2006-03-14 [Elwyne]: Je reve du mot liberte? What does that mean? And except for the obvious breasts on her, she reminds me very much of what I'd think Joan of Arc would have looked like.
2006-03-14 [Charybdis]: It's French, and it means 'I dream of the word Liberty (or Freedom, or something similar)" :) // ... All all? *puppy eyes*
2006-03-14 [Asrun]: Charybdis' translation is correct. :3
2006-03-14 [Elwyne]: cool!
2006-03-29 [ketsu]: Sweet new one, yesh. *Nods* '/ '
2006-03-30 [Asrun]: Thanks. :D
2006-03-30 [To Dream of Faerie]: Yep, but i don't think Joan of Arc would have had a pipe either. Asrun, u should do a Joan of Arc! :-P
2006-03-30 [Asrun]: I did. Joan of Arc is featured in Je Reve du mot Liberte
2006-03-31 [Kememmótar]: Yes, i saw that that.. It awesome!
2006-03-31 [ketsu]: yesh!
2006-05-14 [Gwendylyyn]: Wow! I ~love~ the new piece..
2006-05-14 [Asrun]: thanks. :)
2006-05-15 [To Dream of Faerie]: niiiiiiiiiiiii
2006-05-27 [The all powerful Midori]: omg omg I think I'm gonna have an artistic seizure! How do you do it? And the hair is so...so... flowy ... and the eyes.... *has seizure*
2006-05-27 [Asrun]: o.o
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Wow, how long has it taken you to get to this standard? *jealous* XD
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: a few years. :I
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: I can't wait that long! :O Wait, I can't even draw, what am I talking about? o.O
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: lol everyone can draw
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Deformed stick men maybe >_>
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: Everyone starts at the same point, it just takes time to develop into something more :p
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Bah, easier said than done :P
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: Never said it was easy x)
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: *draws stickman* :D
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: I should post some of my really old art. Then you can see. :3
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Yesh, let me see xP
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: you'll have to eait till I'm done work tonight. XD
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: XD fair enough XP
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: stupid work
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Awww *pets* XD
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: ._.;' gewt to go and slice my fingers open on glass
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Err o.O
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: I work as a framer
2006-06-16 [ketsu]: The Paz is great!
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Oh, ouch X_x
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: I think you did a great interpretation though xD
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: Thanks. I combiner her with stuff that she seemed to have reoccuring in her own art. :3
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: I'd have never thought to have done that if I was drawing someone XD
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: Well, [Paz]'s photos sucked for quality.. lol so, I just decided it would be fun to do some sutff like that.. I'm working on [Shreya] 's now.. She lives in Mumbai India. She's going to be SO easy.. I'm going to make her look like an indian princess. :D
2006-06-16 [sequeena_rae]: Ooh, I can't wait to see it!
2006-06-16 [Charybdis]: I've seen her photo - she should be loads of fun to do ^^ Lucky you! I can hardly wait to see it :)
2006-06-16 [Asrun]: :D
2006-06-17 [Gwendylyyn]: Oooo...I LOVE the portrait you did of Paz. I want her outfit, in red. :p
2006-06-18 [Asrun]: me too
2006-06-22 [Dil*]: I love the new mermaid..defin
2006-06-23 [Asrun]: :)
2006-06-23 [Charybdis]: Fins! I love the fins! x)
2006-06-24 [Lady of Lore]: I looooove the penguins ^^ they're soooooooo cute!
2006-06-24 [To Dream of Faerie]: I love ALL your work!!!!!! It rocks!
2006-06-26 [Asrun]: Penguins! :D Thanks. :d
2006-06-30 [ketsu]: De Juttaa nice!
2006-06-30 [Asrun]: thanks
2006-06-30 [sequeena_rae]: So purdy ^^
2006-07-20 [Moonknight]: *blinks* wow, im impressed
2006-07-20 [To Dream of Faerie]: join ze club!!!!!
2006-08-07 [Araishi Arieu]: wow, very pretty
2006-08-08 [Hobbit teen]: I like spring nymph
2006-08-22 [XxTsomexX]: very good!
2006-08-22 [Asrun]: Thank you. :d
2006-08-23 [Asrun]: thanks :)
2006-08-26 [LauRRa]: I love your new style!! ^^
2006-08-26 [Smallville]: Very good the best work iv seen on elftown.
