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Ahsoka Tano by Stagsleap
Ahsoka Tano
Yes, I am alive! 
I have been drawing and sketching aplenty (check out my Instagram for pictures of my latest sketches and WIPs), and I even went to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in April!

Ahsoka has returned! Her skin tone is so wonderful to color, and I had a lot of fun doing this piece, even if I couldn't figure out a background.  This particular outfit is from season four of "The Clone Wars", where Ahsoka goes undercover as a slave. I really didn't like Ahsoka in the movie or the early seasons, but I've since warmed up to her.

Colored with Copic markers on Sakura Bee paper. 
Hello dears! I've been focusing on improving my drawing skills, so I haven't been posting many big pieces here on DA. I *do*, however, post lots of sketches and studies on Instagram. Please feel free to follow my artistic journey: brass_antlers
Casual Friday on the ISD Chimaera
It was Casual Friday again, a newly instituted tradition that Captain Gilad Pellaeon did not appreciate or participate in. He wondered what sorts of house slippers, ill-fitting trousers, or sock garters he would be forced to view as he clasped his hands tightly behind his back as the lights of the turbolift dappled his own cleanly pressed uniform. As the doors to the turbolift whooshed open, their faint breeze lifted one of the captain's carefully slicked tendrils of hair out of place. As the mahogany lock brushed the side of his temple, his lips parted and his eyebrows peaked. 
There, gently handing a data card to Lieutenant Tischel, stood Grand Admiral Thrawn. Draped only in a swag of silver fabric. 
Perhaps Casual Friday wasn't such a bad idea…

Black, red, and gray ink on blue paper. 
Gibson Girl - Violet by Stagsleap
Gibson Girl - Violet
Lookin' fancy, strolling' through Hyde Park. 

I've been sketching a lot lately, trying to push myself to draw every day. Very slowly, the guilded visions dancing in my head are being realized through my growing ability as an artist and illustrator. Very happy that I finally finished something! 

I post many more sketches on my Instagram, for those who are curious: brass_antlers
Thrawn Portrait III by Stagsleap
Thrawn Portrait III
Currently reading Timothy Zahn's "Outbound Flight", which is practically a love letter to Thrawn. Holysheet, he's perfect. Just. Perfect. 

…Unlike this drawing! Guh, I'll probably re-do this in a few months. I didn't handle the white ink very wisely. Anyway, enjoy a Thrawn, all cozied up in a warm fur mantle, just waiting to embrace you as you step off your shuttle….

Gray, black, white, and gold ink; colored pencil, Copic marker, on blue card stock. 

My deviantART Story (with lots of pictures!)

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 9, 2014, 10:20 PM

As DA celebrates its 14th birthday, I'm taking a look back at my art since I first joined back in 2003 (the 28th will mark my own DA anniversary). 

All Knowing Stillness by Stagsleap   ShadowFax by Stagsleap

2004, 2005
I wish I had pursued art in high school, but I found that I wasn't really learning anything. The teacher let the kids play rap music, she kept telling me to "draw bigger" but never told me why or how, and I learned nothing of art theory. I was just producing crap, so I stopped taking classes. I had a talent for drawing animals, but without much guidance. 

Antique Andalusian by Stagsleap

2006 - First year of college. First year starting ballet.
In community/junior college, I started blossoming into who I would become as a young adult. I did this piece in the library during my second month in college. With nearly no friends at this point, I turned to studies. While it had its lows, it was wonderful to excel without distracting and be alone with one's thoughts. 

I Belong in the Forest by Stagsleap

Steampunkd Gaia Avvie by Stagsleap

Thanks GaiaOnline, for continuing to be a source of inspiration and online shenanigans. 

Valiant Knight by Stagsleap   Miss Etherington on Settee by Stagsleap

2007, 2008
With a little extra spending money at my disposal, my arsenal of markers begins to grow. Despite a few art classes in college (including a fantastic life drawing course), my figures and faces are still basic. 

Elevation Envy by Stagsleap

Infatuated with anime, I rarely dabbled in realism (people), despite showing some potential with it. 

Mounted Knight by Stagsleap

Horses - goooood. People - baaaad.

Young Arthur Hellsing by Stagsleap

That Butler So Elegant by Stagsleap

Metropolitan Duke by Stagsleap

Princess Tutu : A p a r t by Stagsleap

Dance of the Sugarplum by Stagsleap
My preference for realistic bodies with stylized faces becomes even stronger in my last year of junior college before heading off to university. The pairing of two styles is awkward. I pride myself on my dedication to experimentation with digital backgrounds. If only I kept it up!

Petite Plie Lolita by Stagsleap     The Evening Visitor by Stagsleap     Baroque Beauty by Stagsleap D a r k  S w a n by Stagsleap
This year has much of the same, with some small gains in anatomy and color. 

Shaak Ti by Stagsleap     Arabian Oryx in Copics by Stagsleap

L E A P by Stagsleap
I did not draw much this year, but the intensity that I put towards my studies begins to reflect itself in my art. Anime begins a slow exit as I delight in art technique, theories, and history. 

Luke Skywalker by Stagsleap
September 2012
This day in the library marks an important moment for me. While I would continue to produce anime-duds, I had thrown myself into seriously working towards better art. 

