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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 6, 2015, 3:50 PM

So, this whole recovery thing is going well.  Brain rest largely includes sitting around and doing nothing and going on the occasional walk.  ^^;  It's really quite boring, but as I've found, it's the best way to recover.  I do appreciate the kind words I've gotten, and am glad I've got awesome people around me.

Anyway, as I'm out of the thick of the woods (and am starting to feel like my normal self again), I'm reopening commissions.

I may start up a to-do list or a monthly entry or something in the near future, kind of like how a few of my friends have.  ...It seems better than having no activity for ages.

In any case, as I've not much else to say, have a cat picture:
20150202 115206 Resized by kabocha

  • Mood: Relief

Raffle of Good Feelings (WINNERS!)

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 24, 2015, 2:49 PM

I'm in a good mood because I got some VERY good news earlier.  More on that later.

Let's have a raffle.

I'll choose two winners -- both will get ONE free ATC request.  The medium and such are at my discretion, but hey, free stuff!

:bulletblue: Once the piece is completed, I'll need to ask for your mailing address!

1. You must be following watching me

2. To enter, you should comment on this journal and use the following phrase in your comment:
"If your heart isn't free, you can't fly to the moon."

Rose divider by Sophibelle

Raffle Entries:

1. VoltronZ1 
2. TharaCorleone 
3. Jazeki 
4. CyrusAiden 
5. FeatherfromHeL
6. Miss-Gravillian1992
7. FShounen
8. TheLostOctober 

Rose divider by Sophibelle

Winners will be chosen using the List Randomizer -- The first two entries that come up on the list generated will be the winners!

If you don't win... Remember, I'm open for commissions! :)

Entries close tomorrow, March 25 at 6:00PM EST (-4GMT)

I do ask that whoever wins be patient with me -- things are still hectic, and I do have a full-time job.  :)

Rose divider by Sophibelle


TheLostOctober and Jazeki, please contact me with your requests!  :D

  • Mood: Optimism

10 OC Features (Full!)

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 10, 2015, 7:59 PM

Followin' a meme... Might be slow to respond between overtime, software testing, and commission work (:D), but ANYWAY.

Copyin' Roughly paraphrasing from TheLostOctober 

1. For the first 10 people who comment on this journal entry, I will feature one of their characters I like the most and post a comment explaining my choice; I will go to your gallery and pick one character and one picture I like.  (No need to tell me what you'd like featured!)

2. If you comment, please, consider doing the same in your journal.

3. Create a new journal if you're going to do this, I'm not giving you the feature unless you make a new journal! I don't actually care about this, let's just do this for a free round of features, eh?

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

:bulletblack: TheLostOctober - Kaara Akiyama
Kaara Akiyama - Hakuouki OC - Revamp by TheLostOctober

Oh, goodness, this was actually pretty hard to just pick one!  Honestly, I have no idea what Hakuouki is, but Kaara looks pretty damn badass.  Actually, I don't know if I should be afraid of her or not, but you do have to admire a lady who could probably kill you before you can finish your pick-up line.  In seriousness, though, I do like her design quite a bit.  The color of her hair is a nice contrast with her clothing, and I like how she has an attitude of "I don't care who you are, but you will not best me," about her.

:bulletpink: FeatherfromHeL - Plant Boss

Plant Boss by FeatherfromHeL
Plants! :D  I actually really like this character, the Plant boss.  I'm a sucker for pink and green together (complimentary colors, yay).  Something about her makes me think of a zinnia or something...  In any and all cases, if possible, I'd like to see more of her! :D

:bulletwhite: LiliumLilyy - Android 15
C.O.R.E. - Android 15 Model Sheet by LiliumLilyy
Android 15 is quite cute!  Her concept, though I haven't read too much about her, is quite interesting.  She's apparently able to travel across dimensions to take care of disturbances.  Sounds pretty cool! :D

:bulletgreen: TharaCorleone - Mazui
Mazui (Redesign) by TharaCorleone
Something about Miss Mazui seems rather... interesting.  I don't think there's a whole lot on her quite yet (I read a bit!), so I can only guess what she can do... But she still looks quite appealing in her own way.  It's also kind of fun to shout "Ah!  Mazui!" out like I'm 15 or something, haha!  I do like how her outfit seems to be a good fusion of cultures, here, and it's refreshing!  At least I can say her taste in clothing is good!

