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Tiina Ylikorpi
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My upper grade school's art teacher said "Better an inflammation in your arm and a good piece of art than no pain and a piece of shit."

Transformers Commissions open!I'm OPEN for commissions.
:bulletpurple: Prices are negotiated per client, and here's a few examples:
12€+~ sketch portraits

everything between €~


Link to commission gallery:
DOs and DON'Ts
:bulletblue: I can do canon characters
:bulletblue: I can do fan characters
:bulletblue: I can do chibis
:bulletblue: I can do redesigns
:bulletblue: I can do pairings
:bulletblue: I can do nsfw (depends, send a note and ask!)
:new: :bulletwhite: My Transformers fan characters are available for commissions. Imagine it to be like a photoshoot where my characters are hired to act and pose according to script. ;) My fan characters: http://pika.devi

Occasionally I hang in these two chatrooms:……

I do art for myself. I take my time doing it since I don't have a hurry to show it to others.

Welcome to my current fandom, but one day I'll stop drawing them and move to another fandom.

I can be: nice. helpful. awkward. annoying. an asshole. silent. weird. helpful. sarcastic. happy. ect. but it all depends on you.

I mainly draw fan art since I find it more challenging to keep the characters in character both by looks and personality. That of course depends how stupid of an idea I've gotten out of nowhere that I just simply want out of my head.

I don't understand the Llama business.

If you want me to reply to your comment, leave something I can actually reply to.

Don't watch me back for the sake of gratitude.

If I comment your works, don't feel obliged to return the favor. :)

When it comes to bringing out your character, was it in story, or art, be comprehensible.

Think through more than twice what your character is doing or saying. Does it fit how you've made them? Does it bring out the message you want? If it doesn't, what could you do different? Should you keep something, or throw it away? Does it make sense in which order you've done everything? Should you change some parts around or decide on different point of view? Rewrite, sketch and change it and do it differently. That will open the possibilities that you might have missed something the first time, or found out something isn't necessary. Just don't delete the old ones. You need them to make the comparison.

Most important, when you share your character design/story/comic, is that not only you understand it, but those who you're sharing it with as well. Is your font clear? Did you do the text by hand? Is the grammar properly executed? Or does your character have a speech pattern that you'd like to express via text? Does the speech bubble enhance the message? Doesn't matter how you do it as long as it's understandable.

Here's an example of "What goes down..." when it was just the initial sketch:
Neutralzone 04 Sketch Wip S by pika
Second version:
Neutralzone 04 Sketch Karsittu by pika
And how it ended up as the final piece:
TF Neutralzone -  What goes down... (part 1/4) by pika TF Neutralzone - What goes down... (part 2/4) by pika TF Neutralzone - What goes down... (part 3/4) by pika TF Neutralzone - What goes down... (part 4/4) by pika


Cosplay updates part 2!

Eye Fabric Hardened by pikaIT IS ALIVE!!! I mean.. it works!!!
For what?

Eye Fabric Eye Test by pika So I can have my evil stare on you! Yes, mask is covered in newspaper with gluestuff to smoothen out all the cracks and what not that formed on it during reshaping.

Eye Glow Test by pika Glowtest. Sadly the glow won't be that much visible in a normal light. I need to figure out how to diffuse it more. Aluminum folio is one of the solutions I've tried. We'll see. Yes, that's the glowy wire that works with batteries. I'll have fun installing all that into the helmet. Although I've been thinking of having the battery in the body instead. So more soldering and being all artsy with improvisations. I can actually see through still! The visibility isn't that great but, eh, who says cosplaying is all about being comfortable? x'D

Face Mask by pika Then I realized I have SO MANY LAYERS of gesso to put on her face. Talk about a heavy makeup! XD

pika is signing off~
More updates with cosplay. Part 1. Ugh I say, UGH.Leg Shapesearch by pikaFinding the shape for the legs went a bit backwards. So i had to tear those down and restart. Yay! At least I do have scrapton of cardboard at my disposal!