Nirauan Chiss Scout - Star Wars EU by Stagsleap   Colress by Stagsleap    Retro Shoujo Delight by Stagsleap
2012, 2012, 2013

Victory-Class Snob by Stagsleap
I still can't give up anime, but I'm working towards a more balanced style. I also start working on small cards of paper. 

Love Swept by Stagsleap  Greater Kudu by Stagsleap  Thrawn Portrait by Stagsleap
I start drawing animals again and much more realistic people. I discover toned paper. I also start drawing more often in museums and other public places. 

Wilhuff Tarkin by Stagsleap
The elegance that is Peter Cushing further pushes me to get better at drawing real people. 

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots [with coloring video] by StagsleapPeter Cushing by StagsleapBalanchine's Stars and Stripes by Stagsleap Satine, The Duchess of Mandalore by Stagsleap
Aaand, here we are. 11 years later. I admit, I have not progressed very far, but then again, I actually draw very rarely. I have trouble keeping an informal sketchbook and "doodling" like other successful artists, but my desire to improve is helping me break that bad habit. I am happy with my progress, and I hope my watchers will also enjoy the adventure. 

Sebastian Portrait by Stagsleap                             Pretty Rococo Courtier by Stagsleap

        2009                                                     2014

Sargent Study - Mrs. Richard Sears 1916 by Stagsleap
July 2014 - Study of a John Singer Sargent sketch

Tarkin is getting his own novel! (Star Wars)

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 25, 2014, 11:03 PM
Tarkin and Cushing fans rejoice, Wilhuff is the subject of a new EU novel coming in November!

More details at my blog!

To celebrate, here are some Tarkin features. Let's hope more are on the way!

Governor Tarkin by stratosmaccaCushing vs. Tarkin by stratosmacca
Grand MOF Tarkin by Edrice Diary of Grand Moff Tarkin by ViaruTarkin
SW - Count Dooku and Admiral Tarkin by Shaiger
Grand Moff Tarkin by BLACKPLAGUE1348
Wilhuff Tarkin by Stagsleap
Luke -kun... ver.2 by Raiden-chino

Instagram - Ballet, Art, and more...(and a video!)

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 8, 2014, 9:07 PM

Hello my fabulous foppish fuzz fickles,

My lover ended up getting a smartphone upgrade through his family's plan, so I pestered him for his old phone. I still have a very basic flip phone, but now I use his old iPhone for instagram and other time-vampires.

Check out my Instagram! I post a lot of art WIPs and pictures from my adventures. I'm currently posting a bunch of fun ballet pictures I took after practice last week.

And in case you haven't seen it, here's my latest Copic marker speedpaint video with a little narration. :)


Miss Etherington
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United States
If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you think about is ballet, then you are a ballerina....

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Memehusky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist
I want to say thank you for that crayola tutorial video on youtube (sailor moon).
I final can color beautifully Chitanda Smile Icon 
Stagsleap Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! I'm glad I can be of service! :)
nightassassin480 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! 
LittleLiuk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
:party: :cake: Happy Birthday :cake: :party:
frozenskiing Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I'm considering taking up ballet (not sure yet) and your website is really helpful! :D It was something I used to do as a very small child, but I left when they never took me out of the baby classes. Your advice is really encouraging! :)
Tarnisis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! :wow: Thank you so much for the D-Watch! :iconbrohugplz: I'm so thrilled that you like my stories! :iconawwloveplz: 
KuchikixRukia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Hey~ i was wondering how you go on about art commissions? Sorry if i missed it on your site somewhere D: my guild website for the MMO DragonNest, is looking for a new artist for our banner asap and i was wondering if you can make a little something for free and i can do something to return the favor ;-; ? Like even a quick sketch or something would be pretty sweet.. or what are your charges. our guild site is ~ please let me know ^^!

the size of the banner to be based off of can be based off of one of our older ones since it was the perfect size…

these are the characters that i wanted drawn~
marydemauro Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! Hope it's okay but I featured your art and videos on my blog:… :3
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmygosh, thank you! *hugs*
I've been in a bit of an art slump at the moment, but this is giving me energy to keep going!
oswald-luver Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a ballerina?! That's so amazing!! When the time comes, I wanna be a professional dancer somewhere ^^ I'd love to see you're other cosplays!!!
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I only dance at a community level. Becoming a professional dancer requires your entire being, time, and funds dedicated to dance, and my window for achieving that has looong passed.
oswald-luver Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fun though, you're still dancing and you can have a life :) And what I've seen in your pictures, you seem like a very good dancer.
marydemauro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hope you don't mind a manga recommendation... I know you said on your blog that you don't read a whole lot of manga but you might like this one. :) Ever heard of "The Dreaming" by Queenie Chan? Super-creepy horror story, but no blood and gore (well, except for, like, minimal stuff)--this story relies on suspense and creepiness to scare you. What makes me think you would be interested is the beautifully detailed drawing style and the cool victorian dresses throughout. :3 It's only three volumes long and the artist has actually started posting some of it on deviantart if you want a preview: Just a suggestion. ^^
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, perhaps I'll look into it. It's very difficult for me to read most manga! XD
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