:bulletblue: Miss-Gravillian1992 - Chinatsu Nishidakei
Chinatsu's Spring/Summer Clothing by Miss-Gravillian1992
Ah, Chinatsu seems quite mature, and adorable. :D  Her magical form is really quite cute, too (as maiden Aoi), but I think she seems very sweet in her civilian clothing!  Now I'm left to wonder how her name is written... 夏? 千夏?  Or is it maybe a three-kanji name... Hm.  Either way!  Cuteness abound!

:bulletorange: VoltronZ1 - Alex Kucher
Tofu Beast Commission 3: Reach for the sky, sucker by VoltronZ1
I'm a sucker for badass-looking characters.  Is he supposed to star in a western?  Because he seems like he definitely could be in one... Gunfights!  Romance!  Despair!  Let's get some action in here, people!

:bulletblack: roninnuren - Mei

Mei by roninnuren
Ninjas! Webcomics!  I actually wasn't aware that roninnuren had a webcomic -- which I will probably take some time to read over tonight!  Anyway, Mei is a ninja, and if that is not awesome enough for you, I'm sorry.

:bulletred: Kuro-Torii - Linni
Linni by Kuro-Torii
I like kemonomimi.  That is all.  ...Wait, no, that's not all,  Linni looks like she's probably not the typical "Trickster" type, but is instead quite capable.  :D Interesting!  Is there a story or a comic for her, I wonder...

:bulletblue: MamuEmu - Katrina

.:Faerie-Witch + Faerie:. by MamuEmu
I liked this character when she was known as Emmy.  Psh.  This whole Katrina business is just so mainst--- Wait, no, I'm not an OC hipster.  Long ago, MamuEmu had been working on a story which I think was called The Faerie Witch, and Katrina (in the blue) was kind of a neat magical-butt-kicking fairy.  Witch.  Does it matter?  She's adorable~!

:bulletpink: KawaiiTsuyu - ?

28/10/2014 by KawaiiTsuyu
Again with the pink/green combo (I love it~!). I really like how relaxed this young lady looks, and hopefully there is more of her!  I didn't quite catch a name, but does she have one? :D

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Whew!  That was exhilarating, and a lot to pick from!  Thanks you all for letting me choose -- maybe I'll do this again in the future!  Be sure to spread the love with your friends and fellow artists!

  • Mood: Tired

Ah, Yes. Wonderful!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 13, 2015, 4:52 PM

I'm really, really good at making descriptive journal titles.

So, I'm still working on requests... I've started sketching one for Marce-Salami, and still have yet to start LOOMcomics' -- but no worries!  I'm working on them as I can!
(What requests?  They're the contest winners!)

In any and all cases, I've been in a near-constant state of being ill this winter.  It'd be better if it was just the flu or something, but it's mostly stress from work, which is hitting me pretty hard.  Ugh.  Ah well, it'll pass, like all other things.
Word of advice, though: If anyone goes to work in tech support, try to avoid a call center, unless you can cope with a high-stress environment.

Ivy by kabocha

On another note, I've been submitting things to pumpkin-spice-desu  -- an alternate account I have, just for making some weird things.
Right now, I'm on a stamp kick.  SO, there's some nice status stamps there!

Anyway, for the important thing I wanted to share:
I finally got MyPaint working with my Intuos Pro.  I thought it was a lost cause, and that GTK wasn't reading what kind of tablet I had for some unknown reason... Turned out to be an issue with a setting that Wacom has enabled by default.

I found this out thanks to the wonderful Frenden (who makes some awesome materials for Manga Studio) via Twitter and Tumblr:

"You have to set Wacom’s drivers to report their full 2048 levels of pressure. On Windows machines, they default to 1024 levels of pressure reportage for legacy compatibility."

:star::star::star:If you have a newer tablet, you need to check out his post.

So that means that my favorite program for sketching and doodling in is now back in full commission - and that makes me very happy.
Well, that and Nyquil, but that's only because I need to not cough up a lung whilst I sleep.

  • Mood: Joy

Contest Winners!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 8:54 AM

Wow -- there were quite a few entries for the contest this time, and every one of them was great!  Thank you all for entering!

Without further delay, I'd like to announce the winners, as chosen by popular vote!

Winner First Place

Cool Summer Nights by Stormweaver-Arts by :iconstormweaver-arts: Stormweaver-Arts

This piece is absolutely lovely.  I really find that Stormweaver-Arts did a great job with the background (to the point where I'm a bit envious, honestly)!  I love how calm Fox seems.

