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

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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.

Boring Day. Random Testing

Should I change the atmosphere? Yeah, just a small test. I am bored and so busy so I can’t draw anything seriously now. That’s why I use my little free time to play with my tablet and draw some doodles, but at last, they are always so interesting (oh, just my feeling^^) so I use them to practice and test my new style of drawing Lol. However, I’m just an amateur, so I guess I have to learn a lot

And here’s what I draw today. I intend to draw my dear FC Noir of project Holy Era but I couldn’t do itQ_Q. And I want to make a full design for this but let see if I have enough time, inspiration and patience to finish it (24h is not enough for a day:((). Just so random, and quick thinking. I don’t know why I use this style (I haven’t used it before) and draw this character. Well, seems I got a new real OC. Maybe I should put him in a story later. Well, I haven’t name him yet (it may take time to get a cool name for him Lol)

The original (Is he cool? I wonder…)

The edit (well, they are my test versions^^)

Just want to make the shading darker^^


Like the second cuz it reminds me of ballpoint pen Lol

First post


Um, so… Ok, this is my first post^^. Nice to meet you all who visit this blog (oh, don’t mind the picture, just something irrelevant^^).

Well,  dunno what I should write for today. Maybe this is for a blog test Lol

Btw, I have some moods today. Now I’m writing this post while hearing Sound Horizon’s 4th album Elysion. I’m a new SH fan, but love all the songs so much^^. Their stories amaze me. Well, the song’s name is El no Ehon [Fuefuki Otoko to Parade] (El’s Picture Book [The Flute-playing Man and the Parade]. Let’s not talk about its philosophy now Lol. It’s dark really. We save it for the next time. What I want to say is the song really makes me associate to an old folk story called The Piper (if you haven’t read it before, just find it. That little story is quite interesting).  Why? It’s here:

“O, friend! O sinless prisoners,

We were set free from the chains that bind us- the world itself.

We won’t refuse anyone, but we’ll never forgive those who desert.

Welcome to the funeral march at dusk…the paradise parade!”

(Oh, so it’s ‘welcome to my blog’ huh^^)

Quite creepy huh? It’s hard to find a lot of different translation, so I borrow ones from the WhiteCrow blog of SH fansite. Back to this, of course I don’t say it’s follow The Piper, just the theme was based on this. That’s what i think, or maybe not Lol. And the rhythm is something really valuable here. Well,  that’s what i think, or maybe not Lol. Btw, if you haven’t heard it, just enjoy: