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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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LoveSniperRedux.demo by Lookafar
LoveSniperRedux.demo
Many Deviants re-do an older artwork, and often the improvements are astonishing. But my shabby talent-avoiding techniques barely change, so I've never bothered. 

Then I looked back at une homage I did in 2011 [on the left, unaltered], and I was like 'Whoa; that's crap!' For one thing I knew nothing about file types in 2011 and kept working with JPGs - which fuck with your work big time because they compress it so much. That's been one good change. PNG files maintain the original. Yay!

But in those five years I have learned many more tricks with my antique version of Paintshop Pro. (It's now 18 years out of date - like me, I guess.) So I grabbed my old image and tarted it up. That's all. A few more shabby tricks. the ol' razzle-dazzle. Ooo look: shiny!

RECOMMENDATION:
Take some courses on basic art, & digital art, and actually, y'know: work up some real talent. Okay?
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Azumanga Cosplay Group Photo II by Lookafar
Azumanga Cosplay Group Photo II
Here's a better shot. I asked Yomi to pose at the extreme left and now it looks more balanced.

[You can view it full size, BTW, and it's huge! (one-quarter the working size)]

L-to-R: Yomi as Shia Has, Yukari & Kurosawa as trainee pilots Emi and Yumi Hanner, Chiyo-chan as Empress Azalyn, Sakaki as Sub-Lt. Yamamoto, Tomo as Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Kaorin as Lt. Yuriko Star, Ayumu as ace pilot Kojiro Sakai, Kagura as a Space Marine and the Kimuras as Nurse Harumi and Dr Kitaguchi. 11 in all.

Shia Has and Azalyn are
of the Holy Raalgon Empire. The others are their enemies; crew of the 'Soyokaze', luckiest ship in the fleet. 
 
   
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Irresponsible Captain Cosplay by Lookafar
Irresponsible Captain Cosplay
Everyone's now dressed and ready for the convention. Lookafar-san just needs to get them all together for the photoshoot. Tomorrow, I hope!

L to R:
Sakaki-san as Sub-Lieutenant Makoto Yamamoto; Tomo Takino as Captain Justy Tylor; and Kaorin Aida as Lieutenant Commander Yuriko Star.

And lovin' it!!
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The Little Prince Space Cadet by Lookafar
The Little Prince Space Cadet
Osaka-san gets her own show! 
Expect a full-length movie soon, and of course the video game - where not much will happen (except in her head). Drop a tab and join her!

Actually - this is an advance showing of her role in my Mega-Azumanga/Captain Tylor mashup. Enjoy!

She is cosplaying Kojiro - star pilot on the Soyokaze (who apparently is terrified of women).

Ayumu-san got the role because none of the other girls could fit into that costume. A ... ah, 'chest problem' they all had. Anyway, we're expecting Ayumu to shine in this role. Her head has always been in the stars. 

 
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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
2015:
Holy crap did I get a lot done this year, and what you see here on DA is what I did my private hours. (Won't bore you with all the house-renovation shit - that's in the 'real world'.)

2015 and I put up 25 deviations starting with 'Osaka Selfie':
Osaka Selfie by Lookafar
... thus finishing that series of 5. VERY SATISFIED! Great little animations paying homage to Kiyohiko Azuma and to my fave character "Osaka-san" Ayumu Kasuga. Go watch them if you haven't already.

That kind of set the year's theme: GIF Animations & Homage, but with unplanned lurches into whatever the heck I wanted to pursue: an Escher/XJ-9 mashup, a Panty/Lisa mash-up, throwing 6 girls into a pool wearing (almost) nothing but knee-highs, and 'making love' to Stacey Hirano and Velma Dinkley, who's been looking rather pale.

Three HUGE time-sucking animations, the best of them being this:
Yotsuba and Flowers by Lookafar
and rounding out the year with Kaorin Aida's butt. (see what I did there?)

I'm looking ahead to doing more of the Azumanga playing-card series, and finally building a light-box so I can actually get *DRAWING* - LIKE FOR REAL! & doing my first animation the old-fashioned way. Thanks for all the 'likes'!!
  

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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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tophxomi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconpinkiepartyplz:
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers!
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EArthurMillerIII Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx, mon!
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EArthurMillerIII Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Np. ^v^
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Zim999 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday!!!!! :)
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Zim999 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Writer
Anytime. :)
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onoefthousands1994 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Do you think we'll ever see those pictures of the AD cast skirtless on your page again?
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No. I did them early in my time here on DA, but later decided they were ... well: rather puerile, really. I became uncomfortable with them & I took them down.

One remains; the Yomi one. It had a different quality. It had ... an edge, I suppose. (And wasn't screamingly sexist)
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