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ED: Chapter 5 Pg 4 by SuteishiSan

(sorry, not very good at critiques; this is my first :O) One of the best pages so far I think. There is a lot of energy and movement put...




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United Kingdom

I'm a post graduate student from south-west England, UK.

Art is something which I have always enjoyed, and something which I pursue in my spare time. I love to paint with oils, as well as craft with yarn or clay. Projects usually revolve around an interest in the natural world and earth history.

I have an Etsy store where I sell crochet items, patterns and other crafted items. Come take a look at! You can also find my patterns on Ravelry and Craftsy.

This Deviant page is mainly to gain useful criticism and to learn from others and to just be a part of this awesome and talented community!


Geology stamp by TheLadyMoon


Disney Pixar Up Kevin Amigurumi Plushie by kaelby
Disney Pixar Up Kevin Amigurumi Plushie
Kevin from Up Amigurumi Plush!!

I was so excited to have finished this project and I’m really pleased with the result! It was such fun to make :D The head feathers in particular were quite a challenge to make.

This is going to be a ooak project because I won't have the time to make any more unfortunately.
Cyprus Coastline in Spring by kaelby
Cyprus Coastline in Spring
Acrylic on thick cardstock  -  16.5" x 11.5"

This scene is just south of Paphos on the west coast of Cyprus. I usually paint in oils, but only had acrylics to hand this time and it came out better than I had expected.
Amigurumi Figure Orphan Black Helena by kaelby
Amigurumi Figure Orphan Black Helena
I've had this project in mind since watching the first two seasons of Orphan Black a year ago and had the time to finally make one of the clones. I had a lot of fun making Helena . The blood is acrylic paint with a bit of fabric glue mixed in. The figure stands at ~6" tall.

It'll probably take several months to do all of them. Hopefully I can find the time to achieve this :)
Due to this term at Uni being very full on I haven't had much time to dedicate to crochet, but I've been doing a bit here and there. I did have one project that I've been working on since about March, which I'm excited to say I finally finished!…

It's an amigurumi doll of one of my favourite youtubers, called Dodger (Dexbonus and Presshearttocontinue). It started as an idea of something to give to her at Gemucon to show my appreciation as an avid viewer of her videos, but since the con got cancelled I decided to still finish it and will hopefully send it to her po box. I love the way it turned out (apart from the arms being a little short) and want to try to make more anthropomorphic amigurumi's. The hair was the most challenging as there weren't any tutorials or anything for doing straight realistic looking hair. I basically followed the method used to make animal yarn tails (use dog brush to brush out fibres and then a straightening iron). The copper and red colours worked better than I expected too :)

After posting it to deviantart and tumblr, I was so chuffed today that Dodger had seen and reblogged my post!! It's definitely brightened my day in what is currently a super stressful time in the last stretch of my dissertation.
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Journal papers galore!
  • Watching: youtube :)
  • Eating: apple

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daeien Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Thank you so much for +watching me! mini hearts 
kaelby Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
BioFlashRock Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy bday
(I think)
kaelby Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
BioFlashRock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yur welcome
lemgras330 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for faving! :happy: hug
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   General Artist
Hi Katy, cheers for your latest fave :)
Dream-Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
thanks for the fave! :)
Eloylie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
thanks for the fav^^
John-Tansey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi Katy, long time no hear from, thank you very much for adding The-Passing to your collections. You have graduated and maybe working as a geologist?...:) (Smile) 
kaelby Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi John, yes I come on deviant art now and again but mostly just to browse. I am in the last part of my masters degree so hope to find a job in the autumn or early next year. I also hope to be doing some more painting in the autumn and will be more active here on dA :D I always love to see your new paintings :)
John-Tansey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi again Katy, I have not been on here a whole lot either lately because of school and painters block, last year for me to get a Bachelors, it seems like I've been in school forever, you have been too. I was watching Rick Stevens Europe on television the other day and he was in Wales, it looked beautiful. with rolling hills and organic farming very peaceful and interesting, talk to you again sometime...:) (Smile) 
YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!!!!)))))
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