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Winner Second Place

Summer Swimming! Yuki and Aster by LOOMcomics by :iconloomcomics: LOOMcomics

Poor Aster!  I can't help but feel a little worried for her, as it looks like Yuki is about to do something somewhat... devious.  LOOMcomics'  chibi style is really fitting for this situation!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Winner Third Place

Summer Time!! by Marce-Salami by :iconmarce-salami: Marce-Salami

This was a really ambitious entry, and Marce-Salami managed to use all of the characters in one image!  :D  Everyone looks to be having a good time on the beach (except Aster, but hey, Doran'll help, right~?). 

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Claiming your Prizes

Winners!  Send me a note with your requests and your choice between points or the premium subscription!  All points have been awarded - now I'm just working on art!  :D

When sending your requests, reference images are helpful!
Also, please allow me some time to handle the requests -- they'll be done as I have time!

:star: :iconstormweaver-arts: Stormweaver-Arts
Prize - Victor by kabochaPrize - Kaytia by kabocha

:star: :iconloomcomics: LOOMcomics
Fullbody Request:
Prize - Sarah by kabocha

:star: :iconmarce-salami: Marce-Salami
Headshot Request:
Prize - Glenna by kabocha

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Honorable Mentions

 Accept the puddle. by Jazeki by :iconjazeki: Jazeki

Oh, no! NATURE! by Erin314 by :iconerin314: Erin314 

Fox at the beach by d-manstewart by :icond-manstewart: d-manstewart

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Thank you all for entering! :happybounce: 

This was fun to do -- I may run another contest again in the future!

  • Mood: Joy

Contest Time! (Vote for your favorite entry!)

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 1, 2014, 8:26 PM

Submissions are closed!  Thank you all for your entries!

Now, it's time to vote for your favorite entry via Poll~!

Go vote on the entries Arrow left HERE Arrow right 

I'll announce the winners sometime on January 23! :D

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

It's been a long, long time since I held a contest.  And what better time to do it than as we're heading in to in the middle of Winter!

The Theme:

Sun Celebrating Summer Sun 

Deadline: January 15, 2015 12:00AM US-EST (-5 GMT)
(That's 5:00AM GMT!)

Updated to allow for more time for entries. :)

 Extended again until Sunday, January 18 at 8:00PM US-EST (-5 GMT)

Aight, I'm not feelin' well, and I've had a couple of folks contact me asking for an extension...  How about til Sunday?  This is the absolute last extension here.  Finish up~!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

So, for many of us in the northern hemisphere, it's cold.  I say forget you, autumn and winter!  It's time to start thinking of beaches, sunny days, and other things which aren't winter.  ...Right?  Who cares if it's the wrong time of year!

The task at hand:

Draw one (or more) of the following characters in the summer.  This could be at the beach, or stargazing, or camping, or whatever!
You can include other characters from their world, of course.

If you really want, you can also include your own original characters -- but please, be sure to feature at least one of the characters below!

Even though the characters come from a fantasy world, please feel free to change up the setting!

If you need some ideas to get started, here's some information you might find useful:

:bulletred: Keiji doesn't really care about what season it is.  He's the type of guy who'll go out on hikes and enjoy the wilderness if he can.  You can find him out on clear nights stargazing.  He's the most likely to play with small children.
Keiji by kabocha

:bulletorange: Yuki loves summer.  For her, it means being outside in the sun, warm days, and just plain ol' fun.  She's been to the beach a few times, and finds it more fun to play pranks on people with her illusion magic.  She's the most likely to play in a fountain!
Yuki by kabocha

:bulletyellow: Fox hates the heat, and would rather be inside with his books, in the shade.  Spoilsport.  He's prone to sunburn easily, though he's up for a good swim if he can get away with it.  He's the most likely to fall asleep outside with a book.
Fox by kabocha

:bulletgreen: Aster greatly prefers cold weather.  Even so, she enjoys going out and doing things like watching the lightning bugs with her sister, Kei.  She cannot swim, and is afraid of deep water!  She's the most likely to cook all the food for a picnic.
Aster by kabocha

:bulletblue:  Doran finds summertime to be pretty much the same as any other time of year.  He'd love to spend his time with Aster (and maybe some other ladies), if they'd just stick around...  He would find getting into a splash fight to be quite ungentlemanly.  He's the most likely to get dunked at the beach.
Doran by kabocha

:bulletpurple: Mara enjoys relaxing during the summer.  She doesn't like bugs, being in the grass, or humidity, but other than that, summer's great!  She enjoys bonfires on summer nights, when she can share scary stories with people.  She's the most likely to have a first-aid kit on hand.
Mara by kabocha

Got a question on a character?  Please feel free to ask!

