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Zelda Shoulder Armor WIP by Scisyhp
Zelda Shoulder Armor WIP
Hello people! I told you guys I would be making armor for this cosplay. And here it is! It's not fully assembled as it needs to be connected together plus the talismans in the front and back.

I followed this tutorial to create the armor pieces with a few slight changes to the steps.…

All the steps remained about the same except for the following:
-I did use a template to cut out the armor and the pattern, but I did not use poster board.
-I also did not cut out the details in several pieces like they did.
-I did not place any fabric on the underside of the armor. Instead what I did was just paint the underside.
-For heating, I wedged the pieces in between two table edges for the desired bend and then used a heat gun.
-I also added in blue dyed mod podge to create the gems set in the armor. They may need another layer of the same material.

Peace out y'all!

PS: You can also see, in the background, the progress made on the tiara. Hopefully I'll get that fired up in the oven by the end of this week.
Zelda Dress WIP by Scisyhp
Zelda Dress WIP
Hello people! Long time no see!

This is another cosplay I'm working on that I'm attempting to get ready before Anime Detour.

To answer the question I get asked a lot when talking about the dress ("What Zelda is this?")
It's a simplified version of Twilight Princess. This will be an ongoing costume much like EMily. This is the dress I'll be using for right now. Later on, I'll attempt to find a more accurate pattern. For right now, this pattern was suitable for my skill level. You could say it's an alternate take on Zelda's dress. The Triforce was embroidered on using the embroidery machine owned by the cosplay club.

Also you might notice that the Triforce is a tad lopsided. That is an effect of using the embroidery machine over a large area; The larger it is, the more the fabric will be pulled and stretched.

I am currently working on the shoulders using a Googled template on craft foam, as well as the tiara using polymer clay. So those will be more accurate to the costume from Twilight Princess. I got somewhat inspired yesterday by the cosplay club's internal panel on jewelry, so I have a much better idea of what I can do.

See you around people!
I'll be at Naka-Kon with Hong Meiling and EMily.
Commissions or requests are closed. My workload is too large to accept any more at this time.
New EMily Petticoat by Scisyhp
New EMily Petticoat
The petticoat for the EMily cosplay also has been revamped to be much puffier and wider than before as opposed to looking angular and rigid from just one metal ring inside it. Sad to say the full costume will not be together until spring break. But the skirt + petticoat have been field tested. It has now three metal rings inside with some perpendicular wires to hold it in place, and some tight plastic ties. It is quite sturdy, if a tad lopsided. But that'll only mean I'll have to wear it with respect to my bodily symmetry.

Naka-Kon is when it'll be debuted, which is in Kansas City. And I needed to have the petticoat stay at my mom's place in Lawrence so it can be easy to transport to the convention.

Peace out!
New EMily Apron by Scisyhp
New EMily Apron
Finished a new apron for the EMily cosplay! This took about a week to make, including gathering fabric, cutting it out, sewing it together, and ironing on the 'EM' onto it. It also has pockets and a much wider lower half than before! So that way I won't look like a dork without pockets at a convention.

Peace out!
Well, summer is finished and I'd figured I'd do an update.

One new report is that I'm hitting a break with some of my drawings. Right now my creative interests are with legos and fixing up cosplays. And so production times for these drawings has increased substantially. I am trying to finish up a commission for a friend on the Escapist as quickly as possible. Any other drawings that I planned on doing are on hiatus, if only because I've just been hanging on to for them for too long and I couldn't keep up my promise.

I'll let you guys know when I'm in better creative spirits.

Right now I'm also in the middle of being a full time RA with 6 credit hours worth of research this semester. There are no classes to worry about, so there's no more homework and no finals. However after next semester, I will likely be preparing the final touches on an oral prelim for my research.

