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RWBY-Yasha Pyrrha Nikos As Ayame by NightrunnerXM RWBY-Yasha Pyrrha Nikos As Ayame :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 36 5 RWBY-Yasha Pyrrha Nikos As Kilala by NightrunnerXM RWBY-Yasha Pyrrha Nikos As Kilala :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 29 5 Escort Mission by NightrunnerXM Escort Mission :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 6 3 Rias As Lillithmon by NightrunnerXM Rias As Lillithmon :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 34 16 Tess' Big Gun Love (Completed) by NightrunnerXM
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Tess' Big Gun Love (Completed) :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 13 3
FF13 Jack And Jihl by NightrunnerXM FF13 Jack And Jihl :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 11 3 Mob Rule by NightrunnerXM
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Mob Rule :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 3 14
Sisterhoods by NightrunnerXM Sisterhoods :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 10 1 Ars Valkyria Page 21 by NightrunnerXM Ars Valkyria Page 21 :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 2 3 AMG Ansuz Swimsuit Pinup by NightrunnerXM AMG Ansuz Swimsuit Pinup :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 27 10 Dark Eco Bath by NightrunnerXM Dark Eco Bath :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 27 6 Ars Valkyria Pg 20 by NightrunnerXM Ars Valkyria Pg 20 :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 2 3 Ars Valkyria 20 Teaser by NightrunnerXM Ars Valkyria 20 Teaser :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 2 3 AMG Skuld Swimsuit Pinup DA by NightrunnerXM AMG Skuld Swimsuit Pinup DA :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 15 1 AMG Hild the VirginKiller by NightrunnerXM AMG Hild the VirginKiller :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 17 8 Origioh HarpieIsles Card by NightrunnerXM Origioh HarpieIsles Card :iconnightrunnerxm:NightrunnerXM 4 3
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Mai Valentine by sakimichan Mai Valentine :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 9,423 244
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600 DPI tones + Links updated
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Hi everyone. I've gone through my old screentones site http://psychobob.xepher.net/screentonez/ and updated the link portion of the site, weeding out the old dead links and adding some new spiffy ones. Many of the new links are not in English and I had ton of fun scavenging after them without knowing any Japanese!
You'll notice that not only are there links for photoshop, but also downloads for Manga Studio (mainly 3d modules), comicworks and other additional screentone plugins.
I'm also upset Powertone TDT. files aren't compatible with Computones ¦can</i> resize them for webcomicing purposes.
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List of other screentones on DeviantART
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:iconshimmen-iero: http://shimmen-iero.deviantart.com/gallery/#textures :iconnirakone: http://nirakone.deviantart.com/gallery/ :iconkyouyatsu: http://kyouyatsu.deviantart.com/art/Screentone-Collection-v-1-69888664  http://ky
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Anvil of Crom by NicolasRGiacondino Anvil of Crom :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 376 74 Sailor Mars by Redjet00 Sailor Mars :iconredjet00:Redjet00 203 18 Korra by sakimichan Korra :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 20,782 339 Korrasami by JagoDibuja
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Korrasami :iconjagodibuja:JagoDibuja 1,672 55
Masamune Sword by GENZOMAN Masamune Sword :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 4,586 94 Dark Magician Girl by sakimichan Dark Magician Girl :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 18,855 363 Blake Belladonna by sakimichan Blake Belladonna :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 18,915 251 Dance with your demons by Ophelia-Overdose Dance with your demons :iconophelia-overdose:Ophelia-Overdose 453 13 MOON PRIDE 2016 by pt0317 MOON PRIDE 2016 :iconpt0317:pt0317 3,333 120 COM - Aurora by Wingsie COM - Aurora :iconwingsie:Wingsie 189 8 Tifa by Zayarts Tifa :iconzayarts:Zayarts 326 44 Sunstone Cosplay. by KassandraLeigh
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Sunstone Cosplay. :iconkassandraleigh:KassandraLeigh 1,685 96
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The Season Censors
We don't have winter anymore. 
It was banned. 
 