Be sure to click on their chibis for a bit more information and additional reference images!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


Bullet; Pink No Tracing / Bases, please!
Bullet; Red Please maintain (at most) a PG-13 rating with your submission!
Bullet; Orange Creativity is encouraged!  Ask questions if you need!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


Upload your piece to dA!  Once you're ready to go, just leave a comment on this journal or send me a note with a link to your piece!

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose


You could say the competition's beginning to... heat up.

1. Accept the puddle. by Jazeki by :iconjazeki: Jazeki

2. Summer Swimming! Yuki and Aster by LOOMcomicsby :iconloomcomics: LOOMcomics

3.Oh, no! NATURE! by Erin314 by :iconerin314: Erin314

4. Summer Time!! by Marce-Salami by :iconmarce-salami: Marce-Salami

5. Fox at the beach by d-manstewart by :icond-manstewart: d-manstewart

6. Cool Summer Nights by Stormweaver-Arts by :iconstormweaver-arts: Stormweaver-Arts

Bunting Divider by Kezzi-Rose

Judging + Prizes

The top three entries will be chosen by poll - which will stay up for about five days.  Afterward, I'll announce the winners!

I will not be voting in the poll.


First Place: Two digital single-character fullbody requests and 1272:points: (OR) 6-month premium dA subscription

Second Place: One single-character fullbody request and 636:points: (OR) 3-month premium dA subscription

Third Place: One single-character headshot request and 396:points: (OR) 1-month premium dA subscription

Jan 10: Prizes updated for clarity - and I increased the amount of points or time on a premium sub each place gets~

  • Mood: Humor

Commission Information + Pricing

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 13, 2014, 6:48 AM

Status: Open

Want something made just for you?  Look no further!

I also do digital commissions, but those are something which I need to quote per piece.  Contact me for more information! :D

Current Queue

Recently Completed
VoltronZ1 :iconvoltronz1: Watercolor Artist Tile Commission  - Brad and Tiberius by kabocha

My estimated turn around time is usually 1 week per piece, depending on my workload.  If I end up working slower than normal, I will keep you updated.

:star:Payment is only accepted via Paypal.  I expect payment before I start work.
Prices are all in USD.

Shipping rates depend on the method of shipping, the size of the piece being shipped, and the destination country.

:star::star::star:If you're interested, please send me a note with details about what you'd like, and I'll get you a formal quote!  Reference pictures are always helpful.
If you want something different from what I've listed here, please let me know! I'm also open to most other types of work, both digital and traditional (save for comics).

:star:Rates are meant for non-commercial work only.  If you intend to use my work in or on stuff you want to sell (eg: books, shirts, tumblers), please let me know ahead of time, and we'll work out pricing accordingly.

Watercolor ATC: starting at $12 ea

You can request that your watercolor piece have some sparkle added to them!  (Free of charge, of course!)  Just ask~!


Anuenue by kabocha70. 67% by kabochaDream Catcher Elizabeth by kabocha
Sun and Moon by kabocha

Cutout style-watercolor pieces may be more expensive depending on the complexity of the piece and materials involved.  Prices for this start at $15.

Surprise Giftart by kabochaClara ATC by kabocha

Watercolor Artist Tile: $15 ea

These are about 4 inches by 4 inches.  They're kind of neat to work with!

Keiko by kabochaCiel by kabochaFritz by kabochaCommission  - Brad and Tiberius by kabocha

In most cases, these would have simple backgrounds, and not be very complex.

Watercolor Bookmark: $15-25 ea

There's two different sizes.

Small is approximately  5.5in x 1.625in (14cm x 4.1cm) (Usually ~$15)
Large is approximately 7.125in x 2.5in (18.1cm x 6.3cm) (Usually ~$20)

The price varies, depending on the complexity of the pose, detail, and if you want the character to be cut out. Please contact me with information on what you'd like, and we'll work out something!

Comes in a sleeve with tassel. :D

Lady Chaos by kabochaAura by kabochaCharlotte by kabochaKatrina by kabocha

Marker ATC: $10 ea

These typically won't sparkle, unless you want me to put some iridescent medium on it.

Noel by kabocha Cards! by kabocha44. Two Roads by kabocha

Marker Artist Tiles: $12 ea

I do not presently have an examples.  BE THE FIRST TO GET ONE!
They're the same size as the watercolor tiles.

