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Mocha Petals by NikidaEve

This review is also available on my blog at…. ----- "Mocha Petals" by NikidaEve I admire NikidaEve's wor...


Circles and Cogs, Part Two - Steampunk Necklace by DanielleDucrest
Circles and Cogs, Part Two - Steampunk Necklace
Materials: Laser-cut wooden cogs, antiqued copper cogs, copper-colored aluminum chain, silamide (waxed nylon) beadstring

And here's the result. The new version includes three laser-cut cogs made by ATX Hackerspace.

Total Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes

Part One: Circles and Cogs, Part One - Steampunk Necklace
Circles and Cogs, Part One - Steampunk Necklace by DanielleDucrest
Circles and Cogs, Part One - Steampunk Necklace
Materials: Laser-cut wooden cog, antiqued copper cog, copper-colored aluminum chain, aqua beadstring

I got the laser-cut cog from ATX Hackerspace, a group of artists in Texas. They had a booth at Showdown at Unobtainium, a steampunk fair in 2012 in Dale, Texas. I helped build and paint the sets for the mock town of Unobtainium, and I sold my steampunk art and beaded jewelry during the fair.

As far as this necklace was concerned, this was supposed to be it. I even had it for sale at a few events before I decided to re-visit it and add some more pieces to the pendant. See Part Two here: Circles and Cogs, Part Two - Steampunk Necklace
8:19 PM - Version 2 by DanielleDucrest
8:19 PM - Version 2
Zurich, Switzerland
July 2008

Here's another photo I edited in Photoshop. I've actually been going through the photos I took in Europe, selecting some of them for retouching, and creating new files with the changes. This is only one of several dozen.

Version 1 is available here: 8:19 PM
After way too many months, here's another review of a piece of art available here on DeviantArt. I made a new year's resolution to post a review of artwork on my blog every week for 2014, and this is my first.

I've also published this on my blog at….

Investigating by Bestiolina
"Investigating" by Bestiolina

This is a three-panel comic that shows two Doctor Who characters in drawn form. They are identifiable as Amelia Pond and the Doctor, even without the dialogue that mentions their names. They are investigating a strange symbol on a wall. The symbol would be recognizable to Supernatural fans as an angel banishing symbol, but the pair in this strip have never seen it before, so they speculate what it might be. I think my favorite part about this strip is in the dialogue: that both of them are partly right and partly wrong. They're equals, just like they're portrayed on the show (no matter how often the Doctor tries to be the leader and give orders). In the strip, Amy thinks it's a satanic symbol and that it's painted in blood. She's right on the latter count and wrong on the former count. The Doctor thinks the symbol is an "emergency ejection system" painted in something other than blood, and he's only partly right. Both of them are fully in-character; the Doctor even licks the blood and promptly spits it out without any regard to where his companion is standing, which is normal for him.

Amy's at least half a foot shorter in this strip than the actress who plays her. And though, in the third panel, the lack of a background places greater emphasis on the action in the foreground, I'm not a fan of suddenly absent backgrounds after panels that included background details. Maybe I'd be happier if the negative space in the third panel was gray-yellow instead of light blue and therefore matching the other panels. I'm not sure, and it's a minor detail, anyway. Bestiolina did a great job drawing the Doctor's face--especially Matt Smith's cheekbones and hair. I also like the dialogue, as I already said. I also like the little visual clues that indicate they're in a dilapidated room, such as the tears in the wallpaper and the stains in the corners and at the base. This is a short, funny strip, and I have fewer criticisms for it and more compliments.


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Danielle F. Ducrest
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I create beaded jewelry, boxes, magnets and other pieces professionally. I sketch, paint, photograph and create digital art for fun.

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