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I'm here to draw characters and make up stories.

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Fun fact #1: I'm not an art-perfectionist. Mistakes help me learn, and I make plenty of them. Feel free to point them out. Constructively, please.

Fun fact #2: 85% of the characters I draw are female ahahaha sorry not sorry

Also thanks for the neat buttons: fav.me/d7qzj8f
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ayyyy awesome raffle guys from an artist with an awesome art style and idk you should watch her and participate:

Easter art giveaway!!!*lol someone stop me*
:heart: HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! :heart:
SOOO, I've just closed my last giveaway and while I'm waiting for the winners response, I shall make a NEW giveaway, because it's Easter and giveaways keep me from procrastinating on drawing 
I think you got used with the simple rules:
Fav Whore fav this journal 
Added to my devWatch! be a watcher ofc, these giveaways are for sweet my sweet followers 
Writing emoticon  advertise this giveaway in a journal (OPTIONAL, you don't really have to do this, but it would make me happy teehee)
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The first winner gets a full body drawing of your OC/fav character, with background:
 
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Easter art giveaway!!!*lol someone stop me*
:heart: HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! :heart:
SOOO, I've just closed my last giveaway and while I'm waiting for the winners response, I shall make a NEW giveaway, because it's Easter and giveaways keep me from procrastinating on drawing 
I think you got used with the simple rules:
Fav Whore fav this journal 
Added to my devWatch! be a watcher ofc, these giveaways are for sweet my sweet followers 
Writing emoticon  advertise this giveaway in a journal (OPTIONAL, you don't really have to do this, but it would make me happy teehee)
Star! Prizes Star! 
The first winner gets a full body drawing of your OC/fav character, with background:
 
The o
Easter art giveaway!!!*lol someone stop me*
:heart: HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! :heart:
SOOO, I've just closed my last giveaway and while I'm waiting for the winners response, I shall make a NEW giveaway, because it's Easter and giveaways keep me from procrastinating on drawing 
I think you got used with the simple rules:
Fav Whore fav this journal 
Added to my devWatch! be a watcher ofc, these giveaways are for sweet my sweet followers 
Writing emoticon  advertise this giveaway in a journal (OPTIONAL, you don't really have to do this, but it would make me happy teehee)
Star! Prizes Star! 
The first winner gets a full body drawing of your OC/fav character, with background:
 
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ALSO I think I'll try making my story into a sample webcomic chapter during the next holidays. Yes, that's six weeks away, so maybe I'm planning in advance. But yeah. I think I'm going to try that. It might be fun.

Who knows if I'll start at the beginning or make just a random chapter in the middle. If I've given you any ideas about my story, I'd love to hear anything you'd be curious to see more of. 
  • Mood: Unheard
  • Watching: oldboy
  • Eating: passionfruit

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Shin by ResidentBrain
Shin
My half of an art trade with :iconshinigamimaxwell: for the group :iconoc-art-exchange: - her OC, Shin!

He's a vampire secret agent, haha.

I hope you like it!
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Counting Stars by ResidentBrain
Counting Stars
And I feel something so right by doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong by doing the right thing

I could lie, couldn't I, couldn't I?
Every thing that kills me makes me feel alive.

Lately I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But, baby I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars, we'll be counting stars
Lately I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But, baby I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars, we'll be-we'll be counting stars

Baby. I feel her love and
And I feel it burn down this river every time
Hope is our four-letter word, make that money watch it burn

Old but, I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told

And I feel something so wrong by doing the right thing
I could lie, couldn't I, couldn't I?
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly


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Guess what I finally gave up on improving ahahahaha such intense very deep

I pretty much put everything into the line art and flats, and so after that I had no idea where to go. I still don't. Maybe another time it'll work. Sorry for anatomical errors and shitty colouring.

I'm so sorry :iconlyricalupin:, haha - looks like I finished manly march a month late holy crap. I know it's not a very imaginative song to be inspired by, but ngl when I heard it during NaNoWriMo last year it stuck as pretty much my story's new theme song. Money is a metaphor and all that jazz. Min why are you so slytherin all of a sudden you're a frickin hufflepuff damnit

I can't believe I researched flower symbolism. How pretentious is that. Bloody hell. But everything in here does actually mean something for the character's stories don't get me wrong. imho Noah is the best, but Cato's probably tells the best story. Ask and I may explain if one desires, but I'm not gonna clog up my artist's comments more than I already have with a blow by blow, haha.

for the record, the middle babe goes by they/them pronouns pls and thank

pls stab me I have to do work now Hope you like it!

psst :iconrealitymisfit: I totally stole your thing with the song lyrics ahaha sorry

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Gail 2.0 + profile by ResidentBrain
Gail 2.0 + profile
Anyone remember this: (residentbrain.deviantart.com/a…)?