Marker Postcard / Greeting card: starting at $15 ea

The postcards are done on A6 size paper.  :D
The back or insides of these are left blank.

Creeper gonna Creep by kabochaLords Shuja and Shumei by kabocha

If you need a complicated background or scenery in this type of image, the price may increase.  Make sure to let me know what you want!

:bulletwhite:  Please be advised that I retain the right to turn down a commission for any reason.

I will not draw explicit (adult) material.

  • Mood: Cheerful

My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 9:09 AM

I'm back!  Sorta.  Kinda.
Holy hell, my messages.  It might take me a while go to through them, and even so, my time's still a bit crunched. ^^;

Anyway. I joined dA almost 11 years ago (I think I'll hit that point next week), at the wee age of 15.  I was brought here by demonmako ...Sadly she's not around dA anymore as far as I know.

I didn't really get active until 2005-2006, when I was finishing up high school.

I don't have the things I posted first in 2003 anymore, but I still have my old, old post from '06:
You JUST don't do that by kabocha

Drawn during Physics class, of course. :D

Over the years, I met a lot of people through dA -- and found out some of my buddehs from elsewhere on the internet / IRL had dA accounts.

(By the way, here's some of the awesome people that I've come to enjoy over the years - in no particular order!)

:iconacidangels: :iconyuninaoki: :iconkinnohitsuji: :iconscreentones: :iconluciole:
:iconjazeki: :iconmysticalpchan: :iconloomcomics: :iconashikai: :iconperiwinkleimp:
:iconlyritwolf: :iconmamuemu: :iconrobokiss: :iconthatdarnkat: :iconfshounen:

And I drew a lot of things, mostly for other people.  (And made brushes.  2007 - 2008 was a very busy year for me, apparently...)  I prefer to focus on the art, so let's pick one "good" piece (that I like) for each year since 2006 (if there is one present).

Veled by kabochaB2S - Contest Entry by kabochaWinnie and Azrael by kabochaMagic Manami Page 3 by kabochaArina by kabochaBlair by kabochaLove, Annotated by kabocha70. 67% by kabocha

...I don't have a favorite for 2014 yet.  The year's not done.

It's kind of interesting how things have changed.  Way back when I started, I was completely opposed to using tools such as "Dodge"... Mostly because it looks tacky.  (I think I've figured out how to use it somewhat tastefully now, though, right?)  I've also moved on to traditional media, too, though I don't tend to upload most of those images.

So, um, yeah.

That's it.

I will probably upload things later, since I have been doing things...

  • Mood: Neutral

Photoshop 7 Support

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 23, 2013, 9:41 AM

OK, so, it's been a while since I've said... anything.  (6 months, roughly...)

I'm sure some have noticed that my latest brush sets don't work in Photoshop 7 (And maybe even CS).

Why?  There's a lot of reasons, but the clearest way to say it is that I don't support Photoshop 7 any longer.

Image packs have been released through my website alongside brushes which are noted to have problems with older versions of Photoshop.  (If you have CS2 or newer, you will probably not encounter a problem.)

You can view those brushes here: Downloads @ Nagareboshi

(Image packs may also have materials not present in the original brush set -- so they're a good deal for downloading!)

  • Mood: Bemused

Thank you~!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 26, 2013, 6:34 AM

:heart: Thanks to everyone who made yesterday awesome.  :meow:
I had a great birthday!

I'm now going to stand out on my lawn and yell at some imaginary kids.
Wait, I don't have a lawn. ...Boo.

  • Mood: Tired

Feature Thingamabob (9/10 spots taken!)

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 12, 2012, 9:51 AM

Leave a comment, get a 3-work feature.


1.  :iconsabre-night:
Periwinkle Pony by Sabre-Night Momoconpics 3 Expert by Sabre-Night Emma Standy art by Sabre-Night

2.  :iconaisazia:
GA: Blood Raevyn by aisazia Issy Dragon Baby by aisazia Ziava Character Sheet by aisazia

3.  :iconloomcomics:
:thumb214779636: :thumb209531677: :thumb133781936:

4. :iconacidangels:
Speckle by acidangels Water Shrine by acidangels Control by acidangels

5. :iconyuninaoki:
Halloween Windows 2011-All by YuniNaoki Prize: Lolita Lysette by YuniNaoki Prize: Aria by YuniNaoki

6. :iconashikai:
Old--Pendulum strike by Ashikai Arina from Kibou by Ashikai Watercolor Action Test by Ashikai

7. :iconmysticalpchan:
Happy Valentines by Mysticalpchan Collab: Anomie Preview by Mysticalpchan Tidal Fishes by Mysticalpchan

8. :iconkmccaigue:
Kiriban Ashenee by kmccaigue Tiger Lilies by kmccaigue LordVepar Contest Entry by kmccaigue

9. :iconerik-tan:
Goldfish Scooping by Erik-Tan 100 theme no.11 Memory by Erik-Tan +Tribute for a Fallen Friend+ by Erik-Tan




Journal Entry: Wed Dec 7, 2011, 6:26 PM


Oh, dA.  Let me embed youtube links, pl0x.


