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  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: calming instrumental music
  • Reading: Disney art book
  • Watching: Antman (if you haven't watched it yet, watch eeet)
  • Playing: something to cheer me up
  • Eating: turkey chili
  • Drinking: smoothies

I’m reposting this from my week old FB post.  I was debating whether or not to post it here, but then I realized some of my friends don’t have a FB account.  <_<     And you guys deserve to know why I haven’t been that active on here (again DX ).

 

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     “I suppose now is the right time to announce this to everyone. I was waiting until I got all the details figured out, and until the final decision was made. And now it has.

    As some of you know, I was admitted to SJSU to pursue my Animation/Illustration degree. Everything except my classes were paid for, I began interacting with my future roommates, and I even got my own PO Box. The only thing I wasn’t able to do was enroll for classes. For a while I was curious as to why I couldn’t enroll for classes. Soon after a few failed tries, I received an email from the admissions department saying I wasn’t able to enroll because my admission was denied. The reason why I was denied was because I didn’t meet the minimum 60 required units (according to my admission I only had 54 units) and I didn’t take an Oral Communications class.

    Now I thought I had exactly 60 units to transfer. Then I realized my AP test scores must not have been included. I took two AP test scores as a high school senior and each test was counted as 3 units. So I sent them official transcripts of my AP test scores, and that brought my required units back up to 60 units.

                The only thing now that legitimately prevented me from getting in is just that one Oral Communication class. The response I got said this: 'Unfortunately, an exception can not be made for this Fall 2015 term. All requirements had to be completed by Spring 2015. There is no exceptions to this. The only other option is to apply to the next available term.' From what I’ve been told so far, SJSU doesn’t really accept admissions for Spring semester because apparently barely anyone signs up for Spring semester. So this means I’ll have to apply for the Fall 2016 semester. Therefore this will put my Major on hold for a year.

    I'm more disappointed than anything. I was angry at first, but then I realized God is in control. It’s not in God’s plan that I go to SJSU this year, so hopefully it’s in his plan I can attend SJSU next year.

                Thank you to everyone (who was informed early) who prayed for me and for God to be with me during this time. I know I’ll be able to get in eventually. It’ll just take a little longer to get there.

    In the meantime I’ll still be at Delta for this next semester taking that one Oral Communication class. I’ll also be aiming to get a part time job this Fall semester, and a fulltime job next Spring semester. One more thing I’ll be doing is finally get my commission details set up. With my commissions I’ll be able to raise a little money for SJSU by creating art for people."

  
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So that’s why I haven’t been posting much recently.  I’ve been busy putting together the appeal and getting stuff sorted out for college.  Now that I’ve had the time to rest and recuperate from this I’ll be able to do more art eventually, but I’ll post a comic in my gallery explaining how I’ll go about doing that.

And, before I wrap this up: for those who are able to could you pray for me?  I've also been a bit depressed lately because of this & recent events.

Thank you everyone for being ever so patient with me, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

Fanime 2015 montage and Medic costume complete! by Xaolin26
Fanime 2015 montage and Medic costume complete!

Next convention montage complete!  This time I attended Fanime 2015 on Sunday as the Red Medic. 

Now, originally I wasn’t planning on going to Fanime this year, but I changed my mind at the last minute when I found out there would be a Valve gathering that Sunday.  I’ve always wanted to attend one of the Valve gatherings, and it was the perfect opportunity for me to show off my Medic stuffs (including the Bone saw I commissioned a friend of mine to make).  And lemme tell you, fan gatherings are TONS of fun!  And all the fan gatherings I’ve been to before were fantastic, both my first Valve gathering and first Sonic Convention.  If any of you guys ever get the chance to go to a fan gathering, go for it!  You won’t regret it!

For my first Valve gathering, it’s definitely been a very memorable experience for me.  The photo shoot was a lot of fun, the people were great, and I even got to be part of a conga line!  I’m definitely going to more of these gatherings in the future.  And next time I also want to get more pictures with Portal and Half-Life cosplayers.  I was so busy with taking pictures and interacting with the TF2 cosplayers that I missed them.  ;n;

Definitely had a fun day that day, and it couldn’t have been any better without the wonderful people at the gathering.  If any of you from the gathering are reading this, I definitely hope I get to see you at the next Fanime Valve gathering!  Let’s make next year even better (and perhaps we can get the conga line to go through parts of the convention?)!  And thank you people who made this Valve gathering possible!  :la:

 

ALSO, if anyone is in this montage and they don’t want their picture on deviantart, lemme know so I can take care of it.

 

 

 

 

 

…and y’know, Fanime needs a Sonic cosplay gathering!  I looked through the Fanime forums and I couldn’t find a single Sonic gathering.  Or maybe it just happened under my nose?  I dunno...

 

 

 

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THE GLORIOUS CONGA LINE (courteously recorded by tjimmy2) > www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPomH…

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Some more conventions I’ve been too:

xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/St…

xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/So…

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W.I.P. for the Medigun> xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/Me…

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 *all characters and costumes above belong to their respectable owners & artists*
*Fanime banner > www.fanime.com/

Red Medic costume & Medigun w/pack @ me!