I am joining a cosplay club this semester at ISU, and hopefully it'll be a good deal! They plan on doing their own internal panels at meetings to present tutorials on how to make cosplays, from sewing to working with foam or plastic. And, at least I think, it will help the production of my own cosplays (even if I've had to outsource a seamstress to make a whole costume every so often).

I did beat an abnormally large amount of games this summer:
Wasteland 1
Final Fantasy 3 on DS
Starcraft HotS single player campaign on Normal
Siege of Orgrimmar on WoW
Touhou 6, EoSD (1cc on Normal, Reimu A)

So that's about it. I'll let you guys know how the cosplay club turns out and when I'm in a better phase for drawing. Their first meeting is next Monday.

Stay safe!
  • Mood: Optimism


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Nels Hotvedt
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I am a graduate student in physics at Iowa State University. As of this moment I have completed my Bachelor's in Science in Physics and I'm currently working as a TA (teacher's assistant) while doing graduate classes at Iowa State University.

If you want to know my guidelines for commissions or requests please scroll down a few paragraphs.

I like physics, period. It's one of my favorite subjects, and I'm enjoying every minute of studying it while at college. And most of the time the drawings here are nerdy with references to all things science associated. Some of them are sketches, some of them are photoshopped colored versions of sketches. Just to let you guys know, you will not fully get the idea behind these nerdy pictures unless you know what the fundamental forces of nature are. And I'm not talking about earth, fire, air, and water. I'm talking about Gravity, Electromagnetism, Strong Nuclear, and Weak Nuclear. If you want to learn more, just ask me! I love to explain stuff! Again, this is me being a total nerd, so for right now just try and see these as four girls who are avatars of the four fundamental forces of nature. Enjoy! :)

Right now the writing is kind of on hiatus, and I don't know exactly when in my life I'm going to pick it up. However I do want to pick up where I left off which was with two wonderful girls on the purple planet of Alpha Centauri.

***Re: Commissions***
I have been noticing an increase in people giving me requests over the past year or so. So now I'm going to list out some parameters for some of you who wish to have me do something for them. I won't ask for a price other than your patience. While I am joyous to see you people want to see me do some artwork for you, please keep in mind that the artwork is a hobby, not a job. My job is researching nuclear physics and working as a teacher assistant. If I don't have time to work on something in my free time, I don't have time. So here are the parameters:
-No fetish artwork. By that I mean no sexual fetishes.
-No grotesque or gory artwork.
-No bodily fluids or solids involved.
-No fanservice or sexualization.
-If it involves my own physics OC's, in addition to the above it also needs to involve physics concepts in a strong way. That's been the impetus behind their drawings since their conception. If I don't have enough room within the parameters of the request to do something with physics, then the request will be declined.
-I have not done that much fan-art of published characters, so I really don't have anything against it. However if he/she/it is from a series that I haven't watched or read, I probably won't feel as motivated.
-I have little to no experience with drawing animals.
-Not so much of a parameter, but there have been people in the past who have thought that their original characters may seem too complicated. Complexity is irrelevant for any commission that I do. All that matters is if the bar has been raised enough so that I can learn.
-You like cute things? I like cute things as well. If I think your commission sounds cute, it's a guaranteed hit.
Also, if you're giving me llamas, I'm no longer sending out thanks. Why? Because comments on artwork are a lot more valuable than a useless badge that does nothing and represents nothing special.

Current Residence: A house in Ames, IA.
Favourite genre of music: Ambient, Soundtracks, Electronic
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8.5

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giusynuno Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for faving!!! It means the world to me:heart:
Scisyhp Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! :)
LadyDesiree Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Thank you so much for the fave! :happybounce: Love 
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! Keep up the good work!
Akina-chan-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you a lot for the fav ^-^
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! It's good photography!
Akina-chan-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you but I didn't shoot the photos mostly it was arcanis88 or so else 'cause I was just the model xD
So every compliment about the photography belongs to them and not to me (^-^)
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you're still a fantastic person for the cosplay. :)
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ChillManStudios Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday!
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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