Here's a video of it in action.  It has no autonomy at present, so... it hits things.…

And there I am with it.

I'm going to work on another robot today.  ROBOT SOCCER.  (It's a final.)

It works!

Mostly.  The batteries are dead, and I still have work for tomorrow, but... AAAAAH.  I will have something demo-able.  This is awesome.

I can finally sleep some.

...Finals are next week, though.  :|  I don't know if I'mma pass one class, but I have to talk to the teacher to find out.  x_x;
(Never do 18 credits + work + major, semester-long project and expect any time but WORK AND SLEEP.  Just don't.)

(But seriously!

Java client, C++ peer, C++ server! :D :D :D
SOCKETS.  (I honestly didn't understand them before I had to use them practically.)

It'd be better if it took natural language, like I'd wanted initially, but hey...)

...also, it has a name, and it is Mercury.


My robot's all the way on the left.  :meow:

The faces are done with tape.

If you're curious about these robots, then you can check out...  The Smurv Robotics Platform!
The price of all those parts are mostly cheaper now than they were when this page was created. :D

You can get away with getting a cheaper version of the iRobot Create; and if you know what you're doing, you could potentially substitute the mini case on top for a netbook or something.  It depends on how much power you want to use...


Features! :D

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 21, 2010, 9:50 AM

To those of you who commented on the last journal, thank you~ XD

:iconjacquelynfisher: jacquelynfisher
Coffee 'n Cookies Ads by jacquelynfisher  Exotic Painter by jacquelynfisher Element - Wind by jacquelynfisher
Jacquelyn is a pretty nice person, you see.  Her interests are pretty varied, too.  :D  So, it only goes to say that well...  Her gallery has some interesting things in it~.  (If you want to see some Desert snow, she has pictures of that, too!)

:iconzerorinas: ZeroRinas
Demon and FairyI sat around a campfire, eating mum's delicious homemade double chocolate apple cake in the woods when my dad began to tell me the story about a demon marrying a fairy.
"Are you daft, you old fart?" I said. "You mean a demon, the illegitimate offspring of Jerry Springer, and a fairy, the illegitimate offspring of Reese Witherspoon, can actually marry? Have you shacked yourself in France?" In his almost boring, monotone voice, he replied,
"It's a story I've heard…around these parts, lad. Will you just listen?
"A long time ago…it has been said that there was a demon resurrected by the gods after it was killed in a long war back in the Dark Ages…when it came back it was attacked by the Holy Seven, a group of warriors skilled in the magic and weapon arts, trained specifically to defeat it. It was a long, arduous battle, one that lasted almost a week…but the Holy Seven prevailed, leaving the demon to die in the rain.
"But…minutes after they left it, a beautiful huma
Roy Marboyd Sketch 2 by ZeroRinas Naito"Can you fight, Master Naito?" asked a robot to an old man lying in bed, the man's eyes driven but his face fading, weakening.
"…I…can…fight…" he said, voice weakening. "I…must…save…the Queen…"
"But Master," said a black haired young knight, "You can hardly move right now! If you try to fight again-" Naito grabbed his hand.
"Parnell…I…for…years…must…always…protect…Queen…" Naito's voice declined. Naito's hand rested on Parnell's hand.
"…Goodbye, Master…"
"Is it time?" asked the robot, holding a red orb. Parnell nodded. The robot placed the red orb near Naito's heart. It latched onto his body. Energy swirled around, changing Naito's body completely.
"Parnell!" yelled Naito, clad in blue armor, rising from bed and wielding a large blue, symbol embroidered sword, "We ride to the Castle!"
"Get out of our way!" yelled Naito, slashing his way through enemy soldiers. "Parnell, pick up the pace!"
"Yes, Mas

I actually had the pleasure of meeting Rinas in person, and he managed to psych me out pretty bad when I DID meet him.  I was all ...  "Heeeeeeeey!!!"  when I realized it was him.   That all aside, he's a pretty good writer, and he seems able to put up with temperamental writing partners. XD

:iconcyrusaiden: CyrusAiden

This guy is a dork who doesn't have anything in his gallery.  :P  He could totally put some of his writing there.  Also, he needs an icon!