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4th of July 2015 - Chalk Sonic by Xaolin26
4th of July 2015 - Chalk Sonic
Happy 4th everybody! Hope your day today has been filled with awesome food, family & friends, and fireworks. :la:

And also, I'm uploading this using the DA app. Wonder if this works...




Sonic @ SEGA
artwork @ me!
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Next costumes? by Xaolin26
Next costumes?
I think I've put off the Charmy costume long enough.  hehehe...
Even if I don't enter the Charmy costume in any contests, I need to complete it for my own benefit.  Not sure when I'll have the time, but the Charmy costume is coming up next, ...as well as a Minecraft Zombie costume. <_<

I'm hoping that making these next two costumes will help increase my skills in costume making.  When these two costumes are complete, if they meet up to professional standards, I'll feel confident enough to open costume making in my commissions list. 

Charmy the Bee @ SEGA
Shard @ Archie Comics
TF2 Medic @ Valve
Minecraft Zombie @ Mojang
artwork @ me!
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Stockton Con 2014 montage by Xaolin26
Stockton Con 2014 montage

Whaaaat?  This is totally uploaded in 2014 and not 2015, and is most definitely not super late.  Hahahahahaha….yeeeeah I know it’s late.  Better late than never eh?  Just in time too, I would NOT want to upload this after Stocktoncon 2015 comes and goes. 

 

Anyways, after wearing the Shard suit for the first time at Sonic Revolution 2014 I made a few adjustments to the suit so nothing would fall off.  The only problem is I constantly have to repair bits here and there in terms of duct tape, especially at the joints where the duct tape rubs together.  So far it’s nothing I can’t handle.  That’s just the nature of a duct tape costume. :shrug:

Every year, the costume contest never ceases to amaze me.  Everyone who entered did a fantastic job like last year, and I can tell a load of creativity went into a lot of the costumes.  I decided to enter the Shard suit in Stocktoncon’s 2nd costume contest, because I wanted to see how well it would do up against a bigger amount of people.  The whole experience was definitely worth it in the end, because I got 2nd place! :iconlawooplz:

Placing in two costume contests in 2014 was definitely a confidence booster for me.  I had the opportunity to talk to some fellow artists at the convention, and I’ve put their advice into practice.  It’ll be a while before I enter into another costume contest.  Though when I do, I plan to create a costume that’s even crazier than the Shard suit.  Perhaps an Omega suit with glowing eyes and moveable hands (I’d REALLY want to do that some day)?  Who knows… :meow:

 

Before I wrap this up I’d like to give a huge thank you to God for keeping me patient during the whole process of making the Shard suit (it took about 9 months to make the entire thing!). 

An incredible thank you to all my art teachers.  Without their guidance and encouragement I would not have the skill to create what I can today. 

And I’d like to give a special thank you to my friends who went to the convention with me.  To my surprise, I needed a lot of help in that costume.  I couldn’t even scratch my nose, wipe the sweat off of my face, or drink water!  So my friends did that for me, as well as making sure no one bumped into the back of my spikes.  You guys rock!

 

 

Previous year> xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/St…

 

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Some videos of me at the convention (courtesy of their recorders on Youtube):

 

Costume Contest version1> www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP3wuK…

Costume Contest version2> www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmsZAg…

Shard walking around the convention> www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAyjn…

 

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Resources:

stocktoncon ad> www.sandwichjohnfilms.com/2014…

my friend CCI545> cci545.deviantart.com/

*photos above courtesy of my friends.*

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*All characters in this montage belongs to their respectful owners*

Shard @ Archie Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog @ SEGA

Costume, sketches, and montage @ me!

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  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: calming instrumental music
  • Reading: Disney art book
  • Watching: Antman (if you haven't watched it yet, watch eeet)
  • Playing: something to cheer me up
  • Eating: turkey chili
  • Drinking: smoothies

I’m reposting this from my week old FB post.  I was debating whether or not to post it here, but then I realized some of my friends don’t have a FB account.  <_<     And you guys deserve to know why I haven’t been that active on here (again DX ).

 

 ........................................................

     “I suppose now is the right time to announce this to everyone. I was waiting until I got all the details figured out, and until the final decision was made. And now it has.

    As some of you know, I was admitted to SJSU to pursue my Animation/Illustration degree. Everything except my classes were paid for, I began interacting with my future roommates, and I even got my own PO Box. The only thing I wasn’t able to do was enroll for classes. For a while I was curious as to why I couldn’t enroll for classes. Soon after a few failed tries, I received an email from the admissions department saying I wasn’t able to enroll because my admission was denied. The reason why I was denied was because I didn’t meet the minimum 60 required units (according to my admission I only had 54 units) and I didn’t take an Oral Communications class.

    Now I thought I had exactly 60 units to transfer. Then I realized my AP test scores must not have been included. I took two AP test scores as a high school senior and each test was counted as 3 units. So I sent them official transcripts of my AP test scores, and that brought my required units back up to 60 units.