Yeah well I went through my gallery and it started to piss me off, both at the art and the sue-ness of the character. Hence, revamp.

Gail 2.0 has a thing for morbid theatricality, and quite a languid manner. She carved her sword out of her own amputated femur because a) it would look cool b) it would make other people uncomfortable, which is something she very much enjoys. 

Looking at 2.0 now, I'm frustrated that the shading didn't come out as strong as I'd hoped. I probably overworked it a lot. Ah well.

Here's a side by side comparison of 1.0 and 2.0: (residentbrain.deviantart.com/a…)

In any case, this is my first piece of, like, serious drawing in a while, so yay.

Overlays:
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this profile is likely to be edited over time. Please forgive me for getting over excited

Name: Gail (born Borghild; changed name after she relocated to the Order) Layton

Age: 20 (born 15/2)

Ethnicity: Mother immigrated to Australia from Norway, married a local butcher

Languages: Norwegian (first language), English (raised speaking), Cantonese (proficient), Mandarin (functional)

Gender: cis female (she/her)

Sexuality: gray-asexual

General description: small, round face with pointed chin; heart-shaped lips usually smirking; likes makeup, usually has very luscious eyelashes going on; heavy lidded eyes; short red hair parted slightly to the right; hairslides holding it hair off face but still messy; approximately 170cm; strong hourglass figure due to long term use of waspie corset

        Leg: missing entire left leg (incl. entire femur bone); instead has metal replacement femur head creating a ‘stump’ for her prosthetic to attach to; leg has small degree of nerve sensitivity (thanks to Komui); moves clumsily but is slowly being improved

Personality: morbid, theatrical, macabre sense of humour, enjoys complicated practical jokes and old books, doesn’t make friends easily due to poor first impression but will automatically consider you close after sitting for a few hours in silence, enjoys luxury and her personal appearance, very cynical regarding the order, will usually help others if asked (although she is not often asked because people simply assume she won’t), introverted

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Innocence: Her Innocence was originally parasitic, and seemed to be inside her bone marrow. She has only been able to synchronise, however, once it was adapted to an equipment-like form separate from her body. The Order’s scientists aren’t really sure how to categorise it. Nor are they sure if all her Innocence was in the leg, or if there may still be some left in her body. Hevlaska claims there are traces, but no one else has been detect it. Gail is notorious for not naming her techniques. It annoys everyone except her.
    
        
Name: Blind faith

        Form: A very short (approx. 47cm blade) sword carved from her whole femur bone, with metal cross guard and handle set it at hip-joint end. Handle has small, sharpened metal cross set into end, which is appropriate for use like a tiny dagger, but does not have an Innocence effect. The innocence only remains activated so long as the sword is in her hand.

        Sync rate: 59%

        Techniques: Each sword strike has a poison effect which, cumulatively, block an Akuma’s senses.

        Each strike’s effect on senses depends on Gail’s concentration, not the strength of the actual blow – when she focuses on forcing the effect, it is more powerful. Focusing on her weapon distracts her from the actual battle, however, and so she often is forced to rely on the more default, random effects. Due to this she also is usually unable to use a shield or other protective weapon (which would generally be ineffective against Akuma anyway). She wears a chain mail shirt beneath her uniform when on missions.

        The victim’s senses do not always fade simultaneously, but at full effect an Akuma is placed in complete sensory deprivation, making it easy prey for further blows.

        Recently there have been some strange instances where Gail’s senses are altered with the Akuma’s, and they have both experienced a brief flashback to her near death experience. While the Akuma seems to be consumed with the pain and fear she felt at that time in the past, Gail retains her present day lucidity. While the Akuma reels from the sensation, Gail may easily dispatch it, without waiting for the full effect of her ability. She has not told anyone about these events yet, as she believes it would be more effective for her to investigate alone.