2006-08-29 [Charybdis]: West Coast art! <3 <3 You did a gorgeous job. My friend is a Wet'suwet'en, and she does drums and things with that kind of painting on them ^^
2006-08-29 [Asrun]: Yesh! The Raven is a very common symbol. :D Thanks Char. I really like how it came out. :)
2006-09-12 [Sunrose]: Ehm...I'm not an artwiz..graphi
2006-09-12 [spincrus]: The "self inspired design" should also go into the portfolio. Reason is because it looks vectoresque. If it's for applying for an art school, here's a handy tip from someone who's got thousands of friends at art schools, one of them being an assistant of illustration in MICA, who also happens to review applications quite a bit: anything that's in the anime style should be limited to only, ONLY 1% of the portfolio.
It's even best if you leave them completely, but it's something that defines your art, so you might want to select one or two anime-style stuff to go into the portfolio.
Other than that, anything that has to do with manga-style is seriously shunned upon by art school people.
2006-09-12 [spincrus]: IF, on the other hand, it's for a job application, I'd still go for the more vectoresque stuff. Manga would do, but should resemble vector-art. Maybe one or two painting jobs to show what you're also capable of.
2006-09-12 [Sunny Silverunicorn]: Hey there, I chose the pieces I thought would definately look good in your portfolio, and I also think if you add "India Ink and Graphite Sketch" too, it'll be good, cause what I define as graphic design is a simple art piece that holds a great deal of importance and meaning, and that's what i chose my choices on. :)
2006-09-12 [Asrun]: It's for a "fake" job application. I'm already enrolled in an art school. :P We have to pair up with someone from a graphic design class for our term project.
2006-09-12 [Asrun]: Sunrose: "graphic design" is like.. typography/fon
Spincrus: what self inspired design? o.o
2006-09-12 [spincrus]: I was going to say Self-Inspired portrait, but said design instead :P
2006-09-12 [Asrun]: Oh, I hate that one. :/
2006-09-13 [toycar]: If it helps im studying graphic design, half way through 2nd year...
Probably wont be too much help...but still >.>
(And also with what spincrus said, i generally drew elves...and was told not to put them in mine, i ended up putting two in, and they seemed rather....put off by them, but ah well...i still got accepted into the course o.O )
2006-09-13 [Asrun]: This isn't an acceptance portfolio. :O I'm getting my BF input as well, he's in his 3rd year of graphic design.
2006-09-13 [toycar]: haha good, youre lucky he does graphic design... wish mine did... Mine wants to be a fireman, even though he should be a guitarist o.o
</life story> >.<
2006-09-13 [smakeupfx]: Oh lovely work, I have taught undergrad classes in Portfolios... i'd be happy to help
2006-09-14 [ketsu]: Why? Why will you not tell me? Dang you and your art powerfullness.
2006-09-15 [eyes of frost]: Vampire Boy, Miranda and Azure are the other ones that I chose for your portfolio.
2006-09-15 [Asrun]: All three of those suck badly and are not appropriate for a portfolio like this. ;__;
2006-09-16 [eyes of frost]: ...You just don't like your work Ash. And you asked for our opinions. But you get to chose in the end so whatever.
2006-09-18 [Kay-chan]: I like your Self-Inspired portrait... Even if you hate it. I honestly could care less that you hate it, I like it. ^.^
2006-09-18 [Asrun]: I ended up with all 5 top votes from this, Juuta, Raven, Onoskelis, Oni and Alda. Thanks everyone.
And I'm sorry everyone.. There's just some work on here that I'm really ashamed of. :/
2006-09-20 [eyes of frost]: You shouldn't be seriously. It makes me mad to see people down their work that is freaking amazing. I just...don't understand it really. *goes off on a tangant*
2006-09-20 [Asrun]: You would if everything you did in your classes was put down. :/
2006-09-20 [Kay-chan]: If they were critiqued as a part of an art class, that's understandable
2006-09-20 [Asrun]: it just seems like everything I do gets turned down. :/
2006-09-20 [Kay-chan]: Well, it's not being turned down here in the slightest... So don't take it upon yourself to reject yourself! Don't preempt my rejection, dammit, you don't know me! *storms from room in teenage huff and slams whatever doors she comes across* *one bangs back open and hits her in the face*
2006-09-21 [eyes of frost]: Tell them to shut up! People OBVIOUSLY don't know what they are talking about, and they are pissed and more then likely jealous of your talent! Why bother with them? They aren't worth your time or your effort so just ignore them.
