AJV (Level 10)

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  Welcome to another Addition of Fanart Fridays!
This time it's all about Cosplay. :D
I had the idea of having the character's from Rosario+Vampire (Harem,Comedy,Fanservice Anime series about a school for monsters)
cosplaying as characters from the medieval based fighting game series:
Soul Calibur 4
It's basically a combination of one of my favorite anime series and my favorite fighting game series.

Here we have Inner Moka crossplaying (kinda like cross-dressing) as Raphael since their both vampires
and Kokou as Amy because they look kinda similar (though Kokou's hair style is much easier to draw than Amy's) and
because of their unique relationships. And I believe the both might be vampires too.

I'm think of making the rest of the cast from Rosario+Vampire is cosplay.
But next time it won't be Soul Calibur, but maybe another fighting game series perhaps? ;)

So I hope you all like it

Comments And Constructive Criticism Welcome.

Picture By: AJV (Me)
Rosario+Vampire Created By: Akihisa Ikeda
Soul Calibur Created By: Namco Bandai


If you want to see more of my art check out my blog or go directly to my art site
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 Hi there and Welcome to Fanart Fridays where I post some of my latest artworks. :D

Mizore Shirayuki
It seems for the past three years (including this one) I seem to post at least one picture of the ever cool Yuki-onna ("Snow Woman"): Mizore Shirayuki
Also she can be seen plenty of times on my blogs header too.
I think I gotta crush on Mizore...but gosh, she's just so cute!

Anyway, since I wanted this picture of her to look a little different than the previous ones,
I tried to draw her body in a 3/4 angle with her looking at the viewer (that's you!).
To spice it up this time around, I decided to put her in a cycle (which reminds me a Christmas ornament) with of course background color and some snow flakes.

Panty & Stocking


I'll admit that I like Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and I can't help but describe as the Powerpuff Girls on crack and hallucinogenics.
It's an Anime series that's inspired and a parody of American Cartoons with it's story being about two fallen "angels" named 
Panty (who always has sex on the brain) and Stocking (who's a goth that loves sweets) on a mission to destroy ghost and gather 
Heaven coins in order to get back into Heaven, under the instruction of the afro sporting priest: Garterblet.

So I hope that gives ya an idea on what PSG is all about.

As for the picture itself,
I've had this idea to draw a "pinup-like" picture of the two fallen angels for a while but never really got to it and some of my previous attempts were less than stellar. -_-'
But then while I was drawing some poses based on some photo reference I thought to myself "Why not use this pose for Panty?" so I did.
Even though I had a pose in mind for Stocking, every time I went to draw it
it never came out right.
So I decided to draw a frontal view of her sitting indian style. I only used and picture reference for
hips and legs.

It's a bit different than my usual works as you can all see. I kinda feel embarrassed. ^^;

I'll probably draw a picture of Panty and Stocking with their clothes on sometime in the future.

Show N Tell


Hehehe! April Fools! :D

Like last year and the year before,on Sheezy Art (where I also post my art) I was thinking of doing this for a little while.
So this time around instead of making you all think you where gonna see "boobiez!" (like I've usually done) I thought I'd spice it up a little by have my Valentine's Day Girl show you what's really under her skirt. But April (my April Fools' Day Girl who is part of my Holiday Girls Series) decided to use it as a way to prank you all. ;)
Her outfit is a little different then her previous ones this time around.


Well I hope you all like them

Comments And Constructive Criticism Welcome.

Art By: AJV (Me)
Characters are owned by their respective owners (two of which are mine: the Holiday Girls. ;p)

If you want to see more of my art check out my blog or go directly to my art site
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  Hello There and Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone! 
  Here are some pictures of my 
Saint Patrick's Day Girl who is part of my Holiday Girls Series that I started in 2007 
See how my little Irish girl has grown over the years.
 
 2009 This is how she first looked when I drew her
 2009 This is how she first looked when I drew her

 2010 I tried to make her outfit look a little like those Lolita dress seen in Japan...and failed.
 2010 I tried to make her outfit look a little like those Lolita dress seen in Japan...and failed.

 2011   I really tried to make her look cute and add some nice frills n' stuff.  Anyway hope you all like them and Happy Holiday!  Comments and Constructive Criticism Welcome.  Picture and Character Created By: Me (AJV)
 2011   I really tried to make her look cute and add some nice frills n' stuff.  Anyway hope you all like them and Happy Holiday!  Comments and Constructive Criticism Welcome.  Picture and Character Created By: Me (AJV)

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Hello There and Welcome to my review of Toynami's Naruto Shippuden

Kakashi 4 inch (though it's really 5 inches) Action Figure. 
 
It had been a month or so since I'd gone to my local comic shop and I was looking around the store noticing that some of the things I wanted were already gone, 
but then I saw a rack of these 4inch Naruto Shippuden Figures hanging up and they caught my eye. Especially Kakashi.

Seeing them was very surprising because I never heard about these coming out (I keep up with this kinda stuff) and I never saw the pictures of them either. 
So when I saw Naruto, Itachi, and Kakashi action figures in front of me I was like: Whoa....