Human rights activists said it discriminated against the poor and homeless, who couldn't buy warm clothing. Environmentalists said that it was a dastardly attempt by the weather to deny the reality of global warming.  Manufacturers of flip-flops and bikinis complained that it was bad for business. 
           
Obviously such a depraved season could not be allowed to exist in a progressive country like ours.  You can see the proof of our forward-thinking attitude everywhere you go.  Look out the window of a rattletrap old bus (new vehicles are illegal; they were wasteful, and caused feelings of resentment in people who didn't have them) and the billboards by the side of the road are shouting.  One bellows, “Intolerance will not be tolerated!”   Its neighbor shrieks, “You may not criticize freedom of speech!”
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Velvet by katyuskamoonfox Velvet :iconkatyuskamoonfox:katyuskamoonfox 1,128 56

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RWBY Bumblebee2 Anim
Mature flag because better safe than sorry... :shrug: They're not really nude in the typical sense, after all...no pink parts and pointy bits on the models... The Poser images I make are really only intended to make sure I don't lose myself in the detail work and forget about the overall composition I'm making. Why would I go to the trouble of putting clothes on a figure that's not gonna match the eventual end result?

Anyway...ever since I first uploaded Bumblebee 2, I have gotten the occasional comment on Yang's apparently broken neck...which is irritating because I know better, but also amusing because the commenter...doesn't. Weird mix. A lot of the confusion comes from the extreme low angle I used for the comp and the dance pose I used for Yang. Since I wanted both Yang and Blake to have poses that said "We're moving a lot," I figured I was gonna get some apparent weirdness...and I did. At least some of it is from an error of my own in the drawing itself, though I'm not too clear on what it was, exactly...although I'm also not so sure it was avoidable, either....without making this look like they were about to lay down some mad beats, or something, and I didn't want that.

So...that's what this is about. I figured an animation would be better than a set of comparative images, so, here it is. And I figured it was better in Scraps because...well, it's not exactly a good animation, now is it?
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Not really meant as a full on Journal, but something I can refer people to. Needed a title that was easy to pick out of the list if I had to do that. :D

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  • Listening to: Witch and the Hundred Knight OST
  • Reading: Up on the vord...and latin...
  • Watching: ST:TNG Season 3
  • Playing: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • Drinking: Coffee
Don't mind the following links. They're going to be up here for ease of location and at the end of this thing for the same reason, since I'll be explaining why I've got three and which one is for what in the main body. It's a slightly lengthy bit of text...sorry.

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Okay, so, here's the big reason I've been so quiet this last month (Dec '17 if you're reading this in some other year :) ) : I've had a crapload of work to do. No, seriously. And very little of it having anything to do with making new art.

Firstly, I've had a Patreon account for a few years now...and it's never really done well. By business acumen is virtually nil, so I'm not terribly sure why it's never done as well as I'd like. By contrast, my DA following has fair exploded! So let's not say I'm being overly negative here. :) However, over 2017, Patreon's done a few things I'm not really thrilled with. Mostly because they directly affect creative freedom and freedom of expression. That just gets me a bit...annoyed. There's also been the proposed--and currently postponed--plan to change their fee structure. Not too sure how that's gonna play out, but added in with their policy changes...not really a good sign. Now, unfortunately, websites fall in this really weird legal grey area...they're publicly accessible, but privately owned, so which set(s) of laws do you actually apply? Nobody knows, apparently, and I don't blame 'em.

Anyway! What this means is that I can't really keep using Patreon the way I had been--as a generic "support the artist" type of thing--and so had to find some alternatives. And I found more than a few, but only two really struck me as being good fits. On additional sober reflection, I've opted to "diversify my portfolio," so to speak, and specialize each of three sites. I'm also doing that so that anyone who wants to support my as an artist can support the work they want to see.

First is Patreon. I've pretty much pulled all of the fanart and NSFW from there, and changed the URL a tiny bit to make it easier to remember patreon dot com/NightrunnerXM. As a result, I have to change the URL tags I put in my artwork to reflect that...and that's a lot of work. There's a lot of images I have to go through and edit (not to mention update here on DA). Patreon is going to be where my original works and Ars Valkyria are going to reside...and that's it.

