Colorful Chaos

Welcome to a part artblog and part display personal tastes.
Hi, I'm Valendra, a victim to cruel reality and still naively aspiring to be a manga artist. And a part-time drama queen, but you can't have it all.
◙ For all sorts of random art, see my artings and doodles here.
◙ Or visit my DA gallery if you're interested in more.
◙ Also, you can check out tuatha dé danann stuff I do for me my manga project :>


I like how Mamoru’s already starting with the random medals on his jacket.
“I got this one for surviving Usako’s wedding planning. I gave it to myself. I feel I earned it.”

Tagged #lol  #sailor moon  

Posted 6 days ago by valendra
Reblogged from albinwonderland  Source silvermoon424


A final version of this nonsense!
This will be available at Boston Comic Con at 11 by 17!

Posted 1 week ago by valendra
Reblogged from archaical  Source m2manga



By Juliet Kahn
Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.
I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.
Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.
Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.
A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.
Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.

Probably the best thing I’ve written for ComicsAlliance so far. Enjoy! <3

Posted 1 week ago by valendra
Reblogged from pinkapplejamdreams  Source

Prop making for Amaterasu XD that expanding foam startled me when I accidentally pressed too hard on the trigger. Why yes, finally getting into action with crafting more bizzare things <3 #valendra #cosplay #crafting #wip #expandingfoam #props #sword #gauntlet #amaterasu #kendappa

Tagged #crafting  #valendra  #cosplay  #wip  #expandingfoam  #kendappa  #sword  #props  #amaterasu  #gauntlet  

Posted 1 week ago by valendra

Tagged #snk  #shingeki no kyojin  

Posted 1 week ago by valendra
Reblogged from pandanoi  Source ahomined

So, I decided to submit a oneshot in a monthly Turkish manga magazine. When I asked them about the conditions and stuff, they naturally took me for a newbie and answered emphasizing that they should get at least a decent publishable product and I’ll get published ONLY if I can pass the pre-voting/judging. Challenge accepted, I had a couple of oneshot ideas laying around anyway XD this is a thumbnail of the cover. <3 #valendra #wip #manga #original #art #artstuff #sketch #snowwhite #syndrome #cover #character

Tagged #sketch  #valendra  #art  #syndrome  #character  #wip  #cover  #manga  #snowwhite  #artstuff  #original  

Posted 1 week ago by valendra

Ok, this was a very impulsive decision, but I’ll be attending DraCon 2014 as Izumi Nase :x it’s being held at a school very close to my home and it’ll give me an excuse to build a more comfortable cosplay to wear at cons XD I have all her clothes, except the baggy shirt and shoes. Spear will be pretty easy though. Yes, this shall be quite fun ^^ #valendra #cosplay #plans #izuminase #kyoukainokanata #wip #kyoukai #no #kanata #anime #illbetheoneesan

Tagged #omg  #animals  #owlie  #pen owl  #i want one now!!  

Posted 1 week ago by valendra
Reblogged from pretzelface  Source

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