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Genevieve Young
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A question for all the cosplayers out there: where is a good place to buy high quality body paint in more than just standard colors?

I am working on a cosplay of Ghost Bride Morgana for Halloween and I'm at a loss trying to find body paint. Help would be appreciated, thanks! lilac heart bullet 
Muse by GenniGenevieve
Muse
"No fair
You really know how to make me cry
When you give me those big brown eyes
I'm scared
I've never fallen from quite this high
Falling into your big brown eyes"

(Sorry for the poor image quality. This is a picture of the original drawing, which I took with my phone.)

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I have finally begun work on my Ghost Bride Morgana cosplay. I will post pictures sometime between now and Harrowing (Halloween).
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One of the reasons why I like Doctor Who is because it makes history come to life. Seemingly ancient people are portrayed in living, breathing color and, though there is a lot of fiction involved, it still makes history more interesting. Doctor Who challenges me to examine famous events more closely, analyzing them, and thinking through the "what if's". There is more to this world's history than the dates and facts recorded in little school textbooks.

One of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who is the one with Vincent Van Gogh. I did a little Internet research on Van Gogh and he is portrayed pretty accurately in the episode. As an artist, I can relate to his character in so many ways---the constant, never ending effort to improve one's skills and the discouragement from the lack of appreciation/approval from viewers.

According to one of the articles that I found online, Van Gogh struggled with self-confidence, his identity, and direction during his growing up. Early on, he thought that his calling was to be a pastor, like his father. It took him several years to realize that he was meant to be an artist. After two romances that didn't end well and working several different jobs, he decided to pursue and study art in Paris. There, he discovered impressionism and it had a lasting influence on his style.

Van Gogh's art career in Paris was relatively short, with his finest work spanning just under three years. Sadly, he never gained popularity for his art while he was alive. It would be many, many years before his paintings became famous.

Okay, so his story doesn't have the happiest ending. Even still, I find it tragically romantic; as well as a good story to learn from. Being an artist is hard. I create because it brings me joy and I want to share that joy with others. But others don't always think that my artwork is "good" and naturally, that is discouraging. It's a battle, sometimes to remember that everyone has different tastes and not everyone is going to enjoy my art as much as I do. Some people will want to hang my art on their wall and others will not even give it a second glance.

All this to say that, if creating art brings you joy, keep working and don't be discouraged by other peoples' opinions. You have your own unique style and talent and it should be embraced. Don't gauge your skill by the recognition you gain.
  • Listening to: A Kygo mixtape
  • Reading: The Waterfire Saga
  • Watching: Marvel movies!
  • Playing: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes & Metroid Fusion
  • Eating: Italian Salad
  • Drinking: Super sweet ice tea

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LastJuniorStanding Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhhhh you're a Christian too!! God bless you dearly!!! XDXD You seem soooo very sweet and you're DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! XDEmote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love catching love catching love catching love Give it to me Give it to me :heart: rvmp :heart: rvmp Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] Hamtaro Hamster Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] Hamtaro Hamster Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] Love in the Air Love in the Air Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Lewis Heart icon Lewis Heart icon Cute Emoticon Blushing Cute Emoticon Blushing Cute Emoticon Blushing Cute Emoticon Blushing :heartemote: :heartemote: Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6]  Share a little love...  Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] Racing Girl Emoji (Heart shot wink) [V3] :LongStemRose: :LongStemRose: Free Avatar - CupTardCake Free Avatar - CupTardCake mini hearts mini hearts :balloon: :balloon: 
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
 Yoona (SNSD) 
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LastJuniorStanding Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Most welcome!!^^ :iconrubcheeksplz:
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CRGPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wanted to say hey. Sorry I didn't get back to your message you sent months ago. I am going through them today and saw you left one and wanted to know how you are doing encase you needed anything.
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya! I recognize your avatar, but I honestly don't remember what I said in the message I left. XD
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CRGPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I have went through a lot of messages today and yours would have been either a thanking for fav/llama and saying Bless You or God Bless You as those were the ones I sent the messages to.
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay well, you're welcome, I guess! =D
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Kalimeriis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: revamp :D ! Thank You 1 Speech Bubble - BeemoteThank You 2 Speech Bubble - Beemote
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! Dance! 
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OMG-ImSoAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I love it. XD
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Thanks for the fave!
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! Thumbs Up 
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Andy813 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for the llama trade! :aww:
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for add Silence to your favs !
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

And good job! Thumbs Up 
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you so much and for the faves, too! I'm glad you stopped by. ^_^

I just looked at your gallery and WOW! You are very talented!Thumbs Up 
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Estheryu Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
thanks you so much here!i am glad to hear it from you~:hug:
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ever-so-excited Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey there! :wave: I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for adding my new "A Tale of Midna" piece to your favorites. :D I'm glad to see you liked it and I appreciate the fav. :heart: Thanks again!
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! It's nice to see that there are still Midna fans around, even after all these years! :heart:
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bladebandit Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Thank you very much for the watch! :heart:
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! Emoticon: Bow 
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding Take My Hand by LASKANWLF   to your faves Genevieve!! :huggle:  Please check out the REST of my gallery...you just never know what you'll find in there. :heart:~:gallery:  laskanwlf.deviantart.com/galle…

~Michael
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