I know it's hard but...jeeze...
And if it is your teachers, tell them to bug off and that they are boogers too. ^_-
2006-09-21 [Kay-chan]: Yeah! Constructive criticism isn't bad but if they're being BOOGERS just kick'em in the gonads!
2006-09-22 [Asrun]: It's my teachers. :O But they arn't boogers.. They are big-time illustrators and get published in all of the huge illustration serials and make oodles of money and have hundreds of awards. :(
2006-09-22 [Kay-chan]: Again, they're just trying to help you be even better, unless they're bitter or something and just insult people for the hell of it. I, however, have no idea how you could be even better because even the work you hate the most is lightyears beyond what I could do. :P So don't get mad if I like something that your teachers didn't. *drools on asrun*
2006-10-03 [Dil*]: Can anyone say: "The Ring"?
2006-10-03 [Kay-chan]: My town doesn't have any local legends... ;____; But that's an awesome portrayal of it. ^.^
2006-10-03 [smakeupfx]: Ohh, fun new work :D
2006-10-03 [Asrun]: Thanks guys. :I
Kay: There are probably many legends you don't know about. :)
2006-10-04 [Kay-chan]: Well, we don't have legends that I know about... but we have a train! >:D at least, I have claimed it as our town's train.
2006-10-04 [Asrun]: We have a train museum. :I
2006-10-04 [Charybdis]: Oh my goodness, don't tell my brother that or he'll be there in a flash x) He's an absolute train nut. I swear he attracts other train nuts like a powerful magnet draws iron filings :p
2006-10-04 [Asrun]: scary! :P
2006-10-04 [toycar]: We just have...late trains here.
Its gets a tad bothersome >.>
2006-10-04 [Kay-chan]: We have trains every hour. And I mean EVERY HOUR. All night. Don't TALK to me about bothersome. XD
2006-10-12 [Charybdis]: Ack! We don't have ours every hour. It's all freight, so it's only a couple of times a day. I'm used to it now though :p
2006-11-10 [deus-misereatur]: Beautiful
2006-11-11 [ketsu]: What style is the angle self portrait thingy?
2006-11-11 [Asrun]: Stylised.... it just means it's not realistic.
2006-11-12 [ketsu]: Oh, just wondering, I thought you meant it was in a particular style.
2006-11-12 [Asrun]: :O
2007-02-17 [texas fairy]: oh my goodness your work is amazing!!!
2007-02-18 [Asrun]: Aw, thank you. ._.;
2007-02-28 [.Anti-Juliet.]: YOUR AN AMAZING ARTIST!!!!! Could I possibly use Cold Blows the Wind on my house and in my facebook? I'll make sure to let everyone know who the true artist is.
2007-02-28 [Asrun]: On your house, yes. Not on MySpace or Facebook please.
2007-03-11 [eyes of frost]: OMG OMG OMG!!! It looks so good Ash! *molests your new picture*
2007-03-11 [Asrun]: lol thanks. :D
2007-03-13 [Gwenn*]: Sooooo wonderful new works o.O Yours three last artworks are very very very very very very very very very beautiful ^^ Other are just very very very beautiful ;)
2007-03-13 [Asrun]: Thank you. :)
2007-03-14 [I have left]: These drawings are like, insert holy entrance music here, good! If I had the money I'd order one!
2007-03-14 [Asrun]: aw, thanks. :) There are some really cheap small prints at my dA account.
2007-03-15 [eyes of frost]: Well I gots monies now...*evil and maniacle laughing soon follows*
2007-03-15 [Asrun]: :O!!
2007-03-15 [eyes of frost]: lmao
2007-03-15 [Asrun]: I wish I had monies. :I
2007-03-15 [Asrun]: i had to buy junior chicken from ichy mcdonalds cause it's cheap and it's all i can afford. :/
2007-03-15 [eyes of frost]: Well I dont have access to any monies until tomorrow. -_- sadly my bank is a bastard and I have to go to DMV and get a non drivers, drivers license simply becuase my birth certificate, social security card and my college ID weren't enough...
2007-03-15 [Asrun]: really? That's weird.. O_o; usually SCard and a photo ID are enough for anything.
