November 25, 2014 by
Not sure about artirifts views on this, but some of my works contain slight nsfw (not safe for work) or slightly offensive material.Yes, I am aware and conscious of people's ideas and views and do not wish to offend anyone. I cannot stress enough that for one to fully appreciate what I do one must at least have a few conversations over a nice cup of steamed tea.Thank you for your cooperation.

July 24, 2016 by
My starter was Charmander. The app wouldn't load for me correctly at first and it looked like I was standing in the middle of the ocean. Charmander loaded first. I didn't even know I could pick a starter until I saw someone else start their game (and get stuck because none of the starters responded). At the time I just thought it was lucky that out of the three, Charmander appeared, because that's the starter I would have picked anyway. Sorry for the poorly taken picture, I was in a hurry to catch him, thinking he could get away, his name is Ryo. The only other Pokemon Go I've named is an Eevee called Foxy (Sparky until he evolves, though that's usually what I call my Pikachu). Pikachu is my favorite, but they're not really abundant. Eevee is strangely abundant so I'll probably end up training one of those and hopefully evolve it into a Jolteon. Naturally, I joined the electric team, that should surprise no one. Here are a few pics, not all the pics I've taken, just a few. I've caught 55 so far, which isn't a lot since I haven't gone out to look and have instead just caught the ones that coincidentally ran into me. Part of the reason for this is because there are few pokestops in my area, so there aren't a lot of places to go anyway. I have 17 Pokemon on hand, since I've used most of the other for candy to evolve. The servers are still a bit buggy, but I'm hoping this improves and Pokemon become more abundant in the future. https://miliazure.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/pokemon-go/

August 9, 2015 by
Never did we thinkThat we'd catch a queen.The queen of hearts Of noble timeFilled with caring for us to thrive.She wasn't a queen at heartBut a queen with a heart.Stubborn at firstShe refused the worstHaving pirates at her sideThe burden of our time.With time she softened,Her heart growingTo the ever loathingpirates towards her kingdoms rules.Safely she grew to usProtecting our livesWithout demise.My two crew membersNow became three,As the queen was now free.No longer would she have to worryAbout her kingdoms fury.She was a pirate now,A queen with heart, The queen of pirates.But ah, too late I must say,For upon our new horizonIs a noble ship of white.It was her kingdoms shipSailing through the waves like a whip.Her heart now was devastatedShe never could chooseWhich she would lose.Freedom or her reign,Pirates or her soldiers, Of course the choice would seem easy,For it was a choice of life and life's death.Not thoroughly dead,But she had her fathers curseHer reign could never seem worse.My Captain heart aches for her,For the night before this devastating day,My lips were almost blessed by the touch of hersBut our hearts were interruptedSimilarly by the sound of a boom,Ending our touch too soon.She was the Queen of hearts, Torn by twoHow would she choose The life to lose?

July 26, 2015 by
Tutorials/Personal: http://azurelight.net Fansites: http://genkigirl.net Deviant Art: http://mikaristar.deviantart.com Fanart Central: http://fanart-central.net/user/AzureMikari/ Artrift: http://artrift.com/Mikari/ Tumblr: http://mikariazure.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/azurepixel/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/miliazure -- Finished Art #SisterOCChallenge (1) http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Invader-Mia-colored-548272002 Pixels http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly1-548960425 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly2-548960434 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly3-548960451 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly4-548960459 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly5-548960472 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly6-548960485 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly7-548960497 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly8-548960512 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly9-548960518 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly10-548960529 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly11-548960537 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Jelly12-548960622 -- WIP Art #SisterOCChallenge Invader Mia http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Invader-Mia-human-form-lineart-2-548501222 Princess Peach Toadstool (Super Mario) http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Peach-Toadstool-sketch-548519238 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Peach-lineart-548663877 http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Peach-lineart-2-548685635 -- Written Beyond Temporary (song) http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/art/Songs-of-Faith-338957885

August 31, 2015 by
Hey there artrift! I have another character challenge for you, I know last time was successful but Now that we have fresh artists I may get more input than last time. I'll cut to the chase; I'm developing a character for a hypothetical series, and he/she/it has abilities based off its own gaseous form. I hereby ask that any artist who thinks they have an epic design for a character completely made from smoke, gas, or otherwise light particles submit their design. There's no catch: I'm not copyrighting anything, nor will credit be taken for unannounced; this is a community building project. I want to see what kinds of styles and input you all have, and hopefully afterwards we can compare and contrast ideas! I'll submit my final conceptual design of my own character at the end. If you wanna take up the challenge, simply Tag "williamgotgas" (yes, I'm aware how ridiculous that sounds) in your sketch/concept and I'll give you a view and like! Thanks a bunch, hope you all have a blast trying this out.