:iconloomcomics: LOOMcomics
:thumb133175335: :thumb150836720: Rainshadow: Seria by LOOMcomics
Let's see.  Loomy.  I met Loomy through webcomics and Manga-Apps.  Turned out, she's pretty silly, AND pretty awesome.  So, naturally, I like talking to her.  I also like drawing certain men from Vampire Fetish in dresses.

:iconobsailorstar: OBSailorStar
Elazul FF6 Sprite Sheet by OBSailorStar Olbohn FF6 Sprite Sheet by OBSailorStar Pew Pew by OBSailorStar
She probably didn't think I'd ninja this in, but HAH.  :mwahaha:  She mainly does pixel work, but hasn't really done a lot in a while.  Hm.

  • Mood: Relief

7 Years?!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 15, 2010, 1:15 PM

Holy crap, that is a long time to have been here.

So... I've been on dA since I was... 15.  Wow.

My first watcher was demonmako, who I haven't seen in a while.
I don't believe I got active until about 2006...

Some time between then and now, I got into converting brushes for Axeraider70!  GASP!

As of this writing, my most recent watcher is MasterFudgePop!

I've also gotten involved in some really interesting things - like Manga-Apps, and gotten back into drawing my webcomic, (Kibou).

Additionally, thanks to Taures-15, I have a premium membership!  :D
Other kind people ( OBSailorStar, ZeroRinas, RingoStarr911, AdriDaHen, and Ninja-Productions ) donated to help me collect points to gain a 3 month subscription!

It's been an interesting ride.  ...One filled with brushes, doodles, and the occasional spyware deal. :P  (At least until I got AdBlock Plus.)

Here's to perhaps more time here...  And DEFINITELY more time over at… (MangaBullet)!  :heart:
(If you guys haven't been there, you really should take a look at the community!)

...And as a bonus, here's a shout-out to a few other people you might like to check out (in no particular order):



  • Mood: Content


Journal Entry: Wed Jul 21, 2010, 7:45 AM

Sooo, the mini-contest over at Manga-Apps has come to a close!  :O  Shocking, I know.

We had many, many good entries, and now it's time to award the features!
Sorry it's taken so long to get this up -- I've been a bit... uh...  Preoccupied.  Anyway...

I'm gonna leave the features in my journals for a month, at least...  So...  Wooh!  :D
Congratulations winners, and I hope everyone who participated in the contest enjoyed it!  I hope to see many fun entries in the BIG contest for Manga-Apps!

  • Mood: Joy
Okay, here goes!

Club Stuff:

:bulletred: Manga-Apps is having a contest!

Challenge: Create a manga oneshot based upon the prompts posted in our blog.
Deadline: September 15th, 2010
Prizes: Art Supplies, Journal Features, etc.

Check this blog for more details.

:bulletorange: Please help, if you don't mind!

Manga-Apps is trying to become a Super Group!  As you're probably aware, this is expensive.

So, LOOMcomics has a pool going so that we can collect points and reach our goal!
If you don't mind sparing a few points, every bit helps!

If you don't want to spend your money and still help, PLEASE check out the Llama Trading Game!  Get points for giving Llama badges!  Simple, free, and ANYTHING you would be willing to spare with this would be greatly appreciated!

More Info


:bulletyellow: If you're not already checking out Original-Manga-Art, you might want to!  :D

Other Stuff:

...No, there's not much that I can think of...
  • Mood: Content
Okay, since I'll have nothing better to do this weekend.

I'm gonna be spiffy-nice and...


5 slots, comment to get one.  Mind you, they're not likely to be super-awesome, but...  Sketches are sketches!

One sketch per person.
You must provide a reference image.
Please don't make it insanely difficult.

1.  :iconiris-angel:  - Emmy and Lynette
2.  :iconsilvercresent11: - Miyuri
3.  :iconobsailorstar: - Crystal and Kirn
4.  :iconsabre-night: - Computer situation!
5.  :iconotakuartistgirl: - Misa

That said, I'll be leaving sometime... around noonish, and getting back tonight!  If I don't respond, don't worry!

I'll hopefully post the sketches tomorrow, depending on how I feel.  :heart:

-edit: 2008/08/17 - Home late, too tired to do anything decent.  Tomorrow! (Monday, that is!)

