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I acknowledge that some of my mash-ups are combinations of the digitised works of others - images highly available off the internet. If there is any 'art' it is in how I see new possibilities in the original poses and spend my time working to achieve that idea. I've tried to acknowledge all sources and originating artists.

I hope you enjoy the results. Thanks to those of you who fav my work. I'm honoured.

P.S. If you notice that I've taken something of *yours* off the Net, please leave a message. I'll gladly acknowledge you as the originator and add a link here to your homepages. Or remove.

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Yomi Flips Out
So these playing cards: 1 up, 1 down. But what if gravity actually started to work?

My chosen victim was Yomi Muzuhara from Azumanga Daioh. - Because skirt, basically.
(And anyway haven't you sometimes wanted to flip her - just to break her spell?)

Watch a particular spot on the image (starting on the RIGHT, of course) and follow it right thru. Then follow a different detail. There is a lot happening in the sequence.  Enjoy!

ORIGINAL 'STILL' is here: lookafar.deviantart.com/art/Qu…
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XJ9 Escher-style Redux by Lookafar
XJ9 Escher-style Redux
Inspired by one of the epic love affairs of all time, and I mean that of 14-bis.deviantart.com/ for Jenny Wakeman / AKA 'XJ9' from "My Life as a Teenage Robot", I decided to watch a few episodes, and got inspired.

Not being the artist that 14-bis is (or even his elbow), I went in a different direction, asking: 
"What would Escher do?" And I did exactly that. Bam!

UPDATE:
It now has shadowing and a more contrast-y background.

UPDATE 2# - I went back a month later and re-drew Jenny ... tinkered with her edges, her expression, her alignments and so on. Gave her better boobs and fixed her twisted spine.
(Bet you'd never have noticed the differences, but I do.) AND I re-laid all the 'tiles' on a different-coloured background. Hence 'Redux'. 
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My 1st Chibi
I did this sketch half a year ago when starting to create "Guitar Hero Osaka"
lookafar.deviantart.com/art/Gu…

But I didn't use because reasons, and it got tossed around my room for months and nearly thrown out several times.
But I still liked it. I never draw chibis. Heck - I hardly ever draw! (I think this was the last time I drew something from scratch: lookafar.deviantart.com/art/Ch…
 
But rather than do all the tinkering and colouring and no-one ever sees the stupid number of houra I put into this worthless hobby, I though - the perfect opportunity for another GIF!

But I also wanted to 'honor' the original look of the sketches. it would be too easy to smooth away all the pencil lines, the wonky-ness of the faces and feet and so on. You can still see the sketch-lines here and there.

The idea of rotating them came very late, but at least back-views are easy! 24 frames total. 
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Joker Tomo! by Lookafar
Joker Tomo!
Tomo's turn. Now what card would she represent? Ooooo, that's a tough one ....

In keeping with the style of playing cards, the Joker is a single figure. No top/bottom symmetry. 
Also, I allowed Tomo to completely break the frame. Although the others had a bit of head-room, Tomo busts through on three sides, and looks like she is totally going to fly right out at any moment. 

As to the swimsuit ... Well, it just came to me like a watermelon to the brain. (Or a watermelon *for* a brain.)
I totally love it. (It took ages!)

[Original image: screen cap from the anime of Azumanga Daioh, by Kiyohiko Azuma]
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Queen Koyomi by Lookafar
Queen Koyomi
Koyomi Mizuhara: *definitely* a Queen character!

The idea started like the others: head & shoulders/top&bottom symmetry.
I wanted her holding the chopsticks centre-frame, but I couldn't get a perfect mirrored-symmetry cross-over. (Maybe Escher could!) 

So she sort of shuffled around until I had two full-figure* Yomis.  Excellent! A golden opportunity to show off her knee-highs and thunder-thighs. Oh yeah, baby!

* (see what I did there?)
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  • Listening to: Clous Age Symphony
  • Reading: Facebook.
  • Watching: Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Playing: Railroad Tycoon II (yeah, I know)
  • Eating: Icecream
  • Drinking: Gin and Tonic
2014 rather sucked, actually. But I didn't know what was in store for me on Jan 10th when I put up my first deviation for the year: "Vanellope Von Jamesdean" Vanellope Von Jamesdean by Lookafar - a very typical mash-up, and one that I'm very proud of. (The mashuppery, since the original images are not mine.) Fave detail: the reflection in the wet road.

Since then: TWENTY-EIGHT DEVIATIONS! Some being really quick and dirty (borrowed images (always acknowledged) mashed-up or modded.) But significantly a lot of Gif animations - THIRTEEN OF THEM. They DID take a lot of time, and strained my creativity to the max. 

My personal fave: Coffee Tron: Coffee-Tron! by Lookafar - Original Character design (effectively my first), and a load of complex drawing (mostly from scratch) and tinkering to get her to run. Fave detail: the reflection in the shiny counter-top.

Two big series started (and none of them yet finished). And the usual random 'ah-hah' moments.

As to the rest of 2014 - as mentioned it sucked. I became frightfully sick for three months (to the pneumonia-stage), and two valuable people died, 5 weeks apart. Many other painful loses, too. I just haven't cried enough.
I guess Deviant Art is my safe haven, and my 'release'.

Currently my "Osaka Go!" animations have been fun. More story-telling, with a dash of comedy. Hope you're enjoying them.

Thanks for the watches, and all the faves.  Means a lot to me!

Cheers, & happy bloody merry Seasonal Festive Day to ya all!

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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I was born before TV, before Elvis rolled his pelvis, before Gene Pitney even LEFT Tulsa, before anyone thought of M*A*S*H (but while it was really happening). Louis was still tootled his horn, cars still had running boards and headlights like toads' eyes. All telephones were black and Men still wore Hats. I played in dirt, I teased cows from the trees, I walked to school and I scraped my knees. I fidn't dit, yet damn it I could draw!
A long time later, I came here to hide my secrets.
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Joeycool1210 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Happy birthday.
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A belated thanks, Mr Joey Cool. I think I was frantic on Facebook that day.
Cheers!
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconpinkiepartyplz:
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was ... another day, really. My heart continued to beat, the birds sang, the Earth spun on its heal.
And almost unnoticed, my mileage meter clicked over once more. 
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WBLPartsUnknown Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your work is spectacular!
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG that is praise indeed! <blushes, bows deeply> "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
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Coco-ta-mi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello I am just passing by to tell you have a good day! :3
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 

Have we met before?
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Coco-ta-mi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't think we have, have we?
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your profile thing. Yeah, cool, sweet. Aspergers, eh? Me too. Huh, fancy that!!
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