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Sockscast Megadimension Neptunia Spoilercast Cover by Carmichael-Micaalus
Sockscast Megadimension Neptunia Spoilercast Cover
I did the cover art for episode 55.2 of the Sockscast.  Not only that, but I was in the podcast as well!  I went ahead and drew all of us dressed as our favorite characters - Rhete as Blanc, Polly as Uzume, and myself as Neptune.  You can give it a listen here if you so desire.  It was a lot of fun to draw, and to participate in!

Background image is just the Lowee Basilicom with a filter run over it (which is prrrobably why this one is so big).  Either way, I think it came out alright.
PSO2 Cocona Birthday by Carmichael-Micaalus
PSO2 Cocona Birthday
Drew a pic for a friend of mine on twitter; her character from Phantasy Star Online 2.  I don't play the game myself, but I had another friend of mine nab some screenshots for the background.  The outfit she's wearing is IF's from the Neptunia series.
Meiling and Reisen by Carmichael-Micaalus
Meiling and Reisen
Arright, finally drew something related to my Labyrinth of Touhou 2 playthrough.

Artwise, this one was probably a little too ambitious for what I can do, but honestly, it's the only way to learn. It came out okay, but not as good as I wanted.  Still, it was finished, so that's what's important to me.

As far as LoT2 goes, both of them turned out to be a LOT more badass than I thought they would allow, which was a pleasant surprise. Meiling is a tank character who, with just a bit of work (such as her resistances), can be extremely useful in her abilities self healing, curing afflictions, and a physical attack called Mountain Breaker which has an awesome damage multiplier and ignores about half of the enemy's defense. She's also capable of picking up the skill Guts, which gives her a 50% chance of surviving a fatal blow at the cost of 10 TP and leaving her with 1 hp (but no change to her ATB meter).  While it's not good to rely on her rez as you can Mokou's, her Guts did allow her to take a fucking Master Spark to the face from Yuuka and bring victory to the group.  She was also the one in the group that was able to continue to deal damage and bring down the last boss when a lucky hit brought Yuugi down about 75% through the last boss.  Meiling is incredible.

Reisen also surprised me.  Much like Meiling, she's another character that I like, despite the fact she tends to get shat upon in a lot of fan work, so seeing her as powerful as she is was really nice. She has a powerful self-buff with an extremely low delay (brings you down to 98% full ATB meter!), the ability to ignore half of the enemy's overall defenses more often than not (75% chance for activation; if you're paying attention to her magic, you'll see it when her turn happens) for 1 MP, and the ability to debuff all stats on an enemy.  Oh, and she can poison, her attacks also have some other afflictions which will hit all the enemies, and she's easier to make capable of taking a hit or two than some of the others. Oh!  And with the purchase of the right skill, having her on the frontlines makes the enemy's resistance to afflictions lower, meaning you can theoretically use her to beat an unbeatable battle with another character's Instant Death attack, heh.  (Still a very low chance, I wasn't able to do it, but that's still neat to me.)  She can really be a godsend against bosses with constant buffs; put Reisen in, slam them with Discarder a few times, maybe a few Lunatic Red Eyes to hit them with Silence and Terror along with dropping their magic defense even further, then to the back before the RNG "randomly" targets her twice in a row with attacks. The biggest problem I had with her is if you're trying to use Concentrate in the front lines with her before you send her back, her defense-ignoring power can become counter-productive ('though really, you should move her to the back instead of concentrating, but I tend to be thick-headed).  The other problem is bosses tend to be highly resistant to Mystic-type damage (to nullify the use of nukes like Master Spark), so her two main attacks aren't always good.  Still, her main purpose is for softening them up, not taking them down.

As far as the characters themselves go, I think this is also my favorite pairing for both of them, even though it's pretty rare.  I see them both as quiet badasses though (Reisen being a recovering ex-soldier and Meiling being a retired dragon), so that might be part of the reason why it clicked with me.
IF Cheesecake by Carmichael-Micaalus
IF Cheesecake
Someone on Twitter I follow said they should get cheesecake for the weekly heckling she gets. I decided to oblige.

IF from the Neptunia series. If the lines look a little weird, it's because of how small the drawing started. I'm not tagging this one as mature as all her naughty bits are still covered, but if anyone honestly believes it should be tagged as such, just leave a comment saying so and I'll change it. Well... assuming it doesn't get deleted first. And if it does... well, that's how it goes some times.

Background is Vert's room from HDN Re;birth 1 blown up and run through some filters. I kinda figured it'd be an appropriate place for her to be doing this, heh.


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theladysunshine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama!
ArrowRinehart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Thank you much for the llama =3
fall-from-grace Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006  Student General Artist
Ha! this is amazing! I'd hoped to find ronjon, but instead I found you!
dragonwoman13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Hahaha!! i found you! And I got this bloody thing to work! Anywho...I'm watching you!! Pics are lookin' great babe.Keep 'em comming! :nod:
tennyoceres Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2004
you have a lot of neat ideas for character designs carmichael. and coloring, which for many here is the most difficult thing to do, is something you don't have to completely worry about.

make sure to pick up a "human anatomy made incredibly easy" or a "how to draw" book that features how to keep bodies dynamic AND proportional. after you fix that problem (which i still have problems with now), you will be off to many more awesome looking pictures.

keep drawing and keep posting. your art only gets better from here, ne?
Carmichael-Micaalus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks; I actually do have an anatomy book around here somewhere, but I... exaggerate parts of the body on purpose. Women will always have legs about a half a head longer than guys is one of the things I always do, for example. Also, as you probably noticed, I tend to draw a quasi-superhero type where the guys are ripped and the women are hourglass shaped. The thing I know I need the most work on is muscle structure. This book actually has some good bone and muscle structure stuff in it (which I could have really used on my Cyrene picture)... it'll help for the current pic I'm on.

Of course, my drawings will never be too believable... (heh)
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