Second is MakerSupport. They're new, but have a much easier to use set of tools, and way simpler rules, and they're good for the NSFW stuff. So that's what I'll be putting there.

Third is Ko-Fi. They've been around a while, they're all about small artists...and I are small-time artist. *shrug* No point being anything other than honest about that. Like MakerSupport, their community guidelines are refreshingly straightforward (if sprinkled with a bit more legalese). I'll be putting fanart and some NSFW there. The pinups and less suggestive, stuff, at any rate. If Patreon goes belly-up, I'll shift Ars Valkyria over there if another alternative doesn't arise in the meantime.

Now, I don't have anything on either MakerSupport or Ko-Fi right now, what with the need to change URLs on the artwork, but the plan is to have things start going up on or around Jan 1 2018 with whatever I have ready to go then. Also, because each is going to have differing content, I really can't guarantee a consistent posting schedule on all three. I'll do my best, but...it'll probably just be a monthly update for each for the foreseeable future, and that will probably end up including posting here on DA, given some of DA's own rules.

So that's what's goin' on with me right now.

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  • Listening to: Witch and the Hundred Knight OST
  • Reading: Up on the vord...and latin...
  • Watching: ST:TNG Season 3
  • Playing: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • Drinking: Coffee
Normally, whenever someone talks about a "bane of the artist" they're talking about a block or slump. Basically any time they can't come up with an idea or the energy to complete a project.

My Watchers will know that for the last several months, I've been basically on an "every other week" posting schedule (and that I don't do much with Journals...heh :) ). Partly, that was life just being in the way and keeping me away from even attempting to make an illustration. That does happen, and there's not always much help for it. Plus the periodic production pipeline pinch--gods, but I hate those...but they happen, too.

The unfortunate thing about that is the other bane...having so many ideas that it's hard to settle down on one long enough to actually finish the thing!! The result is the stereotypical scatterbraining non-artists attribute to artists. It must be so nice to have only one thought at a time... *sigh* 0.0 Uhh...that was meant to be wistful, not sarcastic or insulting, but oh, well.

Anyway, that's sort of been my situation for a while, which is why updates have slowed so much (and that irritates the hell out of me). But I should be getting back to the weekly updates in the near future.
  • Listening to: Witch and the Hundred Knight OST
  • Reading: Up on the vord...and latin...
  • Watching: ST:TNG Season 3
  • Playing: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • Drinking: Coffee
RWBY-Yasha Pyrrha Nikos As Ayame
Okay, so, yes, I already did a pic of Pyrrha as Kilala, and I haven't done a RWBY character in this series twice...However... Along came this guy :iconiceheart-forever: who made a couple of suggestions... One of them was this. I liked the Kilala idea too much to not do that one, but I liked this idea too, so...I opted to do both. :D

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Not really meant as a full on Journal, but something I can refer people to. Needed a title that was easy to pick out of the list if I had to do that. :D

Support NightrunnerXM's Ars Valkyria Project on Patreon
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  • Listening to: Witch and the Hundred Knight OST
  • Reading: Up on the vord...and latin...
  • Watching: ST:TNG Season 3
  • Playing: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Xander Mayes
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I never know what to write for these things. Honestly, I don't. :) I get rather verbose as a result (much to my annoyance). So the bare bones of it are;

1: I'm an illustrator, but I guess you figured that part out already. :)
2: Stylistically, what I do is called Fusion. Primarily it consists of Japanese anime/manga with some Western comic book thrown in for flavor.
3: Given the choice, I draw women. Why? Mostly because I'm male, but women have much more interesting, er...costume choices. Yeah, that's it. Costume choices. :shifty:
4: I have a remarkably earthy sense of humor, which oddly doesn't show up much in my art. So I'll probably offend you at some point. So ye be warned.

Working on several things. There's the comic/manga...conga? Ars Valkyria, so check that gallery folder out. If you like it you can follow me via Patreon (click the link below), or even send me a buck or two to help keep it going.
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Hi, Happy Birthday and Hope you have a nice day as well :hug:
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Hey No Problem and Please keep up with your amazing work :hug:
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