Hibernation Over & Dia do Japão 2017

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Oh… Hey there!

What warm light is this? Is the weather warming up?
Hah, as if the reason for our silence was sweet rested hibernation, no, not at all… How did the saying go… No rest for the weary?(no, not the wicked…) Rightly so, but we are far from complaining as health is finally being recovered, the new place is very comfy and sunny and we are happily busy since the beginning of this year!

We just returned from an event, Dia do Japão (Japan’s Day) organized by the Liga de Estudos Asiáticos at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon) We loved the day and met wonderful people, some don’t know how close they were of being hugged to death unconsciousness, stuck on our pocket and taken home♥ we want to thank everyone at the lovely organization for all the attention and care they provided us!

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We didn’t get the chance to take many pictures but here’s at least one of them♥

 
We hope everyone has been treated well by 2017 up to now and if not, we hope things start getting better from here on.
Have a great week and take care!★★

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Inktober 2016 – Day 24

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In the dead of night you hear a rustling… Do you go check?

Gold and black are the perfect match for a white haired demon. Happy nights counting down to Halloween!

Spring It Con 2016

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One happy fox and one happy cat!

Hello everyone!
On our last moments of Summer we gave it our all at a new robust Con that arose here in sunny Portugal called Spring It. We were kindly invited to participate in exchange for two commissions to be offered as prizes at the event’s raffles, so how could we say no to that?

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Commission #1: Cosplay Theme

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Commission #2: Prop Making Theme

Both were made in regular canson paper and pigmas and lightly decorated with a gold frame. Yeah… we wanted to add gold details to the pictures but we ran out of time for that. Shh, they don’t need to know about that!

We also participated in their Comic’s Panel where we spoke about our experience in the comic industry along other rising Portuguese authors and gave a mini manga workshop. And still managed time to draw for the good people that attended and sell our prints! Such an eventful event!

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We really enjoyed how this one came out!

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And the satisfied costumers!! Thank you very much!

Two happy, frantic days and one more to get our strength back, and we’re ready to get back to our usual business. Stay tuned for more as soon as we can! Cheers!!

Followers and Book of Zhu – StarTwo

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Hello everyone!
Wonder no more, this looks and is officially a happy dance for reaching 200 followers here on our Starlit Den.

The happy critters entertaining you are Ruby and Jade, the characters to make an appearance on Jalek Moye’s visual novel named “Book of Zhu: Legacy”.
This was an amazing commission that challenged us to bring characters inspired on ourselves while following the guidelines of races and classes within the game’s universe.

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“StarTwo is a small troupe of two lady rascals who perform for the masses, for their amusement and their own bread winning. They would surely tell you their name, but you’d pay with your life for such information thus, only their nicknames are known. Ruby, a Neko race black cat, draws the crowd’s attention with her illusions and together with Jade, a Xerin red fox, dazzles them with their wild dancing.”

We hope you’re curious enough to go over to the Book of Zhu website to know more about this amazing world that is “The Book of Zhu”!

And now last but certainly not least, we want to thank each and every one of our followers, the new and the long lasting, for the continuous support!♥
Thank you for giving us your attention and we’ll keep sharing with you a bit of ourselves with each new post.
Stay tuned!★★

Back in action with Japan’s Party/Festa do Japão 2016!

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Oh dear here we go, getting cobwebs on this blog…
Dear everyone, thank you once again for sticking around and still being willing to continue following our (mis)adventures in the real and virtual world! We are back once again and will happily resume posting to our hearts content so please ride the hype train with us!

Like always, we went M.I.A. for good reasons, one of them being our participation on last weekend’s Japan Party! It’s the equivalent of England’s Japanese Matsuri in London and we were so glad to attend!

A hot, sunny day for a bright party! Koi, koi everywhere!

A hot, sunny day for a bright party! Koi, koi everywhere!

Helping to get the stand ready with Jan Ken Pon's team mates!

Helping to get the stand ready and realizing the sun was ready to cook everything alive. Better put those noodles in the shade guys!

We got invited due to our participation on Jan Ken Pon’s newest issue that featured a whole story from 2010 by 50% StarTwo (here’s looking at the Cat) and it was just perfect for the party. The theme was chosen and celebrated the 150 years of friendship between Portugal and Japan.

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It made our hearts skip a beat to be honest ♥

Apart from helping promote the Jan Ken Pon’s comic newspaper, we were also there to give autographs and make some portraits and since we had the time for it, we actually had a little Japan Party Souvenir ready! If anyone wants to buy one of these, get in touch, thank you!

Portraits, check. Souvenir quimono gal, check...

Portraits, check. Souvenir quimono gal, check…

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One friendly Cat, check!

13494839_934833863299817_3148206751554972286_nAnd soon enough… the madness begun. It was the first time we went to the Japan Party so we had no clue what would happen. But because we were in an open space, people started to approach us even before the event started. We truly wished we had pretty pictures of everything that went on stage but…

Draw faster!! Relax we got this, I t-think!

Draw faster!! Relax we got this, I t-think!

… but soon this was our reality. It’s bizniss as usual for us. We’re so happy about that but boy, it was really demanding, especially as the day progressed. Next time, hats. Definitely hats. If you guys ever have to draw outside, even inside a comfy stand, get hats.

Our many thanks to Jan Ken Pon who took some of these photos and to everyone who gave us a hand, spoke to us and congratulated us on our work! We will aim for better, always!

Apologies if we sound too hyper. Chocolate cookies and coffee are the culprits. Take care everyone! See you soon!

 

 

Book of Zhu: Legacy Kickstarter

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“Book of Zhu: Legacy”, a project by Jalek Moye now has a Kickstart page

Hello everyone!

One of the projects we’ve been doing art for is Book of Zhu, a project by Jalek Moye and it now has a Kickstarter page that’s gone live!

Here is a list of some of the characters we’ve worked on:
Formal wear: Aya, Rani, The Empress and Eraeli.
Concept: Mika and Maru

There’s more about the project right at the Book of Zhu webpage.

 

 

Iberanime Lx 2016

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Portrait and commission making, no time to eat, no time to sleep… that’s the rush you get when you’re at a con!
But really, why words when we can show you the images of Iberanime Lisbon 2016?

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We weren’t disappointed with the Trex weight loss program at the con. …Fine, not really, just a guy in a mini trex costume running on Sonic the Hedgehog’s ring… We’re sticking to the personal coach cheering, though.

Thank you to everyone that came by JANKENPON’s stand!
No time for resting, and keeping the nitro gear close!