2007-03-17 [ketsu]: Your charicature is really good. And also the Beautiful Nightmare piece. Very very elequent.
2007-03-18 [Asrun]: Thank you. :)
2007-03-23 [DarkJenni]: I really love the drawing you drew of [Paz] its awesome...your other stuff is really neat too. Thankyou hun for your tutorials. Helped me out bunches, now i have a tablet pen and imma play with it tommorow.
2007-03-24 [Asrun]: I dislike the drawing of Paz, personally. I'm just happy she liked it.
2007-03-24 [DarkJenni]: lol, I would ^^
2007-04-10 [ketsu]: Shining. *twitch* Little scary girls. *twitch twitch* Good artwork. *begins seizing*
2007-04-10 [eyes of frost]: No wonder my boyfriend thinks little girls are evil...
Nice new artwork...kind
2007-04-11 [Asrun]: Twins are evil. :B
2007-04-11 [Kay-chan]: They are? I should tell the one twin I know. Then she'd giggle and deny it. But I know under that overly-nice exterior harbors a STONE-COLD KILLER. Killer, I say!
2007-04-11 [nathie]: you have amazing stuff here!!!
2007-04-11 [Asrun]: Kay-chan; Twins are freaks of nature! >:D Just kidding of course. lol. :D
Thanks Nathan. :)
2007-04-12 [Kay-chan]: If I told her THAT she'd cry. :P
2007-04-12 [Asrun]: lol XD
2007-04-13 [Charybdis]: Gosh, Asrun, I go on hiatus for a few months, I come back and you're even better than ever. Kudos. :)
2007-04-14 [Asrun]: aw, thank you
2007-04-17 [eyes of frost]: O_0 naga! Pretty!
2007-04-17 [Asrun]: Nagi. :O Naga is male. ^_^
2007-04-21 [eyes of frost]: ...Really? In every book I have read or looked up about the species it refers to both sexes. *Thinks* What's the female called then?
2007-04-21 [Asrun]: a Nagi.
Nāga (Sanskrit:नाग) is the Sanskrit and Pāli word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a very large snake, found in Hinduism and Buddhism. The use of the term nāga is often ambiguous, as the word may also refer, in similar contexts, to one of several human tribes known as or nicknamed "Nāgas"; to elephants; and to ordinary snakes, particularly the King Cobra and the Indian Cobra, the latter of which is still called nāg in Hindi and other languages of India. A female nāga is a nāgī.
2007-04-21 [Chel.]: just a guess, but your fave color is orange?
2007-04-21 [Asrun]: Nah, just happens to be leaning towards the warms
2007-04-24 [Olwen]: Really lovely work =D
2007-04-24 [Asrun]: Thank you. :)
2007-04-25 [eyes of frost]: Wikipedia is a horrible source...
2007-04-25 [SilverFire]: It's not that bad.
2007-04-28 [Asrun]: wikipedia isn't a citable source, but it's fine for general knowledge
2007-04-28 [eyes of frost]: O_o ITS SUUU PRETTY!!! Although, if you don't mind me saying, I think his thumb is a little off.
2007-04-28 [Asrun]: I think my shitty shading threw it off. :/
2007-05-01 [XxTsomexX]: oooooooooooo pretty colors...
2007-05-25 [Olwen]: I love the Shining, am reading it at the moment... very scary book! *shiver*
2007-05-25 [Asrun]: I've never read it, just seen the original movie. :O
2007-05-25 [SilverFire]: The book's scarier than the film . :d
2007-05-25 [XxTsomexX]: hence why i will never read the book :P
2007-05-26 [Morningstar Rising]: the book is way better then any of the movies made about it.
2007-05-26 [SilverFire]: Never said it was better. :O
2007-05-26 [Asrun]: :O I'm too busy to read anything. :/ I have books piling up, but I never read anymore.. I don't know why.
2007-05-28 [Morningstar Rising]: I know you did not, was not implying that you did, was just stating that I read it and found it better. Oh I take the time out to read, especially when I am stressed and can't think of anything to write.
2007-08-01 [Kahri]: Just a question, what version of Photoshop would you recommend?
2007-08-02 [Asrun]: I've used 5.5, 7, CS, CS2....All are good. :I
2007-08-02 [Kahri]: OK, so I don't have to go spending $650 on the newest version? That's good news! I just want an inexpensive starter. Thanks for the advice!