        Fighting style: Gail’s weapon encourages drawn out battles of endurance, as she wears down the Akuma’s senses with multiple small blows. Her leg hinders her agility, and so she tends to favour more strategic, pre-planned approaches. When possible, she will observe an Akuma, formulate an appropriate trap, and cut off most of its senses in the first blow. If the Akuma appears suddenly, she will often attempt to lead it on a chase, learning a little about its abilities under pressure.

        Despite her disadvantages, Gail still prefers to fight alone. She does know that this puts her in more danger, and that a group would help her make the best of her ability. But when she eventually wins a fight, she greatly enjoys the sensation of having overcome. In essence, she fights alone because she can, not because she should.

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Background: When she was 12, before she knew anything about Innocence or the Order, an Akuma attacked her town. In a rampage, it knocked a brick wall which fell on her, breaking both her legs and putting her in a brief coma. When she awoke, her right leg was healing well, but her left leg appeared to be infected – it was slowly being encrusted in a green, crystalline substance that seemed to emerge from inside her wounds, preventing her from bending her knee and making the leg too heavy for her to lift. Eventually an exorcist was called to dispatch the Akuma in her town; while they were there, they overheard gossip about the girl with the strange leg, and took her to the Order. Her parents let her go quite happily, believing it was more important than anything to fix her leg and not really realising what they had signed her up for. She has had no contact with them since.

She spent four years at the Asian branch, attempting to activate her innocence. She failed miserably, never reaching above 5% synchronisation. In the meantime, she was effectively wheelchair-bound, and faced with the inexplicable situation of a parasitic innocence which would not respond to its host. She did some administration work, but she felt out of place no matter what. Eventually, her frustration overflowed, and she gave an ultimatum – either the Order helped her get rid of the dead weight, or she would do it herself. Her guardians reluctantly agreed. The procedure was successful, and to counteract gossip about possible further experiments, she resolved to destroy the Innocence herself. She remembered a family myth her mother used to tell her, and her love of irony prompted her to carve her de-fleshed (and de-crystallised) femur into a sword. This was done in secret, as a mostly self-taught process.

Carving and forging the dry bone went surprisingly well….until the weapon activated immediately following her final stroke. No one could explain it – by all rights, there should have been no Innocence left within the bone at all. But somehow, there was. Gail was immediately (albeit reluctantly) shipped to the European branch as a fully-fledged exorcist, where she remains to this day.

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Extras:

  • Gail taught herself woodcarving after completing work on her sword, believing that whatever help the Innocence gave her in making its sword form was cheating
  • Gail is 70% nocturnal. She just prefers the evening and night time
  • She changed her name after moving to the Asian branch, hoping it would be easier to pronounce. She received many Chinese nicknames, but never a proper name
  • Gail began wearing her corset aged 13 after meeting a local girl whose feet had been bound. The girl spoke very proudly of how attractive her feet would be when she was grown, and Gail had to agree. The European equivalent appealed to her too.
  • She has not once attempted to contact her parents after leaving her home town, despite missing them
  • Gail identifies as somewhere on the asexual spectrum, but prefers to “keep her options open”
  • She has kept the other bones of her amputated leg, and wonders whether making a secondary weapon from them would be possible. 
  • Possibly due to the Innocence's connection with her blood, she is prone to anemia if she overuses her weapon

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DGM OC sketches ye by ResidentBrain
DGM OC sketches ye
:iconshadylizard: and :icontalismansam:'s super cute D Gray Man OCs: Nilam and Ada, respectively.

My grandmother had a fall in the bathroom while we were here and so now I've spent much longer here than anticipated. I would like to draw them in colour later, but for now here are some pencil sketches and me messing around with coloured pens.

They both are gorgeous OCs though. Thanks for letting me draw them!
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AggressiveOx Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d8qi94c Here is your commission! :D 17 :points:!

I'M SO SORRY IT TOOK FOREVER AND A DAY! :noes:
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ResidentBrain Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuuu!!

ngl I cannot complain about waiting - I am way too slow in my commissions...D':
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Thanks for the fave! Feel free to check out my Facebook page for more art. :D
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding The storm to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
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ResidentBrain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I loved the drama and the little piece of writing in the description :)
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otaku-jrock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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ResidentBrain Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the gorgeous tron art, haha :D
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Thanks a bunch for the fave! X3
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