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Trials of Elysstia - Nastlia Kensley Redesign by Zigholtul88
Trials of Elysstia - Nastlia Kensley Redesign
And after a severe long break I managed to get this one finished. I'm not sure how much progress I've made when it comes to shading, but I'd like to believe that its a step up compared to my last attempt.

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Trials of Elysstia - Kyra Kensley Redesign by Zigholtul88
Trials of Elysstia - Kyra Kensley Redesign
That's it. After much contemplating and realizing that I am not yet able to achieve that right level of realism, I decided to instead say fuck it. Lets see what would happen if I decided to go for a more........ I suppose old school Disney inspired look while still maintaining whatever character design I was trying to build upon, and all I gotta say is I think I may have found my new art style.

I'll eventually get around to doing the other main protagonists in this style whenever possible.

Edit 9/16/2016: Increased the shading contrast and added in occupation info.

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Brandon Hoppel
Artist | Student | Varied
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An action figure customizer/aspiring novelist who is merely trying to get by in this politically correct aspect of modern day society.
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Hello everyone. I'm gonna be going over some of the stuff I have planned out for the near future, whether it Transformers related content or anything concerning my novel. With that out of the way lets being.

"Transformers"

When it comes to this hobby I have to comment that I am getting a bit burned out in regards to doing some of these customs and admittedly it is my fault for wanting to go that extra mileage when attempting to be a bit more professional, and because I noticed I've been in the game for at least 5 years now. Not saying that I plan on hanging up the brush anytime soon, but lets just say that trying to find motivation can be rather difficult, especially given how I'd much rather focus on other things that actually require some degree of originality and effort.

"Trials of Elysstia"

After some heavy contemplation I believe I may have finally come up with a title for the 1st book in the series and I'm planning on sticking with it. I'm going to be redoing the first 3 chapters and splitting them into 5 in order to make it easier for the online crowd. As a result I'll also be reworking them to try and fix any mistakes currently present and afterwards I might consider posting the next 5 chapters. Though that'll have to be it if I ever want to release this officially through the public eye, whenever that ever comes to fruition.
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy 6 Dream Oath Project
  • Playing: Dark Souls 3
  • Drinking: orange strawberry banana juice blend

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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Have you noticed new TF toys I got?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Yeah I have. I'm sorry if I haven't been commenting much. I've basically become too caught up with not only my novel but also trying to improve my artistic skills, hence why everything I've uploaded lately has mostly been that. Though I will say I have been keeping up with the custom figure painting. Basically I have a ton of Combiner Wars stuff in the works and I've been debating with myself if I wanted to Reprolabel them up, or if I should just focus on mostly bringing detail to the robot modes. I know that for a good number of them I ended up switching around weapon accessories considering I'm almost caught up with the retail releases and I've basically been buying the same 5 or 6 molds literally multiple times. Good I already have 4 versions of the Dead End mold and three of them all come with shotguns. Just need to get a hold of the rest of the Combaticons and Skylynx and then I should be good to go. Minus the likes of Victorion and the G2 recolors of certain Combiner teams........................ and lets not forget the actual 5 member of both Superion and Menasor. Damn it, I should have bought those when I had the chance.

Edit: Just now noticed some of your recent pics. I'll be honest, as much as I've complained about the current RID line, I gotta admit that there are some unique gems hidden within. As I've come to notice with Drift, who surprisingly is a rather fun figure and one I could easily place within my Prime collection and Jazz, while not as good as his Reveal the Shield counterpart is still miles better than the FOC version. I might have to give this line another shot, at least with regards to any Decepticon offerings.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
If you didn't get to know, what Hasbro released on last Botcon, allow me to show www.seibertron.com/events/even…


Speaking this year and last Botcon, I take you have noticed my though journal about it? What is your reaction that this year's Botcon was last one?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Student General Artist
I admit it sucks, but its not like I was ever going to have a chance of actually attending. I had my opportunity back when it was going to be hosted here in Florida several years ago and I completely missed it. Honestly if I lived in the UK, I'd rather show up at Auto Assembly, especially given from what I heard sounds so much better when it comes to a friendlier environment.

Besides, as much collecting I've been doing over the years, I would still only classify myself as a mild one at best. I barely purchase much in terms of anything beyond general retail and really the only thing that somewhat separates me from the average collector is that I'm willing to go out of my way to paint up just about every figure I own. Heck to this day I still haven't decided what my personal Holy Grail outta be. Which is saying something considering how long I've been in this game.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday, Brandon!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks mate.
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Artist
:3 You're welcome!
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a llama for getting the reference. 
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Must have lost track of how many times I've seen that movie.
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't do so well in Theology without making references to Monty Python, my Professor was going... "He's not the Messiah...." I was about to reply with... "He's a very naughty boy...."
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Thanks for the Llama!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student General Artist
Well I suppose its only appropriate for someone like me given how I designed a game map where one of the islands was shaped like a llama. :D
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Comments4You Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Haha, that sounds cool! :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Mate, thanks for allowing me into the group. I'll admit that over time I've basically been commenting less. However I am slowly trying to change that.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully this group can aid you in your efforts! Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, concerns or anything else! :D
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave :D
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem mate. Just listened to the new Disturbed album and it was amazing. I especially loved the Sound of Silence cover which really cemented the fact that David is capable of branching out.
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :D Aye, it's a splendid album >w<
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Its got so much. Corruption of mainstream media, terminal illness, love for one's own wife, hatred for one's own ex, pot smoking, and an orchestral rendition of a classic folk song. How in the fuck is this album getting so much hatred when it may possibly be their best work in a very long time? Especially considering the lackluster production that was the Asylum. Okay it wasn't bad but you could obviously tell that the group needed a hiatus and for something that doesn't occur very often they managed to pull it off successfully with Immortalized.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Opinion question: For while now, I have been thinking to get GCW Legends Class Warpath and Huffer as my updated G1 minibots. I admit that they look interesting, but I would really like to have Generations Thrilling 30 Legends Class Megatron and Nemesis Prime. As form coming GCW Legends Class Rodimus, his okay and makes homage to original Micromaster Rodimus, but I really would like to have Blackjack as my updated micromaster and unofficial third battlecharger.

So: Should I pick GCW Legends Class Warpath and Huffer?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Honestly you're better off trying to score the deluxe version of Warpath considering you just cannot beat the turret chest design and he  can stick his head out in tank mode. As for Huffer I'm still waiting for Hasbro to offer a proper one as I wasn't too satisfied with the PCC version and the recent legends figure doesn't quite cut it.
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DoctorVK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Hoody. Have you seen, what I cathead last weekend?
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Mate I don't know what you mean by "cathead" but I noticed you got some Combiner Wars figures as of late. I still have yet to find Silverbolt and I'm already caught up with wave 2 deluxes.
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