2007-08-03 [Morningstar Rising]: You can also try TwistedBrush, made by Pixarra, its a really good program.
2007-08-03 [Kay-chan]: Get a connection in adobe. :3 I got photoshop for like $60. Delicious!
2007-08-03 [Morningstar Rising]: wow, thats great, how did you manage that
2007-08-03 [Kay-chan]: Well, my dad knew somebody in adobe.
2007-08-04 [Morningstar Rising]: Lucky you, well enjoy the program you are going to have lots of fun with it.
2007-11-02 [Lady Evangeline]: Your artwork is beautiful! I love "raven and daughter" a lot for some reason...
2007-11-02 [Asrun]: Thank you. A lot of people like that one. :
2007-11-02 [Faulty Limerence]: Well...I'm different! I like Ploop!
2007-11-02 [Morningstar Rising]: My favorite is Jutaa, I thinks she is awesome.
2007-11-02 [Asrun]: Jutaa's leg is broken. XD lol I suck at knees. :/~~~
2007-11-02 [Morningstar Rising]: *laughs* even with her broken leg, she is very cool.. :)
2007-11-02 [Faulty Limerence]: Fauno is pretty awesome. Like the Fonz. Except with breasts. And goat legs...
2007-11-02 [Lady Evangeline]: yeah Cirque pretty much rocks my socks. the hair is so amazing! I never would have thought of something like that.
2007-11-21 [jamesipoo]: Nice, I always enjoy coming back to see you're beautiful art work. <3
2007-11-21 [Asrun]: Thanks. :)
2007-12-18 [what a splendid pie]: Wow amazing!
2007-12-21 [ketsu]: Seppuku is really good. it seems to me like one your better illustration pieces
2008-01-09 [Asrun]: I have some new ones I need to add. :O But I don't have them on this computer.
2008-02-08 [Aeolynn]: Asrun, have I ever told you how amazingly talented you are?
2008-02-08 [Asrun]: Aw, thanks... :I *blushes*
2008-02-08 [Aeolynn]: Just telling the truth girlie =]
2008-02-08 [Asrun]: *^.^*
2008-02-24 [M!]: I realllllly like how your art is growing. I mean, sorry but when your stuff was more anime some years ago, it was good, but I didn't find it to be, special. If that makes any sense. But now, it really has a beautiful unique wonderful nature to it, from how you stylize the features, to your earthy colors and more fluid almost scrubby method of shading... all the ones on this page are awesome. And I say keep it up and keep experimenting and boy, I like how you draw noses. And your BGs are so simple and wonderful, gaaaah.
I suppose the point of this is, you're good. Hurra is had!
2008-02-24 [Asrun]: Thank you. :)
2008-02-29 [eyes of frost]: I think M! had something with the noses. I liked how you did them before but they are really great now. ;]
2008-02-29 [Asrun]: thaaaanks
2008-05-26 [Adaria_Moonlight]: You have some truly gorgeous art work in here. I think I'll add you to my watch list on DA. Keep up the good work!
2009-04-20 [eyes of frost]: OYE! WOMAN! -pokes Ash-
We be needin' an update here!
2009-04-27 [Asrun]: fearn.devianta
2009-04-27 [Asrun]: Gimme a few weeks and I'll totally revamp my gallery... Since I'm now unemployed, I have lots of spare time
2009-06-28 [Mind Fucker]: As ten thousand maniacs emerge form an oasis that’s everclear
My soundgarden was invented to blind melons and smash pumpkins
How could a whole nation of crash test dummies hope to release the grapes
On the day of Sabbath knowing it’ll be black
Especially when they might be giants and they take to the air with stone
I’m in a parachute club with the motley crew
My b-52, fires nine inch nails
Radiohead, I cause phonetic quiet riots
My tragically hip fight with the spirit of the west
Society’s no fucking use to where white zombies have nofx
Now cowboys are turning into junkies
Hanging themselves with lasso’s, singing blues about rodeo’s that once
Have no time to fight with those fools
Alice’s in chains and cold hearted iron maidens claim the have the ministry
of sound for U2
While everyone’s raging against the machines
Their watching us on satellites form Georgia
But there’s more in my set than Atlantis and it won’t crash into Vegas
cause my man smith has the arrow
The moral to this peril is Hades have no fury and mc’s scorn
And I would continue this verse but nothing rhymes with orange!!