May 16, 2016 by
Decided to blog about a bunch of sites where I post or used to post... I might have forgotten a few... or more than a few. This list doesn't include forums, because I've been on way too many of those over the years and couldn't possibly remember half of them. First, my main site: http://azurelight.net These are the art archives where I'm still active: http://mikaristar.deviantart.com http://fanart-central.net/user/AzureMikari/ http://artrift.com/Mikari/ http://mikariazure.tumblr.com http://weasyl.com/~mikari http://pixiv.net/member.php?id=8705830 http://mikari.dibujando.net I guess you could call these social media... no, I don't use facebook. http://google.com/+MiliBlueAzure http://twitter.com/miliazure That's it for sites where I'm active, now for some past profiles. Links pages, not much here except links to my other sites: http://mikari.flavors.me http://mikariazure.livejournal.com The following 2 are also links pages, but I remember their existance even less often than the 2 above. http://about.me/mikari http://bluesilver.flavors.me These are ancient, turkmikari was abandoned due to lack of interest in livejournal and nimily... Don't bother looking at it, it's filled with the bitter sarcasm and compaining of a girl not yet experienced/resorceful/strong enough to put her foot down and say "life I -command- you not to suck" It was not a plesant time, a lot of it feel like adolescent angst, though it felt so real at the time. The new more add filled version of LJ also ruined the layouts. http://turkmikari.livejournal.com http://nimily.livejournal.com Lack of interest, inconveniences and being replaced by better sites made me stop posting at these places: http://artgrounds.com/gallery/MiliAzure/ http://pixiv.net/member.php?id=4828776 http://pinterest.com/mikariazure/ http://instagram.com/azurepixel/ http://nailslong.com/mikari-3274.html http://behance.net/mikari http://gaiaonline.com/profiles/mikaristar/64961/ Finally, we have the fanfics sites. I don't post in them since I don't write fanfics anymore and prefer to focus on fanart, but I do still like to listen to stories from some of these places. http://fanfiction.net/u/300106/ http://lunaescence.com/fics/viewuser.php?uid=11257 http://archiveofourown.org/users/Mikari/profile http://wattpad.com/user/Mikari http://quotev.com/MikariAzure http://inkitt.com/Mikari http://www.mibba.com/Member/385350/ http://storiescity.com/profile.asp?user=4938 http://medium.com/@Mikari http://fictionpad.com/author/Mikari http://ficwad.com/a/Mikari http://ficwad.com/a/Milia http://mediaminer.org/fanfic/src.php/u/195904 http://fictionpress.com/u/770887/MikariRocket http://writing.com/main/portfolio/view/mikari http://asianfanfics.com/profile/view/1293346

August 12, 2015 by
sorry if you've notice any influx in images being created and deleted. I'm trying to make the images easy to comprehend since the images seem to be heavily scaled down here making text written on the image just not work unless the image is small/the text is big. I think I may have a way around this though but it will take me a few hours to get it figured out ._.

August 6, 2015 by
Hello, Where should I start off at. I moved from DA (deviantart) to artrift simply cause DA has ignorant shit going on, & I rather not be on a site were art theft is allowed and having to pay $50 to has a PM. Anyways! my name is molly (Nickname), My real name is kylie. You can call me either one, does not bother me. I'm new at art so I won't be posting art 24/7. So, your most welcome to talk to me.

August 5, 2015 by
I think I finally found a place I can truly express myself without so much worry! Thank you YQK for posting about this place! I'm excited to really get my art done the way I want to!

January 22, 2015 by
Hello Artrift! If you're reading this, I wanted to test out the creative aspect (and I don't mean this insultingly ), by asking various users to try visualizing a character using some basic facts and back story given by myself. This would be a much appreciated endeavor , as I get to study various styles and technique with the finished results. Any medium would do, just as long as it's a sketched to your satisfaction, even colored. If anyone wants to take up the challenge, here's the character "skeleton": -An 18 year old male student, about 6 feet in height -Carries a heavy burden on soul, from some terrible family accident -Has the power to judge people's sins using his 'special eyes' (go crazy with this one; Naruto fans, I'm lookin at you) ~If it's a person's time to die, he may prematurely "ascend" them to some paradise; if not, hooks on chains come and impale them, tearing them to shreds (Yes, I got this from Hellraisers) ~Yes, this does sound like a Reaper archetype, but I'd like to see people go a different route from that trope -Has a brash and somewhat impulsive personality: based on his current mood, his reactions to certain social situations may deviate drastically from a 'normal' reaction -Followed by a small, strange creature which consistently talks to him at all points of the day, which causes dismay as the creature seems to take no side towards the character's judgements So there you go dear readers! I'm looking forward to seeing what people have to offer from their own minds. If this isn't your thing, calmly walk away and leave this post to rot in cyberspace until it's past the point of a dead post. Happy Rifting!