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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!
Classic EMily by Scisyhp
Classic EMily
Merry Christmas everyone! I completed this drawing a few days ago, but I wanted to save it for Christmas as a gift to everyone for the happy holidays! I wanted to make something that was normalized to help me with my own drawings. Many of these characters are posed in unusual ways and the art style has changed so rapidly even over the course of months. So I needed something to help give me a firm ground for future drawings.

Over five years of progression on one awesome and cool character! For those of you who are new, this is EMily, my personification of the electromagnetic force. And is also my personal favorite. So it was only natural that she'd be dressed in my favorite color, blue. The impetus behind the titular skirt has remained the same, but the style has changed in an attempt to find a dress pattern that would make sense in reality (along with some tweaks). All the way from a narrow and short mini-skirt to the full and poofy-puffy skirt it is today! Much of EMily's style was derived from ballet dancers; the way she poses, the style of the skirt, the shape of her body, and so on. Someday I would love to put her and her sisters in a story of some kind. A story where physicists and scientists save the day!

I'll be doing this series of 'Classic' style drawings with the other three characters. But I also have a commission from a friend of mine from WAOA on The Escapist.

I wish everyone good tidings and a happy new year!


Fixed the legs (specifically the calf muscles) and text on apron.
Hong Meiling Cosplay WIP - The Vest by Scisyhp
Hong Meiling Cosplay WIP - The Vest

Vest and wrap skirt completed for Hong Meiling! Both fit nice and secure when donned. Even though frustration is always involved, they were quite fun to make. Thanks to my mom for helping me translate the sewing instructions as well as guide me.The dragon in the background is actually an old Beanie Baby I had lying around. It was part of the Chinese zodiac line they had. Quite honestly I think it should become part of the cosplay. XD

The vest took a while to construct; much longer than the wrap skirt. The most difficult part was probably sewing the side pieces onto the front pieces, since it was my first experience with shaping. The vest also needed lining, so that was an additional step that needed to happen. Everything else was pretty self-explanatory. The black ties that you see are actually called 'frogs'.

"Your skill level in Tailoring has increased to 50!"

Hong Meiling Cosplay WIP - The Wrap Skirt by Scisyhp
Hong Meiling Cosplay WIP - The Wrap Skirt

Vest and wrap skirt completed for Hong Meiling! Both fit nice and secure when donned. Even though frustration is always involved, they were quite fun to make. Thanks to my mom for helping me translate the sewing instructions as well as guide me.

The skirt was the easiest to construct save for a few steps. Part of the waistline had a few holes in it that I had to stitch to close them. The straps were tricky but I was able to learn how to turn one inside out with the help of a video that featured Final Fantasy 9 music. One of the narrow stitches made one of the edges furl up. Everything else wasn't too bad.

"Your skill level in Tailoring has increased to 50!"

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


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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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! :)
MisterTotality Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Happy Birthday, Nels!  How does it feel to have survived 4! + ln(e) of the Earth's revolutions about the Sun?
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

It feels strange because I can now refer to many events in my life in terms of decades. XD
MargaritaBatitskaya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :D (Big Grin) Party
Scisyhp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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