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A twenty-something Finnish translation student & circus teacher.

Currently neck-deep in Dragon Age.


Justice/Anders study by IdaHarra
Justice/Anders study
Yesterday I accidentally snapped the most perfect screenshot of Justice!Anders while playing Legacy, and  because my neigbor had decided to be loud, drunk & throw up behind my wall (the wall against which my BED happens to be) I decided 'blight it I'm doing a screenshot study and listening to music until that guys stops throwing up', and so I painted this based on the screenshot to train my eye. It was both a brilliant and a terrible idea at the same time I nearly lost my cool a few times. xD It's still sloptastic but so is all my work and it was a study anyway. 8)

I loved the spell effect in the screenshot a lot. It looked almost like wings.

Do NOT repost anywhere, please. If you want to share, please reblog the Tumblr version on my blog. :)
Paint THIS again feat. Eirien
I did a quick repaint / concept overhaul of an old sketch of my main Inquisitor Eirien Travelyan from March - here's how I painted it back then, and now. :) Granted I was going for a different style back then and Eirien was still in his developing stages - but still, I have definitely improved in the past months! I have a different grasp of color and lighting now, and have gotten a better hang of how the watercolor brush in FireAlpaca works and how to make most of it in painting, and I also know Eirien's face pretty well now. The newer version also captures the expression in the sketch A LOT better than the old one - the eye came out like I meant it to. :)

For context, both were painted without color or lighting references because I'm a lazy-bum. But that's what I really wanted to illustrate when I put these side-by-side: constant practice and even just painting your favorite babies over and over and over with references and without trains the eye plenty and suddenly you can do stuff without references that you couldn't before and it's pretty great. 8) (I love using references just can't always be bothered.)

Oh and the hands are different because in the new picture the hands represent the people Eir is actually closest to in the Inquisition instead of just random companion hands. :DDD
The Idapostate by IdaHarra
The Idapostate
A while back there was a self-insert appreciation event where you were supposed to paint yourself as your favorite RPG class - or something, I don't remember. I didn't do it then but got back a photo from a friend photoshoot and that inspired me to paint myself into the Dragon Age universe - as an apostate, of course, because my heart belongs to apostates and mages in general.

 I’d make a terribly boring, cheerful & carefree apostate who just tends to mind her own business probably. Or maybe I’d be the asexual apostate romance companion(!), or maybe I’d be a NPC somewhere asking the hero of the story to stop a book thief who took her books and then the hero would discover that oops that book is about blood magic, and then the hero could hand it back - or decide that I’m a terrible dangerous blood mage.

You can tell it’s fantasy because my hair is down. Also I don’t really have that much hair. xD

Not getting dressed after all by IdaHarra
Not getting dressed after all

“Hawke, I’m trying to put on this shirt. I’m getting up.”
“No you’re not. The refugee apostates won’t be here in a day yet, at least. Come oooon, you don’t really want to get up…”
“No, I really- I… suppose not…”

Somebody (me, still me) is still trying to run without knowing how to walk first re: EVERYTHING IN THIS but hey I’m having fun partly actually properly painting and part just scribbling whatever like this!

“What is that place & what refugee apostates?” you may ask, and the short answer is “I have this headcanon that Jay Hawke and Anders go to Ferelden after the events at Kirkwall and take over (or establish) a safe house for mages somewhere in the Honnleath-Haven axis - preferably somewhere a bit snowy - through the Mages’ Collective. The Collective is really not thinking straight if they don’t have safe houses scattered around the country imo. I meanwhy wouldn’t you have secret safe houses if the point is to help apostates and possibly escaped Circle Mages and stuff??? Oh yeah and they’d still travel and they’d be in contact with the Collective actively, and contact other Circles and the people within who would be sympathetic to their cause. Oh yeah and one more thing this pregnant cat parks herself in the safe house as well and then there are kittens.’  

…and the long story is pretty much the same, except with more umms and errrs and half-digested ideas. 8)

Tumblr version HERE. Please don't repost or use anywhere without permission.

Hawkling grew into his wings by IdaHarra
Hawkling grew into his wings
A quickie Carver from last night. I love Carver Hawke, and he breaks my heart ahhh. <3 Sweet asshole bby brother. I didn't much like him on my first play-through of DA2 but these days he is one of my favorite characters. It took me a while to get into his head, and actually the whole sibling rivalry situation resonates with my own experiences with my younger siblings. Not in a hostile kind of way, but it's so real. Relatable, to an extent. And THAT and then playing an ideal playthrough with the baby bro dragged along every chance I got (first act normally, Legacy in second act, and Mark of Assassin in the third act, or maybe the other way round) and haha. I love Carver. Fignt me.

Do not repost anywhere, please. Rebloggable tumblr version here.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The click of the keyboard
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Tomb Rider 1 !!!
  • Eating: joulutorttus
  • Drinking: Tea and limenade.

I always get ideas for comic books or graphic novels, but after drawing three or four pages, I lose the momentum, and the project dies. Same happens with all kinds of things, but with comic books it's particularly annoying because then it's not the matter of losing momentum as such, but more like being tired of drawing, wearing oneself out. I work much better in spurts than in marathon.

It never occurred to me that while I may or may not be incapable of DRAWING a comic, I could try my hand at writing one. I got CeltX (a good, free script writing tool) for an assignment (writing a scene for a tv show) and it's been sitting unused ever since, and just yesterday it hit me. Why on Earth do I not WRITE A SCRIPT if I can't put the story into prose form, and can't draw it?

I think I've written about 15 script pages since then. And it's been brilliant. I have visuals twirling in my head. Pretty pictures in a style that reminds me of Marvel and Modesty Blaise, and a new-ish Tex Willer I read a couple of years back. I think it was a Tex Willer anyway. I can never pull that off if and when I decide to start working on the actual comic, working from the script you know, but that doesn't matter. As long as the pictures float around in my head, I'm happy. I like writing what I see without worrying about the language and syntax and that kind of things. xD No one else needs to see the script! :D

I'm writing about an angel and a demon who start investigating why the angel now carries a child of a human and a demon, because she is neither, obviously. They run around my home town (masked into someplace else) and the general whereabouts, hire a folklore specialist and a shaman guy to help them, and explore Finnish mythology, general demonology and religion, and their own troubled pasts. Someone's going to kill me for blasphemy, but people have written worse things. :D Just look at Supernatural.

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Cyotedrizzle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:
IdaHarra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem - it's a lovely piece! ^^ 
LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav Ida!
LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
And for the 2 other again!
LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Uhhh thanks for the watch Ida!!!!
I am sooo excited and flattered!!!!!
I love play with fire :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: :Pineapple la: 
IdaHarra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Myyyy pleasure! ^^ 
LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
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LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
All your art is sooo beautiful!
Every of your devitions is a masterpiece!
I really love it!
Heart - Free 
IdaHarra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, thank you! ^^ What a lovely comment to wake up to in the morning! <3
LadyFleabitten Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I hope so!
la in love 
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