Hand Parts by pikaHand parts. Had to redo the other one completely for it being all mushed up thanks to the cardboard tiring itself out. That's what I get from prototypes! Hotglued together.

Finger Plates Righthand by pikaNow also right hand's finger plates almost finished and bent and my fingertips are a bit sore from the cutting with scissors and bending them against the table edge. And still they're not exactly as curvy as I need them to be.

Right Hand by pikaAnd then I look at the unfinished product and think "I'm putting way too much effort to just HANDS!" I like hands! ; ; Those hand parts have so many gesso layers already I lost count. Had to cut, slice and dice them into shape to get all the rough edges and what not off. Either with a cutter, exacto knife or gesso itself. I can't wait for the fun of gessoing the finger plates... Hahhahhhahhahaha. *dies*

Eye Fabric Drying by pikaYes. That's a Christmas tree ball decoration wrapped into a plastic wrap, taped to stay still with a cloth on top of it. Cloth that's dipped into glue-water mix to dry into shape.
Updates with the cosplay project.

Img 20160915 214744 by pikaJoint making is fun! For these I had to make patterns off of my fingers. Ducktape was fun to get off the skin too! (jeesusteippi rulez)

Img 20160916 211808 by pikaOnly thumb missing from the joints. I keep forgetting it. Orz. The grey slice is non-stretchy cotton cloth. For that I destroyed one kids' shirt that had gone too small for them! :> The brown parts are just thin cardboard of sorts. It's fun to realize this is the moment when all the boxing materials for products I have saved over time were worth the hoarding!

Img 20160917 230815 by pikaLike I said, my work space is everywhere! Haha. I cut the chest pieces from foam and gawd, do the tutorials make it look easy with the cutting... Bevel making is such a hell I'm considering just cutting the pieces separate and use glue instead to make the edges angled.

Img 20160919 150809 by pikaMeasuring size for the back turbines. My suitcase's smallest measurement is 43cm on the inside. The circles' diameter is 38cm. Most likely I'll make them smaller because those look huge.

Img 20160922 231011 by pikaArm building to see how the shapes should go and what works. Lower arm still needs the 'bracelet' shape and what not. For the arm to look not too thick I might need to use 5mm foam and cardboard underneath to keep it in shape.

I need to make this 'dremeling box' because breathing foam dust can be quite bad for health. If I were to do it without the box, I'd need to do it in the garage with a breathing mask and not much ventilation or anything. Ugh! The options!

That's it for now! :D
I think a few of you know already that I'm building a cosplay out of MTMTE Nautica, (It changed from Chromia to Nautica!) but to make it a bit more concrete announcement that absorbs my time quite often, here's a few progress images. First is the helm proto-type around the mask that's also unfinished. Next one is the first layer of torso and a lonely shoulder-piece!
Img 20160910 173230 by pikaImg 20160910 141103 by pika
If you see something that might be of, I'll appreciate your feedback. :)
It's interesting to get buried under a pile of "correspondence" messages about art being requested to several groups. Sorry about the spam! XD

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O-Persephone-O Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Bu huhuhuhuhuhuhuhu Run Cry Run Cry 
pika Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
O-Persephone-O Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't caught a pokemon! QAQ C-Can you be a pika-chu- for me buhuhuhuhu\\!!!
pika Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
*transforms into a humongous ugly piece of a monster hairy pika* NO! :stare:
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Piercing-pyro Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
hey ^^
pika Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo yo! :)
Piercing-pyro Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
hey how you been :D
pika Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tired, exhausted, sick, arting, happy, sad, crying, more tired, inspired, motivated, eating, lazy, doing laundry, making food, taking care of kids, chatting, interneting,  googling... eeeeeeh, stuff! :dummy:
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LordGrimwing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Waaaaaaa, why am I not watching you?
pika Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaa, I don't know!! :la: Welcome. I hope you'll enjoy our stay~
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