                The only thing now that legitimately prevented me from getting in is just that one Oral Communication class. The response I got said this: 'Unfortunately, an exception can not be made for this Fall 2015 term. All requirements had to be completed by Spring 2015. There is no exceptions to this. The only other option is to apply to the next available term.' From what I’ve been told so far, SJSU doesn’t really accept admissions for Spring semester because apparently barely anyone signs up for Spring semester. So this means I’ll have to apply for the Fall 2016 semester. Therefore this will put my Major on hold for a year.

    I'm more disappointed than anything. I was angry at first, but then I realized God is in control. It’s not in God’s plan that I go to SJSU this year, so hopefully it’s in his plan I can attend SJSU next year.

                Thank you to everyone (who was informed early) who prayed for me and for God to be with me during this time. I know I’ll be able to get in eventually. It’ll just take a little longer to get there.

    In the meantime I’ll still be at Delta for this next semester taking that one Oral Communication class. I’ll also be aiming to get a part time job this Fall semester, and a fulltime job next Spring semester. One more thing I’ll be doing is finally get my commission details set up. With my commissions I’ll be able to raise a little money for SJSU by creating art for people."

  
 ........................................................

 

So that’s why I haven’t been posting much recently.  I’ve been busy putting together the appeal and getting stuff sorted out for college.  Now that I’ve had the time to rest and recuperate from this I’ll be able to do more art eventually, but I’ll post a comic in my gallery explaining how I’ll go about doing that.

And, before I wrap this up: for those who are able to could you pray for me?  I've also been a bit depressed lately because of this & recent events.

Thank you everyone for being ever so patient with me, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

Commissions

coming soon!
Don't commission anything yet!  I should have details finalized for commissioning very soon

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Xaolin26
Life is busy . . . BLEURGH!
Artist | Student | Varied
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Greetings!
Welcome to my page. Thank you for taking the time to read this. And if you’re a new watcher, welcome aboard! :la:

I’m an aspiring artist who’s trying to make a name for herself in the world of art. I specialize in creating comics, action in comics, concept sketches, special effects in Photoshop, sculptures, costuming, and much more. I’m nowhere near perfect, but I’m still improving my skills as an artist.

I’m also Christian and proud of it! Don’t let that discourage you though, I’m a friend to everyone and I don’t judge others for what they believe in. :hug:

If you ever need a friend or someone to talk to I’m here for ya!

Feel free to look through my gallery and give me pointers on how to improve my skills. :meow:

IMPORTANT> If you intend to use my artwork for personal projects, websites, etc., then please contact me about which picture you want to use, what you want to use it for, and so I can approve of it or not. It's best to contact me via. note here on DA or through my email: xaolin26@comcast.net




There’s a lot of projects I’m participating in.

Currently I’m collaborating with:
Sonic Revolution to advertise for the group
Sonic Redesigned to make a fangame
Saphfire321 to turn her fancomic into a comic drama
AMTdootlas to create comic pages for his Sonic Universe series


My own independent projects include:
SatBK: Chaotix (fancomic)
Medic's medigun and pack (for 3D portfolio and conventions)

Future projects I want to start:
Tutorials for comics, costuming, etc.?
TRACER original series
Xiao Teng: The Friendly Dragon

As you can see I have a lot on my plate. So I’m pretty busy most of the time. However, I still try to stay connected to everyone here, and even if I don’t respond to comments right away I always read them. :)
Updates may be slow, but I’m always working on artwork to upload into my gallery. :D


my Youtube channel (which doesn't have much on it) > www.youtube.com/channel/UCD2c0…


Background character submissions for SatBK: Chaotix are currently closed for now. I have all the characters I need for the background to get the comic rolling. However, those who have already submitted characters before this announcement will still have their characters drawn, and character submissions will most likely happen again.
Here's the deviation for the character cameos themselves> xaolin26.deviantart.com/art/Sa…

I do have a livestream chanel, but I barely use it . . . > www.livestream.com/xaolin26?t=…






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adrummaster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there D, its Alan from StocktonCon and Delta..... well StocktonCon more recently
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Siobhanatron2000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
HELLOW! I just wanted to say that I LOVE The way you draw Charmy and he is my most favorite character from..... ANYTHING!! And I also see you can voice him too! My dream is to beecome his (or anyones I guess) voice actor! >u< and I also wanted to say that you've also inspired me to try different styles of drawing! Hehe! Sorryforwastingaminuteofyourtime! OKAY! IM DONE NOW! :dummy: BUH BYE!
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Allo there!  Charmy's one of my favorites too!  That's why he keeps popping up in my sketchbook.  :XD:

Daaaaaw, thank you. :iconblushplz:  I'm glad I was able to inspire something at least. :meow:
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Siobhanatron2000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
ONE MORE THING! I'm making a 3D printed helmet that looks exactly like Charmys! OKAY! NOW IM DONE! :giggle:
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Ooooooh, 3D printing.  That's something I'd like to try someday...
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Darkmegafan01 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Hi!
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Allo there! :la:
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Darkmegafan01 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
What's up?
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Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
The ceiling. :meow:
That and putting together my Stocktoncon 2014 montage. It should be up very soon.
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AsteroidCoaster Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More Secret Freedom Fighter cosplays yes good. 

Hopefully if one comes around the New England area, I'll have my Elias Acorn cosplay done. 
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