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Screw off Link by bandeau
Screw off Link
These are painful to see, so I'm posting them here instead of my facebook so I don't have to see it all the time.

I spent far too long on these costumes and was too excited to see the photos not to upload them.

Link's costume was a steampunk version I made about two years ago. I had a photoshoot scheduled with a friend in Vancouver when she asked if I'd be willing to come up with a Zelda costume. I had one month and two weeks to put it together, including ordering supplies. It was a scramble.
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Link and Zelda by bandeau
Link and Zelda
These are painful to see, so I'm posting them here instead of my facebook so I don't have to see it all the time.

I spent far too long on these costumes and was too excited to see the photos not to upload them.

Link's costume was a steampunk version I made about two years ago. I had a photoshoot scheduled with a friend in Vancouver when she asked if I'd be willing to come up with a Zelda costume. I had one month and two weeks to put it together, including ordering supplies. It was a scramble.
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Zelda 1 by bandeau
Zelda 1
The first photo from our Legend of Zelda shoot in Richmond!
Amazing photos by Jana Roller - www.facebook.com/JanaRollerPhotography

Costume and hair by me
Makeup by Jana Roller
Link (obvs not in this photo) Jordin
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Attack On Titan by bandeau
Attack On Titan
I almost never take commissions anymore but she's a great customer and caught me on a good day XD I know next to nothing about Attack on Titan so a ton of googling was involved. I hope this is relatively accurate lol. I'm also not much of an anime artist but I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.

It's busy as f*ck which bothers me, but they wanted the titan taking up the background soooo.... yah.
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So almost two years ago I posted that I'd be going on a hiatus from DA. I signed in today for the first time in...uhhh... I don't even know how long, to 1,000+ messages, 3,000+ new deviations and 600+ watch notifications. I'm thinking I'm just going to leave those there.

I went from buying a bookstore to owning a toy store to being the vice chair on the BIA and running several events and more in town. I haven't taught an art class in over a year and I've turned down I don't even know how many requests. Even the clients I used to love drawing for I've been saying no to because, really, I could already use a couple dozen more hours in the day. I've said yes to only one contract (a children's book no less...how the f*ck did that happen...?) because it's for a friend but that'll be it.

The cool thing about having a store and being an ex-illustrator? I slap ancient artwork up on the walls and for some reason people buy it. Works for me! My old art cabinets are finally thinning out and our walls are nice and colourful.

I think I've drawn maybe two pictures in the last year, and oddly I don't really miss it. I think when you stop drawing for yourself and just draw for everyone else for a decade you eventually burn out and stop caring. When life slows down (hah! right!) I'll start drawing for myself again.

In the meantime we've got an offer on 10 acres and plans to build a new house. Because we have time and the energy to do that sort of thing, right? RIGHT? Oh good god...

Now I have to decide if we want to keep our current house as well or sell it when the new one is on the go.

Did I mention I'm debating doubling the size of the store again?

Why do I do this to myself?
So almost two years ago I posted that I'd be going on a hiatus from DA. I signed in today for the first time in...uhhh... I don't even know how long, to 1,000+ messages, 3,000+ new deviations and 600+ watch notifications. I'm thinking I'm just going to leave those there.

I went from buying a bookstore to owning a toy store to being the vice chair on the BIA and running several events and more in town. I haven't taught an art class in over a year and I've turned down I don't even know how many requests. Even the clients I used to love drawing for I've been saying no to because, really, I could already use a couple dozen more hours in the day. I've said yes to only one contract (a children's book no less...how the f*ck did that happen...?) because it's for a friend but that'll be it.

The cool thing about having a store and being an ex-illustrator? I slap ancient artwork up on the walls and for some reason people buy it. Works for me! My old art cabinets are finally thinning out and our walls are nice and colourful.

I think I've drawn maybe two pictures in the last year, and oddly I don't really miss it. I think when you stop drawing for yourself and just draw for everyone else for a decade you eventually burn out and stop caring. When life slows down (hah! right!) I'll start drawing for myself again.

In the meantime we've got an offer on 10 acres and plans to build a new house. Because we have time and the energy to do that sort of thing, right? RIGHT? Oh good god...

Now I have to decide if we want to keep our current house as well or sell it when the new one is on the go.

Did I mention I'm debating doubling the size of the store again?

Why do I do this to myself?

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jazmyn
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Graphic Design has ruled my life for the last nine years and now I've headed butt first into the lovely world of Freelance! For any information or to check out my multiple sites go to either www.firelightgleam.com or bandeau.etsy.com for my store.

Current Residence: BC
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bountiful Birthday Blessings to you!!! :) (Smile)

Have your cake and eat it too Party Have your cake and eat it too Party Have your cake and eat it too Party Have your cake and eat it too
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Ashaki Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I must apologize. ;n;
Lol I think we only met once when I was living in Kelowna for some art lessons, which was awesome by the way. I had recognized your artist name in the book shop and was surprised, but I'm really bad with people. OTL So, sorry, sorry! lol
But welcome to the caribou, or back to the caribou? haha
Also thank you so much for bringing some more anime stuff to this little town, it was desperately needed. xD I love the shop and your work.
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bandeau Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah ok I'm confused HAHA. So we met in Kelowna and now you live in Williams Lake? I'm horrible with names and faces so most of the time I just smile and nod lol. Especially if you came in in the last few days because I was stung on the eye and have been chugging Benedryl for the allergic reaction, so I've spent the last three days in a hazy, drowzy medicine induced fog. I think I accidentally flat-out ignored a few people that came in thanks to that... Whoops!

And it's my pleasure! :D If there are any specific titles you like, let me know :) I'm always ordering and on the hunt!
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:iconashaki:
Ashaki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
lol well I've lived in Williams Lake for all my life, only lived in Kelowna for about 3 months, but I took part of that cosplay in kelowna board that was made?
I didn't stay on the site very long or go to many of the meetups, since I am anti-social and scared of everything. lol
And ouch D: hope you get well soon, but it's been a while since I been in the store, maybe a month now? I believe you were working the first time I came and looked around but I didn't recognize you, second time I came in, someone else was covering the store for you, brought a friend in to show there was some anime other than open book around. heheh.
I'll have to come and have another look around again. =3 I am sure I have a list of anime and memorabilia I would love to get some things for from series, OTL athough maybe when I have more money, haha, I'll be going back to shopping for myself again after Christmas gifts are all taken care of. xD
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D :D
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
^_^
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:iconpirkleations:
Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
JoYous WoMb EmAnCiPaTiOn AnNiVeRsArY CeLeBrAtiOn DaY!! :)
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bandeau Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You get more creative every year :D Thank you!
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