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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. :)

When anime fades...

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 8:31 PM

Hello frosted, frippery, flings!

Ah, transitions!

I've been quietly lurking for this past year, without a lot of action. Why? I was very, very fortunate to land my dream job right out of grad school! I have never felt so satisfied and at peace. When you finally start making a living doing what you love, you enter into another realm of being, a more complete state of happiness. I've been busy!

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Having been working for some months now, my ability to draw more freely is starting to come back. As I have been putting pencil to paper, what ends up being produced is not surprising, but certainly different.

I've been transitioning out of anime for a while now. I feel that nearly every anime-styled piece that I've tried in the last year has turned out poorly. Wonky and "off". Despite so many years of slavish devotion, my artwork continues to pull me into different directions. So, at last, I'm letting it take me where it wants. I think my last illustration of Tarkin from "Star Wars" is a good representation of where I'm heading.

Wilhuff Tarkin by Stagsleap

I love skinny boys with cheekbones. Oh gawd, I do. While I will still have a well-carved spot in my heart for shojo, my own life has taken on a distinct tone of sepia with numerous vintage events and dances, silk stockings and jazz music. While I may return to it later, I have chosen to invest in vintage rather than cosplay. I haven't watched an anime in...years! I offer a gentle apology to any of my watchers who have been following me primarily for my anime stuff - Sorry lovelies, I've gone to the dark side. They have smaller eyeballs.

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Despite saying goodbye to childhood, I'm excited and ready for the future, with all the dandies it might bring.

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Early Halloween as Marie Antoinette (Pics!)

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 21, 2013, 9:46 PM

For the past few years, I have always celebrated Halloween early at a Victorian-dance Ball instead of the usual 31st of October. Last Saturday, I finally achieved a minor goal of becoming Marie Antoinette, garish Rococo makeup and all.

Before the night's festivities, I spent about half an hour on makeup. To capture the over-the-top macaroni look, I used Kryolan Aquacolor white, drugstore cream blush, and "Death White" face powder from the Spirit Halloween store. I chose to take it easy with the eye shadow with only pink and violet in addition to mascara. No fancy makeup brands were used. Aside from the Kryolan white (which is becoming easier to find in specialty shops), everything could be purchased in a drug store.

Next came my beloved peach lolita dress, a lucky eBay find. No, I don't have a full Georgian gown yet, but the short length of this dress makes it perfect for dancing. It's flirty too! The wig was a rental, dressed up with some of my own flowers. I adore wigs! 

For even more photos (including some of my Dandy!), please visit my blog, "Polite Frivolity"! 

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Miss Etherington
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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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marydemauro 5 days ago  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. ^^
pronker Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're doing gorgeous work, thanks for sharing.  I particularly enjoyed your antelope portraits, and hope at some point that you consider drawing the beautiful saola of Laos and Vietnam, so very rare and precious.  Its coloring is outstanding.  Sincerely, pronker
lonewolf325 Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
~ Hello and welcome to :icondrawn-out-yaoi:  Stagsleap ~

Come to either myself or landiddy with any questions concerning the group :D

HERE are the rules and a little information about submitting to our gallery folders to get you started :aww:
kingdomheartsventus7 Mar 20, 2014  New member Student Photographer
I love your pictures. have you read any of my stories?
Are you a ballerina?
Stagsleap Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dance ballet, yes. :)
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:ballet: I say Dance Ole! Ole!  I say Dance :ballet:
Stagsleap Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! Thank you very much!
AytanAvantgarde Dec 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fun cake :funnydance: Have your cake. And Eat It. happy birthdayHave your cake. And Eat It. :funnydance:  Fun cake 
                   happy DA B-day :3 IcexDragon's birthday Portal happy DA B-day :3 
AytanAvantgarde Dec 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
you're welcome :) 
Stagsleap Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Hey are you a ballerina? If so that would be awesome :D Heart 
Stagsleap Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dance ballet, but I started when I was older. Too old to join a company. :)
what company and awesome :D
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