But I was also leery about buying any of these because I was afraid that the quality might be poor and for the price (I'll get to that in a bit)
 I really didn't want to buy something that was going to fall apart or something.

Read the rest to find out if wasted my money on junk or spent it on something cool!

Well let's start off with the packaging,  
  I think it looks good sporting the Naruto Shippuden logo with Kakashi on the right side and on the bottom of the package bubble it has his name and his Sharingan.

It's pretty eye catching (it sure caught mine). It's too bad these aren't sold in stores like Toys R Us were they could get more exposure, 
though at least they can be found at comic shops (though not all from what I've seen)
and they're not nearly as imposable to find as say...Figmas and Revoltechs (gosh, I gotta get my hands on some sometime! >.<)

As for the back of the packaging,

 
It has the a smaller version of the Naruto Shippuden logo on the left with Kakashi's bio and features below that. 
There's some pictures of the actual figure in various poses on the right side next to the bio and features.

Also it shows the figures other characters available in this Series (1) and illustrations of upcoming characters for Series 2.

Now on what you get out of the box (or package in this case).
 

As you can see, we have the figure which comes with 3 pairs of different interchangeable hands
 (Open, Closed with Kunai, and Jutsu Sign hands) and a bonus reading book hand, two different heads, and a clear stand.

Let's start with how he looks,
 
 
The sculpt has a nice amount of detail and paint applications are quite good, especially for an articulated figure at 
a fairly small scale compared to most anime figures.  He pretty much looks as if he jumped right out on the anime.

Also the reason I bought him before any of the others was because his joints are very well hidden compared to his fellow ninja pals 
(and enemies). Like his ball hinged shoulders and hip joints.

With all this talk about joints, why don't we talk about his articulation (aka Playability)
 

 
For the Articulation department, it's pretty much like a the new GI-JOE action figures they sell in stores.

The packaging says that there's "Over 25 points of articulation" and I not exactly sure it's true but I think it's a little more articulate then "most" GI-Joe figures out there. 
Most of the joints use ball-socket joints like GI-Joe and other action figures.

Here's a list of the parts that appear to be movable:

* Neck

* Shoulders

* Torso (is very much like a GI-Joe's)

* Hips (Very much like Hasbro's Marvel movie lines like: Iron Man 2,Wolverine, Thor, and etc..)

* Ankles

All of which can be moved left and right and up and down.

The only parts that don't have ball socket joints and are swivel are:

* Elbows

* Knees (which is similar to the older GI-Joe figures)

Also the Wrist have joints too which go back and forth.
 
 "Size matters not."- Yoda
 "Size matters not."- Yoda
 
I like the figure because it looks great,has a good amount of articulation, and don't see a lot figures like these from mainstream anime series.
 
 
But I do have a few complaints.

Joints can pop out if you're not careful (though I am naturally),so I won't recommend giving this to a young Narutard. 
Though so far they don't pop out too often which is good.

Price Point, Because $16.00 is a bit steep for an action figure. Though I have heard that some shops sell them for around $13 a piece.

My Kakashi's left knee is a little wobbly, but it's not any big deal and it's affect the figure that much.
 Facepalm
 Facepalm


My biggest complaint is the Quality Control.

Why?

Remember I was telling you all that he came with two heads,right?

Well, one of the head's hole where you put the peg into it was way too small.

It took me over an hour with a razor blade to finally make the hole big enough so the peg could fit in so I could use the other head. 
Now I can finally switch out the heads now.
But for the Price (which wasn't cheap) I shouldn't have had to do that!

I hope that their Quality Control gets better as the line goes on.



 
Overall I think it's a Good Looking (with nice Paint Apps and Sculpting) Articulated Action Figure with a few setbacks 
(the Price and Head Ordeal in particular).

I recommend it if you like:

* Naruto
* Articulated Anime Figures
* Kakashi-Sensei
* Good Looking Anime Figures

Anyway, I hope my review will be helpful to you all and thanks for reading!

 
See ya next time!

(Post mirrored from my blog post Here)
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Hi Everyone!
 
I just wanna wish all my friends and followers a Lovely and Happy Valentine's Day! -^^-
 So I will leave you all with some pictures of my  Valentine's Day Girl who is part of my Holiday Girls Series that I started in 2007

 This is how she first looked when I first drew her in 2009
 This is how she first looked when I first drew her in 2009
 
 The next year (2010) I made some subtle changes and tried to draw "heart-hands".
 The next year (2010) I made some subtle changes and tried to draw "heart-hands".


 Made some slight changes to her look this year (2011)  and decided to draw her full body this time around. Also the color of the background is the same color as my blogs. ^^
 Made some slight changes to her look this year (2011)  and decided to draw her full body this time around. Also the color of the background is the same color as my blogs. ^^

 
Anyway, Hope you all like it.
Comments And Constructive Criticism Welcome.

Picture and Character Created By: AJV (me) 
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