-edit again:  (8pm-ish)  Been busy! :O  Working on iiiiiit~

-GAAAAAAH *pout*

My apologies!
  • Mood: Tired

Materials Policy, List, and FAQ

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 5, 2007, 9:59 PM

This was formerly the Brush Policy.

Revised: 2014 November 28

This policy may be updated at any time, without notice.

Materials Usage Policy / Terms of Use

Materials are, for the purposes of this policy, defined as but not limited to:
Image Packs
Stock images

Unless otherwise specified, material produced by me (kabocha) fall under the following terms:

1.  Brushes and other materials are provided As-Is

This means that the the files you download are what you get.
I may update materials from time to time, as I deem necessary.

2. Usage

By downloading and using my materials, you are granted a non-exclusive license to use them in your works.  You can sell anything you create using my materials.

You do not have to report usage of my materials to me, but a link back to my deviantART profile or to is appreciated.

My materials may be used for both commercial and noncommercial purposes.

You, of course, retain all copyright to your creations.

3. Redistribution

I do not prohibit redistribution of my materials, so long as the following conditions are met:
1. The materials are provided to download, free of charge
2. The materials are properly attributed to me - either by a link to my deviantART profile or to

"Official" download locations
I can't make promises or control what's uploaded anywhere but or directly to my deviantART profile.
If you have problems with downloads that are from another site, I will not be able to assist.

Ivy by kabocha

List of Materials

Last Updated: 2015 April 10

This list may not necessarily be up to date.

I reserve the right to discontinue primary distribution of materials at any point in time.


Floaty Text Bubbles (Screentone)

Photoshop Shapes

Exclamation Textbubbles
Lovely Shapes

Photoshop Brushes

Star Brush
Tone Shapes
Bubble Brushes
Spatters and Star
Misc Brushes
Artsy Brushes
Bursts and Blossom
Lace in Place
Graceful Lace
Keys + Cogs
Love + Shine
Ink Splatter Brushes
Tone Stars + Shapes Redux
Flower Power Brushes
Snowflake Brush
Odds + Ends
Junk Brushes
Leaf Brushes
Monthly Romance Brushes
Sparkle Brushes
Scraps Brushes
Doily Disaster Brushes
Bubbles + Orbs

Shoujo Series:
Shoujo Wonderland Brushes
Shoujo Effects Brushes
Shoujo Stars Brushes
Shoujo Dark Brushes
Shoujo Magica Brushes

Image Packs

Comprehensive List at

Ivy by kabocha


Bullet; Red May I use your brushes in my print / comic / other thing I'm selling?

Bullet; Orange Do your brushes work with SAI?
No.  SAI does not recognize the ABR format.  Its brush engine is also very different from Photoshop.  If you want to use my brushes in a program like SAI, I'd recommend using the image pack, and pasting them like stock.

Bullet; Yellow Do I have to tell you when I use your materials?
No, but I do like seeing what's done with the materials I've made!  Feel free to share!

Bullet; Green What are the "Converted Brushes"?
These were brushes which were created by Axeraider70.  Years ago, we came to an agreement that I could convert them to a format compatible with Photoshop 7.  ...I don't have Photoshop 7 anymore.

Bullet; Blue Can you make your brushes work for versions of Photoshop older than CS2?
No, I cannot, and do not actively support it.  If you need to use my materials for older versions of Adobe's software, please use the image packs to create your own brush sets.

Bullet; Purple Would you be willing to make a brush set for me?
I cannot, unfortunately.

  • Mood: Peaceful
All brushes within this list have been converted for usage in Photoshop 7.

All brushes on this list are the work of Axeraider70.
I am simply the converter.

All brushes on this list are in the order that I have converted.
This list will be updated every time I convert a set of brushes, along with my own Easy Brush List.

This list is for those that do not wish to use my EBL or search for through my gallery for any specific conversion.

Please remember to leave :+fav:s or comments at the original sets linked in the descriptions.

Be aware that you must follow Axeraider70's brush policy when using these brushes.


Winter Breeze -…
Nova Equinox -…
Destiny -…
S O L E X -…
Trance -…
Radon -…
Maiden Voyage -…
2Bit-Twilight -…
Psionic Storm -…
Odysee -…
900Kelvin -…
Lithium -…
Pier97 -…
Universal -…
Green Lotus -…
Inner Universe -…
Rise -…
Edge -…
Unstable -…
Fusion -…
Blackrose -…
Rush -…
Galactic -…
Genesis -…
Halo 3 -…

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