Indeed, this is my first art commission I’ve ever done. I used to open a commission slot on Deviantart but I was not lucky in this kind and it seemed to be failed completely Lol. But talking about this, if this, I mean drawing work, is a business and all for business, I don’t care about this. I’ve just finished what my clients want, though sometimes I don’t have interest in it (well, work can ruin what is your hobby and you may don’t have any inspiration with it. Why? Because it becomes your obligation and agreement) and I guess it just waste of my time and gray matter with no specialty or improvement. That’s why I’m rarely satisfied myself when drawing request (oh, except for my close friends. Their designs are something I may find interest) and I do all I can to deny it. However, the thing that helps me to do what I dislike is the payment. Yeah, payment can be counted here. That’s always the main point of work.

Of course this commission is not out of that rule. Still, I find some interest in this. Maybe because I like these sets in Elsword games: Salavatore and ArchDevil. To be honest, I always want an Ice Burner set for my character(s). However, it’s so cruel that they use K-ching meaning the real cash here. I have some K-ching too, mainly from the contests on the main site, but when I use Ice Burner, what I get is something quite stupid. I mean, I don’t need them much. So, maybe that helped me get inspiration and spent my last week for it. And when it was done… I like it. Look at the finished artwork, I think my skill in CG following Elsword style has improved. I really like the hair coloring, though in my opinion, I’m still fond of spiky hair more Lol. The details on the dress was quite good too. Oh, I love the color, dark red and black, with yellow hems. And the fun thing I think is sometimes something was made carelessly might be better a lot and save more time than doing carefully. That’s when I want to talk about my OC/FC artworks Lol. For example, my Prime Marauder was just drew in waist-up simple stance. However, it tool me more than 1 week and til now I haven’t finished it OMG… I couldn’t find a way to boost my speed up, and that’s why my original works get to nowhere *sigh*.

The last thing I thought but it made me quite disappointed is why I could draw people model but not mine. I mean, I love my Raven and his design now, but I couldn’t draw him seriously. I couldn’t make an emotion or a stance that I want him to be in my artwork. Maybe because he’s hard to draw, but maybe because I’m not good. Oh my, I stuck in my perfection much so I couldn’t do what I like and care. How’s boring!

Ok, this is the result of the commission:

Guess I have to relax and use time to care for my stuff now.

Sound Horizon 4th story Elysion – El no Rakuen [→ Side: E →] – Vietnamese translated

Another translation to pass time and to practice, and I still base on Defade translation version. I like Sound Horizon songs so much that I couldn’t resist to translate them into my own language Vietnamese, and I found out that it’s a fun thing to do in these summer break days. Well, this translation work makes me less remember my old house, my country, my old relatives and friends… all I had in my childhood and in my past, and it also gives me a new look when seeing life, which I always want to do and be curious. Hmm, yes I agree that the meanings of SH’s songs are quite obscure and cruel, but I found that they have their own logic, which is something that people rarely to think about or don’t want to think… Kay, stop chit chat here. This time I want to translate the 1st song of 4th Story Elysion album, which is the one that I think most interesting. Well, I really like Aramary voice, but unfortunately that she left SH now.

 

This is the original song if you want to hear:

 

 

Thiên Đường Của El [-> Side: E ->]

(El no Rakuen [-> Side: E ->]  – El’s Paradise [-> Side: E ->])

 (エルの楽園  [side:E →])

Tôi… có lẽ chưa từng yêu cô ấy một lần trong đời…

Mặc dù vậy, sự tồn tại của em đã mang đến cho tôi môt ý nghĩa đặc biệt.

Tại sao ư? Vì tên của đứa trẻ sơ sinh ấy đã được quyết định từ rất lâu rồi…

 

– Và, cánh cửa dẫn đến thiên đường không biết đã bao nhiêu lần ấy lại mở ra lần nữa…

 

ELYSION…

 

Một vệt dài vẽ trên nền đất trắng thấm đẫm những giọt nhỏ màu đỏ thắm mang dấu hiệu của tội lỗi.

Nắm chặt trong tay đồng tiền cũ sét hoen rỉ, người đàn ông mỉm cười thậm chí khi chỉ còn có thể lết đi

 

Môt nụ cười đáng yêu xuất hiện cuộn xoáy trong tâm trí hắn ta đang ở ngay đây

Cứ như cánh tay này đang vươn tới kết thúc của ảo tưởng, hắn đặt tay mình lên cửa

 

– Và… sự thật của hắn bỗng chốc héo tàn…

 

Hãy hướng tới Thiên Đường [Elysion]…

 

Mỗi lần cô bé ấy khúc khắc ho, cơn đau trong lồng ngực lại ngăn cách cô với mùa xuân

Thậm chí dù chỉ nằm yên trong tấm chăn sờn cũ, cô bé vẫn cứ mơ, không thể quên những ngày tháng ấm áp khi cô biết đến tình yêu.

 

Như đang thiếp đi, cô bé chìm vào tận sâu lòng nước của thế giới đáng yêu ấy

Cứ như kết thúc của ảo tưởng đang vẫy gọi, cánh cửa ấy mở ra.

 

– Và… thực tế của cô bé bắt đầu rạn vỡ..

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Đi tới Thiên Đường [Elysion] nào…

 

Này… cha ơi… Loài hoa nào nở trên Thiên Đường thế?

Này… cha ơi… Loài chim nào cất tiếng hót nơi Thiên Đường?

Này… cha ơi… Có phải chúng ta sẽ hết đau khi ở Thiên Đường không?

Này… cha ơi… Chúng ta có thể ở mãi bên nhau tại Thiên Đường ấy chứ?

Này… cha ơi…

 

Cơn gió đêm đập vào khung cửa sổ. Tiếng thở run run. Căn phòng được thắp sáng lờ mờ. Một cuộc nói chuyện thân tình.

Ánh trăng trống rỗng. Hơi thở trắng buốt. Một căn phòng bẩn thỉu. Môt cô bé với đôi chân mảnh khảnh.

 

Câu hỏi không ngừng vang lên, lần nữa, và lại lần nữa. Không bao giờ ngừng tò mò về Thiên Đường [paradise].

Ah… cô bé không thể nhìn thấy được nữa – cái xác đang nằm bên cô…

 

Này… cha ơi…

Gì thế El?

Cha có biết ngày mai là ngày gì ko?

Àh là sinh nhật của cô bé dễ thương nhất trên thế giới này

Con muốn quà sinh nhật là một cuốn sách tranh…

 

… Ảo mộng của người đàn ông trở thành sự thật tàn khốc… Sự thật của cô bé trở thành một giấc mơ hão huyền

… Thiêng đường của người đàn ông trở thành địa ngục vĩnh viễn… Địa ngục của cô bé trở thành một thiên đường trong nhất thời

 

… Cha ơi… Cảm xúc nào là tươi đẹp nhất ở Thiên Đường thế?

Này… cha ơi… Tình yêu nào được hát vang lên nơi Thiên Đường?

… Cha ơi… Trái tim chúng ta có ngừng đau đớn khi ở Thiên Đường không?

Này… Cha ơi… Chúng ta có thể cùng ở bên nhau mãi mãi trên Thiên Đường được chứ?

 

Này… cha ơi… Loài hoa nào nở trên Thiên Đường thế?

Này… cha ơi… Loài chim nào cất tiếng hót nơi Thiên Đường?

Này… cha ơi… Có phải chúng ta sẽ hết đau khi ở Thiên Đường không?

Này… cha ơi… Chúng ta có thể ở mãi bên nhau tại Thiên Đường ấy chứ?

Này… cha ơi…

 

 

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Ok. That’s enough for today.

B-day Gift Art Reply and My Entry for Eldoodle This Week

Oh Gosh, I was so surprised. This is my late B-day gift from one of my favorite artists on Deviantart, and also my friend, AlicePyxis. I haven’t thought that she would give me an awesome gift like this^^

Well, I like this gift much, and it’s out of my guess too. I used to think that she would use her ZX style to draw my FC like she used to do with my previous art gift and art trade. Anyway, I think it’s ok when she used her own style. It gave me a new sense when seeing Clair Draver in this way, and I see that she has improved her skills a lot.

 

And about me. I just finished this one last night.

This is for Elsword Eldoodle weekly contest, and I spent 7h hours this. Fortunately, this time I was not too late (the previous one of Ancient Phoru was submitted 2 days after the deadline Lol). But unluckily, this time my drawing was really careless. I like the character model of the owner but it’s quite hard to draw because of many details, and I didn’t have time (I have to take care a lot of artworks, and the most recently is my Prime Marauder one), so I was quite hurry with this. That’s why my line was not good and the artwork looked like my drawing a few years ago OMG. The only thing that maybe I like best was the background, and it’s quite surprising that I just spent 30 minutes to do it. However, this is just a doodle, so I think it’s ok, though spending 7 hours is quite slow for doodling I guess.